Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Nantucket is ready to explore

Enjoy the museums and other features of Nantucket. Well known for its cocktail bars, island views and beaches, this walkable city won't disappoint. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Nantucket

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Nantucket a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Loines Observatory (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Miacomet Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Farm Neck Golf Club (26.7 mi / 42.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Nantucket

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Nantucket

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Nantucket is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Children's Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Greater Light Garden (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lily Pond Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Jetties Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Surfside Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Nobadeer Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Nantucket

Fly into Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), which is 27.6 mi (44.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Nantucket?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 812 holiday lettings around Nantucket. From 635 houses to 104 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Nantucket?

Waking up in the morning to glorious ocean views and the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore. Isn't this what perfect holidays are made of? HomeAway has 265 beachside rental homes. Alternatively, you might be after a different sort of setting. HomeAway has a wide range of options to pick from, including:

  • 141 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 128 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 105 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Nantucket?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your holiday, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You and your group will have loads of space for all sorts of holiday activities. There are 534 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £203 a night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 95 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £221 per night.
  • Apartment: 25 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £194 per night.
  • Condo: 12 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £141 per night.

Can I stay in Nantucket in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than being somewhere new with family and friends. The best news is HomeAway has options suitable for big groups. 140 house holiday rentals are available. Presently, they're the leading choice here for large groups. In this area, the holiday rentals that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can house 8 holiday makers? We have 161 that will be ideal. The prices start from £279 per night.
  • If you have 10 in your squad, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 128 holiday rentals perfect. The starting price is £269 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 6? We offer 119 rental accommodation that will suit. Prices start from £211 a night.

You and all your mates will be in good hands when you plan your Nantucket adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Nantucket?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Explore our affordable holiday rentals today and ensure everyone in your crew has room to move. South Yarmouth is a good area to have a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 427 holiday rentals, and the average price is an agreeable £206 per night. Another 347 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around West Yarmouth. With an average price of £223 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.