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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: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Plymouth cottage 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          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

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Verizon basic cable...moreless

          • Television
          • Books:

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

          • Toys
          • VCR
          • Books For Adults
          • Games For Kids
          • Radio
          • DVD Player
          • Games:

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

          Theme

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

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Rural:

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

          • Lake:

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

          • Beachfront:

            Private waterfront on Long Pond. ...moreless

          • Lakefront:

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

          sports and adventure activities

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

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Dining:

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

              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Internet:

                Verizon FIOS...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                up to four vehicles...moreless

              • Living Room
              • Fireplace
              • Iron & Board
              • Telephone
              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Firewood
              • Toilet Paper
              • Parking:

                for up to 4 cars...moreless

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wireless Internet:

                Fios through Verizon...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen:

                fully equipped, eat-in kitchen...moreless

              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Enough for a crowd...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                more than you'll ever need...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Lobster Pot
              • Pantry Items:

                basic spices...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Grill
              • Stove

              Outside

              • 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

              • Outdoor Grill:

                gas grill...moreless

              • Beach Chairs
              • Raft
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Lawn / Garden
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              special summer fill-in
              Aug 24 - Sep 1, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $250
              $1,400 $3,000
              Fall 2104
              Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $200
              $1,200 $3,000
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $260
              $1,680 $6,900
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • 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: 07/21/2014
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              Location

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

              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.


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              Speaks: german, spanish, english

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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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              This listing was first published here in 2002.

              Date last modified - Friday, July 25, 2014

              $200 - $260 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

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