One bedroom house sleeps 2-4 people w/queen bed, 1 double futon w/8” mattress.
About Carolyn Crowley
I grew up in Washington, D.C., Detroit, and Ireland. My family went to Ireland because American doctors could not diagnose what was wrong with my sick father. My mother thought we should move there so he could die in Ireland. But a country Irish doctor, just by feeling my father's skin, knew he had pernicious anemia. My father lived to age 91, many of his years spent in Windswept, our main Nantucket house, next door to In the Lee. I have two degrees from Boston University: BA in English Literature and a MA in English Education. I taught fourth grade at an international school in Nagoya, Japan, and then English as a Second Language (ESL) in Japan (1968-1970), before becoming a reporter for the Mainichi Daily News in Osaka. I then volunteered with the Peace Corps in Fes, Morocco, the cultural capital, teaching nutrition and ESL (1972-1974). Back in the States, I taught fourth grade on Long Island, seventh/eighth grade English in Baltimore and, substitute taught in Boston. My favorite of all my jobs: I wrote newspaper and magazine stories 1980-2011 in Washington, D.C., and traveled the world getting my information. I moved to Nantucket September 2011. My husband and I have a Dobermans we love and pamper. He is friendly to all people and dogs. Like my parents and our tenants, I love Windswept and In the Lee. They lack nothing and are as comfortable as a home should be.
Carolyn Crowley purchased this House in 1965
Why Carolyn Crowley chose Nantucket Town
My mother immediately fell in love with this property on her first visit to it in 1965. My father, however, wanted to live on the 'Sconset Bluff. Thankfully Mom won. They both loved Nantucket and our acre on a hill in Nantucket Town with its grand views of the Old Mill and Town so much that they moved permanently to the Island when Dad retired at age 70 as a Boston Globe editorial writer.
What makes this House unique
In the Lee is close to several beaches and to downtown Nantucket, where tenants will want to shop, dine, attend theatrical performances and movies. It seems as if all tenants walk downtown each evening to the Juice Bar to get ice cream cones. Because of its height on one of Nantucket's highest points, In the Lee enjoys delightful summertime breezes throughout the day and night. Guests relax, read, converse with each other, and eat in the backyard, which has a charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs, chaise lounges, and a picnic table and teak chairs. Guests enjoy privacy at In the Lee because the house, the two-car off-street parking area and backyard are not seen from the street.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
After a 10 day stay at the Lee I am sad to leave! This is an amazing place with a great location in the center of town. The décor is lovely and made me feel comfortable and at home throughout my stay. I was here for work and Carolyn made me feel right at home. She was attentive and made my time off from work enjoyable and stress free. I have stayed at many Island B&B's and homes and would prefer going back to the Lee above any others. Location and peacefulness as well as the view and attention to guest service were second to none. Looking forward to returning soon!
I loved staying here. The location is wonderful, the property is so much fun and the property manager is very helpful. The outdoor shower and patio area are amazing. The property manager leaves everything you could ever need- lunch box, ice packs, maps, guides, crockpot, the list goes on and on!
Perfect cottage for our get away.
The cottage is just a quick walk to town. Beautifully decorated. Very comfortable.
Just what we needed for a place to lay our heads and hit the island for a few days. Quiet and secluded and loved the positioning by the old Widmill
Adorable picture perfect Nantucket cottage
The most relaxing girls trip was had at the most perfect Nantucket cottage. This cottage is is a great location with easy walking distance to town and biking distance to beaches. The pictures are exactly as the condo is portrayed. It is secluded in the back of the owner's property, Carolyn who is most helpful. Carolyn is very detail oriented and made the booking process smooth and easy. She is also very helpful as an island resident, offering tips and suggestions for local activities, a very sweet lady who wants her guests to enjoy her cottage and beautiful island. The cottage has everything you need, including a charcoal grill, that we used often for dinner. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a true Nantucket cottage experience.
Convenient, Clean and Comfortable Retreat
Carolyn the Owner is very concerned that her tenants will be pleased with this vacation retreat rental, and she succeeds. The location is perfectly situated with access to Nantucket Town as well as key destinations outside Town, while being quiet along with easy convenient parking. The description is accurate as everything is provided that you need for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, beach towels/chairs, linens and towels, plates/glasses/silverware, Keurig coffee, outside grill/table/chairs, cable television, books, as well as cooking appliances. Artistic decorations and decor make for a homey and attractive environment, and the beautiful landscaping on all sides, combined with an amazing view of a historic Mill provide a treat for your senses. All expectations are described when you arrive along with any advise you wish from Carolyn about restaurants, beaches, stores and other Nantucket sites.
Nearby are natural history/museum tours, biking, fishing, boating, sailing, surfing, tennis, golf, kayaking, snorkeling, birding, seal/whale cruises, crabbing trips, aquarium/observatory viewing, wildflower and ghost walks, laning, kiting, art classes, theater productions, beach combing (for shells, beach glass, and 'mermaid purses), outdoor family concerts (including Boston Pops in August), visual arts displays, auctions, tie-dying clinics, soccer/baseball/field hockey/basketball/lacrosse camps, lectures, scalloping and musseling.
Other Activities: Auctions, winery tours, sports camps, moor walking, bird watching, star gazing, nature studies, fine dining, crabbing, seal/whale-watching cruises.