CHARMING AND CONVENIENT, QUIET AND CLOSE TO TOWN

Nancy Chiswick

Speaks english, french
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Nancy Chiswick

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CHARMING AND CONVENIENT, QUIET AND CLOSE TO TOWN

Nantucket Town House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, sleeps 4, plus queen sofa bed for guests

This has been our family vacation home for over 20 summers, and now you, too, can enjoy the special place that is Nantucket. The house is a salt box, set on a large lot with a pond in the back yard. It's located 1.5 miles from town and 2 miles from Surfside Beach. It is fully equipped for cooking at home (gas grill on the deck, Cuisinart, microwave, lobster pot, etc in the open kitchen area), but you may end up sampling the numerous restaurants on the island. Or maybe you will take a lobster picnic to one of the beaches, all of which are open to the public on Nantucket, and many of which are accessible from the bike paths that criss-cross the island. If you stay at home, make yourself comfortable on the wrap-around deck, play the piano in the living room, use your computer (wireless internet works throughout) or the DVD player. The full basement has a washer and dryer. Beach towels, beach chairs, and all linens are there for your use. Haven't you always wanted to come here?

Golf and Tennis and Lecture Series: There are several private and public places to play golf or tennis on Nantucket. Some are available to the public, and some require being invited. Miacomet Golf Course and Nantucket Tennis and Swim Club (both open to the public) are our favorites. Equipment can be rented or your own. You can walk the golf course, which offers 18 holes of links-type sandy play. The views are stunning from many holes.

If you've had enough fun in the sun, you'll be amazed at the variety of lecture topics and famous people who come to speak on Nantucket. On almost any day during the summer months, you can find interesting programs, including musical and theatrical performances. And the venues are interesting, too: old churches and meeting houses, restored homes from centuries ago.

Water Activities: Nantucket's beaches are justifiably renowned. First, they are available to everyone--no beach is restricted on Nantucket. Second, the whole island is a beach--360 degrees of sand around you. And third, they are some of the prettiest dunes in the world. Think of a beach photo with rosa ragosas and blowing grasses and maybe a dune fence, and it was probably taken on Nantucket, especially if it has a harbor or ferry boat or lighthouse in the background. That's why you'll see families having portrait photos taken so often on the beaches.

If you leave the beach for the water, you can fish (blue fish and swordfish are famous here), wind surf, kayak, sail (laser to 12 meter), water ski, or go whale watching. Or you can take the kids to the beach play areas at Children's Beach or Jetties Beach, and laze away the hours at a calm Nantucket Sound beach. Your teens will prefer the waves and snack bar at Surfside Beach on the Atlantic side of the island, where the action is hipper.

Culture, History, and Food: It is hard to over-state what Nantucket has to offer. The Whaling Museum, show-casing artifacts and educational displays about the island's whaling history is among the finest in the world. Scrimshaw and Melville artifacts are second to none. The Atheneum (library) hosted Frederick Douglas (Black Abolitionist) in one of his first speeches, and that's where Maria Mitchell (first female astronomer) worked. You can see the offices of the shipping company that owned the Boston Tea--before it was dumped into the Bay during a famous party.... Lucretia Mott, feminist who promoted women's suffrage, and Benjamin Franklin's mother, were born and lived here.

The restaurants are so numerous it would take more than a full summer to sample them all, and the quality is exceedingly high. Most take reservations. The only real problem is deciding which ones you'll go to! When you want to stay home, there are several wonderful seafood stores where you can purchase fresh fish and lobster.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Nancy Chiswick

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, french
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Charming AND Convenient, Quiet AND Close to Town
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
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  • 4 of 5
Home is a great spot with all the basics you need for Nantucket. It's part of a friendly neighborhood, situated on a pond with a wrap around porch to enjoy the mornings and evenings. The home is clean, well-stocked and as described. And it has a piano, which made our family enormously happy!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad your family enjoyed your stay with us, David. The piano is special to our family, as my Mom was a pianist, and it was she who helped us pick it out. It stays in tune best if it's played, so thanks for helping to do that. You mention the wrap-around deck: we just returned from staying at the house ourselves, and that is where we spent hours every day. We added two deck lounge chairs last year, and they were put to good use by our family!
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Nantucket Town Nantucket
Amherst MA
5

