About the property
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
30 Steps to the Beach.
30 steps walk to a private sandy beach. No roads to cross.
The Main House is a full-sized home, roomy for large families or groups.
Our beautiful beach is adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Great beach for swimming, kayaking, sailing, exploring, reading, writing, collecting sea shells and relaxing. Gentle waves, no riptides to worry about, tidal , naturally clean, wonderful for small children.
AHHH the SEA!
Please note that occupancy is limited to 11 people during the summer, 13 allowed off-season.
5 ocean Kayaks are included in the rental. Enjoy full water views from our south-facing, 2,000 square foot, Cape Cod-style, two-level no basement home. Lots of windows, sliders, and decks. Our kitchen has ample counter space, full sized appliances and a water view.
LOCATION. The 'Sea Shells' cottages, Chequessett Neck, Wellfleet, Cape Cod. The Sea Shells is a cluster of 'Olde Cape Cod' style cottages in a secluded, private beachfront location. Walking distance to Wellfleet's seaside golf course. 1 mile to the historic village of Wellfleet - restaurants, shops, fresh local seafood, organic produce, and art galleries. Walk down the beach to Wellfleet Pier. At the Pier - go on a fishing excursion, rent a sailboat, order cooked lobsters for dinner at Mac's, go to a show at Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater (W.H.A.T.).
Walk to a tot park playground with tennis courts, basketball, a frisbee field, swings, and a skate board park. Wednesday night there's square dancing at the Pier.
From the Main House, walk to the LEFT down the beach to the Pier in about 20 minutes. At the Pier there's burgers, fried clams & ice cream at the walk-up window. Sit at picnic tables along Mayo beach. There's 3 restaurants there to choose from.
From Main House walk down the beach to the RIGHT and you'll pass secluded beaches, reach the Cape Cod National Seashore, and experience peace and beauty.
SIZE. The Main House is NOT a cottage with small, adjacent bedrooms, thin walls, and pioneer quality beds. Our family vacation home is spacious for 1 family, can comfortably accommodate an extended family, 2 families, or groups of friends with privacy. Excellent for family reunions and work retreats.
SLEEPING. 5 bedrooms + 1 family room with futon convertibles and a door for privacy for use as a 6th sleeping room. Two full bathrooms.
LIVING AREAS. 1st floor Family Room has a TV, DVD, refrigerator, 3 sofas, a games table and laundry. The 2nd floor Living Room has a flat screen HD TV with Blue Ray DVD player, Netflix, and view of the water. The Dining room table seats 8, can squeeze 12, + 4 people can sit at the kitchen island. All with water views. Relax and dine on the front deck with the sound of the waves.
Play Ping Pong in the sandy area in back. There's a table, chairs, a rocking chair, beach items and toys. Wonderful place for kids.
CHILDREN. Wellfleet - the BEST place for young children on Cape Cod.
OUR BEACH. Our bay beach has gentle waves, no riptides. Drive, walk, swim, or kayak to Great Island - a protected ecological treasure - part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
NEW for 2018:
Mahogany hardwood decking on our 40 foot front deck.
Expanded bunk-bed bedroom.
2 SUP boards hybrid kayaks!
5 ocean kayaks are included - explore!
2 two-person kayaks,
1 one-person kayak,
2 one-person hybrid SUP board kayaks.
All are easy to use sit-on-tops -easy for ALL ages - including YOU grandma!
7 people total can paddle to Great Island in about 20 minutes.
Great Island is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Beach your kayak and walk along miles of secluded beach. Welcome to Cape Cod National Seashore. Explore, listen to the sea gulls, the waves, relax... this moment perfect.
There's a walking trail upland - follow the signs to the old tavern site - from the 1700s.
Adventurous? Continue kayaking along the edge of Great Island and try to reach Jeremy Point. Lotion up! It's submerged except at low tide. Return to Main with the wind and waves at your back. Enjoy a cold beverage and relay your tale of high sea adventure with enthusiasm and embellishment.
Collect shells, pretty stones, at night - watch the moonlight on the water, breath in the salty air, listen to the waves. Sleep will be restful.
BOOKING: Summer is Saturday to Saturday by the week only.
Flexible start and end dates are possible in Spring and Fall.
Stays of less than a week are possible in Spring and Fall.
Stays of less than a week are by quote only. Inquire for a quote.
Thanks for your interest. -Howie
Keywords: Family Vacation Home. Big Beach House, Beachfront getaway, kayaks included, SUP board, kayaking in Cape Cod National Seashore, beautiful, peaceful, great swimming, boating, sport fishing, sailing, waterfront, "the Gut", beachfront, kayak to Great Island, collect sea shells, Cape Cod, Wellfleet, Outer Cape, natural, uncrowded, undeveloped, explore..
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- May 24, 2018
About Howie Feinstein
This property is our family vacation home, and the regular vacation home for various repeat guests, some of whom have been coming to Wellfleet for over 50 years! Sometimes there are 4 generations vacationing at Main - I love that. My wife & I have been coming to Wellfleet since the 1980's. Recently, 4 dear friends and 2 family members have bought property here - so nice for us. My wife's a psychologist and I'm a real estate broker. My company is Franklin Real Estate. If you want to talk about Buying vacation rental property, get my 2 cents worth of advice - feel free to give me a ring.
