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Historic 4-Bedroom Spacious Home Near Main Street with Large Garden

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sea Captain's House with 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

This classic historic sea captain’s house, located just up the street from the Jared Coffin House in Nantucket town, was built in 1807 by Captain Robert Gardner, Jr. who captained the Chilli, a whaler captured in the War of 1812 along with it's Nantucket crew by the Peruvian allies of the British at Talcahuano, Chile. Joel Poinsett, the U.S. agent in South America, rallied over 400 Chilean revolutionaries and rescued Captain Gardener and his ship allowing him to return to Nantucket in 1814.

A short walk from Main Street, this elegant home features four bedrooms and 2 baths on the second floor with ample dining room, den, powder room and living room on the first floor, large eat-in kitchen and a sunny and very large, spacious garden in the rear.

Within biking distance of Jetties and Surfside beaches and located on a quiet tree-lined street, this is the perfect “avoid having to drive into town” option for families on the go who want town access but also a quiet environment for their Nantucket vacation.

The main floor of the house includes a formal living room, dining room seating 8, informal den, and a large country kitchen with up-to-date appliances (electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator) and working franklin fireplace, as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer and an outdoor shower.

The second floor has a large master bedroom with a canopy queen bed, a second bedroom with a double four-poster, a single bedroom with an antique iron bed and a fourth bedroom with two twin beds. In addition, there is a central sitting room and two baths (one with shower, the other with a shower/ tub combination).

We are a no-smoking and unfortunately, a no pets house.

10% discounts offered for stays of 2+ weeks and past tenants.

Keywords: Charming, sea captains house, antique, historic, in-town, nantucket house, nantucket home, nantucket home for rent, quiet, near main street, Four bedroom, 4 bedroom

More Details

Annie Ellicott
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

Why Annie Ellicott chose Nantucket Town

A true Nantucket home with all the character, history, architectural details and ambiance. Living room, den, dining room and large kitchen on the first floor invites you to relax, read, socialize or cook up a storm in the company of your friends and family. What could be better?

What makes this house unique

Bluefish fishing, smoking and making pate, lobster dinners, biking the Polpis road, collecting shells at Jetties, cooking, reading and just savoring being on the 'far away island'.


Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Blue Room: Single - 1 twin/ single
    Corn Room - Double - 1 double
    Rose Room - Twins - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Historic 4-Bedroom Spacious Home Near Main Street with Large Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Quintessential Nantucket Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Pure Heaven!! Annie's home is the quintessential Nantucket stay! A charming historic whaling captain's home built in 1807, with the authentic antique look and feel of this iconic era on this very special island. There are four cozy bedrooms and 2 baths on the second floor with a stately dining room with antique furniture, three fireplaces, a cozy den for reading or a cocktail...or two, a small powder room and a formal living room on the first floor. Open the windows as the sea breeze wafts the herbs and spices of a home cooked meal in a large eat-in kitchen as you converse with your loved ones. Alternatively, walk your "lobsta" outside and dine al fresco in the adjacent charming garden. Annie's home is a 2-3 block short stroll to town which allows you to experience a quick bagel before the kids get up, buy some food at market, or shop without a hassle. An easy bike ride and you are at the best beaches on the island. Annie's family has been on Nantucket for generations and she is a gracious well-bred host and she is very willing to work with you for any special requests. You can't go wrong here, but please leave me a week in August !!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had such a good time staying at Annie's Nantucket house!

  • 5 of 5

Such good memories from staying here. Lobster feasts, friendship bracelets, boat fishing for bluefish, smoking and then eating the bluefish, shopping at the cute shops in town, bike riding to the sailboats, driving to and hanging out at the beach, and, of course, going to the bars in town at night! Thank you so much Annie for such an amazing week!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Excellent Nantucket Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I returned to this Nantucket house for the 4th year in a row and look forward to my 5th! A gorgeous historic house set very close to downtown and the harbor. Wonderfully maintained property with enough space for myself and my friends. Even a lovely garden, perfect for an afternoon cocktail. I highly recommend this spot for a summer getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure happiness

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in this house many times, and each visit was perfect and memorable. None more so than my honeymoon! The house breathes Nantucket history, and its simple charms surround and soothe. It manages to be large and cozy at the same time--neat trick. It's centrally located, an easy walk from everything town has to offer, but it also feels in a world of its own, a quiet corner of one of the most special places on earth. The yard is private and a rare amenity.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the charm and essence of Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

This house is in the most perfect location with a beautiful private garden that is quite large. The home is charming and there is a feel that you are back in time, in a lovely, quiet, sweet world where everything works. It has lots of bathrooms and a three entrances which makes a house-sharing vacation ideal for quiet early morning exits and late night entrances. I love coming to this house for over 10 years. I feel at home and on vacation immediately.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Quintessential Summer Memories

  • 5 of 5

Been an 8 Westminster visitor several times in late August. Perfectly located on a quiet street a few blocks from town, this charming, deeply-loved house creates indelible memories: mornings waking up to a house full of guests and days full of fun; afternoons at the beach or in town window-shopping or exploring the marina; cocktails at dusk in the gracious backyard; bike rides to pick up steamed lobsters for dinner; evening dinners with great company and conversations; short walks after dinner to stand in line for ice cream. Quintessential timeless summer experiences.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jetties Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Steamship Terminal
Nearest Point of Interest
Jared Coffin House


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

10% discounts offered for stays of 2+ weeks and past tenants. Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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