What We Love
- Each cottage has a full kitchen and beach access
- Free WiFi
- In-town location with a peaceful atmosphere
- Lawn games, board games, paddleboards and kayaks are available for outdoor entertainment
What To Know
- Bar, restaurants and fitness options are within easy walking distance
- Located on the marina side of Nantucket
- Nonsmoking property
- The property was formerly named Harborview Place
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Harborview Nantucket opened its doors in 2010 as a hybrid between rental-style cottages and a luxury hotel. Located two blocks from Main Street, this waterfront property has Nantucket’s historic charm infused with modern amenities. The 11 eco-friendly cottages are a minimum of 700 square feet (most are more than 1,000) and may include fireplaces, private mahogany terraces with views of the harbor and private gardens. Each unit has a full kitchen with top-of-the line appliances. Lawn games, board games, paddleboards and kayaks are available for outdoor entertainment, as well as coolers, towels, umbrellas and chairs for the private beach. Transportation from the airport or ferry is included with advance notice.
In the Area
Walking the cobblestone streets of downtown Nantucket and exploring the shops and restaurants is a popular pastime, as is a bike ride along the bluffs, which grant outstanding views. On the other side of the island, Madaket Beach is a gorgeous place to linger and watch the sunset or sample the fresh fish tacos at Millie’s — a legend among the locals. A number of tours are available, including Shearwater Excursions for whale watching and harbor ice cream tours — ideal for families. For an off-the-path experience, rent a jeep and go through the dunes to the Great Point Light; it feels worlds away from the mainland hustle and bustle.
How to Get There
We just left Harborview after a magical 4 nights and I wish we could jump off this ferry and swim back to tranquility! Morag, Matt & team (and Ernie!) were so welcoming and just lovely. We had originally booked Fair wind but they were having issues with the air conditioning so immediately on arrival we were upgraded to Main Sail. The three bedroom sprawling unit was wonderful to have for myself, my 5month old son and mother in law. Proximity to town was incredible for getting out and shopping or dining but you are tucked away in a quiet corner to enjoy the Nantucket bay. I will just mention that traffics noise can be a little loud if you are in a bedroom that backs up to the Main Street so if that bothers you pay attention to your unit location. I’m a city girl so traffic is my lullaby! The units are modern and clean and comfortable. The only additional thing that would be nice would be some slippers for the hardwood floors and a little amenity kit with qtips, shower cap, etc in the bathrooms. Otherwise everything was completely perfect! We cannot wait to return.
Harborview is the perfect spot for families or large groups. We loved our stay here. It was wonderful to have the privacy and "home-like" quality of a cottage but with the amenities of a hotel. Before our stay, Morag arranged our dinner reservations and the hotel picked us up from the Hyline. We had originally booked a 1bedroom + loft cottage, but after I fractured my back days before our trip, Harborview very generously upgraded us to a two-bedroom cottage. We were so touched by their thoughtfulness. The cottage was stunning. We had a front deck with beautiful harbor views (hence the name). The property itself is very pretty with a lovely garden and a private beach on the harbor. Our cottage had a wood-burning fireplace perfect for a rainy day, a full kitchen, spacious bedrooms, and comfortable beds. It was so nice to wake up each morning and have breakfast at "home" before setting off for the day. The service is outstanding. Morag and Matt were wonderful and very helpful. Overall, we loved our stay and I would definitely return with my family again.
We had an amazingly relaxed weekend, the cottage was beyong comfortable and the location, made enjoying town very easy. We walked everywhere. The service from everyone was over the top. We will definetely return.