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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Wellfleet House Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Mary Ellen O'Sullivan Delaney
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016

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.


1 traveler review

Cape Cod Summer House, Wellfleet ~ near Great Pond & CC National Seashore
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Norwich, Vermont

Marvelous Cape Cod Experience

  • 5 of 5

Even if it didn't feature the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, this place would rate five stars! My wife and I visited last October -- well after the tourist season, and thus less crowded -- together with a cousin and her husband. The rooms are well-lit, the kitchen equipped for all the cooking we wanted to do, and bookshelves stocked with interesting titles to satisfy whomever wakes up before the others.

The king bed in the upstairs end-of-the-corridor room was firm and truly regal.

Each morning we would walk into town -- Wellfleet cannot be topped for walking -- via Uncle Tim's Bridge, spanning a salt flat redolent with sea life. Try lunch at The Lighthouse on Main Street, or amble over to the town beach at a family restaurant / oyster house call the Bookstore. For more elegant dining, Winslow's Tavern (or was it Wilson's?) serves tasty entrees and summer-fresh veggies, in a room with good acoustics.

It's a pretty sure thing that we'll be back every summer for a long time.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

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

*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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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