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Beautiful Family Friendly House, Sleeps Up To 16 People. 15 Min. Walk From Town.

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

8BR, 7 1/2 bath. 15 Minute Walk From Town. Big Yard. 2 Br Cottage. Play Yard.

Beautiful Captain's house built in 1703. Old charm Nantucket history with all the right amenities. Renovated two years ago. It has six bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths. Five out of the 6 bedrooms has an attached full bath one with a bathtub. The 6th room (BR 2) has it's own full bath located just down the stairs. Powder room located off back TV room. Two main family rooms with large flat screen TVs. Two dining areas. Newly renovated kitchen. Laundry just off the kitchen in the main house. WiFi, Central air. Two bedroom Cottage located in back of the main house with a full bathroom, full kitchen and living space with lg flat screen TV, WiFi, window AC units, and separate outdoor space. Large yard between the main house and Cottage with a large cedar play area, dining area, fire pit, outdoor shower and ping pong table. Main house comfortably sleeps twelve and the Cottage sleeps 4. Plenty of beach supplies and beach towels for your use.

Property Manager
Lisa Holstein
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Lisa Holstein

Our family currently lives in downtown Chicago. My husband is from the Lake Bluff, IL (suburb of Chicago) and I am originally from Iowa but made Chicago my home base after graduating from University of Iowa in December 1991, where I worked as an ICU nurse. I am currently a "stay Home Mom" of a 13 yo girl and a 9yo boy. My husband is a graduate of Lake Forest College and currently runs his own business.

Lisa Holstein purchased this house in 2003

Why Lisa Holstein chose Nantucket Town

The property, while originally was a ship captains home was converted into a bed and breakfast in the mid-1970's called the Stumble Inne, my husband having traveled to the east coast and worked there during his summer breaks during college wanted to make a change and run an inn. We changed the name to "la Ruche Inn" in 2003 and ran it as and inn for 3 years. Once my daughter was old enough to go to pre-school we decided to return to Chicago in 2006 and convert the inn back to a home, made structural changes and renovated the kitchen. It is now a home again that we rent out by the week and visit when we can.

What makes this house unique

The home is close to town and all Nantucket has to offer. The unique charm of the house reflects the islands charm. There is no other place like it.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • As of 2018, tenants staying less than a week will not cover the turn cost. 2017, tenants are responsible for turn cost for stays less than a week.
  • As of 2018, turn costs that are more than $500 for all stays, 3 days or more, tenant is responsible for the difference.
  • Lost or failure to return keys will incur a cost of $20. No pets allowed.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is located in back cottage.
  • Six full bathrooms in main house. Five bedrooms with their own attached bathroom, one with a bath tub. The sixth bedroom (RM 2) has it's own full detached bathroom at the bottom of the stairs. Half bath located on first floor off 2nd family room. Cottage has one full bath with Shower and Tub.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Located in back cottage
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , located in back cottage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Six bedrooms in the main house, five queen sized rooms with attached full bathrooms, one with a tub and shower (RM 4), sixth room (RM 2) with a double bed, detached full size bath located directly at the bottom of the stairs. Cottage has two bedrooms, one queen and two twins.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Family Friendly House, Sleeps Up To 16 People. 15 Min. Walk From Town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Elegant, comfortable house with great backyard

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family reunion. The living spaces are very elegant and comfortable. The cottage was just right for my sister, her husband, and their young children. We were thrilled with the ping pong table and play structure that weren't featured on the VRBO site, a welcome surprise for the teens and toddlers. The whole backyard is sheltered from the street, private, and lovely for playing children (or sitting adults). It was a hot week so we were also grateful for the central AC! Walking to town was pretty easy. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely rent the house again. The only negative was that some of the beds had bad mattresses. But that won't keep us away. Super house and property!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive feedback! I also want to thank you for mentioning the mattresses, something we will defiantly look into replacing.
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Lovely Nantucket Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect in every way: Lovely decor, large common rooms, comfortable beds, a spacious yard (often a rarity for homes in the historic district) and an attentive, responsive host who knows the island well. We thoroughly enjoyed Christmas Stroll weekend and look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house ane location!

  • 5 of 5

This was very comfortable house in a great location, convenient to all that our group of girlfriends needed and wanted.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

This property worked out perfectly for our large group. Beautiful house and grounds. Owner could not have been more accommodating and we will for sure be bACK.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a great location

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this truly beautiful home. It was wonderful to have a place large enough to comfortably sleep our large party of 16. The house is within walking distance to downtown and around the corner is a cute little coffee shop. The homeowner, Lisa is very responsive to any questions or concerns you may have.

I would note that a laundry/cleaning fee is in addition to the rental fee if you are staying less than a full week.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback. It is mentioned on the site but I think it is not easily found. In the future I will reconfirm that guest are aware of that policy before booking. Thanks again!
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £42.33
Damage Deposit £1,076.1

Cancellation policy: Cancellations will only be refunded, if able to re-rent on those dates. The amount refunded would match rental price for the re-rent minus an additional $250 cancellation fee.
Check-in time is 3pm. Check-out is 9am.
Tenants responsible for turnover costs for bookings less than a week for 2017. As of 2018, tenant will not be responsible for turns for stays less than a week, however, any turn over $500, tenant is responsible for the difference and it will be deducted out of the security deposit.
$500 turnover cost paid by landlord for tenants staying more than a week (rate $35/hr) additional cost above $500 dollars to be covered by tenant out of damage deposit.
Any movie rentals to be paid by tenant.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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