RECENTLY REMODELED, ONLY A FEW STEPS TO CAPE COD BAY!

Sue Gustafson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Your best vacation memories begin at Blue Skies on the Half Shell!

It’s been called “magical,” “charming,” and “the perfect Cape Cod cottage.” Blue Skies on the Half Shell is one of the most highly-rated vacation rentals on Cape Cod. It has earned all 5-star reviews from guests, including 17 on this site!

This one-of-a-kind vacation rental is the ultimate seaside getaway. It’s set in a perfect location just a few steps from Cape Cod Bay. Are you eager to enjoy some serious relaxation and great family time? It can be all yours at Blue Skies on the Half Shell!

The cottage recently was fully renovated and redecorated with your needs in mind. Every inch of this little gem will remind you that you’re at the beach and on vacation.

Love to cook? The kitchen is fully equipped for serious meal prep and has all new full-sized appliances. The bathroom also has new fixtures, including a glass shower, although many guests love to use the spacious new outdoor shower instead. It’s equipped with two shower heads and a changing room—beachside luxury! 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 is a favorite pastime too.

Blue Skies on the Half Shell has all the creature comforts discerning vacationers require: air conditioning, Wi-Fi, hi-def expanded cable, a 32” flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and an MP3 connection, a gas grill, picnic table with umbrella, lounge chairs and large umbrella on the roof deck, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, even wagons to bring toys and tots to and from Campground Beach, which is just 75 steps away.

Discounts will be considered for rentals of two or more weeks. In June, July, August and September Blue Skies on the Half Shell 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 get ready to make magical vacation memories!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have had the most wonderful week! It's been years since I've been on the Cape and the first time in a cottage. Blue Skies on the Half Shell is a gem and we're hoping we can make this our annual girls' week destination. We had sunshine every day, awesome sunsets every night (faithfully toasted from the beach or the deck) and excellent, excellent food! Thank you for the great restaurant recommendations. I've found that there really is such a thing as too much seafood.



The cottage is perfect. It has everything we possibly needed and more. And we all fell in love with the outdoor shower! We relaxed so, and felt so at home, it's hard to believe we have to leave. Thank your or making our stay such a delight. Same time next year?
Oct 2013
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Sue Gustafson

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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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:
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Recently Remodeled, Only a Few Steps to Cape Cod Bay!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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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
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Eastham Cape Cod
5

A HIDDEN GEM!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is a delight. We have had such a wonderful time and we wonder…would anyone notice if we just stayed?! We have come back to the Cape many times since we lived here and this place has become our all time favorite. We can tell a lot of love has gone into creating this little cottage. Hopefully we will be back next year. We had a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Recently Remodeled, Only a Few Steps to Cape Cod Bay!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 (860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
5

A HIDDEN GEM!

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is a delight. We have had such a wonderful time and we wonder…would anyone notice if we just stayed?! We have come back to the Cape many times since we lived here and this place has become our all time favorite. We can tell a lot of love has gone into creating this little cottage. Hopefully we will be back next year. We had a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy & Liese:

Many thanks for your kind words! Since you are familiar with the Cape Cod area, your observations are appreciated and are very important to us. We are delighted to be at the top of your list of rental properties! More good times await you again at Blue Skies on the Half Shell in 2015.

Sue & Lee
business
Recently Remodeled, Only a Few Steps to Cape Cod Bay!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 (860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
5

PERFECT CAPE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We've had another perfect week at Blue Skies. Mighty hot, but the only thing we had to do all week was float around in the water. Heaven! We loved having our families up here this year.They rented just down the beach. We took lots of pictures for family memories. Playing in the water with the girls, snokling for treasures (we have a budding Jacques Cousteau!), digging waterways on the beach and building drip castles are memories which will stay with all of us. So nice to finally meet you - like meeting a pen-pal! We'll be back in September for a quiet week!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy & Ray:

Thank you for your kind words about the cottage. If Blue Skies on the Half Shell makes you feel at home, then we have successfully done our job!

Sue & Lee
business
Recently Remodeled, Only a Few Steps to Cape Cod Bay!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p930463
+1 (860) 918-3162
Eastham Cape Cod
5

CHARMING COTTAGE AND RELAXING BEACH VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful and relaxing week! What more can you ask for! We had simply beautiful weather, a fabulous cottage to enjoy and our favorite bay beach just footsteps away. Your charming cottage has great amenities, including the best outdoor shower, a roof deck with a great view of the bay, and very comfortable beds, to name just a few. Thank you for everything. We had the best time ever!

Vanessa, Julian and Hailey
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To our friends and neighbors Vanessa, Julian and Hailey:

It's our pleasure to continue to host you (for 8 years straight now!) Same time next year.....

Sue and Lee
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Eastham Cape Cod
Bridgewater, MA
5

OUR FAVORITE CAPE RENTAL TO DATE!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week at Blue Skies on the Half Shell and could not have been more pleased with the house and our overall experience (and also more sad to leave). We've been renting down the Cape each summer for the past 7 years and this was by far our favorite rental!

We had an amazing week at the beach, relaxing on the roof deck and in the screened porch. The house was the perfect size for our family of 4 (children ages 6 and 1). The kids had a blast in the small yard while we enjoyed a drink on the screened porch. The home is so comfortable and beautifully decorated- the perfect Cape cottage. The location and distance to the beach is ideal, especially with young children.

The owner, Sue, is a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. We're looking forward to renting again in 2014.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate: we aim to please and I'm glad we hit the target once again! We look forward to your return visit in 2014.
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 6
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Campground Beach (town-owned)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Local Break
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Captains, Brewster, MA
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Fairway
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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Eastham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Year End
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

One half the total rent is due within 10 days as a deposit to hold rental dates. Remainder of rental cost plus $500 security deposit is due no later than 60 days prior to check-in.
Notes -- $500 security deposit required
-- Cleaning and trash removal fees are included in quoted price for stays of 7 or more nights. Rentals of less than 7 nights will incur an additional $100 fee for cleaning and trash removal.
-- $50 per week discount will be applied if renting for 2 or more consecutive weeks
-- Sheets/towels available to rent for $35 per person
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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 View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Secure Parking
  • Gas Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All fixtures in bathroom are new. Indoor shower is glass 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:
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • water sports
  • bowling center
  • antiquing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Sheet/towel rentals available for $35 per person Cleaning fee & trash removal fee included in rentals of 7 or more nights. Rentals of less than 7 nights will incur an additional $100 fee for cleaning and trash removal. All new full sized appliances, ample pots & pans, fully stocked kitchen. New outdoor shower with hot/cold water, rain head fixture, plus additional hand-held shower spray, spacious changing room; picnic table with umbrella. Roof deck overlooking Cape Cod Bay, lounge chairs and umbrella provided. Beach chairs and beach umbrellas provided; cooler provided; MP3 hookup available next to TV; colorful perennial gardens; private setting with lots of seating in the screened porch and up on the roof deck; umbrella and chaise lounge chairs provided on roof deck; Eastham 'Insiders Guide' available to all tenants upon check-in (provides restaurant suggestions, local activity calendar, National Seashore information, rainy day activity suggestions, kid-friendly activities

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