VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More
KICK OFF YOUR SHOES AND RELAX-THIS IS THE PLACE! 'Castaway' is a cozy knotty-pine getaway on beautiful Ministers Pond, a freshwater swimming pond close to the Cape's most sought-after beaches. In this corner of Cape Cod heaven, you can unwind in a beautiful waterfront setting with maximum simplicity.
'Castaway' is the farthest unit from the entrance to the small cottage colony of Nauset Haven. The grounds are attractively maintained and there is generous space between our cottage and its nearest neighbor. The other side borders woods, so you'll appreciate the extra space and privacy!
Enjoy Ministers Pond in all its changing colors and light from every room and the cottage deck. A few steps bring you to a shared private beach where you can swim, sunbathe on the floating dock, or take one of the rowboats for your own private cruise or freshwater fishing.
Location! Location! Location! We are just 1/4 mile from the National Seashore Visitor Center at Salt Pond with its spectacular trails, dunes, and fabulous Coast Guard Beach (voted #1 ocean beach on Cape Cod). Rent a bicycle and take a spin on the Cape's famous Rail Trail between Wellfleet and Brewster, or take the Seashore Trail directly to Coast Guard Beach. Sightseeing, birdwatching, canoeing/kayaking, beachcombing, off-beat and fun shopping, miniature golf, drive-in movies, antiquing, great seafood and local cuisine: it's all right here.
The living room has sliding glass doors to the deck, a fireplace, and a convertible full-size futon sofa. The deck is furnished with a table and chairs. The bedroom has a full-size bed with direct pond view through the large window. The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas stove, frig, microwave, toaster-oven, coffeemaker, blender, standard cookware, dishware and utensils. The renovated bathroom has a vanity and shower. There is AC for summer and wood-burning fireplace and propane heat for cool weather. A Weber charcoal grill is available for outdoor use.
Just bring linens and towels and get ready to relax and enjoy the best of Cape Cod! (Note: If you are traveling by air, we can arrange for linens and towels to be provided for a $25 surcharge.)
Off-Peak (spring) May 2 - May 30, 2015 2 night min stay
Peak Season Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Off-Peak (fall) Sep 12 - Oct 17, 2015 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Rates are subject to change until confirmed by At The Cape Rentals. A security deposit is required.
Please note that we NEVER ask for funds to be transferred electronically as there are scam operators that hack into vacation rental sites. Make sure you are only communicating with either vrbo.com or Linda Collins, At The Cape Rentals (atthecaperentals.com). If in doubt, call/text 508-240-4313.
Half the rent is due up front along with reservation fee. Remainder of rent and security deposit are due 30 days prior to check in. If rental period starts within 30 days of reservation then complete payment needs to be provided with lease.
Travel with confidence
Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
Entrance to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Visitor Center has exhibits, tours, maps and hiking trails. Also, shuttles run from the Visitor Center to the beach, as well as the Flex bus serving the Cape. Only 1/4 mile walk from the cottage, on Nauset Road.
On-Site Pond Swimming from Sandy Beach and Dock, Free Rowboats, Volleyball/Badminton, B-ball hoop, and shared Playground/Game Room for Kids. Nearby National Seashore offers Bike Trails, Ocean and Freshwater Beaches, Whale Watching, National Audubon Soc. Reserve for Birders
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Both co-owners of Castaway Cottage were professors in the Boston area and regular Cape visitors for over 25 years before purchasing the cottage. Our love for the Cape's unique combination of nature, culture and history only grows with time and we respect the care that the towns have taken not to overdevelop the Cape or build high-density resorts. The creation of the National Seashore in 1962 was so farsighted. You can really step back in time here and find old-fashioned simplicity. We discovered this jewel of a cottage by accident while visiting a friend and were hopelessly smitten! It is so convenient to everything, yet tucked away down a hidden road that can't be seen from the highway. It's the tranquility and natural beauty of the setting that immediately invites relaxation and provides a feeling of well-being. We hope you'll enjoy 'Castaway' and experience what it is about the Cape that has kept us hooked all these years!