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2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

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The newly renovated Harbor View Captain's Cottages on Martha's Vineyard are modern alternatives for luxury vacationers. Haute Property NEWS, STARS, AND TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE cottage industry PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE HARBOR VIEW HOTEL NEW HIGH-END, LOW-FUSS PROPERTIES FOR SALE AND FOR RENT BECKON ON MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET THIS SUMMER. BY JANICE O'LEARY L uxury vacation homes in New England have a new spin this season. For buyers, a collection of low-maintenance, high-service properties have come on the market in Martha's Vineyard's toniest enclave, Edgartown. For renters, a new full-service, premium option has popped up on Nantucket, through Exclusive Resorts' Portico club membership. The new Harbor View Captain's Cottages available for sale on the Vineyard are part of the Harbor View Hotel's portfolio (508-627-7404; and share the hotel's top amenities, including room service, concierge, valet, pool, cleaning services, boat access (to the resort's all-wood picnic vessel, Stardust, as well as the adventure and fishing boat, Scout), and proximity to both beach and town. In May 2012, the cottage collection was purchased by new investors, including Wellesley's Drew Conway, a longtime summer resident on the island. The decision was made to renovate the hotel's existing cottages—pouring new foundations and taking the original structures down to the studs—and create a more modern alternative for luxury vacationers and homeowners. Each cottage houses several turnkey units for sale, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, all with porches or decks and tons of sunlight, and all are completely furnished and decorated by HGTV's Linda Woodrum and Hart Howerton. Prices range from $566,500 to $2.47 million. On an island where few such properties exist and new developments rarely come to market, especially with full services, the units have an exclusive appeal. Bright, airy, and comfortable, each one is different: One penthouse perch has private elevator access, another has a closet fit for the most fashionable (because island weather is unpredictable, one needs to store rain gear, beach gear, and cashmere for sunset cruises). The other Edgartown rarity, a dedicated parking space, is also included with each unit. continued on page 108 BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 107-108_BC_HP_Opener_SUM13.indd 107 107 6/7/13 5:54 PM

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