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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 Comments:

“We had such a lovely time staying in your perfect cottage, it was so relaxing. If we ever get to Cape Cod again we will definitely return!”  Sarah & John, Bella & baby Charlie, Glos. UK

“A wonderful respite from the dust & chaos of our renovation.  Hope to continue this yearly tradition.” Rachel & Bob, Medfield, MA

“Thank you so much for a lovely stay.”  Mary Anne, New Jersey

“Thanks for another great and relaxing stay.” Joy & Peter, Avon, CT

“We loved everything about your beautiful little cottage in the woods and hope to find time to return soon.”  Sarah and Thomas, Coralton, MA

“The sound of rain on the roof was enchanting, but even more so was the sun that came out late Saturday morning, giving us two bright days of exploration, especially throughout the Gull Pond area. Thank you for another wonderful stay.”  Guy & Pam, Somerville, MA

“Thank you for sharing your magical Wellfleet sanctuary with us.  We fell in love with Seagull Cottage as soon as we stepped out of the car.  Your passion for simple living and your connection with our environment and nature are truly what life is all about.  I haven’t slept so well in months!  We cannot wait to return for another weekend of splendor.”  Lisa & Fred, Ivoryton, CT

“Our three-day weekend was blissful.  We felt like we were cherished guests of a dear friend or cousin.  After a warm welcome, we were on our own to enjoy the comforts of home and the solitude and silence, which we seldom experience at home.  Seagull Cottage is indeed a little jewel.  We already long to return.”  John & Pat, Methuan, MA

“We enjoyed our five nights in the cottage!  We loved being on our own schedule, or rather lack of schedule.  Wellfleet is the perfect location to enjoy the National Seashore, go up to P-town, or down to Chatham.  Our favorite meal was at Finely JPs.  Gull Pond, what a beautiful spot!”  Melissa & Paul, Chicago, IL

“Thank you for making us and our one-year-old son so welcome.  We have enjoyed our stay in Seagull Cottage and Wellfleet has everything we could possibly want from a holiday – beautiful beaches, woods and lakes.  Cycling was fun, as was the whale-watching in P-town.  You have great restaurants and friendly people.  We will definitely return.”  Jessica, Mike & Joe, Henley on Thames, UK

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and the setting of the B & B.”  Rennie & George, Hancock, NH

“A wonderful but too brief stay in Seagull Cottage.  It was just perfect:  homely, peaceful and very relaxing indeed!  The insider knowledge ensured we had a wonderful meal and some great walks, too.  Many thanks for a brilliant stay on the Cape.”  Ruth & David, Scotland

“Just a few of the things we enjoyed during our stay at Seagull Cottage:

• vine-covered front porch at dusk

• chipmunks scurrying, bunnies hiding under bushes, and birds busy at the feeder

• morning light illuminating a high wooden ceiling

• movies by a warm fire

• steamers prepared in a cozy cottage kitchen

• birds feeding just outside the window as we shower

• sound of rain before sunrise lulling us back to sleep

• music from Outer Most Radio on the vintage radio

• cottage garden flowers in a vase

• fresh, crisp, clean, white sheets.

Our stay couldn’t have been more perfect.  Thank you!”  Sharon & Brendan, Tallahassee, FL

“We really enjoyed the peace and quiet.  Especially nice to come back from a walk on the beach, hungry, and find the homemade delicious scones.  We felt at home.  One of the best getaways we’ve ever had!”  Margy & Elaine, Swampscott,MA

“Always sweet to awake in the dappled light along the Old King’s Highway.  The fall air and bright blue Cape sky dreamlike in its intensity & stillness.”  Tom & Camille, Waltham, MA

“We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary holiday in Cape Cod, the cozy town of Wellfleet, and, most of all, the cottage. We were able to relax and enjoy quiet, reflective time with each other.  Thank you.” Shelly & David, Connecticut


Liberty Coin Suite Comments:

“Wir haben vier herrliche Tage in Wellfleet verbracht.  Zum Glueck haben wir Sandy’s und Sven’s B&B gefunden.  Liebevoll renoviert, tolle Tips und nette Gespraeche.  Vielen Dank.  Hoffentlich kommen wir mal wieder hierher.”  Marie-Christine, Mathias, Paul, Charlotte & Emilia, Munich, Germany

“Perfect relaxing spot, comfortable and welcoming.  Great beaches and lakes, plus a great variety of restaurants close by.  Makes Cape Cod seem even more attractive.  Thanks!” Ashley, Andrea, James & Eleanor, Brighouse, UK

“Lousy weather, lovely home!  Thanks for welcoming us.” Ellen & Tom, Seattle WA

“We were able to completely relax here among the scented gardens and woods.  Warm, comfortable, inviting, delicious!  Thank you.”  Liz & Charley, Rochester, MA

“Such a treat to get up in the morning with that beautiful birdsong and fresh Cape air.  Lovely, lovely garden.  Delicious breakfasts. Thanks for a wonderful stay!”  Heidi, Andy & Sophie

“Such a pleasant oasis – flowers, birds, wonderful meals, company, safe haven.”  Kim, Orangevale, CA

