We have been visiting this cottage almost once a year for more than a decade. We found it here on WeNeedAVacation. We have never met the owners, but we have grown fond of them. They really are a pleasure to deal with. They are very reasonable and accommodating, and only ask the cottage be left clean and may ask you to water the flowers outdoors if the weather is hot, which is actually kind of nice.
It is the perfect accommodation for us. The master bedroom has plenty of space, and the 2 other rooms are great for the kids -- they get their own rooms, and their own space to sleep or read. Each has a bureau and closet space with plenty of room for your stuff. The cottage is always clean and fresh, and gets good air circulation if the nights are warm.
Our favorite feature is the outdoor shower, which is heaven after a day at the beach. But the cottage is packed with everything we need, including a modern kitchen, full bath, clothes washer & drier, a cool, breezy sun room, a dining room, and a comfortable deck. There are also books and games should you need any for a rainy day.
The yard is another great feature. It is large and filled with lovely gardens you can walk through and admire. There are plenty of clotheslines to dry towels and bathing suits. The owners also have a shed with some beach equipment, if you need an extra chair or toy. There is also a charcoal grill -- the only way to grill, we think.
The location allows you to buy a Wellfleet beach sticker, which we recommend. It allows you to access beaches that are sticker-only -- you will have plenty of room, plenty of beautiful scenery, and everyone else is there for peace and quiet and play, not loud partying. The location is a short car ride to lovely pristine beaches on both coasts -- the calmer, warmer and swimmable Cape Cod bay side, and the true treasure of the National Seashore beaches, where there is plenty of sun and sand, plus waves for body surfing and board surfing and paddle-boarding -- or just floating.
On the "ocean" side, there are occasional seals, but as lifetime Cape visitors, we feel very safe. There are lifeguards at the National Seashore beaches and they watch carefully, and I have never seen an emergency in all our years there.
The road is very quiet and nice for walks or bike rides with or without the kids, and connects to conservation land that leads through a classic, untouched Cape Cod scrub forest to some tidal flats where the kids can look for fiddler crabs.
It is a lovely cottage! You can pay more or less, but why? You do get what you pay for here -- a bad (damp, dirty, loud) cottage is a terrible experience, and on the other end, one with luxuries you won't use just gives us anxiety. This is the place for us. You should give it a try! show more show less