We were a large group who decided to pack up and take a family vacation together. We were 13 in total, my dad, brother, 2 sisters, husbands & wives, 4 daughters who are now young adults and a couple of cousins thrown in. After searching quite a bit, we found 'Belle's Gift' which seemed to fit the bill.
The ‘Belle’s Gift’ rental proposed 14 beds and 4 bathrooms split between a main house and cottage located about 50 feet from the house. Everything was located on a large property and contained good-sized and well-equipped indoor and outdoor common spaces for a large group.
As things turned out, we could not have been happier. We arrived and everything was clean and ready to go. We found the beds made, towels in the bathroom and he house perfectly stocked. Mounds of towels and sheets for the bedrooms and bathrooms stocked the closets. A large washer and dryer along with detergent were available in both the house and cottage. Plates, glasses, cutlery, cooking ware of every sort in multiples of 4 and 5 were well organized and easily found in the kitchens in the house and cottage. WIFI always worked. TV’s were strategically located across the house and cottage. The dining room table seating 10 or 12 was conveniently located off the open-plan kitchen in the main house. Two outdoor tables where up to 18 could be easily seated for dinner were easily accessible on the terrace located just outside the back door as well as a large gas grill. An outdoor shower, typical of most cape & island houses, was located in a closed area just off the terrace.
There was more than enough space to either spend time together or spread out for some quite time. Sleeping space was easily organized. The common spaces i.e. living room, dining area, kitchen, terrace, and an open sitting area both upstairs and downstairs in the cottage, were all attractively decorated, fully functional and perfect for relaxing. Everything worked. One felt at home from the moment one walked in.
Bob the owner was very accommodating. Explanations concerning how to use things were clear and easy to find. Suggestions concerning what to see, how to get somewhere, basically everything you might hope to know was available. Bob checked in once or twice via email to ensure that we were comfortable, had found everything we needed and let us know he was available to answer questions should we have any. He was always proactive. We felt he would have been available had we needed his help.
Our stay was a big success and would certainly be happy to return again. Nantucket is a wonderful island. The house and cottage were perfect for us and I think are ideal for other large groups. We can happily recommend ‘Belle’s Gift’ to anyone making an island vacation!
Thank you, Laurent. It was a pleasure having you as guests. We are happy that you found the accommodations and the property to your liking and that all Belle’s Gift has to offer made you feel right at home.
We look forward to your return in the near future.