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Cape Cod Summer House, Wellfleet ~ near Great Pond & CC National Seashore

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


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5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 outside shower, sleeps 10

This charming, historic, newly renovated Sea Captain's 5 bedroom home is a blend of the old and the new and is tucked back on the ocean side of Wellfleet's Cahoon Hollow Road. The house was built in 1830 and was formerly a 'bed & breakfast' and now is under new ownership. The house has been updated, painted and renovated so your family can enjoy the charm and spaciousness of a historic home with the convenience of modern amenities.

Generously sized living room (27 x 12) and dining area with beautiful wide plank floors. Lots of great features; newly renovated 'beadboard' bathroom with new fixtures (toilet, shower, vanity) cozy den for reading or virtual remote work (wifi), all 5 bedrooms upstairs have premium beds (mattresses and fresh pillows), claw foot tub in upstairs bath, new outdoor shower and new guest house (Possibility of renting if your party is larger. Home Away #3010394).

Rare opportunity to experience the real 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, Pond, 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
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Mary Ellen O'Sullivan Delaney
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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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 2011

Why Mary Ellen O'Sullivan Delaney chose Cape Cod

This Sea Captain's Home built in 1830 has been our family gathering place since my grandparents purchased it pre World War II. My grandparents lived here in the 1960's and legend has it that the great seafaring Captain Jack lived here and many tall fish tales were spun and created in the reading room and library.

The house operated as a Bed and Breakfast Inn from 1998 to 2011. I purchased the house in 2011 and have been bringing the glory back ever since. I love the light, the cross breezes and the sheer joy of doing good work and creating happiness. I hope that you will be able to feel our Wellfleet magic during your stay with us.

What makes this house unique

The Cape Cod Summer House in Wellfleet has space and privacy to accommodate multiple generations joining together for a wonderful vacation. Charming inside and out, a traditional Cape style home, ideally situated and close to restaurants, galleries, ponds and beaches. The interior is spacious and open and can accommodate a large family or friends gathering together to renew and strengthen the bonds of friendship.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful week of SUN and SURF!!!! Newcomb Hollow Beach was our favorite!
Aug 2012
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Cape Cod Summer House, Wellfleet ~ near Great Pond & CC National Seashore
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had ten family members who upon arrival became quite comfortable. We loved gathering together for meals around the big dinning table and then retiring for relax and games in the lovely living space. The kitchen and bathrooms were clean and quite adequate.

During the day great beaches, the ocean, and fresh water ponds, were all just a bike ride away. Charming shops, terrific restaurants, and friendly people regularly lured us back to the quaint little beach town of Welfleet.

One would think Cape Cod in July would be overcrowded. Although there were many many vacationers, our space in the woods was tranquil, allowing us to unplug and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Excellent Location / Great House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this house. The location is excellent, you can walk to town (which does require a run across Rte 6 if you want the shortest route) very easily, and it is a quick drive to bay beaches, ponds and the ocean. The stairs are steep (like all old houses on the cape) so my 78 year old mother stayed in a room downstairs with a pull-out futon. A nice outdoor shower, as well as an indoor shower on the first floor (the second floor bath only has a tub). Five full bedrooms upstairs, and our extended family fit in well. The beach chairs provided were a bonus - we spent many days up at Head of the Meadow (our favorite ocean beach) and used those chairs well. Everything was clean and the kitchen was well equipped. No A/C - but great fans in every room, and the house cooled down fine (even on hot/humid days). We have stayed in a lot of cape houses, and our options are always limited since we need 5 bedrooms and a place that allows dogs - this is one (of the few) that we would return to again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: So pleased that this wonderful family enjoyed their stay at our house. What a joy to read that they experienced that Wellfleet magic during their visit. We are considering putting in AC for next season but even on hot sticky days a nice cool cross breeze still filters in the great room and bedrooms. We would love to have you come back again! Many thanks.
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Great house, excellent location

  • 3 of 5

Location – it was great to be able to walk to town and to both Dyer and Great Ponds – what a treat! The ponds and town are all about a pleasant 20 minute walk away, and there are fire roads nearby for great running. The house itself is lovely - built in early 1800s, charming and very comfortable. Great features included: fans in every room (helpful during a rare warm Wellfleet week), kitchen well equipped for people who enjoy to cook, excellent supply of beach chairs, great outdoor shower and grill. We enjoyed our stay and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Great property with an unbeatable location and plenty of space. Owner is responsive and accommodating. House is just minutes from Cahoon Hallow beach and the famous beachcomber bar/restaurant. Can't ask for a better spot for a large group or family in Wellfleet.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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An absolute gem in Wellfleet!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fantastic two-week trip to Wellfleet. We loved everything about the Cape Cod summer house, from the comfortable and inviting furniture to the close proximity to Great Pond, beaches, and Wellfleet town center. The house is spacious, beautiful and charming, full of historic touches yet also modern amenities, like renovated bathrooms and new kitchen appliances. We loved the big yard and the outdoor furniture, especially the thick cushions on the couch and chairs, and the inviting hammock. The owner goes out of her way to enhance your trip, providing great advice regarding restaurants and points of interest. She also provided us with fantastic new beach chairs with attached coolers, which we used almost every day of the trip. This was a family reunion and my daughters kept thanking me for finding this wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Outer Cape Retreat in Wellfleet

  • 4 of 5

This was a generally well-equipped property in a good location. It is necessary to drive to the ponds and ocean beaches. Some are more accessible for large families/small kids than others, so drive by everything before you choose your favorite beach venue. Parking is easy once you have Wellfleet parking stickers. Be sure to avail yourself of all parking regs and fees.

The house itself is comfortable for a large family with a range of ages (2-72). There is plenty of outside play space, a great grill and good parking. It is clean and well stocked with eating utensils, cooking utensils and dishes. Our owner provided an extensive, accurate list of restaurants and local activities. We didn't come close to doing everything we would have liked.

As everyone says, the outdoor shower is terrific as are all the major appliances and there is plenty of hot water.

I would recommend this to any family group……this is a user friendly property, clean and unpretentious.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Car: necessary

Located on the Ocean side of Wellfleet, the home is less than 2 miles to oceanside beaches and 1 mile to fresh water ponds for swimming. Also within 1.5 miles is Wellfleet's town Center featuring some of the best restaurants, art galleries and shops on Cape Cod.

Wellfleet is 20 minutes from Provincetown and can be accessed by High Speed Ferry from Boston or commuter buses (Logan Express) from Logan Airport.

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
Early Fall
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring / Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200

*Seasonal Rates from $2,500 to $4,200 per week
*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
*This house is not available on a nightly basis in peak summer season
*Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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.
6. Pets allowed (dogs only).Owners must administer flea & tick protection prior to arrival in Wellfleet. Please pick up after dog, remove all dog waste (poop) and obey leash laws.

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
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower ;-)
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • New Bathroom on first floor - completely renovated. Beadboard wood trim, new vanity, toilet and shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are on the second floor. Pillows and comforters are provided.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is tucked back in private wood surroundings but centrally located.

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