Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Nantucket is ready to explore

Enjoy the museums and other features of Nantucket. Well known for its cocktail bars, island views and beaches, this walkable city won't disappoint. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Nantucket

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Nantucket a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Loines Observatory (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Miacomet Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Farm Neck Golf Club (26.7 mi / 42.9 km)

Seasonal weather in Nantucket

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Nantucket

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Nantucket is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Children's Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Greater Light Garden (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lily Pond Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Jetties Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Surfside Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Nobadeer Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Nantucket

Fly into Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), which is 27.6 mi (44.5 km) away.

Where to stay near Nantucket Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 975 holiday rentals near Nantucket Island. From 753 Houses to 133 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Nantucket Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Nantucket Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Nantucket Island:

  • Tom Nevers: 76 holiday homes
  • Eel Point: 48 holiday homes
  • Siasconset: 68 holiday homes
  • Dionis: 29 holiday homes
  • Cliff: 330 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Nantucket Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Nantucket Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Brant Point Light: 960 holiday rentals
  • Great Point Light: 1,430 holiday rentals
  • Loines Observatory: 967 holiday rentals
  • Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center: 963 holiday rentals
  • Siasconet Beach: 963 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nantucket Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Nantucket Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 753 Houses in Nantucket Island. Our other popular types of Nantucket Island holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 133 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 133 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 133 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Nantucket Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 192 holiday homes with pool available in Nantucket Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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