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A NEW CAPE EXPERIENCE! Custom, 2 Master BR Suites, Central AC, Concierge

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Master Bedroom Suites, Central AC, Within Walking Distance To Village.

PLEASE NOTE: We are presently on Hawaiian Pacific time which will reflect in response time but WE WILL RESPOND! Thanks!

The house concept features a first floor open-living plan with high ceilings and spaciousness, grounded by the beauty of redbirch hardwood floors. Full of light and warmth, the space allows for a window reading area, long dining table and chairs for 6 and a TV area with CABLE, DVD and music dock. WiFi/High speed internet is included.

A well equipped kitchen offers a Wolf convection oven and cooktop, large capacity refrigerator, D/W and 4 workstations to make sharing meal prep easy and uncongested. A multitude of glassware, dinner ware and utensils make an attractive dining experience. A variety of small appliances are provided for your use.

A half bath with separate laundry facility adjacent to entry foyer leads to outdoor deck with shower.

There is a custom stone patio just off the kitchen with dining table, umbrella and seating for 6. You have the option of propane or charbrick grills.

The house features entries on all sides.

The second floor delights with 2 mirrored Master Suites designed for couples or singles who enjoy travel together or for the small family. (Please note: The suites are designed with adults in mind).


Each bedroom is spacious and full of light, queen sized beds and window seating. Walk-in closets lead to custom baths with double wash basins and curbless walk-in showers. TOWELS AND LINENS ARE PROVIDED.

Parking for 2 vehicles. outdoor shed is available for bike, kayak, beach-gear storage.

Wellfleet's Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) program encourages recycling and an awareness of the trash we generate.

We provide a compost, labeled recycling bins, and PAYT trash bags. Your refuse will be collected.

We ask that you please recycle.

Jill Thomas, property manager/concierge will be on site in separate living quarters with entrance at rear of house. She'll be available to answer any questions, help set you in the right direction or give you some inside scoop! Jill is here to accommodate you OR to provide you total privacy.

We brought back with us from our life in Hawaii the tradition of removing outer foot wear before entering the home. We hope that this idea is welcoming!

Thanks for considering our home as your vacation home-away-from home....if you so choose, we hope you'll enjoy FIFTY FIVE as much we do!

More Details


Wellfleet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refrain from rearranging or taking furniture outdoors. You're welcome to beach chairs in the shed.
  • No RVs, tents or any type of camping is permitted on the property. No washing of vehicles is permitted.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Separate laundry facility/access outer shower deck.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Custom bath with double sink vanity and curbless shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Custom bath with double sink vanity and curbless shower.
  • Ted is a master tile mason and the baths are all custom design and installation.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Eastwing Master Bedroom Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Westwing Master Bedroom Suite
  • The house features 2 Master Bedroom Suites so that there's no 'drawing of straws' to see who gets the Master! Each suite has a queen bed with non-allergenic pillows (no feather) and walk-in closet with private bath. Wooded view.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Local Activities Guide/ Local Map/ Local Restaurant Guide/ Mosquito Magnet/ Basic Soaps/ Cooler/Beach Thermos/ Beach Chairs


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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A NEW CAPE EXPERIENCE! Custom, 2 Master BR Suites, Central AC, Concierge
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased when we walked through the door. The house was charming, warm, inviting and spotless! The owners thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable - so comfortable that we were content to just stay in the house and enjoy it! They left thorough information about the beach permit process, recommended things to do and instructions on the various appliances. We cannot wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed our home, Tracy, and hope to see you next year! Thanks for taking the time to comment...and for 5 Stars!
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Hampshire England U'K.

A perfect home.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to our home in the U.K. after a 2 week holiday in the USA, touring New York State and Cape Cod.

We spent 8 wonderful days in Shelly and Ted's home and this was our third consecutive stay here in 3 years and we think that fact alone shows how much we love it here.

This wonderful home is pristine and perfect. It is comfortable,warm, spotlessly clean and blissfully peaceful. It is set in a lovely garden.....Shelly and Ted are clearly keen gardeners !.....with lots of flowers, shrubs and trees.

55 is situated well back from a quiet lane on the edge of the town of Wellfleet and as the weather was so lovely, we started most mornings eating our breakfast outside at the tables and chairs on the beautifully laid patio. One morning a small bunch of wild turkeys just moseyied on through on their way to the forest ! We ignored them and they us !

