|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This classic historic sea captain’s house, located just up the street from the Jared Coffin House in Nantucket town, was built in 1807 by Captain Robert Gardner, Jr. who captained the Chilli, a whaler captured in the War of 1812 along with it's Nantucket crew by the Peruvian allies of the British at Talcahuano, Chile. Joel Poinsett, the U.S. agent in South America, rallied over 400 Chilean revolutionaries and rescued Captain Gardener and his ship allowing him to return to Nantucket in 1814.
A short walk from Main Street, this elegant home features four bedrooms and 2 baths on the second floor with ample dining room, den, powder room and living room on the first floor, large eat-in kitchen and a sunny and very large, spacious garden in the rear.
Within biking distance of Jetties and Surfside beaches and located on a quiet tree-lined street, this is the perfect “avoid having to drive into town” option for families on the go who want town access but also a quiet environment for their Nantucket vacation.
The main floor of the house includes a formal living room, dining room seating 8, informal den, and a large country kitchen with up-to-date appliances (electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator) and working franklin fireplace, as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer and an outdoor shower.
The second floor has a large master bedroom with a canopy queen bed, a second bedroom with a double four-poster, a single bedroom with an antique iron bed and a fourth bedroom with two twin beds. In addition, there is a central sitting room and two baths (one with shower, the other with a shower/ tub combination).
We are a no-smoking and unfortunately, a no pets house.
10% discounts offered for stays of 2+ weeks and past tenants.
Keywords: Charming, sea captains house, antique, historic, in-town, nantucket house, nantucket home, nantucket home for rent, quiet, near main street, Four bedroom, 4 bedroom
A true Nantucket home with all the character, history, architectural details and ambiance. Living room, den, dining room and large kitchen on the first floor invites you to relax, read, socialize or cook up a storm in the company of your friends and family. What could be better?
Bluefish fishing, smoking and making pate, lobster dinners, biking the Polpis road, collecting shells at Jetties, cooking, reading and just savoring being on the 'far away island'.
Such good memories from staying here. Lobster feasts, friendship bracelets, boat fishing for bluefish, smoking and then eating the bluefish, shopping at the cute shops in town, bike riding to the sailboats, driving to and hanging out at the beach, and, of course, going to the bars in town at night! Thank you so much Annie for such an amazing week!
I returned to this Nantucket house for the 4th year in a row and look forward to my 5th! A gorgeous historic house set very close to downtown and the harbor. Wonderfully maintained property with enough space for myself and my friends. Even a lovely garden, perfect for an afternoon cocktail. I highly recommend this spot for a summer getaway!
I have stayed in this house many times, and each visit was perfect and memorable. None more so than my honeymoon! The house breathes Nantucket history, and its simple charms surround and soothe. It manages to be large and cozy at the same time--neat trick. It's centrally located, an easy walk from everything town has to offer, but it also feels in a world of its own, a quiet corner of one of the most special places on earth. The yard is private and a rare amenity.
This house is in the most perfect location with a beautiful private garden that is quite large. The home is charming and there is a feel that you are back in time, in a lovely, quiet, sweet world where everything works. It has lots of bathrooms and a three entrances which makes a house-sharing vacation ideal for quiet early morning exits and late night entrances. I love coming to this house for over 10 years. I feel at home and on vacation immediately.
Been an 8 Westminster visitor several times in late August. Perfectly located on a quiet street a few blocks from town, this charming, deeply-loved house creates indelible memories: mornings waking up to a house full of guests and days full of fun; afternoons at the beach or in town window-shopping or exploring the marina; cocktails at dusk in the gracious backyard; bike rides to pick up steamed lobsters for dinner; evening dinners with great company and conversations; short walks after dinner to stand in line for ice cream. Quintessential timeless summer experiences.
If you're looking for something glitzy and new, this isn't the house for you. But if you want to feel as though you're part of generations of summer holiday-makers on the Far Away Island, then this might be the house for you. This historic house is comfortable (photos are accurate) and the kitchen works well -- we prepared multiple meals for 6-8 people, and then enjoyed them by candlelight in the dining room. The garden is a very pleasant place to gather and read or talk or even dine outside. Walk one block and you're downtown -- near multiple restaurants and shops -- perfect for window-shopping or actually stimulating the economy. Bike another few blocks and you're at Jettie's Beach. This house is well situated -- it's not necessary to have a car to take advantage of the many pleasure of Nantucket. The owner clearly takes great care of the house, and I would certainly recommend it to a friend or relative.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
10% discounts offered for stays of 2+ weeks and past tenants. Rates subject to change.