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Lovely House with Tennis Court on Meadow's Edge

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Last updated: 05/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Truro house description

This lovely and spacious house on a meadow's edge in Truro is on the boundary of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Equidistant from ocean beaches and Cape Cod Bay in what is unquestionably the Cape's least developed township, the five acre property features a hard-surfaced tennis court and out-the-door access to woodland hiking trails and rural biking paths. Popular as a site for outdoor weddings, the house is also used on occasion during the off season for family reunions and other special events. Province town with its art galleries, wide range of restaurants, very lively nightlife and access to undeveloped dune lands is seven miles to the north, and the small seaside hamlet of Well fleet is five miles to the south. Our family, the fifth generation to have ties to the property, lives in Wyoming. We come out every year with enthusiasm to work on the house and look forward to sharing it with others who will enjoy being there as much as we do. Almost always rented to returning guests between July 4 and Labor Day, the house during the peak summer months is rented out at a cost that is about twice to three times as high as the rates listed here. If though you are interested in using the house during these peak summer periods, please let me know via email on this site and I can describe what's involved.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                adjacent to an open meadow fringed with trees...moreless

              • Village:

                the small hamlet of Truro Center is about about a half mile distant...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Heating:


                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included


                      • Kitchen
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster


                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Sports Gear


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall, Winter, Spring
                      Dec 19 - Jun 21
                      3 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Taxes Included

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                      Last updated: 05/29/2014
                      Check availability
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      both ocean and Cape Cod Bay beaches
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Black Fish Restaurant and Bar
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Highland Light
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Black Fish Restaurant and Bar

                      Car: Necessary

                      The house is located at the end of a country lane with a meadow to the east and a hard surfaced tennis court behind the house. A trail on the site of an old dirt track runs back between the meadow and the tennis court into the national seashore. From a point several hundred yards behind the house, one can bike or hike off to the east, south or west on tracks that run many miles through the once glaciated countryside. Informational sheets in the house describe some of the options.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1941

                      About the owner: Our family lives in Wyoming. And with my sister who's based in France we are the inheritors in our generation of this house in Truro that we come to in off season time frames to prepare the house for those who will be there during the summer, and then of course to close it up for the winter during years when no one is to be there.

                      Why the Owner Chose Truro:
                      In brief, this is a property and a house that has an unusually welcoming and serene ambiance. When first made available to short term renters during the summer, it immediately attracted a dedicated following that to this day 15 years later comes back over and over again from year to year.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The meadow below and adjacent to the house is absolutely singular and harkens back to a time when the woodlands of the lower Cape had been stripped away completely for use in homes as firewood. The core of the house was originally the schoolhouse in South Truro (this township three miles distant is now abandoned) and was moved to its current location about 120 years ago.

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                      Speaks: english



                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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