We have rented places for years, and a few out of the country. This is my very first review, and I could not wait to write it. We rented this place online in the spring of this year, and the communication with Mark from the start was outstanding. He was flexible, courteous and very reachable. He made us feel comfortable and like pals. We stayed in constant contact throughout the summer, and he even called our first day in the rental and emailed to make sure everything was up to par. The pictures on this page do not do this place justice (and they are great pictures!) The parking was ample, which is a big deal here and hard to come by. The location was right next to everything! We walked every day and never took our vehicles out (we had two rental vehicles with us). We walked to Commercial Street to shop, to eat, around the neighborhood and even to the Quik Shop Grocery Store!
I had my elderly parents with us, and my mother is disabled but stayed here with ease. There is a downstairs bedroom and bath/shower that requires no stairs. I also had my six year old daughter, and a few others in our parties in their 30's-40's, with a total of 9! My husband and I slept with our young daughter in our bed, but there is actually room for more! There are couches that are just as comfortable and could sleep more if need be, and one of our guests who enjoyed the weather so much actually slept on the porch one night.
This house is loved, and you can feel it as soon as you walk in the door. There is local artwork all around the house (Mark buys one piece a year for the house). The kitchen was stocked better than my own home, with spices, olive oil, utensils and pots and pans! Even fresh butter! The kitchen has a great gas stove, and is so cute. Even has the large ranch style sink that fits perfect with the style, and stained glass in many windows so the sun shines in through colors! The cabinets are all newer. The washer and dryer are the top of its line (as you will see with everything in this house, from the iron to the toaster!) The living room has a working fireplace, with a wonderful couch that seats many.
We never once felt crowded, you have so many places to sit and chat, or read or have drink! The porch was our favorite for coffee in the morning, the picture shows one couch but it now has two matching chairs, and tons of comfy pillows and blankets if you get a chill. The aroma coming from the yard just permeates your soul out here. From here you can move to the back yard where you can sit on the back porch with the Adirondack chairs, or into the yard with the two hammocks! (We spent so much time in these!) Or the table and chairs off to the side to eat. See, we never once felt crowded!
The rooms upstairs are smaller, but perfect! You can fit your suitcases easily in them and plenty of closet and drawer space in each room to unpack. There is a fold out bed in one of these rooms, and a little room in between all three bedrooms with a wonderful couch for sitting. The bathroom upstairs has an antique tub that is priceless. A great walk in shower, and so much light from the windows you never need artificial light. The bathroom had everything from itch cream for bug bites, to band aids. Each piece of antique furniture fits with each other, you feel as if you are stepping back in time, with infinite (nice!!) hot water for showers (we all took a shower back to back and never ran out!) and a very nice coffee maker! The linens and towels were too many to count! There was wood, beach supplies, lawn chairs....just copious amount of things that you may not think to travel with.
The aesthetics of this home is what captured my heart. It is enchanting and really gives you the quintessential Provincetown stay. The sense of community in this town is strong, a smile on every single shop owner and server we encountered. I am a shy person, and felt very welcomed and the warmth! Once again, this show more show less