Where: Edgartown (Martha’s Vineyard), Mass.
What it costs: $2,195 per night
What’s inside: Checking in at a spacious 1,473 square feet, the premier Cottage Suite at Martha’s Vineyard’s classic Harbor View Hotel has two roomy bedrooms, two bathrooms, a private en suite elevator, kitchenette, multiple verandas, propane gas fireplace and a custom window archway. Handsome appointments include traditional coastal, New England-style furnishings, iron chandeliers, V-grooved paneling in seaside white, crown molding, black walnut flooring, bamboo-drawn shades, Plantation shutters, marble and granite countertops, glass-walled showers and a Bosch Washer and Dryer. You'll also find flat-screen TVs, iPod stations, and a Keurig coffee maker. Want to own this pad? It’s yours for $2,495,000.
What else you get: Nantucket Sound beckons right outside your door, complete with lighthouse, beaches, a sailboat-filled harbor and walking trails. A five-minute stroll to town yields an array of quaint shops and excellent restaurants. The Harbor View Hotel offers three outstanding dining experiences, Henry’s, the Lighthouse Grill and the North 41 Pool Bar. Our advice: The lobster tacos appetizer is not to be missed. A fitness center, yoga and pilates classes and an outdoor saline pool are among the hotel’s other attractions, though best of all is plunking down in a comfy rocker on the wraparound porch at sunset, cocktail in hand. That’s living. The concierge can assist with nearby golf, including President Obama’s favorite August hang, Farm Neck Golf Club, located less than three miles away in Oak Bluff. Purists should check out the rustic, charming, nine-hole Royal and Ancient Chappaquiddick Links. The Chappy ferry is a five-minute walk from the hotel and the ferry ride takes just two minutes.
For other budgets: Guest rooms in the main hotel start at $109/night in the shoulder season; $429/night in the high season of July and August.
Book it: 508-627-7000, harbor-view.com