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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. 

Welcome to our Reviews Page



Seagull Cottage 2007 Comments:

"We had such a relaxing, cozy time!  After bracing walks on the beach, it was such a treat to come back to a warm fire.  We highly recommend getting take-out form the Wicked Oyster, a great way to have a gourmet meal and stay in the peaceful quiet of Seagull Cottage."  Bob & Rachel, Medfield, MA

"We were immediately drawn into an 'angle of repose' and each thought that went into this cottage brought us closer to ourselves and to our relationship with the earth.  I feel stronger now, ready to return to the dirty fighting ground that is Emergency Medicine.  We will be back soon.  Thank you!"  Frances & Kaven, Hartford, CT

"Thank you so very much for a wonderful weekend at Seagull Cottage.  Steve and I had a very relaxing time staying there again. We enjoyed the beautiful weather, too! We went to Provincetown for the day on Saturday and walked on the beach in Truro, and it was delightful."  Liz & Steve, Newton, MA

"We had a lovely time in this peaceful cottage.  We loved the winter walks on the beach, revisiting all of our summertime favorites.  This get-away was just what we needed.  Thank you for the hospitality."  Liz & Doug, Greenfield, MA

"Well found, thanks to the Guardian.  Well fed, thanks to the contents of the fridge. Well rested, thanks to the wonderful bed, cottage and location.  We'll be back!"  Peter & Patricia, Gloucestershire, England

"Quaint and relaxing, this cottage was a perfect getaway form the business of the city.  Everything was what we hoped, and we so look forward to a visit in the future!  Thank you for your kind hospitality.  Peace!  Jenny & Matt, NYC and Cambridge, MA

"When Thoreau observed the birds on Cape Cod, he spoke of 'their dispositions' and 'the sweetness of their song.'  When Moe and I arrived here, we observed your 'hospitable dispositions' and 'the sweetness of the song' of your lives and were amazed that you would willingly share this beautiful, quiet place. This was the perfect way to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary.  Thank you!"  Nancy & Moe, Rehobeth, MA

"Marvelous place; wonderful food; Sven knows how to build a fire!  Hope to repeat the experience next year."  Deborah & Peter, Boston, MA

"What a perfect spot to spend the last couple days of our holiday!  Highlights were breakfast on the deck, fantastically coloured birds, and spotting whales from Cahoon Hollow."  Alice & Ben, West Yorkshire, UK

"Thank you so much for a lovely stay.  Beautiful house, beautiful surroundings, and, of course, the amazing Cape Cod experience!"  Tim & Sarah, New York, NY

"What an idyllic setting you have in which to live! Thank you for sharing the peacefulness.  The birds, the comfortable bed, the quiet ... how could we resist returning?  See you in the fall!"  Scott & Cori, Tiverton, RI

"We had a wonderful stay and wish we didn't have to leave!  Every minute was enjoyable, despite the rain." Robin & Scott, Guilford, CT

"Chez Sven was the perfect setting for our first "family vacation" with our nine-month- old daughter.  The cottage is charming and comfortable, and the gardens and woods, lovely."  Ford & Namita, Princeton, NJ

"Thank you for the fantastically peaceful vacation. We spent 45 minutes watching the birds alone.  The fresh baked bread and homemade yogurt made for a delicious breakfast.  Thanks for a memorable holiday on Cape Cod!" Diana & Gino, San Francisco, CA

"We couldn't have wished for a better place to spend the past four days.  Your hospitality and excellent recommendations have been greatly appreciated.  The chocolate cake was a yummy and perfect compliment to our afternoon tea, while watching the birds and rabbits." Pam & Guy, Somerville, MA

"Thanks for a wonderful honeymoon destination. We've enjoyed your hospitality immensely.  It's been great fun discovering all the little gems at the Seagull Cottage (the stocked kitchen, the lavender bath products, view of the birds from the shower, wonderful fresh flowers and more!) and in the surrounding area as well (Dyer Pond, Cahoon Hollow Beach, Mac's Shack ...).  Heidi & Eoin, Minneapolis, MN

"We had a perfect time.  Thanks!"  Nancy & Jens, Saratoga, NY

"Thanks for yet another very enjoyable stay." Zoltan, Patti, & Catherine, Austin, TX

"Thank you for a wonderful time.  Your attention to the smallest of details ... from the lavender under the pillow to the great organic treats ..."

