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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area

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Cottage: northwest front, crushed shell parking apron; roses, trumpet vine

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Last updated: 11/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Harwich cottage description

This 'change house', one of the oldest in the area built more than 90 years ago to provide a freshwater swim after salt and sand, started with three simple rooms: a main room with a native stone fireplace and two changing rooms upstairs. It still has the original main room and the rustic stairs, so several additions and a recent renovation have created a modern and charming cottage. The main room is the living and dining area (a/c, table seats 10). Also on the first floor: master BR with private full bath; twin BR; full bathroom; large modern kitchen (granite counters, ice maker, microwave, china, glassware, cooking gear, washer/dryer nook); bright, sunny sun porch.

Second floor has queen BR & twin BR (both a/c), large full bathroom, DirecTV room with window seat, VCR, DVD, libraries. House is Wifi, also has fax.

Brick patio has teak furniture, is surrounded by roses, heather, ornamental bushes. Sidewalk runs past outdoor shower thru lawn to path under trees to pond with boardwalk to swimming float, near brick patio for picnics. Lawn for croquet game. Woods between both adjacent properties.

Sunfish sailboat, 2 kayaks, rowboat, diving float in deep water, and horseshoe pitch shared with property next door.

Keywords: Cottage in quiet cove on very clean John Joseph Pond in Harwich

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Garbage service twice a week; bath/bed linens available for rent

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Units in main room and both upstairs bedrooms...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Parking:

                        Space for 3 cars on crushed shells at northwest front; extra space available by arrangement; no parking on lawn...moreless

                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Spring
                      May 23 - Jun 20, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500
                      Summer, 2015
                      Jun 27 - Sep 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      Fall
                      Sep 12 - Oct 17, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay
                      $350

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Use of Sunfish sailboat $250
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      Use of Sunfish sailboat add $500 to damage deposit. Summer 2015 rates: late June $2400 per week, July & August $3000. 7 night minimum.

                      $500 confirmation deposit converts to damage deposit on arrival; check for half the rent due 90 days before arrival; check for second half due 45 days before arrival.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/26/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      90 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Boston, MA/ Providence, RI
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Several
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      To Nantucket
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      12th hole, half mile; entrance
                      85 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Providence & Boston
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Rte 6, 'Mid Cape'
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Bank Street, Harwich Port

                      Car: Necessary

                      Public Bocce, tennis, golf, bumper boats, bowling, duck pins, parasailing, nature tours/walks available nearby.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1992

                      About the owner: We rented this cottage in 1975, purchased it in 1992; enlarged, renovated, and updated it while spending summers here until we retired nearby five years ago. Our children learned to swim, sail, and catch frogs here, and now bring their friends here before and after the season. We can't wait for grandchildren! So we look forward to welcoming you, and wish for you as happy a time in the cottage as we had.

                      Why the Owner Chose Harwich:
                      We rented this cottage in 1975 and then again in 1991 because of family and friends in the neighborhood; after the 1991 rental, our children loved the cottage and swimming, we had wonderful family memories, and friends, authors and writers who borrowed it loved it, so we bought it. The friends who had visited it describe it as charming, lovely, quiet, private, unusual. Movies, upscale shopping, musical theater, gourmet food and grocery stores, antiques, museums - ten to 30 minutes away.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Velvety, clear water; nearest neighbors swim 100 yards away and grandchildren are the voices to be heard. Lie on the private swim float at night: shooting stars are not uncommon and the sky is a million points of light. In the daytime, the cottage is invisible from the pond because of the white pines and hardwood trees we planted over the years. Sit on the patio, and there is nothing more private or quiet; we have to look hard to see another house.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Cottage: northwest front, crushed shell parking apron; roses, trumpet vine

                        Cottage: northwest front, crushed shell parking apron; roses, trumpet vine

                      • Boardwalk  and swim float on John Joseph Pond; diving float in deep water

                        Boardwalk and swim float on John Joseph Pond; diving float in deep water

                      • Teak furniture on patio; grills, outdoor shower,  tree stump in background

                        Teak furniture on patio; grills, outdoor shower, tree stump in background

                      • Kitchen; granite counters, dishwasher, cooktop,oven

                        Kitchen; granite counters, dishwasher, cooktop,oven

                      • Dining table, seats 10; many Thanksgivings, Easters happened here

                        Dining table, seats 10; many Thanksgivings, Easters happened here

                      • Queen bed in master suite; door to full en suite bathroom on right

                        Queen bed in master suite; door to full en suite bathroom on right

                      • Twin bedroom with windows towards woods, pond; a/c

                        Twin bedroom with windows towards woods, pond; a/c

                      • Window seat facing TV, desk

                        Window seat facing TV, desk

                      • Cottage: southwest front,hydrangia, more roses, etc.

                        Cottage: southwest front,hydrangia, more roses, etc.

                      • Southeast corner - roses, heather, rhodadendron, etc.

                        Southeast corner - roses, heather, rhodadendron, etc.

                      • Main room: original stone fireplace, hallway to master BR, rustic stairs

                        Main room: original stone fireplace, hallway to master BR, rustic stairs

                      • Kitchen, washer/dryer nook

                        Kitchen, washer/dryer nook

                      • Sunporch for snoozing, reading, watching birds

                        Sunporch for snoozing, reading, watching birds

                      • Antique twin beds, dresser in first floor bedroom

                        Antique twin beds, dresser in first floor bedroom

                      • Queen bedroom, windows towards pond, a/c

                        Queen bedroom, windows towards pond, a/c

                      • The entertainment center; we didn't allow TV while the kids were in school

                        The entertainment center; we didn't allow TV while the kids were in school

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $2,450 - $3,000 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 11/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 85%
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/26/2014
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                      Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area

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