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ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD

Sue Gustafson

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Sue Gustafson

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Eastham Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

This one-of-a-kind cottage is among the most highly-rated vacation rentals on Cape Cod. Lovingly called “Blue Skies on the Half Shell,” it has earned all 5-star reviews from guests, including 22 ratings at the “outstanding property” level from guests who have booked their vacation through HomeAway.

The cottage is set in a perfect location just 75 steps from Campground Beach on Cape Cod Bay. Every inch of it will remind you that you’re at the beach and on vacation. It has all the creature comforts discerning vacationers require: air conditioning and heating, Wi-Fi, hi-def expanded cable, a 32” flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and an MP3 connection, gas grill, picnic table with umbrella, lounge chairs and large umbrella on a rolling base on the roof deck, beach chairs and umbrellas, even small wagons for your kids to bring toys to and from the beach.

The kitchen is fully equipped for meal prep. The bathroom has new fixtures, including a glass-enclosed shower, although many guests love to use the large outdoor shower from late spring through mid autumn.

The screened porch is the perfect setting for relaxed reading or leisurely conversation while the roof deck is the best place to view spectacular sunsets over Cape Cod Bay. Stargazing late into the evening will become one of your favorite pastimes.

Discounts will be considered for rentals of two or more weeks. In June, July, August and September the cottage is rented for a minimum of seven days (from Saturday to Saturday). Exceptions may be made for rentals in April, May, October and November.

Book “Blue Skies on the Half Shell” today and you can look forward to enjoying a vacation in one of the top-rated vacation rentals on Cape Cod.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sue Gustafson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again, our annual spring fling at "The Mermaid Cottage" was teriffic. Even though the weather was chilly, we had a great time as we always do! See you next year!
Apr 2014
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
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ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 -(860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
5

Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a great week in fall 2014 and enjoyed our stay! The house was very clean, well-maintained and a lot of affectionate details make it very special. It's only a short walk to the beach - and especially in the off-season we like the silence to relax :-) Beautiful cottage we can recommend!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 -(860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
5

Best Cape Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5
Once again we had a splendid late summer/early fall vacation at Blue Skies on the Half Shell! Whether it was enjoying the sunset on the bay, having lunch on the roof deck or exploring the surrounding beaches, our daily itinerary was full. We love visiting Blue Skies, our perfect cottage at the Cape.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marni, Lindsey and Lisa:

When you're happy, we're happy! It's always a pleasure to host such a special group of ladies and we look forward to doing so for many years to come!
business
ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 -(860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
5

Cozy Clean & Private

Cozy Clean & Private
  • 5 of 5
This was a great find! This cozy cottage was immaculate & amazingly well stocked. I especially appreciated the comfy queen size bed & the selection of Cape Cod info & literature. The deck, sunset views & the privacy was a plus as well as easy access to Campground Beach. Location was ideal for our trps to Provincetown for whale watching, the WHAT theater in Wellfleet, & a canoe trip in beautiful Nauset Marsh. We hope to return in the future & have already recommended the cottage to friends. Evelyn & Steve Rozunick
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Evelyn and Steve:

It was our pleasure to host you at Blue Skies on the Half Shell. We enjoyed meeting both of you and hearing about all the wonderful things you experienced during your vacation. It always amazes us how much activity (and good eating) our guests can pack into a week or two on Cape Cod! We look forward to hosting you again.

Sue & Lee
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ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 -(860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
New Jersey
5

Creating Happy Family Memories

  • 5 of 5
We loved the location of this cottage! It was so easy to shuttle my kids to the beach everyday and then conveniently return to the cottage for lunch and naps. The cottage is bright, very clean and well equipped. We started each day with coffee on the roof deck while looking out over the bay. Heaven! My kids loved exploring the tide pools in the bay at low tide, and flying kites in the afternoon. We also enjoyed riding on the bike trail which is just a short distance away. We were so happy to find this special place. We plan to start a new family tradition by returning next year, and hopefully for many year to come!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie:

Thank you for your high marks! We would be delighted provide the backdrop for creating even more Cape Cod memories into the future.

Sue & Lee
business
ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 -(860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
New Jersey
5

Creating happy family memories....

  • 5 of 5
We loved the location of this cottage! It was so easy to shuttle my kids to the beach everyday and then conveniently return to the cottage for lunch and naps. The cottage is bright, very clean and well equipped. We started each day with coffee on the roof deck while looking out over the bay. Heaven! My kids loved exploring the tide pools in the bay at low tide, and flying kites in the afternoon. We also enjoyed riding on the bike trail which is just a short distance away. We were so happy to find this special place. We plan to start a new family tradition by returning next year, and hopefully for many years to come!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
ONE OF THE TOP RATED COTTAGES ON CAPE COD
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 -(860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
5

