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Barn Again is now a home for people not horses! 2 miles from downtown Edenton

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

When we stopped riding horses our barn was left unused so we decided to repurpose and reuse it for a guest house! We used the horse stall wood to build cabinets, and recycled lots of cool pieces into the design. It is now over 1800 sq ft of comfortable and rustic elegance with everything you'll need for a relaxing, fun, vacation! We have over 10 acres so you will have all the privacy you need, but we are available to meet any requirements and help your vacation be as stress free as possible. We are only 2 miles from downtown, historic, waterfront Edenton, and 70 miles from the Outer Banks. The barn is full of unique places from the screened in front porch to the covered patio in the back. A game table and custom barn wood dining table with two sofas (one is a queen sleeper), recliner and rocking chair offers plenty of comfy seating. There are 2 king sized bedrooms with walk in closets, and an oversized claw foot tub for soaking all your cares away! We are handicap accessible, and have a huge shower with 3 different heads to chose a water bucket! I guarantee you have never stayed anywhere like it! A full laundry room completes the space so no dirty clothes to take home!

Sheila Bootwright
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Sheila Bootwright

My husband and I were avid horseback riders for 40 years, and have ridden all over the USA...We raised and bred Tennessee Walking Horses, but age and knees made us give up our love for riding. Our barn was sitting empty when I got the idea to remake it into a guest house. We enjoy traveling, music, our friends and family and making new friends! We love to make our guests feel like family!

Sheila Bootwright purchased this barn in 1999

Why Sheila Bootwright chose Edenton

After we sold our horses the barn was just sitting there empty so we decided to give it a new life hence Barn Again!

What makes this barn unique

A private, cozy, family friendly retreat, great escape for friends, a romantic getaway for couples, perfect for business travelers. We have everything you'll need for a perfect vacation at Barn Again!


Edenton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You will have approx. 2 acres for your enjoyment, but children are NOT allowed near our pond which is on our 8 acres.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , A beautiful claw foot tub awaits you with a hand held shower
  • One Bath has a large soaking claw foot tub and 2 stone sinks. The other bath has a large walk in shower with 3 different shower heads..stone sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King Size Bed with a Twin size in the large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King Size Bed with a Twin in large walk-in closet
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Edenton, NC is described as The South's most Beautiful Town. Very historic and located on the Albemarle Sound, you can enjoy touring many old homes, and dine at fabulous restaurants, shop till you drop!


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Barn Again is now a home for people not horses! 2 miles from downtown Edenton
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Barn Again in Edenton, NC: I'm a Beliver!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Edenton and my family used Barn Again for a special family reunion. Barn Again wowed me and I am not easily wowed.

The attention to detail, design, decor, quality and comfort that Sheila and Russell put into this place is amazing. I don't want to gush...I want to move in.

From the pictures on the website I was thinking "oh cute, a converted barn" is so much more than that. I am not a fan of the new farmhouse chic but this has made me a convert.

First of all, it was immaculate...The layout and design was open and so user friendly. It was totally stress-free. The kitchen. laundry room and baths were completely stocked. A bottle of wine, cheese, fruit, muffins, coffee, creamer, spices, detergent, even extra high end hair products.

My family loves to cook and the kitchen was suitable for a caterer with great utensils and cookware and everything was right where it should be. We loved the double washtub kitchen sink and the open shower and claw foot tub.

I was there by myself the first night and arrived after dark. The house is beautifully lit with interesting fixtures and dimmers and the dusk to dawn outside lighting made me feel safe and secure when I arrived. Every light switch is clearly labelled so there was zero fumbling turning lights on and off.

The fixtures and design were architecturally innovative and Pinterest worthy. The whole family was snapping pictures. We loved the screened in porch, the back patio, the grilling station, the fire pit, the game table (we did two jigsaw puzzles!) Oh...the beds and linens were heaven!

Russell and Sheila are perfect hosts and are right across a foot bridge on the other side of the small lake. Russell even came over and lit the firepit and Sheila let us snip some herbs from her little garden.

It was perfect for our reunion but it would be a perfect spot for a family or two couples to come and enjoy a weekend in the charming and historic town of Edenton.

I can't wait to come back and stay and my sister, who lives in Edenton, wants to do a catered party there!

