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“Gotta Stay at Christopher's by the Bay” 5 of 5 stars
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Christopher's by the Bay
3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   8 Johnson Street, Provincetown, MA 02657   |  
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Ranked #22 of 70 Provincetown B&B and Inns
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Gotta Stay at Christopher's by the Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed here for the first time this summer after having stayed in a variety of other places and definitely had the best time here! The house is traditional New England from the outside with all the modern amenities inside. The back patio is large and private with a koi pond and a few quiet spots tucked away for the reader in your group.
But the best part is the atmosphere, the hosts are amazing (kudos especially to Jim) who treat their guests as new friends. They are quick to suggest a great place to eat, the right time to attend Tea Dance or just join you for a drink on the back patio.
Situated between Commercial and Bradford Streets, it is perfectly placed for quiet at night but only a short minute's walk from the bars and restaurants.
I highly recommend Christopher's on the Bay for you alone, with a love interest or a group of friends.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Davenport, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I love Christophers By The Bay. Jim & Dave are wonderful hosts. I highly recomend Christophers to anyone looking for a great place in PTown. Rooms are very nice with a feel of home. The Breakfast in the morning is always great with a nice selection.The outside Patio is also very nice.Hang out with friends for a drink or just relax and read a book. I have stayed at this Inn many times and im never disapointed. Book your trip today!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CBTB, Owner at Christopher's by the Bay, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you Ed for all of your kind words. We miss seeing you in Ptown but know all is going great for you in Orlando! Hope to see you back out on the Cape again soon!
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Just spent my 6th consecutive Labor Day weekend at Christopher's. Wouldn't stay anywhere else. Jim and Dave are great hosts, the house is well kept and clean, breakfast is great, and you can't beat the location. My room is already booked for 2013. Can't wait!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CBTB, Owner at Christopher's by the Bay, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Thank you Brandon! We've always enjoying having you stay with us at Christopher's and look forward to you coming back again. We hope all is going great for you with your move to the west coast and we can't wait to hear about all of your new adventures!
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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

inn owners were very nice and hospitable. breakfast was satisactory;good selection of cold foods. the outdoor patio was very lovely. the interior was quite dated and in need of renovation. the rooms were very small, yet the beds were comfortable. most disappointing were the "shared bathrooms" which reminded me of college with very old fixtures and generally worn appearance, despite all of this the rooms were clean

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

A nice cosy b&b in lovely Provincetown. The staff/owners were friendly and couldn't be more helpful. The b&b is a quaint, old original clapboard house. Cosy and pretty. The downside is the bedrooms are cramped. The shared bathroom needs upgrading. However, great breakfast and nice to be able to take in the garden. Overall, a nice relaxed place to stay. I would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have stayed in Provincetwon many times - but never here at Christopher's. Although our room was on a smaller scale it was very clean, well kept and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and was so nice to sit out in the patio to eat breakfast or later in the day / night to have a drink. Jim & Dave were so nice and very accomodating to anything we needed. The place is dog friendly so I was able to bring Charley with me and he was a big hit. He also had a fantastic time - he LOVED the outdoor patio..... The location is also excellent, less than a ten minute walk to the center of town. Another nice thing is that they provide off street parking, but you must reserve at time of booking since spaces are limited. Met some really nice people and a lovely couple from MN who were on their honeymoon. Highly recommend......

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We've stayed at Christopher's three times in the last four years, and after enjoying six great nights there this summer, we're booked again to stay in October. What we love most about Christopher's is the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Having stayed here during event weeks and off season, the guesthouse feels like our home away from home.

Jim and David are friendly, helpful and welcoming hosts. They have advised us on the best restaurants and shows to see in town, and ensured our stays have always been enjoyable.

The house is so peaceful and relaxed, I've been able to do a couple of hours work using their free wifi, whilst in the garden. I have recommended the guesthouse to a number of friends over the last few years, and can't wait to get back this autumn!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 Johnson Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 70 B&Bs / Inns in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Christopher's by the Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a quiet side street in the heart of town, you will find this three-story 1850's Victorian Inn. Our newly decorated guest rooms feature bay windows, hardwood floors, fireplaces and stunning bay views. All of our rooms offer cable TV and DVD players, seasonal air conditioning, fridge, wireless internet, as well as a private phone line with voicemail and dataport. Room options include queen beds with private bath or smaller sleeping rooms utilizing a multi-user shared bath. Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast in our sunny dining room, relax in our private outdoor garden patio or enjoy an aperitif by the fireplace in our inviting front room. ... more   less 
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