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Summer Side:Charming Waterfront Cottage Only Steps to Pristine Great Pond.

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Last updated: 12/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Wellfleet cottage description

Experience the Cape as it used to be. Only steps to Great Pond and walking distance to the ocean. Here is a rare opportunity to stay in the heart of The National Seashore on the most beautiful of Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds. 'Summerside' is one of only three cottages available for rental directly on Great Pond. This is a 2 bedroom (sleeps 4) semi-detached cottage. Email or call owner for more information.
Originally built in the 1920s as a Girl Scout camp, Summerside has been renovated and expanded through the years by its owners.It is now a semi-detached cottage with only an out door shower (no indoor shower). It is connected to the main house by a 20 foot enclosed hall way.
A large screened-in porch overlooking the pond runs the entire length of the cottage. The light-filled master bedroom has glass sliders on two sides leading to a private deck that faces the morning sunrise (a favorite place for breakfast, reading, sunbathing or just relaxing). The large screened porch is the perfect spot to have an afternoon nap or a glass of wine in the evening and watch flocks of swallows darting above the sunset reflected on the pond's surface. It feels like that magical place where sky and water touch. For those who love to swim, Summerside is a paradise. A new wooden stairway leads directly to the cottage's private sandy swimming beach: ideal for swimming, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. A short walk along sandy roads through the Cape woods leads to one of Wellfleet's great 'secret' swimming ponds. All of the benefits of Wellfleet (fine dining, fascinating art galleries, unique shops for clothing and jewelry, Bayside sunsets, clamming, miniature golf, iconic drive-in and flea market, nature walks, bike trails and ocean swimming) are within 10 minutes by car or bicycle from Summerside yet the cottage remains a quiet place of rest and renewal. After a busy day of ocean swimming or biking or gallery-hopping, it's always special to return to the serenity of Summerside. The new open plan cottage kitchen is perfect for both gourmet cooks and those who don't want to do more than heat up a pie from Wellfleet Pizza. Hang your bathing suit on the line, grab a towel and head for the new outdoor Scandinavian shower, with its abundant hot water, to take the chill off after a day at the beach. When the sun sets, sit out on the deck and watch the stars fill the night sky. All that can be heard is voices across the pond and the sound of crickets and frogs.
Sometimes the owners occupy the main house in July.
In August, the entire compound is available to rent. It is 2 houses in one (4 bedrooms, sleeps 8.) Perfect for 2 families .
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to enjoy this unique cottage.
In an article in the NY Times 2003, Constance Rosenblum wrote “When you think of the Cape Cod town of Wellfleet, the kettle ponds, as they are known, are not the first thing that comes to mind. Far more iconic are the crashing ocean beaches, or the bay beaches, with their drop-dead gorgeous sunsets. But for swimming in little seas of tranquility, sometimes with so few people around that the water seems yours alone, the string of freshwater ponds in this part of the Cape has no equal.... For a small child, they are great: Unruffled, never chilly, shallow at the edges and fringed by beach, the ponds offer all the ease and safety of enormously large and beautiful bathtubs. For an adult, they are equally appealing, especially the smaller, more secluded ones: you can swim round and round like a lazy otter, with only the occasional lily pad to interrupt your journey.'
About 13,000 or 15,000 years ago, huge blocks of ice left over after the glacier retreated began melting, leaving holes known as kettles that ultimately filled with water. It is a wonder that these clean, clear fresh water ponds can exist surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the bay.



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 620 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            There is a futon in the living room for occasional guests....moreless

          • There is one large bedroom with a queen bed that has sliding doors on 2 sides that have beautiful views of Great Pond. One of the sliding doors opens onto a private deck. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. There is a double bed futon in the living room for the occasional guest....moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower

            The only shower is the out door shower. There is no tub....moreless

          • In this unique cottage the only shower is outside. There is no tub.

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games
          • Stereo:

            There is a 'boom box' radio/cd palyer...moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Rustic

          Attractions

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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Beach:

            Sandy Great Pond is only steps away. The National Sea Shore ocean beaches are in walking distance 1.5 miles away....moreless

          • Beachfront
          • Lake:

            This cottage is one of only 9 cottages located on Great Pond, one of the lovely kettle ponds in Wellfleet. ...moreless

          • Lakefront
          • Near The Ocean:

            Three public National Sea Shore beaches are only 1.5 - 3 miles away....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            The cottage is on a knoll overlooking Great Pond. There are steps right down to the private, sandy beach front....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            This cottage sits on a knoll right above Great Pond. It has a private, sandy beach. ...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Paragliding
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            This is an open floor plan with dining, kitchen and living room in the same area....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            There is a window AC unit available if requested....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            There is a new gas fireplace for heat and ambiance....moreless

          • Internet:

            There is wireless internet access....moreless

          • Living Room:

            This is an open spaced cottage. The living room, dining room and kitchen share the same space....moreless

