Destination guide

Make yourself at home in Wellfleet

From cozy beachfront cottages to luxury condos with panoramic bay-view balconies, Wellfleet vacation rentals are perfect home bases from which to explore one of the most desirable locations in Massachusetts. There are plenty of good reasons to visit this strip of prime Atlantic coastline on fashionable Cape Cod—especially if you’re an oyster fan. The annual Wellfleet OysterFest in October is one of the highlights of the town’s social calendar, as well as a joyful celebration of its world-famous export. Wildlife enthusiasts are also rewarded with the opportunity to explore the protected habitats of Cape Cod National Seashore.

Things to do

Discover Wellfleet through the centuries

The Wellfleet Historical Museum is the headquarters of the dynamic Historical Society. This fascinating collection encompasses artifacts and memorabilia from over 350 years, tracing a link from the town’s simple origins as a whaling community, through the fishing and shipping industries that transformed its fortunes during the 18th century, to the early days of tourism and its rapid growth throughout the 20th century. The museum is open from June to mid-October, Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free—hours of operation vary, so check before you set out. It’s an easy stroll from downtown Wellfleet vacation rentals.

Activities

Wellfleet—a cultural showcase

Thanks to its unique location sandwiched between the ocean and the bay, Wellfleet is bursting with tempting beaches. But there’s a lot more to discover in this lively community. The Wellfleet Historical Society organizes walking tours, talks, and special family events throughout the year, designed to introduce visitors young and old to its rich heritage. The town is also known for its flourishing cultural scene, with many galleries showcasing the work of local artists. Plays and live opera transmissions are on offer at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, while the program of Wellfleet Preservation Hall includes movie screenings, concerts, and contemporary dance.

Weather

Turning up the heat in Wellfleet

The temperate climate of Cape Cod is one of the reasons for the enduring popularity of its summer resorts. City-dwellers look forward to escaping the humidity and breathing in the fresh air, while long, sunny days and cool evenings are perfectly suited to chilled-out weekend breaks. Demand for Wellfleet vacation rentals on the beach remains constant through early fall, as the cape’s famous Indian summers extend the bathing season well into October. The warm Atlantic waters keep winters mild and encourage the growth of colorful magnolias and camellias that are more common in subtropical climes.

Natural features

Protecting Wellfleet’s wildlife from east to west

Cape Cod National Seashore was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 to conserve the unique environment of the cape’s eastern Atlantic coast. As well as offering protection to indigenous wildlife, the site includes historic landmarks such as the Marconi Station, where the first 2-way transatlantic radio transmission took place. Over on the western shore, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses an area of pine woodlands, sandy barrier beaches, and salt marshes that brings a rich diversity of native birds and marine creatures to the doorstep of downtown Wellfleet vacation rentals.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Wellfleet

The nearest airport is in Provincetown, MA (PVC-Provincetown Municipal), located 13.9 mi (22.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), which is 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Wellfleet?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,576 vacation rentals near Wellfleet. From 1,537 Houses to 328 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wellfleet for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Wellfleet?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wellfleet:

  • South Wellfleet: 827 vacation rentals
  • Indian Neck Heights: 27 vacation rentals
  • Pleasant Point: 112 vacation rentals
  • Dennis Port: 1,079 vacation rentals
  • Hyannis: 1,181 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Wellfleet?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Wellfleet. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wellfleet Preservation Hall: 3,560 vacation rentals
  • Cahoon Hollow Beach: 3,364 vacation rentals
  • Indian Neck Beach: 4,194 vacation rentals
  • Marconi Beach: 4,124 vacation rentals
  • Mayo Beach: 3,998 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wellfleet listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Wellfleet?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,537 Houses in Wellfleet. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Wellfleet include:

  • Cottages: 328 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 328 rentals available
  • Cabins: 328 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Wellfleet?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 233 vacation rentals with pool available in Wellfleet. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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