Seven of us, two couples, two children and a babysitter, fit easily here. The kitchen had everything needed; we never had to go out for a meal. (As a bonus, it's far more charming than the picture.) The beds were comfortable; the living room was perfect for everyone to be in at once, for afternoon naps and after-dinner hanging out. (The curtains flutter when the wind picks up; there are wonderful paintings--I was never able to pick a favorite because it kept changing as the light swept through.)
The location is the star of the show. It's maybe 15 minutes through summer traffic to Provincetown, but you'd never know it. Apart from the owners, who were friendly and available to answer questions but extremely careful of our privacy, we couldn't see other people from the house. Distant ocean, a huge bowl of sky overhead, birds, wind-stunted trees, constantly changing weather and light. We tended to sit outdoors and stare off into the distance. Cups of coffee, glasses of wine, half-finished books had to compete with the view.
The nearby beach is a short walk down a dirt road, and we saw more seals than people there. A great place to walk.
If your idea of heaven is a weekend in a modern hotel in the city, this isn't your speed. If salt breezes, hosing sand off your feet, slamming screen doors, card games and books spell summer to you, if you think you might enjoy staying in a home that's clearly been well-loved for a long time by interesting people, this spot is dead flat perfect.
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