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Wellfleet Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, Less than 1 minute walk to our private Sea Shells' | ID 14678
5 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 13
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, 3 doubles, 3 twins, 2 convertibles, + 1 futon
Beach: Less than 1 minute walk to our private Sea Shells'
Guest Reviews: 9 reviews
Daily
Weekly
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Off-season 2019/20
$250 - $725
Summer 2020
 
Off-season 2020/21
$250 - $725
Off-season 2019/20
$1,800 - $5,250
Summer 2020
$4,500 - $6,750
Off-season 2020/21
$1,800 - $4,500
Off-season 2019/20
 
Summer 2020
 
Off-season 2020/21
 
State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply
 Online payments accepted
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Contact: Howard Feinstein
Time Active:
4+ years
5
Description

Description

Walk to our quiet, beautiful beach - in about 30 seconds! The Main House at the Sea Shells' Cottages.
A south facing 2,000 square foot Cape Cod - colonial style 2 level home (1st and 2nd floors, no basement) with lots of windows, sliders, & decks.
Full kitchen with full-sized appliances. This home comfortably accommodates extended families with privacy.
Great place for kids! Explore the adjacent Cape Cod National Seashore, listen to the sea birds, walk to Great Island at low tide, collect shells, explore the sea bottom at low tide, high tide the swimming is excellent..relax.
At night, listen to the sound of gentle waves. 5 easy to use, sit-on-top Kayaks included for exploring the beautiful, protected Cape Cod National Seashore.
Please note that occupancy in the prime rental season is strictly limited to 11 people.
Location:
The Main House is part of an 'Olde Cape Cod' cottage colony known as the Sea Shells. Our beach is private, quiet, and beautiful. Gentle waves, no rip tides to worry about. GREAT for swimming, boating and young children.
From the beach - go left to:
Wellfleet Harbor & Mayo Beach. (TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Family Beaches, the only 1 in New England.) Wellfleet Pier. Here you'll finds restaurants, a walk-up window for burgers, fried clams and ice cream with beach side picnic tables. Take a fishing excursion on the Naviator or rent a sailboat. There's an art gallery at the Pier too. Walk a little further to the historic village of Wellfleet for shops and Wellfeet's thriving art galleries.
From the beach - go to the right:
'The Gut,' a sand bar that connects Great Island with the rest of Wellfleet. Quiet, beautiful, secluded ..watch the sun set. The gut is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Peaceful. Breathtaking.
At Low tide:
Walk to the protected and secluded beaches of Great Island. This is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Explore! There is a inland trail to the site of a tavern from the 1700s. Try to make it to Jeremy Point, submerged except at low tide. Let your children roam the 'mud flats,' discover interesting sea life, collect shells!
New for 2020: The 2nd floor bathroom has been remodeled and expanded. New sofas for the living room. New smart TV. Expanded kids room. Mahogany front deck.
2 SUP boards! 5 Kayaks total. Explore the adjacent Cape Cod National Seashore.
Things to do:
The Best kayaking on Cape Cod, swimming in Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds, Wellfleet's magnificent ocean beaches & dunes, clamming, Wellfleet's world famous oysters, the village of Wellfleet - groceries, ice cream, Hatches fresh produce, fresh fish, blueberry pancakes for breakfast at the Lighthouse, art galleries, child-friendly restaurants, a farmer's market with local organic produce, deep water fishing in Wellfleet Harbor with the Naviator- they have the rods & reels & they'll clean the fish for you.
Fish off the pier, there's a railroad bike trail in Wellfleet & many trails in nearby Provincetown, (bike rentals in Wellfleet). The Wellfleet drive-in, Wellfleet movie theatre, go to a show at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (W.H.A.T. Voted Best of Boston - Boston Magazine), see paintings of renowned artists in Wellfleet's varied art galleries, close to Chequessett Golf and Country Club - Wellfleet's seaside golf course.
Visit Provincetown and go whale watching, grill on the Main House deck overlooking the water or dine at al fesco at Wellfleet pizza. Go out for lobster, the restaurants are child friendly. Call Mac's and order lobsters, they'll cook 'em for you, pick up at the Pier. There's the Wellfleet flea market, the Marconi site where Marconi invented wireless, visit the Highland Light Lighthouse in Truro.
Audubon Society Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary & nature center - what a great place! Whale watches, beautiful sunsets, scenic drives, learn to surf, sail, go birding, or don't go anywhere - just listen to the birds sing, the sound of the waves. From the Main House, walk to the beach in about 30 seconds. Kayak, swim, collect sea shells, watch the oyster farmers tend to their oysters.
Relax, let the kids have fun exploring, collecting, making happy memories. At night read a book, (we have a decent collection), we have Amazon, Netflix, begin writing Your book..listen to the waves. The salty sea air is invigorating, sleep will be restful.
Layout and beds:
1st floor:
A very large family room with TV, DVD, a game table, board games, toddler toys, toddler table and chairs, children's books, 2 futon sofas convertible to 2 Full beds, a love seat Twin convertible, an extra refrigerator, and extra coffee maker. This room is like having a 2nd living room but it has a door so it can be used as a sleeping room. Bedroom in rear with 2 bunk beds (A twin/full + a twin/twin). Front Bedroom with a King bed. Includes a room Air-conditioner. As of now this is the only bedroom with Ac. All other rooms have fans and usually, nice sea breezes. For 2020 there may be whole house central AC - please inquire for an update.
Small front bedroom with Full bed, no closet. Washer/dryer. Front porch.
The back of Main is sand. It has a small deck, rocking chairs, a Ping Pong table, some outdoor games and toddler beach toys.
2nd floor: Open layout with cherry hardwood floors. Full sized, fully equipped kitchen with sink island that seats 4 on counter chairs, stainless steel oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, 2 sliders to our 40 foot mahogany deck, a gas grill. Outdoor dining with views of water. Dining area seats 8 to 12 at a hardwood table. (The adjacent island seats 4). Bay window. Great water view. At night, watch the moonlight reflect off the water. Hear the water lapping on the beach. Open layout - kitchen, dining, living room, with views of the water. The living room has a new (2019) love seat and sofa, HDTV, DVD, wireless high speed internet access and Netflix.
Walk-thru bedroom with a Full bed.
Rear bedroom with a Queen bed & it's own full bathroom.
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Location

