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Wellfleet Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 4/10 mi to Newcomb Hollow and 150 yard private walk to our dock on Higgins Pond | ID 36725
4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 2 queens, 4 twins
Beach: 4/10 mi to Newcomb Hollow and 150 yard private walk to our dock on Higgins Pond
Guest Reviews: 1 review 1 review
Daily
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Monthly
Off-season 2022/23
$425 - $645
Summer 2023
 
Off-season 2023/24
$425 - $645
Off-season 2022/23
$2,000 - $5,500
Summer 2023
$5,500 - $7,000
Off-season 2023/24
$2,500 - $7,000
Off-season 2022/23
$4,000 - $7,000
Summer 2023
 
Off-season 2023/24
 
State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply
Listed by Andrew Kuhn and Rachel Asher
Active
Less than a month
Property ID 36725
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Description

Description

You won’t find another home quite like this: a fully renovated Cape Cod Modern style four-bedroom in the National Seashore—sleeps eight--nestled in four acres of rolling woods bordering more wild land . . . Sited 150 yards down a private path from a kettle pond with dock, canoes and kayaks available for your exclusive use . . . An easily walkable or bike-able 4/10ths of a mile on a sand road to the ocean at Newcomb Hollow. . . . Featuring high-speed internet and multiple private spaces to work for a while, if you feel like it . . . All a five minute drive or fifteen minute bike ride to downtown Wellfleet’s harbor, restaurants, bike trail, stores and galleries.

The first thing you see on approach is the striking red cedar siding. Situated on a rise above Higgins Pond, the home is one-story, with a sloping flat roof that, owing to its angle, is all but invisible. In keeping with the Cape Cod Modern style, the building orients towards and opens into the natural surroundings rather than dominating them. With a few steps down to the two farther bedrooms, bath, and outdoor shower, it follows the contours of the land.

Coming into the house, you enter a soaring wood-beamed space with panoramic views of woods and pond, with no other house in sight. The new open-plan kitchen on your left has great flow, a chef’s stove, and everything you need to feed a dozen guests or more, with seating for eight in a dining nook with windows on three sides. Straight ahead is an inviting living room oriented around a vintage marble coffee table, facing a massive brick fireplace with a cozy and convenient propane insert, and internet-enabled TV. Originally built only for summer use, the home is now fully insulated and comfortable year round.

Sliding doors lead from the living room to the wide and deep wraparound deck, with pond views and lounging opportunities galore on recliners and all-weather outdoor sectional sofa. The deck is configured so that at any time of day you can enjoy sun or shade, according to your preference. In the evenings, a serious Weber propane grill and outdoor supper seating for ten come into play. For traditionalists, we also have a new charcoal Weber grill.

The house is oriented lengthwise towards the pond. Progressing left to right from the living room, a master queen-size bedroom faces a bathroom with tiled rainfall shower and glass enclosure. Further on to the right is a twin bedroom with skylight. Three steps down lead to another full bath and two more bedrooms, one a second queen, the other with two cunningly designed built-in twin bunks tucked under the rafters. The two lower bedrooms have sliding door access to the deck and enclosed outdoor shower.

Two kayaks and two canoes are at the dock, ready to push off onto the peaceful, motor-free pond. Paddle through peaceful sluiceways from Higgins Pond to Williams Pond (on the right) and Gull Pond, (on your left) before making the circuit back to our private dock.

In the same family for over 50 years, this elegantly renovated home is ready to make new memories.

Please note: The path to the pond is winding and natural, but not landscaped; it can be challenging for people with limited mobility. Note also that while kids and adults from 8 or 10 on up will love the ship-like bunks in the back bedroom, the ladder up to them may not be appropriate for small children.
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Location

Location - On Higgins Pond in Wellfleet

Nearest beach: 4/10 mi to Newcomb Hollow and 150 yard private walk to our dock on Higgins Pond

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Additional availability info: This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Payment Methods: Zelle, Venmo (no transaction fees); PayPal (3%); and personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: 5% discount for multiple week rentals. $400.00 cleaning fee; $150 pet fee, State and local taxes of 14.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2022/23
    2 nights
  • Summer 2023
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2023/24
    2 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: November 09, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • On fresh water On fresh water

  • Walk to a salt water beach Walk to a salt water beach

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • Pets considered Pets considered

