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Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Main House & Studio sleeps 20 With 5 Bathrooms on Ballston Beach.

Beautiful Ballston Beach Estate features main house, studio, and elevated decks(skybox). Main house, built in 1892, is the quintessential summer home with wood floors, 20' ceilings, an outdoor shower, and 2.5 bathrooms with laundry. Studio cottage (2007) has beautiful furnishings, air conditioning and sleeps 4, 1.5 bathrooms, laundry, and a screened porch. Kitchenette has small appliances, convection oven but not a full size oven. Both houses have gas grills. Studio also has outdoor shower and a viewing deck (skybox) overlooking the beach and ocean.

***If you have a smaller group and would like to rent either house individually please see my other VRBO sites which are ID#s 930061 and 930064.

The main level in the main house full size has kitchen, dining room which seats 12, huge living room opening out to the covered porch, then to the open deck. There are four bedrooms off the living room each with two twin beds. The lower level has a separate access with several sets of bunk beds, full bathroom, ping pong table, and areas for card/board games: perfect for kids (or kids at heart!)

Take the driveway down to the beach or climb the stairs to the 'skybox' for a panoramic view of the beach and valley. Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail on the porch or read a book in the ocean breeze.

Tenant supplies all linens to include: sheets, pillow cases, beach towels, bath towels, hand towels etc. Wifi is included with information posted in dining room. Check in is 3 P.M. Check out is 10 A.M.

Main house is shut down / winterized on October 30th each year because it is only a 3 season home.

Studio is available for rent year round. VRBO ID#930064. sleeps 4.

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More Details

Kevin Whitelaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About Kevin Whitelaw

I grew up mostly in Colorado where I currently reside with my wife and 4 children.

Kevin Whitelaw purchased this house in 1892

Why Kevin Whitelaw chose Cape Cod

Be a part of Ballston Beach history! This property has been in the family for over 100 years. My children grew up coming to the Dune, the same as I did along with my 3 brothers, and my mother and father, and his father and so on, so it holds a special place in our family.

What makes this house unique

The property itself has changed tremendously over the years, but the rustic charm of the house remains the same and looks almost just as it did when my Grandfather was a child. You can't beat grilling and watching the sunset on the porch with a cocktail in hand or a large family dinner around the dining room table. We love coming home to this atmosphere after a fun day on the beach to relax, or sometimes we head right back down for a beach fire after dinner! Fire permits are available at the town hall. Also view whales which can be seen from the skybox fairly frequently.

****Please note that the owner / caretaker lives in the apartment on the first floor of the studio 127B for your convenience. If you are uncomfortable with this arrangement please let me know and the owner / caretaker will make other arrangements during your stay.


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(3 traveler reviews)

Ballston Beach Oceanfront Estate With Incredible Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

It kills me to leave this review. I hate spreading the word about this one. Out of gratitude to the owners (Kevin and Graham), who were very helpful, nice and quick to communicate I'll do it.

My wife and I stayed in the studio not the "main" house. It's really a one bedroom, one and a half bath, small house. It was newer, clean, and very comfortable. It felt "warm" meaning the colors, decorations, lighting etc. It also was physically as warm as you wanted it to be. No drafty windows, well insulated etc. Really nice. Not an easy feeling to create when you're right next to a windy beach in the late Fall.

From the house, you can hear the ocean, right on the other side of the dune. You can also see it right from the kitchen area and three season dining porch.(For colder months there's also a nice seating bar inside the main part of the kitchen area)

It's a great looong beach, tons of space even in high tide. I wouldn't worry about crowds in the Summer, and I'm a privacy nut. (partly why we went off-season:). Where the beach parking is located after a busy Summer day I'm betting you'd feel almost completely alone again. Only four "neighbors/ houses" total! None across the street, right next door etc. Many beaches squeeze in as many houses as they can which makes sense, but not here. It's a great property.

There is a "main" house on the property. Again, I'm a privacy nut and even I wouldn't hesitate to rent the studio anytime and not worry about people next door. There's enough separation, yet if you did rent both it is right next door.

It has laundry inside, internet and Direct TV (maybe Dish, whatever).

Although very quite and removed from others, it's only about 2 minutes to the main road, convenient stores, summer restaurants, and 5-10 minutes, from P-town and full supermarket.

Don't hesitate in renting this one!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a wonderful and memorable visit to this funky old house by the sea. Funky is good for me/us. You want all sleek and modern? Keep looking. That being said, the kitchen was fully functional, nice big fridge for all the beer, wifi and good sized TV for Sox games and you're pretty much right on the beach. The big basement is great for college age cousins who like to stay up late playing beer pong. The upstairs with all its authentic old Cape Cod funkiness (remember, that's good) was more the adult hang.

Perfect for all 10 of us, look at the pics, make up your own mind.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Cape Cod Treasure

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a truly amazing weekend at this magnificent property, which overlooks beautiful and secluded Ballston Beach. The main house is a true Massachusetts relic, with history dating back to the 19th Century, including an old ship's wheel hanging over the living room that was salvaged from a nearby shipwreck. The property is accessed via an uphill driveway off of the resident-only parking lot for Ballston Beach, and it includes two beautiful beach cottages, a sizable driveway for parking cars or setting up tables for an event, and the true gem: a wooden deck atop the Ballston Beach dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a wraparound deck off the main house with spectacular views and a cavernous concrete basement with three sets of bunk beds that is great for kids or late-night gatherings. Kevin was terrific to work with and we thank him and his brother for the opportunity to spend a weekend at their beautiful property! We have stayed all over the Cape and it is nearly impossible to find a place with so much character, privacy, and direct access to a beautiful beach at such a reasonable price. We highly recommend! Thanks again, Kevin and Graham.


  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Wellfleet or North Truro
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
black fish
Nearest Beach
Ballston Beach

Truro is a quaint and quiet Cape Cod town with the busier Wellfleet and Provincetown on either side. You can get to either nearby town in 15 min by car and check out their walkable downtown areas, shops, and restaurants. It is also a short drive to the lighthouse, a must see.


Rates & Availability

Truro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season(Studio Only)
Oct 30 2016 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre season
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Prime Season
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Season
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable pet fee $250
Pet Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $99

Main house and studio are typically rented together. Please call for other rental arrangements you would like for us to consider. Either house can be rented separately for smaller parties and can be found on VRBO alternate sites ID#s 930061 and 930064. We will consider all reasonable offers. Prime season full weeks are Saturday to Saturday. Departure time is 10a.m. arrival time is 3p.m. Multiple week rentals get substantial discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Truro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 main house - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 main house - toilet
    Bathroom 3 main house - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 studio - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 studio - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Studio Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Studio Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , King bed is available upon request
    Basement Main house - 4 bunk bed , 4 bunk beds all twin size.
    Bedroom 1 main house - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king size bed.
    Bedroom 2 main house which has an ocean view. - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king size bed.
    Bedroom 4 main house with an ocean view. - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds with view of Pamet Valley.
    Bedroom 3 main house with an ocean view. - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king size bed.
  • all linens supplied by tenant. Sheets and pillow cases supplied by tenant Towels - bath, beach and hand towels supplied by tenant. Owner supplies pillows, blankets and bedspreads. In some cases owner can supply all linens and towels at a cost of $25 per person for the week.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Upon departure, house must be reasonably clean or as clean as when you arrived. Caretaker/owner is available for your convenience in the downstairs apartment of the studio (127B) if needed.

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