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Popular amenities for Nantucket vacation rentals

Stay near Nantucket's top sights

Whaling Museum79 locals recommend
The Steamship Authority Nantucket Terminal7 locals recommend
Sconset Bluff Walk17 locals recommend
Steps Beach14 locals recommend
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge3 locals recommend
Madaket Beach13 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Nantucket

  • Total rentals

    860 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    300 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    130 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    190 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    580 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    17K reviews

Your guide to Nantucket

All About Nantucket

Visitors flock to the island of Nantucket — just 30 miles south of Cape Cod — to enjoy fresh-catch dining, check out the old cottages along cobblestone paths, or give their wardrobe an update with the unique boutiques dotting the retail areas. Nantucket’s nautical, whaling, and fishing past also draws in admirers, with no shortage of cultural events, concerts, museums, and galleries dedicated to sharing the island’s history with visitors. During the summer months, the dune-laden beaches are just about the perfect place to sunbathe away the day, and there are over 80 miles of it to pick the best spot from. With close proximity to the mainland, this northeastern island is a charming mixture of island and Massauchssets fun.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Nantucket

The summer months are the busiest time to be in Nantucket, as people descend on the island to bask in the sun, shop, eat, and boat around. But it’s the months of April, May, September, and October that mark the sweet spots in Nantucket’s annual calendar: the crowds are a bit thinner and the summer weather is a bit more comfortable.

Nantucket doesn’t completely shut down for the winter — many of the local businesses, bars, and restaurants stay open through Christmas, and there are a handful of holiday festivals pre-New Year’s, making this still a good time for a Vacation rental in Nantucket. Once the new year arrives, however, be prepared for things to get pretty quiet on the island until spring.

Top things to do in Nantucket

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Though we now understand whaling to be a devastating practice that faces all kinds of international bans, it was once a major industry, literally fueling much of the economic furnace of 19th-century America. The Nantucket Whaling Museum faces this history head-on, offering a revealing and fascinating view into what was once a massive industry, and into the big, beautiful whales that once thrived in the waters around Nantucket, Cape Cod, and the northeastern Atlantic.

Nantucket Beaches

The beaches of Nantucket are unadorned, unadulterated, and unsurpassed in their stark natural beauty. The fine-grained white sands are just the right cushion for summer sunbathers, and the surrounding dunes strewn across the island have been the inspiration for more than a few landscape painters.

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

With origins in a land-acquisition deal that occurred in 1974, the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge remains a fixture on Nantucket, with an important mission of conservation, education, and preservation. You don’t have to be an animal lover to enjoy seeing the many raptors, deer, shorebirds, and seals that thrive here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Nantucket?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Nantucket. From over 500 house rentals to over 60 cottage rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Nantucket?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 300 vacation rentals in Nantucket featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Nantucket?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Nantucket. Choose from more than 190 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Nantucket?

    Experience the best of Nantucket with our house rentals, starting at about $120 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there Nantucket house rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 90 house rentals with pools in Nantucket, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do house rentals in Nantucket have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with a gym in Nantucket. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Nantucket have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 150 house rentals with self check-in in Nantucket. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Nantucket have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 470 house rentals with free parking in Nantucket. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Nantucket have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 290 house rentals with a bbq area in Nantucket. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Nantucket?

    Nantucket has more than 440 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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