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No Work, All Play, And The Best-Ever Porch

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  Site Where: 131 N. Water Street [map], Edgartown, MA, United States, 02539
June 22, 2010 at 3:25 PM | by | ()

Our very own hotel Agent Zero returns with yet another review. Her not-real name is Myra Ellen and she's our version of Alex Goran who travels once a week for business, usually along the Eastern seaboard. Every so often, she'll be dropping in with her latest hotel and travel observations. In this episode, she goes on vacation.

On an island of vacation homes and secluded estates, the Harbor View Hotelin Edgartown, Massachusetts is a stately oasis at the end of North Water Street. Visiting for a recent wedding, I was among a few dozen guests who opted to stay in this 100-plus year-old hotel during a long, lovely weekend.

The Harbor View has the regality of a seaside estate and the wraparound porch on the main building is a particularly beautiful spot. (And it's a popular spot, where an Oscar-winning actor posed for photos with a group one morning.) Lined with pretty white rocking chairs, the patio faces Chappaquiddick Island and the Edgartown light house is easily accessible down a short, picturesque path.

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