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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

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 Eastham

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

Much gratitude for another wonderful time of respite and renewal. I leave with spring in my heart.

Katudala's is.....

beautifully situated

lovingly maintained

spotlessly clean

comfortably relaxed

perfectly simple

simply perfect.
Apr 2017
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Eastham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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.


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Private Cape Cod Getaway overlooking the Atlantic
average rating of 4.866667 based on 27 reviews

Idyllic, invigorating, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property since 2003 and have never considered anywhere else for our annual trip to Cape Cod. It's location, practically on Coast Guard beach, is ideally situated for for accessing the myriad of walks, cycle paths and water activities on the Upper and Mid Cape. The owners, Kathy and Nat are beautiful hosts - not intrusive but readily extend the hand of friendship. There is plenty to keep you occupied on your holiday but I can recommend just sitting on the deck at dawn seeing and hearing the wildlife waking up, during the day watching the birds on the feeders or the chipmunks chasing each other and in the evening enjoying a glass and lobster dinner - with the sight and sound of the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. The property itself is ideal for two people - cosy but not small, a huge bed, well equipped kitchen, indoor and outdoor shower, comfortable seating area and, as previously mentioned, a welcoming deck. You certainly won't be disappointed if you book a break here and you will want to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy their company as well. N&K
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a lovely three night stay at this charming cottage recently. Great access to one of the best beaches on Cape Code - Coast Guard Beach - and a lovely view of the ocean from the living room, bedroom, and deck. Plus, the owners and hosts, Nat and Kathy, were the perfect hosts, warm and gracious, but completely respectful of our desire for privacy. We're coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soooo beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful space and location and such wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They had such a good time practicing their instrumental duets, followed by brisk walks on the beaches, topping this off with finding the best eating spots..... What a great way for fiancés to enhance their relationship. Wonderful to have guests making such good use of Katudala’s (our cottage)!
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Delightful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The views from the main room window are amazing, we often took our meals there, as it was a little too cold to sit on the deck, Nat and Kathy are hospitable hosts with an incredible eye for detail. It's only place we've stayed in where there were things like sewing materials, sticky tape and scissors, things you don't pack, but often need! An ideal spot for nature lovers, photographers and those wanting to get away from the noise and haste of everyday life. We can quite understand why people come back time and time again, we certainly hope to.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Fort Hill Rural Historic District
Grab a sandwich and a drink at the Eastham Superette on the way from Katudala's. Park at Fo...
First Encounter Beach
Take your evening libation here to watch the glorious sunsets (no fee), or come here to swim...
Coast Guard Beach
Grab an unbrella and a beach chair out of Katudala's and take a 3 minute walk to this beach ...
Cape Cod National Seashore: Visitor Center
A "must see" is the 12 minute film "Sands of Time" to discover how the dune before you at Ka...
Cape Cod Rail Trail
There is a bike trail which runs from the Coast Guard Station to the Visitor Center. From t...
Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are a birder, check this place out. It is one of the offerings of Mass. Audubon, and...
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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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