Barntucket is a beautifully converted carriage house and barn that maintains the original detail yet has all the conveniences of a modern home. The house was impeccably clean when we entered. The kitchen is very well stocked with high end appliances, dishes and pots & pans. We made quite a few gourmet meals without wanting for any device or appliance (Vita-Mix blender, Kitchen-Aid stand mixer, etc). In fact, we were prepared to eat out more but once we saw the kitchen, it was so much fun cooking and relaxing on the patio, that we did it a lot. The bedrooms are large and clean with ample closet and drawer storage. The bathrooms are large and clean and our friends all enjoyed the showers. I personally only used the outdoor shower which has ample hot water and very good water pressure. The living area has plenty of seating to easily accommodate a group of 10 without feeling cramped. The beds were all comfortable and all linens and beach towels were provided and hotel quality. The WiFi was fast and never had an issue, even with multiple devices connected.
The house has a perfect layout for 2 families to rent or a family with kids who want their own space. The upstairs has it’s own sitting area with television, 2 bedrooms and a kitchen that was very useful when we needed a refrigerator for drinks and an extra stovetop or oven. (Although there are already 2 ovens and a 5 burner stovetop in the main kitchen).
It is a very short walk into town yet away from the chaos that can be right downtown. Our children (8 & 10) were with us and had no complaints about the walk, even doing it multiple times a day. Something Natural is just around the corner if you need a quick bite to eat and do not feel like walking all the way to town or if you want to pick up sandwiches for the beach.
The owner was very knowledgable about the island and gave great suggestions on beaches, restaurants and what to do with the kids. He has also left a collection of menus and pamphlets for just about everything on Nantucket. His customer service was very good. He responded to e-mailed questions very quickly.
I am looking forward to returning to Barntucket and recommend it highly.