"Life's unrelenting demands weighed heavily on the 26th.  But the otherworldly light and a restorative sleep back at Seagull Cottage, tucked in cozily 24 hours later, has inestimable value to our spirits. As always, Seagull feels like home."  Tom & Camille

"Such a magical spot to spend a honeymoon!  Thank you for sharing this glad in the oak forest.  We walked the beaches, swam the ocean, watched the chickadees, titmouse, and nuthatches come and go, and were so happy and relieved to be together for a few days of peace and rest.  " Annie & Robin,

"Everything was wonderful.  The cottage perfect in every way."  Beverly & Jerry

"Thank you for a lovely couple of days on cape Cod and for making the weather so kind to us."  Susannah & Laura

"We were so very comfortable here.  Loved the organic foods and lotions.  Even though it was damp and cold, the fall colors and feeding birds cheered us up."  Sue & Tom

"We've had a wonderful time in our little cottage in the woods.  We hope to return to celebrate another wedding anniversary at Chez Sven." Cindy & Tom, Indianapolis, IN

"Such a charming cottage!  We have certainly enjoyed our weekend here."  Tracy & Daniel, Melbourne, Australia

"Heavenly!  Thanks for the warm welcome, toasty fire, comfy bed, delicious breakfasts in your woodland hideaway." Caroline, Somerset, UK and Em, Bristol, UK

"This cottage charmed the sox off us! Sorry we couldn't stay longer."  Andy & Zoe, CT


Liberty Coin Suite 2007 Comments:

“Chez Sven is truly a hidden gem! Thank you so much for your hospitality.  Our comfortable room was peaceful, and breakfast in the garden was a delight.” Sara & Dan, Santa Fe NM

“Your warmth and charm are echoed in your beautiful home and the care that you live and show for me and for the earth.  Thank you for providing a beautiful experience.” Kendra, Chicago, IL

“Une charmant maison pour un charmant sejour a Cape Cod!  Soleil, huitres et plages sont au rendez-vous.  Dommage que les vacances sont si courtes, heureusement que la vie peut nous donner l’occasion de revenir!”  Laurine & Manuel, Paris, France

“Thank you for the lovely stay!  We really enjoyed the quiet and relaxed atmosphere, a great break from the big cities.”  Claudia & Marco, NYC and Milan, Italy

“We enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing weekend in your B & B!  Thanks for your hospitality.”  Kyle & Allison, Somerville, MA

“Thank you for some amazing days on Cape Cod!” Elin & Alex, NYC

“The lavender-scented sheets, the suggestion of a walk to Dyer Pond, listening to birdsong from the beautiful garden, the light angling through the skylights, cordial company, and the waffles will be missed!  Thank you.” Annie & Olivia, JP, MA

“Thank you so much for a lovely visit.  It was so relaxing and your garden is beautiful. We look forward to visiting again.” Helen, Mike, Evelyn & Oliver, Weston, MA

“Hade 2 skõne nette her på vejer ligen til Boston. Tak Sandy og Sven!!”  Ela, Aycon & Lars, Boston, Istanbul, Hammel, Stockholm

“Thanks for such a wonderful time on Cape Cod.  Your lovely B&B made our first stay memorable.”  Eva, Marybeth & Stephanie, Roseville & Hugo, MN

“What a lovely, peaceful three days among the flowers, birds and fresh air!  Thanks for this wonderful retreat.”  Clio & Ernst, Berkeley, CA

“Thank you, Sandy, for being a perfect hostess and welcoming us into your beautiful home. The delicious breakfast in your peaceful garden was just what we needed to unwind from our busy lives and enjoy ourselves.”  Ellen & Mark, Somerville, MA

“Thank you so much once again welcoming our family into your home.  This was the perfect way for us to end our year in the USA, and these peaceful days in Wellfleet have given us new energy to deal with everything involved in moving back to Sweden.”  Erik, Maria, Alice & Hugo, Upsalla, Sweden.

