Where to stay around Nantucket Island?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 870 vacation rentals near Nantucket Island. From 651 Houses to 137 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nantucket Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Nantucket Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nantucket Island:

  • Siasconset: 59 vacation rentals
  • Tom Nevers: 68 vacation rentals
  • Naushop: 46 vacation rentals
  • Cliff: 307 vacation rentals
  • Dionis: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Nantucket Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Nantucket Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Miacomet: 882 vacation rentals
  • Surfside Beach: 877 vacation rentals
  • Madaket Beach: 1,174 vacation rentals
  • Nobadeer Beach: 877 vacation rentals
  • Jetties Beach: 882 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nantucket Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nantucket Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 651 Houses in Nantucket Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nantucket Island include:

  • Cabins: 137 rentals available
  • Cottages: 137 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 137 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nantucket Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 169 vacation rentals with pool available in Nantucket Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    There once was a town called Nantucket

    Since Herman Melville put it on the map in 1851 by writing "Moby Dick," the island of Nantucket has been drawing travelers from across the globe. Long regarded as one of the most architecturally and historically intriguing New England seaport towns, today Nantucket stands as a proud testament to the quaint charm that has been the hallmark of this corner of the country for centuries. Get your maritime adventure off to the perfect start by booking a centrally located Nantucket vacation rental near key points of interest like the Maria Mitchell Aquarium or the Whaling Museum.

    Sun, sea, and sand in Nantucket

    Nantucket boasts a proud array of beaches to suit all tastes, but Surfside is the local favorite among families. During the busy summer months, a convenient shuttle connects the center with this luxurious stretch of golden sand, making the journey from your central Nantucket vacation rental to the shore a breeze. It's easy to catch a gnarly wave at Surfside, so surfing is a must, while the wide, spacious beach makes volleyball another popular activity. Lifeguards are on duty throughout the day to keep the little ones safe, while the snack bar on the hill offers tasty treats that are well worth the climb.

    Nantucket's whaling history

    The town of Nantucket developed around the whaling industry, which provided the residents with much of their wealth. Today, the Whaling Museum provides a fascinating look into this storied chapter of the island's past. With engaging displays, and the breathtaking sight of a 46-foot sperm whale suspended from the ceiling, the museum offers thrills for parents and children alike, while the skydeck gives enviable views of your surroundings. Kids will particularly love the storytelling presentation of The Essex, the ship that inspired Melville's beloved classic. Opening hours vary seasonally and are available on the website of the Nantucket Historical Association.

    Nantucket—how to beat the rain

    The climate in Nantucket borders between humid continental and oceanic, which means moderate temperatures and a good number of overcast days all year round. Your best chance of avoiding the rain is in the summer, with July temperatures averaging 68°F. Nantucket vacation rentals are easiest to find in the shoulder months, when braving the weather can pay dividends. If you do choose to travel in colder months, it's worth considering a Nantucket vacation rental with a hot tub to help warm those winter nights and unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

    Natural Nantucket

    The beaches of Nantucket offer more than just sunbathing and water sports. The Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge attracts keen bird-watchers with the promise of spotting osprey and other rare sea birds soaring gracefully across the skies. This protected habitat is open to the public throughout the year, though seasonal permits are required for those who wish to drive. Renting a 4-wheel drive is a great way to explore the area, while the guided tours that are operated by the Trustees of Reservations are the most informative way to learn about the local wildlife.