76 on Main
Nantucket, New England
Reflecting the Nantucket lifestyle with nautical decor and a relaxed vibe, 76 on Main sits a short stroll from both the harbor and the heart of town. Explore the island's many beaches and embark on nautical adventures, embracing the local way of life.
At a Glance
A former whaling captain's home, the decor takes a modern spin on nautical style
A central location a short walk Nantucket's harbor and the vibrant town center
Sip a cocktail from the BYOB bar in the courtyard
Beach bags, towels and chairs are provided for all guests
Enjoy complimentary breakfast in the fun sea-sidey bistro-style breakfast room
Located in a quieter spot on Main Street, 76 would be my choice due to its fun nautical decor. Book one of the garden cottages with a private patio and fire-pit for a real treat!Maudie Tomlinson
Nantucket Island is synonymous with sailing and seafood, its 80 miles of sandy coastline lending it perfectly to exploring on the water and gentle strolls along the shore. The overall atmosphere is relaxed, fun and friendly and 76 on Main offers the perfect window into local life here, allowing guests to whole-heartedly embrace the culture and the adventures to be had with it.
Aesthetically, 76 on Main is fresh and modern, with a fun spin on the properties history as a whaling captains former residence. Rooms and suites are inspired by ocean colors and maritime artifacts adding a tasteful touch of character to clean white interiors. All mod-cons are provided to ensure a comfortable stay including Apple TV, complimentary WiFi, iPad loaded with local information and iPod docking stations.
The delightful Courtyard is the standout feature at 76 on Main and the perfect place to relax. Lounge around the firepit and marvel as the talented mixologists whip up custom cocktails at the BYOB cocktail bar. Throughout the day, enjoy refreshments at the on-site cafe serving up aromatic coffees, delicious pastries and other baked goods, as well as serving fresh and wholesome breakfasts in the morning.
Rooms and suites at 76 on Main are bright and spacious with clean white walls and splashes of color to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. They are split between the main house and the guest house, the ones in the guest house being slightly larger. All rooms are modern in style with modern amenities, including iPads, Apple TV, complimentary WiFi and iPod docking station. Some in addition, come with their own private patio complete with firepit, as well as Keurig coffee machines.
The on-site cafe serves a selection of coffees and freshly baked goods and complimentary treats are provided in the afternoon. Guests also benefit from an outdoor courtyard with firepits, complete with a BYOB cocktail mixing station - mixers and mixologists supplied.
There are more than 80 miles of un-crowded, pristine sandy beaches on Nantucket Island. Simply enjoy long walks, combing for seashells and other treasures, or try your hand at body surfing, windsurfing or kayaking. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy endless outdoor activities like fishing, boating, biking, and exploring nature. Be sure to take a 4x4 trip to Great Point and visit the Wildlife Center and bird refuge. If you prefer to explore on the water, why not charter your own yacht for the day and tour Nantucket harbor and sound or cruise to Martha's Vineyard. Between June and October you might be lucky enough to spot whales in Nantucket's Great South Channel.
If no trip is complete without some shopping, Nantucket is filled with wonderful antique and collectable shops and boutiques. Local museums, in particular the Whaling Museum are also a pleasure to explore.
Location & Directions
Nantucket, New England
76 on Main is a short stroll to Nantucket harbor and a block from the very heart of the town.
When to go
The most popular time to visit the island for most visitors is in the summer, when the beaches offer healthy waves and the days are long. The season is generally from Memorial Day till Labour Day weekend. There are occasional rainy days even in the summer, but most days are sunny. There may be a morning or late evening fog that can be almost surreal as it envelops the town. The ocean breezes keep temperatures mild with rarely a blistering heat or major snowstorm in the winter.
Many visitors also enjoy the autumn months the most as September offers cooler temps and far less crowds. There is usually an "Indian summer" in October with a few beach days as well. The fall also offers lower rates, easier reservations, and virtually kid-free. The off-season makes for a good getaway, too, as many of the restaurants and shops stay open till the vacations.