Family history with Nantucket brings us back sporadically. We have stayed at a favored B&B, but with a toddler grandchild this year, we were told “no children under ten.”
Never having searched for a rental home, we were thrilled to happen upon the Earl Gray listing. Owners, a dream to work with even from afar, welcomed our granddaughter with a stairway gate and easy-to-play-in family room, equipped with children’s books. The magazine-photo-op kitchen provided the setting for group cooking, family breakfasts and lunches.
Our multi-generation gathering of eight easily spent time together and time apart, home size and layout accommodating both perfectly. Wish we had recordings of laughter generated during games of pool, cribbage, darts, coloring contests, and jigsaw-puzzling.
We rented necessaries from NantucketBaby
(http://www.nantucketbabyrentals.com) owned by Amanda who delivers in-perfect-condition items; she is wonderfully knowledgable and an excellent communicator. Earl Gray’s Eden-like yard and quiet cup-de-sac are ideal for wagon rides and walks.
While we’d rented a jeep for island exploration and trips down memory lane, we discovered that the Island WAVE bus service passes the corner: how convenient. Walk to town center is twenty minutes on narrow brick sidewalks, past historic homes and enchanting window boxes.
When we chose the Earl Gray, we were sold on the photos and amenities identified online. Know this: the reality is even better. Thank you for a wonderfully memorable week for this extended family from Wisconsin and California!