After summers of vacationing in beautiful Wellfleet and feeling a connection to the unspoiled, outer cape, this vacation home came into our family. It is enjoyed by our extended family and us several weeks a year, and memories are made. With young children and active careers, we cherish our time at the house and someday hope to spend entire summers. We began renting our family's vacation home last summer, at first to close family and friends. What we learned from this process was we really loved bringing people to Wellfleet and inviting them to experience the same kind of joy we felt as long-time renters uncovering a hidden gem.
What is special about this property?
We once stayed in this property as renters - and instantly knew it was one-of-a-kind. The previous owners built the house and really loved and cared for it deeply. We always admired how beautifully the previous owners decorated the home with warm pieces of art and photography, as well as how thoughtfully the flow of the house works. The house boasts several kinds of outdoor spaces - from a three-season porch to a large deck with room for large family gatherings, to a brick patio and various gardens and lawn spaces. Sometimes the house is so comfortable, you are willing to give up a perfect beach day for the peace and serenity of the property. It's truly a wooded oasis with privacy abound. The house was built to be a year-round residence and is constantly temperature controlled, which means it doesn't develop a musty smell like so many seasonal cottages.
What is special about your town?
Our neighborhood in Wellfleet, Great Pasture, is wonderful. Our family's property is on a cul-de-sac and connects to several other delightful and quiet streets, all containing similarly nice homes. The streets are paved, which is great for walking or taking a bike ride. If you go one way, you end up at the sand pit trail overlooking the Herring River estuary. If you go another way, you can hike across the Herring River right to Duck Harbor. The neighborhood connects to Old Chequessett Neck Road, which takes you right into town - a pleasant, short walk.
Wellfleet is one of the most special places in the entire state. In a short drive, you can access National Seashore ocean beaches, unspoiled bay beaches, Wellfleet harbor, and several fresh-water ponds with sandy beaches. The town is charming. It has an award-winning library with noteworthy events, a fully stocked market, multiple fish markets, an organic market (and weekly farmer's market), candy and ice cream shops, quaint galleries, and delicious restaurants that range from family favorites to high-end bistros.