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Private Cape Cod Getaway Overlooking the Atlantic

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The living room; lots to read, and a cozy chair in which to curl up.

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eastham cottage description

This private, cozy, year-round, cottage for two, with king-sized bed, perches on a rise amid four wooded acres overlooking Coast Guard Beach in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Kitchenette with two-burner stove, microwave, toaster oven, electric frying pan, blender, BBQ, and refrigerator. The beach and ocean, a three minute walk away, can be viewed from the deck, the bed, the dining table, or the living room couch. Bicycle trail nearby. Birds and wild animals galore. Nauset marsh nearby. Seashore Visitors' Center two miles away. Numerous restaurants to tempt the palate.

Katudala's is a quiet refuge for folks in search of a place to hang their hat, relax, sunbathe, go for a walk on the beach, or on numerous National Park trails, go birding or biking, spend the day in Martha's Vineyard/ Nantucket, go antiquing in Dennis/Yarmouth; or just want to spend a quiet day of reading, painting, or writing as you view the Atlantic for inspiration.

Excerpts from the 'Log' say more than ads:: '...We saw the turkeys and chicks, Baltimore Oriole, the pair of cardinals, and seals at the beach. No fox or dear this year. We spent lots of time relaxing on the deck reading, walked the beach. Enjoyed great food at Finely JP's, Blackfish, Sam's Deli & ice cream at Nauset Ice Cream. Wish we could stay longer. Alas, must go back to work.' from New Hampshire

'...we were able to slow down from our usual routine and enjoy many things: the birds, deer, rebbits, turkeys and their babies, walks, the ocean, CC Museum of Art, some local friends, books (Jeff - 4, Deb - 3), etc.. I broke my rule of 'no TV or news' on vacation and watched a little to keep up with the campaign, especially Hillary's 'exit' speech. I didn't want too many surprises when I get back to the real world. Until next time...' from Connecticut

More excerpts: '...I appreciate the quiet time and the at home cozy feeling....'

'After eleven years we've revisited Katudala's to find it the same as it was then: private and personal, charming and delightful with seas, sky, sand, and all of nature's trimmings thrown into the bargain!...' from Hohenweg SWITZERLAND

Wonderful holiday here (again!!). This is a beautiful place to take time out of a busy life and enjoy the beauty of nature. We've walked, cycled, relaxed and we find outselves going home with a feeling of peace. the creatures have been entertaining as usual - especially the turkeys. The sunsets and moonlight nights spectacular.
thanks you again for your hospitality - and introduction to little necks. See you again next year.
Liverpool ENGLAND 2009

Some blank verse?: Like a very subtle wine, we had
all our senses met with joy by
the Katudala
The sweet smell after the rain.
The light on the sea, early morning.
Sounds of birds and winds
We walked to Nauset light and
back; our feets will remember
the sand and the ways it moves
under you
The rain wanted everything green!
...and almost succeeded...
Thanks you for this (too short) time in
your peaceful place on the Atlantic.
Merci! Quebec, CANADA 2009

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 882 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom: 1 king

                ...moreless

              • You can watch the sunrise, and the water while doing the Times crossword puzzle in the early morning...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom: outdoor shower, toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • The birds like to visit the outdoor shower in the afternoon. A chickadee often nests nearby....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Birdat Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon) a must for those inclined, Bike Trail to Visitor Center followed by the Cape Cod Rail Trail, trails and program galore in the Cape Cod National Seashore. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    Panasonic radio/CD-Tape Player...moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    Panasonic...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Novels, local history, references, a bookcase full of them for a rainy day inside, a day at the beach, or while sunning on the deck....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Tangrams, Parcheesi, Cape Cod Trivia, Cribbage, Chess, Scrabble Jig Saw Puzzles,and lots of choices from the main house....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    An assortment of tapes to be played in the radio/CD Tape Player...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Arboretum
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Festivals

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whale Watching

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    This is a four acre nature's paradise, for viewing turkeys, coyotes, birds, daisies, and beach plums...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    View the sun upon awakening, reading on the deck or, dining both inside and out. Surfers galore people the horizon most of the year. An easterly wind wafts bather sounds over the moors....moreless

                  • Beach:

