The Twisted Porpoise

185 Alston Ave, Eastham, 02642, United States
  based on 4 reviews
  •   4
  •   2
  •   1
  • SQF 480
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


On a slight hill overlooking Minister’s Pond sits the Twisted Porpoise. The dappled sunlight keeps the deck cool as you sit on the mid-century modern deck furniture and watch as your family and friends play in the water below. Someone has taken the canoe out to go fishing on the pond and you have some steaks in the fridge to grill up on your new gas grill later tonight. For dessert, you plan to join others around the fire pit on the beach of the pond and have a s’mores party. The location is perfect for this two-bedroom, one bath, pet friendly cottage on Minister’s Pond. Within walking distance to the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center, you can decide to walk the trail or rent a bike. Deciding the latter seems appropriate to take advantage of the beautiful Cape weather. It is easy to hop right on Nauset Loop and pedal directly out to Coast Guard Beach for the day where you can play in the waves, watch the seals, and relax in the sun. 

The cottage is within walking distance to Arnold’s and mini-golf, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center. Bike Rentals are just around the corner and the National Seashore beach shuttle parking lot is about a mile away walking or you can just take the Nauset Loop bike trail and head directly to Nauset Light Beach itself. The cottage has one queen bed and two twin beds, a full kitchen, living room, outdoor dining area, breakfast nook, and bathroom with shower. There is private parking and a large deck overlooking the pond. The shared area would be the beach area of the pond where we have a fire pit, beach chairs, and a canoe available.

• From July 4th to August 21th this is a Sunday to Sunday rental. 

• We follow the practice of not providing linens in the property as this is a safer and more hygienic approach, but we do offer lower-than-market linen packages with free bed making services included. 

All of our linens are crisp, clean, and soft. Our Turkish towels are thick, and plush. Our duvets are soft and all-season. Everything is high quality – not cheap and threadbare. Everything is washed at the highest temperature setting with bleach and oxygen-based cleaners. We take pride in what we do and it shows. Our guest reviews about our linens say it all! We offer two  special rate linen packages to which you can add additional linens (such as additional towel sets, etc) a la carte.

Package A (for 2) $75:

· Queen bed sheet set

· Queen all-season duvet

· Two Turkish towel sets (bath towel, hand towel, face cloth)

· Two beach towels

· Bed making FREE

Package B (for 4) $160:

· Queen bed sheets

· Two single bed sheet sets

· Three all season duvets

· Four Turkish towel sets (bath towel, hand towel, face cloth)

· Four beach towels

· Bed making FREE

Of course, you still have the option of bringing your own linens as well, but why? No need to lug boxes of sheets, towels and blankets along when it can all be there, made up, and waiting for you for less than the cost of a lobster dinner!

• We are located directly on the pond with windows throughout and a/c units for those extra hot days

• 1 Queen, 2 Twins

• An award winning, custom, state-of-the-art house guide with recommendations is provided for your visit.

• 1 Full bath with shower

• Firepit available on pond beach (the beach is shared with other guests of ours, if around)

• Dogs are considered for an additional fee. Dogs must be over 1 yr old. Please ask for details.

• Canoe provided

• Sandy toes and beach hair guaranteed

Our cleaning teams use thorough checklists, followed by sanitization and disinfection of high touch points throughout the home. We follow CDC guidelines and use only approved EPA products for cleaning.


1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    1 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Electric heating
  • Outside
    Private Balcony (1)
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet
  • The Bath
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Dining-Room, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Canoe/Kayak, Private Porch
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

185 Alston Ave , Eastham, 02642, United States


based on 4 reviews
Excellent Stay

Tara was very quick in the communication and responded to all of our questions. She was fortunately available at site and gave us a small tour of property when we arrived.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

So Charming!

The property of this rental is so charming! Walkable to Arnold’s and a bike rental shop. Great patio to wake up and have coffee :) Perfect size for the three of us girls for a weekend getaway. Easy check in/out. Thank you!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

Fantastic Place. Fantastic Location

Fantastic place. Fantastic location. We had such a wonderful time at Tara’s place and we will be back!.

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2021

Very Clean Cottage in a Great Location

Very clean cottage in a great location. The communication was outstanding.

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2021

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