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Wellfleet Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 3/4 mi to private beach north of Newcomb's Hollow | ID 13080
5 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 10
Beds: 1 queen, 3 doubles, 2 twins, Private Studio
Beach: 3/4 mi to private beach north of Newcomb's Hollow
Guest Reviews: 8 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2020/21
 
Summer 2021
 
Off-season 2021/22
 
Off-season 2020/21
$2,000 - $3,250
Summer 2021
$3,500 - $4,000
Off-season 2021/22
$3,250 - $3,750
Off-season 2020/21
 
Summer 2021
 
Off-season 2021/22
 
State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply
Contact: Peter Matson
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Phone: (212) 879-2736 (Home), (212) 780-1690 (Office), (413) 623-6672 (Home)
Phone: (212) 879-2736 (Home), (212) 780-1690 (Office), (413) 623-6672 (Home)
Time Active:
13+ years
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Description

Description

Perfect for social distancing. If you bring your groceries, you can have a lovely summer vacation without getting back into your car for your entire stay.

A charming, rustic, antique Cape on 4 1/2 acres, secluded within the Cape Cod National Seashore.The house is a short walk along a path through the woods to Herring Pond. Continuing down a sand road there are places to swim in two of the Cape’s wonderful clear kettle ponds. The sand roads are excellent for jogging and trail bikes. The beach, just 1.2 miles from the house (just north of Newcomb's Hollow) is along the famed backshore of Cape Cod, one of the longest and most beautiful stretches of beach in the Northeast. The Herring River, at this point a meandering fresh water brook, flows past the house at the foot of the lawn.

The house sleeps 10 with ample room in the kitchen/dining room for large gatherings and multiple cooks, a charming country style living room and study on the first floor. There are 4 bedrooms on the second floor, two singles, one queen, and one double. The first floor study has a futon couch and can be comfortably used as a bedroom. The study is right next to the downstairs full bathroom. Outside, the original garage has been converted to a sleeping space with a double bed and single bed. There is also a one room cabin some distance from the house with a platform for a mattress, but no electricity.

The house is 1/2 mile from Route 6 and 2 miles from Wellfleet Center--and the excellent public library that has won multiple awards. Pedestrian friendly Wellfleet Center has a small grocery store, a farmers market on Wednesday’s, a cultural center, an historical museum, two theaters, and many shops and good restaurants.

Polite dogs are welcome. (And they love the freedom!)

This is a perfect spot for an unplugged vacation. Internet access is via MiFi cellular data. The speed is ok for email and limited internet browsing. Cell service is intermittent in the backwoods generally though fine in other places in Wellfleet. The library has a high speed, fios internet connection and is friendly, warm and inviting. Please be advised that the house has no TV as regular TV service is impossible to get there and internet access is too slow for streaming.

We have copied several delightful entries from the house guestbook to our review section. We hope you read them to get a sense of our house from our previous tenants.
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Location

Location - 'The Back Woods,' Wellfleet

Nearest beach: 3/4 mi to private beach north of Newcomb's Hollow

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: October 15, 2020

Additional availability info: If you can, take advantage of Sept. - best weather, best swimming, best price. This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Additional pricing info: Prices always negotiable for multiple weeks. State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • walk to a fresh water beach
Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffeemaker
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Handicap Accessibility
  • First floor bedroom and full bathroom with shower. Bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.
Green Amenities
  • Recycling
Reviews

Guest Reviews

8 reviews
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So nice!

We loved our stay in this home! Peter, the owner, was a pleasure to communicate with prior to our arrival. The house itself is a bit of magic, with portions dating back to 1790. We loved the feeling of being steeped in this long history. The house has a wonderful library reflecting I'm guessing the passions and interests of prior generations who lived there. Old Baedekers, local history dating back to the Mayflower, and on and on. And this is just the icing on the cake.

We also loved the proximity to Herring Pond down a small trail, the walk over to the ocean, the easy access to bike trails and all the rest! We feel very lucky to have found this place, and hope to return next summer! show more show less

Date of Stay: June 2020
Date Submitted: July 2020
Arlington, VA
Member since Jul 2020
Wonderful!

