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Walk to Ocean Beaches and Ponds from Historic 50's Architectural Gem

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Grill or sunbathe on the West facing evening deck; drinks or lunch upstairs

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Last updated: 06/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Live a 50s Mad Men dream in this period modernist architectural gem, set on 3+ very private acres deep in National Seashore woods. Hilltop views, newly refurbished kitchen, new appliances, new washer/dryer, three outdoor mahogany decks, upstairs screened porch with mahogany deck, 2 fireplaces, three bedrooms and 2 baths at main house. Secluded guest house with another deck, fridge, outdoor shower and 1/2 bath, sleeps four easily. Walking distance to ocean and pond beaches. Charcoal grills and picnic area. DSL wifi (available but not guaranteed) and free long distance US calling plan.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    An open staircase and a ladder area without a railing makes this house not suitable for toddlers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With seating area and fireplace. Door to noon deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Door to noon deck....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Outdoorsy glazed porch. Great for kids but maybe not for all...moreless

  • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Banquette in living room easily sleeps two separately....moreless

  • Guest house: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Guest house with outdoor shower, deck, queen bed, sofabed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Opens onto laundry room with three windows...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Window, large mirror...moreless

  • Guest house bathroom: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathrooms are not renovated.

Other Amenities

  • Upon request, we'll arrange for someone to meet and greet you on the Sunday morning after your arrival, to make sure you are OK, point out the routes to the beaches and ponds, and generally make sure everything is working....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Sorry, no broadcast stations or cable. Use TV for DVDs or streaming internet only....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Higgins Pond just visible through woods, 5-10 minutes walk on foot, 7 mins walk on sandy trail to ocean beach....moreless

  • Rural:

    Hilltop home and guest house on 3+ acres of private woodland....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Period bentwood dining chairs with handwoven basket weave seats and backs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New large capacity dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 brick fireplaces, in living room and MBR....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced hot air....moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL wifi (available but cannot be not guaranteed)....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Brick fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking at both main and guest houses....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited US long distance calling plan in effect....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New large capacity washing machine....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    New pots, knives, utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher uses house hot water, so best to run it at night....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Wood countertops, restored period metal cabinets....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    New electric oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    There is a restored row boat suitable for use in the ponds - but a word of warning: it's heavy and not easy to move!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 outdoor decks (2 mahogany wood) plus upstairs screened porch at main house, ideal for lunchtime, cocktails facing the sunset and evening drinks. Another deck at guest house....moreless

  • Golf:

    Chequesset Neck Golf and Boat Club is 10 mins away in Wellfleet....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Exquisite kayaking on the Wellfleet ponds - easy walking distance - or on Truro's Pamet River....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill (not propane gas). Grilling area with picnic table....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Oliver's on Route 6 (5 minutes drive from the house) rents beautiful clay courts, some floodlit. The town has many courts. There are usually tennis balls at the house, just bring your rackets!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach chairs, boogie boards and inflatables....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2015
Sep 5 - Oct 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,900
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,700

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Early opening fee $230
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Refunds upon cancellation (less $100 fee) only if home can be re-rented for the same rate.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 06/05/2015
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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Provincetown
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Beachcomber
14 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Provincetown
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chequesset Yacht & Country Club
32 Miles
Nearest Train
Hyannis
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 6
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Moby Dick's Seafood Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Newcomb Hollow Ocean Beach

Car: Necessary

Located on a totally private hilltop in the National Seashore woods, this period 50s architect-designed home is just 5-10 minutes walk on sandy trails from the ocean beach and both Higgins and Gull Ponds.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1980

About: We bought this family retreat from the heirs of Edwin O'Connor, the author of 'The Last Harrah' who built the house when his book became a bestseller and a movie with Spencer Tracy. We are from London, England and have come to Wellfleet every summer since then. We now share the house and rent it when none of us are able to use it.

Why Wellfleet:
We loved the house and the incredible privacy of its woods. Plus we knew the architect, Serge Chermayeff, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_Chermayeff, a contemporary of Walter Gropius and Eero Saarinen and a professor of architecture at Yale and Harvard. Like other well known architects, Chermayeff was a Wellfleet resident for decades. www.ccmht.org

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The house is 'upside down,' with the kitchen, dining and living areas upstairs, and bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. The upstairs screen porch looking west downhill to the ponds and the woods is our favorite spot. Swimming and kayaking in Higgins or Gull Ponds at the Sluice where they meet is a wonderful experience, and just a 5 minute walk through the woods from the bottom of the drive.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Grill or sunbathe on the West facing evening deck; drinks or lunch upstairs

    Grill or sunbathe on the West facing evening deck; drinks or lunch upstairs

  • Living room with brick fireplace (not shown).

    Living room with brick fireplace (not shown).

  • Upstairs screened porch facing west towards Higgins Pond.

    Upstairs screened porch facing west towards Higgins Pond.

  • Living room with restored period 50s furniture.

    Living room with restored period 50s furniture.

  • Western view from downstairs hall.

    Western view from downstairs hall.

  • Dining area, showing new appliances and restored 50s kitchen cabinets.

    Dining area, showing new appliances and restored 50s kitchen cabinets.

  • Kitchen has new appliances and pans, a microwave, blender, toaster oven.

    Kitchen has new appliances and pans, a microwave, blender, toaster oven.

  • MBR has large sitting area with fireplace and door to noon deck (not shown).

    MBR has large sitting area with fireplace and door to noon deck (not shown).

  • Upstairs guest bedroom 2.  Almost like a tree house, ideal for a youngster.

    Upstairs guest bedroom 2. Almost like a tree house, ideal for a youngster.

  • Approaching the studio.  Outdoor shower at rear of structure.

    Approaching the studio. Outdoor shower at rear of structure.

  • Newcomb Hollow ocean beach is 5 mins walk from the house on a wooded sandy trail

    Newcomb Hollow ocean beach is 5 mins walk from the house on a wooded sandy trail

  • From the drive as you approach the hill top

    From the drive as you approach the hill top

  • Noon deck and grill area faces south.

    Noon deck and grill area faces south.

  • Evening deck facing west towards Higgins Pond.

    Evening deck facing west towards Higgins Pond.

  • Living room detail.

    Living room detail.

  • Downstairs hallway leads upstairs to main living area.

    Downstairs hallway leads upstairs to main living area.

  • Doors lead from living room to upstairs screen porch.

    Doors lead from living room to upstairs screen porch.

  • Dining area towards kitchen.

    Dining area towards kitchen.

  • Guest bedroom 1 with door to noon deck.

    Guest bedroom 1 with door to noon deck.

  • Upstairs guest bedroom 2.

    Upstairs guest bedroom 2.

  • Signs on trees point the way along the sandy roads though woods to the house.

    Signs on trees point the way along the sandy roads though woods to the house.

VRBO #479651

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    11
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Estate
Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 06/05/2015
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