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1740's Charm Meets Modern Luxury In Quaint N. Truro Close To Beach And Ptown

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 2 Bath Cape W/screened Porch & Private Outdoor Patio, Minutes To Ptown.

Descended through generations of the Hughes family over 270 years, this iconic Cape Cod home can be yours to enjoy ! The house combines preserved charming 1740's historic details with up-to-the-minute luxuries like a country kitchen with Miele appliances, Sonos whole house audio, 2 flat screen TV's, wifi, A/C, laundry and more. The house is perfect for up to 6 adults and 2 kids. Need even more space? Then add on the fully renovated guest cottage on the other side of the property which includes a spacious living room, bedroom, and new kitchen and bath. You'll also get 2nd outdoor shower, BBQ, and washer/dryer, along with central A/C. (See property # 3886181 for photos and details )

There's a spacious living room and dining room, each with a fireplace, plus a wonderful screened in sunroom used as a 2nd living room provide plenty of space to enjoy your vacation. The main floor has a queen bedroom with fireplace & full bath with shower. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms - two with queen beds, one full, plus a bath with old fashioned soaking tub. Outside is over an acre of grounds with private bluestone patio, Weber gas grill with rotisserie, outdoor shower and fenced in back yard for your dog (upon approval). There's even a gorgeous 1 bed/bath guest cottage which can be rented as well (based on availability).

Easy walk to Salty Market (grocery/deli/liquor along with breakfast and lunch takeout), Chequesett Chocolate-amazing chocolate, smoothies, coffee), Captain's Choice Seafood (classic clam shack), Truro Vineyards (wine, food truck, picnic area). Cold Storage beach is less than 15 minute walk (bay side) and Head of the Meadow beach at the National Seashore is minutes away. Puma park and the Truro library are also just minutes away. And of course there's Provincetown 4 miles down Rt 6A by car, or hop on the shuttle (bus stop is around the corner). Or head the other direction and you are in Wellfleet in 10 minutes.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Ken

I have enjoyed the Provincetown area for 25 years and for the past 9 years owned and rented my vacation home in Provincetown with many repeat guests and all 5 star reviews. In 2014 I sold that home and purchased the Captain John Hughes house. I look forward to welcoming my guests here in bucolic N. Truro with the same level of comfort, luxury, and local knowledge.

Ken purchased this house in 2014

Why Ken chose North Truro

When the chance to buy one of the oldest homes on the Cape came up last year, given all its original detail and fantastic history I could not resist. Built by a British born sea captain who married in 1776, the house descended down through his family and is a piece of Truro history! There was his grandson, Hezekiah Hughes - a Civil War veteran/Grand Mason who etched his name in a window pane upstairs, and later his son-in-law William Young,Treasurer of Seamens Bank (and another Mason), who helped found the Provincetown Art Association and hosted every famous Ptown artist on the grounds in 1914. Now as only the 3rd owner, I've had the chance to sensitively update aspects of the house while keeping all the wonderful historic charm. Lastly, I've been able to gut-renovate the nearby guest cottage, vaulting the ceiling, adding a skylight, and installing brand new kitchenette. So if you need more than 4 beds and 2 baths, the guest cottage can be rented as well (see listing # 3886181.)

What makes this house unique

Old houses can feel small but not this one. With its open living and dining room and adjacent rear patio, this house is wonderful for entertaining. And in summer there is no place nicer than the large screened in sunroom with 2 walls of french doors open to the breezes. The adjacent kitchen has 2 Miele ovens, a warming drawer, dishwasher, and super sized fridge with ice maker to cook for a crowd. And the massive 8 burner Weber grill out back doesn't hurt either!

The N. Truro location is ideal. Enjoy the space, peace, and quiet of a country-like setting but still be 10 minutes from the excitement of Provincetown! Don't feel like heading into town? No worries there's a convenience/liquor store (Salty Market), a cafe, a boutique chocolate shop, post office, and Truro Vineyards all an easy walk, not to mention Cold Storage beach!


North Truro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor across hall from bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , classic claw foot tub perfect for soaking
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor, cathedral ceiling
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd floor, lower ceilings and windows, perfect for kids
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 2nd floor, includes adorable built in child's bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Please note the Captain John Hughes House, while fully equipped with every modern convenience, is a true antique from 1740 with all the associated eccentricities. These include narrow and low doorways, uneven & slanted floors in some rooms, funky closets, steep ladder style staircase to upstairs, sloping upper level ceilings, etc. Many guests will find all of that delightful (I certainly do!) but those wanting new construction may want to explore other options.


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1740's Charm Meets Modern Luxury In Quaint N. Truro Close To Beach And Ptown
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

We had a great week.

  • 4 of 5

Beds comfortable. Plenty of hot water for showers. The sunroom was amazing - our favorite room. The house was spacious, allowing for people to have privacy. Patio was a nice place for afternoon relaxation.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Saint James

Beachy, quaint and charming!

