14 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nantucket, Massachusetts - Updated 2024

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Nantucket is one of America’s favourite tourist destinations, a well-preserved relic of a 19th-century fishing town. It’s inspired everyone from sailors to writers and artists with its quaint seaside cottages and a history of whaling. Touted by many as a must-visit, there are many excellent finds on the island, from fantastic restaurants and beaches to great accommodations. Here are some of the best Airbnbs in Nantucket, MA that you should definitely check out.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Nautical-themed home with pool and hot tub (from USD 6000)

If splurging on your holiday is your M.O., don’t miss out on this Airbnb Luxe property. Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a formal dining area, an office, a media room, and six stylish bedrooms complete with en suite bathrooms. The interiors will surely impress, but the outdoor amenities take the spotlight in this vacation rental. Besides the hot tub and swimming pool, guests have access to an alfresco dining area, barbeque facilities, a pool house, and sun loungers where you can get that glowing tan. There are plenty of attractions within driving distance, including Jetties Beach and Whaling Museum, but the house is a vacation spot all on its own! Be sure to arrange additional services such as housekeeping and spa services and you’re all set for a dreamy holiday.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
1.14 km (0.8 mi) from Whaling Museum
3 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

2. Charming cottage for five (from USD 404)

Ideal for a small group of five, this charming cottage boasts a gorgeous seaside location and comes with two spacious bedrooms and one full bath. There is an outdoor shower, so you can easily freshen up after a lovely day at the beach. The living room is a great spot for lounging while watching TV with your loved ones. You can cook your own delicious and healthy meals in the well-equipped kitchen.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
8.71 km (5.5 mi) from Whaling Museum
34 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has ocean views from almost all the rooms as well as a lovely deck and bbq
was a great host who made everything very easy
the owner jp was so friendly and always responded in minutes whenever we had questions
he was easy to work communicative and thoughtful
super friendly and helpful
jp was responsive and accommodating
the location is perfect
the location was very nice- only steps from the beach
the location is of course incredible but the house itself was perfect for our getaway
madaket is simply magical – and abigale is the perfect location to enjoy everything the island offers
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3. Cozy apartment close to the beach (from USD 275)

Staying at this cozy apartment allows you to enjoy and have some fun at the beach as it is just nearby. Not only that, but it is also in close proximity to other places where you can have a wonderful time, such as Bartlett’s Farm, Cisco Brewers, and 167 Raw Oyster Bar.

This rental has a beautiful bedroom that includes a queen-sized bed and closet. It also comes with a bathroom that has a newly tiled shower and a vanity with a marble top. Amenities such as free Wi-Fi, an HDTV with standard cable, a ductless split system and window air conditioners, an in-unit washer and dryer, free parking, and a fully equipped kitchen are provided for your comfort and convenience.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
3.39 km (2.2 mi) from Whaling Museum
64 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture was cozy the bed was yummy and the pillows fluffy
the apt is charming and cozy
we really enjoyed just spending time in the beautiful space or napping on the comfortable bed
the bed is super comfortable
very clean and private
it was very clean as well
the apartment is clean and well appointed
the apartment is very clean and beautifully decorated
very clean and comfortable amenities
lastly the hosts were lovely and extremely hospitable
susan is a very thoughtful host
susan was the perfect host
susan was helpful responding very quickly to any questions
susan was a wonderful host and the experience couldn't have been better
great location and accommodations
susan’s place is ideal for a nantucket getaway
the location on island is perfect
a wonderful place to get away to
it is in a great location close to beaches and town and yet quiet
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4. Centrally located home with free parking (from USD 375)

This centrally located rental is equipped with one bedroom and one spotless bath. It can comfortably accommodate up to two guests, making it ideal for solo travelers and couples. The place comes with a queen-sized bed to ensure a good night’s rest. With a washer and dryer unit on site, you need not worry about your laundry. Free parking is also offered for convenience.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
1.78 km (1.2 mi) from Whaling Museum
135 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac and wi-fi worked magnificently
the bedroom was perfectly sized for two people with a comfortable bed and plenty of natural lighting around
loved the outdoor shower and patio
the bed was super comfortable too
very nice apartment luxury bathroom nice and private marc was great to communicate with
super clean and comfortable
an incredibly clean and stylish space
great place very clean and well decorated
private clean and very comfortable
marc’s place was beautiful very clean and comfortable
marc is a great and accommodating host making us feel at home
he was a wonderful host i would highly recommend him and his home
marc was a great host and his place is beautiful
marc was very responsive during check in times
location is close to supermarket cisco and great walking paths
excellent place to stay due to it being centrally located to the downtown area and the beaches
beautiful spacious apartment a wonderful place to stay on nantucket
mark is super nice and it’s a really special place on the island
very cute place very clean
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5. Vintage yacht with bay views (from USD 429)

