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Available 9/25-9/1!! - close to beaches- Gorgeous home +Guest cottage + garden

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,270 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms- 5BR In Main House,2 bedrooms-2BR In Cottage,

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Gorgeous gardens lead to 3 distinct patios and entertaining spaces. This historic 1800's home has been lovingly restored with modern kitchens and bathrooms. A star on the historical house tour. Property includes a main house and guest house. Cottage sleeps 4 and main house sleeps 9. Can be rented separately during off season only. Listed pricing includes both properties. Email for pricing on just one.

Main House First Floor:

Living room with fireplace and beautiful exposed wood paneling. Cozy library with wood paneling and fireplace. Dining room, half bath and a newly renovated kitchen with custom cabinetry, slate counters, oversized center island with farmer's sink, La Canche professional gas range, Sub-Zero Pro-48 refrigerator/freezer with glass door, Bosch dishwasher, microwave and wall oven, and sophisticated lighting.

Second Floor:

1 Master bedroom with queen bed, bath room en suite and walk in closet. Guest room #1 with two twin beds and Guest room #2 with queen and shared tiled bath between them.

Third Floor:

Sitting room with ladder to widow's walk, bath with tiled shower, and cozy bedroom with three twin beds.

Basement: Colorful new bathroom and bedroom with a Queen pull out sofa bed.Has it's own entry.

Cottage First Floor:

Open floor plan with kitchen, dining and living area, half-bath and laundry. The sofa opens up to a bed if needed.With slate counters, custom cabinetry and tilework, Perlick Signature Series mini-refrigerator and freezer, professional gas range, Bosch dishwasher, stone floors with radiant heating, beadboard and chair rail details, the space is extremely appealing. Opens to outside porch ,barbeque and sitting area.

Cottage Second Floor:

Two bedrooms,one Master with a queen bed and guestroom with 2 twins.Both bedrooms are served by a full European style (two room) bath with shower. Wonderful diamond patterned and decoratively painted floors and woodwork throughout these charming rooms, hallway, and stairwell.

More Details

Property Manager
Alison MacDonald
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Alison MacDonald

We are lovers and restorers of antique homes. This is one of three homes on Nantucket that we have restored. This house dates back to 1800. A succession of coopers and mariners owned the house in the first half of the nineteenth century, including master mariners William Pitman and William Barney. Daniel T. Dunham purchased the property in 1855, and it remained in his family until 1904. Ella Wyer, who lived at 1 West Chester with her husband, William H., bought the house at 3 West Chester in 1905; their son Irvin Wyer became the owner of both properties, and in 1944 he recorded the current plot plan for the property when he sold 3 West Chester to George and Mildred Roosevelt. The Reeses acquired the parcel behind the house in 1981. We are the third owners since then.

Alison MacDonald purchased this chateau / country house in 2004

Why Alison MacDonald chose Cliff

We have been renting this property out during the summer for the last six years and people just love it! It usually sells out pretty quickly. This is one of the larger houses that can be rented with modern amenities that is easy walking distance of all that town offers.This property is down the road from the White Elephant and Brant point, Nantucket Hotel is around the corner.The Whaling museum is a block away, close to the ferries. We see a lot of family parties and weddings where people want to house and sleep a lot of people but also want privacy. The guest cottage is perfect for that. The property is well designed for entertaining and accommodating the needs of all ages with three distinct spaces with outdoor furniture.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

If baby, and toddler equipment is needed we recommend Nantucket Cribs [ 508-228-5200 ] who deliver to the property.Also Petite and Nantucket will deliver everything that you might need.

Also Easy Riders [508-325-2722] and Island Bike Company [508-228-4070] both bike rentals will deliver to the property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Cliff, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6270 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main House : Guest Room 2 - 1 large double bed
    Main House : Guest Room 1 - 1 large double bed
    Main House :Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Cottage : Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Cottage : Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    main house attic suite - 3 single bed
    Main House: Basement suite - 1 sofa bed/futon , Very comfortable queen pullout sofa
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa in cottage pulls out for sleeping
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Available 9/25-9/1!! - close to beaches- Gorgeous home +Guest cottage + garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

#3 Westchester is Terrific!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the house for four years and absolutely love the charm w the cozy kitchen and wonderful gardens.

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three Westchester is perfect for our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd summer to rent 3 Westchester. It is a perfect house for our family and friends. It's a happy house, clean, very well equipped and the outdoor areas are private, the gardens (and gardener) are wonderful. It's convenient to town and beaches, easy to come and go from. We enjoy cooking and eating as a family so the kitchen is ideal and the cottage (and basement) give our children a chance to be by themselves. Alison makes sure everything is in perfect order to start our stay and is very responsive to any questions. We hopefully look forward to another week in 2018. Thank you for letting us stay at 3 Westchester Street.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic house and cottage

  • 5 of 5

We arrived early and met Allison while she was tending to some last minute details at the house. She made us feel welcome and completely at home, with fresh flowers in all the main rooms. The circa 1800 house was amazing. Alison's remarkable tilework was on display throughout the houses complementing the historic feeling of the property. Our wedding guests who stayed with us were all thrilled with the accommodations and the warmth of both houses. Everyone was very comfortable, and with a stunning kitchen and entertaining spaces inside and out, nightly gatherings and barbeques were ongoing. We were blessed with beautiful weather the whole time, and made great use of the various patios and seating areas around the house. We look forward to renting the house in the future for a family gathering! We can't recommend this lovely home enough!

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Stay in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

Property was incredible and exceeded expectations. Alison was a great property manager and ensured we had everything we needed, including reaching out and letting us know she's available for recommendations and any questions we had! Could not have had a better trip!

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home to rent for your stay in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

The home is lovely w a wonderful warm cozy feel. There were eight of us and there's plenty of room to spare w the cottage. The house is in a perfect location near town and the shops. A very special place.

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a fantastic stay at the property over Labor Day weekend. With the main house and the cottage, there was plenty of space for our group to spread out and enjoy the beautiful character of the property. The central location of the property made it very easy for us to come and go throughout the weekend, and was incredibly convenient for visits into town and the beaches. It was a pleasure to work with the property owner, and after thorough communication, we felt right at home upon our arrival! I would highly recommend this property for anyone with a larger family or friend group coming to stay on Nantucket.

  • Review Submitted: 12/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
American Seasons
Nearest Ferry
Steamship, Hyline
Nearest Restaurant
American Seasons
Nearest Beach
Childrens, Brant Point, Steps

Classic Nantucket antique home located in walking distance from both ferries and from Brant Point and Children's Beaches. Steps away from American Seasons restaurant at the juncture of Cliff and West Chester Rds. Steps Away from Something Natural restaurant. House featured on historical house tour.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

May: $1700. per night -Figawi and Wine festival-3 night min. June:1400. per night- 3 night min. July and august 7 day min.:$10,000. Sept:$1400. per night -3 night min.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.