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Two lovely vacation homes as one. Here is a rare opportunity to stay in the heart of The National Seashore on one of the most beautiful of Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds. This home is only one of three available to rent directly on Great Pond. For the first time this wonderful' two vacation homes as one' is available to rent in its entirety for any week in August and the first two weeks in September 2014. It would be a perfect vacation spot for a large family, two families or a multigenerational family gathering.. It is actually 2 houses joined by a hall way. We call the original cottage the “Summer Side” and the newer house the” Big House”. The compound sits on a knoll above your own private beach on Great Pond-- pristine, freshwater, sandy bottomed, warm and swimmable in the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is surrounded by pine forest and is just a few steps from the pond. It is within walking distance to the ocean (about 1 mile). The Summer Side is the original cottage and the Big House was added on in the 80”s. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, multiple decks off living rooms and bed rooms and a huge screened porch. There is lots of space for privacy or communal gatherings. It feels like that magical place where sky and water touch. For those who love to swim, this home is a paradise. A new wooden stairway leads directly to the cottage's private sandy swimming beach: ideal for swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking. The Summer Side was originally built in the 1920s as a Girl Scout camp. It has been renovated and expanded through the years by its owners. It is now a semi-detached 2 bedroom cottage. It is more rustic than the Big House as the only shower is outside and there is no land line or tv. There is wireless internet. The light-filled Queen 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 second bedroom has 2 twin beds. A new gas log fireplace in the open floor plan living room/dining room/kitchen adds ambiance and heat on cool mornings and evenings. There is a futon in the living room for the occasional guest. A large screened-in porch overlooking the pond runs the entire length of the cottage. It is the perfect spot to have an afternoon nap or a glass of wine and dinner in the evening. The Big House is winterized and has more amenities. There is a TV, internet, washer/dryer, 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms (one with tub/shower and one with shower), fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and living room with gas log heater/fireplace. The king bed master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There are sliding doors that open onto a private deck. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. The sun filled living room has sliding doors across the entire pond side that open onto a large deck. The dining room has wonderful views of the pond from three sides. You almost feel as if you are outside when you sit at the dining room table.
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 this lovely home yet it 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 Great Pond. Please call or email owner with questions.
Half due with returned rental agreement. Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival
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Beachcomber at Cahoon's Hollow
Chequessett Yacht & Country Club
There is something for everyone in Wellfleet.
Wellfleet is an quaint, old (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.
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: My great grandfather was the Methodist Minister in Wellfleet. It has been a family gathering spot for 4 generations.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Because there are 2 houses in one, there are lots of private areas as well as communal areas.The screened in porch is one of the unique features of the Summer Side. 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 warm nights it's a wonderful place for reading and visiting.
The Big House has the tv and the big living room to gather in the evenings.