About this listing
Charming, rustic efficiency cottage in bucolic South Wellfleet woods, next to my house, view (through the woods) of Blackfish Creek tidal marsh. 2 minute walk to bus lines, So. Wellfleet General Store, and a fantastic French bistro and bakery; 2 minute bike ride to beautiful Cape Cod Rail Trail; 1 mile from Lecount's Hollow ocean beach, and a short car, bus or bike ride (3.2 miles) to the town of Wellfleet. Cottage has 2 twin beds; kitchenette w/2-burner stove, convection oven, microwave & coffee maker. Linens, towels (including beach towels!), cooking & eating utensils are furnished. Small bathroom w/stall shower, also may use outdoor shower on main house. Available by the weekend, week, month or season.
Note that a washer and dryer are available (in my house) for rentals of two weeks or more; however, if a "wardrobe malfunction" should arise, I'm more than happy to make an exception to that rule-just let me know.
Common sense and courtesy about sums up the "rules of the house." Smoking is permitted out of doors only, there's a sea-clam shell which makes for a perfect ash tray (please,, no butts on the ground). Make sure no "live ones" end up in the trash. I prefer not to have pets on the premises, other than service animals (i.e. seeing-eye dogs).
I have no desire to regulate private behavior. However, the presence, use and/or sale of hard drugs is strictly forbidden on my property.
By all means enjoy yourself-that's why you're here. Reasonable consideration of my neighbors, however, is desirable-I have to live with them after you've gone.
John was a wonderful host! He was very welcoming and accommodating. The space was adorable and clean. When the listing posted the kitchen was stocked with all your cooking needs, he wasn't kidding-right down to foil, plastic wrap and baggies. We loved the coffee that was provided and sourced locally. The rental was centrally located and very convenient to the beach (1 mile away) and restaurants. John even provided beach towels and beach chairs. We would definitely consider reserving this space again. Thanks John!
John's cottage provided the perfect Cape Cod experience. It allowed for complete self sufficiency and comfort. It was indeed walkable from a lovely pond and beach. His communication around arrival was great. All in all, it was a perfect arrangement. I highly recommend it for those who want to visit Wellfleet with a bit of privacy off the beaten path.
My wife and I had a great time. John was a very good host and went out of his way to make us feel welcome.
We had a wonderful stay at this little cottage! John was welcoming and friendly and the place was nice and clean. We loved the proximity to the beach and downtown Wellfleet. Perfect little spot for a long weekend getaway.
The cabin was perfect for us. It was our first trip to Cape Cod and we loved staying in Wellfleet and loved the location of the cabin. The beds were comfortable and everything we needed was provided. John was a great host! He responded promptly when/if we needed anything and otherwise we felt like we had privacy. We would definitely stay here again.
The place is nice. It is what I expected. Host was very accommodating and had the place in tip-top shape. Heat was on and frig was cold. Linens and towels all clean.
About the Host, John
I am a 61-year-old single man, self-employed in several directions: professional musician (trombones/low brass), sole proprietor of a business repairing commercial food service and refrigeration equipment as well as providing oil burner service, and am also a licensed captain (Coast Guard-licensed 50 ton power and sail) providing tours of Wellfleet harbor on my sailboat during the tourist season. I am a year-round resident of Wellfleet.
You will find me to be a ready source of information as to things to do and places to go, and knowledgeable as to the history of our little corner of paradise. However, you will find me to be a "hands-off" host; I will be available if needed, but unobtrusive if not needed.