House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 10 Sleeps
Large costume built home in 2005. 3500 sq. feet of elegant indoor space with 1700 sq. feet of outside deck area, with water view from the roof top deck. Contemporary home with walk to private access (92 steps) down to our bay beach, with a view of Provincetown. 4 large bedrooms , 4 full baths, including 2 with en-suite baths and 2 with private baths, very comfortably accommodates 10 guests. 9 foot ceilings with large expansive rooms including an open 52 foot long kitchen, dining and entertainment area with fireplace and comfortable chairs and sofas. This area also has access to the lower deck area and dining table. The kitchen is equipped with top of the line stainless steel appliances including a giant refrigerator and a 6 burner Wolf gas range. A TV/ game room is on the first floor and has a 60 inch Flat Screen Smart HD TV and comfortable leather couches and chairs. Coffered ceilings and radius corners are throughout the house. There is one bedroom on the first level with 2 single beds/trundle, (which can be set up as a king bed) with it's own full bath. All floors are solid oak and the home is equipped with high speed wireless. There is no landline/phone.
The second level includes 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths as well as a laundry room with new oversized LG stainless washer and dryer . The private master suite is elevated from the rest of the house and contains a huge sleeping area with vaulted ceilings. It has a king sized bed and a flat screen HD TV. Additionally,there is a separate vaulted area used as a dressing room/sitting room, and a very large bath with a big soaking tub. tiled shower and double sink. The master suite has direct access to the second level deck as well as the roof top deck to view the ocean by day and the stars at night.
Adjacent to the private master suite area is a second bedroom with an en-suite full bath with a queen sized bed, a flat screen HDTV and direct access to the second level and roof top decks.
At the end of the hallway is a very large 3rd bedroom with 1 trundle bed that convert to 2 singles or king sized bed if needed and 2 single beds. It has its own full bath and a flat screen HDTV.
The house has zoned central air, a comprehensive copper outdoor lighting system which beautifully illuminates the grounds as well as all three decks. It has an outdoor shower and comfortable and high quality outdoor furniture sufficient for all guests. There is a stainless steel Weber gas grill and an outdoor dining tables.
The separate 2 car garage contains lots of beach chairs, boogie boards, pails and shovels etc.
The house is fully equipped with kitchen utensils, pots, pans, plates, glass ware, stem ware, coffee machine, blender etc. There is a very large gas powered stainless steel lobster / clam steamer for clam bakes. Please note that we do not provide linens. We have a 3 hour turn around between rentals, which does not allow the time to change linens, do laundry and make beds and have the house clean. There are linen rental services on the cape, which drop off the linens and pick up at the end of your stay.
About the Owner
I was born in Germany where I still have my brother and sister and their extended family. I worked in Manhattan until we moved here. My husband was a busy executive and traveled a lot until recently. We are retired now and enjoy biking, hiking, and still enjoy traveling to new places. I am also an artist and designer in my spare time.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We Loved the house. It is so beautiful and perfect for our family. There was enough space for everyone to have their own peace and quiet if need be, but great open and big areas to enjoy being together. Gorgeous kitchen too - really the hub of activity and my favorite place. Loved my downstairs bedroom, too. Felt cozy and homey.
5 based on 6 traveler reviews
We spent the week at the Dunn's beautiful home. It is elegant, spacious and very well equipped. We cooked many family dinners in the kitchen, which has everything a cook could ask for. It accommodated our 6 adults and one baby perfectly, giving everyone their own bedroom and bathroom. And Marlis and Frank were so nice and gave us great restaurant and beach suggestions. Just a 15 minute drive to PTOWN and Wellfleet. Couldn't be better. A very nice experience. Hope to do it again next year!
This was the perfect house for us. Eight adults and two children. Each family had their own bathroom. Plenty of space, gourmet kitchen. We cooked the majority of time. Enjoyed family time. Would definitely go back and rent the same house!
Great vacation at 10 Whale Watch
We stayed at 10 Whale Watch from 7/4/15 - 7/11/15. We had a great time and would highly recommend the property. A beautiful house; spacious, elegant, and very comfortable. The location is great for Bay Beach (very short walk) and close to Provincetown and National Seashore. Inside the house, large windows bring in lots of light and offer views of the garden and wonderful wildlife. Outside, the 3 decks each offer a unique relaxing option - whether drinking morning coffee, having a mid-day nap, or an evening cocktail.
Marlis and Frank were great to work with, making us feel very welcome.
Rob and Laura C., Boulder CO
A beautiful house
We immediately fell in love with the house. It is beautifully decorated, spacious and very comfortable. We were two families (2 couples + 2 children each) and space was plenty. It is located in a quiet drive, a few minutes walk from a private beach. It is also close to Provincetown so we felt we got the best of the two worlds: a bit of buzz and nice restaurants when we felt like it and peace and serenity in the house, all within a few minutes drive. Communication with the owners was very easy and they were keen to help and answer any questions we had. We'd love to stay again.
