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Nantucket, Massachusetts

Beachfront Nantucket Hotel For the Vacation of a Lifetime

Discover an unmatched vacation experience on the beautiful island of Nantucket at The Wauwinet. Take pleasure in our luxury amenities, recreational activities, and concierge services that make your Nantucket hotel experience exceptional. Enjoy fresh, local cuisine and the award-winning wine cellar at TOPPER'S. Cruise on the Lady Wauwinet, explore with our free bicycles and enjoy fishing, kayaking, and sailing adventures. With breathtaking views of Nantucket Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, The Wauwinet is an island refuge that soothes your spirit. Plus, enjoy exciting island excursions and activities.

The Wauwinet Amenities & Services

  • Private beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay
  • Daily port and cheese hour in the library
  • Coffee, tea, and fresh baked goods for early risers
  • Fresh fruit anytime
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Yoga mats
  • The Wauwinet Gift Shop
  • Fleece blankets
  • Doorman
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Concierge service for local tips and advice
  • Pre-arrival concierge for dining, spas and activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barton & Gray Hinckley Cruise - Half-day and Full-day Excursions. To view itineraries and pricing, click here.
  • Hourly jitney to and from Nantucket Town
  • Jitney service to and from Hy-line ferry
  • Wake-up calls
  • Library refreshments - iced tea in the summer and apple cider in the fall
  • Daily newspapers (Boston Globe/NY times)
  • Daily weather report
  • Entirely non-smoking property
  • Business center
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Express check-in and check-out
  • Tennis Court

Anchorage House at The Wauwinet Amenities

When staying at Anchorage House at The Wauwinet, guests also enjoy these additional amenities. For more information on Anchorage House, please click here.
  • Three bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom and LCD flat screen TV
  • Air conditioning in each room
  • Large living and dining area with fireplace and 60" flat screen TV
  • Private second floor office with computer and color printer
  • Two private ground floor outdoor decks, with umbrella shaded table
  • Atlantic Ocean and Bay views
  • Coolers for the beach
  • Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas
  • Four Priority bicycles available at all times
  • Bose music systems with music selections 
  • Kitchen with small refrigerator, two burner stove, ice maker, microwave, toaster, Nespresso and Keurig coffee machines
  • Hardcover books and current magazines
  • Italian linens by Pratesi
  • Terrycloth robes and slippers
  • Limoges china by Bernardaud and stemware by Riedel
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning service (off site)

Resort Recreational Activities

  • Paddle Boarding, May 25, 2020 - September 7, 2020
  • Tennis, May 25, 2020 - September 7, 2020
  • Kayaking, May 25, 2020 - September 7th, 2020

Spring and Fall Nantucket Activities

Surrounded by beautiful beaches, historic attractions and the charm of downtown, The Wauwinet offers fun things to do on Nantucket, from island tours and cruises to fishing and cooking classes. Our vacation experts are here to make your Nantucket experience unforgettable. To book an activity, contact our Complimentary Pre-arrival Concierge.

April 16 - June 12, 2020 and September 14 - October 23, 2020

  • Great Point Tour - (Starts Memorial Day Weekend)

    Discover the windswept coastal beauty of Great Point at Coskata-Coatue Wild Life Refuge. Eco-tours depart regularly to explore this unique landscape in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Set your sights on deer, shorebirds, and seals basking in the waves, as well as the iconic Great Point Lighthouse. A nominal per person fee is added to your hotel folio and charged upon check out. See front desk for details. All proceeds support conservation work at Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, including conducting wildlife research, protecting endangered species and their habitats, and maintaining the lighthouse. Monday- Sunday: 9:30am-11am and 1:30pm-3pm. Starts Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Sconset Tour

    Take a drive in The Wauwinet's own 1947 Woody to the quaint seaside village of Siasconset, located just a few miles from the hotel. With Captain Rob as your driver and guide, learn about the local lore and all that makes this summer community brimming with rose-covered cottages and sweeping views from the bluffs so special. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am-12pm
  • Bay Cruise

    Spend a blissful hour cruising the waters of Nantucket Bay aboard The Wauwinet Lady. Captain Rob will highlight points of interest such as historic homes along the shore, fascinating details of the seascape- including a stop by local aquaculture site of Retsyo Oysters. This cruise lets you see Nantucket from an insider's perspective. Tuesday, Thursday, 10am-11:30am
  • Surfcasting

    A Nantucket fishing experience not to be missed! Surfcasting off the shores of our private Atlantic beach is made simple when we provide the gear to lure blue fish, albacore, or striped bass, depending on the season. Our front desk staff can arrange for a Massachusetts fishing license. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm-4:30pm
  • Oyster Tour

    Tour Retsyo Oyster Farm and sample some of the most fresh and delicious seafood straight from the heart of the sea. Tours aboard The Wauwinet Lady with Captain Rob. Tuesday & Thursday, 2pm-3:30pm
  • Cooking Class

    Delight in a culinary adventure with Executive Chef Kyle Zachary of TOPPER'S. Learn how to complete a unique recipe and receive a few professional tips and tricks from the Chef. At the end of the recipe, guests will taste the dish which is paired with a wine selected from our celebrated wine cellar by our Wine Director. Tuesday, 3pm-4pm
  • Culinary Experience

    Meet our Wine Director, Jason Irving! Enjoy this special session and savor some of his favorite wine and spirits paired with a delicious sampling from the kitchen. Thursday, 3pm-4pm

Pre-arrival Concierge

Our Pre-arrival Concierge will contact you prior to arrival to make restaurant and spa reservations, arrange car and bicycle rentals, book island excursions, and assist you in planning the perfect vacation. Experience a lobstering expedition on The Wauwinet Lady. Take a guided eco-tour of Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge in a six-passenger, four-wheel drive van. Go on a Siasconset natural history excursion with Captain Rob McMullen, or learn new culinary techniques during Chef Kyle Zachary's cooking demonstrations. At The Wauwineton Nantucket Island, the possibilities are endless.To contact the Pre-arrival Concierge, email [email protected] or call 866-838-9252.
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