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Close to Main St. and Harbor Beaches

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

'Hunky Dory' is a spacious and light-filled five bedroom home with decor and furnishings inspired by Nantucket Island. Built in 1825 and recently beautifully renovated, 'Hunky Dory' is situated on a very quiet lane near the working, 18th-century windmill. Located in the historic district, this home is a short walk past sea captains' mansions to the heart of Nantucket town. Beautifully landscaped with hydrangeas, lilies, and flowering window boxes, the home is as charming outside as it is inside.

A seashell-lined driveway for off-street parking leads to a very private backyard. Mature hedges and a fence surround the backyard, which also includes a large brick patio, hammock, picnic table, Adirondack chairs, enclosed outdoor shower and grill. There is a kitchen which seats eleven, dining room which seats ten, living room, den with wood stove, air conditioning, fans, three televisions, three DVD players, expanded tier cable service, high speed wireless Internet, games, books, a large DVD library, IPOD sound dock stereo system, beach towels and beach chairs. This wonderful home maintains a 'cottage feel' while providing many amenities to make your stay on Nantucket as comfortable as it is fun.

Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, shorter stays will be considered. During the summer months, there is a 7 day minimum. It is important to book early for the best selection of weeks, as 'Hunky Dory' books well in advance, especially for the summer months. Keywords: House

More Details

Kathleen Conway
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Kathleen Conway

I grew up north of Boston but live in the South. I am a responsive home owner committed to making sure my guests enjoy my home and the island as much as I do. I travel to the island frequently to enjoy and check on "Hunky Dory". I have a caretaking company to handle any issues that may arise during your stay. I am easy to reach by cell phone, text or email if there are any questions or issues that arise not covered by the house instructions. I have been a member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2003 when I first began renting out "Hunky Dory". I love to sail, kayak, bike and eat great food when I am on island. I also have surfed a little and hope to get better each year.

Kathleen Conway purchased this house in 2002

Why Kathleen Conway chose Nantucket Town

I had looked for the perfect Nantucket home for almost two years when I found "Hunky Dory". It was love at first sight even before I had stepped inside. It was the house I dreamed of finding, historic, light filled and the perfect location. Many island owners have quarterboards with their house's name carved in wood. A book about the history and meaning of different Nantucket quarterboards was written a few years ago. My quarterboard has its name and carvings of Brant Point and Sankaty Light, along with island flowers. I chose the name because when I am at the house enjoying family or friends, everything really is hunky dory. I had loved vacationing on the island for years . I wanted a home close enough to downtown to easily walk there. I also wanted to be close to the Surfside bike path and the harbor to kayak. Having a home large enough to enjoy with my family and friends, but with history was very important. I wanted a home with character that made me feel very connected to the island's history. Myself and my VRBO guests have celebrated many happy occasions and made many cherished memories there and on island. I love hearing what history my guests have with the island. I also love to hear from first time island visitors about how they fell in love with my house and the island. I really enjoy spending more time there during the different seasons since my home is always booked all summer!

What makes this house unique

"Hunky Dory" has a large grass backyard compared to many homes in the historic district. It also has a large patio area with beautiful landscaping as well. On Nantucket it is more fun to be outside, even for meals during the nice weather, so I have picnic table seating for 11 as well. Having enough room and a safe enclosed area for children to play or adults to have a quiet spot to read or relax is a wonderful perk. When you have to be inside, the home has lots of windows and light. The narrow lane the house is situated on is quiet and residential. After the beach or biking, nothing beats a hot shower outside in the private enclosed outdoor shower. At night you can even enjoy a shower under the stars. I love the outdoor shower so much I had one built at my home in the South, which I enjoy year round. My guests love the large kitchen to hang out in or eat since it comfortably seats 11 people. Two wonderful historic sites are a 3 minute walk from the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nantucket Town in Nantucket Island

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

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Close to Main St. and Harbor Beaches
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Perfect house - great location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a girls weekend and everything was just perfect! The house is walkable to downtown and was able to sleep everyone very comfortably. There were plenty of linens and extra towels, and the kitchen had everything we needed. Kathleen was responsive, accommodating and very easy to work with from start to finish. Definitely recommend this house for your next trip to Nantucket!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Little House Close To Town

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at hunky dory! The house is quaint and a short scenic walk to town. The kitchen, dining room, and living space is lovely and everything you need. The backyard also looks great but we were there in the winter so didn't spend too much time outside. The downstairs king room and bathroom are totally great. The bedrooms upstairs are perfectly fine. You should know the ceilings are quite low and the stair case quite steep. The bathroom upstairs is tiny and I imagine difficult for anyone to shower over 5'6" tall. You have to walk thru a bedroom to get to another bedroom on both sides of the upstairs staricase. The entrance to the bathroom is in a bedroom so there is a lack of privacy. We slept 10 people very comfortably. Don't attempt to do all the laundry on the morning of checkout! You must start the night before or get the service. There is NO way you will have the time to do it all before the 10am checkout. Kathleen was kind, helpful , and easy to get in touch with.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Nantucket cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time In Nantucket. Walked or biked into town most days. We rented a Jeep and drove to areas unreachable by bikes. The home was great for four adults, with fully stocked kitchen and plenty living space. The owner is extremely helpful and attentive.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blacksburg, VA

Lovely house and convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time on nantucket and this house was clean, sleeps many and is in a convenient location! Nice patio to sit on in the late afternoon, and great space for relaxing. Owner answered all our questions and was accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, MA

Lovely Home.....Great Girl's Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen was very attentive and accommodating to my and my friends during a much needed long weekend away. The house is a nice and homey and was perfect for our needs. The house is also a short (10 minute ) walk to town which is very convenient. The kitchen is stocked with just about everything you need. The outside area is perfect. A nice blend of grass and patio area with a picnic table, ample chairs and a weber grill. It mostly rained while we were there but we did get to spend a little time out there having coffee on Sunday morning. Hope to go back to the island again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I rented this house for a Bachelorette weekend during the Daffodil Festival and it was absolutely perfect! There was plenty of bed space for all of us and the house was adorable! Cute patio area which we were able to enjoy thanks to the lovely spring weather. A little out of the downtown area, but close enough that we could walk and enjoy the scenery. Would definitely recommend this house to others.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
56 Union
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
56 Union
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Windmill
Nearest Point of Interest
Historic Meeting House
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £558.38

A lease must be signed and if children are guests, Mass. law requires a lead disclosure be signed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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