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West End Waterfront with Huge Deck right out over the water

Bedrooms Studio
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 Bath apartment (Sleeps 2)

At high tide the water laps under the huge private deck, almost as large as the apartment itself, making you feel almost like you are on a boat when it's high tide. Jump in the water and swim or float away or just sit on the deck, listen to the sound of the water, watch sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of your seat. Even when you are inside the apartment the wall of glass sliders open up to make the outdoor space seem to merge with the indoor space. You can see the water from everywhere - the living room, the cute dining nook, the kitchen, the bedroom area, even standing in the large bathroom looking out while you are standing at the sink brushing your teeth. You'll also enjoy that extra time reading or lounging in bed since you can see right out through the sliders to the deck and the water!

The interior is almost 600 square feet of open space, comfortably and creatively furnished with folk art pieces, the owners' own artwork and nice furniture including a comfortable L shaped couch and armchair. Sit back and enjoy the sun through the overhead skylight spanning the entire width of the living room and experience the warmth of the wide-plank pine flooring throughout or enjoy the large screen cable TV.

There are curtains and electrically-powered shutters for extra privacy and room darkening and a fireplace to take the chill off in the shoulder seasons or for ambiance. The kitchen is gourmet-sized and well stocked, featuring a five-burner, stainless-steel stove and new custom tangerine Corian countertop. And yes, that is the original sign from Gallerani's Cafe, my old restaurant, that used to be just down the street. Eat or cook inside or outside on the gas grill, the choice is yours. The bathroom and shower are large, the latter even having a seat. There's a washer/drier for added convenience.

Cozy, warm, inviting, and relaxing, right on the water. Near all the Provincetown activity, but at the same time away from it all. That is what your westend waterfront rental will offer you.


Keywords: Waterfront apartment

More Details

Barry Barnes
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Barry Barnes

Hi - I'm a retired guy and lovin it. Used to own Gallerani's Cafe so many of you know me as the host with all the crazy outfits. Now I enjoy the luxury of watching the tide come and go, biking, reading, socializing, artwork, travelling, whatever. And with my boyfriend John. Fortunate indeed. I spend most of the year in Provincetown (upstairs from this rental), winter in my house on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the rest here and there.

Barry Barnes purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Barry Barnes chose Provincetown

I always wanted to live in Ptown for its unique sense of spirit, geography and gay lifestyle and it was a goal to live on the waterfront. I've never looked back after 30+ years in the same place.

What makes this apartment unique

On the water in Ptown is fabulous. It's never dull seeing the water at low or high tide and all the activity that goes with it from boating, swimming, etc. in the summer to the birds and weather all year round. Sitting inside and looking through the wall of glass or outside on the enormous deck/pier you have a real feel for being part of the wonderful environment that is right there. And there's a wonderful warmth to the way the property is situated between the two neighboring properties, one of which is the historic Capt. Jack's Wharf.


Provincetown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • SORRY, CREDIT CARDS NOT ACCEPTED. ( $20/night pet feeAs long as they do not bark if left alone and are not up on the furniture without a cover.).
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • large shower with seat view out to water from bathroom over sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed with view right out to the water
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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West End Waterfront with Huge Deck right out over the water
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient to town, comfortable and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location and Property!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to utilize Barry's wonderful condo for a girl's weekend. Barry is so easy to deal with and the property was exactly as described. We spent most of the weekend on the incredible deck overlooking the ocean...sipping cocktails of course. We also highly recommend the Raw Bar happy hour at the Red Inn, only a short walk west of the property. We took the ferry in from Boston and did not need a car for anything, as the property was so centrally located. Thank you Barry for sharing your home, and we will be looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place! Anyone who visits Provincetown knows that really good accommodations can sometimes be a challenge to find, especially during the summer months, but no disappointment here. Perfect location, comfortable bed, great kitchen (our favorite part), and the deck...amazing! Thank you Barry for sharing your great space! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Our favorite feature of the condo was the spectacular view from the panoramic wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the deck/bay. Perfect for unbeatable sunrise views. The pictures don’t do the view justice. The location in the west end was fantastic as well – quiet, residential area that is instantly relaxing but just a quick, easy walk to town. One day we walked the other direction instead and discovered the Red Inn – our new favorite spot for happy hour oysters!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We heartily endorse all the other reviews of this superb apartment. Provincetown is a stunning village with beautifully preserved homes, great restaurants and entertainment. This rental is in an unbeatable position in a quiet area bang on the water. Access is easy and be prepared, as you come down the side entrance, to be amazed at just how beautiful it is. Those who remember the 80's and a tad earlier will recognise some of the décor, all splendidly arranged in a most appealing way. The kitchen is a knockout - a joy to use and with everything you could possibly need. The local seafood ( lobsters!! and don't miss Wellfleet oysters) is first class and incredibly well priced.

