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Historic Milk Street Cottage In Desirable Downtown Nantucket

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Charming 2 bedroom/1.5 bathroom cottage just steps away from historic Main St.

27 Milk street is located on one of the most desirable streets in the old historic district of Nantucket. Cobblestoned Main Street is approximately 1/4 mile away. It's an easy walk to beaches,shops, restaurants, museums, the library and much more. No need to bring your car as you can get to anything on Nantucket from this wonderful downtown location.

The first floor of the house has a front parlor, a dining room, kitchen, powder room and large living room overlooking a secluded and fenced rear yard. The second floor has two bedrooms and a bath.

We bought this house in 2013 because we love the proximity to downtown but also because the house was so charming. We love the separate dining room, the gallery which leads into the kitchen, the bay window with window seat in the living room overlooking the terraced back yard. We've been doing lots of updates since we bought the house. During the spring of 2016 we have completely redone the first floor powder room. In the living room we are in the process of finishing a wall of drawers/bookcases so the TV will be hidden behind a barn door. There will be a new outdoor shower as well. We redid the kitchen in the Fall of 2016 with gas cooking. I will post photos as soon as the tile work is complete hopefully early January.

More Details

Sarah Ann Miller
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2017

About Sarah Ann Miller

We've owned a cottage in Siasconset (at the East end of Nantucket) since 1996. We love Siasconset but we spend a lot of time on Nantucket in the off season so we thought it would be fun to live in the thick of things in downtown Nantucket. We love being so close to everything...movies, beaches, shops, restaurants, the library and groceries.

Sarah Ann Miller purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sarah Ann Miller chose Nantucket Town

We bought 'Downton' in the Fall of 2013. We love that we can walk to everything downtown in Nantucket and never have to use our car. We also enjoy walking in the opposite direction from town where there are miles of trails and places to explore.

What makes this cottage unique

We immediately fell in love with the coziness of has the feel of a big house with beamed ceilings as well as a parlor and dining room but on a smaller scale. We love the private and spacious back yard. The house is very close to everything in the heart of Nantucket and easy access to bike paths to take you to the beaches at the other ends of the island.


Galley Beach
Cisco Brewers
Whaling Museum
Brant Point Lighthouse
Nantucket Atheneum
Maria Mitchell Association
Jetties Beach
Historic District
Steps Beach
Monomoy Charters
Children's Beach
Nantucket Historical Association
Starlight Theatre & Cafe
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nantucket Memorial
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Steamship or Hyline
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Children's or Jetties
Car: not necessary


Nantucket Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Historic Milk Street Cottage In Desirable Downtown Nantucket
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely cottage, great location, & well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a months stay in this lovely in town cottage. We were able to walk to all the in town restaurants, market, and the bus line to the beaches. The owners were very responsive and accommodating. The cottage was very comfortable and clean. We would recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a Nantucket Town experience, and all that this magical island has to offer!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage Close to Town

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved our stay at this charming Nantucket cottage! We strolled into town each morning and enjoyed our bike rides and runs on the nearby bike paths each afternoon. The house is cozy and perfectly decorated, and the owners were pleasant and easy to deal with throughout the rental process. What a wonderful two weeks!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for our September getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect place for us to stay for our September week in Nantucket! The cottage is very clean, comfortable and convenient to town. It is tastefully decorated with a well-stocked kitchen, lots of closet space, very comfortable beds, plenty of fluffy towels, and even visitor information about Nantucket. The owner is very responsive and accommodating!

We did not need a car - we walked or took the bus to most places we wanted to go. Our Nantucket vacation was the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, Convenient and Well-Appointed

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage conveniently located within walking distance of downtown restaurants and shops as well as near bike paths to Cisco and Madaket beaches. Beautifully decorated and well-appointed. Feels like a real home away from home. And the owner was a pleasure to deal with—very professional, trustworthy, and responsive. I would definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Security deposit $500
Cleaning $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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