Wonder where to stay on Nanctucket? Furthermore, what to do, and where to eat and drink? I’ve got you covered, with a short series on the Nantucket favorites I discovered on our latest trip to this quaint, chic, and modernly historic island.
Disclaimer: Harborview Nantucket covered our stay while on Nantucket, but we were under no obligation to review them. After extensive research, it was the best spot for couples looking to relax, indulge, and enjoy Nantucket.
When my husband and I decided to treat ourselves and island hop to Nantucket, we didn’t know where to stay, but we wanted to find a property that was relaxing, private, and indulgent. We craved some one on one time, and that’s exactly what Harborview Nantucket offered us. Although family and dog friendly, it was the end of September and extremely quiet. Just a short 3 minutes walk from the heart of town and offering extremely rate water/harbor front properties, the ten cottages that make up Harborview Nantucket blend in perfectly with Nantucket life.
We had the pleasure of staying in the “Hermit Crab” cottage, an 800 square feet space that was decorated with both modern nautical touches, as well as pieces of Nantucket history. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom space that included this gorgeous full kitchen, living room, dining room, and even a fireplace, it was a dream cottage and perfect for couples on a romantic getaway.
Arriving at the Nantucket Airport was just a 15 minute flight from Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival, the General manager of Harborview Nantucket picked us up from the airport and drove us to our cottage. She gave us insider tips on where the hot spots for dinner were, best place to see the sunset, and other ideas. Susan was an open book on all things Nantucket and was available throughout our stay for questions and help with reservations. With such a small, private property, the staff is available most of the time and always ready to make your stay even more enjoyable.
Our cottage also had these small stairs that led to a tiny loft with a day bed. A day bed!! Basically, a small bed/couch to take naps on during the day. And oh boy did I do just that. Our dream home list grew after staying here, because we need a day bed area in our future home. Details and artwork were scattered around the living space perfectly, not too much, not too scarce.
Oh and this bed. This bed was like sleeping on a cloud, as cliche as it might sound. We love that Harborview Nantucket places high priority to integrating sustainable design practices or “green living” on their property. A few key features include:
- energy efficient appliances,
- natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting,
- great insulation to keep the inside air fresh and free of allergens,
- water conservancy, through the use of dual flush toilets,
- low maintenance landscaping.
You’re welcomed with two water bottles to use throughout your stay, and they’re yours to keep. Promoting the use of reusable containers, the bottles reduce the purchase of plastic bottles of water. Every room comes equipped with recycling bins as well.
And this was our view out the living room windows – a tranquil harbor that promotes peace and relaxation.
When you plan a trip and wonder where to stay on Nantucket, the Harborview Nantucket is our number one recommendation.