Provincetown, MA —
Indian Summer

September is perhaps the best month in town as the weather is generally perfect with warm sunny days and cool nights. There are great bargains in the town shops on Commercial Street with a great array of unique shops, eateries and entertainment venues. For a sunny and warm fall weekend in Provincetown, here’s what I’d have you do.

Biking is a great way to get around town as well as exploring the national seashore. Rent a bike from P-town Bikes on Bradford Street and zip around. There are great bike trails throughout the dunes and beach forest as well. If biking isn’t your thing, walking the trails is just as much fun and a slower pace to take in the scenery. Another great activity for the mornings is a walk across the Breakwater Rock Passage to Long Point Lighthouse. It was constructed in 1911 to protect the town’s harbor from the dune’s shifting sands. It’s also added to P-town’s beauty and accessibility to the tip of the Cape.

"Along the way, if the tide has taken its ritual leave, the harbor floor can be explored, which holds abandoned rowboats, horseshoe crabs, seaweed and other ocean oddities."

The beauty of the moors and West End beaches is so quintessential New England coast. Keep walking and you will find the outermost beaches which are generally sparsely populated.

After an activity-filled day, head to Victor’s for the raw bar special from 3-5 pm. In the warm sun, it's a great place to end an afternoon and begin the evening. There’s also no better place on Provincetown Bay for relaxing with some appetizers and drinks in the afternoon than the iconic Red Inn.

"Sit on the Adirondack chairs on the deck and enjoy the coastal views and ambiance."

Afterwards, take a sunset dune tour with accompanying barbeque. Art’s Dune Tours is the only operator who can drive through the dunes, safely! He and his team provide great information on the natural surroundings as well the “dune shacks” that dot the landscape out to the ocean. They will make a bonfire and serve you a delicious barbeque dinner. They even provide the marshmallows and makings for s’mores!

Featured Listings

286 Bradford, #AU1, Provincetown, MA

Be the first to inhabit this new construction, freestanding, cottage in Provincetown's east end. On three levels, the entry floor is an open floor plan with well designed living space, 1/2 bath and kitchen/dining area. The wide European white oak flooring, throughout, gives the home a warm and inviting feel. The kitchen features quartz counters and dining island, gray shaker style counters, white tiled backsplash and GE Profile appliances. The upper level primary bedroom, with en-suite full bath and laundry, has lots of windows bringing great natural light into the room. The full baths have custom tiled showers with Porcelanosa brand materials; quartz bathroom counters with soft close drawer slides; and Restoration Hardware knobs and pulls. Providing privacy between you and your guests, the second bedroom and full bath are on the home's garden level, with an abundance of windows for good natural lighting. This level is complete with additional living area, ideal for a den, home office or more space for guests. An exclusive hardscaped patio area enclosed with a picket fence provides great outdoor entertaining options. Other amenities include.... Other amenities include: Mitsubishi 3 zone mini split HVAC; recessed LED ceiling lights throughout, cedar shingle siding; Anderson/Jeld Wen black exterior, aluminum clad wood windows; association irrigation system; 1 deeded parking space; electric car charging station; assigned and covered bike rack for two bikes. Connected to the Town sewer. Weekly rentals and pets for owners are permitted. A few finishing touches underway that include trim painting , landscaping and some punch list items. However, no rentals currently in place so if you are looking for your own PTown retreat this summer, wait no further!

17 West Vine Street, #U1, Provincetown, MA

This is one of those very special properties in Provincetown's west end - a quintessential 1800's half Cape with wood shingle roof, which has been completely remodeled, with a nod to its history and thoughtful design for today's high-quality standards. Perched upon West Vine St., the home offers views across Provincetown Bay to Long Point. Featured on the cover of Home Remodeling Magazine, the article inside titled ''Paradise Found'' certainly captures the essence of this pristine home. Custom wainscoting; gas fireplace with reclaimed wood mantle; award winning storage compartments; hand painted wall mural by local artist Liz Carney; artisan built-in banquette with floating benches; concrete countertops using Cape Cod sand; exposed wood from the original 1828 house; and creative use of color throughout set this home apart. The entry level is well laid out, with an open kitchen, dining, living area and separate first floor bathroom and bedroom, with vaulted plank wood ceiling and its own exterior entry. The stairway to the 2nd floor, with its stainless-steel cabling and two windows with views of the Pilgrim's Monument and surrounding gardens, is another thoughtful design element. The primary bedroom suite with views down West Vine and colorful sunrises will make waking up here pure joy. No need to shop for bedroom furniture. Cabinetry, platform king bed, storage drawers, bookcase and nightstands are all custom made and built-in to make ideal use of the space. Likewise, the primary bath, with its own wonderful views to the Moors, is well appointed and conveniently includes a concealed washer and dryer. Thoughtful design extends to the outside as well! A very private bluestone patio; custom built shed; outside shower; perfect front deck vantage point to view streetscape and bay below; professionally created gardens; irrigation system and a perfect patch of lawn will provide endless hours of outdoor living. Two parking spaces, Sonos sound system, weekly rental option and pets for owners provide a few additional perks really making this property "Paradise Found".

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