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Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Though I have traveled to the Cape many times with my wife on weekends, and we usually stay in Truro, Provincetown, or Wellfleet, our search for a special, beautiful, private place we could take our 10 year old twin boys was more difficult. We didn't want to throw down $3,000-$4,000 a week, which is what Lis Sur Mer's Beach Cottage...

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Norwood
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Thank you Peter for your kindness. Also, thank you Nettie and Penny <3 The minute that you step inside This haven by the bay The peace, the calm serenity Will take your breath away Pine cones and needles on the path The waves beyond the dune Thorn bushes, vines are whispering Roses will be here soon! Enchanted cottage beckons you...

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Norwood, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 January 2016

First time on the Cape for Christmas, the stable cottage was perfect. Peaceful serene, gorgeous. Felt like newlyweds. Can't wait to return. Breathtaking views. Thank you Peter! Dennis & Barbara Murphy

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 November 2015

After a very difficult time in life, I decided that I needed to get away from my comfortable distractions for a bit. Emails, texts, work, people, everything. This my review of the experience, and the place that made it possible. The owner accommodated me at the last minute, and he was super friendly about it! I showed up a few...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I stayed in the Shack for four days. If life hadn't called me from it, I'd wish to stay four hundred more. To be at Lis Sur Mer is to be with the wind and the sea and one's thoughts and, most important, nothing else.

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LA
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Having seen the photographs of 'The Stable' cottage online, we had very high expectations of the accommodation, but nothing could have prepared us for the world we were about to step into. The owner has clearly put an incredible amount of time, energy and thought into developing a quaint (yet breathtakingly beautiful) getaway experience that is situated on an awe...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 April 2015

The very small cabin called the Shack is located on the most beautiful beach and bluff in Truro. You feel away from it all yet so close to all that Provincetown has to offer. A very small space yet so beautifully maintained one feels immediately at home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We visited Lis Sur Mer in March for a week. Everything was wonderful. We liked everything about the cottage. It was very functional and it also has a unique spirit of its own. We are very happy that we had this chance to experience Lis Sur Mer and we will be coming back in the future!

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Reviewed 19 September 2014

I really loved my stay here. My wife and I were sent by friends who love it and us being water lovers, being so close to the ocean was fantastic! What beautiful sunsets. The house is cozy and rustic, but a few updates wouldn't hurt perhaps only improve. Cleaning the sofa, perhaps a dishwasher, ans that awful mattress in the...

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New York
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I just arrived home from a perfect, magical week at Lis Sur Mer. I was looking for a place to enjoy a quiet, peaceful retreat away from the city and I hit the jackpot. I was on the cape last year and I stayed in a nice bed and breakfast, but this time I wanted a place on the water...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Prior to 1999 Lis Sur Mer was a family compound. The cottages began to develop in 1948 as the summer refuge for an old New England family. The patriarch of the family purchased a large tract of barren waterfront property upon his return from serving in the Armed Forces during World War 2. The early structures on the property were built from the fruits of the beach. As shipwrecks, pilings and boards washed up on shore, the original owner would build one room cottages or expand them as needed. This great example of nautical recycling grew to include the use of doors and windows salvaged from the local renovation of cottages as the Cape became more gentrified. The result was a collection of three cottages that were completely unique unto themselves. The setting and the evolution of these cottages were very much in keeping with the famous ocean side "dune shacks" that were inhabited by writers and painters of Provincetown. As early as the late 1800's Provincetown, a rustic fishing village, and once a great harbor, attracted the creative minds of European and urban America. A combination of incredible light and an atmosphere of freedom of expression brought the art world to summer and in many cases settle in Provincetown/Truro. In the early eighties, a New York family in the arts, who had summered in the area for 20 years, took over the property and began to restore it with the same vision as the original owner. They continued the tradition of creating small storybook summer cottages by rebuilding with antique 18th century beams and barn board sourced from a restoration house in New Hampshire. Old doors and windows were used wherever possible. The property was designed to create privacy between the three cottages. Dunes were sculpted and extensive plantings of rose bushes, black pine, English oak and olive trees were arranged as if they had always been growing there, protecting the privacy of each cottage. The cottages were purposely designed and maintained to be old world eclectic, funky, unique, to inspire a true Old Cape Cod experience. Many antique pieces are present to add to the charm. A bed in the Beach Cottage was the owner's grandparents. The dining table in The Beach Cottage dates from 1840. Most people feel that they are in another country when they first see Lis Sur Mer and we are proud of its uniqueness. This point of view is not for everyone. Whenever you take a strong position, you are going to find those who love it and those who do not. If your idea of a vacation is an escape, this may be for you. The experience is more like living on board of a ship than in a house. It is supposed to be like that. There is great privacy, the constant sound of waves, a cool breeze at night, a view across the bay to Provincetown harbor and above you one of nature's most profound presentations of stars and universes. There are no dishwashers. These are cottages, cabins, escapes. If you desire to duplicate a high tech existence on your vacation, then this is not the place for you. This is the place for a very special need; the need to let go... Experience the timelessness of the bay, walk on the beach, reflect. A time to create the memories that are always represented in films where shingled cottages sit alone on the edge of dunes in soft sepia toned focus. It could be anytime in the collective past memory of beach cottages, dunes and timelessness. The Lis Sur Mer complex provides total privacy between the three cottages. They can be rented separately or all together for large families or couples who wish to go on vacation together but also want their privacy. We also allow pets at Lis Sur Mer, because we believe pets are a part of the family so they shouldn't be excluded from your vacation. Because this is a special property we have tried to create as much information as possible on these pages to help you decide if this experience is for you. When people rent over the internet, they create in their minds a vision that is not always what they get. We have been very fortunate over the years of renting the cottages as most everyone who visits Lis Sur Mer rebooks for the next year, they so enjoyed their stay. You may come and view the property off season if you are in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lis Sur Mer

Address: 25 Knowles Heights Road, North Truro, MA 02657
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > North Truro
Price Range: £112 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lis Sur Mer 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Beach Cottage has a big king-sized bed in master bedroom with a fireplace!”
 of 5 bubbles MsBJust, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Beach Cottage is dreamy and is my first choice for its views of the water, but I stayed in the Stable and loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles marleybermuda, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“There were several cottages but we were only in one. Can't help you there :) I guess it would have to be considered the furthest east.”
 of 5 bubbles 357clintk, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The Shack is the perfect size for a romantic couple's getaway.”
 of 5 bubbles J_Fisher517, 20 Feb 2014 | Read review
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