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Janet Spitz or Leo Macdonald

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Beautiful 4br Wellfleet Waterview, Huge Private Beach

3 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Wellfleet House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8, 2 full baths, outside shower, AC, gorgeous waterview

Gracious modern home with gorgeous water views & huge private beach on 1+acre in Indian Neck Height's exclusive King Phillip area. New central AC & Wi-Fi. Open floor plan Living, Dining, Fireplace and Kitchen areas all fronted with sliding glass doors onto large Deck w/grill. Two BR up, two on lower level with walk-out sliding glass doors (house is built on hill facing the bay). Very welcoming; very private. House has all conveniences (dishwasher, microwave, cable TV/DVD/VCR, laundry) with games, books and toys for evenings and rainy days. Beach chairs, boogie boards, sand toys in house (your own linens required). Walk to bay in moments; drive to the four dramatic Wellfleet ocean beaches in about 8 minutes; located close to the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary so there are many lovely birds. Oyster farmers maintain their beds on our beach at low tide; an inexpensive permit lets you gather the escapees - Wellfleet Oysters are valued world-wide for their delicate smoky flavor. Lovely sunsets, sparkling water views of the bay at any hour from the huge front deck.

The Beach: Our lovely and extensive private beach welcomes people of all ages. The bay water is very warm and calm, so high tide is the perfect time for a swim. Children will enjoy playing in the sand and in the shallow salt-water 'river' called 'Sewel's Gutter' which fills and drains with the tides; an odd name, as this inlet is pristine with herons and other larger birds, as well as hundreds of smaller ones. Strong adult swimmers will find themselves hard-pressed to swim even half-way across the large Wellfleet Bay, while pleasure swimmers can enjoy the deeper water closer to shore. Low tide reveals enormous tracts of bay-bottom and the abundant shellfish who live there: oysters, clams, scallops, whelks, snails of all sizes, and of course tiny hermit crabs. Low or in-between tides also offer a lovely opportunity for a seriously long hike: either walk to the Town of Wellfleet right along the bay, or in the other direction, walk the length of Indian Neck Heights and return to the house via King Phillip Rd. More casual beach-combing is available at any time.

The House: Our Wellfleet house is set up to welcome families during rain or shine. Our fireplace can warm you on rainy days while books, drawing supplies, games, and toys offer amusement. We have a small library of tapes and dvd discs as well, and the Wellfleet Library has more (the library also has wifi, and a very large and well - appointed children's room). Even the sunset is lovely on a stormy night! Sunny days of course beckon to the beach, ponds, or ocean; be sure to bring along beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, and a tote with your favorite book and a snack. Cooks will love our modern kitchen with large and small gourmet pots, pans, utensils, and cuisinart; we have many recipe books as well. More serious cooks will want to purchase a non-resident seasonal shellfish license, so they can collect the clams and oysters that litter the beach at low tide. Wellfleet oysters are shipped world-wide, valued for their delicate smoky flavor. Some enjoy them raw (we have special 'opening knives'); others steamed. Several Fishing tours are available from the Town Pier; fresh-caught bluefish is excellent.

The Town of Wellfleet: The Town of Wellfleet offers many different types of events, places to see, and things to do. The Town Pier has fishing, an ice cream shop, and a large playground with a fenced-in skateboard ramp nearby, and basketball courts. You can take a fishing boat out to catch some seriously large fish, or watch whales. Wellfleet is knows for the many art galleries, and there are interesting shops in the town featuring local high-quality pottery and other creations. The Wellfleet Market is a great place for groceries, although if you really want to stock up the large supermarkets in Orleans 10 miles away are worth the drive. There is an historical museum, and a large library with a nice chidren's room and story readings; the library also features well-known authors as guest speakers. And of course, Wellfleet has lots of ponds and ocean beaches, as well as the interesting Marconi Station in Eastham, where the first transatlantic telegraph message was sent. Wellfleet's Chequesset Yacht and Golf Club offers golf; tennis courts nearby.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Janet Spitz or Leo Macdonald (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Janet Spitz or Leo Macdonald

My parents had our summer house built, completed in 1973. It was designed by Charlie Zehnder and Wellfleet has designated its lovely structure to the Wellfleet Modern House Trust. I'm now the house manager, and live near Albany NY where I work as a professor at the College of Saint Rose. I'm an avid shellfish consumer when I'm in Wellfleet, so I can often be found on the flats at low tide. One interesting thing about the Wellfleet tides is how variable they are in their cycles. Sometimes the low tide reveals less of the bay bed, while at other times of the month the low tide seems to reveal literally half the entire bay bottom. During these very low tides I often walk far out into the bay, finding huge whelks and crabs and scallops and oysters far too large (and tough!) to eat. I highly recommend this walk.

