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Beautiful Historic Home with Large Private Yard: Steps to Town and Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, Sleeps 6, Parking for 2

This beautifully-renovated eighteenth century Cape Cod home with a large yard provides the best of both worlds - quiet and comfortable with walkability to town and beaches. Many of the original details remain, such as the wainscoting in the living room, artisan bookshelves, and lovely wood floors. It has the charm of a historic home with modern conveniences and is filled with original art work and handcrafted clocks. The renovated kitchen features new stainless appliances, a dishwasher, and original wood floors. Enjoy an evening dinner with friends and family in the historic dining room or outside with a gas grill on your lawn furniture. The first floor bath has a tub/shower combo and is very spacious. The new bath on the second floor is appointed with ceramic tile and a custom shower. There are three spacious bedrooms, all with new queen beds and air conditioners - one with an extra twin. Wireless Internet access throughout the home. Enjoy convenient parking for two cars.

More Details

Saphira Baker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

About Saphira Baker

My brother and I own this house together. We both grew up in Provincetown, and this house has been in our family for a long time. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Saphira Baker purchased this house in 1926

Why Saphira Baker chose Provincetown

From Building Provincetown,

"This beautifully situated and relatively intact full Cape was constructed in the early 19th century. “Located well away from the waterfront, this property likely served as a small farmstead,” Tom Boland wrote in the Historic District Survey. At the turn of the 20th century, Boland noted, the house belonged to George O. Knowles, namesake of the wharf at 381-383 Commercial Street, at the foot of Pearl Street. What has almost undoubtedly accounted for its fine state of preservation since then is its ownership by a single family, the Bakers, since 1926.

Benjamin Alton Baker (±1872-1952) was born in Wellfleet but spent most of his life in Provincetown, where he worked as an agent for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railfoad and also, in the 1940s, as custodian of the Pilgrim Monument. His wife, Madge (MacDonald) Baker (d 1950), had been born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her sister Wilhelmina (d 1948) was also a Provincetown resident, married to John Bert Bangs. The Bakers had a son, Edward M. Baker, to whom they transferred the property in 1945. He was married to Alice B. Baker. They lived in New York City and in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

It was in New York City that their son, Robert A. “Bob” Baker (1939-2007), was born. After spending many summers in Provincetown, Bob became a permanent resident in 1960 and opened a store called Bob Baker: Furniture Maker. Thirty-four Pearl Street is now owned by the fourth generation of Bakers, Bob’s children: Andus D. Baker and Saphira M. Baker.

What makes this house unique

Read a recent email from a guest, "I just wanted to follow up and let you know how much our group truly enjoyed staying at 34 Pearl Street. Not only was the house spacious and accommodating – the added layer of staying in an exceptionally historic home made the vacation that much more special. Every little feature – from the fireplaces, to the steep stairs gave the home character that’s difficult to find. And the location was beyond perfect – we were just close enough to the hustle and bustle of Commercial Street – yet with enough distance to enjoy solitude and silence. And like others before us – relaxing in the huge yard was a daily relaxing ritual. "


Provincetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom appointed with new custom tiles shower, new tiled floor, and all new fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Grey Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed
    Yellow Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Queen Bed
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed
  • The Grey Bedroom has one queen size bed and ample closet space. The Yellow Bedroom has one queen size bed and one twin bed. The Green Bedroom has a built in office, a TV, and a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen has all new appliances. The house is furnished with a combination of historic furniture and new pieces. There is no need for a car when staying at this house; it is located on a quiet street that is steps away from good coffee, great restaurants, convenient food shopping, and the bay beach. A short bike ride to the nearest bike trails through the National Seashore.


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Great P-Town Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at 34 Pearl Street very much. This historic house in Provincetown is quaint and cozy with modern conveniences and the location is perfect! It's walking distance to Commercial Street, yet away from the noise. The beautiful yard is an added plus. We would return if vacationing in P-Town again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We would certainly stay here again, without hesitation! The home is easily walkable to the main Commercial Street, yet is removed enough to be quiet. The house itself had great character as you may imagine a 200+ year old home does. Yet the functionality is modern - Wifi was strong throughout the house, updated electrical outlets, A/C in bedrooms, etc. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking pots and pans and plenty of glasses, and the washer & dryer were appreciated. We had 4 adults and a 13-month old baby and it was spacious - easily we could have accommodated 6 adults. There are two bedrooms on the second floor up a steep staircase (as is common in this age home) with a nice bathroom upstairs. The ground floor had the other bedroom with the full bathroom on the other side of the floor. One of the most pleasant surprises was the great backyard with a large table and plenty of seating - we spent lots of time relaxing out back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

The house was the epitome of charm and quaintness

  • 4 of 5

This property gives you a first hand experience of the history and charm of P'town. It is perfect for a family or small group that want's a quiet, laid back lodging experience. There were enough modern amenities for our group, but note that parts of this house are 250 years old or more. Thus, there is a fair amount of quirkiness (e.g., the staircase is original, and created at a time when people had smaller feet. Definitely not for someone with problems ambulating). For those with an affinity for history and charm, though, it is comfortable and cozy. In addition, the rooms are spacious, and the outdoor space is great!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Comfortable classic cape cod house

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. Fully furnished with all of the comforts of home. Great kitchen. Tastefully decorated. Comfortable beds. Great central location but nice and quiet at night. Our only criticisms would be that the yard could use a little gardening and the anti scald water regulator for the shower on the first floor needs to be replaced as it wasn't functioning properly. I recommend this place and would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, and for your stay. It was great having you in the house. We will look into the anti-scald regulator and touch base with the landscapers regarding the garden.
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New York, New York

divine vacation rental in provincetown

  • 5 of 5

The property at 34 Pearl in Provincetown is a wonderful oasis from the hustle & bustle of the main drag (pun intended) on Commercial Street yet close enough to feel apart of it all!

The accommodations in this property are terrific. All new appliances. everything one needs for a week away in honest to goodness luxury (for the Cape) - PLUS the've got a washer dryer which came is really handy!

The space is terrific and well appointed and the parking, wifi and yard all major plusses. The owners were easy to work with and we will definitely be back next year!

family of 3 from NYC

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to Town-Cozy with Updated Amenities!!

  • 5 of 5

We just loved the house and the location... The walk to Commercial and the Wharf was just minutes away!! The house was a step into the past but with all the modern conveniences. There was 6 in our group and everyone loved their rooms; especially the comfy queen beds! Saphira was great at responding quickly to our questions. Will definitely recommend to our friends and have tops on our list for next trip to PTown.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
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Nearest Airport
118 Miles
Logan International Airport
Car: not necessary

The house is located on 34 Pearl Street. It is a block and a half from the bay and Commercial Street, and a couple of houses up from the Fine Arts Work Center. It is centrally located with a large, private yard on a residential street close to the center of town, yet without the foot and car traffic. From 34 Pearl, one can walk to gallery openings, restaurants and shops, as well as to the beach. With a bicycle, access to the nearby bike trails and Beech Forest make for a beautiful outing. For a longer outing, walk or ride the full length of town and cross the scenic Provincetown breakwater with a lunch for a swim and picnic on Long Point. Also in close proximity to the house are two high-quality small grocery and take out food places (the Farland and Bradford Natural Market) so no car is necessary. It is a short walk from MacMillan Wharf where the PTown Ferry arrives, with many restaurants less than a couple of blocks away, such as Napi's. A peaceful and enjoyable place to stay.

Other Activities: National Seashore and Ocean - Walking and Riding on the Dunes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $600

Security deposit is $600 and is fully refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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