6 Sandy Hill Lane

6 Sandy Hill Lane, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap.Gull’s Nest Condominium (Former Gull’s Nest Motel)

Sandy Hill Lane is a small enclave on the far side of Route 6. By far the largest building on the private way is No. 6. It is a classic roadside motel, a shallow V that conforms to the northeast and southeast lot lines, allowing the maximum open space as a common front yard. It was torched in 2001 by arsonists who used this crime — unsuccessfully — to divert the authorities’ attention from their real goal: to rob the Seamen’s Bank at 56 Shank Painter Road. The condo was developed in 2008 by Geraldine K. Anathan and Cassandra Benson. The 12 units range from 430 to 987 square feet. • MapAssessor’s Online Database PDF, Unit 1 of 12 ¶ Updated 2013-09-03

2 thoughts on “6 Sandy Hill Lane

  1. I love your blog and THANK YOU for this entry on the Gull’s Nest Motel. As a twentysomething lover of Provincetown my friends and I would often stay at this peaceful, clean and inexpensive motel-it was our home base after Tea Dance or other wonderful shenanigans. I racked my brains (and the Internet) for years because I could only remember its isolated location off 6. Sad to hear it fell victim to arson in what seems to be one of the most inept criminal enterprises in history.

    • Thank you so much for your comment, which adds a great dimension to the story, and please accept my apology for the long delay..

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