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Seaside Garden: 2 min walk to the Bay, peaceful, private, bird haven

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,056 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BDs, sleeps 6, 1056 sq ft, 2 bathrooms, outdoor shower, luscious garden.

Secluded, peaceful. Two minute walk to spectacular views looking west at tidal flats, sunsets and private Bay water access.

The house centers around an inviting courtyard, with a European feel, surrounded by a luscious and peaceful garden. Birds abound in this private property.

Recently renovated Master bathroom with large picture window, full bathroom and kitchen. Large, enclosed outdoor shower. Completely childproofed outlets many with built-in USB ports to easily recharge your electronic devices. Soft outdoor lighting welcomes you down a wooded path and reflects off of the french lilac tree which arches over the outdoor shower.

The living room looks out to the courtyard and forest with wide, floor to ceiling sliding glass/screen doors. During the cooler months the large windows bring the outside in while you are cozy by the fire.

This is the perfect place to enjoy your friends or family and relax. Clean, tasteful and has comfortable beds, each with reading lights. Bunk room can accommodate the occasional extra guest.

Patio, Fireplace, Weber Silver Grill, Hammock for two, HD TV with basic Cable/Blue Ray player and Roku, High Speed Internet with WiFi, aux input to AM/FM Stereo, Washer/Dryer.

Fantastic, safe place for young (and old) children to enjoy the vast expanse of sand, shallow tidal pools, western sky and warm water.

Kayak put-in only a 10 minute walk to Campground Landing.

Five minute drive to North Eastham center with Ben and Jerry's, Arnolds, Mac's seafood, gourmet deli, shops, more.

Perfectly situated for easy access by car or bike to ocean beaches, Cape Cod Rail Trail, the National Seashore Center and Wellfleet Audubon Sanctuary.

Bonus for parents of small children: The backyard/ main outdoor living space is completely enclosed by a high, tasteful, wide perimeter fence. So, you can relax instead of worrying about your child wandering off the property.

Water Access: The private water access is via the quiet sandy lane of Westshore Drive accessed from the front of the house. We are six houses in from the water.

More fun stuff: There are multiple, lounge chair floats with arm and back rests and a place for your beverage. When the tide is high, you can tie them onto nearby floating moorings to make your own flotilla near the private water access.

Note: "owners fees" include the cleaning fee. If you pay by e-check, I refund the administrative fee.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Owner

I am an medically oriented Optometrist and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Bioscience and Disease in at the Optometry School in Boston. For the last 17 years, I have worked in a Multispecialty Ophthalmology practice which serves a diverse community north of Boston.

I am an active outdoors lover, avid kayaker and enjoy good food with friends and family.

Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why Owner chose North Eastham

This is a very sweet and special property. It is extremely private and the courtyard faces a completely undeveloped wooded lot with an abundance of birds.

When you walk through the garden gate, you walk into a beautiful world which is only a two minute walk to the water. Professional landscaping makes the front and back yards an inviting place to relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We found the house to be a lovely, little refuge amidst the sometimes

frenetic pace of August on the Cape. It's design--opening onto a

patio and garden ringed with shrubs and trees--makes for a sense of

seclusion, greenery, and quiet. Inside is bright, comfortable, and immaculate.

Just down the street from the water, our two young children were easily able

to walk to the beach for early morning beachcombing or swimming with the

high tide. And the outdoor shower is a gift at the end of a long day; the sand

all stays outside!

The location makes it very convenient for accessing all the great beaches

in the Wellfleet, Eastham and Truro area, and overall, a delightfully clean and cozy

place to come back to at day's end...
Aug 2011
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North Eastham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1056 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A cleaning fee of $130 will added to the rental fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Oustide - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has washer/dryer
  • Recently renovated master and full bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , new single over double bunk
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
  • An extra twin mattress is available for an eighth person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linens are not provided. There are pillows, most with organic cotton covers; blankets and dish towels. A linen service can be provided upon request. "Owner fees" include the $120 cleaning fee. The administrative fee is waived if tenant pays by e:check Curbside trash pick-up is provided. And in an effort to be green, we provide curbside, single-stream recycling pick-up. There is no A/C but there are fans in every room if you need them. There is an outdoor dining table for 6-8 with sun shade.


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Seaside Garden: 2 min walk to the Bay, peaceful, private, bird haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

A great week!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed here in late June 2017 and the place was great. House was nice and clean, a good size for everyone. Kitchen had everything we needed and bedrooms were comfortable. Gardens were amazing, we loved the outdoor shower and our niece loved the hammock. The walk to the beach was so easy and gave us a lot more flexibility especially with having an 11 month and 2 year old. One of us could easily go back with them for a quick break, to nap or to eat. We have stayed previously at a house where we had to drive everyone and it really holds you back. A big plus is the owner lets you use her beach chairs, which saves a ton of space in our already cramped car. I asked her if she had a beach cart to help bring all of the items to the beach, she didn't but immediately ordered one for the house as she knew it would help us and future renters out. I would rent this place again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Garden is like a botanical garden!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house. The garden was in full bloom. It felt like we were in a botanical garden with all the birds and flowers. I would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 2 adults and 4 kids and as good as it looks in the photos and the description, it was even better in reality, if that's possible.

