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Wellfleet Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA | ID 25891
4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 2 queens, 1 double, 2 twins
Beach: 2 miles to Ocean beaches, Gull Pond, Long Pond.
Guest Reviews: 25 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2019/20
$265 - $285
Summer 2020
 
Off-season 2020/21
 
Off-season 2019/20
$1,950 - $2,500
Summer 2020
 
Off-season 2020/21
 
Off-season 2019/20
$7,500 - $8,200
Summer 2020
 
Off-season 2020/21
 
State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply.
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Contact: Rebecca Hansen
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Phone: (818) 769-5695
Time Active:
3+ years
Description

Description

Welcome to our home, our House in the Trees!

Our House in the Trees is on Gull Pond Road on the Ocean side of Route 6, around 2 miles from Newcomb Hollow, Cahoon Hollow Beaches, Gull Pond Long Pond, downtown Wellfleet and the Pier. Walk to Moby Dicks!

This is a bright, airy and spacious home with an “open beam” architecture made with reclaimed wood from an old Connecticut school house. The open floor plan has a cathedral ceiling in the Great Room (living room and dining room) with wrap around windows. The house is on a hill on its own private, paved drive, well away from the street. Surrounded by trees, it is VERY private. There are several sky lights throughout the house so you can star and moon gaze or just watch the clouds drift by. Sunsets through the trees viewed from living room and back deck are just beautiful.

We contract with a GREEN mosquito abatement service which means being outside on the decks or shower is virtually bug free.

The house has 4 bedrooms, (two bedrooms per floor) and a full bath on each bedroom level. There is an entertainment room (TV/Games) and an office area, both of which overlook the living room and dining room.

Each floor of the house is reached by a short set of stairs, only 6 steps, making it easy to get up and down. The 4 levels offer privacy and space - great for a family with kids or two or three couples or two families! (Two queen beds, one full, and two twins). Each bedroom has good closet space, lots of hangers and shelving.

The two upstairs bedrooms each have a window air conditioner. There are plenty of powerful fans.

There are two decks, one on each side of the house (do you want sun or shade?) and an outside shower off one of the front deck. A barbecue and a picnic table are on the other deck.

There is a washer and dryer in the basement, and the kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, plates, lobster pot, etc. Cable TV and high speed Internet are also provided: 140 channels including HBO.

New driveway being installed Spring of 2019.

Please feel free to contact us with questions about our House in the Trees. If you are new to the Cape, we will also be happy to provide information about the area.


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Location

Location - Wellfleet

Nearest beach: 2 miles to Ocean beaches, Gull Pond, Long Pond.

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Calendar Last Updated: June 28, 2019

Additional availability info: Off season has flexible check-in/start dates!. This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more):

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional pricing info: State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply.

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Amenities

Amenities

Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • No.
Reviews

Guest Reviews

25 reviews
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Terrific Place

This is a wonderful place with everything we could need. The house has an open floor plan and yet it manages to provide all kinds of nooks and separate spaces—very well designed. It is modern and rustic. We were two families, for a total of seven (4 adults, 2 teenagers and 1 kid) and everyone had the right amount of space. The extra 'mezzanine' area with TV (and many games) and study was a nice plus! Most of all I love how when you sit in the living room, you are surrounded by treetops. Rebecca is also very generous with supplies—paper towels, napkins, condiments. Everything feels thoughtfully organized and used by a family. An outdoor shower that is both hot and cold much appreciated. If you like using Gull Pond and Newcomb Hollow Beach it's a perfect location—we biked there. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2019
Date Submitted: August 2019
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Thank you Marina! It gives me incomparable pleasure to know that our home truly contributes to a family"s vacation! It sounds like the place was a really good fit for you. We also LOVE all the windows and skylights that let you experience the trees and sky. That living room is a wonderful place to hang in any weather or time of day! I am so glad you enjoyed it. Glad to hear about the biking! Best wishes ~. Rebecca

Maplewood, NJ
Member since Aug 2019
Wellfleet Retreat

Extremely well equipped home with plenty of room. Very quiet location. Very good owner to deal with. There are some steps to walk up and parking is limited to three cars but the owner makes that very clear. No surprises The home has a very relaxing vibe to it.

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Date of Stay: July 2019
Date Submitted: August 2019
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Thank you Russell!

We also think our place has a "relaxing vibe"! So glad it felt that way to you because that"s what it"s all about ~. I REALLY hope that contributes in a positive way to each guests vacation! (More than just a place to sleep and shower... cause that was often our experience as renters). Best wishes... Rebecca

Clifton Park, NY
Member since Jan 2016
Second time twice as nice!

As expected, the house was comfortable. well stocked and in a great location. We love sitting on the deck eating the best seafood which we purchased in town. The WiFi worked fine and there was plenty of room for everyone.

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Date of Stay: June 2019
Date Submitted: July 2019
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Thanks so much Pat!. The best compliment is repeat bookings! So glad you had an enjoyable time and that you were able to eat out on the decks...we love doing that too! With best wishes for the rest of your summer and hope to “see” you again!

