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Colorful, comfy and cozy cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Large living room and dining area with cathedral ceiling and large picture windows that provide sunset views over town skyline. Large yard for children to play in. Within walking distance to quiet Monomoy Harbor beach. Well equipped kitchen. 3 bedrooms that sleep 6. 2 full baths. Charcoal grill, beach chairs and towels. All linens provided. Washer/dryer and clothes line on site.

Ethelind Knight-Schwartz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Why Ethelind Knight-Schwartz chose Monomoy

My father built this house in 1950, and three generations have enjoyed summers in it. We would like to share this special place with you too.


Monomoy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Nantucket requires mandatory recycling. Separate containers are provided for glass, metal, and plastic, and must be used.
  • Lease / Rental agreement is required. It will be emailed to you after you book and a signed copy must be received within 7 days to avoid cancellation.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 also houses the washing machine. The dryer is in the garage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Twin bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom 2 is located down the hallway from master bedro
    Twin bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom 1 is located down the hallway from the kitchen.
  • Master bedroom has cable TV and a window air conditioner in side window. Front window overlooks front yard. Twin bedroom 2 has a window air conditioner in side window.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Colorful, comfy and cozy cottage
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

great location. cozy retreat.

  • 4 of 5

house is a 10 minute bike ride /20 minute walk from town. we ubered and rented bikes amd didn't need a car.

Owner was attentive with questions.

house is well stocked with any kitchen etc item we could think of needing.

furnishings are dated but charming.

great value for nantucket!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this classic Nantucket cottage last summer, and loved it so much that we returned again this year. It is a prime location, in Monomoy, with a path that leads down to a small beach on Nantucket Harbor - with magnificent views! The cottage is spacious, and is very comfortable. The location is ideal - you can bike to town, or take the Wave bus if you are on the island without a car. It is quiet and private, with lots of towels, fresh linens, books, games, beach chairs, etc. The owner is delightful, and we are planning to rent again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Nantucket Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so charming, we can't wait to return! The house had everything we needed and more. The location in Monomoy is beautiful and conveniently close to town as well. We loved sunsets at the harbor beach just down the path. The owner was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. We hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! We will be back

  • 5 of 5

Truly a wonderful experience. This was our first trip to Nantucket as a family and we were impressed with the island and the house. Within second of arriving to the house we all said we should have stayed longer and how soon can we come back! Thank you for providing an affordable option on the island. The house is clean, stocked, and spacious. Perfect for a family, the set up provides plenty of privacy. The location was great, rent bikes! The owner was responsive and nice!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sophisticated and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is so charming, I can't wait to go back! We had everything we needed. The house is uniquely decorated with beautiful artwork and lots of books to look at. Set in a gorgeous neighborhood with the beach a few steps away. We enjoyed every spectacular sunset at that beach. We were close enough to town to do everything there, but we felt lucky to go back to Momomoy and enjoy the peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Nantucket Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We sail to Nantucket a few times each summer from Buzzards Bay, and will stay on board our sailboat in the harbor. On our last visit, we decided to try renting a house, and were lucky enough to find this great cottage in Monomoy. The cottage is older but VERY clean and comfortable, and very spacious. The location is perfect. We rented bikes and didn't have a car - rode to town, Surfside beach, Jetties beach, the Lifesaving Museum, supermarket etc. My kids (14 and 12 years old) loved the house and had no trouble riding bikes everywhere with us. Didn't miss having a car at all. Everything is an easy bike ride away. In addition, there is a harbor beach right down a path across from the house. It is about a 3-5 minute easy walk. We arrived on our own sailboat which we left in the harbor at a mooring, and used our dingy to shuttle stuff from our boat to the cottage - just rode over to the beach and walked up the path with our stuff. Very easy. We were able to anchor our dingy right off the harbor beach (Monomoy beach)

The house has lots of seating, wifi, cable, 3 TV's, and the kitchen is well-equiped. The shower is older but works fine and the house was spotless when we arrived. The beds (4 twin, and a full) were quite comfortable (I think they had memory foam mattress toppers - all the beds were good, and there were plenty of pillows). Crisp linens and plenty of towels. Two of the bedrooms have AC but we didn't need it as it gets cool at night, and there are beautiful new french doors overlooking the yard, so the living room is well ventilated (cross ventilation if you open the front door and the french doors) and has big windows and lots of light. It also has a big ceiling fan.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property - the neighborhood is one of the most desirable on the island, and it is central to everything. You can walk up to the bus at the intersection at the top of the road (probably about a half mile walk at most). We will definitely rent the house again next year if it is available. The owner was great to deal with, and takes pride in the home. It is a gem.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your through review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay on Nantucket. I would be happy to have you stay at my home again in the future. To ensure the dates you want are available, I recommend you book your dates as early as possible. It has been a pleasure helping you. Sincerely, Ethelind
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Nearest Airport
2.2 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.2 Miles
Steamship Authority or Hyline
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downey Flake or Sea Grill
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Monomoy Beach
Car: not necessary

Nantucket has something for everyone. There are a variety of beaches from calm to surf. The calm waters and amenities of Jetties and Children's Beach are ideal for families with small children. Those looking for more wave action will enjoy the beach at Surfside and surfing at Cisco.

The island is rich in history as it was once one of the busiest whaling seaports on the east coast. The whaling museum provides an excellent overview of this time period. Walking along Nantucket's cobbled stone streets with it's beautiful buildings takes you back to that time period.

The island has many unique and interesting shops and antique stores. When walking down Straight Wharf you can see beautiful yachts and large sailing vessels. There you can also take a nautical excursion - sailing on the Endevor, a critter cruise on the Monomy, or sport fishing on the Herbert T. You can also pick up a tour bus on this wharf.

There are numerous restaurants on Nantucket. From the very casual at Jetties Beach where you can watch the sunset, to a more formal dining at Toppers in Wauwinet or The Brant Point Grill at The White Elephant.

Whatever you choose to do on your vacation on Nantucket, I'm sure it will be enjoyable and memorable.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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