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Magnificent Light-Filled Studio

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

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Provincetown Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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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: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2017

About Owner

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

Owner purchased this barn in 2012

Why Owner chose Provincetown

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.


Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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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