Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Nantucket, MA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $285 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Nantucket. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Culture and history near Nantucket vacation home rentals

Popularized in Herman Melville's Moby Dick, the former "whaling capital of the world" is now a posh summer playground where CEOs, celebrities, and affluent visitors tuck into the finest seafood meals and tee off at exclusive golf clubs. Nantucket vacation rentals give you a chance to experience this charming New England town, with its maritime heritage and stunning beaches. Must-dos include a trip to the fascinating Nantucket Whaling Museum, housed in a 19th-century whale oil candle factory, and pictorials against the backdrop of Brant Point Light, a picturesque 1746 lighthouse.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Nantucket vacation rentals

Nantucket native Maria Mitchell was the first female astronomer in the US, and you can visit her Quaker-style childhood home, Mitchell House, for a peek at early 19th-century life before going starwatching at Loines Observatory and Vestal Street Observatory. The locally-caught marine life showcased at the seaside Maria Mitchell Aquarium aren't going to be anyone's lunch—they're released back into the wild at the end of each season. You can also pop into the Nantucket Atheneum, a library built in the Greek Revival architectural style, for a lecture by the country's most distinguished speakers.

Activities

Activities near Nantucket vacation homes

Water the chances of getting bored on this small island? Zilch, because there's plenty to do in and out of the water. The beaches, of course, are Nantucket's main draw, and those on the north side are calmer and shallower—Children's Beach and Jetties Beach are particularly great for families with kids. For surfing and boogie boarding, head to the beaches on the south side, such as Surfside, Madaket, and ‘Sconset. You can also go sailing, kayaking, or fishing, and if you want to take it easy, there's bird-, seal-, and whale-watching.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Nantucket vacation rentals

The weather in Nantucket is always influenced by the Atlantic ocean, and it's one of the few areas on the East Coast with an oceanic climate. Temperatures fall anywhere between 62 and 76 degrees in July and August. Winters are mild and wet, with the most rainy days from November to February. January and February are the coldest months, when temps range from 25 to 39 degrees. If you're ready to contend with the cold, you might score the best deals on Nantucket vacation rentals in the winter, and attractions typically remain open through Christmas and New Year.

Natural features

Muskeget Island has our (gray) seal of approval

Booking a Nantucket vacation rental means you'll be treated to beautiful coastal scenery and occasional sightings of local sea life, but you can also go further afield for even more nature trips. From Nantucket Harbor, you can take a cruise to nearby Muskeget Island. Its shores largely consist of sand dunes and marshes, and it's a breeding spot for gray seals. And if you thought Nantucket couldn't get any more photogenic, you should see it during daffodil season in late April, when the island is covered in millions of the bright yellow blooms.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Nantucket

The nearest airport is in Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial), located 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), which is 27.6 mi (44.5 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Nantucket vacation rentals

Nantucket is filled with unique historic sites to delight history buffs. Vacation homes are available near places like Sankaty Head Light, a historic lighthouse with a dramatic bluff that offers stunning scenic views, and the Jethro Coffin House, an old saltbox home with guided tours of the interior. You'll also like Egan Maritime’s Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, a museum with local shipwreck relics and historic documents.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Nantucket vacation homes

Couples will love the abundance of romantic locations in Nantucket. Intimate vacation homes can be found near places like Sconset Bluff Walk, a footpath with scenic sea and heathland views, and the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, a museum dedicated to handcrafted baskets made by men stationed in lightships. Another great spot for couples is Tuckernuck Island, a tranquil, compact island with unique vegetation and wildlife.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Nantucket?

Elegant condos, unique treehouses and rustic cottages — everyone's dream place to stay is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something to tantalize you among our top vacation rentals in Nantucket:

  • "Luxurious Harbor View “eliza” Cottage Next To White Elephant": If you're chasing a comfy space in Nantucket Town, this rental won't disappoint. It offers 1 bedroom and quality amenities including a nearby hospital and a nearby beach.
  • "Luxurious Harbor View “cynthia” Cottage. Walk And Bike To Everything": Located in Nantucket Town, this top-rated option has 2 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. A barbecue grill and beach towels are among them.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Nantucket vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Nantucket?

For an unforgettable vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Nantucket. A word of warning though — after you've lived the tiny house life, the urge to move into one of these miniature digs will be tough to resist!

