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House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)
King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Cleaned with disinfectant
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 surf at Cisco beach 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 before I bought "Hunky Dory". I wanted a home close enough to downtown to easily walk there, especially in the summer when it is very difficult to find parking. 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 at "Hunky Dory." I love hearing what history my guests have with the island or why they will be visiting. 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 brick 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 and a children's picnic table 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 benefit of this home. 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. The Surfside beach bike path is at the top of the street. 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, the Old Mill and the second oldest African American Meeting House are a 3 minute walk from the house. The walk from the house to Main Street is a sidewalk passing gorgeous mansions and flowers.