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''Green'' Home, Water Views, Garden, Birds, All seasons
Wellfleet Vacation Rental - ID 17168

2 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 6
Beds: 2 BRs: 2 queens, 1 queen futon sofabed
Beach: 5 min. walk to a swimming beach at high tide
Guest Reviews: 18 reviews
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Summer 2016
 
Off-season 2016/17
 
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Summer 2016
$1,200 - $2,100
Off-season 2016/17
$1,100
Summer 2017
$1,900 - $2,100
Off-season 2017/18
 
Summer 2016
 
Off-season 2016/17
 
Summer 2017
 
Off-season 2017/18
 
Contact Bonnie Shepard - ID 17168
Time active: 7 years, 4 months
Phone(s): (508) 214-0232 (Phone in Wellfleet), (617) 264-0950 (Phone in Brookline)

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Description

Description

This is an ecological home with organic garden built 2002 on quiet dead end road in prime Wellfleet bay side location. Pleasant Point (off Paine Hollow) is between two tidal marshes, Drummer Cove and Blackfish Creek, both visible from our windows and porches. A small high-tide swimming/kayaking beach is a short walk away. The Cape Cod Bike Trail, the Audubon bird sanctuary, town center, and Wellfleet ponds and ocean beaches are nearby.

Experience “green” living: Our house has solar electric panels, a sunporch that provides passive solar heat on chilly days and evenings, and full recycling services, including the option to compost fruit and vegetable waste. Gardeners are welcome to enjoy our organic herb/flower/fruit tree garden. Plantings include a fig tree, almond trees, grapes, blueberries, cherries, persimmons, elderberry, and black and red currant, along with many medicinal and cooking herbs. Birders will enjoy many migrating species as well as the resident bluebirds, wrens, sparrows, and woodpeckers in the yard and the herons and shorebirds in the marsh. We've seen foxes, wild turkeys, rabbits, hawks and owls in the garden.

There are two bedrooms with queen beds and a sleeping loft/den with a queen-size futon couch. The master bedroom on the second floor has a small balcony looking over the garden and the marsh. A well-equipped kitchen with all the amenities is open to the dining room/living room on the first floor. There's a shaded porch in front and a sunny deck in back, and there's usually a breeze on hot days. We have a no smoking and no pets policy.

Linen rental available -- ask us.
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Calendar Last Updated: August 27, 2016

Additional availability info: Nov-April marked as unavailable, but some weeks might be available for rental. Contact owner. This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): Not available, generally, because we come to the house on and off during the winter, and are resident full-time the months of Sept-Oct and May-June, but some exceptions for winter weeks up to a maximum of one month might be possible. Weekly cost would be $1,100. Please call to discuss.

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2016
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2016/17
    7 nights
  • Summer 2017
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2017/18
    7 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • view of salt water
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • The two main entrances to the house involve climbing at least three steps. The third entrance through the back patio requires climbing two steps, then a sill and a small step to get into the house. There is a first floor bedroom and full bath.
Location

Location - Wellfleet

Nearest beach: 5 min. walk to a swimming beach at high tide

41.9114780 -70.000528 0
Reviews

Guest Reviews

18 reviews
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Such accommodating accommodations

There's a lot to love about this place: The location, the layout, the vibe and the sense of sustainability and ecological responsibility. As soon as you look around the house, it's clear you're renting from good people, and you truly get the feeling that the owners are sharing their home with you.

We've rented a lot of places over the years, and we can honestly say that Bonnie and David offer the most welcoming, comfortable and convenient accommodations we have experienced. There's nothing like finding so many of the comforts of home in your rental. We all try to pack all the things we require, but we rarely have space for some of the extras. Bonnie and David have made sure their house is your house - well stocked kitchen, drawers full of supplies, basement with beach gear and laundry, all the sundries and tools you'd need, and a garden to boot. (Yummy tomatoes and fresh herbs. Grilled rosemary chicken anyone?)

Suffice to say - we'll be back.
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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
Roslindale, MA
Member since Feb 2012
A perfect vacation!

We had a truly blissful month at the house. The house is certainly well-equipped and comfortable. Staying the whole month allowed us to have so many wonderful experiences as well as restful moments. We especially appreciated your emails noting the many events – we went to the theater and concerts. The beaches and ponds were delightful. Your garden provided us with tasty tomatoes (at least the ones the chipmunks didn’t eat) and the herbs were perfect for cooking. Our last day was perfect at the Porchfest event. We walked around town listening to great music. A perfect vacation! show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2015
Date Submitted: September 2015
Brooklyn, NY
Member since Dec 2009
Perfect!

