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Quiet, Airy, Private with Great Views over National Seashore

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House 4 bedrooms + Convertible bed (Sleeps 8), 2,5 baths

Come relax at the Bird's Nest - This two level, 4 bedroom home on a private, secluded, ocean side hilltop property comes with everything for your perfect outer-cape vacation escape: A well-equipped modern kitchen, comfortable living space, a bright sunroom, quiet landscaped backyard, private drive access, ample parking…even WIFI.

The Bird’s Nest features a large, wraparound 2nd floor deck overlooking the undeveloped national Seashore and Pamet Valley – a serene view perfect for entertaining, or just quietly reading and relaxing.

Conveniently located less than a mile from Truro center where coffee, fresh fish, groceries and the post office are all available. Several restaurants are nearby, and Provincetown is just a 15 minute drive away.

Access either oceanside or bayside beaches in minutes without driving on, or crossing Rt. 6. Ballston (oceanside) Beach is a quick 5-minute drive/1.5 mile walk away. Renters get preferential rate on Truro beach parking stickers

Over the past 5 years the house has received a great deal of refurbishing inside and out bringing up to date while still maintaining its original charm.

Bird's Nest, a great place to rest!

Keywords: Oceanside, hilltop private home, renovated, 4 bedrooms, close to beaches, quiet, secluded, national seashore view, large deck, bright, modern kitchen.

More Details

John Goldsmith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About John Goldsmith

I now live in France where I run custom cycling tours. Having spent most of my summers in Truro growing up, this family vacation home is very special to my wife and I. We’d love to share its magic with you.

John Goldsmith purchased this house in 1971

Why John Goldsmith chose Truro

My family built this house 45+ years ago as a summer home when they owned a clothing store in Wellfleet. We still get together at the house every summer, and even sometimes during the off season.

What makes this house unique

The private, serene hilltop overlook gives the sensation of being up in the air. The soft breezes whispering through the pine trees. Stunning views of the Cape Cod natural seashore. The soft natural light. Relaxing in the hammock. A right-sized home, great for being alone, reading or cooking…yet also perfect sharing a cozy gathering with family and friends. The ability to access bay and ocean beaches, and Truro town, without travelling on crowded Rt. 6!


Truro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also a 2nd sink area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , protected outdoor shower
  • 1. Upstairs full bath tub/shower linked to master bedroom. 2. Downstairs full tab/bath with an additional sink area. 3. Outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3) 1 queen bed in master bedroom plus queens in 2 bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 room with twin beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Lobster pot, outdoor shower, Coffe pot, coffee grinder, mixer, Gas grill, Ironing board, cool shaded den downstairs for hot days, ample parking.


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Quiet, Airy, Private with Great Views over National Seashore
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Very private, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely home in July, 2017. It was immaculately clean and well taken care of. I especially liked the beautiful art work. Beds and furniture were also clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything you will need to prepare your meals. Just as described. The owner, John, responded to my questions via email almost immediately. Being technology challenged, the caretaker was also very attentive when I had a question about operating the television. The first week my family stayed was extremely hot and humid. Each room had a fan, and we kept all sliding doors open; but I recommend bringing extra fans for those unusually humid days. Also, if you have young children, you will need to be extra cautious of the staircases and the lovely wrap around porch. You may need gates. Overall, an excellent choice for your stay in Truro.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlingame, CA

Wonderful, secluded house but close to everything the Outer Cape offers

  • 5 of 5

We love this place so we keep coming back to spend a week every couple years. The house itself is very comfortable. The top floor has a specious open plan with a living room, a kitchen and a dining area that is surrounded by a wraparound deck. Downstairs has three of the four bedrooms, along with a sitting area and an office area. This layout provides a great balance between having enough space on the top floor to have everybody together, while also providing areas downstairs if people want some quiet time.

The location, secluded on a hilltop, is away from the hustle-bustle of other parts of the Cape but it is close to a lot of wonderful things. Within a five minute drive, you can get to an ocean beach, a bay beach, and beautiful ponds (and we sometimes go to all three in a single day!). Getting to Wellfleet is about a ten minute drive and Provincetown is only about fifteen minutes away.

We highly recommend the "Birds Nest"!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Outer Cape, a magical place.

  • 5 of 5

My in laws and my brother in law's family were extremely comfortable here with two little ones (4 and 6 mo) in tow as they visited my husband and me from far away. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer. The house is clearly the work of many years of rest and fun on the cape. Beautiful, artistic touches in the design and furnishings and a simple back in time experience (this is not the place for those who don't appreciate "simple" or "back in time"- fortunately we all very much do!). The breezes flow rapidly through the living areas, making you feel integrated with the woods outside. The porch is huge and the view beautiful. People can spread out and disappear or join each other in the cheerful living room. Great books on Cape Cod lore to browse and a thoughtful introduction in the house folder. This home was exactly was we hoped for- more actually. It gave a sense of being tucked away from the hustle and bustle in the quiet nature and artistic communion of the Outer Cape. A gorgeous beach is down the road, and plenty of good food (fish markets, drives to PB Boulangerie, the Bookstore, Napi's). Provincetown is close enough to be very convenient as well. What a special place. We were all sad to leave- perhaps four year old Millie being saddest. After whale watching and listening to whale songs, beach and romping on the fun orange pillow-chair, and eating ice cream in bustling Provincetown, she wasn't at all ready to head back to Texas. Thank you for sharing your cherished family home with us for the weekend. We felt like it was ours too- what a treat. Tip- bring a travel crib or pack n play for small babies. We were glad we did. And check pollen levels when planning your stay- the entire Cape was abloom! Although we didn't care one bit. I highly recommend this place as long as you don't nudge me out of a chance to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed this special place and hopefully you can return soon.
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Wonderfully secluded location with access to all that the Cape offers

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here twice now, once in early summer and another late summer visit. The location is fantastic, close to the many beaches all within five minutes on either side of the Cape. The open living area upstairs is great for gathering together, yet secluded bedrooms, outdoor areas, and the downstairs family room provide get-away spaces. Furnishings are in great condition and comfortable. Everything needed to whip up delicious meals at home was readily available. I would recommend "The Nest" for most groups or families who want access to Provincetown, beaches, and the rest of the area without the tourist trap feel. We felt like locals staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hous needing air conditioning

  • 3 of 5

The house is exceptionally beautiful, well equipped and perfectly located. The main drawback is the untolerable heat in the living room and the kitchen. The house is standing on top of a hill, and the common area is all huge widows plus a skylight. It might be great for Christmas, but even during our stay in late September all main floor, including the master bedroom was a green house.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The fact that our house sits on top of a hill with unblocked views over the Pamet allows a movement of air if a sliding glass door on each side of the living room is open. The lower level and its den area always remain cool. On a hot summer day there is also the partly shaded upper deck or the lower level shaded stone terrace. Of course on a hot day there is also the beach or the ponds. At night the house cools off nicely.
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United States

Absolutely perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the house with our two young children as well as my parents. We all LOVED this place. It is so airy and bright. It has an understated style which is super comfy for hanging out in a group situation. Another great thing is that the downstairs almost feels like it's own apartment so it's perfect for multiple families. The location is excellent - just minutes from the most beautiful beaches, a great market and adorable Wellfleet. The only things that were a little tricky were the stairs with our toddler, but we managed to block them so that it was safe. We highly recommend this property and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Ballston Beach
Car: necessary

fantastic beach walks, marsh walks, birding, beautiful sunsets over the bay




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $400

Rental does not include linens (sheets and towels) although they can be made available for $50/week.
Monthly rentals will incur a second mid month cleaning for $125 (Sundays preferred)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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