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Marion Village's Very Best Cottage - Tiny Home Living Close To The Town Beach". This property in Marion Center packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as cookware, dishware and utensils and lowered locks.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Stay In A Tiny House 0. 4mi To Beach Village Restaurants Pet Friendly 2 Bikes". Located in Dennis Port, this little gem comes with a living room and golf.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Nantucket?

Whether you want to spend your vacation adventuring outdoors or relaxing with your friends, we've got gorgeous log cabins where you can do both. Pack your suitcase and check out these top picks in and around Nantucket:

  • "Spacious Wellfleet Tree Top Log Cabin Great For Families And Reunions": This is the ideal base to experience the fantastic outdoor activities this region has on offer, including basketball and sailing.
  • "Rustic Cozy Log Cabin": After a fun day of trying out some local activities, such as hiking and biking and snowboarding, wind down at this sought-after getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Nantucket?

Clock off on Friday and then forget about your worries. If you're up for some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and near Nantucket promise an amazing weekend getaway:

  • Spend a few days at "Chatham Seaside Cottage - Oceanfront Beach Cottage", which is around 25 miles to the north of Nantucket. There's lots of adventure and nature to uncover here. Try fishing and kayaking or just wander around the sights of Town Beach and Herring Cove Beach.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a short and sweet break at "Luxurious Harbor View “eliza” Cottage Next To White Elephant". Use it as a base to relax, or head out and try your hand at some surfing and boogie boarding and mountain biking. When it's time to discover more of the area, organize a visit to Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and Keyes Memorial Beach. This sought-after vacation rental is around 0.1 miles north of Nantucket.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Nantucket?

Take in the culture and energy of Nantucket from the comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you'd love to get away on your own or have some fun with pals, you'll find the ideal studio apartment for rent in or near Nantucket:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "Luxurious Harbor View “eliza” Cottage Next To White Elephant". This vacation rental is a great base for sightseeing and offers amenities including a nearby beach and an outdoor pool.
  • "Cape Cod/oceanfront On Nantucket Sound W" is another appealing choice. Get comfy and take advantage of air conditioning, WiFi and more.

There are many highlights around Nantucket to add to your agenda. Feed the culture buff in you with a visit to Institute of Contemporary Art and American Repertory Theater.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Nantucket?

From time to time, you've just got to get away from it all, even if it's only for one or two days. Enjoy the ideal combination of exploring and relaxing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Nantucket:

  • "Located Steps Away To Main Street And. 7 Miles From Surf Drive Beach" is close to the center of Nantucket, which means there are tons of things to keep you occupied. Make your way to cool attractions like Walden Pond and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House when you're not making the most of your cozy digs.
  • Roll out of bed, cook up some breakfast and then plan what to explore around "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered". Old Manse and Concord Visitors Center should be on your itinerary if you choose to stay at this vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Nantucket?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Nantucket that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and kick back together at "Exceptional - Waterfront Home". Around 25 miles from Nantucket, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and a resort.
  • Another place where you can spend a few wonderful days together is "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered". Located around 30 miles from Nantucket, beauty services and winery tours add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Nantucket?

You'll find some awesome mansions for rent in and near Nantucket. If you're searching for somewhere with plenty of room as well as a big dollop of wow factor, these architectural stunners will not disappoint:

  • Style, character and charm — "East Wing Of Captain's Mansion" has it all. Around 20 miles west of Nantucket and offering a fireplace and golf, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch and stay a week or two at "Luxurious Captain's Mansion - Waterfront". It's located about 20 miles to the west of Nantucket and offers amenities like beauty services, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Nantucket?

Share your vacation and double the fun. Whether you're organizing an active getaway with pals or a big family gathering, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Nantucket:

  • You'll have enough room to move at "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered". Around 30 miles north of Nantucket, this welcoming retreat has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 guests. Quality amenities include a garden and a kitchen.
  • Nothing is more important than being together with loved ones, and "Ernesto House. Porch, Garage And Garden" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 0.1 miles to the east of Nantucket, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a water view are among the numerous amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Nantucket?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is hands down the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Nantucket and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to take your inflatable unicorn:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "New House, Steps To Beaches, Main St", where your biggest priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a dishwasher and towels help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, unpack your bags at "Hóll Adventure House - Perfect For Groups". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of outdoor furniture and pet-friendly facilities.

Nantucket has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 70 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Nantucket vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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