Secluded Old-Cape Paradise. Walk to Town, Beach. Stunning Views.(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4+ bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 outdoor showers, sleeps 8+
Our House: The thing is, we renovated and furnished this house for us, not really with renters in mind. We stay here at least four weeks in the summer and frequently in the off season. That means that the appointments are as we want them to be, and our standards are pretty high (nice cotton sheets, plush towels, all-clad pots etc). Of course, a renovation basically for ourselves means that the house reflects our own needs and personality, and so is perhaps rather unlike a typical luxury rental -- there's a cable TV, for example, but it's small and lives in the closet, and the furnishings have a fairly specific aesthetic, etc. If you are looking for air conditioning and gleaming surfaces, this house is not for you.
We fell in love with this property the moment we walked onto it in the summer of 2009, and from our standpoint (and that of many of our friends!) it is the nicest place in town. The pictures don't begin to do justice to the setting.
The History: Together with the barn next door, this house is on the National Register of Historic Places (one of only 6 sites in Provincetown so designated). The artist Charles Hawthorne taught his students in the barn, and housed them in our house, and the property was a magnet for artists in the 20th century. Hans Hoffman lived here for about 15 years mid-century. The main house (a 27x27 foot cape circa 1800) was moved in four pieces from Commercial street (the main drag) in Provincetown in the 1910s by Hawthorne, and brilliantly situated at the top of Miller Hill. At that time a small addition was made to the house, which is now our kitchen and bathroom.
In the fall of 2012 we purchased the adjoining property, and so the historic Hawthorne Barn, freshly restored, is also available for rental -- home away # 972766. If you would like to rent both the house and the barn (sleeps 12+), please contact us.
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Member since: 2010
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- The fourth bedroom is a bedroom/study downstairs which has a double size sofabed, and doors for privacy. The sofabed is a Carlyle, the most comfortable on the market. Master bed has brand new queen size Tempur-pedic mattress. All other mattresses are regular box-spring type, and brand new. There are also two foam-type twin day beds in the screened porch. And we recently renovated our little red cottage which has an odd-sized single bed on the main floor, and a very rustic double bed in the loft. So in the summer there are a lot of sleeping opportunities, but you need to contact us if you wish to sleep more than 8....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Full bathroom downstairs features very airy walk-in tiled shower. Outdoor shower, on the deck and totally open to the trees and sky, is on main level. Upstairs is bath with clawfoot tub and view to the bay. Attached to the red shack is a small half bath, and another outdoor shower (the shack is habitable only in the warmer months, say May - October)....moreless
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm System
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Computer Available:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
Thoroughly outfitted gourmet kitchen. Cook's stove with very hot, professional style, burners. A herb garden with chives, mint, thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, parseley right outside the kitchen door. Plus, in the summer, you can harvest vegetables from the garden....moreless
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 10 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 25 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
July 4 week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Please note that we are not ready yet to set the schedule for summer 2015. If you are interested in the house, please contact us, and we'll get back to you when we know the availability -- which will probably be around the first of the year.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a couple of New Yorkers who've been in love with Cape Cod and especially Provincetown for many years. It's the landscape, the light, the sea, our community of eccentric friends, and even the small-town shenanigans. We are now managing to spend four weeks here each summer (as well as thanksgiving, new years, etc), and we are finding that we treasure every minute.
Why the Owner Chose Provincetown, MA, USA:
After many years of happily renting and coming up for a couple weeks at least each summer, on a sort of lark in 2009 we went house hunting. One of us especially was very skeptical about the idea (it's far!), but when we walked on to this property, we took one look at eachother, and the rest was just details. We are renting the place not only to defray some of the insane expense, but also because it just seems wrong for it to sit empty. So far we've had wonderful luck with our renters, who have appreciated just what we do: the peace, the beauty,the setting, long evenings on the porch with the wind rustling the trees. In the fall of 2012, we purchased the adjoining property (Home Away # 972766), the original Hawthorne Barn/Studio, thus reuniting, to the extent possible, the original Hawthorne property.
- Primary: + (646) 784-2988
View from deck down our dune path. You can see the bay.
path to house from parking area
Screened Porch dining table
secluded on a hilltop
view of study from dining area
study. This sofa converts into an extremely comfortable double bed.
upstairs. master bedroom (left) and guest room (on right)
twin bed #1
new bathroom with tile shower (downstairs)
view from kitchen window
lawn and flower garden
Screened porch lounging area.
Kitchen looking the other way, with seating area.
living room/formal dining area
view of dining area from study
double bed guest room
twin bed #2
a bit of the flavor of the house
our own sand dune. (shared with renters of the barn)
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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