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Historic Summer Cottage and Your Own Private Lake Beach on Long Pond

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Apley House, a classic summer cottage on Long Pond

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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You'll love the short walk to your own private beach and clear blue swimming water on beautiful Long Pond. Historic Apley House has hosted happy family vacations for over 70 years. Situated in the middle of conservation land, this spacious summer home is perfect for people who enjoy water-sports and the outdoors. You can swim, fish and boat on one of Southeastern Massachusetts' pristine glacial lakes. Enjoy quiet morning strolls along woodland paths and visit the nearby historic sites in Plymouth and Cape Cod in the afternoon. Plus, Apley House is just a short drive away from shops, ocean beaches and Plymouth's great golf courses. Avoid wrangling with Cape Cod traffic and stay in Plymouth. Apley House offers spacious housekeeping accommodations. The cottage has four bedrooms, a large updated country kitchen, a comfy living room with fireplace.

There's so much to do in the area: Swimming, fishing and boating are favorite activities on Long Pond. The lake is well-stocked each spring and there is a public boat ramp for access. Ample hiking and bicycling trails head into the Wildlands Trust properties next to the cottage and lead you through woods and cranberry bogs around Halfway and Gallows ponds. The scenery is magnificent. We've seen osprey, eagles, mink, and more. It's an easy drive to the near-by Plymouth and Cape Cod tourist sites; it takes about 15 minutes to drive to Plymouth Bay beaches and Plymouth Plantation. The Lower Cape beaches are about 45 minutes away and it is less than 3 miles to Pine Hills and many great Plymouth golf courses!

Also available: : The Lilli Group, four cabins that come as a unit and sleep up to 8 people. The Lilli Group is usually available in June and September for weeks or long weekends.

The Palace: A charming two bedroom cottage with a fantastic sandy beach. The Palace sleeps up to 6 and is available by the week from May through October. We are occasionally able to accommodate larger groups (up to 35) in these and our family cabins.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    first floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    second floor...moreless

  • Portable cot is stored in closet A Pac N Play or a portable wooden crib are available upon special request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books:

    our borrow a book, leave a book policy has resulted in a unique library collection...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    puzzles, word games, a few toys and board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Verizon basic cable...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Private waterfront on Long Pond. ...moreless

  • Lake:

    Long Pond is a clear, clean lake -- great for swimming, fishing and boating....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lakefront has a small dock and raft. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    The cottage sits in the midst of conservation land. Trails lead out from the yard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is an outdoor dining space on screened porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet:

    Verizon FIOS...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed and kitchen linens are provided , bring your own bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    up to four vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Fios through Verizon...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    more than you'll ever need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for a crowd...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped, eat-in kitchen...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    The grill is just off the back deck. The screened porch is on front of house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have a two-person canoe that you can rent for an extra $100 per week....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early
May 21 - Jun 4, 2015
3 night min stay
$200
$1,260 $4,000
Early June
Jun 5 - Jun 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,260 $4,000
Mid June
Jun 19 - Jun 25, 2015
5 night min stay
$300
$1,750
July Holiday
Jun 26 - Jul 6, 2015
5 night min stay
$300
$1,890
special July fill-in
Jul 13 - Jul 16, 2015
4 night min stay
$275
Summer
Jul 17 - Aug 22, 2015
5 night min stay
$300
$1,820
special August fill-in
Aug 23 - Aug 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$300
Labor Day week
Sep 2 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
$300
September
Sep 8 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$220
$1,260 $4,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$1,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • weekly canoe rental $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We have other cottages and cabins available.

Our properties are not heated or winterized and are closed in winter


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 04/30/2015
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Location

52 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pinehills
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Plymouth to Provincetown Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pinehills Golf Courses
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Plymouth
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Exit 3, Route 3
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Olio
8.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
White Horse Beach

Car: Necessary

Beautiful Long Pond has clean, clear waters and a sandy bottom. With a high percentage of natural shoreline, the pond offers a peaceful respite. The landscape is covered in pine woods. Much of the property surrounding Apley House has been preserved as conservation land. You can walk for miles on the sandy trails.

All of the tourist sites, golf courses and beaches in Plymouth are very close -- less than 20 minutes away. You can access the Lower Cape within 1 hour and the Outer Cape is a hefty day trip.

Other Activities: bird watching, boating

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1920

About the owner: The property is currently owned jointly by five siblings, descendants of Lily and Richard Conant who inherited the property from a close family friend. Our children are the fourth generation to summer on Long Pond. The photo shows our mom and her five children.

Why the Owner Chose Plymouth:
Although much of summer life on Long Pond is focused on the water, we love the woodland paths and walks that surround Apley House. Our family is committed to preservation of this area -- we gave 40 acres of woodland just next to the cottage to the Wildlands Trust and the State of Massachusetts recently acquired the property abutting the other property line.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can walk from the yard of Apley House onto nature paths that take you by two neighboring ponds with magnificent views, eagle's nests and scenic cranberry bogs. The house has all the classic details of an old summer cottage, simple but beautiful wood details, high ceilings on the main floor and cottage construction.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

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Photos

  • Apley House, a classic summer cottage on Long Pond

    Apley House, a classic summer cottage on Long Pond

  • There is a large garden and yard.

    There is a large garden and yard.

  • The private sandy beach has a small dock and raft.

    The private sandy beach has a small dock and raft.

  • Long Pond shore with fall colors as seen from the dock.

    Long Pond shore with fall colors as seen from the dock.

  • A beautiful morning on the porch.

    A beautiful morning on the porch.

  • The living room looks onto the screend porch

    The living room looks onto the screend porch

  • The large country kitchen

    The large country kitchen

  • Upstairs bedroom #1 with two twins and a fold-out cot stored in the closet

    Upstairs bedroom #1 with two twins and a fold-out cot stored in the closet

  • Upstairs bedroom #3 - Old photo: this room now has 1 double bed.

    Upstairs bedroom #3 - Old photo: this room now has 1 double bed.

  • Long Pond is great for swimming and kids!

    Long Pond is great for swimming and kids!

  • View from the beach on a misty morning

    View from the beach on a misty morning

  • The upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub.

    The upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub.

  • Apley House has a front screened porch and a back deck.

    Apley House has a front screened porch and a back deck.

  • The back deck leads into the kitchen.

    The back deck leads into the kitchen.

  • Apley House's private waterfont has a spectacular view.

    Apley House's private waterfont has a spectacular view.

  • The screened porch

    The screened porch

  • View from the porch into the living room

    View from the porch into the living room

  • Living room and dining area

    Living room and dining area

  • The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed.

    The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed.

  • Upstairs bedroom #2 with two twins -- can be pushed together to make a double.

    Upstairs bedroom #2 with two twins -- can be pushed together to make a double.

  • Upstairs bedroom #3 with the current double bed.

    Upstairs bedroom #3 with the current double bed.

  • The dock and raft.

    The dock and raft.

  • The private lake beach has a dock and raft

    The private lake beach has a dock and raft

  • The downstairs bath has a shower. The laundry room is next to the bathroom.

    The downstairs bath has a shower. The laundry room is next to the bathroom.

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  • Sleeps
    9
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german, spanish
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 04/30/2015
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