This site is designed to be a resource for our guests at Bay View Pines, a five-bedroom, child- and pet-friendly rental house in South Truro, MA.  We hope you’ll find the answers to all your questions as you prepare for your vacation, and when you’re here enjoying the beaches, the views, the biking and hiking and the history and the seafood and everything else you expect from your vacation on Cape Cod.

Use the menu on the left (or in the ‘hamburger’ above, if you’re on your phone) to learn everything you’d like to know, or to contact us if you have further questions.

We are very happy to welcome you to Bay View Pines. We hope your vacation is relaxing and memorable, and to that end, we’ve been working on making it the perfect vacation house.

My wife (Abbey) and I (Gary) have been visiting Truro together since 1979, when we were married here, on a hill in the National Seashore, not far from Bay View Pines. Abbey’s family has been coming to Truro for vacation for five generations, and three other family members have houses here. We’re retired special educators who live in NY’s northern Catskill Mountains, and we bought Bay View Pines in December of 2015. We love having a beautiful place in Truro that we can enjoy in the fall, winter and spring, and then share with others during the summer.

We were looking for a house with a great view, close to the beach, with a lot of room for families to spread out and relax. We were very lucky to find this house at the right time, and we knew almost immediately that this was the one.

This house was built in the 1960s by a couple who lived here in the summers, and visited in the winters. We want you to feel at home here, and to return year after year. Although we’re long-term Truro aficionados, we’re new to renting, and Bay View Pines had never been a rental before 2016. So we’re looking for your thoughts and opinions about how to make it an even better place for you to stay. We’ll ask you to let us know what projects you think are most important for making Bay View Pines your home in Truro in the future.

We have a number of projects planned – see below. If you think the house needs a particular project or two to make it a much better place to spend your vacation, please let us know!

(By the way – we’re much better at providing families with memorable vacations than we are at creating websites!  Please forgive the formatting and font funkiness throughout the site – we’re working on it…)


The Crow’s Nest.  Sunsets over Provincetown – enjoy!

Already complete

New windows, new slider onto deck – 2022

Blackboard in downstairs hall – 2022

Replace Piano

Upgraded patio furniture – 2022

New flooring downstairs – 2022

“Sunsetter” powered shade – first floor deck – new for 2021

New washer/dryer – new for 2021

New dining room table with leaves – new for 2021

New driveway – new for 2020

Air conditioning throughout the house

New full master bath in upstairs bathroom

Children’s outdoor play area

Third floor deck – The Crow’s Nest

New windows on west side

Re-side west and north sides

Paint living room, master bedroom and upstairs bathroom

Install exhaust fans in both bathrooms

New/refurbished faucets

Install two smart TVs

Cut trees to improve view

Electrical upgrade – GFI

Add stairway down from deck

Replace railing by front door

New kitchen (with dishwasher!)

Path from 1st floor deck to Stevens Way

Two new parking spots

Horseshoe pit

New front door and screen door


Upgrade both bathrooms

Finish siding

Repaint downstairs