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Charming, quiet, historic in-town Nantucket home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Enjoy our great family vacation home - The ''PoorHouse''. For over 50 years the Poor family has enjoyed regular visits and family reunions on Nantucket. We invite you to share our home and our special insider hints on how best to enjoy Nantucket, just as if you, too, have been coming for decades.

Our historic house is in a very quiet neighborhood in town, but just a short 10 minute walk to the bottom of Main Street and all the activity ''downtown'', and an easy bike ride to beaches. There are four bedrooms and three baths, for up to seven guests. There is a large fenced-in yard - great for children. You'll find everything you need for a wonderful visit - linens, beach towels, washer/dryer, gas grill, cable, and wi-fi. The renovated kitchen is comfortably well-appointed. The house is heated for your comfort in chilly weather, with fireplaces downstairs for a warm welcome on a cold day. The house is equipped with window air conditioning.

The PoorHouse is perfect for a long weekend or week or more to create perfect memories. If you are visiting Nantucket for one of the many festivals that take place during the shoulder season (including the Daffodil Weekend, the Film, Dance, Book, Wine and Cranberry Festivals, and Christmas Stroll), or are part of a wedding celebration or reunion, our house is a perfect base of operations. You will have easy access to all the activity, and yet be able to retreat to your quiet home for a much needed break.

With advanced notice, we can help you with special arrangements for golfing, sailing, tennis, a clambake, a fishing trip, catering for a special event...or almost anything you could imagine doing on Nantucket.

Well-behaved pets permitted with a higher security deposit.

Wheel chair ramp available for accessibility; main floor bedroom with twin bed and adjoining bath also for wheel chair accessibility.

Note: Initial 25% deposit is non-refundable. 75% balance is due 30 days before first day of rental period. VRBO will hold $750 security deposit in escrow account. Security deposit is returned to renter within 14 days after lease period ends, provided house is in same condition existing upon renter's arrival. Security deposit is $1500 if a pet is staying.

Keywords: Quiet house in town

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About David

Our family has been coming to Nantucket since the late 40's, and at this house since 1951. We are only the fourth owners of this house, built in 1806. Although we now spend most of the year in NYC, we come as often as possible to Nantucket.

David purchased this house in 1951

Why David chose Nantucket Town

On Nantucket there is often a tradeoff between convenience and solitude and open space. What we love about 17 Mill Street is that it offers an in town location - only a 10 minute stroll to the bottom of Main Street - while at the same time we have a large back yard and are surrounded by open space and light....and a quiet neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Often families face a challenge coordinating schedules while on vacation. Our house offers a great base of operations, and yet everyone can come and go easily at their own pace. Everything is within walking or biking distance. And yet you are in one of the quietest neighborhoods in town.


Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twins may be combined into king size bed
  • Two bedrooms with queen size beds on second floor, a bedroom with a single twin bed on first floor, and a twin bedroom on the second floor- the two twin beds may be converted to a king size bed.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Perfect for off-season long weekends and weddings, and wonderful summer vacations. A large back yard and quiet neighborhood provide an oasis of calm in the middle of town.


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Charming, quiet, historic in-town Nantucket home
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Fantastic Family Home on Nantucket!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at 17 Mill Street. The house has the perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities. Our family of six had plenty of room, and the location is great. Bike paths to the beaches are just blocks away and downtown is a short walk down cobblestone streets. Plus there is a large backyard and a field across the street for kids to play. We would highly recommend this property for your visit to Nantucket.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house and location was great!

  • 5 of 5

The house met all of our needs. We enjoyed gathering around the big table in the big kitchen and the outside deck every morning and evening. We were somewhat confused when we arrived that afternoon where everything was on the island, but by that evening we were finding things.

A few of of our older family members requested that there be a rubber mat or rubber decals so it wouldn't be so slippery in the showers.

Since we were at the island to learn about our Macy heritage, we took back home with us a lot of information and some wonderful memories. It was great we got to spend time together as a family in this wonderful Nantucket Island home. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Nantucket Rental

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our group MDW trip! The house was equipped with absolutely everything you could need, and the owners even left a great bottle of wine and welcome bag upon arrival. The house is much larger than it looks in pictures, and we had more than enough room to stay comfortably all weekend. The yard is perfect for spending time outside - we grilled on the deck and enjoyed eating outside. The owners were extremely easy to work with throughout the whole booking process, ensuring easy check in and answering all questions along the way. The location is great - walking distance to Stop & Shop and downtown. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $750

Initial 25% deposit is non-refundable. 75% balance is due 30 days before first day of rental period. VRBO will hold $750 security deposit in escrow account. Security deposit is returned to renter within 14 days after lease period ends, provided house is in same condition existing upon renter's arrival. Security deposit is $1500 if a pet is staying.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund