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The Post & Beam Cottage ~ Perfect Retreat near Great Pond & Cahoon Hollow Beach

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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1 bedroom(24x16), 1 bathroom, outdoor shower, sleeps 4-6, Screened 3 Season Room

Adorable newly built cedar shingled post & beam house ready and waiting for you on the Oceanside in Wellfleet, Cape Cod.

Over 900 square feet of crystal clean space - Sleeps 4, Queen Bed and 2 Twins upstairs. Our Cottage has a full kitchen, bathroom and living room plus a beautiful bonus 3-season room with high ceilings and a queen sofa pull out. This lovely room provides a great respite with cross winds and sits next to the magical forest. Our Cottage has new beds, fixtures, stocked kitchen and everything you need to relax and have fun.1.9 mile to Cahoon Hollow Beach and 1.5 miles to Great Pond.

This Cottage is a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, perfect for a young family/couple with 2 children, writer's getaway to focus on crafting that novel or retirees who seek quiet, peace and calm.

Rare opportunity to experience Wellfleet and enjoy all that this gem of a town offers - the ocean, the ponds, wonderful art galleries, awesome food, entertainment and incredible days filled with sun, surf and relaxation.

Wonderful centralized location - easy access to Wellfleet's best beaches and fresh water ponds. Great Pond is 1.5 mile and Cahoon Hollow Beach is 1.9 miles, just a bike ride away. Also located a short walk into town to Wellfleet Center via Uncle Tim's Bridge. Central location gives great access to ocean, ponds, bay and bike paths.

Wellfleet is a small village on Cape Cod known for its many art galleries and beautiful beaches. The beaches and glacial fresh water ponds are part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. In addition there is a natural harbor in Wellfleet where boats can be rented and sports fishing is available. The town has many fine restaurants and there are two summer actors theaters and a very active arts community. Another wonderful attraction is the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater which has been entertaining six generations of summer visitors.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Ellen O'Sullivan Delaney
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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October 20, 2016
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About Mary Ellen O'Sullivan Delaney

I'm a 4th generation Summer Wellfleetian who traveled the world and discovered that there is no place like home. I love the ocean and the ponds and will always hold time spent in Wellfleet close to my heart.

Mary Ellen O'Sullivan Delaney purchased this house in 1935

Why Mary Ellen O'Sullivan Delaney chose Cape Cod

After many years of planning we finally built our dream cottage/cozy cabin get away.

What makes this house unique

This Cottage is located up the road from our family's Cape Cod Summer House. (Homeaway # 902095)

Together with The Cape Cod Summer House the combined properties can serve and have the space and privacy to accommodate multiple generations joining together for a wonderful vacation.


based on 12 traveler reviews

The Post & Beam Cottage ~ Perfect Retreat near Great Pond & Cahoon Hollow Beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Adorable cottage - great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage and we loved it. The space is perfect for a small family and is centrally located to everything. Well maintained - clean, comfortable house. Easy walk to PJs (think lobster roll) and bike ride to pond or beach. Great communication with owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Welcome to Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Back for our third stay at the Post and Beam Cottage and again, we felt welcomed back by Mary Ellen with open arms (literally) and a bottle of wine in the fridge for us! We LOVE it here and will stay for a week every June and look forward to coming back. It is a piece of heaven on earth. There is just something about Wellfleet and this magical cottage. If I could clone it, I would! :) But since I can't do that, I just take comfort in knowing for a week in June I will be back to the best place on earth. Can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Charming Summer Cottage ~

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this charming summer cottage in Wellfleet for the past two years. We so enjoy the post and beam cottage, close proximity to the beautiful beaches and ponds. And, of course Wellfleet, which is full of artisans, great food and the opportunity to sail from the pier. One of my favourite things, is the beach lifestyle; it's a welcome retreat from our hectic city lifestyle. Enjoy ~

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Absolutely charming, peaceful and a great location

  • 5 of 5

I loved every minute at the Cape Cod Summer House and Cottage. I was actually in the Cottage with my daughter's family while the rest of my family was next door in the big house. We had all our meals together. Great place for a large family time. It really is well located near the beaches, ponds, and walking distance to the town of Wellfleet. We were able to experience life on the Cape just like a local. From clamming on the beaches in the early morning dawn, lobster fest in the evening at Coon Hollow beach, swimming in the ponds: it was all so lovely.

