|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
We are grateful to offer our home for rent for another year! Our year-round home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac and offers all the amenities needed for the perfect family vacation. Three levels connect the outside views inside with a screened porch, two open decks, and the generous front veranda. The main level open floor plan contains a gas fireplace, cozy living and dining areas and a fully stocked gourmet kitchen. The upper level offers a large Master Bedroom with a partial cathedral ceiling, adjacent Bath, plus a Guest Room with skylight and mini bay window. The lower level has a Family Room, Guest Room and Full Bath. Our 4-person Hot Tub sits outside on the second floor deck for relaxation after a full day. Enjoy the stars and even ocean sounds on quiet evenings!
Built in 2003, our home is tastefully decorated with elegant simplicity and provides both privacy and communal space for family and friends. Large windows take the beautiful Cape Cod light! We look forward to helping create your wonderful Cape Cod vacation!
We are a Sunday - Sunday rental. Numerous guests return year after year, so please plan in advance for your preferred dates and the best vacation get-away!
Sorry no pets, no smoking.
For OYSTERFEST weekend chose 2 or 3 nights at $400/ night.
The house was beautiful, gracious and extremely comfortable. The unique layout afforded lots of privacy and quiet. We look forward to coming back next year.
We don't have enough room in this review to state how wonderful our stay was at Dick and Leslie's home. We loved every minute. Their home is beautifully designed and reflective of the creative, kind, adventurous people that they are. As we drove up the driveway, we knew we were in for a real treat. Every room has been given special care, and immediately we felt we were in a home away from home. It was incredibly peaceful, and the amount of stars we could see from the outdoor hot tub were breathtaking! The hand-picked flowers that greeted us on every table also added to the tranquil ambience. We were happy to be exploring the great shops in Wellfleet, but just as happy to be cooking in our 'home away from home' and enjoying meals on the screened-in porch. We also appreciated the kindness of Leslie and Dick through every encounter we had with them. From the initial stage of booking and confirming details over the phone/email to when we arrived at their place and discussed with Dick the sights to see, restaurants to go to, etc. - it was truly a pleasure. We have spoken to many friends and family members about our stay and recommend it highly. We are excited to go back, the only problem about going....is that you won't want to leave! : )
My family has been renting this house for one or more weeks every year but two (when we were overseas and couldn't get to the Cape) since 2003 when it was first built. We had been visiting the Cape--usually Wellfleet or Truro--since 1993, staying in a different house every year. After meeting Dick and Leslie and experiencing this house in 2003, we have never wanted to stay anywhere else. The house is exceptional--it is clean, well cared for, and beautifully designed. Some years we have shared the house with another family while others we have been on our own or our teenage daughter has had friends stay with us. In every case it has worked well. The kitchen is great and well stocked. The house is convenient to everything but in a quiet spot that makes it a relaxing and tranquil spot to hang out when one has had enough of hiking, cycling, ocean, bay, and ponds. Dick and Leslie are amazing, kind, thoughtful, and generous people who we feel privileged to have come to know.
My brother and I visited Wellfleet with our wives in mid October past fall. Dick has built this beautiful house on his own and the decor was awesome. Leslie had added a special touch with her tasteful decor. The place was very clean and set in a wonderful wooded setting. In fact the open deck made us feel as if we were right in the forest. The neighbourhood was quiet and the houses set far apart. There was even a flock of wide turkeys on the road! Although the house was a bit tricky to find Leslie and Dick gave us clear directions. The GPS helped too.. It was very nice to meet our hosts, who made every effort to make sure that we would be comfortable, and we were. The annual Wellfleet oyster festival was celebrated during the last weekend of our stay. I am so happy that we got to see that. Wonderful food and a colourful crowd. The restaurants in the region are excellent and the grocery in town had all we needed. We rented a car for the duration of our stay and visited other parts of the cape as well. We even made a day trip to Boston. A car is recommended. I travel quite a bit and often stay in homes or condos or timeshares. I must say that this home was among the very best that I have ever experienced. Thank you so much, Dick and Leslie.