Looking for unique Nantucket vacation rentals? Yachts in movies are synonymous with Bond villains, luxury and adventure - sparkling symbols of a decadent life. If you’re really into spy movies, my guess is that this Airbnb yacht from the 50s will let you live out your daydreams for a few days. Where else better than a beautiful seaside town? The cabin is large and airy with lacquered wood furnishings to give you a sense of a simpler, classier time. There’s wi-fi and a fully equipped kitchen so you can google some good seafood recipes to cook for you and your friends to enjoy. The protected cabin area allows you to have your dinner al fresco surrounded by a beautiful bay. But if you’re too lazy to cook, it’s alright- the bay has got you covered. Toppers restaurant at the Wauwinet Inn offers a launch ride to and from town if you eat there. The harbor side is peppered with many bars and fine dining as well- be prepared to be overwhelmed by the options this lovely seaside residence offers you. So if you’re looking to be a Bond Villain for a day or two, and you want a side of good wine with it, this should sail your boat.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Whaling Museum
156 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable mattress and pillows
very comfortable space with fantastic views of the harbor
very spacious berth and comfortable seating on deck as well as underneath
a relaxed comfortable atmosphere incredible views and a taste of the sea-faring life
electricity is not constant so make sure you have a back-up plan for your phone and laptop charger
the ocean lulled us to sleep each night on a beautiful clean and well kept boat
the boat was very clean and we found that there was plenty of space for 2 couples
we had a great stay on alex's boat which was clean spacious and very well situated
the boat in clean and the bedroom is very large for a sailboat
alex's boat is beautiful clean and just an overall fabulous experience
alex is a nice host
alex was a great host
alex was a super host
alex was an awesome host
alex is a great host and his boat is beautiful
nantucket is a great place to visit
boat was awesome great location great condition - very convenient to the town
close quarters but you’ll sleep the best night’s sleep of your life
great location and alex is an excellent host
the boats location while moored was quiet and toward the end which provided nice privacy
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6. Family-friendly home near downtown (from USD 975)

This island is the birthplace of the men who inspired movies and books such as Moby Dick and In the Heart of the Sea. Old time mariners, who braved tumultuous oceans and illnesses on board, often didn’t live to come back home. The ones who did had many stories to tell- and did so in the countless relics they left in the town. One of these is this old mariner’s house, built in 1803. If you’re planning to vacation with your whole family, this is one of the best Nantucket house rentals on the market. The large, spacious rooms with intricate decor tell of a well-off family. There are many smaller rooms too, suitable for children- can you just imagine a child running up to their father after he spends a few months at sea? The decor is aptly themed, featuring fish, boats and touches of navy blue. The place is almost alive with sentiment. Touches of the ocean here and there to remind the guest of those grand days past. The Airbnb vacation rental itself is located in a convenient, quiet district close to the downtown area and Main Street. Settle down, share a big pot of seafood chowder and settle into the atmosphere of this beautifully historic house.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
755 meters (0.5 ft) from Whaling Museum
23 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
small but very usable kitchen with good appliances
the charming house was clean and in good condition
the host was very easy to deal with
he was pleasant and accommodating
phip the host communicates effectively and quickly
phip was very helpful and house was great
the host was very responsive and helpful in pointing us towards all of the best beaches and destinations
great location in a quiet neighborhood
the location is wonderful with the house only a short walk for the center of nantucket
great house great location
comfortable and cozy house is wonderfully located within walking distance to town
location is outstanding down a quiet street but 10 minute walk from the center of town
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7. Siasconet art lover's house (from 195 USD)

This Airbnb is unassuming; it sits along a quiet, calm street, covered in vines. But as you enter, carpets and couches burst in rich, warm motifs and colours. A large jewel-toned flower painting blossoms in the living room. This is a sanctuary for those who feel like art speaks louder than words. The art pieces and furniture have been immaculately selected by the hosts, many of which come from local artists. Take your time to look through the exquisite details that the hosts have added, like a sophisticated patchwork quilt and a model lighthouse. The owners also have a seasonal fruit and vegetable garden at the front of the house, and you are welcome to pluck a few of them to snack on. This Airbnb vacation rental is located at the dead end of a quiet street - buses to Nantucket town are half a mile away walking. If you are looking for your own private little bubble to get lost in, this elegant Airbnb listing is for you.

