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Seven Sea Street Inn, A Nantucket Inn Located in the heart of historic Nantucket Town
A Nantucket Historic Guest House

About the Inn - Meet the Innkeeper

Matt has been Innkeeping at Seven Sea Street since 1987, when the Inn was designed and newly built by the Parker family, to replicate an early Nantucket colonial home but to function as a thoughtfully considered bed and breakfast. The Inn is the fulfillment of a childhood dream for Matt, who loves Innkeeping and hospitality, with the opportunity of meeting new and interesting people from across the United States and around the world.

He was born in Germany while his father served in the army corps of engineers as an "army brat," and was raised in Rhode Island. As a boy, he first came to Nantucket in 1969 with his family visiting friends. Nantucket made such an impression on him he vowed, along with his sister, to not take rope bracelets off their wrists until they could return to the Island. The plan worked and this began his love for Nantucket, which eventually merged with his interest in Innkeeping, after receiving a B.S. in Puddy the Catmanagement engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Recently, Matt has served as chairman of the Nantucket Lodging Association, has been on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and has served as a member of the Nantucket Visitor Services committee. When not at the Inn, he's a single dad raising his three boys (whose oldest is off to Dartmouth College this Fall) or on the soccer field coaching the next group of would be high school soccer stars, just waiting to be discovered by Manchester United. He's become a running enthusiast recently and hopes to participate in his 1st triathlon this Fall.

And then there was Puddy, our discreet and lovable tabby who taught us a few things about hospitality. He was a very special presence at the Inn for 19 years but passed away on June 12th 2009 - we miss him very much. Oreo, our black and white Cavapoo, makes an appearance at the Inn on occasion, and does a wonderful job of filling the void left by Puddy.

Please allow us the opportunity to share with you the beauty, the history and the magic of Nantucket, as our guests.





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