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20 Steps To The Beach! Great Swimming. Explore Cape Cod National Seashore.

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


About the property

Mayo Beach. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Outdoor Shower. Kayaks Included.

Great location across from Mayo Beach! Great sandy South-facing for swimming, boating, exploring.

This renovated cottage still retains it's 'Olde Cape Cod' charm with original wood floors, an open layout, and exposed beam ceilings.

Kitchen has full-sized appliances and all necessary cooking equipment.

Bathroom has a ceramic tiled floor with a shower - no tub.

One bedroom has a Queen bed.

One bedroom has a Full bed.

One bedroom has 2 Twin beds.

Outdoor shower.

2 Kayaks are included.

Guests are encouraged to explore the Cape Cod National Seashore - a 20 minute kayak ride.

Picnic table.

Gas grill.

High tide - great swimming.

Low tide - time to explore.

Great place for young children!

More Details

Property Manager
Isaac Shub
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Isaac Shub

My parents, the owners of Old Salt, live in Connecticut. My aunt and uncle own a summer home nearby. It's nice for the adults and the kids - the cousins - to have Wellfleet as our family vacation destination. We've been coming here for over 30 years! Most of my time is spent in Brooklyn, NY, where I work in magazine journalism.

Isaac Shub purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Isaac Shub chose Wellfleet

Originally one of the Barefoot by the Beach cottages, Old Salt was converted to individual ownership in 2010. At that time, the cottage was renovated with new wiring, new plumbing, all-electric heat, new kitchen, new bathroom, new windows and window screens. The original random width pine floors were refinished and the exposed beam ceiling gives it a spacious 'Olde Cape Cod' feeling.

What makes this cottage unique

Recent upgrades: we've added a sliding glass door in the kitchen that opens onto a wood deck, and also a half bath with washer/dryer. 20 Steps to the Beach!


Wellfleet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , washer/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 (double bed) has new half bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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20 Steps To The Beach! Great Swimming. Explore Cape Cod National Seashore.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Old Salt Cottage beauty!

  • 5 of 5

Our annual vacation in Wellfleet ,at Old Salt Cottage was amazing! The cottage was beautifully maintained and the location is priceless! Hearing the peaceful waters on the bay every night was wonderful. The cottage is in walking distance to wonderful dining, galleries and shops , along with the incredible scenery of the Mayo beach area. We loved sitting on the deck overlooking the bay. Thank you for having us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mike F

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful five day experience staying at the Old Salt cottage in Wellfleet. The cottage is very comfortable and has all the amenities my wife and I could ask for. The beach and beautiful sunsets are literally a few steps from the door. My wife loved the included kayaks. Wellfleet is a great town with wonderful restaurants and at the start of the Cape Cod Rail Trail. And oh-- those Wellfleet oysters!! Hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Salt - Wellfleet, MA

  • 5 of 5

My wife an I recently stayed at Old Salt for six days. What a wonderful cottage. Very comfortable and convenient to all of Wellfleet. The beach is literally 20 steps from the front door. We could not have been more pleased with Old Salt, and will stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD USA

Great Cape Cod vacation

  • 5 of 5

Wellfleet is a perfect base for your Cape Cod vacation. The beaches, the ponds, the trails plus so much more offers families a nice mix of activities. The bay side beach was great for swimming and kayaking. Old Salt is a comfortable cottage with a well stocked kitchen, and comfortable beds. The kayaks and outdoor shower were nice additions. Many excellent restaurants within walking distance. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Salt, Wellfleet

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed swimming daily in the warm bay with access right across the street. Great view and kayaktrips across the waters. We didn't go far to find fantastic dining, could have walked there. Heard concerts and plays for free under the stars a block away. Drove minutes away to see and experience wonderful sunsets. Ate lobster at home and played games with the family. Nice cottage, wifi, tv, nice kitchen, outdoor shower and clothesline.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY, USA

Comfortable, homey, and right on the bay – a perfect seaside cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Cape Cod seashore has always been one of my favorite places, and this idyllic location right on the harbor allowed for such easy access to daily swims in the warm water, kayak jaunts to Great Island, walks to the pier, and bike rides to town. The best thing about a spot like this is everyone can do their own thing for part of the day, but reconvene throughout the day. The kitchen, grill, bathroom, outdoor shower, and bedrooms were all good condition and made the stay very comfortable. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Logan Boston
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Chequessett Yacht and Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Bookstore , Pearl
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended

A short walk to Wellfleet Pier for restaurants, ice cream, a fish market, art gallery. Fishing excursions, rent a sailboat, picnic tables by the beach, and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Changeover Cleaning $155

Weekly rates are as posted.
Because of numerous variables, stays of less than a week are by quote.
VRBO's 'daily rate' is just the weekly rate divided by 7. We do not have control over that number.
For a weekend or less than a week stay, please ask for a quote and we will respond quickly.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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