Steering New Course for Captain’s Cottages
Olivia Hull

The polished hardwood floors, outdoor showers, stone countertops and crisp white paneled walls would be unrecognizable to Captains Bradley, Luce, Collins, Morse, Osborne, Rowley and Huxford, the whaling captains for whom the cottages at the Harbor View Hotel are named. Nor would the hotel employees who rented rooms in the cottages in the 1960s recognize them now.

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Harbor View and Kelley House Conclude Sale at $45.1 Million

A Nantucket-based investment group closed on a deal last week to buy the Harbor View Hotel and Kelley House properties in Edgartown; total sale price was $45.1 million. The sale provided a tidy windfall for the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank, netting the agency just over $900,000 in fees. The sale closed Dec. 20 with four separate transactions. Scout Real Estate Capital LLC purchased the turn-of-the-century Harbor View Hotel for $32.5 million and the Kelley House pub and inn complex for $12.6 million.

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Harbor View and Kelley House Hotels Ready for Sale to Nantucket Investor
Ian Fein

The Harbor View Hotel, a shingle-style turn-of-the-century hotel that graces the entrance to the Edgartown harbor at Starbuck's Neck, is set for sale to a Nantucket-based investment group, along with the Kelley House, an 18th century tavern that is now a pub and inn complex spanning Water and Dock streets.

The properties represent a significant piece of downtown real estate in Edgartown, as well as two of the best known resorts on the Vineyard.

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Harbor View Undertakes Next Improvement Phase

Harbor View Undertakes

Next Improvement Phase

In the second phase of a $77 million multi-year renovation plan for the historic Harbor View Hotel and Resort in Edgartown, the Harbor View, the Coach House restaurant and the Carlos Fuente Club House closed Oct. 21.

All hotel, restaurant and catering operations have shifted to the Kelley House and The Newes from America pub until the improvements are completed. Renovations are scheduled for completion by late next spring.

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Reclaiming Grand Dame of Days Gone by, Harbor View Hotel Completes First Phase
Julia Rappaport

There's nothing like a deadline to keep a project rolling full steam ahead. In this case, the deadline is a mother in law's visit. The project to be finished in time for one of the Vineyard's busiest weekends is phase one of a three year, $77 million plan to restore and enhance the former Harbor View Hotel on North Water street in Edgartown.

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Owners Will Close, Renovate Harbor View Hotel
Mike Seccombe

Edgartown’s venerable landmark hotel, the Harbor View Hotel, will close later this month for extensive renovations, probably not to reopen until late spring next year.

Work on the kitchen, restaurant and rooms is expected to cost around $25 million and be done by May. It is the first phase of a two-year, $77 million project to refurbish and expand the hotel, which first opened in 1891.

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Wall Street Fallout: Harbor View Hotel Halts Construction
Jim Hickey

Construction has been halted on a planned $55 million renovation project at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, at least until the fall.

And while the scenic hotel overlooking the outer Edgartown harbor remains open for business, the owner and his Vineyard attorney said this week that the decision was prompted by a combination of delays in local permitting and problems with the Wall Street bank that was providing financing for the project.

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Gazette Chronicle: Quiet Commotion
Cynthia Meisner

From Gazette editions of January, 1984:

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Harbor View Hosts New Year’s Fireworks
Sara Brown

For the first time in several years, Island residents looking to welcome the New Year with dancing, champagne and yes, fireworks, need look no further than Edgartown. Hoping to usher in a new tradition along with 2012, the Harbor View Hotel will sponsor a fireworks show over the Edgartown harbor, with attendees at the hotel’s New Year’s Eve party having a prime view of the display.

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