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Quiet, Beautiful, Renovated Captain's House and Cottage in Conservation Haven

Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
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About the property

4 bedroom house with sunny guest cottage in conservation park, water views

This gorgeous, renovated historic captain's house with a sunny guest cottage sits in a pine forest in the middle of the Fox Island Conservation area, has glorious salt marsh/water views, conservation paths out the back door, and is a 5 minute drive to Wellfleet beaches and fresh water ponds.

The house has a newly renovated eat-in kitchen wing with french doors leading to a deck looking out on pine forest. Kitchen seats 10 and has a walk-in pantry. In the main captain's house there is a large living room, separate study/library, and a central sitting room. The main house comfortably sleeps 6 guests.

Upstairs are three bedrooms: a master with a queen-sized bed; a bedroom with a large double bed; and a bedroom with a single bed, and a large full bathroom. Downstairs is one bedroom with a single bed and full private bathroom. House has Internet and cable. Watch the sunset while you use the outdoor hot/cold shower!

The house comes with a private beautiful, sunny guest cottage that can sleep three, with a queen sized bed and a child's bed, 360 degree views of the pine forest, with a beautiful deck and hot/cold outdoor shower. Perfect for a family of three or a writer/artist.

This house is perfect for an extended family who wants to immerse themselves in nature, hike on conservation trails through woods and along the marsh, gaze at the incredible bird life, and have total peace and silence. The house is beautifully decorated by the artist/owner. 5 minute drive to downtown Wellfleet.

More Details

Sasha Chavchavadze
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, russian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2016

About Sasha Chavchavadze

This property has been in our family for 75 years since my grandparents, artists and writers, moved to Wellfleet in the 1930s. The house was recently renovated, with a new kitchen. I am an artist and teacher. I have decorated the house and cottage with paintings that reflect the landscape and history of Cape Cod.

Why Sasha Chavchavadze chose Cape Cod

The house is filled with a sense of beauty and history. The house was built in 1800 by a Wellfleet sea captain who rowed his boat ashore to reach the house. The area is completely private, surrounded by a pine forest and edged by Black Fish Marsh.

What makes this estate unique

The house is uniquely situated in the Fox Island Conservation Park. The area is teaming with birds and wildlife, perfect for nature lovers. Conservation trails can be reached within feet by walking out the front door.The quiet, soft breezes and intense light are remarkable. The evening light fills the house with an orange glow.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Quiet, Beautiful, Renovated Captain's House and Cottage in Conservation Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Exquisite Place

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped out of the car and entered the property through the exotically fragrant box hedge we knew we had arrived in a special place. Perched near the edge of a protected salt marsh estuary, the Captain’s House and grounds is a perfect combination of serene location, appropriate design with a subtle aesthetic, and gorgeous sunsets washing in over the marsh filtered through the wooded grounds. There are well placed seating areas throughout the property upon which to relax and soak in the lush ecosystem and, better still, there’s a network of serene nature trails intersecting the property that wind through the hills and pine forests and out onto the marsh.

The house itself is a lovely combination of the antique and the modern: wide pine plank floors, curious nooks and crannies to discover, yet bright, clean and all beautifully curated with a veritable wunderkammern of unique artworks, old books and other objects to constantly surprise and delight the eye. Every inch of the place has been lovingly tended with an aesthetic that only gradually reveals itself as you experience the house and grounds over a number of days. We were a large group (9) so we rented both houses. Both properties were well stocked, comfortable and clean, and Sasha is a responsive host who was available whenever we had a question to ask. Highly Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This house may be a little off the beaten path but it was the perfect destination for our extended family. The interior was extremely clean and fresh, and the decor and furnishings very very nice. Easy access to the beaches we love, and the trails around the conservation area made for perfect walks.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Truro, MA
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
All Wellfleet ocean and bay beaches

Wellfleet offers multiple ocean and bay beaches, fresh water ponds, shops, galleries, a drive-in movie theater, a cinema, a rainy day athletic center, delicious restaurants, bars, conservation parks, an Audubon Center, a recreational center, boat rentals, whale watching. All are within a 5 mile radius.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$398

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathrooms in the main house are in good condition with new sinks and toilets. Bathroom in cottage is new and in very good condition. Both main house and cottage have hot/cold outdoor showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is reached on a 3/4 mile easily navigated sand road. The house is therefore very quiet and private and set back in the woods. It is not for someone who wants to focus on the beach, but rather for someone who is looking for peace, quiet and nature.