Janet Spitz or Leo Macdonald purchased this house in 1970

Why Janet Spitz or Leo Macdonald chose Wellfleet

Wellfleet is the Pearl of Cape Cod, a calm and visually lovely place to spend some time.

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

Beautiful 4br Wellfleet Waterview, Huge Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Allentown, PA
5

Gorgeous, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We

absolutely love this beautiful, private setting near the beach. The

open plan of the house is both spacious and cozy. We'll definitely be

coming back. Great for kids, dogs, relaxing ... (and swimming in the

summer).

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing sunsets!!!! Real Gem!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house. It really felt like a home away from home. The deck had amazing views and sunsets to enjoy!!! There is access to a beach/bay within a five minute walk from the house. It is tucked away on its own private road. The house is comfortable and spacey. The upstairs bathroom was newly renovated. The A/C worked perfectly! The house is close to alot of restuarants, like PJ's, The Wicked Oyster, Mac's Shack, PB's, etc.... Another plus was that we could bring our dog too!

A definite gem! We can't wait to stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We Love our Guests! Best Regards to All, Janet
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wellfleet house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, house overlooks the bay with fabulous sunsets, close to the ocean, ponds and the town center, yet at night all you see are stars in the black night. The house is comfortable and easy to relax in, lots of books to look at, games to play, open living space, lots of room. Town of Wellfleet has a great public library, charming clothes and art shops, an old harbor, classic Cape restaurants like the Lighthouse (wonderful waffle breakfasts) and the Bookstore Restaurant overlooking the bay.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hyannis
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Provincetown
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Indian Neck Heights
Car: necessary

Beach combing for lovely shells or playing & swimming in the calm bay waters, our large private beach will draw your family everyday at both high and low tides -- be sure to visit the oyster farmers during low tides, tending their oyster beds. Tennis, ocean beaches including LeCount's Hollow and the surfer's WhiteCrest, several large swimming ponds, easy hikes at the Marconi Station and National Seashore, and movies at the Wellfleet Cinema and Drive-In all welcome you. The small Town of Wellfleet is well-known for its galleries, restaurants with live music, and shops, as well as the Wellfleet Oyster Festival in October; we also have a lovely library. Children will enjoy summer programs, while Provincetown's busier attractions including wonderful shops, galleries, and restaurants, are only 25 minutes away. You can deep-sea fish, go whale-watching, and drive along the huge sand dunes. Or, just relax on the deck while you enjoy the everchanging calm & beautiful water view.

Other Activities: Private Community Tennis Courts; Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary close by

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Rates & Availability

Wellfleet House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
end July 2016
Jul 23 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,700
 
 
August 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Aug-Sept 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Sept. 2016 - 1
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Sept 2016 - 2
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
June 10-17
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
June 17-24
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
June 24-July 1
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
July 1 - 29
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,300
 
 
July 29 - Aug 25
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Aug 26 - Sept 1
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Sept 2 - 9
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Sept 9 - 16
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$5,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100

This is a NO Smoking house.
Well-behaved dogs $100 each plus security deposit of $500
These rates are all for ONE family groups including grandparents, etc. Two Family groups are charged an extra $700/wk.

1/2 lease amount and 1/2 security deposit to be paid by check to owner at time of reservation; balance due 6 weeks before occupancy. Security Deposit promptly and cheerfully refunded upon return of key to owner, as long as Cleaners say all is well.

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Amenities

Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside - outdoor shower , outdoor warm private shower
  • Nice large bathrooms offer plenty of room to shower or soak, and change; large mirrors and counter space make storage of bathroom needs easy. Hair dryer included. Upstairs bath just redone 2012 with large tub and marble surround: nice!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , private patio
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , private patio
  • Each bedroom and bath have extra electric baseboard heating, for those chilly rainy days! Be sure to turn off the heat in the daytime, please. All bedrooms have many large windows & 3 have sliding glass doors. All have lots of warm blankets, fluffy pillows, and generous closets. Children's bedrooms have toy storage nearby as well. New central Air Conditioning system installed July 2007.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Laundry room on lower level has new hi-tech washer, dryer, iron and ironing board. House welcomes responsible families of all ages, young children to the elderly (individual baseboard heat in bedrooms lets the elderly keep nice and warm). Your well-behaved large dog(s) will be considered, with an additional security deposit and small additional fee. We want to make all our guests feel welcome! Please see our own website, for our cleaning and security deposit policy, and our 'pet policy' - we welcome well-behaved dogs and responsible pet owners! see www.wellfleetrentalhouse.com

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