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Private Ryder Pond Family Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ryder Pond steps from Home

Enjoy your Cape Cod vacation in Wellfleet/South Truro in our Beautiful home with Private beach access to Ryder Pond. 4 plus acres surround this lovely home to give you privacy and space. Large fields to chase fireflys with the kids - Swim, kayak, canoe, row, SUP or fish steps from the back door. Close to Wellfleet center and marina, short drive to the world famous Wellfleet & Truro ocean & bay beaches. Since our property is located in Wellfleet & Truro you are able to purchase beach stickers for either Wellfleet or Truro town beaches - your choice. Brick patio with outside fireplace.

Katherine & Mike Winkler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Why Katherine & Mike Winkler chose Cape Cod

Beautiful Farmhouse

Ryder Pond


Lot Size

What makes this farmhouse unique

Private Pond Access to Ryder Pond with private floating dock,water side deck and private sandy pond beach

4 acres of fields and woods within the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Beach stickers available for both Wellfleet & Truro town beaches

Canoe and row boat provided


Truro Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Clothes Washer & Dryer
    Private Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living Area with Queen Sized Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen downstairs, Double Beds (1) Full upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) 5 twin beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Newly installed outdoor shower


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Private Ryder Pond Family Home
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

Special place

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy pond swimming and unique homes with privacy, you will love this special place. Convenient to Wellfleet, Truro, and both bay and ocean beaches, you may also choose to never leave this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Friendly Week on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a magical week at the Ryder Pond home. We were two families of four (so four adults and four children in total), and the kids loved the house, the surrounding property, the outdoor picnic area, showering outdoors every evening, and most of all swimming in the pristine pond. (Two of our kiddos are just learning to swim, and there is a shallow sandy area that was perfect for them, while the older kids could jump off the dock and splash around.) The house is a charming, historic structure (there are 18th-century deeds in the house), and the entire vacation felt like traveling to another era. We strongly recommend to other families--it worked well for our large group. The kitchen is small (as others have noted), but perfectly usable, and we grilled outdoors every evening in any case. The owners are very helpful and accessible. A gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this house.

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic if you love to swim in kettle ponds. We swam many times a day without getting into our car. The house is comfortable and beautiful. The outdoor areas for hanging out, eating, drying swim clothes and laundry is exceptional. Fantastic outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home provides the perfect Wellfleet getaway. As you drive off route 6 down a dirt country lane you travel back in time and pull up to a beautiful 1700's home surrounded by nature. This home is unique with lots of character allowing you to relax and bring you back to a simpler time. The bedrooms are comfortable and my family enjoyed picking out their favorite bed to sleep in. The large dining table is a great place to sit and gather for dinner and the old fireplace adds lots of charm and a great conversation piece. This home has amazing outdoor spaces, the outdoor fireplace was great to have fires and cookouts, the outdoor shower is one of the best ones I've ever used with great water pressure and a view of the stars at night. This home is located on one of Wellfleets best ponds and we spent most days swimming, canoeing, fishing and exploring around the pond. This home feels like you are in a remote area but is very convenient to Wellfleet center, Truro, and Provincetown.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good house for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house a lot. It is very convenient to Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet. The lake is great and the kids enjoyed it a lot. Nice fireplace outside for hanging out at night. The kitchen might be small and there's only one shower inside, but overall we managed and had a great time. The hosts are very helpful and friendly.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Antique Home On Fresh Water Pond

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on Ryder Pond. There was pure pleasure in coming home from a day at the beach or a bike ride and taking a swim in this warm, clear, sandy-bottomed pond. The canoe and kayak, and those wonderful Adirondack chairs made for many blissful hours on the pond. The outside fireplace was a wonderful addition where the entire family could gather in the evenings while grilling and eating and talking into the night. And then there is the antique house, dating back to the 1700s. We really enjoyed being in such an old home with so many doors, fireplaces and hidden spaces. The dinning room is large with ample seating for 12. Other rooms were smaller but all was charming. (By the way, I disagree with the reviewer who complained about having to walk through one room to get to another - we had no problem with this - or that one bedroom is too small - it is more than big enough for an adult on vacation when there are so many other spaces to be in.) The owners are clearly taking great pride in restoring the home. They have painted many of the rooms bright, cheerful colors. The kitchen is small but we managed even with many intense cooks. I would certainly recommend this rental and we would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our property is located within Wellfleet & Truro - enabling beach stickers to either or both beautiful Wellfleet beaches or gorgeous Truro beaches!!!

Private setting within Cape Cod National Seashore. Only steps to pristine Ryder Pond. Large comfortable farmhouse with outside brick patio with a outdoor fireplace.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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