Our green policies:
We are proud that Chez Sven was the first bed & breakfast on the Outer Cape to promote eco-tourism and do our very best to maintain a healthy, chemical-free environment. Due to Sven’s allergies, we have always kept all rooms as allergen-free as possible, following guidelines established by the Green Hotels Association. We are also committed to conserving energy and reducing waste. Indeed, we encourage guests to join in this effort. In 2014, Wellfleet became a “green” community. As eco-tourism becomes more popular, we look forward to the time when other Cape establishments adopt the principles we embraced from the start..
-We provide 100% natural amenities.
-We use only “green” cleaning products.
-We do not use chemical fertilizers ever, just compost and well-rotted manure.
-We provide Cuddledown bed linens, certified by Oeko-Tex®, and, upon request, 100% organic cotton sheets from Coyuchi.
-We recycle plastics, bottles, and cardboard at the Wellfleet Transfer Station.
-We have one rule: no smoking and no pets.
-We purchased a high efficiency, frontloading washing machine as soon as it became available. We wash our cotton sheets with environmentally-friendly washing powder and line-dry whenever possible. Ditto for washing towels, which spin with dryer balls, not chemicals.
-Cape Cod is like a large sandbar and has a fragile ecosystem. Every property in Wellfleet has its own well and septic. Ours is a Title-5. We test our water on a regular basis.
There are extra towels available, but we encourage guests to conserve water and energy by using what we provide. We will supply a change of sheets after three nights for guests who request it.
We use low-energy light bulbs. We ask that Seagull Cottage guests lower the thermostat while they are out exploring Wellfleet and switch off the outdoor lights when not in use. Disclaimer: Although the innkeepers do their best to provide a healthy, chemical-free environment, our bed and breakfast is not appropriate for anyone with chemical sensitivities.
A 50% deposit must be received within five days of booking to secure reservation of all rooms.
We will gladly refund deposit up to one month prior to arrival, subject to a $25 service fee. The balance due, if any, is payable upon arrival in cash, personal check or travelers' checks. We are sorry but we cannot accept credit cards. No refunds for early departures.
Check out: 10 am.