About the property
- House3805 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
5+ Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Multi-purpose Loft, Study, On the Beach, Sleeps 12
Truly a wonderful home for family gatherings on your own private beach. Its 3800 square feet on over an acre of land provides ample space for family activities in its large living and dining areas while the loft and study provide getaway locations for quiet contemplation or children's play. All have a spectacular view, particularly at sunset, of the bay and Provincetown harbor in the distance. One of the few places on the East Coast where the sun sets on ocean waters. The kitchen has ample room and facilities for preparing meals and snacks for large numbers. The separate master bedroom suite with its king bed has a large bathroom, large closets, and a studio alcove for kids. The 'guest' wing has two bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and a full bathroom. There's a recently-renovated bedroom downstairs with ensuite. Daybeds in the loft, and a fold-out sofa in the study provide additional sleeping locations. Wireless internet access is available throughout the house. If you need to work while away, enjoy the ocean-facing study, with printer, 30 inch monitor, keyboard, and everything you'll need to be productive.
Enjoy the extra features of wide pine plank flooring, vaulted ceilings, and multiple beach front decks.
Swim on the private beach, go for a paddle on the stand-up paddle board, take out the (inflatable) kayak, run on the treadmill, or enjoy playing tennis at the association tennis court, two minutes walk away. And your kids will love the swing set we just added, too.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 16, 2018
About Gordon Stevenson
We are two professors who work in the midwest, but who enjoy the seaside for rest and relaxation while, at the same time, continuing our studies. One of us is from Australia and values swimming, surfing, and other beach activities. The other, an American, grew up as a military brat, and always enjoyed summers seeing relatives at the beach in New England. Our two young kids love visiting the beach house.
Gordon Stevenson purchased this House in 2013
Why Gordon Stevenson chose North Truro
After spending two summers in Truro, we decided to choose this location as the place to which we could return year after year as our children grow up. We love the beach and the variety of activities we have throughout the area. An amazing place for quiet contemplation, as we're really quite secluded here.
What makes this House unique
Ample opportunities for family fun yet while also providing time and locale to continue research and writing activities. We also think it's the most beautiful place on earth.
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The best ever - most beautiful
This house was in a perfect spot. You can watch sunsets on one side and sunrises on the other. Steps to the harbor. The house itself is a dream - large but cozy at the same time. All the cooking , playing and reading essentials. We would come back in a flash!
A High School Reunion on the Outer Cape
It had been 57 years since my first visit to the Outer Cape and the beauty of North Truro. This week brought back a lot of old memories. The house provided the perfect spot for entertaining old friends and acquaintances from my teenage years. Our group of 3 adult couples had a wonderful end of September stay on the Cape. The weather cooperated and the house was perfect.
The new improvements to Wi-Fi coverage and signal strength were much appreciated, especially as relates to streaming on the upstairs and downstairs TVs. It also seems to me that additional shades had been installed in the west facing windows of the dining area and great room. (My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights last September with our daughter and son-in-law when they rented the house.)
The cleaning crew had done a good job and the storm shutters had all been returned to their stored positions. Hurricane Maria's glancing blow from Thursday was barely noticeable.
My only comment regarding a suggested improvement has to do with the overgrown vegetation surrounding the decks and walkways (front and back) to the house. The gorgeous deck views of the Bay and P-town were largely obscured by the untended shrubs and bushes. I would estimated that a good 2 feet of new growth needs to be removed from this vegetation in order to restore the clear views of the Bay from the deck seating areas. I'm afraid that the height and size of these shrubs require that this type of maintenance now be done on a regularly scheduled basis during the course of the growing season. The walkway to the front door on the east side is extremely overgrown and the lights which are positioned to illuminate the walkway to the front door do not seem to be operating.
Thank you again for making the property available. Our week on the Cape could not have been any better.
An Amazing vacation with the family
This was by far our best experience for a vacation with the family. Betsey and Justin were great host and were very generous with their amenities such as kids toys, beach stuff. The house is absolutely magnificent, really looking forward going back to Truro!
A beautiful getaway. The house is perfectly located, well-equipped and so comfortable. The private beach is indescribable and there is so much to do (or not do if you choose!) in the area.
The hosts are kind and accommodating.
Superb renting experience!
We are just returning home from our rental in Truro & cannot say enough about how impressive & outstanding was the house, better than we could have hoped for. As it is late October, it was absolutely secluded. It seemed it was just my Wife & me and the entire bay right outside. The whole place is amazing, with a great fireplace and a deck that is mind-blowing, just the whole of Cape Cod bay stretching out in both directions, Provincetown in the distance, and (because of the positioning on the horn of the Cape) outstanding sunsets every night out over the water(!) The place is idyllic, really romantic & peaceful. All we could hear was the ocean & the wind. It was actually quite cinematic, it was so lovely. There were no boats moored, at all (that we could see), in the bay, so it was all just ocean and sky...incredible. Excellent water for seakayaking with seals (& no fear of motor boats!). Excellent wildlife with seabirds and hawks and rabbits.
We slept 12 there & entertained 17 easily. Great grill on the deck, huge. The kitchen is also huge, a ton of counter space and two sinks, two refrigerators. Also, which was very nice for us, there was an unusual number of lights and dimmers, so it was easy (& fun) to dial in to the perfect mood. The master bedroom has a massive, comfortable bed with two decks off the room. We slept & awoke to the sounds of the sea, which is a real treat. This was a (probably) once-in-a-life splurge for us, and I can honestly say it was money well spent. We will always and fondly remember our time there. As to the owners/renters, they are highly professional, detail-oriented, and extremely kind people. We hope to one day revisit this home, & highly recommend this house as a rental property.
A very special getaway
We could not say enough about how much we enjoyed staying at this fabulous house. We did not want to leave, there was so much to do. It checked all the boxes, clean, comfortable, spacious, well equipped and tastefully decorated. The owners were very pleasant to deal with and we would highly recommend this house to anyone. The view and sunsets were magnificant. Long walks on the beach, wine tasting at the local Vineyard and a visit to the quaint Provincetown made our stay even more memorable. We hope to stay there again in the future. Thank you Justin, Betsy and Gordon.We loved it all.
In a quiet community within easy travel distance to Provincetown with its shops, grocery stores, tourist activities, restaurants, and bars. Equally within easy travel distance to Wellfleet where you can find cinema, theater, and clam shacks. Across a narrow portion of the Cape from the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Parks Service protected land and seascape on the eastern and southern shores of Cape Cod (ocean side) from Provincetown to Eastham. Two visitor centers, vast beaches, and miles of hiking/biking trails and sites of interest.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
You'll notice the rates vary *a lot* by season. What's going on? Our peak season rates are competitive with other nearby houses. But because we're also keen to rent out of season, we're offering *very* low prices at other times of the year. The house is available for check-in at 3 PM or later, check-out is by 10 AM. For 2015, changeover day is Friday. Additional details in rental agreement.