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Secluded, Romantic, Cheery, House Faces 18th-Century Working Windmill

Carolyn Crowley

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Carolyn Crowley

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Secluded, Romantic, Cheery, House Faces 18th-Century Working Windmill

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Nantucket Town House Rental Photos and Description

1 BR, 1 BA, queen bed, 1 double 8' futon w/springs in living room. Sleeps 4.

Air-conditioned and secluded In the Lee is in Nantucket Town's Old Historic District facing an 18th-Century quiet, working windmill. It is only a 10-minute delightful walk to shops, restaurants, theaters, beaches and Nantucket Harbor, and a 2-minute walk to the Island-wide shuttle bus stop and bike paths. Guests can walk to Brant Point, Jetties, Children’s, Francis Street and Steps beaches.

Families can enjoy In the Lee alone or w/ the nearby magnificent four-bedroom house with a wraparound porch and Adirondack chairs (see # 105381) for multigenerational reunions. This family compound sleeps 12. With this superb location -- the Island's best -- no car is necessary, but both houses have two off-street parking spaces at the end of the long, winding driveway.

This tucked-away home has a tile floor and hand-hooked hand-dyed wool rugs with Nantucket nautical and floral themes, a brick patio for relaxing, showering and grilling and beyond it is a grass backyard with enclosed shower.

Other Amenities : In the Lee also has complimentary high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi), a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, blender, coffeemaker, all linens, beach towels, all cooking utensils, fish poacher, lobster pot, charcoal BBQ grill, beach chairs (they can be carried or worn on the back and have a pouch for a cooler), books, cable TV, VCR, DVD player, sound system, children's toys, and fresh flowers.

Caretaker: The caretaker lives nearby. She therefore is able to respond quickly to tenants' needs, ensuring their comfort and enjoyment. She gives tenants literature, Island maps and the Nantucket Restaurant guide. For a fee, she will pick up groceries and supplies to stock the refrigerator before tenants arrive.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyn Crowley (Owner)
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

This review is word-for-word from a frequent In the Lee tenant:

My husband and I have stayed at In the Lee many times over the years. We've always found it lovely, peaceful and charming. Sun-filled during the day and blissfully quiet at night, it's truly a special place, tucked behind the historic windmill. Perfect for a solo traveler or a couple, the house is fully equipped with a washer-dryer, outdoor patio with barbecue, air conditioning, dishwasher and a private driveway.

However, you don't need a car to stay at In the Lee as it's in an ideal location – a short walk to the center of town and an easy bike ride to the island's many beautiful beaches.

In the Lee's kind, conscientious owner is always making thoughtful improvements to the property – outside and in – taking great care to provide a pleasant stay for tenants in the hopes that they will return. There is always a helpful, knowledgeable caretaker on call if any needs arise and the cleaning crew does a very thorough job of making the house fresh for each new arrival.

In the Lee is a wonderful year-round choice for visitors to Nantucket.
Aug 2009
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Secluded, Romantic, Cheery, House Faces 18th-Century Working Windmill
average rating of 4.8 based on 14 reviews

Well maintained and homey. Comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant amenities and surroundings. We could walk or ride our bike to town and had easy bicycle access to many of our interests - beaches, historic places, an organic farm. Kitchen was roomy and had good utensils. Bed was comfortable. Living area was well arranged and comfy. Shower was a bit small, we kept bumping our elbows on the shower walls. Carolyn was a jewel and very helpful, just an excellent host. If you go, be sure to visit the whaling museum and take the tour out to Great Point. We had some fantastic lobster at Languedoc in town, but there are so many fine restaurants, it was hard to decide. Fully stocked grocery store close by with a good fish market and Bartlett's Farm has a great grocery store as well, with lots of local stuff.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at In the Lee cottage. We received a very warm welcome from our hostess, Carolyn, who checked in with us frequently to ensure our every whim was catered to. Carolyn set up the grill for us out back and even left us charcoal and matches to get started. She was kind enough to supply extra blankets and comfortors, as I am always cold no matter the weather (which was beautiful, incidentally). She even directed us to the right shops and bookstores to find exactly the items we wanted to collect as souvenirs to take home. The cottage is very comfortable and has every amenity one could imagine needing for a great time on the island. The location could not be better: out of the downtown fray (so very quiet and peaceful) and yet close enough to walk to shops, restaurants, beaches, and the like. We got around on our bikes, and Carolyn made many helpful suggestions regarding where to find good fun. Thank you, Carolyn. We had a lovely time and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 4-day getaway,our first in Nantucket but definitely not our last. In the Lee is a very cozy, well-appointed cottage with all the amenities one could hope for. The location is unbeatable: away from the busy center of town so very quiet, and yet easily accessible by bike or on foot. Carolyn is the perfect hostess: extremely accommodating and eager to assist in any way to make your stay on the island as enjoyable as can be. Taking the time to get to know her guests and understand their interests, Carolyn makes excellent recommendations for finding the best places to explore, eat, and shop. We were impressed that she checked in frequently to ensure that our stay was wonderful. I highly recommend this cottage and its fine hostess to any visitors on the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 5 wonderful weeks at 'In the Lee".The location was perfect - a 10 minute walk into town past lovely old houses brimming with flowers scenting the sweet air. We had a car but it was not a necessity since the island has many safe bike routes. The cottage was fully furnished with a washer/dryer and an outdoor shower perfect for a day at the beach. The outdoor grill was convenient . Carolyn was fun and interesting to get to know and I took several long walks with her and her lovely dogs. All in all it was a lot of fun and we learned a lot about the island's history. The whaling museum was great! We would gladly return to In the Lee. Pat and Jim Roberts

