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Private Cape Cod Getaway overlooking the Atlantic

Bedrooms 1
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

- 1 bedroom, 1 full bath + outdoor shower, sleeps 2

This private, cozy, year-round, cottage for two, with king-sized bed, perches on a rise amid four wooded acres overlooking Coast Guard Beach in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Kitchenette with two-burner stove, microwave, toaster oven, electric frying pan, blender, BBQ, and refrigerator. The beach and ocean, a three minute walk away, can be viewed from the deck, the bed, the dining table, or the living room couch. Bicycle trail nearby. Birds and wild animals galore. Nauset marsh nearby. Seashore Visitors' Center two miles away. Numerous restaurants to tempt the palate.

Katudala's is a quiet refuge for folks in search of a place to hang their hat, relax, sunbathe, go for a walk on the beach, or on numerous National Park trails, go birding or biking, spend the day in Martha's Vineyard/ Nantucket, go antiquing in Dennis/Yarmouth; or just want to spend a quiet day of reading, painting, or writing as you view the Atlantic for inspiration.

Excerpts from the 'Log' say more than ads:: '...We saw the turkeys and chicks, Baltimore Oriole, the pair of cardinals, and seals at the beach. No fox or dear this year. We spent lots of time relaxing on the deck reading, walked the beach. Enjoyed great food at Finely JP's, Blackfish, Sam's Deli & ice cream at Nauset Ice Cream. Wish we could stay longer. Alas, must go back to work.' from New Hampshire

'...we were able to slow down from our usual routine and enjoy many things: the birds, deer, rebbits, turkeys and their babies, walks, the ocean, CC Museum of Art, some local friends, books (Jeff - 4, Deb - 3), etc.. I broke my rule of 'no TV or news' on vacation and watched a little to keep up with the campaign, especially Hillary's 'exit' speech. I didn't want too many surprises when I get back to the real world. Until next time...' from Connecticut

More excerpts: '...I appreciate the quiet time and the at home cozy feeling....'

'After eleven years we've revisited Katudala's to find it the same as it was then: private and personal, charming and delightful with seas, sky, sand, and all of nature's trimmings thrown into the bargain!...' from Hohenweg SWITZERLAND

Wonderful holiday here (again!!). This is a beautiful place to take time out of a busy life and enjoy the beauty of nature. We've walked, cycled, relaxed and we find outselves going home with a feeling of peace. the creatures have been entertaining as usual - especially the turkeys. The sunsets and moonlight nights spectacular.

thanks you again for your hospitality - and introduction to little necks. See you again next year.

Liverpool ENGLAND 2009

Some blank verse?: Like a very subtle wine, we had

all our senses met with joy by

the Katudala

The sweet smell after the rain.

The light on the sea, early morning.

Sounds of birds and winds

We walked to Nauset light and

back; our feets will remember

the sand and the ways it moves

under you

The rain wanted everything green!

...and almost succeeded...

Thanks you for this (too short) time in

your peaceful place on the Atlantic.

Merci! Quebec, CANADA 2009

More Details

Nat & Kathy Goddard, CyberRentals member since July 1999
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Nat & Kathy Goddard, CyberRentals member since July 1999

We grew up in Buffalo NY (Kathy) and Attleboro MA (Nat), Married in 1961, we have three girls (two in Seattle WA, and eldest in Charlottesville VA area) and we have lived at schools where Nat taught or was administrator, and Kathy has been working in clothing and gift retail for thirty-odd years. We are both very much involved in volunteering locally with church, Habitat, Audubon, and the Cape Cod National Seashore in which we live.

