Guests at this oceanfront inn, built to resemble an 1890s sea-captain's house, can't say enough about the impeccable personal service, legendary breakfasts, and enjoyable evening social hour. No wonder it was honored with a Conde Nast Readers Choice award in 2012. Start the day with dill scrambled eggs or French toast, and end it with evening hors d'oeuvres and wine in the library. Ocean-side units have great water views, albeit through disappointingly small windows. The
Tradewinds Suite, with an ocean view, private patio, and plantation-style shutters, is the most romantic. A chair-lined porch lets you rock in ocean breezes, and on cold nights you can cluster around the living-room fireplace. An adjacent cottage has additional rooms and a suite.