Welcome to the Main House
Wellfleet • Cape Cod • Massachusetts
This is the Main House:
Walk 23 steps to the beach.
This is our BEACH:
Explore Cape Cod National Seashore with our Ocean Kayaks
Gentle waves, no riptides to worry about.
2019 Weekly rates are $1,800 to $7,000
Please inquire for up to date availability and a price confirmation
Posted rates and quotes are "life-is-short-no-negotiations-lowest-acceptable-price."
$250 for changeover cleaning.
Guests Bring Linens and Towels. Or they can be rented from the Furies Linen Service in Wellfleet.
No other charges.
There is a refundable damage deposit.
Summer weeks are Saturday to Saturday
Fall and Spring start and end days may be flexible.
**Discount for 6 or less guests.** **Discount for returning guests.**
Summer vacation weeks now available: August 3 - 10th.
5 Ocean Kayaks included.
YES! Weekend stays available in the Spring and Fall. Please inquire for a rate quote. *
Book online -The Main House at the Sea Shells cottages is available to be booked online at Homeaway, VRBO, Airbnb, and Trip Advisor. Weekly rates and charges are on those sites. All take credit card. All have vacationer fees.
Book direct with the ownerFor bookings direct with the owner, there are NO service charges. Payment can be made by Personal check, Venmo or PayPal Friend to Friend. To book direct, email the owner and request a rental agreement be emailed for your review. The agreement will contain details of all charges, when payments are due, what is included, the cancellation policy, etc. If you wish to speak by phone - phone calls are welcome! - email the owner your number and the best time to reach you. Weekends, short stays - Due to the many variables, the time frame you are looking for - weekday or weekend, time of year, number of guests...there is no 'daily rate.' for the Main House. For any length of stay, feel free to request a quote. .
Included in the Rental of 'Main'
5 Ocean Kayaks are now included in the rental. *
7 people can paddle out to Great Island
SUP board to "the GUT" on our NEW Hybrid Kayaks
Discover secluded, pristine Cape Cod National Seashore beaches.
* 3 sit-on-top kayaks +
2 hybrid sit-on-top / SUP boards
email the owner if you are interested in a fantastic summer vacation, a spring/fall weekend retreat, kayak adventure, a family reunion, or just some solitude in a beautiful, natural setting. Make wonderful memories!
Included in the rental of 'Main'
(2) Two-person, Sit-on-top Ocean Kayaks
(1) One-person, Sit-on-top Ocean Kayak
(2) One-person SUP board/Ocean Kayak Hybrids
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Enjoy full water views and a private sandy beach.
Location: Bay side of Wellfleet. Chequessett Neck - waterside and walking distance to Wellfleet's seaside golf course. Walk to the Wellfleet Pier & Mayo Beach - TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Family Beaches, the only 1 in New England! 1 mile to the historic village of Wellfleet. 3 miles to Wellfleet's big wave ocean beaches. The Main House is part of a cottage colony known as 'the Sea Shells.' Our Sea Shells' private beach - private and quiet - is the western extension of (Public) Mayo Beach
From MAIN, walk down the beach to Wellfleet Pier. For dinner choose from 2 restaurants - Pearl or the Bookstore. For lunch or a snack - fried clams, burgers or ice cream at Mac's walk-up window. Sit at a picnic table by the beach. At the Pier there's also an art gallery, a used bookstore, and fishing boat adventure opportunities. Sailboats and additional kayaks are available at Jack's Boat Rental in Wellfleet.
Located between Main and Wellfleet Pier, walking distance from Main, is the playground on Kendrick Avenue. It has a tot area, swings, a frisbee field, a skate park, and tennis.
Our Sea Shells' beach is adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore. It's clean and calm - similar to Mayo Beach, an extension of Mayo Beach going West - but quiet and private. Compared to the ocean beaches, it has warmer water, gentler waves, no riptides or undertows to worry about.
Main House: A South facing 2,000 square foot Cape Cod - Colonial style 2 level home (1st and 2nd floors, no basement) with lots of windows, sliders, & decks. Full kitchen with full-sized appliances. This home is NOT a cottage with back to back bedrooms, thin walls and pioneer beds. It comfortably accommodates extended families, 2 families with privacy, or groups of singles. 5 bedrooms - 4 private bedrooms + 1 walk-thru bedroom + a large family room with a door for privacy that can be used for sleeping with futon convertible sofas. 2 full bathrooms.
Great place for kids. The BEST place for kids. Explore the National Seashore by foot or by kayak, walk to Great Island at low tide, collect shells, swim, relax and enjoy the beauty. At night - listen to the waves.
Easy to use, beginner-friendly ocean kayaks are included. In 10-30 minutes, 7 people can paddle out on our 5 kayaks to Great Island. Great Island is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Walk and explore, or continue kayaking along a pristine and peaceful mile of protected, secluded beach, sand dunes, and sea creatures. You are experiencing a unique ecosystem!
Layout and Beds:
1st floor :
- A very large family room with HD TV, DVD, Netflix, a game table, board games, puzzles, books, 2 futon sofas convertible to 2 Full beds, a love seat Twin traditional convertible, a refrigerator, & a coffee maker. This room has a door for privacy and can be used as a sleeping room.
