1 BR, 1 BA, queen bed, 1 double futon w/8" springs in living room. Sleeps 4.
About Carolyn Crowley
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.
Carolyn Crowley purchased this House in 1965
Why Carolyn Crowley chose Nantucket Town
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect cottage for our get away.
The cottage is just a quick walk to town. Beautifully decorated. Very comfortable.
Just what we needed for a place to lay our heads and hit the island for a few days. Quiet and secluded and loved the positioning by the old Widmill
Adorable picture perfect Nantucket cottage
The most relaxing girls trip was had at the most perfect Nantucket cottage. This cottage is is a great location with easy walking distance to town and biking distance to beaches. The pictures are exactly as the condo is portrayed. It is secluded in the back of the owner's property, Carolyn who is most helpful. Carolyn is very detail oriented and made the booking process smooth and easy. She is also very helpful as an island resident, offering tips and suggestions for local activities, a very sweet lady who wants her guests to enjoy her cottage and beautiful island. The cottage has everything you need, including a charcoal grill, that we used often for dinner. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a true Nantucket cottage experience.
Convenient, Clean and Comfortable Retreat
Carolyn the Owner is very concerned that her tenants will be pleased with this vacation retreat rental, and she succeeds. The location is perfectly situated with access to Nantucket Town as well as key destinations outside Town, while being quiet along with easy convenient parking. The description is accurate as everything is provided that you need for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, beach towels/chairs, linens and towels, plates/glasses/silverware, Keurig coffee, outside grill/table/chairs, cable television, books, as well as cooking appliances. Artistic decorations and decor make for a homey and attractive environment, and the beautiful landscaping on all sides, combined with an amazing view of a historic Mill provide a treat for your senses. All expectations are described when you arrive along with any advise you wish from Carolyn about restaurants, beaches, stores and other Nantucket sites.
Lovely First Family Trip to Nantucket!
My family had a wonderful stay at "In the Lee." The cottage was impeccably clean upon arrival and is charming and comfortable and fully stocked with everything we could possibly need. Of course you expect the basics (like basic cooking instruments and beach towels) but this house is stocked with anything you could possible need for a fun beach vacation - from lobster pots for cooking, to beach chairs we could wear on our backs as we rode our bikes to the beach to deluxe picnic baskets and more!
We really enjoyed the location and it was ideal for us since we did not have a car with us. It is a very easy walk to the center of Town and it is a longer but equally easy bike ride to some of the best beaches on the Island (including Surfside Beach and Ladies Beach). We rode our bikes to the beach nearly every day and walked (or road our bikes) into Town once or twice a day. It is just that well placed on the island. The cottage is also nicely off the road down a long pebble driveway and the cottage faces the the Windmill so it is very quiet and peaceful.
Lastly - but no less important - the owner (Carolyn) lives next to the cottage and is a lovely hostess. She is never intrusive but is sure to inquire to make sure everything is going well. I must admit we took an instant liking to her and so probably leaned on her more than most for fun vacation ideas and she did not disappoint. She had wonderful suggestions for us. She is also a gem of a person and we still miss her and we have been back about 10 days. We wish she was our permanent neighbor!
We hope to be back and sooner rather than later.
Get place in a great location relative to town.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at In the Lee. It was perfect for a couple and we even accommodated our daughter's visit for a few days. It is a short walk to town which we made almost every night for dinner. The many beaches on the island were easily accessible with our rented jeep. Carolyn was an excellent hostess and her dogs are the best!!
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.