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Private Sandy Beach. 5 Kayaks. Make wonderful memories!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

30 Steps to the Beach.

30 steps walk to a private sandy beach. No roads to cross.

The Main House is a full-sized home, roomy for large families or groups.

Our beautiful beach is adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Great beach for swimming, kayaking, sailing, exploring, reading, writing, collecting sea shells and relaxing. Gentle waves, no riptides to worry about, tidal , naturally clean, wonderful for small children.


Please note that occupancy is limited to 11 people during the summer, 13 allowed off-season.

5 ocean Kayaks are included in the rental. Enjoy full water views from our south-facing, 2,000 square foot, Cape Cod-style, two-level no basement home. Lots of windows, sliders, and decks. Our kitchen has ample counter space, full sized appliances and a water view.

LOCATION. The 'Sea Shells' cottages, Chequessett Neck, Wellfleet, Cape Cod. The Sea Shells is a cluster of 'Olde Cape Cod' style cottages in a secluded, private beachfront location. Walking distance to Wellfleet's seaside golf course. 1 mile to the historic village of Wellfleet - restaurants, shops, fresh local seafood, organic produce, and art galleries. Walk down the beach to Wellfleet Pier. At the Pier - go on a fishing excursion, rent a sailboat, order cooked lobsters for dinner at Mac's, go to a show at Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater (W.H.A.T.).

Walk to a tot park playground with tennis courts, basketball, a frisbee field, swings, and a skate board park. Wednesday night there's square dancing at the Pier.

From the Main House, walk to the LEFT down the beach to the Pier in about 20 minutes. At the Pier there's burgers, fried clams & ice cream at the walk-up window. Sit at picnic tables along Mayo beach. There's 3 restaurants there to choose from.

From Main House walk down the beach to the RIGHT and you'll pass secluded beaches, reach the Cape Cod National Seashore, and experience peace and beauty.

SIZE. The Main House is NOT a cottage with small, adjacent bedrooms, thin walls, and pioneer quality beds. Our family vacation home is spacious for 1 family, can comfortably accommodate an extended family, 2 families, or groups of friends with privacy. Excellent for family reunions and work retreats.

SLEEPING. 5 bedrooms + 1 family room with futon convertibles and a door for privacy for use as a 6th sleeping room. Two full bathrooms.

LIVING AREAS. 1st floor Family Room has a TV, DVD, refrigerator, 3 sofas, a games table and laundry. The 2nd floor Living Room has a flat screen HD TV with Blue Ray DVD player, Netflix, and view of the water. The Dining room table seats 8, can squeeze 12, + 4 people can sit at the kitchen island. All with water views. Relax and dine on the front deck with the sound of the waves.

Play Ping Pong in the sandy area in back. There's a table, chairs, a rocking chair, beach items and toys. Wonderful place for kids.

CHILDREN. Wellfleet - the BEST place for young children on Cape Cod.

OUR BEACH. Our bay beach has gentle waves, no riptides. Drive, walk, swim, or kayak to Great Island - a protected ecological treasure - part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

NEW for 2018:

Mahogany hardwood decking on our 40 foot front deck.

Expanded bunk-bed bedroom.

2 SUP boards hybrid kayaks!

5 ocean kayaks are included - explore!

2 two-person kayaks,

1 one-person kayak,


2 one-person hybrid SUP board kayaks.

All are easy to use sit-on-tops -easy for ALL ages - including YOU grandma!

7 people total can paddle to Great Island in about 20 minutes.

Great Island is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Beach your kayak and walk along miles of secluded beach. Welcome to Cape Cod National Seashore. Explore, listen to the sea gulls, the waves, relax... this moment perfect.

There's a walking trail upland - follow the signs to the old tavern site - from the 1700s.

Adventurous? Continue kayaking along the edge of Great Island and try to reach Jeremy Point. Lotion up! It's submerged except at low tide. Return to Main with the wind and waves at your back. Enjoy a cold beverage and relay your tale of high sea adventure with enthusiasm and embellishment.

Collect shells, pretty stones, at night - watch the moonlight on the water, breath in the salty air, listen to the waves. Sleep will be restful.

BOOKING: Summer is Saturday to Saturday by the week only.

Flexible start and end dates are possible in Spring and Fall.

Stays of less than a week are possible in Spring and Fall.

Stays of less than a week are by quote only. Inquire for a quote.

Thanks for your interest. -Howie

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Howie Feinstein
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Howie Feinstein

This property is our family vacation home, and the regular vacation home for various repeat guests, some of whom have been coming to Wellfleet for over 50 years! Sometimes there are 4 generations vacationing at Main - I love that. My wife & I have been coming to Wellfleet since the 1980's. Recently, 4 dear friends and 2 family members have bought property here - so nice for us. My wife's a psychologist and I'm a real estate broker. My company is Franklin Real Estate. If you want to talk about Buying vacation rental property, get my 2 cents worth of advice - feel free to give me a ring.

