Newer constructed home located on the Ocean side of Wellfleet, a 1/2 mile from Gull Pond and 1 mile from Newcomb Hollow Beach. Our house has hardwood floors and lots of sunny windows overlooking a secluded hollow in the woods. There is a large south facing deck with bar-b-cue grill and a private outdoor shower for your enjoyment. The kitchen is user friendly with a center island opening up to the great room. The open floor plan with skylights makes for a great gathering place for the whole family. Fast, strong wifi for your internet needs. You will always find an exceptionally clean house upon your arrival.
- House2400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
- 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 8
Monika Masuda & Eric Gustafson
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 18, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Real Cape Cod
The light, the light, the light…..
Wellfleet is known for its golden light, and this house captures it more beautifully than any I’ve seen on the outer cape – and I have seen many!
It doesn’t hurt that all the wood is honey colored and that the shadows dance across the light colored walls and cathedral ceiling.
Another thing I loved was the quite… The wind going through the trees is just lovely, and it’s so nice to wake up, look out the windows and see the trees swaying…. No traffic, no noise – just the breeze and nature sounds.
This space and location has three beautiful elements; it feels like you’ve found a haven in the woods; but if you stroll to the end of the entry lane, and cross the narrow Road (Gull Pond Road), you can find your way to the kettle ponds.
(leave early while there’s still lots of light, so you can get lost….)
They all remind me so much of Walden Pond.
It’s little wonder that Thoreau found such inspiration down these same laneways….
Finally, you can take a cycle to the beach…..
The magic three: woods, lakes, beaches….
I came to Wellfleet as a musician looking for inspiration and did my best work in this house. This is what people call the “real” Cape. Artists gather here because of the golden light, but creative folks of every ilk seem to find something really special here too.
However, being on the “real” cape may include having to settle for a tiny dimly-lit, over-priced “saltbox.”
That’s why I was so delighted with this house – it’s new, beautifully equipped and spotless with tons of room - airy and light….
The owner is a long-time Wellfleet resident and will happily share his love of this land with you, and just about anything else for that matter, including his home-grown tomatoes.
Wellfleet is its own very special place, and this haven in the woods is as good as Wellfleet gets.
Nicely laid out and maintained house, convenient to Wellfleet - comfortably accommodates big groups with a nice large common area for socializing. It's reached via a hilly dirt road, so just be sure your vehicle can manage that. Also (like most Cape houses) linens are not included.
Thank you for the review Pam. Just wanted to point out that we had two flash floods this summer which effected our driveway. In fifteen years of renting we have never had an issue with any car on our driveway.
Beautiful house and perfect location
This house has everything we've looked for in a Cape Cod vacation. We have always loved Gull Pond on previous trips to Wellfleet and were delighted to stay in this beautiful house last month. The property is private and quiet and the house was comfortable and immaculate. The house is close to all our favorite restaurants and take out places. Our family enjoyed paddleboarding on Gull Pond through Funseekers, and the proximity to the ocean beaches. There is plenty of space in the house to spread out and a lovely deck to enjoy. We can't wait to come back next year. Thanks, Eric.
Perfect Wellfleet getaway for 2 families
We had a wonderful stay at this house in July 2016. It has a great layout, lots of open space and great sunlight. The location is ideal - near beaches and ponds, as well as town, and so very little need to spend time on Route 6. The deck is ideal for relaxing and grilling at the end of a fun/sun-filled day. It really has everything you need, and it accommodated 2 families of four extremely well. Highly recommend!
Lovely Vacation House in Wellfleet
We stayed in this wonderful house in Wellfleet a few weeks ago, and had a very relaxing time. It is very spacious, bright, and clean, and it fit our 2 families perfectly. There is a well-equipped kitchen, and a great porch for grilling and eating meals. The house is very secluded and quiet; it's on a dirt road in the woods. All of the gorgeous beaches of Wellfleet are nearby, including the ponds. You can get a beach pass for the week, which gets you into practically all of the Wellfleet beaches. I would definitely recommend getting baked goods at PB Boulangerie, drinks at the Beachcomber, and eating as many oysters as you can!
Perfectly sized for a family getaway
This house was the perfect base camp for a July family vacation. After searching high and low for a house large enough to accommodate two infants/toddlers, three parents, and two grandparents, we settled on Eric's house. This turned out to be a great decision: the house was modern, clean, and well kept, and was just the right size for keeping three generations together while still giving everyone their space.
The location is perfect, about three minutes by car from Gull Pond, ten minutes from Newcomb Hollow Beach, and five minutes from the center of Wellfleet. Literally, if I'd looked at a map and picked the perfect spot for a Wellfleet house, I would've picked this spot exactly. It's on the north end of Wellfleet, which is also means your day trips to Provincetown will be fifteen minutes shorter -- a huge plus when you're driving back sunburned and hungry and raring for a lobster roll. Speaking of lobster rolls, the house is super close to both Moby Dick's and PJ's, so you never have to go longer than five minutes without a hunk of juicy lobster tail if you don't want to.
The house doesn't have any spectacular seaside or harbor views, but it's pleasant and quiet, and it's set in the woods, so if you're lucky you'll get to see the local wild turkeys and even a fox going about their business. The kitchen is fully stocked and there's a propane grill on the deck that'll make short work of a burger or a tuna steak.
Eric, the owner, lives nearby (at least during the summers), and is a gracious and pleasant host. He showed us around, answered questions, and stopped by occasionally to say hi, but also gave us our space. He was easy to communicate with and gave us our entire safety deposit back quickly and without any fuss.
If you're looking to spend some time enjoying all Wellfleet has to offer, this place is for you! It worked out great for us, and if we can rally the whole family again, we'll definitely be staying here.
There are many activities to partake in without having to travel very far. Hiking and mountain biking trails are just outside your front door. A paved bike trail is also very close by taking you to the next towns over and ocean beaches. Kettle Ponds are 0.5 to 1 mile away and walkable for the sturdy. Gull Pond offers swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and sailing, and is the closest being 0.5 miles from the house. Enjoy several of Wellfleet's ocean beaches for beach-combing, fishing, surfing and playing in the waves, these are just 1 to 2 miles from the house. Wellfleet is well-known for its many artists and thus has several art galleries as well as a theatrical playhouse. Wellfleet also has a golf course, tennis courts and a skate park. On Wellfleet's bayside Great Island offers 8 miles of hiking through a tidal ecosystem, as well as bayside beaches which can offer great views of the summer sunsets. Other Activities: gallery strolls, hiking, beach combing, kite boarding, kayaking