Welcome to Old Salt  Cottage

Wellfleet    Cape Cod    Massachusetts 


'Old Salt'


in 'Olde Cape Cod'

Renovated 2011

A 3 bedroom cottage across from Mayo Beach. 


20 steps to the beach. 




This is the beach:







It's about 20 steps to this beach from Old Salt





 2 Kayaks included in the rental



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2017 Weekly rates are $950 - $3,050

Please inquire for up to date availability.


 Posted rates and quotes are always 'life is short-no negotiations-lowest acceptable rate posted.'

$135 additional for changeover cleaning.

 No other costs.

2 kayaks included.

There is a refundable damage deposit

*Discount for 2 or less guests *   *Discount for returning customers *

Summer weeks are always Saturday to Saturday.

Fall & Spring weeks can begin and end on any day.  


Time you wanted not available? Sorry.

Scroll down for links to other Wellfleet cottage rentals.



YES.  Weekend stays are available at Old Salt only in Spring and Fall and only by quote.  

 Please inquire for a rate quote.  Email: howie@franklinre.com

or call Howie at (781) 863-0900 (Massachusetts)







Enjoy full water views and a beautiful sandy beach.

2 kayaks are included for exploring the adjacent

 Cape Cod National Seashore

New for 2017: Beautiful Mahogany deck overlooking the water.


Across from the western end of Mayo Beach on Chequessett Neck.

Next to Cape Cod National Seashore.


Walk to the historic town center of Wellfleet.

Walk to Wellfleet Pier

At Wellfleet Pier there are 3 restaurants, a seafood market, a walk-up window serving burgers, fried clams & ice cream with picnic tables by the water, sailboats to rent, fishing boat excursions, used books, an art gallery, square dancing, and W.H.A.T. - Wellfleet's live theatre. 

   Walk to a playground with a tot area, swings, a skateboard park, a frisbee field, and tennis.

20 steps to a beach that is naturally clean, with gentle waves & relatively warm water.  No riptides to worry about. Great for swimming, boating and relaxing.  


A mile to Wellfleet's seaside golf course - Chequessett Yacht & Country Club.

Wellfleet's  big wave ocean beaches and dramatic sand cliffs are 5 miles away.


 Great place for kids. Explore the adjacent Cape Cod National Seashore, walking trails, listen to the shore birds, go sailing, kayaking, collect shells, swim, relax,  at night - listen to the waves lapping on the beach.


Old Salt:  A South facing 750 square foot Cape Cod style vacation home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath.  Recently renovated and with new furniture. Full kitchen with full-sized appliances and brand new pots and pans.  Living room with high ceilings and full water views. Sleeps up to 6. Ceramic tile bathroom floor. Natural wood floors everywhere else. HDTV, BlueRay DVD, and internet. Bedroom with a new full bed.  Bedroom with 2 twin beds. Bedroom with a queen bed. Private Outdoor shower. Picnic table. Gas grill



Old Salt is 20 steps to this beach:







 to see

PHOTOS of the Beach: 



What's so great about Wellfleet?

Fun Stuff to do: The best kayaking on Cape Cod -explore the National Seashore, find secluded beaches on Great Island, try to reach Jeremy's Point.

Swimming in Wellfleet's pristine kettle ponds and Wellfleet's magnificent ocean beaches. Go clamming. Snack on Wellfleet's world famous oysters.

Walk around the village of Wellfleet - groceries, ice cream, Hatches fresh produce, Mac's fresh fish, blueberry pancakes for breakfast at the Lighthouse,  art galleries galore, and kid-friendly restaurants. 




photos of:

 Walk to these beautiful places from Old Salt



More Fun Stuff to do:

Walk down the beach to the left -  to Wellfleet Pier,  get burgers, fried clams,  ice cream from the walk-up window and sit at the picnic tables by the water. Go to the farmer's market in town and get fresh corn and organic greens. 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 or at the Chequessett Neck dike. Play tennis - it's walking distance from Old Salt.  Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail starting from Wellfleet. Bike trails in Provincetown too, bike rentals in Wellfleet. The Wellfleet drive-in and the Wellfleet indoor movie theatre. 

