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1780 Salt Box - Elegantly Restored and Modernized

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms With Ensuite; Den With Sofa Bed; Water Views; Walk To Pamet Harbor

The Big House
Superbly situation between a picturesque tidal pond and the Pamet River Marsh, and a few minutes walk to a marina and the ocean, this impeccably restored 1780 antique has every modern convenience but retains its authentic, historic Outer Cape character. Original wide plank floors and rustic wood ceilings combine with a stainless steel kitchen, central A/C, and the latest in entertainment technology to give the best of old and new. The house is also adjacent to marked bike route, and a few minutes drive to Ballston Beach.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor and a den/office on the ground floor that can be used for the occasional overnight guest. There is also as a powder room on the mail floor .
The master bedroom has a queen bed and dressing room. The second bedroom has twin beds. Both have an en suite bathrooms with walk-in showers .
The new, bright, and airy kitchen has a lofty ceiling, top-of-the-line appliances, and French doors opening to a trellised, private terrace. The large living room is furnished with remarkable mid-century modern pieces and contemporary furniture, with a screened porch to one side which is perfect for al fesco dining. The elegant dining room seats ten.
Rolling lawns and professional landscaping make the property a true mini-estate. Walk on your own right-of-way to the Pamet River and in high-tide launch a kayak or canoe! There’s even an outdoor shower.
This private and beautiful home, remodeled in 2014, has a two-bedroom guest cottage with a large sun porch on its grounds. The Studio, as it is known, can be rented with the main house or separately.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    the Big House is suitable only for adults or adults and children beyond tender years....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    House has steep stairs to second floor. Not suitable for children or adults who cannot climb stairs unaided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No cats. Only small dogs and no more than 2. Only breeds that do not shed. Please inquire....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    has ensuite bathroom; built in closets and dresser...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    includes wall mounted TV & ensuite bath with heated floor...moreless

  • West Parlor: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    West Parlor has sofabed; suitable for overnight guest only...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • An outdoor shower in the woods

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Wide assortment of hardcovers...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast with many specialty chanels...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Built in system in 3 rooms. Powered by Sonos. Music supplied by Spotify and other sevices...moreless

  • Television:

    2 TVs. One in the West Parlor. A second in the Master Bedroom...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront:

    Property Backs onto the Pamet River and Faces a Tidal Pond...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dinning Room with Side Board in Teak; Period Danish Furniture....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two Systems. One for the main floor and a second for the second floor...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Two Systems. One for the main floor and a second for the second floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi Speed and Wireless throughout the House...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Windows on 3 sides; Full width of the house. French doors facing North and a screened porch made of mahogany facing West....moreless

  • Parking:

    3 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensive sets of matching dishes in white and cream colors. Stainless place settings....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele Dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Kitchen. Twin French doors open onto Slate tiled terrace with pergola. Double pantries. 50 bottle Wine Fridge....moreless

  • Microwave:

    small and in pantry...moreless

  • Oven:

    Double Electric oven by Electrolux...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, Pepper, Sugar, Flour and some spices supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Double doors and with pull out freezer beneath...moreless

  • Stove:

    5 burner gas cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice Toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder - June
Jun 3 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500
High - Early Summer
Jun 25 - Jul 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,300
High - Mid Summer
Jul 16 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600
High - Late Summer
Aug 20 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,300
Shoulder - September
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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Location

  • Jams

    "Open early, Great take away food, Household necessities; Wine and Beer"

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  • Ballston Beach

    "Superb Ocean and Sunrise Views; 5 minutes drive; "

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  • Corn Hill Beach

    "Lovely sand beach with calm waters for swimming. Good sunset views"

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  • Art's Dune Tours

    "Wonderful tour by 4 X 4 of the Provincelands dunes in Provincetown. Guides are chatty and c..."

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  • Mac's Seafood

    "A favourite of ours for seafood"

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  • Blackfish

    "Local Roadhouse Diner. Serves tasty seafood and more. Reservations advised"

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  • The Whitman House

    "Restaurant and Pub. Food is well prepared. Staff are cheery. Relatively inexpensive too."

