The house has been in our family since it was built in 1939. We live here for eight months of the year, so we seldom think of it as a ''rental'', but instead it is the place we think of as ''home''. It is filled with our books and paintings and when people rent it we feel that it is more like inviting people into a part of our life, than running a rental business. But at the same time we are very careful to keep our distance, to allow our renters to live there as though it were their own.
While it is rented we live in a building that we had used for several years as a studio. It is hidden behind a group of trees, near enough to be helpful if there are ever any problems with the main house, but far enough away to insure privacy for all.
What is special about this property?
What we love about it:
The view, which is ever changing, depending on the weather and the season.
The fact that is is our home and was my parents home, which they built when they were young, and there were almost no trees on Boundbrook. It has many of the objects they acquired here on the Cape, old books their Cape Cod friends wrote, paintings by other friends and family, furniture that has been in the family for generations. But also we love the fact that the beds, though of that era, all have new mattresses or toppers so even though they fit in with the age and look of the house, they are very comfy.
We love that we can walk to the beach whenever we like and that it is never crowded there. Our grandchildren (9 & 11) can walk down the dirt road without worrying, because cars drive slowly and it is safe. It is the highest spot on the Island (which is no longer really an island), so there are always breezes, and one is always aware of the landscape. And we especially love that there are no other houses nearby. You can feel totally free and private!
What is special about your town?
Wellfleet is still the same small town that it has been for generations, though in the summer it attracts many people from out of town to share the beautiful beaches and the small town atmosphere. There are concerts and plays and movies nearby. It also has a marvelous library with extremely helpful staff. There are excellent restaurants of many kinds, some with music, some quiet, different kinds of menus. Something for everyone!