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Charming Cape House in Ideal Location: the perfect getaway vaction house

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, outdoor shower, sleeps 6, book Saturday--Saturday

Wonderful secluded house. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (one queen plus four twin beds). Ideal location off Great Hollow Rd. in Truro. Short walk to pristine beach on Cape Cod Bay with swimming & hiking, gorgeous views and sunsets; five minute drive to Long Nook and Head Of The Meadow, spectacular ocean beaches, and many nearby ponds; ten-minute drive to Provincetown and Wellfleet.

Five-minute walk to wonderful little shopping center with produce, fish market and terrific ice cream shop. Classic Cape home with well-equipped kitchen, open, light-filled living room, solid wooden flooring and beams, washer/dryer, bikes, large digital TV with cable, wireless access, ping pong, board games, books, stereo. No pets or tobacco, no exceptions. Large private deck with umbrella table, lounge chairs, Weber grill and retractable awning. Well-lit wood plank walkway from driveway to house. Surrounded by an acre of trees, outdoor shower and hammock. This is truly a relaxing and comfortable vacation house.

The House: This is a fantastic, Cape Cod style vacation home nestled away in the woods--private, secluded, quiet, safe, easy to get to and very comfortable. It is also walking distance to anything you need--the beach, stores, bike trails and even a baseball field at the elementary school up the street.

We rent Saturday to Saturday in July and August., and are flexible in terms of which days and how many days for rentals in May, June, September and October.

More Details

Peter Elman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 15, 2018

About Peter Elman

I live in California, but grew up on the east coast. We used to go to Wellfleet every August, and in 1994 my family bought this lovely house in Truro. I am a musician, writer and teacher, and I love Cape Cod, especially the lower Cape--Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.

Peter Elman purchased this house in 1994

Why Peter Elman chose Truro

Ours is a family house--we try hard to make everyone feel right at home. It's a warm, comfy, relaxing place with everything you need for a nice vacation, and the location can't be beat.

Of all the houses we saw this one had the special feel--and still does. We have a terrific team of local folks who keep an eye on the property year round. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

What makes this house unique

1) Unbeatable location

2) full one acre of land

3) easy to get to

4) 7-minute walk to the beach

5) This is a family house owned and maintained by the owner


Truro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New window
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , With nice linen closet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Great outdoor shower
  • All the bathrooms are nice, clean, user-friendly, well-stocked and private. New tiles in the main bathroom.All three showers have good water pressure/power, and the outdoor shower is especially fun.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , comfy
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , just right size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , just right size
  • Clean, airy, well-lit rooms, all with new windows, ideal for sleeping. Each bedroom has good-sized closet, fan, nightstand and dresser. The upstairs alcove could, in a pinch, sleep one or two kids on sleeping bags or futons.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • 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 & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have owned the house since 1994, and we love it. We want you enjoy it as if it were your house while you are there. As far as towels/linen, if you are driving to our house, we ask that you bring your own, just so as to make changeovers easier. If you are flying in to the area, we will provide you with towels and linen. The house is wired for wireless internet access, the TV/DVD is HD, and our area is serviced by Comcast. We only have two non-negotiables: no pets, and no smoking on the premises (including the deck). The house smells wonderful and we would like to keep it that way. Thanks.


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Charming Cape House in Ideal Location: the perfect getaway vaction house
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Comfortable house in fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this house many times. It's comfortable, relaxing, nestled in the woods, with delightful deck, outdoor shower, short walk to beautiful bay beach with stunning sunsets. Short bike ride or drive to wonderful Long Nook beach on the oceanside. Sweet Escapes restaurant and ice cream shop nearby. Property is always clean and reasonably maintained. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to come to this part of Cape Cod!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love this sweet house. Feels like a Home."

  • 5 of 5

This sweet house was just right. We enjoyed the open layout, full kitchen, terrific roomy deck and warm feeling of home. Now that the kids are older they could walk or bike by themselves to the bay beach for swimming, kite flying and playing, and also zip down to the other corner on their bikes for groceries or treats. The house was nicely maintained, clean, and the local manager was incredibly responsive with questions. It was also so helpful to borrow the beach toys and playthings from the basement. We feel more like guests at a family home, less like we were in a rental. I'm coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Sweet Seasons, The Lighthouse, Wellfleet
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Provincetown to Boston Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Highland Links Course
Nearest Train
110 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Village Cafe, North Truro
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
no snow ski nearby, waterskiing in nearby ponds
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Great Hollow Beach
Car: recommended

The location is ideal. We are a 7-8 minute walk to all of these....

*Great Hollow Beach, ideal for morning walks, clean beach swimming and awesome sunsets (end of Gr. Hollow Rd.)

*produce market, great fish market, Box Lunch, liquor store on Route 6 (one block)

*cafe, pizza, and great ice cream shop on Route 6 (one block north).

We are also a short drive to great ocean beaches. Head of the Meadow is three miles north of here. Our house is a ten-minute drive to Wellfleet and Provincetown, cultural center of Cape Cod.

Other Activities: clamming, beach picnics, biking the Province Lands Trail, sightseeing in Provincetown, bodysurfing at Head of the Meadow ocean beach.

Golf: Highland Links, described as 'the most scenic course in the USA' is less than 2 miles from our house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

changeover day is Saturday
cleaning is included!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.