Warm regards,

Rebecca

Montclair, NJ
Member since Dec 2010
Great stay!

We would highly recommend this rental! We have visited Cape Cod 5 times and this home was certainly one of the nicest and cleanest. They really thought of everything, from things to bring to the beach, to a very well appointed kitchen. The only thing we needed to provide were linen and towels, which frankly I prefer. the house is very cool , on several levels with lots of art and knick knacks to admire. There was lots of space for my husband and I and our 3 kids to spend time together and there was also lots of space if we needed privacy. I have to say the furniture was also very comfortable- we’ve stayed at places where the beds are uncomfortable or the sofas are kinda old, but everything here was really well thought out, clean and comfortable. And of course the best part was the outdoor shower!! And our hosts were easy to contact if there were any issues. We would absolutely stay here again. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2018
Date Submitted: September 2018
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Sue ~. We are so very happy that our home contributed to a great Wellfleet vacation...mission accomplished! I love the outdoor shower too!

Member since Sep 2018
Great family house

This is our second year renting house. Plenty of room and very well supplied kitchen right down to the Tupperware. Big dining table, good for family meals and games. Comfortable living room and plenty of fans. Would absolutely rent again.

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Date of Stay: August 2018
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Honored that you chose our home again for your Cape vacation! Glad the Cape treated you right, and, yes, you DO have to get to the beach early if you want Newcomb Hollow! Best wishes for the rest of the year and hope you can return!

Springfield, MA
Member since Jan 2007
Would not regret !!! One of the best houses.

Visited Cape Cod 4 times for the last 12 years. On my third trip, I was looking for bigger house for party of 8. And consider myself lucky once found Rebecca's house.

Here is a list of advantages you would get:-
1. Technically house is 3 stories with 4 bedrooms. Comfortably sleeps 8. But there is another floor sort of TV and children play area with 2 coaches plus some area for people who need to work and might require some privacy. 2 bathrooms.
2 First Floor is kitchen (includes everything that you have at your own house) big dining table that can accommodate 10 people if required, and huge living area with 2 couches
3. 2 bedrooms on second floor and 2 air conditioned (big plus especially if you want to take a nap in a hot day) bedrooms on 3rd floor.
4. 2 patios (the smaller one before the entrance door) and the bigger more private in the back of the house. Each has comfortable seating chairs and folding chairs that allow you take a nap in not so hot days or just enjoy some after the lunch and dining tables.
5. Picture does not reflect how secluded the house is. Very quiet in the forest area. You barely can see 2 houses through trees nearby each one at least 200 feet away . So almost no noise
6 All perks such as washing, drying (in the basement), dish washing (recently purchased as my wife said) machines, big nice (for summer houses) kitchen for your convenience. All kitchen accessories (glasses of all kinds, plates, pots ,cups and on and on and on). I have not asked Rebecca but did use even various spices that conveniently stored in separate kitchen cabinet .
7. Have not watched TV myself but children can watch TV with HBO included.

Now what I consider most important advantage.
House is located 0.5 mi from Gull Pond ( it's not a pond from my point of view -- it's a lake in terms of size. Excellent clean water) and about 1 mile or so from the one of the best beaches in Cape Cod.There is 2 more ponds. I visited just one of them called Long Pond (smaller than Gull Pond) about mile or so drive.

Rebecca is very friendly almost immediately responds to all your possible needs which most likely you would not have.

I'm planning to visit in the future and even would not have a big party still would not consider another house to rent.

I promise, you would not regret renting this house in one of the safest, quietest, and nicest towns -- Wellfleet !!!
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Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
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Thank you for your lovely review! This is your second time renting with us and that is such a compliment! And, by the way...yes, all the spices, etc, in the pantry are there for our renters to use! Best wishes for the rest of the summer!

New York, NY
Member since Jan 2016
Hideaway Retreat

We were lucky to have had our first family vacation on the Cape at this spacious cottage. The cottage description and previous reviews are very accurate - it’s a beautifully decorated multi-level cottage with a special Cape Cod feel to it. Rebecca and Skip have set their cottage up very thoughtfully to make for an easy home away from home experience. The kitchen was very well stocked, with an abundance of pantry items and those things that you forgot to bring. The accommodations were very comfortable with well maintained furnishings. Extras included beach chairs and umbrellas for trips to the ponds or seashore. Daytrips to Provincetown were so easy. In terms of location, it’s ideal if you have a vehicle and want privacy. If you are comfortable with a driveway that is on the steep side, this cottage is as close to perfect as you can get. Rebecca was absolutely wonderful to deal with and didn’t hesitate to go out of her way to help us when needed. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2018
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Hi Helen ~

Thank you for your lovely review! So very happy that our place was a positive contribution to your first family Cape Cod vacation! Hope you can visit again.
Warm regards,
Rebecca

Canada
Member since Jan 2019
Beautiful Home in the Trees

We had such a wonderful time staying in your home. It is a beautiful, light, and airy house. We saw wild turkeys walking by in the forest when we were sitting on the deck. It is so well located, near beach, pond and Wellfleet. It is also the best-stocked house we have ever rented which made everything easier. We would love to come back next summer.

