About the Property
THE VIEW AND BEACH DON'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS. Charming two story two bath fisherman's cottage with historic charm -- white-washed beamed ceiling, and antique claw foot tub, marble sink. Second floor living room has 14 feet of glass looking doors looking out over the water. Fireplace and large deck off of the living room. The view is breathtaking all day and into the night, with the lights of Provincetown reflected across the Bay. It is truly a beach paradise.
I designed and built the fisherman's cottage 25 years ago, using antique timbers, fixtures and doors to give the house the warmth and a sense of the architectural history of the Cape. The exposed beams and simple screened farmer's porch are typical of rural New England as well as the Cape.
For privacy, one bedroom and bath are on the second floor, while the other bedroom and bath are on the first floor. For extra guests, there is a comfortable QUEEN SIZE PULL-OUT sofa in the living room.
The kitchen is newly renovated and has a big round butcher block dining table with seating for 6 or so. You may also choose to eat outside on the patio using the wrought iron dining set, or on the lawn, overlooking all of Cape Cod Bay and the outermost ''arm'' of the Cape.
The house has a yard that extends right up to the edge of the bluff, where you look down to the sandy beach below and out across all of Cape Cod Bay and the entire ''arm'' of the Cape.
This house shares our acre of bluff with our other cottage - a low-slung antique Sears ''kit house,'' assembled here in 1902. The two story new home is much taller and from the living room deck one looks out over the roof of the old cottage to see Bay at sunset.
You are welcome to use the beach shed at the bottom of our private beach stairs to store your beach chairs, umbrellas, floats and kids toys for the week -- no need to shlep the up and down the stairs each day.
With a little luck, you will spot whales out in the Bay from the living room or the yard and patio.
GOLFERS! The stunning Highland Golf Links are a mile from us -- just across the narrow neck of Truro from Bay to Atlantic sides.
We love all dogs, but we can only welcome certain dogs to stay in the cottage. Please ask us about your canine family member. So sorry but we cannot welcome your feline family member.
Long weekend stays are possible from October through April. Please ask about nightly rate for short stays.
Month long stays are possible -- ask about rate.
The sandy beach -- and miles to walk in either direction -- south east to Wellfleet, north west to P-town.
Why Kids Love It
The beach! The national Seashore Park, with biking trails for days! Ice cream shops and pizza nearby. Fireflies in the yard in the evening.
The small rural community of Truro is known for its wild, natural beauty, dramatic sandy cliffs, and prehistoric kettle holes. Its beaches are unsurpassed. Truro is so narrow that from the top of a dune, it is possible to see the ocean on one side and the bay on the other.
On Bayview Road, we are on the Bay directly west of Highland Light on the Atlantic. Highland Light was Cape Cod's first lighthouse. It was moved back from the precariously eroding cliffs during the summer of 1996. It now sits 120 feet above the ocean, with its beam visible 30 miles at sea.
Quiet and unpretentious, Truro is a mecca for writers and artists. For 26 years, the Castle Hill Center for the Arts has been offering classes to both adults and children and sponsors lecture series, concerts, and artist receptions.
Truro beaches that are famous for their awesome beauty:
Ballston Beach, Truro
Coast Guard Beach - Truro (ten minute bike ride from us
Cold Storage Beach (boarders our private beach area, also a public boat landing)
Corn Hill Beach (25 minute walk from us)
Great Hollow (20 minute walk from us)
Head of the Meadow (seven minute car ride from us, plus berry picking and parking)
Longnook Beach (15 minute drive from us, 20 minute bike ride -- dramatic)
Pond Village (4 minute walk from us)
Ryder Beach (twelve minute drive, 20 minute bike ride from us)
Things to do in a day in Truro
Not only is it bordered by gorgeous coastlines, but it offers fun things to do and amazing eateries. We are in the Highland Light area. Visit the Highland Light museum, take tour up to the top to see how the light works and see the astonishing view. For even more history, visit the Highland House Museum, which was once a hotel. Built in 1907, it is a classic example of a turn-of-the-century summer resort. Learn about the lives of early European settlers as well as the Native Americans who predated them.
Remember to bring your golf clubs so you can play a round at the Cape’s oldest golf course, Highland Links. Set high on windswept bluffs, the setting is stunning, no matter your score!