Really enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5
My family of four spent a lovely and relaxing time on Nantucket. The house is very comfortable and well-suited for us. (We have a 5 year old and 8 year old.) There was plenty of space for us and all of the stuff we brought along. The starry skies were amazing. We loved the bike paths and the beautiful miles of beaches. We left my children's stuffed animals by accident and Nancy and her crew had them reutrned in just a few days. Nancy was very open and receptive to feedback. I really had the sense that she wanted us to have a wonderful time while we were in Nantucket.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and your family, Mara. And thank you for telling me that the sauce pans were not as they should be; we had them replaced within a few days, thanks to your forthrightness. About the children's stuffed animal lovies: maybe they just wanted to have more Nantucket! I'm glad they made it home safely to you, and we hope you all come back again.
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Nantucket Town Nantucket
5

ONCE AGAIN DELIGHTED!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our two teenage sons (18 and 15) very recently spent another delightful week on Nantucket. This is the third summer that we have rented this particular home. I had written a review in the past, but felt compelled to write once again. There are truly no words to describe Nantucket and the sense of peace, contentment and sheer joy that being there brings. Too many things to mention, but to talk about a few...the glorious night sky, the most beautiful beaches, the bull frogs lulling you to sleep at night, the fireflies and numerous birds in the thickets on the property, the ocean breeze, the family of rabbits on the property, the amazing gardens, gorgeous architecture and sense of history...were all thoroughly enjoyed by us. There are great bike trails, great restaurants and shops, and a very fun place to visit is Cisco Brewery/Nantucket Vineyards/Triple Eight Distillery. We can only hope to have the opportunity to return to such an enchanted Island!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nantucket Town Nantucket
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Charming, quiet, and convenient accurately describe this beautiful cottage property! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here over Thanksgiving of 2011, while visiting my sisters and their families. The only glitch I experienced was in getting connected to the Wi-Fi. Otherwise, I was very satisfied with my stay and the level of communication with Nancy before and after my visit. The highlight of this property for me was stopping to admire the stars from the back deck every evening. I know that Nantucket is one of THE best places in the northeastern US to view the night sky, and the view from here was nothing short of incredible! Thank you.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're very glad you enjoyed the starry sky. Because we are on the outskirts of town, away from most of the lights, I think it's particularly spectacular. The Milky Way is often so broad and bright just overhead; sometimes when we come home we don't go right in the house, but head for the chairs on the back deck, let our eyes adjust from the car lights, lean back, and wonder at it all. I'm so sorry about the wireless glitch; you were good to let us know, so we could take care of the problem. We're happy you were able to spend Thanksgiving with your family, and in such a quintessential New England setting!
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Nantucket Town Nantucket
5

Perfect for family with 2 kids

  • 5 of 5
"We had a lovely time. The set-up was perfect for us: two boys in the twin bedroom and us in the queen. We never used the inside shower! The kitchen was equipped perfectly for all our cooking--even LOBSTER night! We were so grateful to have a home that wasn't too expensive and met all of our needs."
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hearing from guests like you reminds us of why even after all these years, our annual family vacation at our Nantucket home is one of the highlights of the year. Where else do you get to shower under the stars, but still sleep in your queen bed (with a new mattress last year!)? Where else can you go down to the docks to buy lobsters, put the big lobster pot on to boil, and then use those fun claw crackers and little forks to eat your absolute fill, all while out on the deck overlooking the pond and watching the sun set? Quintessentially Nantucket!
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Nantucket Town Nantucket
Marshfield, MA
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying here and it was perfect for my husband and 2 kids. It was clean, neat and had everything you needed, plus a great yard for the kids. We were able to bike to town and yet felt away from it all. It also was very quiet which we liked. We would definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your review reminds me of the time I had both kids almost ready for bed when we spotted a huge turtle making its way from the pond in the back yard through the side yard and towards the front of the house. They of course had to get in pj's and go outside to cheer Mr. Turtle on his very slow way! They were so delighted, and gleefully danced around the yard in the twilight. And just this past year, these same grown-up kids brought a badminton set, put it in the front yard, and had several nights of vigorous play after dinner. All in all, we agree that the yard adds something immeasurable to our Nantucket home. You were great guests, and we hope you come back, too.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nantucket
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nantucket Harbor
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

