3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, Sleeps 6, Parking for 2
- english, spanish
About Saphira Baker
My brother and I own this house together. We both grew up in Provincetown, and this house has been in our family for a long time. We hope you love it as much as we do.
Saphira Baker purchased this House in 1926
Why Saphira Baker chose Provincetown
From Building Provincetown, "This beautifully situated and relatively intact full Cape was constructed in the early 19th century. “Located well away from the waterfront, this property likely served as a small farmstead,” Tom Boland wrote in the Historic District Survey. At the turn of the 20th century, Boland noted, the house belonged to George O. Knowles, namesake of the wharf at 381-383 Commercial Street, at the foot of Pearl Street. What has almost undoubtedly accounted for its fine state of preservation since then is its ownership by a single family, the Bakers, since 1926. Benjamin Alton Baker (±1872-1952) was born in Wellfleet but spent most of his life in Provincetown, where he worked as an agent for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railfoad and also, in the 1940s, as custodian of the Pilgrim Monument. His wife, Madge (MacDonald) Baker (d 1950), had been born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her sister Wilhelmina (d 1948) was also a Provincetown resident, married to John Bert Bangs. The Bakers had a son, Edward M. Baker, to whom they transferred the property in 1945. He was married to Alice B. Baker. They lived in New York City and in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. It was in New York City that their son, Robert A. “Bob” Baker (1939-2007), was born. After spending many summers in Provincetown, Bob became a permanent resident in 1960 and opened a store called Bob Baker: Furniture Maker. Thirty-four Pearl Street is now owned by the fourth generation of Bakers, Bob’s children: Andus D. Baker and Saphira M. Baker.
What makes this House unique
Read a recent email from a guest, "I just wanted to follow up and let you know how much our group truly enjoyed staying at 34 Pearl Street. Not only was the house spacious and accommodating – the added layer of staying in an exceptionally historic home made the vacation that much more special. Every little feature – from the fireplaces, to the steep stairs gave the home character that’s difficult to find. And the location was beyond perfect – we were just close enough to the hustle and bustle of Commercial Street – yet with enough distance to enjoy solitude and silence. And like others before us – relaxing in the huge yard was a daily relaxing ritual. "
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Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Charming Cottage- Perfect for groups
The great spaces and large front yard are perfect for groups and families. Enjoyed the well stocked kitchen every day. Perfect for grilling and relaxing in the front yard after a long day at the beach or shopping on Commercial. A very atentive host really sets this place apart. Very responsive and accommodating. Each room is appointed well with all the necessities and allowed for privacy if needed. Can't wait to be back in Ptown!
Great P-Town Vacation Rental!
We enjoyed our stay at 34 Pearl Street very much. This historic house in Provincetown is quaint and cozy with modern conveniences and the location is perfect! It's walking distance to Commercial Street, yet away from the noise. The beautiful yard is an added plus. We would return if vacationing in P-Town again.
We would certainly stay here again, without hesitation! The home is easily walkable to the main Commercial Street, yet is removed enough to be quiet. The house itself had great character as you may imagine a 200+ year old home does. Yet the functionality is modern - Wifi was strong throughout the house, updated electrical outlets, A/C in bedrooms, etc. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking pots and pans and plenty of glasses, and the washer & dryer were appreciated. We had 4 adults and a 13-month old baby and it was spacious - easily we could have accommodated 6 adults. There are two bedrooms on the second floor up a steep staircase (as is common in this age home) with a nice bathroom upstairs. The ground floor had the other bedroom with the full bathroom on the other side of the floor. One of the most pleasant surprises was the great backyard with a large table and plenty of seating - we spent lots of time relaxing out back!
The house was the epitome of charm and quaintness
This property gives you a first hand experience of the history and charm of P'town. It is perfect for a family or small group that want's a quiet, laid back lodging experience. There were enough modern amenities for our group, but note that parts of this house are 250 years old or more. Thus, there is a fair amount of quirkiness (e.g., the staircase is original, and created at a time when people had smaller feet. Definitely not for someone with problems ambulating). For those with an affinity for history and charm, though, it is comfortable and cozy. In addition, the rooms are spacious, and the outdoor space is great!
Comfortable classic cape cod house
We loved the house. Fully furnished with all of the comforts of home. Great kitchen. Tastefully decorated. Comfortable beds. Great central location but nice and quiet at night. Our only criticisms would be that the yard could use a little gardening and the anti scald water regulator for the shower on the first floor needs to be replaced as it wasn't functioning properly. I recommend this place and would love to stay there again.
Thank you for the wonderful review, and for your stay. It was great having you in the house. We will look into the anti-scald regulator and touch base with the landscapers regarding the garden.
The house is located on 34 Pearl Street. It is a block and a half from the bay and Commercial Street, and a couple of houses up from the Fine Arts Work Center. It is centrally located with a large, private yard on a residential street close to the center of town, yet without the foot and car traffic. From 34 Pearl, one can walk to gallery openings, restaurants and shops, as well as to the beach. With a bicycle, access to the nearby bike trails and Beech Forest make for a beautiful outing. For a longer outing, walk or ride the full length of town and cross the scenic Provincetown breakwater with a lunch for a swim and picnic on Long Point. Also in close proximity to the house are two high-quality small grocery and take out food places (the Farland and Bradford Natural Market) so no car is necessary. It is a short walk from MacMillan Wharf where the PTown Ferry arrives, with many restaurants less than a couple of blocks away, such as Napi's. A peaceful and enjoyable place to stay.
Other Activities: National Seashore and Ocean - Walking and Riding on the Dunes