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Near National Seashore Park and Beech Forest

Provincetown, MA, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5 Maximum

This modern and spacious two-story house (with a rustic interior) is a wonderfully quiet retreat, yet within a 20-minute walk to downtown. It is located in a residential neighborhood near the beech forest, the nature trails, the wooded Dunes Edge Campground, the National Seashore, and within a 5 minute walk of an entrance to the bike trails. There are two parking spaces for guests (one is a juggle space). The rental is for no more than four persons. We no longer allow pets (unless you have rented from us before). Very convenient to the National Seashore beaches and visitor center, bike trails, nature trails, and Provincetown. Avoid the traffic into town. This house was built in 1971 and has just been completely renovated with new gourmet kitchen appliances and bathroom. The house has hardwood floors throughout, cathedral ceilings, ac, and an abundance of natural wood throughout the interior. The living/dining room with fireplace is two stories with an overlook from the bedroom hallway above. There are many artistic touches throughout this house. Besides the many stained glass windows, and skylights, there are three sliding glass doors that open from the first floor to a large landscaped front yard with mature plantings, private use deck, grill, and koi pond with fountain. Also on the first floor is a den, which can double as an additional guest room. The two bedrooms also have cathedral ceilings with skylights. Includes: dishwasher, microwave, TV, VCR, DVD, and stereo. There is NO balcony associated with this property. The balcony is for the owners summer apartment, above the garage. Nelson Avenue area, off Race Point Road.


Rob (and Jim)

Member Since 2008
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within two days
english, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
Feb 15, 2017
About Rob (and Jim)

We are a couple who reside in Boston and purchased this home in 2012 for future retirement. We both work in the design profession (one as a professor and tour guide; the other as an architect). Additionally, one of us is from Boston and the other from Brooklyn. We spent the first 6 months of 2013 overseeing and performing various updates and renovations to every room of this house. We have also purchased new furniture for it, and decorated it with artwork and various artistic touches. In 2015 we installed an on-demand hot-water heater and a new front deck. We continue to make additional improvement every year.

Rob (and Jim) purchased this House in 2012

Why Rob (and Jim) chose Provincetown

We have always loved Provincetown. We moved to this house in 2013 from a townhouse, which we bought 6 years prior, in the neighboring association. After looking at dozens of properties, we instantly fell in love with this house. We love this part of town, as it is convenient to the bustling town center (a 20 minute walk!), but near to the bike and nature walking paths of the Beech Forest. We love that we are near the various beech tree forest ponds.

What makes this House unique

The front yard and its setting was the first thing that made us love the house. Most houses in this neighborhood are close to the street, and this one is set back 75 feet with beautiful mature plantings and a pond. The interior is full of natural wood, has a fireplace, and has many cathedral ceilings and skylights, along with a great deal of glass and wooded views.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        Den: 1 double, Den is easily convertible into a third bedroom, with futon.
      • Bedrooms have cathedral ceilings and are on the second floor adjacent to full bathroom. There is a den on the first floor with a futon couch, that can provide additional sleeping options. The bedrooms both have new modern ceiling fans and AC units. The LR has AC, but the adjacent den does not have AC, but it has a box fan option.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, There are 2 sinks and 2 shower heads
      • Very spacious bathroom, with two sinks, walk-in shower with both wall and ceiling shower heads. NOTE
        There is only one bathroom in the house. We expect to put in a second bathroom in the near future, on the first floor. New hot water on demand system for whole house.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      AC split units in selected areas only: LR, BR1, and BR2.
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Please follow instructions posted above the machines. These are communal laundry facilities, in the garage, shared with owner.
                    • Fireplace
                      We ask that you do not use the fireplace in the summer.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      In 2015 we installed an on-demand hot water system.
                    • Internet
                      Wifi: We have free wifi in the house.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                      Cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      For 2 cars, on pea-stone drive ONLY. (There is 1 Dedicated and 1 Juggled). Space in front of garage is reserved for owners ONLY.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      • AT&T microcell tower allows AT&T cell service ONLY in the house. We can add you to the registration user list. • Shared Landline: Local and long distance (in US) included. NO International calls.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      We provide 2 towels and 1 hand towel per person
                    • Washing Machine
                      Please follow instructions posted above the machines. These are communal laundry facilities, in the garage, shared with owner. There is no laundry use on check in/out days, as the owners need them.
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                          Bosch; super quiet.
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Architect designed kitchen, with gourmet appliances, has just been remodeled with new cabinets, counters, flooring, lighting, and double sink. New hot water on demand system for whole house.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          There are two Bosch electric ovens, including convection.
                        • Refrigerator
                          with ice maker and filtered water dispenser
                        • Stove
                          High-end Miele 5 burner gas cooktop
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              In addition to dining area, there is an eating/entertaining counter in the kitchen with 2 stools. We also have patio furniture with an umbrella, and dining for 5-6.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic Local Cable Stations
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Combined VCR and DVD player.
                                • Games
                                  Sequence, Isolate, Risk, Coloption, Scattergories, Phase 10, Rummy Cube, others
                                • Radio
                                • Books
                                  Small selection of books on Provincetown, architecture, art, and travel.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen TV's (1 in LR and 1 in MBR)
                                • Toys
                                  Selection of board games, see games above.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  Small selection of videos. Provincetown Public Library has an amazing video collection, on loan for free! There is also a red box nearby if needed.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      While we do not have bikes for you to use, we can direct you to a few places to rent bikes. Also, we do not have indoor storage for your bikes.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck, with patio furniture, overlooking the koi pond and deep garden with mature plantings and landscaping.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Mature plantings and koi pond.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill.
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Owners live next door in the in-law apartment above garage, and can provide additional help with your stay (at additional costs), including: meals, chores, travel arrangements, tours of Provincetown and Cape Cod (owners have a walking tour company: www.ptowntours.com). Please ask owner about costs.

