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Michael Mills

Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

The Ultimate Beach House & Provincetown Center - Pet Friendly

18 Reviews
People12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Cape Cod - The Sandpiper - Main Floor

3 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 6 people

Accept no compromises! Enjoy your vacation within Provincetown's finest beachside residence. Comprising the entire MAIN FLOOR of Provincetown's landmark Sandpiper Beach House, this exceptionally fine home uniquely combines spectacular waterside views, an unbeatable location in the center of town (on Commercial St at Winthrop), and privacy and luxury throughout. Inside the beautiful period details of this grand residence showcase all-encompassing water views from the master bedroom, living area, dining room and eat-in kitchen. Three spacious bedrooms, each with their own queen-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, 175 channels of individually controlled DirecTV and VCR, ensure luxurious comfort. The living area contains 3 down-filled sofas (including a queen sleeper) and a separate entertainment system with DirecTV, TiVo, VCR, DVD and Stereo/CD. A wireless LAN provides 2Mb high speed Internet coverage throughout the home.

Outside, French doors open from the living, dining and master bedrooms onto one of the largest private decks in Lower Cape Cod. The deck is not shared with anyone else. Enjoy some of Provincetown's best water views while relaxing on a teak sun loungers, grilling steaks on the gas barbeque or dining alfresco.

Without prejudice to the above, many guests find that that the best feature is the property's front porch, a long and gracious affair overlooking Commercial Street -- a great spot for making new friends-- and the water-side deck. The ultimate partnership of public and private in one amazing home!

The property has 2 exclusive use parking spaces.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Michael Mills (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French

About Michael Mills

We were in Provincetown for Carnival in 2004 and visited some friends who were staying at what is now our home. We absolutely fell in love with it! After almost a year of coaxing, we persuaded the former owners to sell it to us. We now realise in hindsight how incredibly fortunate we were to have purchased an incredibly special property such as this. It is truly magical! :-)

Michael Mills purchased this condo in 2004

Why Michael Mills chose Cape Cod

There is quite simply no other property available for rent in Provincetown that compares to this one. It is both on the beach and located in the middle of town. You can immerse yourself into what is going on in town just by sitting on the front porch. Or you can enjoy quiet solitude on the expansive and private rear deck. Our home adjusts to whatever type of vacation you want!

What makes this condo unique

After purchasing our home, we restored many of its original architectural features from 1898. Most of the furniture we brought over from our home in England. Guests tell us that this is quite simply the most luxurious place you can stay in Provincetown.

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

The Ultimate Beach House & Provincetown Center - Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sandpiper in November of 2006 and it was extraordinary. It has beautiful and comfortable rooms and a well equipped kitchen with a spectacular view of the rising sun. Then, of course, there is the huge deck. There were four of us and it was a perfect place to enjoy Provincetown. Brad and Michael were also attentive in terms of making sure everything was perfect. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Property

  • 4 of 5

Exactly as shown in photos. Furnishings are nice, bright and open air feeling. Great location! The house is walking distance to food, coffee, shopping, and the fast ferry into Boston (90 minute ride to the city). Beautiful Ocean views from the den, kitchen, dining room and the back bedroom. Wonderful deck for quite mornings and plenty of rocking chairs on the front porch after the sun goes down. The owners are super nice and very easy to work with. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

Wonderful New Year's Stay in PTown

  • 5 of 5

This property is pretty incredible. Everything you could want plus an amazing view and a comfortable, cozy place. It was perfect for the 5 of us and we never felt on top of one another. The kitchen and dining areas were perfect, especially for large meals! We had one of the best vacation experiences I can remember!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Brad and Michael know how to showcase their amazing property.

From the fine linens and towels to the wonderful décor - The Sandpiper Beach House is in a class all by itself.

Everything about the house is wonderful including the great people that care for it between guests. If you were to every need anything they are right there to handle your request.

It is also a treat to cook your favorite meals and enjoy them on the deck with all the great outdoor furniture. umbrellas and lounge chairs. Enjoy the view from both the back deck and the front porch. - Just wonderful

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grapevine(Dallas), TX
5

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I rented the first floor of the Sandpiper with two straight friends who were celebrating their 30th anniversary. (Amateurs - we have 33). I'd stayed at this place in 1975 when it was a rooming house. WOW! What a change! Elegance throughout. The sliding pocket doors of Victorian vintage, the unique antique pieces strategically placed to revive the old sea captain's home feel, made this home-away-from-home one of the most relaxing vacations we've had - and we are in the travel industry. (No, this was not a comp!)

The comfortable beds, the Irish linens, the Cape Cod scented soaps were appreciated details. And, of course, the NY Times delivered to the door every morning to enjoy with that steaming cup of coffee was great.

The views of sunrises and sunsets, clam diggers wading past in the surf, the cries of gulls and other birds were enhanced by the warmth of "our" home. (I never had the feeling that this was someone else's home.)

Since it was off-season (November 1-8, 2008) the town was quiet. But there were still a lot of shops open - and number of great sales. Some wonderful restaurants were packed nightly requiring reservations - and Spiritus Pizza, after all these years, was still serving some of the best Pizza you'll ever eat. They even had an Obama special after the election - Hawaiian style.

We brought a couple cases of fine wines from our own collection with us (though there are several wine shops in P-Town) and we cooked many meals at the house. Even though it was November, we enjoyed several lunches on the deck overlooking the bay.

