JONATHAN FOLGER HOUSE
4 Bedrooms: 2 Queen Bedrooms and 1 with 2 Twins; 4th Bedroom is Smaller with 1 Double Bed; 2 Full Baths, 1 Ensuite with Shower; 1 Shared with Tub and Hand Held Shower; Also Large Outdoor Enclosed Shower (Sleeps 7)
Grass in the back yard with Teak Furnishings, Brick Patio with Eating Table, Charcoal Grill, Central A/C, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Coffeemaker, All Linens Including Beach Towels, Cable TV, DVD, Fireplace, WIFI, Outdoor Shower, Parking For 1 Car. No Pets, No Smoking
LOCATION: This property is located a few blocks from Main Street, with easy access to the activities in town. A scenic 5-10 minute walk takes you to shopping, museums, restaurants and the harbor. It is less than 1 mile to the nearest beaches (Children’s Beach and Jetties Beach). It is also very close to the bike path to Surfside Beach and two blocks from the island shuttle bus.
IN-SEASON: (per week) $5500. (Sunday Through Sunday Rentals in July and August)
OFF-SEASON (per week) $5000. (3 night weekends may be available)
Although this is a Sunday through Sunday rental, please inquire regarding special dating over a week or off-season.
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Jonathan Folger House History
Built by Jonathan and Margaret Folger in approximately 1725, with additions in 1745 and 1995, this antique homestead is one of the 50 oldest on the island. Documented lineage includes such original Nantucket family names as Folger, Gardiner/Gardner, Chase and Hussey. It is now completely updated with all modern conveniences while maintaining the character and charm of a whaling home.
A doll house duplicate, owned by the Nantucket Historic Association, is occasionally on display at the downtown Whaling Museum. For a fascinating house history, documents written by the late Nantucket historian Edouard Stackpole, provide a glimpse into this home’s place in island history and are shared with guests in a book in the living room. The house has ties to the whaling days and sea experiences of one occupant, Cyrus M. Hussey, who survived the 1824 South Sea mutiny aboard the whale ship “Globe”. Mr. Hussey quickly departed Nantucket on another whale ship and was never to return. This home was also featured in “Old Houses on Nantucket” and on the cover of “Nantucket Places & People 2.”