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One of the Top Rated Cottages on Cape Cod

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BLUE SKIES ON THE HALF SHELL...where happy vacation memories begin!

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eastham cottage description

This one-of-a-kind cottage is among the most highly-rated vacation rentals on Cape Cod. Lovingly called “Blue Skies on the Half Shell,” it has earned all 5-star reviews from guests, including 22 ratings at the “outstanding property” level from guests who have booked their vacation through HomeAway.

The cottage is set in a perfect location just 75 steps from Campground Beach on Cape Cod Bay. Every inch of it will remind you that you’re at the beach and on vacation. It has all the creature comforts discerning vacationers require: air conditioning and heating, Wi-Fi, hi-def expanded cable, a 32” flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and an MP3 connection, gas grill, picnic table with umbrella, lounge chairs and large umbrella on a rolling base on the roof deck, beach chairs and umbrellas, even small wagons for your kids to bring toys to and from the beach.

The kitchen is fully equipped for meal prep. The bathroom has new fixtures, including a glass-enclosed shower, although many guests love to use the large outdoor shower from late spring through mid autumn.

The screened porch is the perfect setting for relaxed reading or leisurely conversation while the roof deck is the best place to view spectacular sunsets over Cape Cod Bay. Stargazing late into the evening will become one of your favorite pastimes.

Discounts will be considered for rentals of two or more weeks. In June, July, August and September the cottage is rented for a minimum of seven days (from Saturday to Saturday). Exceptions may be made for rentals in April, May, October and November.

Book “Blue Skies on the Half Shell” today and you can look forward to enjoying a vacation in one of the top-rated vacation rentals on Cape Cod.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 702 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Numerous sand toys provided. Small wagons also provided for children to load with beach toys for trips to the beach....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            twin beds...moreless

          • Bed rails available for twin beds. Blankets and bed pillows provided. Towels/bed linens available to rent for additional $35 per person....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • All fixtures in bathroom are updated. Indoor shower is glass enclosed. Enclosed outdoor shower offers hot/cold water and includes a changing area, hand-held sprayer and rain shower head. Hair dryer is provided in bathroom. Stacked washer/dryer is located in bathroom. Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Sheet/towel rentals available for $35 per person

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Cape Cod arts, culture and history; children's books about the beach...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Puzzles, Rubik's cube, board games...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Expanded cable...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                32' flat screen with hi-def reception...moreless

              • Toys:

                Numerous sand toys and beach buckets provided along with small wagons for children to fill up and pull to the beach...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Numerous DVDs provided (mostly PG rated)...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Bowling Center
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Water Sports
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                This property is on Campground Beach, owned and maintained by the town of Eastham. ...moreless

              • Beach View:

                Campground Beach is just steps away...moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                The Atlantic Ocean is 3 miles away. It is easily reachable by car or bike. ...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck...moreless

              • Water View:

                Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Comfortable seating for 4 at kitchen island...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Gas Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                New gas heater keeps cottage cozy warm during spring and autumn....moreless

              • Laundry Soap
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                For 2 cars...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Washing Machine:

                Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker:

                Coffee filters provided...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Wide variety of kitchen utensils provided...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen
              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave:

                Full size...moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, other spices provided for cooking. Foil and plastic wrap, plastic storage bags, paper plates and cups provided....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full size...moreless

              • Stove:

                Full size...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Roof deck provides lounge chairs, tables and large umbrella....moreless

              • Beach Chairs
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                Screened porch provides comfortable Adirondack chairs plus additional seating for others...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Colorful seasonal perennial gardens surround the cottage...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill; full sized for family meals...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Small Cooler
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 5
              from 22 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Early Spring 2015
              Apr 11 - Apr 24, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $145
              $800
              Spring 2015
              Apr 25 - May 8, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $155
              $900
              Spring 2015
              May 9 - May 22, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,000
              Spring 2015
              May 23 - Jun 5, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,200
              Early Summer 2015
              Jun 6 - Jun 19, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,700
              Summer 2015
              Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,200
              Summer 2015
              Jun 27 - Jul 24, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,700
              Summer 2015
              Jul 25 - Aug 28, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,800
              Late Summer 2015
              Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,300
              Early Fall 2015
              Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,800
              Early Fall 2015
              Sep 12 - Sep 18, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,600
              Fall 2015
              Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,200
              Fall 2015
              Sep 26 - Oct 2, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,000
              Fall 2015
              Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $900
              Late Fall 2015
              Oct 31 - Nov 27, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $145
              $850

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Security deposit $500
              • Cleaning fee $125
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              -- $50 per week discount will be applied if renting for 2 or more consecutive weeks

              -- Sheets/towels available to rent for $35 per person

              -- 50% of rent deposit due with signed copy of lease; balance of rent, $125 cleaning fee and $500 security deposit due 60 days prior to commencement of lease.

              -- In the event lease is executed within 60 days of commencement of stay, total amount of rent plus cleaning fee plus security deposit is due upon signing of lease.


