By Robin Slick, Published Saturday

Nantucket Summer Homes: Exquisite Pools

Why a pool, when you have endless beaches? Luxury, plain and simple. Since Nantucket has so many beaches to choose from, pools are not a common amenity when renting a summer home. Personally, having rented numerous homes on the ACK for the past ten years I have never had a pool. I can only imagine that a private pool is the best of both worlds. I will say though that a favored and popular amenity when renting a summer property is an outdoor shower. Some are more lavish than others, but nonetheless, it is a great thrill to shower outside in the buff. 

The privacy of your own pool allows for a swim at your fancy, whether it be an early morning dip or a late night swim. Also, it provides another activity, one that does not require driving, or the schlepping of towels, umbrellas, beach chairs, food, coolers, and heavy magazines. Not to mention if you have kids, the extra beach toys and other things for them to be entertained that you will need to bring with you. And especially if you do have kids, you cannot beat the easiness of swimming in your own backyard without any preparation. Pool games galore and floaties can remain afloat! 

One of the nicest things to do in the evening in your vacation home is to gather on your deck for cocktails or a meal with family and friends. I find that looking at a body of water can add a sense of peaceful elegance to any gathering. And if romance is on the agenda, and you have a spa or hot tub with your pool, the possibilities can surely be endless. And let us not forget the best part, there is no pool maintenance since your renting!

Here are three beautiful summer vacation rentals with pools (and much more) that still have availability for popular weeks this summer.

24 North Cambridge Street24NCambridge_1-COLLAGE

PROPERTY DETAILS: Water views from every room of this beautiful four bedroom and four and a half bathroom home located in the private enclave of Little Neck. Surrounded by conservation land, this home is afforded with scenic vistas from outside as well as inside. The open floor plan allows for fabulous entertaining as you flow from interior spaces to outdoor seating areas and the pool. The main floor living room opens onto a deck with southern light and comfortable upholstered seating with fireplace and views of Madaket Harbor. Outside there are numerous gathering spots, all with incredible water views and stunning sunsets over the water and Tuckernuck Island. The 16' x 32' salt water swimming pool is elevated with a large stone patio, enabling a view of the bay and creeks.

323 Polpis Road323Polpis_60-COLLAGE

PROPERTY DETAILS: This sprawling six bedroom and six and a half bathroom Polpis estate is surrounded by conservation land, which can be accessed from trails that lead from the backyard. The exterior of the house has an expansive yard, pool, patio and outdoor shower. Enter the front of the house to an open foyer and an ensuite queen bedroom. There is also a master king suite on the first floor with direct access to the patio and pool. The kitchen is appointed with top of the line amenities and appliances. There is a gaming area, complete with a pool table, that also has access to a deck which overlooks the back yard, pool and beyond. There is cozy media room, gym with brand new equipment and a sauna.

14 Blackfish Lane14_Blackfish_(43_of_103)-COLLAGE

PROPERTY DETAILS: Brand new five bedroom and five and a half bathroom home with a rustic coastal design in a pastoral location in Sconset. The house features a huge yard with plenty of space for outdoor activities. Beautiful cathedral ceiling above the gourmet kitchen that boasts high end appliances and a center island with a breakfast bar seating for four. French doors open to the bluestone patio with pergola and swimming pool. Separate dining room that seats ten leads to an outside dining patio. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling and doors that open to private deck with distant ocean views.

To view more rentals that offer a pool or hot tub, either by the ocean or in Town, click on the box below. As you can see, these homes offer the highest luxury experience in a private setting. For more information about island neighborhoods, or if you would like to speak to an agent, contact the Team at Congdan and Coleman Real Estate who will gladly help find you the perfect property for your vacation.



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