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Guide relax Cliffside Beach Club shore things GET PAMPERED SEASIDE OR POOLSIDE AT THESE LUXURY NEW ENGLAND RESORTS. by alex solomon Blue, The Inn on the Beach C haise lounges and umbrellas adorn this inn's private elevated beach. Three hot tubs will help you warm up quickly after a dip. Attendants (called "Beach Boys") cater to your needs, delivering extra towels and chilled beverages. 20 Fordham Way, Newbury, 978-465-7171; Chatham Bars Inn N estled on 25 acres overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, CBI offers poolside cabanas with cushioned chaises and an underwater sound system. The outdoor relaxation pool at the spa is exclusively for adults staying in Spa Suites or enjoying a treatment. Relax with a massage overlooking the Japanese Zen Gardens. 297 Shore Road, Chatham, 508- 945-0096; Cliffside Beach Club S pend your day by one of the pools at this luxurious resort with a European atmosphere. Choose from a lap pool, leisure pool, or a hot pool that fits 10. Attendants provide fresh towels and iced water, and guests can have drinks and food delivered to their chair from the private café and bar. 46 Jefferson Ave., Nantucket, 508-228-0618; Hidden Pond U nwind by this resort's adults-only Serenity Pool or the pool at the lodge, where French doors open 142 onto the private, gated area. Recline in a cushioned chairs under umbrellas, as attendants deliver food and beverages upon request throughout the day. At night, staff will build a bonfire and bring a basket of s'mores makings. 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport, ME, 207-967- 9050; Ocean House S pend a day in one of the Ocean House's 10 plush cabanas on a private beach overlooking Block Island Sound. Guests can rent cabanas in a special roped-off area that comfortably seat four for a day rate of $225 (a double-size cabana is $400); they come stocked with assorted chilled beverages, fresh fruit, two sets of robes, sandals, and beach towels. A personal cabana valet will deliver drinks and light fare. Each cabana has a Bose SoundDock for your iPod or iPhone and front panels that can be closed for more privacy. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, RI, 401-584-7000; The Summer House T his resort on the eastern shore of Nantucket is the only one on the island with both pool and beach service, and one of the few in 'Sconset with full food and drink service. If you want to sink your feet into the sand, head down to the beach, where attendants provide towels and set up your beach chair and umbrella. 17 Ocean Ave., Siasconset, 508- 257-4577; The Tides Beach Club G rab a book and sunscreen, and leave everything else behind while you unwind at this newly reno- vated resort on Goose Rocks Beach, where tenders will set up your lounge chair, provide oversize towels, and serve cold refreshments. Come lunchtime, they will deliver a cooler of treats from the club restaurant. 254 Kings Hwy., Kennebunkport, ME; 855-632-3224; Wequassett Resort and Golf Club V enture to this idyllic retreat on 27 acres along the Nantucket Sound. Relax by the larger pool as the staff refresh your piña colada and deliver complimentary frozen fruit skewers. Lounge in the cabanas and book a private massage, pedicure, or manicure with an aesthetician from Le Petite Day Spa in Chatham. The resort also has a launch to whisk you to a private beach across the inlet. 2173 Rte. 28, Harwich, 508-432- 5400; Winnetu Oceanside Resort D What is your favorite Summer House libation? my friend sacha lichine's Whispering angel rosé. Pool or beach? i prefer the beach, but i am so busy that i end up at the summer house pool more often. i like to be available to greet the guests at our beachside bistro. ual pool and beach proximity is even rarer on the Vineyard than it is on Nantucket. Though the beach and pool don't have attendants, the Poolside Grill serves lunch close to the fun, and its waitstaff will bring you a fruit smoothie while you sunbathe. 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown, 508-310-1733; BC Best Summer House memory? billy Joel and christie brinkley were drinking champagne that was in a stand between two tables—but it belonged to the table beside them. once he realized, Joel apologized and asked how he could make it up to them: he played "piano man" on our piano! Enjoy an ocean view from The Summer House pool. Island lIvIng summer house owner danielle debenedictis shares summer loves. photography misha currie (cliffside)

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