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Fishtales, a bright, clean and comfortable in town home!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4+ bed, 3.5 bath downtown home with large deck & yard. Sleeps (10-14)

Relax in this bright and comfortable home ideally located in town on a quiet one-way street.

Amenities include central air, updated kitchen and bathrooms and hardwood flooring throughout. The dining room seats up to 12 comfortably. The lowest level is completely finished with a second family room with flat screen tv, and additional sleeping quarters and a full bathroom. There is a large, private back yard with a bluestone patio and new deck for grilling and entertaining. 2 driveways allow for parking up to 4 cars. A short, 7 minute walk to Main Street or a quick bike ride to Steps Beach. Access to the Madaket running and bike path nearby and the WAVE bus. For off season guests, the home has radiant heat floors and a wood burning fireplace.

First floor: entry hall, kitchen with stainless appliances and quartz counters, dining room with seating for 12, half bath, fireplaced living room. Large deck with grill, new outdoor dining set, and outdoor shower. Large backyard. Off street parking for up to 4 cars.

Second floor: Three of the four bedrooms are on this floor along with 2 full bathrooms. One is a large master bedroom suite with king bed, a full bathroom and a flat screen tv. The 2nd bedroom has two beds (a queen and a full) and the 3rd bedroom has one queen bed. The second and third bedrooms share the other full bathroom.

Lower level: 4th bedroom with full bed. Full bathroom. Common area sofa and TV. Second common area with a full size bed and twin trundle bed. Full size windows, new tile flooring, bright.

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Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , New Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • This home has 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathrooms and an outdoor shower. Locations are as follows: Lower Level has one full bathroom First Floor has one half bathroom and an outdoor shower on the deck Second Floor has 2 full bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 3 of the bedrooms are on the second floor of the house. The other bedrooms are located in the lower level of the house, which has full size windows and a full bathroom. The lower level has 2 full beds and a twin trundle bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Fishtales, a bright, clean and comfortable in town home!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 18 reviews

First class house in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at 8 New Mill. Stephanie could not have been more helpful in the run-up, and we arrived to find a spotless house. The kitchen and bathrooms seem to have been renovated recently. The hardwood floors also look like they're new. Overall this was the nicest house we have stayed in over the last 12 or so years coming to Nantucket.

The house is very conveniently located on a quiet one-way street that's a few minutes walk away from the center of town. Figure 10 minutes to get to the Hub if you walk slowly. It's also very convenient for accessing the bike paths which run all over Nantucket. The house came with 8 backpack beach chairs which was a nice surprise (most houses come with a couple of moldy old chairs at best). The deck has a table with 6 chairs while the dining room has a long table which easily seats 10 people. We enjoyed hanging out during the days when the weather wasn't good enough to go to the beach.

Overall an A+ experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, Perfect for the family.

  • 5 of 5

First time we rented a house in Nantucket after staying in hotels. This house made all the difference. We had tons of space for the whole family(6 Adults, 1 baby & a dog) & all the amenities one could want. The location also couldnt be beat. A quick walk to town, but, also a very short drive to Cisco brewery, Bartlett Farms & the Beaches. Stephanie was great to deal with. Very quick to respond to any questions I had and overall really helpful throughout the rental process. I'd recommend this house to anyone looking to spend some time on the Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for Ladies trip to Nantucket Stroll. Quick walk to town for shopping and dining. House has everything you need to cook meals in including a nice gas grill. Stephanie is always a pleasure to work with and her caretaker was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice surprise in my email to see this review today! Thanks so much for taking the time to write it :)
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Best. Nantucket. House. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

Our eclectic friend group stays on Nantucket once a year, and every time in the past 4 years we've had the "Goldilocks experience": too small, too far from town, too outdated, too strict/picky/uncommunicative/just-plain-ODD renter ... until this year. With Fishtales we have finally found our "just right" house.

Open layout, plenty of beds, nice finishes, gas grill, BIG YARD, SUPER CLOSE TO TOWN. And best of all: Stephanie was the most reasonable and easy to work with owner I have ever dealt with for a short-term rental (on Nantucket or anywhere from ~12 rental experiences).

If my group can keep our Nantucket tradition going we most definitely will be seeking Fishtales again.

If you have a group of ~10 -- and especially if you want to be close to the "action" -- this IS the place for you.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great layout... just as I expected from the pictur

  • 4 of 5

This was a clean and convenient property, very close to town. Stephanie was quick to answer any emailed questions I had. Gas grill was great, plenty of beach towels too. Loved the open floor plan on the first floor

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best stays on the Island!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third Memorial Day at the house and we will be back next year! I have been staying on Nantucket for years and this is my first choice for a place to stay. Very clean, comfortable and up to date. The house sleeps 14 comfortably. It is a quick half mile walk to town and a mile from one of the best beaches on Nantucket. The location is perfect if you're not looking to have to rent a car or rely on the few cabs on island to get you around. There is also a large, well kept back deck and yard to hang out in along with a fully equipped gas grill. The owner is great and always very responsive and continues to make updates to the home. There is also a caretaker on Island who is a quick call away and always responsive if you have any questions. All in all I would 100% recommend this house for your next trip to Nantucket.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stephanie Basile
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Why Stephanie Basile chose Nantucket Town

We have made wonderful family memories in this home, as have our guests. From family vacations and surprise engagements to hosting wedding parties and rehearsal dinners, most of the families that have stayed here have made our home theirs, and the feedback that we get is so rewarding.

What makes this house unique

Big back yard and large deck. Perfect for hosting small family barbeques to engagement parties!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Stephanie, I just wanted to say thank you! the house was great and we had a perfect weekend. Thanks again! ~Maura
Nov 2012
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $750

Rate includes 8 hours of turnover cleaning. Cleaning beyond that is billed at $35/hr.
Security deposit is required. Holiday rates are different than those posted above - please call the owner for details. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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