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The Captain's Suite in the Heart of Nantucket Town

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Historic Town-former Whaling Captain's home-suite rental


Last updated: 10/13/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nantucket Town apartment description

LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION! The Captain's Suite comfortably sleeps 4 people. We are currently accepting bookings for The Captain's Suite on Nantucket Island. We invite you to be a guest in 'The Captain's Suite,' a two bedroom, one bath suite of rooms in our historic home, 'Castle at Sea.' We only have one group of up to 4 guests at any time...this is not a B&B. Castle At Sea is a charming, spacious, historic, former Whaling Captain's home built in 1768 and located on a one way street in the the heart of Nantucket Town. Note the front ''Friendship Stairs,'' an architectural feature of the island's early Quaker history. This gracious home boasts high ceilings, and within this historic home is The Captain's Suite, which combines old world charm with modern amenities and is ready for your vacationing comfort and pleasure.

Each of the two bedrooms has its own flat screen cable TV, fan, and the suite shares an air conditioner. The 'back bedroom' is light and airy and has two beautiful twin canopy beds and two antique wicker chairs, perfect for relaxing with a good book. The 'middle bedroom' is smaller, has a full size canopy bed, an oriental rug, fireplace, comfortable chair, and connects directly to the bathroom. The suite comfortably sleeps four people and is perfect for a couple, or for a family of four. From the suite one can enjoy the delightful sounds of the noon and 6 pm church bells.
The Captain's Suite is on the second floor. We do not recommend the suite for guests who find stairs difficult, or guests who have mobility or balance difficulties.

This home is just steps from the island's fine shops, wonderful dining opportunities, museums, and art galleries. It is very convenient to the island transit system which has a 'stop' at the nearby corner. Nantucket has many fabulous beaches. The three closest beaches that are within walking distance include:
1.Children's Beach with it's wonderful playground, sandy beach and bathing area (2.5 blocks)
2. Brant Point Light House beach - a 5-10 minute walk, or 3-4 minute bike ride brings you to swimming at Brant Point
3. Jetties Beach- a 15 minute walk, or 5 minute bike ride.

Consider exploring the island and the many other beaches by bike or moped, take a tour, wander the quaint streets, or make use of the island transit buses which stop at the nearby corner.
The Castle at Sea property has a lovely, very private, and serene landscaped backyard with magnificent mature hydrangeas, a lily garden, and other beautiful plantings. It provides a surprisingly private refuge in the midst of Nantucket Town's Historic District. Guests are welcome to enjoy the yard and the patio area which has two chaise lounges and a table and chairs. Guests are invited to dine on the patio in this lovely and private yard.

Nantucket, 30 miles at sea, has waters that are warmed by the Gulf Stream which surrounds the island during the late spring, summer and fall. The island is accessed by ferry or get your preferred travel times be sure to make reservations well in advance. Bring your bathing suit and book, sandals and comfortable clothes and prepare to relax on the patio or at the beach, or in one of the wicker chairs in the suite. For many guests the location of this home, with it's proximity to beaches and the island transit system, make it unnecessary to have a car. Most vacationers enjoy bike riding or walking. However, island car rentals, or bringing your own car on the ferry, are available options and should be arranged for well in advance of your travel dates.

The Captain's Suite is filled with old world charm and with lovely antiques. It is accessed via the home's second staircase...a private back staircase off the kitchen that is only used for suite entry. This lovely suite is equipped with a Keurig coffee maker,refrigerator, microwave, 2 flat screen TV's, and high speed internet service. You will find that the suite has special touches designed to make your stay extremely comfortable.

The suite will be fully cleaned prior to your arrival and it will be cleaned upon your departure with no charge to you. Maid Service is not provided during your stay. For stays booked in weekly increments a full Suite cleaning, including linen change, will be provided at the end of each week.

The suite has a private bathroom that has a wonderful over sized claw foot soaking tub complete with shower...a perfect place for bath or shower lovers to enjoy an indulged soak or rinse at the end of a day at the beach.

The basement is at sidewalk level. It can be accessed from the outside doors at the base of the front steps. To protect the lawns and gardens, our guests are encouraged to store their bikes, strollers, or beach chairs in this area. These items are not permitted in the yard or in the suite.

While no pets are invited, please note that there is a dog on the premises. Our Goldendoodle is often loose in the enclosed backyard. We ask guests to keep the entry arbor garden gate closed to prevent this furry little lady from taking an independent walk.