Howie Feinstein purchased this house in 2002

Why Howie Feinstein chose Wellfleet

Adjacent to Cape Cod National Seashore. The beauty. The quiet. The salty air. The sand between your toes. The swimming at high tide. Walking around at low tide -different every day. The soothing sound of the waves.

What makes this house unique

Explore Cape Cod National Seashore by foot or by kayak. Sand dunes, salt marshes, & secluded beaches. Especially peaceful in the off-season.

Water is warm enough to swim in. This is living!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have great memories of staying at the Main house
May 2011
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Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1st floor rear - 2 bunk bed , twin/twin + twin/full
    2nd floor rear - 1 queen
    2nd floor rear walk-thru - 1 double , a 'walk-thru' bedroom that leads to 2nd fl rear BR.
    1st floor front - 1 double , This is a very small room - private - but with no closet.
    1st front - 1 king
  • Additional rooms for sleeping: A large family room with a door for privacy. 1st floor. 2 futon convertible sofa beds - Both Fulls + 1 traditional sofa convertible - Twin. Living room on the 2nd floor. No privacy. traditional sofa convertible - Full.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please Note: Occupancy is limited to 11 people in the summer season. 12 off-season. Additional rooms for sleeping: Large family room with a door for privacy, and 3 convertible sofa-beds. Full sized Kitchen appliances, Dining for group inside or out, 2 full baths, Stainless refrigerator, glass top oven, outside dining on the deck overlooking the water, Cherry hardwood floors, 5 Kayaks/SUP boards, outdoor Ping pong table, beach chairs, kids games, lots of books to read, the sounds of the sea, the salty air... To see more photos of the Main House and for up to date availability ****please go to 'CLICK HERE to go to owner's website' **** - below


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Private Sandy Beach. 5 Kayaks. Make wonderful memories!
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 37 reviews

Can it get any better?

  • 5 of 5

With the beach steps away and the calm feel of this house, I just cant say enough superlatives to describe how good this place is. It is exactly as advertised and provides the comforts of home yet the casual relaxed atmosphere where all feel welcome. We shared this place last summer as two couples with kids and had SUCH A GREAT TIME! The location is ideal as the men could escape for an escapade in Wellfleet's quaint village while the mothers and children could relax between the beach and shade. The weather was hot and to have the bay there to cool off was divine. I only wish we could have stayed all summer!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words!
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Terrific beach house

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week in Wellfleet. The house was exactly what we were looking for - spacious, casual and comfortable. The kids loved the kayaks and ping pong table, and being right on the bay beach, with great ocean and pond beaches a short drive away, was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, MA

Great location! Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised. (Better than the pics) Kids and everyone enjoyed the beach, it's beautiful. We enjoyed the swimming. We took out the kayaks and 6 of us paddled to Jeremy Point and explored Great Island. Great local seafood nearby and we grilled fresh fish on the deck too. We were 6 adults, 5 kids and the sleeping arrangements were fine. It's a big house. The older kids liked having their own TV room. Thank you Howie and for your suggestions.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Union,N.J. USA

Beautiful Fall Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week in Oct. for a much-needed get-away for my husband,myself,our 2 daughters &sons-in-law.and new grandchild.Unfortunately,my one daughter & husband had a wedding that week in CA so couldn't make it.But this house was absolutely perfect for us,giving us all our "space" and privacy when we wanted it,and together time when we wanted it.We gave our daughter,son-in-law and their baby the upstairs,(they got the better deal!:)) because it was easy access to the wonderful kitchen,dining area for them to feed the baby.But it was nice each couple had their own bathroom on a different level.We had absolutely spectacularly warm weather.We had so much fun kayaking,and yes,even grandma did it! My daughter and son-in-law paddled out to the island,and loved it. The water was warm,and my daughter tried the stand-up-paddleboard,though with not too much success! We barbecued on the beautiful,spacious deck with a spectacular view.We watched the people at dawn at low tide out in the bay,clamming,I guess?We played some of the many board games at night,that I haven't played in eons.We marveled at how the bay changed with the tides. Everything we needed to cook was right there.Howie is quick to respond to any questions,and easy,no-stress to deal with.This is a beautiful little corner of the world,and though we've always visited the cape in the fall,I would now like to visit in the summer,also when everything is open.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Denise. Glad all had a good time!
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Glendale, Arizona

Awesome week!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of us enjoyed another week at the Main House. Perfect weather. Kayaks provided much fun for Grandchildren. So close to our favorite restaurants (PJ's and Moby Dicks and Arnolds and Mac's and Russ & Maries BBQ and Gift Barn Pizza) Fully stocked kitchen and spacious dining area. Sleeping accommodations perfect. Watching the tides from the balcony so relaxing.

