Lil Rose

Magical • Private • Romantic

“I always wanted to live here, even before I knew such a place existed. I dreamed of a cabin: a miniature, makeshift home, and of being a writer and living alone beside the sea. In the dream I assumed I would somehow get here through purity of character and natural destiny, and would live, I suppose like the lilies of the field…”
Cynthia Huntington
from THE SALT HOUSE, A Summer on the Dunes of Cape Cod

“Magical” is the word most often used to describe Lil Rose. The cottage was purposely designed and maintained to be old world eclectic, funky, and unique to inspire a true Old Cape Cod experience. Lil Rose was designed to create a mini family complex between the main cottage Lil Rose and the separate guest room in the Lil Rose annex. Lil Rose evolved over the years from just a couples’ retreat to being able to accommodate a growing family produced by the “romantic experience.” Dunes were sculpted and extensive plantings of rose bushes, black pine, English oak and Russian olive trees were arranged as if they had always been growing there, protecting the privacy of the cottages. Most people feel that they are in another country when they first experience Lil Rose @ Lis Sur Mer and we are proud of its uniqueness and its important role as part of the Lis Sur Mer artist cottage experience.

Lil Rose was once a small horse stable. The cottage now consists of a large room divided to provide a smaller room that houses a twin bed and a cottage annex (8×10) providing a private separate bedroom. There is a stereo, TV, and DVD player, wi-fi, and lots of windows on the surrounding foliage. There is a a wonderful wood burning fireplace (wood is supplied) enhancing the off-season ambience! Lil Rose now works well for a maximum of a couple with two children or an occasional guest but should be “family.” There is a queen size bed, a full (in annex) and a twin available for guests. There is an inside shower room and a bathroom in Lil Rose. An outside terrace features deck chairs, a picnic table, a charcoal grill, a very private outdoor shower, and a permanent outdoor fire pit. Although a dune blocks Lil Rose from having a bay view, you can hear the surf at night and a private path puts you at the top of the dune in less than a minute. Our private bay beach reached by dedicate stairs never has more than 3 people on it and features a beautiful across-the-bay view of Provincetown and Long Point. The cottage is fully insulated; the interior has been finished in 18th century barn-board painted white, and is fully heated and winterized. It is very comfortable year-round. All linens, towels, duvets, blankets, beach towels and beach chairs are supplied.

Sleeps: 5 with 3 in main cottage (1 queen + 1 twin), 2 in annex Lil Rose (1 full)



These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence. Before a leaf -bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full- blown flower there is no more, in the leafless root there is no less. Its nature is satisfied and it satisfies nature in all moments alike.
But we postpone or remember. We do not live in the present, but with reverted eye lament the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround us, stand on tiptoe to foresee the future. We cannot be happy or strong until we too live with nature in the present, above time.


• Fireplace
• Air conditioning
• Wireless internet
• TV
• DVD/CD player
• Stereo
• Phone with unlimited long distance service
• Microwave
• Toaster oven
• Coffee pot
• Electric 4-burner range
• 1/2 fridge
• Indoor shower & toilet
• Outdoor shower
• Charcoal grill
• Hammock


Floor Plan