We have a 3 night minimum stay policy. From time-to-time 1 or 2 night stays may become available during High Season. Two night stays are welcome during the 'off season'.

Please note that only the tenants renting this suite are permitted on the property.

Children: we are pleased to accommodate children.
Cancellations: Cancellations received more than 14 days before check-in will receive a refund less 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to check-in, regardless of season, will receive a refund minus the 10% cancellation fee only if we are able to re-book the suite for the entire cancelled time period. Early departures are treated as partial cancellations.

High Season rates apply to special weekends including: Daffodil Weekend, Wine Festival, Film Festival, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Boston Pops, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.

We would be happy to try to accommodate special requests. With adequate advanced notice, and with the appropriate extra fees, we can have flowers or champagne delivered to the suite.

Beach towels are provided, upon request, on a daily basis.

It would be our pleasure to speak with you and to help you to plan your holiday. Please check our rental calendar for availability, and please feel free to call us at 781-342-5322 between 9 am and 9 pm to book your stay or with any questions.

Please note that this is a totally non-smoking property...inside and outside.

Security Deposit: The security deposit of $395-500 (depending upon length of stay) is fully refundable, in most instances.

CHECK OUT: 10:30 am CHECK IN: 3 pm.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Children are welcome. Please note: only house guests/tenants staying in the Captain's Suite are permitted on the property. This applies to both inside and outside of the house...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children ages 4 years and over are welcome. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            There is a strict non-smoking policy both in the house and on the property. There will be a fine of $300, to be deducted from the security deposit, if there is any indication of smoking anywhere on this property. Smoking on the property, or possession or use of any illegal drugs or substances will be considered breach of the rental contract and will result in immediate termination of the lease and eviction from the property. The same applies to drunk or disorderly behavior, which will also be considered a breach of the lease and will result in immediate eviction. Guests may feel to consume a moderate amount of alcohol that does not result in drunkenness or disorderly behavior. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            There are no pets allowed. However, please note that the owners have a dog on the property. She is a Goldendoodle, and she is often loose in the yard. Guests are requested to keep the arbor gate closed when not entering or exiting the yard....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            The Captain's Suite is on the second floor of the home and is not suitable for wheelchairs or for anyone with any mobility or balance issues....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 1: 1 double


          • This is a rental suite...a modified apartment. It has 2 bedrooms, and a private bathroom. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV and fan. One bedroom has a full size canopy bed, and the second bedroom has two twin size canopy beds and two antique wicker chairs. The suite shares a window air conditioner. There is a small refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee pot....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            clawfoot tub...moreless

          • Private ensuite bathroom with clawfoot tub shower combination.

          Other Amenities

              • Check in at 3 pm. Check out at 10:30 am. RATES: $395/night for two guests. $450/night for 3-4 guests. We ask for your cooperation in adhering to these times for checking in and out. The suite must be fully cleaned before your arrival, and after your departure. You might find it convenient to make reservations for your ferry or plane travel to dove tail with the times of arrival and departure at the Captain's Suite. We are happy to try to accommodate any special requests prior to your arrival. Given adequate time to make arrangements flowers, a bottle of wine, or a special gift may possibly be arranged for...all, of course, with the appropriate fees....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable service to the TV's...moreless

              • Television:

                2 flat screen TV' in each bedroom...moreless


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


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                The house is NOT beachfront, but is 2 blocks from the harbor and walkable to 3 beaches....moreless

              • Downtown:

                THE CAPTAIN'S SUITE is a gracious 2 bedrm 1 bath suite in a former Whaling Captain's home...on a cobblestone street in the historic district of Nantucket town...walkable to beaches, restaurants,shops...moreless

              • Village:

                Former whaling captain's home located on a 1 way street in Nantucket's Historic District....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                Outside patio dining is a lovely option available to house guests/tenants. ...moreless

              • Dining Area


              • Air Conditioning:

                One window a/c adequately cools both bedrooms....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                There is a fireplace in the bedroom with the full size bed. This lovely fireplace is NOT usable!...245 yr old clay lines the chimney. Not visible is the boarded up flu...helps with climate control....moreless

              • Internet:


              • Linens Provided:

                All linens are provided. There is no Maid Service. Tenants who rent by the week will have the suite cleaned and all linens changed weekly....moreless

              • Parking:

