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Carolyn Crowley

Member since: 2001
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Secluded, Romantic, Cheery, House Faces 18th-Century Working Windmill

17 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Nantucket Town holiday house

1 BR, 1 BA, queen bed, 1 double futon w/8" springs in living room. Sleeps 4.

Air-conditioned, romantic and secluded In the Lee is in Nantucket Town's Old Historic District facing an 18th-Century quiet, working windmill. It is only a 10-minute delightful walk to shops, restaurants, theaters, beaches and Nantucket Harbor, and a 2-minute walk to the Island-wide shuttle bus stop and bike paths. Guests can walk to Brant Point, Jetties, Children’s, Francis Street and Steps beaches. With this superb location -- the Island's best -- no car is necessary, but In the Lee has two off-street parking spaces at the end of the long, winding driveway.

This tucked-away home has a tile floor; hand-hooked hand-dyed wool rugs with Nantucket, nautical and floral themes; a brick patio for relaxing and grilling; outdoor shower with hot and cold water; and beyond it is a grass backyard where children can play and everyone can enjoy the chaises and Adirondack chairs while sunbathing, chatting, reading and eating.

Other Amenities : In the Lee also has complimentary high-speed Internet (Wi-Fi), a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave oven, blender, Keurig with K-cups, all linens, beach towels, all cooking utensils, fish poacher, lobster pot, charcoal BBQ grill, beach chairs (they can be carried or worn on the back and have a pouch to hold what you need at the beach), books, cable TV, VCR, DVD player, sound system, books (including cookbooks), children's toys, and fresh flowers.

Caretaker: The caretaker lives nearby. She therefore is able to respond quickly to tenants' needs, ensuring their comfort and enjoyment. She gives tenants literature, Island maps and the Nantucket Restaurant guide. For a fee, she will pick up groceries and supplies to stock the refrigerator before tenants arrive.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carolyn Crowley (Owner)
Member since: 2001
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Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

This review is word-for-word from a frequent In the Lee tenant:



My husband and I have stayed at In the Lee many times over the years. We've always found it lovely, peaceful and charming. Sun-filled during the day and blissfully quiet at night, it's truly a special place, tucked behind the historic windmill. Perfect for a solo traveler or a couple, the house is fully equipped with a washer-dryer, outdoor patio with barbecue, air conditioning, dishwasher and a private driveway.



However, you don't need a car to stay at In the Lee as it's in an ideal location – a short walk to the center of town and an easy bike ride to the island's many beautiful beaches.



In the Lee's kind, conscientious owner is always making thoughtful improvements to the property – outside and in – taking great care to provide a pleasant stay for tenants in the hopes that they will return. There is always a helpful, knowledgeable caretaker on call if any needs arise and the cleaning crew does a very thorough job of making the house fresh for each new arrival.



In the Lee is a wonderful year-round choice for visitors to Nantucket.
Aug 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 traveller reviews

Secluded, Romantic, Cheery, House Faces 18th-Century Working Windmill
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 21 reviews
5

Lovely First Family Trip to Nantucket!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay at "In the Lee." The cottage was impeccably clean upon arrival and is charming and comfortable and fully stocked with everything we could possibly need. Of course you expect the basics (like basic cooking instruments and beach towels) but this house is stocked with anything you could possible need for a fun beach vacation - from lobster pots for cooking, to beach chairs we could wear on our backs as we rode our bikes to the beach to deluxe picnic baskets and more!

We really enjoyed the location and it was ideal for us since we did not have a car with us. It is a very easy walk to the center of Town and it is a longer but equally easy bike ride to some of the best beaches on the Island (including Surfside Beach and Ladies Beach). We rode our bikes to the beach nearly every day and walked (or road our bikes) into Town once or twice a day. It is just that well placed on the island. The cottage is also nicely off the road down a long pebble driveway and the cottage faces the the Windmill so it is very quiet and peaceful.

Lastly - but no less important - the owner (Carolyn) lives next to the cottage and is a lovely hostess. She is never intrusive but is sure to inquire to make sure everything is going well. I must admit we took an instant liking to her and so probably leaned on her more than most for fun vacation ideas and she did not disappoint. She had wonderful suggestions for us. She is also a gem of a person and we still miss her and we have been back about 10 days. We wish she was our permanent neighbor!

We hope to be back and sooner rather than later.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Get place in a great location relative to town.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at In the Lee. It was perfect for a couple and we even accommodated our daughter's visit for a few days. It is a short walk to town which we made almost every night for dinner. The many beaches on the island were easily accessible with our rented jeep. Carolyn was an excellent hostess and her dogs are the best!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little secluded cottage . My husband and I stayed here for a week and we loved it. Perfectly appointed with everything one would need. The owner was very willing to meet any needs that we might have had which were none. We would definite stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This appreciative couple came from Houston, Texas, with its temperatures in the 90's to enjoy Nantucket's 60- and 70-degree delightful weather and our well-equipped house. I am so glad they liked In the Lee so much to give it and me a five-star review. We work hard to give everyone this house with its superb location. Our guests can get easily to everywhere on the Island.
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Cottage in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

