Private, quiet location, but needs a deep clean and maintenance
We secured this rental last winter when COVID infections were spreading rapidly, in the hopes that we would be far from the hustle and bustle of town and crowds. The location of this house did not disappoint in that regard--it is very private, woodsy, and peaceful. But the mosquitos were so bad, we could not enjoy the outdoor spaces or the outdoor shower. We were also not able to walk to the beach because the mosquitos were relentless, even after covering every inch of our skin and spraying ourselves down with mosquito repellent. The house itself is rustic and unique, but very dusty. Upon our arrival, the bath mats in the shower/toilet area clearly had not been laundered, and the mirror above the bathroom sink had not been cleaned after the last guests. We felt the need to do some cleaning and wiping down of some surfaces before settling in. As expected, being in the woods, the house has lots of spiders and insect inhabitants, but many of the screens are also old and have large holes and gaps to allow them in. The house is advertised as having two bathrooms, but it only has one (unless the outdoor shower is considered a bathroom). The property management company was great and even called to check on us after the remnants of Hurricane Ida came through. (The house held up great with all the rain, by the way.)
3 out of 5 stars
This property is billed as a short walk to the bay. True, except that the short walk is through a thicket of mosquitoes making it next to impossible to walk to the bay. The mosquitoes adjacent to the cottage were acceptable prior to rain but just getting to the car was horrible. I honestly think this property should not be rented at this time.
1 out of 5 stars
Seclusion in the wilds of Wellfleet
Review by Peter T.
This property is ideal for couples or adult friends who value seclusion and natural beauty over amenities. It's a great place to read or sit around a fire or enjoy a nearly private beach. The property has been upgraded a few times over the years and has an interesting history. There's not a lot of privacy inside the house, and you'll feel a bit on top of each other if your group has more than four people. The road to get there is pretty wild - you'll wish you had an SUV if you don't have one. It's great if you want to experience the uncivilized side of the outer cape. One night we were sitting by the fire when the coyotes started howling nearby. It was kind of spooky and also pretty amazing.
5 out of 5 stars