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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Beds 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)


EVERYONE SAYS THIS IS A PLACE TO RELAX, REJUVENATE AND TO BECOME INSPIRED. So you can let us know what you think when you come for a visit.

Our home is smack dab in the center of the old village with nice views of Duck Creek - a tidal salt water eco system with plenty of coastal bird sightings. We are minutes away from sandy beaches on foot & by car. Restaurants and entertainment venues are a short walk from our home so you don't need a car. Our Perennial Garden Patio overlooking a tidal creek is a nice perch for having morning coffee or afternoon cocktails.

One of the first houses built by the early settlers around 1780 we've done our best to preserve the charm of yesteryear - rustic yet comfortable to support the way we live today.

—Sleeps 2

—Spectacular WATERVIEWS

—Walk to restaurants & entertainment venues.

—Minutes away from beaches on foot & by car.

— Perennial Garden Patio overlooking Duck Creeke

— way comfortable beds

— fully-equipped / efficiency kitchen

— high-speed wifi

— air conditioning

— gas grill

— 27" high definition TV

— 140+ channels

— architectural antiquity dating back to the late 1700s

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF WELLFLEET, OUR 18th CENTURY ANTIQUE FULL CAPE called a "Double House" during the 1700s is one of the most photographed properties in town! Situated in the 'Town Center' conservation area we offer immediate access to historic Duck Creeke. Abundant with aquatic wildlife and shoreline birds this tidal saltwater inlet is perfect for kayaking at high tide.

STRONG TIES TO ARTISTS' COLONY — This historical property was the site location of a proud history and gathering spot for members of the art world to share good times.

FEWER THAN 50 STEPS TO UNCLE TIM'S (walking) BRIDGE will set your journey across to Hamblin Island and all the way to Chipman’s Cove by footpath along the creeke at lowtide. Be sure to stop along the way to sign the Bench Book quietly waiting for the unsuspecting passerby inspired by the open salt air and visual beauty. You will love the soft, sinuous landscape as you explore the pastoral outdoors in a truly picturesque setting.

THE SHIP'S BELL SETS A NAUTICAL MOOD for you as it chimes from the Congregational Church bell tower much like it did onboard ships at sea since the early part of the 15th century. Our guests have found the experience both soothing and curious.

WELLFLEET IS KNOWN FOR IT’S OYSTERS, ART GALLERIES and critically acclaimed theater. Experience spectacular sunsets and a romantic beach fire on the bay. Walk to gourmet restaurants, fresh fish markets and village shopping. Yoga studios, massage therapists and acupuncturists are conveniently located right here in the neighborhood for both relaxing and recharging your spirit and soul.

OUR HOME IS A SHORT STROLL TO MAYO BEACH, THE HARBOR AND MAIN STREET in Wellfleet Center where you can spend your time swimming, playing tennis, basketball or listening to free live music events at Baker’s Field Tent. Wellfleet is brimming with entertainment at numerous venues throughout town all summer long. We boast an outstanding public library, host to poets, scholars, historians and classical musicians who offer us insight into their life’s work during the season long schedule.

HOP IN THE CAR FOR QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO WELLFLEET'S UNIQUE KETTLE PONDS, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, the Audubon Society and magnificent ocean beaches along the Cape Cod National Seashore occupying 61% of Wellfleet's total landmass.


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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017



BRENDA purchased this house in 1978

Why BRENDA chose Cape Cod

We live at the beach—ocean and bayside. We are Home to a 100 year old Artists' Colony with Galleries, Music, and Cutting Edge Theater. Oyster farming is one of our coveted industries, a practice dating back to Ancient Romans in 1st century BC. Our kettle ponds formed by glaciers 15k years ago offer fresh water swimming.

What makes this house unique

The Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay-side beaches offer a unique and wide range of shoreline ecosystems for the nature enthusiast.

61% of Wellfleet is protected conservation land with the Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean flanking the un-interupted shorelines on the east and west side of town. And, we are right next door to the hustle of Provincetown - a perfect day trip to make during your stay.

Duck Creeke

Great Island

Wellfleet Harbor & Pier

MA Audubon Society

Cape Cod National Seashore

Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater

Wellfleet Library

Wellfleet Historical Society

Preservation Hall

Pamet Theater

Wellfleet Oysters

Wellfleet Oyster Festival

Coastal Cuisine

Sight seeing

Beach combing

Bird watching

Deep sea/surf/pier fishing

Whale watching



Drive In -- operating on the forearm of The Cape since 1957 serving as a venue for a Flea Market during the day

Beach forests

Autumn foliage


The Wellfleet Historical Society will put you in touch with stories about our early settlers...The Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses the entire ocean side of Wellfleet...Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary has over 600 acres of pines, moors, and salt marsh...The Mass. Audubon Society offers wildlife tours of the sanctuary, and nature programs...The Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bayside beaches offer a unique and wide range of shoreline ecosystems for the nature enthusiast...Go on a Whale Watch...Dune Tour....Ride a turn of the century Schooner...Have a beach fire...Eat oysters...The 10th Annual Wellfeet Oyster Festival is scheduled for October 15 & 16th...Sign up for this year's Oyster Shuckoff! Enjoy coastal cuisine...Let us tell you about our favorite restaurants!!

