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Magnificent Light-Filled Studio

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Last updated: 06/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A glorious, magical, historic space. Preserved in beautiful condition, but with a new kitchen and bathroom, new roof, washer/dryer, and simply but comfortably furnished. The barn is the birthplace of the Provincetown art colony. It was built in 1907 and used by Charles Hawthorne as a teaching studio. Very little has been changed! The main feature of the space is beautiful light from 4 sides, with the main, glorious north facade essentially a bank of windows.

The history is wonderful. Be sure to visit the web link at the bottom of this page, which describes much about Charles Hawthorne and the rich artistic history of the barn and the property.

We finished the restoration of the barn in the spring of 2013. The only real structural change we made was to add two interior bedrooms (both with windows on all sides) under the loft structure. We rehabilitated the infrastructure, reglazed the windows, etc etc. It now sleeps 4 in the two modest interior bedrooms (and also light-filled, each outfitted with a queen-sized bed and curtains) , plus a lounge area, including a double bed, in the loft.

The renovation involves new appliances, a new shower (opens up to the outside), new lighting, a new path to the barn, new electricity and plumbing. The barn itself is 30' X 40', and has a loft/mezzanine accessible by ladder as well as a small kitchen/bathroom addition originally built we-don't-know-when.


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Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Not only no smoking, but no open flames, including candles, are permitted. It's a delicate structure made entirely of wood....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • The bathroom is part of an addition to the barn that's been around for awhile, but not from 1907. There's a new shower, which is covered but airy and opens to the outside....moreless


  • Stereo:

    Sonos speakers that work great. You can play music from any networked device. ...moreless

  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Rural:

    on top of a sand dune, with lots of greenery. Shares a 1.8 acre plot with the house....moreless

  • Town:

    only a 7 minute walk to Commercial st (central Provincetown)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There's a great big dining table that seats at least 12....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Linens Provided:

    very nice linens and towels...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 spaces, then a walk up the path to the barn...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    very nice linens and towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    available for use in shoulder season. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    atop a sand dune. welcome to clamber down it!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Summer 2015
Jun 27 - Sep 7, 2015
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included


Please note that we are not ready yet to set the schedule for summer 2015. If you are interested in the barn, please email, and we'll get back to you when we know the availability -- which will probably be around the first of the year.

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Last updated: 06/05/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Take a look at our story on the companion property (home away # 305010)

Why the Owner Chose Provincetown:
We bought it so that we could reunite the Hawthorne barn with the house -- both are on the National Register of Historic Places together. It's our pledge to maintain and cherish the barn as long as we own it.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
Everything about this place is unique. Nothing else like it in Provincetown, or anywhere else.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • open kitchen

    open kitchen

  • West bedroom

    West bedroom

  • kitchen -- open to the barn

    kitchen -- open to the barn

  • bathroom, leading out to shower.

    bathroom, leading out to shower.

  • the roof.

    the roof.

  • .


  • View from loft showing north windows

    View from loft showing north windows

  • tow interior bedrooms

    tow interior bedrooms

  • view from loft showing kitchen area

    view from loft showing kitchen area

  • shower (door closes!)

    shower (door closes!)

  • view from kitchen area showing barn and two interior bedrooms

    view from kitchen area showing barn and two interior bedrooms

  • indoor/outdoor shower in action

    indoor/outdoor shower in action

$500 - $700 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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  • Calendar last updated 06/05/2015
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Magnificent Light-Filled Studio

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