Howards End Guest House

Our Rooms

Room 1-1 (Patio Room)
  • First floor
  • Small room (about 120 sqft)
  • Queen bed
  • Private bathroom (small)
  • A/C
  • Private entrance
  • Easy access to patio area
  • No stairs
  • Cat free
Room 2-1 (Porter Room)
  • Second floor
  • About 150 sqft
  • Queen bed
  • Private bathroom (55 sqft)
  • Bathtub & shower
  • A/C
  • Room named after Cole Porter, as rumor says he may have stayed here.
  • Steep stairs warning
Room 2-2 (Hand Room)
  • Second floor
  • About 150 sqft
  • Queen bed
  • Private bathroom
  • A/C
  • Room named after Peter Hand, who first opened this guest house in 1946
  • Steep stairs warning

Room 2-3 (Terrace Room)
  • Second floor
  • About 140 sqft
  • King bed
  • Private bathroom (small)
  • A/C
  • Private entrance
  • Private terrace
  • Cat free
Room 2-4 (Howard Room)
  • Second floor
  • About 90 sqft
  • Twin bed
  • Shared bathroom (on the 3rd floor)
  • A/C
  • Steep stairs warning
  • Room named after Howard Weiner, who owned the guest house from 1997 to 2015.
Room 3-1 (Nook Room)
  • Third floor
  • About 120 sqft
  • Two twin beds
  • Shared bathroom
  • A/C
  • Steep stairs warning
Room 3-2 (Frog & Toad Room)
  • Third floor
  • About 125 sqft
  • Queen bed
  • Shared bathroom
  • A/C
  • Steep stairs warning
  • Room named after “Frog & Toad”, the series of children’s books.

How to Book

You can find us on AirBnB. Just follow this link (Howards End AirBnB).

About Shared Bathrooms

Room 2-4, 3-1 and 3-2 share the same bathroom, which is on the 3rd floor. The maximum occupancy is 5 people.

Steep Stairs Warning

The stairs to go to room 2-1, 2-2, 2-4, 3-1 and 3-2 are steep. Avoid these rooms if you have concerns about it.

Security Cameras

We do have two security cameras on the premises. Check “Important Information & House Rules” section for details.

Our History

Our house was built in 1840 by a whaling captain named Ezra Cook. In 1946, Peter Hand and his partner Edward Daminger converted it into the first openly gay guest house in Provincetown. Peter had been running this “gay men only” business until he passed away in 1994. Howard Weiner bought this house in 1997, and renamed it to “Howards End Guest House”. Since then, the guest house has been open to everybody. In 2015, Howard’s husband Yi Zhao inherited the guest house after Howard passed away. Now it is owned by Yi and his husband Greg O’Brien.

Our Cat

We have a lovely cat named Acey. She usually welcomes our guests at the door. If you are allergy to cats, and need a “cat free” room, please book room 1-1 or 2-3.

Important Information & House Rules

  • A simple continental breakfast is served from 8am to 10am.
  • We provide both bath towels and beach towels.
  • Ice may be obtained from the guest refrigerator in the DINING room.
  • We have two security cameras on the premises for the safety of the properties of ours and our guests. One of them is located at the main entrance, and the other one is outdoors at the patio. The cameras only cover public areas, and no audio is recorded.
  • We usually do NOT do daily maintenance of guest rooms when the stay is 3 nights or less. But our guests can request it during their stay.
  • Our standard check in time is from 3pm to 9:30pm. Early check-in (must be after 11am) may be available if the room is ready. We do have an option of self check-in if our guests will arrive after 9pm.
  • Our check-out time is 11am.
House Rules:
  • Smoking is prohibited on the premises (including outdoor areas). Vaping and smoking cannabis products are also not allowed, but edibles are OK.
  • No parties, events or friends gathering are allowed, even if you are not making noise.
  • Excessive drinking or use of illegal drugs are not permitted on the premises. Violators will be removed from the house without refund.
  • Disruptive behaviors will not be tolerated and be the cause of termination of stay without refund.
  • Departure prior to check out day is NOT refundable.
  • Please keep all your valuables in a safe place. We are NOT responsible for valuables left in your room.
  • Guests are subject to pay for all damage and loss they made to the properties of Howards End Guest House.
  • We enforce a quiet time between 10pm and 7am. And we do NOT allow any visitors during this time.
  • Visitors are subject to show their photo ID to us, and we may keep a photo copy for security reason.
  • Visitors are not allowed to use the shower in the shared bathroom on the 3rd floor.
  • We do not allow our guests to conduct any massage or escort services on our property.
Cancellation Policies
  • These policies only applies to bookings directly with us. We usually take a 50% deposit for these bookings.
  • For bookings of four nights or more, if all or part your stay falls in the range of July 1st to the end of Labor Day Weekend, if the cancellation is made more than 21 days prior to the check in day, we will give our guests a full refund except for a processing fee of $35. Otherwise we will keep the deposit.
  • For other bookings, if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the check in day, we will give our guest a full refund except for a processing fee of $35. Otherwise we will keep the deposit.
About Us

Howards End Guest House

Get In Touch

howardsendptown@gmail.com
(508) 487 0169

Our Location

5 Winslow Street
Provincetown MA, 02657
USA

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