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Wellfleet Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 35 seconds walk to our private 'Sea Shells' beach. | ID 14678
5 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 11
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, 3 doubles, 3 twins, 2 convertibles, + 1 futon
Beach: 35 seconds walk to our private 'Sea Shells' beach.
Guest Reviews: 17 reviews 17 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2023/24
$350 - $1,500
Summer 2024
 
Off-season 2024/25
$350 - $1,500
Off-season 2023/24
$2,900 - $4,000
Summer 2024
$5,200 - $8,725
Off-season 2024/25
$2,800 - $5,200
Off-season 2023/24
 
Summer 2024
 
Off-season 2024/25
 
State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply
Listed by Howard Feinstein
Active
9+ years
Property ID 14678
5
Description

Description

Walk to our quiet, beautiful and private 'Sea Shells' beach - in about 35 seconds!
No roads to cross. No steps to go down. Great swimming !
The Main House at the 'Sea Shells' Cottages. Our beach is 300 foot wide and shared with just 11 other cottage owners. Never crowded.

Relax in our 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 and enjoy.
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.
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 to the left:
Wellfleet Harbor & Mayo Beach. (TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Family Beaches, the only 1 in New England.) Wellfleet Pier. Here you'll find 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, Cape Cod National Seashore with the rest of Wellfleet. Quiet, beautiful, secluded ..watch the sun set. Peaceful. Breathtaking.
At Low tide:
Walk to the protected and secluded beaches of Great Island. Explore! Find an 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 bottom of-the-sea sea life, collect shells.
Recent update for 2024:
Whisper quiet heat pump system with air conditioning, and individually controlled temperature for each room.

2 SUP boards! 5 Kayaks total.
Explore the adjacent Cape Cod National Seashore and Great Island.

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, 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, 1/2 mile 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. Go out for lobster, the restaurants are child friendly. The gelato shop. Call Mac's for lobsters, they'll cook them for you, 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 35 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, Hulu, begin writing YOUR book.. listen to the waves. The salty sea air is invigorating, sleep will be restful.
Inquire for a link to more photos of the interior, the beach, and the surrounding area.
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 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.
Small front bedroom with Full bed, no closet.
W/D. 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:
Fully equipped kitchen with sink island that seats 4 on counter chairs, Outdoor dining with views of water.
Dining area seats 8 to 12 at a hardwood table. (The adjacent island seats 4). 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.
Walk-thru bedroom with a Full bed
Rear bedroom with a Queen bed & it's own full bathroom.
See Green Description below for LAYOUT info.
Discounts for groups of 6 or less. Discount for returning guests.
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Location

Location - Wellfleet

Nearest beach: 35 seconds walk to our private 'Sea Shells' beach.

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Pricing & Availability

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Minimum Stay Requirements:
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    2 nights
  • Summer 2024
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2024/25
    2 nights
  • Summer 2025
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Additional availability info: Spring,Fall stays of less than a week and flexible check-in days are available. Inquire for a quote.

Payment Methods: PayPal, Venmo (no transaction fees); and personal checks

Other Fees:

Cleaning Fee:

$320

Security Deposit:

$1000

State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Amenities

Amenities

  • On a salt water beach On a salt water beach

  • Central air Central air

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • No Pets No Pets

  • Internet Internet

  • Bathtub Bathtub

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • Boat, kayak, canoe Boat, kayak, canoe

  • Yard Yard

  • TV TV

  • Smart TV Smart TV



    Green Amenities

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    • Heat Pumps Heat Pumps

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • Filtered water Filtered water

    • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies Eco-friendly cleaning supplies

    • Recycling Recycling

    About our green amenities: * From the owner re Covid and cleaning:
    Inquire for a list of the cleaning products our cleaner uses.
    This is the year-round vacation home for our extended family. Rest assured that the Main House changeover cleaning crew cleans thoroughly and professionally.

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    17 reviews
    Have you stayed here? Write a review
    Wonderful place

    "Staying at this charming cottage in Wellfleet was an absolute delight! With its picturesque location right on the beach, it offered breathtaking views and serene moments of relaxation. The cottage itself was cozy and well-equipped, with five rooms providing ample space for our family and friends.

    The highlight for us was definitely the array of activities available, from kayaking along the crystal-clear waters to enjoying friendly board game competitions indoors with the kids. It was the perfect balance of adventure and cozy evenings.

    Overall, this cottage in Wellfleet exceeded our expectations in every way. We can't wait to return and create more cherished memories in this beautiful seaside retreat."
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    Date of Stay: April 2024
    Date Submitted: April 2024
    Owner Response:

    Glad to hear both families enjoyed their time at the Main House !

    Claire A.
    Member since Mar 2024
    The Big House is a Great Spot For a Cape Cod Get Away

    We had a small class reunion at Howie's Big House over 4 early fall days. We could all gather together in the large kitchen, dining area, and living room. The big deck with water view and plenty of chairs is great. The house is well equipped and we easily found everything we needed. We will come back next time we get together.

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    Date of Stay: October 2023
    Date Submitted: October 2023
    Owner Response:

    Glad you had a nice get together Joe, hard to make that happen I'm sure. Thanks for the review!

