Change your search

Century House

10 Cliff Rd P.O. Box 603, Nantucket, MA 02554-0603 USA (Show map)
39 Reviews
$195 - $695
per night

Visit Website


According to forbes online Century House is in the "Top 5 Eastern US Summer Inn Destinations." A historic boutique luxury bed and breakfast built in 1833, renovated in 2011. The wrap-around veranda, and top cliff elite-residential location, is preferred for sophisticated travelers looking for a quiet, private, stress-free vacation away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our B& B is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island. Walking distance to town and beaches. We offer Christy Renaissance Egyptian Cotton Towels, triple sheeted king or queen beds. Air-conditioned, quiet corner rooms. Private baths. Book collection. Movie and films library. Free internet, Wi-fi. Flat screen TV's. Refrigerators in rooms. Beach towels and bag. Gerry's Berry Buffet Breakfast: blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries cascading on his famous granola. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the complimentary berry breakfast along with hot Irish oatmeal with granulated Maple Sugar, Century House cranberry toast, fresh fruit, organic yogurt milk and fresh baked bread and to delicious bagels, muffins and coffee-cakes. In the afternoon we serve coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruits, nuts, baked chocolate chip cookies, munchies, a variety of snacks for your enjoyment. For dinner reservations please ask for recommendations on the best restaurants. "...classic island architecture, with white picket fence and a delightful sitting garden populated with Adirondack chairs. The breakfast buffet is a bountiful affair of berries, fruit, granola, and other things healthy, bought fresh daily at local markets..." (BOSTON GLOBE, Sunday Travel) "...classic styling is met with luxurious modern amenities at this cliffside spot frequented by TV producers scouting locations..." ZAGAT Top US Hotels, Resorts and Spas, 2006 Guide

Rooms & Rates

Partridge Berry

A large first floor corner room, original cosmetic fireplace, Laura Ashley wall coverings, high ceiling, brass chandelier, wrought iron king bed, plenty of books to read, original oil paintings, love seat, oriental rug, wide pine floors combined with a large Chinese onyx floored bathroom. Refrigerator, flat screen TV. High-quality linens and bedding. Antiques and/or designer decor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea - Queen canopy with love seat, cozy, private entrance. Renovated in 2010. This first floor queen canopy room has private entrance from the veranda and features pine floors and oriental rugs. Windows on three sides of the room overlook flower boxes, this along with a love seat and a Mexican sea stone tiled floor in the bath add to the traditional Nantucket style. The bath features a tub and shower. High-quality linens and bedding.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Snapdragon - Queen Canopy

The suite is a unique combination of one deluxe corner room, and one classic corner room connected by a separate entrance private hallway. It features a queen canopy bed, and a Nantucket designed double wooden planked full bed, two private marble floor baths with a shower and tub, and a walking shower, a wet bar, refrigerator, and microwave, sitting chair; light pine polished floors it makes for a very comfortable setting looking out to the setting sun. Newly decorated, bright and cheery. Ralph Lauren wall coverings, Heritage lace curtains. Can sleep four people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double


Daffodil - King canopy with love seat, fireplace A large second floor corner room with coffered ceiling and wide pine floors. A needlework carpet, reading nook with love seat, king canopy bed, oil paintings and Laura Ashley designer wall covering complete this bright, airy room with views of Cliff Road mansions that have been visited by the President of the United States. The large bath in this room has a yellow Chinese onyx floor and a glass shower cabinet. High-quality linens and bedding. Antiques and/or designer decor. Flat screen TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Black Orchid

Black Orchid - Queen canopy with love seat, fireplace A large first floor corner room with an extra door opening onto its own seating area on the veranda with views of a restored 18th century Kite Hill farmhouse. This room has a high ceiling, antique cast iron fireplace insert, queen canopy bed, Victorian marble top bureau, love seat, wide pine floors, oriental rugs, small bath with warm wooden and marble shower floors. Gorgeous wallpaper and original oil paintings by local artists decorate the walls. High-quality triple sheets linens and bedding. Antiques and/or designer decor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Red Dahlia

King with loveseat, fireplace This large newly redone for the season, corner room features wide pine floors, a coffered ceiling, and as a first for the Century House, Ralph Lauren wall coverings and fabrics in the king bedroom and bath. A 19th century restored bureau and a make-up table and chair compete the furniture along with a love seat reading nook and antique cedar hope chest. The marble floor in the bath sets off the deep tub and large vanity. The oriental rug and original oil paintings will certainly make this bright, quiet room one of the most popular. High-quality linens and bedding

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin


Queen canopy with love seat, fireplace A large first floor corner room, original marble faced [non-operational] fireplace, traditional Nantucket wall coverings and borders, high ceiling, paddle fan, canopy queen bed with antique pull out step up blanket chest, antique mirrors and paintings, love seat, hand woven rug, wide pine plank floor, and a tumbled marble floor bath with a dual headed shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