  • Internet Internet

  • Linens provided Linens provided

  • Dock for boat Dock for boat

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • Boat, kayak, canoe Boat, kayak, canoe

  • Yard Yard



    Green Amenities

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    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies Eco-friendly cleaning supplies

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

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    Glorious early September week

    Just spent a glorious early September week here. The private pond-side dock catches the afternoon / early evening sun and is an idyllic spot for that first glass of wine. In the morning it's perfect for quiet contemplation, nothing but bird song and lapping waves. Newcomb Hollow Beach is an easy ten-minute stroll, and on September weekdays was almost deserted. The house itself is comfortable and very well equipped with a woodsy relaxed feel to it. There are large decks and large windows for taking in the pond view. This is a convenient location for the shops and restaurants of Wellfleet, which is just across Route 6. Like many of the roads in this area, the dirt road to the house is bumpy and we wished we'd brought a car that had higher clearance, but we found that if we went slowly, it wasn't a problem. Highly recommended. show more show less

    Date of Stay: September 2016
    Date Submitted: November 2022
    Rebecca R
    Bedford Hills, New YOrk
    (Homeowner Entered)
    About

    About Andrew Kuhn and Rachel Asher

    Member since:
    10/26/2022
    Reviews:
    1 reviews
    Andy has been coming to this home in Wellfleet since he was a boy, and Rachel joined him there 37 years ago. We had always wanted to make this summer home comfortable for year-round use, and this year we finally did it, and then some, addressing 50 years of deferred maintenance in the process. We replaced, reconfigured and expanded the deck, replaced almost every window and door, demolished and replaced both bathrooms and the kitchen, put in new floors, replaced the siding, and insulated all exterior walls. The idea was to give the home a new lease on life for our family going forward. We're delighted to be able also to share it with others.

    What is special about this property?
    Despite being only about 5 minutes from Route 6, the main North-South route on Cape Cod, our home feels remote, embedded in nature. On the pond, Great Blue Herons stalk shoals of herring in the shallows, and Osprey dive for larger prey. Kingfishers flit along the shore, scolding whoever comes near. In recent years, Bald Eagles have paid visits. At night, Screech Owls and Great Horned Owls sound their distinctive, haunting notes over the rustle of the wind through oaks and pines. We are close enough to the ocean that we often hear the surf.

    Higgins is the middle of three kettle ponds, formed by the retreat of glaciers. A smaller pond, Williams, and a larger one, Gull, can be accessed by canoe or kayak through shallow sandy openings, locally called sluices. Between Higgins and Gull there is a small sand beach, and on the Gull side is a particularly pleasant, gently sloping sandy bottom perfect for play. Higgins and Gull are eminently swimmable (Williams is too weedy), and the 1/3 mile leg from our dock to the Gull sluice and back makes for an excellent constitutional.

    The sand roads and networks of paths and fire roads forking back and forth between them, linking the ponds and ocean beaches, make for a runner's and biker's paradise. And of course they're fine for strollers too. For fishermen, the ponds hold plenty of sunnies, perch, bass and pickerel, and you can always try your hand surfcasting for bluefish and striped bass, when the bait is running.

    What is special about your town?
    Wellfleet is at the narrowest part of ''the narrow land'', Cape Cod's nickname. From our house, you can amble down to the pond for a kayak and swim, come back up for lunch on the deck, head on over to the ocean beach for a few hours, return to laze in the hammock or chaise for a while, head over to the bay side at low tide to dig some oysters and clams, pair them with a Pinot as you watch the sunset over the bay . . . all while spending no more than 20 minutes in the car, round trip.

    The ocean side is in the National Seashore, which means you can walk on the beach for miles north or south with scarcely a home or sometimes a person in sight. If you're in a sociable mood, on Friday evenings you can stroll from gallery to gallery, plied with complimentary canapes and wine. There is a lively restaurant scene in Wellfleet, both high-end and casual, and the competition over whose lobster rolls and chowder are better is fierce. Entertainment opportunities abound, from one of the few remaining drive-in movie venues on the east cost to excellent live theatre at WHAT--Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, and live music at lots of spots in town. The famous Beachcomber has a vibrant youth scene. A little further up the line in Truro, the Payomet concert series features national acts. On Wednesdays, there's family square dancing at the end of the dock, under the stars. And if you pick up a free permit, you and your party can enjoy a beach bonfire at Newcomb Hollow.

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