          • Parking:

            Sand drive way next to cottage....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            There is a coffee bean grinder, French press and tea kettle and pot....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Baking pans, pots and pans....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen was totally renovated this year, so it is brand new....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, sugar, flour, condiments in frige. oil. vinegar etc....moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove:

            Gas stove and oven....moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Boat:

            There is a canoe for you to use....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            The private deck can be accessed from the queen bed room via sliding doors or the screened in porch....moreless

          • Porch / Veranda:

            There is a large screened in porch with a picnic table, day bed, wicker patio furniture and rocking chairs and lights....moreless

           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Spring 2015
          May 9 - Jun 6, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,500
          Summer 2015
          Jun 7 - Aug 1, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $2,000
          Fall 2015
          Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,500

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Cleaning $150
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          $1350-$2000

          This cottage has 2 bedrooms. If you have questions, please email owner for more info.


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          Last updated: 12/02/2014
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          Location

          15 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Provincetown, MA
          30 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Hyannis, MA
          3 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Chequessette Golf course
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Town of Wellfleet
          South Wellfleet
          Nearest Beach
          Great Pond

          Car: Necessary

          There is something for everyone in Wellfleet.

          Wellfleet is an quaint, (it's 250 birthday celebration was in 2013), charming fishing village.

          There are two famous spots to visit. The Beachcomber Bar and Restaurant is one of the most unusual and famous ocean side bars on the East coast. It is housed in what used to be the Cahoon's Hollow Life Saving Station. .And the Wellfleet drive-in is one of a few remaining working drive-in's in America. Besides great movies (usually double features), there is also a fun flea market there in the summer where you can find antique treasures, discount clothing and bargains of every kind.

          There are wonderful sea food restaurants some with harbor views. There are shops and art galleries galore.

          You can swim in pristine kettle ponds, body or board surf in the ocean or sail in the bay. You can ride your bike on the bike trail or on sand roads through the woods. Or you can just sit and read on the beach.

          Yes, there is something for everyone in Wellfleet.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1950

          About the owner: My brother and I grew up spending summers in this cottage when it was just one room and had no electricity or running water. We swam and sailed in the pond all day or played on the sandy beach or in the pine woods. It was a wonderful way to spend childhood summers.

          Why the Owner Chose South Wellfleet:
          This wonderful cottage is one of only 3 cottages that are available to rent on Great Pond.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Great pond is a kettle pond. It is clear and clean with a sandy bottom and sandy beach and it is only steps away. The screened in porch is one of the best features of this cottage. It extends across one entire side of the cottage. It overlooks the pond and is surrounded by pine trees. There is a picnic table for dining on, comfortable chairs for reading in and a couch for napping on. On warm nights it's a wonderful place for reading and visiting.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • View of Great Pond from private deck

            View of Great Pond from private deck

          • View of screened porch from steps to pond.

            View of screened porch from steps to pond.

          • View of pond from private deck.

            View of pond from private deck.

          • Delicious breakfast on screen porch.

            Delicious breakfast on screen porch.

          • Open floor plan for kitchen/dining room/living room.

            Open floor plan for kitchen/dining room/living room.

          • New fireplace for ambiance and heat.

            New fireplace for ambiance and heat.

          • Second twin bedroom.

            Second twin bedroom.

          • Only bathroom with just sink and toilet.

            Only bathroom with just sink and toilet.

          • Outdoor shower

            Outdoor shower

          • Private beach and view of pond.

            Private beach and view of pond.

          • Playing by canoe and pond.

            Playing by canoe and pond.

          • Delicious October Oyster Fest

            Delicious October Oyster Fest

          • Front of cottage with gas grill.

            Front of cottage with gas grill.

          • Private deck, off queen bedroom and screen porch, for sunbathing and relaxing.

            Private deck, off queen bedroom and screen porch, for sunbathing and relaxing.

          • Huge screened in porch for dining and relaxing.

            Huge screened in porch for dining and relaxing.

          • New kitchen

            New kitchen

          • View from living room into Queen bed room

            View from living room into Queen bed room

          • Queen bed room with slider to private deck and view of pond.

            Queen bed room with slider to private deck and view of pond.

          • 15' hallway off kitchen that connects to second twin bedroom and main house.

            15' hallway off kitchen that connects to second twin bedroom and main house.

          • Out door shower

            Out door shower

          • Steps down to private beach.

            Steps down to private beach.

          • Relaxing by Great Pond

            Relaxing by Great Pond

          • Atlantic Ocean beach about 1 mile away

            Atlantic Ocean beach about 1 mile away

          • The Famous Wellfleet Drive In and flea market.

            The Famous Wellfleet Drive In and flea market.

          $1,500 - $2,000 per week (USD)
          2

          2 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 4

          View calendar: Updated 12/02/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2008
          Speaks: english
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          • Response rate: 80%
          • Calendar last updated: 12/02/2014
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