Nantucket's Cottages at the Boat Basin, overlooking the famous harbor, will unveil a six-month multi-million-dollar renovation in April 2024. Drawing on Nantucket's rich seafaring past and Quaker influence, Nantucket-based designer Audrey Sterk will infuse new life into the 29 Cottages, which occupy an enviable perch along the slips of the award-winning Nantucket Boat Basin.
Checking into The Cottages is the closest thing to staying on the water, without being on a boat, nautical soundtrack included. The setting is reminiscent of a seaside village. The individually styled accommodations with names like Sea Syren, Essex and Orion, are inspired by the names of the great whaling ships of the 1700s. A collection of 12 accommodations, dubbed ‘Woof Cottages' will continue to be available for those traveling with pets. Ranging from studio cottages to split-level three-bedroom lofts, every inch of the historic accommodations, particularly the bedrooms, living spaces and bathrooms, will be revamped without altering their original architecture. Original details including vaulted ceiling beams and individual floor plans will remain. All cottages offer full kitchens and most feature private outdoor decks.
Inspired by the waterfront and Nantucket's history, the renovation will apply a fresh look and current interpretation of timeless nautical style. These simple cottages from seafaring days will be shipshape with a practical interpretation of classic maritime design. Each cottage will continue to be individual and whimsical but will possess a continuity of style, soft furnishings, woven textures and warmer brass finishings.
Be one of the first to stay at the beautifully renovated Cottages, and see the transformation in Spring 2024.