Nantucket Town House Rental Photos and Description
4 BR, 2.5 BA, sleeps eight. Six twins, one king four-poster bed.
Windswept--aptly named--sits atop Mill Hill in Nantucket Town's Residential Old Historic District on one acre facing a quiet, 18th-Century working windmill. Air-conditioned Windswept is a 10-minute delightful walk--only two turns--to shops, restaurants, theaters, beaches and a two-minute walk to the Island-wide shuttle bus stop and bike paths. With Windswept's superb location, no car is necessary but Windswept has two off-street parking spaces.
Windswept is available weekly, bimonthly, and monthly. Families can enjoy Windswept alone or with the nearby air-conditioned, secluded, romantic, and cheery one-bedroom house (see # 105380) for multigenerational reunions. This family compound sleeps 12.
Windswept, at the end of a long, winding driveway with blackberry bushes, has a wraparound porch with teak Adirondack chairs and ottomans, two picnic tables and benches, an eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, gigantic living room, mammoth master bedroom with sitting area, wireless Internet, spacious yards to play games and hold family sports tournaments, charcoal grill, stereo system, fireplace, Oriental rugs, outdoor shower and hardwood floors.
Windswept also has complimentary Internet (Wi-Fi), fresh flowers, an enclosed outdoor hot/cold after-swim shower with a spacious dressing area; beach chairs which can be worn on your back to hold a cooler and your belongings for a day at the beach; beach towels; beach coolers (three sizes); microwave oven; toaster; Cuisinart; blender; Crock-pot; lobster pot; fish poacher; three cable flat-screeen HDTVs; DVD player; VCR; 10-CD changer/tape/radio system; books; croquet, badminton, and volleyball; board games; and five hair dryers.
Caretaker: The caretaker lives nearby and responds quickly to tenants' requests, thereby ensuring guests' comfort and enjoyment. For a small fee, the caretaker will buy groceries and supplies to stock the refrigerator before the tenants arrive. Windswept's owner can recommend a responsible, experienced babysitter.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Carolyn Crowley
I taught English as a Second Language in Japan (1968-1970), volunteered with Peace Corps in Morocco (1972-1974), taught fourth grade on Long Island, taught seventh and eighth grade English in Baltimore, substitute taught in Boston, and my favorite of all my jobs: I wrote newspaper and magazine stories 1980-2011 in Washington, D.C. I moved to Windswept September 2011.
Like my parents and our tenants, I love Windswept. It lacks nothing and is as comfortable as a home should be.
Carolyn Crowley purchased this house in 1965
Why Carolyn Crowley chose Nantucket Town
My mother fell in love with Windswept as soon as she walked through the front door. My father wanted to live on the 'Sconset Bluff. Thankfully Mom won. They both loved Windswept and Nantucket so much that they retired in Windswept when Dad retired at age 70 as a Boston Globe editorial writer.
What makes this house unique
Windswept is close to several beaches and is in Nantucket Town where tenants will want to shop, dine, attend theatrical performances and movies. Because it is on one of Nantucket's highest points, Windswept enjoys refreshing summertime breezes throughout the day and night. In one of Nantucket Town's largest yards--an acre--guests can safely play croquet, badminton, volleyball, soccer and football far from the street.
No house on Nantucket has better views of The Old Mill. Tenants love relaxing on the wraparound porch, reading, eating conversing with each other and gazing at the quiet windmill which grinds corn. The large wraparound porch has Adirondack chairs and ottomans, rocking chairs, picnic tables and teak chairs. Lawn chairs and picnic tables lie throughout the large front and back yards.
Guestbook comments from the owner
I would definitely stay here again. The location is great. We spent several afternoons enjoying champagne on the main house's well-appointed wraparound porch watching the sunset and enjoying the breeze in front of the windmill. Also, it's very easy to get into town (a 3-min. bike ride down the hill or a 10- minute walk), and returning up the hill is enough as to feel like it's a country estate. Both the main house (Windswept) and the nearby smaller house (In the Lee) were charming inside and out and very clean. Further, the houses were more than accommodating to our large group. We were at max occupancy--12--but it didn't feel like it. The houses make for a perfect base of operations for a fun Nantucket vacation with family or friends.