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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: 13 reviews 13 reviews
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Off-season 2022/23
 
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$2,500 - $3,850
Summer 2023
$3,900 - $4,100
Off-season 2023/24
$2,500 - $3,600
Off-season 2022/23
 
Summer 2023
 
Off-season 2023/24
 
Listed by Peter Matson
Active
15+ years
Property ID 13080
Description

Description

Perfect for social distancing. Bring your groceries with you and you can have a lovely summer vacation without ever getting back into your car.

A secluded, antique Cape on 4 1/2 acres 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) and an easy ½ hour walk, 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 bunk house with a double bed and single bed.

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 no-tec/low-tech vacation. There is internet access via MiFi cellular data that is ok for email and limited internet browsing. It is too slow for streaming. 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. The house has no TV as regular TV service, via cable or otherwise, is impossible to get there.

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

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

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: Prices always negotiable for multiple weeks. State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2022/23
    7 nights
  • Summer 2023
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2023/24
    7 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: September 12, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • Walk to a fresh water beach Walk to a fresh water beach

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • Pets considered Pets considered

  • Internet Internet

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • Coffee maker Coffee maker

  • Dishwasher Dishwasher

  • Dishes Dishes

  • Utensils Utensils

  • No smoking No smoking



    Green Amenities

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    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    13 reviews
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    Peaceful surrounds within the bustle of a Wellfleet Summer.

    My family and I had the opportunity to stay in this lovely, yet unpretentious, hideaway cottage in the woods of the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is roomy and comfortable for ten people. All the nooks and crannies of the upstairs layout of four bedrooms provide an extra level of charm.

    The owner also describes it as a gathering place. We were part of a larger family (staying elsewhere) and were able to comfortable feed all on the outside patio for lunches with the well-stocked kitchen.

    It is close to a few of the more secluded kettle ponds on the Truro border which afforded quiet swimming and fishing opportunities. The outdoor shower was an added bonus. The living room and other 1st floor rooms provide a peek into the lives of the owner's family with their extensive historical library and reading interests as well as providing comfortable places to nestle for one's own reading. Other than the steep stairs which were a problem for a couple of our more senior members, this rental is a pleasant hiatus from the crowds of Summer. I think it is a good idea to note the steep stairs so a renter could be forewarned. I know many older homes have this so it is often a characteristic of renting an older home from a different generation.

    We truly enjoyed our stay here and Annamarie was very responsive to all our questions. Thank you for this opportunity.
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    Date of Stay: July 2022
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    Member since Jan 2022
    It was a dream

    This property is a dream! Bohemian house grows on you day by day -- wonderful kitchen and living room. The wooded walk to a pond and ocean -- absolutely magical. Cannot wait to go back.

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    Date of Stay: June 2022
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    Member since Jul 2022
    what a wonderful home

    truly a magnificent place to relax and unwind. walk to kettle ponds and ocean for swimming. so quiet and peaceful. the house is beyond charming, comfortable and well equipped for cooking. lots of awesome books. the outdoor shower is fantastic. the dinner table and patios are perfect for meals and games. the book about the house is very useful. I can't say enough and we will be back again for sure!!!

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    Date of Stay: June 2022
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    Monroe, NY
    Member since Jun 2020
    Continues to be Wonderful!

    A small update to my previous review - scroll down to the review of our June 2016 stay to understand why this is the perfect house for anyone who loves the National Seashore and its quiet kettle ponds, its sand roads and its winding trails, its dunes covered in pine and oak forests and its wild strand. We have now spent our 10th year in the house we still affectionately call the "red house"- and, no it hasn't been red in years. We wouldn't change a thing. But… I do want to flag that the recent addition of a booster for the cellular signal means that the hotspot now provides some basic internet at the house. Not enough that you cannot easily escape the feeling of constant connection if you want that seclusion, but just enough that you can check your email without going into town or stream some music at happy hour. So overall: a positive addition! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: June 2021
    Date Submitted: July 2021
    San Francisco, CA
    Member since Jul 2021
    Quiet respite in the woods

    The house provided the perfect venue for a soft re-entry after the pandemic. Quiet and serene, but only a quick drive to Wellfleet center, Truro and Provincetown. Short hike to the beach, wonderful wilderness surrounding the property, and excellent star-gazing at night. I've never felt so close to the sky. Plenty of bedrooms, and plenty of room to spread out during the day.

    A real gem. We even impressed our local Cape Cod friends with such a unique find!

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    Date of Stay: June 2021
    Date Submitted: June 2021
    Cold Spring, NY
    Member since Apr 2021
    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)
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    About Peter Matson

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    2/5/2007
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    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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