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!

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286A Bradford Street, #1, Provincetown, MA

Be the first to live in 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....

3 Atlantic Avenue, Provincetown, MA

You will fall in love with this Provincetown jewel-box home in a treasured west end location. Stroll just a few short steps down idyllic Atlantic Avenue, in the historic district, to the town landing beach and harbor access. This lovely three bedroom, two bath single family was gut-renovated in '03, with further major updates in '18 including dormers, kitchen, baths, windows and doors. The home exudes Cape Cod charm from its arched front doorway to wainscoted beadboard walls. The beautiful pine floors give a warm feel to the open and inviting entry level. The kitchen with high gloss cabinetry, quartz countertops, and stainless-steel appliances is well designed, contemporary, and well suited for entertaining. The dining and living areas flow nicely, with lots of windows, bringing great natural lighting into the home. Completing the first floor is a cozy queen bedroom and well-appointed full bath with large, tiled shower and Toto toilet. The 2nd level primary bedroom suite is spacious. Suited for a king bed, the room has two large closets, a lounging area, lots of windows to view the surrounding gardens and Pilgrim Monument, as well as a deck, ideal for morning coffee. The attached bath with double vanity and tile throughout is well designed with pocket doors should you want to share it with the other bedroom on this level. The third bedroom makes for a great guest bedroom, when needed, and incorporates nicely with the primary as a home office or study. The granite courtyard, fronting on Atlantic Ave, is wonderful for outdoor entertainment; watching the comings and goings to Commercial Street; or just relaxing amongst the gardens. A partially finished basement with laundry offers lots of room for storage, and is used by the current owners, as a workout space as well. Not that you will need a car often in this prime location, but should you, an off-street parking space is yours. Combining quaintness with quality, this home truly is a PTown Charmer.

65 Bayberry Avenue, Provincetown, MA

Spacious open living areas, three sumptuous bedroom suites, and resort-style pool and grounds make 65 Bayberry the perfect home both for gathering and retreating. Perched high above the West End, this expansive cape style home maximizes the ever-changing views of the townscape and bordering nature preserve.The home's top level is airy and light, with vaulted ceilings and windows galore. This expansive space provides entertaining options both casual and formal. Here you will find a high-end kitchen with all the right ingredients. Among them are a large island with La Cornue oven and cooktop, custom cabinetry, dual dishwashers, paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, and a dumbwaiter. The lounge area off the kitchen, complete with wet bar and wine refrigerator, is ideal for sunset cocktails or morning coffee. Nearby is a spacious hexagonal dining room surrounded by windows that provides the perfect setting for dining among the treetops. Completing this floor is an inviting living room, with a gas fireplace, multiple seating areas, and a tucked-away powder room. Guests enter the home through a lovely front hall with a wide, welcoming staircase... On this level are two pristine bedroom suites. Each suite offers lounge and work areas, private baths, and generously proportioned bedrooms. In your primary suite you will enjoy a lavish bath with double vanity, heated floors, stand-alone jetted tub, dual head shower; access to a deck with outdoor shower; and walk-in closet with built-ins and wall safe. The lucky guests who stay in the other suite on this level will enjoy direct access to the pool and grounds, a large living area with a gas fireplace, and an attached work-out room with secondary access to the back. Guests on the first floor of the home will find a space that lives like its own apartment. This suite has a separate living area, its own full bathroom with another outdoor shower, along with direct pool access and a kitchenette. The grounds are stunningly beautiful and provide unparalleled privacy. The 360-degree views on the roof-top deck, spanning the Monument to the ocean, is the perfect vantage point for fireworks and sunsets. At ground level is a Gunite heated pool with waterfall features; 6-person spa; multi-level mahogany decking; outdoor wet bar with refrigerator and ice maker; granite patios and walkways; professionally designed landscaping with irrigation and lighting; outdoor showers; remote controlled awnings and lighting; propane fire pit; Wi-Fi controlled speakers; and a pergola. Spaces with these amenities for entertaining and relaxing are rare in Provincetown. Completing this luxurious property are a large 2-car garage, whole-house generator, security system, built-in sound system, central vacuum system, water softening system, and large indoor storage/workshop area. This special home is ready for the most discerning buyers.

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