Motel is built on a bridge separating Carver's Harbor to the south from
Carver's Pond, its tidal estuary, to the north. The same rush of ocean
water coming and going right under your harborside room once powered a
blacksmith shop and grist mill on the site. Soon we hope the water will
be generating power again. Installation of the world's first helical turbine
is underway. If successful, it will supply much of the motel's power.
Few views can
equal those at the Tidewater and few places are as relaxing; the ebb and
flow is nature's own sedative. Still, the world's most productive lobster
fleet, anchored right outside your window, gets an early start, so you
may not want to sleep in. Open year-round, the Tidewater is the island's
only motel. If you want to be closer to the water, you'll want to bring
We are very
supportive of families with kids and offer family rates that allow large
families to stay for no more than a couple with one child.