|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A delightful old 3 1/2 bedroom house on a quiet street in town across from Lily Pond sanctuary. A 5 min. walk leads to the town center and an easy 10 min. by foot to the ferry docks, restaurants, harbor, and shuttle bus stops to reach other areas of the island such as Surfside, ‘Sconset and Madaket. A quaint unrenovated home that takes visitors back in time to an earlier era, located in a beautiful and historic Nantucket neighborhood and is an ideal base for visitors who want to relax at one of the many island beaches, bicycle around the island, visit Nantucket’s famous restaurants, or simply read a good book.
The house, built about 1847, has a large, eat-in kitchen with fridge, gas stove, microwave, toaster oven, and washer/dryer. There is also a front sitting room and dining room. It has a small private backyard. The old TV works with VCR only (& free wifi Internet at the Nantucket Athenaeum within a 5 minute walk)
It has many antique features including steep staircase to second floor.
Expression of Interest/Booking: We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours of your inquiry, but we ask that you also advise us promptly if you decide not to pursue a rental of this property. Please ask us any questions you need to ask, and take as much time as you need, but understand that we cannot hold a period without payment in full and a signed contract.
To avoid unfairness in booking, we will furnish you with a contract shortly after you contact us. The first signed contract returned to us with full payment will guarantee the period. In case of ties, the earlier postmark or acceptance by postal or commercial delivery service will prevail.
Thanks, and have a great time on Nantucket wherever you stay!
This was one of a pair of workman's houses built shortly before Nantucket lost a fair number of men to the California Gold Rush. It has been used as a simple summer cottage from the turn of the century (no, the prior century!) Once upon a time, summer folk would arrive on the steamer Nobska from Woods Hole or New Bedford and spend the entire summer with friends and acquaintances from the island. While your stay might not be all summer, enjoy new friends and a beautiful old island with perpetually lovely beaches...
Absolutely loved our stay at this quaint cottage. Reminds me of many years ago in Nantucket. The house is exactly as described. The location is wonderful. The owners are very responsive. Highly recommended
We very much enjoyed our stay on Lily Street at this charming home. As a former resident of the island, I can assure you that you will not do better for the money. It's a great location, and a very authentic old Nantucket experience. The house is not perfect and has its quirks and mismatched charm, but is as advertised. We find it very comfortable and accommodating to a rag-tag bunch of kids and friends. We will be staying here again, and would recommend it for families and groups of friends that are more focused on the charming, convenient location, relaxing and having fun together than on the decor.
This house is in a wonderful location, but other than that we were disappointed in this home.
While we have a great appreciation for older homes, this home was in disrepair. There were buckets under toilets and cookie sheets under bath tubs to catch leaks and drips. The bathrooms posed some challenges. There was only one shower, which we knew, but it was a "do-it-yourself" retrofit which made showering challenging. We were fortunate to have family staying on the island, so we were able to shower there.
The paint was peeling in most of the rooms. The dryer broke during our stay and the owners were not very pro-active in getting it fixed. Ultimately, we had to track down a repair person ourselves, but the dryer was out of commission for nearly a week.
I don't like to write negative reviews, but I do think others should know what they are getting. In the end, we were disappointed with our stay.
This house is truly close to town. We were able to let our 13 and 11 year old children walk to town and back by themselves on a regular basis. The house itself however is not just "an older home" it is in a state of disrepair. The paint was peeling off the walls while we were there, the outside "furniture" was a table that was rain soaked cardboard. The kitchen table was flimsy and on verge of breaking. We were fortunate enough to have family on the island, as the bathtub upstairs and the shower downstairs each presented challenges.
I would say if you are a group of young college students interested in renting the house and the condition of the house is not your concern then this is a great rental for you. If you are a family or 2 families together then this is probably not the place.
When we communicated our concerns with the owner he stated this is how it is with older homes. We have rented many older homes on Nantucket (have been coming here since I was 2) and have never had these issues.
Quirky but cute house extremely close to town (especially when you find the shortcut up and over the hill!). As the description implies there have been relatively few updates, but we had a great stay. The owner is extremely communicative and helpful. Every day we'd find something else hidden in the house that was helpful - grocery cart, boogie boards, etc. From the house, biking to various beaches was our key to success since we did not bring a car with us (nor would I have wanted to). Children's Beach was less than 1/2 of a mile, Jetties/Steps 1 mile, Surfside 3 miles, Madaket 6 miles and 'Sconset 8 miles. The owner showed up on our last day and was even able to hand me back my deposit on the spot. A very pleasant rental experience.
This charming antique house was a great base for our first trip to Nantucket. Close to town on a quiet street and near bike path access, it was perfect for exploring the village and every beach on the island. The house interior is older but well cared for, clean and very comfortable. The living and bedroom configuration provide ample space for everyone (we were three adults and two teenagers). Kitchen and bathrooms were not updated but we knew that when we rented the house so there were no surprises. (The claw foot shower reminded me of my grandmother's house!) There's no parking space with the house, but that was not an issue for us as we had not planned to bring a car. Small back yard provided plenty of room for our bicycles and morning tea! For us it was all about location, and this rental was ideal. We can't wait to return.
This is a wonderful house to enjoy the special experiences of Nantucket: great beaches, unspoiled moors, interesting old neighborhoods, church towers, the whaling museum, wind mill, bird sanctuaries, the head of the harbor, sea-kayaking, sailing, windsurfing & body surfing, or just lolling about in air which is 10 degrees cooler than the mainland. A great place to decompress - sit and listen to the birds, watch the clouds, the morning mist in June, fish for bluefish from the beach, look at the huge turtles in the ponds, etc. Just inhale the fresh air, or hang out on a bench on Main Street and watch the people go by...
The house evokes an earlier era when Nantucket was a relaxed summer destination for artists, writers, and teachers. With refreshing Nantucket breezes, the private backyard garden is a quiet haven for sipping a cool drink while enjoying your summer reading or writing after a time at the beach... with only the songbirds to disturb you.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
One Half the Rental Amount Due upon Reservation. Balance Due April 1. Rental Amounts are generally non-refundable (but if we succeed in re-renting period at your request, we will refund lesser of re-rented amount received or amount received from you, less one hundred twenty-five dollars charged for re-renting.) Cleaning Fee of $185 and Security Deposit ($275) due 2 weeks prior to rental.