About the Property
This perfect North Truro Cottage getaway sits neatly between the best of Bay and National Seashore Beaches and offers all the comforts of home! The neighborhood is residential, and is hugged by scenic Shore Road, home of the quintessential rows of white cottages and views of Cape Cod Bay, and by Route 6, the main route on and off the Outer Cape. Welcoming you to stay in this single level beach home are 3 comfy beds, 2 baths, a fully equipped kitchen, cozy living room, full laundry, and a Cape Cod essential - the outdoor shower! An extra bonus is the large private back yard with brick patio, grill, outdoor seating and parking for 2 vehicles.
Wonderfully suited for families, couples, or 5-6 adults! The home has been lovingly updated and reflects the simple laid-back charm of a Cape Cod getaway. The back yard is large and private with a sprawling lawn and wooded borders, perfect brick patio space with grill and lots of comfy seating for relaxing, enjoying outdoor meals and romantic evenings under the Milky Way. Sit back and smell the salt air and beach roses!!
North Truro has so much to offer, with its many restaurants, resident artists, family businesses, roadside farm stands, weekly Farmer's Market, live Music, breathtaking shorelines, historical sites and ease of access to its neighbors- bustling Provincetown and artsy Wellfleet- even the more secluded areas of Truro hold a special kind of magic everyone should experience! Most of the Truro's residents have been routed here for generations and have a great deal of pride in the community and it shows!
Our home has the unique benefit of being right on the bus line - the Flex Shuttle - which takes you right into Provincetown via scenic Shore Road (6A). It's only a 15 minute ride into town and no need to worry about crazy, limited Ptown parking. Access to the public Bay beaches along Beach point is a breeze - you can walk down to Beach Point or hop the flex -it's a fabulous resource!
We are located 2 minutes by car to Head of the Meadow Beach with miles of coastline, breathtaking scenery and walking/biking trails to explore. Corn Hill Beach on the Bay is an extra 5 minutes down the street and is a large public bay side beach with views that reach across Cape Cod Bay. The inlets at low tide are full of sea life and enchantment and a great place for memorable stroll. Walking trails are close by and several fabulous restaurants are only a stone's throw away! Other points of interest nearby include Highland Lighthouse, Highland Links, the Jenny Lind tower, Castle Hill Art Center, the Payomet Performance Center, Jobi Pottery, the Atlantic Spice Company, many Artist studios and so much more! But after all that fun, coming home in the evening offers a quiet, relaxing retreat, where you can gather with friends and family and reflect on your adventures or dream about what is to come.
Why Kids Love It
If the miles of beautiful sandy beaches within minutes of the house were not enough, our home has a big back yard and lots of room for running and playing. North Truro has the best neighborhood playground a kid could ask for... PUMA PARK, off of Highland Avenue behind the public library. . . and be sure to check out our fabulous Library! There are lots of walking trails through the woods, complete with scenic vistas and educational message boards, and the Head of the Meadow Bike Trail is a great way to spend an hour or two without worries of cars and traffic!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Restaurants, Beaches, Provincetown Shuttle
Favorite Places To Eat
We're going to plug Truro's finest - of course - but choices are endless when in Provincetown and Wellfleet too!
Montano's: Right across the street! For family style Italian - pasta, pizza, full bar, cozy dining room and take out is super easy!
Terra Luna: for intimate, gourmet plates, walking distance
Savory and Sweet: - EVERYTHING!! Coffee, Breakfast sandwiches, Pastries, Lunch, Dinner, Pizza, Irresistible desserts, Ice Cream-You really can't go wrong here!
Black Fish: in Truro center: Seafood and atmosphere at its best!
Captain's Choice: Seafood, Burgers, Casual -really nice outdoor seating
Chequessett Chocolate: Amazing chocolate -made on site, gifts, smoothie Bar... and usually a food truck onsite.
Truro Vineyards: What can I say... you must go! Vineyard tours, Wine tastings, Wine, Rum, Gifts, Food Truck and one of the most beautiful properties in the area, run by some amazing folks!
Top Mast Cafe: - Great breakfast and Friday Fish Frys!
Box Lunch: Perfect for Sandwiches/Wraps and so much more
Salty Market and Days Market -both ideal for daily conveniences, gifts and a delicious quick bite to eat!
Beach permits can be pricey, but can be worth it if you plan to spend more than a day or two at the beach! Alternatively, you can pay to park daily. If you plan to spend your days out adventuring, the 'pay for parking' beaches are generally free to park after 4pm and there's still plenty of sunshine to enjoy.