“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and the most delicious breakfast in the USA!”  Irina & Alex, Lawrenceville, NJ

“Ah, we had such a lovely time here with Carol & Chris, newly engaged.  Your gardens are very nice, the air so good, the room very comfortable, and the breakfasts so tasty.”  Judy & David, Keene, NH

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!  We all really enjoyed your hospitality, generosity, and the comfort of Chez Sven offers.”  Cara, Carmen & Samanta, J.P. and Cambridge MA and Basel, Switzerland

“Your B & B is even more beautiful than we imagined. Thank you for your kindness, your care, the wonderful breakfasts in the garden, your recommendations … We felt like in paradise and are already planning on coming back.” Ralf & Diana, Munich, Germany

“Thank you for all your care and hospitality during our five-day stay, and for creating a wonderful start to our US tour! Your breakfasts will be quite difficult to match, and we shall remember fresh scones and all of those hot chocolates.  We have loved the ponds, the whales, the Atlantic, Wellfleet downtown, etc, etc.”  Chris, Pauline & family, Guilford, England UK

"Beautiful place!  Thanks for making Cape Cod perfect."  Nash, Andrea & Carson, Houston, TX

"A lovely, peaceful place, a beautiful garden, and delicious breakfasts.  Thank you!"  Nicholas & Julia, Flaux, France & London

"Breezy days and starry nights.  Chez Sven has been a delight!  Thank you for a wonderful stay and for your hospitality. You have truly made your home into a magical place."  Susan & Steve, Stow, MA

"Many thanks for a lovely stay - far too short but otherwise perfect in every way."  Irit and John, Sherman, CT

"Thank you for your patience and warm hospitality." Caroline, Hans, Katya & Sara, Boston, MA

"You made our vacation so special."  Christine, Steffen, Luca & Analena, Highland, NY

"Great place, wonderful hospitality, super breakfasts. So much to see and do in Wellfleet. What a beautiful town!"  Stephen, Ulrike & Astrid, Leeds, UK

"We loved our visit.  Thank you!"  Tali & Craig, New York, NY

"Thank you for a delightful stay in your beautifully restored, quiet and secluded home, a perfect introduction to cape Cod!" Ray & Anna, London, UK

"A lovely stay - thank you for delicious breakfast, knowledgeable local advice, and a comfortable bed.  We had a perfect time."  Nicole & Joseph, Santa Rosa, CA

"Great weather!  Comfortable accommodations!  Lovely innkeepers!  Can't wait to come back."  Maria & Don, Leominster, MA

"A haven of calm and relaxation after the hustle and bottle of New York.  Highlights were cycling down to Orleans, watching seals basking in the surf, and, of course, the best breakfasts ever!"  Terry,  Sarah, Robert & Rachel, West Kensington, London UK

"We enjoyed three beautiful sunny dates in this very individual and quiet home.  Thank you so much for a long relaxing weekend."  Claudia & Thomas, Lubeck, Germany

"Thank you for a wonderful stay and the delicious breakfast.  Vielen dank für die tolle  gastfreudschoft!" Jagmar & Jens, Frankfurt, Germany

"This perfect tranquil spot!  A great antidote to Provincetown.  Thank you for your warm hospitality!"  Tracey & Andy, Twickenham, UK

"You've done a lovely job creating a welcoming atmosphere.  It was a pleasure learning the history of your unique house." Joyce, Doug, & Megan, New York, NY

"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and your hospitality made it memorable."  Jorge & Candace, Hobe Sound, FL


