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Christopher's by the Bay

8 Johnson Street , Provincetown, MA 02657 USA (Show map)
4.7
17 Reviews
$70 - $285
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About

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 TV/DVD/Cable, A/C, fridge, wireless internet as well as a private phone line with voicemail and dataport. 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. "Highly recommended" by Out & About, a multi year Pink Choice award winner and a Fodor's Editor's Choice.

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Rooms & Rates

Michelangelo

The Michelangelo Room, our largest, is on the second floor in the front of the house. Wake up in the four-post queen-size brass bed under a beautiful chandelier, to the warm glow of the fireplace. Includes private bath, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • seasonal gas fireplace • chandelier • private bath with luxury amenities • telephone with voicemail and dataport • wireless Internet • refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • freshly prepared continental breakfast • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • daily housekeeping services

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $285

Velazquez

The Velazquez Room on the first floor features wide-plank hardwood floors and a beautiful bay window. Wake up in the queen size brass bed to the warm rays of the sun. Includes private bath, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD & WiFi. Room Features * Seasonal AC * private bath with luxury amenities * CD/mp3 AM/FM clock radio * daily housekeeping service * freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $205

Rembrandt

On the first floor, the Rembrandt Room features a queen-size brass bed, beautiful, wide-plank hardwood floors and a private bath. Room also includes a refrigerator for chilling a nice bottle of wine, free local phone calls, cable television, DVD and WiFi. Room Features * private bath with luxury amenities * beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors * vcr/dvd players * complimentary wireless Internet * refrigerator * air-conditioning * cd/mp3 clock radio * daily housekeeping service * freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $190

Picasso

The Picasso Room on the second floor is the smallest of our queen sized rooms with a private bath. It has an additional entrance to the back deck, making it ideal when traveling with your pet. Wake up in the queen size brass bed to the warm rays of the sun. Includes private bath, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • south-facing sunny bay window • our only pet friendly room • private bath with luxury amenities • refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $225

Rubens

The Rubens Room on the second floor features a beautiful cherry queen size sleigh bed and a small sitting area in the bedroom. Includes private bath located across the hall, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • queen-size sleigh bed • west-facing sitting room for great sun • private bath with luxury amenities • telephone with voicemail and dataport • refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $190

Salvadore Dali

The Dali Room on the third floor is a small, charming sleeping room with a full-sized bed, a peek at the bay and warm morning sun. Includes shared bath, free local phone calls, LCD TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • full-size bed • multi-user shared bath • nice bay views • wireless Internet • shared refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • complimentary local phone calls • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $120

Claude Monet

The Monet Room on the third floor is a small sleeping room with a full-sized bed, an incredible bay view and warm sun. Includes shared bath, free local phone calls, LCD TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • full-size bed • multi-user shared bath • striking bay views • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • shared refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • complimentary local phone calls • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $139

Vincent Van Gogh

A charming room on the third floor of the house with a full-size bed, telephone with private voicemail and dataport, tv/dvd and a beautiful bay view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $139

Georgia O'Keefe

A charming room on the third floor of the house with a full-size bed, telephone with private voicemail and dataport, tv/dvd, refrig and a beautiful bay view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $139

John Singer Sargent

A charming room on the third floor of the house with a full-size bed, A/C, telephone with private voicemail and dataport, LCD tv/DVD, wireless internet and a beautiful bay view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $120

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Perfect!

5 on June 07, 2012

Everything was just perfect at out stay at Christopher´s by the Bay. Nice room and bathroom, fantastic hospitality and good breakfast. This is a B&B I´d love to come back to!


We had a great time!

5 on September 26, 2011

Thanks so much to our hosts Dave and Jim for making our weekend getaway with our pup fun and relaxing. We stayed in the pet-friendly room, Picasso - it was great! It had a nicely tiled bathroom, flat screen tv, plenty of space for the three of us and an entrance to the outside so we could bring our 80lb lab into the room without bothering any other guests. They even supplied us with food/water bowls and towels to dry off the dog after playing in the water. There was a nice filling breakfast served in the morning which we enjoyed on the brick patio. The innkeepers made us feel very comfortable in their home and gave us tips for getting around town. We loved it! We'll definitely be back!