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              Last updated: 12/17/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Hyannis, MA
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Local Break
              12 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Captains, Brewster, MA
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Rt. 6
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Fairway
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Campground Beach (town-owned)

              Car: Necessary

              Time spent on Cape Cod offers a wealth of timeless pleasures. A beautiful sandy hook surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound, the Cape offers the picturesque scenery of endless stretches of dune-fringed sandy beaches, peaceful bays and inlets, pristine marshlands, and charming historic towns and villages -- all in an ideal climate tempered by the Gulf Stream. As one of the country's most treasured resorts, Cape Cod combines its scenic beauty with a wonderful quality of life and a refreshingly relaxed, leisurely ambiance, yet it is in easy reach of the major metropolitan centers of Boston, Providence and New York City.

              The New York Times has called Eastham 'Cape Cod's Little Secret.' The town offers visitors a quieter and less crowded environment than some of the more well known areas of the mid-Cape. Eastham offers two ocean beaches: Coast Guard Beach (consistently named one of the nation's Top 10 Beaches by The Travel Channel) and Nauset Light Beach. The red and white Nauset Lighthouse on Nauset Light Beach is said to be the most photographed site on Cape Cod, so don’t forget your camera! The Salt Pond Visitor's Center is the primary information center for visitors to the Cape Cod National Seashore (celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011) and the starting point for many nature trails and bicycle routes. The Visitor’s Center offers daily free educational films and has a wonderful museum depicting the history of Cape Cod. The former Cape Cod Rail Trail is now a paved bicycle trail. It runs the length of the town and beyond to the north and south while passing by picturesque salt marshes, cranberry bogs and ponds.

              A note about Eastham and the surrounding area: Blue Skies on the Half Shell is located next to family-friendly Campground Beach (one of several bay beaches maintained by the town of Eastham). Cape Cod Bay offers the perfect setting for long walks on seemingly endless tidal sand bars, creating a visual memory that is sure to be one of your favorites of your time spent on Cape Cod. See what bits of ocean life you can discover left by the receding tide! The bay water is warm and inviting for a swim right into the fall. The Wellfleet drive-in movie theater (one of few remaining in the U.S.) is only 5 minutes away, and also offers 4 indoor screens. The daytime flea market at the Wellfleet Drive-In parking area is fun for everyone. Wellfleet is also the home of the Audubon Sanctuary which offers some great hiking trails. The area has so many wonderful family activities -- mini golf, great eats at numerous clam shacks and plenty of home made ice cream shops. Try a charter fishing boat excursion out of Rock Harbor in Orleans, whale watching in Provincetown, kayaking through Nauset Marsh in Eastham, or rent a sailboat or jet ski locally to take out on the Bay. There are endless opportunities for outdoor play activity to those who want to be in or near the water at all times. If you are seeking a temporary break from the sun, check out a tour of the Truro Vineyards and sample their wines. Wellfleet has an active theatre community that offers productions during the summer. The eclectic community of Provincetown offers many great restaurants, art galleries and shopping opportunities.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005


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              Speaks: english

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              • BLUE SKIES ON THE HALF SHELL...where happy vacation memories begin!

                BLUE SKIES ON THE HALF SHELL...where happy vacation memories begin!

              • View towards bedrooms

                View towards bedrooms

              • 32 inch flat screen TV with hi-def expanded cable service

                32 inch flat screen TV with hi-def expanded cable service

              • Master bedroom with queen pillow top mattress

                Master bedroom with queen pillow top mattress

              • Second bedroom with two twin beds

                Second bedroom with two twin beds

              • Screened porch for sunless relaxation

                Screened porch for sunless relaxation

              • Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck

                Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck

              • Spectacular sunset to the west over Cape Cod Bay

                Spectacular sunset to the west over Cape Cod Bay

              • Colorful collection of buoys found on Cape Cod Bay beaches

                Colorful collection of buoys found on Cape Cod Bay beaches

              • Beautiful Nauset Light Beach in the Cape Cod National Seashore

                Beautiful Nauset Light Beach in the Cape Cod National Seashore

              • Bright kitchen offers full-sized appliances and dining island with seating for 4

                Bright kitchen offers full-sized appliances and dining island with seating for 4

              • Bright living room with recliner and comfortable seating for all

                Bright living room with recliner and comfortable seating for all

              • Relax in the recliner

                Relax in the recliner

              • Lots of windows let the bay breezes flow through

                Lots of windows let the bay breezes flow through

              • Spacious outdoor shower with rain head fixture and hand held spray

                Spacious outdoor shower with rain head fixture and hand held spray

              • Roof deck with  3 lounge chairs and large umbrella

                Roof deck with 3 lounge chairs and large umbrella

              • Beautiful sunrise due east

                Beautiful sunrise due east

              • Campground Beach on Cape Cod Bay  at low tide

                Campground Beach on Cape Cod Bay at low tide

              • Nauset Light is open for tours from May to October

                Nauset Light is open for tours from May to October

              $129 - $400 per night (USD)
              22

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/17/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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              Member since: 2011
              Speaks: english
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              • Response rate: 90%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/17/2014
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