In June we stayed at this beautiful cottage. The cottage, very clean, well furnished and thoroughly equipped was set in an idyllic location next to an historic windmill built in 1746. A lovely stroll into town took only 5-10 minutes. The cottage was outfitted with everything one would need, including a barbecue set up in the backyard.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Bright, welcoming, peaceful, clean, happy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived on the island we just loved the colonial feel and cobbled stoned streets and harbour. The air was filled with the aroma of spring flowers just in bloom. We went to Youngs bike shop to rent a car and started to drive towards the In the Lee. All the homes that lined town were so beautiful! When we arrived at our street we were greeted with this huge amazing windmill and a nice gravel driveway which at the end awaited for us our little piece of serenity of the next five days. We really enjoyed touring the island. Don't miss taking Barretts tour, The Basket Museum and of course The Whaling Museum. The beaches of course are beautiful!! And of course our inn keeper Carolyn. Such a lovely, lively lady with a passion and deep love for this island that is so infectious you cant help but fall in love with her island too!! I hope to return next year! This property had everything my husband and I needed!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

My best friend and I chose "In The Lee" as our base for a mother-daughter long weekend, as a reasonable alternative to two hotel rooms. We were delighted with the charm and ambiance, as well as the "walk to Town" location. The private back yard worked well for quiet times : breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, or grilling steaks for dinner. The place was clean, and well equipped, and the owner very pleasant and informative.

We rented a 4 door, 4-wheel drive Jeep, which proved helpful for groceries, and gave us a chance to see the rest of the Island in the limited time we had available.

The location of the cottage was excellent for getting just about anywhere, especially to the grocery store and gas station (and Downey Flake Donuts!). We took the tour of the adjacent Wind Mill - fascinating!

The only issue we encountered with our clean and comfortable accommodations was sleeping 4 adults (a queen bed and a full size futon) - but as mothers/daughters, it was fine. I believe the owner is going to replace the 4-cup coffee maker with a regular size one. Towels and linens were provided, as well as basic kitchen supplies (foil etc) & spices.

We enjoyed visiting Bartlett farms (fabulous produce and flowers!) and Cisco Brewery (which also has a winery and a distillery, food trucks and live music!) and had dinner at Millie's, in Madaket, while watching the sunset from our outside table.

I will definitely return! The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I think of 5 star as "luxury", but this place was definitely nicer and roomier than hotel rooms or B & B's! Having to go through the bedroom to use the bathroom was a bit of an inconvenience, but the facilities were more than adequate. One of the daughters loved the outside shower, communing with Nature!

All in all, it was a terrific place at a real value, and I would definitely recommend it to friends or family!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Miacomet Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Arno's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Francis Street Beach
Car: not necessary

Nearby are natural history/museum tours, biking, fishing, boating, sailing, surfing, tennis, golf, kayaking, snorkeling, birding, seal/whale cruises, crabbing trips, aquarium/observatory viewing, wildflower and ghost walks, laning, kiting, art classes, theater productions, beach combing (for shells, beach glass, and 'mermaid purses'), outdoor family concerts (including Boston Pops in August), visual arts displays, auctions, tie-dying clinics, soccer/baseball/field hockey/basketball/lacrosse camps, lectures, scalloping and musseling. Picking plump, juicy blackberries on the driveway to eat immediately or to make pies.

Other Activities: Auctions, winery tours, sports camps, moor walking, bird watching, star gazing, nature studies, fine dining, crabbing, seal/whale-watching cruises.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Nantucket Town, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Daffodil Festival
27 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$1,451
Flat fee
 
 
Early May
2 May 2017 - 16 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$443
A$3,480
 
 
Wine Festival
17 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$470
 
 
May 21-May 25
22 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$457
 
 
Memorial Day Week
26 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,627
 
 
Early June -late June
4 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,762
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
85 night minimum stay
A$62,875
Flat fee
 
 
Mid-Sept.-Sept. 30
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$470
A$3,292
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$457
A$3,197
A$12,763
 
 
Winter 2017-2018
1 Nov 2017 - 1 May 2018
180 night minimum stay
A$2,418
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$40

$1,800-$2,900/week in spring, summer & fall, sleeps four, no pets/smoking/candle burning, $500 security deposit. Winter rental: $1,300/month + utilities, two people maximum. No pets/smoking/candle burning. $1,300 security deposit.
Rent In the Lee alone or with nearby four-bedroom house (see #22624). This family compound sleeps 12. Turnover day: Saturday. Check-in: 3:00; checkout 10 a.m.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Nantucket Town, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 596 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Outside - outdoor shower , Enclosed with hot/cold water.
  • Bathroom renovated four years ago, including adding a tile shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Greenery is outside windows.
    Living room - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , View is of Old Mill built in 1746.
  • 1 bedroom with queen bed and double futon with eight-inch mattress and springs in living room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air-conditioning, washer/dryer, dishwasher, brick patio, large back yard, beach chairs, coolers, toaster, blender, 10-cup coffee maker, fish poacher, lobster pot, books, board games, sound system, VCR, DVD player, DVR, complimentary high-speed Internet (WiFi), telephone, charcoal grill, fresh flowers, beach chairs with pouch for cooler, outside enclosed hot/cold shower, two off-street parking spaces, and on long winding driveway are tall bushes with plump blackberries for tenants to pick for cooking pies or eating instantly. The caretaker lives nearby and therefore can respond quickly to tenants' needs, thereby ensuring a pleasant stay in cheery, secluded In the Lee. He welcomes guests, giving them literature about Nantucket and telling them about Nantucket's happenings. For a small fee, he will stock the refrigerator for guests before their arrival.

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