9 reviews

1 / 90 Great place for young children. Make great memories!



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

2 Full baths

Description from owner

Beautiful, quiet, and PRIVATE sandy beach. Walk there in about 40 seconds .

No roads to cross. No stairs to go down. Swimming is great!.

Enjoy full water views from our south facing 2,000 square foot Cape Cod - Colonial style 2 level home. 1st and 2nd floors, No basement.

The "Main House" at the Sea Shells' cottages is a big beach house in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. Enjoy the gentle waves. No rip tides to worry about. Great for kids.

The "Sea Shells" is an 'Olde Cape Cod' cottage colony of small summer cottages + the year-round Main House.

Our Sea Shells' cottages sandy beach is 300+ feet wide and shared by just 10 owners.

Explore the adjacent Cape Cod National Seashore and Great Island by kayak, sail boat, wind sail, or by foot. Protected, undeveloped beach

as far as the eye can see.

Low tide - Collect sea shells, observe the interesting creatures that live on the sea bottom. Great for kids to explore, for adults to relax.

High tide - Time for swimming, sailing, kayaking.

Lots of windows, sliders, & decks. Full kitchen with full-sized appliances and ample counter space for 2 cooks to make home cooked meals.

Our family vacation home comfortably accommodates a large family, groups of singles, an extended family, or 2 families with privacy. NOT a cramped cottage with back to back bedrooms.

2 full bathrooms.

Wellfleet is the BEST place for kids on Cape Cod.

Explore Cape Cod National Seashore, listen to the seagulls and piping plovers, walk to secluded Great Island at low tide, walk the dunes, or kayak there. 5 kayaks included. Take in the beauty and serenity. For dinner - order and pick up lobsters, fried clams, and world famous Wellfleet oysters. Watch the moonlight on the water, listen to the waves, breath in the salty air... AHHH...sleep will be restful.

NEW For 2022:

Heat and Air conditioning heat pump system with individual room temperature control.

5 Kayaks included in the rental -

Two 2-person sit-on-top ocean kayaks +

Two 1-person kayak SUP board hybrid +

One 1-person sit-on-top.

The 'sit-on-tops' are very easy to use, even for you Grandma! Explore Great Island - miles of sand dunes, protected wildlife and secluded beaches.


1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 3 Double Beds, 3 Twin Beds, 3 Sofa Beds

Bedroom 1: Master bedroom suite with a Queen bed + bathroom.

Bedroom 2: King bed

Bedroom 3: A Twin/Twin bunk bed + a Twin/Full bunk bed.

Bedroom 4: A Walk-thru bedroom with a Full bed

Bedroom 5: A small bedroom with a Full bed and no closet.

Main is the summer vacation home for my extended family and maybe for you and your loved ones. Rest assured that the Main House changeover cleaning crew will clean with a special emphasis on virus disinfection. More info is available on request regarding our cleaning process. Please feel free to contact me directly by phone if you have a specific concern, comment or suggestion :-)


owner, Main House at the Sea Shells' cottages. Our address to find us online is 575 Chequessett Neck Road Wellfleet.