Wellfleet remains so unspoiled and serene a place to visit. A walk across Uncle Tim's Bridge and trails on the island are fun. The Cedar Swamp Trail. The Truro Winery (Cranberry Red wine in a glass lighthouse) I know it is in Truro, but that's OK, too.

We all had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear everyone had a good time - 4 generations together - WOW. Your lucky. Thanks for sharing.
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Twin Cities, Minnesota

Awesome Family Time!

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with 5 children ranging from 3-12 yrs. The house and beach were perfect! The house allowed for each family to have their 'own' space as well as allowing kids and adults to separate with two living areas on separate floors. The house is fully stocked with books and board games for all ages as well as a huge bin of outdoor sand toys, boogie boards, beach chairs and life jackets for all ages and sizes. The kitchen has everything you need, including lobster pots and utensils needed for a delicious lobster dinner. The beach is great for swimming and kayaking at higher tides, at low tide, it is fun to watch the fishermen pull in the oyster pots, etc. The ocean is only a 10 minute drive away and offers another great beach experience. The town of wellfleet is very quaint with everything you need as well as a variety of restaurants to choose from. Wellfleet is much less busy than other towns on the Cape, which we enjoyed. We truly enjoyed our time here!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mayo Beach
Italian Restaurant
Mac's Seafood Market Wellfleet
Seafood Market
Mac's On the Pier
Seafood Restaurant
Wellfleet Town Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Flying Fish Cafe
Pizza Restaurant
Eggs with Leggs
Box Lunch
Sandwich Shop
Organic Restaurant
The Well Tavern + Kitchen
American Restaurant
Wicked Oyster
The Wicked Oyster
Seafood Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
Kung Fu Dumplings
The Fleet: food trucks
PB Boulangerie Bistro
French Restaurant
Beachcomber in Wellfleet
Cahoon Hollow Beach
Catch of the Day
Seafood Restaurant
JB's Pizza Bar & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Bocce Italian Grill
Italian Restaurant
Bob's Sub & Cone
Sandwich Shop
Marconi Beach Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Harrigan's Cafe
Laura & Tony's Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Ballston Beach
Marconi Beach
Poit's Lighthouse Mini Golf
Mac's Market & Kitchen
Seafood Market
The Friendly Fisherman
Seafood Restaurant
Royal Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Local Break Restaurant and Bar
American Restaurant
Stewart's Seafood Restaurant and Tavern
Seafood Restaurant
Fairway Restaurant & Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Chocolate Cafe
Box Lunch
Sandwich Shop
Karoo Restaurant
South African Restaurant
Red Barn Pizza & More
Pizza Restaurant
Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Nauset Lighthouse
Payomet Performing Arts Center
Nauset Light Beach
Lobster Shanty
Seafood Restaurant
Swift-Daley House
Coast Guard Beach
Top Mast Cafe
Head of the Meadow Beach
Cap't Cass Rock Harbor Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Chequessett Yacht & Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bookstore, Pearl, Mac's
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Sea Shells' - Private Beach
Car: recommended

Walking on the beach.


Bike riding on the Wellfleet Rail Trail.

Sport fishing.

Seaside golfing.

Square dancing at Wellfleet Pier.

Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary.

Whale watching.

Kid friendly restaurants.

Live Theater - W.H.A.T. (Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theatre)

Wellfleet cinema,

Wellfleet Drive-in.

The flea market.

Pilgrim Monument, Museums & Sightseeing in Provincetown, Wellfleet's thriving Art Galleries.

Wellfleet's world famous oysters.

Swim in Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds.

Charter a fishing boat.

Let the Naviator take you out for a morning of fishing.

Sailing in front of the Main house.

Ping-pong in back of the Main house.

Whale watches.



Best Canoeing & Kayaking on Cape Cod.

Kayak across to Great Island & the National Seashore.


Do nothing, listen to the waves.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $220
Damage Deposit $1,000

The payment amounts, payment due dates, cancellation policy, what is included and not included, house rules and more, are detailed in the rental agreement.
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Rental agreements can be emailed and are subject to your review BEFORE sending a deposit. INQUIRE for a rental agreement to be emailed to you.
WEEKLY rates are as posted.
Discounts for 6 or less guests.
Discounts for returning guests.
Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check (preferred), Homeaway Book online.
For Homeaway Book online they charge a fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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