Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Historic Beachfront Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Watch the sunrise over the water from the deck of this charming and unique Cape Cod home, which has lots of history and all the amenities. In town, 611 Commercial Street at the East-end, and on the water! 2500 sq ft of interior space and 1200 sq ft deck on the bay beach. Brick fireplace, cathedral ceilings, and large picture windows with bay view. 27'' TV, VCR, DVD, and hi-fi radio and cd player. 2nd TV and DVD upstairs. 2 baths. Parking for two vehicles.

Kitchen is fully equipped with all large and small appliances and a New Pro Range (no dishwasher). Dining table can seat 10. Sufficient tableware for more than 12 persons. All linens and towels supplied. Some bicycles and five kayaks (one child size) available for your use. Maid service available. Free laundry is available next door.

Quiet East End: The house is located in the very quiet East end of town, in town (NOT out route 6A). 15 minute walk (2 miles) into the center of town. Low traffic area of Commercial Street. On the water (you can spit into the bay from the deck). Private parking for two midsized cars. Parking available on the street all week except Mondays from 9 - 11 AM. At this time other parking is available a few blocks away.

A new seawall has been built greatly improving the beach side of the property. There is a sand area above the seawall that can be used even at the highest tides. Access to kayaks is also easier.

Extras: There are 5 kayaks for your use (one child size), and maybe some bikes, an outside gas grill, high output propane burner for clambakes etc., outside balcony over the street to view parades on July 4 and Carnival week, working fireplace, 'cathedral' ceiling in living room to peak of the roof, and large plate glass windows to view the bay. Extra TV and DVD player in large upstairs bedroom. Full cable (most premium options except sports channels) on large TV and DVD player in living room. 200 title DVD library available on request.

Additional Rates Information (Continued from Rate Section below):

$1600/week March.

$1800/week April and May.

$1800-$3600/week Off-season Holidays.

Thanks Giving week $1800 with $100 discount for each day less than one week.

New Years Week $1800 with $100 discount for each day less than one week.

Xmas Week $1800 with $100 discount for each day less than one week.

Memorial Day week $3200 with $100 discount for each day less than one week.

Other holiday rates on request (usually $1600 to $2800 per week).

•Holiday weeks are rented by the week with a token $100 discount per day less than the full week. For example, four nights over Memorial day would be priced at $2900 ($3200 - $300).

Keywords: House

More Details

Elia Sinaiko
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed our stay in this wonderful setting, with my parents and two kids. The quiet beach and shallow water was perfect for the kids to play. The large patio was great and the owner lends kayaks and "sunbrellas". The cottage was perfectly located, at walking distance (10-15 min) from the shops and restaurants but far enough to be quiet at night. An amazing spot in Cape Cod bay.
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 3


Provincetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) On second floor, is two twins joined with a mattress pad and can be separated if desired., Queen size Beds (2) In two bedrooms on the first floor. One of these has a small attached bath., Twin or Single Beds (3) One in the room with the king size bed. One on the balcony to the left of the fireplace. One in a small study/bedroom on the first floor with a bay view window., Baby Cribs (1) One good quality pack and play crib in first floor closet. Also very good heavy padded stroller.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving ...
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
5 kayaks (one is child size). At least two adult size bikes and one child size bike. Volley ball net, fishing rods, and other outdoor games (eg giant dominoes).


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

66% Complete
16% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
16% Complete
Historic Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 9 reviews
New York City

Beautiful. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 who has been coming to Provincetown for many summers. In years past we stayed at the Provincetown Inn, and in hotels further down Cape. This past year we decided to stay in a rental house. We found that this is a much better arrangement than any hotel. The original cottage (its really a house) is very old, but has been remodeled. The own says that it was built more than 100 years ago by a rich woman as a playhouse for her children! It has an enormous, airy living room with views of the bay and lighthouse at the end of the Cape. At one end of the living room is a fireplace and a balcony above it. The deck is also huge and hangs right over the beach. All the bedrooms are charming with higher grade linens, stained glass lamps and Asian rugs on the floors. The only criticisms we had was that the kitchen stove was old, but the owner has told us that he has now replaced it. This was the best rental we ever had on Cape Cod and we will certainly come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review!
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0
Lafayette, NJ

Eclectic, bohemian, well-loved, beachfront, A-frame home with owner next door

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a slick, HDTV designer appointed beach house, this is not the place for you.

If you love the bohemian artist colony shabby chic look, this home will sooth your soul. The owner's father was a sculptor and his mother a painter and they collected all sorts of wonderful things that fill the space. Everywhere your eye lands, there is something wonderful to look at or ponder. Lovely woven wool area rugs separate spaces on the beautiful hardwood and tiled floors. There are gorgeous slabs of wood used throughout the house for steps and stairs and the spiral staircase railing is cast iron netting. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, queen beds, one with a full bath (shower). Between the second bedroom and the study is a full bath that serves as the main bathroom. It has a bathtub and is stocked with towels and washcloths. There is a study off the living room that has a twin futon in it, it is a narrow room with a bay window looking out on the water. Second floor spiral staircase winds around the chimney to a large landing area with another twin bed. And then another large room in the loft space that has a King bed and a twin. There is a widow's walk style deck off the second floor that gives a nice view of parades and things going on. It looks out to the garden across the street that the owner's mother and her friend designed and built. It's a really nice space and the flowers are amazing.

