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Private Ryder Pond Family Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Ryder Pond steps from Home - Summer Happiness is swimming in Kettle Ponds!!

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.

Katherine & Mike Winkler
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

Why Katherine & Mike Winkler chose Truro

Beautiful Farmhouse

Ryder Pond


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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Truro, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Clothes Washer & Dryer
    Private Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 single bed
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen downstairs, Double Beds (1) Full upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1) 5 twin beds
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Newly installed outdoor shower


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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Private Ryder Pond Family Home
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews

perfect for pond lovers

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed yourselves!!
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Amazing Family Friendly Week on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this house.

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic if you love to swim in kettle ponds. We swam many times a day without getting into our car. The house is comfortable and beautiful. The outdoor areas for hanging out, eating, drying swim clothes and laundry is exceptional. Fantastic outdoor shower!

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This home provides the perfect Wellfleet getaway. As you drive off route 6 down a dirt country lane you travel back in time and pull up to a beautiful 1700's home surrounded by nature. This home is unique with lots of character allowing you to relax and bring you back to a simpler time. The bedrooms are comfortable and my family enjoyed picking out their favorite bed to sleep in. The large dining table is a great place to sit and gather for dinner and the old fireplace adds lots of charm and a great conversation piece. This home has amazing outdoor spaces, the outdoor fireplace was great to have fires and cookouts, the outdoor shower is one of the best ones I've ever used with great water pressure and a view of the stars at night. This home is located on one of Wellfleets best ponds and we spent most days swimming, canoeing, fishing and exploring around the pond. This home feels like you are in a remote area but is very convenient to Wellfleet center, Truro, and Provincetown.

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good house for large groups.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house a lot. It is very convenient to Provincetown, Truro and Wellfleet. The lake is great and the kids enjoyed it a lot. Nice fireplace outside for hanging out at night. The kitchen might be small and there's only one shower inside, but overall we managed and had a great time. The hosts are very helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$677.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.