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Bill Harlor

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Cottage on Private Bay Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Wellfleet Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4.

This cozy cottage is one of only 20 free standing units at the Wellfleeter and has a spectacular waterfront view of Cape Cod Bay out of a large picture window in the living room. One bedroom also has a nice water view. The cottage boasts a recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom, convenient WiFi, new flat-screen TV, washer and dryer, full basement for storage, all beds are brand new - overall very nice and clean. Private steps lead you down to a bay beach next to Mayo Beach for swimming, boating, fishing, shell fishing, or just plain relaxing!

If you haven't been to the Outer Cape and Wellfleet in particular, you are in for a treat! Over 60% of the town is protected as National Seashore so there is lots of undeveloped land for hiking, biking and bird watching. The beaches are some of the best anywhere. In places Wellfleet is only 3 miles wide with Bay beach on one side and Ocean on the other. When the tide is low you can walk way out on the bay side flats collecting shells or actually go clamming. Sit at Mayo Beach at a picnic table and watch the oystermen tending to their oyster grants. The ocean side is great for boogie boarding or even surfing at times. In the summer the days are usually warm and the nights cool. Enjoy the beautiful stars or get a permit and have a beach bonfire! If you are lucky enough to be here for a full moon you can watch the full moon rising while sitting on the ocean beach listening to the waves crash.

At the cottage you will find a full kitchen equipped with pots, pans,dishes, coffee maker, blender, toaster, microwave, small stove/oven combo & refrigerator. The Bathroom has a shower stall, no bath tub. There is cable television, a DVD player and & wireless internet. There is a new living room furniture and flat screen TV. You will find portable fans & two portable heaters, as well as a wall heating unit in the living room. There are two bedrooms- one with a new full-size bed & the other with two new twin new beds. We provide you with pillows, pillow covers, bed pads & blankets. You are responsible for providing your SHEETS, TOWELS & KITCHEN LINENS. There is a washer/dryer located in the basement.

There are private steps accessing our private bay beach and a small paved area outside our cottage for using our gas grill. There is a hose on the back of the cottage. There are also benches overlooking the bay which convert into an eating area. The harbor & town pier, playground, tennis courts, skateboard park, restaurants & the Harbor Stage Company are a short walk away. Town Center is within walking distance with galleries, shops & more restaurants. For whale watches, additional dining & nightlife, Provincetown is a 20 minute drive away.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill Harlor (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bill Harlor

My wife, Annmarie, and I both grew up in Massachusetts and moved to CT in 1997 for a job. We have two college age daughters. We have a summer home on the Cape in Harwich that we try to get to as much as possible. We look forward to eventually retiring to the Cape.

Bill Harlor purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Bill Harlor chose Cape Cod

From 1993 - 2005 we rented a cottage in Wellfleet for a week for our summer vacation. For the last eight of those years we rented a cottage in the Wellfleeter. We loved it there so much that we came back year after year. In fact, we actually rented Unit 10 one summer and loved the unit. It was great every morning to look out the window and be able to see the ocean. When Unit 10 came on the market for sale we were excited to be able to purchase it.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Waterfront Cottage on Private Bay Beach
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Perfect 10

  • 5 of 5

Bill was great to work with. The house is great for 2 adults and two kids. It's situated on a private bay side beach which is divine.

The house has everything you need in terms of kitchen and play things . Beds are comfortable, the complex is quiet though has many rules about activities on the premises and not keeping things outdoors so you have to be tidy. The basement with washer dryer is so helpful. Amenities include wifi, sharp knives to cook with, plenty

If dishes and pans, good tv, gas grill. Close to Great Island, food, theater, kettle ponds, bike path, basketball court, golf, fishing spots. Best place I've rented hands down. We plan to return next year. Thank Bill !