The main living area is completely open and you can see the amazing view of the bay from the entire space through the wall of windows. It was rainy the week we were there, but the wall of windows let in so much light that it never felt gloomy. The kitchen is a small galley style, no dishwasher, but has a huge stainless steel sink and the stove is gas so I was happy, and the pots and pans were great. Plenty of mugs, bowls, plates and glasses for the 6 of us. We made breakfast and either lunch or dinner at the house all week. There is a small foodie grocery store within walking distance, and there is a huge supermarket/pharmacy within a ten minute drive.

The deck is huge and the beach is steps away. High tide comes right up the bulkhead.

The owner and his family live next door, and were very pleasant and attentive to our questions and happy to share the history of the home with us.

Overall, it was a great rental for our first stay in P-town.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to qrite your review. I always forget to ask my tenants to do so. Best wishes Elia
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
hartford, CT

A Wonderful Private Peaceful Beachfront Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this great windswept, beach front house! It has a spacious great room directly looking out onto the water with a 1200 sqft deck accompanying the back of the house. Tasteful art graces the walls throughout with separate sleeping quarters for up to 4 couples (eight people). You will not want to turn on the tv, look at a newspaper, or even go into town when you stay here. It evokes complete rest and seaside relaxation with friendly neighbors and folks quietly passing by on their beach walks! A must stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Swarthmore, PA

Affordable, Comfortable Living for Two Families

  • 5 of 5

Sleeps 9. Unusually affordable for being right on the bay beach. We rented a sailboat and were able to beach it at the house, switch crews, and go back out. Very convenient. 15 minute (1 mile) walk to center of Provincetown. 10 minute walk to Provincetown dunes. Quiet at night. Includes two parking spaces, and kayaks for recreation. Stocked with games and puzzles in case of rain. Renters have use of free shared washer and dryer next door at owner's residence. The home was not being rented the week after we were there, and the owner graciously offered to let us stay one or two days extra. Gas stove is indeed new and works well. We cooked many meals with ease. Indoor dining room table big enough for 10. Outdoor picnic table on deck. Owner offered use of outdoor grill as well. It happened to rain much of our trip and we were comfortable to stay in the house and entertain ourselves for long periods. Owner gave us a personal tour of the art in this house as well as his private residence. We appreciated this and admired his close personal connection to the art. Check out the absolutely phenomenal garden across the street.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
fairfiled county, ct

Great beachfront home and location!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed ourselves in this "cottage" for the past several years. The beach is out the back door and the sand is wonderful. Kids will love collecting sealife at low tide. The owner is very accomodating and helpful. My dad needs assistance walking and the owner modifed the stairs to ease his travel. The washer and dryer are next door and access is very easy. He willingly loans his bikes and kayaks. The interior is very comfortable and welcoming; the kitchen is fully stocked. We also appreciate the owner's flexibility in arriving and departing. The location is perfect. Far enough away from downtown to enjoy the sounds of the ocean, but close enough for an easy walk to the shops and resturants. Not surprisingly, I don't understand or agree with the comments of the first reviewer. We keep returning because of all the home and owner offer. Our week is a wonderful escape from the daily grind!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tim ! Thanks for that review! Well, I don't understand that first reviewer either. So I went through the house inch by inch with a paintbrush in one hand and a scrubby in the other. And by the way, I replaced the kitchen stove with a new pro style stove. Thanks to everyone for their patience with the old one. This year there are also two new bikes, a new microwave, new bathroom faucets, and other stuff bought for the kitchen and around the house. See you soon :))
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0
Ridgewood, NJ, USA

Not Good

  • 1 of 5

The most disgusting house I have ever stayed in. Filthy, moldy. Furniture and beds are so old. Deck is in disrepair and patio furniture was gross. We stayed there last year- 2008. The website photos are old and deceiving.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Why did this tenant wait almost one year to post this attack? Her criticism is without merit. The house is cleaned thoroughly after every tenant. All linens and towels, most of which were bought for this season, are laundered. Mattresses are very high quality Hi-Resilience Carbamate foam rubber, costing $800 each. The house was completely repainted inside and out the year before. The deck was redone and railings repainted in the spring of 2008, a few months before she arrived. The patio furniture is also almost new, some bought the year before and some also in spring 2008. There is a completely new sea wall built in April, also before she arrived, and costing $80,000. The photos I post are very accurate and current, showing the house as it is. I think I remember this tenant, arriving with her family, and complaining about a few grains of sand on the living room floor. I explained that I had walked through the house after vacuuming, and that living on the beach, a bit of sand is always brought in with you. After she checked out and I came to clean the house, I found a salad spinner in the sink with a bit of dried spinach in it that an earlier tenant had not cleaned properly. With the spinner was a note from this tenant saying "I found this in the cupboard. Disgusting!" I put a lot of effort into making my house clean, comfortable, and elegant. There are quilts on all beds and many bronze sculptures and paintings throughout. Much of the furniture are valuable antiques. One piece, an antique Chinese desk, was bought by my father during his travels to China in 1930. I rarely have complaints and have always been able to fix these within hours of being told about the problem. Many of my tenants have complemented the historic charm of this unique house.
Did you find this review helpful?
5 3


Nearest Beach
On the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600

50% of the rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties