About this listing
Old Cape Cod charm on beautiful Gull Pond, in the tranquil protected Cape Cod National Seashore. Fabulous Views, Private Beach, Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Kayaking, Sailing, all right here! It just doesn't get any better than this!
There's a reason for all the fabulous reviews - our guests comments speak for themselves (our own description is below all the lovely quotes - Thank you to our guests!!)
"If you're looking to really get away from it all, this is the perfect place to do it" - Stephanie
"We had a wonderful stay" - Lauren
"[G]reat place to relax and explore the Cape" - Chris
"Wonderful location, very nice view ... I highly recommend this place" - Etienne
"[O]n one of Wellfleet's beautiful kettle ponds. Fantastic deck high above the water with great views ... perfect for a relaxing stay" - John
"Amazing views and the back porch was perfect for relaxing ... I think we have found our perfect vacation spot!" - Leah
"[C]ute cottage in a wonderfully private and beautiful location ... Highly recommended" - David
"Charming ... Brought me back to the staying in my parents camp on a lake" - Robert
"[P]rivate access to a beautiful lake and gorgeous views ... We particularly enjoyed the 'treehouse feel'" - Heidi
"Amazing place ... It's even more beautiful than on the pictures" - Anders
"This house was perfect for our stay ... would definitely recommend this house" - Brian
"Incredible place on Gull Pond" - Sophie
"I highly recommend this cute little cottage! It was perfect for our family of four." - Emily
"[On the inside cozy and on the outside blessed with a most beautiful view of waters and woods ... the best treat for anyone looking for some quiet days and recharging." - Jean-Claude
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You too can enjoy our classic Old Cape Cod cottage, nestled on the shores of beautiful clean Gull Pond, in the protected Cape Cod National Seashore. Swim and play from your own private beach on the pond, or relax on the deck, with dazzling natural views overlooking the entire pond.
The cottage is directly on the waterfront of Gull Pond, with a beautiful sweeping view, and outdoor stairs down to the shore.
We have two bedrooms - one with a full bed, one with a bunk bed, easily sleeps two adults and two children, or three adults one child, or four adults if bunk beds are not a problem. The upper bunk is limited to children 6 years or older, or smaller adults comfortable with an upper bunk. There's an outdoor grill on the deck. Even a heated outdoor enclosed shower in summer season. Our cottage reflects Cape Cod as it used to be - a relaxed, informal cozy cottage in the woods and right on the pond. No glitz, no glamour, but everything you need to enjoy the natural beauty of the National Seashore. It's very small, just 380 sf ft of heated space, plus a generous enclosed unheated porch, and a very large panoramic deck overlooking the pond. As one review put it, "Charming cabin on the shores of Gull Pond in Wellfleet. Brought me back to the staying in my parents camp on a lake. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Gull Pond is a clear, spring fed, swimmable, and all natural. Water quality is tested for swimming by the town of Wellfleet at the nearby town beach. You can rent sunfish, kayaks, and windsurfers at the town beach in season. Walk to the boat rentals through the water along the edge of the pond, or take a short walk down the trail to get there. Located on a quiet road, along the Cape Cod Bicycle Trail. Relax, read and grill on the large deck and enjoy the delightful afternoon views of Gull Pond.
Walk along protected woodland and ocean trails in the Cape Cod National Seashore. Fresh air. Bicycle. Swim. Relax. This is summer and the Cape as it was meant to be.
Enjoy the networks of protected woodland and ocean trails for walks, hiking, and biking, around the pond, over to the ocean, a real pleasure for walking and hiking, or at the nearby network of trails in the National Seashore. Go down to the ocean beach. You can walk from the beach north towards Provincetown or south towards Eastham and enjoy wild, natural, unspoiled beaches, just as they were when Henry David Thoreau walked them. The National Park Service and Audubon maintain beautiful walks, trails and waterways in the area.
Like to bike? Nearby, you'll find the far end of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, a limited access bicycle path fabulous for serious bicycling and for family outings. Ride through the sweet forests and marshes of Cape Cod on a dedicated bike trail, well maintained. In season bike rentals available at the Idle Times bicycle shop (and maybe off season at their other location - call for details).
Cape Cod is a foodie destination, too. Best in the area include the PB Boulangerie Bistro - we'll introduce you to the owner and see you're treated like returning friends. You can get there from the cottage entirely along the back roads, and it's a beautiful ocean-view drive or bike ride. There's Moby Dick's, a family-friendly fish-in-the-rough restaurant with remarkably fresh, delicious seafood, lobsters, oysters, in season. For local organic produce and fine quality fish, take home to grill, or let them steam the lobsters, there's Hatche's fish and produce in the town center, in season. Of course there's Provincetown for those who want a larger center.
After enjoying the pond, the closest ocean beaches include Newcomb Hollow, LeCount Hollow, White Cliff, and McGuire Landing. You can get a permit for all beaches in Wellfleet at the Wellfleet Pier with a copy of your rental confirmation email. Other beaches within a short drive include the National Seashore beaches.
