Open studio with queen bedOpen studio with queen bed
The Barnacle
Hosted by Joan
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4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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The Barnacle is a self-contained, private studio space above a two-car garage. Open and airy, fully furnished, spacious private deck. Suitable for 2 adults, 2 children. Modest kitchen facilities. Owners live in a house on the property. Quiet area, walking distance to beach.

The space

The Barnacle studio has one queen size bed, one full size futon, a small refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and toaster. There is no sink outside of the bathroom. There are two ceiling fans. Iron and ironing board are available on request.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire space.

Interaction with guests

Your hosts, John and Joan, have lived here for over 20 years. They are available every day to help with directions, recommendations about the area, and to answer any questions that will help make your stay enjoyable.

Other things to note

To access The Barnacle, there is an outside staircase of 18 steps with a landing and a railing.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £39
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

There is no smoking allowed in The Barnacle and no pets.
There is no grill available.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Caroline User Profile
June 2017
We can't recommend The Barnacle highly enough! We had an amazing 6 nights there, and didn't want to leave. Joan and John are the most wonderfully welcoming, kind and thoughtful hosts you could ask for, providing masses of very helpful information about the Cape both before and during our stay, and making us all feel very much at home in this lovely, quiet spot. The apartment is a very cleverly converted loft, far more spacious than the photos suggest, and is beautifully decorated and thoughtfully equipped. It is separate from Joan and John's house, so gives you all the privacy you want; and has its own wonderful sun deck. We experienced both ends of the temperature spectrum during our stay, and the apartment was both warm in cold weather, and cool in the heat. Location-wise, it couldn't be better for exploring the Cape; and has two of the best beaches in the area within ten minutes either way. If you are looking for an Airbnb on the Cape, stay here!
Joan User ProfileJoan is a superhost.
Response from Joan:
Wow, what a lovely review! Thank you! You were the perfect guests and are welcome back any time at all. I haven't received the face cloths yet. There is no hurry - I have others - but just wondered when I should be looking out for them. Our address is either 364 Tonset Road, or PO Box 1373, Orleans, MA 02653 I hope you're having a wonderful trip and lots of new adventures. Be well and safe travels. Joan
June 2017

Barbara User Profile
September 2017
The Barnacle is immaculate! Joan and John are warm and generous hosts. The apartment is lovely and comfortable. A great place to unwind while attending a wedding nearby.
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Response from Joan:
Thank you, Barbara, for such a lovely review. Please do come back to visit again. There are wonderful things to see and do on the Cape. Enjoy the fall.
September 2017

Keturah User Profile
September 2017
This place was everything we wanted and more - private, quiet, clean, homey and beautiful! It's obvious that a lot of love went into The Barnacle. Truly enjoyed seeing all the stars at night from the deck. Short walk to a tiny beach/canoe launch. Quick drive to the big beaches and nation seashore. If you like a quiet getaway, this is for you. :)
Joan User ProfileJoan is a superhost.
Response from Joan:
Wow - thanks for the lovely review! We love meeting people like you!
September 2017

Mark User Profile
September 2017
We loved our stay at the Barnacle. The space is open, bright, and the property is beautiful. Each night we were there, we relaxed on the large, private deck that overlooks the property and enjoyed wine under the stars. In the morning, we had coffee on the deck and watched the birds come and go. Everything was immaculate, the beds were comfortable and the owners provided thoughtful touches including snacks, delicious coffee, and fresh fruit. We made a day trip to Provincetown and it was an easy drive there and back. There’s also a nice, quiet beach that you can walk to in just a couple of minutes. We enjoyed everything about the Barnacle and look forward to visiting again.
Joan User ProfileJoan is a superhost.
Response from Joan:
Hi Mark, What a wonderful review! Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we would love to have you return. Joan
September 2017

Ruth User Profile
August 2017
The Barnacle is a gorgeous light filled loft with an amazing private deck. We saw monarch butterflies, hummingbirds, and had a totally unobstructed view of constellations at night. A local beach is less than a 5 minute walk, where we saw great blue herons in a setting out of Winslow Homer. My 6 year old had to be pried off the tree rope swing in the yard. Absolute Cape Cod bliss.

Natasha User Profile
August 2017
Our stay in Orleans at the beautifully adorable Barnacle was perfection. Joan was flexible with our late arrival and provided us with the utmost hospitality during the length of our stay. We were so thankful for the breakfast foods, snacks, and beverages provided. The Barnacle was clean, organized, and equipped with everything we needed, including chairs/towels/coolers for day trips to the beach. We loved the decorative touches throughout The Barnacle, and the deck was lovely to sit out on among the trees. Joan and her husband John were a wealth of information regarding the Cape Cod area. My husband, two daughters, and I look forward to returning to The Barnacle on our next adventure in Orleans!

Benoît User Profile
July 2017
We have had a wonderful stay. We were 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and we have had space enough. It is the place to be to enjoy nice holidays : so quiet, beautiful garden and nice walks to do nearby the house. Nauset beach is not so far from there and so beautiful. The apartment was well accommodated and very clean. Everything is provided inside. We have had a warm welcome from Joan and John and we thank them very much for the good tips and help. Finally, we can say that our stay was too short ;-)

Orleans, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in March 2014
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Response time: within a few hours

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