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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Beds 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4) + Outdoor Shower

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL — Smack dab in the center of town. Spectacular tidal views of Duck Creek. Coastal bird sightings from the front steps of our home!

—Sleeps 4

—Panoramic Water Views

—Walk to restaurants & entertainment venues.

—Minutes away from beaches on foot & by car.

— private patio surrounded by mature greenspace

— way comfortable beds

— fully-equipped / updated kitchen

— high-speed wifi

— air conditioning

— gas grill

— 42" high definition TV on 1st Floor

— 140+ channels

— architectural antiquity dating back to the late 1700s

IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED WITH ALL THE CHARM OF YESTERYEAR, rustic yet comfortable and newly refurbished to support the way we live today. A fully upgraded custom kitchen tastefully keeping with the character of our 18th century home is sure to inspire. A three-pane sliding glass door spills out into a private and fully paved patio surrounded by mature greenspace —just great for having morning coffee while listening to live birdsong up in the trees! Plenty of furniture to sit back and relax in throughout the home promises to suit your every mood.

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF WELLFLEET, OUR 18th CENTURY ANTIQUE FULL CAPE called a "Double House" during the 1700s is one of the most photographed properties in town! Situated in the 'Town Center' conservation area we offer immediate access to historic Duck Creeke. Abundant with aquatic wildlife and shoreline birds this tidal saltwater inlet is perfect for kayaking at high tide.

STRONG TIES TO ARTISTS' COLONY — This landmark is the site location of our proud history as collaborators and contributors to the art world. We are the much celebrated CHERRY STONE GALLERY since 1971. It has been a privelege to host world class artists and local artists too who gathered here for countless art openings over the years. Join us and our Wellfleet community for another memorable season of art, theatre and coastal activities guaranteed to REJUVENATE your soul.

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.

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.

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 entertainment 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 the season long schedule.

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.

INCREDIBLY COMFORTABLE QUEEN BEDS, original millwork, trim, fireplaces and wide plank pine floorboards outfit each of the two bedrooms. Three double hung sash windows welcome luscious salt air breezes into each of these rooms. A/C is available throughout the home for those extra hot days of summer and so is a 42” flat screen HD television downstairs and a 27" flat screen TV on the 2nd Floor for watching your favorite flix.

A fully independent living space on the first and second floor of our home offers privacy and pleasure with spectacular wide-open scenic views of Duck Creeke and Hamblin Island.



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I'm a visual artist and curator.

BRENDA purchased this house in 1978

Why BRENDA chose Cape Cod

We live at the beach—ocean and bayside. We are Home to a 100 year old Artists' Colony with Galleries, Music, and Cutting Edge Theater. Oyster farming is one of our coveted industries, a practice dating back to Ancient Romans in 1st century BC. Our kettle ponds formed by glaciers 15k years ago offer fresh water swimming.

What makes this house unique

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

61% of Wellfleet is protected conservation land with the Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean flanking the un-interupted shorelines on the east and west side of town. And, we are right next door to the hustle of Provincetown - a perfect day trip to make during your stay.

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

• This very clean antique home complete with a way positive vibe was a fabulous experience for my husband and me. Never intrusive, Brenda was the quintessential host offering up historical information about the property and its connection to members of the artists colony who gathered here for art openings and informal social get-togethers. The location is unbeatable with beautiful views of the water. The town center is practically around the corner. The antique furnishings are well appointed with a full display of character and charm. A lot of thought went into putting this place together and it shows. We cannot speak more highly of the comfortable beds and tasteful room darkening shades! The kitchen is fully equipped making it possible to cook in with all the comforts of home. The private garden patio is an awesome space to chill out—we especially enjoyed having our morning coffee hanging outside and up close with the birds. A refreshing change from the cutesy housekeeping beach cottages we are familiar with on Cape Cod. Quiet Minds Studio was a great find offering massage and acupuncture for that special spa day we all deserve from time to time, all within a three minute walk, (no kidding). Payomet offered up some great music and our favorite places to eat were the Black Fish Restaurant, Ceraldi's, and at the latest in food truck cuisine now located in town. Sole's truck can be found parked down at the pier and Joey's is over by the Mayo Beach Tent. This was, for us, a very cool Austin meets Wellfleet experience. So much is going on in Wellfleet. WHAT theater has some of the best summer stock performances we've seen in all our years traveling. Overall our stay exceeded our expectations at this relaxing retreat in the Wellfleet Village. A rejuvenating get away, memorable to say the least!
Jun 2016
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Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Download Attached Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • Outdoor shower is on the east side of the house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , On 1st Floor. Renters bring sheets & towels
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On 1st Floor. Renters bring sheets & towels.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • 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
Our home is located in an 'In Town' Conservation Area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9 based on 15 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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...


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Wellfleet House Rental Rates

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May 25 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
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.

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