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  • Wellfleet Harbor
    Wellfleet Harbor

    Wellfleet Harbor

    Take a walk at the marina and watch shellfishermen

    Fishing trips and sailing expeditions start at the marina.  There’s a great walkway where visitors can see shellfishermen at work at low tide.  Benches invite the visitor to sit a while and enjoy the view.

  • Perfect Beaches
    Perfect Beaches

    Perfect Beaches

    Explore miles of deserted beach

    Wellfleet is famous for magnificent beaches, towering sand dunes, and breathtaking nature walks. With four beaches on the ocean, and three on the bay, visitors have ample opportunity to enjoy the sun and surf.

  • Restaurants


    Enjoy Wellfleet oysters and local seafood

    Wellfleet offers many great restaurants in summer, including the world famous PB Boulangerie Bistro.  On Saturday evenings, stroll through the village for art gallery openings. On Wednesdays, join the town folk on the pier for an old-fashioned square dance. At low tide, shell fishermen dig for oysters and clams on the flats.  Oysters are on the menu in all the local restaurants.

  • Wellfleet Ponds
    Wellfleet Ponds

    Wellfleet Ponds

    Discover Wellfleet's unique kettle ponds

    Nestled in the woods, Chez Sven is within walking distance of Dyer Pond, described by the NY Times as the Cape’s “most beautiful, most hidden, most serene.”  Wellfleet has thirteen ponds, a swimmer’s delight.  Learn about how they were created by glaciers at the Seashore HQ in Eastham.

  • Entertainment in Wellfleet
    Entertainment in Wellfleet

    Entertainment in Wellfleet

    See a play at WHAT or Harbor Stage

    Spend a few hours at the Flea Market, held in the parking lot of one of the last real drive-in movie theaters in America. The drive-in presents double-features all summer. Attend lectures and book readings at Wellfleet's five-star public library. Enjoy concerts at Preservation Hall, the Congregational Church, or Payomet. Attend a play at Harbor Stage or WHAT, two venues for top-notch theater.

  • Outdoor fun
    Outdoor fun

    Outdoor Fun

    Explore the Cape Cod National Seashore or the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (MA Audubon)

    No tour of Wellfleet would be complete without mention of the MA Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, with its well-maintained paths and eco-birdwatching center.  Go for a kayak tour on the marsh or a seal cruise in the harbor.  Hiking, biking, and paragliding are fun activities year-round in the National Seashore. 


Green Room

“What a lovely, serene place.  It was ideal for our sightseeing on the Cape, plus a most pleasant setting for an afternoon picnic.” Jim & Christa, Santa Cruz, formerly Oklahoma & Germany

“How can you ever find words to describe what this week has meant to our bodies, souls and brains?  We so enjoyed the long walks along the sea and the talks with our wonderful hosts!”  Tomas & Gunilla, Lulea, Sweden

“A haven for relaxing and recharging.  Thank you for the great conversation, great breakfasts, and a peaceful place to rest at the end of the day.” Matt, Hoboken, NJ

“Thanks for a friendly, supportive, informative stay in an area we know well but had not experienced this way before.  Location, accommodation and conversation – all superb!”  Jeff & Carole, Bloomington, IN

“Thank you so much for your hospitality and for sharing your lovely home with us.  We will always remember this place …. as we got engaged here on its beautiful beach.  Tusen Tack!”  Jessica and Andreas, Gothenburg, Sweden

“Thanks for your hospitality and, most importantly, for all the small but meaningful details.  The passion you have for healthy and mindful living is an inspiration.  We are so grateful to have found your jewel of an Inn, a quintessential part of our stay.”  Clara and Michael, New York, NY

“The house is charming and peaceful. Your hospitality and friendliness has been wonderful.   Thanks!”  Jason & Keyze, London, UK

“Our three days here were a delight.  Great breakfast, terrific hosts.  Many thanks!”  Leonard & Julia, Hartford, Connecticut

