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Perfect In Town Location, 2012 Total Renovation, A/C and High Speed

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Nantucket Town - Gaol Break

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 9

PERFECT IN TOWN LOCATION! HIGH SPEED INTERNET, CENTRAL AIR. Perfect location on a quiet street just a short walk to the center of town. Totally renovated (Spring 2012) cottage, built in 1726 as the Jailor’s House for the original “Gaol”. Located on quiet Vestal Street, just a 12 minute walk to all downtown shops, ferry, Children’s Beach and over 40 restaurants. The bike path is only a block away. With the ideal location there really is no need for a car.

This 4 BR – 3 ½ BA – Has a fully appointed all new kitchen featuring new stainless steel appliances – DW, microwave, refrigerator, range and granite counter top. The main gathering room is designed for your families comfort complete with all new furniture and 46 inch flat screen TV above the wood burning fireplace. Off the eating area you find a beautiful new patio so grab a book and sit back in the fresh air and relax in your private garden. Every bedroom in this cottage has new furnishings including a flat screen in each bedroom. New mattresses and bed linens insure you get a wonderful night’s sleep. The lower level has an additional family/game room boasting a 55 inch flat screen TV and WII. A brand new washer dryer is provided in case you need to do some unexpected laundry. There is also wireless high speed Internet available. This cottage has Central air - gas heat and have we mentioned everything is new! Every detail in this home has been selected to make your stay a special memory. If you enjoy the pleasures of today but want the flavor of history this home is for you!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2016
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Why Owner/Property Manager chose Nantucket

We purchased this property because we love Nantucket! With it's perfect in town location we can walk to town and easily get to the beaches. It has become a family retreat and provided many wonderful memories for us and our grandchildren.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Perfect In Town Location, 2012 Total Renovation, A/C and High Speed
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

We want to go bACK!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented and stayed in the Gaol Break home this July (2016) and had a magnificent stay. The home has such a cozy HOME feeling and does not feel at all like a rental property. Extremely spacious house and the open kitchen/floor plan was great for morning gatherings for breakfast before starting our days. A very short walk into town. We walked to Jettie's beach which is do-able if you do not have a lot of stuff. Love the history of the place and the accessibility to the bike path. Highly recommend this home and we are definitely going to be coming back to ACK next Summer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful!!! This home has it all!

  • 5 of 5

This home completely exceeded our expectations! Beautiful decor, spacious, clean, convenient location- it really had it all! It is clear that the owners take very good care of this property and really thought of every last detail. We immediately felt right at home. Thank you for such an amazing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories Made Here

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect island location, it is close to both town and country lanes. Here you are right around the corner from historic sites--the old jail and Maria Mitchell's House (an early astronomer who discovered a comet). Just down the street is the town Civil War Monument. The house is perfect for families, girls or guys weekends. There are two independent levels, so the kids could be down stairs and adults above. Very well equipped kitchen, so cooking meals is easy and fun. Big dining table next to a wall of windows, perfect for family memories! It is a very easy house to immediately relax in and enjoy--lots of natural light, comfy seating, everything you need. It is also a restored 200 year old house and the owners have incorporated the original beams and doors into the design of the interior-beautiful. Being on Nantucket is like stepping back in time. Gaol Break is the perfect place to relax and enjoy this magical place.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gaol Break

  • 5 of 5

The 4 beedroom, 3 1/2 bath home was perfect for four golfers on a long weekend. The home was beautifully appointed with upgrades and decorated with local memorabilia. Everything worked very well. The kitchen was complete. Plenty of everything. Logistics from the owner was perfect. Would definitely recommend to others. We plan to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerville, MA

Your quintessential Nantucket home and for that reason it was absolutely PERFECT.

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at Gaol Break Cottage for a girls trip in Nantucket this past weekend. We loved so much of what this house had to offer: a quick to respond (and accommodating) owner, BEAUTIFUL decor, spacious layout, and quiet street with a close proximity to town. Everything we could need for cooking and relaxing were included, making it that much easier to relax and enjoy the Island. I am already trying to think of my next reason to return for a stay. This would be ideal for a girls getaway, couples trip, family vacation, plus so much more. Look no further than this home, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home. You won't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Just a short walk into town, in a lovely neighborhood. What a beautiful home! Everything is up to date and decorated in a beachy/nautical theme. You will feel so comfortable that you won't want to leave. Many private rooms which is perfect for traveling couples/families. Each shower is new with 2 shower heads with perfect water pressure. There is a kitchen for entertaining the group or cooking. 2 indoor seating areas to eat and an outdoor table. The house has Wi-Fi, cable and a Wii if you get stuck in on a rainy day.

We have stayed at few houses on the island and this has been the most clean and well maintained. Teri was a pleasure to work with and made the rental process very easy. I look forward to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Children's Beach
Car: not necessary

Gaol Break Cottage is located in the historical district of Nantucket, in fact this cottage was built in 1729 and was the original jailers home. When staying here you are only a short walk to village center and 1/2 block to the bike path. The Children's Beach and ferry are only a 15 minute walk.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Nantucket Town, Nantucket

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £571

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • town ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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