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Private, Tranquil Getaway In Cape Cod National Seashore

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy This 2br/2ba Private Retreat In The Cape Cod National Seashore

Welcome to Rose Hill, a charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath house with reclaimed old wood beams, breezy porches, and complete privacy on the top of a hill in the Cape Cod National Seashore.

This relaxing, quiet retreat in a large clearing surrounded by trees has all the amenities you might need for a wonderful vacation on the cape. Song birds are everywhere on the 4-acre property! The house itself has one queen bed in the master bedroom, and two twin beds in the guest bedroom, all with expansive views overlooking the forest.

The house also has high speed satellite internet and high definition TV, as well as all the other amenities you would expect, such as a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove, gas BBQ, and outdoor shower!

Guests have access to Bay beaches (15 min walk or 2 min. drive) and ocean beaches (5 min drive), as well as all the woods, trails, and kettle ponds throughout the Cape Cod National Seashore. 12 minute drive to Province town or 5 min to Wellfleet.

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Brad Brewster
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Brad Brewster

I'm an urban planner and an architectural historian who lives and works in San Francisco, but I designed this house for my parents on their property on the cape. We have spent many wonderful summers here, and have lovingly maintained this family summer home.

Brad Brewster purchased this house in 1990

Why Brad Brewster chose Truro

This property has been in the family since the 1880s, but was never developed until 1990, when this custom house was built in the form of a traditional salt-box with post-and-beam construction methods using reclaimed timbers and local stones. It has been a special place for our family, and I hope it can be for yours too!

What makes this house unique

The complete privacy, lovely scented breezes from the front porch, views of the forest, song birds, and sunsets make this a special place. After a day at the beach or the ponds, it's great to rinse off in the outdoor shower. After a week at Rose Hill, you will feel completely relaxed and at one with nature.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Truro in Cape Cod

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , outdoor shower
  • The Main bathroom upstairs is quite large, and has a shower, sink, toilet, cabinetry, dressing table, and a skylight above. There is a half-bath downstairs off the living room with a toilet and sink. Also check out the outdoor shower - very private!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a comfy queen size mattress, views from the bed of the forest below, and a TV with satellite reception. The second bedroom has two twin beds, views over the forest, and direct access to the outdoor porch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Private, Tranquil Getaway In Cape Cod National Seashore
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Boyds, MD

Fantastic Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This was the 4th year that my husband and I have rented this house for a week. We enjoy the seclusion, the birds, and being surrounded by trees, for leisurely mornings to paint or read. The house itself is attractive, open, and spacious with upper and lower porches. Being close to Ryder's beach on the bay side, several the ocean beaches, and bike trails makes the afternoons filled with fun. The location near Wellfleet and South Truro is away from all the traffic of the mid-cape and provides for convenient shops, restaurants, art galleries, our favorite used book store for a rainy day, and delicious pastries at Jams.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the Berkshires (Great Barrington, MA, USA)

Privacy, natural beauty, great interior design

  • 5 of 5

The other reviews speak the truth. There are no other houses or buildings visible or audible from this house; the driveway is about 1/6 of a mile long, and there is a big clear field to the west that gives an open view of the sky and great light. The outdoor shower is hot & cold, and you can wander naked from there to the new deck and let the sun dry you without fear of being seen. The full-length screened porch is a great place to eat dinner, the upstairs bedrooms catch cooling breezes, the location is fantastically convenient: bicycling times: Wellfleet 20 minutes, Ryder Beach 5 minutes, Ballston Beach 30 minutes (you can figure out the driving times). Bird-song is a big plus: listen to the whip-or-will sing at night or the finches and thrushes all day. We've stayed in at least 5 other houses in Wellfleet, all nice; but none can touch this, and we will be back for the sixth time next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

A specatular idyll!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this property, it was just wonderful! My family and I have been vacationing on Cape Cod for the past 5 years, but this was our first foray to the Truro/Wellfleet area. We carefully researched what was available, and were immediately taken by this house. What we saw when we arrived was even more beautiful than we hoped for.

The setting is quietly spectacular, surrounded by forest on a knoll, but with sufficient clearing to bathe the house in sunlight. The house itself is beautiful, and the layout was perfect for my wife and I and our two children (ages 9 and 6). Preparing meals was a pleasure, and we frequently opted to eat outside on the comfortable porch. The place was spotless, and the master bathroom upstairs was plenty large enough to accomodate us (there's also a half-bath on the ground floor). While it wasn't necessary for our kids, families with very young children will be happy to know that the railings on the upstairs (inside) balcony are supplemented by heavy-duty (and unobtrusive) plexiglass to make sure small people don't slip through in their explorations!

There was plenty of comfortable space inside for us to spread out and for the kids to play (or watch, when we let them)...but the real fun was getting out! The house is at the southern edge of Truro, and about a mile or so from the bay. We spent most of our beach days (meaning, most of our days) at Ryder Beach, 5 minutes by car (parking available with your Truro beach sticker) or a 20 minute walk through the woods and marshes. What a beautiful beach! No crowds, pristine sand for miles, generally protected from high wind and surf, a view along the arc of the Cape up to Provincetown; just a great place to spend the day.

