Gull Cottage Wellfleet B&B

Box 566 50 Steele Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667 USA (Show map)


Are you anxious to relax in a beautiful, peaceful setting with views of two ponds? Are you looking for privacy and comfort for your honeymoon or special get away? Do you want a place where you are close to nature’s wonders? Then come to Gull Cottage and its adjacent Boathouse, where our guests stay. It has a deck, wooded views of two ponds, and a private entrance. A path leads from the house to our private beach on Gull Pond. Historic Wellfleet Center and the ocean beaches are only a five minute drive away.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Very Special Place

4.2 on September 01, 2016

Very relaxing, off the beaten track, surrounded by ponds and nature. Totally quiet. Cottage is tastefully decorated, clean, and comfortable on 2nd floor with a couch, chairs, table, small kitchenette, minifrig. Small deck but cannot really see the nearby pond. Excellent breakfast served by friendly and helpful hosts at their house next door to the cottage. It's down a narrow sandy road just barely ok for regular car, no internet, but we did not mind. Welfleet is a beautiful area for walking, beautiful ocean and bay beaches, hiking, and kayaking. We kayaked on the interconnected ponds just outside the cottage, very beautiful, especially in the morning and late afternoon. Great restaurants nearby as well. HIghly recommend Gull Cottage - very special place.

Peace and Quiet in Wellfleet

5 on October 25, 2013

Staying at Gull Cottage B&B was a profoundly restorative experience. I went in early October and the weather was warm and sunny every day. Pat and Randy were such warm and welcoming hosts. They helped me figure out my way around the ponds which were beautiful. Breakfast on their screened in porch was delicious, filling and beautifully presented with a bouquet of flowers and matching tablecloth! The Boathouse was charming, comfortable and well equipped with a kitchenette and lots of interesting books and magazines. I loved sitting on the deck eating dinner and watching the sun sink below Gull Pond. Being at this B&B was one of my top travel experiences.

Off the grid

5 on July 04, 2013

We stayed at Gull Cottage for 4 nights after a busy night in Boston and a couple nights in Martha's Vineyard. The location was perfect only about 30 minutes from P Town and a short drive to Chatham and other destinations. The breakfasts and hospitality were wonderful, as we had breakfast each morning with Pat and Randy, the owners. We looked forward to the tips they gave us to local sights and the stories about the history of the cottage. The boat house, which is where vistors stay, is for one couple or group and it's everything that you need. A very nice place to relax along with a comfortable bed and a bathroom with a shower. We took lawn chairs, provided by the owners, and spent and hour or two at the lake. We enjoyed breakfast each morning in the screened in porch. During breakfast, we saw hummingbirds, chipmunks and even a fox feeding 20 feet from us! While the cottage is off the beaten path, there are many nice restaurants within 15 minutes of the B&B along with a variety of beaches and shops. This is a perfect place to get off the grid. There are no cell phone service, internet or t.v. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of having no access to technology, but if that's something you need, this would'nt be the place. We will have memories from the stay that we will hold close to our hearts. Thank you to Pat and Randy!

Great week at Gull Cottage

5 on September 16, 2012

My husband and I spent almost a week at Gull Cottage for our honeymoon. The guest room was wonderful. It's very private, with lots of room, and a lovely outdoor deck. I loved waking up, making a cup of coffee and reading my book outside listening to the birds. The location of Gull Cottage was also ideal. We brought our bikes and were able to do a lot of nice rides right from the property. We also liked how close it was to Newcomb's beach and the town of Wellfleet- super convenient. The B&B is also right in the midst of the kettle ponds and the swimming and walking trails around were great. Last but not least, Randy and Pat were excellent hosts. The breakfasts were delicious (and Pat accommodated my chocolate addiction by including it whenever possible- so sweet.) and we really enjoyed their company (in fact my husband kept sneaking off with Randy in the afternoon to go fishing.) We had so much fun, that we're hoping to visit again next summer.

The best of the old Cape

5 on July 25, 2012

Gull Cottage is a 'Cape Cod' cottage in an idyllic position with a private beach on Gull Pond. The b&b room is above a boathouse, so with privacy from the house, but it's more of a suite with kitchenette and a sitting/dining room. The excellent breakfast is at the main house, watching the bird life (Pat and Randy, the owners, are keen naturalists and not only good company but a mine of information - Pat is from an old Cape family). This was my first visit to the Cape but I had high expectations as my fiancee has been coming here all her life - those expectations were more than met, and we would recommend Gull Cottage wholeheartedly.

Paradise found!

5 on June 26, 2012

Gull Cottage is extraordinary! Allow yourself to step back in time and unwind in the most exquisite part of the Cape. Tucked between Gull and Higgins ponds you will find paradise. Whether a birder, canoer, or nature enthusiast, this is the perfect place. Pat and Randy are interesting, attentive, great breakfast makers, and such engaging hosts! Breakfast is amazing ...from garden fresh fritattas to sweet and savory crêpes or anything you desire, you will not leave hungry or disappointed! The boathouse is charming and cozy. This is our favorite place on the Cape to get away from it all; get lost in one of the many trails in the woods or dip into one of the nearby refreshing Freshwater ponds..

Exceeding Expectation

5 on May 28, 2012

We escaped to Wellfleet from NYC on a freezing weekend in March – missing an unseasonable heat wave by two days... Thankfully, we stayed at the Gull Cottage boat house; bright, charming, private and spotless its nestled amidst trees and ponds at the end of a winding dirt road. We spent several long cozy evenings and mornings luxuriating around the wood (gas) stove, with our own kitchenette and bookshelves brimming with great reads both classics and contemporary. Delicious daily fresh breakfasts, artfully prepared by Randy and Pat and served in their historic home at their picture window framing a view of the pond and a bouquet of bird feeders and birds, was yet another unexpected pleasure. It's easy to imagine Gull Cottage is special at every season, and we look very forward to returning in warm weather for the "outdoor" version of same.

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Location Type

Lakefront, Small town


Provincetown, MA (PVC) 20 miles

Directions to property:

We are located at the Sluiceway between Gull and Higgins Ponds. Specific directions will be sent to our guests, before their arrival.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Whale Watching, Opera and theater in HD from the MET and London, 5 Star Library, The Freshest Seafood, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Radio, Telephone

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Microwave, Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited One child only, ages 5-10, accepted on an individual basis--
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Minimum of 3 days June 15-September 15, and special holidays.
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of half of the total rental cost is required to reserve the room. The full payment is due 6 weeks prior to the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Reservations cancelled with at least six week's notice receive a full refund of any money spent. Less than six weeks, the payment is not refunded unless the room is taken by another guest for the entire time of the original reservation.
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Randy and Pat Bartlett

Languages spoken

French, Spanish

Resident Pets


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or as requested

  • Time Served: by request
  • Serving Location: Porch overlooking the pond, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Guest requests

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