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Historic Home at 24 Union Street

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Nantucket Town House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom and 3 full bath in historic home.

Delight in an authentic Nantucket experience in the former home of mariner James Gardner’s historic 1754 home at 24 Union Street just steps from Main Street and the heart of Nantucket Town. This 3 bedroom, three bath home combines historic features with modern conveniences. Original wide board floors on both the first and second floors invite imaginings of those who trod upon them decades before.

This property is tastefully appointed and particularly suited to extended families or two parties that love to be together but value their own space. The first floor has two bedrooms and two baths, a kitchen with dining space, and a living room. The second floor has one bedroom, one bath, a kitchen with dining space, and a great room. This spacious vaulted ceiling room with its large picture windows overlooking lovely gardens is perfect for larger dinner gatherings and entertaining.

While there is a queen bed in each of the three bedrooms, we also have a Frontgate Essential EZ Bed Inflatable Queen Guest Bed and a single inflatable mattress are available upon request.

PLEASE NOTE: The first floor only (2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, and living room) may be available upon request for lower rate.

The patio/garden is quiet and secluded from the street.

Cable TV and high-speed wireless internet are included.

While arrangements for a vehicle parking permit on Union Street can be made through the Nantucket Police Department for $10. a day, most of our guests find no need for a car given this home’s proximity to markets, shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as the Nantucket's bus service. The hub of Nantucket's 'Wave' bus routes ( is a 3 minute walk and allows you to connect to locations across the island.

Plan your stay around any of these special Nantucket Events:

September 26 - October 2 Nantucket Fall Restaurant Week

October 8: Nantucket Organ Crawl & the Nantucket Cranberry Festival

Christmas Stroll December 2-4

November 27-January 2: Nantucket Noel

December 31: New Year’s Eve Ball

April 28-30 Nantucket Daffodil Festival

May 17-21 Nantucket Wine Festival

June 5 - 11 Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week

June 16-18 Nantucket Book Festival

June 21-26 Nantucket Film Festival

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Robert and Barbara Maier
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2016
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About Robert and Barbara Maier

Lovers of nature and the arts and generosity of thought and spirit, we are excited to have you share in the beauty of this island! We value living in a space which holds the charm and elegance of a bygone era, strolling the cobblestoned main street, and enjoying the range of cultural and aesthetic offerings by the island's creative community.

Robert and Barbara Maier purchased this house in 2014

Why Robert and Barbara Maier chose Nantucket

While we enjoy our south shore home at 115 Somerset Road (HomeAway #231940), we LOVE the experience of the 'In Town' feel and fun of one of the most unique places in America.

What makes this house unique

It is said to be the oldest house originally built on Union Street! Filled with character and history... and the convenience of a 'No Car Necessary' location!



Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Club Car
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Hy-Line Cruises
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Miacomet Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Francis Street Beach
Car: not necessary

While the James Gardner House allows for the Nantucket town experience you can explore the rest of the island using 'The Wave', Nantucket's transportation system, which connects you to locations all over the island. So even without a car, you can explore the more remote areas of the island where you can walk nature trails and see first hand the natural beauty of this special place. Cited by National Geographic as one of the 10 most beautiful islands on earth, you have the opportunity to find out why.


Rates & Availability

Nantucket Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Stroll
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Daffodil Festival
Apr 27 2017 - May 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Wine Festival
May 17 2017 - May 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 22 2017 - Jun 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor.
  • Full Bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Red Right Returning - 1 queen , first floor bedroom with private full bath
    Garden Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor bedroom. Opens to garden. Private full bath.
    Blue Room - 1 queen , Second floor bedroom with private bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Where can you be away from it all 30 miles out to sea and in the midst of it all on Nantucket Island? Here at the James Gardner House!

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