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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 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 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful getaway in lovely Truro

  • 5 of 5

This was my family’s 6th summer staying at Birds Nest. It’s such a wonderful and unique spot, perched as it is above the Pamet River valley. The views of the sky from the deck above the treetops never get old. The Goldsmith’s home is comfortable and spacious without being fussy or precious - perfect for our rotation of family and friends who come and go over the course of the week. John has always been a great and welcoming host, open to suggestions and feedback. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and most happy you appreciate all our efforts to keep the Nest current.
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Wonderfully Serene Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house nestled in the trees - close to Rt 6 exit, but far enough away for solitude. Great views, private, serene. Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and has a great energy all around. We enjoyed spending our days at the nearby beaches and our evenings in the spacious yet cozy home. Everyone seemed to find just the perfect spot for them. My grandson loved lounging in the beanbag pretzel and my children enjoyed the deck with it's gorgeous views. We all enjoyed the amazing panorama and the nature that surrounded us. The house is spacious, lovely and quiet. The kitchen well appointed and stocked with just the right equipment to cook dinner. We were sad to go, but there's always next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable home with beautiful views. Well appointed for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean when we arrived. It had everything we needed to prepare meals and relax. The beds and furniture are comfortable. The outdoor shower is a plus. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prime location and privacy

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in a wonderful location close to route 6 but so private that you feel like no one else is around. The house easily accomadates 8 without feeling cramped. It has a great living space and comfortable bedrooms. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.