Polpis House Rental Photos and Description
Views, Harbor Acess, Mooring, Boats, 6 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Baths
The Polpis Farmhouse is a sprawling home and cottage that sits on 3 acres of lawns and meadows across from the Bike Path and attached to Land Bank Trails. A gem for families who desire proximity to both town and beautiful beaches, the house affords active Nantucket living, miles of Polpis Harbor walks, and stunning Nantucket sunsets.
All of the modern conveniences: Wi-Fi, 3 flat screen TVs, Sonos Sound System, 4 zones of central A/C, and outdoor shower. Five bedroom house with a first floor master and a second floor master suite and office, a family favorite queen bedroom with large, private balcony, another king bedroom with twin, and a double bedroom complete the second floor, and then a cottage attached by a breezeway offering a queen bedroom suite and a 2nd kitchen/living area making a perfect location for nanny or in-laws or a few relatives who wish to be separate from the main house. Large well stocked kitchen/family room in main house opening onto a screened in porch and deck is wonderful for cooking, entertaining,relaxing at the end of a long day at the beach, and savoring sunsets over the water. French doors lead from the porch into a spacious livingroom/diningroom/library area featuring 3 large fireplaces, high ceilings, and more room to relax and entertain. All new mattresses, beautiful bedding, and island air ensure a wonderful night’s sleep.
Watch distant views of the ferry passing by Coatue from the comfort of your bedroom or venture out with our 4 kayaks in search of mussels and fish. Better still bring/ rent a larger boat and keep it at our mooring. We are a perfect spot from which to launch your trips to Great Point, Coatue, and wildlife refuge beaches. Bikes and boogies are also here for your pleasure. Sailing school is a walk up harbor.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you so much for your beautiful house and property! This summer is our third renting a house together, and your house is head and shoulders above the others. We made use of your kayaks and had an awesome time paddling around the harbor. The beaches were also a favorite, especially Madequecham! Overall, this week on Nantucket could not have been better, and this house made our vacation that much more special! Thanks again!
Jennifer or Steve
Steve and Jennifer are married with 3 grown children. Steve worked as an endodontist for 37 years in Baltimore, and Jennifer taught first grade for 25 years in Baltimore County Public Schools. We now live on Nantucket and in Bozeman, Montana. We spend our winter days skiing and our summer days hiking mountains. We are equally active fishing, biking, and boating on Nantucket. We are deeply bonded to our friends, family, and love of nature. Watching seals frolic in the ocean, identifying a beautiful bird or favorite plant, and seeing a herd of elk cross our land brings us tremendous joy.
The Polpis Farmhouse was purchased by Jennifer's family in 1968. They maintained the house for over 40 years. During that time, the house saw multiple weddings, births of grandchildren, large family gatherings, and summer fun with neighbors and friends.It was the place where everyone learned to swim, water ski, sail, and to play flashlight tag at night. Our first jobs were here on Nantucket, and our best memories were here in this house. In 2010 Jennifer and Steve purchased the Polpis Farmhouse from her family.
The house has a unique history. It was built in 1804 as a tavern for Nantucket whaling men. Later it became a hay and dairy farm, and the dining room section was added. When Jennifer and Steve purchased the house, it was in need of TLC. We completely gutted the house down to the studs and increased the size of the house in 2011. We worked very hard to preserve the historical charm of the house as we brought the Polpis Farmhouse up to estate level. The house has a modern feel and is decorated with a combination of early American antiques blended with modern comfortable furniture. It is stocked with beautiful china as well as everyday summer china. It has everything you could possibly want because it is our treasured home, and we like to live in a comfortable manner. We know that you will enjoy this essentially brand new home. You will probably not want to leave. So, come back.