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4899041

About the area

Wellfleet has the best variety of outdoor activities on Cape Cod and has the least crowded beaches. Some of the best kayaking on Cape Cod, swimming in Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds, Wellfleet's magnificent ocean beaches, clamming, Wellfleet's world famous oysters, the village of Wellfleet - groceries, ice cream, Hatches fresh produce, Mac's fresh seafood, blueberry pancakes for breakfast at the Lighthouse, art galleries, restaurants, a farmer's market, deep water fishing in Wellfleet Harbor with the Naviator- they have the rods & reels & they'll clean the fish for you, fish off the pier at the Herring River, there's a railroad bike trail in Wellfleet & many trails in Provincetown. Go on a whale watch in Provincetown, bike rentals in Wellfleet, Wellfleet drive-in, Wellfleet movie theatre, go to a show at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre (W.H.A.T Best of Boston -Boston Magazine), see paintings of renowned artists in Wellfleet's thriving art galleries, go to Provincetown, seaside golfing down the road at Chequessett Yacht & Country Club, grill on the Main House deck overlooking the water or dine al fresco go out for lobster, the restaurants are child friendly. Call Mac's and order lobsters, they'll cook em for you. There's the Wellfleet flea market, National Seashore nature center, the Marconi site where Marconi invented wireless, visit the Highland Light Lighthouse in Truro, Audubon Society Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary- what a great place to explore! Whale watches, beautiful sunsets, scenic drives, learn to surf, go birding, or don't go anywhere - just listen to the birds sing. From the Main House it's about steps to the beach - kayak, swim, or walk to Great Island at low tide. Explore the adjacent Cape Cod National Seashore, try to make it to Jeremy Point, collect sea shells, watch how the oystermen farm oysters, buy fresh oysters from them and shuck them on the deck or at any restaurant buy them and watch how they're shucked, relax, let the kids have fun exploring miles of beach, collecting shells. At night watch a movie on Netflix, read a book - we have a decent collection - begin writing Your book.

Getting here

Location: 575 Chequessett Neck Road Wellfleet, MA

Interaction with guest

We use a lock-box self check-in system. The guest is required to call me on the phone, 1-2 weeks in advance. Before you arrive we'll have a conversation about check-in and check-out, questions, updates etc. Howie Feinstein, owner Main House, Sea Shells cottages Wellfleet, Cape Cod

Owner profile

Howie F.

Tourist License

Years listed:
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,000.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed 2 Bunk Beds Twin bed
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
    Bedroom 5: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa beds Twin bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews (9)

9 reviews

“cape week”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2010

Had a great week with extended family in the main house. Beach very tiny walk away and kids loved wandering the bay with the tide out.

Owner's reply: Good to hear.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Biking, beaching and boogie boarding were all big with the kids. As was
ice cream !!! We hit Uncle Franks on our bikes for a doughnut most
mornings - nice little ride to the Harbor and back. We rented a boat for
1/2 day in Wellfleet Harbor. We hit the Square Dancing one night - that was
fun. AND, we hit PJs 5-6 times. Great breakfast at the Lighthouse one day
We walked out at low tide a few times at the Sea Shells Beach but never
really stayed there or used that beach, but it was great having a beach so
near by that the kids could at least go run around on. We did go to the ponds many times after the beach. Long Pond with the float was a favorite. Tennis at Chequsett and Olivers.
We just need two more weeks. :))

Howie, Thank you for the use of your house. The main house is exactly as presented on the web and as you described. We had a wonderful time during our stay, despite several rainy days. We celebrated mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family for the entire week. The house was perfect for the 8 of us (7 adults, and a 3 YO) with room to spare. The neighbors were wonderful and helpful. The beach was always available, and we second the comment made by a previous commenter, the nearby lakes are also worth a day of your time. We went to Gull pond and rented sail boats and kayaks from Jacks, he was very resonable and helpful as well. In case you are wondering there are plenty of good books in the house and more table games than you could possibly play in a week available. No need to bring them with you. We fully recommend the main house to anyone considering it. Say hello to the neighbors for us. Tom, Dorothy, Bob, Susanne, MJ, Mom and Dad and Lil Edgar Li Robitaille.
The Robitaille Family, CT, LA, GA, CA

Cape Cod is a regular vacation spot for us, with Wellfleet as one of the best! Especially enjoyed a family tradition of hiking and shelling Great Island. This year we went with our granddaughters where we introduced their daddy to the place over 30 years ago. A wonderful time!
Ed and Nancy Currier

The deck overlooking Wellfleet Harbor offers an outstanding view. Sunrise, sunset, the changing colors of the sky and water are beautiful and encourage hours of reading and relaxation
- Frances B.