The condition and comfort of the house were wonderful, the size was perfect, and just about everything you could need is already there waiting for you.

The location is ideal, close enough to the beach to walk whenever you'd like, close enough to drive for ice cream, and far enough from the rest of civilization to feel relaxed.

We walked to the beach twice a day, the kids relaxed and played in the private yard, we all sat together every night, watched the birds, read and played games. No one wanted to go home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your unsolicited and glowing review! It is very satifying to know families and their friends have wonderful holidays in my home. Every year I'm able to complete more improve-ments from my iPhone wish list. Watch for raspberry bushes next year!
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Peaceful and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and a 2 year old and the house was just perfect for us. The convenience to the private AND public beach was great and the private beach alone is perfect for little ones! The house is very charming and the grounds are exquisite. We found it very peaceful watching the birds and resident chipmunks play in the yard. I felt like it was our own secret garden. The hammock in the front was enjoyable after a long day at the beach. The house location to route 6 was great, just far enough away to feel the seclusion but close enough to have all the other amenities within a short drive or bike ride. The home was stocked with all of the things you would find in a year-round home so there wasn't anything that we needed to bring otherwise that isn't stated in the property amenity list. The outdoor shower is a must in the cape and we took advantage of it everyday. With a small child it was very nice to have it to wash off after the beach. The neighborhood was very friendly and felt very safe. We had amazing weather and will be back in the years to come! Thank you Karen for sharing your charming home with us, we are very happy to have found it!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely garden retreat, So close to bay beach

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite feature of the cottage was the garden. The flowering plants, house and canopy created a uniquely private outdoor room. It was great starting each day sipping coffee at the outdoor table watching the many birds and chipmunks that visited the feeder. Our teenagers spent hours reading in the hammock.

We've always loved the flats of the bay beaches at low tide. But we also enjoyed the supplied inflatable lounge chairs to float in the waters when the beach disappeared at high tide.

The cottage itself is cozy, clean and well supplied. Karen checked in with us on the second day, just to make sure everything was OK.

The cottage is located in the northern part of Eastham, very close to the peaceful town of Wellfleet. The bike trail is a little over a mile away and the ocean side beaches are just a few miles away, making for an easy bike ride. We would definitely love to stay here for our next visit to the Cape.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Relaxing Place, Perfect for a family

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this house, very close walk to private bay beach. The grounds were wonderful and provided hours of entertainment for my little kids, chasing butterflies, inspecting bugs and plants. We had everything we needed from coffee filters to outdoor furniture and even a shed to lock our bikes in. Also very close to Rt 6 and the ocean beaches. I would recommend this house to anyone couples, families etc. It was very quiet and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing about your lovely holiday. The house is located less than a mile from Rt 6.
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Nearest Airport
25.9 Miles
Provincetown or Logan
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Outer break
Nearest Ferry
25.35 Miles
Provincetown or Hyannis
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Providence or Boston
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Art Galleries, mini-golf, cape cod rail trail with roller blade rentals


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $600

If the tenant prefers to pay for rental/cleaning fee by credit card or paypal, the tenant will pay for the percentage (usually 3.0 percent) by paying through that method. This is the "non eCheck" fee. Other methods, including international fees and transfers may incur an additional charge.

The security deposit is only subjected to the 3.0 % in the unlikely event that damage is incurred.

If you would like to pay via eCheck, I will reimburse that automatically incurred amount of $71 directly when the security deposit is returned.
If you would like to communicate with me directly before you book via the website try: DrKGlad a t gee male d o t c.

Cancellation for any reason may result in forfeiture of the total rental amount, In case of cancellation, Owners will make every attempt to rent the property, but only if successful will the rental amount be returned. In case of cancellation and re-rental, any paid deposit amount will be returned minus a $100 administrative fee.

This supersedes the above: Security deposit is returned within 30 days of tenant's departure.

During the cool months, a small fuel surcharge and/or fuel security deposit may apply.

Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of one-half of the rent and the signed lease.

If the tenant prefers to pay rentals other than by a check, i.e. credit card, paypal or other transfer method, including international fees and transfers, the tenant will pay for the percentage and fee incurred by paying through that method.

The second half of the rental fee plus a security deposit of $600 is due 6 weeks prior to your arrival. A $120 cleaning fee is added to the rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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