Perfect Cottage in the Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to Blue Skies and it was another amazing week at Blue Skies. The charming cottage is lovingly maintained by the owners and spare no detail -- down to the seashell blue plates and handy, personalized Cape Cod guide. The cottage is cozy and the beach breezes are ever-so pleasant -- my husband remarked each day about how well he slept. My favorite spots continue to be the upper deck that overlooks Campground Beach and the outdoor shower. The Eastham location is ideal as it is a short drive to our favorite ocean beaches and hiking trails while still convenient to shopping in Orleans and Chatham. The kids loved running out to the sandbars at low tide to take in a few waves. Glorious! The week flew by and my 6-yr old son did not want to leave. Indeed, we're planning to return again next year. We can't imagine staying anyplace else on the Cape.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle & John:

Thank you for the high marks! You have zeroed in on the things that many of our guests agree make Blue Skies on the Half Shell special... among them: location, outdoor shower, roof deck with water view, attention to detail, and bay breezes that help to promote sleep. It's undoubtedly a great combination of factors that lead to a relaxing and memorable vacation. We are very happy to provide this for the enjoyment of you and your family! See you next year…

Sue & Lee

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local Break
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Captains, Brewster, MA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Fairway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Campground Beach (town-owned)
Car: necessary

Time spent on Cape Cod offers a wealth of timeless pleasures. A beautiful sandy hook surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound, the Cape offers the picturesque scenery of endless stretches of dune-fringed sandy beaches, peaceful bays and inlets, pristine marshlands, and charming historic towns and villages -- all in an ideal climate tempered by the Gulf Stream. As one of the country's most treasured resorts, Cape Cod combines its scenic beauty with a wonderful quality of life and a refreshingly relaxed, leisurely ambiance, yet it is in easy reach of the major metropolitan centers of Boston, Providence and New York City.

The New York Times has called Eastham 'Cape Cod's Little Secret.' The town offers visitors a quieter and less crowded environment than some of the more well known areas of the mid-Cape. Eastham offers two ocean beaches: Coast Guard Beach (consistently named one of the nation's Top 10 Beaches by The Travel Channel) and Nauset Light Beach. The red and white Nauset Lighthouse on Nauset Light Beach is said to be the most photographed site on Cape Cod, so don’t forget your camera! The Salt Pond Visitor's Center is the primary information center for visitors to the Cape Cod National Seashore (celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011) and the starting point for many nature trails and bicycle routes. The Visitor’s Center offers daily free educational films and has a wonderful museum depicting the history of Cape Cod. The former Cape Cod Rail Trail is now a paved bicycle trail. It runs the length of the town and beyond to the north and south while passing by picturesque salt marshes, cranberry bogs and ponds.

A note about Eastham and the surrounding area: Blue Skies on the Half Shell is located next to family-friendly Campground Beach (one of several bay beaches maintained by the town of Eastham). Cape Cod Bay offers the perfect setting for long walks on seemingly endless tidal sand bars, creating a visual memory that is sure to be one of your favorites of your time spent on Cape Cod. See what bits of ocean life you can discover left by the receding tide! The bay water is warm and inviting for a swim right into the fall. The Wellfleet drive-in movie theater (one of few remaining in the U.S.) is only 5 minutes away, and also offers 4 indoor screens. The daytime flea market at the Wellfleet Drive-In parking area is fun for everyone. Wellfleet is also the home of the Audubon Sanctuary which offers some great hiking trails. The area has so many wonderful family activities -- mini golf, great eats at numerous clam shacks and plenty of home made ice cream shops. Try a charter fishing boat excursion out of Rock Harbor in Orleans, whale watching in Provincetown, kayaking through Nauset Marsh in Eastham, or rent a sailboat or jet ski locally to take out on the Bay. There are endless opportunities for outdoor play activity to those who want to be in or near the water at all times. If you are seeking a temporary break from the sun, check out a tour of the Truro Vineyards and sample their wines. Wellfleet has an active theatre community that offers productions during the summer. The eclectic community of Provincetown offers many great restaurants, art galleries and shopping opportunities.

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Rates & Availability

From $129 Per night

Eastham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$800
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 25 2015 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
$900
 
 
Spring 2015
May 9 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Spring 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Early Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Early Fall 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Early Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 19 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Late Fall 2015
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$145
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125
Notes -- $50 per week discount will be applied if renting for 2 or more consecutive weeks
-- Sheets/towels available to rent for $35 per person
-- 50% of rent deposit due with signed copy of lease; balance of rent, $125 cleaning fee and $500 security deposit due 60 days prior to commencement of lease.
-- In the event lease is executed within 60 days of commencement of stay, total amount of rent plus cleaning fee plus security deposit is due upon signing of lease.
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Amenities

Eastham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 702 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All fixtures in bathroom are updated. Indoor shower is glass enclosed. Enclosed outdoor shower offers hot/cold water and includes a changing area, hand-held sprayer and rain shower head. Hair dryer is provided in bathroom. Stacked washer/dryer is located in bathroom. Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , twin beds
  • Bed rails available for twin beds. Blankets and bed pillows provided. Towels/bed linens available to rent for additional $35 per person.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sheet/towel rentals available for $35 per person

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