Spring and Fall are highly recommended - reasonable rates, deep discounts for mid-week bookings, beautiful scenery, comfortable weather, and flexible stays. During the summer, we're more likely to be able to accept your reservation if you book for a full week, starting or ending abutting other guests (see availability calendar), for better coordination with our weekly guests. Other seasons, take your pick on days.
About Our Rates: Our daily rates range from a low of approximately $110/night to a high of approximately $695 per night, depending on your dates and length of your stay. To get an exact quote, enter the dates for arrival/departure, and the exact price will appear for those dates. The price per night is lower the longer you stay, and lower mid-week and during shoulder seasons. And the closer you are to peak season, the higher the daily rate. The best way to browse rates is to click to view the Calendar, where you can see the base daily for each day. During high season weekend rates may be higher, mid-week rates lower.
High speed internet and wifi are provided, plus a land line. Out here there are no television signals, limited radio reception, and poor cell phone coverage. If you absolutely need video, our first recommendation is bring a book, or browse our library. If you need mobile phone service, and are an AT&T customer, we maintain a private pico cell; if you provide your AT&T mobile number we can set it up so your mobile phone will work. Otherwise, expect mobile service to be unavailable while at the cottage. Mobile phones work in town. There's a landline if needed.
We ask that you click and read the House Rules tab prior to placing a reservation. Two items to note: We're strictly NO PETS/NO SMOKING, inside and outside. You need to bring your own linens or rent from an agency as described under house rules. Pet owners please do not ask us to make an exception, as many have done. We do not accept pets and there are no exceptions.
If you have a question about the cottage or the area, please drop us a line!
You'll have full access to your private cottage, a separate garage building with laundry machines, a beautiful deck with sweeping views of Gull Pond, and your own private beach on the pond.
Interaction with Guests
We have a property manager nearby available to help you at any time, and we are always available via AirBNB.
There's nothing like being inside the Cape Cod National Seashore. It's like living inside a national park. Everything is protected, natural and clean. Nearby are all the joys of Cape Cod, including quaint villages, galleries, restaurants, the ocean side beaches, the bay side beaches, and much more.
Strict NO PETS and NO SMOKING policy applies at all times, both inside or outside. Violators will be charged an additional cleaning fee deducted from the security deposit. Pet owners, please don't ask us to make an exception, as many have done. We do not accept pets.
LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED (sheets and towels). Please bring your own, or you can rent from The Furies in Wellfleet. You should call them in advance to place a reservation, and they will deliver your linens to the cottage.
Occupancy is strictly limited to the people named in your reservation. Please include in your reservation the number of adults and children, and please specify the ages of all children, including infants. Events, parties, gatherings, etc. are strictly prohibited. Daytime non-overnight guests may include no more than two adults and two children. No pets, no smoking, including outside. You could forfeit your security deposit if in violation of the house rules, in addition to any other damage that needs repair.
We ask that you park in the two areas off the roadway next to the house and garage, keeping the small road in front of the cottage clear for our three neighbors to pass.
In accordance with Massachusetts law, please review the following lead paint disclosure notice. Your reservation is your electronic signature indicating you have read the disclosure below.
SHORT-TERM VACATION OR RENTAL EXEMPTION NOTIFICATION
Under the Massachusetts Lead Law (M.G.L. c.111, s.199B) and Regulations (105 CMR 460.100(D)), the owner of the property at 6 Way 014, Wellfleet, MA 02667 that is being rented or occupied for vacation purposes, certifies that all paint in the dwelling unit is intact including on the exterior parts of the windows and qualifies for an exemption from the Lead Law which requires the owner to abate or contain lead paint if a child under six years of age is in residence. The Department of Public Health advises parents of young children under six years of age who are tenants or occupants under this exemption for a period not to exceed a total of thirty-one days, that occupying a dwelling unit for a short period of time where lead paint is intact does not present a health hazard for children under six years of age. Should you be concerned about peeling paint that you have found in the dwelling unit, contact the owner/agent via the Airbnb message system and by telephone. Date of Visual inspection when all paint or other coating was intact on relevant surface (phone number hidden). Signature of Owner or Agent performing inspection: Janice Allee. Number of days rented or occupied per your Airbnb reservation (not to exceed 31 days). If peeling paint is present in the dwelling unit, the owner is not exempt from the obligations of the Lead Law. If you find peeling paint, please immediately contact Agent Authorized to Make Repairs, Janice Allee, at (phone number hidden), by SMS text message or phone call, or at (email hidden), and also contact owner via the Airbnb message system, for a prompt repair.
The above disclosure is displayed prior to your booking, and provided within the email disclosing the address of the property. Your reservation request indicates your acceptance of the Massachusetts lead paint disclosure.
You agree to treat our cottage with care and respect, and in the event of any damage, late departure, excess cleaning, you agree to pay all costs to repair the situation.