Need to know
In Veranda House, 18, including one suite; in Chapman House, 11.
11 am. Check-in 3 pm. Guests arriving early may store luggage and relax until their room is ready.
Double rooms from $139.00, excluding tax at 11.7 per cent.
Rates include a Continental à la carte breakfast at Veranda House, a buffet at Chapman House. During summer, a three-night minimum stay is required on weekends, two nights during the week.
Act the sea-faring part while on the island. Have the concierge arrange whale watching, sea kayaking and charter fishing excursions, plus sailing lessons or any number of aquatic adventures.
Late-October to mid-May
At the hotel
Private terraced gardens and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV and DVD player, iPod dock, beach towels and totes, back-pack beach chairs and umbrellas, Frette kimono robes, Lather bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Watch ships come and go from the private porch lookout of Veranda House's Suite 9, a spacious second-floor king room. It’s airy and open with breezy white curtains and sand-hued floors reminiscent of the unspoilt beaches. French doors separate the bedroom from the living space, which has a crisp white sleeper sofa (sleeps two children) and writing desk should you wish to channel your inner Melville. Room 22 on the third floor is a queen room with pops of red that bounce off the elegant black and white motif. On the third floor of Chapman House, Room 38 has a bird’s-eye view of the cobbled village below. Curl up on the ikat love seat with a sea-faring thriller, or pen your own at the Lucite writing desk. Room 34 is more affordable, a tranquil turquoise and white room on the second floor. Overall, rooms are compact, but space is maximised wisely, and the entire house is wired for the 21st-century traveller.
Leave your beach gear at home. The hotel will outfit you with towels, roomy totes and handy backpack-style beach chairs for sand and surf excursions. Windswept-adventure seekers should leave the car in Hyannis and book passage for your bikes instead. The island is known for its scenic cycling loops.
In Veranda House, Room 4 is wheelchair accessible. Chapman House complex is completely non-smoking.
Over-10s only. Extra guest charge is £23 ($35) a night per guest and extra beds can be added to Junior Suite 16 and Junior Suite 20 in Veranda House.