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

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Apley House, an old-fashioned summer cottage

Apley House, an old-fashioned summer cottage Apley House is on a country lane in Plymouth, MA View from the beach on a misty morning The private lake beach has a dock and raft Apley House has a meadow garden The living room looks onto the screend porch The screened porch A beautiful morning on the porch. The large country kitchen Downstairs Master Bedroom has queen bed Upstairs bedroom #1 with two twins and a fold-out cot stored in the closet Upstairs bedroom #2 with two twins -- can be pushed together to make a double. Upstairs bedroom #3 - Old photo: this room now has 1 double bed. Long Pond is great for swimming and kids! Living room and dining area

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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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

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          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

          • Games:

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

          • Books:

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

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

            Verizon basic cable...moreless

          • Television

          Theme

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

          Car

              • Necessary

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • 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

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

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

                  General

                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Fios through Verizon...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    up to four vehicles...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Fireplace
                  • Parking:

                    for up to 4 cars...moreless

                  • Telephone
                  • Linens Provided:

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

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Firewood
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Internet:

                    Verizon FIOS...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen:

                    fully equipped, eat-in kitchen...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Enough for a crowd...moreless

                  • Grill
                  • Stove
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Pantry Items:

                    basic spices...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    more than you'll ever need...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster

                  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

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

                    gas grill...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Terrific

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                    Terrific

                    • Guest Tom
                    • Date of stay 08/28/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/07/12
                    Just wanted to let you know what a terrific time we had at Apley House! It's a great spot and we loved the house. Thank you for renting it to us.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

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                    PERFECT

                    • Guest Charlestonians (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
                    • Date of stay 06/04/12
                    • Review Submitted 06/13/12
                    Charming, peaceful, well equipped, centrally located and "felt like home". The location could not have been better for four southerners wanting to play New England tourist. Plimoth Plantation is just a few miles (aweswome), Boston Red Sox game was maybe 45 minutes, Salem, Gloucester, New Bedford....all a short drive and with hardly any traffic. The house is personable and cozy. There is not one thing missing. The porch was our planning location where we would sit at night and plan our next adventure. It was sooooo quiet.....no cars, planes, people, etc......just the sounds of night in a forest. We can't wait to go back. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

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                    • Guest Isabel
                    • Date of stay 08/31/06
                    • Review Submitted 04/27/12
                    Just wanted you to know we had a great time in Plymouth and enjoyed staying at you family cottage. The area was just beautiful. we enjoyed the lake. The cottage accommodated us perfectly.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Isabel
                    • Date of stay 08/31/06
                    • Review Submitted 04/27/12
                    Just wanted you to know we had a great time in Plymouth and enjoyed staying at you family cottage. The area was just beautiful. we enjoyed the lake. The cottage accommodated us perfectly.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/1

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Karen
                    • Date of stay 09/12/05
                    • Review Submitted 04/27/12
                    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Apley House last month. The cottage is charming and the lake so beautiful and clear. The kids loved it! Thank you for a wonderful summer vacation.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Lauren
                    • Date of stay 07/12/05
                    • Review Submitted 07/12/05
                    What a wonderful time (we) had at Long Pond. We visited historical sites, went to the ocean beaches, got lost in Miles Standish Park. But mostly we spent our time exploring the lake by boat, on foot, and by bike. After dark, we'd take kayaks out, and shine lights directly into the water and watch the fish swimming under us. I rediscovered swimming in fresh water. My sister vistied us. She and her husband know a lot about mushrooms. While she was with us, she found an assortment of wild mushrooms which she said were among the choicest edible mushrooms to be found anywhere...... There is so much to do at Long Pond, but it's also just a lovely place to hang out and do very little.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Lynne
                    • Date of stay 08/30/04
                    • Review Submitted 08/30/04
                    Thank you for a wonderful relaxing vacation spot. You really have a wonderful home.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Abdul, Marie and family
                    • Date of stay 08/15/04
                    • Review Submitted 08/15/04
                    Thank you very much for a wonderful experience and beautiful memories. It provided us a peaceful respite from the daily rigors of life in New York City. This was our escape from reality. The grounds, beach and waterfront are wonderfully set as is appropriate of its preservation. We saw our first humming bird in their natural habitat.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring 2014
                  May 20 - Jun 5, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $170
                  $1,120 $3,600
                  Early June 2014
                  Jun 6 - Jun 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,120 $3,600
                  Late June
                  Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,680
                  Summer 2014
                  Jun 27 - Sep 3, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,680 $6,900
                  Fall 2104
                  Sep 4 - Oct 12, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $200
                  $1,260 $3,600
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $300
                  $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: 04/15/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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: english, german, spanish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Apley House, an old-fashioned summer cottage

                    Apley House, an old-fashioned summer cottage

                  • View from the beach on a misty morning

                    View from the beach on a misty morning

                  • The living room looks onto the screend porch

                    The living room looks onto the screend porch

                  • A beautiful morning on the porch.

                    A beautiful morning on the porch.

                  • Downstairs Master Bedroom has queen bed

                    Downstairs Master Bedroom has 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.

                  • Long Pond is great for swimming and kids!

                    Long Pond is great for swimming and kids!

                  • Apley House is on a country lane in Plymouth, MA

                    Apley House is on a country lane in Plymouth, MA

                  • The private lake beach has a dock and raft

                    The private lake beach has a dock and raft

                  • Apley House has a meadow garden

                    Apley House has a meadow garden

                  • The screened porch

                    The screened 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.

                  • Living room and dining area

                    Living room and dining area

                  $170 - $300 per night (USD)
                  8

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 04/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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