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Quiet, cozy retreat 2/10 a mile to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Wifi, 2 bedrooms with A/C, 1 bath, outdoor shower, sleeps 6 max.

Step back in time, relax, and enjoy all the Cape has to offer in this cozy, updated 1950’s style cottage! Located on a quiet, private lane near Ellis Landing, this traditional Cape Cod cottage has been tastefully upgraded. Take a quick 2/10 of a mile stroll down the sandy lane to private association beach access. Enjoy the tame bay waters by swimming, kayaking or canoeing at high tide or explore the tidal pools and flats at low tide. Bakery, ATM, Restaurants, convenience store, antique and art galleries are all within short walking distance.

Don’t forget your bikes! Rail Trail access to Nickerson State Park, kettle ponds and ice cream stands are a just a leisurely ride away. At days end, relax on the large deck and private shady backyard perfect for lawn games, BBQ or simply stargazing after the beautiful beach sunsets.

2 br with A/C window units, sleeps 6 (4 T, 1 Q), 1 Bath. Provided: WiFi, cable TV(2), DVD, stereo, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, full oven, toaster oven, washer/dryer, ceiling fans

Our cottage's location...: This property is located on a private, dead end sandy lane in the quiet Ellis Landing community. Families will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the neighborhood, transporting them back to a simpler time. Parents will appreciate the privacy and their children will love experiencing the natural beauty that Cape Cod is known for.

The cottage itself....: Seashell cottage has been lovingly updated for our own family. We invite you to escape, relax and enjoy your next vacation in comfort. Surprisingly bright, and spacious inside, the raised ceilings and casual atmosphere make this a place to remember.

Media - cd player/radio, TV, DVD/Netflix and broadband/WiFi internet access are available. Some movies are provided, but feel free to bring your own or rent locally. Rainy day? Books for both kids & adults are supplied as are various family board games. Linens are not provided, but local linen services can easily accommodate your needs.

Our hope is that you create your own Cape memories during your visit and want to return year after year.

Ready for summer...: Can't get away in July or August? Call or e-mail for discounted shoulder season rates. Fall is a perfect time for the Cape. The waters are still warm and the crowds have disappeared, allowing the area's natural beauty to take over. Enjoy the bliss of being the only one on the beach, and relish the last of the sun's warming rays before the leaves turn.

More Details

Laara Ayre
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2017


Brewster Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Enclosed large outdoor shower on private rear deck
  • Updated bathroom with corner shower stall. Large outdoor shower located at rear of house off of private deck.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twin Bunkbeds
  • Great family cottage complete with 2 bedrooms each with window A/C units for sleeping comfort, sleeps total of 6 - 1 with a Queen bed, and the other with 2 twin bunk beds. (Cable TV in Master Bedroom)
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Well equipped, self-catering cottage. Renters must supply own towels, linens and paper goods. Complete with washer/dryer unit, and recently renovated kitchen with regular sized fridge/freezer combo, electric range and dishwasher. WiFi. Cable TV, Internet Broadband, Netflix. Ceiling fans in family rm and dining area. Board games & books for all ages are supplied as well as sand toys, beach cart and wheeled cooler for days on the beach. Non smoking and no pets. (Sorry, no exceptions.)


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Quiet, cozy retreat 2/10 a mile to beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great location, lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We've rented many times on the Cape, and Seashell cottage is our all time favorite. It's in a great location -- easy access to 6A and short walk to private beach. The cottage had everything we needed, and a lovely deck for cookouts. The neighborhood was quiet and friendly. Definitely will rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location and lovely house

  • 4 of 5

Our first day at Seashell Cottage it poured with rain which was just what we needed - we were exhausted after three days in NY with jet lag and needed a day to unwind. We whiled away the time very enjoyably with the books, games and DVDs in the cottage and recouped our energies so we could make the most of the rest of the week.

The cottage is cared-for and charming, with pretty much everything on hand that you could need. We saw woodpeckers, rabbits and chipmunks in the garden and ate breakfast on the deck. Its location is unbeatable; the walk to the beach is only five minutes and we spent a lot of time down there - twice we took our dinner down (picked up salads and lobster roll from the nearby deli just across the road on Route 6A) and watched the sun set whilst the kids paddled in the shallow waters. The house has beach chairs and a trolley so it couldn't be more convenient. Nickersen State Park is only five minutes drive away and the older ones swam on the lake there whilst we took our younger non-swimmer out in a paddle boat. The Brewster General Store ten mins away is fun to visit for ice cream and eclectic souvenirs. Provincetown is almost an hour's drive away but it's an easy journey (we chose our times well and didn't hit too much traffic) and really worth a visit (we went twice) especially with our older kids who loved the shops and people watching. It's also the place to go whale-watching - we must have seen 50 whales 'breeching' when we went out, though we were particularly lucky. We went out on the last boat of the day - for us it was perfect because the cruise is probably a bit shorter (our youngest was a little seasick and exhausted by the end), but we saw loads of whales and also got the sunset on the way back.

