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Historic 2BR Carriage House Cottage in the Heart of Old Nantucket Town

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Hardwood floors restored and interior freshly painted.


Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Lots of new in our old cottage as we have finished restoration of old floors and repainting entire interior. For the exterior...
A privet surround and the garden's southerly orientation define the outdoor living space, offering both warm sunshine and dappled shade. Enjoy mornings on the slate terrace, take time out for sunbathing or an afternoon of reading.Evenings the sheltered grounds offer stargazers a clarity unique to Nantucket. Birds abound.
The first floor plan is open, the furnishings and art collection selected by and for cognoscenti, and the kitchen designed by a serious cook. When day is done, there's a cozy, tucked away, sky lighted, first floor bedroom & adjacent bath offering privacy to a second couple.
The second floor master bedroom suite includes a side room with day bed, foyer, and bath. Don't even lift your head from the pillow to watch the sunrise to the east, or the birds staging themselves for breakfast amid the canopy of branches to the west. The side room also enjoys a westerly view of the meadow behind the property. The sunsets are spectacular!
Just steps away form the historic 'Three Bricks' on magnificent, elm shaded, upper Main Street; quiet, private Howard Court is a short, five minute walk to Town center. Designed for a totally self-indulgent summer idyll, the property is perfectly located, allowing occupants and their guests plenty of flexibility for both at-home or walking distance activities, without the need for a car; though the property does provide off-street parking for one vehicle.
Nantucket, 'one of the most perfectly preserved examples of 19th century architecture in America.' and the once Whaling Capitol of the World pairs its unique history with pristine beaches, fishing & sailing, miles of bicycle & nature trails, absolutely world class restaurants, galleries and distinctive shopping. It's no wonder so many people return year after year.


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1025 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We have no accessories for children, however there is a company who deliver and pick up at end of stay all baby needs....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower


  • Upstairs bathroom has shower. Downstairs has tub and shower.

Other Amenities

  • Happy to answer any questions you may have.


  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Tucked away one block off Main Street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    dining area in kitchen and patio both seat 5...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and Beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosh new 6/14...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 drawer pull out:1 freezer and 1 freezer with ice maker. 2 drawer pull out refrigerators ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Thermador new 6/14 gas top...moreless

  • Toaster




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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 20 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $786 Nightly

Indian Summer
Sep 5 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $500 Nightly

Sep 26 - Dec 12, 2015
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $457 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


If you need to cancel, we would try to rebook at the same rate. You would be sent back your money.

If we can not rebook you would forfeit your deposit.

We take 50% deposit when reservation is booked.

Second half plus security 2 months prior to arrival.

If reservation date is less than 2 months away we require paid in full.

The deposit will be used to pay for any cleaning which exceeds agreed upon hours of cleaning.

If need to cancel 2 months prior no fee taken. If cancellation is within two months of arrival we will try to rebook.

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamship and Hyline
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Childrens Beach

Our cottage was at one time the carriage house to The Greater Light. A Nantucket Historical treasure.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My husband and I met on the Island in the mid '80's and have family that live here year round. We bought our cottage in February 2014. At present we have finished renovating floors, all paint interior, changing out light fixtures, and new furniture (our style is english country). These photos were take in June '14. Take a peek we hope you enjoy the new. It is fall 2014 now and we are adding to the outside. New lawn,garden beds, garden lighting and stone path. We are gilding the Lilly with anticipation for next spring. Spring, did anyone say spring? Let's hope so. Our cottage faired the winter intact despite the storms. We head up there in two weeks and will let you know when daffodils appear. Summer 2015 is in full swing. The gardens are picturesque. The beaches are ready and the grill is waiting for the fresh catch of the day! We enjoy family and travel. We are enjoying raising our family in New Jersey. We live on a small farm. While we enjoy raising and showing Lincoln Sheep we stay busy with all the critters! If we do not get back to your email straight away it is because of the joys of country living.*** Please note for security reasons we prefer to speak with the renter prior to securing your dates. We want to protect you and us from any fraud/scams. We will never ask payment to be wired for that very reason. ps Sundays is our day of rest please if inquiring note Monday I check computer by 10am.

Why the Owner Chose Nantucket Town:
We had been looking for a small in-town property. When we saw this cottage tucked away on a side street. We knew immediately it was exactly what we were hoping for. The side streets of downtown lend themselves to wandering. Just off the beaten path and yet a 5 minute walk to the heart of town.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Nestled among the gardens on a quaint shell lane in the historic center of Nantucket Town, this circa 1827/1850 carriage house offers historic charm while providing the comforts of modern amenities and gracious living. It's a real life fairy tale cottage. Some call it magical!

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Hardwood floors restored and interior freshly painted.

    Hardwood floors restored and interior freshly painted.

  • Front Door overlooking garden

    Front Door overlooking garden

  • Livning Room/1st floor Bedroom

    Livning Room/1st floor Bedroom

  • side room looking out to hall *note no door

    side room looking out to hall *note no door

  • 1st Floor Bedroom

    1st Floor Bedroom

  • 1st Floor Bath

    1st Floor Bath

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master Bedroom - Second Floor

    Master Bedroom - Second Floor

  • Master Bedroom closet
2nd floor

    Master Bedroom closet 2nd floor

  • 2nd floor washer / dryer

    2nd floor washer / dryer

  • driveway


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • twin side room

    twin side room

  • 1st Floor Bedroom

    1st Floor Bedroom

  • Stairs


  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

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