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Waterviews from all floors. Secluded, luxury. 2 blks to the bay. Walk to town

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Provincetown House Rental Photos and Description

Recently built hilltop, three bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home. Sleeps 8+

Offering rare privacy, 'Farfalla Hill' is located on 5 acres of woodland in the East End of Provincetown at the edge of the Gallery District. Magnificent views of Cape Cod Bay are easily seen from both floors of this house.

Set back from Bradford St. on a private drive, you'll still only be 2 short blocks from the bay, a 2 minute walk to the Provincetown Theater, a 5 minute walk to the gallery district and East End restaurants, and a 10-15 minute walk (or quick bike ride) to town center.

This home was recently designed and built by the owner, a furniture-maker and sculptor. Traditional architectural detailing, stonework, and woodwork create an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. As you enter through the custom tiled foyer, a wide stairway immediately invites you up to a large open room on the 2nd floor. Massive wood trusses support a cathedral ceiling lending a lodge-like character to the open-plan living, dining, and kitchen areas. Beautiful views of Cape Cod Bay, framed by grand oak trees are seen to the South. The 18 windows in this room open to the prevailing breezes that come in over the water.

A large rustic stone fireplace, exposed wooden roof beams, and a 5'-6' grand piano grace the living area. The generous gourmet kitchen has stone counter tops and modern appliances. The dining area seats 8-10. A large deck offers even more expansive bay views.

Three bedrooms are on the first floor level and include a master suite with attached large custom tiled bathroom and walk-in dressing area. Doors from each of the bedrooms lead out to the deck that surrounds the outside the first floor level. An outdoor shower is tucked into the corner next to the stone chimney.

The laundry room, also on the first floor, has a full size washer and dryer.

Parking for four to five cars.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rick Wrigley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2016
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About Rick Wrigley

I live and work right near Farfalla Hill. Since I am local, I deal with guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. I try to be responsive to all of my renters needs. The house is fully furnished and has all the amenities of home!

Rick Wrigley purchased this house in 2005

Why Rick Wrigley chose Cape Cod

I purchased this 5 acre parcel of land in 1995 and have designed and built 4 custom houses here. My experience as a furniture designer/maker has enabled me give special attention to the finishes and detailing of the houses. There is a three house compound at the bottom of the hill. See HomeAway 178210, 178211, and 129971 for details. 'Farfalla Hill' is located a few hundred feet away at the top of the hill.

What makes this house unique

Rare privacy in Provincetown. Yet close to all of the action in town.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Waterviews from all floors. Secluded, luxury. 2 blks to the bay. Walk to town
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Outstanding property, great location and host

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the best in Provincetown, and I almost hate sharing good news about it. The house is stunning- meticulously designed, well furnished, and located on a quiet hill in the East End. The pictures don't do it justice. The owner is one of the nicest people you will meet- very easy to work with before and during the rental period, and genuinely interested in you enjoying the property. A truly wonderful experience all around.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The home and surroundings are beautifully done and spacious. Everything we needed was provided and of exceptional quality. The quiet serene location close to town was ideal. Rick was an excellent, amicable host. Farfalla was the perfect vacation spot and since it was he first time I rented a home, I felt we hit the jackpot!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special and unique

  • 5 of 5

Felt really blessed to stay at Farfalla Hill this past 4th of July. It's clear the house is a labor of love - it's impeccably designed, has a minimalist quality with just the right level of detail. I loved discovering the books, unique objects, and furniture items that Rick has collected or made over the years. The house also has all the comforts you could want - great beds, strong AC, a rain shower and outdoor shower, grill, etc. It's truly a special place. Rick and Barb were really friendly and easy to communicate with - can't wait to stay again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, Spacious, and Luxurious

  • 5 of 5

This house was the only property I've ever rented that was better in person than in the photos. Perched on a hill in the East end, the house is both conveniently located (easy walk to town and bay beach and East End marketplace) and totally removed from the chaos and noise of Commercial Street. The design of the home is inspired and practical-- high ceilings, open floor plan, lots of outdoor spaces, immaculate kitchen. The master bathroom has a gorgeous rain shower. The aesthetic details throughout the house are sophisticated and elevating, and yet, it is a vacation home that truly makes you feel at ease and relaxed. On top of all this, Rick is the best host-- he answered texts immediately, often showed up to answer questions in person, and installed a baby gate for our toddler before we even arrived. This is above and beyond any experience we have had with a dozen vacation rentals. We are already booking for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

A group of five of us stayed here for Carnival, and we totally loved it. The living room and kitchen are all part of one big, open room that is great for hanging out. The deck has awesome views and is perfect for grilling. Rick, the owner, was very responsive to our questions. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brandon... 'Was great having you and your group stay at Farfalla Hill!
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Amazing house !

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house is beautiful and comfortable. Rick is a great host, responding quickly to our inquiries. Being walking distance to P-town was a great, especially for our teenagers. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Sandra. I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation here. It was a delight having you and your family stay at Farfalla Hill!
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Nearest Airport
3.1 Miles
Provincetown Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
225 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
MacMillan Wharf
Nearest Golf
7.4 Miles
Highland Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
225 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Cape Cod Bay
Car: not necessary

From the Chamber of Commerce Website:

Located at the very tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown has a life uniquely its own, steeped in history dating back and beyond the Pilgrims’ First Landing in 1620 and the Mayflower Compact, but alive today with a cosmopolitan community renowned internationally for its diversity and cultural sophistication.

In spite of almost 300 years of community life, Provincetown still looks and feels like a remote fishing village in a deep-water harbor. Once one of the most productive whaling and fishing ports on the East Coast, today it is homeport to the whale watching fleet closest to Stellwagan National Marine Sanctuary.

Families today come in all shapes and sizes, be it traditional families, single-parented families, adoptive families or families with same sex parents. Provincetown nurtures and welcomes all families by offering a plethora of unique activities for families to enjoy together.

Almost three-quarters of Provincetown is preserved in its wilderness state as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. The Park provides visitors access to magnificent ocean beaches, nature bike trails and exhibits.

Provincetown is also the Cape’s pre-eminent destination for gay and lesbian visitors and residents, proud of its long heritage of a fully open and integrated way of life. Carnival week in August is one of Provincetown’s biggest events. Come join the Parade!

Although Provincetown is a regional public transportation hub with fast ferry, bus and air service from Boston and frequent local shuttle service, it is first and foremost a walking town. Come see!


Rates & Availability

Provincetown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Week of June 24th
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week of July 1
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Bear Week
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week of July 15
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week of 7/22
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Family Week
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week of August 5
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week of August 19
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week of August 26
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150

For reservations made prior to January 1, a first payment of $1500 will secure your reservation. The balance is due in two equal payments -- the second on January 1, and the third, 60 days prior to your arrival.

Please print, review, sign and send us the rental agreement (PDFs are fine). Pets must be pre-approved by the owner. Rates are subject to change until the rental agreement is countersigned by the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Provincetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2375 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shared bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has doors from the entrance foyer and the Northwest bedroom.
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Views of the bay while you shower.
    Upstairs half - bathroom - Off of the living area near the piano
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , On the first floor deck -- accessible from all bedrooms.
  • Bathrooms feature custom mosaic tiled floors and premium fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Northwest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Northeast Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom sleeps four. The sleep sofa is comfortable.
  • All bedrooms are on the first floor. All have ceiling fans and air conditioning. The master bedroom suite is on the first floor facing South with views of the bay. A door leads out to a covered deck and outdoor shower. The Northwest Bedroom has an exposed beam cathedral ceiling.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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