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The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin
Ranked #10 of 38 Nantucket B&B and Inns
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Needham, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“June weekend getaway”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

From the second we stepped off the ferry we were taken care of by the Cottages & Lofts staff. Picked up in a van, taken to check in and directed to our cottage (Catawba) located on Straight Wharf right behind the Gazebo it was the perfect location for us 20-somethings. Walkable from the best bars and restaurants on the island we didn't have to worry about renting a car to get around or even calling a cab since we were in the heart of the fun! 3 BR cottage for 3 couples was perfect, 2 full bathrooms and a full kitchen (we cooked one night and all the amenities were there). Highly recommended for a weekend filled with fun (and wine!!) on Nantucket.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brihgid R, Manager at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I am so glad that you had such a nice time in our Catawba loft. The lofts at our property are such perfectly placed hidden gems, aren't they? Many do not realize that we offer lofts on top of Vineyard Vines, The Black Dog Shop, the Provisions shop behind the Gazebo, and even on top of the Hyline office on Strait Wharf!

Thank you for staying with us- We sure hope to see you back!

Kind Regards,
Brihgid Rogers
Innkeeper
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Cambridge
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We spent a week in Kittiwake cottage with our two adult children, and we all had a wonderful time. The cottage is at the end of the wharf and has a great view of the harbour. It's an easy walk to shops and restaurants, and there are bicycles available. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. The two bedrooms are on the lower level and the upper level is accessed by a narrow spiral staircase which could be difficult for some people. The staff were all very pleasant and accommodating. Our stay at the Boat Basin was a really different and fun experience!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Brihgid R, Manager at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Thank you for your kind review of the Cottages & Lofts! I am so happy to hear that you loved Kittywake. It's such a unique upside down styled cottage -the living rooms placement on the 2nd floor certainly offers a spectacular ocean view for the whole family to enjoy.

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Brihgid Rogers
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Osterville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

The location is absolutely perfect - though I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking for a relaxed/quiet getaway. You're in the middle of all of the fun - but that also means hearing it (they do thoughtfully provide ear plugs!). The Crows Nest is beautifully decorated and central to it all - that said the three flight climb up can be a little challenging after a few beverages so be careful of that. The patio offers gorgeous views of the harbor.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Brihgid R, Manager at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Thank you for your review of the Cottages! I am so happy that you enjoyed Crows Nest- it is a personal favorite of mine! Once you master the stairs on up you are certainly in for a treat, as it is one of the best views on the island.

I hope to see you again on the Crows Nest porch in the near future!

Kind Regards,
Brihgid Rogers
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West Babylon, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, my boyfriend and I took a vacation to one of our favorite places, Nantucket. Every time we have visited the Island, we have stayed at the Cottages and Lofts at the Boat Basin....they never disappoint. We enjoy being right on the water and seeing all the boats....it is the most tranquil and beautiful place on the Island, in my opinion. We arrived on 5/27 and got one of our favorite cottages, Willet. We have only stayed at Willet and Rambler, and love them both. When we walked in it was quite warm.....could swear the heat was on. We quickly fixed that. This was the first time we experienced using the Keuring coffeemaker. So nice and easy. Love having a full kitchen, utensils and microwave. Love the big screen TV and mostly loved the queen size bed. I only wish they would fix up the bathroom floor a bit....quite a bit worn and stained....otherwise, our 4 nights were heavenly and we look forward to coming back HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brihgid R, Manager at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, responded to this review, 15 June 2013
Thank you so very much for your review of the Cottages. We are so happy that you chose to spend your 10th anniversary with us! It is such a beautiful spot to relax out on the cottage porch and take in the beautiful Nantucket scenery. I truly appreciate your feedback regarding the bathroom floor and will be discussing future renovations with our management team.

I hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back for your 11th Anniversary next year!

Kind Regards,
Brihgid Rogers
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MA
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We generally stay at The White Elephant also a lovely hotel with a harbor view but we wanted to bring our maltipoo Bella and The Cottages welcomes pets with open arms and a doggy goody bag as well. We were shown to our cottage which was too tiny for the two of us and called the lovely Bridget to inquire as to another accommodation. She was so wonderful and quickly had us moved to a two bedroom large cottage with a deck overlooking Nantucket's beautiful harbor. All our clothes and belongings were moved to "End of Rope," with the utmost friendly service and all was perfect. We enjoyed morning coffee, (supplied at no charge) with a Keurig and found a cheese and wine shop a few steps away. Bella was a happy pup and my husband and I have found our new digs in Nantucket, I just wish it had a bath tub!!! What a great wedding anniversary trip, we shall do it again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brihgid R, Manager at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Thank you for your review of the Cottages! I am thrilled that you, your husband, and precious Bella enjoyed your stay at End of Rope for your anniversary! It is such a unique spot on the water, yet conveniently so close to town. I hope that Bella enjoyed her welcome treats at the Cottages office- We look forward to welcoming you again!

Kind Regards,
Brihgid Rogers
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

We came to stay just after the memorial day holiday and were greeted by Karen who helped us at the reservations desk. She was VERY helpful from start to finish! We had booked our room via a vacation website and were not aware of the specific location of our room,when we got there we were very disappointed. It was my husband's birthday so we wanted the room to be special. So we called to inquire about changing sites, boy we were thrilled with the room we were given!! We were pinching ourselves!! Karen had been helpful throughout our stay,she went the extra mile to make it special and we will definitely be back and will spread the word!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brihgid R, Manager at The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Thank you for your review of The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin. We are delighted with your comments about Karen. She is a true gem and such a great asset to our company! We have an amazing veteran staff (some that have been with us for over 25 years!) and highly recommend booking directly through us so that you get the extra attention and professional advice while customizing your stay. We even offer an advance concierge planner that will contact you directly prior to visiting to plan any dining or activity during your stay.

I hope to see you back at the Cottages soon!

Brihgid Rogers
Innkeeper
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Perfect location within easy walking distance to excellent restaurants and shops. It was fun to be so close to stroll “up” Main Street and enjoy all the beautiful window boxes and flowering plants. Orion cottage was very roomy – large living room, fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2 porches overlooking the water. Brihgid is a fantastic “innkeeper” with a helpful and friendly staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin
Address: 24 Old South Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #10 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin offer a front row view of the island's natural wonder. Enjoy waterfront cottages and lofts with decks and harbor views, kitchens, free Wi-Fi, bicycles, a beach bus and pet friendly accommodations. ... more   less 
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