Nat & Kathy Goddard, CyberRentals member since July 1999 purchased this cottage in 1934

Why Nat & Kathy Goddard, CyberRentals member since July 1999 chose Cape Cod

Nat's grandparents built the main house in the 1930's. Nat has summered in Eastham since the 1930's, while he, Kathy and their family have done so here since the 1960's. The name of the cottage, 'Katudala', was the nickname given to Nat's mother by her father. Where he found the name has yet to be determined!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, seclusion, sounds and sights of wildlife are what most of our guests tell us are most memorable. But, we suggest you go to the 'Recommendations' section of this website to read about Katudala's assets in the words of our guests

Guestbook comments from the owner

Upon departure these Post-its were left by the guest at various locations around the cottage, as "thank yous" for: salt & pepper mills; warmth; new stove; awesome deck; spectacular view to enjoy; a bedroom with lots of space and storage; having everything so tidy and organized; a warm cozy bed; the lovely blue & white & wood decor....goes so perfectly with the view; a well-appointed place to stay; bringing the outdoors indoors; a kitchen that made food prep a breeze; the red vinegar....I forgot mine; well-built, well-maintain, well-loved place to be; perfect place to relax and dream; keeping the whole cottage spotlessly clean!
Mar 2016
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Eastham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • The birds like to visit the outdoor shower in the afternoon. A chickadee often nests nearby.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king
  • You can watch the sunrise, and the water while doing the Times crossword puzzle in the early morning
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Birdat Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon) a must for those inclined, Bike Trail to Visitor Center followed by the Cape Cod Rail Trail, trails and program galore in the Cape Cod National Seashore.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Private Cape Cod Getaway overlooking the Atlantic
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Delightful Stay

  • 4 of 5

Delightful cottage, location and hosts! Stayed at Katudala in May during the cool spell and happy to have a cozy spot to enjoy the array of song birds, wild turkeys and hawks. Traveled the cape from Orleans and Brewster to P-town, bayside and oceanside all while enjoying fresh seafood! Highly recommend the cottage with views of the Atlantic, 3 minute walk to the beach, access to marsh boardwalk and wood trail. Come enjoy this wonderful location!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful for comments which highlight some of Katudala's special offerings, particularly by folks who visit in the Shoulder and Off Seasons.
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Holyoke, MA, USA

FIVE STARS! A wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My lady friend and I had the most wonderful time at the Cape, and it all began with renting out the perfectly located and lovely cottage, Katudala. It has everything you need for a pleasant stay. It's an attractive looking place, thats very well kept and clean, with a very comfy king size bed, nice full bathroom (with an outside shower option as well), an entertaining living area, plus accommodating kitchen. The living area and bedroom have a nice view of the ocean through beautiful bay windows (I enjoyed watching the sunrise sparkling across the morning water). The landscape is also nice and well kept. It's a quiet area too which I like, giving it that relaxing feeling. The owners, Nat and Kathy, are very friendly and make you feel right at home. They are very happy to provide for your needs in the cottage, as well as providing useful and interesting information on exploring the Cape. They have been a pleasure to talk with and be around. I look forward to going back someday, and I highly recommend, Katudala, for those considering a vacation to the Cape. I think Eastham is a good place to rent if you want to explore much of the Cape, as its near the center of Cape Cod, allowing you to travel both ends withing 45 minutes. If you enjoying biking, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is just a few minutes away from the cottage. I just loved my stay. Thanks Nat and Kathy.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your own exquisite view of the Atlantic Ocean

  • 4 of 5

Very private. We saw the owners when checking in and not thereafter. Beautiful view of Life Guard Beach and lots of colorful birds. For senior citizens with bad backs the bed may be a bit too rugged, otherwise, all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bklyn, NY

A piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a relaxing time at the CC Getaway. All we heard and saw was the ocean and beautiful birds. It was so comfy, private and quiet. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome folks like these who have found the off-season desirable for a 3-7 day stay. Following them we have a couple from Quebec who are spending most of their time on trails in the Cape Cod National Seashore (CCNS) enjoying reading on the rainy/windy days, the wildlife, and the history of this setting. Others have: - Brought, or rented, bikes to tour the roads that lead to quaint neighborhoods, or taken numerous bike trails offered on the Outer Cape......e.g.: Cape Cod Rail Trail; CCNS bike trails; - Sought out the legion of antique sites along Route 6A on the Mid and Upper Cape; - Delighted in the various cuisines tempting their palates all over the Cape; - Brought, or rented, surfing equipment to cruise the waves in sight of the cottage; or - Simply sat quietly in the sun on the deck sipping their morning coffee and planning their day ferrying to Nantucket or Boston.
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ambience,lighting,scenery & shopping

