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This is our new pond, just outside the back door.


Last updated: 03/19/2014

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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Wellfleet farmhouse description

Experience the ideal retreat, located in the heart of Wellfleet. The house, circa 1774, is full of warmth, with wide pine floors, fireplaces, and many of the original details. Relax in comfort in one of three living areas or cook up a feast in the large well-equipped kitchen. Retire to one of five bedrooms, each with a distinct style. Stroll the grounds to gather flowers and vegetables, pick fresh berries, or play lawn games in the grassy meadow. Sip your morning coffee under the shade trees, sunbathe in privacy in the afternoon, slip outside to enjoy the quiet intimacy of the gardens as evening falls. Cable/HBO, DVD/VCR, WiFi, stereo, W/D, linens provided, additional galley kitchen, outdoor shower, propane grill, canoes and kayak, parking for up to 5 cars.
Our guests have written rave reviews. Click on the guest book link to read the comments.

This is a uniquely beautiful property: Finding a home with historic character and located in a beautiful setting is very rare. We're close to everything yet there's a feeling of privacy as well. The house is spacious enough for everyone to be comfortable; there are three indoor sitting areas and four patios.
Truly a Wellfleet experience, our property has the flavor of the town, a quintessential New England village. There are modern amenities and antique details throughout the house.
Our guests have told us they love the location because there are so many options for activities, many within walking distance, or easily accessible by bike or car. There are nine restaurants, dozens of shops and galleries, fish markets, produce stands, grocery store, the marina, golf, tennis, a newly renovated skate park, ball park, and so much more. Take in the natural beauty on foot, by bike or boat. Fresh water ponds are within one mile and salt water beaches are within one (bay) to two miles (ocean).

Welcome back to your summer home. Our property is chemical-free; our garden is organic. In the home, we use all-natural and eco-friendly products. Being sustainable matters to us and we believe it makes a difference for you too.
We offer the opportunity to experience a different way to vacation, one that includes the beauty of our natural surroundings, the richness of a historic home, and the comfort of a well-dressed room.

Pets: We do not accept pets.
There are many properties on HomeAway that do accept pets as well as several boarding kennels within 15 minutes north and south of our location.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Two floors, two sets of stairs. Please inquire....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom: 1 queen

            Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom: 1 queen

            Captain's Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom: 1 queen

            Suite Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom: 1 double

            Mill Hill Bedroom...moreless

          • Bedroom: 1 queen

            Blue Bedroom...moreless

          • 1 room with one double bed, 4 other rooms have queens. The Suite Bedroom, located on the first floor, has private bath, galley kitchen, and A/C....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

            Upstairs Main...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Downstairs Reading Room...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Downstairs Suite...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Upstairs Rear...moreless

          • Bathroom: toilet


          • Outdoor: outdoor shower


          • In the main, upstairs bathroom, we have an oversized claw foot tub- a hit for kids and for those who love a long relaxing soak. All other bathrooms have showers, plenty of hot water, fine soaps, and thick plush towels. The outdoor hot water shower is enclosed, surrounded by plantings, has a slate floor and a pan type shower head with a hand held wand and view to the sky above. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 4 queens, 1 double. Plenty of room for large families/groups.


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Video Library


              • Family
              • Historic


              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                The harbor and Mayo Beach are an easy walk, about 1 mi., fresh water ponds are within .25 to 2 mi., and Wellfleet's pristine ocean beaches are a short 2 mi. drive or bike....moreless

              • Downtown:

                An easy walk into town in one direction and into the woods of Wellfleet in the other. Get the best of both worlds AND avoid the highway traffic....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Basketball Court
              • Fly Fishing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Roller Blading

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining:

                    The long dining table accommodates 10 guests in very comfortable dining chairs. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people


                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Mosquito Magnet
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Heating
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Yes! We provide bath linens, all bed linens, kitchen linens and cloth napkins. All linens, including blankets and duvet covers, are changed and laundered each week....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    High efficiency washer, large capacity. Laundry detergent is provided. ...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Electric, top of the line dryer. Manufacturer suggests: no dryer sheets....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Fireplace requires instruction. Please notify me if you intend to use it. ...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking for 5 vehicles directly off Briar Lane....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High speed internet...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Thick cotton bath towels, hand towels, and face cloths are supplied in each room. We also provide beach towels. Please do not take bath towels or bedding to the beach....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    One bedroom has a single window unit. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Updated furniture. Full-sized couch, leather club chair and two upholstered arm chairs. 48' flat screen Smart tv with sound bar, Sonos® wifi sound system, Comcast cable tv and internet service....moreless


