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A Quintessential Piece of Nantucket History and Charm

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nantucket Town house 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.


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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

                  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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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May 15 - Jun 12, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Jun 13 - Jun 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Mid Summer
                  Jun 29 - Aug 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

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

                  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: 12/18/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
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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


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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

                  VRBO #570756

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                  $600 - $786 per night (USD)

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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