Vacation rentals on Nantucket Island

Vacation rentals on Nantucket Island

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Highlights Nantucket Island

  • Beautiful heritage island rentals
  • Waterborne Adventure Sports
  • Wildlife Trail Paradise
  • Breezy Upmarket Seafood Restaurants
  • Shimmering Fine Sand Beaches

Best Vacation Rentals in Nantucket Island

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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Nantucket Island
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Nantucket Island
Vacation Rental • 549 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(58 reviews)
You will love the central location of this charming stand alone cottage just over one block from the cobblestones of lower Main Street! (17a Washington St, across from flagpole). The 1 bedroom is well equipped with high end appliances, washer, dryer, central air conditioner, two flat screen TVs (one in the bedroom and one in the living room, pull out sofa in Livingroom). Gleaming hardwood floors, wainscoting on walls, cathedral ceilings, new kitchen, new bathroom, new everything! High end kitchen with LG refrigerator and dishwasher and wine cooler. This cottage will comfortably hold a coupl...
from $578 / night
Vacation Rental for 3 Guests in Nantucket Island
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Nantucket Island
Vacation Rental • 3 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
Once you step into the cottage you will understand why we fell in love with it!!! The views look out across the water to Tuckernuck Island and beyond. This waterfront cottage has 2 bedrooms, the first has a King bed and plenty of windows so you can enjoy the views while lying in bed. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. The living area is all about the water views no matter where you are you can take in the view. Wireless internet can all be found in the cottage for you pleasure. Keywords: House
from $887 / night
Vacation Rental for 4 Guests in Nantucket Island
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Nantucket Island
Vacation Rental • 786 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(4 reviews)
Barstow is located in Mariner House in the center of historic downtown Nantucket. Built in 1846 by Master Mariner and Whaling Captain William Jernegan, the building boasts Italianate architecture housing 6 individual apartments. Barstow is located on the first floor, consisting of a living room, kitchen, queen bedroom and one bathroom (shower only). It features original wooden korbels, fireplace (with wood provided), and original wooden window shutters. The property is centrally located and with in walking distance to casual and gourmet dining, shopping, theatre, galleries, boating, landmar...
from $487 / night

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Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Nantucket Island

$836for 27 Jul - 3 Aug
$747 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Nantucket Island

6%for 27 Jul - 3 Aug
50% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals on Nantucket Island

Gorgeous, breezy, heritage, oceanfront paradise, vacation rentals

Beautiful, iconic, historical, vacation rentals where Quaker architectural simplicity and elegance frame stylish, comfortable, contemporary, upmarket interiors a short distance from soft, fine sand beaches. Vintage wharves, cobblestoned streets, chic restaurants, high quality boutiques and steepled churches provide a magical setting for an unforgettable summer stay.

Vacation rentals with historic charm and elegance

Choose from naturally weathered, gray shingle style rentals. Many of the timeless, charming, classical, beautifully furnished vacation rentals on the island offer excellent facilities such as a private pool as well as a garden and a terrace with a view, in a tranquil setting where the sunshine, vast blue of the Atlantic ocean and salty, island sea breeze provide a wonderful environment for relaxing and recharging. Nantucket Island offers stylish vacation rentals for couples enjoying a romantic long weekend getaway as well as catering for small groups of vacationers on a wonderful seaside adventure.

Vacations on Nantucket Island

The area and getting around

Charming Cape Cod Location

Nantucket Island is a unique location for enjoying the laid back Cape Cod lifestyle. Nantucket Island is located around 30 miles off the coast of South Cape Cod. This 14 mile long and 3.5 mile wide island has long been an iconic summer destination for well heeled Bostonians and New Yorkers who visit to enjoy the stylish charm, peace and ocean breeze of this gorgeous Atlantic Ocean island gem.

Easily accessible by plane for a weekend getaway

This glorious coastal destination is around 100 miles southeast of Boston and 282 miles from New York City by road and ferry. Nantucket Island has a small airport. This special, unforgettable destination is easily accessible via a short, two hour domestic flight from Boston, New York or Connecticut with planes landing at Nantucket Memorial Island airport. The airport is located on the south side of the island and is only three miles from the town center.

Travelers and activities

Nantucket Island for Water Sport Adventures

Lovers of water sport adventures and water sport adrenalin junkies can enjoy the exhilaration of kiteboarding, wakeboarding and hydrofoil activities in a stunning location that offers world class conditions for these sports as well as top notch instruction for learners. Fishing and boating enthusiasts can enjoy the Atlantic ocean on a day out on the ocean waves on a chartered fishing adventure or boat charter expedition. Bluefish, bass and flounder are just some of the types of fish that vacationers keen on fishing can expect to reel in.

