For the past six years I and my partner and occasional family and friend guests have enjoyed the lovely setting and welcoming hospitality of Irene Lipton and Phil Smith's house on Shore Road in North Truro. The house itself is perfect for a couple or small family, or 2 couples, with 3 full bedrooms, 2 full baths plus outdoor shower, a marvelously well equipped kitchen, and a delightful back yard resplendent with tall trees and nice plantings. We like to cook and have really enjoyed the kitchen's culinary amenities, the gas grill and picnic table in the back, and the full dining room looking onto the garden. The house is situated just up the hill from the very convenient Salty Market/wine store, cafe, post office, and best chocolate shop in the area. It's a 10-minute walk to the bay beach and a 5-minute drive or bike ride to the océan and around 12 mins. to drive to Provincetown (20 minutes by bike along the beautiful bay). The house is also just a few minutes' walk from the Truro Library, which has a terrific collection of children's books and videos, computers, and a grand piano I've greatly appreciated being able to use. Of course, the house itself has quite reliable wi-fi, but it's nice to have the library nearby for printing documents, reading the latest papers or magazines, and for the very interesting lectures and other public events its staff organizes (lots for kids, including story time and terrific hands-on nature activities). The library also has a great outdoor playground that my grandchildren really enjoyed. Most of all, Irene and Phil are the landlords from heaven. Not only are they both working artists, so the house is filled with their beautiful work as well as tons of books; but also they are warm and delightful people - really friends. Staying in their house one has the benefit of privacy while at the same time, since they spend the summer months in a smaller house down the hill from the main house, they are always around if you have a problem or a question and tremendously accommodating to their guests' needs. I feel so fortunate to have found this house and hope to return many times.