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Beautiful Home on Pristine Great Pond Nestled in Pine Woods. Two Houses in One.

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Raft and view of house from Great Pond. A wonderful way to enjoy summer.

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

South Wellfleet house description

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.
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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

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

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Toilet and sink,...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: outdoor shower

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          • The Big House has 2 bathrooms. One has shower, one has tub/shower. The Summer Side has 1/2 bathroom with outside shower....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Bay/Sound
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Festivals
          • Forests
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          • Beachfront:

            Your private, sandy beach is just steps away....moreless

          • Lakefront:

            House sits on knoll about 20 steps from a private, sandy beach on Great Pond....moreless

          • Waterfront:

            House sits on knoll about 20 steps from a private, sandy beach on Great Pond....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Pier Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            The Big House has a dining room that seats 8. The Summer Side has a dining area that seats 6. And a screened in porch at seats 8....moreless

          • Dining Room
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window units in Big House...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In basement of Big House...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Both living rooms have gas log fireplaces...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Central heat in Big House and Summer Side twin bedroom...moreless

          • Internet
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room:

            Big House has living room. Summer Side has living room area...moreless

          • Parking
          • Telephone:

            Land line only in Big House...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            In basement of Big House...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher:

            Only in Big House...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            There are 2 full kitchens. Only Big House has dishwasher....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Each kitchen has a microwave...moreless

          • Oven:

            Big House has electric oven. Summer Side has gas oven...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator:

            One in each kitchen...moreless

          • Stove:

            Big House has glass top electric stove. Summer Side has gas stove...moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          June 2015
          May 30 - Jun 27, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $3,900
          July 2015
          Jun 28 - Jul 31, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $4,400
          Summer 2015
          Aug 1 - Sep 5, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $4,900

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
          • Cleaning $300
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          This is a Saturday to Saturday rental.

          Half due with returned rental agreement. Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 12/15/2014
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          Location

          1 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Beachcomber at Cahoon's Hollow
          3 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Chequessett Yacht & Country Club
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Route 6
          2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Wellfleet

          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.

           

          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:
          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.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Raft and view of house from Great Pond. A wonderful way to enjoy summer.

            Raft and view of house from Great Pond. A wonderful way to enjoy summer.

          • Relaxing with a good book down by the water.

            Relaxing with a good book down by the water.

          • Big House decks off living room and king bedroom.

            Big House decks off living room and king bedroom.

          • Big House: fully stocked kitchen.

            Big House: fully stocked kitchen.

          • Pond view from Big House King bedroom with sliding doors onto deck.

            Pond view from Big House King bedroom with sliding doors onto deck.

          • Big House twin bedroom.

            Big House twin bedroom.

          • Summer Side open space living room/dining room

            Summer Side open space living room/dining room

          • Summer Side living room with new gas log fireplace.

            Summer Side living room with new gas log fireplace.

          • Summerside twin bed room.

            Summerside twin bed room.

          • Out door shower.

            Out door shower.

          • Summer Side: huge screened in porch.

            Summer Side: huge screened in porch.

          • Relaxing and enjoying private beach...just steps away from compound.

            Relaxing and enjoying private beach...just steps away from compound.

          • View of house from pond.
Location, location, location

            View of house from pond. Location, location, location

          • Imagine having your morning coffee here!

            Imagine having your morning coffee here!

          • Big House dining room.

            Big House dining room.

          • Big House: King bedroom

            Big House: King bedroom

          • Big House master bathroom

            Big House master bathroom

          • Big House guest bathroom.

            Big House guest bathroom.

          • Summer Side new, fully stocked kitchen.

            Summer Side new, fully stocked kitchen.

          • Summer Side Queen bedroom with walk out sliding doors onto private deck.

            Summer Side Queen bedroom with walk out sliding doors onto private deck.

          • Summer Side bathroom.

            Summer Side bathroom.

          • Summer Side private deck off Queen bedroom.

            Summer Side private deck off Queen bedroom.

          • Playing on Great Pond private beach. The canoe is available for you to use.

            Playing on Great Pond private beach. The canoe is available for you to use.

          • Fun on Great Pond!

            Fun on Great Pond!

          $3,900 - $4,900 per week (USD)
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          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2008
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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