The Wauwinet

The Wauwinet
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120 Wauwinet Road
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554
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Reviewed by Kim Grant

If you've ever wondered what it would be like if a very wealthy friend invited you to her Nantucket mansion and instructed the staff to see to your every need, the Wauwinet will fulfill that dream. Nine miles from Nantucket's main drag, this exclusive Relais & Châteaux property occupies an isolated spot between oceanside dunes and a tranquil, beach-rimmed bay. It offers access to miles of secluded Atlantic dunes and a protected bayside beach.

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CottageLodge Room
Recreation & Amenities
Beach Activities,Biking,Birding,Cooking Classes,Fitness and Beauty,Fly Fishing,Gourmet Dining,Hiking,Kayaking,Sailing,Saltwater Fishing,Spa and Massage,Tennis,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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Welcome to the island of Nantucket and its tranquil harbours- endless stretches of beach- old manor houses- and beautiful gardens- just fifty kilometres off the coast of Massachusetts. The Wauwinet- a charming house covered in patinaed grey shingles- built in 1860 and with the distinction of being one of the first hotels on the island. The freshly picked bunches of flowers in your room are characteristic of the attentiveness of the staff. The programme is relaxation or water sports at the hotels two private beaches- massages inspired by local plants and contemplating the splendid sunsets over Nantucket bay. The hotel is closed from October 24 2010 and will reopen May 12 2011 and again on October 31 2011 and will reopen on May 10 2012

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Family Review of The Wauwinet

By Away Travel Expert : Steve Jermanok
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Family Expert Rating 5.0 out of 5
Recommended for:
Children of all ages
Family Expert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Only open from May though October
Flanked by Nantucket Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Wauwinet is an oasis for families who crave the outdoors. Windsurfers, row boats, sunfishes, mountain bikes, and tennis facilities, including two clay courts, are all complimentary to guests. They'll also guide visitors on daily bird-watching tours to Great Point, where rare piping plovers, hundreds of least and common terns, marsh hawks, ospreys, and American oystercatchers flutter. You know, those funny looking guys with bright orange beaks that resemble carrots.