Location - Wellfleet

Nearest beach: Less than 1 minute walk to our private Sea Shells'

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: December 01, 2019

Additional availability info: Spring & Fall weekends are available. Inquire for a quote.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): December, January, February. $2,400/mo

Payment Methods: PayPal (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional pricing info: Discount for small families and small groups. Discount for returning guests. $275 cleaning charge. State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply

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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on a salt water beach
Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • 4 steps up to the front door or 1 step up to the rear door. Sand in front and back. 1st floor bath with bathtub. 2nd floor bath has a shower, no tub. Kitchen/dining is on the 2nd floor.
Green Amenities
  • Filtered water
  • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies
  • Recycling
  • Reusable grocery totes
  • LED lighting
Reviews

Guest Reviews

9 reviews
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Week at Main House

We had a wonderful stay at the Main House! Wellfleet again provided our family (and now our friends) with amazing memories, good weather, and adventure. The house had everything we needed for a week of delicious cooking/grilling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and playing at the beach. It was clean, comfortable, very well stocked, with unbeatable morning/evening views from the second floor deck. We would certainly stay there again and/or recommend it to others. Thank you!

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Date of Stay: August 2019
Date Submitted: August 2019
Owner Response:

Oh that's good to hear everyone had a good time Kara. Happy memories for the kids!

Brooklyn, NY
Member since Aug 2019
Our best Cape Cod vacation!

We've been to Cape Cod for vacation about 8 times, but this was our first time in Wellfleet. It's quieter and less crowded than the Lower Cape. We all loved, and especially the kids, kayaking to the Cape Cod National Seashore, right across from the Main House Sea Shells beach. So secluded and beautiful! The kids also liked collecting shells at low tide, swimming at high tide, and ping pong in the back. It was nice to watch them swim without worry of rip tides or sharks. (The Wellfleet Oceanside beaches all have shark warnings now. This property is on the Cape Cod Bay side.) We also enjoyed Duck Pond and Gull Pond where we rented little paddle boats. Some of us went on a whale watch and a 1/2 day fishing excursion after which we grilled what was caught. Eating on the deck - which looked new - the water view over and between the rooftops of the other cottages was very pleasant. The Sea Shells cottages are quiet. The bedrooms are smallish but there is a very large family room with TV - good for our kids, in addition to the regular "adult" living room. My mattress squeaked but was very comfortable. Howie was helpful and accommodated us by installing a portable A/C unit in one of the bedrooms for my mother. Probably the best thing about this rental for us, is being able to go back and forth between the house and the beach. I think it's less than 30 steps. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: December 2018
Owner Response:

Thanks for the review Sara. Glad all had a good vacation.