This house was what we have been looking for in our rental search for 2 years! We thoroughly enjoyed this bright, open, clean, comfortable, home with a well stocked kitchen! From the views, the closed in porch/dining area, balcony off the bedroom, the walking path to a bay beach behind the house, quiet and relaxing neighborhood where the kids could bike on the street, to the amazing gardens! The best part of the gardens, we were able to share some of the harvest; fresh herbs, lettuces and berries! So much more to say about this home and its location, but come and stay and see for yourself! We are looking forward to our return! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2015
Date Submitted: July 2015
Member since Aug 2014
Five Stars

Our bird-watching daughter was thrilled with the marsh setting of this house, and we all enjoyed the lovely and quiet surroundings. The house itself was very comfortable and outfitted with everything one could possibly need. We spent a relaxing week of bike rides, beaches, and birds (including multiple visits to the nearby Audubon sanctuary) and very much appreciated the owners' many thoughtful touches and prompt communication. Thank you!

Date of Stay: August 2014
Date Submitted: September 2014
Member since Jul 2014
My Happy Place

Wellfleet is my happy place, made even happier this season with the discovery of this sweet home on Wigwam Street in South Wellfleet. First of all, the Sunday to Sunday rental was so much better than Saturday to Saturday. We had no trouble getting on/off Cape. In fact, we got there well before check-in, so we hit the Flea Market and got a few treasures.

Upon arrival, the house was immaculate throughout, and with the front and back windows all open, there was a delicious, steady breeze which lasted all week. We rarely even used the fans; in fact, in the evenings, I had to close some windows. The house is stocked with all you need for your week at the Cape including everything from boogie boards to beach chairs. If you like to cook or bake, the kitchen contains every type of pot, pan and utensil you could possibly need, and since we were there toward the end of the season, I think we probably benefitted from past renters who left lots of spices, oils and other non-perishable items.

My favorite place was the comfy Andirondack chairs on the front porch where I sat each morning with my coffee and fresh goody from The Blue Willow Bakery (less than 5 min. away) and watched the tide come in on the marsh across the street. I had never actually seen that in action, and it gave me a greater appreciation for the rythym of the day. The street was quiet and the back yard was filled with all kinds of herbs and wildflowers. I scored on one day when one ripe fig materialized among all of the green ones on the most robust fig tree I've ever seen, and had we have been one week later, we could have picked grapes right off the vine.

The location was perfect for us; we just crossed over Rt. 6 to the road that led to our favorite beach at Maguire's Landing, or we could just continue down the road to any of the other beaches all in row. If we can make it back next August, we would most definitely stay here again.
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Date of Stay: August 2014
Date Submitted: October 2014
Solon, OH
Member since Mar 2014
Wonderful, cozy home!

We had a wonderful week in this cozy, well-equipped home on Pleasant Point. The location was perfect for walks, the back sunroom was cool in the morning for reading, and breezy at night for family dinners. It was a cozy fit for 3 adults--my husband and myself, my sister-in-law and two teenagers--but added to the sense of family togetherness!! :-) Thank you for a lovely spot for our annual trek from Colorado to the Cape!

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Date of Stay: August 2014
Date Submitted: September 2014
Durango, CO
Member since Nov 2013
Delightful surprise

Despite many summer vacations on the Outer Cape, this was the first time we stayed in a Wellfleet marsh community. Three generations all loved the location, as well as the super-clean, well-supplied and comfortable house. The wonderful garden and owners' concern for the environment were added bonuses. Next time we will bring kayaks to store on the community rack and take out at every opportunity when the tides oblige.

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Date of Stay: July 2013
Date Submitted: August 2013
Larchmont, NY
Member since Apr 2008
Perfect Wellfleet spot!

We had a wonderful stay in this bright and comfortable home. The location is perfect, and the breezes in Pleasant Point kept us cool despite a heat wave! The house is nicely situated near beaches, great restaurants, and ponds. We can't wait to book again next summer!

Date of Stay: July 2013
Date Submitted: July 2013
Providence, RI
Member since Jan 2013
Wonderful

We had a really great stay at this cute, well-maintained house in Wellfleet. It was in perfect condition when we arrived, and we had no issues when we were there. Easy access to both Bay and Oceanside, pretty, & quiet. We were just as happy to spend the morning on the front porch drinking coffee as to be out on our bikes or at the beach. We plan to return next year!

Date of Stay: August 2012
Date Submitted: August 2012
Lexington, MA
Member since Aug 2012
Beautiful Retreat

We are a French family of 5 Cape Cod lovers. Over the years, we got increasingly hooked by this wonderful area and especially Wellfleet. Spending a week in this house was a wonderful experience. Short walking distance from Pleasant Bay gave us the opportunity to rent a canoe, which we loved. The house is very roomy, very well equipped and decorated with taste. We loved it ! Waking up in the morning and hear the birds sing gave us such a feeling of... holidays !

Date of Stay: August 2012
Date Submitted: August 2012
Member since Aug 2012

About Bonnie Shepard

Member since:
5/4/2009
Reviews:
18 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
8/27/2016