Great hosts, lovely property.

4.0 on June 15, 2011

We spent a night at Christopher's in early June 2011. Jim was very personable, helpful and a gracious host who offered us helpful information on where to eat, what to see/not miss, and etc. during our stay. It was very cool on the day we were to leave and we had a few hours to kill before the ferry docked. Jim was kind enough to let us camp out in the living room while we waited and avoided the wind. The home is lovely, the rooms well appointed and the continental breakfast was excellent and varied. The backyard was great (although we didn't spend any time there) but I'm sure that had we been staying longer and not been the only guests during our stay, that we would have made good use of it. We highly recommend Christopher's. It's literally just yards away from Commercial St, the docks, bike rentals, restaurants and shops, yet quiet and comfortable although you're smack dab in the centre of the action. Prices were reasonable and considerably less than much of the competition (some of whom charge upwards of $600/night at the height of the season). Recommended? absolutely! Tell Jim and Dave that we sent you. David/Dennis Waterloo, Ontario Canada


The Most Wonderful Stay in Provincetown!

5 on December 20, 2010

There are so many things to love about Christopher's! As one who has made Provincetown a destination stop for the last 30 years, I have had many occasions to visit scores of local hotels and B&Bs, but until I landed at Christopher's by the Bay I didn't know what a sweet, comforting and romantic stay Provincetown had to offer. Centrally located and yet tucked away, Christopher's is a blissful retreat from the hustle and bustle of street life just a block away. Classical music plays you as you sit in the cozy front parlor, curled up with your book, enjoying a delicious breakfast. All the rooms are immaculate and the beds perfect - I have had some of the most sound sleeps of my life at this place! Even the smaller rooms - Van Gogh or Manet - are well-appointed and cheerful. But, perhaps the biggest draw is the owners: Dave and Jim!! As proprietors go, these guys are top shelf - kind, helpful and very much invested in your having the best possible stay in Provincetown. Sure, there are many hotels or B&Bs with hot tubs and roof decks and a party-party atmosphere, and that's perfectly fine when the occasion calls... But, if you want a calm, peaceful fine-artsy-feeling retreat from all the fabulosity town has to offer, Christopher's by the Bay IS IT! - Jody O'Neil, Brooklyn, New York


You won't stay anywhere else once you stay here.

4.8 on June 24, 2010

I've stayed here twice now, both in the summer and winter months. Each time was an excellent experience. First time was a romantic getaway, we had plenty of privacy yet Jim and Dave were available to help us out with all the questions and requests we had for them. Second time was with the folks, brother his girlfriend and my partner....everybody felt welcome and had a blast. The place is located right off the main drag, maybe 100 yards, which is great to be close to all the attractions but far enough away from the noise or the late night crowds. Rooms were great, perfect size and nicely appointed....a perfect base for all of our adventures in Ptown. Service was excellent also, Jim and Dave were attentive and quick to help should any issue arrive, it felt more like we were staying at a friends house than a B & B. The breakfast was your typical B & B fare, better than anything I had at a European B & B but still light. If your looking for a triple stack of chocolate pancakes you might have to look for an IHOP. Like I said in the title, just a pleasure to stay there....it will be the only place I stay when I go to Ptown.


Fabulous!

4.6 on August 03, 2009

During my first visit to the Cape, I stayed at Christopher's. What a wonderful experience! The location is perfect - close to art galleries, the ocean, and excellent restaurants. Everything is within walking distance. The innkeepers are wonderful and hospitable! Breakfasts were delicious and included amazing homemade breads, muffins, and fresh fruit. I would definitely stay at Christopher's again, and recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Cape!


The perfect combination of charm, comfort, convenience, and cost

4.8 on July 30, 2009

I have stayed with Jim and Dave at Christopher's by the Bay several times now, and I keep returning not just because of (a) Jim's warm conversation and Dave's chocolate chip muffins in the garden each morning; not just because (b) the house is quiet and cozy and impeccably clean; not just because, (c) located as it is in between the bustling West and artsy East Ends (but away from town hall and the pier), Christopher's is the perfect home base for a trip to Provincetown; and not just because, (d) at these prices, the place is a steal. The real answer is (e) all of the above. If you're looking for the best in a Cape Cod bed and breakfast experience, this is it.


