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 20 directly from guests who have booked through HomeAway!

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 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 small wagons for your kids to bring toys 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
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Sue Gustafson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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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
  • 1 of 10
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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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Recently Remodeled, Only a Few Steps to Cape Cod Bay!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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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

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
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
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
Recently Remodeled, Only a Few Steps to Cape Cod Bay!
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
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 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
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
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
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

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Eastham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Sep 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Fall
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Year End
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Notes -- $500 security deposit (returned within 30 days if cottage is left in good order)
-- $125 cleaning fee
-- $50 per week discount will be applied if renting for 2 or more consecutive weeks
-- Sheets/towels available to rent for $35 per person
One half the total rent is due within 10 days of receipt of contract as a deposit to hold rental dates. Remainder of rental cost plus $500 security deposit and $125 cleaning fee is due no later than 60 days prior to check-in.
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Amenities

Amenities

Eastham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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