Seashell Cottage is lovely in itself and the location makes it unbeatable. Our children range from age 13-7 so they have differing interests but there was plenty during our week to entertain everyone. It was our first time on the Cape and we travelled around quite a lot so we saw quite a bit of the area - but if we go back we'll stay at Seashell Cottage again. I don't think we could have chosen better. Laara (the owner) is extremely helpful and sent us a load of useful tips and information before the holiday started and it was very easy to make the most of our holiday there. I really hope we'll make it back one day

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seashell Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week at Seashell Cottage! From the moment we walked into the cottage it felt bright, airy, clean and comfortable. It has everything you could need and more! Our 4 children (10months - 7 years) enjoyed the puzzles, games and toys during their quiet times and my husband and I enjoyed the great selection of books too! Laara has thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The house is stocked with a beach cart, beach chairs, beach toys and even a cooler, flashlights and unbrellas! We had all our breakfasts and lunches and a few of our dinners in the cottage and the kitchen had all the tools and utensils that we needed. It is a short walk to both a private and public beach and also a short walk to a convenience store, Bayside Seafood and Market, Brewster Bookstore and JT's restaurant! The cottage is on a quiet, sandy lane and has a wonderful back deck. We LOVED the private out door shower too! This cottage is a gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We try to think of the little things which will make a difference, and are more than happy to share these with our guests. The only thing left to chance is how good the sunset will be at the close of day!
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Los Angeles

A lovely Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two young children and I really enjoyed our stay in this lovely little cottage near the bay. The cottage had everything we needed and was clean and totally charming. The owners truly have thought of everything! The back yard was very private and bigger than we expected, and it is just a short walk to the bay. The water on the bay side of the cape is so clean, and it is teaming with sea life. The bike path was a highlight of our stay as was the marionette show in town. We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage in Brewster and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cascade, MT

Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 absolutely loved this cottage. We've stayed at others in Brewster and this is definately our favorite. This is the first time that a place was BETTER than I expected. The back porch/yard area was perfect for my 3 boys to bring their lunches,inspect their treasures from the beach, and to throw the football around. Also, we couldn't have done without the outdoor shower and (gas) grill. Having the internet connection was fantastic ,(since we were able to keep connected to our business at home), and having the washer /dryer sure beats running to a laundrymat! Everything was very clean and decorated nicely. My boys enjoyed being able to walk up to the small nearby grocery store for snacks,subs,etc., and I enjoyed shopping at the nearby local shops just a few miles down the road. A fun place to visit is the Brewster General store, and we also enjoyed Kate's Seafood & Breswter pizza ( which is where we celebrated my 12 yr.olds birthday). Laara has been wonderful to work with, and we are looking forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hopkinton, Ma

Seashell Cottage review

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a wonderful week in this cottage in Brewster. On arrival we were struck by the light and airy feel of it, and lovely presentation. There was plenty of space for the 5 of us, and even though we had good weather, we would have been fine with rainy days as there was such a great range of books/games which the children loved. The kitchen facilities were very comprehensive and we cooked a number of meals, utilising the grill outside as well. Although there is no airconditioning, on the couple of nights which were hot, we used the window fan units which were very effective and enabled everyone to get of to sleep without a problem. The lane really is quiet and the walk to the beach very easy with a 5,7 and 9 year old, if we forgot something or wanted to go and get lunch, one didn't think twice about strolling up the lane to get it. We took advantage of the cottages proximity to the rail trail on a number of occasions and swam at Nickerson state park when wanting a breather from the salt water.

The location in Brewster also means its an easy drive up to the beaches on the National Seashore if one is in search of bigger waves

All in all a great spot, we wouldn't hesitate to come back again or recommend to friends. The owners were very helpful and easy to deal with and gave us a very useful packing list of things to remember to bring.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love getting feedback from our guests! There's not much that beats a great week on the Cape. We're so very glad that you all enjoyed you visit and created some memories along the way. Hope to see you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
JT's Seafood, Hopkins House Bakery
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Either Private Association or Ellis Landing Beach
Car: necessary

Recently voted as 'One of America's Most Beautiful Coastal Views' by Travel & Leisure, Brewster's small town charm will delight those looking for a unique Cape experience.

Bayside - easy walk to private association beach. Close to Nickerson State Park and other area kettle ponds via CC Rail Trail system. Ladies' Library, Drummer Boy Park, Museum of Natural History, Brewster Book Store, Brewster General Store and Paine's Creek are all a short drive/bike ride away down beautiful historic 6A.

Walk to restaurants, convenience/package store, ATM, bookstore, bakery, antique shops & more. Bring your own or rent a bike and explore the many miles of scenic paved trails linking mid, lower and upper cape.

Baseball fan? Brewster Whitecaps home field is 2.5 mi away.

Want to catch a play? The Historic Cape Rep Theater is 1.3 miles away.

Up for more sightseeing? Whale Watches, Seal Watches, historic lighthouses, P-town or Hyannis in under 35 mins drive from our central location. Come see for yourself the most beautiful architecture and picturesque beaches that the Cape is known for.

Other Activities: swimming, sunbathing, canoeing, SUP boarding, kayaking, beachcombing, Brewster Whitecaps Team, State parks, fishing, museums, theater, antiquing, shopping, dining, birdwatching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130

Summer seasonal rate $2050 per week - weekly rentals only in Summer.
Fees: Cleaning Fee = $130. Security Deposit of $300/week required but refundable after departure.
Three night minimum stay in shoulder seasons. Please call/e-mail for off- season rates.

Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice.

All rates subject to change until confirmed. Payments by personal check or bank-to-bank wire transfer only. Payment schedule as per contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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