Amazing house, great vacation!
This house is amazing. Beautiful, located 10 mins from Provincetown, in Truro. Large enough for 8/10 people, the nicest kitchen i've ever seen. Plenty of room to stretch out ...from the three outdoor decks, to the big living room and the family room off the kitchen.
Lot's of window lets the sunshine in, and the upstairs bedrooms are beautiful, especially the master suite.
The house is a short drive to many of the Truro beaches, and a short walk to one in particular. We called it "the morning beach" as some of us would go just after breakfast while others slept in.
The house is also immaculate , and Marlis and Frank (the owners) couldn't of been nicer.
I would highly recommend this house for those wanting a true Truro experience.
i can't wait to come back again!
Cape Cod vacation stay at the Whale Watch House
The description of the Whale Watch House was right on the mark. The property was in excellent condition and had all the amenities as described by the owner. It was large enough to easily house 7 adults and 2 toddlers without crowding. The house is located a short walk from a very nice private association beach on the bay side of the Cape and we never saw more than one other family on the beach during our one week stay. The location was convenient to attractions in Truro, Wellfleet, and Provincetown. We would whole-hearted recommend this property to others.
From the Owner
“The house is exceptionally well built, with high ceilings and beautiful oversized windows, which makes the house very bright and cheery.Crown moldings and coffered ceilings, dark oak floors, open kitchen to the dining room and living room, private bath for each bed room make it pleasure to be in, even on rainy days. It is very private, because it is situated away from the street and has trees and planting surrounding it which make it invisible to the neighbors.”
Activity and Interests
We are located within the National Seashore which has beautiful high dunes and amazing deep sandy beaches. (OCEAN BEACHES), Ballston Beach, Head of the Meadow, Long Nook, (BAY BEACHES) Corn Hill, Fisher, Great Hollow, Ryder, Cold Storage (PONDS)Great Pond, Gull Pond, Long Pond.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
No more than 10 people are allowed. Linen and personal bathroom supplies must be supplied by renter, or host can make recommendations for linen service and bed making.
a signed lease is required with payment of 50%deposit to hold a reservation.
No refund on reservations unless the week or weeks can be re rented. (See lease)
Vacation / recreational lease
Lease, made _______________________
By Frank and Marlis Dunn of 10 Whale Watch Drive, North Truro, Massachusetts, herein called LANDLORD, and ____________________________________________ hereinafter called the Tenant
WITNESS, that the LANDLORD hereby leases the TENANT, the premises in North Truro, Massachusetts located at 10 Whale Watch Drive.
This lease shall begin at 4:PM on Saturday, ______________and end at 11:AM on Saturday, _______________and for such term the TENANT agrees to pay
$5600 as rent, and $1000.00 as a security deposit, to be held by the LANDLORD. Said security deposit is not to be considered rent nor shall damages or claims (if any) be limited to the amount of said deposit.
The LANDLORD hereby notifies the TENANT that the LANDLORD, will submit to the TENANT an itemized list of any damages claimed to have been caused by the TENANT. The entire security deposit, less damages and other lawful deductions, will be returned within (30) days after termination of the tenancy.
SUMMARY OF PAYMENTS: All payments must be made by CHECK (U.S. FUNDS), payable to Marlis DUNN, PO BOX 639, North Truro, Ma 02652
INITIAL DEPOSIT: $2800 due on or before _____________
BALANCE: $2800 due on or before ___________________
SECURITY: $1000 due on or before ___________________
IMPORTANT: Payments must be made in accordance to the above schedule to ensure your reser
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“It is very private, yet close to everything. We can go out of the front door and walk to our own private beach down the road, or get on the bicycle and start pedaling along Shore Road or to the Head of the Meadow. Go walking on the open ocean beaches, watch the Whales and Seals from the shore. It's beautiful where ever one looks. Provincetown is only about 10 miles away and so is their airport and ferry boats to Boston.”
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- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Water View
- coin laundry
- live theater
- recreation center
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horseback riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- golf privileges optional
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- 3600 sq. ft.
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Deck / Patio ...
- Outdoor Grill
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Cooks kitchen with top of the line appliances Everything required to enjoy yourself in the kitchen. Pots and pans, plates, glass ware, utensils, coffee maker, blender, giant refrigerator, bosch dish washer, 6 burner Wolf Cook Top, Dacor ovens and Microwave, Lobster and Clam Steamer, Outdoor Dining Four HD TV’s DVR, DVD player, books, games etc. High Speed Internet Fireplace and high quality, comfortable furnishings throughout house 3 levels(1700 sq feet)of mahogany decks with bay view Deck chairs, Lounge Chairs are abundant, as are beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards etc. House professionally cleaned prior to each arrival Central Air conditioning We can provide the name of a linen service if you wish. We are not able to provide linen or towel service due to the time constraints of a 3 hour turn around between tenant departure and arrival. There are three hairdryers for your convenience. Beautiful outdoor lighting