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Antique house with beautiful, private gardens a short walk to Long Pond

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 enclosed outdoor shower, sleeps 8

This secluded three-bedroom house with central air conditioning is surrounded by several acres of private land and located on a sand road on the ocean side of Route 6. The house, originally built in 1752 in Connecticut, was dismantled and moved here in the 1970's. It was carefully reconstructed with contemporary amenities. The original 18th century features include a post and beam frame, central chimney, beautifully paneled walls and wide floor boards. New paint, stenciling on the walls, antique furnishings and a lovely yard creates a relaxing atmosphere for your next Outer Cape vacation.

The first floor has a large dining area with traditional fireplace, a modern kitchen, living room and one bedroom. There are two more bedrooms on the second floor (Sleeps 8).

There is a lovely 10 minute walk to Dyer or Long Pond. Both of which are in the National Park. Walking the other direction into Wellfleet Center is about a mile. It's only 2 miles to the Ocean or Bay beaches. A short 15-mile drive to Provincetown.

More Details

Dave Gardner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Dave Gardner

I have been coming to Wellfleet for as long as I can remember. There is no better place to relax.

Why Dave Gardner chose Wellfleet

My Grandfather was an architect in New York City. He bought an antique Salt Box Cape in Connecticut, took it apart and moved it to this house site in the '70s. He did most of the wooden paneling and finish carpentry himself. It is what people refer to as a First Period colonial salt box.

What makes this house unique

The location is great. Tucked away in a hollow of trees off of a dirt road. It is amazing how quiet and secluded it feels when you are on the patio considering how close you are to Wellfleet Center and Route 6.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely adored the house. Everything about it was perfect and such a relaxing stay for all of us. We will definitely return. Thank you for being so accommodating to us.
Aug 2017
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Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , enclosed outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • There are three bedrooms. One bedroom with a Queen bed and a fireplace is downstairs with it's own bathroom. Two bedrooms are upstairs with a shared bathroom. The one to the West has a Queen bed and features a fireplace and a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams. The bedroom to the East also has a fireplace and a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and offers a Queen bed and two Twins.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Antique house with beautiful, private gardens a short walk to Long Pond
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Just Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Our 94 year old Mom was comfortable too! We loved this charming home. We look forward to returning, and are thankful to have had the opportunity to stay here.

It is not in South Wellfleet however it is less than 1/2 mile east of the center of town.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Falls Church, VA

Wonderful Stay in a unique and charming historical home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at the property three times and really enjoy the home, location, and family who own it. This home is extremely well intended on offering an antique family home experience to visitors...with great charm and cape with all tasteful modern conveniences (AC/cable)...the property is quiet and spacious so you can enjoy respite from crowds and entertain (if desired)...I really enjoy this home and think anyone who likes traditional or modern cape experiences will too...thank you to the Gardner/Waterbury family for this great offering.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly charming retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Waterbury! The house is a one of a kind vacation home, not to be forgotten. We hope on returning next summer for our annual beach retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Favorite vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time staying at this house and it's just perfect! The location is great, close to Long Pond and a short walk to town. Always very clean and welcoming. In the summer you can sit on the front patio and watch hummingbirds as well as an array of other birds! The property is very private while still being very easy to get to. It is a great family vacation house with lots of room and a well appointed kitchen, we don't ever want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are inviting. We spent evenings on the patio or playing bocce on the lawn. Great bird life. Inside, cozy and beautiful and home-like. There was nothing lacking.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
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The house was even nicer than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

The house was even nicer than we expected. It had pretty much everything one would need, including a powerful air conditioning system which we were grateful for given the heat/humidity during our stay. The outdoor shower was a treat - but the number one feature is the location - a very short run through the woods to the kettle ponds.... which quickly became a morning routine.....

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Inn at Duck Creek Tavern
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Chequesset Neck Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 6, Wellfleet Center exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Inn at Duck Creek
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Cahoons Hollow
Car: recommended

Our house is situated on a quiet, sandy road that is just outside the National Seashore Park. There is a beautiful one mile walk into the National Park to Dyer pond. Dyer is a pristine, freshwater kettle pond with a public beach only accessible by foot traffic -- it is a great beach to spend the afternoon.

The Ocean beaches and the Harbor are both about two miles away in opposite directions. Downtown Wellfleet is about a mile and offers excellent restaurants, cafes and nightlife as well as window shopping and art galleries. Wellfleet is a truly a perfect seaside vacation town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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