We went to Wellfleet and found what was probably the last lobster pound open for the season and we bought four 2.5 pound lobsters that we devoured back at the house.

We visited local lighthouses, beaches, commercial piers and art galleries. The winery in Truro is definitely worth a visit.

Now, I can't get "Old Cape Cod" out of my mind.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jersey City, NJ
5

Can't wait to return for another perfect get-away!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous home that we adopted for a week! We promptly emailed Brad and Michael and informed them that we were never leaving! Truly perfection - absolutely lovely decor, but still so invitiing, comfortable and livable. Such thoughtful attention to detail. Even our elderly dog made himself right at home on the front porch and became a fixture for passers-by.

The location of the home is absolutely perfect and central to everything. We so enjoyed watching the world go by from the front porch ... and being able to escape to the deck for peace, tranquility and breath taking views of the sea.

Brad and Michael are extremely gracious and conscientious hosts. Incredibly responsive and attentive to any and all calls/emails/inquiries. We are only disappointed to not know them in-person!

We sincerely hope to make Provincetown an annual Fall get-away, and would never consider staying anywhere but the Sandpiper! I am quite certain that any other place - no matter how well appointed - would fall far short of the experience we enjoyed at the Sandpiper.

Congratulations to Brad and Michael for creating such a lovely home ... and many thanks for sharing it with others!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Provincetown Airport
Nearest Barpub
Boat Slip
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
MacMillan Wharf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
numerous and varied-- all within walking distance
Nearest Beach
We located on a section of private beach!
Car: not necessary

The property is located both on the beach and in the center of America's best street scene (Commercial Street), so the possibilities are endless. Choose from lounging waterside on your private 1,000 square foot deck (not shared with anyone) or meeting new friends as you relax on what guests call 'Provincetown's best front porch'.

With Spiritus Pizza (the social center of town) 90 seconds east and The Provincetown General Store only 90 seconds west, you are truly close to every major attraction Provincetown has to offer. Whether you prefer relaxing privately or being close to the action, there is no better location.

Other Activities: whale watching, bike trails, kayaking, boating, sightseeing, gyms, museums, massage, dune tours, shopping, theater, nightlife

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Provincetown, Cape Cod

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
2 Jul 2016 - 12 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£7,561
for 7 nights
£7,561
 
 
Carnival
13 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£9,089
for 7 nights
£9,089
 
 
Summer
20 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£7,561
for 7 nights
£7,561
 
 
Labor Day
3 Sep 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£6,034
for 7 nights
£6,034
 
 
Shoulder
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,742
for 7 nights
£3,742
 
 
Late September
17 Sep 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,979
for 7 nights
£2,979
 
 
Late Shoulder
24 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,979
for 7 nights
£2,979
 
 
Mid Shoulder
22 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£1,031
for 3 nights
From
£344
From
£573
Fri,Sat
£2,215
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,597
for 7 nights
£2,597
 
 
Winter
26 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£916
for 3 nights
From
£305
From
£382
Fri,Sat
£1,489
 
 
Holiday
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,215
for 7 nights
£2,215
 
 
Winter
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£916
for 3 nights
From
£305
From
£382
Fri,Sat
£1,489
 
 
Spring
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,215
for 7 nights
£2,215
 
 
Memorial Day Week
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,742
for 7 nights
£3,742
 
 
Low Shoulder
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,742
for 7 nights
£3,742
 
 
Mid Shoulder
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,506
for 7 nights
£4,506
 
 
High Shoulder
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,270
for 7 nights
£5,270
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£7,561
for 7 nights
£7,561
 
 
Carnival
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£9,089
for 7 nights
£9,089
 
 
Summer
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£7,561
for 7 nights
£7,561
 
 
Labor Day
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£6,034
for 7 nights
£6,034
 
 
Early Shoulder
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,742
for 7 nights
£3,742
 
 
Late Shoulder 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,979
for 7 nights
£2,979
 
 
Autumn Rates
21 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,031
for 3 nights
From
£344
From
£573
Fri,Sat
£2,215
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,215
for 7 nights
£2,215
 
 
Off Season
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£916
for 3 nights
From
£305
From
£382
Fri,Sat
£1,489
 
 
Holiday
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,215
for 7 nights
£2,215
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£916
for 3 nights
From
£305
From
£382
Fri,Sat
£1,489
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,031
for 3 nights
From
£344
From
£573
Fri,Sat
£2,215
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £115
Refundable Damage Deposit £764

A separate, executed lease agreement provided by owner is required in additional to any requirements of HomeAway. Contact owner for complete details.

Rentals are only from Saturday until Saturday except during the Winter and Low Shoulder seasons.

Refunds (less a 10% admin fee and any difference in rental achieved) will be made if the property is re-rented for the period booked.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Cape Cod in Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Egyptian cotton towels and amenities from Molton Brown ensure your comfort.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Beachside Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite bath
    Front Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite bath
    West Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite bath
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Each bedroom has 100% Irish linen sheets and its own, individually switched DirectTV with all available premium movie channels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Other amenities: 3 dedicated parking spaces; direct beach access; 1000 sq ft private deck overlooking the water; large Weber propane barbecue; long front porch and rockers overlooking Commercial St; 2MB broadband Internet access with wireless LAN. We extend a warm welcome to dogs (vetted individually) as well as people!

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