We are Bonnie Shepard and David Holmstrom; we live roughly half the year in the fall and spring in our home in Wellfleet, and the other half of the year in Brookline. We are both independent consultants, working from home -- Bonnie as a program evaluator, mainly for foundations and UN agencies, and David as a tax preparer. You can get more information about Bonnie's professional career from her website: www.blshepardconsulting.com . We have close ties to Latin America, and lived in Chile for 6 years in the 1990s, returning almost every year since then. We treasure the beauty of our home, and are happiest as vacation rental owners when the guests love it too! We keep guests informed of upcoming events and entertainment on the Outer Cape, and we are flexible and responsive with our guests, encouraging all feedback.
What is special about this property?
This “green” house was built in 2002 by the former owners with many ecological and energy-saving features, and with natural light and views of the marsh from both south and north sides. We have filled the home with objects and textiles from Peru and Chile. We aim mainly for comfort, convenience, and beauty, and not elegance. Outside the home, we are surrounded by beauty. We are on a quiet street with almost no traffic, and rarely hear the traffic from Route 6. When we step outside our door, we can go on a beautiful 35-minute walk around Pleasant Point, with views of the salt marshes of Drummer Cove and Blackfish Creek. Our garden is filled with fruit trees and bushes, flowers, and herbs; guests are encouraged to eat and pick them.
What is special about your town?
Wellfleet is so special, it is hard to know where to begin! For visitors, the National Seashore is a 5-minute drive away -- Marconi Beach and Station in one director, LeCount Hollow Beach on the other. the Fox Island Conservation area is a short walk from the house up Baker Road, or continuing around Blackfish Creek at low tide from Pleasant Point Landing. Indian Neck Beach (a bay beach) is a 20-minute bicycle ride or 5 minutes in the car. The many kettle ponds are our favorite places to swim, with many small jewels such as Duck Pond and Dyer Pond tucked away in the woods. The prize-winning library -- with an active children's program -- and Wellfleet Preservation Hall have cultural events and classes year-round, and yoga classes are given in three different venues.