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cape cod rental is located perfectly :) The sunrise is amazing this time of year and you can either watch it from the comforts of home thru the big picture window or walk to the beach and be there within 5 min. You can hear the ocean waves from the deck and inside the home. Home is fully equipped with the amenities you will need. Close to all towns for lots of shopping! Rte 6 is a hop skip jump away. And now about our hosts; cutest couple ever! Very accomadating and friendly. Upon our arrival we arrived during dinner time and were greeted with home made bicuits, which were delicous. They had brochures and a book about the area and things to do. The grounds are very cape cod and maintained. We didn't even see them the day we left, but we left them a note for kindness and hospitality. The deck is a good size and they have both types of grills. It was a bit cold when we went so we couldn't sit outside but we did venture out. The bedroom is large and comfortable. The king size bed is also comfortable and also has an amazing view. Plenty of storage space. Loved the wide plank floors, comfy kitchen,comfortable bathroom,and living space. The place is ver clean and lots of natural light. Nauset light house is very close by. Nauset beach, which hosts the sunrise, chock full of seals and roaring waves. i took some beautiful artisitc pictures there. Definitely visitng again. Thanks Cat & Nat for a wonderful relaxing stay.

Marilyn R.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just "PERFECT!!"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, originally from New England, recently spent a wondrous month at this delightful guesthouse. We had been here for a few days in fall 2010 as a little extra treat after attending my husband's 50th high school reunion in CT, and thought we'd love to come back some day.

Well, this was the summer and each day was perfect. We had incredible weather for our stay, only having 2-3 days of rain, and thoroughly enjoyed the sun and moon rises of each day. We were treated to the "blue moon" of August and the nightly star displays. To wake up each morn, with the sky ablaze with pink sunrise across the Atlantic, was pure joy.

Owners Nat and Kathy were always available and saw to it that we lacked nothing. They even shared fresh veggies from their garden.

I had spent summers all through college at the Cape and this was a dream-come-true. I guess I'd call it my own "Sentimental Journey".

The area is so charming, so away from it all, yet there's really everything you'd want within a short distance. To be able to just take a short jaunt to gorgeous Coast Guard Beach, ride your bikes on the Cape Cod Rail Trail, to be able to visit all the villages in the area, take a restful ride up beautiful 6A, attend the Schooner Regatta in Ptown, and so much more- the fish markets, the restaurants, the shops-the sunsets on the bay side-

We often rent on the Cape, usually coming with extended family, but this time it was just the two of us. Nat and Kathy provided so much that, in the past we have had to purchase ourselves, and, coming from a long distance by plane, that was so wonderful.

We weren't sure of staying a month is such a small space, but with the gorgeous deck and beautiful windows, our accommodations became so very much more than the guesthouse. We were part of the Cape Cod National Seashore and kin with the Atlantic.

I can add nothing more. To me, this is my #1 favorite vacation, over Italy, over the Greek Islands, over Hawaii-It was a little slice of heaven.

Paula and Larry Nappi, Meridian, ID

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hyannis MA
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fairway Restaurant & Pizzaria
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Provincetown to Boston MA
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chequesset Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Providence RI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6 and Nauset Road (Eastham)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Fairway Restaurant (Italian Cuisine)
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Coast Guard Beach
Car: recommended

Eastham historic 'Land of First Light'; Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center, activities, and museum; cycling & hiking tails; flea market; broad cuisine variety; ocean & bay beaches; charter whale-watching/birding/sight-seeing cruises; boating

Other Activities: Programs and trails at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Audubon), nature walks at Natural History Museum in Brewster, lake and marine kayaking, art and craft shows everywhere, lots of live theatre!

Golf: Do you like 'links' golfinglike you get in Scotland? Try Highland Golf Links overlookiung the Atlantic in experience you won't forget! If you like groomed fairways try any one of four public courses from Harwich/Brewster eastward.

Ski: You could probably rent a jet ski from Nauset Marine if you get tired of the peace and tranquility of Katudala's. But, I would suggest a canoe or kayak. You'll love it and the wildlife, and maybe a 'little neck' quahog on the half shell on a sand bar.


Rates & Availability

Eastham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Spring Off-Season 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall-Winter Off Season 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter-Spring Off Season 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Sheets and Towels $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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