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What We Love

  • Daily continental breakfast is included in the rate
  • Unparalleled views of Nantucket’s iconic harbor
  • Convenient town location — it's a five-minute walk to Main Street
  • Daily free champagne and cookies from 4 to 6 p.m. on the deck
  • The Beach Concierge Program — from transportation to a gourmet picnic and umbrellas, the hotel can orchestrate your perfect beach day

What To Know

  • This 17th-century mansion has three floors and no elevator
  • Rooms are charming but on the small side
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Children nine and under are not permitted at Veranda House
  • No restaurant on-site
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The Review

At the top of Nantucket’s historic Step Lane, the gingerbread-trimmed Veranda House is perched on one of the highest points on the island, its three wraparound porches affording unparalleled views of the famous sailboat-filled harbor. Hop off the ferry at Straight Wharf and don’t bother with a taxi; this seemingly tucked-away charmer is an easy walk.

Although Veranda House has the water views and breezy seaside ambience that Nantucket is famous for, not to mention lush gardens filled with hydrangea bushes, expansive terraces with wicker seats and a manicured lawn dotted with white Adirondack chairs perfect for cocktail hour. But the décor is something of a surprise: It’s thoroughly modern, with bleach-white walls and zebra print divans.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/967/prop-14118-1312403623-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Cocktails are best enjoyed on the terrace or in one of the white Adirondack chairs on the lawn.”}

The result is an intriguing mash-up of modern sophistication and Old New England spirit. All 18 sun-drenched guestrooms have sophisticated decor and simple, clean lines. Whitewashed walls, crisp white Frette linens and Simon Pearce lamps provide the perfect canvas for one-of-a-kind, colorful accents like a tangerine antique Chinese trunk serving as a coffee table or a vibrant red armchair. The bathrooms are no less appealing; many are outfitted with rain showers, antique soaking tubs and deep farmer sinks.

With its inn-like warmth (gourmet breakfasts, champagne and cookies every afternoon on the veranda), it’ll be tempting to stay on the property. But the inn is an ideal jumping-off point to explore the beautiful 48-square-mile island, whether with a jaunt into the boutique-filled town or the easy 15-minute walk to famed Jetties Beach and the Brant Point Lighthouse.

How to Get There

The Veranda House
3 Step Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States


4.5 Very Good 639 Reviews
Wedding trip
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed in the loft apartment in the cottage across the street. 2 bedrooms. Very comfortable beds. Big bathroom with shower and small sitting area with wrought iron table and chairs. Great breakfast offered each morning in the hotel. Very close to town and with walking distance to Jetty’s beach (about 15 mins) We were very happy with the accommodations. Reasonably priced for Nantucket.

Beat part of our trip to the northeast!
Reviewed 2 months ago

Thank you so much for our first experience of Massachusetts and Nantucket. We will be back and stay at The Veranda House. Our travel agent made these these arrangements and we could not have had a better time anywhere else. The owners were accommodating and directed us to the best restaurants, Brandt Grill, other places and all within walking distance. Our room was in an adjacent bldg. from the main house and while the walk uphill and stairs was a little difficult for us, middle age, we both enjoyed the exercise and walking to the main house for the breakfast made it all worthwhile. We were waited on hand and foot and the lounge and reading area was so welcoming! We will be back!

Warm and Wonderful
Reviewed 3 months ago

A fabulous Nantucket Stroll weekend!! Everything was excellent. Warm, welcoming comfortable and immaculate. Will definetly return to the Veranda House. The GM, Carl was excellent. Location is perfect.

Perfect place to stay, especially for the Christmas Stroll
Reviewed 3 months ago

Beautiful room, friendly staff, tasty breakfast, very short walk from the ferry. Pricey, but hey, that's Nantucket. Well maintained historic detail, while having the conveniences of today. Great value compared other inns in the immediate area.

Excellent all around
Reviewed 4 months ago

Great location, close to town. Very nicely decorated rooms and sitting areas. Very clean and welcoming. Great breakfast. No on-site parking but that is not uncommon for Nantucket. Will definitely stay there again.