This bright third floor corner room renovated for 2011 has pine floors, hooked and oriental carpets, a love seat, paddle fan, western photos and maps, and a queen sleigh bed. The bath has a marble floor, Nantucket bead board wainscoting, and a Greek soaking tub with a. dual-headed shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

White Narcissus

Completely renovated as White Narcissus. A luxury corner room with plenty of light, bookshelves, and hidden flat screen TV. Restored floors. A large romantic 2nd floor bedroom with a window bench overlooking glimpses of the ocean and a beautiful Nantucket Island mansion. This cosmetic fire-placed room is bright decorated with white and pale yellow, Laura Ashley Narcissus print paper, hung with antique mirrors and original oil paintings make this room truly unique. Wide pine floors, an oriental rug, an oversized wing chair, along with a private marble bath with a deep tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Daylily - Queen spool bed, small, private porch This second floor queen bedroom has its own private open porch surrounded with Nantucket style colorful flower boxes. The marble floored private bath sits across the its own private through-the-inn entrance hallway which leads to the intimate porch seating. The cozy room features a paddle fan, breezy windows, a beautiful oak armoire, a table, a love seat, pine board floors and an oriental rug along with traditional wall hangings, and paintings from the Century House Artist-in-Residence collection. Balcony/deck/patio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Geranium - Queen wrought iron bed This third floor corner room has an entrance vestibule opening into the bath and wrought iron queen bedroom. It is decorated in Nantucket cottage style with an antique desk, and old book covered sea chest and original Japanese wall hangings. The bath has a marble floor, wainscoting, and a Greek deep-soaking tub with a dual-headed shower. Oriental rugs a paddle fan and a sunset view complete this room. High-quality linens and bedding. Antiques and/or designer decor. Flat screen TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Bayberry - Queen bed sleigh with love seat, skylight This third floor room has a queen sleigh bed located under a skylight, a paddle fan, a loveseat reading nook looking out to the sea, old book covered sea chest, with table lamp, sisal and oriental carpets and original paintings. The bath has a marble floor and shower. The entrance vestibule features a library of books, and adds to the privacy and space in this room. Antiques and/or designer decor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Visit Website



Write A Review

  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

Score Breakdown based on
39 Reviews

Write A Review

Anniversary weekend

4.6 on September 28, 2013

My wife and I had a long weekend getaway to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary in mid-September and we made reservations after doing some research on-line. We had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed our experience at the Century House. The owner and her husband ate breakfast with ourselves and the other couples every morning which was a nice touch. They were able to give very good recommendations on where to eat and what to see in addition to providing some excellent history and stories about the island. The bed and breakfast was very charming and the bed was plenty comfortable which was very important seeing my wife was 6 months pregnant!! To top it all off, I left my phone and a computer assessorory in the room and realized it when on the boat. The staff kindly went to the post office that day and over-nighted them, which I got the next morning!! Many thanks to the Century House!! P.S. – this is the 1st on-line review I have ever posted……so it really left an impression on me

Amazing getaway once again

5 on October 28, 2009

We chose Century House for the third time and can say again that we made a good choice. We travel to Europe every year and have visited many countries and places; and Nantucket Island is one of our favorite destinations! Century House is beautiful, private, and most of all relaxing. Our room, White Narcisus was spotless. Always nice to see innkeeper Gerry! He has great suggestions for restaurants and things to do. Don't forget the chocolate chip cookies when you're there.


4.2 on October 08, 2009

Our room - Daylily -shared a very thin wall with the room next door. Normal conversations were heard, "into the night." We choose this room at the recommendation of the person taking out initial phone call: We would have paid more for a more private room. Breakfast was excellent. Staff was friendly and attentive. Emailed questions were never replied to. You must call to get answers.

A sunny room on a rainy day

5 on July 05, 2009

My wonderful room filled with the most beautiful appointments in shades of yellow made a rainy day in Nantucket a lovely experience. The warmth of the innkeepers and the friendly artists in residence all added " sunshine" whenever I got back.

Recommending it to family and friends

5 on May 25, 2009

Gorgeous boutique hotel on the island of Nantucket, healthy breakfast, perfect quiet location. It's a great place to just go and relax. Rooms are superb! We will highly recommend this place to all our family and friends.

Beautiful B and B

5 on May 20, 2009

Century House is a beautiful b and b. We love art so the collection of wall paintings hanging all over the inn was impressive. Location wise it was very accessible to the town area and restaurants. Our getaway was everything we had hoped for . We were mainly looking to have a relaxing time away. It rained, but we enjoyed our king-sized room. Comfortable bed, cheerful decor, and open windows where we could hear the rain drops. It was fun laying around, watching movies, drinking hot chocolate and having too many cookies- a perfect snack every afternoon. Although we had wished for less rain, we had a chance to relax. We still fell in love with the charming ambiance of the Century House and the island and we'll definitely return. Donald and Elizabeth

Looking forward to Summer 09

5 on April 29, 2009

It was our first time visiting Nantucket and certainly it will not be our last. Fell in love with the island and the Century House bed and breakfast. The weather was absolutely gorgeous at the end of August and we had an amazing vacation. I convinced my husband to go back this summer and I am soo excited. Century House is a beautiful large BB in a prime spot on Nantucket. We put our comfy shoes on and walked to many places including the beautiful lighthouse, downtown and a couple beaches in the area. What great beaches!!! Our room was perfect: cozy, spotless and tastefully decorated. We're not big breakfast people but we just had to come down. It was buffet style served in the kitchen and it was excellent. Fresh berries and great coffee! Looking forward to July. Wish it get here faster.

