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Historic 2BR Cottage in the Heart of Old Nantucket Town

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Hardwood floors restored and interior freshly painted.


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

With new paint exterior, new linens, new washer/dryer spring of 2017 we are ready to provide the backdrop to your families memories. A privet surround and the garden's southerly orientation define the outdoor living space, offering both warm sunshine and dappled shade. Enjoy mornings on the slate terrace, take time out for sunbathing or an afternoon of reading.Evenings the sheltered grounds offer stargazers a clarity unique to Nantucket. Birds abound.
The first floor plan is open, the furnishings and art collection selected by and for cognoscenti, and the kitchen designed by a serious cook. When day is done, there's a cozy, tucked away, sky lighted, first floor bedroom & adjacent bath offering privacy to a second couple.
The second floor master bedroom suite includes a side room with day bed, foyer, and bath. Don't even lift your head from the pillow to watch the sunrise to the east, or the birds staging themselves for breakfast amid the canopy of branches to the west. The side room also enjoys a westerly view of the meadow behind the property. The sunsets are spectacular!
Just steps away form the historic 'Three Bricks' on magnificent, elm shaded, upper Main Street; quiet, private Howard Court is a short, five minute walk to Town center. Designed for a totally self-indulgent summer idyll, the property is perfectly located, allowing occupants and their guests plenty of flexibility for both at-home or walking distance activities, without the need for a car; though the property does provide off-street parking for one vehicle.
Nantucket, 'one of the most perfectly preserved examples of 19th century architecture in America.' and the once Whaling Capitol of the World pairs its unique history with pristine beaches, fishing & sailing, miles of bicycle & nature trails, absolutely world class restaurants, galleries and distinctive shopping. It's no wonder so many people return year after year.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1025 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    We have no accessories for children, however there is a company who deliver and pick up at end of stay all baby needs....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • daybed 2nd floor this small room has no door. It is more of a side room than a full bedroom. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Outdoor shower: outdoor shower


  • Upstairs bathroom has shower. Downstairs has tub and shower.

Other Amenities

  • Happy to answer any questions you may have.


  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Tucked away one block off Main Street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    dining area in kitchen and patio both seat 5...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    The shed we call "Primrose" holds our coolers, beach chairs, beach umbrella...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    forced hot air...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosh new 6/14...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 drawer pull out refrigerators one refrigerator with ice maker ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Thermador new 6/14 gas top...moreless

  • Toaster




from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring early Summer
Apr 12 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 30 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Indian Summer
Sep 2 - Dec 12, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


In the event of cancellation:If the cottage is re-rented at the same rate, Tenant shall receive a refund from Landlord. If cancellation period cannot be re-rented the entire amount collected shall be forfeited.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamship and Hyline
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Childrens Beach

Our cottage when first built served as the carriage house to The Greater Light. A Nantucket Historical treasure.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: My husband and I met on the Island in the mid '80's and have family that live here year round. We are happily raising our family in New Jersey on a small farm. While we enjoy raising and showing Lincoln Sheep we stay busy with all the critters! If we do not get back to your email straight away it is because of the joys of country living.*** Please note for security reasons we prefer to speak with the renter prior to securing your dates. We want to protect you and ourselves from any fraud/scams. We will never ask payment to be wired for that very reason.

Why the Owner Chose Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA, USA:
We had been looking for a small in-town property. When we saw this cottage tucked away on a side street. We knew immediately it was exactly what we were hoping for. The side streets of downtown lend themselves to wandering. Just off the beaten path and yet a 5 minute walk to the heart of town.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Nestled among the gardens on a quaint shell lane in the historic center of Nantucket Town, this circa 1827/1850 carriage house offers historic charm while providing the comforts of modern amenities and gracious living. It's a real life fairy tale cottage. Some call it magical! In keeping original frame work inside and out the cottage has a sweet glow of warmth. Ready for Summer 2017? We are! Attending to the detail of opening our cottage has been a pleasure. Starting with Daffodil weekend. A Joyful time of year to kick off springs first kiss with flowers abound. Truly the daffodil is a marvel of splendor with intricate details. Bartlett farms has a wonderful island display. The beaches are yours for the walking, jogging, or sheer beauty of just watching the waves. This brisk time of year the island is buzzing as the pace takes on, "summers almost here" atmosphere. If your anxious to get away and relax our tucked away cottage is just the spot. As summer arrives so does the bustle of beach goers. If you are unfamiliar with the island or have been able to enjoy the shores too often to count we are happy to help with activities. Should fall-Autums last caress- be your retreat time for R&R few spots could be sweeter.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Hardwood floors restored and interior freshly painted.

    Hardwood floors restored and interior freshly painted.

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Stairs


  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • 2nd floor washer / dryer

    2nd floor washer / dryer

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Livning Room/1st floor Bedroom

    Livning Room/1st floor Bedroom

  •  1st Floor Bath

    1st Floor Bath

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

VRBO #568311

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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