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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. 

2009 Coments


Seagull Cottage 2009 Comments

“We loved our stay here: cozy, bright, full of thoughtful touches.  It was a friendly, warm (physically and spiritually) place to stay.  Many thanks!”  Geoff, Andrea, & Fiona, Shutesbury, MA

“Even the ½ hour we were here in February was nice, but our two-day return in April was fantastic!  Lovely in a thunderstorm, lovely on a sunny day, full of beautiful art –and it’s a wonderful place not just to sleep, but to be!”  Elizabeth, Edward, Gus & Matilda, Cambridge, MA

“Thank you so much for hosting us here at beautiful Chez Sven.  We have had a lovely time.  The beds are so comfortable and the cottage is wonderfully cozy – what a great place for a mom’s getaway!”  Kate, Kathryn & Sofie, Deerfield & Boston MA

“We loved the cottage, so relaxing to sit on the verandah, watching the birds, or in front of the fire when it got chillies.  And the stars!  Amazing.  Thanks for your hospitality.”  Louise & Kirsty, Leicester, England

“We love it!  This cottage echoes the ‘old Cape Cod’ feeling we are so happy to find – the paintings, tiles, flowers.  Really nice to live with for a bit.  Thank you and many blessings to you and this place.”  Jackie & Doug, Cohasset, MA

“Chez Sven, on est comme à la maison.  Tout d’abord l’amabilité du patron.  Un comfort tout à fait charmant, digne de l’habitation de la Belle au Bois Dormant.”  Brigitte & Jean-Pierre & Genevieve, Lausanne, Suisse

“Thank you so much for a relaxing stay in your lovely cottage!  We enjoyed the fire, lavender, and all of your thoughtful touches.  It helped make our 20th anniversary extra special.” Joane & Bernie, Easton CT

“Thank you for a wonderful stay!  Seagull Cottage is absolutely adorable, peaceful and private.  We hope to come back on vacations once in Hawaii.”  Kevin & Jennifer, Boston, MA

“Lovely, quiet cottage, close to amazing beaches and fabulous walks.  We feel truly renewed.”  Scott & Judy, MN

“Sapristi!  What a delightful find, tucked so discreetly into the woods!  A perfect retreat for a memorable long weekend with old friends.  Thanks!”  Liz & Peter, Northhampton, MA

“Another memorable stay at Chez Sven!  Another great vacation on Cape Cod!  This place is becoming our second (summer, for now) home!”  Alex & Claudia, Brewer, ME

Another delightful week in Wellfleet at Chez Sven.  If only time didn’t fly by so fast.  This is a cozy cottage, tucked in the woods.  We had great fun exploring the kettle ponds and swimming in the ocean at sunset.”  Jack, Camille, Maggie & Joe

“The green porch is such a special porch; with the light coming through the vines, sitting on the wicker chairs, it is utterly peaceful.  The secluded quiet of the Seagull Cottage made our delightful 2-week stay unforgettable.”  Catherine, Steve & Alex, LA, CA

“Thank you for contributing to another wonderful vacation experience on Cape Cod.  We found Seagull Cottage very peaceful and relaxing.  We also appreciated all that you do for the environment in the daily operation of your B&B.”  Liz, Barry & Elsa, Hamilton, CA

“Thank you both so much for an amazing honeymoon!  We couldn’t have picked a better place to be.  We have decided to come back yearly for our anniversary.” Chris & Erica, Huntington, NY

“Thanks for a GREAT cottage!  Hope to see you next year.” “Thanks for enriching our lives.”  Cheryl & Susan, E. Greenwich, RI

“Course á pied au petit matin sur la plage du Cap Cod.  Quel bonheur!  Merci, merci!”  Philippe, Maria & Amalio, Baule, St. Martin, Suisse


Green Room 2009 Comments

“Thank you for hosting us in your lovely home.  We loved the cozy Green Room, the peaceful serenity and the warmth/hospitality you provided during our Valentine’s weekend in Wellfleet.” Jeff & Shannon, Boston MA

“A wonderful place to stay while our home in Eastham is being remodeled.  From the very comfy bed to gluten-free muffins, fresh baked, Chez Sven was a perfect respite.”  Jim & Pam, Denver, CO

“A lovely stay in a blissfully quiet off-season.  Thank you for your warm hospitality.  Varmt tack och vi hoppas många, många, fler svenskar hittar ert mysiga B&B!”  Cecilia & Infalill, Piermont NY & Hoboken, NJ

“We’ve enjoyed our stay here immensely.  Thank you for your hospitality and wonderful breakfasts.  Wellfleet is a beautiful area blessed with amazing beaches and lakes.  We look forward to returning once our baby is born.”  Juliet & Andrew, London UK

“Thank you so much for your hospitality.  We loved the beautiful, quiet room and the breakfasts.  A great first visit to Wellfleet!”  Jen & Chris, Watertown, MA

“Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil chaleureux.  Votre bed & breakfast est une chouette place où séjourner.  C’est sympa de rayonner depuis chez vous pour découvrir la région de Cape Cod.  On s’est régalées de vos petit-dejeuners.  Encore merci!”  Martine & Sandrine, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Thanks for such a lovely, relaxing break after the bustle of Manhattan.  Delicious breakfast, comfortable room, fantastic weather.  Perfect!”  Wayne & Jane, London, UK

“What a peaceful and comfortable place to stay that you’ve made!  Our stay here is always enjoyable and allows us to fully enjoy the Cape.  We love the art and fine touches you add.  Hope to see you soon again.”  Leslie & Mark, Palenville, NY

“A very sweet place to stay in our favorite getaway spot.  We enjoyed ourselves despite unswimmable waters – brrr!”  Dennis & Carol, Kripplebush, NY

“What an excellent B&B!  Thanks so much for the great food and hospitality.  We look forward to coming back soon.” Clark & Caitlin, Tarrytown, NY

“We have enjoyed our getaway.  The hospitality and room have been delightful, and the breakfasts delicious.  Wellfleet is a delightful change from CA.  Thank you!”  Clare & Tim, Menlo Park, CA

“Merci à Sven pour son acceuil.  Merci à Sandy pour les excellents petit-dejeuners.  La chambre verte est lovely!”  Mona & Fred, La Sarraz, Switzerland

“Your attention to detail – from the incredibly soft sheets to the flowers and homemade breakfasts – have made our return to Wellfleet enviable to all we have shared our experience with — already.”  Ellen, Jim & Emma, Shelburne  Falls, MA

“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.  Everything was great, and we hope to return as soon as we can.”  Al & Betty, Waltham, MA

“Absolutely fantastic!  After finding the place, we relaxed and enjoyed every minute of our stay.”  Christine, Minet & Daniel, Emetbaden, Rapperswil, Swit. & Cambridge, MA

“Awesome hospitality.  Wonderful fresh homemade breakfast.  Magical place.  The pillows and the bed, insanely comfortable.  Will definitely return.  Thank you.”  Rosie from Miami FL and Elishia from LA, CA

“Thank you, Sandy & Sven, for your generous hospitality and warmth.  We’ve had such a lovely vacation thanks to you and your heavenly home.”  Liz & Amresh, Brooklyn, NY

“Idyllic spot, down a sandy country road.  Beautiful ornamental garden full of frolicking butterflies (r, were they fairy creatures?)  Everything was welcoming and comfortable, despite the sultry, soggy weather.  The surf, though, was impressive.  Perfect location to explore the whole Outer Cape.  Thanks for the sincere hospitality.”  Nick & Gay, Norfolk, MA

“Thank you both for a lovely three days.  Wish it was longer.  We enjoyed everything here.  Your breakfast was a real treat.  Talking to Sven was interesting; the bed, very comfortable.  Hope to be back someday!”  Janet & Ian, Halifax, England

“Thank you for your warm hospitality.  We loved the comfort and quiet seclusion of your B&B, which is so well situated in terms of proximity to town, beach and bike trails.” Ruth & Murray, Toronto, Canada

“”Merci pour les excellents petit-dejeuners et les nombreux conseils qui nous ont permis de visiter la région à pied.  Wonderful place, great hosts!”  Patrizia & Fabio, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Those peaceful morning swims in the pond, only to come back to breakfast in the garden was just perfect, as was that bed, truly the most comfortable I’ve ever experienced.  A wonderful part of the world and a great place from which to explore it.”  Alex & Chris, London, England

“Very nice stay!  The garden looks as beautiful in real life as on the Web site.  We loved the breakfast, always fresh fruit and tasty cake.  Good talks at the breakfast table with the other guests, Sandy and Sven.  Thanks so much!”  Horst & Joerg, Munich, Germany

“Thank you for making our first experience of the Ape such a comfortable one. The room was beautifully furnished, t he garden so tranquil, and having those lovely breakfasts outside was a real treat.”  Sean & Lisa, Fordham, Cambridge, UK

“From Sven’s lyrical Swedish welcome to Sandy’s encouraging directions to explore the ponds, Chez Sven has made us feel chez nous.  Thanks!” Ann & Tim, Brookline, MA

“We have enjoyed our stay at Chez Sven.  Lekhor outbijt en moori hamir.” Walter & Gerda, Meise, Belgium

“Very pleasant and friendly innkeepers.  What a glorious weekend!” Emma & Brett, The Elbows, Centerville, MA

“Thanks for a charming and thoroughly enjoyable stay.  Chez Sven is the perfect base to explore Cape Cod.”  Caroline & Alastair, Hammersmith, London, UK


Liberty Coin 2009 Comments

“Thank you for a delightful stay.  We appreciated your hospitality and loved being here.”  Wendi & Eliza Gordon

“Thanks for giving us the opportunity to spend a night at your wonderful house. We enjoyed so much our time and the amazing beauty of the place.”  Filippo from Venice, Jennifer and Leonardo from Padova, Italy

