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John & Cynthia

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Charming Nantucket Victorian 6 Bedroom - New kitchen

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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6 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 12-14

Enjoy the new kitchen and deck. Watch sunsets from the front porch of this comfortable, sunny 6 bedroom Victorian home, located conveniently in the Sunset Hill area of the old Historic District, just a short walk to the town center and 3 ocean beaches. Key features include a whirlpool tub, an old fashioned 4-wheel pedal surrey with a bench seat and fringe on top, and FREE teddy bears for all guests.

'Beary Quaint' contains a large living room with fireplace, dining room with seating for 12, kitchen and pantry, den, 6 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. There is a sofa bed in the den.

The house includes many adult and children's books and games, stereo with CD, MD, MP3 and cassette, 2 TVs, 2 DVDs and VCR.

The back door leads onto a new deck with charcoal grill. The yard is completely fenced in with trees, flowering shrubs, picnic table, child's swing, and outdoor hot and cold shower.

Every guest goes home with a free Teddy Bear!

'Beary Quaint' had its origin as the 19th century life saving station on Muskeget Island off Nantucket's western coast. In 1931, the structure was taken down and moved to its current location. Though the layout of rooms has changed, the original woodwork gives Beary Quaint an older, more Victorian feel. Hardwood floors, lace curtains, patchwork quilts,

quaint wallpaper, stenciled walls, teddy bears, and furniture chosen for comfort make this 6-bedroom home ideal for family gatherings.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
John & Cynthia (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 9 traveler reviews

Charming Nantucket Victorian 6 Bedroom - New kitchen
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Everything you could need in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Beary Quaint was great for my family. It fit everyone very comfortably and had all the amenities we could possibly need. The surrey was the best amenity - it was such a novel item! The house was clean and the location perfect. Just a short ride (bikes included!) or walk into town. John called to check in and make sure everything was good, which it was. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cozy Clean Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

When we visit Nantucket, we love to stay at Beary Quaint. It’s a true treasure and we’ve made many family memories here. There’s plenty of space for extended family and the house is clean, comfortable, and has everything you could possibly need. It is especially convenient for families with young children as there are high chairs and pack and plays and so many toys, games and books to keep kids of all ages entertained (adults too!). There’s even a surrey and our toddler grandson had a blast riding in it on the quaint streets of the neighborhood. We loved relaxing in the swing and rockers on the front porch and playing in the large backyard. The neighborhood is quiet, and it’s also close to town. We walked there everyday (sometimes twice) to shop or enjoy a ice cream treat from the Juice Bar. It's an easy walk to many fine places. We enjoyed delicious sandwiches from Something Natural, right around the corner! The owners take great care of the house and it really feels like home away from home. We appreciate and feel that care and you can see it in family photos taken through the years that display the various renovations. They are displayed in the comfy playroom/den. Our grandson still talks about all the fun memories at Beary Quaint and we do too. The house has fine details (like the wooden whale coffee table that first attracted me to the house) and a finely carved mantel for the fireplace. Three bathrooms, great baths and showers! Two washers and dryers! It's quaint with the modern comforts needed. All communication with the owners is clear and if needed, caretaking help is readily available. This is a five star historic home away from home. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We look forward to get a chance to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Beary Quaint is just right to combine extended families..we had ten adults, one six year old and two babies under six months and it was perfect...walking distance to town was a Huge plus.loved the yard and visiting cousins( another house) loved the Swing under the apple tree! Well appointed/ pots , dishes, flatware etc.AND the 2 washer and dryers made exiting easier! Till next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great back yard, clean sheets, great location.

