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The Captain's Suite in the Heart of Nantucket Town is Within Castle at Sea

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Historic Town-former Whaling Captain's home-suite rental within


Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

$435/night-Suite sleeps 4 people -heart of town! 3 night minimum

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 the suite shares an 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 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 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.

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.
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 call us at 203-770-1383 between 9 am and 8:30 pm 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.
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Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Children are welcome. Please note: only house guests/tenants staying in the Captain's Suite are permitted on the property. This applies to both inside and outside of the house...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children ages 4 years and over are welcome. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    There is a strict non-smoking policy both in the house and on the property. There will be a fine of $300, to be deducted from the security deposit, if there is any indication of smoking anywhere on this property. Smoking on the property, or possession or use of any illegal drugs or substances will be considered breach of the rental contract and will result in immediate termination of the lease and eviction from the property. The same applies to drunk or disorderly behavior, which will also be considered a breach of the lease and will result in immediate eviction. Guests may feel to consume a moderate amount of alcohol that does not result in drunkenness or disorderly behavior. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    There are no pets allowed. However, please note that the owners have a dog on the property. She is a Goldendoodle, and she is often loose in the yard. Guests are requested to keep the arbor gate closed when not entering or exiting the yard....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The Captain's Suite is on the second floor of the home and is not suitable for wheelchairs or for anyone with any mobility or balance issues....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • This is a rental suite...a modified apartment. It has 2 bedrooms, and a private bathroom. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV and fan. One bedroom has a full size canopy bed, and the second bedroom has two twin size canopy beds and two antique wicker chairs. The suite shares a window air conditioner. There is a small refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee pot....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    clawfoot tub...moreless

  • Private ensuite bathroom with clawfoot tub shower combination.

Other Amenities

  • Check in at 3 pm. Check out at 10:30 am. RATES: $395/night for two guests. $450/night for 3-4 guests. We ask for your cooperation in adhering to these times for checking in and out. The suite must be fully cleaned before your arrival, and after your departure. You might find it convenient to make reservations for your ferry or plane travel to dove tail with the times of arrival and departure at the Captain's Suite. We are happy to try to accommodate any special requests prior to your arrival. Given adequate time to make arrangements flowers, a bottle of wine, or a special gift may possibly be arranged for...all, of course, with the appropriate fees....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable service to the TV's...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screen TV' in each bedroom...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The house is NOT beachfront, but it is 2 blocks from the harbor and walkable to 3 beaches....moreless

  • Downtown:

    THE CAPTAIN'S SUITE is a gracious 2 bedrm 1 bath suite in a former Whaling Captain's home...on a cobblestone street in the historic district of Nantucket town...walkable to beaches, restaurants,shops....moreless

  • Village:

    Former whaling captain's home located on a 1 way street in Nantucket's Historic District. Walk to beaches, town shopping, fine dining, theater, movies, museums...wander the quaint streets, ride bikes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Outside patio dining is a lovely option available to house guests/tenants. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    One window a/c adequately cools both bedrooms....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a fireplace in the bedroom with the full size bed. This lovely fireplace is NOT usable!...245 yr old clay lines the chimney. Not visible is the boarded up flu...helps with climate control....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided. There is no Maid Service. Tenants who rent by the week will have the suite cleaned and all linens changed weekly....moreless

  • Parking:

    On street parking only with permit from the police dept..must present a copy of the lease to get a permit.Most find cars unnecessary.Bike, walk,or use island transit buses which stop across the street...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towel are provided. Beach towels are provided daily upon request....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    4 Coffee mugs, 4 small plates, 4 spoons, forks, and knives...moreless


  • Boat:

    There are boats for charter at the boat basin. Some boats take groups on fishing expeditions, and some are just pleasure boats....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Guests are welcome to relax on the blue stone patio...and are welcome to use the patio table and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Miacomet Golf Club is open to the reservations needed....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks can be rented on Washington Street extension....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely, serene, private garden area with blue stone patio, table and chairs. Lovely July lily garden. Wonderful mature hydrangeas and other perennials....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nantucket has public tennis courts....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Many town shops sell water sports gear....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a community pool at the Nantucket High School. Fees apply....moreless



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Spring, Summer, Fall
May 25 - Oct 18, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $435
  • Cleaning $65
  • Taxes Not included


RATES: Location! Fabulous suite! Nightly rates range from $325-$450 depending upon the season. Memorial Day $425/night-3night minimum. July 4th weekend $450/night-4night minimum. Sleeps 4 people. Non-smoking. Best suited for families and couples. We suggest that you plan your ferry or plane reservations well in advance.

We are happy to assist you in planning your vacation. Contact: 781-342-5322

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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$435 night!