 Go to a show at  Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre  (Voted Best of Boston  - Boston Magazine).  See paintings by great artists in over a dozen art galleries,  go sightseeing in Provincetown and stay for night-time entertainment. 

 Go to Duck Harbor beach to see the sunset.

Take sailing lessons, rent a sailboat,  rent a surfboard and go to LeCount Hollow beach. Seaside golfing down the road at Chequessett Yacht & Country Club. 

Swim at Long Pond, Duck Pond, Great Pond.. there's others. All have nice clear water.

Yoga classes available, dine on thin crust pizza alfresco at Town Pizza.  Winslow's Tavern also has outdoor seating and much of their food is locally grown - fantastic. Order the 'catch of the day' at the Bookstore Restaurant or the Wicked Oyster. 




CLICK HERE to see photos of:

 Beautiful Places and

 Things to do

 Nearby Old Salt




Call (781) 863-0900  or email HOWIE  if you are interested in a memorable beachside summer vacation or a spring/fall weekend for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, kayak adventures, a romantic getaway, or just solitude.  Old Salt cottage in beautiful Wellfleet.


LINKS to my other Wellfleet Beach Front cottage rentals:


CLICK HERE for the 'Main House' - a  5 bedroom house. Sleeps 11 in summer 13 off-season.

CLICK HERE for Wellfleeter cottage 14 - a 3 bedroom cottage. Sleeps 6. 



 And MORE Fun Stuff to do:

Explore Great Island - it's part of the National Seashore, protected land.

Take a walk on Uncle Tim's bridge and explore the salt marshes,  then go out for lobster. Call Mac's at the Pier and order lobsters, they'll cook them for you for free, you pick up, dine at Old Salt's picnic table, or on the beach!  Try the locally grown Wellfleet oysters - they are world famous.




Yet more Fun Stuff to do: 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!  Go on a whale watch in nearby Provincetown, stroll around 'P-town' and pick a restaurant, there's lots of little shops. The seashore has beautiful sunsets,  scenic drives, learn to surf,  go birding, or don't go anywhere - just listen to the shorebirds. From Old Salt it's about 20 steps - a 20 seconds walk to the beach. Kayak, swim, or walk to Great Island at low tide, explore Cape Cod National Seashore, try to make it to Jeremy Point (lotion up!), collect sea shells, watch the oystermen tend to their oysters, relax, let the kids have fun collecting & exploring.  At night read a book,  begin writing your book, listen to the waves, watch the moon over the water, breath in the salty sea air. The sea!



Ocean beach - Henry David Thoreau called the sandy stretch along Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown "The Great Beach."  The waves are strong! Respect mother nature.  Learn to swim and swim with a buddy when you're in the ocean. This 40-mile uninterrupted stretch of beach is the largest on the East Coast. There is also walking and biking trails, marshes, fresh- and salt-water ponds, forests, historic structures, and lighthouses.  The ocean beach with big waves is about 3 miles from Old Salt.


Marconi Station Site - Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi set up shop on the high cliffs overlooking what is now Marconi Beach in Wellfleet in the early 1900s to work on his project of sending wireless transmissions across the Atlantic. While repairs were being made to the Wellfleet station, Marconi sent a transmission across the seas from a station in Nova Scotia. In 1903, Marconi sent historic messages back and forth from the U.S. President and the King of England from Wellfleet. Today, a model of the station sits at the original site.  A nice hiking trail starts there.


Great Island - A Wellfleet treasure. Great Island was a center of mariner activity in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, a walking trail winds around between sand dunes, salt marshes and the sea.  You can kayak to this protected ecosystem in about 25 minutes from Old Salt. There are no houses there.  It's pristine and secluded.  Strong swimmers can swim there. Weak swimmers can walk there at low tide.


Wellfleet:   Authentic character and charm about 75 miles out into the Atlantic ocean.  About half of Wellfleet is preserved as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. There's a unique nautical history dating to the 1700's, a quaint central village, and a plentiful supply of fresh fish and shellfish, including the world famous Wellfleet oyster. The public beaches - ocean, bay, and pond - are beautiful and not crowded like other parts of Cape Cod.




30 Second Youtube video - Kayaking to Great Island, Cape Cod National Seashore.






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