|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A perfect Cape Cod retreat! On a quiet street, yet in the center of town, this house is ideal for a family vacation. The house is designed to offer privacy; a separate apartment on the bottom floor has it's own kitchen, bath and sitting area, and the bedrooms are situated on the first floor so that grandparents, or visiting friends, can have a little peace and quiet, even with kids running around.
This charming Cape house is within walking distance of everything. You don't need to get into your car to go to the general market, restaurants, galleries, Mayo Beach, shops or, most importantly, the ice cream shop.
The house is airy and light, but cozy. There is great cross ventilation, so it never seems hot, even in August. We have significantly renovated the house for 2012, so that it combines the best of a traditional cape house, but has been spruced up with new paint and new furniture.
Everything is within easy distance of the house. The new community center is a two minute walk, so that young and old alike can enjoy the activities there. You can walk to get your morning coffee and croissant, and the only dilemma will be whether you spend 2 minutes to go to the market or to the Flying Fish Cafe, or decide to stroll an extra 5 minutes to one of the other great breakfast places.
In the evening, you have your choice of cooking in the spacious kitchen and grill, and entertaining yourselves and guests, or walking to one of the many fabulous restaurants. You can chill with a bottle of wine and Wellfleet oysters on the deck as the kids run around the backyard.
Rainy days don't feel claustrophobic because the house is well designed, and there is plenty of space, a rarity in a house that sleeps 10. We love playing board games (and have quite a collection), or putting together puzzles as a family. This house allows you to bond as a family, but doesn't force you to be in each others' space.
Older kids can walk to the town pier, play basketball at the community court, go fly kites on the beach, or meet friends at the Mac Shack. Bring or rent bicycles for the whole family and go on the Rail Trail (an easy ride for all ages) or go to the National Seashore, a beautiful, but more challenging ride. Teens can even ride bikes to the ocean beaches and ponds.
Keywords: Perfect Wellfleet house, with space and privacy to accommodate multiple generations joining together for a wonderful vacation. Charming inside and out, a traditional Cape style home, ideally situated. Walk to restaurants, galleries, Mayo beach, the general market or the WHAT theater. Interior is spacious and open, can accommodate a large family (or two) without feeling cramped.
Two doctors and five children, we have been coming to Wellfleet for over 20 years. Every time we come, we try to figure out a way to move our practices up here, so that we can live full time here!
When the kids were young, they liked nothing more than jumping off the pier or looking for tadpoles at the ponds. Now that they are older, they are looking for the perfect ride on the ocean surf. We, on the other hand, like nothing better than to sit on the beach with a good book, go bike riding in the National Seashore, or sneak off with a great bottle of wine for a lobster lunch at Moby Dicks.
This house is our refuge and our sanctuary. It has "good vibes" and we treasure our time here.
The Owner purchased this house in 2005
Where else can you find a vacation place that suits everyone from a toddler to a grandparent?!. Furthermore, where can you find a place that has such variety of beaches? The ocean for surfers, boogie boarders and kite fliers, ponds for the young 'uns, and the bay for everyone?
Wellfleet not only has the beaches, which are great, but it has so much else? Theater, art, fantastic restaurants, bike riding, hiking, kayaking, mini-golf, the drive in theater. You can spend weeks here and never do the same thing twice.
When we first looked at buying in Wellfleet, we were looking to get a property on the water. Our wise real estate agent, knowing our family of 7, urged us to look in town. Boy do I owe her!
I would not trade the fact that we come to Wellfleet and rarely get into our car for all the sunsets over the beach, (which we can get any time by just walking down to Mayo beach). The kids have the flexibility to roam freely in this small town, and we can walk/bike ride to anywhere we want to go. The only time we are really obligated to be in the car is when we go to the drive-in, a must at least once a season.
When friends come to visit, they are not limited by having to organize their time around cars. A couple can go gallery gazing, while others take their kids to the beach and the "aged P's" walk across the street for glass of wine and people watching at Winslow's Tavern.
I don't know of a better house to accommodate kids, adults and grandfolks....
Beautiful home! It is the perfect vacation house. We loved the decor of the home. It was vary large, but extremely inviting. We could walk into the center of Wellfleet in less than two minutes. We ate dinner outside, strolled down to the bay, visited the many galleries, and totally enjoyed ourselves. However, we always looked forward to going back to the house, which is so cozy. I highly recommend this rental because it does not have the feel of a rental. It felt like home.
This house is really perfect for a large number of people.
We were a group of 11 and everyone agreed that the house was beautiful, had everything one could ask for. Its location is great, 2 minutes from Wheelfleet’s center.
We highly recommend it.
We couldn't have been more satisfied with our stay at this property! It was exactly as described and MORE!
First, the property was conveniently located. We only found ourselves using the car to explore the other towns of the peninsula (which could just as easily been done on a bicycle), to go to the drive-in theater, and to haul loads of goodies home from the flea market at the drive-in theater property on weekend mornings. Everything else, including a small market, used bookstores, the town library, the beach, the ice cream shop, and endless amounts of fine and casual dining restaurants were located within walking distance!
The property itself was beyond comfortable. It was the perfect balance of original New England cottage charm respectfully enhanced with modern amenities. Each room was spacious yet cozy, and we particularly enjoyed the fact that the basement could act as an entire separate living area (perfect for teenagers or in-laws)! The beds were comfy, everything was clean, and the master shower was particularly relaxing! The air conditioning worked perfectly, and the high speed internet and cable were a nice extra for the two rainy days we spent recharging in the house.
The kitchen was HUGE, clean, and extensively stocked with cookware simplifying the preparation of family meals. Most nights we cooked at home and spent hours at the dining room table which could have comfortably accommodated 10+ people; I imagine that the owners make dining as an entire family a priority.
We ended many nights in one of two places:
1. in the living room on the couches watching the kids make their way through the extensive collection of games in the house or
2. on the sizable deck on the back of the house looking at the stars. The lack of light pollution on the peninsula enabled us to see a breathtaking amount of stars!
Overall, we had an amazing time in Wellfleet. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to vacation on the Cape. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, if you are newbies on the Cape or seasoned veterans, or if you are vacationing as a couple or with a family of 10: this property is versatile enough to accommodate all. We loved every second of our stay and look forward to coming back to this house next summer!
This is a wonderful home! We stayed for memorial day weekend after my daughter's graduation in Cambridge. You can walk to everything! We strolled the harbor with our morning coffee, walked to the restaurants in the evening yet you were nestled in a quiet, traditional, "cape cod" home.
This home has everything. Perfect for large family gatherings. We cooked out on the deck, worked on a puzzle together and sat around the table till the late hours! The house is warm and inviting. We will return for sure!
this vacation was a much needed get away for my family. when we arrived the house was even more beautiful than the we thought. the pictures do not do it justice. long walks on the beach, runs early in the morning and great walks to see the sunset. the town is so quaint and has everything you need when on vacation. there a several restaurants around the corner and i have to say we tried them all and never had a bad meal. the kitchen in the house is fabulous for cooking. also, there is a market around the corner. great yard and deck, the bedrooms and bathrooms fabulous. perfect setting, wonderful house!!! we will be back!!!
You can't come to the cape without hiring a captain and going out fishing for striped bass. There are lots of local fishermen and there is NOTHING better than fish caught by your own rod and reel. A wonderful family outing.
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2 night minimum stay
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