                  • Oven
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Kitchenette
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Stove
                  • Kitchen:

                    We have all the tools you'll need to whip up a great meal... large and small food processors, stand mixer, juicer, heavy duty blender, ice cream maker, cappuccino machine, AND plenty of small tools....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Wolf brand range...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Plenty of dishes, flatware, serving pieces, and glasses for 10....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    We have several types: automatic drip, French press, Chemex, Presso, Kmix cappuccino machine. Burr coffee grinder....moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    4-slice toaster toaster oven on request...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    We stock unbleached organic white flour, organic sugar, organic olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and many spices. Please be advised that we do not refill these items during your stay....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    High quality cookware, Le Crueset bakeware, glass storage containers, and all utensils for food prep too. ...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Bosch ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    large capacity...moreless

                  • Freezer:

                    with icemaker...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    large microwave oven...moreless


                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Barbecue


                  Write a review 4.6
                  from 5 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer 2014
                  Jun 28 - Sep 6, 2014
                  6 night min stay


                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Fall 2014
                  Sep 7 - Sep 20, 2014
                  6 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                  120 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Logan Airport, Boston, MA
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Provincetown Fast Ferry
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Fresh water ponds, salt water bay & ocean beaches
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Winslow's Tavern, Flying Fish Cafe, Lighthouse R.
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Chequessett Yacht and Country Clum
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Flying Fish Cafe, Wicked Oyster, Pearl, Winslow's

                  Car: Recommended

                  We are within minutes of all Wellfleet has to offer. Close walking distance to restaurants, markets, art galleries, shops, the harbor and bay beaches, our critically-acclaimed theatre (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, W.H.A.T.), the Baker's Field Recreation Area (skate park, softball/baseball, tennis, basketball, playground, a terrific rec program for the kids, and weekly live music). A very short drive to ocean beaches, surfing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, fresh-water kettle ponds, golf, boat rentals, birdwatching, mini-golf and so much more.

                  Other Activities: walking path

                  Golf: Chequessett Yacht and Golf Club


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: I'm a landscape contractor and my husband, Scot, is a radome technician. Beyond our work, we combine our passion for design, architecture, landscaping, and sustainability right here at home. In our down time, we enjoy cooking, reading, swimming, surfing, biking, running, hiking, photography, and traveling together.

                  Why the Owner Chose South Wellfleet:
                  We fell in love with the property's character and the rambling nature of the house's layout the first time we saw it. We were excited about the possibilities the land offered and we liked the Southern exposure and the sweeps of meadow below the house. There's so much space, both indoors and out, that relaxing and finding comfortable space is effortless. The house is set up to be inviting and easy to care for. We have decorated and furnished it to be unlike any other house and to enhance the antique details without being stiff or too precious. One thing we always convey to our guests is that the house has stood for 238 years, seen hundreds of visitors and dozens of residents. It has been, at different times, home to a seafaring captain and his family, a rooming house, and a stage coach stop. It has had successful renovations and some that weren't so well thought out. It was extensively renovated in the 70's and became a 'modern' year round home with central heating and proper bathrooms. Throughout all of this, it has retained its personality and whit. We continue to make improvements, doing much of the work ourselves, from restoring plaster walls to refinishing floors. We believe everything we do should be a step toward restoration rather than renovation. We want your experience to be one of a kind- the family's summer home- where you come together with friends and family and simply unwind. Welcome.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • This is our new pond, just outside the back door.

                    This is our new pond, just outside the back door.

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Side Garden

                    Side Garden

                  • Captain's Bedroom

                    Captain's Bedroom

                  • Front entry 2004

                    Front entry 2004

                  • View from the lower field, vegetable garden

                    View from the lower field, vegetable garden

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Upstairs Sitting Area

                    Upstairs Sitting Area

                  • View to Great Island from Mayo Beach and Harbor, 15 minute walk to Mayo Beach

                    View to Great Island from Mayo Beach and Harbor, 15 minute walk to Mayo Beach

                  • Grassy field below the house, with naturalized pond and the vegetable garden

                    Grassy field below the house, with naturalized pond and the vegetable garden

                  • Kitchen


                  • First Floor Suite

                    First Floor Suite

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Front Patio and Entrance

                    Front Patio and Entrance

                  • Outdoor dining

                    Outdoor dining

                  • Front Entrance

                    Front Entrance

                  • The vegetable garden, 2010

                    The vegetable garden, 2010

                  $571 - $686 per night (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 6 nights
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