Winnetu Oceanside Resort

31 Dunes Rd., Edgartown, Massachusetts, 02539, USA

A departure from most properties on the island, the contemporary Winnetu—styled after the grand multistory resorts of the Gilded Age—has successfully struck a fine balance in that it both encourages families and provides a contemporary seaside-resort experience for couples. All have kitchens and decks or patios with views of gardens, the pool, or of the Atlantic, which is a mere 250 yards from the resort. Room decor is fresh, stylish, and modern, but casual enough so that kids feel right at home. In addition to lodging in the main inn, there are 80 three- to five-bedroom homes available to rent by the week; it's a great option for large families, and all resort amenities are shared. The resort arranges bicycling and kayaking trips, lighthouse tours, boat excursions to Nantucket Island—you can have a two-island vacation with their sister property—and other island activities. A full slate of excellent children's programs is offered late June–early September.


  • outstanding staff
  • tons of activities
  • fantastic restaurant


  • not an in-town location
  • lots of kids in summer


Phones: 866-335–1133 | 508-310–1733


58 suites, 80 homes
Rate Includes: Closed late Oct.–mid-Apr. No meals