I am a Yankee dispatched for personal reasons for Texas. I spend as much time as I can on the Cape, grew up spending summers in this very house, and am happy to share it with visitors -- whether they are first-timers or old-timers. We get back each summer, but August is a time for my wife and child to deal with school matters, so that leaves us with a house for you.
What is special about this property?
The house which sits on a quiet wooded hill top overlooking the waters of the Atlantic -- keep your eyes peeled for whales breaching in the distance -- belonged to my late mother, a wonderful artist and intrepid fan of flea markets worldwide. Now the house belongs to my brother and I, and we like to make it clear that this is no ordinary cottage. Built 60 years ago, it contains not just a lot of family history but also a fair amount of my mother's inventory of mid-century collectibles. We are undergoing some routine maintenance these days to improve the condition of this old home, but as they say in the real-estate game it's all about LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION and we have that in spades. Longnook Beach is one of the most spectacular not just on Cape Cod but in the world, and we have easy access -- a 15-minute walk down a long driveway gets you to the top of the famous Truro dunes and the sandy shores of the Atlantic. A five minute drive gets you to the lovely, swimmable family-friendly beaches of Cape Cod Bay. Trust me, whatever your taste, the surroundings are just paradise.
What is special about your town?
The house is a few minutes drive from Truro's small town center which has summer concerts near the quiet Pamet River. The town boasts a Post Office, the local Mac's Seafood shop, and grocery and sundries at Jam's. However, there is no shortage of access to more active communities, as both historic Wellfleet and happening Provincetown (very LGBT friendly) are a buzz during the summer with theater and cabaret, concerts, seasonal and year-round restaurants highlighting the community's farming heritage. Really, it's the beach that keeps us entertained about 90 percent of the time, but such amenities are within easy reach.