The bed is super comfortable, the bathroom very spacious and a comfortable lounge. But THE VIEW! Waking up to stunning dawn vistas and sitting on the deck as the sun goes down is hard to beat. To cap it all off the owner, Barry, is excellent to deal with. He provided detailed responses to our questions (our first time to East Coast USA) and could not have been more helpful.

This is a knockout of rental - a real 11/10 - and we feel most privileged to have been able to stay here. Thank you Barry - hope we can make it all the way back there one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swampscott MA


  • 3 of 5

Most of what was said about this rental is true. Great view, on beach and good bed and kitchen. However, we chose this due to the listing saying that its wheelchair accessible. First of all the walkway is very narrow. Then there is a short lip to get up into the apartment. The worse part is the 4 to 6 inch difference in floor height between the kitchen/bathroom and bedroom/living room.This makes the apartment NOT wheelchair accessible. Also, it is not handicap friendly in that it does not have an ADA approved bathroom. No bars to hold onto etc. We were there on a weekend when Commercial St was closed in that neighborhood. It would have helped to get a warning about that as it was yet another obstacle. WE probably won't return but we might recommend it to others who don't have mobility issues.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was totally surprised by this review since the tenant never mentioned any handicap whatsoever in all our correspondence prior to renting. I have previously rented to various people with disabilities to their complete satisfaction. To me it is obvious that a prospective tenant with a disability would have a conversation in advance to ascertain what idiosyncracies of the apt. might present a problem. As I said, in this case I was never asked. Actually the only minor inconvenience to my mind is the small step up to the kitchen/bathroom which certainly can be negotiated by wheelchair or otherwise with assistance. The shower is huge with a seat; not many apts. with that I would guess. I never maintain that the bathroom is ADA approved nor that the entire apt. is fully ADA or otherwise certified. It is a comfortable apt. and, with some minor assistance, accessible to the disabled and handicapped. Construction in the area was totally beyond my control and not to my liking either but certainly it was possible to drop off people or luggage at the nearby intersection. In short I am sorry that this tenant was not totally satisfied but do not feel that the apt. was misrepresented in any way and that it is incumbent upon anyone with particular needs to communicate that up front to make certain that the apt. is suitable to their needs.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Downtown - Prov.-Boston
Nearest Beach
on the beach
Car: not necessary

Since you are right on the water start off with swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating of all sorts (rental is not far away). Relish, famous for its baked goods and sandwiches is just down the street. Sals, Victors, the Red Inn, Joon Bar, all good restaurants, are minutes away. You are in the historic West End of town so just walking the street and looking the neighborhood is great. Across the street is the oldest house in Provincetown. Next door is Capt. Jack's Wharf. Bike the fabulous bike trails and out to Herring Cove beach or Beach Forest or Race Point. It's a short walk to the breakwater, Long Point Lighthouse and the Moors, Downtown and all the funky shops and restaurants that make Provincetown unique are a short walk in the other direction. You won't lack for entertainment day or night. Having travelled the world over I think Provincetown is one of the most interesting people watching, shopping, biking places I've been.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $140

security deposit of $350
higher rates on holidays
$20/night pet fee
Saturday to Saturday during high season
No cancellation allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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