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Waterfront.Walls of glass.Views surround.Walk to town.A/C
Wellfleet Harbor, on the Bluff Vacation Rental - ID 5527

4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 7
Beds: 4 BRs: 2 queens, 4 twins, porta crib available
Beach: Down 15 shallow steps from your deck!
Guest Reviews: 17 reviews
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Off-season 2017/18
$1,500 - $4,300
Summer 2018
$4,800 - $5,350
Off-season 2018/19
$1,600 - $4,200
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Summer 2018
 
Off-season 2018/19
 
Contact Kathy - ID 5527
Time active: 1 year, 6 months
Phone(s): (203) 913-5205 (10AM-9:30PM EST) Phone(s): (203) 913-5205 (10AM-9:30PM EST)

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This is the most dramatic location in Wellfleet, on the bluff with your own very short path to the sandy,swimmable beach and Wellfleet Harbor. 'Fairwinds', an architect-designed contemporary house is furnished for comfort and elegance. You'll have views of the Bay and harbor from almost every room. With walls of glass the beauty of the Cape--and its incomparable light--is always with you. The house has an open, easy flow and newly refinished wood floors throughout. The furniture is comfortable with several couches for easy living. At a table in the front of the house diners have constant views of the water, sky and town as sailors glide in and out of the harbor and fishing boats bring in their catch. Shop in Wellfleet's fine art galleries, good food shops, and, of course, get fresh seafood and vegetables to cook at home or eat in the great restaurants in town. All are a 10 minute walk over Uncle Tim's Bridge. At sunset--and there are no more majestic sunsets anywhere--lower the deck umbrella and relax.Perhaps bar-b-que on the Weber gas grill while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of Wellfleet Harbor, or choose from many local excellent restaurants. In the Fall light a fire in the fireplace, use the DVD, or enjoy the moonlight. The glow of lights on the water is magical. Strolling on the beach is a delight, day or night. When it's time for bed head upstairs to the Master Bedroom with its own fireplace, but take a quiet moment to step out on the upper deck for a view of the near-by stars and the lighted steeple of the Congregational Church.
Other amenities: Wi-Fi. Zoned air-conditioning systems with individual thermostats cool and dehumidify the house. Professionally cleaned, freshly painted, with new duvets, pillows and mattress pads. New hot-water system just installed. Swim in the near-by fresh-water ponds, great for families, or ocean, bring kayaks and put in at our Bay beach, stroll or swim in front of the house, walk a few minutes along the shore to Uncle Tim's Bridge and town. Three-zoned heating and two fireplaces to make the house toasty in winter. A jewel of a house in the perfect location.
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Calendar Last Updated: October 10, 2017

Additional availability info: Wonderful Winter Views, Warm and Cozy, 2 Fireplaces, Firewood provided. This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): Considered upon request. $4,000- $5,000 Non-refundable deposit required to secure rental, fully refundable damage deposit also required.

Additional pricing info: Non-refundable deposit required to secure property. $1000.00 Damage Deposit requried.

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2017/18
    7 nights
  • Summer 2018
    7 nights
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    7 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on a salt water beach
Interior
  • Central A/C
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • Three wooden steps down from parking to front door. Small single bedroom next to full bathroom with tub on main floor. No sills or steps between them. Suitable for the elderly but not wheelchairs.
Location

Location - Wellfleet Harbor, on the Bluff

Nearest beach: Down 15 shallow steps from your deck!

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

17 reviews
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Beautiful Home - Beautiful Views!

Our family of 5 adults and a 1-year-old loved our first stay at Fairwinds. The space felt welcoming from the moment we opened the front door. We enjoyed bright natural light throughout the home and the beautiful views from the upper deck, lower deck, the living room looking out a wall of windows, the bedrooms - from all directions - all amazing. We particularly appreciated the well stocked kitchen with nice wine and beverage glasses, serving dishes and utensils, spices, pans, everything we needed for fun dinners. Adults and our 1-year-old enjoyed the beach and the provided beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys. We walked to town every day. We loved being able to grill.

We've vacationed at various places throughout Cape Cod for 15 years. This is a top location and home with owners who clearly care about creating a wonderful experience for their guests. We hope to be back next summer.
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
Minneapolis, MN
Member since Dec 2013
Gorgeous views from a great house!

We had the fortune of staying at Fairwinds for the week of July 4th. The location is great. We walked to the 4th of July parade.

There’s a nice, quiet beach right in front of the house and they had tons of beach toys, chairs, etc. Morning strolls were so peaceful.

The patio was a definite highlight. We spent every morning having breakfast outside while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor. It was gorgeous.

