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BLUE SKIES ON THE HALF SHELL...where happy vacation memories begin!

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This one-of-a-kind cottage is among the most highly-rated vacation rentals on Cape Cod. Lovingly called “Blue Skies on the Half Shell,” it has earned all 5-star reviews from guests, including 28 ratings at the “outstanding property” level from guests who have booked their vacation through HomeAway and VRBO.

The cottage is set in a perfect location just 75 steps from Campground Beach on Cape Cod Bay. Every inch of it will remind you that you’re at the beach and on vacation. It has all the creature comforts discerning vacationers require: air conditioning and heating, Wi-Fi, hi-def expanded cable, a 32” flat screen TV, DVD/CD player and an MP3 connection, Weber gas grill, picnic table with umbrella, lounge chairs and large umbrella on a rolling base on the roof deck, beach chairs and umbrellas, even small wagons for your kids to bring toys to and from the beach.

The kitchen is fully equipped for meal prep. The bathroom has all updated fixtures including a glass-enclosed shower, although many guests love to use the large outdoor shower from late spring through mid autumn.

The screened porch is the perfect setting for relaxed reading or leisurely conversation, while the roof deck is the best place to view spectacular sunsets over Cape Cod Bay. Stargazing late into the evening will become one of your favorite pastimes.

A discount will be applied for rentals of two or more contiguous weeks. In June, July, August and September the cottage is rented for a minimum of seven nights (from Saturday to Saturday). Exceptions may be made for rentals in April, May, October and November.

Book “Blue Skies on the Half Shell” today and you can look forward to enjoying a vacation in one of the top-rated vacation rentals on Cape Cod.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 702 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Numerous sand toys provided. Small wagons also provided for children to load with beach toys for trips to the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    twin beds...moreless

  • Bed rails available for twin beds. Blankets and bed pillows provided. Towels/bed linens available to rent for additional $35 per person....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • All fixtures in bathroom are updated. Indoor shower is glass enclosed. Enclosed outdoor shower offers hot/cold water and includes a changing area, hand-held sprayer and rain shower head. Hair dryer is provided in bathroom. Stacked washer/dryer is located in bathroom. Laundry detergent and fabric softener are provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Sheet/towel rentals available for $35 per person

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Cape Cod arts, culture and history; children's books about the beach...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Puzzles, Rubik's cube, board games, cards...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded cable...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    32' flat screen with hi-def reception...moreless

  • Toys:

    Numerous sand toys and beach buckets provided along with small wagons for children to fill up and pull to the beach...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Numerous DVDs provided (mostly PG rated)...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    This property is on Campground Beach, owned and maintained by the town of Eastham. ...moreless

  • Beach View:

    Campground Beach is just steps away...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Atlantic Ocean is 3 miles away. It is easily reachable by car or bike. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck...moreless

  • Water View:

    Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Comfortable seating for 4 at kitchen island...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    New gas heater keeps cottage cozy and warm during spring and autumn....moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room:

    Recliner provided...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    For 2 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry detergent and fabric softener provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Wide variety of kitchen utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Full size...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, other spices provided for cooking. Foil and plastic wrap, plastic storage bags, paper plates and cups provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Roof deck provides lounge chairs, tables and large umbrella....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened porch provides comfortable Adirondack chairs plus additional seating for others...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Colorful seasonal perennial gardens surround the cottage...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill; full sized for family meals...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 28 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,000
Fall 2016
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$140 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900
Late Fall 2016
Oct 29 - Nov 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Fri, Sat, Sun
$850
Early Spring 2017
Apr 8 - Apr 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$130 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun
$800
Spring 2017
Apr 29 - May 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$135 $160
Fri, Sat, Sun
$875
Spring 2017
May 6 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$140 $170
Fri, Sat, Sun
$950
Spring 2017
May 13 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$160 $195
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000
Spring 2017
May 20 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,100
Memorial Day Week 2017
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,200
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400
Early Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400
Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,950
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500
Labor Day Week 2017
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600
Early Fall 2017
Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300
Fall 2017
Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,100
Fall 2017
Sep 30 - Oct 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$145 $190
Fri, Sat, Sun
$950
Fall 2017
Oct 21 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$140 $180
Fri, Sat, Sun
$900
Late Fall 2017
Nov 4 - Nov 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$110 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun
$750
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Security deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

-- $50 per week discount will be applied if renting for 2 or more consecutive weeks

-- Sheets/towels available to rent for $35 per person

-- Lodging taxes may be added to contract total at any time if enacted by the town of Eastham in 2017

-- 50% of rent is due within 10 days of receipt of contract; remaining 50% of rent plus security deposit plus cleaning fee is due 60 days before commencement of rental date

-- If booking within 60 days of rental date, full rent amount plus cleaning fee plus security deposit is due at time of booking.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hyannis, MA
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Local Break
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Captains, Brewster, MA
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 6
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Fairway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Campground Beach (town-owned)

Car: Necessary

Time spent on Cape Cod offers a wealth of timeless pleasures. A beautiful sandy hook surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound, the Cape offers the picturesque scenery of endless stretches of dune-fringed sandy beaches, peaceful bays and inlets, pristine marshlands, and charming historic towns and villages -- all in an ideal climate tempered by the Gulf Stream. As one of the country's most treasured resorts, Cape Cod combines its scenic beauty with a wonderful quality of life and a refreshingly relaxed, leisurely ambiance, yet it is in easy reach of the major metropolitan centers of Boston, Providence and New York City.