- a small Bedroom off the family room with a Full bed.
- Bedroom in the rear with 2 bunk beds consisting of a twin/twin and a twin/full.
- Front Bedroom withKing bed.
- Full bathroom off the hall with tub/shower.
- a small capacity Washer/dryer.
- Front porch.
- Rear deck with a ping pong table and outdoor games.
- Rear porch with chairs. A small, sandy play area with beach toys and beach chairs.
- Open layout. Hardwood cherry floors. Full sized, fully equipped kitchen with a sink island that seats 4 people on counter chairs, stainless steel oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher, sliders to the 40 foot long deck, a large gas grill, and outdoor tables and chairs for waterview dining.
- Dining area inside seats 8-10 people at a hardwood table. Bay window. Great water view. At night, watch the moonlight reflect off the water. Listen to the waves. The dining area is open to the living room which has a new (2019) love seat, a chair, a new (2019) sofa, a 40" HDTV, BlueRay DVD, wireless high speed internet access, Netflix streaming, and another sliding door to the deck. There's a restaurant guide and a things -to-do guide compiled by your hosts, DVD movies, and more books and board games.
- a Walk-thru Bedroom with a Full bed.
- a private Rear Bedroom with a very comfortable Queen bed & it's own full bathroom (shower - no tub).
Things to do close by: Best kayaking on Cape Cod, swimming in Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds, Wellfleet's magnificent ocean beaches, clamming, Wellfleet's world famous oysters, the village of Wellfleet - groceries, ice cream, Hatch's organic produce, fresh fish, blueberry pancakes for breakfast at the Lighthouse, art galleries, restaurants, a farmer's market, deep water fishing in Wellfleet Harbor with the Naviator - they have the rods & reels & they'll clean the fish for you, fish off the pier. Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Wellfleet & there's trails in Provincetown. Wellfleet drive-in, Wellfleet movie theatre, go to a show at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (Best of Boston - Boston Magazine), see paintings of renowned artists in Wellfleet's thriving art galleries, square dancing at the Pier, go to Provincetown, seaside golfing down the road at Chequessett Yacht & Country Club. Dine al fresco at Town Pizza. Grill on the Main house deck overlooking the water. Our favorite restaurants are Winslow's and the Wicked Oyster - they serve locally grown produce and of course, fresh local seafood.
Go out for lobster, all the restaurants are child friendly. Or call Mac's and order lobsters, they'll cook'em for you free, pick them up, and dine on the Main House deck overlooking the water. There's the Wellfleet flea market, National Seashore nature center, the Marconi site where Marconi invented wireless, visit the Highland Light Lighthouse in Truro, Audubon Society Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - what a great place! Whale watches, beautiful sunsets, scenic drives, learn to surf, go birding, or don't go anywhere - just sit back with a cold beverage and listen to the waves.
From the Main House it's about 23 steps from the beach. Kayak, swim, or walk to Great Island at low tide, explore the National Seashore, try to make it to Jeremy point (lotion up), collect sea shells, watch the oystermen tend their oysters, relax, let the kids have fun exploring, collecting, discovering sea creatures. At night, stream Netflix, read a book, (we have a decent collection), begin writing your book, listen to the waves, the salty sea air is wonderful, sleep will be restful.
Audubon Sanctuary Wellfleet
You can walk here from the Main house:
Ocean beach - Henry David Thoreau called the sandy stretch along Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown "The Great Beach." Enjoy a 40-mile uninterrupted stretch of beach, the largest on the East Coast. The Seashore also includes hiking and biking trails, marshes, fresh- and salt-water ponds, forests, historic structures, and lighthouses. In all, the federally protected land includes more than 43,000 acres. The ocean beach is about 3 miles from Main.
Marconi Station Site - Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi set up shop on the high cliffs overlooking what is now Marconi Beach in Wellfleet in the early 1900s to work on his project of sending wireless transmissions across the Atlantic. While repairs were being made to the Wellfleet station, Marconi sent a transmission across the seas from a station in Nova Scotia. In 1903, Marconi sent historic messages back and forth from the U.S. President and the King of England from Wellfleet. Today, a model of the station sits at the original site.
Great Island A Wellfleet treasure. Great Island was a center of mariner activity in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, a walking trail winds around between sand dunes, salt marshes and the sea. Strong swimmers: Swim to Great Island at high tide! Weak swimmers: Walk there at low tide. Non-swimmers: Drive to Great Island parking lot and walk the Great Island trails. It's pristine and secluded - part of the protected Cape Cod National Seashore. You can kayak to Great Island in about 20 minutes from the Main House.
5 kayaks are included with the rental.
These 2 are Sit-on-Top kayaks.
You can do it!
(If Grandma can - you can)
Wellfleet - Authentic character and charm about 75 miles out into the Atlantic ocean. About half of Wellfleet is preserved as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. There's a unique nautical history, a quaint central village, and a plentiful supply of fresh fish and shellfish, including the world famous Wellfleet Oyster. The public beaches - ocean, bay, and pond - are beautiful, swimmable, and not as crowded as other parts of Cape Cod.
Cool kayaking link:
(30 second video of Main to Great Island by kayak)
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