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Lieutenant Island Home

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Living room and main deck


Last updated: 08/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lieutenant Island house description

Escape the summer crowds - cross over the wooden bridge onto secluded Lieutenant Island (one of Cape Cod Magazine's 'Best Neighborhoods on the Cape' (Aug. 2011)). This house was known as MarshView because of the beautiful views of the Audubon Society marsh and the Bay beyond: just a 5 minute stroll down sandy lanes to either of the uncrowded island beaches. Three decks offer warming morning sun for yoga on the private master bedroom deck, sea breezes and evening sun for family dinner at the large octagonal picnic table on the main deck and magnificent sunsets from the top deck; at night, the stars are breathtaking - no streetlights anywhere on the Island. The rest of the recently renovated house features all new kitchen appliances (2011); roomy bedrooms with comfy beds; updated downstairs bathroom (2011); all new windows throughout (2012); wide plank oak floors throughout and original art from Wellfleet and the owners' travels around the world.

If the water is over the causeway to the Island at high tide, stay Island-side and enjoy the quiet beaches, swim in the warm Bay waters (jumping off the bridge for a swim is fun, too!) or kayak from Deep Hole around the Island - birders will love the many herons and egrets that call the Island home; much of it is owned by the Audubon Society and is undeveloped. The Island also is a major nesting ground for endangered species of turtles, which can be found laying their eggs all over the island in early summer.

Want to really relax? Sling your hammock in the shade of the main deck, kick back with a cool drink and listen to the breeze through the pines that surround the house. Or bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail - minutes to ocean beaches - and pick up fresh local fish from the nearby market on the ride home to grill for dinner! Like oysters? Get your shellfish license and gather your own Wellfleets from the oyster beds at low tide - they don't get any fresher.

Feeling more adventurous? The art galleries and kettle ponds of Wellfleet, the restaurants and street scene of P'town and the shops of Orleans are all just minutes away. See why Cape Cod Magazine called the Island 'a unique spot with a constant breeze and the feel of the ocean in the air.'

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Great safe area for children. few cars and walk to a fabulous beach for wading in and swimming....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved pets. Security Deposit required....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

          • Loft


          • Upstairs bedroom: 1 queen

            Posturpedic Queen bed. Private deck...moreless

          • Blue room: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

            Nautical decorations....moreless

          • Pink Room: 1 queen

            Huge room, access to outside patio....moreless

          • Three bedrooms total. Queen size Beds (2) Two rooms have Queen beds. There is a Queen bed in the second floor bedroom that is not shown in a picture, as well as one in the pink room on the ground floor., Double Beds (1) Bunkbeds in the same room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the loft, overlooking the bay and the marsh. My sister's favorite spot!, Bunk Beds (1) Blue room on the lower level has a double bed and bunk beds which are large enough for adults. This End Up!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • Upstairs bath and shower and full tub, downstairs has stall shower and lots of room for dressing and access directly to large Queen bedroom. Outdoor shower our favorite....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Very well stocked kitchen with all new appliances (fridge, stove/oven, microwave) in 2011. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            New Electric ceramic top...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Lobster pot? Of course!...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Brand new (2011)...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Fireplace
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Traditional Cape outdoor shower


              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books


              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Three beautiful decks. View of water from top deck. Breathtaking sunsets. HUGE new deck umbrella (10') shades the picnic table....moreless

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Village:

                Near Charming Wellfleet with Art Galleries and restaurants,beaches, bay and ocean...moreless

              • Water View:

                Views of the Bay from the loft deck. Beautiful sunsets....moreless

              • Ocean View


              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Rock Climbing
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Racquetball
              • Fishing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Cycling
              • Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Mountain Biking
              • Fitness Center
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Churches
              • Synagogues
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Miniature Golf
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing


              Write a review 4.4
              from 8 traveler reviews
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              Base Rate
              7 night min stay


              Discounts: 14 nights or more: $321 Nightly

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              Last updated: 08/02/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Lt. Island Beaches, Wellfleet Ocean Beaches 2-3
              3 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              J Ps, Wicked Oyster, Bookstore
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Lots of great Restaurants on Rt. 6

              Car: Recommended

              Bordered by Audubon Preserve; walk down sandy lanes to Bayside beaches - 5 mins.; gorgeous sunsets from upper deck; traditional Cape outdoor shower


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              About the owner: David spent most of his childhood summers with his grandparents in Orleans. He is an avid blue water sailor. Julia, a yoga instructor who runs a not-for-profit social services agency, also loves the Cape and the ocean; they and their adult twin sons and daughter have spent many joyful summers in Wellfleet. Both sons have advanced degrees; one lives in England, the other in Boston. Our daughter is a sophmore in college and an equestrian. We all love animals, especially our mixed black lab, Lucy. Most of us are vegetarians.

              Why the Owner Chose Lieutenant Island:
              We bought this house because we have spent many years vacationing on the Cape and always dreamed of living there. When we discovered this beautiful Lt. Island house one cold and blustery April weekend, we knew it was perfect.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The house is cozy and located on a secluded island attached to the mainland by a wooden bridge and causeway that can be under water during a very high tide, which makes it accessible yet feeling remote. Much of the island is owned by the Audubon Society- it is largely undeveloped and serves as a nesting ground for endangered turtles, which can be found very near the house, as well as a haven for many species of water fowl. Art galleries, restaurants, shops, ocean beaches and freshwater kettle ponds are all a short bike or car ride away, but we actually spend more time just enjoying the beautiful beaches on the Island. We love walking around the island in the mornings, coffee or tea in hand, when you may not see another soul - even in August!

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              • Living room and main deck

                Living room and main deck

              • Large Queen side downstairs room w/ bath off bedroom and private entrance, patio

                Large Queen side downstairs room w/ bath off bedroom and private entrance, patio

              • Blue room with wooden bunkbeds and double bed, roomy

                Blue room with wooden bunkbeds and double bed, roomy

              • Hammocks provided to relax with a cool drink in the shade!

                Hammocks provided to relax with a cool drink in the shade!

              • Living room with cathedral ceilings and antique cod from London's Billingsga

                Living room with cathedral ceilings and antique cod from London's Billingsga

              • Loft has private deck and beautiful views

                Loft has private deck and beautiful views

              • The shell-covered 3 car parking area in morning light

                The shell-covered 3 car parking area in morning light

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

              $2,401 per week (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 08/02/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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