                    500 yards away, in view of cottage...moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    500 yards away, in view of cottage...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            In good weather the deck provides a private dining area under an umbrella as well....moreless

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 4 people

                          General

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Driveway to house and parking is at least 100 yards off Doane Road....moreless

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Living Room:

                            From the couch, the desk, a wing-back or deck chair you can view the sunise, or watch passing boats in the shipping channel....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            DSL ethernet and wireless connection...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Towels are included with linens above...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Drop off at end of walk-way, parking nearby...moreless

                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided:

                            $30 extra per stay...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Top-loading one in kitchen closet....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Available next door during given hours, or your own private clothesline...used by many because of the refreshing aroma emanating from the items died there!...moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer:

                            Atop the refrigerator...moreless

                          • Stove:

                            Two-burner counter-top stove, portable over is large enough to cook a small chicken or roast. ...moreless

                          • Oven
                          • Microwave:

                            On the shelf over the coffee maker and oven...moreless

                          • Grill
                          • 2 Ring Stove
                          • Kitchen:

                            From here you can talk with guests, watch the surf, or glimpse the sunrise....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            None of our 'chef guests' have asked for pots or pans from the main house, although they are available, plus carving knives, electric fry pan, blender...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            Ten cup...moreless

                          • Toaster
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Herbs, spices, salt, pepper, tea, cook books, timer...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Enough dishes, glasses, mugs, and silver for four. ...moreless

                          Outside

                          • Wood Deck
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Wonderful placer to sun, read, have dinner, or sip coffee and watch the sun rise....moreless

                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Boogie Boards, 2 Small Styrofoam Surfers...moreless

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            1 Kayak, one Grumman 13' Canoe, on Lincoln 17' Canoe...moreless

                          • Canoe
                          • Bicycles:

                            Available at Little Capistrano Bike Shop across the street from the Seashore Visitor Center, 3 miles from the house....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Weber Baby Q Grille, Weber Charcoal Grille...moreless

                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            'Cape Cod Lawn' at your feet, blending into a meadow filled with False Solomon Seal, ox-eye daisies, or Golden Rod, depending on the season....moreless

                          • Barbecue
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Tennis:

                            Available at the High School or private courts in Wellfleet...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Beautiful Highland Golf Links in Truro, or Captains Course in Brewster, or Chequesset Yacht and Country Club 9 Hole Course in Wellfleet, or Cranberry Valley Course in Harwich...your choice....moreless

                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Shoulder 2014
                          Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,200 $4,900

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Fall-Winter Off Season 2014
                          Oct 25 - Dec 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $135
                          $900 $3,000
                          Winter-Spring Off Season 2015
                          Jan 1 - May 22, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $135
                          $900 $3,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Contracts issued 1 January for the season, or by email after email/phone conversation with guest.

                          50% deposit (by check) due with signed and returned contract.

                          Reservation finalized upon receipt of deposit and signed contract.


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                          Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                          Location

                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hyannis MA
                          25 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Provincetown to Boston MA
                          70 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Providence RI
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Route 6 and Nauset Road (Eastham)
                          500 Metres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Coast Guard Beach
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Fairway Restaurant & Pizzaria
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Chequesset Yacht & Country Club
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Fairway Restaurant (Italian Cuisine)

                          Car: Recommended

                          Eastham historic 'Land of First Light'; Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Center, activities, and museum; cycling & hiking tails; flea market; broad cuisine variety; ocean & bay beaches; charter whale-watching/birding/sight-seeing cruises; boating

                          Other Activities: Programs and trails at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Audubon), nature walks at Natural History Museum in Brewster, lake and marine kayaking, art and craft shows everywhere, lots of live theatre!

                          Golf: Do you like 'links' golfinglike you get in Scotland? Try Highland Golf Links overlookiung the Atlantic in Truro...an experience you won't forget! If you like groomed fairways try any one of four public courses from Harwich/Brewster eastward.

