I stayed at two Beachtree Properties (http://www.beachtreeproperties.com/) while I was on Cape Cod this summer, and they were different but had a lot in common: a warm, welcoming environment; helpful hosts, beautiful grounds; clean, comfortable, elegant furnishings, everything a person needs to feel at home.
I’m a sucker for details, and was impressed that my room had bouquets of fresh cut flowers in both the kitchen and the bathroom, and flower boxes lined the balconies. Attention to details like that—the things you see when you first arrive—makes me feel confident out of the gate for the other details, and in this case my first impression rang true.
Patti and Brian are fantastic hosts. I was there right before Labor Day weekend, and they were awesome about accommodating a slightly early check-in and slightly late check-out. This is a lot to ask for when rooms everyone wants “just a few more minutes” but they were great about it. After I checked out Brian and I stood chatting for another 45 minutes on the private beach, and he even offered me a place to keep my stuff if I wanted to stay longer in the area. I couldn’t have felt more welcome or appreciated as a guest, but I’ll start back at the beginning.
When I checked in they were great. I don’t know how they manage to do casual yet attentive so well, but they’ve nailed it. I wanted to know where the dog friendly beaches were, and they pulled out maps and told me about all of the best spots. They told me about a restaurant in the heart of Provincetown that has its own parking lot (a huge bonus if you’ve never been there), and where to park for other things.
They made my dog feel welcome and not like some hairy beast that was going to cause trouble. Other guests had dogs too, and everyone was friendly and laidback. Truro and Provincetown are a hike, and it seems that most of the people who make the effort to get out that far on the Cape really want to be there and are happy and having fun. Or maybe it was just the Sandbars Inn, which seems to attract the best in both staff and guests.
I stayed in Truro when I was a kid on a cycling trip (25 years ago!), and wanted to visit the youth hostel where I’d stayed. Brian and Patti weren’t sure of the location, but while Patti and I chatted Brian looked it up and then printed directions for me. I don’t know a lot of “front desk staff” that will go to such lengths, but Brian and Patti are clearly much more that, and confirm why it is usually so much better to stay at smaller inns and hotels. I don’t know if Truro or Provincetown even have big chain hotels (I don’t think so), but I figured it was worth say for those folks who don’t think they’ll get great service at a smaller place.
The rooms at the Sandbars are gorgeous. They have great storage space so you can put your things away, kitchens that are equipped with everything you need to cook a meal (and full size fridges, which are a nice bonus), iPod docking stations, Philosophy bath products, beautiful bed linens and textiles including needlepoint pillows. Everything is gorgeous, and I know from having lived at the beach that keeping rooms from smelling musty and feeling damp is no small feat, but the Sandbars does is. The rooms are clean, fresh, and inviting.
This hotel is literally RIGHT on the beach. I was on the ground floor and had sliders to a deck and then right onto the sand. The hotel has a private beach with lounge chairs and a firepit for cool, Cape Cod nights. You couldn’t ask for anything more, except maybe a pool, but in my opinion you don’t drive put to the tip of the Cape for a pool, when some of the most incredible beaches (with magnificent dunes) are all around you.
The location in Truro is perfect. It’s close to the Provincetown line, and an easy drive into town on 6A (where the hotel is) or on Route 6, which is more of a highway. The proximity to both town and the National Seashore is ideal.
Between the beautiful rooms, welcoming hosts, perfect location, private beach and full kitchens this would be a tremendous place to stay for a week or two. I was only there for one night, but I know I’ll be back for a longer stay!
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