A charming and gracious former whaling captain's home within which is the The Captain's Suite. The suite SLEEPS 4 PEOPLE and is comprised of two bedrooms: one bedroom with a full size canopy bed, the second bedroom with 2 twin canopy beds. The suite is completed with a private bathroom that has a claw foot tub (higher sides of the antique tub would not be suitable for some people) with shower...a wonderful place for bath lovers to soak, or for shower lovers to enjoy bathing at the end of a beach day. For your comfort, the suite has fans, two flat screen TV's, one powerful a/c unit that covers both rooms. It has a mini kitchen with a small refrigerator, microwave, dishes, and Keurig coffee pot.

The Captain's Suite is accessed by the home's back staircase which is used by no one other than the guests in the suite. Because of the stairs, the suite would not be appropriate for anyone with mobility issues or difficulty climbing stairs. It is most suitable for a couple or for a family of four people. Families with small children should consider the advisability of a second floor suite with a staircase entering into the back bedroom.

As with any home built in 1768 current building codes, as we know them today, did not exist then. One enters a home that exudes the antiquity and building standards of it's time. Hand crafted beams with edges carefully hand 'beaded' add to the home's charm.

The home is situated on a one way cobblestone street in the heart of the town's historic district. For most, this property is an easy walk to 3 beaches, the island's fine dining, shopping, antiquing, the boat basin, a supermarket, museums, theaters, and two movie theaters. The Island Transit System has a stop at the end of the easy way to get around the island.

Bring your bathing suit, casual clothes and a good book an be prepared to relax! Smell the salt air, feel the ocean breezes. The Whaling Museum is at the end of the street.

This is a non-smoking property, inside and outside. Only listed tenants are invited to use the property. Please note that our Goldendoodle is often off leash in the yard...our "heart wrapped in fur"!

It would be our pleasure to help you to plan your holiday! Please review our rental calendar, and then feel free to call us between 9 am and 8 pm.

Judy and Jeff (cell: 203 770 1383)


Owner info

About the owner: We are two professional retired people

Why the Owner Chose Nantucket Town, Nantucket, MA, USA:
We purchased this home adoring the antiquity and history of both Nantucket and this house. The house was built in 1768 by a Quaker carpenter as a wedding present for his bride. The ceilings are amazingly high, the rooms airy, the house is gracious, and we adored the location in the heart of the Old Historic District. It is walkable to Nantucket's fine dining, museums, shops, ferries, theaters, and 2 beaches. The island shuttle bus has a stop diagonally across from the house, making it easy to access this system that can shuttle you all around the island. Due to having been built in 1768 please note that building codes, as we know them today, did not exist then. Staircases are narrow, etc...and antique charm prevails. However, the house has wonderfully high ceilings, a/c, and completely modern amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The home has a uniquely private backyard...a lovely lush oasis of flowers and trees in the middle of town. Hydrangeas, lilies, and Rose of Sharon are just a few of the many plants adorning this professionally landscaped yard. The yard is surrounded by mature evergreen hedges providing for both shade and privacy. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the blue stone patio and furnishings...a great place for enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner...or for "kicking back" with a cold drink at the end of the day. Our guests also find this to be a lovely place for relaxing with a book...meditating or just day dreaming!

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Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Historic Town-former Whaling Captain's home-suite rental within

    Historic Town-former Whaling Captain's home-suite rental within

  • Charming ''Middle Bedroom'' with double bed, flat screen TV, fan, fireplace.

    Charming ''Middle Bedroom'' with double bed, flat screen TV, fan, fireplace.

  • Airy ''Back Bedroom''with 2 twin canopied beds, flat screen TV,AC, fan,2 chairs.

    Airy ''Back Bedroom''with 2 twin canopied beds, flat screen TV,AC, fan,2 chairs.

  • Looking down at the private back yard private garden and patio from suite window

    Looking down at the private back yard private garden and patio from suite window

  • Hall chandelier...entrance to suite bathroom.

    Hall chandelier...entrance to suite bathroom.

  • Sandy swimming area & playground at Children's Beach- 2.5 blocks!

    Sandy swimming area & playground at Children's Beach- 2.5 blocks!

  • Private, beautifully landscaped backyard with bluestone patio,  table and chairs

    Private, beautifully landscaped backyard with bluestone patio, table and chairs

  • Fireplace and cozy chair in 'Middle Bedroom'...a good place to relax!

    Fireplace and cozy chair in 'Middle Bedroom'...a good place to relax!

  • 'Kitchen 
Corner'...Keurig coffee pot, microwave, under counter refrig, dishes

    'Kitchen Corner'...Keurig coffee pot, microwave, under counter refrig, dishes

  • Hall window in the suite...a mermaid moment!

    Hall window in the suite...a mermaid moment!

  • Suite bathroom sink

    Suite bathroom sink

  • Swim at nearby lovely & sandy Brant Point Lighthouse-a short walk from the house

    Swim at nearby lovely & sandy Brant Point Lighthouse-a short walk from the house

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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