6 bedroom home on safe, quiet Cliff Road side lane, walk to town and beaches
Cheryl and Peter Barnes
About Cheryl and Peter Barnes
Peter and Cheryl Barnes, who were married in Nantucket, are the authors of the island's favorite children's book, “Nat, Nat the Nantucket Cat" -- the inspiration for the name of their home - and other books. It all started in 1992, with the story of a wild cat named Willie who lived on Straight Wharf. Peter was a Washington-based journalist whose parents had moved to Nantucket in the 1970s. At Mitchell’s Book Corner one day, he noticed there were no children's books about Nantucket. He proposed to Cheryl that they write "Nat, Nat," and a year later, the book was in local stores--and a bestseller. “It's so gratifying to see our books and characters come to life for families," Peter and Cheryl said. As an author/illustrator team, they have produced more than a dozen more children's titles. The Barnes's have two children and three grandchildren who love Nantucket as much as they do.
Cheryl and Peter Barnes purchased this House in 2014
Why Cheryl and Peter Barnes chose Cliff
It is located on a quiet, safe street off North Liberty, approximately midway between Cliff Road and West Chester Street. Great for families. Town is a short 10-minute walk, with access to all of Nantucket's wonderful shops, restaurants and activities. Steps Beach is a 10-minute walk across Cliff Road, and Jetties Beach, with outdoor dining and public tennis courts, is an easy 15-minute walk. The Westmoor Club and Something Natural are around each corner. The property is in a great location for people who like to bike, with the Cliff Road bike path around the corner. Nantucket's network of other bike paths are easy accessible as well. Public golf courses are short drives away, as are Nantucket's natural sites.
What makes this House unique
The house was designed for families, with separate special spaces for adults and children. It is a walk away from Nantucket's lovely beaches and town. The media room in the lower level is a great gathering space for kids. The large living room, outdoor deck and patio are wonderful spaces for adults to relax and families to gather. The house offers every amenity, and enjoy a stroll to town, with its wide range of restaurants, art galleries, shops, museums and other attractions. Jetties Beach, which is great for families, is a short walk, drive or bike ride, as is Children's Beach. Other popular beaches are a quick drive.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
What a wonderful week! Cheryl and Peter were such attentive and accommodating hosts. They were flexible with our check in and check out times which was so helpful traveling with small kids. Peter even came to the house himself midweek to fix the TV when the cable went out so my nephew could watch the Rays v Yankees! The house was perfect in every way with a lovely layout for multiple families. It was an easy walk to town and jetties or Children’s beach. We loved grilling every night. Perfect in every way!!
Cheryl and Peter are wonderful hosts with a gorgeous home. We were a large family group and the home fit us beautifully as well as being beautifully appointed. I would rent this home again and my family was so impressed. Thank you so much.
Best house we’ve ever rented! Great location, beautifully appointed! 6 stars!!!
8 Derrymore is exactly as it’s pictured and more! Beautifully decorated, but super comfortable. It was perfect for our family and guests. There was everything we needed for cooking big meals; plenty of beach chairs, comfortable beds with plush linens and towels. The master suite is luxurious - we hated to leave. Peter and Cheryl are top- notch hosts and made sure everything was perfect.
A Beautiful Week
The house was beautiful and comfortable. It was beautifully equipped - we had everything we needed. It was clean and nicely decorated. I would not hesitate to rent it again.
Thank you for the terrific review Barbara! Please come back! Enjoy these lazy days of summer. All the best, Cheryl Barnes
Beautiful property with amazing owners and hosts!
8 Derrymore Ln is phenomenal, I have rented on the island many times and this by far was the best and most luxury property to date. Cheryl and Peter Barnes are the best hosts, they thought of everything to welcome our family and friends. The house has EVERYTHING you need. We will be staying many more times. Thank you!
Even more amazing than the pictures. Cheryl and Peter are super hosts!
This property is a dream house. It’s looks like a magazine home, but it’s also super comfortable. Cheryl and Peter attended to every detail. It’s clear that they use the house, unlike some other rental properties which have bare bones furnishings and amenities. I can’t wait to come back!