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Monomoy harborfront - best views on island, close to town and beaches

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Great beach cottage, close to water, town, shops. Perfect for families.

This centrally located, family friendly beachfront cottage has unique access to the Nantucket Harbor, beaches, town and an abundance of recreational activities. Private path leads you to miles of beach and water activities.

The property is on a quiet street, enclosed by privet, mature trees and flowering plants. The sunny harbor side of the house has a large private yard and features splendid views across the Nantucket Harbor filled with boats, the town of Nantucket, Brant Point and Coatue. It is just steps down a mahogany boardwalk to the harborfront beach. The front of the cottage has a lovely, shaded private garden. Perfect for afternoon cocktails.

The first floor of the house has an open floor plan including the kitchen, dining and living areas great for entertaining, quiet evenings or family time. There are 3 bedrooms full of sunlight and ample closet and dresser space off the main room. They include a large master bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom, bedroom with a queen bed and bedroom with 2 twin beds and full bathroom. All the beds, linens and towels in the house are brand new.

The kitchen is well equipped with new cookware, serving dishes and tools. The washer/dryer is conveniently in the kitchen. The walls are paneled with a unique, beautiful, rich wood. The floors are all wide board oak.

The second floor has an open floor plan with a new double bed, a sitting area and full bathroom. It is accessed by an outside staircase. The interior has been freshly painted white, and has comfortable furniture and wall-to-wall carpet. The views from the second floor are very special. Great for guests, older children and in-laws.

You can look forward to showering in the outdoor shower while enjoying the view. The exterior trim, windows and doors were painted and gutters replace in 1014. Great new grill is available for your BBQing needs.

Fantastic property, for a great price.

More Details

David Ernst
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Amharic, pig-latin
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About David Ernst

The house has been in our family since it was built in 1956 by Morris Ernst, my grandfather. It has been used as a summer home by my parents, who were diplomats in the foreign service. More recently, my family has used the house summers as a base for sailing, surfing, swimming, mountain and road-biking on Nantucket, vacationing with friends, and sometimes, working remotely.

David Ernst purchased this cottage in 1956

Why David Ernst chose Monomoy

Monomoy is the best place to be on the island... away from crowds but close to town. Own harbor beach and close to The The house has fantastic views daytime, sunset, and evening of the harbor, boats, and town lights. It is in a very natural setting with direct access to a beach for sunning or swimming. It's a special house with pine panelling inside - classic rustic feeling, but with many upgrades for comfort. Enjoy the best of Nantucket by being centrally located - 1 mile from Rotary, 2 miles to town, 4 miles to south shore beaches, 1.5 miles from State forest and moors. Bike to town, ocean beaches and explore miles of bike paths. Relax with family and friends in this classic, comfortable home.

What makes this cottage unique

Nantucket Harbor is beautiful to look at and has endless recreational opportunities accessible by just walking down the path to the beach. Monomoy is centrally located making getting to area beaches, farms, bike trails, restaurants, golf courses, etc all within a few miles.


Monomoy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom first floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Second floor bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , outdoor shower , outdoor shower - town view, privacy hedge
  • Master bathroom can be shared with queen bedroom. There is also an exterior door onto a private patio. Terrific outside shower on side of house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom, First floor - 1 queen
    Twin bedroom, First floor - 2 twin/ single
    Queen bedroom, First floor - 1 queen
    Large open living area, Second floor - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Accessed from exterior stairs. Full bathroom.
  • The master bedroom is on the first floor and has a brand new queen size bed, ample closets, 2 dressers and a desk. The walls are beautiful, warm, dark wood panels. The wood floors throughout the house are warm wide plank pine. There is a full bath with a tub that can be accessed from one of the guest rooms. A back door opens to a small private patio.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Monomoy harborfront - best views on island, close to town and beaches
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful location and easy access to everything on island

  • 4 of 5

Sweet house with great view!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lola Burger
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Monomoy Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

Nantucket's beaches are in the top US beach rankings. Great surf, private beaches. island is more than 50% zoned as forever wild. Monomoy is a special place - quiet, harborfront, less than 2 miles to town, calm beaches. wild roses, calm and warm waters. easy bike to town, beaches, sconset. great running on dirt roads. private. the quintessential beach vacation house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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