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  • Canteen

    "Located at 225 Commercial Street. This is a favorite seafood lunch counter with tables and b..."

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Provincetown
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whitman House
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Provincetown Passenger Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Highland Golf Links
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 6
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blackfish
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fisher
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We live and work in Toronto, but have fallen in love with the Outer Cape. Having had a second home in rural Southern Ontario for many years, we knew we wanted a place that would have a country feel. The Ocean, the seafood, the temperate climate off-season and the people we met on the Outer Cape convinced us to look for a home in the area.

Why the Owner Chose Truro, MA, USA:
We searched for an historic house to rescue. In Truro we found the Big House, as it was called by its long-time owners who are a prominent Cape family, on a crisp autumn day in 2012. It had wonderful bones and the remnant of a garden. Having built and restored houses over 2 decades, we really wanted to revitalize this very special 18th century residence.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Big House is a 1780 Full Salt Box. It backs onto a tidal marsh and fronts onto a tidal pond. On a renovated second floor, there are 2 bedrooms. Each has a peaked ceiling and an ensuite bathroom. Doors and floors in the bedrooms are original to the house; walls have been plastered and the ceilings are white-painted cedar boards. The main floor has original floors and period moldings with 2 decorative fireplaces. The beamed ceilings have been restored. The kitchen, which is entirely new, is in a wing at the back of the house. It replaces the 19th century kitchen which was structurally unsound. Designed and built to respect the architecture of the rest of the Big House, the kitchen also has been fitted-out to suit even the most fussy cook.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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Photos

  • Front View of the Big House

    Front View of the Big House

  • Mahogany Screened Porch off Main Room

    Mahogany Screened Porch off Main Room

  • Kitchen Entrance to the Big House

    Kitchen Entrance to the Big House

  • Pamet River Marsh Behind the Big House at Low Tide

    Pamet River Marsh Behind the Big House at Low Tide

  • Kitchen, which is next to the Main Room

    Kitchen, which is next to the Main Room

  • Main Room Looking West

    Main Room Looking West

  • Main Room from Dining Room and looking into Kitchen

    Main Room from Dining Room and looking into Kitchen

  • Sleeping Nook in Master Bedroom

    Sleeping Nook in Master Bedroom

  • Master Ensuite; note shower reflected in the mirror

    Master Ensuite; note shower reflected in the mirror

  • Ensuite Bath in Guest Bedroom

    Ensuite Bath in Guest Bedroom

  • Pamet River Harbor - 5 minutes walk

    Pamet River Harbor - 5 minutes walk

  • The Big House Front from the east

    The Big House Front from the east

  • Terrace and Pergola with recently planted Wysteria vine

    Terrace and Pergola with recently planted Wysteria vine

  • Pathway from Big House to the Pamet River Marsh

    Pathway from Big House to the Pamet River Marsh

  • Tidal Pond from the Big House at High Tide and Sunset

    Tidal Pond from the Big House at High Tide and Sunset

  • Powder Room between Kitchen and Main Room

    Powder Room between Kitchen and Main Room

  • Dining Room from the Main Room, midday sunlight

    Dining Room from the Main Room, midday sunlight

  • West Parlour; Sofa converts into a guest bed; Wall mounted TV

    West Parlour; Sofa converts into a guest bed; Wall mounted TV

  • Dressing Area of Master Bedroom; note ensuite bathroom

    Dressing Area of Master Bedroom; note ensuite bathroom

  • Guest Bedroom with Twin Beds and built in closets and dresser

    Guest Bedroom with Twin Beds and built in closets and dresser

  • Outdoor Shower hidden in a grove of trees

    Outdoor Shower hidden in a grove of trees

  • Pearl Glow on Waves - Ballston Beach - 5 minutes drive

    Pearl Glow on Waves - Ballston Beach - 5 minutes drive

VRBO #686918

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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