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Fully equipped home with garden and patio, three blocks from center of town.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two queen bedroom suites with garden & brick patio

This Quaker-style townhouse was built in 1797 in the Historic District of Nantucket Town and completely renovated in 2008. Two queen bedroom suites plus third-floor alcove with children's sleeping space with two twin beds, living room, dining area, den, modern kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, oven, cooktop, and disposal. Laundry room, wine cabinet, and extra den/TV room. Central air-conditioning and heating. Garden and patio are ideal for outdoor dining from late Spring to early Fall. Fully equipped with WiFi/Internet, cable TV, four zones of AC and heating with controls on each level. Four decorative, non-working fireplaces. Fully equipped with all linens and towels. Laundry and dish-washing supplies provided. Ideal for two couples plus two children. Accommodates a maximum of four adults and two children.

John Merson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About John Merson

John Merson and Carol Bunevich have been buying and restoring Nantucket homes since 1993. John is also a licensed real estate broker.

John Merson purchased this house in 2006

Why John Merson chose Nantucket

Austin House is an elegant, comfortable home in the Historic District of Nantucket, walking distance to the center of town. Two queen suites on the second floor and a children's sleeping area on the third floor with two twin beds. An ideal home for two couples or a small family. Rentals of one week or longer include daily cleaning, advance provisioning, and a catered dinner each week.

What makes this house unique

In a neighborhood of historic homes, Austin House is three blocks' walk to the center of Nantucket Town, with its many shops, restaurants, and museums. Within a fifteen minute walk are dozens of historic homes and gardens, some of which are open to visitors.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , First floor powder room off living area
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , sink, tiled floor and walls, linen trunk
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double sink, tiled bath, steam shower, linen cabinet, hamper
  • Bathrooms in queen suites have tiled floors and walls, large mirrors, shelves for toiletries.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fireplace, closet, dresser, chair, ensuite bath, phone
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Fireplace, closet, dresser, chair, ensuite bath, phone
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Two twin captain's beds, closet, 2 dressers, chair.
  • Two queen bedroom suites separated by hallway with reading nook and linen trunk. Each queen suite has bedside tables, lamps, upholstered chair, fireplace and full bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Uber and taxis are available to all island destinations. Island-wide bus service operates from May through October, stops at all island beaches and shopping destinations.


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Fully equipped home with garden and patio, three blocks from center of town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Adorable house

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Meticulously kept in town location

  • 5 of 5

Very elegant and functional in town house, comfortable, well equipped and convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home is extraordinary in all ways, with every attention paid to detail. Even the toilet paper is high grade. The home has been redone to the highest standards and is quite beautiful. The bathrooms are sumptuous as were our the towels. Every convenience has been provided -- beach chairs and beach umbrella and large beach towels, a giant rain umbrella, washer and dryer, soaps and shampoos -- everything one could want and more. The walk into town is five minutes, and the street is calm and lined with beautiful period homes with flowers in abundance. There are only three drawbacks: 1) there are twins beds on the top (third) floor, but the room is an open loft and there is no bath; in fact, both baths down a flight are inside bedrooms, so, if someone is sleeping or otherwise using the bedroom, the only option is to go down to the first floor and use the half bath there, but, of course, showers have to be shared inside the other two bedrooms by the third floor guests; 2) there is not really a refrigerator, but a refrigerator drawer which gives, as best, the same space as a single shelf of a fridge, and, if piled up, requires constant digging for what you want. There is a similar-sized freezer drawer beneath. There are however, four large refrigerator drawers in the basement level, down a set of steep stairs, so what is not being frequently used can be stored there (we stocked our cans of soda in one of the the drawers downstairs). 3) the parking is a real challenge, and, while a permit at $10 a day can be obtained from the police department, it is still necessary to find a space, and this can require some driving around neighboring streets for a while until one is found, especially at night. We never failed to find one, but it was inconvenient and could be time-consuming. However, these three aspects were more than outweighed by the beautiful home, the extraordinary number of conveniences, great location, and gorgeous terrace in back in which to eat meals and just relax with a good book, and, most all, a gracious, responsive, and considerate host. We'd come back in an instant.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved Nantucket and 46 Fair!

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing book launch for my wife in Nantucket (at Mitchell's Book Corner). All of the family joined us - son and daughter and significant others! 46 Fair was the perfect place to stay. Plenty of room and every amenity you could hope for. My son-in-law loved the steam shower! Beautiful garden out back to relax and enjoy a drink. Quiet street, but an easy walk to all of the activity and restaurants downtown. John and Carol are wonderful hosts - very responsive to questions and readily available if needed (although our stay was perfect and we did not need to call). This house also has daily light housekeeping which was much appreciated. Would highly recommend this house for your stay in Nantucket.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Austin House !

  • 5 of 5

We came to Nantucket for a special day ! I was giving my neice away ..We found Austin House on VBRO it looked amazing in pictures that did not do justice to this AMAZING house updated and beautiful!! It lacked nothing we would need to make our stay perfect!! John is a gracious host who will make sure your stay is amazing!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for the Nantucket wine fest with a few of my girlfriends and loved the entire experience. The house was super cute, close to town and the owner John was extremely responsive and prompt to answer any questions we had. We would definitely rent this property again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nantucket Airport with taxis available
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Met on Main
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Steamship & HiLine Ferries, Nantucket Town
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Miacomet Golf Clourse
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Amtrak Stations in Boston & Providence
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Milestone Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
29 Fair Street
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Children's Beach
Car: not necessary

The old historic district of Nantucket includes many houses built before 1800. Our house was built in 1797. The Whaling Museum has shows several times each day. Whale Watch cruises available daily in good weather.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nantucket Town, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2017
28 Jun 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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