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Enchanting 18th Century GARRET, Strong Ties to Artists' Colony

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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Wellfleet Studio Rental Photos and Description

En Suite Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL — Smack dab in the center of town with spectacular tidal views of Duck Creek and coastal bird sightings from the front steps of our home! Minutes away from beaches on foot & by car. Walk to restaurants and entertainment venues.


— way comfortable beds

— high-speed wifi

— 27" high definition TV

— 140+ channels

— air conditioning

— gas grill

— architectural antiquity dating back to the late 1700s

Come get your happy on! BE INSPIRED. RELAX. REJUVINATE.

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF WELLFLEET, our 18th c. antique cape style home is one of the most photographed properties in town! Situated in the 'Town Center' we offer spectacular views of historic Duck Creeke. Abundant with aquatic wildlife and shoreline birds this tidal saltwater inlet is perfect for kayaking and leisurely strolls.

OUR 18TH CENTURY ANTIQUE GARRET is impeccably maintained with all the charm of yesteryear, rustic yet comfortable and newly refurbished. The “Garret” is a fully independent living space in the upper level of our home. It has a private entrance and features a 'U' shaped, en suite layout surprisingly spacious separating the sleeping area from the kitchen. Four sash windows welcome luscious salt air breezes and a state of the art cooling system for when you need that too! Three skylights generate gorgeous light and airiness—just great for listening to live birdsong up in the trees!

THE SHIP'S BELL SETS A NAUTICAL MOOD for you as it chimes from the Congregational Church bell tower much like it did onboard ships at sea since the early part of the 15th century. Our guests have found the experience both soothing and curious.

FEWER THAN 50 STEPS TO UNCLE TIM'S (walking) BRIDGE will set your journey across to Hamblin Island and all the way to Chipman’s Cove by footpath along the creeke at lowtide. Be sure to stop along the way to sign the Bench Book quietly waiting for the unsuspecting passerby inspired by the open salt air and visual beauty. You will love the soft, sinuous landscape as you explore the pastoral outdoors in a truly picturesque setting.

WELLFLEET IS KNOWN FOR IT’S OYSTERS, ART GALLERIES and critically acclaimed theater. Experience spectacular sunsets and a romantic beach fire on the bay. Walk to gourmet restaurants, fresh fish markets and village shopping. Yoga studios, massage therapists and acupuncturists are conveniently located right here in the neighborhood for both relaxing and recharging your spirit and soul.

OUR HOME IS A SHORT STROLL TO MAYO BEACH, THE HARBOR AND MAIN STREET in Wellfleet Center where you can spend your time swimming, playing tennis, basketball or listening to free live music events at Baker’s Field Tent. Wellfleet is brimming with concerts at numerous venues throughout town all summer long. We boast an outstanding public library, host to poets, scholars, historians and classical musicians who offer us insight into their life’s work during all season long.

HOP IN THE CAR FOR QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO WELLFLEET'S UNIQUE KETTLE PONDS, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, the Audubon Society and magnificent ocean beaches along the Cape Cod National Seashore occupying 61% of Wellfleet's total landmass.


We currently have 7 day, Saturday to Saturday bookings available.


More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2016
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A visual artist, curator and art dealer I enjoy the opportunity to travel making it possible to derive food for thought and inspiration for my muse. In 2016 I traveled to Upstate New York; Austin, Texas; San Miguel de Allende; Mexico City; Bangkok and various destinations in Myanmar (Burma.) Having the chance to interact with locals and native people while seeing the sites has been phenomenal. My personal growth and "vibo-meter" has since really spiked. If that's what happens by getting off the block then...bring it on!

BRENDA purchased this studio in 1978

Why BRENDA chose Cape Cod

We made this our primary residence because we love the light, the dunes, the soft landscape, the cultural community and the people. Our strong ties with the Provincetown Artists' Colony stems from a 45 year relationship with visual artists we have represented and exhibited in our gallery. Today, we are private dealers, curating exhibitions at on and off site venues.

What makes this studio unique

The Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay side beaches offer a unique and wide range of shoreline ecosystems for the nature enthusiast.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Duck Creeke

Great Island

Wellfleet Harbor & Pier

MA Audubon Society

Cape Cod National Seashore

Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater

Wellfleet Library

Wellfleet Historical Society

Preservation Hall

Pamet Theater

Wellfleet Oysters

Wellfleet Oyster Festival

Coastal Cuisine

Sight seeing

Beach combing

Bird watching

Deep sea/surf/pier fishing

Whale watching



Drive In -- operating on the forearm of The Cape since 1957 serving as a venue for a Flea Market during the day

Beach forests

Autumn foliage

Guestbook comments from the owner

Benn and I had a wonderful time discovering the beauty and charm of Wellfleet. Under your gracious tutelage Benn and I discovered fabulous beaches, great restaurants and amazing sunsets. We thank you for all of this and more. It was a pleasure to meet you and to stay in your gracious home. We enjoyed the garden, delightful antics of the birds, the honeybees and the gorgeous art work. What a vacation and how lucky we were to happen upon your special home! Please let us know if your travels ever take you to Philadelphia. We've got lots of great art in our city to share!
Jul 2013
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Enchanting 18th Century GARRET, Strong Ties to Artists' Colony
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Lovely, welcoming, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Love staying at The Garret. It is always a great experience. Warm, welcoming, immaculate accomodation. Convenient to restaurants, shops and bus transportation. Uncle Tim's bridge is across the road. Beautiful to walk across and venture. Brenda is the best hostess. The Cherry Stone Gallery is on the premises. Just a wonderful experience in all.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Cozy 18th Century Antique Garret

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent 5 wonderful nights at this property. Upon greeting us, Brenda shared her wealth of knowledge regarding Wellfleet and the surrounding area. The garret has an eclectic style, is maintained beautifully & includes all the needed amenities. There was one small husband is tall, over 6' and he had a few challenges because of the slanted roof. However, that did not stop us from fully enjoying our stay. At night, with the windows open, we were blissfully serenaded by local tree frogs and crickets. Wellfleet is home to some of the most delicious oysters anyone could want and we could walk to many local restaurants to enjoy them. Communing with nature is easy here. Access to the bay, ocean, hiking/biking trails, dunes, fresh water ponds & salt marshes allows the visitor endless ways to have small or large adventures.

