The Captain's Suite comfortably sleeps 4 people. We are currently accepting bookings for this coming spring, summer and fall for The Captain's Suite on Nantucket Island. We invite you to be a guest in 'The Captain's Suite,' a two bedroom, one bath suite of rooms in our historic home, 'Castle at Sea.' We only have one group of up to 4 guests at any time...this is not a B&B! Castle At Sea is a charming, spacious, historic, former Whaling Captain's home built in 1768 and located on a one way street in the the heart of Nantucket Town. Note the front ''Friendship Stairs,'' an architectural feature of the island's early Quaker history. This gracious home boasts high ceilings, and within this historic home is The Captain's Suite, which combines old world charm with modern amenities and is ready for your vacationing comfort and pleasure.
Each of the two bedrooms has its own flat screen cable TV, fan, and air conditioner. The 'back bedroom' is light and airy and has two beautiful twin canopy beds and two antique wicker chairs, perfect for relaxing with a good book. The 'middle bedroom' is smaller, has a full size canopy bed, an oriental rug, fireplace, comfortable chair, and connects directly to the bathroom. The suite comfortably sleeps four people and is perfect for a couple, or for a family of four. From the suite one can enjoy the delightful sounds of the noon and 6 pm church bells.
The Captain's Suite is on the second floor. We do not recommend the suite for guests who find stairs difficult, or guests who have mobility or balance difficulties.
This home is just steps from the island's fine shops, wonderful dining opportunities, museums, and art galleries. It is very convenient to the island transit system which has a 'stop' at the nearby corner. Nantucket has many fabulous beaches. The three closest beaches that are within walking distance include:
1.Children's Beach with it's wonderful playground, sandy beach and bathing area (2.5 blocks)
2. Brant Point Light House beach - a 5-10 minute walk, or 3-4 minute bike ride brings you to swimming at Brant Point
3. Jetties Beach- a 15 minute walk, or 5 minute bike ride.
Consider exploring the island and the many other beaches by bike or moped, take a tour, wander the quaint streets, or make use of the island transit buses which stop at the nearby corner.
The Castle at Sea property has a lovely, very private, and serene landscaped backyard with magnificent mature hydrangeas, a lily garden, and other beautiful plantings. It provides a surprisingly private refuge in the midst of Nantucket Town's Historic District. Guests are welcome to enjoy the yard and the patio area which has two chaise lounges and a table and chairs. Guests are invited to dine on the patio in this lovely and private yard.
Nantucket, 30 miles at sea, has waters that are warmed by the Gulf Stream which surrounds the island during the late spring, summer and fall. The island is accessed by ferry or plane...to get your preferred travel times be sure to make reservations well in advance. Bring your bathing suit and book, sandals and comfortable clothes and prepare to relax on the patio or at the beach, or in one of the wicker chairs in the suite. For many guests the location of this home, with it's proximity to beaches and the island transit system, make it unnecessary to have a car. Most vacationers enjoy bike riding or walking. However, island car rentals, or bringing your own car on the ferry, are available options and should be arranged for well in advance of your travel dates.
The Captain's Suite is filled with old world charm and with lovely antiques. It is accessed via the home's second staircase...a private back staircase off the kitchen that is only used for suite entry. This lovely air conditioned suite is equipped with a Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, 2 flat screen TV's, and high speed internet service. You will find that the suite has special touches designed to make your stay extremely comfortable.
The suite will be fully cleaned prior to your arrival and it will be cleaned upon your departure with no charge to you. Maid Service is not provided during your stay. For stays booked in weekly increments a full Suite cleaning, including linen change, will be provided at the end of each week.
Please note that the suite is within a home built in 1768. Building codes and standards, as we know them today, did not exist then. Therefore, one must be ready for lower doorways, slightly irregular staircases, narrow doorways, etc...all the things that give antique houses that antique charm.
The suite has a private bathroom that has a wonderful over sized claw foot soaking tub complete with shower...a perfect place for bath or shower lovers to enjoy an indulged soak or rinse at the end of a day at the beach. Please note that the high rim of the antique tub may not be suitable for some. The bathroom is accessed through a short hall directly off the bedroom with the full sized bed.
To protect the lawns and gardens, our guests are encouraged to store their bikes, strollers, or beach chairs in the designated areas. These items are not permitted in the yard or in the suite.
While no pets are invited, please note that there is a dog on the premises. Our Goldendoodle is often loose in the enclosed backyard. We ask guests to keep the entry arbor garden gate closed to prevent this furry little lady from taking an independent walk.
We have a 3 night minimum stay policy. From time-to-time 1 or 2 night stays may become available during High Season. Two night stays are welcome during the 'off season'.
Please note that only the tenants renting this suite are permitted on the property.
Children: we are pleased to accommodate children. However, the staircase is open from the second floor and , for safety reasons, would not be appropriate for most very young children.
Cancellations: Cancellations received more than 14 days before check-in will receive a refund less 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations received 14 days or less prior to check-in, regardless of season, will receive a refund minus the 10% cancellation fee only if we are able to re-book the suite for the entire cancelled time period. Early departures are treated as partial cancellations.
High Season rates apply to special weekends including: Daffodil Weekend, Wine Festival, Film Festival, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Boston Pops, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
We would be happy to try to accommodate special requests. With adequate advanced notice, and with the appropriate extra fees, we can have flowers or champagne delivered to the suite.
Beach towels are provided.
It would be our pleasure to speak with you and to help you to plan your holiday. Please check our rental calendar for availability, and please feel free to contact us through the VRBO website to book your stay or to ask any questions.
Please note that this is a totally non-smoking property...inside and outside.
Security Deposit: The security deposit of one night's stay is fully refundable, assuming no damages.
CHECK OUT: 10:30 am - CHECK IN: 3-6 pm.