My favorite was walking to the harbor via a very scenic trail across the "Uncle Tim's" bridge. One of the days I saw a very large turtle, while another day the thousands of sand crabs migrating to drier land as the tide came in. Nature and gardens along the way were all part of this charming walk. Being from California, we don't experience the coast this way. Its so much more congested on California beaches. ( And I live near the beach in CA). Here it was peaceful, restful, GREEN and full of time to explore and visit with family and friends. The cottage front deck was my favorite spot to sip a glass of wine and soak in all the beauty around me.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Our Wellfleet Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We came back for another week visit to Wellfleet and truly feel this is our Home Away from Home. There is just something about being in a really nice and cozy cottage for the week and knowing you are in a great area of town. I wish I could live here year round, I love it that much! I really do think this is the perfect place to stay as a couple. The outdoor shower, the exposed beam and wood, the cuisinart pots and pans (which I ended up purchasing online after using them at the cottage) the awesome dishwasher is a luxury I don't have in my life but I do on vacation and I love it. I love it all! We feel like we found our forever vacation home! See you next year! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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So convenient and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

This cute cottage is tucked in the woods in a very quiet spot and yet convenient to Route 6 and all the ocean beaches and ponds. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and there is a lovely outdoor shower. I enjoyed eating breakfast in the sun room with the windows open so I could feel the breeze. The owner very conveniently supplied 4 beach chairs, the new kind with straps so that they can be carried on one's back. The beds were very comfortable which is always a plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Provincetown, MA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Beachcomber
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Provincetown, MA
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cahoon Hollow Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the oceanside of Wellfleet, the home is less than 2 miles to ocean side beaches and 1 mile to fresh water ponds for swimming. Also within 1.2 miles is Wellfleet's town Center featuring some of the best restaurants, art galleries, and shops on Cape Cod.

Keywords: Newcomb Hollow Beach, Cahoon Hollow Beach, White Crest Beach, LeCount Hollow, McGuire's Landing, Beach House, National seashore, Summer Home, Beachcomber, Beach Comber, ocean, Great Pond, Long Pond, Gull Pond, Dyer Pond, Turtle Pond, Cape Cod National Seashore

Other Activities: Art Gallery hopping, beach combing, pond dipping, bike paths,


Rates & Availability

Wellfleet House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Indian Summer
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 20 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $210
Refundable damage deposit $500

*Rental week is from Saturday to Saturday - Arrive: 4pm - Depart: 10am
*Refundable security deposit required and departure cleaning fee required.
*Bring your own linen / or optional linen rental available.
*Minimum 7 night rental during summer season. This house is not available on a nightly basis.

Basically our agreement says - Guests agree to the following:
1. If there is damage done to the home, it’s property or its contents; the cost will be taken from the security deposit.
2. If there is damage done to the home or its contents, and the cost is more than the damage deposit, the Guest will pay the cost of repair/replacement.
3. Guest maintains general cleanliness of home. Removes rubbish, removes food from refrigerator and cabinets, cleans dishes, wipes up spills, follows garbage and recycling rules, etc.
4. Guests will not have parties or events in house or on property. This will result in full loss of damage deposit and removal from property.
5. No smoking or pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Local Calls
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full Bathroom inside plus outdoor shower (hot & cold water)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Open Spacious 24 x 16 bedroom with one queen bed and two twins. Also The 3 Season Room has a new Queen Size Sleeper Sofa to accommodate 2 extra guests if needed. As customary in Wellfleet, linens (sheets, pillowcases, towels) are not provided, please bring your own or rent from 'The Furies' in Wellfleet. Pillows and blankets/comforters are provided.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
* Saturday to Saturday weekly rental available for summer season * Minimum Age Limit for Renters * As Customary in Wellfleet, Bring your own Linens and Towels or Contact 'The Furies' - Linen Rentals: (508) 349-1141 or *We provide pillows and blankets. Sheet, towels and beach towels must be brought or can be rented. * We do not offer nightly rates

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