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Lydia Cottage on Old North Wharf

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage


About the property

Unique and rare harbor front cottage in the heart of Nantucket's marina district. Private and comfortable, Lydia sits on Easy Street basin and is recognized as one of Nantucket's iconic pieces of real estate. Great value with the additional parking space and two boat slips right in front of the rental. Recently updated in 2014 with modern amenities. Please inquire about nightly rates and discounts in the shoulder season.

Henry Sanford
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018

About Henry Sanford

We are life long Nantucket residents who work in real estate on island. We have been renting 'Lydia' for over three decades now, and used to own and operate the rest of Old North Wharf in the 1990s before selling off most of the properties and keeping Lydia. We continually update the house and recently put on a new roof, kitchen counters, and linens.

Henry Sanford purchased this cottage in 1950

Why Henry Sanford chose Nantucket Town

Lydia offer's one of Nantucket's most unique locations. Old North Wharf is private, historic, and the harbor front yard is a rare gem. Two boat slips for vessels up to 32' with no more than a 4' draft can be docked out front and a private off street parking space with nightly security makes renting Lydia a great value. Romantic, classic, and convenient.

What makes this cottage unique

Off Street Parking, nightly security for the Wharf, two boat slips, and a peaceful yard on the harbor.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nantucket Town in Nantucket

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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'Lydia' Cottage is located on Old North Wharf, the most private wharf on Nantucket. This fantastic location has two dock spaces, a harbor front yard, and a off street parking spot. A iconic location in the heart of Nantucket.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Nantucket Town, Massachusetts

Additional pricing information

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