  • 3 of 5

The location of this house is perfect to enjoy the town and nearby beach (a 10-minute walk), and the other beaches (a 20 - 30 minute bike ride). Through some miscommunication, the house had not been cleaned by our scheduled arrival time, but owners quickly remedied the situation, and housekeeping had it ready for us within a couple of hours. The kitchen was very well equipped, backyard was lovely, and the surrey was fun, though a couple of the bikes were not serviceable. House has a mustiness to it (one of our party has asthma and was somewhat affected by this), but seems generally clean otherwise, if a little dated. Owners' presence was significantly felt by many, many post-it notes all over the house with helpful instructions (which included a note about bees from 2011, notes re date of purchase of many items of furniture - ?? - and replacement costs etc). We were surprised the lease required us to launder, dry, fold, and re-stock all bed linens, which would have required us to get out of bed at 4 am to have time before catching our ferry. Thankfully, the owners were flexible about this and let us do what most rentals do, by placing our linens in washer before departing. We had a great time, and really enjoyed the 4th of July festivities on Main Street, American Seasons restaurant, and renting jeeps, mopeds, etc. It was a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re glad you had a great time and found the location of the house ideal to enjoy all Nantucket has to offer. We regret the mix-up about the cleaning (first time it has happened in 30 years!) but are happy we were able to rectify it in 2 hours. We do offer guests the option of doing their own laundry as many like to lower their vacation costs. We are pleased to have shared our home with you and that you had a great trip.
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Perfect setting for a perfect group getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Beary Quaint for a girls weekend get away. The house was absolutely perfect for the 8 of us and met every single one of our needs. It was clean and well kept. In addition the house is truly set up to accommodate large groups of people. Whether we were sitting around the large patio table, large dining room table or relaxing in the living room, we were incredibly comfortable! There is also plenty of space for sleeping and relaxing! The fact that there are three bathrooms, and several washers and dryers was also an extra bonus with a larger group! And the extra kitchen space was great especially for our big Sunday brunch we cooked and enjoyed as a group. The house is in walking distance to the Main Street downtown area which was essential to us and something we took advantage to all weekend. We also took a small stroll in the surrey. There were a few times in which we did take taxi's to places that were not downtown, but the house was incredibly accessible for taxi's. However, we did stay during what is considered the off season so during season, the buses would be incredibly accessible as a way of transport too! We had such an amazing weekend and it was the perfect spot! I would definitely look into renting Beary Quaint again in the future! As the bride to be put it "Best weekend ever! Perfect setting for a perfect weekend!"

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

The Beary Quaint was perfect for our ladies weekend away! Plenty of room for 10 of us to sleep comfortably and a large living room for us all to hang out in by the fire. The house was clean and well maintained and the upgraded bathrooms and kitchen were great.

To top it off, the owners were kind enough to let 2 of the women stay am extra night when the ferries got cancelled due to bad weather. We hope to return to the Beary Quaint!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
American Seasons
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Steps Beach
Car: not necessary

Swimming, biking, dining, walking, boating, water skiing, fishing, surfing, fishing, scenic drives, museums, churches, snorkeling, sailing, wind surfing, whale watching, kayaking, yachting, horseback riding, sight seeing, wildlife viewing, theater, shopping, antiques.


Rates & Availability

Nantucket Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer, 2016
Jun 27 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300

$1200+/weekend, $400/extra nights
$150 cleaning charge added to each rental
June weeks available from $2800-$3395 per week
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday for July & August
August 23-30 @ $3985
Rentals are Sunday to Sunday (flexible) for September - June

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nantucket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Whirlpool
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • The downstairs bath has a whirlpool tub and shower. One upstairs bath has a shower and an old fashioned claw tub. The second upstairs bath has a shower. (There is also an outdoor hot and cold shower.)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Upstairs
  • The master bedroom on the ground floor has a queen bed and adjoining bathroom with whirlpool tub. The second floor has 5 more bedrooms, each cheerily decorated with ruffled curtains and a distinctive color scheme. The rooms include 2 with queen beds, 2 with 2 twins each, and 1 with single day bed expandable to a king.
  • 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
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Garage, picnic table, outdoor shower, Sony PlayStation 3, Internet access, old fashioned pedal surrey bench seat, microwave, portacribs, and high chair.

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