Welcome to the Nantucket Accommodations Newsletter
Nantucket is now in full summer swing with thousands of tourists and summer residents having arrived during the last week. It is an amazing sight to see people from all over the country and beyond that have never been to our special island. They wander throughout the downtown area to take in the views of our many historic homes that were built any time from the late 1700's to 1800's. Over the years some have been converted into Bed and Breakfasts and Guest Houses. Many homes have remained in families for generations or have been sold to people to start there own tradition of summers on Nantucket Island.
Another favorite acitivity for many visitors is explore the harbor by kayak or boat. The harbor is now filled with boats both large and small. Some of the mega yachts are amazing from power boats to some of the most beautiful sailboats. The fun part of that is to see where all these boating visitors have traveled from. As close as Boston and New York or as far away as Europe.
The weekends in August are extremely close to a total sell out. We do keep a list of people who contact us in case any last minute cancellations make space available.
We update our availability daily to keep up on any last minute openings or cancellations. Availability will change throughout any given day in the month of August. If we have found accommodations for your reqested dates it is recommended that you act quickly. Some of our customers have called back too late and everything was reserved.
We also have weekly vacation rentals that are available beginning August 20 if you are looking for an extended stay. After Labor Day weekend take advantage of reduced rental rates and enjoy our beautiful Fall weather and relaxed off-season atmosphere.
Nantucket Race Week is an eight-day experience that marshals the entire Nantucket community together in a fun-filled week of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties. The week is hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing, and is the primary fund-raising event of the year for Nantucket Community Sailing. The races provide sport for everyone from young sailors in Optimists and 420s, families in their Nantucket one designs, owners of classic wooden sailboats, to grand prix racers at the top of their profession. The racing begins on Saturday, August 13, 2011 with racing and social events daily through Sunday, August 21, 2011. You can visit their web site to view the schedule of events by clicking here.
For more than 39 years Nantucket Accommodations' staff of knowledgeable, year-round island residents has been helping visitors choose the right accommodations for their island visit. We visit each property and are familiar with the layout, decor, amenities and "overall ambiance" of each one.
We are available Monday-Friday from 9AM to 6PM, and Saturday from 9AM to 12PM, or send us an email outside of those hours and we will get back to you the next business day. Nantucket Accommodations is a local year round business assisting both visitors and locals alike.
Nantucket Accommodations Staff