Wells Maine for Nature Lovers and Architecture fans

The fine sand, dune backed beaches of Nantucket Island are some of the most beautiful in the US. Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge offers those who are keen on wildlife and nature expeditions an unmissable opportunity to walk the over 16 miles of trails and roads where deer, raptors, seals and exquisite shorebirds can be seen in their natural habitat. Enjoy incredible seascapes alongside the largest red cedar woodland in all of New England. This unique, pristine reserve is home to numerous rare birds and plants and boasts some of the most exquisite beaches on the island within the 390 acres of barrier beach in the reserve. There are tidal pools teeming with crabs to explore at low tide. Lovers of architecture will marvel at the gorgeous elegance of Nantucket Island’s predominantly Greek Revival style architecture that dates back to from between the 1830s to the Civil War era.

Nantucket Island has been an art colony since the 1920’s with notable artists such as Frank Swift Chase staying to capture the island’s stunning seascapes, landscapes and fauna and flora!

Top 5 travel tips on Nantucket Island

1. Whaling Museum

Herman Melville based his famous novel Moby Dick around the Nantucket whaling industry. Situated in a former candle factory in Nantucket town, the whaling museum is a must see for Melville fans and lovers of maritime history. Visitors can marvel at a 46 foot long sperm whale skeleton and browse an astonishing collection of scrimshaw art-carved whalebone created by whalers trying to while away time at sea. The museum has a wonderful scenic rooftop and the whale hunt presentation is a fascinating window into a byone seafaring era.

2. Visit Cisco Brewers

Cisco Brewers is a low key, rustic, laid back venue for legendary craft beer and music located on Bartlett Farm, 2.6 miles outside of the center of town. Visit Nantucket Island’s premier brewery, distillery and vineyard where you can sample seven craft beers, six flavored vodkas and seven wines. Enjoy the tasting rooms and be sure to try Wandering Hope, an ale with notes of citrus and mango! There is a wonderful selection of food available from the resident food trucks on site to experience the contemporary culinary flavors of Nantucket Island.

3. Jetties Beach

This stunning, sheltered, local beach is within easy walking distance from town and is an ideal beach location for families with kids as the surf is gentle and perfectly suited for safe swimming.There is a lifeguard on duty and there are well maintained public facilities like restrooms. This is an incredible, low key place for discovering wonderful seafood and oysters. Be sure to try shrimp tacos and fried clams from one of the nearby eateries after a leisurely few hours of swimming, relaxing and admiring seashells and seaglass that wash up on the shoreline.

4. Iconic Nantucket Lighthouses

Make a day of it and rent a bike and visit two of Nantucket Islands iconic, historical lighthouses. Sankaty Lighthouse dates back from 1850 and although the tower is not accessible to the public, the grounds offer a breathtaking view over the moors of the island and the vast Atlantic ocean. Take postcard perfect photographs at one of Nantucket Island’s most notable landmarks, the century old Brant Point Lighthouse. Cycle and enjoy the seabreeze as you navigate the 11 mile route between the lighthouses via Polpis Bike Path.

5. Sconset Bluff Walk

This 2 mile public walkway along the east shore bluffs meanders past some of the most beautiful private houses on the island and offers stunning, unforgettable views and is known as the most scenic pathway on Nantucket Island. This invigorating route is loved by locals and begins at the quaint fishing cottages of Siasconset and ends with a vista of the exquisite, rugged coastal scenery surrounding Sankaty Head lighthouse.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Nantucket Island

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental on Nantucket Island?

Based on last year, Nantucket Island had an average price of $648 per night, a relatively high one for a destination in the USA.

When are vacation rentals cheaper on Nantucket Island?

According to our most recent data, the months with the most reduced prices on Nantucket Island are March, April and January, with average prices of $514, $527, and $572, respectively.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive on Nantucket Island?

Last year, the month that showed the highest annual average prices on Nantucket Island was July, with an average price of $738 per night. This was followed by December, with an average of $733, and then September, with $713.

Do I need to plan a trip to Nantucket Island well in advance?

So you don't run out of accommodation options in Nantucket Island, it is necessary to think ahead as 66% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

Which months offer the highest availability?

May, February and October are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with an average availability of 60%, 56%, and 42%.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have on Nantucket Island?

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