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Beautiful Waterfront Cottage in Wellfleet, Cape Cod

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cottage on Picturesque Drummer Cove

Come enjoy Cape Cod, while only steps away from beautiful Drummer Cove in Wellfleet. Relax at home, with bay front views, or venture out to the best beaches on the Cape-- just a mile away! Less than 5 minutes from Wellfleet Center and 20 from Provincetown.

The Space

Charming 1950s cottage just steps from the shores of Drummer Cove. This cozy house is perfect for couples and small family getaways. Relax on the front deck, or in the hammock with beautiful views of the cove and Cape Cod Bay. Indoor and outdoor dining space. Outdoor shower with bay view. The perfect Cape Cod retreat!

The Neighborhood

Drummer Cove is a unique and beautiful bayside community located just outside of Wellfleet center. The cottage is just north of the Audubon's Wildlife Sanctuary and a short drive, bike ride, or walk to the Atlantic side where you can enjoy the incredible dunes, beach, and waves of Lecount Hollow and the Cape Cod National Seashore. On your way back from the beach, enjoy dinner at PB Boulangerie Bistro, one the best restaurants in the area, or drive 5 minutes and you are in charming Wellfleet Center with its many attractions.

Getting around

Walking distance to Lecount Hollow beach, short drive to other ocean side beaches. Walk along the shores of Drummer Cove. Wellfleet center is less than 5 minute drive away, Provincetown only 25 minutes, other attractions such as Welfleet Drive-In theater less than 10 minute drive. As a renter you are able to purchase Wellfleet Beach Passes at the town beach office-- we will provide all appropriate paper work.

More Details

Max Piana
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Max Piana

Originally from Boston and Western Massachusetts, I have been going to the Outer Cape since I was a child. I am an environmental planner and designer, with a passion for the outdoors and beauty of New England. I am happy to share a truly special spot in the world with you.

Max Piana purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Max Piana chose South Wellfleet

The Drummer Cove Cottage is a peaceful slice of Wellfleet and the Outer Cape. Enjoy water front walk right off our front door or venture out to the frewsheawter ponds or amazing dunes and beaches of the Outer cape-- there are few places in the world with such unique charm and inspiring beauty.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • In addition to the bathroom shower there is an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • We provide linens, pillows, blankets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
As a renter you are able to purchase Wellfleet Beach Passes at the town beach office-- we will provide all appropriate paper work. Otherwise you may walk or bike to several beaches from our house.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Waterfront Cottage in Wellfleet, Cape Cod
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
Carlisle, Massachusetts

Good two people

  • 3 of 5

Argh, I hate leaving negative reviews... I really do.

We are a family of 4, mom, dad, 3 year old and 8 month old. It became frustrating to logistically live in the space while kids napped. We tried every which way! I should have known better, but we took a chance last minute and the space was simply too small for us. The top floor bedroom is a loft like space, small with slanted ceilings that is open to the living area below. There is a bedroom downstairs with two twin beds, one of which was broken and if you sat on the edge it flipped over. Be careful! All of the beds were uncomfortable.

We were not able to drop in kayaks in marsh as the water was always too low.

There were plenty of dishes, glassware, etc, but after your first meal the ants really came out in droves. The water had a certain smell and was brown which concerned me. We never drank it but I didn't even cook with it. The house was extremely dusty and we all couldn't stop sneezing from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. I placed some shopping bags on a higher surface and a pile of dust came crashing down. There are also many spiders, prepare to get bit a couple of times. (I obviously understand this is not the owners fault!) The house needs a little love, and at this price point we probably won't return but kick in a little more for a larger, more updated space when we return to Wellfleet next year. It's fine for two people in my opinion. The cottage to the left of this place appeared much better taken care of and at the same price point.

The location was fine (if maybe a little close to 6, are able to hear the traffic), you are right near the rail trail and many beaches and town center after a short drive. Newcombe Hollow, Duck Harbor, Powers landing and Gull Pond were the ones we visited on this visit to Wellfleet.

Sorry for the negative-ish review (but if you are like me, these are the things I wish i'd known before we spent the money) :(

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay, although we are surprised with many of your comments. We love our home and sharing it with guests. I wish you had reached out to us during your stay, so we could have made your time at the Cottage more enjoyable. Over the course of five years and hundreds of guests, we have only received compliments on the house, its cleanliness, the setting, and the vacations it has provided... To future guests, we can assure you a great stay. Our water is most certainly clean. As part of a coastal conservation area our drinking water is regularly assessed and exceeds drinking water standards. And, yes, the waterfront is great and the kayaks are 100% usable/amazing, but as tidal bay, water levels do change (every 6 hours!)--Tips for enjoying a paddle are on the fridge! We are here to help you and happy to answer any questions you might have about our home.
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Perfect location for an Old Cape Cod vacation

  • 5 of 5

Located right on Drummer Cove. The front deck is just right for cocktails and water view dinner.

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at the cabin, using it as a base from which to enjoy all that welfleet has to offer (ponds, ocean beaches, bay, restaurants). Aaron was super-responsive to all questions and easy to communicate with. The view was fantastic and the central welfleet location was perfect.

We were able to sleep comfortably with 2 adults and 2 kids, but did wonder if it might be a better place to stay with just adults or maybe 2 adults and one child. The neighbors were close and we worried about disturbing them with our early morning noise, and the kyaks were really for adults only (single kayaks with no child vests). This was our fault for not asking about before hand. Really the cabin was true to its advertising.

The only surprise for us was that we should have brought all cooking supplies (including basics like oil and vinegar) and although there is a French press coffee maker (which we loved) there is no grinder or regular coffee maker (or at least not one that we could find). Small inconvenience in an otherwise very enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, clean

  • 5 of 5

Nice view, great location to explore the outer cape with many beaches, restaurants and shops nearby. Close to bike trail.

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful escape in the off-season!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived during an intense rainstorm that held on well into Saturday. It didn't matter- the view of the cove from inside this adorable, well-furnished, perfectly designed cozy cottage was spectacular- in high and low tides. What we love about coming to the cape in the off-season is the lack of crowds, which we doubly appreciated, given the closeness of other properties.

Our favorite aspect of this cottage has to be the view from the bedroom upstairs. Such a wonderful place to stay. THANK YOU!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable for two

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Logan Interntational Airport, Boston MA
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Welfleet Center
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Provincetown, MA
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
PB Boulangerie Bistro
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lecount Hollow, Cape Cod National Seashore
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$320.98
Cleaning+Linens AU$96.29

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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