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Classic Cape Cod Cottage With Fabulous Water Views.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 full baths, sleeps 6, wireless internet, private yard, & parking.

Enjoy Fabulous Water views & Beach Access from this Historic House. Situated in the East End on Mayflower Heights this quaint quiet area captures the imagination of an era gone by. Enjoy your vacation in this spotless, well-maintained, eclectically designed private residence. This hilltop escape provides panoramic views of Provincetown Bay and the coast from the Long Point Lighthouse to Wellfleet . Water views from just about every room.

The first floor is a spacious area consisting of a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, and at the front of the house a screened-in porch which captures the fabulous views while you eat, read or relax. There's also a laundry room and a full bath.

The second floor has three bedrooms with water views and another full bath. All mattresses are new and comfortable.

From this property there is a deeded beach access directly across the street which will put you into the warm waters of Cape Cod Bay. The Bay allows daily swimming and when the tide goes out you can walk for miles.

After a day at the beach you'll find yourself just over a mile away from Provincetown Center where all the fun is. Local restaurants; from clam shacks to fine dining, art galleries, shops, shows, and nightlife.

The town is easily accessible by bike, a cab ride or by taking the Town Shuttle bus ($2). The shuttle runs every twenty minutes and you can flag it down anywhere including right in front of the house.

When it's time to escape from the excitement of the Town, return home and cool off with a quick dip and then a refreshing outdoor shower. Perhaps relax with a cocktail in the large private yard with fabulous water views of the bay. After grilling your dinner enjoy it in the quiet surroundings of your screened-in porch with the same fabulous water views.

The outer beaches a.k.a. the National Seashore (Race Point and Herring Cove) are located within three miles of the house. The best show in town? The sunset is at Herring Cove Beach every evening. No cover charge.

Six people maximum.

Pets are allowed with special approval. There is a $200.00 pet fee per pet. 2 pets maximum.

Daily and weekly maid service can be arranged as well as advance shopping for your favorite foods and drinks which will be in place for your arrival.

When arriving the homeowner will personally welcome you and give you a quick tour of the cottage and property.

This property is located in an area that gets excellent cell phone and wireless internet reception.

This property features lots of outdoor space for your bikes and toys including lounge chairs, a private hot and cold outdoor shower with changing area, a gas grill, decks, and outdoor eating areas.

There is off street parking for two vehicles.

More Details

Homeowner - Mariellen Serena
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Homeowner - Mariellen Serena

The owner is a year round local artist and woodworker.

Represented By:

Woodman/Shimko Gallery

398 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

Homeowner - Mariellen Serena purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Homeowner - Mariellen Serena chose Cape Cod

Among other things this property offers fabulous water views and deeded beach access.

What makes this cottage unique

This house sits high on a bluff on Mayflower Heights. This home was built in 1896 and is a classic from an era gone by. Very well maintained with fabulous breezes and gorgeous views. . Quiet and private yet just over a mile to downtown Provincetown and all the fun!


Provincetown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is on the first floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the second floor.
    Private outdoor shower. - A private outdoor shower and sink with hot and cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a lovely waterview.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This bedroom has a tiny waterview.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a lovely water view.
  • Fabulous ocean breezes along with ceiling fans in all the bedrooms makes for very comfortable sleeping. All mattresses are new and very comfortable. All sheets and towels provided. Housekeeper services available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
When arriving the homeowner will personally welcome you and give you a tour of the house and property. This property is located in an area that gets excellent cell phone and wireless internet reception. There's a bike rack for your bikes and plenty of outdoor space for your other toys. There is deeded beach rights directly across the street.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Classic Cape Cod Cottage With Fabulous Water Views.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
Boston, Massachusetts

Adorable with ocean breezes and views!

  • 5 of 5

Mariellen was very welcoming and reachable. We had one minor issue, but she was quick to respond! The house itself was adorable and has great views of the bay from the front two bedrooms. The screened in porch and out door areas were perfect for relaxing, reading, or doing yoga. There were 6 of that stayed and we each enjoyed our time and the location. The Marilyn Monroe garage was a perfect landmark for cabs, new friends, or knowing where to jump off the shuttle. I would definitely consider staying at this location again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty cottage in quiet setting with great access

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Mariellen's Mayflower cottage the last week in July, 2016. A week that was miserably hot back in Boston. The cottage's location on a bluff above Cape Cod bay meant that breezes kept the cottage cool. My partner and I had a great week, relaxing with our two dogs, taking them for walks on the bay when the tide was low, and on the trail through the woods behind the cottage when the tide was high. The location is quiet and very private-feeling, but close to Provincetown and the National Seashore and everything else P'town has to offer. A car is recommended, but the shuttle to Provincetown stops right down the steps from the cottage, so you can get into town easily that way as well. The cottage has a funky and charming design aesthetic, and is very comfortable. Filled with books of all kinds, so you won't need to bring your own trashy summer reading.

The kitchen is well equipped for any type of cooking you might want to do. Just be sure to put your fresh food in the fridge, or ants may discover it.

The house has a tv, cable access, a DVD player, and wifi, so if you MUST bring work, you can stay connected. Cell phone reception is pretty good from most spots in the house as well.

The outdoor patio is lovely, and the grill is excellent. The hot and cold outdoor shower is really a treat. The owner Mariellen is very helpful but also unobtrusive.

