About This Listing
Family of Fair is a 1850's Three-Bay Quaker home located in the residential historic district. The 5 bedroom home is situated in a charming neighborhood with a short walk to Main St. SATURDAY TO SATURDAY WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY ! PRICE VARIES BY WEEK! CHECK CALENDAR.
The home has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 12.
The house has five fireplaces as well has HVAC. It was renovated in 2004, and beadboard has been installed throughout. Space for 1 large vehicle is provided in the driveway.
The home is also equipped with WiFi for wireless Internet access.
It also has an enclosed outdoor shower! Backyard: Newly decked backyard with umbrella, chairs, barbeque and enclosed outdoor shower.
Guests have access to the entire home except a small owners closet in the attic.
Interaction with Guests
The owners are not on-island, however our caretaker, Dwyer, a colorful New Englander, is available to assist with any issues. Dwyer has a authentic Downeast accent and was featured on Million Dollar Decorator!
Oh my gosh... the neighbors!!! They are all classic Nantucketers. Be sure to wave hello to Joe the lobstahman!
It's nice to have a car or even better a Jeep to drive on to the beach (get one from Windmill Rentals). Rent bikes for the kids from Youngs in town. AND... take the NRTA (bus) to Jetties Beach or 'Sconset.
Other Things to Note
1st Floor: Living room with fireplace and flatscreen TV; large dining room (seats 10) with fireplace, guest bedroom (queen) with fireplace, closet and private bathroom (large shower); new kitchen with island and French doors that open onto patio deck.
2nd Floor: Master bedroom (queen) with fireplace and flatscreen TV, private bath with marble countertops, tub with shower; large bedroom, with fireplace and two twin beds; sunny bedroom with two twins; one large bathroom (tub/shower); and full laundry room.
3rd Floor: beadboarded attic with three built-in twin beds, one single bead, sitting area and 1/2 bath. There is a TV and VCR as well. Literally... Kid Heaven -- they'll love this room and never will want to come downstairs.
Real Estate Showings
Lessor may market the home for sale/rent. In that event, we reserve the right to allow showings by our agents to qualified buyers by appointment only. Guests will be notified in advance.
Good renters shouldn't need rules. They just know how to handle themselves. ;)
Family of Fair is a quintessential, in town, Nantucket home. The accommodations were clean, spacious, and nicely appointed, with ample sleeping and large kitchen and dining areas great for a family or multiple families. Location wise, you can't beat the less than 10 minute walk into the heart of the town and wharf down the sidewalked neighborhood side streets - easy enough for us even with a toddler and infant in tow.
Nantucket itself has much to offer wrapped up in an impeccably historically preserved package - a wide variety of dining options, upscale shopping, and outdoor activities. Visiting in the off season was a delight - a good balance of crowd avoidance yet still plenty to see and do, and what better way to embrace fall than with the gorgeous infamous overcast weather with the storybook town and sea as your backdrop?
George and Dana were excellent hosts and easy to communicate with. From advice given prior to the trip to assistance once we arrived, they tried to ensure our experience was top notch. If a New England coastal vacation is on your list, you won't go wrong with Nantucket and Family of Fair.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 59 Fair. The house was as described, great location, well maintained, and it came with everything we needed for a fun week in Nantucket. I hope we can stay here again in the future.
Family of Fair is a beautiful, well maintained and updated historic home. Close to Main Street (approx 5 minute walk) and only a mile from the bike paths that lead to Sconset Beach. The owner, George, was easy to work with, very responsive to email questions and even offered up great restaurant suggestions for our time in town. The house has great spaces for (numerous) kids, including a (very awesome) (and air conditioned!) attic room that my kids fought over. Highly recommend this home.
George and Dana were great to work with! Prompt response to any question. Home is as photographed. Beautiful, charming, tons of space! We were a family of four and didn't even get to the third floor! Parking for rental car, parking for bikes, fantastic outdoor seating area. It was a perfect way to spend the 4th of July with my family. The Zalooms are great hosts and would highly recommend this property!