Nantucket Vacation Rental Guide

Nantucket Vacation Rental Guide

Nantucket Vacation Rental Guide

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From charming island vacation homes to five-star restaurants and some of the best surfing in New England, the island comes alive in the warmer months. We thrive on outdoor dining, boutique shopping, and picturesque walks through town. Boasting the highest concentration of pre-Civil War homes in the country and over 80 miles of pristine coastline, Nantucket is a must-visit destination that our office is lucky enough to call home (and share with you!).

With over 800 homes in our vacation rental inventory, one of the largest on Nantucket, we're sure to find a rental home that fits your needs.

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The most popular time to visit Nantucket is typically from mid-June through Labor Day. The shoulder season runs from May to mid-June and Labor Day through October. Shoulder season is a great time for a vacation rental on Nantucket because restaurants and shops are still open, but it is less crowded. The off-season is considered to be the winter.

And believe it or not, our returning tenants are already booking their Nantucket vacation rentals for 2023. If you're interested in visiting the island this year, please contact our team.

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The Great Point Properties Process

Timing In the high season, rental properties generally rent for one week to several months. Most owners have a minimum requirement of one week. Changeover days are typically on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday so please speak with one of our agents for specific details about the home.

Payment Half of the rental rate and a $75 service fee are due upon signing. The security deposit, typically 10% of the rental amount, is paid along with the last payment and is held by Great Point Properties. The last payment is made at least 45 days prior to arrival. One-week vacation rentals may require payment in full with the signed lease. There is a one-time rental tax which is 11.7% of the total rental rate.

Security Deposit Security deposits are for damages incurred and are not prepaid rent. Damages are not limited to the amount of the security deposit. Long-distance telephone charges, designated utility fees, excessive cleaning charges, and any damage charges, etc., may be deducted from the security deposit. Security deposits are held by Great Point Properties. The security less any deductions will be returned no later than 60 days from the date you vacate the rental property.

How to Find the Perfect Rental

From Madaket to Sconset, dirt roads to Cobblestones, the Great Point Properties team is here to help you plan the ultimate vacation. With 105 square miles of activities and real estate, there are so many properties to explore in Nantucket’s eclectic neighborhoods. We will help you find the most affordable weekly rates, requested amenities, and luxurious floor plans. To begin the rental booking process, we recommend defining which neighborhood you'd like to stay in and your list of must-haves (pool, air conditioning, number of rooms, etc.). Before you get started by browsing our Neighborhood Guide, here is a brief look at some of our favorite areas:

- Brant Point rentals have the luxury of being within walking distance to town and Brant Point and Jetties beaches.

- Tom Nevers, Surfside, Cisco, Dionis/Eel Point, and Madaket are all popular rental spots, with beach rental homes of all sizes, for vacationers who enjoy swimming, surfing, and biking.

- Sconset boasts picturesque narrow lanes lined with tiny rose-covered cottages, as well as many larger summer rentals overlooking the ocean.

There are hundreds of vacation rentals available in Nantucket, MA, and our team has one of the largest inventories on the island. We provide the most up-to-date listings for the current vacation year with comprehensive amenity lists, quality rental photos, prices, and owner specifications.

If you find a home that piques your interest, scroll to the bottom of that page and submit a contact form with your requested dates. We will get back to you same-day with recommendations and availability.

Arriving at your  Nantucket Rental House Arrival time for rentals is often around 3:00 p.m. Please confirm the exact time with your agent, as it may vary depending on the house. If you get to the island a few hours before your check in, we are within walking distance from the boat and can store your luggage for you.

Departing your  Nantucket Rental House Departure time is generally no later than 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. As a best practice when departing the home please leave the property in the condition in which you found it. This will help the cleaning team prepare the rental home for the next tenant. Please strip the beds and linens, and start the washing machine. Make sure trash is placed in bins, and recycling is separated. This expedites the process and will prevent overage charges, which will be a deduction from the security deposit.

How to Elevate Your Stay

Have your rental stocked upon arrival Connect with Rhonda, our concierge to assist with ensuring that every detail is ready to go for your Nantucket vacation. To get in touch with Rhonda, Click Here. 

If you're around our office, visit our neighbors, Épernay Wine & Spirits, who offer an extensive wine selection, local and craft beer, boutique spirits, artisanal cheese + snack provisions, premium cigars, and more. Easily Pre-Provision your rental with Island Delivery by  ordering online with them here (or by scanning the Flowcode below) before your arrival. As a THANK YOU, use PROMO CODE: GPP during your online checkout to receive your FREE “Welcome to Nantucket” Gift, delivered with your beverage order (value $49)!

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The Nantucket Club at the Nantucket Hotel

Looking to break a sweat during your stay? Enhance your Nantucket vacation with weekly memberships at The Nantucket Hotel. Enjoy access to three heated swimming pools, a Supervised Kid’s Club (think built-in babysitting), a Full Gym, Locker Rooms with Sauna, Yoga, Fitness Classes, Hot Tub, and more.

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