If you'd like to have a bonfire out at the beach in the evenings, make sure to visit the Beach Office on Shore Road EARLY on the SAME DAY.
. permits are limited and go fast!!
Cape Cod in all its majestic beauty also has risks and dangers all visitors need to be mindful of in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation:
1. We are home to a substantial Seal and White Shark population. This can be very exciting! People AND SHARKS all enjoy watching the seals (the dogs of the ocean) playing along the coastline. SHARKS are amazing, creatures that follow the seals and sometimes think with their stomachs and not their brains...If you are in the water at dawn or at dusk, you are putting yourself at risk of being mistaken for a seal. This is not only dangerous, but drains valuable rescue resources in the case of an unfortunate event and puts the sharks' lives at risk at well.
Please, do not go swimming at dawn or dusk, particularly on the ocean side.
2. PLEASE be mindful of our Shore Birds' nesting grounds and of the local Coyotes, Foxes, Wild Turkey, Deer and Turtles just to name a few. These are all important and integral species here on Cape Cod. Please be mindful of their habitats and do not interact. Coyotes in particular have become very accustomed to humans and if it's breeding season they can be aggressive. They are NOT DOGS, please keep your distance, do NOT feed them.
The wildlife on Cape Cod is something we treasure, protect and respect.
3. Ticks and Poison IVY: Both are abundant on the Cape. Beach Grass and/or long grass and even trees are places ticks love to hide. Always check yourself for ticks after a day out in nature.
Poison Ivy can ruin a good time faster than anything - it's everywhere on the Cape. If you don't know for sure what it looks like - assume the worst and avoid it. If you come in contact with Poison Ivy it is crucial to treat it quickly AND properly - do your research and act quickly to avoid spreading.
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May 27 2024 - Jun 24 2024
Jun 24 2024 - Jul 22 2024
Jul 22 2024 - Aug 26 2024
Aug 26 2024 - Sep 30 2024
Cleaning Fee: $100
Tax Rate: 14.45%
Refundable Security Deposit: $300
Tax Rate: 14.45 (5.7% State, 6% Truro/Local, 2.5% water protection) - Taxes are NOT included in rental rate and do not apply to refundable deposit.
This property has a Saturday turnover. Guests must not exceed (6) total. No additional overnight guests. Pets are not allowed.
A $300 refundable security deposit applies and will be returned 30 days after checkout assuming no property damage has occurred.
Requests for Partial week stays will not be accepted in July/August.
Basic linens and towels are provided. Guests may also opt to bring their own.
GUESTS are respectfully asked to:
Put out the trash/recycling out for pickup on the designated day,
Clean out any left over/unused food from the refrigerator and
Bring the home and the property back to its original condition before departure.
Owner will arrange key pick up and return 1 week prior to reservation date.
Check-in after: 3:00 pm
Check-out before: 10:00 am
Cancellations: Full refund provided if cancellation occurs 30 days or more before reservation date. 15% Cancellation Fee applies if less than 30 days.
Last updated on September 25, 2023
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We are the Silvia family! We are Melissa, Michael and Peter. Michael and I are married with two (almost adult) children. Peter and Michael are twin brothers and often referred to around town as 'The Silvia twins'. Michael and Peter are local to North Truro, growing up a few doors down on Shore Road, where their folks still reside. We have many friends and lots of family in the area. Once we started welcoming children into our lives, we knew we needed our own place on the Cape to be close to family. This little house belonged to long time family friends and came on the market at just the right time! Michael and Peter played here as children and the neighboring property was my father-in-law's family business for over 40 years, so from day one it felt like home.
We have been renting the property to summer guests for a long time. We've met a lot of really great and interesting people, many of whom rented with us repeatedly, and we learned a lot about hospitality and the rental business. We took a break from renting for a number of years, and even moved here year-round while we tried our hand at owning a business in Provincetown. We know our beautiful community and our neighbors well and never take for granted how fortunate we are to be the stewards of this lovely property. It's a great place for making memories, we know you'll think so too!
Why this property? We lovingly restored this property back in 2010. We took care to maintain the charm and the original ranch style of the home. Our goal was to create a clean, relaxed and comfortable decor, without any pretense. A place we could retreat to that felt like home, a deep breath, an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - nothing high maintenance or too fragile to live in and enjoy. That said, we are sticklers for cleanliness and courtesy, because it's our home first, and we want each guest to have the very best experience during their stay. We hope this is appreciated by our guests. For these reasons, we do not allow house parties, or extra overnight guests or pets. Our location is really fantastic for people looking to enjoy the beaches and everything the town and neighboring towns have to offer. Access to Provincetown is always a big plus - there's something for everyone there- too much fun for just one week! We try to keep a healthy batch of brochures for guests to go through if you're new to the area, but we also have the Truro Chamber of Commerce right down the street, and they are always happy to help guide you.
We also value your privacy. We typically leave the keys and our phone number and welcome you to give us a call or a text and let us know if you need anything - otherwise, the house is yours to enjoy for the duration of your stay.
Calendar last updated: September 25, 2023
Guestbook comments from the owner:
Review # “Truro beauty, perfect for families, steps to bay beach and Ptown shuttle”
Just what we needed!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The house was easy to find, just off rt.6. Not far from the ocean or the bay. Having two bathrooms was an advantage. It looked brand new, was comfortable, yet lived in. Good for kids since it had three bedrooms and a yard. We were visiting our son, so we didn't eat there but there was plenty of everything if you wanted to cook!
We will go back.
Date of arrival
March 29, 2018
“We had a great weekend at Melissa's place. Communication with Melissa was very easy she made us feel at home. Melissa's cottage is a great to explore P-town, the beaches around are majestic!”
Review Rating : 5/5
"Beautifully decorated- comfortable beds and everything you need at your finger tips.
Clean- uncluttered and thoughtfully appointed. Spacious and quiet.
Close to P-town, shopping, restaurants and beaches. Local vineyard and light house very close by."
We spent a lovely first day in your home- your cottage is utterly delightful , impeccably kept, very clean and with the loveliest touches through.
Review #1513496 "So close, yet so far away :)"
This adorable cottage was such a great find. You are about 3 miles (maybe even less) from all the action of Provincetown, yet coming back to the quiet cottage gives you the feeling of being far away from it all. Everything you could possibly want is there: well-equipped kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, outdoor deck, large grill, gorgeous yard in full bloom, birds and squirrels frolicking, comfy adirondack chairs for sipping your morning coffee in the sunshine, a short bike ride or walk to several beautiful beaches....truly idyllic. The cottage is immaculately clean and very well-maintained. The owners are also VERY friendly and helpful both before, during and after your stay. We'll keep our fingers crossed that the cottage will be free the next time we head out that way!
Property/Unit #232749 - "September Charm Awaits -best time for beaches, biking and Weekend stays!"
Date of Arrival
May 27, 2011
Name on Contract
 out of 5
I just wanted to thank you for such a fantastic week at the Cottage - we absolutely loved it and couldn't have wished for anything nicer.
Thank you too for all the wonderful suggestions - we will happily put a review on the web-site and I'm sure you'll have many people wanting to stay!
All the very best,
Review Rating : 5/5
"We took our family to Cape Cod the last week of June, ourselves and two children, and enjoyed a fabulous week in this house.
The property has been very recently renovated to a high standard, which helped make the time there very pleasant. Nicely decorated, nice fixtures, fittings and furniture - no expense has been spared.
Enjoyed the location, cycled into p-town for morning coffee and a pastry from the Portuguese Bakery, beaches less than five minutes drive, restaurants nearby too.
The owners were a delight to work with and we look forward to returning next year."
Review Rating : 5/5
"We had the pleasure of renting the Arrowhead cottage for one of the last weeks of Summer 2009 and found it to be precisely as described and pictured, an adorable little place!
As the other reviewers noted, the attention to detail and quality of decorations and arrangements was singularly wonderful. From the beautiful laundry room to the kitchen to the bath -- there is nothing lacking. Each room is more beautiful than the next and perfectly outfitted.
As stated, it's a quick trip to Truro's many excellent beaches and only about 3 miles to Provincetown. We completely fell in love with Ballston Beach and Head of the Meadows. We had many fun nights in Provincetown, although cooking at home on the grill or in the well-appointed kitchen was also fabulous.
The owners are careful and thorough, and we would recommend them and the property without reservation. "
Our extended family recently had the utter pleasure of staying at this pristine, stylish, updated, roomy, and exceptionally well-located cottage. The deep lot affords privacy, and the location can't be beat for popping over to truro's amazing beaches, p-town/party-town, and artsy wellfleet. North Truro is like a beach lover's version of Vermont, simply idyllic. The owners know the local area quite well; we ended up going almost entirely to places they recommended. This entire house has been carefully, thoroughly, thoughtfully and recently redone. From original art on the walls to kitchen drawers filled with every possible necessity - this is not your average rental. We've rented on the Cape and at the Jersey Shore for years and were tired of dated and dusty rentals. It was such a relief to show up at a rental and be able to just unpack and exhale. Worth every penny. Highly recommended!