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A Quintessential Piece of Nantucket History and Charm

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to the Jonathan Folger House.

A quintessential piece of Nantucket history and charm, this saltbox style home is one of the 50 oldest on the island, as documented by the esteemed island historian, Edouard Stackpole. The ambiance of this home will make you feel part of the true Nantucket experience while you enjoy the modern conveniences which have been carefully added for today’s lifestyle.

Warmly decorated with oriental carpets and some antiques, this center-chimney home has four original brick fire places, an inviting living room with flat screen TV and a handsome beamed dining room – both ideal for indoor entertaining. There are 2 queen bedrooms (1 main floor en suite, 1 upstairs), as well as a spacious twin bedroom upstairs and fourth cozy double bedroom. The generous galley kitchen is appointed with honed granite counters and all the essentials for entertaining. Newly added air conditioning should rarely be needed, as there is often a gently breeze coming down the hill. Modern amenities include wireless internet and 2 cable TVs.

The outdoor areas include a perfect teak breakfast table just outside the back kitchen door among the climbing hydrangea, and an additional seating area in the backyard in the garden – perfect for cocktails or reading. The grounds provide privacy for relaxing on brick patio areas, surrounded by arbors, privet and Hydrangeas, which also climb the west side of the house. Additionally, should you opt for the ultimate Nantucket experience, there is a large enclosed outdoor shower.

This property is conveniently located in the Old Historic District, within view of the antique windmill, and an easy 5-10 minute walk through the old historic district to town, restaurants and the harbor. A charming home with a true Nantucket feel in a great location- a short walk to Main Street for shopping, dinner and museums. There is also parking in the driveway for one car.

4 Bedrooms: 2 Queen Bedrooms and 1 with 2 Twins; 4th Bedroom is Smaller with 1 Double Bed; 2 Full Baths, 1 Ensuite with Shower; 1 Shared with Tub and Hand Held Shower; Also Large Outdoor Enclosed Shower (Sleeps 7)

Grass in the back yard with Teak Furnishings, Brick Patio with Eating Table, Charcoal Grill, Central A/C, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffeemaker, All Linens Including Beach Towels, Cable TV, DVD, Fireplace, WIFI, Outdoor Shower, Parking For 1 Car. No Pets, No Smoking

LOCATION: This property is located a few blocks from Main Street, with easy access to the activities in town. A scenic 5-10 minute walk takes you to shopping, museums, restaurants and the harbor. It is less than 1 mile to the nearest beaches (Children’s Beach and Jetties Beach). It is also very close to the bike path to Surfside Beach and two blocks from the island shuttle bus.

Although this is a Sunday through Sunday rental, please inquire regarding special dating over a week or off-season.


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Best for older children- lots of decorative objects ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Has a nice couch, tv and seating area...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Small room, best for a child...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Queen, first floor with bath, can be used as a second master...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shower is hand held in large claw footed tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    off first floor queen bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    enclosed large shower, just outside back door...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Short walk to Main street through historic neighborhood...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Beautiful but not to be used...moreless

  • Heating
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large, fully appointed galley kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Breakfast table outside kitchen door (not pictured)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    see pics- with seating...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Late Summer
Aug 30 - Sep 12, 2015
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $643 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


If the length of stay is less than 1 week a departure cleaning fee of $200 will be added.

50% due on reserving the dates, balance ans security deposit are due 30 days before arrival (and cleaning fee if applicable)

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Last updated: 09/02/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Miacomet (Public 18 holes)
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jetties (1); Surfside (2)

Car: Not Necessary

Near Bike path and shuttle bus stop


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1995

About: We have owned this house for a long time and use it ourselves for vacation when we visit Nantucket at different times of the year. Our neighbor and friend manages this for us in our absence and has several other properties they own and rent on the same street. They are very responsive, will meet you upon arrival, respond to any issues you may have.

Why Nantucket Town:
This house has the charm of Nantucket and all the modern amenities you need. It is well located to walk to town and restaurants.

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Speaks: english

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  • Wonderful In-town Location

    Wonderful In-town Location

  • Entrance from private driveway

    Entrance from private driveway

  • Perfect in 3 seasons

    Perfect in 3 seasons

  • Light and nicely appointed

    Light and nicely appointed

  • Dining room with charm

    Dining room with charm

  • Fully functional kitchen

    Fully functional kitchen

  • Comfortable and classic

    Comfortable and classic

  • First floor bedroom, queen bed

    First floor bedroom, queen bed

  • Small bedroom with double bed, ideal for a child

    Small bedroom with double bed, ideal for a child

  • Garden seating for reading and cocktails - Enjoy!

    Garden seating for reading and cocktails - Enjoy!

  • Private yard and garden

    Private yard and garden

  • Enjoy Sun and Shade

    Enjoy Sun and Shade

  • Comfortable and classic living room with hidden TV, desk for computer

    Comfortable and classic living room with hidden TV, desk for computer

  • Room for family and friends to gather

    Room for family and friends to gather

  • New and old combined

    New and old combined

  • Large Queen bedroom with four poster

    Large Queen bedroom with four poster

  • Queen bedroom on first floor with ensuite bathroom

    Queen bedroom on first floor with ensuite bathroom

  • First floor bathroom

    First floor bathroom

  • Two twins and sitting area

    Two twins and sitting area

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