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Charm in Town at 24 Union Street

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom and 2 full bath first floor in historic home.

Delight in an authentic Nantucket experience in this first floor apartment in mariner James Gardner’s historic 1754 home at 24 Union Street just steps from Main Street and the heart of Nantucket Town. Featured on the 2016 Christmas Stroll House Tour, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath first floor apartment combines historic features with modern conveniences. Original wide board floors floors invite imaginings of those who trod upon them decades before.

This property is tastefully appointed and particularly suited to families or two couples that love to be together but value their own space. The first floor apartment has two bedrooms and two baths, a kitchen with dining space, and a living room.

While there is a queen bed in each of the bedrooms, we also have a single inflatable mattress are available upon request, and the living room couch folds out as a bed if needed.

PLEASE NOTE: The whole house (3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, second kitchen, and second floor great room) may be available upon request at an additional rate.

This video shows the entire house:

The patio/garden is quiet and secluded from the street. It is shared with the owners who live on the second floor.

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:

June 5 - 11 Nantucket Spring Restaurant Week

June 16-18 Nantucket Book Festival

More Details

Robert and Barbara Maier
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

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 apartment in 2014

Why Robert and Barbara Maier chose Nantucket Town

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 apartment 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!


Nantucket Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise curfew...In light of Nantucket's bylaws and in consideration of our neighbors, use of the patio must end by 11:00pm.
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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full Bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely house. Convenient location. Owners were fantastic.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit and wil hopefully return to the property soon! The owners do a great job.


  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extraordinary!! - Great property, service and amenities. Hosts were fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time. Perfect location - easy to walk to the water, restaurants, shops, downtown, transportation and historic sites. Cozy, quaint and comfortable interior for reading, resting and relaxing. Can't wait to visit "24 Union" again soon!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great family vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owners very nice and helpful

  • 5 of 5

Great Location

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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