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Oceanfront, Steps to Private Beach, Outdoor Kitchen, Romantic, Garden, Free WiFi

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Unobstructed Panoramic Views of Provincetown Bay-Uniquely Designed & Renovated.

Spend your vacation in a charming waterfront cottage on Beach Point in Truro. This property has an unobstructed panoramic water view of Cape Cod Bay from the Long Point Lighthouse, along the arm of Provincetown, through Truro, and up the coast. Enjoy a combination of daily walks, swimming or just relaxing on your 40 ft. private beach as the tide comes and goes. The bay waters are warm and the sunsets magnificent!

2014 will show this cottage newly renovated with a master bedroom/bathroom addition. Also, providing an open living room / kitchen / dining area, plus a second bathroom. The interior space is uniquely designed and offers over 650+ sq. ft. of living space.

In addition, the large private yard offers a variety of outdoor areas to enjoy including your own private beach, waterfront seating, two covered porches, decks, an outdoor kitchen with a sink and a gas grill, and a private hot and cold outdoor shower.

Also included is off street parking, free high speed wireless internet and all linens.

For guests that want a quiet setting for their rental, this spotless private residence is located just a half mile from the Provincetown line and just under three miles from Provincetown Center. Travel is easy by bike, car, Shuttle Bus, Uber or taxi. Pet friendly.

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.

Watch the best show in town, the sunset, from your private Adirondack chairs on the beach.

There's absolutely no reason to leave this property... but... if you want to go exploring, simply go to the end of the driveway and flag down the frequently scheduled shuttle bus, every twenty minutes, that'll take you right into Provincetown Center, Truro Center, the outer beaches and/or local restaurants.

This property is for 2 people only.


I will gladly refund your total payment, less 15%, if I re-rent the property.

*Free WiFi

*Outdoor Kitchen

More Details

Homeowner - Mariellen Serena
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Homeowner - Mariellen Serena

Mariellen Serena is a local Artist.

Represented by:

Woodman/Shimko Gallery

398 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

Homeowner - Mariellen Serena purchased this house in 2003

Why Homeowner - Mariellen Serena chose Truro

This eclectically designed waterfront cottage and property has it all!

What makes this house unique

A 40 foot private beach, just for you!


Truro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: I will gladly refund your total payment, less 15%, if I re-rent the property.
  • 2 People only including children. Ex. 2 adults or 1 adult & 1 child.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , This is a uniquely designed Master Bathroom.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , This outdoor shower has hot and cold water along with a sink
  • There is a master bath, second bath and a private hot and cold outdoor shower with changing area and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom - 1 queen
  • This is a very well, uniquely designed one bedroom cottage. A very comfortable queen size bed with fabulous water views. All linens and soaps provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is a waterfront private residence with a 40ft. private beach. Fabulous unobstructed views of Provincetown, the bay, Long Point Lighthouse, Truro and Wellfleet. Featuring one large perfectly designed open area with a living room, kitchen and dining room. One large bedroom and two bathrooms. The private yard provides lots of outdoor space including two decks, an outside shower, outdoor kitchen with gas grill, off street parking, and plenty of safe space to store your bikes, kayaks, etc. Just over 3 miles to Provincetown Center. Located on Truro/Provincetown Shuttle Bus route. Pets with special approval.


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Oceanfront, Steps to Private Beach, Outdoor Kitchen, Romantic, Garden, Free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The Gem was a perfect place to stay on our long weekend on the cape. The beach, the cozy cottage, the views, the beautiful artwork by Mariellen Serena, all made for a wonderful few days. Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My 9th year at The Gem

  • 5 of 5

When someone returns year after year to a place, it says it all. The Gem is exactly as pictured and described and is perfect for one or two people. I think it is exactly what a beach house should be - spotless, quaint, fun and comfortable - not some fancied up, chic interior where you are afraid to sit. The cottage is well constructed, clever in design and everything you could want for a great stay is at your fingertips. It is directly on the beach and you can see beautiful sunsets from the new deck, the living room or bedroom. The huge outdoor kitchen with grill is such a great idea and I love the huge outdoor shower. The neighbors are respectful of other neighbors and I have never had an issue with noisy gatherings. The bus stops directly in front of the cottage and it is an easy 5-10 minute ride into P-town which means you do not have to pay $20 to park. Mariellen has another property available for rental - check out 120195. Larger than the cottage but just as well appointed and comfortable. Lastly, Mariellen is a pleasure to work with, always available and helpful. I look forward to seeing her every year.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Leigh, for mentioning The Mayflower House! As popular as The Gem is, if you are planning to vacation with friends or family The Mayflower House may be the ticket. Located 1 mile down the road in Provincetown it sits high on a bluff with fabulous ocean views and deeded beach access across the street. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, eclectically designed house, that sleeps 6 comfortably. You can view this house on using the Mayflower House search number: 120002 . Or simply contact me through the Gem site (120195) and I will send you the link. Here's an idea... keep The Gem for yourselves and rent The Mayflower House for the family!
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Delightful cottage on the beach, easy access to Ptown.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and charming cottage on the beach. Great way to unwind. We brought our dog for the week after Labor Day, when there were fewer tourists. Mariellen has thought of just about everything. The cottage is small, but perfect for a couple. We spent our days at the beach either outside the door or on the nearby National Cape Cod Seashore. We look forward to staying again, even in the cooler off season.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly A Gem

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and it surely won't be our last. You have privacy, comfort, and all the amenities that you could ask for. The location is fabulous and the cottage is just lovely. I won't stay anywhere else down the Cape - only the Gem :)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly charming beach cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We love the Gem and plan to return each summer. The cottage is perfectly situated on the beach in Truro. The grounds are beautiful and spacious, and the cottage is artfully decorated and equipped with everything two people would need for a relaxing and uplifting stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We look forward to our stay all year

  • 5 of 5

We have spend the last several years at THE GEM..she really is a jewel, imagine hearing the bay lulling you to sleep. The cottage has everything one would want and steps to the beach..We love going into Ptown for a bite to eat and exploring the beautiful Truro beaches..Mariellen is very proud of her cottage and rightly so..a true outer cape experience

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Provincetown Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Harbor Hotel Lounge
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Baystate Ferry; Boston Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Highland Links
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 6 and Shore Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Harbor Hotel
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

This oceanfront cottage with a 40 ft. private beach on Cape Cod Bay is located just over 2 miles from Provincetown Center. Easily accessible by biking, public town shuttle ($2), Uber, or a cab ride.

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.

Activities include whale watching, Dune Tours, Bike Trails throughout the National Seashore, parasailing, kayaking, the fast ferry to Boston, and golfing. A Public Golf Course is just 5 miles down the road in Truro, Highland Links. Private Golf Course is just 10 miles down the road in Wellfleet; Chequessett Country Club.

Also easy access and a short drive to Truro Center and Wellfleet.

Other Activities: Other activities include: Dune Tours, bike paths through the National Sea Shore, kayaking, and Whale Watching. Free WiFi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $200
Damage Deposit $600

Rental payment Terms.
Summer rentals: Half the amount is required to book the house. The balance is due on May 1st along with the $600.00 refundable security deposit.
After May 1st payment is due in full to book the house.
Cottage rents daily, weekly or monthly.
Maximum occupancy is two people.
This is a pet friendly house. All approved pets are $200.00 per week

I will gladly refund your total payment, less 15%, if I re-rent the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund