O Castelo da Praia
De frente para a praia, casa de temporada dispõe de cozinha e varanda
General One-of-a-kind classic beach house with a private sandy beach on Wellfleet Bay and 270 degrees of breathtaking panoramic ocean views. This house is at the end of a dead end private road and is perfect for families with young children. The historic house is a Wellfleet landmark that is often known as ''The Elephant House'' and was originally built and owned by Captain Lorenzo Baker (the “Banana King”). It has been in our family since the 1940s and very few families have ever been offered an opportunity to stay there. The house is very large with 6 bedrooms including a ''Tower'' bedroom with 24 windows and a 360 degree panoramic view that is a most unforgettable place to sleep/wake up. Common Areas Common rooms include an open kitchen dining room with an oversized dining table an island with 4 burner gas stove/oven and “L” shaped smallish but solid kitchen. There is a stackable washer/dryer in the only downstairs bathroom (shower only) that has a private door to the only bedroom downstairs. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and is perfect for family members who can't or prefer not to use the stairs. The living room has 25 foot ceilings and an original stone fireplace (converted to gas) with also original nautical hanging boat lamps. It includes plenty of seating, tremendous views overlooking the salt marsh and a flat screen TV with cable. From the living room guests access the Front Porch which is frequently used for cocktail hour, lunch, getting away from the beach without losing an eye on what’s going on there, or an afternoon nap. Bedrooms 5 of the bedrooms are located up the stately stairs that overlook the living room. At the top of the stairs the house has two hallways that are perpendicular to each other. The Family Room: At the end of the long hallway is a King ''family'' room with views that overlook the beach. The Family Room is directly above the covered “Front Porch”. It is oversized and includes a king bed with two twin beds that have historically used for large families with small children. The Lower Tower Room: Halfway from the top of the stairs to the Family Room is a door to the “Lower Tower” bedroom. It enjoys a queen bed and a large closet. It is in the shape of a quarter circle as it represents the base of the Tower. Behind the door is the circular staircase that climbs to the “Tower Room”! The Tower Room: The Tower bedroom is small but includes two twin beds that can be put together for couples or more typically it is used by kids. It doesn’t have any closets and is impractical requiring stairs through another bedroom to use the bathroom, which is why grown-ups often let the younger folk have “dibs”. Logistics aside, sleeping in the Tower, or rather waking up in the Tower, is a forever-memory experience no matter one’s age. The Room at the Top of the Stairs: Working back to the top of the stairs down the other hall, the ''Room at the top of the stairs'' is just that and is usually occupied by one to two small children. It has a twin bed with a trundle bed, a bookshelf full of kids books, and a ceiling window that gets great morning light making the room feel larger than it is. The bathroom is halfway down the hall and includes a large shower and garden window. The Front Room: This room has a queen bed on one end and a twin on the other with an open hanging closet covered by a curtain. Including the downstairs bedroom the rooms sleep 12 comfortably – NOT using the extra beds in the Front Room and Family Room – and 15 if you use the twin beds in those rooms. The Tide The tide is a big deal in Wellfleet and very unique. It's why the oysters are SO amazing and it's why the water is always so incredibly warm and salty. At high tide the bay rises all the way up to the foot of the stairs by the seawall. We are unique however in that we still keep a large section of beach for sunning and lounging even during the highest tides (see pictures), the water splits the beach right in front of our house in a way that no other house in Wellfleet enjoys by making a canal to the creek creating literally the best of both worlds; a super warm 3 foot swimming hole with minnows and crabs protected by the beach and a more typical small wave sandy swim beach. At low tide the water recedes hundreds of feet (see photos) and what remains of the entire ay is virtually waist deep. The low tide exposes world famous shell-fishermen and their oyster and clam growing operations along with wild oysters, clams, scallops, crabs (horseshoe, spider, red, fiddler, and hermit to name a few) as well as any number of other Aquarian surprises (seals, sand sharks, skates, dolphins, ???). To watch young kids explore the tidal flats and dig for clams or pick up crabs is an indelible memory one that you won't find in many places on the planet. Great Island A short sail away, or even a long walk at low tide, is Great Island which is part of the National Seashore. It is uninhabited and is a huge peninsula that has sand dunes and beach tree forests and even the foundations of an old pirate tavern that burned down centuries ago. Guests and the adventuring public is perfectly fine to sail there and picnic or wait for low tide and scavenge the untouched virgin tidal flats (so long as you don't take anything with get caught anyway [wink]). Just no climbing the dunes!
Esta casa de temporada dispõe de acomodações com lareiras e lavadoras/secadoras. Os quartos contam com varandas ou pátios. As acomodações oferecem salas de estar separadas. Geladeiras, cooktops, micro-ondas e áreas para refeições separadas estão disponíveis nas cozinhas.
Os banheiros possuem banheiras ou chuveiros. Os quartos contam com TVs de tela plana.
As atividades recreativas listadas abaixo estão disponíveis no estabelecimento ou perto dele, e poderá haver cobrança de taxa.