Sea Urchin, one of the Sea Shells cottages along the bay, has been in our family for nearly 20 years and before that we rented another cottage at Sea Shells for 11 years.
I look forward all year to the couple of weeks I can spend here and greatly appreciate renters who enjoy the location by the bay, the tides and skies, the peace and quiet. While preserving the rustic feeling, we offer our renters comfort and a fully furnished comfortable vacation home. We are glad to answer your questions at any time.
My son grew up in New York and is an Emmy award winning documentary film editor who has been returning to Sea Urchin since he was 3. I grew up and was educated in Boston, Newton and Cambridge. I have been a senior executive in the public, private and non-profit sectors and after living for 30 years in New York, now live much of the year in Israel, across from the Mediterranean Sea in the ancient Port of Jaffa.
But there is no place like Wellfleet and I adore our cottage by the bay! I hope you do too!
What is special about this property?
Peaceful and quiet, full of light and air, marvelous views of the bay, the tides and the changing sky. Each of the 14 cottages that make up The Sea Shells is different and radiates New England/Cape Cod. Thoughtful neighbors. We recently upgraded the bathroom, bedrooms and living room...
Take a few steps out to swim when the tide is up, and be sure to walk along the beach for a stroll or to walk to the Town Pier.
Once or twice a day the famous Wellfleet oyster and clam farmers come to farm during low tide. They are very approachable and knowledgeable about the environment and local ecology.
The sea and cross breezes are splendid and sleeping to the sound of the tides is restorative. The sun glints on the water and the moon edges elegantly across the sky and rilpples on the bay.
Sea Urchin has a wood burning stove for cool spring and fall evenings, a well-equipped kitchen, an out door shower and large picture window that looks out to the Bay. The deck is large and a pleasant place to grill, gather, read, eat or just enjoy the view.
The Yacht Club is nearby. On the way to Great Island you pass blueberry patches.
As I write this, I am looking at high tide with a gentle current, sailboats and a kite taking advantage of the breeze, a kayaker skimming through the water and two children playing along the shore, and blue skies with a couple of fluffy clouds in the distance...
What is special about your town?
Wellfleet is a special mix of a fishing and artist village. There is easy access to the bay, to fresh water ponds and to the National Seashore beaches - take your pick. The Wellfleet Drive-in is famous as one of the last of the originals, it has a fun flea market and 4 indoor movies. Restaurants are some of the best on the Cape. The ice cream is yummy and the blueberry muffins deservedly famous.
The art galleries and crafts have splendid offerings to admire or buy at a wide variety of prices if something catches your eye. Wonderful children's shops and clothing of every kind.
The Library is outstanding with an amazing children's section. There is a full program of lectures and other activities. And of course Wellfleet is home to the Audubon Society with its full program of children's activities, canoe trips, boating and hiking. The 4th of july Parade is totally charming.
Wellfleet offers two excellent summer theatres, Shakespeare in the Park and children's theatre, concerts, bike paths, yoga and many other sporting and cereberal activities.
And we are just 20 minutes from Orleans and also from Provincetown.
But if you have been to Wellfleet before, you know that there is much more I could say. If this is your first time, you will want to come again and again.