Secluded, Romantic, Cheery House Faces 18th-Century Working Windmill(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-85 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
1 BR, 1 BA, queen bed, 1 double futon w/8" springs in living room. Sleeps 4.
We are eager to improve and update our decor; happily our location can't be improved. Guests call it "a special place." That description perfectly fits our location in Nantucket Town's Old Residential District facing The Old Mill. When we are done with the renovation, In the Lee will be more comfortable and beautiful than ever! We will once again earn our guests' five-star reviews!
A long-term rental is available from June to September (or whatever period guests want) for one or two people. Even though the house sleeps four comfortably, for an extended period two people is better. No pets--we've tried having dogs in the house and it always ends up a no-win situation for the guests and us--no smoking and no candle burning (a fire hazard with the breezes).
Air-conditioned, romantic and secluded In the Lee is in Nantucket Town's Old Historic District facing an 18th-Century quiet, working windmill built in 1746; it is the country's oldest, continuously operating windmill.
In the Lee is only a 10-minute delightful walk to Main Street, shops, restaurants, theaters, beaches and Nantucket Harbor, and a two-minute walk to the Island-wide shuttle bus stop and bike paths. Guests can walk to Brant Point, Jetties, Children’s, Francis Street and Steps beaches. With this superb location -- the Island's best -- no car is necessary, but In the Lee has two off-street parking spaces at the end of the long, winding driveway.
This tucked-away home has a queen bed and double futon. It also features a fully stocked kitchen; dining table that seats six; tile floor; hand-hooked, hand-dyed wool rugs with Nantucket, nautical and floral themes; a brick patio with a teak table and four teak chairs ; Weber charcoal grill; outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Beyond the brick patio is a grass backyard where children can play and everyone can enjoy the chaise lounges and Adirondack chairs while sunbathing, chatting, reading and eating.
Other Amenities: In the Lee also has complimentary high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi), a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, blender, Keurig with K-cups (or 12-cup Cuisinart coffee maker), toaster, small oven, all linens, beach towels, all cooking utensils, fish poacher, lobster pot, charcoal BBQ grill, charcoal, beach chairs (they can be carried or worn on the back and have a pouch to hold what you need at the beach), books, HDTV 32-inch flat screen TV (unfortunately not seen in photos because they must be updated), VCR, DVD player, sound system, books (including cookbooks and novels), children's toys, bicycle rack, and fresh flowers.
Caretaker: The homeowner/caretaker lives nearby. She therefore is able to respond quickly to tenants' needs, ensuring their comfort and enjoyment. Upon guests' arrivals, she gives tenants literature, Island maps and the Nantucket Restaurant guide. For a small fee, she will shop for groceries and supplies to stock the refrigerator before tenants arrive. As tired as guests are when they arrive at In the Lee, with a well-stocked refrigerator, they don't have to leave the house immediately to buy food.
Rental periods: In the Lee is available late April to November. Rates range from $2,700/week to $3,200/week, depending on the month and week. No pets, no smoking and no candle burning (fire hazard). Minimum stays are three nights.
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Maximum number of guests is four. Check-in is at 3 p.m.; checkout is at or before 10 a.m. Guests pay $500 refundable security deposit and $100 partial payment to clean In the Lee; homeowner pays the difference.
Please do not inquire about our accepting your dogs. We are pet lovers--we own two well-trained, obedient and friendly Doberman pinschers, one of whom is a hilarious puppy--but we do not accept dogs for many, many reasons. We've tried having guests' dogs in the house and each time it's been a no-win situation for our tenants and us. No smoking and burning candles (a fire hazard).
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Member since: 2001
- 596 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom renovated recently, including adding a tile shower.
- Air-conditioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher, brick patio, large back yard, beach chairs, coolers, toaster, blender, Keurig or 10-cup coffee maker, fish poacher, lobster pot, books, board games, sound system, VCR, DVD player, DVR, complimentary high-speed Internet (WiFi), charcoal grill, beach chairs with pouch for cooler, outside enclosed hot/cold shower, and two off-street parking spaces. The homeowner/caretaker lives nearby and therefore can respond quickly to tenants' needs, thereby ensuring a pleasant stay in cheery, secluded In the Lee. She welcomes guests, giving them literature about Nantucket and telling them about Nantucket's happenings and places to visit. For a small fee, she will stock the refrigerator for guests before their arrival....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- Away From It All
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 27 - May 1, 2017
5 night min stay
May 2 - May 16, 2017
3 night min stay
May 17 - May 21, 2017
4 night min stay
May 21-May 25
May 22 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Memorial Day Week
May 26 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Early June -late June
Jun 4 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2017
85 night min stay
Sep 17 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
$1,800-$2,900/week in spring, summer & fall, sleeps four, no pets/smoking/candle burning, $500 security deposit. Winter rental: $1,300/month + utilities, two people maximum. No pets/smoking/candle burning. $1,300 security deposit.