Chequessett Yacht & Country Club is a nine hole semi-links golf course with separate tees...

We are centrally located...Provincetown is 20 minutes away...Chatham is 30 minutes away...


Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Renters bring sheets & towels
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our home is located in an 'In Town' Conservation Area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Second stay here, after 4 years. Newly impressed with owner and house.

  • 5 of 5

Had a short preseason stay in Wellfleet, in which we found time for several conversations with owner Brenda. Discovered some common interests in local history, woodworking and the detective work in researching historic structures. Brenda graciously showed us the almost entirely original details of her own quarters in the small 18th century building, including two working fireplaces. We also compared notes on another very early house in Wellfleet, which I would like to research further. Our other activities were slightly weather constrained, and our time spent talking house history was as enjoyable as anything else during our stay. We are definitely not waiting another four years for a revisit.

Frank & Helen Connally

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, welcoming, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Love staying at The Garret. It is always a great experience. Warm, welcoming, immaculate accomodation. Convenient to restaurants, shops and bus transportation. Uncle Tim's bridge is across the road. Beautiful to walk across and venture. Brenda is the best hostess. The Cherry Stone Gallery is on the premises. Just a wonderful experience in all.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Cozy 18th Century Antique Garret

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I spent 5 wonderful nights at this property. Upon greeting us, Brenda shared her wealth of knowledge regarding Wellfleet and the surrounding area. The garret has an eclectic style, is maintained beautifully & includes all the needed amenities. There was one small husband is tall, over 6' and he had a few challenges because of the slanted roof. However, that did not stop us from fully enjoying our stay. At night, with the windows open, we were blissfully serenaded by local tree frogs and crickets. Wellfleet is home to some of the most delicious oysters anyone could want and we could walk to many local restaurants to enjoy them. Communing with nature is easy here. Access to the bay, ocean, hiking/biking trails, dunes, fresh water ponds & salt marshes allows the visitor endless ways to have small or large adventures.

We hope to return to the “garret” in the future & we highly recommend this property to all.

Peggi & Rick / South Burlington, VT

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic getaway in Wellfleet

  • 5 of 5

What more can we say? Our stay at the garret was very special. The artistic furnishings in the garret provided a beautiful, warm, welcoming feeling. Brenda, our gracious host was most welcoming upon our arrival. She provided us with a wealth of information about the town including food recommendations, history, etc. (all were accurate). The location of the home is absolutely beautiful and it is located at the foot of an historic footbridge that leads to a lovely trail for hiking and cycling. Convenience is the key phrase for the location of the garret. You can walk easily to local restaurants and shops. Beautiful sunsets abound in this location. We hope to return to this beautiful place again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classy and cute, right on the water

  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent three nights in this creekside garret. The thoughtfully chosen antique chairs and fainting couch were a great change from the usual mass-produced vacation chic that most rentals by the beach are awash in. The location is unbeatable: Everything in Wellfleet was in walking distance, and it was so relaxing to be able to go dinner or coffee or hop up to the library without getting in the car. And in the evenings, we could walk right across the wooden footbridge to take in the sunset, watch the tide roll in, or gawk at thousands of stars. The ocean with its majestic dunes and watchful seals was a quick car ride away, as were the wild walking trails of Great Island. The garret's kitchen was entirely adequate, and my partner, who is 6'0", was fine with the sloping ceilings.

We had many splendid meals on the trip, including enormous breakfast burritos at Box Lunch and a fine salmon at the Wicked Oyster, but the best meal was easily Blackfish in Truro--which, if memory serves, was Brenda's excellent recommendation. Speaking of which, Brenda was an excellent host--helpful at the outset and then left us to our own devices. A memorable and rejuvenating getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for Kayak Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week with Brenda and Sally in their Garret in Wellfleet. It was the perfect launching point for our daily kayaking trips. We were able to launch the kayaks right across the street into the creek (as long as we minded the tides!). The Garret is located on the second floor of a beautiful, yellow-painted antique cape that is set across from the picturesque walking bridge in Wellfleet center. The Garret is nicely furnished and equipped, very clean and well-maintained. We appreciated the comfortable bed and luxury linens. The space is sunny with many windows looking out into the trees (and nice quality darkening shades). The air conditioning worked well to cool down when needed. There is a small but very adequate kitchen area that suited us well for breakfast and light meals when we didn't eat out at the many good nearby restaurants. Brenda is a gracious, helpful host - we enjoyed getting to know her. The town center location is nice especially if you appreciate being able to leave your car behind as it is an easy walk to the grocery store, the pier and other town amenities. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 5.7%

$ non taxable CLEANING FEE. We separate this from the rental fee to pass savings on to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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