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Enjoy this Hidden Hideaway in a prime location!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Immaculate cozy cottage close to Bay and Ocean Beaches; private, quiet setting.



This cottage is a true find due to its' quiet location and private setting so close to everything one would look for or need in a vacation rental on the Cape.

Quick summary: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 6; large outdoor shower, deck, less than a mile walk to Bay Beach, under 2 miles to Nauset and Coast Guard Ocean beaches; screened-in porch, fire pit, well-equipped kitchen and more.

Off Season Rentals very reasonable, and negotiable. Spring and Fall are wonderful, quiet times to visit the Cape! Rates are a bit more flexible in the Fall, e-mail your request for more info.

Enjoy every memorable moment this immaculate, 2-bedroom cottage situated on a private cul-de-sac, on a beautifully wooded 1/2 acre lot in charming North Eastham. This cottage is perfectly situated-off the beaten path, yet easily accessible to Bay and Ocean beaches, a fantastic bike trail, nature preserve, restaurants, ice cream, shopping, and mini golf.

Among the the cottage’s many features are a spacious, screened-in porch with an vaulted ceiling; comfortable dining and sitting areas; private deck; large outdoor fire pit for barbecues or relaxing and savoring the quiet, star-filled evenings; fully equipped kitchen and a large outdoor shower with separate changing area.

Located on a private cul-de-sac, just 7/10 of a mile from sandy, family-friendly Cooks Brook Beach on the Bay Side and approx. 1.7 miles from Nauset Beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore. This is a unique find due to this spectacular location! This is a non-smoking, pet free home.

Special rates available for Spring and Fall ~ fantastic times to be on the Cape! Quiet, no traffic, no crowds, lines or beach parking fees, comfortable temperatures, secluded beaches...

Secluded Location: The cottage is truly a 'hidden hideaway.' Located on a cul-de-sac on a private sandy road, this 1/2 acre wooded yard allows privacy and safety.

Close to Beaches and Attractions. Prime location; very close to Bay and Ocean beaches, the bike trail, lighthouses, shopping, nature preserve, restaurants, and attractions. Also located 5 minutes from Orleans, 7 minutes from Welfleet and 20 minutes from Provincetown.

Beach umbrellas and chairs, two adult bikes, books, games and movies are here for your use. The cottage has a heater, so Spring and Fall are very comfortable and the cottage is maintained as if it were a full-time private home.

Well cared for cottage with all the amenities in an incomparable location ~ don't miss this one!

More Details

Cindy & Jim Mill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Cindy & Jim Mill

Our family of 5 is from Massachusetts and the New England area and moved for a job opportunity to Minnesota a few years ago. We still spend a few weeks every year in our cottage and have many good friends who take care of the property for us.

Cindy & Jim Mill purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Cindy & Jim Mill chose Eastham

This cottage was perfect for us with our three young daughters. Secluded, safe, off the beaten path, quiet yet close to everything.

We searched all over the Cape for a few years before being fortunate enough to find this unbelievable place on the very best part of the Cape.

Being so close to the Bay and Ocean beaches along with the accessibility to Eastham, Orleans, Welfleet and Provincetown was important to us.

The outdoor shower was (still is) one of our favorite features ~ even in the Spring and Fall.

We built the fire pit in the front of the property and create many memories with our family, extended family and friends out there every year.

What makes this cottage unique

The attached screened-in porch and adjacent deck allowed us (and still does even though our girls are almost teenagers now) to get the girls to sleep and still stay up listening to music, entertaining friends, etc. on the porch without disturbing the girls.

Being so close to the Bay side beach (Cooks Brook) allowed us to make quick trips back and forth from beach to cottage and back, and allowed for tons of fun at high and low tide for our whole family.

We are also able to enjoy the nearby Ocean beaches (Nauset, Coast Guard and Marconi) and make the most of our Cape Cod experience every time we're there.

Nauset Ice Cream features unbelievable homemade ice cream and is only 5 minutes from the cottage. This was a definite plus for us ~ along with the incredible and nearby fish markets in Eastham, Welfleet and Orleans.

4th of July on Cooks Brook Beach is a ton of fun where you'll be able to watch fireworks up and down the Cape Cod Bay.

The yard is not grassy however it is large enough for kid and family games and running around. Being on a cul de sac on a private road allows for a lot of space to play without any traffic.

Last but certainly not least, the SUNSETS on Cooks Brook Beach (pictured above) are absolutely incredible and make for a nice evening walk before or after dinner.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to Thank you for the cottage rental. My family and I had the absolute best vacation. Sunny and a bit breezy but otherwise perfect. Your cottage is truly a hidden gem. It was perfect.

