Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
Best Family Accommodations
Web Site: www.wadecottages.com
Tucked away in the bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Siasconset Village lie the Wade Cottages. It won’t be long before the whole family feels right at home with the worn beach chairs and private beach. All apartments and cottages have kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms to accommodate the entire family.
Best Budget Accommodations
Phone: (508) 228-0156
Located in the center of town, not far from the ferry terminal, is the reasonably priced Nesbitt Inn, serving up cozy accommodations in a family atmosphere. Guests share breakfast together as well as the bathrooms located in the hall, a small price to pay for such a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Nesbitt Inn welcomes families with children, a rarity among Nantucket inns, and even offers a swingset out back for some playtime after a day at the beach.
Best on the Beach
Web Site: www.thewauwinet.com
With 26 bedrooms and a handful of beachside cottages, the Wauwinet can easily be mistaken for a home away from home. That is, if “home” is a quaint cottage bordered by rose gardens and sandy paths, nestled among the dunes of a private beach along the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay. Each room is individually decorated with antiques and fully equipped with all the comforts of home – including a choice of movies and fresh popcorn available for in-room viewing and snacking. And take advantage of the many activities available on site, including tennis lessons, sailing, nature tours, whale watching, fishing and sailing, as well as lounging on the beach. Also, check out the Taste of Nantucket mid-week programs (which only run during spring and fall), offering free daily tours and activities including lobster fishing, shellfishing and tours of nearby cranberry bogs and natural historic landmarks.
The Summer House Cottages
Web Site: www.thesummerhouse.com
It’s hard to deny the romance permeating the Nantucket air, especially when tucked away in a private, gray-shingled cottage perched on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Siasconset. The Summer House Cottages take escapism to a new level – one that involves marble whirlpool baths and countless roses. Enjoy a swim in the beachside pool and lunch on the wooden porch of the inn’s restaurant, which overlooks the sea. If you want to be where the action is, check out the locations near Main Street in town. Guests at these in-town locations can also use the inn’s private jitney, which provides transportation from town to the beach and pool at the cottages.