We hope to return to the “garret” in the future & we highly recommend this property to all.

Peggi & Rick / South Burlington, VT

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic getaway in Wellfleet

  • 5 of 5

What more can we say? Our stay at the garret was very special. The artistic furnishings in the garret provided a beautiful, warm, welcoming feeling. Brenda, our gracious host was most welcoming upon our arrival. She provided us with a wealth of information about the town including food recommendations, history, etc. (all were accurate). The location of the home is absolutely beautiful and it is located at the foot of an historic footbridge that leads to a lovely trail for hiking and cycling. Convenience is the key phrase for the location of the garret. You can walk easily to local restaurants and shops. Beautiful sunsets abound in this location. We hope to return to this beautiful place again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classy and cute, right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent three nights in this creekside garret. The thoughtfully chosen antique chairs and fainting couch were a great change from the usual mass-produced vacation chic that most rentals by the beach are awash in. The location is unbeatable: Everything in Wellfleet was in walking distance, and it was so relaxing to be able to go dinner or coffee or hop up to the library without getting in the car. And in the evenings, we could walk right across the wooden footbridge to take in the sunset, watch the tide roll in, or gawk at thousands of stars. The ocean with its majestic dunes and watchful seals was a quick car ride away, as were the wild walking trails of Great Island. The garret's kitchen was entirely adequate, and my partner, who is 6'0", was fine with the sloping ceilings.

We had many splendid meals on the trip, including enormous breakfast burritos at Box Lunch and a fine salmon at the Wicked Oyster, but the best meal was easily Blackfish in Truro--which, if memory serves, was Brenda's excellent recommendation. Speaking of which, Brenda was an excellent host--helpful at the outset and then left us to our own devices. A memorable and rejuvenating getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Perfect for Kayak Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week with Brenda and Sally in their Garret in Wellfleet. It was the perfect launching point for our daily kayaking trips. We were able to launch the kayaks right across the street into the creek (as long as we minded the tides!). The Garret is located on the second floor of a beautiful, yellow-painted antique cape that is set across from the picturesque walking bridge in Wellfleet center. The Garret is nicely furnished and equipped, very clean and well-maintained. We appreciated the comfortable bed and luxury linens. The space is sunny with many windows looking out into the trees (and nice quality darkening shades). The air conditioning worked well to cool down when needed. There is a small but very adequate kitchen area that suited us well for breakfast and light meals when we didn't eat out at the many good nearby restaurants. Brenda is a gracious, helpful host - we enjoyed getting to know her. The town center location is nice especially if you appreciate being able to leave your car behind as it is an easy walk to the grocery store, the pier and other town amenities. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Vacation for 2

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a relaxing vacation on the Cape. The Garret offered a comfortable homebase for my husband and I for our week in Wellfleet. We were able to use the kitchen for our breakfast and lunch and walk to the Wellfleet restaurants for dinner. (we like Mac's).

The space in the Garret is exactly as described with antique charm and slanted ceilings. My husband is 5'11" and didn't have any issues with the ceiling height. We slept with the windows open and had a cool Cape Cod cross breeze. On the hottest days the AC was very efficient. Wifi is fast and we watched a movie on the flat screen/DVD on a rainy night.

Our hostess Brenda was so lovely and got us acquainted with the space and left us to our vacation. There is a steep set of steps to walk up/down but was not an obstacle for me even at 7 months pregnant.

We would defiantely return to the Garret next summer if we could fit the baby and his accessories but we'll have to see what next summer brings. We highly recommend staying here as a romantic 2 person space with the conveniences of the town.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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The Wellfleet Historical Society will put you in touch with stories about our early settlers...The Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses the entire ocean side of Wellfleet...Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has over 600 acres of pines, moors, and salt marsh...The Mass. Audubon Society offers wildlife tours of the sanctuary, and nature programs...The Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bayside beaches offer a unique and wide range of shoreline ecosystems for the nature enthusiast...Go on a Whale Watch...Dune Tour....Ride a turn of the century Schooner...Have a beach fire...Eat oysters...The 10th Annual Wellfeet Oyster Festival is scheduled for October 15 & 16th...Sign up for this year's Oyster Shuckoff! Enjoy coastal cuisine...Let us tell you about our favorite restaurants!!

Chequessett Yacht & Country Club is a nine hole semi-links golf course with separate tees...

We are centrally located...Provincetown is 20 minutes away...Chatham is 30 minutes away...


Rates & Availability

Wellfleet Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
MAY 2017
May 12 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.7%

$75 non taxable CLEANING FEE - for 7 day stay. We separate this from the rental fee to pass savings on to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Wellfleet Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 468 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • We offer a housekeeping unit. Renters bring sheets and towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Garret is a Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture word for a living space on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof. Our garret offers a 'U' shaped, ensuite-style layout that is surprisingly spacious and separates the sleeping area from the kitchen. The Antique Oak Fainting Chaise Lounge Sofa is as pictured in the area of the bed and location of the TV. This is an fully independent living space in the upper level of our home. There are stairs. There is a private entrance at the front of the house. A Fujitsu minisplit offers excellent air conditioning, dehumidifier and heat. Our home is located in an 'In Town' Conservation Area.

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