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Lieutenant Island Home

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Living room and main deck


Last updated: 04/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Escape the summer crowds - cross over the wooden bridge onto secluded Lieutenant Island (one of Cape Cod Magazine's 'Best Neighborhoods on the Cape' (Aug. 2011)). This house was known as MarshView because of the beautiful views of the Audubon Society marsh and the Bay beyond: just a 5 minute stroll down sandy lanes to either of the uncrowded island beaches. Three decks offer warming morning sun for yoga on the private master bedroom deck, sea breezes and evening sun for family dinner at the large octagonal picnic table on the main deck and magnificent sunsets from the top deck; at night, the stars are breathtaking - no streetlights anywhere on the Island. The rest of the recently renovated house features all new kitchen appliances (2011); roomy bedrooms with comfy beds; updated downstairs bathroom (2011); all new windows throughout (2012); wide plank oak floors throughout and original art from Wellfleet and the owners' travels around the world.

If the water is over the causeway to the Island at high tide, stay Island-side and enjoy the quiet beaches, swim in the warm Bay waters (jumping off the bridge for a swim is fun, too!) or kayak from Deep Hole around the Island - birders will love the many herons and egrets that call the Island home; much of it is owned by the Audubon Society and is undeveloped. The Island also is a major nesting ground for endangered species of turtles, which can be found laying their eggs all over the island in early summer.

Want to really relax? Sling your hammock in the shade of the main deck, kick back with a cool drink and listen to the breeze through the pines that surround the house. Or bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail - minutes to ocean beaches - and pick up fresh local fish from the nearby market on the ride home to grill for dinner! Like oysters? Get your shellfish license and gather your own Wellfleets from the oyster beds at low tide - they don't get any fresher.

Feeling more adventurous? The art galleries and kettle ponds of Wellfleet, the restaurants and street scene of P'town and the shops of Orleans are all just minutes away. See why Cape Cod Magazine called the Island 'a unique spot with a constant breeze and the feel of the ocean in the air.'

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Great safe area for children. few cars and walk to a fabulous beach for wading in and swimming....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved pets. Additional $100 cleaning fee required. We love animals but they require cleanup!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Loft


  • Upstairs bedroom: 1 queen

    Posturpedic Queen bed. Private deck...moreless

  • Blue room: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

    Nautical decorations....moreless

  • Pink Room: 1 queen

    Huge room, access to outside patio....moreless

  • Three bedrooms total. Queen size Beds (2) Two rooms have Queen beds. There is a Queen bed in the second floor bedroom that is not shown in a picture, as well as one in the pink room on the ground floor., Double Beds (1) Bunkbeds in the same room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the loft, overlooking the bay and the marsh. My sister's favorite spot!, Bunk Beds (1) Blue room on the lower level has a double bed and bunk beds which are large enough for adults. This End Up!...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • New expanded bathroom upstairs. New deep tub and tile shower, downstairs has stall shower and lots of room for dressing and access directly to large Queen bedroom. Outdoor shower our favorite....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Traditional Cape outdoor shower


  • Books:

    Fiction and non fiction. Lots of sailing books!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Hundreds of channels: movies, sports, CABLE!!!...moreless

  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Village:

    Near Charming Wellfleet with Art Galleries and restaurants,beaches, bay and ocean...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of the Bay from the loft deck. Beautiful sunsets....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    New table, well Antique but new to us! Large heavy wood with chairs and benches. Sits up to 8 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Coming Spring 2017!!!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New heating and AC system! Solar power!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Available upon request. Generally guests bring their own. Call for fees....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    New coffee maker. Several types available including a grinder and frother....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Lobster pot? Of course!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New kitchen new dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Brand new kitchen coming. Dishwasher, al new appliances. Gourmet kitchen planned for Spring 2017. Very well stocked kitchen with all new appliances (fridge, stove/oven, microwave) in 2011. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Brand new (2011)...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Several bikes now available for use....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Three beautiful decks. View of water from top deck. Breathtaking sunsets. HUGE new deck umbrella (10') shades the picnic table....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Great area for kayaking...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful garden with swing. and Hammocks!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Laso new. We brought up our beautiful hottub! ...moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 17 - May 13, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,500 $9,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Jun 3 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • weekly cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included


Renovation and expansion. Many new amenities. AC, all new kitchen, dishwasher, luxury bath, new shower. Hot tub!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/15/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
J Ps, Wicked Oyster, Bookstore
100 Miles
Nearest Train
Providence Rhode Island
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lots of great Restaurants on Rt. 6
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lt. Island Beaches, Wellfleet Ocean Beaches 2-3

Car: Recommended

Bordered by Audubon Preserve; walk down sandy lanes to Bayside beaches - 5 mins.; gorgeous sunsets from upper deck; traditional Cape outdoor shower. Hot tub. AC new skylight!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: David spent most of his childhood summers with his grandparents in Orleans. He is an avid blue water sailor. Julia, a yoga instructor who runs a not-for-profit social services agency, also loves the Cape and the ocean; they and their adult twin sons and daughter have spent many joyful summers in Wellfleet. Both sons have advanced degrees; one lives in England, the other in Boston. Our daughter is a sophmore in college and an equestrian. We all love animals, especially our mixed black lab, Lucy. Most of us are vegetarians.

Why the Owner Chose Wellfleet, MA, USA:
We bought this house because we have spent many years vacationing on the Cape and always dreamed of living there. When we discovered this beautiful Lt. Island house one cold and blustery April weekend, we knew it was perfect.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
New this year! Skylights over bed. See the stars. Kitchen and bath expansion and renovation! We added a luxurious swing for two outside the lower bedroom and a HOT TUB which will be connected Fall 2016. AC and new heating system and fan. 2017! The house is cozy and located on a secluded island attached to the mainland by a wooden bridge and causeway that can be under water during a very high tide, which makes it accessible yet feeling remote. Much of the island is owned by the Audubon Society- it is largely undeveloped and serves as a nesting ground for endangered turtles, which can be found very near the house, as well as a haven for many species of water fowl. Art galleries, restaurants, shops, ocean beaches and freshwater kettle ponds are all a short bike or car ride away, but we actually spend more time just enjoying the beautiful beaches on the Island. We love walking around the island in the mornings, coffee or tea in hand, when you may not see another soul - even in August!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

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  • Living room and main deck

    Living room and main deck

  • Large Queen side downstairs room w/ bath off bedroom and private entrance, patio

    Large Queen side downstairs room w/ bath off bedroom and private entrance, patio

  • Blue room with wooden bunkbeds and double bed, roomy

    Blue room with wooden bunkbeds and double bed, roomy

  • Hammocks provided to relax with a cool drink in the shade!

    Hammocks provided to relax with a cool drink in the shade!

  • hammock and swing in the background.

    hammock and swing in the background.

  • Living room with cathedral ceilings and antique cod from London's Billingsga

    Living room with cathedral ceilings and antique cod from London's Billingsga

  • Loft has private deck and beautiful views

    Loft has private deck and beautiful views

  • The shell-covered 3 car parking area in morning light

    The shell-covered 3 car parking area in morning light

  • New hot tub!

    New hot tub!

  • Lt. Island Sunset  short walk from the house.

    Lt. Island Sunset short walk from the house.

VRBO #243560

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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