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A/C Waterfront Jewel, Two Fireplaces, Great Holidays... Spectacular Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4+ Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7) very child-friendly.

From the Bay side of the house you can see all the way beyond Lieutenant's Island, Great Island, and at night see the lights of Boston in the far distance.Views are truly spectacular! Our house is furnished for comfortable living and is suitable for families and couples. The Master Bedroom, on the top floor, has a deck in front and to the side. In the winter enjoy a Wood Fire in the Master Bedroom and see the extraordinary Cape Light from the many windows. The house has artwork and a homey feeling which enhances your time 'away from it all'. It is fully heated and fully air-conditioned so you can savor the delights of the Cape in the summer and in the winter months. Newly refinished wood floors throughout!

We encourage small family groups of seven or less, and provide baby equipment if it is needed. For the active visitors, there is a beach in front of the house, merely walk down our two-second path and you'll be there. Turn to the right and walk 15 minutes over a footbridge to the center of Wellfleet. For those who prefer lake swimming, the famous kettle ponds of Wellfleet are a real joy. You can even rent kayaks on Gull Pond, paddle to a sluiceway and end up in Higgins Pond which you'll have pretty much to yourself for swimming or paddling. It is possible to find the gap in the rushes to kayak into quiet Williams Pond from Higgins. Total delight.

Perfect for a couple as a Get-Away Romantic spot.

Perfect for mulit-generaltional families to share, a family with teens, or younger children.

Mature couples will find the house suits their wish for comfort, cleanliness and ease of living.

Local tradesmen say, 'Wow, you have the best location in Wellfleet.' The views are breath-taking.

Keywords: Home with a View

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Kathy

I'm Kathy and my husband Matt and I are the new owners of Fairwinds after renting from Toni and David for many years - we're still pinching ourselves! If you're previous renters, know that Toni wishes you well with many happy returns to Wellfleet!

We live in Connecticut much of the year so will be using the house ourselves and sharing it with all of you too. We are lucky enough to have kept many of the house's distinctive works of art and are adding to it from our travels around and beyond the Cape. It will continue to be furnished and maintained to the highest standards, clean and comfortable for families with kids while still being elegant and relaxing for adults.

Wellfleet is one of our family's favorite places and we hope it will be your's too!

Kathy purchased this house in 2016

Why Kathy chose Wellfleet

It was love at first sight when we walked in the door and saw the view and when we said "if you ever decide to sell, please tell us" we never expected it to actually happen...but here we are! If you've been to Wellfleet before, you know how unique it is and if you're a new visitor, you're in for a treat. The restaurants and art galleries are welcoming and wonderful. There's fine dining for adults and excellent casual choices for families who come right from the beach. The Library is a perfect place to go when it's raining and has programs for kids and a full schedule of lectures for adults. The town is ideally situated to take advantage of the wonders of the Cape. You can find 3 different types of swimming areas, the famous fresh-water Kettle Ponds, like Gull Pond, which are really sizable lakes, the Cape Cod Bay beach in front of our house, and all the ocean beaches which are a 5 minute drive away. The Cape Cod Bike Trail is nearby and you can walk to Town from the house along the shore, crossing the lovely wooden footbridge called Uncle Tim's Bridge. And don't miss the Wellfleet drive-in just down the road, one of the only ones left in the country!

What makes this house unique

Our house has a location which is extraordinary. It sits on a low bluff, overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Wellfleet Inner and Outer Harbors, Indian Neck, Great Island and Lieutenant's Island, so sunsets are not to be missed. We face due West and cocktails and oysters on the deck at sunset are our favorite time. We can swim, sail and kayak right in front of our house, but if you like fresh water, the Wellfleet Ponds are gorgeous. They are really fresh-water lakes, and some, five minutes from the house, are quite large lakes. And there's the ocean, the National Seashore, the Audobon Society, the Theater known as W.H.A.T. We love the local fish and shellfish, and being with family who rent other houses within a minute or two of us.

Our house is ideal for six or seven people, and even has a spot for a person who can't handle stairs.

Many ask if we have wifi. Yes, we do. We also have three-zone heating, and summer air conditioning.

There is an outdoor shower for after the beach, and access through the lower level where towels and bathing suits can be hung.

For winter renters we have two functioning fireplaces and provide firewood for our guests. A Blue House Book is crammed with suggestions of places to eat, things to do and useful services. We keep it up-to-date and update our favorites each time we are there.


Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Tiled, tub/shower combination. Hair dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , full tiled shower, great views,, hair dryer
  • Main floor bath has tiled, tub-shower combination. It is next to the small bedroom which is suitable for a person who has trouble with stairs. There is no sill between the bed and the bathroom, so nothing to trip on. Top floor bathroom has tiled shower, no tub, windows with great views over the water, and good mirrors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with Queen-sized bed has working fireplace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This small room is next to the main floor full bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Colorful room: gorgeous view, mission-oak desk & closet.
    Queen bed - 1 queen , Downstairs room, sliding glass door to beach path.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom has Queen Bed with water views and new mattress and pillow top. Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds on the top floor, one in a small room on the main floor, and another used as a window seat in the living room., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib with attached changing table. This is kept clean and we provide new sheets for this crib. The New queen-sized bed, with brand new mattress (April, 2013) in large finished, carpeted area with slider from lower level to beach path.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A detailed House Book is left for your use. It contains menues from local restaurants, kept as up-to-date as possible. Theater schedules, sporting activities and a page of our own favorites with notations about bringing the kids, or enjoying adult conversation are included. We provide 5 beach chairs and a beach umbrella. There is a choice of rooms for the 3rd bedroom. See photos of small bedroom next to full bathroom, suitable for kids, adults and those who may have trouble with stairs. For total privacy there is a new queen-sized bed in the attractively furnished and carpeted downstairs room which has a glass slider out to the beach path and outdoor shower.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Quiet Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fairwinds is a perfect spot for a family with young kids seeking a quieter time on the Cape (which is exactly what we wanted). The view is spectacular - my son loved watching the boats in the harbor from the living room window (and we loved watching the sunsets after he had gone to bed!) We loved being able to walk right down to the beach to see crabs, build sandcastles, and swim. The house itself is lovely without being too fancy for messy toddlers, and has every convenience imaginable. The new owners were great to work with - their communications before our stay were clear and they checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. We hope to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing. Splendid views from the house, close proximity to everything in Wellfleet, and wonderful hosts. We want to keep coming back year after year.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing. Splendid views from the house, close proximity to everything in Wellfleet, and wonderful hosts. We want to keep coming back year after year.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Glastonbury, CT

Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was a house that feels much more like a private home than a rental. Beautiful views abound - you are never missing anything in this house. The owners were fabulous and attentive. We will be back for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect setting for a relaxing and fun vacation for myself, my wife, and three young kids. The house itself is well appointed with stunning views of Wellfleet harbor. Sunsets from the porch were beautiful; I could sit for hours watching the boats come in! Even better the tidal sandy beach just steps below was perfect for exploring and for the little ones to take a dip in the calm bay waters. Plus we were just a short walk into town over Uncle Tim's Bridge. The house was also a great launching point for exploring the National Seashore and Provincetown.

All in all, it was perfect week. All three kids asked if we could come back next year....

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Finger Lakes, NY

Great House, Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

Vacation rentals are all about surprises, both good and bad as we all know. This property has great owners and all the surprises were the good kinds. If you love the Cape, you will love this property. Just bring some good reading and your walking shoes or a bike and you will be very happy sending a week or two here.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Provincetown or Hyannis
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Provincetown or Hyannis
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Casual family seafood or fine dining
Nearest Point of Interest
Chipman's Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Square Dancing on Wednesday Nights in Summer
Nearest Point of Interest
From our deck or dining area, watch the water action.
Nearest Point of Interest
Swim right in front of our house from a sandy beach.
Nearest Point of Interest
The Fourth of July Parade
Nearest Point of Interest
Uncle Tim's Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Town Center
Car: recommended

The fun and galleries of Provincetown are only 20 minutes away. This location has it all. You can bird watch, take the Whale Watching Cruise, walk in the Audubon Society Nature area, and eat really well in Wellfleet, Orleans and Provincetown. Ride the Cape Cod BikeTrail, watch amazing sunsets from your deck or from Race Point, rent kayaks and launch in front of the house. Swim in the fresh water ponds (lakes, really), there is so much to do for adults and for families. And you can walk to Town from the house!

Wellfleet has a cinema, a drive-in (yes, really!) miniature golf, wonderful shops for pottery, crafts, clothing, fresh fish and produce, weekly square dancing on the Pier, a very sweet 4th of July parade, and, of course, OYSTER FEST in October. Our favorite food: Wellfleet Oysters. Yum!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

$1000 due with signed lease to hold property. Second payment of rental balance plus $1,000 due on date given on lease.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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