                                                              3 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A wonderful stay

                                                              Ben P.

                                                              The hosts were accommodating and really easy to work with. The location and garden make it a nice quiet place to enjoy Provincetown without being far from the action. The wood decor inside gives it a really comfortable cabin feel. Definitely looking forward to our next visit!

                                                              A very special home

                                                              christian m.

                                                              We were a family of 5 and we really, really enjoyed our stay in Rob and Jim's house. The house was originally an architect's house, which basically means it has a very original design and is very nicely decorated. Super comfortable with all the modern amenities and super well located, we did not want to leave! Rob and Jim were absolutely wonderful hosts. Highly recommend!

                                                              The absolute BEST!!!

                                                              E I.

                                                              We are so glad we rented this house! If you like a comfortable, clean, spacious, quiet, tastefully decorated place - stop looking, it's right here. This house had everything we needed and even more - patio with grill, waterfall in a small cute pond, beautiful garden, and modern kitchen with all appliances. The master bedroom has a very comfortable king bed, and even the pillows are just right:-) (I usually carry my pillow with me, but this time I forgot it and wasn't disappointed). Plenty of space for clothing - nice dresser, closet with shelves and plenty of hangers. Bathroom has two sinks, a shower, towels, and hairdryer. Second bedroom has a queen bed, dresser, closet. LCD TV in the bedroom and the living room. There is also a very cozy reading room on the first floor. All of the interior of the house is wooden, very clean, quiet and has nothing which can disappoint. For us, a big plus was that the house was located away from any busy, noisy center, but at the same time it's in walking distance (15 minutes) from Commercial street, biking and hiking trails. If you are here for first time, the owners have lots of helpful information about dining, entertaining, even local taxi numbers. Everything is thought through, which makes your stay here very comfortable, pleasant and stress-free. We met one of the owners, Rob and within the first few minutes we felt as though we were old friends, and since he owns a tour company, he gave us a very interesting free tour around the town with lot's of historical facts and details. We had a very relaxing real vacation and liked this place so much, so any time we come back to Cape Cod we will HAVE to stay at this house!


                                                              Provincetown, MA, USA

                                                              Very convenient to the National Seashore beaches, nature trails, bike trails, and Provincetown Center. 10 minute walk to bird watching pond. Nelson Avenue area, off Race Point Road. NB! Weekly or monthly rentals only, with preference given to 2 weeks or monthly rentals.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Strictly Non-Smoking Rental (this also includes no smoking on the grounds or in the garden) Check In: 4:00pm / Check Out: 10am (prompt checkout is required as the owners will be cleaning the rental) We no longer rent to tenants with pets (unless we have rented to you in the past or by arrangement). Preference For: - Return Renters - Renting More Than 1 Week Please inquire for more information

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                                                              Property # 191388