If you crave live entertainment on your vacation, look no further than our Truro neighborhood. The Payomet Performing Arts Center is almost around the corner from us. The Payomet is committed to producing "exciting professional live music, theatre, circus arts and humanities events rooted in strong social values.”
The Truro Vineyards, with daily wine tastings and tours, is literally around a corner from us and a pretty, hilly walk inland. The vineyard has added a distillery that produces gin and a variety of rums. The sight of the rows of grade vines growing in the sun on the rolling fields are worth the visit to the vineyard, even if you don't partake.
The many undeveloped acres of land in Truro make it a haven for hikes. For breathtaking views of the Atlantic, head to Bearberry Hill in the Pamet Area. The steep grade offers sweeping views of the ocean, as well as a hills and ponds left by glaciers. Another hike also boasting incredible landscapes is the Pilgrim Spring Trail. The path leads to the spot where, it is claimed, Pilgrims drank their first fresh water in New England.
There are several superb restaurants in Truro. For pizzas, paninis, burgers and wraps, head to The Savory and Sweet Escape. They also offer yummy baked goods and homemade ice cream if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’re in the mood for Italian fare a visit to Montano’s Restaurant is sure to satisfy your craving. Looking for local seafood in a casual atmosphere? Go to the Captain’s Choice where you can find all kinds of fish tacos and seafood cooked as you like it. For fine dining, be sure to visit the very popular Black Fish Bistro or rustic Terra Luna.
All of this without even getting to the Cape Cod National Seashore Park, where there are ranger guided tours and talks, about everything from nature to Indigenous history to geological history, and glorious views abound.
And of course our neighbor towns -- Provincetown and Wellfleet, are not lacking in beauty, significant history, art galleries and excellent entertainment either! A shuttle bus runs all over the outer cape towns, if you prefer to throw your car keys away for the length of your stay.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Down the stairs to our private sandy beach. Several great breakfast, lunch and dinner venues. Superb theatre and musical entertainment. The Fleet shuttle bus to all points in the outer Cape, including Provincetown, Wellfleet and The National Seashore Park.
Favorite Places To Eat
The Captains Choice, Sweet & Savory, Terra Luna, and, of course, the musical ice cream truck! In Ptown, Big Daddy's Burritos.
Biking and running trails along the Atlantic that are little known.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Spectacular sun sets across Cape Cod Bay with the lights of distant coastal towns (from Plymouth to Ptown) flickering on the water.
On the beach we provide a storage shed for beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, inflatable floats, water shoes, paddles, so you can park all that at the bottom and just bring yourselves up the beach stairs! Also we have a simple rinsing shower at the bottom of our beach stairs.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Sep 30 2023 - Oct 28 2023
Oct 28 2023 - Nov 18 2023
Nov 18 2023 - Dec 02 2023
Dec 02 2023 - Dec 16 2023
Dec 16 2023 - Jan 06 2024
small dog: $300
SPECIAL for month of July: $2100 OFF the WEEK OF JULY 15! (final price: $2800)
SPECIAL until July 31: $1000 OFF THE WEEK OF AUGUST 5!!! (final price: $4400)
Last updated on August 03, 2023
Year Purchased: 1987
About the owner: Landscape painter, architectural designer, mother.
Why this property? The heartbreakingly gorgeous view! The cool moonlight reflecting off the water and into the windows at night.
Calendar last updated: August 03, 2023
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We return to this house AGAIN and AGAIN!
We just spent our fourth summer in this house. We always come for a week, but this year made it two weeks as the house is a home to our family. I have been coming to Truro every summer for 25 years and this house is my favorite by a mile. It feels like home, and the owner Jil is so lovely and accommodating - over the years she has become a friend. The view is spectacular and the beach is very unpopulated. Every passerby on the beach says hello and the happy dogs running by make you smile. The bay side is perfect for kayaking or paddle boards. There is a quick ride into Provincetown for the excitement and shopping there. Welfleet is also nearby. Jil recently put a new deck on the house so now we have the option to dine outdoors on the patio with its Cape Cod roses, or the new deck with panoramic views. I highly recommend this home for a relaxing beach vacation.
Stayed: July 2023Submitted: July 08, 2023
You are sweethearts and my daughter and I look forward to your visit every year! We are family! Jil