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Wonderful island bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Inn The Lee over the 4th of July. It is a great location, well air conditioned, ample room and Carolyn was a perfect host. Easy bike or walk to town and beaches!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

The 'Lee'surely Experience

  • 5 of 5

There are two houses on this propery, one of which called: In The Lee. It is by far one of the best cottages on the island in regards to location and design. I have stayed at In The Lee twice and would repeat my stay time and time again. The cottage is in a peaceful location with the perfect balance of everything. You have your own private patio that is furnished with a grill. Inside you have a washer and dryer, a full size bed and a pull out futon/couch, kitchen/dinning room, and even beach chairs to take with you on your excursions. It's an easy walk downtown and just as easy to walk to the local grocery. Cabs, renting a car, or even renting bikes can get expensive on the island and having such a central location to everything being at this property makes visiting the island easy and affordable to get around. If you're looking for a stay when you can have no stress and truly get away in your own peaceful abode this is the cottage to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This young woman and her three friends were perfect tenants who are welcome to come back to our one-bedroom house as many times as they wish. As a matter of fact, this summer they have asked to rent our four-bedroom house, which sleeps eight, because their group has expanded. We are happy they have asked to return but sad that the house is not available. But because they have been such good tenants, I was delighted to refer them to a friend who has apartments in Town.


Whaling Museum
Cisco Brewers
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Miacomet Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arno's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Francis Street Beach
Car: not necessary

Nearby are natural history/museum tours, biking, fishing, boating, sailing, surfing, tennis, golf, kayaking, snorkeling, birding, seal/whale cruises, crabbing trips, aquarium/observatory viewing, wildflower and ghost walks, laning, kiting, art classes, theater productions, beach combing (for shells, beach glass, and 'mermaid purses'), outdoor family concerts (including Boston Pops in August), visual arts displays, auctions, tie-dying clinics, soccer/baseball/field hockey/basketball/lacrosse camps, lectures, scalloping and musseling. Picking plump, juicy blackberries on the driveway to eat immediately or to make pies.

Other Activities: Auctions, winery tours, sports camps, moor walking, bird watching, star gazing, nature studies, fine dining, crabbing, seal/whale-watching cruises.


Rates & Availability

From $357 Per night

Nantucket Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 16 2015 - May 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 31 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Mid Oct. - Late Oct.
Oct 11 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $30
Notes $1,800-$2,900/week in spring, summer & fall, sleeps four, no pets/smoking/candle burning, $500 security deposit. Winter rental: $1,300/month + utilities, two people maximum. No pets/smoking/candle burning. $1,300 security deposit.
Rent In the Lee alone or with nearby four-bedroom house (see #22624). This family compound sleeps 12. Turnover day: Saturday. Check-in: 3:00; checkout 10 a.m.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 596 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outside - outdoor shower , Enclosed with hot/cold water.
  • Bathroom renovated four years ago, including adding a tile shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Greenery is outside windows.
    Living room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , View is of Old Mill built in 1746.
  • 1 bedroom with queen bed and double futon with eight-inch mattress and springs in living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air-conditioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher, brick patio, large back yard, beach chairs, coolers, toaster, blender, 10-cup coffee maker, fish poacher, lobster pot, books, board games, sound system, VCR, DVD player, DVR, complimentary high-speed Internet (WiFi), telephone, charcoal grill, fresh flowers, beach chairs with pouch for cooler, outside enclosed hot/cold shower, two off-street parking spaces, and on long winding driveway are tall bushes with plump blackberries for tenants to pick for cooking pies or eating instantly. The caretaker lives nearby and therefore can respond quickly to tenants' needs, thereby ensuring a pleasant stay in cheery, secluded In the Lee. He welcomes guests, giving them literature about Nantucket and telling them about Nantucket's happenings. For a small fee, he will stock the refrigerator for guests before their arrival.

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