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Ocean view, Beach Access , Free WiFi, Outdoor Shower, Parking, Pet Friendly.....

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


About the property

Provincetown: 3 BR, 2 Bath with ocean views. Perfect for families and groups.

Enjoy Fabulous Water views & Beach Access from this Historic Beach House.

Situated in the East End on Mayflower Heights this quaint quiet area captures the imagination of an era gone by.

Enjoy your vacation in this spotless, well-maintained, eclectically designed private residence.

This hilltop escape provides panoramic views of Provincetown Bay and the coast from the Long Point Lighthouse to Wellfleet . Water views from just about every room.

The first floor is a spacious area consisting of a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, and at the front of the house a screened-in porch which captures the fabulous views while you eat, read or relax. There's also a laundry room and a full bath.

The second floor has three bedrooms with water views and another full bath. All mattresses are new and comfortable.

From this property there is a deeded beach access directly across the street which will put you into the warm waters of Cape Cod Bay. The Bay allows daily swimming and when the tide goes out you can walk for miles.

After a day at the beach you'll find yourself just over a mile away from Provincetown Center where all the fun is. Local restaurants; from clam shacks to fine dining, art galleries, shops, shows, and nightlife.

The town is easily accessible by bike, a cab ride, uber or by taking the Town Shuttle bus ($2). The shuttle runs every twenty minutes and you can flag it down anywhere including right in front of the house. The shuttle accommodates bikes and pets.

When it's time to escape from the excitement of the Town, return home and cool off with a quick dip and then a refreshing outdoor shower. Perhaps relax with a cocktail in the large private yard with fabulous water views of the bay. After grilling your dinner enjoy it in the quiet surroundings of your screened-in porch with the same fabulous water views.

The outer beaches a.k.a. the National Seashore (Race Point and Herring Cove) are located within three miles of the house.

The best show in town? The sunset is at Herring Cove Beach every evening. No cover charge.

Six people maximum.

Pets are allowed with special approval. There is a $200.00 pet fee per pet. 2 pets maximum.

Daily and weekly maid service can be arranged as well as advance shopping for your favorite foods and drinks which will be in place for your arrival.

When arriving the homeowner will personally welcome you and give you a quick tour of the house and property.

This property is located in an area that gets excellent cell phone and wireless internet reception. We offer free WiFi.

This property features lots of outdoor space for your bikes and toys including lounge chairs, a private hot and cold outdoor shower with changing area, a gas grill, decks, and outdoor eating areas.

There is off street parking for two vehicles.


I will gladly refund your total payment, less 15%, if I re-rent the property.

*Free WiFi

*Outdoor Grill

More Details

Homeowner - Mariellen Serena
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Homeowner - Mariellen Serena

The owner is a year round local artist and woodworker.

At times her artwork can be seen at local galleries and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Homeowner - Mariellen Serena purchased this house in 1996

Why Homeowner - Mariellen Serena chose Provincetown

Among many things this property offers fabulous water views and deeded beach access. Just over a mile to downtown Provincetown you can enjoy our town yet relax in a quiet surrounding.

What makes this house unique

This cottage/house sits high on a bluff on Mayflower Heights. This home was built in 1896 and is a classic from an era gone by. Very well maintained with fabulous breezes and gorgeous views. The beach is directly across the street. Quiet and private yet just over a mile to downtown Provincetown and all the fun! Free Wifi internet.


Provincetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • 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: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: I will gladly refund your total payment, less 15%, if I re-rent the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is on the first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the second floor.
    Private outdoor shower. - A private outdoor shower and sink with hot and cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a lovely waterview.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This bedroom has a tiny waterview.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a lovely water view.
  • Fabulous ocean breezes along with ceiling fans in all the bedrooms makes for very comfortable sleeping. All mattresses are new and very comfortable. All sheets and towels provided. Housekeeper services available.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
When arriving the homeowner will personally welcome you and give you a tour of the house and property. This property is located in an area that gets excellent cell phone and free wireless internet reception. There's a bike rack for your bikes and plenty of outdoor space for your other toys. There is deeded beach rights directly across the street.


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Ocean view, Beach Access , Free WiFi, Outdoor Shower, Parking, Pet Friendly.....
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Cute decor and great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time at the Mayflower Cottage. It had a nice view of the bay that I was able to enjoy from the sunroom on the our last day. (It was a cold and rainy earlier in the week). The location was convenient to the main part of town, the National Beaches and the grocery store. It was fairly quiet the whole week until Saturday. I think the houses around book up a lot more on the weekend. We brought our 2 pups with us, a chihuahua and a miniature pinscher. They liked walking on the beach across the street from the cottage's deeded access point. Watch for low tide. It's a lot of fun to walk far out on the beach that would normally be under water. I found lots of great seashells. Just be careful to check for ticks! Lots of ticks in the woods near the parking of the cottage and in the beach grass across the street at the beach. Also, if you have multiple fur babies, make sure you contact Mariellen when you book. VRBO only allows you to choose yes or no for pets, not the number of pets, but she charges $200 PER pet. So you will still owe for additional pets you bring and will need to arrange payment with her. You will also need to vacuum before you leave in case of pet hair.

