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Denis Doster or Anna McGuinness

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

*Full Week Rentals Only * Historic Cottage - Booking 2015 NOW!

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Nantucket Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 adults, 1 child

Within easy walking distance of Main Street shops and restaurants, Poet's Corner is a charming cape which dates back to the 1860s. Located at the corner of Joy St and MT Vernon, the home is 1/2 mile from the town center and offers easy access to Surfside, Jetties and Cisco beaches. The home has a large private deck, outdoor shower and offers off street parking for up to 2 vehicles. Nantucket airport is a short 3 miles away. NO PETS, NO SMOKING.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Denis Doster or Anna McGuinness (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english


based on 3 traveler reviews

*Full Week Rentals Only * Historic Cottage - Booking 2015 NOW!
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We love the cottage and it's location. Our family has been coming for a visit for the last 3 years and are pleasantly suprised with each visit how peaceful our vacation is...the cottage is well appointed and more like a home. it is a easy walk into town for shopping, eating out etc. Highly recommend it. Jan

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

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What you don't know until you arrive is that the house faces a cemetery ... as the week progresses you also find out that the toilet doesn't flush, the window doesn't close and the vintage 1961 stove which sits in the dining room has a non working oven. Much better deals than this tired cottage all over the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The hosts of Poet's Corner strive to ensure each guest has an enjoyable visit while staying in our family's cottage. This encludes meeting each guest once they have had an opportunity to settle-in to ensure they have someone local to contact if an issue arises during their stay. The location of the property is as shown on Home Away map and the web site photographs. Entrance to the cottage is off the side deck and private yard, not the front door which does face the Prospect Hill Cemetery. We view the location near the cemetery as a positive and would encourage those interested in the history of Nantucket to checkout The Prospect Hill Cemetery Association book Tuck't In: A Walking Tour of Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery Nantucket, Massachusetts. Those who take the time to visit the cemetery which opened in 1810 will find it's a peaceful and tranquil place. They may also see names from the Nantucket history books on the headstones at Prospect Hill. Prospect Hill adds to the special and unique experience of staying at Poet's Corner. Poet's Corner was contructed in 1867 and is well maintained and clean. It is equipped with everything a typical visitor requires including beach chairs and blankets. It does not represent the latest in stainless steel appliances but everything in the cottage works as intended including the gas stove and oven. The cottage presents and opportuity to stay in an accommodation which is representative of a bygone era when everything wasnot air conditioned and life was slower paced and simplier. In summer guests should plan to have the windows open and enjoy the breeze; in the fall they will find some areas chilly owing to the inefficiency of hot water radiators. When it rains, some windows are hard to move owing to their age. Out experience shows the vast majority of those who stay with us, enjoy the special experience which Poet's Corner offers.
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Great Nantucket Vacation at Poet's Corner

  • 5 of 5

The cottage we rented was just perfect; nicely appointed with every amenity you could think of ... including lots of extras that you don't ordinarily find in a rental.

The reservation process was simple and overall we were very pleased with everything in Nantucket and with Home Away. We certainly hope we can find ourselves at Poet's Corner again some time.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nantucket Memorial
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Nantucket Island remains a unique vacation local. Once the home of the world's largest whaling fleet; the Island retains much of the charm and architecture of the era. Historic homes, cobble stone streets, shopping, fine dining, museums and miles of sandy beaches make the Island and outstanding vacation destination. Poet’s Corner has unique ties to the past as it was once the home of one of Nantucket's most endearing characters, Elisha Pope Fearing Gardner. During his residence the home became a tourist attraction as visitors would arrive by horse and buggy to buy roasted peanuts, read Elisha's poetry and be amused by the many signs and notices which adorned the property's fences. Today, there are no signs or peanuts just the opportunity to make Nantucket memories.


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Jul 3 2016 - Oct 1 2016
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Nantucket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First Floor
    Outdoor - shower , Outside
  • Full Size Washer and Dryer in First Floor Bath area. WIFI internet access.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is on 1st floor had does have a room air conditioner. Bedroom 2 is upstairs with 2nd full bath/shower.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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