                On street parking only with permit from the police dept..must present a copy of the lease to get a permit.Most find cars unnecessary.Bike, walk,or use island transit buses which stop across the street...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath towel are provided. Beach towels are provided daily upon request....moreless


              • Coffee Maker:

                Keurig coffee pot...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                4 Coffee mugs, 4 small plates, 4 spoons, forks, and knives...moreless


              • Boat:

                There are boats for charter at the boat basin. Some boats take groups on fishing expeditions, and some are just pleasure boats....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Guests are welcome to relax on the blue stone patio...and are welcome to use the patio table and chairs....moreless

              • Golf:

                Miacomet Golf Club is open to the reservations needed....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks can be rented on Washington Street extension....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Lovely, serene, private garden area with blue stone patio, table and chairs. Lovely July lily garden. Wonderful mature hydrangeas and other perennials....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Nantucket has public tennis courts....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Many town shops sell water sports gear....moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    There is a community pool at the Nantucket High School. Fees apply....moreless



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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring 2015
                  May 6 - Jun 17, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 18 - Sep 21, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Fall 2015
                  Sep 22 - Oct 29, 2015
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Taxes Not included


                  RATES: Location! Fabulous suite! Nightly rates range from $325-$450 depending upon the season. Memorial Day $425/night-3night minimum. July 4th weekend $450/night-4night minimum. Sleeps 4 people. Non-smoking. Best suited for families and couples. We suggest that you plan your ferry or plane reservations well in advance.

                  We are happy to assist you in planning your vacation. Contact: 781-342-5322

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Location, location, location! A charming and gracious former whaling captain's home within which is the The Captain's Suite, for which we are accepting rentals. The Captain's Suite is comprised of two bedrooms: one bedroom with a full size canopy bed, the second bedroom with 2 twin canopy beds. The suite is completed with a private bathroom that has a claw foot tub with shower...a wonderful place for bath lovers to soak, or for shower lovers to enjoy bathing at the end of a beach day. For your comfort, the suite has fans, two flat screen TV's, one a/c unit that covers both rooms, a small refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee pot. The Captain's Suite is accessed by the home's back staircase which is used by no one else. Because of the stairs, the suite would not be appropriate for anyone with mobility issues or difficulty climbing stairs. It is most suitable for a couple or for a family of four people.

                  The home is situated on a one way cobblestone street in the heart of the town's historic district. For most, this property is an easy walk to 3 beaches, the island's fine dining, shopping, antiquing, the boat basin, a supermarket, museums, theatres, and two movie theatres.

                  Bring your bathing suit, casual clothes and a good book an be prepared to relax!

                  It would be our pleasure to help you to plan your holiday! Please review our rental calendar, and then feel free to call us between 9 am and 9 pm. Judy and Jeff


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                  • Historic Town-former Whaling Captain's home-suite rental

                    Historic Town-former Whaling Captain's home-suite rental

                  • Charming ''Middle Bedroom'' with double bed,TV, fan, fireplace.

                    Charming ''Middle Bedroom'' with double bed,TV, fan, fireplace.

                  • Airy ''Back Bedroom''with 2 twin canopied beds,TV,AC, fan.

                    Airy ''Back Bedroom''with 2 twin canopied beds,TV,AC, fan.

                  • Back yard private garden and patio from suite window

                    Back yard private garden and patio from suite window

                  • Hall chandelier...bathroom in background

                    Hall chandelier...bathroom in background

                  • Sandy swimming area & playground at Children's Beach- 2.5 blocks!

                    Sandy swimming area & playground at Children's Beach- 2.5 blocks!

                  • Private, beautifully landscaped backyard with patio for relaxing.

                    Private, beautifully landscaped backyard with patio for relaxing.

                  • Fireplace and cozy chair in 'Middle Bedroom'...a good place to relax!

                    Fireplace and cozy chair in 'Middle Bedroom'...a good place to relax!

                  • 'Kitchen 
Corner'...Keurig coffee pot, microwave, under counter refrig, dishes

                    'Kitchen Corner'...Keurig coffee pot, microwave, under counter refrig, dishes

                  • Hall window...a mermaid moment!

                    Hall window...a mermaid moment!

                  • Suite bathrooom

                    Suite bathrooom

                  • Swim at nearby lovely & sandy Brant Point Lighthouse-walkable!

                    Swim at nearby lovely & sandy Brant Point Lighthouse-walkable!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2014.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                  $395 - $435 per night (USD)

                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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