Enjoy your Cape Cod vacation in Wellfleet/South Truro in our Beautiful home with Private beach access to Ryder Pond. 4 plus acres surround this lovely home to give you privacy and space. Large fields to chase fireflys with the kids - Swim, kayak, canoe, row, SUP or fish steps from the back door. Close to Wellfleet center and marina, short drive to the world famous Wellfleet & Truro ocean & bay beaches. Since our property is located in Wellfleet & Truro you are able to purchase beach stickers for either Wellfleet or Truro town beaches - your choice. Brick patio with outside fireplace.
- Half Baths1
- Min. Stay7 nights
Ryder Pond steps from Home - Summer Happiness is swimming in Kettle Ponds!!
Katherine & Mike Winkler
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Sep. 2018
Why Katherine & Mike Winkler chose Truro
Beautiful Farmhouse Ryder Pond Location Lot Size
What makes this House unique
Private Pond Access to Ryder Pond with private floating dock,water side deck and private sandy pond beach 4 acres of fields and woods within the Cape Cod National Seashore. Beach stickers available for both Wellfleet & Truro town beaches Canoe and row boat provided
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely old farmhouse on a gorgeous pond
We had a really special time at Katherine and Mike's farmhouse. Other reviewers are right -- it's old, but for us that was actually nicer than some sleek new construction. It really feels like the old Cape here, and it's neat to be in a place with such history. Having the large private grounds is very nice. The pond is, of course, ideal. We swam constantly.
Katherine and Mike couldn't have been friendlier, responding to all our various needs and questions quickly, and going out of their way to ensure we were comfortable.
There are only a few drawbacks worth knowing about, all manageable in our experience: The kitchen is pretty tight for a large group, esp. one that cooks a lot. Since we cooked outside often it wasn't a huge deal. (They've recently renovated it, so it's quite a nice kitchen -- just small.) The bedroom layout might be awkward for some groups, since the two biggest rooms are connected. It's no problem if you all know each other well. Finally, the stairs are a bit narrow and steep, which could be an issue for elderly people or young kids, but we just put up a gate and we were fine. In all, these are fairly minor issues, expected in an older house, and nothing that outweighed the pleasure we got from it. They're the only reason we didn't give it 5 stars.
Anyway it's a truly special place run by lovely, warm people in a perfect environment. We definitely hope to return.
House is located at t the end of a quiet private road, with amazing privacy outdoor patio and grill
House is a 1790 farm house that lends it's charm to those who stay there. For those who love to swim, there is an amazing pond within a five minute walk from the house, which is equipped with a kayak, a dock and raft. For those who love fresh water swimming, this is your place to rent.
Perfect family vacation spot! Biked to beach, swam in the warm pond steps from the beautiful home
This gorgeous, private property was perfect for our family vacation! Located 15 minutes from Provincetown, we enjoyed --- biking to the beach in the morning, swimming in the warm, sandy-bottomed Cape Cod kettle pond or kayaking around the pond in the afternoon, drinking cocktails overlooking the pond on the dock watching the native birds and fish in the early evening, freshening up in the out door shower ( a total hit with the kids!! ) grilling sumptuous fish dinners purchased in Wellfleet ( via bike!) , jaunting after dinner to P-Town for gelato and people watching and FINALLY devouring late-night S'mores by the stately, outdoor fireplace. We all would stagger through the beautiful, historic Cape home to our charming rooms for great night's sleep! Katherine and Mike accommodated our specific requests and were available to answer questions. If you enjoy the outdoors and historic properties, this will be the perfect place for you!
perfect for pond lovers
Absolutely wonderful to have access to this gorgeous pond without having to drive and park. We swam day and night and enjoyed the quirky historic house and especially the outdoor shower.
If you enjoy pond swimming and unique homes with privacy, you will love this special place. Convenient to Wellfleet, Truro, and both bay and ocean beaches, you may also choose to never leave this beautiful property.
I am so happy that you enjoyed yourselves!!
Amazing Family Friendly Week on the Cape
We have just returned from a magical week at the Ryder Pond home. We were two families of four (so four adults and four children in total), and the kids loved the house, the surrounding property, the outdoor picnic area, showering outdoors every evening, and most of all swimming in the pristine pond. (Two of our kiddos are just learning to swim, and there is a shallow sandy area that was perfect for them, while the older kids could jump off the dock and splash around.) The house is a charming, historic structure (there are 18th-century deeds in the house), and the entire vacation felt like traveling to another era. We strongly recommend to other families--it worked well for our large group. The kitchen is small (as others have noted), but perfectly usable, and we grilled outdoors every evening in any case. The owners are very helpful and accessible. A gem!
Our property is located within Wellfleet & Truro - enabling beach stickers to either or both beautiful Wellfleet beaches or gorgeous Truro beaches!!!
Private setting within Cape Cod National Seashore. Only steps to pristine Ryder Pond. Large comfortable farmhouse with outside brick patio with a outdoor fireplace.