Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Newly Renovated Home For Family or Large Group!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 12-14 Maximum

Thank you so much considering The Monkey Barrel for your home while visiting Nantucket. We call this house “The Monkey Barrel” because with all of the fun, laughter, and antics that take place while we’re at the beach…this house sometimes happily feels like a barrel of monkeys!

This is a newly renovated home with every comfort in mind including zoned air conditioning and heating throughout.

Main level: Open kitchen with breakfast bar and living room with 3D TV and new stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, living room furniture, and hardwood floors. Two bedrooms include a master with a king bed and comfy reading area, and the second offers two full beds with luxury linens. Shared full bath with new cast iron tub and custom tile.

2nd Floor: Very large wet bar with granite countertops and living room area with new wine refrigerator, bar refrigerator and living room furniture. Two bedrooms each contain a queen bed with luxury linens. Shared full bath with new cast iron tub and custom tile.

Lower Level: Kitchenette with granite countertops and new appliances. Two bedrooms, each with two twin beds with new luxury linens. Full laundry room and exit to back patio. Shared full bath with new tub and shower.

Outdoor mahogany patio with built-in Viking commercial-grade propane grill, outdoor shower, eight-person hot tub, and seating for 20+ people. Backyard fence ideal for kids and dogs! Comfortable house for entertaining large group.

Ample parking in house’s driveway for 3+ cars. A quick 2 mile bike ride or walk to Surfside beach and 1 mile to downtown Nantucket on bike trail across the street from the house! Shuttle bus stop half a block away. Convenient location close to town and beaches, restaurants and shopping.

Nantucket offers year-round attractions, from family-friendly activities or a romantic getaway, something athletic, historical, or cultural, top-notch dining or a lobster bake on the beach…all within close proximity.

Important note: please do not use the "Online Booking" feature unless you are willing to pay the Homeaway Online Booking fee. We cannot waive this fee! Thank you.

More Details

Property Manager
The Monkey Barrel (38 Surfside, Nantucket)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017


Nantucket Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • Outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Newly Renovated Home For Family or Large Group!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Monkey Barrel

  • 5 of 5

This house is so great! It's a bike ride to Surfside Beach, which is one of the best beaches on the island (snack bar, lifeguards, and surfing waves). It's a bike ride to town as well as to the grocery store. The location couldn't be better. It's clean, and well cared for. Kirby is great to deal with, and provides a detailed over view of the house and the island which I referred back to several times! I hope to come back next summer.

Thanks Monkey Barrel..........

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tracey for the feedback and great review! We hope to see you and your family back again next summer as well!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect house, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying here and it's just perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joanne! We are so lucky to have wonderful guests like you!!! We look forward to your return.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Boston ma

Beautiful place very well laid out.

  • 5 of 5

House is absolutely beautiful. Well maintained, clean and very accommodating for larger parties. My group of 13 had a blast and would def rent property again. The owner is super nice and easy to work with also. 5 star for sure on this one.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate the kind words and helpful review! We hope you and your group will return soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Boston, MA

The PERFECT Nantucket Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about the owners or the Monkey Barrel itself. Kirby was extremely responsive, organized and professional, making the stay very easy. The property is immaculate from the inside out, and is completely stocked with every accoutrement you can think of. The home was very clean, the appliances are high end, and (my personal favorite!) the Monkey Barrel has an amazing hot tub and backyard. Location is perfect as you are within short walk of 2 cafes (45 Surfside and Yummy), a bicycle rental shop, and still close to town. I am so grateful that we found this property - by FAR the best value on the island for a completely updated home with this guest capacity. Thank you Kirby and family for the wonderful hospitality and for allowing us to experience your wonderful spot.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised - great location, comfortable for a large group to stay, very well kept-up. Unfortunately the weather kept us from using the grill, but it looks great too. Kirby was very communicative and made it easy for us. No hesitations recommending it!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the helpful feedback and for being great guests!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great House - So great I keep going back

  • 5 of 5

I've had the pleasure of staying at the Monkey Barrel on more than one occasion over several different summers. It's centrally located on the island that makes for easy access to Surfside Beach on the south side of Nantucket (by the bike path or a short cab ride) and easy walk into town for a night out. The house is gorgeous, recently renovated with high end appliances/outdoor deck and high end gas grill, and of course, the HOT TUB! Bedrooms on three separate floors and a sitting area upstairs gives people privacy to relax (or god forbid have to escape to do some work while on vacation). Kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, knives, grilling utensils and so on if you like to stay in and cook as a group. I'm sure I'll be back when I can!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott - Thank you so much for the kind and very thorough review! We appreciate your loyalty and return visits, and hope you'll visit again soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
2.7 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.4 Miles
Steamship Authority or Hy-Line Cruises
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Surfside Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Damage Deposit $700

Some short-term/weekend rental rates negotiable. - Special long weekend rates available (3-4 nights) for Daffodil Festival, Figawi, Winefest, etc. - Weekly rentals in season are Sunday 4 PM EST - Sunday 11 AM EST.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.