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Quiet Outer Cape Get Away

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps, Restored 1830's Barn

Romantic and lovely antique-furnished 1 bedroom cottage on a quiet lane walking distance to Wellfleet Center, harbor, bay town beach, and fresh water ponds. Perfect for writers and artists seeking solitude or for a couple with one or two young children looking for a Cape getaway. A beautiful renovated barn offers a galley kitchen, living and dining room and bathroom on the first floor and a large bedroom with view of meadow and marshland on the second floor.

First-floor futon may be adequate for younger children.

Wellfleet is home to many galleries, an award winning library, and restaurants. Located between the bay and the ocean, Wellfleet offers hiking, biking, bird and seal watching, and kayaking. It is only 12 miles from Provincetown which is accessible by public transportation.

More Details

Robert Shreefter
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Robert Shreefter

My wife and I are long-time residents of Wellfleet.

We are both university faculty.

I am also an artist and enjoy being surrounded by the beauty of the outer Cape-- and by artists and galleries.

We just bought this house 5 years ago. For many years, we rented our previous Wellfleet home to visitors.

This past summer, we opened our own gallery--Off Main Gallery--at 326 Main Street, rear. This is behind the Chocolate Sparrow and Nice Cream Shop. We show the work of many local artists.

Robert Shreefter purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Robert Shreefter chose Wellfleet

This property is in town and doesn't require crossing Route 6 to get to town, to ocean and bay beaches and ponds. Also, the center of town is a 5-minute walk from our quiet lane.

We are off Briar Lane, and the house is secluded.

The view out the bedroom window is breathtaking. There is a meadow and a wet land beyond that. You can watch the sun set from the window.

There is a very private patio out the back door of the living room.

Simple but beautiful furnishings and original artwork.

What makes this cottage unique

This is an ideal place for a writer, and artist that needs a quiet and secluded place. Ideal for a couple--and has a queen-size bed upstairs and futon for child/children, downstairs


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Living area has a double-size futon for one or two people
  • Upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed. Simple and antique furnishings.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A lovely spot in Wellfleet

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a lovely stay, during a quiet week in October. The cottage is just as described: snug, nicely furnished, and well-equipped. We would be happy to have the chance to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Cottage on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely, well-appointed cottage over our honeymoon. It was just perfect for two, and we had a wonderful time. The property is a short walk from the town center, but located on a quiet lane- you have a sense of complete privacy and peace though you are steps away from a bustling beach town. The owners are friendly and accommodating (happy to answer any questions), and very unobtrusive. Beaches (either bay or Atlantic) are an easy bike ride away. Whether you'd like to spend your time cooking romantic dinners for two and reading in the blissful calm at home, or if you'd prefer to explore restaurants, bars, and other attractions in Wellfleet, this cottage allows you the best of both worlds. Sorry to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York

Perfect space!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this quaint and comfortable cottage. Though attached to the main house, it's still totally quiet and private. The location is super close to town (and the fab Flying Fish Restaurant!), the layout is optimal, decor is cozy/artsy with great style and full roomy kitchen is a bonus. Robert is a perfect host with lots of great recommendations for the best restaurants on the cape, thanks Robert!!

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's was so easy hosting people who enjoy being here on Outer Cape Cod! These guests, who gave us such a good and kind review, are such a great family--a young couple and their 5-year-old son. I enjoyed talking with them and especially appreciated how much they took advantage of the beautiful ocean and bay beaches, fresh water ponds, and the many walks through the National Seashore, and biking on the Cape Cod Bike Trail. They also enjoyed so many of the local restaurants. What a wonderful thing when people can come and relax and enjoy their time in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Lovely, peaceful spot to relax

  • 5 of 5

A peaceful, quiet get-away. Host Robert is friendly, looking to help you with whatever you need, but is in no way intrusive. Property is great and the restaurants in town are lovely. My wife and daughters and I had a most relaxing week. Outer Cape bliss: many beautiful town beaches, perfect weather, fresh fish at Hatch's to cook on the barbecue. Wellfleet is perfectly located on the Cape and this property is the ideal place to explore it. Highly recommended: we would return in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Charm

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a perfect 5 night getaway at this sweet, quiet cottage in Wellfleet. It was a simple, artistic, and romantic space, centrally located with easy access to beaches and ponds and a short walk to town. We would go back in a second!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic summer cottage hide away

  • 5 of 5

This charming cottage offers that comfortable, classic summer cottage feel. The place was clean and well equipped for a summer stay. While tucked away on a quiet, sandy lane, the house is located just a short walk to town (Wellfleet). It was a treat to be so conveniently located to Main Street art galleries, restaurants, grocery store, historical society, farmers market, fish market, etc. Robert was most gracious and helpful with suggestions for local highlights not to miss. You will enjoy your stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
107 Miles
Providence, Boston
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Mayo Beach, Long Pond, Newcomb Hollow (Ocean)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
24 Sep 2017 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
23 Jun 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$399.51
cleaning AU$133.17

Seasonal and Off-Season Rates
Summer Season Rentals

June 29, 2013 to October 12, 2013
$900 per week
(two weeks or more $875 a week)
$150 per night
5-night minimum
Off Season Rentals

September 23, 2013 to May 15, 2014
$800 per week
(two weeks or more $775 a week)

May 15-September 15
$900per week/$150 a night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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