Rent In the Lee alone or with nearby four-bedroom house (see #22624). This family compound sleeps 12. Turnover day: Saturday. Check-in: 3:00; checkout 10 a.m.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Car: Not Necessary
Nearby are natural history/museum tours, biking, fishing, boating, sailing, surfing, tennis, golf, kayaking, snorkeling, birding, seal/whale cruises, crabbing trips, aquarium/observatory viewing, wildflower and ghost walks, laning, kiting, art classes, theater productions, beach combing (for shells, beach glass, and 'mermaid purses), outdoor family concerts (including Boston Pops in August), visual arts displays, auctions, tie-dying clinics, soccer/baseball/field hockey/basketball/lacrosse camps, lectures, scalloping and musseling.
Other Activities: Auctions, winery tours, sports camps, moor walking, bird watching, star gazing, nature studies, fine dining, crabbing, seal/whale-watching cruises.
Year Purchased: 1965
About: I grew up in Washington, D.C., Detroit, and Ireland. My family went to Ireland because American doctors could not diagnose what was wrong with my sick father. My mother thought we should move there so he could die in Ireland. But a country Irish doctor, just by feeling my father's skin, knew he had pernicious anemia. My father lived to age 91, many of his years spent in Windswept, our main Nantucket house, next door to In the Lee. I have two degrees from Boston University: BA in English Literature and a MA in English Education. I taught fourth grade at an international school in Nagoya, Japan, and then English as a Second Language (ESL) in Japan (1968-1970), before becoming a reporter for the Mainichi Daily News in Osaka. I then volunteered with the Peace Corps in Fes, Morocco, the cultural capital, teaching nutrition and ESL (1972-1974). Back in the States, I taught fourth grade on Long Island, seventh/eighth grade English in Baltimore and, substitute taught in Boston. My favorite of all my jobs: I wrote newspaper and magazine stories 1980-2011 in Washington, D.C., and traveled the world getting my information. I moved to Nantucket September 2011. My husband and I have two Dobermans we love and pamper. Like my parents and our tenants, I love Windswept and In the Lee. They lack nothing and are as comfortable as a home should be.
Why Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA, USA:
My mother immediately fell in love with this property on her first visit to it in 1965. My father, however, wanted to live on the 'Sconset Bluff. Thankfully Mom won. They both loved Nantucket and our acre on a hill in Nantucket Town with its grand views of the Old Mill and Town so much that they moved permanently to the Island when Dad retired at age 70 as a Boston Globe editorial writer.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
In the Lee is close to several beaches and to downtown Nantucket, where tenants will want to shop, dine, attend theatrical performances and movies. It seems as if all tenants walk downtown each evening to the Juice Bar to get ice cream cones. Because of its height on one of Nantucket's highest points, In the Lee enjoys delightful summertime breezes throughout the day and night. Guests relax, read, converse with each other, and eat in the backyard, which has a charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs, chaises lounges, and a picnic table and teak chairs. Guests enjoy privacy at In the Lee because the house, two-car parking area and backyard are not seen from the street.
- Primary: +1 508-228-9362 Nantucket, MA (Eastern Standard Time)
- Secondary: +1 508-680-4534 Nantucket, MA (Eastern Standard Time)
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Romantic, secluded and cheery house at the end of a long winding driveway.
Cheery, secluded In the Lee faces a quiet, working windmill built in 1746.
Eat delicious meals--maybe succulent Nantucket scallops--in dining area.
Sleep comfortably in lovely, romantic, peaceful bedroom surrounded by greenery.
Cook sumptuous meals in well-supplied kitchen w/Cuisinart, microwave.
Washer and drier are in bathroom which has a tile shower and tile floor.
A comfortable, well-lighted room with views of working windmill built in 1746.
Enjoy yourself alfresco facing this 18th-Century quiet, working windmill.
Snack and dine on private brick patio behind In the Lee with lovely greenery.
This quiet, secluded, air-conditioned bedroom is perfect for restful nights.
Sunlit living room has superb views of 18th-Century working windmill.
This listing was first published here in 2003.
Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017
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