The Shack

By Mary Oliver

There’s more to it than just gathering the berries from the branches and pinging them into the pail. Not far from where I begin to pick I begin to grow casual, to do nothing. Nearby a field sparrow is throwing out the ladder of his song. Over and over it falls from his pink beak. I sit down under a tree and listen. Oh, to hear him within the enclosure of nothing else! I sit so quietly that sometimes fox comes and crosses the field, hawk flies over, heaven touches my forehead. The sparrow keeps giving his excellent song to the world. How fiercely I want to forget the commotion of my life. How peacefully sometimes, in the Truro fields, I do.

The Shack is a small romantic love nest. A favorite with couples. It’s a one room open plan studio featuring; a full mini kitchen, microwave, toaster oven and 1/2 fridge with electric 4 burner range top. Air conditioning, stereo, DVD/CD player, seating area for two, double bed, couch and a mesmerizing wall of windows on the Bay. It has an indoor shower, toilet and sink in the bathroom. The outdoor patio becomes part of the living area of the cottage featuring a seating area, picnic table and out door charcoal grill.

The Shack is surrounded by pines with a great outdoor shower facing the bay. It is located back about 35 feet from the dune. There is a seating area at the very top of the dune in front of the cottage. There is a path to the stairs to the beach seconds from your door.

Sleeps: 2


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• 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


Floor Plan