Wellfleet, MA
Member since Dec 2018
Sunrises and Sunsets

The Main House is perfect for traveling with a big family. Take advantage of being on the water and use the kayaks. We also rented a sailboat nearby from Jack's. He brings it and puts it in at Power's Landing. It's wonderful to be able to walk the length of beach up to Wellfleet Harbor and back. Our whole family had a great stay. The Main House is a great place to experience all of the beauty of Wellfleet

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Date of Stay: August 2017
Date Submitted: December 2017
Owner Response:

Good to hear it was fun for your whole family!

Roslindale, MA
Member since Dec 2017
Great place for large family with kids

I came here with my family - 8 adults and 5 kids (all under the age of 8) and had such a wonderful time. This house is right on the water, which makes it super convenient for the little ones. We didn't need to worry about packing up all our gear and food since we were able to just walk back to house if we forgot anything or got hungry. This saved us time and allowed us to spend the entire day on the beach.

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: March 2017
Owner Response:

Looking forward to having you back in 2017!

Arlington, MA
Member since Feb 2017
Paradise!

Our family loved our stay at the Main house. We loved the convenience of the beach right outside our door and enjoyed the views from the deck and house. We took advantage of all the activities Wellfleet has to offer. We went swimming in the ponds and ocean and went hiking on Great Island, The kayaks and the ping pong table are a real plus. The house is roomy and well-stocked. We're looking forward to going back!

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: March 2017
Lexington, MA
Member since Mar 2017
Beautiful stay right on the bay

I loved going to sleep and waking up each day so close to the bay. The house is tucked into such a perfect spot. There was a lot of space for a good number of guests, and the house had everything we needed for an amazing week in Wellfleet. Very comfortable! It's a great location for quick walks to the pier, and it was also not far from a number of hikes, ponds, the ocean side, and the town center. I'd go back any summer!

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: March 2017
Wellfleet, MA
Member since Mar 2017
Great Place to Rest

My wife and I has been going to Wellfleet for many years, first with our children and now alone or with friends.. We enjoy this beautiful house because of two main reasons: 1)near the beach and 2) walking distance to the center of town and shops.

The house is well equipped with everything that you might need while on vacation. My two favorites pieces of equipment are the kayaks and the ping pong tables. I have gone kayaking with my friend to Great Island. The porch overlooking the bay is amazing. We have spent a lot of hours on this porch reading, talking or having dinner at night.

The location of this house allows us to go bike riding on the bike trails, swimming in Long Pond, and hiking on Great Island.

I recommend this house to anyone who wants to enjoy a good summer time on Cape Cod,
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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: February 2017
Owner Response:

Looking forward to having you back this Spring.

Milton, MA
Member since Feb 2017
A Special Spot, Indeed

My family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last August. The location is hard to beat, with a lovely, sandy beach steps away with a killer view.

The house was very homey/comfortable in the best sense. One of the owners, Howard, was a joy to work with.

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Date of Stay: August 2015
Date Submitted: March 2016
Cambridge, MA
Member since Aug 2013
Location, Views, Access, Luxury

The Main House is a beautiful place in a quiet cluster of beach-front cottages. My family and always some assorted friends have been staying here for 10 or so years now for a week each summer, and I don't think we could ask for more. So I really owe a review.

From the second floor and its long, spacious wooden balcony, where there's a view of the sea, and from the first floor, you can simply walk a couple hundred feet to the beach itself. The house is very tastefully arranged and has all sorts of amenities, from kayaks to a ping-pong table, a wide screen TV to a second-story porch grille, and a backyard. This is the kind of place that can really hold a sizable group of people. The first floor is a nearly complete living space on its own, with several bedrooms and a full-sized fridge, a spacious living room and sliding glass doors leading to a backyard area with ping-pong table. The second floor has a master bedroom, a kitchen with a giant island, and a long table for sit-down meals. Plus comfy couches and giant chairs for group hang-outs or movies. The house is really well-located, just a few minutes' drive from the Wellfleet pier and the downtown area and 15-20 minutes to ocean beaches and ponds.

One of our family traditions has been to go out after dinner and walk along the sand the mile or so to the pier for ice cream. I've loved my time at the Main house because of its access to the treasures of The Cape, but also because of the way the sun slants into the second floor living room on summer days, sitting on the balcony at wooden tables under sprawling umbrellas with coffee and the newspaper, and grilling food on cool, starry nights with a wonderful, pulsing sea just across the way. Would highly recommend.
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Date of Stay: July 2015
Date Submitted: March 2016
New Haven, CT
Member since Mar 2016

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