Inside the house is furnished with care and love. Rather than eat out in local restaurants, we cooked here on two evenings and being Brits marvelled at Shelly's luxury kitchen with it's massive fridge/freezer and incredible oven and cooker.

What more can we say. We slept well here and the two bathrooms and showers in the two separate bedrooms are fabulous .

We simply cannot praise this home enough. Shelly and Ted are lovely kind folk who are easy and kind to deal with. As is their daughter Jill who is there to help if needed but never seen.

Add to all the above the fact that the cottage is situated in Wellfleet which in our opinion is the loveliest town on the Cape and perfect for exploring the outer tip all the way to P-town. Wonderful deserted ( in the Autumn ) beaches only a few minutes walk away and 2 great restaurants within 5 minutes drive. Dined several evenings at Blackfish in Truro and P B's just off the Highway.

So thankyou dear Shelly and Ted for allowing us to stay again in your perfect home. we do know it's yours but just for a week or so each Autumn we pretend we are 2 old Cape Codders and it's ours !

We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Min and Frank! We're tickled that you love FIFTY FIVE and are comfortable "Cape Codders" whilst staying in Wellfleet !! Having you return is our indication of satisfaction and our only regret is that we missed seeing you this year, probably by mere minutes! Until next year....Thank you!
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A solid beauty

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfortable and conveniently located.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very nice home!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, fully equipped, and close to Wellfleet center. Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, David and Karen...we appreciate your 5 Star review!
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New York,NY

One of the best!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at "55". The house is spotless, the beds are comfy, and it's oh so quiet too!

Everything you need is here! It's close to town and the beaches. Biking and restaurants are convenient as well.

Will come back again, for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so delighted to have you back, Gary, and hope to see you again! Thanks for caring for our home... you are always welcomed!
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Beautifully appointed, yet ultra cozy

  • 5 of 5

My family has been vacationing in Wellfleet for 5 consecutive summers, and this summer we landed a gem of a rental! My wife and I aren't overly discerning renters, but with 2 children in the 9-12 range we cherish amenities that usually prioritize function over form, but we pleasantly got both here. Located about 1 mile from the Wellfleet town center (food markets, ice cream shops, liquor store, etc), the house featured a main floor with a large foyer entrance (to prep all your gear for beach excursions) and walked into a modern open kitchen concept (all new appliances, tiling, pendant lighting, and island wifes fave feature) that flowed into the dining room/living room (flatscreen with cable/dvd), and had access points to a half bath/laundry-room (new front loading washer/dryer), and to the outdoor patio (which made shuttling food and drinks outside easy). The outdoor patio had a gas grill with plenty of dining and lounge space, and nicely manicured grounds. The upstairs featured 2 master bedroom suites, with a walk in closet that walked into the bathroom (all new with marble counters), and a walk in shower. Now the amenities that really make life cozy and comfortable: Central AC; WiFi; a kitchen that was fully stocked with kitchenware (pots, pans, cutting boards/knives, silverware, glassware, plateware, misc spices, and misc utensils); super fast ice maker; dishwasher; bed linens and pillows; bath towels; and lastly an outdoor shower. If I sound impressed, I was, and I highly recommend this as a beautiful Wellfleet summer rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your great review, Anthony! We love to hear that FIFTY FIVE suited your personal preferences and hope you'll bring your family back next summer!
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Ted and Shelly Thomas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

About Ted and Shelly Thomas

We met on The Cape and have enjoyed living in Wellfleet for over 30 years.

Our interests lie in the arts, architecture, travel, food, hiking, biking, kayaking and the well-being of man and Mother Earth.

Newly 'retreaded', after maintaining a successful ceramic tile and stone business for 35 years, we built FIFTY FIVE with couples in mind.

Ted and Shelly Thomas purchased this house in 2013

Why Ted and Shelly Thomas chose Wellfleet

The quintessential New England village filled with beauty, life and talents, unpretentiousness and general open-mindedness, Wellfleet is the essence of community. Wellfleet has been the destination for artists and literaries, beachcombers, surfers and nature lovers for generations.

