Enchanting 18th Century Garret, Strong Ties to Artists' Colony
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF WELLFLEET, our 18th c. antique cape style home is one of the most photographed properties in town! Situated in the 'Town Center' conservation area we offer spectacular views of historic Duck Creeke. Abundant with aquatic wildlife and shoreline birds this tidal saltwater inlet is perfect for kayaking.
OUR 18TH CENTURY ANTIQUE GARRET is impeccably maintained with all the charm of yesteryear, rustic yet comfortable and newly refurbished. The “Garret” is a fully independent living space in the upper level of our home. It has a private entrance and features a 'U' shaped, en suite layout surprisingly spacious separating the sleeping area from the kitchen. Four sash windows welcome luscious salt air breezes and a state of the art cooling system for when you need that too! Three skylights generate gorgeous light and airiness—just great for listening to live birdsong up in the trees!
THE SHIP'S BELL SETS A NAUTICAL MOOD for you as it chimes from the Congregational Church bell tower much like it did onboard ships at sea since the early part of the 15th century. Our guests have found the experience both soothing and curious.
FEWER THAN 50 STEPS TO UNCLE TIM'S (walking) BRIDGE will set your journey across to Hamblin Island and all the way to Chipman’s Cove by footpath along the creeke at lowtide. Be sure to stop along the way to sign the Bench Book quietly waiting for the unsuspecting passerby inspired by the open salt air and visual beauty. You will love the soft, sinuous landscape as you explore the pastoral outdoors in a truly picturesque setting.
WELLFLEET IS KNOWN FOR IT’S OYSTERS, ART GALLERIES and critically acclaimed theater. Experience spectacular sunsets and a romantic beach fire on the bay. Walk to gourmet restaurants, fresh fish markets and village shopping. Yoga studios, massage therapists and acupuncturists are conveniently located right here in the neighborhood for both relaxing and rejuvenating your spirit and soul.
OUR HOME IS A SHORT STROLL TO MAYO BEACH, THE HARBOR AND MAIN STREET in Wellfleet Center where you can spend your time swimming, playing tennis, basketball or listening to free live music events at Baker’s Field Tent. Wellfleet is brimming with concerts at numerous venues throughout town all summer long. We boast an outstanding public library, host to poets, scholars, historians and classical musicians who offer us insight into their life’s work during the season long schedule.
HOP IN THE CAR FOR QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO WELLFLEET'S UNIQUE KETTLE PONDS, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, the Audubon Society and magnificent ocean beaches along the Cape Cod National Seashore occupying 61% of Wellfleet's total landmass.
WE OFFER A PERFECT SPOT FOR YOUR NEXT GETAWAY!
We currently have 7 day, Saturday to Saturday bookings available.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!
- 468 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Queen size Beds (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
Garret is a Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture word for a living space on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof. Our garret offers a 'U' shaped, ensuite-style layout that is surprisingly spacious and separates the sleeping area from the kitchen. The Antique Oak Fainting Chaise Lounge Sofa is as pictured in the area of the bed and location of the TV. This is an fully independent living space in the upper level of our home. There are stairs. There is a private entrance at the front of the house. A Fujitsu minisplit offers excellent air conditioning, dehumidifier and heat. Our home is located in an 'In Town' Conservation Area....morecollapse
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fly Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Freshwater Fishing
The Wellfleet Historical Society will put you in touch with stories about our early settlers...The Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses the entire ocean side of Wellfleet...Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has over 600 acres of pines, moors, and salt marsh...The Mass. Audubon Society offers wildlife tours of the sanctuary, and nature programs...The Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bayside beaches offer a unique and wide range of shoreline ecosystems for the nature enthusiast...Go on a Whale Watch...Dune Tour....Ride a turn of the century Schooner...Have a beach fire...Eat oysters...The 10th Annual Wellfeet Oyster Festival is scheduled for October 15 & 16th...Sign up for this year's Oyster Shuckoff! Enjoy coastal cuisine...Let us tell you about our favorite restaurants!! Chequessett Yacht & Country Club is a nine hole semi-links golf course with separate tees... We are centrally located...Provincetown is 20 minutes away...Chatham is 30 minutes away......morecollapse
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Lovely, charming, romantic garret
Lovely, charming, romantic garret
This charming garret was so comfortable, and the owners thought of every little thing to make it so. From the big comfy bed to a spotless kitchen where we ate our breakfast and drank coffee before heading out for the day, to the also spotless bathroom with luscious towels. Beautifully decorated with plenty of comfy places to sit, everything was tastefully done! Views of Uncle Tim's bridge and a short walk into the charming, artsy town of Wellfleet made this place a true gem! Nearby activities abound, from oystering in the Wellfleet bay, stand up paddle boarding, swimming in the nearby bay, ocean beaches and the beautiful clear water ponds. We are also avid bicyclists and here on the Cape biking couldn't be better. Wellfleet is where our extended family gathers every summer, and this garret gave us a chance to be with the family all day and then come home to our own little home away from home. Highly recommend!!!
