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Tuitions End, Nantucket Cottage; Close to Beaches, Shopping & Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Nantucket Island provides an historic and relaxing sea-side escape; our property is located in the Nashaquisset community with on-site rental and property management. Featured in the Design Issue of Nantucket Today, this adorable Nantucket country cottage is an ideal spot to enjoy an island vacation; a short walk from downtown and conveniently located to shopping, markets and beaches.

Our air conditioned home is named Tuitions End; we purchased the property after we had 'almost' finished with college payments. We thought this was a very special location for vacations with family and friends. It is beautifully decorated in a blue, yellow and white color palette, with comfortable furnishings and a place for everything. A galley kitchen that would delight the most demanding chef, includes culinary items required for fine cooking or entertaining. We installed an ultra quiet, high efficiency, whole house air conditioning system in 2011 to ensure August summer comfort for all guests, just in case it's needed.

A spacious side yard is ideal for playing croquet or other lawn games. It compliments the shaded patio that is a refreshing spot to dine or entertain outdoors any time of the day. Adjoining the main patio is is a second, large circular patio with deck chairs and umbrella, which is perfect for sunning or afternoon reading. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, it is just a few minutes walk to the pool and (2) Har-Tru tennis courts, in addition to bike paths and beaches.

The layout includes:

1st Floor:

- Living room with two comfortable sofas, love seat and fireplace

- Dining area with built-in banquette

- Galley kitchen, with JennAir range, GE French door refrigerator with ice maker, KitchenAid (ultra quiet) dishwasher, washer, dryer, microwave and other kitchen small appliances

- Bedroom with queen size bed, HD LCD TV and digital cable

- Full bathroom with tub/shower

2nd Floor:

- Bedroom with queen size bed, HD LCD TV and digital cable, home office with computer, high speed internet and network printer.

- Full bathroom with tub/shower

- Den/family room with full size sofa bed, daybed, HD LCD TV, VCR & DVD player, DVR (digital video recorder), large selection of VHS and DVD movies, bookcases loaded with books for reading, along with a large assortment of games, toys and puzzles.


- Private, fully landscaped, brick patio with mature trees; dining area on main patio, with a secondary circular patio for sunning or shady reading on deck chairs.

- Outdoor shower

Rental Details:

Nashaquisset offers (2) Har-Tru tennis courts, along with a newly renovated swimming pool and large sundeck. We'll coordinate your stay, send an informational package, answer your questions and help assure that your stay is a memorable one. Your home will be professionally cleaned weekly during your stay. No pets. No smoking. Rental minimum is one week and turnover is Saturdays.

Keywords: Tuitions End, Nashaquisset, Nashaquisset Village, House, Nantucket, downtown, beach, tennis, pool, whole house air conditioning

More Details

Property Manager
Ronald Lilly
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2018

About Ronald Lilly

We were drawn to Nantucket by it's history with the Sea. We had vacationed on Nantucket several times and then had an opportunity to buy our home in 1995, which we named Tuitions End. We have added many custom and personal touches which enhance the comfort of our guests, as well as high tech features, such as high speed wireless internet, computer and printer, stereo system with Sonos and IPhone connections, plus CD player and music library. Digital cable HD TV's, with attached Apple TV's, provide access to over 100 new and classic movies from each TV in the loft/media room and both bedrooms. We have kept the home unique with a beach side country decor, comfortable sofas and custom bookcases loaded with collections of Nantucket history, cook books, reference books, novels and European travel books. The spacious and private patio has both sunny and shady areas to accommodate reading, relaxing and entertaining. Tuitions End is a short walk to town, shopping, restaurants, the waterfront and beaches.

Ronald Lilly purchased this house in 1995

Why Ronald Lilly chose Nantucket Town

Tuitions End is a close walk to everything (downtown, food, shopping, beaches, bike paths), yet far enough away for privacy. The home is unique with it's comfortable furnishings, spacious private patios and side yard, rental owner management for responsive service and well maintained grounds. Extensive biking and hiking paths connect the island with our local access path less than 2 blocks away. The island WAVE bus network has a stop one block away and provides transportation to the popular beaches and downtown.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have so many happy memories we'll be sure to return.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Nantucket Town, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Full 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Loft / Media room - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Premium sheets and bedding, high thread count linens
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
New, high efficiency, ultra quiet whole house air conditioning and heating system installed 2011.


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Tuitions End, Nantucket Cottage; Close to Beaches, Shopping & Town
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews

It was great

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Tuitions End very much.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lilly Nantucket Home

  • 5 of 5

The Lilly Nantucket home was just perfect! It was ideally located, beautiful, clean, and well equipped with all the comforts of home... and some!

Mr. Lilly provided us with an abundance of valuable information about the Island, as this was our first visit. He contacted us upon arriving, and stayed accessible during the week. We were so thankful for his many sight seeing and restaurant recommendations, as well as maps and directions to beaches and other attractions.

We enjoyed the pool and tennis courts just a minute away. We also loved spending mornings in the lovely garden/patio area. The gardens were brimming with gorgeous and fragrant flowers and herbs.

We will most definitely recommend this vacation home to family and friends. We can't wait to return to Nantucket!

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific Nantucket home

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful staying here. The home is very nicely decorated and extremely clean and charming. Indeed the photos do not do it justice. The owner was incredibly responsive over a very minor issue at the start of our stay. The neighborhood is also charming. It's conveniently located to shops yet a stone's throw from beaches. Access to the pool and tennis courts was an added bonus. We hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another wonderful week in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year visiting Nantucket and staying at Tuitions End. The home is in a ideal location to walk or bike to town and to the beaches. It's warm and cozy atmosphere adds a added bonus to visiting this beautiful island.The home has every amenity you could want for your week in Nantucket. The property has a beautiful outside sitting area and is obviously well maintained. The owner has been so attentive to our family and we have decided to stay again next year, would highly recommend a stay at Tuitions End.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply delightful!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house for our mother- daughters getaway! From the well- stocked kitchen to the bubbling outdoor fountain, Tuitions End provided us with all the amenities for a very relaxing week. We look forward to a return visit next year.

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our family of four

  • 4 of 5

Tuition's End was such a charming house and provided us with all of the comforts of home. It was within walking distance to town and a good central point to explore all sides of the island. Every amenity was provided and we were very comfortable. The pool and tennis courts were located right next door for easy access. Thanks for a memorable experience!

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located in the village of Nashaquisset on Nantucket Island. Nashaquisset is a self contained village with a private heated pool and two Hartrue tennis courts and close to Nantucket town, shopping, restaurants, island bike paths, several beaches.

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking


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
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,055.52

Please call for monthly rates, or other dates not listed
Dates Available: Jul-Sept. Other dates available by request.

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