Janet G

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet...I’m so very touched and happy to read your review of your stay at Barn Again! All I want is for my guests to feel the love and attention to the small details I try to provide for them during their stay....I want them to always leave with a feeling of happiness and joy, and a longing to come back! 😘👏🏻
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  • 5 of 5

The listing description is very accurate. They thought of everything! Great location! Totally clean and well maintained. I would most definitely recommend Barn Again to friends and family. Can't wait to go back!

Absolutely adorable!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Barn Again for your girlfriend getaway! I loved being your host and I hope you'll come again soon! Sheila
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Edenton n c

Oh wow, this is my new Happy Place!

  • 5 of 5

Every aspect of this re-purposed barn is amazing. It is cozy and comfortable and has every thing you could possibly need . Sheila is a pro when it comes to any fixer-upper project. Move over Chip and Joanna Gaines ....... you have met your match!

Sheila and Russell, thank you for all the special touches, fresh lemonade, wine and snacks waiting upon arrival. Located 2 miles from the beautiful town of Edenton and only an hour from the Outer Banks makes this VBRO a destination not to be missed. We would give it a 10 if there were more stars. Definitely a place to make memories and go to again and again..

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to welcome your family to Barn Again, and to be compared to Chip and Joanna Gains is terrific! I love to create something beautiful out of worn out buildings always using some of their bones in the restoration to bring them back to life! Thanks for the sweet compliments Joyce! I loved hosting your family, Sheila
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A perfect stay in a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything at Barn Again exceeded expectations! The location was perfect, plenty of room inside and lots of outdoor space, as well. Comfortable, cozy, warm atmosphere with plenty attention to detail. The kitchen had everything we needed for big family dinners. Thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so happy to be a part of making this family reunion happen Lori! Come back soon!
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Best Vacation Rental for the Money I Have Fouind

  • 5 of 5

This property is without a doubt the best value for the money of any vacation rental I have stayed at so far. Sheila did an amazing job renovating this property and stocking it with everything you need. The home is spacious, eclectic, and very well laid out. Love the small bed in each bedroom closet and the bucket shower head. We enjoyed the fire pit (smores provided by Sheila) and the BBQ. Gonna be my go to place when I am in Edenton.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed meeting you and your family Blake! I love seeing my guests happy and providing the " little" extra surprises for them! Making memories is what it's all about at Barn Again for me! Can't wait to host you again! Sheila
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Absolutely Amazing!! "Barn Again" exceeded all of our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Don't think twice...go ahead and book this amazing home. We had the most wonderful experience during our stay at "Barn Again". The moment we opened the front door, we knew we were stepping into a fantastic long weekend; smiles, only smiles!! The first word out of my husband's mouth was: "Wow!" Sheila and Russell Bootwright have thought of your every need!! We have never experienced a place so well appointed. As Sheila informed us, "The only thing you need to bring is the food" - and that was no exaggeration! "Barn Again" is: New, fresh, spotless, modern, fun, creative, spacious, comfortable, unique and distinctive. Only a stones throw away from the Historic District of Edenton, you'll find "Barn Again" located in quite an idyllic setting; so absolutely peaceful, serene and relaxing. I do not believe you'll find hosts anywhere more accommodating, gracious and kind than the Bootwrights!! They truly want their home to be your home away from home. You will be thoroughly pleased with your selection of "Barn Again".

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my and Philip were just a joy to have as our guests! I'm so thankful you chose Barn Again to celebrate your 32nd anniversary....and I'm so very happy you were pleased, and enjoyed your stay with us! Guests like y'all make hosting so much fun! Your review Blessed my heart and I look forward to having you return soon! Y'all were the perfect guests! ♥️
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Norfolk, VA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Edenton, NC
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Cape Hatteras, NC
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chowan Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Rocky Mount, NC
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Outer Banks, NC
Car: necessary

Edenton is one of the oldest and historic towns in the US. We were the capitol of NC and a large port. There are many historic homes and building in our beautiful town. Trolley Tours and The Liber-Tea boat are available to visitors. Lots of restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries give our town endless attractions for you to enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance $59

$250.00 for 6 guests per night...$25.00 per person over 6 guests extra per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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