We came to Nantucket quite by accident--a sailing trip that was re-routed. We were charmed by the quaint character of this town that stood unchanged for over 100 years, captivated by its Quaker and whaling roots, and drawn to the endless possibilities for family fun. In the 30 years we have made it a family vacation destination, we have never tired of the place, because there are so many, and such varied, activities. You can come here and go to a different beach every day: they are all open to the public. You can go to a different museum every day: there are 16 at last count. You can bicycle around the island in one direction one day, and make an entirely new circle the next. You can attend countless art gallery shows and antique auctions, charter a fishing trip, go on a guided wild flower walk, or just sit on the deck and watch the sun set. And this doesn't begin to touch the restaurant possibilities: you would not be able to sample them all in a full summer. Hope you can come!

Other Activities: exploring historic (16 museums), cobble-stoned, Nantucket town

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Availability & Rates

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Nantucket Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late summer
Jul 27 2014 - Sep 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Late Autumn
Sep 29 2014 - Dec 3 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas Stroll
Dec 4 2014 - Dec 8 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are slightly different depending on the season. Contact the owner for exact rates for the time you want to come.
Half the rental is due upon signing the lease. The second half and the security deposit are due one month before taking possession of the house.
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Amenities

Amenities

Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , The half-bath has a toilet and a sink.
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Entirely enclosed for outdoor privacy.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brightly-lit mirror over the sink area.
  • There is a full bathroom on the second floor, off the hallway and shared by the two bedrooms. It has a new sink and mirror, and is well lit. It has a full tub/shower. On the first floor there is a powder room off the central hall. The outdoor shower is certainly one of the finest features of the house: it is located on the back deck, is enclosed all around but open to the sky, and provides a place to wash off the children's beach sand as well as a place to end the day and see the stars come out.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , occasional use
  • Both the master bedroom and the twin bedroom are upstairs off the main hall. The master bed has a new queen-size mattress. There is a color TV, dresser, full closet, telephone, and reading lamps. The twin room is suitable for young people or another couple. It has a dresser and bookcase, as well as a full closet. Both rooms are light and airy, with views across to town conservation land and a distant pond. The street and neighborhood are quiet, the lights are few. It is good for star-gazing (the Milky Way is very visible right overhead in summer) and also for sleeping. The study is on the first floor across from the half-bath; it has a closet, dresser, and a queen-size sofa-bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • synagogues
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
Notes:
This is our home away from home, and we trust you will treat it as such. We love being able to spend time on Nantucket, and we enjoy sharing it with others. Please note that we do not allow pets or smoking. Our place is not fancy, but it is comfortable and well situated. It is perfect for two couples, or for a family with children and perhaps a babysitter. We will be happy to help you with restaurant, beach, and activity recommendations. A car is not absolutely necessary, but it is recommended. You can rent a car (most chains have representatives at the airport), or bring your own car over on the ferry from Hyannis. It is advisable to have car reservations, but not necessary to have passenger reservations. Airlines serving Nantucket (ACK) include USAirways, Cape Air, and Continental (sometimes this changes). You can bring your own bicycles or rent them on the island. Also available for rent are sailboats, kayaks, motor boats, water skis,
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