    Joe M.
    Wellfleet, MA
    Member since Feb 2023
    Paterson Family Reunion

    Our family used to stay at the Sea Shell Cottages in the 70's and 80's. We wanted to hold a family reunion but the cottages are all individually owned now so we were thrilled to find out that the Main House was available for rent. We needed a big house to for our two large families and the Main House was perfect with the right amount of bed rooms and large living areas to sit and enjoy the wonderful views. The house was well equipped with all the beach gear we needed along with kayaks to enjoy the bay. We would definitely stay at the Main House again if our travels bring us back to Wellfleet. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: June 2022
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    Owner Response:

    Thank you Andy. It was so satisfying to host your extended family gathering at Main. Glad to hear everyone had a good time. Hopefully you can all do it again soon.

    Andy P.
    Englewood, CO
    Member since Jul 2022
    Great location

    We had a great week at the main house. Lots of games for the kids and backyard is a giant sandbox for kids too. Views are spectacular and beach is calm for little ones. Wellfleet is a great little town.

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    Date of Stay: June 2022
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    Owner Response:

    Thanks for the kind words Shellie and glad the kids enjoyed the "giant sandbox!"

    Shellie B.
    North Bennington, VT
    Member since Dec 2020
    A Perfect Cape Cod Vacation

    The Main House at Sea Shells has everything you need for a perfect Cape Cod vacation.  We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay.  It's right on the beach and comes fully equipped.  Spacious and open. We enjoyed meals on the deck overlooking the water.  Take the kayaks out.   Convenient to local sites and attractions

    Date of Stay: June 2022
    Date Submitted: July 2022
    Owner Response:

    Bruce it's very satisfying for me to know you were able to pull together your extended family gathering at Main ( I know how difficult the scheduling can be), and that everybody had fun on the beach and was comfortable at the house.

    Bruce L.
    Belmont, MA
    Member since Jul 2022
    Sea Shells main house

    The Main House at Sea Shells had everything you could want on a Cape Cod vacation. The house was very well equipped with plenty of space. It was steps to the beach, many boats and a beautiful view. A wonderful time was had by all. Highly recommend.

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    Date of Stay: August 2021
    Date Submitted: August 2021
    Owner Response:

    Thank you Beth for taking the time to leave a review. I know this is a period of grief for your extended family. I hope your stay at Main brought some measure of peace and the children made nice memories.

    Beth F.
    Slingerlands, NY
    Member since Dec 2019

    Beautiful house, amazing view. Everyone enjoyed the family vacation.
    Thanks,
    Terry

    Date of Stay: June 2021
    Date Submitted: July 2021
    Terry W.
    Tolland, MA
    Member since Jul 2021

    For us, the stay at the cape was about breaking away for a bit and truly relaxing. You house & its location was perfect for us. We love the beach so its proximity to the beautiful seashores of the cape was exactly what we needed & wanted.
    Just being able to see the ocean from the house was relaxing, cant ask for a better view while enjoying morning coffee to dinner as a family. Even with the cooler weather, we enjoyed a few days on the beaches. One day by the house, which is perfect as you don't need to pack anything!
    Another day, we took the 2 min drive up to the Great Island Trail and spent a few hours just walking and taking in the beautiful scenery. Again no need to pack a lunch or bring too much as it is so close to the house. The longer trip was to Marconi Beach, but still only a few min drive. It was breathtaking!
    Other than that, we didn't do much. My husband did golf in Orleans with a friend, he loved it and cant wait to go back. We went Candlepin bowling in Orleans which was an fun/crazy experience.
    The house really allowed for us to have family time and alone time. It has everything we needed! The space and set up was perfect for our family. One of daughters had classes to attend, which she was able to do separate from us, uninterrupted. My husband also made a video for his college alumni group.
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    Date of Stay: April 2021
    Date Submitted: December 2021
    Jennifer F.
    Springfield, MA
    Member since Jan 2022
    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!

    Kara L.
    Brooklyn, NY
    Member since Jan 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.

    Sara M.
    Wellfleet, MA
    Member since Dec 2018
    About

    About Howard Feinstein

    Member since:
    1/26/2008
    Reviews:
    17 reviews
    Response Time:
    Within a day
    Response Rate:
    100%
    The Main House has been the vacation home of the Feinstein family since 2005. Prior to that, we happily rented - until one summer, upon arrival at our rental - we had an ugly surprise.
    I won't let that happen to you!
    Main is managed and maintained as if it's my own family's vacation home - because it is. -Howie

    What is special about this property?
    The sound of sea birds , the sea at night, water lapping on the beach, the salty air, the swimming, low tide..
    Watching children explore, making wonderful memories.
    Watching children have fun, without the help of grownups!
    Biking into town for coffee and a scone.
    Fresh local seafood and cooked lobster from Mac's at the Pier.
    Watching the moonlight on the water from our living room.
    A swim at Duck Pond Wellfleet, then home for a dip in the sea!
    Quiet reading time.
    Ping pong in the back.
    A walk on the beach and collect shells.
    A walk on the beach and collect my thoughts.
    Every day is different - always beautiful and peaceful.



    What is special about your town?
    Wellfleet is an old fishing village with authentic charm. It has art galleries, family friendly restaurants, a few small shops, local produce and local seafood markets, bike rentals and boat rentals. There are no big tourist attractions.

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