Had a wonderful stay at this very family-friendly beach house. Having the beach right out the front door was heaven for our kids, ages four and two, who enjoyed exploring the sand bars, collecting rocks, and paddling around in the warm water. When up for something more adventurous, we headed for one of the ocean-side beaches or one of the ponds -- both made for hours of water fun. We also enjoyed flying kites, the Audubon natural preserve, dining at the Red Inn in Provincetown, the Nice Cream store in Wellfleet, going gallery hopping (sans kids), playing nine holes at the country club down the street, and entertaining on the deck.

A wonderful, relaxing way to spend a week, with tons to do. Thanks, Howie!

Sunny Edmunds, Toronto, Ontario

A week in the sun. A week of fun.
Drive-in movies, lobster dinners, and sunny beach days made it a week to remember.
We filled the week with all of our Cape Cod favorites: Box Lunch, Long Pond, the flea market, Province Town, ping pong matches, and beach relaxation.
The best part was that I shared the week with my favorite people.
Dan, Oak Bluffs, MA

What a wonderful place to be. It was perfect for all of us-age range 6 years old to 67. The house is well cared for, the location truly the best, and we all look foward to returning again.

Sue Cohen
Cohen family

The house was beautiful and even better than expected.There were 10 of us,including 2 children, and we never felt crowded or lacked privacy.The view of the water from the large upstairs deck was great - very panoramic. The beach was very private.Walking out at low tide was such fun!We were there 6/28 -7/5 and couldn't have asked for better weather. The bay was surprisingly warm for that early in the season.The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need, including a huge assortment of books and games.We had a wonderful time and couldn't have asked for anything better!
Joe & Janet Rice, Chagrin Falls Ohio

The Main House was perfect for our big group with ages ranging from 2 to 68. Every one of us loved reading on the porch, listening to the birds and staring at the sea. We walked down to the beach many times each day, flying kites or looking for horseshoe crabs or even taking the little ones out in the kayaks. Wellfleet and surrounds can't be beat, but even if we hadn't left the house we would have had a great vacation. And I hate to say it, the wireless was a lifesaver.

Thanks Howie!
The Caramellos

thanks howie! the house was accurately described and quite comfy. we enjoyed the view from the deck,the beach and the close proximity of the beautiful beaches on the ocean side.
jon gray
jon gray, sf,ca

I want to reiterate what a great place you have down there. We enjoyed many of the Feinstein Family Favorites especially Duck Pond. Les and Libby

Thanks so much, I also wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the Main House. It is one of the best equipped places we have ever stayed. The kitchen met our every need, the back yard with all the sand toys was great. The little kids played there when we first arrived we had to pry them down to the beach. And the bigger kids enjoyed the ping pong table at night. Very nice place and the perfect location. The main house is wonderful and the beach is the best thing for the younger kids. I enjoyed my morning coffee on the deck, watching the shell men. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation for my family and myself. Linda

Howie, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to express to you how much we enjoyed staying at the main house. It was absolutely perfect, with the kids down stairs and adults upstairs. The security we felt letting the kids go down to the beach with out worry of them being washed away compared to the ocean side of Wellfleet was a bonus. We all enjoyed the kayak trips over to Great Island, the sunset at Duck Harbor, the Oysters at the Beachcomber, the rail trail, cape cod league baseball, and more. We could not have had more perfect weather. Thanks from all of us. Dan Garrity


We have great memories of staying at the Main house.
Jean Mach

We loved your place. Pawan Shroff

We all had such a wonderful time. Well above expectations.
Hilary Plant

It was wonderful. John Miles

We really enjoyed the weekend and the Oyster Fest. The house worked out really well for us and our son's family. We loved the view and the location. We're already talking about trying to plan a return trip, maybe next year sometime.
We hiked out to Jeremy Point and beyond at low tide. Fred Barbero

Great house, great views and great weather. We all had a wonderful time. Stranded for awhile at the lower parking lot at Great Island due to higher that usual tide but waited it out. I would be happy to write in the guestbook. Nice Ping Pong arena. David Nastasia