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Close to Main St. and Harbor Beaches

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

'Hunky Dory' is a spacious and light-filled five bedroom home with decor and furnishings inspired by Nantucket Island. Built in 1825 and recently beautifully renovated, 'Hunky Dory' is situated on a very quiet lane near the working, 18th-century windmill. Located in the historic district, this home is a short walk past sea captains' mansions to the heart of Nantucket town. Beautifully landscaped with hydrangeas, lilies, and flowering window boxes, the home is as charming outside as it is inside.

A seashell-lined driveway for off-street parking leads to a very private backyard. Mature hedges and a fence surround the backyard, which also includes a large brick patio, hammock, picnic table, Adirondack chairs, enclosed outdoor shower and grill. There is a kitchen which seats eleven, dining room which seats ten, living room, den with wood stove, air conditioning, fans, three televisions, three DVD players, expanded tier cable service, high speed wireless Internet, games, books, a large DVD library, IPOD sound dock stereo system, beach towels and beach chairs. This wonderful home maintains a 'cottage feel' while providing many amenities to make your stay on Nantucket as comfortable as it is fun.

Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, shorter stays or Sunday- Sunday bookings will be considered. It is important to book early for the best selection of weeks, as 'Hunky Dory' books well in advance, especially for the summer months. Keywords: House

More Details

Owner
Kathleen Conway
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Kathleen Conway

I grew up north of Boston but live in the South. I am a responsive home owner committed to making sure my guests enjoy my home and the island as much as I do. I travel to the island frequently to enjoy and check on "Hunky Dory". I have a caretaking company to handle any issues that may arise during your stay. I am easy to reach by cell phone, text or email if there are any questions or issues that arise not covered by the house instructions. I have been a member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2003 when I first began renting out "Hunky Dory". I love to sail, kayak, bike and eat great food when I am on island. I also have surfed a little and hope to get better each year.

Kathleen Conway purchased this house in 2002

Why Kathleen Conway chose Nantucket Town

I had looked for the perfect Nantucket home for almost two years when I found "Hunky Dory". It was love at first sight even before I had stepped inside. It was the house I dreamed of finding, historic, light filled and the perfect location. Many island owners have quarterboards with their house's name carved in wood. A book about the history and meaning of different Nantucket quarterboards was written a few years ago. My quarterboard has its name and carvings of Brant Point and Sankaty Light, along with island flowers. I chose the name because when I am at the house enjoying family or friends, everything really is hunky dory. I had loved vacationing on the island for years . I wanted a home close enough to downtown to easily walk there. I also wanted to be close to the Surfside bike path and the harbor to kayak. Having a home large enough to enjoy with my family and friends, but with history was very important. I wanted a home with character that made me feel very connected to the island's history. Myself and my VRBO guests have celebrated many happy occasions and made many cherished memories there and on island. I love hearing what history my guests have with the island. I also love to hear from first time island visitors about how they fell in love with my house and the island. I really enjoy spending more time there during the different seasons since my home is always booked all summer!

What makes this house unique

"Hunky Dory" has a large grass backyard compared to many homes in the historic district. It also has a large patio area with beautiful landscaping as well. On Nantucket it is more fun to be outside, even for meals during the nice weather, so I have picnic table seating for 11 as well. Having enough room and a safe enclosed area for children to play or adults to have a quiet spot to read or relax is a wonderful perk. When you have to be inside, the home has lots of windows and light. The narrow lane the house is situated on is quiet and residential. After the beach or biking, nothing beats a hot shower outside in the private enclosed outdoor shower. At night you can even enjoy a shower under the stars. I love the outdoor shower so much I had one built at my home in the South, which I enjoy year round. My guests love the large kitchen to hang out in or eat since it comfortably seats 11 people. Two wonderful historic sites are a 3 minute walk from the house.

Amenities

Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews
5

Charming Nantucket cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time In Nantucket. Walked or biked into town most days. We rented a Jeep and drove to areas unreachable by bikes. The home was great for four adults, with fully stocked kitchen and plenty living space. The owner is extremely helpful and attentive.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blacksburg, VA
5

Lovely house and convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time on nantucket and this house was clean, sleeps many and is in a convenient location! Nice patio to sit on in the late afternoon, and great space for relaxing. Owner answered all our questions and was accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, MA
5

Lovely Home.....Great Girl's Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen was very attentive and accommodating to my and my friends during a much needed long weekend away. The house is a nice and homey and was perfect for our needs. The house is also a short (10 minute ) walk to town which is very convenient. The kitchen is stocked with just about everything you need. The outside area is perfect. A nice blend of grass and patio area with a picnic table, ample chairs and a weber grill. It mostly rained while we were there but we did get to spend a little time out there having coffee on Sunday morning. Hope to go back to the island again soon!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I rented this house for a Bachelorette weekend during the Daffodil Festival and it was absolutely perfect! There was plenty of bed space for all of us and the house was adorable! Cute patio area which we were able to enjoy thanks to the lovely spring weather. A little out of the downtown area, but close enough that we could walk and enjoy the scenery. Would definitely recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cozy home for a girls weekend bACKelorette. The house had everything we needed and the bed situation was perfect for our group. There were more than enough towels, linens, dishes, and cookware. The location was great too and just about a 10 minute walk into town. Would highly recommend Hunky Dory to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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5

Amazing Home!!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little home right in the center of town. Took about 10 min to walk to the ferry/everything else in town. Had enough linens and towels as well as plenty of space for me and all my friends. It was super clean upon arrival and the owner is nice as can be. Also, plenty of amenities for cooking or grilling in the backyard which has a great hammock. I'd definitely recommend this house for your stay in Nantucket!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nantucket
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
56 Union
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Hyline
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Miacomet
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
56 Union
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Windmill
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Meeting House
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Refundable Laundry Fee $250

A lease must be signed and if children are guests, Mass. law requires a lead disclosure be signed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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