The New York Times has called Eastham 'Cape Cod's Little Secret.' The town offers visitors a quieter and less crowded environment than some of the more well known areas of the mid-Cape. Eastham offers two ocean beaches: Coast Guard Beach (consistently named one of the nation's Top 10 Beaches by The Travel Channel) and Nauset Light Beach. The red and white Nauset Lighthouse on Nauset Light Beach is said to be the most photographed site on Cape Cod, so don’t forget your camera! The Salt Pond Visitor's Center is the primary information center for visitors to the Cape Cod National Seashore and the starting point for many nature trails and bicycle routes. The National Seashore Visitor’s Center offers daily free educational films and has a wonderful free museum depicting the history of Cape Cod. The former Cape Cod Rail Trail is now a paved bicycle trail. It runs the length of the town and beyond to the north and south while passing by picturesque salt marshes, cranberry bogs and ponds.

A note about Eastham and the surrounding area: Blue Skies on the Half Shell is located next to family-friendly Campground Beach (one of several bay beaches maintained by the town of Eastham). Cape Cod Bay offers the perfect setting for long walks on seemingly endless tidal sand bars, creating a visual memory that is sure to be one of your favorites of your time spent on Cape Cod. See what bits of ocean life you can discover left by the receding tide! The bay water is warm and inviting for a swim right into the fall. The Wellfleet drive-in movie theater (one of few remaining in the U.S.) is only 5 minutes away, and also offers 4 indoor screens. The daytime flea market at the Wellfleet Drive-In parking area is fun for everyone. Wellfleet is also the home of the Audubon Sanctuary which offers some great hiking trails. The area has so many wonderful family activities -- mini golf, numerous beaches, great eats at the many clam shacks and plenty of home made ice cream shops. Try a charter fishing boat excursion out of Rock Harbor in Orleans, whale watching in Provincetown, kayaking through Nauset Marsh in Eastham, or rent a sailboat, stand-up paddleboard or jet ski locally to take out on the Bay. There are endless opportunities for outdoor play activity to those who want to be in or near the water at all times. If you are seeking a temporary break from the sun, check out a tour of the Truro Vineyards and sample their wines, or head down to Hyannis for a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory (complete with free samples!) Wellfleet has an active theatre community that offers productions during the summer. The eclectic community of Provincetown has many great restaurants, art galleries and shopping opportunities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We have had a life-long love affair with Cape Cod and find that time spent there with family and friends is truly restorative.

Why the Owner Chose North Eastham, Eastham, MA, USA:
Location, location, location, plus the cottage had good bones even before we did the complete renovation in 2011.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Blue Skies on the Half Shell is a cottage that's not too big nor too small. Our focus is on providing our guests with soothing colors and comfortable surroundings in which to relax and unwind from everyday life. The cottage is filled with original arts and crafts made by Cape Cod artisans who understand and appreciate the beauty of nature when creating their art. The location of the cottage...mere steps from Campground Beach...allows for leisurely walks at low tide on the tidal flats or a swim in temperate water during high tide. If you prefer swimming in cooler water, the Atlantic Ocean is a 10 minute car ride away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • BLUE SKIES ON THE HALF SHELL...where happy vacation memories begin!

    BLUE SKIES ON THE HALF SHELL...where happy vacation memories begin!

  • View towards bedrooms

    View towards bedrooms

  • 32 inch flat screen TV with hi-def expanded cable service

    32 inch flat screen TV with hi-def expanded cable service

  • Master bedroom with queen pillow top mattress

    Master bedroom with queen pillow top mattress

  • Second bedroom with two twin beds

    Second bedroom with two twin beds

  • Screened porch for sunless relaxation

    Screened porch for sunless relaxation

  • Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck

    Panoramic view of Cape Cod Bay from roof deck

  • Spectacular sunset to the west over Cape Cod Bay

    Spectacular sunset to the west over Cape Cod Bay

  • Colorful collection of buoys found on Cape Cod Bay beaches

    Colorful collection of buoys found on Cape Cod Bay beaches

  • Beautiful Nauset Light Beach in the Cape Cod National Seashore

    Beautiful Nauset Light Beach in the Cape Cod National Seashore

  • Bright kitchen offers full-sized appliances and dining island with seating for 4

    Bright kitchen offers full-sized appliances and dining island with seating for 4

  • Bright living room with recliner and comfortable seating for all

    Bright living room with recliner and comfortable seating for all

  • Relax in the recliner

    Relax in the recliner

  • Lots of windows let the bay breezes flow through

    Lots of windows let the bay breezes flow through

  • Spacious outdoor shower with rain head fixture and hand held spray

    Spacious outdoor shower with rain head fixture and hand held spray

  • Roof deck with  3 lounge chairs and large umbrella

    Roof deck with 3 lounge chairs and large umbrella

  • Beautiful sunrise due east

    Beautiful sunrise due east

  • Campground Beach on Cape Cod Bay  at low tide

    Campground Beach on Cape Cod Bay at low tide

  • Nauset Light is open for tours from May to October

    Nauset Light is open for tours from May to October

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/30/2016

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