Siasconset Art Lovers Apartment

Price: from 195 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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8. Private beach house with hot tub (from 800 USD)

If you are looking for a classy, well-furnished Airbnb to create your own great memories on the island, this vacation rental promises to present Wauwinet as it used to be. Full of rustic charm, it is on a private hilltop where you can watch waves crash onto the beach from a distance. It is fully furnished with tastefully coordinated decor that would make the fussiest of mothers smile. A touch of pastels and wooden structures lend the place a lovely familial atmosphere.This sprawling compound sits on a 4.2 acre plot. And at the end of the day, if you’re tired and need a good break from all the party planning, kick back in the compounds hot tub soaking tub. Large, private and suitable for events, an Airbnb house like this is perfect for any sort of official gathering or meet up. Anything from reuniting with family members from far away to preparing for a pretty pastel wedding party, this Nantucket beach house manages to be functional and practical while being dreamy and romantic.

If you need somewhere to hold an event with a large group of people, or you just want to have fun with the whole family, here is the perfect place for a get-together.

Wauwinet "Site Scene" Getaway

Price: from 800 USD

Number of Guests: 9

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9. Well-lit private king bedroom at The Roberts House (from USD 1036)

Small families looking to escape the city hustle and bustle can head to The Roberts House for some solid R&R during your long weekend off. Make use of the boutique hotel’s top-notch amenities from air conditioning, heating, cable TV, Wifi access, hot water, and luggage drop off for early or late departure and arrival. Guests are promised a superb king-sized bed with high-quality linens and sheets for a guaranteed cozy night’s sleep. There’s also a double bed for those traveling with other friends or children. Historically, the building is the first manor in the 1800s and to date, it’s located right across a communal open-air courtyard, great for afternoon walks and just nearby the historic Downtown Nantucket for those eager to explore the locale.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
303 meters (0.2 ft) from Whaling Museum
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
great location can walk anywhere
wonderful stay friendly staff great location lovely room definitely stay again
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10. Charming room at Polpis in the Carlisle Home with outdoor garden (from USD 304)

Those on the budget and attempting a go at solo travel, Nantucket is a great place to add to your bucket list. Consider booking the Polpis room at the Carlisle Home where guests are made to feel relaxed with its stunning ocean-inspired interiors playing with hues of blue. They will get access to a comfy twin bed, along with Wifi, HDTV, air conditioning, heating. and beach essentials like towels, umbrella, and even snorkeling gear for those who will be in the water all day. The entrance is well lit and will give solo travelers with a lot of luggage an easier time if arriving at The Carlisle Home late at night. Guests are also entitled to complimentary breakfast, a coffee maker and fridge in the room for basic storage and a morning cup of joe to kickstart their travels in beautiful Nantucket.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
272 meters (0.2 ft) from Whaling Museum
21 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
this place was great clean friendly experience walking distance from everything needed for a figawi weekend fyi
great place close to everything
the place was great & nice close to town
beautifully furnished central and very friendly staff
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11. Spacious villa with stunning ocean views

This seven-bedroom villa is perfect for big families or groups of friends. It comes with a private outdoor pool and a spacious backyard. Hang out with your group in the sunken living room, a lounge area replete with couches and throw pillows. Each bedroom is furnished with cozy beds so everyone can sleep soundly. Though the beach is nearby, you’ll definitely be spending a lot of time in the backyard where you can enjoy stargazing or simply lounging in the grass and enjoying the weather.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
9.31 km (5.8 mi) from Whaling Museum
20 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 12 Beds 16 Guests 7 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
big house with a beautiful open kitchen/ dining room is perfect for any get together
very responsive and easy to communicate with and pet friendly highly highly recommend cake on the ocean
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12. Monochromatic cottage for three with a private yard

For travelers who wish to experience more culture than consistent house cleaning every day, booking a local’s homestay on Airbnb may be best. As far as Nantucket cottage rentals go, check out Alison’s lovely monochromatic property that is big enough for three people and has a charming interior that plays with soothing shades of blue, best for those trying to relax and get away from the city for a while. The cottage has a queen-sized bedroom and a sofa bed in the spacious living room, a kitchen that is clean and fully decked with ample counter space, and a washer and dryer for convenient laundry at any time of the day or night. The property also has a private yard and patio best for quiet and relaxing mornings awaiting the sunrise. Other amenities also include Wifi, TV, heating, bathtub and bathroom essentials, and even beach essentials, including snorkeling gear for those who wish to explore nearby water attractions.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
930 meters (0.6 ft) from Whaling Museum
55 reviews  
Entire cottage 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cozy spot with all the amenities you would need
the bed is super comfy
quaint adorable clean no really clean cottage on the edge of town
the cottage was spacious clean and had the coastal charm that evokes nantucket through and through
pipe dream cottage is amazing it’s so charming and sparkling clean
the cottage is well located private clean and comfortable
the cottage was clean in a great location and had everything we could ask for
she is a wonderful host
the hosts were very quick to respond and provided great recommendations for a nantucket itinerary
thank you to alison and zach for hosting us
great find on nantucket hosts are excellent with communication and response time
alison was a great host too we are already planning our next trip back
great location just a few minutes from downtown area and ferry
great location and accessibility to town
also close to some great restaurants
it was a great location
really enjoyed alison’s place for our annual summer vacation centrally located
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13. Secluded studio near bus stop