Howie Feinstein purchased this House in 2002
Why Howie Feinstein chose Wellfleet
Adjacent to Cape Cod National Seashore. The beauty. The quiet. The salty air. The sand between your toes. The swimming at high tide. Walking around at low tide -different every day. The soothing sound of the waves.
What makes this House unique
Explore Cape Cod National Seashore by foot or by kayak. Sand dunes, salt marshes, & secluded beaches. Especially peaceful in the off-season. Water is warm enough to swim in. This is living!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Can it get any better?
With the beach steps away and the calm feel of this house, I just cant say enough superlatives to describe how good this place is. It is exactly as advertised and provides the comforts of home yet the casual relaxed atmosphere where all feel welcome. We shared this place last summer as two couples with kids and had SUCH A GREAT TIME! The location is ideal as the men could escape for an escapade in Wellfleet's quaint village while the mothers and children could relax between the beach and shade. The weather was hot and to have the bay there to cool off was divine. I only wish we could have stayed all summer!
Thanks for the kind words!
Terrific beach house
Had a great week in Wellfleet. The house was exactly what we were looking for - spacious, casual and comfortable. The kids loved the kayaks and ping pong table, and being right on the bay beach, with great ocean and pond beaches a short drive away, was perfect.
Great location! Great house!
Everything as advertised. (Better than the pics) Kids and everyone enjoyed the beach, it's beautiful. We enjoyed the swimming. We took out the kayaks and 6 of us paddled to Jeremy Point and explored Great Island. Great local seafood nearby and we grilled fresh fish on the deck too. We were 6 adults, 5 kids and the sleeping arrangements were fine. It's a big house. The older kids liked having their own TV room. Thank you Howie and for your suggestions.
Beautiful Fall Get-Away
We rented this house for a week in Oct. for a much-needed get-away for my husband,myself,our 2 daughters &sons-in-law.and new grandchild.Unfortunately,my one daughter & husband had a wedding that week in CA so couldn't make it.But this house was absolutely perfect for us,giving us all our "space" and privacy when we wanted it,and together time when we wanted it.We gave our daughter,son-in-law and their baby the upstairs,(they got the better deal!:)) because it was easy access to the wonderful kitchen,dining area for them to feed the baby.But it was nice each couple had their own bathroom on a different level.We had absolutely spectacularly warm weather.We had so much fun kayaking,and yes,even grandma did it! My daughter and son-in-law paddled out to the island,and loved it. The water was warm,and my daughter tried the stand-up-paddleboard,though with not too much success! We barbecued on the beautiful,spacious deck with a spectacular view.We watched the people at dawn at low tide out in the bay,clamming,I guess?We played some of the many board games at night,that I haven't played in eons.We marveled at how the bay changed with the tides. Everything we needed to cook was right there.Howie is quick to respond to any questions,and easy,no-stress to deal with.This is a beautiful little corner of the world,and though we've always visited the cape in the fall,I would now like to visit in the summer,also when everything is open.
Thanks for the kind words Denise. Glad all had a good time!
Three generations of us enjoyed another week at the Main House. Perfect weather. Kayaks provided much fun for Grandchildren. So close to our favorite restaurants (PJ's and Moby Dicks and Arnolds and Mac's and Russ & Maries BBQ and Gift Barn Pizza) Fully stocked kitchen and spacious dining area. Sleeping accommodations perfect. Watching the tides from the balcony so relaxing.
Wellfleet remains so unspoiled and serene a place to visit. A walk across Uncle Tim's Bridge and trails on the island are fun. The Cedar Swamp Trail. The Truro Winery (Cranberry Red wine in a glass lighthouse) I know it is in Truro, but that's OK, too.
We all had a wonderful time.
Glad to hear everyone had a good time - 4 generations together - WOW. Your lucky. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome Family Time!
We were two families with 5 children ranging from 3-12 yrs. The house and beach were perfect! The house allowed for each family to have their 'own' space as well as allowing kids and adults to separate with two living areas on separate floors. The house is fully stocked with books and board games for all ages as well as a huge bin of outdoor sand toys, boogie boards, beach chairs and life jackets for all ages and sizes. The kitchen has everything you need, including lobster pots and utensils needed for a delicious lobster dinner. The beach is great for swimming and kayaking at higher tides, at low tide, it is fun to watch the fishermen pull in the oyster pots, etc. The ocean is only a 10 minute drive away and offers another great beach experience. The town of wellfleet is very quaint with everything you need as well as a variety of restaurants to choose from. Wellfleet is much less busy than other towns on the Cape, which we enjoyed. We truly enjoyed our time here!
Walking on the beach. Beachcombing. Bike riding on the Wellfleet Rail Trail. Sport fishing. Seaside golfing. Square dancing at Wellfleet Pier. Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Whale watching. Kid friendly restaurants. Live Theater - W.H.A.T. (Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre) Wellfleet cinema, Wellfleet Drive-in. The flea market. Pilgrim Monument, Museums & Sightseeing in Provincetown, Wellfleet's thriving Art Galleries. Wellfleet's world famous oysters. Swim in Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds. Charter a fishing boat. Let the Naviator take you out for a morning of fishing. Sailing in front of the Main house. Ping-pong in back of the Main house. Whale watches. Clamming. Birding. Best Canoeing & Kayaking on Cape Cod. Kayak across to Great Island & the National Seashore. Explore. Do nothing, listen to the waves.
Rates & Availability
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