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Groovy 2 BDR apt. in the heart of town. Walking distance to everything!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated Two Bedroom, Open Floor Plan With Lots Of Natural Light

The Provincetown Bookshop Apartment is located on Commercial Street right in the heart of Provincetown. Just two blocks from the Town Hall and directly across the street from Provincetown hot spot the Crown and Anchor, our guests have easy walking distance to every major attraction in town. Our newly renovated loft apartment offers an open floor plan with lots of natural light and a view of the harbor. Perfect for a couple’s get away or friends looking to spend a week cavorting around the town! The loft has a spacious master bedroom and a cozy first mates room, both with air conditioning. Traveling in pairs? The living room has a comfy futon couch that becomes a queen bed. This is part of the open floor plan and includes a flat screen TV, DVD player, cable TV and WiFi.

Below a handsome pine board ceiling is a fully furnished kitchen with a gas range, microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven and more! Next to the kitchen is a newly updated bathroom with a beautifully tiled shower.

The apartment is on the third floor with a long set of stairs leading to a private entry.

More Details

Property Manager
Amy Swayze
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

Why Amy Swayze chose Cape Cod

Our family has owned the property for more than 50 years. I've spent many days and nights with my uncles in this house. With every visit and in every season, we'd spend time visiting, eating great food, taking all that Provincetown has to offer and of course, reading books.

I have many special memories that have been made in this house with friends and family. I hope that you will also have the opportunity to make your own special memories.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom has toilet, sink and tiled shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • One queen size bed in master bedroom, one twin size bed in second bedroom, one queen futon/couch in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bike rack to secure your bike!


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Groovy 2 BDR apt. in the heart of town. Walking distance to everything!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We (2 adults, 2 kids) really enjoyed our week long stay at the Bookshop Apartment. It was our first time to Provincetown, and we didn't realize the apartment is right in the heart of downtown. It was super convenient to everything, and we enjoyed looking out the window at passersby down below. The view out the main bedroom to the Pilgrim Monument was great too. The unit had everything we needed--we had a mix of home cooked meals, take out, and dining out--and was very comfortable. There is a lot of activity outside, but we never had any issue with noise. Next time we'll bring our bikes and use the rack out back. If you're staying for a week and have a car, you can get a $50 parking pass from the Provincetown Parking Department for the Jerome Smith parking lot. It's only a 10-minute walk from the apartment and worked out well for us. (There are closer parking options too.) Check-in was a breeze with Juan, and Amy is super responsive in advance with questions, etc. We're looking forward to our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The Bookshop apartment was more than I could have hoped for. The location was perfect. The energy inside the space was magnificent. The charm was off the charts. I thought it might be noisy due to the location and although you could hear people singing in the bar across the street, all you needed to do was turn on the ac and it created enough subtle white noise to make it a non issue. Juan the handyman was super friendly. All I can say is that it exceeded expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient. Clean. Well appointed for away from home living.

  • 5 of 5

From check in to checking out the hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed our stay and we felt very comfortable in this property. Nice outdoor table, umbrella and barbecue was extra nice. There are bike racks when you rent your bikes which was convenient. Thank you for a great experience in Ptown.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would happily come back

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice place right in the middle of all the attractions of Provincetown. It is nicely set up, nicely furnished and allowed us comfort and the capacity to prepare meals.

This 200 year old post and beam building is a treasure. It has been remodeled and modernized with loving attention to reusing the wide planks and other appointments of an earlier era.

Sleeping arrangements were comfortable. We were three but six could have been accommodated using the sleeping loft and the sofa.

On arrival we were confused, expecting someone to greet and orient us. The door was open so we let ourselves in and set up housekeeping. Next day we met Juan who told us we were supposed to call him when we arrived. It would have helped us to know that or for the guy in the bookstore to know that. The guy in the bookstore knew nothing about the apartment. Juan found us a key from the key safe. He thought there would be one in a bowl in the living room. There wasn't.

It was cold, wet and rainy during our stay. We would have enjoyed some heat but the heater was turned off. We asked for it to be turned back on and lit. It wasn't.

But for those things I would rate 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Steve, Thank you for your thoughtful and informative review. I apologize for the confusion on check in, during our correspondence I thought for sure I had given you the instructions about reaching out to our property manager. He was expecting you which is why the door was open. I apologize and am glad that my poor communication did not interrupt your stay, you were our first renter of the year so I was obviously not yet on my game. The Provincetown Bookshop is not affiliated in any way with the apartment (though they are a good resource for information on the town)...and Clay who you spoke to is a new employee there. I'm sorry about the heat in the living room, it's an older gas heater and we do not leave the pilot lit year round. I hope the heat in the bedrooms was enough to take the chill away. We would love to have you back and give us an opportunity to "do it right" the first time! ~Amy
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Perfect location to ring in the new year

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I travel to Ptown every year to celebrate her birthday (new year's eve). The Bookshop Apartment is situated perfectly to enjoy all of the activities First Light had to offer (and for people-watching on Commercial Street). The apartment is also spacious, well-appointed, and has cool/funky architectural details.

We had some minor issues with heat on our first night, but Amy (the owner) and Juan (the property manager) sprung into action and took care of the problem right away. They were both incredibly responsive and we enjoyed chatting with Juan about the history of the building.

Thank you, Amy and Juan, for a great stay! We hope to be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Crown and Anchor
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Provincetown Fast Ferry, MacMillan Wharf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Herring Cove Beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located in the center of town in the middle of all the action on Commercial Street. The newly renovated, historic Town Hall is 2 blocks away. The Pilgrim Monument is a short five minute walk. Climb to the top for a 360 degree view of Ptown. All major bars and restaurants are easy walking distance or a quick Pedicab ride away. There is no on-site parking with the apartment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$191.72
Damage Deposit A$511.24

Weekly Rentals only during July and August
$400 Security Deposit due upon reservation confirmation.
Security deposit is refundable at end of lease.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.