The house was fully stocked/everything we needed in the kitchen and everything was well organized. We had a couple of babies in our group, and they had everything we needed to feel comfortable such as dishware, a highchair, beach toys, baby gates, a pack n play, etc.

The owners left detailed instructions for everything, which was super helpful. Finally the owner, Kathy, was very responsive to any inquiries, both timely in her replies (within 24 hours) and complete answers to all questions.
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Boston, MA
Member since May 2007
Wonderful for a Family Seeking Quiet

Fairwinds is a perfect spot for a family with young kids seeking a quieter time on the Cape (which is exactly what we wanted). The view is spectacular - my son loved watching the boats in the harbor from the living room window (and we loved watching the sunsets after he had gone to bed!) We loved being able to walk right down to the beach to see crabs, build sandcastles, and swim. The house itself is lovely without being too fancy for messy toddlers, and has every convenience imaginable. The new owners were great to work with - their communications before our stay were clear and they checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. We hope to go back again! show more show less

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Date of Stay: June 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
Watertown, MA
Member since Jul 2016
A wonderful, relaxing spot with all amenities

I stayed in this house many times when it belonged to the previous owner, and I was delighted to find that Kathy and her husband have maintained all the good things about "Fairwinds". The beds and furniture are very comfortable, the cupboard well stocked with staples for guests' use, and the place is very clean. I highly recommend the walk to town along the beach/Uncle Tim's bridge, being careful to avoid the multitude of fiddler crabs; simply gazing out the windows at the amazing panorama provides fine entertainment. A marvelous vacation spot! show more show less

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Date of Stay: June 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
Brooklyn, NY
Member since Jul 2016
Gorgeous views

You have gorgeous views of Wellfleet Harbor from this well-equipped house. You can walk across Uncle Tim's Bridge into town, watch sunsets from the deck, and stroll directly down to the water. It's one of the prettiest spots in Wellfleet. Kathy and Matt keep the house beautifully. We can't wait to come back next year.

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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: May 2016
Lambertville, NJ
Member since May 2016

Wonderful in every way!
This was a house that feels much more like a private home than a rental. Beautiful views abound - you are never missing anything in this house. The owners were fabulous and attentive. We will be back for more!

Date of Stay: April 2016
Date Submitted: May 2016
Kristine S
South Glastonbury, CT
(Homeowner Entered)
Wellfleet on our minds

We have been coming to the Cape since college days in the . . . yes, '60's and Wellfleet has always been our favorite. This property will allow any client to truly enjoy the isolation of the Outer Cape. Great views, close to great eateries, the Bay, the Ocean and P'town. Like they said in Field of Dreams:
"Is this heaven?" "No, it's Wellfleet"

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Date of Stay: May 2014
Date Submitted: June 2014
Rochester, NY
Member since Jun 2014
The Perfect Getaway

Words cannot do justice to the serenity found at Fairwinds. The 180 degree water view, watching the fishing boats leave in the morning and return at night to Wellfleet harbor, walking along the beach or just watching the birds and chipmunks. it was heavenly. It was the perfect environment to renew old friendships as 5 other nurses and I met after not seeing each other for almost 47 years.

There is so much to see and do in the area for adults as well as children. I would recommend Fairwinds for families or friends for any occasion. You will not be disappointed. The house is well stocked with everything you need and more to enjoy your stay. The one problem you will have is not wanting to leave. show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2014
Date Submitted: October 2015
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Member since Jul 2016
OMG: Fabulous stay

What a house! The light flowing in through the enormous windows on the entire harbor-side of the home, up and down, was spectacular. As were the sunsets--just gorgeous. The home itself, well, we sure felt like we were on vacation--even though we ate in all meals but one. That's how special this house is. The location is a nice 10-15 walk into Wellfleet center, as well as close to any other trail we wanted to bike or explore. It was perfect. It was quiet, scenic, with ever-changing tides and harbor views, and convenient to food-stores as well as the OysterFest! We were 6 adults (couple plus two daughters and husbands), with a lot of space and time to enjoy each others' company (and fireplace fire) as well as have necessary distance in our bedrooms. The house is outfitted beautifully, with everything you would think of for a week's stay.

The home is very tastefully outfitted -- furniture, rugs, paintings, dishes, obvious comfortability, and patio-deck garden area. Oh-the birds! How could I forget! They're hungry little things, and so varied and fun to watch. We kept the bird feeder stocked daily, as they needed to compete with squirrels for their share.