- Guest two for the road
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Exactly as advertised
Exactly as advertised
This is quite a departure from either bland hotel rooms or some of the housekeeping cottages I have stayed at on the Cape. It is very tastefully furnished, and sits right on the waterfront. I did hear the ship's bells ring at night, and was amazed at how quickly I started thinking "three bells, must be .... 9:30." Everything was clean and well appointed, and everything worked. That's hardly surprising, as the refurbishment appears to be brand new -- appliances looked barely used, and the furniture looked barely broken in (yet was terrifically comfortable). I would have liked to know more about the house, which is clearly quite old -- I recommend the hosts put together an information packet for the curious. The host was polite and helpful, but not intrusive. I cannot speak to the heat or a/c, as the weather was so nice I needed neither one, but like everything else the wall unit looked brand new. The hot water was actually hot, and had good pressure (that sounds odd, but you do wonder about the these things in historic buildings). It was nice not to have to worry about linens or towels. The description of the place as a garret is accurate -- it features steep stairs and a low and sloping ceiling. If you're taller than 6' or get claustrophobic this may not be the place for you. But otherwise, if you want to stay in Wellfleet, this makes a great choice.
- Guest Tom
- Date of stay 09/25/11
- Review Submitted 10/04/11
$900 a week, SUMMER: Memorial Day Weeknd - September 14; (Saturday to Saturday) $750 a week, AUTUMN: September 14 - November 30; (Saturday to Saturday) $155 a night, COLUMBUS DAY & WELLFLEET OYSTER FESTIVAL; (3 night minimum) $130/ night, OFF SEASON ONLY - October 1 - November 30; (3 night minimum) $75.00 cleaning fee 7 night minimum Memorial Day through September 14 Massachusetts lodging taxes are not included. State and Local tax is 9.7%
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Year Purchased: 1979
About the owner: We are art dealers, curators and former gallerists.
Why the Owner Chose Wellfleet:
We made this our primary residence because we love the light, the dunes, the soft landscape, the cultural community and the people. Our strong ties with the Provincetown Artists' Colony stems from a 40 year relationship with visual artists we have represented and exhibited in our gallery. Today, we are private dealers, curating exhibitions at offsite venues.
The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
The Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay side beaches offer a unique and wide range of shoreline ecosystems for the nature enthusiast. Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Duck Creeke Great Island Wellfleet Harbor & Pier MA Audubon Society Cape Cod National Seashore Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater Wellfleet Library Wellfleet Historical Society Preservation Hall Pamet Theater Wellfleet Oysters Wellfleet Oyster Festival Coastal Cuisine Sight seeing Beach combing Bird watching Deep sea/surf/pier fishing Whale watching Sailing Cinemas Drive In -- operating on the forearm of The Cape since 1957 serving as a venue for a Flea Market during the day Beach forests Autumn foliage
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Uncle Tim's (walking) Bridge Reaching Across Duck Creeke to Our Property
Looking East Over Duck Creeke - Mid Tide Standing on Uncle Tim's Bridge
Kitchen—New Appliances/ Butcher Block Table/ 30'' Operable Skylight
Antique Red Upholstered Fainting Couch/ Upholstered Earth Tone Reading Chair
Late 1800s—Duck Creeke /Uncle Tim's Bridge /Our Home /'Congo' Church
Under a Blanket of Fog—Duck Creeke/ Hamblin Island/ Uncle Tim's Bridge
Breathtaking Sunset on Great Island in Wellfleet
Uncle Tim's (walking) Bridge Looking Toward Hamblin Island at Low Tide
Kitchen—Hand Blown Green Glass Lamp Shade/ Rubbed Bronze Grohe Faucet
Detail—Sitting Area with Antique Rocker /Fold Out Leaf Table
Bedroom—Ultra Comfortable Tatlay Latex Queen Mattress
Late 1800s—Duck Creeke /Hamblin Island /Uncle Tim's Br. /Mooney's Fuel & Grain
FLOOR PLAN—468 square feet
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