The cottage had all of the things we needed to stay for the week. Wifi signal was great. We made breakfast every day with all of the necessary kitchen tools. Mariellen gave us lots of information on places to go, things to do and places to eat. She was always a call or text away if we needed anything. She was a great host. Everything was super clean.

Other Provincetown info: We went whale watching and while I unfortunately got sea sick, we saw several whales including a mama and baby. Definitely worth the trip, just take dramamine just in case. The Truro winery was less than a 10 min drive. They have wine tastings for $10 where you get to try 5 wines and keep the wine glass. Favorite sweet treats were at the Purple Feather on Commercial St. Their gelato is amazing. Favorite restaurant was the Mews on Commercial. Make sure to make a reservation. Food, service and view were outstanding. Bayside Betsy's also had great food and a perfect window seat to the bay.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location, great time!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Cape Charm close to Provincetown

  • 5 of 5

Mayflower was a perfect old Cape Cod retreat! The house was impeccably clean and well appointed with everything we needed for our stay. We loved the location which was close to Provincetown yet quiet and secluded with a lovely bay view. Maryellen, the host, was very friendly, very efficient and very hands off after we were settled in. We loved our Mayflower experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mayflower Heights

  • 5 of 5

The Mayflower house was a quiet vacation retreat. The house sits high on a bluff, providing cool breezes and a view of the bay. Although the house had all the amenities we needed, it had a wonderful old fashioned cabin appeal. We began our days with breakfast in the screen porch and ended them with cocktails in the Adirondack chairs. The deeded beach access right across the street was so convenient, as were the buses that took us back and forth to Provincetown. Mariellen was friendly and attentive to everything we needed. Perfect for our family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome property

  • 4 of 5

First, the owner, Mariellen Serena was great!! She met us at the house, went over everything with us and made sure we knew that if there were any problems (Which there were not) she was available to us 24 hours a day. The property is very quaint. It sits up high on a hill giving us great views out the front porch of the ocean. Beautiful breezes were constant coming through the house. The furnishings were comfortable, we liked the old rustic charm of the decor. While I could go on endlessly I will close by simply saying we will be looking to book this house again in the future. Thanks again Mariellen.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To future guests that may consider the Mayflower House. Jeff and his group enjoyed their visit as you can tell from their review. I spoke with Jeff after reading his review and noting the 4 vs 5 stars. He said he did in fact mean to give the house 5 stars. I contacted Homeaway to ask them how Jeff could edit his review to show 5 stars. Homeaway said that reviews cannot be edited. This is very unfortunate. Perhaps in the future Homeaway will find a way for guests to modify their reviews.
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Fabulous time!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and daughter, and two of their friends had an amazing time at Mayflower House. Everything you can imagine was provided for comfort and ease, and every corner had something interesting and fun to enjoy. The beds were comfy and even tho it was chilly at night we had lots of warm blankets to stay warm. There was ample room to relax. The small kitchen was well equipped and though we ate out a lot we also cooked some meals. The views were gorgeous and the location just outside town made it quiet and private. It was a short 5 min drive to all the pleasures of Commercial Street. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Steamship Authority
Hy-Line Cruises
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
Dolphin Fleet Whalewatch of Provincetown
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Salty's Market North Truro
Race Point Beach
Provincetown Bike Trails
Provincetown Harbor and Marina
Provincetown Public Library
Art's Dune Tours
Race Point Lighthouse
Highland Links
Highland Light
The Mews Restaurant & Cafe
Macs seafood
The Red Inn Dining Room & Bar
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Provincetown Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Harbor Hotel
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Boston Fast Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Truro Links
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
No train service but we do have bus service
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Snail Road & Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Harbor Hotel
Nearest Beach
Across the street
Car: not necessary

Located at the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is one of the most picturesque areas in New England. Originally an old whaling and fishing village it has survived to offer a unique waterfront town with splendid views, distinct sunsets, art galleries, great restaurants, bars, shopping, shows, museums and exceptional whale watching.

More than half of Provincetown is protected by the National Seashore which offers beaches untouched by time, bike paths through the dunes, auto dune tours and the best show in town - the sunset.

This property is located just over a mile from the center of Provincetown and easily accessible by walking, biking, public town shuttle ($2), Uber or cab ride.

Activities in this area include whale watching, Dune Tours, Bike Trails throughout the National Seashore, kayaking, the fast ferry to Boston, Truro Winery for wine tasting and tours, and golfing.

(Public Golf Course 5 miles down the road in Truro, Highland Links. Private Golf Course 10 miles down the road in Wellfleet; Chequessett Country Club.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $175

This house rents from Saturday to Saturday in prime season.
Nightly rentals day changeover is flexible.
For Summer Rentals: Half the rental amount is due to book this house.
The balance is due on May 1st along with the $600.00 refundable security deposit.

I will gladly refund your total payment, less 15%, if I re-rent the property.
Any rentals made after May1st payment are due in full.
This is a pet friendly house. Pet fee is $200.00
Check-in is 3:00 pm. Check-out is 10:00 am.
Please inquire with any questions. The homeaway website is not always accurate.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Failure to make payments when due will result in cancellation of the Agreement. If you cancel your visit and the house is re-rented under the same terms and conditions contained in the canceled lease agreement I will refund your money less 15%. All refunds are subject to a 15% service fee to Mariellen Serena.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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