“Thank you for making our vacation time just perfect.  We love the room upstairs, your beautiful garden, delicious breakfast, and the Swedish-American atmosphere.  It was also a pleasure to sit each morning in your kitchen and talk about interesting things like travel, history, and lots of nice places on the Cape.  We definitely want to come back, hopefully soon!”  Annette, Christian & Tilman, Newburyport, MA, formerly of Germany

“Thank you for your kind hospitality.  We had a truly wonderful stay in beautiful Liberty Coin Suite, which was perfect for our family.  The breakfast was great.  Your garden is wonderful.”  Sophie, Linette, Dorothea & Stephan, Erlangen, Germany

“The perfect antidote to life in hotels.  Very peaceful, and most especially the lovely dawn chorus (of birds) each morning.  Thank you!”  Kim (Scotland) & Jane (England) UK

“Thank you so much for an amazing experience.  Your recommendations for the kayaking, bicycles, and whale-watching were excellent.  We loved the B&B and hopefully will be able to come back one day.”  Tim, London, England … “Thanks for a wonderful stay and for allowing us to experience some of your beautiful and peaceful world.  Your B&B is very special.”  Simone, Sao Paulo, Brazil …“I had a very pleasant stay here.  Thank you for the wonderful breakfast and comfortable room.  This is a lovely B&B.”  Gabriella, New York & Brazil & Switzerland

“We have enjoyed our vacation very much here in Wellfleet.  Your Chez Sven is welcoming, comfortable and quaint.  We wish our stay had been longer.  Thanks for helping us see the sights and relax.”  David, Debbie & Emma, Greensburg, PA

“Thank you for making our stay very relaxing.  We enjoyed waking to the sound of birds and the smell of baking.  We enjoyed the Cape, and you are lucky to live here.  We would definitely come back as we feel we only scratched the surface.”  Nicola, Richard, & Daniel, Edinburgh, Scotland

“We enjoyed every minute of our stay on Cape Cod.  Thank you for your warm hospitality and great tips.  We really felt at home 5000 miles away from home.  We will recommend Chez Sven to all our friends.  And, we’ll be back!” Francisca & Joris, Koersel, Belgium

“What wonderful breakfasts!  Thank you for your hospitality and great advice.”  “Merci pour la ‘baguette.’  Nice touch!”  Jennifer & Laurent, London, England

“We love it here!  Thanks for a wonderful weekend.”  Katie & Khether, Newton, MA

“You do treat your guests from Europe well!  Thank you for suggestions for restaurants, beaches, and events.  We hope to return next year.”   Bernard & Justine, Neuilly, France

“A trip to Cape Cod will henceforth be incomplete without a stay at your cozy house.” Jeremy & Laura, Berkeley, CA

“Thank you for your hospitality.  We all loved our stay among the wildlife and your beautiful garden. The breakfasts were lush, especially the granola.  Thanks!”  Nigel, Judith, Luke & Nikki, Whitley Bay, UK

“We had a wonderful stay.  The Liberty Coin Suite was perfect for our family of three, and we loved the delicious fresh fruit at breakfast.” Richard, Susan,& Alyssum, Co. Springs, CO

“ Very nice two nights – fabulous garden and great breakfast sitting outside.  Thanks so much!”  Cliff & Barbara, Glenview, IL

“Merci pour votre accueil et tous vos précieux conseils qui nous ont permit de découvriir les trésors de Cape Cod.”  Inès, Sandrine & Jerome, Paris, France

“Thank you for sharing your “magic place.” Coming here is like going to visit family and leaving is always so hard!”  Susie & Brent “The garden was beautiful this year. Breakfast was great.  Your lavender was great.  I’ll miss you.”  Rebekah, Potomac Falls, VA

“What a lovely stay!  Idyllic garden, great granola, good books, lively conversation!”  Barb & Bruce, Demerest, NJ

“Thank you for a lovely stay.  We truly enjoyed the cozy atmosphere for our children.”  Mary Ann, Joe, Lauren & Ben, Albany, NY

“Thanks so much for a relaxing stay.”  Hannah, Brooklyn, NY

“”Thank you for a charming stay, a very restful few days before moving my daughter into her freshman dorm in NYC.  We loved the beds!  Breakfast outside was lovely.  Thanks for a wonderful time in your ‘Peter Rabbit House.’  Laura, Pacific Grove, CA

“When I remember Chez Sven, I will remember the scent of alyssum and the huge variety of cottage garden flowers.  The setting was simply delightful, a calming interlude in our year.” “Thanks for a wonderful opportunity to experience the Cape as if we were in our own home, and especially your care in providing me with gluten-free diet.  Your home felt very welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.”  Diane & Doron, London, England

“We really enjoyed our visit with Alexandra and Sven in their home.  They welcomed us with a distinct pleasure and hospitality.  The highlight of our stay was the morning discussions and the sharing of family stories.  Thank you for such a wonderful weekend.”  Toinette, Ernst & Gustav, Roslindale, MA


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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