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Date of Stay: July 2018
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Glad you enjoyed our place, Sharon! That’s our goal! And I hope you can come back too!

Member since May 2018
Bright and open home nestled on a perfect spot in Wellfleet

Location, location, location was great! You are minutes to the beach, minutes to Wellfleet Center and minutes to the pond. If you are like our family and hit these three spots almost daily, you'll love this house. Other things we loved: the outdoor shower (with hot water), the deck (which had a table that seats 8), an outdoor grill (charcoal), and indoor dining table (that also seats 8) and a separate area for the TV watchers in the group. We love to cook dinner at home to avoid the crowds. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment (even had a pastry brush!), easy to work in and the pantry had a nice supply of spices that saves you from buying random containers of things you have at home, but forgot to bring. Finally, the house had so many beautiful windows that allowed us to enjoy the fresh Cape air! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2018
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We are so happy that you enjoyed our home! Our hope is that it is a true contributor to a wonderful stay in Wellfleet. We hope that you have an opportunity to return.

Montclair, NJ
Member since Dec 2010
Beautiful tree house!

We enjoyed our time at Rebecca's during the last week of the summer -- a great time to get away because the Cape is generally quieter. Sunday to Sunday rentals also help in avoiding the worst traffic! Rebecca was very responsive with questions we had leading up to our stay and we enjoyed interacting with her. As in the description, the house is on top of a steep hill, which is a great advantage because Gull Pond Rd seems distant. You are completely in the trees. There's a deck off both the front and the back of the house, which is nice. Lots of wildlife (birds, deer). Having 2 bathrooms is great. The shed is stocked with beach chairs and an umbrella. It's good to not have to cart that kind of thing to the Cape! An outdoor shower is also a big plus, though beware, two bedrooms can see right in ;) I'd definitely recommend Rebecca's home to anyone without mobility issues! show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2017
Date Submitted: September 2017
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So glad you enjoyed our house. Yes, the last week of summer and September and October are a wonderful time to be in Wellfleet! We also appreciate that the house has a private "away from it all" feel to it. I also love the putdoor shower and decks and, yup, this is not a house for someone with mobility issues as I always stress! (We'll see what it's like for me with my new knee!)

With best wishes for the rest of the year!
Rebecca

New York, NY
Member since Jun 2016

About Rebecca Hansen

Member since:
1/6/2016
Reviews:
25 reviews
Welcome to our home, our House in the Trees!

As mentioned, we just bought this house (Thanksgiving 2015!) Having this home is a dream come true for me (Rebecca). I grew up on the East Coast and any summer that our family could save the money to do it, we would camp or rent a small cottage on the Cape, specifically, Wellfleet. Those summer weeks were magical! If you have never spent time on the Outer Cape before, you are in for a real treat. Because we have been renters ourselves, we are making sure our home has everything anyone would need to have a great experience.

Having spent summers on the Cape as a kid I know that it can rain so we have provided LOTS of games that can be played with kids or adults. One of the great things about this house is that it has separate areas so kids and adults can have some dedicated space. We are also working on a ''library''. You are free to take a book with you if you haven't finished it prior to leaving... just make sure to leave another book in its place, OK?

If it rains, the mahogany decks gleam the most beautiful color and all the windows keep you from feeling closed in. It is actually kinda wonderful. (but we will send ''no rain'' wishes for you cause we know you probably want to be outside!)






What is special about this property?
What we love (my husband, Skip and I) about this house is the location and the way the house is built. It is what is called Open Beam architecture and it is all the exposed wood that we love. It is made from reclaimed wood from an old Connecticut schoolhouse. The cathedral ceilings and skylights make it spacious and airy. We love sitting on the decks with a morning coffee or an afternoon drink and just looking at the trees. Because of all the trees it has a very private feeling… as if you are alone on the top of a hill with no one around (even through there are houses close by.

One of the aspects of the Cape that I love are the long, sandy driveways into the woods to reach private residences. We have found that those are romantic and beautiful to look at and to drive on from time to time but a real pain to negotiate every day so we appreciate that we have our own paved and private drive right off of Gull Pond Rd. It is less than 5 minutes to Route 6, the main artery for the Outer Cape.

We are just a couple of minutes from either Newcomb Hollow or Calhoun Hollow beach or Long Pond or Great Pond and you can walk to Gull Pond. Downtown Wellfleet and the pier are also easy access. Sunset Point is only a few minutes away. It is centrally located between Orleans and Provincetown.






What is special about your town?
If you decide to stay in our home, and have never been in the area before we will be happy to provide you with all sorts of information about the area.

Best wishes,
Rebecca & Skip

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