A magnificent place

5 on April 20, 2009

We stayed twice so far and plan to go back very soon. Our friends joined us for a couple days and they loved it too. Century House is the perfect balance of a B&B and complete privacy. Innkeepers have put a lot of effort in making the inn a unique place to stay and one that completes the experience of the island. Prime location, more secluded area but near everything, the beach, bike path, restaurants, shopping, and downtown Nantucket. The rooms are well-appointed, beautiful and classy, each room having a different flair. The innkeepers have decorated every inch of the inn with lovely attention to details. The entire property is magnificent!

The place to stay in Nantucket...

5 on March 30, 2009

This has been the place to go away on vacation for me and my wife for several years. Great location! Central to everything...the beach, the restaurants, and the downtown. We would highly recommend it because all the rooms we stayed in so far were very nice, quiet and large with comfortable beds. One room in particular, the Red Dhalia is great. The king size bed was probably the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. The rooms have AC and although most days we don't need it, when we did, it worked great! The bathrooms are a good size with nice showers. The floors are restored and like new. Each morning coffee is available around 6 am. I am in charge of bringing a cup of fresh coffee to our room and that's how my wife and I start the morning. We go down for breakfast around 8:30 am and normally we sit out on the porch having Gerrys delicious granola and fruit. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Overall we love the bed and breakfast atmosphere. We go back home very relaxed. And we look forward to our vacation this year.

Can't forget this B&B

5 on March 06, 2009

Classy, elegant, and so convenient. Our rooms was quiet and very comfortable...not confining at all. We stayed a couple nights in October and had a great time. Amazing fresh fruit breakfast, snacks, complimentary soda drinks, brewed coffee and tea all included in the stay. A great unforgetable island and and B & B.

View More Reviews


Location Type

Nantucket intown historical district, short stroll to downtown Nantucket, walk to the beach on Nantucket, elite residential location, 5 minutes to downtown, 10 minutes to beach, Beachside, Downtown, Island, Oceanside


Nantucket, MA (ACK-Memorial) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Century House is 3 miles away from the Nantucket Airport.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Galleries, Museums, Theatre, Biking, Bike paths,, Peace & Quiet ambiance, historic tours, swimming, Secluded Beaches, Sailing tours, island tours, Nantucket Atheneum, Maria Mitchell, Observatories, Whale and Bird Watching, Shopping, Art Museums,, The Internationally Renowned Whaling Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Wrap-around veranda, private terrace, garden, movies and films, beach towels, beach tote, PRIVATE BATHS, triple-sheets luxury bedding,, Books, Christy Renaissance Egyptian Cotton Towels, fresh flowers, books to read, coffee and tea, snacks, complimentary drinks, gourmet coffee/tea

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Nantucket Whale Watching, Nantucket Sketching Tours, Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket Wine Festival, Nantucket Arts Festival, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

Visit Website


  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We respect that parents know if family is suitable to a B&B.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night/weekends.
  • Cancellations: A 15 day written notice is required to shorten or cancel a reservation. Vacancies caused by late arrival or early departures due to weather or any other circumstances are considered to be a cancellation. Reservation deposits are returned if a written notice is received at least 15 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is received less than 15 days in advance, a refund will be made but only to the extent your room is re-rented without loss to The Century House. There is a cancellation/processing fee of 10% of the total reservation regardless of the reason or length of notice. Group Reservation deposits are returned if a written notice is received at least 30 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is received less than 30 days in advance, a refund will be made but only to the extent your room is re-rented without loss to The Century House. There is a cancellation/processing fee of 10% of the total reservation regardless of the reason or length of notice.



Gerry Connick and JeanE Heron

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Gerry and JeanE are corporate "drop outs" who met and married later in life. Their combined interests include reading, cooking, mechanics, art, music and real estate.

Visit Website



Gerry's Berry Buffet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10 am
  • Serving Location: the breakfast/dining room, wrap-around veranda, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Breakfast, Warm Irish Oatmeal

Signature Dish

"Gerry's Berry Buffet Breakfast."
Indulge in our daily complimentary breakfast. Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries cascading on his famous granola! Fresh fruit, mellons, pineapple, warm Irish oatmeal with Granulated Maple Sugar. Organic cream yogurt, organic milk, soy milk, fresh baked bread daily, and the best pastries!


Details Diamond Collection

10 Cliff Rd , P.O. Box 603, Nantucket, MA 02554-0603 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Get a free $60 gift card with a $300 gift card purchase