Our 2 week's at Dick and Leslie's was the PERFECT vacation. The house is exquisite with every amenity you can think of plus a lot of extras(i.e. vases of hand cut flowers throughout the house by Leslie). The house is open on the main floor and fits 2 families of 4 extremely well. It is so peaceful ...you feel like you are in an adult sized treehouse. I loved having my morning coffee out on the huge screened in porch (would have been great on a rainy day but we didn't have any). The upstairs has 2 good sized bedrooms, an awesome bathroom with a shower to die for and a small private deck with a 4 person hot tub for late night relaxation under the stars. The basement has a nice bedroom which can sleep 3, a full bath, and a tv area. The tv with dvd and tape player is set up down there with a futon and 2 chairs. It was actually nice not to have the tv on the main floor so we could connect as a family while listening to our Ipods on stereo, playing games and reading. Having wireless internet service let my husband check his emails every morning and the kids could stay in touch with friends. The house is situated just outside town and you can easily bike to town but watch out - there are many hills. Easy access to the house through town or an alternative route to avoid town traffic. Must drive to the bay and beaches but can get a weekly parking sticker at the Marina. Newcombe Hollow Beach was our favorite since it had the easiest access (not such a huge dune to maneuver) and they allowed flotation devices at the beach besides boogie boards for hours of fun for the kids. Wellfleet offers many wonderful restaurants (the Pearl was our favorite), shops and galleries. We did a sunset sail excursion one evening from the marina that was so peaceful and a memory that will last a lifetime. The Wellfleet drive-in theater is a must and you can catch a play at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and see the man who built this dream house in action. Leslie and Dick are so friendly and warm and are a stone's throw away (or cell phone call) right down the hill if you have any questions, problems or need recommendations of things to do and places to go. We can't wait to go back next summer to relax in their dream house again and to do all the things we didn't have a chance to do this summer!!!
This is a truly wonderful home. Our family of four (+ occasional overnight guests) has stayed here for several consecutive summers for two-week vacations and for shorter Fall get-aways. Dick and Leslie are the most gracious, warm and accommodating hosts... so much so, in fact, that over the years, they have come to feel like extended family. They are nearby for any help or guidance or recommendation, but also extremely respectful of guest privacy. The home is spacious and comfortable and affords every amenity we ever wanted. The care with which this home was crafted is evident throughout, from the gourmet kitchen, to the open and airy screened porch, to the spacious and comfortable bedrooms and beautiful, natural outdoor grounds and shower. The location allows for quiet and privacy and yet, the home is only 1 mile to town (an easy walk) and adjacent to footpaths for exploring the "wilds" of Wellfleet. Having stayed in several rental properties in Wellfleet before finding this home, we confidently call Dick and Leslie's retreat a "gem."
We are adjacent to the National Seashore with walking / biking trails to bay side beaches at Duck Harbor and Great Island. Your major decision is choosing between bay, ocean beaches or fresh water ponds! High dunes at the four Ocean beaches are a special Wellfleet feature. Walking trails abound.
Wellfleet Village is less than a mile away for shops, galleries, restaurants, organic groceries and farmers market for fresh veggies and fresh fish. Consider renting sail or power boats, kayaks to explore the harbor and coastline. Access to playgrounds and tennis courts plus the Cape Cod Bike trail offers bike rentals. Mass Audubon is great for bird watching, guided tours and Children Summer Camp Programs. Nearby towns offer whale watching, golf and fishing.
Our Drive-In Movie Theater is a Wellfleet landmark - the Outdoor Flea Market is great fun for weekend morning treasure hunting. Enjoy award-winning Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater at two locations plus WHAT 4Kids.
Other Activities: Audubon Camp, Wellfleet Drive-In with flea market, Galleries with openings most Friday evenings, Live Theater at WHAT, Truro Tent adn P-town.
2015 Season Rates; $1800-$2700/week
Rentals are Sunday to Sunday
Plus Refundable Damage Deposit and Cleaning fee
50% deposit is due with a signed Rental Agreement and the final balance is due one month prior to arrival.
(multiple payment option available)
Reservation Deposit will hold the dates in advance!