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Private Ryder Pond Family Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ryder Pond steps from Home - Summer Happiness is swimming in Kettle Ponds!!

Enjoy your Cape Cod vacation in Wellfleet/South Truro in our Beautiful home with Private beach access to Ryder Pond. 4 plus acres surround this lovely home to give you privacy and space. Large fields to chase fireflys with the kids - Swim, kayak, canoe, row, SUP or fish steps from the back door. Close to Wellfleet center and marina, short drive to the world famous Wellfleet & Truro ocean & bay beaches. Since our property is located in Wellfleet & Truro you are able to purchase beach stickers for either Wellfleet or Truro town beaches - your choice. Brick patio with outside fireplace.

Katherine & Mike Winkler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

Why Katherine & Mike Winkler chose Truro

Beautiful Farmhouse

Ryder Pond


Lot Size

What makes this house unique

Private Pond Access to Ryder Pond with private floating dock,water side deck and private sandy pond beach

4 acres of fields and woods within the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Beach stickers available for both Wellfleet & Truro town beaches

Canoe and row boat provided


Truro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Clothes Washer & Dryer
    Private Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen downstairs, Double Beds (1) Full upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) 5 twin beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Newly installed outdoor shower


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Private Ryder Pond Family Home
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews

Lovely old farmhouse on a gorgeous pond

  • 4 of 5

We had a really special time at Katherine and Mike's farmhouse. Other reviewers are right -- it's old, but for us that was actually nicer than some sleek new construction. It really feels like the old Cape here, and it's neat to be in a place with such history. Having the large private grounds is very nice. The pond is, of course, ideal. We swam constantly.

Katherine and Mike couldn't have been friendlier, responding to all our various needs and questions quickly, and going out of their way to ensure we were comfortable.

There are only a few drawbacks worth knowing about, all manageable in our experience: The kitchen is pretty tight for a large group, esp. one that cooks a lot. Since we cooked outside often it wasn't a huge deal. (They've recently renovated it, so it's quite a nice kitchen -- just small.) The bedroom layout might be awkward for some groups, since the two biggest rooms are connected. It's no problem if you all know each other well. Finally, the stairs are a bit narrow and steep, which could be an issue for elderly people or young kids, but we just put up a gate and we were fine. In all, these are fairly minor issues, expected in an older house, and nothing that outweighed the pleasure we got from it. They're the only reason we didn't give it 5 stars.

Anyway it's a truly special place run by lovely, warm people in a perfect environment. We definitely hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is located at t the end of a quiet private road, with amazing privacy outdoor patio and grill

  • 5 of 5

House is a 1790 farm house that lends it's charm to those who stay there. For those who love to swim, there is an amazing pond within a five minute walk from the house, which is equipped with a kayak, a dock and raft. For those who love fresh water swimming, this is your place to rent.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation spot! Biked to beach, swam in the warm pond steps from the beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous, private property was perfect for our family vacation! Located 15 minutes from Provincetown, we enjoyed --- biking to the beach in the morning, swimming in the warm, sandy-bottomed Cape Cod kettle pond or kayaking around the pond in the afternoon, drinking cocktails overlooking the pond on the dock watching the native birds and fish in the early evening, freshening up in the out door shower ( a total hit with the kids!! ) grilling sumptuous fish dinners purchased in Wellfleet ( via bike!) , jaunting after dinner to P-Town for gelato and people watching and FINALLY devouring late-night S'mores by the stately, outdoor fireplace. We all would stagger through the beautiful, historic Cape home to our charming rooms for great night's sleep! Katherine and Mike accommodated our specific requests and were available to answer questions. If you enjoy the outdoors and historic properties, this will be the perfect place for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect for pond lovers

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely wonderful to have access to this gorgeous pond without having to drive and park. We swam day and night and enjoyed the quirky historic house and especially the outdoor shower.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special place

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy pond swimming and unique homes with privacy, you will love this special place. Convenient to Wellfleet, Truro, and both bay and ocean beaches, you may also choose to never leave this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed yourselves!!
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Amazing Family Friendly Week on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a magical week at the Ryder Pond home. We were two families of four (so four adults and four children in total), and the kids loved the house, the surrounding property, the outdoor picnic area, showering outdoors every evening, and most of all swimming in the pristine pond. (Two of our kiddos are just learning to swim, and there is a shallow sandy area that was perfect for them, while the older kids could jump off the dock and splash around.) The house is a charming, historic structure (there are 18th-century deeds in the house), and the entire vacation felt like traveling to another era. We strongly recommend to other families--it worked well for our large group. The kitchen is small (as others have noted), but perfectly usable, and we grilled outdoors every evening in any case. The owners are very helpful and accessible. A gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Our property is located within Wellfleet & Truro - enabling beach stickers to either or both beautiful Wellfleet beaches or gorgeous Truro beaches!!!

Private setting within Cape Cod National Seashore. Only steps to pristine Ryder Pond. Large comfortable farmhouse with outside brick patio with a outdoor fireplace.


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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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