We loved everything about Fairwinds; location, privacy, sunlight, moonlight, sunsets, style, comfort, and layout. We had a perfect vacation and look forward to a return visit. Thank you!
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Date of Stay: October 2013
Date Submitted: November 2013
Lexington, MA
Member since Dec 2010
Perfect Fall Getaway

We needed a relaxing late fall break from our hectic schedules. Over the past three or four years, Cape Cod has become our breakaway destination. We've tried many houses in many Cape Cod locations but we think we've found the perfect one. It's called "Fairwinds" and is located in Wellfleet on a beach beside the harbor.

I love cruise ships and "Fairwinds" reminds me of an elegant yacht. Of course, it's much more spacious than a yacht but entering the house one has the feeling of being on a ship. There's lots of open space and light fills the house from the many windows. There are several decks from which to watch activity in the harbor: fishing boats, kayaks, sailboats, clam diggers, soaring gulls, lapping waves. But, unlike most yachts, "Fairwinds" also boasts two wood-burning fireplaces. The house has a comfortable living-dining room and a kitchen equipped with all the amenities, as well as two bathrooms and two large and one small bedroom. There's even a beautifully planted garden overlooking the harbor with a birdbath and a birdfeeder.

Although many of the restaurants in and around Wellfleet are closed or have limited hours at this time of year, we found enough open to keep us happy - the unpretentious Bookstore and Restaurant and the homey Lighthouse as well as the superlative PB Boulangerie, all closeby. PB Boulangerie is located only a ten minute drive from "Fairwinds" and was so good that we dined there four times in ten nights, including having Thanksgiving dinner.

When not enjoying the comfortable home, we spent our time doing many of our favorite Cape Cod things: strolling Provincetown, gallery looking in Chatham, antique hunting in Yarmouth. We also managed to fit in some of our favorite nature walks: Pilgrim Spring Trail, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and the walks at the Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Center.

Best of all was returning "home" to "Fairwinds" at the end of each day to a glass of wine and the glorious lingering sunsets from one of the decks.
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Date of Stay: November 2012
Date Submitted: January 2013
Bronxville, NY
Member since Jul 2011

About Kathy

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Member since:
6/16/2003
Reviews:
17 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
10/1/2017
I'm Kathy and my husband Matt and I are the new owners of Fairwinds after renting from Toni and David for many years - we're still pinching ourselves! If you're previous renters, know that Toni wishes you well with many happy returns to Wellfleet! We live in Connecticut much of the year so will be using the house ourselves and sharing it with all of you too. We are lucky enough to have kept many of the house's distinctive works of art and are adding to it from our travels around and beyond the Cape. It will continue to be furnished and maintained to the highest standards, clean and comfortable for families with kids while still being elegant and relaxing for adults. Wellfleet is one of our family's favorite places and we hope it will be your's too!


What is special about this property?
Our house has a location which is extraordinary. It sits on a low bluff, overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Wellfleet Inner and Outer Harbors, Indian Neck, Great Island and Lieutenant's Island, so sunsets are not to be missed. We face due West and cocktails and oysters on the deck at sunset are our favorite time. We can swim, sail and kayak right in front of our house, but if you like fresh water, the Wellfleet Ponds are gorgeous. They are really fresh-water lakes, and some, five minutes from the house, are quite large lakes. And there's the ocean, the National Seashore, the Audobon Society, the Theater known as W.H.A.T. We love the local fish and shellfish, and being with family who rent other houses within a minute or two of us. Our house is ideal for six or seven people, and even has a spot for a person who can't handle stairs. Many ask if we have wifi. Yes, we do. We also have three-zone heating, and summer air conditioning. There is an outdoor shower for after the beach, and access through the lower level where towels and bathing suits can be hung. For winter renters we have two functioning fireplaces and provide firewood for our guests. A Blue House Book is crammed with suggestions of places to eat, things to do and useful services. We keep it up-to-date and update our favorites each time we are there.


What is special about your town?
It was love at first sight when we walked in the door and saw the view and when we said ''if you ever decide to sell, please tell us'' we never expected it to actually happen...but here we are! If you've been to Wellfleet before, you know how unique it is and if you're a new visitor, you're in for a treat. The restaurants and art galleries are welcoming and wonderful. There's fine dining for adults and excellent casual choices for families who come right from the beach. The Library is a perfect place to go when it's raining and has programs for kids and a full schedule of lectures for adults. The town is ideally situated to take advantage of the wonders of the Cape. You can find 3 different types of swimming areas, the famous fresh-water Kettle Ponds, like Gull Pond, which are really sizable lakes, the Cape Cod Bay beach in front of our house, and all the ocean beaches which are a 5 minute drive away. The Cape Cod Bike Trail is nearby and you can walk to Town from the house along the shore, crossing the lovely wooden footbridge called Uncle Tim's Bridge. And don't miss the Wellfleet drive-in just down the road, one of the only ones left in the country!