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Gorgeous Home, Guest Cottage, 3 Garden Patios, Walk To Beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,270 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms- 5BR In Main House,2 bedrooms-2BR In Cottage,

Gorgeous gardens lead to 3 distinct patios and entertaining spaces. This historic 1800's home has been lovingly restored with modern kitchens and bathrooms. A star on the historical house tour. Property includes a main house and guest house. Cottage sleeps 4 and main house sleeps 9. Can be rented separately during off season only. Listed pricing includes both properties. Email for pricing on just one.

Main House First Floor:

Living room with fireplace and beautiful exposed wood paneling. Cozy library with wood paneling and fireplace. Dining room, half bath and a newly renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry, slate counters, oversized center island with farmer's sink, La Canche professional gas range, Sub-Zero Pro-48 refrigerator/freezer with glass door, Bosch dishwasher, microwave and wall oven, and sophisticated lighting.

Second Floor:

1 Master bedroom with queen bed, bath room en suite and walk in closet. Guest room #1 with two twin beds and Guest room #2 with queen and shared tiled bath between them.

Third Floor:

Sitting room with ladder to widow's walk, bath with tiled shower, and cozy bedroom with three twin beds.

Basement: Colorful new bathroom and bedroom with a Queen pull out sofa bed.Has it's own entry.

Cottage First Floor:

Open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living area, half-bath and laundry. The sofa opens up to a bed if needed.With slate counters, custom cabinetry and tilework, Perlick Signature Series mini-refrigerator and freezer, professional gas range, Bosch dishwasher, stone floors with radiant heating, beadboard and chair rail details, the space is extremely appealing. Opens to outside porch ,barbeque and sitting area.

Cottage Second Floor:

Two bedrooms,one Master with a queen bed and guestroom with 2 twins.Both bedrooms are served by a full European style (two room) bath with shower. Wonderful diamond patterned and decoratively painted floors and woodwork throughout these charming rooms, hallway, and stairwell.

More Details

Property Manager
Alison MacDonald
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Alison MacDonald

We are lovers and restorers of antique homes. This is one of three homes on Nantucket that we have restored. This house dates back to 1800. A succession of coopers and mariners owned the house in the first half of the nineteenth century, including master mariners William Pitman and William Barney. Daniel T. Dunham purchased the property in 1855, and it remained in his family until 1904. Ella Wyer, who lived at 1 West Chester with her husband, William H., bought the house at 3 West Chester in 1905; their son Irvin Wyer became the owner of both properties, and in 1944 he recorded the current plot plan for the property when he sold 3 West Chester to George and Mildred Roosevelt. The Reeses acquired the parcel behind the house in 1981. We are the third owners since then.

Alison MacDonald purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Alison MacDonald chose Nantucket Island

We have been renting this property out during the summer for the last six years and people just love it! It usually sells out pretty quickly. This is one of the larger houses that can be rented with modern amenities that is easy walking distance of all that town offers.This property is down the road from the White Elephant and Brant point, Nantucket Hotel is around the corner.The Whaling museum is a block away, close to the ferries. We see a lot of family parties and weddings where people want to house and sleep a lot of people but also want privacy. The guest cottage is perfect for that. The property is well designed for entertaining and accommodating the needs of all ages with three distinct spaces with outdoor furniture.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

If baby, and toddler equipment is needed we recommend Nantucket Cribs [ 508-228-5200 ] who deliver to the property.Also Petite and Nantucket will deliver everything that you might need.

Also Easy Riders [508-325-2722] and Island Bike Company [508-228-4070] both bike rentals will deliver to the property.


Cliff Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6270 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main House : Guest Room 2 - 1 queen
    Main House : Guest Room 1 - 1 queen
    Main House :Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Cottage : Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Cottage : Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    main house attic suite - 3 twin/ single
    Main House: Basement suite - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable queen pullout sofa
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa in cottage pulls out for sleeping
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Home, Guest Cottage, 3 Garden Patios, Walk To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great home to rent for your stay in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely w a wonderful warm cozy feel. There were eight of us and there's plenty of room to spare w the cottage. The house is in a perfect location near town and the shops. A very special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a fantastic stay at the property over Labor Day weekend. With the main house and the cottage, there was plenty of space for our group to spread out and enjoy the beautiful character of the property. The central location of the property made it very easy for us to come and go throughout the weekend, and was incredibly convenient for visits into town and the beaches. It was a pleasure to work with the property owner, and after thorough communication, we felt right at home upon our arrival! I would highly recommend this property for anyone with a larger family or friend group coming to stay on Nantucket.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Place was fantastic with all the things one looks for in a perfect nantucket home -- great location in town, very quiet (hard to find downtown), high quality finishes, well-equipped and easily accommodates many people. The interior layout and decor are so comfortable. Alison, the property manager, couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family get together in thi special house. Beautiful historic home in a great location. We were able to walk to town, beaches, and ferry. Could'nt have been a better stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Location and Special House

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed at this special house two years in a row and loved it! The location is ideal--quiet but steps from town. Our teens could easily get places on their own. All 13 of us fit with no problem. The house feels historical but with modern updates and everything is pretty and fresh with lots of blues and greens throughout. The kitchen is especially great with lots of counter space and all the tools you need. The guest cottage is also lovely and so close that the two spaces feel like one. Not a lot of outdoor space but enough and we ate outside many nights. One thing to know is that one bedroom is only accessible through another bedroom. The owners were also very easy to work with (not always the case!)--filled the house with fresh flowers for our arrival and responded to any concerns we had. Overall, fantastic house.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding to attend and this property was perfect. We stayed there with our five kids and their partners, as well as one of our sisters and two brothers. There was still room left over! We also hosted a BBQ and Sunday Brunch and cooked for 35 people each time. The two kitchens were great and all the refrigerators were very helpful. The property is very close to everything in town and a lovely beach. Oh yes..and by the way, the entire place is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
American Seasons
Nearest Ferry
Steamship, Hyline
Nearest Restaurant
American Seasons
Nearest Beach
Childrens, Brant Point, Steps

Classic Nantucket antique home located in walking distance from both ferries and from Brant Point and Children's Beaches. Steps away from American Seasons restaurant at the juncture of Cliff and West Chester Rds. Steps Away from Something Natural restaurant. House featured on historical house tour.


Rates & Availability

Cliff Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Wine weekend
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall season
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

May: $1700. per night -Figawi and Wine festival-3 night min. June:1400. per night- 3 night min. July and august 7 day min.:$10,000. Sept:$1400. per night -3 night min.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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