Posts Tagged ‘Cape Cod’

Provincetown Cape Cod Restaurants

April 18th, 2013 by reverehouse

Experience some of our favorite Provincetown Cape Cod Restaurants!

The Red Inn: Dining at The Red Inn is an experience you will not want to miss. Enjoy a delicious meal with an ever changing view of Provincetown Harbor. Very romantic. Please call for reservations.
15 Commercial Street, Promincetown | (508) 487-7334 | www.theredinn.com

Mews Restaurant: Beach front fine dining plus a more casual mahogany clad waterfront cafe. New England’s largest selection of vodka’s(over 170). Sunday brunch May-Oct. Intercontinental cuisine.
429 Commerical Street, Provincetown | 508-487-1500 | www.mews.com

Fanizzi’s by the Sea:
On the East End in a picturesque, sea-weathered house – spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay, windows line the room and the salt sprays only feet from your table. Big portions. Reasonable prices. Great drinks. And an all you can eat Sunday brunch! Our favorite hideaway.
539 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-1964 | www.fanizzisrestaurant.com

Lobster Pot: A Provincetown Tradition to those visiting the Outer Cape. Our two WATERFRONT dining rooms provide the harbor view while our full menu, served all day starting at 11:30 am, offers the finest & freshest in seafood.
Harborside @ 321 Commercial St, Provincetown | 508-487-0842 | www.ptownlobsterpot.com

Bubula’s By The Bay: Bubbala’s is a buzzing bistro at the beginning of the West End. Bubala’s has become a local institution serving fantastic food in a fun atmosphere. Check out our streetside patio. Parking available!
183 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-0773 | www.bubalas.com

Ross’ Grill: Above sea level on the second floor of the new Whalers Wharf. An American grill and wine bar. Lunch from 11:30 to 4PM. Sunday at noon, dinner starts 5:30PM. Closed Tues. and Wed. off season.
237 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-8878 | http://www.rossgrille.com/ | Facebook

Bistro at Crowne Pointe: The Bistro will capture you with its exquisite gourmet cuisine. The finest menu creations from talented chefs, carefully selected labels from an extensive wine cellar, excellent service in a charming setting are all waiting for you to indulge.
82 Bradford Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-2365 | www.crownepointe.com

Far Land Provisions: Year-round grocery, deli, bakery, specializing in fresh prepared foods, butchered meats, fresh produce, beer and wine. Professional catering available – intimate to large gatherings.
150 Bradford Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-0045 | www.farlandprovisions.com

Bayside Betsy’s: Casual Fine waterfront dining. American/Seafood/Continental Menu’s. Weekly lunch & dinner specials. Superb Cocktails at Mixer’s. Zagat’s Rated. Best of Cape Cod Awards.
177 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-6566 | www.baysidebetsys.com

Angel Foods: The best deli and prepared meals! Groceries, beer, wine – all the gourmet essentials. A nice walk into the East End across from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
467 Commercial Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-0045

Spiritus Pizza: The place for late night pizza and people watching especially after hours. Fun Fun Fun!
190 Commercial Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-2808

Squealing Pig: Some of the best burgers in town and by far the best selection of beers. Try the Tuscan Fries with the Hog Burger – not low cal, but great pub food and wonderful old time atmosphere!
335 Commercial Street, Provincetown | (508) 487-5804

Twisted Sister Pizza: Can’t decide pizza or ice cream? They have both! The buffalo chicken pizza is great among other specialties!
293 Commercial Street, Provincetown | http://www.provincetowntwistedpizza.com/

Enzo Restaurant Guest House & Grotto Bar: Located in the thriving west of Provincetown, our beautifully restored Victorian is perfect for a night out or a night away.Stay in one of our luxuriously appointed guest rooms or enjoy fine dining in our restaurant.
186 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-7555 | www.enzolives.com

Relish: West end bakery and sandwich shop, perfect stop on the way to the beach, offering take-out breakfast, lunch, and options for dinner. Baked items include: pies, cakes, cookies, and our famous cupcakes.
93 Commercial Street, Provincetown | 508-487-8077 | www.ptownrelish.com

Napi’s Restaurant: Provincetown’s most unusual restaurant, serving the finest local seafoods, international dishes and vegetarian cuisine. Air-conditdioned and smoke-free dining. Free parking available.
7 Freeman Street, Provincetown | 800-571-6274 | www.napis-restaurant.com

Life on Vacation: Cape Cod is unique, famous and surprisingly affordable.

