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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, spanish

Magnificent Light-Filled Studio

1 Review
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cape Cod Barn Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Loft, atop a sand dune. Cape light from 4 directions.

A glorious, magical, historic space. Preserved in beautiful condition, but with a new kitchen and bathroom, new roof, washer/dryer, and simply but comfortably furnished. The barn is the birthplace of the Provincetown art colony. It was built in 1907 and used by Charles Hawthorne as a teaching studio. Very little has been changed! The main feature of the space is beautiful light from 4 sides, with the main, glorious north facade essentially a bank of windows.

The history is wonderful. Be sure to visit the web link at the bottom of this page, which describes much about Charles Hawthorne and the rich artistic history of the barn and the property.

We finished the restoration of the barn in the spring of 2013. The only real structural change we made was to add two interior bedrooms (both with windows on all sides) under the loft structure. We rehabilitated the infrastructure, reglazed the windows, etc etc. It now sleeps 4 in the two modest interior bedrooms (and also light-filled, each outfitted with a queen-sized bed and curtains) , plus a lounge area, including a double bed, in the loft.

The renovation involves new appliances, a new shower (opens up to the outside), new lighting, a new path to the barn, new electricity and plumbing. The barn itself is 30' X 40', and has a loft/mezzanine accessible by ladder as well as a small kitchen/bathroom addition originally built we-don't-know-when.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Owner

Take a look at our story on the companion property (home away # 305010)

Owner purchased this barn in 2012

Why Owner chose Cape Cod

We bought it so that we could reunite the Hawthorne barn with the house -- both are on the National Register of Historic Places together. It's our pledge to maintain and cherish the barn as long as we own it.

What makes this barn unique

Everything about this place is unique. Nothing else like it in Provincetown, or anywhere else.


1 traveler review

Magnificent Light-Filled Studio
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Magical week

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to write a review because I want this place to be a secret so I can come back every year without any competition. The barn is magical. You feel it's bohemian, artistic past the minute you walk in. It's decorated beautifully and is not a fussy or tacky beach decor that so many are. My friends and I cooked big family-style dinners, drank wine, laughed, and made art here. It's perfect gathering place. We saw rabbits, foxes, and turtles in the dunes and sat under the stars on the deck at night. The barn is good for the soul. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Provincetown Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 14 - June 18 4 nights
Jun 14 2016 - Jun 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 14 2016 - Jul 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 3 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Please note that we are not ready yet to set the schedule for summer 2015. If you are interested in the barn, please email, and we'll get back to you when we know the availability -- which will probably be around the first of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Cape Cod Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is part of an addition to the barn that's been around for awhile, but not from 1907. There's a new shower, which is covered but airy and opens to the outside.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedrooms on the main floor. Ladder to loft which has a double bed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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