2007 Studio Comments:

“Everything was just wonderful.  It was like stepping into a peaceful, relaxing garden villa, miles and miles from ordinary life!  Thanks so much for everything – from your generosity and delicious breakfast to your open spirits, I enjoyed it all.”   Leah, NYC, NY

“Thank you for a very lovely weekend.  Everything was perfect.  We look forward to visiting again soon.  We really enjoyed Wellfleet!”  Maria & Stuart, Hudson, MA

“Such a perfect last-minute getaway!  The cozy Studio is wonderful.  We enjoyed looking at the National Geographics – 1966!  The peacefulness of Chez Sven will be something we will always remember.  Thank you for sharing it with us!  Deb & Kevin, Charlestown, MA

“We took a chance on the Studio and Wow!  What a lovely surprise!  We did not believe the space.  Breakfast outside was awesome, and the food prepared every single day was delicious.  It has been the most relaxing and welcoming B&B we’ve ever stayed at. Thanks for encouraging us to come … We loved it!”  Grazyna & John, Gaithersburg, MD

“Thank you so much for our peaceful days in your home. I’m so glad to find another place I can come to visit in Wellfleet.  It’s in my blood.  I’m totally spoiled on your breakfast!”  Nancy & Anders, Leyden, MA and Vä

“Lovely and charming B & B.  Very nice and helpful host.  Thanks for your hospitality.  We will definitely be back.”  Eddy & Julie, Montreal, CA

“Chris and I have spent an extraordinary ‘engagement honeymoon’ here, and I’m grateful to Chez Sven.”  “ We both enjoyed ourselves and look forward to returning. Thank you for everything!” Carol & Chris, Falls Church, VA

“Thank you for the cozy quarters and delicious breakfasts.  This is such a pleasant and tranquil setting, a lovely spot for a weekend getaway.” Kate & Brian, New Haven, CT

"Thank you for the beautiful garden with butterflies, the lovely linens, and the delicious organic food.  We loved having breakfast with a tablecloth and little flowers every day.  It was a great home base to explore the Cape!"  Michele & Aletha, Belmont & Somerville, MA

"Thanks for the lovely studio in the garden!  We slept well and ate well.  And thanks for your advice regarding Wellfleet & our wedding here."  Andrea & Simon, Wash. DC

"Delightful gardens & butterflies, charming home, peaceful woods, beach under the full moon, delicious breakfast and your warm and gracious hospitality.  Merci beaucoup!"  Susan, Glenn & Rachel, Lexington, MA

"It was great waking up every morning with a wonderful garden outside and an even better breakfast waiting for us!"  "I am so glad we found Chez Sven! Loved our stay here and the pristine Cape.  Your garden and home are absolutely beautiful.  I felt like I was in France."  Rachel & Rose, San Diego, CA

"Enchanting stop on our honeymoon getaway!  Wish we had longer to stay.  The Studio was cozy and romantic.  Beautiful flowers everywhere.  Alexandra, charming and hospitable.  Very rejuvenating!  Thank you." Joyce & Chris, Danbury, CT

"Chez Sven is absolutely gorgeous."  Andrea & Paul, London, Ontario, Canada

"Thanks for everything!  What a lovely house/garden!"  Heather & Julie, Philadelphia, PA

"I needed to connect with the environment and relax ... recharge, and I did!  Thanks so much for your hospitality."  Alan from CT and Betsy from Dover, MA: "Many thanks for sharing your bit of heaven.  The garden scents, fresh fruit, stories and warm graciousness all made my stay rejuvenating."

"What a memorable time!  We felt so at home.  We love the Studio and breakfast with love.  We hope to come back again and again."  Joe & Lucy, Montpelier, VT

"Thanks so much for your hospitality and yummy breakfasts!  Chez Sven was a perfect place to relax during/after our wedding weekend."  Rebecca & Ben, Dorchester, MA

"This is a gorgeous place.  The Studio was wonderful.  Sandy's breakfasts are heavenly.  This is our honeymoon, and we will have some fantastic memories from Wellfleet."  Paul & Marty, Edale Mill, Derbyshire, UK


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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