About the property
- Cottage350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
1 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 4.
NOTE: BEFORE SUBMITTING A BOOKING REQUEST IT IS ALWAYS BEST TO SENT US AN INQUIRY WITH ALL YOUR QUESTIONS SO YOU CAN MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THE PERFECT PROPERTY FOR YOU BEFORE YOU BOOK IT!!
Above dunes and beach roses. Romantic and charming, totally rebuilt in the 1980s and fully updated (skylight/vaulted ceilings/recessed lights). Beautifully furnished with quality antiques, lovely bed linens. 3 minute walk to the beach, perfect for honeymooners/couples or parents with a child, sleeps 3-4. Gorgeous perennial gardens. A very photogenic property...Featured in Cape Cod Life Magazine, on postcards, on the cover of the local Nantucket newspaper, and a picture of OUR cottage was one of 12 large scenes featured in a calendar for Cape Cod and the Islands. We have some of the best competitive prices for the Island and the best off season rates. Long weekends available in early and late off-season.
Also note that because our property is away from Nantucket Town proper you will need to think about transportation to our house particularly in the off-season. As a result, you should figure out transportation before booking our property. While there is bus service from the end of April to the end of December that stops one block from our house (check with Nantucket Regional Transit Authority for precise dates of operation and confirm the bus makes stops in Sconset for the dates and times you are interested in)
renting a car, Uber, bikes, or cabs are also options and you should contact the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce to get better information on using any of these modes of transportation. Also note that bus service outside of the higher season months runs less frequently so check out the schedule if you are planning on using this mode of transportation to make sure it works out with your plans. You can also bring your car over on the Steamship out of Hyannis but you must make reservations with the Nantucket/Marthas Vineyard Steamship Authority. If you plan on using the Steamship Authority to bring your car over, make sure you have checked with them regarding availability as well as cost before booking our cottage.
Note for weeks where we require a 7 day minimum stay (Memorial Day to Mid October) (we book Saturday to Saturday) we do not book additional days beyond the 7 day minimum unless your request is for an additional 7 days (in other words we don't accept 10 day stays for example) during this time frame.
Because we are located on an Island, travel to the Island may be impacted by weather or mechanical issues if you are traveling by boat or plane. This is something we have no control over. If this is a concern of yours, it is our understanding that Homeaway/VRBO offers trip insurance. Although we are not familiar with the terms of this insurance product and if it would cover travel related issues, it is something you may want to check on when thinking about booking a trip to Nantucket.
Cleaning rate ranges from $85 to $150 depending upon condition cottage is in when cleaners arrive! Please call for hints on how to reduce cleaning costs if you are interested.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but there are additional rules that are contained in an attachment we can email to you. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRINGING A PET, PLEASE SEND US AN INQUIRY REGARDING YOUR PET BEFORE YOU REQUEST A RESERVATION SO WE CAN HAVE A DISCUSSION REGARDING YOUR PET AND OUR RULES TO MAKE SURE OUR HOUSE IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU. We have successfully rented to numerous pet owners but find having this discussion helps to make sure our house is right for you and your pet! Although we charge an additional $200 pet fee, this is FULLY refundable assuming no pet related damage or injury.
Also note when you book our property you must sign the
lease, an attachment of which is contained in House Rules. By using the "Book it Now" function you are agreeing to the terms of the lease. So that we both have a copy of the signed lease, we will fill in the blanks in the lease once your booking is confirmed, mail it to you then ask that you please sign and return the signed lease to us. You should keep a copy for your records. PREFERRED PAYMENT IS BY ECHECK and more and more travelers prefer this method over using a credit card. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE PAYMENT BY ECHECK LET US KNOW AND WE WILL REVISE YOUR RESERVATION REQUEST TO ALLOW PAYMENT BY ECHECK.
We will mail you keys map and instructions to you in a padded envelope 7-10 days before your visit. We ask that the key be returned to us at our Marblehead address in a padded envelope so that we receive it no later than 14 days after the end of your visit.
We have just set our rates for 2018 and have kept them at the same rates they have been set at for the past several years. We were intending to increase our rates for 2018 because our expenses have increased significantly since our last price increase. Also in reviewing similar properties on Nantucket it looks like we are well below market rates in most cases. However, we have made a conscious decision not to increase rates because of recent mandatory changes made by Homeaway VRBO. (You can google this for more information on these changes.)
We have always booked our house using the direct owner to tenant option offered by Homeaway, an option for which we were charged a higher fee. With this option you email us directly, we talk on the phone and answer all of your questions and if you would like to book our house we send you a lease and you make payments directly to us. We opted for this because we strongly believe that direct owner to tenant communication is the best way to insure that our house is the perfect place for your vacation. We (and our guests) have never had a significant problem in the 20 plus years we rented our house under this scenario. Our old subscription with Homeaway/VRBO expired at the end of 2017, so we will no longer have the option to book our home directly with you. Instead, we must use Homeaway VRBO's "BOOK IT NOW" an option for which they charge the tenant a 5-12% service fee and payments are collected by a third party. We have no control over this additional cost unfortunately (other than to keep our rental rates the same as they have been for a number of years). We have included this information in our listing to be totally transparent with those looking to book our house in the future. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these changes.