“Thank you for the peaceful stay and yummy breakfasts.  We enjoyed having all your books about the area to help us explore.  Would love to return.  Deep Peace.”  Lynne, Wilmington DE, & Steve, Chadds Ford, PA

“Un grand merci pour un séjour de plus agréable.”  Naomi & Andre, NYC

“Thanks for a charming few days in your Cape home.”  Barry & Kathryn, Belmont, MA

“I’m so glad we found you on the Internet.  My husband and I had a wonderful stay.”  Linda & Eric, NY, NY

“We loved the location and the room.”  Mark & Rebecca, Sacramento, CA

“Beautiful rooms and garden.  Thank you for all the secret tips on the hidden pond.  A treasure!”  Kady & Matthew, Arlington, VA

“Wonderful cozy room.  Delightful!  Delicious breakfast in the garden every morning.  Thanks for an amazing time.”  Kathy & Mike, NY, NY

“We really enjoyed the area and all the beautiful walks, aided by Sandy’s tips.”  John & Julie, UK

“It was lovely to be in such a welcoming and relaxing environment.  Beautiful gardens, too.” Melissa & Paul, Boston, MA

“Good bed, good sleeping, very nice gardens.  Love the smell of that alyssum!”  Donna & Bob, Connecticut

“This is such a peaceful place, with the beautiful garden and relaxing environment.  This will be our Wellfleet home.”  Alex & Alexann, Needham Heights, MA

“Thank you for your incredible warmth, generosity, and delicious breakfasts.  We are in love with Wellfleet.  Thanks for all the insider tips.”  Ben & Becky, Jamaica Plain, MA

“Thank you for a wonderful experience.  Our first time at the Cape could not have been more pleasant.  Your home is so lovely and comfortable.  Our talks over breakfast (deliciously and thoughtfully prepared) were great.” Joy & Earle, NY, NY

“This was a wonderful place to spend our first September visit to Wellfleet.  You were terrific hosts and we loved being surrounded by flowers, quiet, and the warm September sun.”  Susan & Norm, Montclair, NJ

“We enjoyed our 29th anniversary in your lovely home.”  Carol & Bob, Croton-on-Hudson, NY


Liberty Coin Suite

“Thank you for sharing your lovely home and providing enjoyable conversation over breakfast.”  Brenna & Will, Brooklyn, NY

“Thanks for sharing Chez Sven with us.  A wonderful oasis on the beautiful Cape.”  Roger, Jem & Sam, London, England

“Thank you for the amazing breakfasts.  It was beautiful and peaceful here.”  Cynthia, San Francisco, CA

“Grazie per in soggiorno bellissimo in Cape Cod!  Saremo di ritorno serz’altro.”  Elizabeth, Olivetto, Italy

“Quelques jours de calme et de volupté loin de tous et de tout.  Merci pour l’acceuil et le partage de la magie des lieux … a lovely discovery.”  Oliver & Aleya, Versailles, France & London, England

“We really enjoyed the house and the great art.  Thank you!”  Claire, Bettina & Ruth, Munich, Germany

“This was a great start to our honeymoon.  Thx for the superb hospitality.”  Addie & Dan, Greenfield, MA

“Nous nous sommes arrettés un peu par hazard du côté de Chez Sven et ne le regrettons pas.”  Elizabeth & Hervé, Avignon, France

“Un séjour agréable au contact de la nature.  Merci de vos conseils avisés et de la photo pittoresque sur votre blog.”  Fanny & Guenoelle, Paris, France

“So glad we Googled a little more until we found your place.  Now we have explored some of the beautiful nature here.  Thank you for your hospitality.  Charlotte & Adam, Stockholm, Sweden

“Thanks for sharing your oasis of calm with us.  Hope to return.”  Alexandra & Shaun, Belmont, MA

