Beautiful Waterfront 2 Vacation Homes as One. on Great Pond in Wellfleet(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Summer: 2 houses as one. 4 bedrooms. Off Season: 1 house. 2-3 bedrooms.
The compound sits on a knoll above your own private beach on Great Pond-- pristine, freshwater, sandy bottomed, warm and swimmable in the Cape Cod National Seashore. It is surrounded by pine forest and is just a few steps down to the pond. It is within walking distance to the ocean (about 1 mile).
The second is to spend a summer week in this lovely home.This wonderful “two vacation homes as one" is available to rent in its entirety for any week May through October. It is a perfect vacation spot for a large family, two families or a multigenerational family gathering. We call the original cottage the “Summer Side” and the newer house the” Big House”. There are 2 homes connected by a hallway creating two fully equipped vacation homes in one. One side is the original cottage. The other side is a newer, insulated and heated house.
Third, in the off season (November thru May), is to stay in the insulated, heated house that can be rented as a 2 or 3 bedroom house. The price is about $200- $250 per night in the off season. This lovely home is only one of three that are available to rent on Great Pond in the summer and the only one available to rent in the off season.
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The Summer Side is the original cottage and the Big House was added on in the 80’s. There is a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 and ½ bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms, multiple decks off living rooms and bed rooms and a huge screened porch. There is lots of space for privacy or communal gatherings. It feels like that magical place where sky and water touch. For those who love to swim, this home is a paradise. A new wooden stairway leads directly to the cottage's private sandy swimming beach: ideal for swimming, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and kayaking. The pond is about 1/3 mile across and many folks “swim laps” daily. There is a kayak, a canoe, and an inflated rubber boat for you to enjoy. Also, there is a raft that is anchored about 40 feet from the shore which is a fun place for kids to play and adults to sunbath.
The Summer Side was originally built in the 1920s as a Girl Scout camp. It is the original cottage that is now connected to the Big House. It is closed up in the off season because it isn’t insulated. It has been renovated and expanded through the years by its owners. It is now a semi-detached 2 bedroom cottage. It is more rustic than the Big House as the only shower is outside and there is no land line or TV. There is wireless internet. The light-filled Queen master- bedroom has glass sliders on two sides leading to a private deck that faces the morning sunrise (a favorite place for breakfast, reading, sunbathing or just relaxing). The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. There is a fully equipped kitchen. A new gas log fireplace in the open floor plan living room/dining room/kitchen adds ambiance and heat on cool mornings and evenings. There is a futon in the living room for the occasional guest. A large screened-in porch overlooking the pond runs the entire length of the cottage. It is the perfect spot to have an afternoon nap or a glass of wine and dinner, or read a favorite book in the evening.
The Big House is winterized and has central heat. There are more amenities here such as a satellite TV and DVD player, internet, land line and washer/dryer. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms (one with tub/shower and one with shower), fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and living room with gas log heater/fireplace. The king bed master bedroom has an en suite bathroom. There are sliding doors that open onto a private deck. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds. The sun filled living room has sliding doors across the entire pond side that open onto a large deck. The dining room has wonderful views of the pond from three sides. You almost feel as if you are outside when you sit at the dining room table any season of the year.
All of the benefits of Wellfleet (fine dining, fascinating art galleries, unique shops for clothing and jewelry, Bayside sunsets, clamming, miniature golf, iconic drive-in and flea market, nature walks, bike trails and ocean swimming) are within 10 minutes by car or bicycle from this lovely home yet it remains a quiet place of rest and renewal. After a busy day of ocean swimming or biking or gallery-hopping, it's always special to return to the serenity of Great Pond.
The off season has many wonderful aspects to offer as well. There are always a few restaurants open as they rotate closing dates. You can enjoy Bayside sunsets and pond side sunrises. Beautiful nature walks in the woods or bay or ocean, are within 10 minutes by car or bicycle from this lovely home. Curl up by the fireplace with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a peaceful day by the pond.
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Member since: 2008
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Living Room:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 22 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 25 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 30 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 8 - Jan 6, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $400
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
This is a Saturday to Saturday rental.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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There is something for everyone in Wellfleet no matter what the season.
Wellfleet is an quaint, old (it's 250 birthday celebration was in 2013), charming fishing village.
There are two famous spots to visit. The Beachcomber Bar and Restaurant is one of the most unusual and famous ocean side bars on the East coast. It is housed in what used to be the Cahoon's Hollow Life Saving Station. .And the Wellfleet drive-in is one of a few remaining working drive-in's in America. Besides great movies (usually double features), there is also a fun flea market there in the summer where you can find antique treasures, discount clothing and bargains of every kind.
There are wonderful sea food restaurants some with harbor views. There are shops and art galleries galore.
You can swim in pristine kettle ponds, body or board surf in the ocean or sail in the bay. You can ride your bike on the bike trail or on sand roads through the woods. Or you can just sit and read on the beach.
In the off season you can walk the ocean beach and only see waves and birds. You can look out over Great Pond and know you are the only folks there. You can drive to Orleans in 20 minutes because there is no traffic. You can enjoy restaurants with out lines to get in. You can read a book by the fire.
Yes, there is something for everyone in Wellfleet.
Year Purchased: 1950
About the owner: My brother and I grew up spending summers in this cottage when it was just one room and had no electricity or running water. We swam and sailed in the pond all day or played on the sandy beach or in the pine woods. It was a wonderful way to spend childhood summers.
Why the Owner Chose Wellfleet, MA, USA:
My great grandfather was the Methodist Minister in Wellfleet. It has been a family gathering spot for 4 generations.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because there are 2 houses connected by a hallway, there are lots of private areas as well as communal areas.The screened in porch is one of the unique features of the Summer Side. It extends across one entire side of the cottage. It overlooks the pond and is surrounded by pine trees. There is a picnic table for dining on, comfortable chairs for reading in and a couch for napping. On warm nights it's a wonderful place for reading and visiting. The Big House has the tv and the big living room to gather in the evenings.
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View of house from pond. Location, location, location
Imagine having your morning coffee here!
Big House: King bedroom
Big House master bathroom
Summer Side open space living room/dining room
Big House decks off living room and king bedroom.
Big House dining room.
Summerside twin bed room.
Summer Side bathroom.
Summer Side private deck off Queen bedroom.
Playing on Great Pond private beach. The canoe is available for you to use.
Colvin family gathering in kitchen of Big House
Relaxing with a good book down by the water.
Big House: fully stocked kitchen.
Pond view from Big House King bedroom with sliding doors onto deck.
Big House twin bedroom.
Summer Side new, fully stocked kitchen.
Summer Side living room with new gas log fireplace.
Summer Side Queen bedroom with walk out sliding doors onto private deck.
Big House guest bathroom.
Out door shower.
Summer Side: huge screened in porch.
Relaxing and enjoying private beach...just steps away from compound.
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