10 Best Nantucket Beach Vacation Rentals

Island vacations have recently become the favorite type of adventure for American vacationers. Americans are beginning to realize that their islands are an affordable alternative to the Caribbean without compromising the thrill.



Located off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Nantucket is a vacation-worthy island. With hundreds of beachfront hotels dotted around the shore, vacation rentals on this island are not hard to come by. However, vacationers must be prepared to splurge to keep the thrill alive.

Here are the best beachfront rentals for a Nantucket vacation.

ten The Wauwinet

The Wauwinet is a luxury beachfront popular for its stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. This waterfront offers everything the average vacationer could possibly need. From chalet suites to inviting rooms, vacationers have plenty of options to choose from. This rental is best suited to holidaymakers wishing to indulge in the local culture. Also, it has an incredible architectural design that stands out as a Nantucket landmark.

  • Location:
    120 Wauwinet Road Nantucket, MA 02584, USA

  • Cost:
    $1914/Night/Room

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9 Nantucket Inn

Nantucket Inn is a picky hotel found not along the shore of the island but still not far from it. This rental is best suited to adventurers who prefer low-key surroundings while still not missing out on any of the area’s thrills. The hotel has a courtyard and garden offering vacationers a relaxing alternative away from the ocean. Nantucket Inn comes with almost all the amenities that vacationers expect in its genre. From the indoor/outdoor pools to the fully furnished fitness center, this hotel can only be described as the perfect vacation rental.

  • Location:
    1 Miller Ln, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

  • Cost:
    $915/Night/Room

8 Hotel Pippa

Booking a rental in a residential neighborhood without straying far from the beach is an underrated experience that Nantucket vacationers must try. Located about six minutes from the ferry terminal, this hotel offers an attractive alternative for vacationers looking to indulge in the local culture. Individual rooms are fitted with hardwood floors and incredible artwork that illuminates the entire experience.

  • Location:
    5 Chestnut St, Nantucket, MA 02554, United States

  • Cost:
    $891/Night/Room

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seven The Nantucket Hotel & Resort

Two blocks from the famous children’s beach is a unique resort with a majestic design. This hotel is an existing form of history in itself. The building housing this extravagant hotel has stood still since 1891. From its unique architectural design to the relaxed state of the individual rooms, vacationers are entitled to all the experience they could want in the area. Armed with two heated pools, a casual restaurant, and a spa, there’s no reason this hotel shouldn’t be the go-to option for all Nantucket vacationers.

  • Location:
    77 Easton Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

  • Cost:
    $1443/Night/Room


6 Ships Inn

Ships Inn has a huge history dating back to 1831. The grounds housing the hotel were initially a captain’s house, but were transformed into the vacation rental that it is today. Couples planning a romantic vacation will have fun and a great choice at the Ships Inn. The hotel is equipped with facilities that complement each other. From free Wi-Fi to the fireplace, families have finally found the perfect place to bond.

  • Location:
    13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

  • Cost:
    $341/Night/Room

5 The Wade Cottages

Nantucket Island seems to have a great admiration for older structures. The Wade Cottages are no different. These chalets have remained intact for the past three decades. To date, there are no visible signs of defects. The interiors of the cottages have been renovated to a more modern finish. Amenities like exclusive beach access should be enough to entice the average Nantucket vacationer.

  • Location:
    35 Shell Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

  • Cost:
    $1492+/Night/Room

4 Seven Seas Street Inn

The Seven Sea Street Inn was built in the late 80’s in the style of a colonial house and has stood the test of time. In an area already dominated by modern hotels, this vacation rental has kept its vintage design intact. The individual rooms have a patio where vacationers take advantage of the serenity of the region.

  • Location:
    7 Sea St, Nantucket, MA 02554, United States

  • Cost:
    $656/Night/Room

3 Safe Harbor Guest House

The Safe Harbor Guest House is a child-friendly vacation rental ideal for vacationers on a budget. With the high rates charged by other hotels in the area, this property’s $250 flat rate is a huge reprieve. Breakfast is offered for free, but the rental lacks important amenities such as a fitness center.

  • Location:
    2 Harbor View Way, Nantucket, MA 02554, United States

  • Cost:
    $250/night/room

2 Far Nantucket

Characterized by an immense history that dates back to the 1840s, Faraway Nantucket is a vintage-themed hotel with all the necessities of a modern hotel. The hotel benefits from being close to some of the area’s landmarks and tourist attractions, such as the Whale Museum. The perfect location of the hotel is complemented by free Wi-Fi access, hardwood floors and mini-fridges to hold groceries.

  • Location:
    29 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

  • Cost:
    $481/night/room

1 Greydon House

Greydon House is another vintage-themed vacation rental making waves in Nantucket. Located within walking distance of the legendary Whaling Museum, Greydon is a good choice for a vacation home. Inside the hotel is a restaurant serving Italian dishes such as pasta and calzones.

  • Location:
    17 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA

  • Cost:
    $775/Night/Room

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