The existence of the Cape Cod National Seashore along with The Wellfleet Audubon Sanctuary allows for the preservation of natural beauty and is there for your enjoyment. The many ocean and bay beaches, fresh water ponds, maritime history, galleries, fine restaurants and, in particularly, the shellfish industry and specifically, OYSTERS give Wellfleet a flavor to savor!

What makes this house unique

Built with ease-of-living in mind, the open floor plan and an entrance on all sides, high ceilings and natural light provide spaciousness. The outdoor patio is an extension of the living space.


The lower/back patio is not for tenant use. This is Jill's space).

Mirrored Master Bedroom Suites and central air conditioning provide maximum comfort.

A short walk into the village, 10' drive to the ocean, or hop on your bicycle and explore!


Cape Cod National Seashore
"70% of Wellfleet is within the Cape Cod National Seashore! Miles of pristine, undeveloped ..."
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
"Not just your run-of-the-mill theatre. Plenty of talented acting in an intimate venue!"
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
"Wine tours and tastings. They now have a signature RUM!"
Atlantic Spice Company
"Gather gourmet take-home gifts for yourself and friends....teas, herbs, spices, cookware and..."
Hatch's Fish Market
"Fresh as you can get! Local fish, clams, oysters, and lobster. Fruit and produce available ..."
Moby Dick's
"The food is great and it's the cleanest, best run, BYOB on the Outer Cape! Don't mind the lo..."
Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre
"Huge Sunday Flea of a handfull of Drive-Ins left in the USA! Get there early..."
"Top Notch! Don't leave the Cape without dining at Blackfish....a gourmet culinary delight!"
Wellfleet Town Pizza
"Great pizza! Try the Clams Casino for a real Cape Cod pizza experience!"
Wellfleet Historical Society
"Informative, fun and FULL of Wellfleet History"
Wellfleet Public Library Central Library
"A FIVE STAR LIBRARY! Check into the ongoing Summer Programs! Within walking distance from F..."
Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Boston Logan, Providence TF Green, Hyannis
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Winslow's Tavern/ Lighthouse/ Bookstore/ Pearl
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Provincetown Fast Ferry, MV/ACK Steamship
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Chequessett Yacht and Country Club
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Boston MA / Providence RI
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 6 State Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Winslow's/ Pearl/ Moby Dick's/ Wicked Oyster
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ocean, bay & harbor, fresh water ponds, Mayo Beach
Car: recommended

This home is within minutes of all Wellfleet has to offer and an ideal location to explore the Outer Cape.

70% of Wellfleet is Cape Cod Nat'l Seashore.

Enjoy immaculate beaches and serene fresh water ponds, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, extensive paved and unpaved biking trails, tennis, ballpark, basketball court, fitness centers, all within short driving distance.

Whale and seal watching, winery, galleries galore, fine/casual dining, historic home and lighthouse tours, cinemas, theatre venues...right in Wellfleet as well as neighboring Truro and Provincetown.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall, our thriving community center and The Wellfleet Public Library support a multitude of year round programs.


The Cape is shaped like an arm. The part of the arm closest to the mainland is called the 'upper cape' and the end farthest from the mainland is referred to as the 'lower cape' or 'outer cape'. This is admittedly a little counter-intuitive since much of the 'lower cape' is actually north of the 'upper cape'. Remember Cape Cod has been shaped by the ocean on all sides and it’s really just a large sand bar!

'Upper' Cape towns include Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee, and Sandwich. 'Mid' Cape towns include Barnstable, Brewster, Dennis, Harwich, and Yarmouth. 'Lower' Cape towns include Chatham, Eastham, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet.

Also in the area are the Islands of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands including Cuttyhunk.

Our Best Cape Cod Travel Tips

Best Times to Drive to Cape Cod in Season

•Sunday - Thursday

•Fridays before 2 pm or after 9 pm

•Saturdays before 8 am or after 2 pm

Times to Avoid:

•Fridays 2-9 pm

•Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

50% of rental fee ($1550.00) is due IMMEDIATELY upon reservation. Rental balance ($1,550.00) PLUS $500.00 security check, is due 30 days prior to chosen date of arrival. SECURITY DEPOSIT WILL BE RETURNED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF DEPARTURE PROVIDED NO DAMAGES OCCUR.
CHECK IN: 3pm. CHECK OUT: 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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