Situated down a dirt road that runs parallel to the ocean, the cottage,
of 'salt box' design (with cathedral ceiling), was formerly a carriage
house. It is adjacent to the house of John Young Nucomb, which Thoreau
described as the house of the Wellfleet oysterman in Cape Cod Sketches.
A typical New England breezeway connects the Salt Box with the main
house, with two doors between to ensure privacy. There is beach access
on Williams Pond, and you can canoe over to the sluice between Higgins
and Gull ponds. It's about a 15-minute walk through the woods and over
the dunes to the ocean.
The cottage has a dining area, kitchenette, and a living area with
fireplace. There is one double bedroom, and an open sleeping loft
(containing one double bed and one single). There is a brick patio with
a charcoal grill and table and chairs.