Wedding Week Away

4.8 on July 29, 2009

Planned a week away at Christopher's but then decided to get married in Mass while there (after 16 years together!) Jim & Dave helped pull a ceremony together in the parlor room (we would have used the lovely garden but it was raining.) Great service and a warm feeling to the place. We've been there before and will certainly be returning in the near future. Conveniently located near the Art district but a short walk to the bars & clubs. They are pet-friendly as well so we could bring our 2 IGs along and they participated in the wedding as well. We'll be back soon.


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

4.4 on December 30, 2008

I wasn’t a B&B person until I stayed at Christopher’s by the Bay. We have stayed with Jim and Dave four times, for about eight nights every year, and it always feels so comfortable, that I would plan on spending my honeymoon there. Their location between the busy commercial area and the quieter art galleries is perfect. The whole house feels so welcoming; with fresh and clean spacious rooms, cozy living-room with lots of reading material, and the back patio is a quiet place to relax, as also to meet new friends. I care about breakfast, and I am always impressed by the variety of fruits, bagels, pastries, and some special dishes that they prepare on week-ends. These guys are so nice; I won’t ever forget finding a bottle of wine in our room as their birthday present, once we spent a weekend at Christopher's by the Bay on that occasion.


Beautiful Inn with Excellent location

4.8 on December 28, 2008

My two best friends and I chose Christopher's by the Bay as a girls get-away trip and everything was exactly right. The rooms were comfortable, the location was within walking distance of everything and the hosts were very friendly.


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Location

Location Type

Beachside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town, Village

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 100 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Pilgrim Monument, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Aperitifs, DVD Library, Beach Towels, Voice Mail, iPod/mp3/CD players in rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Health Spa/Massage, Fitness Center/Gym, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking is only permitted outside on patios, decks, etc.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Some pet friendly rooms available - please inquire FIRST.
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In-Season rates and/or minimum stay requirements may apply for certain holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% min. deposit required for stays of 3 or more nights-100% deposit req. for one or two nights. Personal checks accepted for deposit, credit cards and cash accepted for the balance upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: In the event you must cancel your reservation, shorten your stay or change your dates, your deposit will be returned (less a $50 cancellation fee per room) only if we receive notice a full twenty-one days in advance of your arrival date. Any such change within the twenty-one days prior to your arrival date will result in a refund (less a $50 cancellation fee per room) only if we are able to re-rent your entire reservation. Deposits for holidays or special events are NON-REFUNDABLE unless we are able to re-rent the room for the entire period reserved regardless of when the room is canceled. No refund can be made within the last 48 hours prior to 2p.m. on the date of arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim Rizzo & Dave McGlothlin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8-10:30am
  • Serving Location: in our outdoor patio and garden, Breakfast/dining area

Deals

Hot Deal

Enjoy a beautiful fall on Cape Cod!

Regular Rate: $180 now $140 (22% Savings:)

Enjoy the beautiful fall season on the Cape! Park the car and spend some time in beautiful Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod. Walk to beaches, kayaking, whalewatching, dune tours, hiking, shopping, art galleries and fantastic restaurants - just some of the fun you can have! Private and shared baths - rooms starting at $85+tax per night beginning mid Sept.

expires Wednesday


Special Package

Fall Getaway Special

Stay two or more nights including a Wednesday and get 50% off the Wednesday night rate! Reserve your fall getaway now! Valid thru October 31 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Minimum stays may apply for high season and special events and reservation must be booked directly thru our website.

Fido Friendly!

We are pleased to offer accommodations for your special friend while traveling as we understand your affection for your dog. We currently have one pet–friendly room with an outside private entrance, Picasso room, that is available for one well–behaved dog. Dogs must be pre–approved by management and must get along with people and other dogs. More information here http://christophersbythebay.com/pets.html We want you to enjoy your stay AND for you and yours to come back. Please ask us and we will be happy to help you with the needs of your pet and any other issues during your stay!

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

8 Johnson Street , Provincetown, MA 02657 USA (Show map)

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