Little Pamet House

Last week there were eleven of us in Truro on Cape Cod:  The patriarchs, my husband George and I, my three children, my son-in-law and daughter-in-law, my two granddaughters, my daughter’s little dog, and Little Pamet House, for surely the house we stayed in was an entity itself.  The house we rented was the home of an artist, Kim Victoria Kettler, and artwork adorned every wall and nook and cranny.  Everywhere we looked we discovered another treasure to admire.  The house is not a rental house; it is Kim’s home.  While we were enjoying it, she was living in the big red barn next door.  She lives there in the summer while the house is being rented and moves back in when the summer season is over.

Little Pamet House, Truro

This was the first time my husband and I had ever rented a vacation home, and I don’t know how we got so lucky.  We found Little Pamet House on the Home Away site, a site one of my sons uses.  As soon as we saw the house online last Christmas, we knew it was the one we wanted.  We called immediately and found it was available for the week we needed it.  We booked it right away, afraid we’d lose it otherwise, and also a little afraid that it couldn’t possibly be as wonderful as the pictures.  It was even more wonderful.

Cooking was a delight in this beautiful kitchen.

We had many concerts on this piano.

Truro is the wild part of the Cape.  It is near the end, about twenty minutes from Provincetown.  There is almost no shopping there, it’s hilly, wooded, and private.  On the upper Cape, closer to Hyannis, the pace of life can be bustling and busy.  But in Truro, you can hear the silence.  Little Pamet House is nestled in the woods on a dirt road about a mile walk from Corn Hill, which was made famous by artist Edward Hopper.  The house was a huge part of our enjoyment of our family’s week together.

Now we are spoiled.  I don’t think any other house will ever match, or even come close, to this one.  There is a big difference between spending a week in a rental house and spending a week in an artist’s beloved home.  Thank you, Kim, for giving us that amazing week together in that amazing home.

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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29 Responses to Little Pamet House

  1. Pingback: Finding love in the little Pamet House in the woods | My Pajama Days

  2. usacheri says:

    What a beautiful family and a great way to all be together. Nice tradition to start!

  3. notquiteold says:

    Just where I would want to stay! (How much longer before your foot heals up?)

    • Coming East says:

      Thanks for asking, NQO. I have another doctor’s visit in a few week. Still wearing the boot, but have a softer surgical shoe for around the house. Big improvement, but I still have to sleep in that darn boot.

  4. Shary Hover says:

    What a delightful place to stay. We’ve gotten lucky a couple of times, too. Once, we stayed in a cozy country house near Yosemite that came with a pair of horses in the barn. (We didn’t have to care for them but we did get to feed them apples.) The other time, the Paris apartment we rented was undergoing renovations, so they put us in the “penthouse” instead. Two floors with a big kitchen and a view of the Eiffel Tower. The bar is set pretty high now for us just like it is for you.

    • Coming East says:

      Yes, you had two great experiences, too, Shary. My son and daughter-in-law stayed in an apartment in the West Bank one year when they were in Paris. I had never thought of staying in a house or apartment when traveling overseas, but it makes so much sense. Can be a little scary, though, because you have the management to deal with at a hotel if things aren’t quite right.

  5. What an awesome house and beautiful family!

  6. What a perfect house for your clan. That house was lucky to have such a loving family stay in her this summer. Now I understand the title of a previous post “Back to Reality.” You have a gorgeous family to enjoy…you must return again or check out still another possibility.

  7. Barb says:

    What a coool place. How fortunate you are to have family time there.

  8. pattisj says:

    I see lots of happy, smiling faces!

  9. Whoa! what a gorgeous place to spend time with family!

  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful place, beautiful house, beautiful family…Wow!!

  11. I’ve known too many freezing cold cottages in Wales with far too much chintz to ever want to give up my tent. Finding a real home away from home is always a boon, a real blessing in fact that just makes the time away all the more wonderful. 🙂

  12. lovely post. Hearing the story of your vacation with it’s full cast, including the home. How wonderful and the photos are great. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us. It is good to read your posts again. DAF

  13. I plan to check out homeaway.com. What a lovely vacation.

    • Coming East says:

      Have you ever rented a vacation house, Adela? It’s a little scary because you never know quite what you’re getting. The pictures aren’t always accurate, especially about cleanliness. I can’t believe how wonderful this first experience turned out to be.

  14. dorannrule says:

    The place looks fabulous and the occupants make up a beautiful family!

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