“The place in the woods, the ponds, the breakfasts … thank you so much.”  Kathy & Chandler, Charleston, SC

“Charming house, delicious shower, refreshing breakfast, amazing library, sweet garden, chirping birds, hidden ponds.  In the middle of winter, we will recall our summer visit to Chez Sven.  Thank you!”  Risë & Elise, Berkeley, CA

“Lovely weekend, rest, relaxation, glorious weather, great food.  Looking forward to our next visit.”  Colin & Carla, Sioux Falls, SD

“Enjoyed Europe-on-the-Cape.  Breakfasts maintained us well into the day.  The gardens are nice to relax by.  Elegantly appointed rooms and paintings added to the experience.  We loved the proximity to town, kettle ponds and words, all reachable by walking, and good biking opportunities as well.  Lots of great books on the shelves, too!”  Jack, Camille, Maggie & Joe, Conway, MA

“Than you again for a wonderful stay, for your warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts.  Thank you also for always telling us the best places to go during our stays in Wellfleet.  Hope to be back again soon.  Erik, Maria, Hugo & Alice, Uppsala, Sweden

“Merci pour votre accueil chaleureux.  Nous avons beacoup apprecié ce havre de paix, et avons décourvert une région magnifique, qui ne ressemble à aucune autre.”  Jean-Marc, Veronique et Flore qui dit, “J’ai trouvé de beux coquillages, et j’ai bien aimé les petits lapins et les jolies fleurs.”  Toulouse, France

“Thank you for a lovely, relaxing stay.  Wonderful breakfasts, beautifully laid out, lovely rooms, so comfortable and thoughtfully furnished.  We’ve really enjoyed chatting in the mornings, about life, nature and where to go!!  Cape Cod has been a wonderful discovery.  Hope to return.”  Nick, Linda, Hannah, Molly & Lily, Chiswick, London, UK

“What a beautiful oasis!  We loved the delicious breakfasts, exploring the beautiful garden, and the companionship.  Thank you for preparing such a comfortable suite for our family.  The organic food and bath products were appreciated, as were your efforts to accommodate our daughter’s peanut allergy.  We will think of our time here with pleasure.” “I really loved your garden and the room I was staying in.” Brent, Susie & Rebekah, Potomac Falls, VA

“Thanks so much for a wonderful stay.  The inn is so relaxing and the Wellfleet beaches are beautiful.  It’s been a great weekend.”  Cara & Rebecca, Cambridge, MA

“Very enjoyable stay.  We loved the peace and quiet, especially after Manhattan.  Very nice breakfasts and hospitality, too.”  Sarah & Anthony, New York, NY

“Such a beautiful, tranquil place, lovely garden, fantastic breakfasts and knowledgeable hosts.  Thank you for a wonderful stay!”  Fiona, Dan & Joshua, Cambridge MA

“Ce fut une decourverte de derniere minute, mais combien magnifique!  Merci de partager votre coin de tranquilite bien cachee.” Claude & Lann, Montreal, CA

“Thank you for making our honeymoon one of the most peaceful trips we’ve been on.  We’ve had a lovely time.”  Phil & Lucia, Sheffield, UK

“Thank you for the beautiful room and delicious breakfast.  We will be back!”  Emilie & Rob, Amherst, NH

“What a beautiful, relaxing spot!  Thank you for your hospitality!”  Scott & Wendy, Sharon, MA

“Thank you for a lovely stay on a perfect New England weekend.  The conversation and setting were charming!” Elizabeth, Washington DC & Afghanistan


General's Green Room Comments:

“We would like to thank you for your kind reception.  We enjoyed our stay here a lot.  My favorite moment: a cup of tea, sitting in your garden, soaking in the heat & absorbing the beautiful colors.” Vahram & James, Florence, MA

“Uns hat es auf Cape Cod sehr gut gefallen.  Unser Zimmer ist sehr huesch renoviert.”  Hannelore & Peter, Wangen, Germany

“Thank you for creating such a tranquil retreat.  We loved our time here.  Despite the rain, the smell of lilacs, delicious breakfasts and Mac’s Shack will keep us coming back.”  Mitch & Betsy, Dover MA

“Just to say thank you for a fantastic time.  Excellent weather, beautiful room, and such kind hospitality.  We have really enjoyed our stay here and much of that has been down to the location, your kindness, and the overall ease & comfort.  Thank you!”  Caroline, London, UK & Roland, Berlin, Germany

“I had a wonderful relaxing weekend at Chez Sven...just what I needed.  Thank you so much for making my stay such a delight.  Great room!”  Ellen, Cambridge, MA, return guest

“An oasis of relaxation and peace … with a gracious hostess.  The organic simplicity of life is going to bring us back next year…”  “Un sejour magnifique!  Thanks for introducing us to wonderful Cape Cod!”  Claudia & Alex, Brewer, ME

“Great room (and bath!!) and how special to have delicious and organic breakfasts.  Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and thoughtfulness.  It was a great week.  Your gardens are beautiful.”  Kim & Tom, Seattle, WA

