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Quaint Old Nantucket House in the Old Historic District

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A delightful old 3 1/2 bedroom house on a quiet street in town across from Lily Pond sanctuary. A 5 min. walk leads to the town center and an easy 10 min. by foot to the ferry docks, restaurants, harbor, and shuttle bus stops to reach other areas of the island such as Surfside, ‘Sconset and Madaket. A quaint unrenovated home that takes visitors back in time to an earlier era, located in a beautiful and historic Nantucket neighborhood and is an ideal base for visitors who want to relax at one of the many island beaches, bicycle around the island, visit Nantucket’s famous restaurants, or simply read a good book.

The house, built about 1847, has a large, eat-in kitchen with fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster oven, and washer/dryer. There is also a front sitting room and dining room. It has a small private backyard. The old TV works with VCR only (& free wifi Internet at the Nantucket Athenaeum within a 5 minute walk)

It has many antique features including steep staircase to second floor.

Expression of Interest/Booking: We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours of your inquiry, but we ask that you also advise us promptly if you decide not to pursue a rental of this property. Please ask us any questions you need to ask, and take as much time as you need, but understand that we cannot hold a period without payment in full and a signed contract.

To avoid unfairness in booking, we will furnish you with a contract shortly after you contact us. The first signed contract returned to us with full payment will guarantee the period. In case of ties, the earlier postmark or acceptance by postal or commercial delivery service will prevail.

Thanks, and have a great time on Nantucket wherever you stay!


Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Bedroom First Floor: 1 double


  • Bedroom Upstairs: 2 twin/ single


  • Small BR Upstairs: 1 twin/ single


  • Back Bedroom First Floor: 1 double


  • Sleeps seven adults in four bedrooms - a double bed on the ground floor (with adjacent half bath), a double bed in back bedroom on ground floor with full bath (cast iron tub with shower curtain & shower nozzle) and upstairs, a small bedroom with a twin bed and a large bedroom with two twin beds. (with adjacent bath)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Good old claw footed cast iron tub... in bathroom on second floor (attached to large bedroom but with second door access to small bedroom). On first floor, half bath with large mirror. Second full bathroom in rear of house with shower curtain & detachable nozzle in claw foot tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Free Wi-fi Internet access available within about a five minute walk at the Nantucket Atheneum. Telephone for local calls and incoming calls only. Cell telephone reception good at house. Claw foot bathtub in second floor bathroom. Claw foot tub in rear bathroom with shower arrangements. Please note: This house does not have a dishwasher or disposal, true to its mid-1800's origins. There are presently three floor fans, movable as desired. Additional description and information upon request....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 3.4
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 20 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


One Half the Rental Amount Due upon Reservation. Balance Due April 1. Rental Amounts are generally non-refundable (but if we succeed in re-renting period at your request, we will refund lesser of re-rented amount received or amount received from you, less one hundred twenty-five dollars charged for re-renting.) Cleaning Fee of $185 and Security Deposit ($275) due 2 weeks prior to rental.

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamboat Wharf (Steamship Authority)
26 Miles
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jetties Beach (Children's Beach a little nearer)

Car: Not Necessary

This is a wonderful house to enjoy the special experiences of Nantucket: great beaches, unspoiled moors, interesting old neighborhoods, church towers, the whaling museum, wind mill, bird sanctuaries, the head of the harbor, sea-kayaking, sailing, windsurfing & body surfing, or just lolling about in air which is 10 degrees cooler than the mainland. A great place to decompress - sit and listen to the birds, watch the clouds, the morning mist in June, fish for bluefish from the beach, look at the huge turtles in the ponds, etc. Just inhale the fresh air, or hang out on a bench on Main Street and watch the people go by...

The house evokes an earlier era when Nantucket was a relaxed summer destination for artists, writers, and teachers. With refreshing Nantucket breezes, the private backyard garden is a quiet haven for sipping a cool drink while enjoying your summer reading or writing after a time at the beach... with only the songbirds to disturb you.

Other Activities: shelling


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1927

Why the Owner Chose Nantucket Town:
This was one of a pair of workman's houses built shortly before Nantucket lost a fair number of men to the California Gold Rush. It has been used as a simple summer cottage from the turn of the century (no, the prior century!) Once upon a time, summer folk would arrive on the steamer Nobska from Woods Hole or New Bedford and spend the entire summer with friends and acquaintances from the island. While your stay might not be all summer, enjoy new friends and a beautiful old island with perpetually lovely beaches...

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, (un poco espagnol, & ein bißchen Deutsch



  • A View from the Street

    A View from the Street

  • Looking toward front of house

    Looking toward front of house

  • Three Quarters View of Front of House

    Three Quarters View of Front of House

  • Upstairs Large Bedroom

    Upstairs Large Bedroom

  • Back Bedroom Off Garden

    Back Bedroom Off Garden

  • Twin Bed in Upstairs Small Bedroom

    Twin Bed in Upstairs Small Bedroom

  • Small Bedroom Facing East

    Small Bedroom Facing East

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • From Top of Backyard

    From Top of Backyard

  • Dining Room Bedroom First Floor

    Dining Room Bedroom First Floor

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View from corner of Dining Room to Kitchen & BR

    View from corner of Dining Room to Kitchen & BR

Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Quaint Old Nantucket House in the Old Historic District

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