Wellfeet center is about a 10 minute drive. It's become our favorite town on the Cape, really low-key and charming. We enjoyed eating at Mac's by the harbor, and then dancing on the big pier on Wednesday nights. There were plenty of other activities provided by Wellfleet's parks and rec department...lots of fun! And the sunsets are just stunning. There are other great restaurants and shops, galleries, biking on the CCRT (from the Wellfleet terminus), so plenty to keep us occupied.

Of course, there were so many places to explore we can't mention them all: Truro, P-town...

Finally, kudos to the owner, who was just great, very helpful and easy to reach; he made the whole process easy! I couldn't recommend this place more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westport, CT, USA

Perfect Cape Cod vacation

  • 5 of 5

I have been reluctant to give this home a review, as I don't want to give away the secret - our stay was perfect because this home is exquisite. The pictures don't lie - and it's even better in person. The post and beam architecture is beautiful and this home is solid - built with quality materials and a lot of thoughtful consideration and care. It is clearly a well-loved home and it shows. The moment you step foot inside (well, the moment you drive up to the house!), you feel as though you are home. I did at least - it is cozy and quaint, yet spacious and functional. It is simple, yet filled with taste and charm at every turn. Staying there made me long to simplify my life. I truly could have stayed forever. It is private and a real getaway from "the rat race" - one I run every day and desperately needed a break from. It did not disappoint! My family got tired of hearing me tell them how much I loved being there!! It's a home where you wouldn't even mind a day or two of rain on vacation - because you could be cozy inside with your family, playing games, reading, listening to music, napping, cooking, just relaxing in general in a very comfortable, happy spot.

Brad was also extremely responsive and communicative and made our accommodations so easy and pleasant. Everything was taken care of, including a full supply of toilet paper, paper towels and paper napkins (these little things really make a huge difference - I'm on vacation, I don't want to have to think about what to add to my shopping list!). It is also close to the things and places we love on Cape Cod: The Wicked Oyster, Blackfish, Long Nook Beach, Ballston Beach, Wellfleet, Sweet Escape, biking and hiking, Mac's and many lobster rolls (all just minutes away by car), and not far from Race Point (the tide pools are a must!) and Provincetown. Brad leaves a plethora of information in the home about his favorite spots and things to do and he knows what he's talking about! Bottom line - this place is a gem. It's very special and I feel lucky to have stumbled upon it. My family and I plan to go back as much as we can for as long as we live!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookline, NH

This property/home description was spot on, as they say and did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

I've been vacationing on Cape Cod for many years now. Truro is my preferred destination for it's tranquility, beauty, peacefulness and overall sense of that place that feels a million miles away. Well this property/home had that same feeling. It's quite private, nestled on a beautiful knoll surrounded by only the trees and the birds. The sunsets were amazing right from the porch or on a lawn chair resting on the hillside with your favorite beverage. The quiet is deafening, no noisy neighbors, you cannot even hear the street traffic.

The house has a wonderful airy feeling to it, with the windows opened up, there was a gentle breeze throughout. This home is quite unique with it's post and beam construction, yet it's quite cozy and comfortable. We wanted for nothing. Everything you would need was provided, including all the necessary equipment for those home cooked lobsters that are a must while in the area. There was also a nicely put together binder with a listing of recommended and favorite restaurants and activities which we took full advantage of. There is a wonderful and interesting collection of books for your reading pleasure, many regarding the history of the lower Cape and surrounding areas.

The bedrooms were quite cozy as well and completely private one from the other. One bedroom offering a second story porch right outside.

The beaches in Truro are unmatched in beauty. Bayside or ocean side are each only minutes away. There is a nice trail through the woods on bayside just steps from the driveway to the home.

The owner/s were quite kind and informative the whole rental process, even so far as checking in with us to make sure we had no issues or questions once there.

I would recommend this property completely with no reservations. I cannot even think of one complaint we had. I would come back year after year to this same home, perhaps choose to not even leave, if that were an option..........:)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Moby Dick
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The house is a 15 min walk to the closest Bay beach (Ryder Beach) or a 2 min drive. Ocean beaches are a 10 min drive include Long Nook and Balston beaches. The area is very rural and beautiful, in the middle of the forested landscape of the Cape Cod National Seasore. Enjoy long walks on the many trails through the forest toward the beach, or long bike rides through the back country lanes of Truro and Wellfleet. The home is completely private, at the top of a hill, with beautiful western views and lovely sunsets. Two levels of porches capture the ocean breezes scented by pine and oak forests which surround the 4-acre property. Truro Town Center is the nearest town with services - about a 5 min drive, or Wellfleet Town Center, in the opposite direction, also about a 5 min drive. Bay and ocean beaches abound, as do kettle ponds deep in the forest. The restaurants and nightlight of Province town are just 12 min. away by car. You will love this natural, tranquil, private setting in the Cape Cod National Seashore!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Truro, Massachusetts

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £371.3

No smoking and no pets, please. Bring your own linens and towels. An access code to the key lock box at the front door will be sent to you via email just prior to your check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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