All in all, we couldn't have been happier with our stay at Mayflower Cottage. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great views, great location, great house!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem-Loved this house! Mariellen was great and met us upon our arrival and showed us around the house, which is comfortable and full of fun treasures. The house location was perfect - walking distance to the bayside beach, quick drive to our favorite beach (head of the meadow), on the shuttle bus route into downtown ptown, and backing up to the old cape cod rail trail/conservation area. The screened in porch was a favorite spot for us to start and end the day! The old rail trail was a favorite spot to take the dogs on morning/afternoon walks and is accessible right off the driveway. The view from the bed in the mornings was really top notch and the outdoor shower can't be beat! Hard to think of any downsides to the house... There was some traffic/passerby noise at points in the evening from 6A that can be heard in the bedrooms, though it was never something we considered bothersome (but may be for those that require total quiet when sleeping). Our week started out on the colder side with a fairly constant breeze coming off the bay, so we never considered the lack of A/C to be an issue in the house. Hoping to go back again to this spot next year- Thanks Mariellen for sharing your house!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Old Cape Cod

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second visit to the Mayflower cottage, and it was even lovelier than we remembered. The size and open layout were perfect for our group of 5. Although the cottage has many comfortable seating areas both inside and out, the screened front porch with water views was by far the favorite. Bedrooms are cozy and comfortable; we were amazed to find that we all slept like babies. Even on a warm summer day, the constant cool breeze from the bay keeps the hillside location the perfect temperature. Having two full bathrooms is great for larger groups, but the spacious and private outdoor shower is where it's at. I've rented from Mariellen for many years, and she is truly an outstanding host -- 100% responsive and accommodating, yet never intrusive. As long as you bring groceries, there's absolutely no reason to leave the house, but we did enjoy the lovely walk into town a few times; the shuttle bus runs right by if you're too tired to walk. Bayside beach access is right across the street and down a sandy lane. We're already dreaming of next year...

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Idyllic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A week at Mayflower House is about as good as it gets. The house is perfectly outfitted for comfortable family living. If you want to have guests, there is extra seeing on the porch and a wonderful grill on the patio. The ocean view and cool breezes add to the ambience. There is good beach access and P'ton restaurants (recommend Napi's, Fanizzi's and Pepe's) are nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect Ptown - Tranquility just steps from Town

  • 5 of 5

After eight years visiting Mayflower House, there is no doubt we've concluded we've found the best place to stay in the Truro, Provincetown area. Not only is the house immaculately maintained and updated on an almost annual basis, but the owner is absolutely committed to making your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. Since the house is fully provisioned, all you need to do is pack in the your groceries and libations and let your vacation begin!!

The house is very well maintained and the expectations of each tenant upon departure are simply and clearly spelled out. No surprises for anyone.

We would recommend the property to anyone - you just can't beat it.

From a location perspective, the house is outside of Provincetown proper, but is a short shuttle ride away. You could even walk or run to town if you were so inclined. Once in Provincetown, the selection of restaurants spans many cuisines and classifications from street food to fine dining. Attractions are equally varied from people watching, visiting galleries, climbing Pilgrim's Monument, sailing on a whale watch or visiting one of the many beaches and/or lighthouses that dot the seaside around town.

If you decide to stay at Mayflower House, you'll not regret it!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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The Steamship Authority
Hy-Line Cruises
Provincetown Art Association & Museum
Dolphin Fleet Whalewatching
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Salty's Market North Truro
Race Point Beach
Provincetown Bike Trails
Provincetown Harbor and Marina
Provincetown Public Library
Art's Dune Tours
Race Point Lighthouse
Highland Links
Highland Light
The Mews Restaurant & Cafe
Macs seafood
The Red Inn Restaurant
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Provincetown Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Harbor Hotel
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Boston Fast Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Truro Links
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
No train service but we do have bus service
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Snail Road & Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Harbor Hotel
Nearest Beach
Across the street
Car: not necessary

Located at the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is one of the most picturesque areas in New England. Originally an old whaling and fishing village it has survived to offer a unique waterfront town with splendid views, distinct sunsets, art galleries, great restaurants, bars, shopping, shows, museums and exceptional whale watching.

More than half of Provincetown is protected by the National Seashore which offers beaches untouched by time, bike paths through the dunes, auto dune tours and the best show in town - the sunset.

This property is located just over a mile from the center of Provincetown and easily accessible by walking, biking, public town shuttle ($2), or cab ride.

Activities in this area include whale watching, Dune Tours, Bike Trails throughout the National Seashore, kayaking, the fast ferry to Boston, Truro Winery for wine tasting and tours, and golfing.

(Public Golf Course 5 miles down the road in Truro, Highland Links. Private Golf Course 10 miles down the road in Wellfleet; Chequessett Country Club.)


Rates & Availability

Provincetown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Memorial Day/Week
May 25 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Early June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 Late June
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
2017 July/August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Carnival Week
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Late August
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 September
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 May
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 June
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
4 night minimum stay
2018 Late June
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 July/August
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Carnival
Aug 11 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late August
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 September
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning Fee $175

This house rents from Saturday to Saturday.
For Summer Rentals: Half the rental amount is due to book this house.
The balance is due on May 1st along with the $600.00 refundable security deposit.
Any rentals made after May1st payment are due in full.
This is a pet friendly house. Pet fee is $200.00
Check-in is 3:00 pm. Check-out is 10:00 am.
Please inquire with any questions.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of this policy or failure to make payments when due will result in cancellation of the Agreement. No monies will be refunded unless the property is re-rented under the same terms and conditions contained in the canceled lease agreement. All refunds are subject to a 15% service fee to Mariellen Serena.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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