Provincetown, MA —
Escape to the Cape

After finally washing ashore for year round living 20 years ago, I am pleased to be a part of this very special community on the tip of Cape Cod. Here's a few of my favorite places and things to do in Provincetown that one might explore during your Escape to the Cape!

There's many lovely places for higher end evening dining in town, so let me highlight a few daytime hot spots. Start your day with a great local diner breakfast at Chach. The french toast is amazing; there is not even a need for syrup - it’s that good! Headed to the beach afterwards? Grab one of the best sandwiches on the Cape at Farland, the East End Market, Angel Foods, or Pop+Dutch ... all local favorites! My new favorite spot for lighter dinner fare and top notch cocktails is the Strangers and Saints establishment which opened this summer. The Mediterranean style menu couldn't be fresher and the owners and staff are a complete delight!

"If your sea legs are in order, try one of our many fishing charters..."

My top of the list favorite #RaveisEscapes are on the harbor. Flyer's Boat Yard rents all types of watercrafts and runs a regular shuttle out to Long Point, the very tip of Cape Cod. Also, the schooners Hindu and Bay Lady have daytime and evening departures where you can bring your friends and family along with your coolers to enjoy a sail on the bay. If your sea legs are in order, try one of our many fishing charters or venture out to Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary on one of many whale watch boats.

However, if you prefer two feet on the ground, consider a walk or Art's Dune Tour out to the Dune Shacks on the backside of the National Seashore. It’s a longer hard-surface hike on the Fire Road out to Hatches Harbor, or a quick easy stroll around the trails at Beech Forest. Or, maybe you are a gardener? Be sure to take in the many gardens along Commercial Street in the West and East Ends of town or visit Garden Renovations Nursery for a local sampling of plants in a serene little haven on the way to Race Point Light.

"Plan your #RaveisEscape in Provincetown soon!"

If you need more physical activity in your #RaveisEscape there are miles of bike trails in the Province-lands, morning workout boot camps, yoga classes and our own public Provincetown Tennis Club featuring clinics, lessons and regular tournament socials. Finally, you might want to plan for the summer Friday night gallery openings, our annual August Carnival Week & Parade, Halloween, or our spectacular July 4th fireworks (always on the 4th of July). Looking for a quieter time and less crowds? There's still plenty to do in the spring and fall shoulder seasons and over the December holidays and New Years.

Featured Listings

64 Race Point Road, Provincetown, MA

Welcome to the secret hide-a-way at 64 Race Point Road: A short way from the hustle and bustle of Commercial Street, this special offering has glorious privacy and easy access to the beaches, bike trails and nature walks. The residence was built with the fine craftsmanship of Truro contractor John Rice in 2005, along with the creative input of the current owners. The amenities are numerous; starting with 2454 sf of luxury space, 4bdrms and 3 full baths, a generous wrap-around 340sf porch for entertaining, a large 2-car garage with additional 3-4 car parking outside, and a lovely perennial garden... all tucked in up a long driveway behind a row of tall Leyland Cypress trees, sited on a little over a quarter acre lot abutting conservation land.The outdoor shaded porch includes ceiling fans and a solid long- lasting concrete foundation. This is easily the best place to spend many summer hours relaxing in the shade with a comfortable breeze, bird watching, reading, and sharing beverages and meals with family and friends. The backyard leads up a little sandy slope into the pine forest conservation land. The owners have kept it undeveloped as natural landscape...(cont.) The two first floor bedrooms each have a full bath. Currently one is used as a den/office with an entrance out to the porch. The master bedroom is on the other side of the first floor with an ensuite jacuzzi bath. The first floor laundry room has been soundproofed so as not to carry noise into the open kitchen-living space just outside the room. The kitchen has stainless appliances with propane cooking and the many cabinets are all designed as space saving pull outs for convenience. There is plenty of counter space for the chefs in the family and table seating for casual meals. In addition, there is an attractive dining room just off the kitchen for more formal occasions. The living room area in this open floor plan is perfectly placed to allow conversation with guests from the kitchen and dining areas.

36 Bakers Pond Road, Orleans, MA

This exceptional property offers a variety of possibilities for all Buyers in the current market. Use the 2-family layout of this property as two distinct living spaces (2bd/1b each) for both your own home and with rental income or family visitors/guests next door... or occupy the whole property with 4bdrms/2b...or consider this as an investment property with rental or possible home occupation of the spacious barn and paddocks for your business. Many attractive interior features such as a whole house generator, cathedral ceilings, updated kitchens, an attractive living room fireplace with repurposed brick wall from former Cape Cod Coast Guard Station, gas heating/cooling, plenty of attic storage, etc. Exterior features include expansive decks, patio space, lovely landscaping and gardens, a large wide drive way space ... all on a good sized lot just over 40,000sf. Enjoy a lovely neighborhood with access to swimable Baker's Pond (.3mi) as well as Nickerson State Park with many ponds and hiking paths. Skaket Beach (2mi), Nauset Beach (4.2mi) and Rock Harbor (2.4mi) are close-by too. Easy to show with 24 hour appointment window.

424 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

Located in the historic East End Gallery District, this multi-use residential property has been home to many local artists throughout the years. The first floor was home to the Albert Merola Gallery, one of the finest galleries in Provincetown for decades. The second floor boasts a wide open living and kitchen space, with a lovely artist crafted bedroom and full bath. The loft space on the third floor also serves as a bedroom or studio space, surrounded by windows, awash in light and a bay view, off of which is a newly renovated roof deck to enjoy all of the hustle and bustle of Commercial Street, and the many annual Provincetown parades and fireworks. The full basement beneath the house has ample dry space for storage, a full laundry area and plenty of additional studio space.This location on Commercial Street does not sit in an active flood zone.For more history on this building, please visit David Dunlap's book, Building Provincetown.

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