We have stayed in several houses along Black Pond Road - searching for the perfect house. This is it. It's secluded, set back from the road in its own clearing, with large lawns and trees surrounding it on all sides. Two decks, on east and west sides of house for outdoor dining both morning and evening. A hammock and outdoor shower and a grill. A large kitchen with everything you need and open dining area let's the whole crowd hang out and cook and talk. Once we arrive, we never put on our shoes but to drive to town to shop for dinner. It's a short walk along sand roads to all the ponds that you want to swim in: Herring, Slough, Horseleech, Higgins, Gull and Round. A little further takes you along a path to the ocean - but away from the crowds. Easy access to miles of sand roads and single track trails through the hollows and hillocks of the seashore.

This is the house for people who love the Cape Cod National Seashore and want to feel like they are spending a week at their own family's house. Everyone grew up and moved away - but every year you go back and feel so lucky to be able to reconnect to the idyllic summers past.
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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: June 2017
San Francisco, CA
Member since Jun 2017

Review From Guest Book in house, therefore no rating.

We had a perfect week at the Matson house. Stayed here with a family we know much better now. The weather cooperated beautifully. Our three boys loved playing together in the yard, on the beach, in multiple ponds, riding bikes on say back roads. Our dog love being outdoors all the time and a couple of hikes are still not our of the question givens she's 12. Thank you for sharing your house we us. We did have a perfect stay and can't wait to be back in this neck of the woods next summer. show more show less

Date of Stay: August 2015
Date Submitted: March 2020
Judy W
(Homeowner Entered)

Review From Guest Book in house, therefore no rating.

Another great vacation. Don't change a thing!

Date of Stay: August 2014
Date Submitted: March 2020
Cheryl F
(Homeowner Entered)

Review From Guest Book in house, therefore no rating.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. We loved everything about our stay here. Saw deer, a coyote, a fox, lots of birds and rabbits and tons of frogs. Really enjoyed your books too-everyone four something good to read. Boys learned how to surf — Dad made blueberry muffins and we ate a lot of seafood. Even the weather cooperated. 2 weeks of blue skies and good waves. Our dogs like sitting in the yard with no worries about traffic. It's hard to go home. show more show less

Date of Stay: August 2013
Date Submitted: March 2020
Cheryl B
(Homeowner Entered)

Review From Guest Book in house, therefore no rating.

Tucked in the wood
Your gem of a home
Became our home for a week...
Again if we could - we HAPPILY would
Ramble and roam
swim, fish and seek [heart]

We loved your home so much. Thank you for sharing and making memories for our families.

Date of Stay: July 2012
Date Submitted: March 2020
Sharon F
(Homeowner Entered)

Review From Guest Book in house, therefore no rating.

Another wonderful and relaxing time at the ''Cape House''. The four of us utilized all that was offered and more memories were made! It just keeps getting better every year. Thank you.

Date of Stay: July 2011
Date Submitted: March 2020
Morris B
(Homeowner Entered)

Review From Guest Book in house, therefore no rating.

A truly lovely week, with the spirits of the house in attendance. Extraordinary to be here.. In such congenial silence. No other such place on earth.

Date of Stay: July 2010
Date Submitted: March 2020
Wendy S
(Homeowner Entered)

About Peter Matson

Member since:
2/5/2007
Reviews:
8 reviews
This is a family house bought originally in 1934. It was falling down. Restored to use, the owners raised their two children in the house summer times and as long as they could stay. The house was not heated. In those early days it took two days to travel to the Cape from New York City! In the fifties and sixties when the grandchildren were little, they all (we all) got to be there all summer from the end of June to September. Heaven. The grandfather died in 1965, the grandmother remarried. For the next thirty or so years, the grandmother and husband lived in the house from the beginning of June to the end of September. After they both passed on, the house was left to a trust and we continue to hold the house, renting it in the summer so that we can keep it.

What is special about this property?
We think it is the best of both worlds. An easy walk to freshwater swimming, a slightly longer easy walk to the beach. (or bicycle?). The house itself in a quiet oasis of the ''back woods.'' It is possible never to get in the car if you've brought all the groceries you need. Or you can get into town in 10 minutes.

What is special about your town?
Wellfleet needs no description? It's beaches, walks, charming town...

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