Craig & Gretchen Campbell
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
About Craig & Gretchen Campbell
The owners, Craig and Gretchen Campbell, reside in Marblehead, Massachusetts when not out on Nantucket. We are both environmental attorneys living in a 1652 antique home near the ocean on an historic street called Gingerbread Hill! While Gretchen is originally from Marblehead, Craig is a displaced Texan who is still pondering how he ended up with two houses near the ocean and not on 50 acres in Montana near a trout stream!
Craig & Gretchen Campbell purchased this Cottage in 1992
Why Craig & Gretchen Campbell chose Siasconset
When we were first married we honeymooned on Nantucket. Of course we had to see Siasconset (Sconset) during our visit and we fell in love with the charming small rose-covered cottages Sconset is famous for. Years later while vacationing on the Island, we were walking in downtown Nantucket in the pouring rain when we stumbled into a local realtors office to dry out. One thing lead to another and the next thing we knew we were the proud owners of "Barque"! (Believe me it turned out to be a lot more complicated than it sounds!) This is our only vacation home and we treat it as such with many personal touches unlike many of the generic rental properties on the island. Unlike most of these charming small cottages in Sconset, ours was totally rebuilt in the 1980s and has modern amenities not found in many of the other cottages in this area.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are two paths down to the beach from our cottage ensuring a three minute walk in either direction to the beach. Although our yard is small, we have lovely perennial gardens for you to enjoy when the season permits. While the house is small as well, it is beautifully decorated with original paintings, antique oriental rugs, china trade accents, custom barn board cabinets in the kitchen and faux burl hand painted cabinets and woodwork in the bathroom. The slipcover on the queen size sleeper sofa in the living area (Pottery Barn) changes periodically.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A small sized cottage that is set up wonderfully!
I have been visiting Nantucket since I was little and my family and I loved staying at Craig and Gretchen's cottage. My family and I love house renovation and every other vacation cottage we have stayed in we have played the game of what would you change. Here there were only very minor things that are mostly personal preference (for example I might choose and different paint color). The remodel of this cottage was such a wonderful use of space, one that is not really clear from the photos. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us!
Location and description of the Barque House was perfect!
We loved sitting in the yard to have our coffee, we were able to have "toes in the sand" within minutes. While the area is quiet in the off season the rest of the island is easily accessible by Uber or The Wave.
Craig and Gretchen were super accommodating and responsive. We look forward to coming back again next year.
Quaint and charming— great location!
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Barque. Craig and Gretchen were amazing hosts and very informative about the island.
Wonderful Place to Stay
What you see is what you get- in the best way possible. The photos displayed accurately depict this lovely home, but you have to stay here to fully appreciate it.
The cottage is small- perfect for a romantic getaway, or even a place to stay if you have business on the island and want the comforts of home. Don't let the square footage fool you though. There is every thing that you need, or want in the cottage. The kitchen is fully stocked, from the coffee maker, to the toaster, to pots, pans, utensils, plates, cutlery, and even beautiful serving dishes. The living even has magazines and local guides to Nantucket!
The bedroom has a comfy bed, with no sagging in the middle (There are some five star hotels that can't even make this statement).
The actual floor throughout the home is made of beautiful, original, wide planks, which are amazing. You can see, and appreciate how much time and effort was spent in decorating the home and making it functionally beautiful.
You also can't beat the location- it's practically sitting on the sand, steps from the Market (and post office), and easily drivable to anywhere on the island you need to be.
When we arrived (after dark, but easily found), the house was clean and inviting.
Gretchen was lovely- always available to answer questions, provide directions, and even let us know where to buy groceries.
We won't stay anywhere else on Nantucket from now on. There's no reason to look any further. This place has it all.
The Most Charming Cottage on Nantucket
In my view, Barque Cottage is the most charming place on the entire island. No accident that it is the subject of postcards as it is covered with roses and enjoys a perfect a perfect situation between the Rotary and The Summer House with views of the ocean. It is cozy without lacking important amenities such as washer, dryer and dishwasher. My wife, daughter and I have always enjoyed our stay here immensely and have been doing so for over twenty years!
We have been staying at the Barque for years and love everything about it.
The cottage has everything you need, is wonderfully located with exquisite views of the sea and perfect for walking, biking and stepping down to the beach. Can't be beat!!
Walking, swimming, bike riding. The perfect place to relax in sight and sound of ocean beyond the roses and dunes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$750 - $2200 week. Great Off-season rates. Rentals are Saturday to Saturday from Memorial Day week to mid October. Pet fee is fully refundable assuming no pet related issues. Please read our pet rules which are contained in an attachment to this listing. Cleaning fee is variable depending upon condition of cottage when guests depart. If cleaning cost is less than the stated fee tenant will be refunded the difference between the listed cleaning fee and the actual cost of cleaning. If you are interested in tips to reduce cleaning costs please phone us for more information.