Do you ever feel that you could make SO much progress with your writing if you only had some dedicated time and a place all to yourself? Somewhere beautiful yet affordable that you didn’t have to book six months in advance? Welcome to the Hemingway House, a 1904 sea-town home, renovated in 2015 as a writer’s retreat. It is designed to offer committed writers space and solitude in a comfortable and inspiring environment to further their work. Working on an historical novel, a cozy mystery, a book of poetry, a children’s book, or a memoir? We are genre agnostic– simply focused on creative writers ready to take their work to the next level.

Hemingway House is available for spans of 1-3 weeks, intended primarily for solo retreats (you will have the house to yourself), but writing partners or small groups will also be considered (see here for application information). There are no long lead times at the Hemingway House. If the space is available, it can be yours!

Location: The house is located in Onset, MA, roughly 50 miles south of Boston on the edge of Cape Cod (mainland side, so no bridge traffic!). Onset is a seaside community and the house is within walking distance of a gorgeous long white beach for thinking walks and two blocks from Onset’s small town.


Who should apply?: The House is intended for committed writers who are ready to dedicate a week or more of intensive work to their current project. Need the house next week? Check the calendar to see if it is available. The house is offered for a minimum of one week to three weeks at a time. Whether you are deep into revisions, struggling to finish your first draft, or you need concentrated time to rework a story-line or character, if you have a specific goal in mind, and feel that time away would help you achieve it, please apply!

This is a non-smoking property.


It was part of my personal mission to create an affordable space with near-term booking opportunities– hopefully available just when your project needs you most.

  • $400 per week for individual writers
  • $350 for GrubStreet Members (not sure what this is? Visit GrubStreet)
  • $325 for GrubStreet instructors or staff
  • Multiple weeks will be discounted by 10% of the total– 2 weeks for an individual writer would be $800-$80=$720
  • Additional nights beyond the first week can be prorated.

What is included?

Your retreat includes all the comforts of home: linens, towels, High-speed Wi-Fi, Cable, heating costs, washer/dryer. Meals are not included. If you prefer not to cook, Marc Anthony’s, an Italian Kitchen/Pizzeria, and the Stonebridge Bar&Grill are less than a 5 minute walk from the house. If you prefer to cook for yourself, there is a full kitchen with everything you need including a microwave, outdoor grill and full oven. The Onset Market is within easy walking distance. A Stop&Shop is less than a 10 minute drive away.

Check the calendar here for availability. Click here to apply.