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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, Sleeps 8

This tastefully appointed post and beam home is located in the heart of Town, on a quiet side street, minutes from Main Street, Children's Beach and the beach shuttles. The address is 2 Ash Lane.

1st floor: Entry foyer with staircase to the upper level; an open living, dining and kitchen with wood floors, exposed oak beams, and many windows offering views of the garden and patio; powder room. Newly designed kitchen with center island and countertop dining for four, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a farmhouse sink.

2nd floor: Two large bedrooms with king beds, cathedral ceilings and exposed oak beams, wood floors, decorated with English antiques; each with private full bath.

Lower level: Two bedrooms share a full bath; one bedroom has a queen bed; the second has twin trundle beds and also doubles as the entertainment room with 52" TV, tabletop foosball and board games; each has a separate entry from the patio; laundry room.

Total is four bedrooms, OR three bedrooms with a lower level TV and game room.

Outdoor shower, private brick patio with grill, Pergola and patio furniture, and one off-street parking space at the street end of the patio.

More Details

Mary Parker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Mary Parker

After owning and running an inn on Nantucket for over twenty years, I converted one of the properties into this premier-location, four bedroom house in 2011. The result is a cozy post and beam, with a modern kitchen and family-friendly layout. I was also the editor and publisher of Nantucket Magazine from 1987-1993. I sold the magazine, which had a twenty year publication, when I started my family. Recently, I have taken up beekeeping and spent two consecutive Summers in Eastern Europe on a small apiary farm. My love of the ocean has kept me anchored on Nantucket for over 30 years, when I'm not taking time off to travel the rest of the world.

Mary Parker purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary Parker chose Nantucket

As many of my reviews state, my house has a great location!! Ash Lane is one street over from the the Core District and therefore a one to five minute walk to everything in the Downtown. It is a five minute walk from the Steamship Authority ferry.

What makes this house unique

In theory, you'll never be late for any in-Town dinner reservations. They are all within walking distance.


Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
New York, New York

Wonderful, relaxing stay on Ash Lane

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at Mary's lovely home! From communicating with her beforehand, to our arrival and departure and everything in between we found her to be responsive, accommodating and warm. She even arranged for us to have a crib and baby gate delivered prior to our stay, which allowed us to begin our vacation on such a nice, stress-free note! The house itself is a perfect location--walkable to town, near the beaches, and on a quiet street with parking included. The decor suited our tastes nicely and was comfortable and very clean. We had one slight issue with the AC while we were there and it was addressed immediately and satisfactorily, within hours. Overall we loved our visit and would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Megan! I'm glad to hear that all I offer at Swan House made for a wonderful Island vacation for you and your family. Mary
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Adorable house with a great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved this gem in the center of town. Landlord was so easy to deal with -- she even helped us reserve ferry tickets home. The house had all the amenities and was comfortable and adorable. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marietta, Yes, Christmas Stroll can be a tricky weekend for getting to and from the Island. Though not part of my rental policy, I was more then happy to help you out! Take care, Mary
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Perfect Stay at Swan House

  • 5 of 5

My family has been visiting ACK for 16 years now. The kids are young adults now and we all like to be in town. The location is perfect and the place is simply elegant. Summer 2016 was one of our favorite years because Swan House was perfect for everyone's needs. The kitchen was perfect because we like to cook. The yard was lovely for evening relaxing. The space was perfect for 8 of us. Plenty of room and cozy at the same time.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cheryl, As always, I am pleased to hear when my home makes the mark for a family. You took great care of my home also and I'm glad you'll be returning and staying at Swan House again this coming Summer. Kind regards, Mary
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Beautiful, charming nantucket home in town

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely home- would stay there again ! Great location in town - can walk everywhere. Beautiful decorated -- great kitchen/living area, equiped with everything you may need, spacious and comfortable master suites, loved the downstairs for our kids! Mary was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Val, I'm so glad you loved the Swan House and happy to have your family and the friends you'd traveled with rent again in the future. Thank you.
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Swan house #2 ash lane

  • 5 of 5

Great home! Very clean well decorated yet comfortable and cozy beaches chairs beach towels wine glasses well stocked with things you need

Fantastic location quite street just a few blocks from Main Street steps from great restaurants and only a short walk to the beach

Owner is very knowledgeable and helpful

I would highly recommend this property and plan to return

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear that Swan House met, and as you told me in person, exceeded your expectations. As a twenty year veteran innkeeper, I have extensive knowledge of restaurants and Island attractions to offer my renters. I also try to anticipate renters' needs and keep the house well equipped for your vacation stay. Thank you for affirming the quality of the Swan House rental house.
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Three weeks here and an outstanding vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two children just returned from this lovely house in Nantucket. We had a fabulous vacation. This house is location, location, location and very nice as well. If you are looking for an "in-town" alternative, this house can't be beat for its location (just one block over from all of the action in town). It is also nice outfitted and equipped and beautifully renovated inside. Mary Parker, owner, was also as easy as possible to deal with and very nice as well. One quick example... she sent my kids an incredibly thoughtful gift certificate to The Juice Bar (the best ice cream place on the planet) midway through our stay... very thoughtful. Bottom line: wonderful house in as prime a location as possible.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bryan, It was great having your family stay at the Swan House for your extended in-Town Summer vacation. I know you took full advantage of its location to Town, yet only a short bike ride away from the beaches too. Best, Mary Parker
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Nantucket Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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