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very very clean, and has everything one would need for your stay. The owner was fabulous to deal with... We hope to stay here for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage! The location was perfect - steps from a great swimming beach, a short walk to Mayo restaurants and close to town. It was so comfortable and we very much appreciated that Bill had thought of everything - from dish detergent, to hangers for laundry, to beach chairs. We felt so taken care of and very much enjoyed the beautiful, modern space. The basement with laundry was a real bonus, especially for a week-long vacation. Perhaps most important, Bill was so pleasant and helpful! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent summer beachfront cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've been visiting Wellfleet in the summer for over 10 years and this is one of the best overall beachfront cottages that we've rented. The cottage is in excellent condition, modern and has all the amenities needed. The beach location and water views are wonderful. We love that its walking distance to all the local restaurants & shops. Mac's Shack, The Wicked Oyster & The Pearl are delicious! I'd highly recommend this cottage and look forward to a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very well laid-out compact cottage (with plenty of space underneath in cellar accessed via metal external door), in 2nd row overlooking lovely bay beach (and houses are arranged so that none is blocking your view of the water). Very well-kept and clean, well thought-out conveniences and information. Walking distance to Pier (Mac's seafood; boat rentals). Beach so nice and private we kept decided not to leave, and I could leave my wife there happily when I drove my bike to the bike path. Wifi works well. Cable for non-premium channels, with OnDemand for those channels; TV has HDMI inputs and a built-in DVD player. On-site dumpster and recycling bins (so you don't have to drive trash to the dump, as a former Wellfleet house landlord required). We are near retirement age, but also saw several young families with kids. My (grown) daughter and her boy friend came for a night -- that might have felt a little crammed-in if they'd spent the whole week. No landlord quirks; Bill was very responsive via email (my preferred medium). We've rented many places in the area within this price range, and this is one of the very few that we look forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage and location for Cape holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent an amazing 10 days in this perfect beachside cottage with our two children aged 3.5 and nearly 2. The photos of the cottage don't do it justice: although compact, it doesn't feel at all cramped. It is also very tastefully decorated and has absolutely everything you need. Best of all, it is literally steps from the most perfect beach. We visited many other beaches on the Cape, but kept deciding that 'ours' was best for us and at the end of May we were always the only ones there. We liked the fact that we were so close to town, yet the view of the ocean from the window and the lack of noise made us feel miles away from everything. We didn't know Cape Cod but have found Wellfleet to be the perfect base for exploring as well as having many attractions of its own.

The owner, Bill, was extremely pleasant and helpful and even provided a highchair for our daughter. We've rented many holiday homes around the world, but this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review, we'd come back again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Boston, MA or Providence, RI
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Bookstore, The Pearl, SOL
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Chequessett Golf Club
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Boston, MA or Providence, RI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
many! Wellfleet has great restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Beach or Mayo Beach
Car: recommended

This premier location is walking distance from fine and casual dining, the Town Pier, the Harbor Actor's Theater and Wellfleet's Town Center, featuring art galleries, shops and more eateries! Also in walking distance are hiking trails, town playground, skateboard park & public tennis courts. Additional tennis and golf facilities are available at nearby Chequessett Country Club. It's a short drive to fresh water ponds, The Audubon, flea market, drive-in theater, bike trail and more.

Rent a boat and go sailing, get a permit to go clamming on the flats, go whale watching in Provincetown, play minature golf, eat ice cream, rent bikes and ride the bike trail, hike Great Island, shop in the galleries, take a surf lesson, go to the boulangerie and have croissants- Wellfleet is wonderful- come experience it!!

Other Activities: art galleries, shopping, dining, playground, skateboard park, theatre

Golf: Chequessett Yacht Club

Ski: Great beach vacation where you can dream about skiing!


Rates & Availability

Wellfleet Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
In Season 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday.

For reservation made before May 1st, 50% of the rent is due at the time of the reservation along with the signed lease. For reservations made after May 1st, all of the rent is due with the signed lease.

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Wellfleet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cleanliness is very important to us- we make sure you arrive to a nice clean cottage and expect on your departure that you will leave things in the same great order!

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