                          Ski: You could probably rent a jet ski from Nauset Marine if you get tired of the peace and tranquility of Katudala's. But, I would suggest a canoe or kayak. You'll love it and the wildlife, and maybe a 'little neck' quahog on the half shell on a sand bar.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1934

                          About the owner: We grew up in Buffalo NY (Kathy) and Attleboro MA (Nat), Married in 1961, we have three girls (two in Seattle WA, and eldest in Charlottesville VA area) and we have lived at schools where Nat taught or was administrator, and Kathy has been working in clothing and gift retail for thirty-odd years. We are both very much involved in volunteering locally with church, Habitat, Audubon, and the Cape Cod National Seashore in which we live.

                          Why the Owner Chose Eastham:
                          Nat's grandparents built the main house in the 1930's. Nat has summered in Eastham since the 1930's, while he, Kathy and their family have done so here since the 1960's. The name of the cottage, 'Katudala', was the nickname given to Nat's mother by her father. Where he found the name has yet to be determined!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Privacy, seclusion, sounds and sights of wildlife are what most of our guests tell us are most memorable. But, we suggest you go to the 'Recommendations' section of this website to read about Katudala's assets in the words of our guests


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                          Photos

                          • The living room; lots to read, and a cozy chair in which to curl up.

                            The living room; lots to read, and a cozy chair in which to curl up.

                          • Summer view of Atlantic from entry deck, including beach chairs & iris.

                            Summer view of Atlantic from entry deck, including beach chairs & iris.

                          • An easterly view of Katudala's from below

                            An easterly view of Katudala's from below

                          • The August quiet: lilies have passed, but the rosa rugosa still blooms.

                            The August quiet: lilies have passed, but the rosa rugosa still blooms.

                          • Iced tea served on the deck on a warm August afternoon.....or

                            Iced tea served on the deck on a warm August afternoon.....or

                          • Are you tempted to come visit and share in a glass?

                            Are you tempted to come visit and share in a glass?

                          • Upon entry this is your view of the living room, deck, bedroom, and dining area.

                            Upon entry this is your view of the living room, deck, bedroom, and dining area.

                          • Another view of the comfy chair, with the  bookcase nearby.

                            Another view of the comfy chair, with the bookcase nearby.

                          • When you awake in the morning, this is your view.

                            When you awake in the morning, this is your view.

                          • A rosa rugosa hedge masks much of the outdoor shower.

                            A rosa rugosa hedge masks much of the outdoor shower.

                          • A winter sunrise welcomed by Kathy's gerania and guests, from the table.

                            A winter sunrise welcomed by Kathy's gerania and guests, from the table.

                          • A late August, early September, Monarch with a chrysalis nearby.

                            A late August, early September, Monarch with a chrysalis nearby.

                          • What you see upon arrival, with 'Katudalas' sign over the kitchen window.

                            What you see upon arrival, with 'Katudalas' sign over the kitchen window.

                          • Nauset Coast Guard Station, which gives our beach its name.

                            Nauset Coast Guard Station, which gives our beach its name.

                          • A closer easterly view of Katudala's deck, on the 'quiet side'.

                            A closer easterly view of Katudala's deck, on the 'quiet side'.

                          • A deer's view from the woods below.

                            A deer's view from the woods below.

                          • maybe in the shade of the umbrella.

                            maybe in the shade of the umbrella.

                          • Your charcoal grille. Can you find the finch feeder hanging in the tree.

                            Your charcoal grille. Can you find the finch feeder hanging in the tree.

                          • The kitchen area from the living room, ready to serve the gourmet.

                            The kitchen area from the living room, ready to serve the gourmet.

                          • For those with weary bones, needing a good night's rest, a refuge!

                            For those with weary bones, needing a good night's rest, a refuge!

                          • A bit of 'found art' by a former resident, Crista, our sculptor daughter.

                            A bit of 'found art' by a former resident, Crista, our sculptor daughter.

                          • The recycling shed, and Kathy's garden, from the kitchen window.

                            The recycling shed, and Kathy's garden, from the kitchen window.

                          • For the nature lover: I say it is Deptford Pink?  What is your guess?

                            For the nature lover: I say it is Deptford Pink? What is your guess?

                          • An idea of layout: an outdoor shower is adjacent to the bathroom

                            An idea of layout: an outdoor shower is adjacent to the bathroom

                          $135 - $171 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                          Private Cape Cod Getaway overlooking the Atlantic

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