  • 5 of 5

We took our 18 y/o son and two friends as well as our two college age daughters for our first Cape vacation and couldnt have chosen a better location! The house definitely has some 17th century features that require getting used to (like wide plank floors, lots of doors and steep stairs) but the modern amenities are fabulous and there was more than enough space for all. The boys especially loved the house wide speaker system, the girls found their rooms charming and I had all I needed in tbe kitchen and then some. The location is perfect. We brought bikes and rode to Provincetown as well as to the Highland Lighthouse. Sunsets were steps away on Cold Storage Beach but we preferred Head of the Meadow Beach for our beach days, with its soft sand, ocean waves, lifeguards and taco truck! The boys loved taking the bus from the nearby market to Provencetown at only $2 a trip. We would stay here again and wish our vacation wasn't over. Thanks Ken!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and vacation. I look forward to having you as my guests in the future!
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A lovely home located in a quaint area of Cape Cod.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable and well equipped. Perfectly clean on arrival. Ken was very accommodating and attentive - he left a full guide with recommendations for the area. The separate sun room and family room made the home ideal for a group as there was room for everyone to spread out. The vineyard was lovely and had a great tour and food truck. We really enjoyed Head of the Meadows beach as well, which was about a five minute drive. The home had plenty of beach towels so that was convenient. It was a bit farther from Provincetown than expected - about 25-35 minutes biking, but still well situated. The kitchen was well equipped. Overall a great value for the Cape - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Ken's home had plenty of room for our family of four and our dog. It was comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. We'd been to the Cape before but never stayed in Truro. We loved it there and the house is just a short walk from some great restaurants, a market, and the beach. We'd definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

The Captain Hughes house is fantastic. Our extended family stayed for a week, enjoyed all sorts of weather (the house was comfortable through it all), and especially appreciated the character and history of the house. The kitchen is fully stocked with every sort of utensil you might need. We grilled lobster on the outside grill, dined both indoors around the big dining table and out on the lovely patio. We had rich rambling discussions long into the night in the ample living room and the cheerful sun room. Each bedroom has its own special character. The front lawn is ample for outdoor games, the back is landscaped and perfect for reading or a game of frisbee in the shade. A special bonus is the sweet cottage on the property. Our New York friends were able to join us for the weekend. The house is a short stroll to nearby markets, restaurants and Cold Storage Beach on the bay. Just a bit further is Head of the Meadow Beach on the ocean. The house is a destination in itself. That it's on the Cape makes you want to stay forever. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location -- Beautiful Home -- Great Outdoor Space -- Well Stocked Kitchen

  • 5 of 5

We've rented in Truro for 12+ years. This house exceeded all expectations. The kitchen is fully-stocked with chef-quality cookware (a first for us) with all new appliances. The cutting knives are actually sharp! All 4 beds were extremely comfortable; no bad backaches from stays in this house! Plenty of towels (both bath and beach)! The outdoor space is great and the big fenced in yard which was a must with our two dogs. My husband loved cooking on the brand new Weber gas grill! The house only has one indoor shower. The 2nd floor bathroom only has a bathtub; no shower. However, the outdoor shower made up for the lack on two indoor showers. You cannot beat the location. Cold Storage Beach is in walking distance. Head of the Meadow is a short drive or bike ride. The Truro Vineyards/South Hollow Distillery is less than a 1/2 mile down the street. Even though the house is on 6A you can't really hear the noise from inside the house or in the backyard. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Truro Vineyards
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Provincetown Marina
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Hyannis MA
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Rt 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Captain's Choice
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cold Storage -Bayside, Head of Meadow, Ocean Side
Car: recommended

Enjoy peace and quiet here in North Truro's Pond Village with the excitement of Provincetown less than 10 minutes away by car or shuttle. Easy bike ride to bay side beaches and of course the National Seashore beaches are minutes away. Walk to Truro Vineyards for a winery tour/tasting, or head into Ptown for everything from clam shacks to fine dining, not to mention art galleries, shopping, and nightlife. Charming Wellfleet is also just 10 minutes in the other direction for more food, art, and shopping options. The Salty Market (convenience store, liquor, sandwiches), Chequesett Chocolate, and Captain's Choice clam shack are a 5 minute walk down the street.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Discounts offered for multi-week stay. If reservation is cancelled by you at any time, we will attempt to re-rent the period by making it available again on-line. If period is re-rented, all reservation funds received will be refunded, less any difference between original booked rate and actual rate achieved for new reservation. If it is not re-rented, 50% of funds received will be refunded if reservation was cancelled 60 days or more prior reservations or by May 15th 2017, whichever comes first. If cancellation was less than 60 days and period is not re-rented, there will be no refund other than security deposit if received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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