STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH

Gorgeous view from fishermans cottage deck
Gorgeous view from fishermans cottage deck
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Gorgeous view from fishermans cottage deck

$700 OFF remaining July weeks. Reduction reflected on rate page.

About this rental

Cottage (Sleeps 6)
900 sq. ft.  ·   2 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 900 sq. ft.

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.

Unique Benefits

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.

Area Information

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)
High Head
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.

Inside Scoop

Biking and running trails along the Atlantic that are little known.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Fireplace
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / garden
  • Managed by owner
  • Non-smoking
  • Ocean view
  • Oceanfront
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Pets allowed
  • Porch
  • Screen porch
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (5 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (5 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Fishing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (< 1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
    (< 1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (3 miles)
  • Park
    (< 1 mile)
  • Playground
    (< 1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)
  • Tennis
    (5 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (< 1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Winery
    (< 1 mile)

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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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jun 15 - Jun 22 2024
$3,200 7 nights
Jun 22 - Jun 29 2024
$4,070 7 nights
Jun 29 - Jul 13 2024
$4,500 7 nights
Jul 13 - Jul 20 2024
$5,200 7 nights
Jul 20 - Jul 27 2024
$4,900 7 nights

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Fees:

SMALL dog: $200

Availability

Last updated on April 27, 2024

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Map

Nearest Airport: Provincetown Municipal Airport - 4 miles
Nearest Bar: Captain's Choice, Terra Luna - 1 mile
Nearest Golf: Highland Gold Links - 2 miles
Nearest Theme Park: The Cape Cod National Seashore Park - 2 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Captain's Choice - 0.5 miles

Hosted by Jil Clark

Jil Clark

Member since 2022

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.

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Photos

  • Gorgeous view from fishermans cottage deck
    Gorgeous view from fishermans cottage deck
  • Sunset reflection
    Sunset reflection
  • Gorgeous sunset!!!
    Gorgeous sunset!!!
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • stairs and sunset
    stairs and sunset
  • Fishermans Cottage
    Fishermans Cottage
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • Cottage yard in sunset
    Cottage yard in sunset
  • so pretty!
    so pretty!
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • I have no clue why we had two tea pots on the stove. Perhaps a tea-off?
    I have no clue why we had two tea pots on the stove. Perhaps a tea-off?
  • kitchen
    kitchen
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • first floor bedroom :)
    first floor bedroom :)
  • first floor bedroom
    first floor bedroom
  • porch
    porch
  • Fishermans Cottage lower porch
    Fishermans Cottage lower porch
  • Kitchen and Dining table
    Kitchen and Dining table
  • Kitchen and stairs
    Kitchen and stairs
  • living room fireplace
    living room fireplace
  • living room 2nd floor, still pretty when cloudy!
    living room 2nd floor, still pretty when cloudy!
  • living room in the sun
    living room in the sun
  • living room in the shade
    living room in the shade
  • new expanded deck with sliding doors
    new expanded deck with sliding doors
  • 2nd floor bedroom
    2nd floor bedroom
  • 2nd floor bedroom
    2nd floor bedroom
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • 2nd floor bedroom
    2nd floor bedroom
  • late afternoon living room deck
    late afternoon living room deck
  • view of side yard and bay from the right side of the cottage
    view of side yard and bay from the right side of the cottage
  • yard in the early morning
    yard in the early morning
  • view from top of the stairs
    view from top of the stairs
  • View from top of stairs
    View from top of stairs
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • sand bars!
    sand bars!
  • sunset on our beach
    sunset on our beach
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • From the top of the bluff and kids playing in the water
    From the top of the bluff and kids playing in the water
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • sandbars!
    sandbars!
  • sunset over the bay
    sunset over the bay
  • pretty bay
    pretty bay
  • kayaking from our beach with my nautical wire fox terrier
    kayaking from our beach with my nautical wire fox terrier
  • post sunset from top of bluff
    post sunset from top of bluff
  • STUNNING WATERFRONT COTTAGE, PANORAMIC WATER VIEW, PRIVATE SANDY BEACH #1
  • more sandbars
    more sandbars
  • even more sandbars
    even more sandbars

Reviews

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Beyond your wildest dreams

Jil was incredibly friendly and helpful with answering our questions and booking. My wife and I are very familiar with this part of Cape Cod but were absolutely blown away by the privacy and natural beauty. Truly beyond words stunning. The cottage was the perfect size for us. We spent the cool summer mornings reading in the screened in porch. Then took a few steps down to the private beach in the afternoon. If you ever needed any convincing of how special Cape Cod is during the summer(spring and fall too!) then this is your place. Can't wait to come back.

Stayed: Submitted: May 09, 2024

Owner response

Chris and Kaela, thank you so much for your wonderful review. Indeed, we are all enthralled with the wild beauty of that spot on the bluff. Hearing about how much the place means to my guests never grows old for me. I look forward to seeing you both -- and Kuma! -- very soon.

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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: Submitted: July 08, 2023

Owner response

You are sweethearts and my daughter and I look forward to your visit every year! We are family! Jil

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