“Thank you for opening up your home and yourselves these past few days.  What a wonderful relaxing long weekend.”  Bryan, Boston, MA

“Thank you for a lovely stay in such a multilingual household.  Tack!”  Frederic, Stockholm, Sweden

“Merci infiniment pour ce cdlicious séjour ou les orgies de homard l’ont disputé aux merveilleuses baignades dans le ‘pond.’  Hotes fabuleux de gentillesse, de chaleur et d’érudition.”  Alexandre & Miriam, Paris, France

“Beautiful people, beautiful gardens, beautiful location.  We are so sad to be leaving.” Carolyn, Anthony & Pia, Bath, England

“We so enjoyed our stay with you.  What a quiet and leafy haven and oh, I love the Cape,  still the beloved Cape Cod of my childhood.” Sarah & Paul, Mill Valley, CA

“We had a great time and met great people.  Thank you for the warm welcome and all the information about Cape Cod.”  Alain & Chérhine, Ottowa, Canada

“A fabulous place in a fabulous location.  We would love to come back one day.”  Niamh, Rob, Noah & Ben, London, England


Seagull Cottage

“What a wonderful stay, in such a gorgeous location.  Seagull Cottage is lovely and quiet. Perfect!” Rory and Bee, London, England

“Thank you for letting us stay in pretty Seagull Cottage.  What a restful place!  The children loved splashing in the ponds, particularly Dyer Pond.  The beaches were amazing.  We return to London refreshed and ready to face the world again.”  Annie & Steve, London, England

“The cottage was very cozy and comfortable.  So great to hear the birds chirping and sitting out on the deck. Loved being able to shower outside.”  Mary, NY, NY

“Loved that you are a green place.  Great attention to detail in this darling cottage.” James & Catherine, Denver, Co.

“Thank you very much for your kind hospitality.  We were very happy to meet you and stay in your beautiful cottage. Herzliche grüsse!”  Ulrike & Sabine, Munich, Germany

“We enjoyed our time in Wellfleet, exploring the art galleries, the beaches and sampling local seafood, watching the birds at the feeder on the deck.  Loved having a fire in the cottage fireplace.  Hope to come back soon.” Deb & Sid, Richmond, V

“We enjoyed this cozy and secluded place.”  Ruth & Sabine, Arizona & Germany

“We loved the cottage and Wellfleet.  It’s beautiful here.  Thanks for all the great tips and information about the area.”  Marcos & Aryne, Cambridge, originally from Cypress

“Thanks for yet another tranquil holiday.  Others may sing the praise of Wellfleet and the Cape, but we think Seagull Cottage is the single most delightful place in the whole area.  We hope to be back again next year.”  Kathie from Ithaca, NY and Larry, Cambridge


Customer Testimonials

  • Annie

    Thank you for letting us stay in pretty Seagull Cottage. What a restful place! The children loved splashing in the ponds, particularly Dyer Pond. The beaches were amazing. We return to London refreshed and ready to face the world again.

    Annie & Steve, London, England

  • Meredith

    Chez Sven was the perfect oasis after our many miles of biking. We enjoyed the company during breakfast and the delicious scones. It’s refreshing to stay in a place so conscious about health and the environment.

    Meredith, Aaron, Harriet & Ari, Somerville, MA

  • Tomas

    How can you ever find words to describe what this week has meant to our bodies, souls and brains? We so enjoyed the long walks along the sea and the talks with our wonderful hosts!

    Tomas & Gunilla, Lulea, Sweden

  • Joy

    Thank you for a wonderful experience. Our first time at the Cape could not have been more pleasant. Your home is so lovely and comfortable. Our talks over breakfast (deliciously and thoughtfully prepared) were great.

    Joy & Earle, NY, NY

  • Susan

    This was a wonderful place to spend our first September visit to Wellfleet. You were terrific hosts and we loved being surrounded by flowers, quiet, and the warm September sun.

    Susan & Norm, Montclair, NJ

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