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

1 Creek Rnd Hill Road, Provincetown, MA

Enjoy the ever changing views of the Moors, one of Provincetown's most endearing natural resources, from almost every room of this lovely home. The tidal cycle, the changing hue of the sea grass and various water activities will captivate you. The entry level is spacious with an open concept design ideal for entertaining. The kitchen, fully renovated in 2016, was designed as a gathering space and is a cook's delight. The living area, with a gas fireplace as its focal point, is surrounded by windows to take-in the abundant natural lighting and views. The dining space and kitchen both have large sliders leading to the expansive patios and deck areas to enjoy outdoor living at its best - an outdoor dining area, 6-person hot tub, lounging space, gas fire pit and more of those fabulous views! A wonderful 2nd floor sitting area, with oversized windows looking out to the Moors, Long Point Lighthouse and the ocean beyond, connects to the 3 bedrooms. All the bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting. The two larger rooms have great views, and the primary has its own deck and en-suite bath. The attached garage is currently used as additional seasonal living space. On two levels the bonus area has a full bath, living/dining area, finished home-office space with views to the beach, and breakfast bar. If so desired , the first level could be converted back to an oversized two-car garage. Having lived here for the last 16 years I can truly say this a magical spot in every season for so many reasons. The property is listed by the broker owner.

378 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

This architectural gem, in the heart of Provincetown's gallery district, would make a fabulous re-imaged residence. Set back from the street, with a large front deck and beautiful gardens this property could be your magical Ptown retreat. Run as a traditional guesthouse for decades the home offers 12 bed rooms, comfortable common spaces, and on-site parking. The layout is well suited for expansive living/dining areas on the entry level, as well as, both primary and guest bedrooms. The upper floors would make a great combination of bedrooms and living spaces to take in the views of Commercial Street and Provincetown Bay. Several bed rooms are oversized with seating areas, some have views of the bay, monument or townscape and there are 6 rooms with gas fireplaces. The kitchen has been fully renovated for your culinary creations. The living room, with oversized windows and doors, leads to a large deck and is ideal for enjoy morning coffee, a lazy afternoon or an evening cocktail. There is also a great opportunity to create a residence with separate income producing guest areas. Lots of creative options for this stand-out property on Provincetown's world-renowned Commercial Street!

30 Alden Street, #U2, Provincetown, MA

There's a lot to love about this home centrally located in Provincetown. Offering 3 levels of living space, this 2 bedroom / 2.5 bath condominium is tucked away in a lovely private location, but yet, is just a few minutes to the heart of downtown. You will find 2 nicely sized bedrooms on the entry floor with a tub bath between them. The 1st bedroom has great natural lighting with 2 windows at the front of the home. The primary bedroom is at the back with a wonderful enclosed porch attached. This will be one of your favorite spots in the house! Surrounded by windows it's a great place to relax, starting your day with morning coffee or ending it with an evening cocktail. The upper floor, has a tree house feel with vaulted ceilings, skylight, and lots of windows to enjoy the surrounding greenery. An open floor plan includes an elegant kitchen featuring mahogany cabinets with rich dark granite countertops, dining area, half bath and living room with a gas fireplace as it's focal point. For outside entertaining there's a large deck off the kitchen as well. A bonus garden level den with gas fireplace, a shower bath and laundry room provided added space for you and your guests to enjoy.

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