My family and I wanted to write to tell you how wonderful our stay at BARNTUCKET was. The location was perfect. We were able to walk into town and enjoy the shopping and restaurants. We were close to the best beaches Nantucket has to offer, which made the children very happy. The house itself exceeded our expectations. Aside from being very spacious, clean and comfortable, the large back yard provided our grandchildren ample room to run around and play. In all the years we have been coming to Nantucket we have finally found the perfect rental property. Thank you.
The Shackman family
Barntucket has a charm and a true "sense of place" that makes you feel comfortable and welcome. Over the years I have appreciated the personal commitment by the owner to keep Barntucket what it has always been—the perfect place to enjoy Nantucket while providing an elegant home-like atmosphere that makes every day a stress-free experience. It is with these thoughts in mind that I find Barntucket worthy of my highest recommendation.
The Paolini Family
Seventeen years ago while visiting Nantucket I read an ad for a rental property called Barntucket and went to see it. The minute I met the owner and saw what a fabulous job he had done renovating and decorating this charming place, I knew I had to stay there. It feels like home to me now and I have enjoyed coming back every year with family and friends.
Talk about exceeding expectations. Barntucket is one of our best vacation experiences. The property is absolutely beautiful and private. The meticulously restored house offers everything you could want: charm, comfort and that wonderful Nantucket lifestyle. It is exceptionally well equipped with a gourmet kitchen, lovely dining room and spacious sunroom. We hosted several chef friends including Jacques Pepin and Charles Van Over so we cooked often and partied late into the night. Barntucket is so conveniently located just a short walk to the Village and beach. The owner is the perfect host. Knowledgeable about food, wine and of course Nantucket. We vacationed at Barntucket twice and certainly will return. It is one of our favorites.
Dee and Darrol Solin
Vero Beach, Florida
Empty-nesters still love a crowd, maybe even more so! Nothing like inviting 3 or more couples to reside, while sharing dinner with a dozen friends enjoying home cooked pleasantries in your “own” barn decorated with antiques! Lively discussions over cognac by the fire afterwards often top off the evenings.
Yep, we love Barntucket, and have been fortunate to partake of her charms both summer and winter. A short pleasant walk from downtown Nantucket, Barntucket combines rustic but comfortable environs with this unique island mini-world blending old world Sea Captains’ homes, whaling history, upscale galleries and restaurants. We enjoy maintaining our own identity ensconced within this pearl of an island; Barn + Nantucket creates Barntucket, a truly remarkable experience that you orchestrate with family and friends.
Frank and Judy Casey
Longbranch, New Jersey
Barntucket has the ambiance and charm of "Old World Nantucket." You feel like your own little oasis with the back porch, and wonderful backyard. The house has so much warmth and charm, that you feel like it is your own summer cottage. There are very few places I visit, that I feel like the welcome mat is always extended. Barntucket is one of those places that hold such familiarity. I can’t wait to return.
Renee and Steve McKenney
The Coffin family gathering at Barntucket earlier this month was a big success! The whole event was enchanced by great weather, a wonderful destination but, mostly, by the great accommodations at Barntucket. You have thought of everything and you need to know that we all noticed the details. We enjoyed all of our evening meals as well as breakfast around the dining room table (all 10 of us!) and had great fun preparing our meals in the well equipped kitchen. At the end of our time on Nantucket I asked everyone to grade our vacation on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being perfect and each person gave it a 10!
Gordon Coffin Family
I came to Nantucket for the first time in 2000 and was fortunate to have my first Nantucket experience at Barntucket. I am now a regular and return to Barntucket at least once a year and sometimes twice. The ambience and wonderful gourmet kitchen affords one the opportunity of a fine dining experience.
Blue Eye, Missouri
Our first stay at Barntucket was over Memorial Day weekend of 1991. Since then we have had several visits to Barntucket with family and friends.
The house (barn) is beautifully appointed and decorated with lovely fabrics, comfortable places to sit and read, talk, cook and eat.
As the colors and amenities are constantly upgraded in the "barn", so are the gardens that surround the property. Each year, they change a bit and are even more enjoyable. In fact, our daughter and son-in-law became engaged in the gardens of Barntucket. This week, they are celebrating their fifth anniversary.
Barntucket is truly a magical place.
Suzy and Bill O'Connor
Port Washington, New York
Our family of six children have been coming to Narntucket since 1991 for our summer vacation. We stay for one month each year and truly feel very much at home when we arrive at Barntucket. The furnishings and amenities are incredible, not to mention the ambiance of this historic carriage house. I would certainly recommend Barntucket to anyone who enjoys Nantucket for its' past.
Lebanon, New Jersey
We have been coming to Nantucket on vacation for many years. My wife made all the arrangements for Barntucket online. Our group consisted of our two teenage children, my sister-in-law and her husband and daughter. When we arrived we had no idea that this little gem of a house was so close to town and the beach. The accommodations were perfect and the well equipped kitchen made for some amazing meals. We look forward to our return visit.
Ron and Andrea Mowbray
We’ve just returned from a glorious week on Nantucket at the lovely Barntucket home! We’ve stayed at Barntucket before and we will stay there again!! It just keeps getting better. From the minute you walk in you can feel the warmth of the island, the house, and the houses’ owner. Barntucket is perfectly kept, with all the amenities a person could ask for, but more than anything, it is an exceedingly comfortable space to enjoy time with family and friends in one of the world’s most unique settings. Thank you for allowing us (and our very small children!!!) to turn our seven days away from the daily craziness into a truly relaxing vacation!
Katherine, Steve, Victoria (age 6) and Amity (4) Stahl, Walnut Creek, California
Katie and Kenneth Millhiser, Piedmont, California
Amity and Katie Forrest (age 8), Zurich, Switzerland
Our family of eight adults and three children (6–14) spent a very happy week at Barntucket celebrating Patsy´s 70th birthday. The house (which one can tell is also a home) is both commodious and comfortable, with plenty of space for all manner of tastes, and the location is fabulous. We especially enjoyed the kitchen, the outdoor grill, the large dining room table, which easily accommodated everyone to eat, drink and engage in varied discourse, as well as the lovely yard. This is an experience that, as we had intended, will last us all our lives and beyond.
South Florida, New York City
and Boothbay Harbor, Maine