1 bedroom, 1 Bath apartment (Sleeps 2)
About Barry Barnes
Hi - I'm a retired guy and lovin it. Used to own Gallerani's Cafe so many of you know me as the host with all the crazy outfits. Now I enjoy the luxury of watching the tide come and go, biking, reading, socializing, artwork, travelling, whatever. And with my boyfriend John. Fortunate indeed. I spend most of the year in Provincetown (upstairs from this rental), winter in my house on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the rest here and there.
Barry Barnes purchased this Apartment in 1984
Why Barry Barnes chose Provincetown
I always wanted to live in Ptown for its unique sense of spirit, geography and gay lifestyle and it was a goal to live on the waterfront. I've never looked back after 30+ years in the same place.
What makes this Apartment unique
On the water in Ptown is fabulous. It's never dull seeing the water at low or high tide and all the activity that goes with it from boating, swimming, etc. in the summer to the birds and weather all year round. Sitting inside and looking through the wall of glass or outside on the enormous deck/pier you have a real feel for being part of the wonderful environment that is right there. And there's a wonderful warmth to the way the property is situated between the two neighboring properties, one of which is the historic Capt. Jack's Wharf.
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We had a terrific stay. The flat is perfect for two — cozy, warm, well appointed. The deck was fabulous, and it was very quiet and peaceful. Highly recommended!
Great venue for a seaside getaway
Amazing venue and a great host. Everything was perfect from booking to departure.
The location is superb and the views over the harbor are amazing.
Great West End Condo!
We have stayed in the West End every summer for over 20 years, in multiple different units, always on the water. This was, by far, one of the best.
The unit is much more roomy that it appears in the photos, it was actually comfortable to hang out inside all day on the day it rained. Good comfortable large couch that looks over the harbor with large slider windows.
The deck is great. Very large, easily accommodating a round umbrella table and two deck chairs with ample additional room. Big plus was the generous containers lining the entire deck with beautiful flowers (these were tall flowers and I am still impressed with how they were all upright despite the frequent breeze coming in from the harbor).
For people who have stayed i the West End and know what they are looking for, this place really is ideal. Very clean. Simple, yet very comfortable. Interesting layout and interior design. Elements of the old building with all the new comforts. Barry was super easy to deal with. We will definitely be back.
If you haven't stayed in the West End, look elsewhere for the countless descriptions of how this is a magical location to stay.
This place is fantastic! It's a roomy cottage with beautiful renovated kitchen and bath in the quiet west end. But the best part is the giant deck that overlooks the bay with steps leading down to the beach! We watched the moon come up over the bay each night and took our dog down to the beach at low tide every day, right off of the deck. Plus Barry the owner is awesome! Highly recommend this property--we're so lucky we found it!
Great place to stay!
Convenient to town, comfortable and relaxing.
Amazing Location and Property!
We were fortunate enough to utilize Barry's wonderful condo for a girl's weekend. Barry is so easy to deal with and the property was exactly as described. We spent most of the weekend on the incredible deck overlooking the ocean...sipping cocktails of course. We also highly recommend the Raw Bar happy hour at the Red Inn, only a short walk west of the property. We took the ferry in from Boston and did not need a car for anything, as the property was so centrally located. Thank you Barry for sharing your home, and we will be looking forward to next year!
Since you are right on the water start off with swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating of all sorts (rental is not far away). Relish, famous for its baked goods and sandwiches is just down the street. Sals, Victors, the Red Inn, Joon Bar, all good restaurants, are minutes away. You are in the historic West End of town so just walking the street and looking the neighborhood is great. Across the street is the oldest house in Provincetown. Next door is Capt. Jack's Wharf. Bike the fabulous bike trails and out to Herring Cove beach or Beach Forest or Race Point. It's a short walk to the breakwater, Long Point Lighthouse and the Moors, Downtown and all the funky shops and restaurants that make Provincetown unique are a short walk in the other direction. You won't lack for entertainment day or night. Having travelled the world over I think Provincetown is one of the most interesting people watching, shopping, biking places I've been.