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.
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.
My wife and I loved our stay at this cottage in Wellfleet. Everything was as described, comfortable and well stocked. The location is perfect for exploring the outer cape and is quiet as well. John was a great host. He showed us all the necessary things when we arrived and was very friendly and helpful. We recommend this place and will certainly stay there again the next time we visit.
Terence and Susan
Had a great time in this cozy cabin. John is delightful and helpful and we were near Mac's Shack in Wellfleet, which is Mecca for oyster lovers.
John was there when we arrived, he gave us many usefull informations about bicycles and buses. Even with bad weather we were happy in the little cottage which was clean and had everything we needed. The only problem is to be without car in Cape Cod, the island is not equipated for hikers. If there were bicycles included in Johns cottage it would have been marvelous, but it was nevertheless very nice at Johns place!
The Cottage was absolutely perfect for our needs! John was extremely accommodating and attentive in the weeks leading up to our reservation, and thoughtfully made sure that every detail was in order. The cottage is small, with just enough room for two guests. I wouldn't say it's the place that you choose to spend all of your time lounging in while on the Cape, but then again, why would you do that when you have such beautiful beaches and towns to explore? It does, however, make an excellent place to come home to for the night. We would definitely return on our next trip.
I stayed at John's cabin in Wellfleet with my girlfriend over Labor Day weekend. John was very welcoming and the cabin was just as described. He met us when we arrived, gave us all of the ins and outs and a few suggestions of things to do and then left us to our ourselves. He was very cordial and a good host.
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.