Thanks again!
May 2014
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North Eastham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outside - outdoor shower , large with changing area
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Small indoor bathroom with all the basics/stall shower. Guests provide all towels. Large Outdoor Shower with separate changing area; feet-friendly walkway to the house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , bunk beds & twin bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bedroom 1: in betwn. Full/Queen size; Queen sheets work best
  • Bedrooms are cozy and beds are comfortable. Queen sheets fit best on bed in master bedroom. Guests provide own linen. Pillows and blankets provided, guests provide linen. Top bunk bed is NOT suitable for adults. Sofa in living room has comfortable queen size pull-out bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage has everything you'll need for the perfect summer vacation! Relax and enjoy!!


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Enjoy this Hidden Hideaway in a prime location!
average rating of 4.2 based on 16 reviews

Comfortable and in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here the third week of September, 2016. We were quite comfortable, and if you want to explore the National Seashore, it's in the perfect location. The kitchen was well-equipped and the bed was comfortable. Due to the warm temps that week, we were able to enjoy the screened in porch. Being a Patriots fan, I did miss our flat-screen TV.

Would definitely consider staying again. Jim and Cindy were very responsive to our emails.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute Cape home

  • 4 of 5

Hidden Hideaway was a perfect location for our weekend trip in October. Close to the beach and bike path. Jim and Cindy responded to all of my questions in advance. The house was as described and clean. Outdoor showers and fire pit were excellent.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family-friendly location

  • 4 of 5

We loved the outdoor shower and fire pit. The screened in porch is a relaxing oasis. Property is within walking distance to a beautiful, family-friendly beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage, which met all our families needs. A great location near many child friendly beaches.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy loved the fire pit and the 3 season porch. We enjoyed our stay and loved the location!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for our Cape Cod vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for my wife and I to spend a week exploring Cape Cod. It has everything we needed to stay comfortably. It is a fantastic location. We were minutes away from great beaches and scenic walks. This property was an exceptional value, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage!

  • 4 of 5

This was all we needed for a working/vacation week at the Cape! Sent the kids to Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary camp (5-7 min drive, they loved it!) and worked at the house, then picked them up in the afternoon and hit the beach and sights! My husband came to and from Boston once via the P-town ferry --30 min drive away. This house has a great location with bay beaches and ocean beaches both a short drive away, along with our favorite Arnold's golf/ice cream/lobster trifecta, Fairway for breakfast and other amenities very close by. The bike path is a short distance away - OK for our kids (7 and 10) to get to without the car. We did get passes for the ocean beaches and hit the bay beaches at 4pm when they stop charging the fee to build sand castles and watch the sun set. Watch the tide clock though! When the tide is out on the bay side, there's no water to swim in! Plenty of creatures to find as the tide goes out, which was really fun for the kids (and us!). The cottage was clean and included all you need to cook and eat and a nice booklet of local info plus lots of brochures. We played several of the board games provided and finished the 1000 piece (OK, actually 999) lighthouse puzzle! Big bonus was the 3-season room to hang out in - very breezy - and the private outdoor shower under the trees. There is a nice fire pit but it was either raining or too hot/buggy to use it our week. Fell short of 5 stars for the uncomfortable couches and the tot-sized bathroom sink. No dishwasher but we brought some paper stuff to alleviate the perceived pain of washing dishes while on vacation, and no A/C but we really only needed it 1 or 2 days and there were several fans. An additional plus was the privacy - can't see too many neighbors so quiet - and on a small dirt road amongst lots of trees. Almost felt like camping in the woods!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Boston or Providence
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Steamship Authority: Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Cooks Brook Beach (Bay side)
Car: recommended

This cottage is a stone's throw to the family-friendly BAY BEACHES as well as the NATIONAL SEASHORE Beaches; a perfect place for biking and for relaxing! You'll be close to excellent ice cream, restaurants, golf and mini golf, ponds and playgrounds, Eastham center, fish markets, grocery shopping and other shopping in surrounding towns (Orleans & Welfleet).

WELFLEET with its beautiful ocean beaches, TRURO with its beaches, dunes, and golf course, and PROVINCETOWN with excellent dining, shopping, and whale watching are all between 5 and 20 minutes away.

Cyclists can pedal down the nearby Cape Cod RAIL TRAIL, a 30-mile bike path that meanders by ponds, woodlands, bogs, dunes and finishes in Wellfleet.

Opportunity for all sorts of water activities and we are 5 minutes from the Audobon Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Swim, hike, bike, fish, birdwatching, kayaking or visit one of the many Cape Lighthouses - this vacation home is CLOSE TO IT ALL!


Rates & Availability

North Eastham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late June 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100

Housekeeping fee ensures that the cottage will be professionally cleaned before and after your stay.

If booking within 90 days of rental, full amount is due at time of booking.

Cottage is very comfortable for year-round living.
Call or e-mail to inquire about special rates available for multiple weeks or long weekends!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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