My husband & I fell in love with Cape Cod when we were in college. When we were first married, we rented a cottage on Old Wharf Rd & began dreaming about ''some day'' having a home of our own in this beautiful town.
The dream became a reality when we built our house on Daniels Drive. We love Wellfleet & enjoy sharing this ''jewel'' with others. Small wonder that our Wellfleet house is more ''home'' to our daughter than our year-round home. She's been coming to the Cape (Wellfleet) since she was 2 months old. As a family, we never tire of beach walks - even in winter. And, then there are the father-daughter kayaking adventures in the kettle ponds and around edge of Great Island. Did I mention flea markets? The drive-in movie? Miniature golf? And all the ''free'' stuff at the National Sea Shore Visitors' Center?
We've also made some long time Wellfleet friends - Judy, Paul, Kathy and more. When we see them, it's like ''coming home''.
We have truly enjoyed sharing the ''treasure'' that is Wellfleet with guests from all over the USA & Europe (Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands). It's a delight to be able to share our favorite beaches & restaurants & shops with folks coming to the Cape for the first time or folks returning to the area.
This house is not ''just'' a rental property, it's our Cape Cod * home *. You'll find personal touches throughout the house - photos of Wellfleet, a ''building the house'' photo collage, & labels on light switches (no ''what does this do?'').
What is special about this property?
The street is quiet and private -- absolutely no through traffic on a cul-de-sac! The open floor plan of the Great Room means that whoever is cooking can be part of the game going on at the table or the conversation in the living room area.
We provide our guests with a ''Welcome Packet'' that contains info about the house, the area, places to eat and grocery shop, etc. And, if ''it'' wasn't in the packet, it's in the ''brochures basket'' which is filled with pamphlets & flyers from restaurants, nature trails, boat cruises, whale watches & the ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. And, this collection of brochures ''grows'' as the season progresses as guests add their ''favorites'' to the ''library'' of what the area has to offer.
We're close to anything you might want to see or do -- shows (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater or drive to Provincetown for cabaret show), biking, fishing, self-guided nature walks, etc. And, at the end of the day, after a (hot) shower in the enclosed outdoor shower, you can relax on the deck. It's so quiet -- just you and maybe a few birds.
What is special about your town?
Wellfleet is ''The Gallery Town''. Time Inc's Coastal Living, the leading authority on coastal home and travel, named Wellfleet, MA to its fourth annual top ten list of America's Happiest Seaside Towns. (Posted on: Feb 27, 2015)
Located 75 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, Wellfleet offers quaint rural seaside charm and spectacular natural resources. The Atlantic Ocean is on Wellfleet's east shore. Cape Cod Bay is on the west shore. 61% of Wellfleet's land is in the Cape Cod National Seashore Park. And without the glare of man-made ''city lights'', the stars at night will take your breath away!
Bay and ocean beaches, fresh water ponds, (13 town beaches in all plus Marconi National Seashore beach!) Bike Trails including the Cape Cod Rail Trail, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Antique Dealers, Cape Cod's biggest and best Flea Market (!) at the Wellfleet Drive-In and Multi-Screen Movie Theater (has 3D). The playground area includes 1st class tennis courts, a basketball court, play structures that engage a child's imagination, and a Skate Board Park. The Town Pier has a Marina, Boat Launching Ramp and numerous boat slips. Also available: Wind Surfing, Kayaking, and Deep Sea Fishing Charters.
Gull Pond is a kayaker's dream.
And, in the fall --
The crowds are gone.
The sun is warm.
Beach walks are SO peaceful.
Go whale watching, bird watching (Atlantic Flyway - Wellfleet Bay - MA Audubon Society), antiquing -- pick your passion.