Clean white walls, gouache paintings and abstract sceneries fill this house, held together by a rustic pine wood structure. The host, being a former art gallery owner, encourages writers and artists from all around to find their muse in this quiet, comfy space. The hosts, active advocates of sustainable energy, keep their home green friendly - this Airbnb in Nantucket is completely powered by solar panels. There is both an outdoor and indoor shower for guests to enjoy, and the fridge is always stocked with fruits and other snacks. There’s also a sweet little sheltered outdoor space for you to enjoy your evening wine in a quaint garden. Much of the artwork in this house features it’s surroundings. There is even a painting of the house itself. This Airbnb is comfortable and spacey with essentials and wi-fi. Although the house is located mid-island in a more private area, it is a 5 minute walk to a bus stop that will take you to shops in the vicinity. You can choose to have breakfast at the famous Downyflakes Doughnuts, a breakfast and lunch diner whose signatures include fresh donuts and fluffy pancakes. If you are looking for somewhere you can sit down, paint and partake in the gentle Nantucket spirit, look no further than this quiet, picturesque sanctuary.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
3.12 km (2.0 mi) from Whaling Museum
136 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 4 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable and amenities great
mary beth added fresh flowers and breakfast supplies (coffee orange juice yoghurt) which were lovely
the bedroom is specious air conditioned cable television and super cozy
the outdoor patio is beautiful (there is also an outdoor shower)
the downstairs room where i stayed had wonderful cozy feeling
our room was spotless and the beds were comfortable
room was nice and clean comfortable bed
the place was clean and thoughtfully decorated
the room is spacious and spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable
the room was clean and a good size
they were the perfect hosts
mary and jack were outstanding hosts
gracious hosts and lovely home
mary beth and jack were wonderful hosts
the hosts were friendly and informative
the location was easily accessible to everything by shuttle bus or bike
great central location that is an easy bike ride to town and beaches
the location is quiet serene and located close to transportation to town
this is a beautiful centrally yet secluded location on nantucket
the accommodations and location were equally fantastic
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14. Gorgeous one-bedroom for couples at the Main Inn Brass Lantern

Nantucket is an interesting city filled with promise and blossoming locale, similar to Michelle’s lovely inn at the Brass Lantern Inn. Grab the chance to book a beautifully furnished inn complete with complimentary continental breakfast and superb amenities. The property has been around since 1832 and is an authentic pre-Civil War home located on a cobblestone street just walking distance from convenient transportation options like the ferry terminal and bus stop, as well as local museums, theatres, shops, and frequented restaurants in downtown Nantucket. The private inn is made to make your stay a comfortable one to remember with a comfy queen-sized bedroom inviting to the light and has a seating area with lovely furnishings to make you feel like you’re in your Nantucket home away from home.

Stayed at this property?
Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
208 meters (0.2 ft) from Whaling Museum
34 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were delightful and the breakfast is exceptional
clean and tidy room very cozy interior and atmosphere throughout the property
fresh and clean spacious and a comfortable bed with very soft sheets
it was a great inn - very clean quiet comfortable bed & room with a great location
the staff led by lisa was superb
the staff is so hospitable and the place is perfectly kept
lovely inn well-located and very hospitable staff
great location great host and we really enjoyed ourselves
only note for host: make sure to complete everything through the airbnb app
wonderful location very close to ferry port
great location close to all shops and dining
great location and super quaint and cute hotel a great experience of the island and its history
it is easy to get to from the hy-line ferry port and close to many bike shops
the brass lantern inn was the perfect place to stay for a quick weekend away in nantucket
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Nantucket is worth the hype

Nowadays, we’re all about avoiding tourist traps and going off the beaten track. A stay Nantucket is the answer! Fans of this seaside town keep coming back for more. The charm of Nantucket lies in how it embraces nature and beauty gently, and how well it has preserved some of its old buildings. Book one of these Airbnbs in Nantucket now and experience all that this seaside town offers.

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