April 18th, 2013 by reverehouse

Story Larry Olmsted, Special for USA TODAY

Cape Cod’s popularity as a second-home destination is not exactly recent: President Grover Cleveland had a summer house in Bourne more than a century ago, and the Kennedy clan has long vacationed at its famous compound in Hyannis Port.

But what is new are lower prices — you don’t need to be president of anything to buy here. According to The Warren Group, a New England real estate and financial information reporting firm, the Cape’s most popular towns have seen two-year drops of 11% to 23%, and these bargains have attracted buyers in droves. The area’s vast summer rental market also allows second-home owners to easily generate income.

The Cape is a 400-square-mile peninsula, separated from the mainland by the 17-mile-long Cape Cod Canal. Lined with 115 beaches and famed for antique shopping and cranberry bogs, the area also has an enormous tourist infrastructure of restaurants, water sports and 41 golf courses — not to mention nearly 50 miles of bike paths. Much of the land is protected, including Cape Cod National Seashore. The islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are just offshore, linked by ferries.

“It’s a very unique peninsula with 15 towns, each with its own character,” says Jamie Regan, president of the Cape & Islands Association of Realtors. “It’s the kind of place where your vacation can have a different theme every day: boating, visiting the islands, going to the beach, golf, antiquing on Route 6, and so on.”

The Cape also enjoys a Gulf Stream microclimate that makes it warmer than the rest of New England. Beach season stretches from early spring to late fall. Indian summer regularly lasts into November.

To envision a map of the Cape, think of a body builder striking a classic pose with arms raised, bent at the elbow and fist up. The “Upper Cape” is the shoulder, the widest part, closest to Boston. The bicep and elbow is the “Mid-Cape.” The forearm and fist is the “Outer Cape.”

Somewhat counterintuitively, prices climb steadily farther from Boston, despite added inconvenience. This is because the Cape narrows, homes become larger, land is scarce, and more properties are waterfront.But prices are down everywhere, and, according to Dennis Murphy, owner of Donahue Real Estate in Falmouth, “it’s a great time to be a buyer.”

A look at three Cape Cod neighborhoods:

•Upper Cape. The most popular for second homes because of easy access, just 90 minutes from Boston’s Logan International Airport. The major town is Falmouth, which includes eight villages. Falmouth Heights, originally a beach-bungalow enclave, is one of the nation’s oldest planned vacation communities, and nearby New Silver Beach is similar. “Two years ago, you couldn’t find a single home in Falmouth for under $300,000,” says Dennis Murphy, owner of Donahue Real Estate. “Now there are about 20.”

•Mid-Cape. The main attraction is Hyannis, epicenter of ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Median prices in the lively village just dipped below $250,000. From Hyannis, the Mid-Cape extends to Chatham, at the “elbow,” where a new energy-efficient condo project, The Cove Ridgedale, has prices from $685,000 to $710,000. New Seabury, an exclusive second-home golf community, is the priciest spot on the Mid-Cape, with condos from the high $200,000s and houses from the mid $400,000s to nearly $4 million.

•Outer Cape. Scarce, less-developed land means higher prices. Orleans, Truro and Provincetown, the northernmost point on the Cape’s “fist,” are the most expensive towns on the peninsula, all with median house prices around $600,000.

The Inn Thing

January 6th, 2011 by gary palochko

Provincetown

If a cozy common room stocked with rich teas and fresh fruit is a sign of a great inn (and it surely is) then the Revere House takes the cake. Located in a beautifully restored sea captain’s house in the heart of town, guests enjoy sunny rooms with hardwood flooring and renovated bathrooms with tile showers. Meet other visitors while relaxing in the common room or keep warm on chilly autumn days next to the outdoor fire pit. Guests can soak in the sun on the private garden’s patio in the summer before walking down to the center of town for shopping or heading to the beach. The inn’s rooms are full of personality and thoughtful amenities such as cozy blankets, fireplaces, and warm oriental carpets. The spacious Captain’s Room  has a king size bed, a westward facing view, and a whirlpool tub for two. 14 Court St., Provincetown, 508.487.2292,  www.reverehouse.com

Editor of Cape Cod Magazine: Jessica Laniewski

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