“Thank you for the nice room in the pretty house surrounded by a wonderful garden.  Thanks also for your helpful hints.  Everything here perfectly suited our relaxing last three days of a great New England vacation.”  Gudrun & Peter, Offenbach, Germany

“Thank you for the wonderful room!  This was Dominic’s first time on Cape Cod, and Chez Sven made it feel like home.  Everything is beautiful here.  We thoroughly enjoyed your breakfasts.  This was perfect.  We will return.”  Joelle & Dominic, Winchester, VA

“Notre séjour á Wellfleet a été magnifique.  La region est superbe, les conseils de salades excellents, le B&B si charmant!  Merci pour cette incroyable hospitalité.  On espère pouvoir revenir dans ce petit paradis avant notre retour en Europe.”  Teresa & Antoine, Boston, France & Switzerland

"Mit Chez Sven haben wir ein kleines Paradies entdeckt. Vielen Dank für : das köstliche Frühstück,die guten Tipps zum Erkunden der Insel, die Erste Hilfe bei Sonnenbrand, die netten Gespräche und überhaupt die herzliche Gastfreundschaft! Hoffentlich kommen wir mal wieder...” Brend, Sylvia, Eliza & Anina Duesseldorf, Germany

“We enjoyed a peaceful, relaxing time.  All too short!  The bird sounds, honey smell of alyssum in the garden, and the world’s best scones are a few of the things we will remember.  Thank you!”  Peter, Evanston, ILL & Wendy, Wash. DC

“A more peaceful, welcoming place would be hard to find.  I consider myself fortunate to have discovered this haven on Old King’s Highway and hope to make this a recurring resting-place on my life’s map.”  Christina, New York City& Boston, MA

“Thank you for having us in your lovely home.  Breakfasts in the garden were a wonderful way to start each day of exploring this beautiful area.”  Sarah and Roger, Dallas, TX

“Thank you!!!!  The stay at Chez Sven was enchanting.  We loved the wonderful perennial gardens buzzing with happy bees, the lavender toiletries, and perhaps, the best part, the warmest of hostesses with her granolas and yogurt and scones (yum!).  We will treasure our experience here for a lifetime.”  Mark & Cheri, W. Hartford, CT

“Thank you for a peaceful and beautiful stay at your charming B&B.  It was delightful!  The birds singing and the lovely gardens was wonderful.  Great conversations and yummy breakfasts completed a thoroughly enjoyable stay.”  Barbara, Boca Raton, FL

“Thank you for a nice stay: our room, breakfast, hosts were wonderful.  The recommendations, rest, kayaking and scenic routes were the best, and they made our stay even better.  We hope to return soon.”  Hugo & Amelie, NY, NY

“This is my third time staying here and I absolutely love it.  Your home and hospitality are unmatched by any other B& I have stayed at.”  Ellen, Cambridge & her mom

“Such a quiet and comfortable bed and lovely breakfasts.  I enjoyed being with you so much!”  Emma, Berwyn, PA

“How quickly Chez Sven transforms me!  I am relaxed and rejuvenated and wish I could stay longer.  Your graciousness, breakfasts, and hospitality keep me coming back.  Thank you again for a green, delightful stay.”  Betsy, Dover, MA

“We had a great time in this beautiful location.  Swimming in the ponds recommended and walking around to the beaches.  Breakfast was great with home-cooked meals.”  Ritchie & Louisa, Liverpool, England

“We enjoyed the location, the accommodation, and the home-cooked breakfasts.  In fact, we extended our stay!”  Ken & Eileen, Nottingham, England

“Thanks for your hospitality and generosity.”  Jane & Peter, Melbourne, Australia

“Thank you for your warm hospitality in your peaceful haven here.  Lovely room, great breakfasts, and lots of interesting conversations over coffee at the table outside.  I hope we can return sometime.  Perfectly relaxing!”  Diane & David, Oxford, England

“Many thanks for a very relaxing stay.”  Kate & Gary, Norfolk, MA

“Your ‘getaway’ is so lovely!  We loved our relaxing room and the delicious breakfast.  It was great ‘talking politics’ with you both as well.  Well b sure to come again!”  David & Jennifer, Oakland, CA

“Many thanks for a relaxing and peaceful stay.  The house is cozy!  We especially enjoyed the breakfast outside every morning.”  Maeve & Carl, Dublin, Ireland

“Thank you for your hospitality.  We’ve had an invigorating and restful few days.”  Asnat & Don, Jamaica Plain, MA

“Vielen Dank fur das wundervolle Frühstück und die Oulige Schlafstalk.  We did not book the rainy weather but your place and we will continue to recommend it.  Thanks for all the information about Wellfleet.”  Anne & Arne, Hamburg, Germany

“Even a rainy weekend cannot dampen the warmth and hospitality of your wonderful B&B.  We hope to see you again.  Continue to support the environment!”  Meg & Walt, Wellesley, MA

“Thank you very much for a lovely vacation.  The Green Room was very comfortable and the breakfasts absolutely delicious.”  Annie & Anna, Seattle, WA & Jerusalem, Israel


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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