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New Designer House, Chef's Kitchen, Fantastic Pond View

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The large deck, perfect for relaxing and bird watching.

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ponds of Plymouth cottage description

Round Pond Cottage is a special place. Nestled in a pine and beech forest, it sits on a 10 acre private kettle pond. The recently renovated house was designed with comfort, style and convenience in mind. Enjoy nature in the surrounding conservation land or from your own large deck. Plymouth is perfectly situated between Boston and Cape Cod making the cottage a good base for sightseeing day trips.

The house was designed for entertaining and relaxation. The downstairs is open and welcoming, with a fabulous kitchen. Vacations are not necessarily for cooking, but if you don’t get a chance to cook regularly, you might find this a treat. We have two ovens, one convection. There is a large main sink and a prep sink to keep your helpers out of the way. There’s lots of counter space including a 3x8 island. It’s fully outfitted with everything you might need to cook a great meal. It's annoying when cooking and traveling to buy spices or staples and use only a teaspoon full. The pantry contains spices, herbs, and some staples available for our guest's use. Bon Appetit!

If you would rather spend your vacation time out of doors, this is the place for you. We are surrounded by conservation land. Animals and birds abound. Enjoy the humming birds while sitting on the deck overlooking the pond. You might spot a raccoon sleeping in the big pine nearby, and if you’re really lucky you could see the bald eagles soaring over the pond or the Great Blue Heron stalking fish. The pond is private which means that there are no motorized vehicles to disturb your peace – you might hear a bagpipe or fiddle from Pinewoods dance and music camp across the water and the bull frogs set up a lively chorus in June. Enjoy walks on wooded trails or circumnavigate Halfway Pond which boasts a virgin forested island in the middle. If you want a bigger body of water for kayaking, the public boat ramp on Long Pond is just a short hop down the road. Miles Standish State Park is nearby.

Round Pond is beautiful any time of year. In the fall the beech trees turn a lovely orange, a great contrast to the pines. In winter you might be able to ice fish and skate - a true winter wonderland. The house is tight and cozy. If you do come in the winter, we recommend four-wheel drive!

All of the historic attractions of Plymouth are 15 minutes away. The ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard leave from Hyannis, about 30 minutes down the road. The ferry to Provincetown leaves from Plymouth Harbor. You can get your fill of Pilgrims and then head back to the woodsy solitude of Round Pond and take dip in the lovely soft water.

Once you’ve had enough of solitude, head for Boston, only 40 miles away. The house is perfectly situated between Boston and Cape Cod - you'll never run out of things to do.


Keywords: pond, MA south shore, sleeps 6, cook's kitchen, Boston and Cape Cod, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, history, Plimoth Plantation, wooded, quiet, dirt road, deck

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1369 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            The house sits on a rather significant hill. Getting to the house requires walking over uneven terrain and descending 6 large granite steps. The path to the pond follows a winding path through the woods and has steps down a hill toward the water. All the bedrooms are on the second floor. We have had elderly and handicapped guests, but this place may not be suitable for everyone. Please take a look at the pictures to assess suitability. The house is not air conditioned....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a paradise for kids. There's lots of room to roam in the woods and very little traffic on the gravel access road. The pond is kid friendly with a small beach and a raft; some have been known to spend all day in the water! Temporary fishing licenses are available. Life jackets are provided for the canoe....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Due to allergies, we cannot allow pets....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) .

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Large walk-in tiled shower on the first floor....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Large tiled bath with shower and tub on the second floor....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Cook's delight. Herb's spices, some staples available for guest's use....moreless

          • Dining:

            Inside table seats 6. Outside table seats 8....moreless

          • Oven:

            The kitchen has two ovens, one convection....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Herbs and spices available for your use....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            We have beach towels you can use so you don't have to bring those bulky items in your luggage....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • The house has no TV, but does have wireless internet, an LCD projector and stereo speakers so you can watch anything you can access on your laptop. The house sits on a rather significant hill. Getting to the house requires walking over uneven terrain and descending 6 large granite steps. The path to the pond follows a winding path through the woods and has steps down a hill toward the water. The house is not air conditioned. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                The house has wireless internet service. There is no TV or cable service, but you can watch anything you have on your tablet or laptop through our LCD projector....moreless

              • Games:

                Enjoy croquet on the lawn. On rainy days play chess, Scrabble, or pick-up sticks inside....moreless

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    There is a canoe on the property that can be used on the pond. Life jackets provided....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck overlooking the pond. Dining table seats 8....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Two upstairs bedrooms have decks overlooking the pond....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Many courses in the area....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Nearby...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Lakefront

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Hunting
                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Tennis
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Shelling
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Golf
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,800
                      Fall
                      Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $250
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $250

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                      Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Necessary

                      conservation land with many scenic wooded trails, 3-mile walk around a pond and cranberry bog, Miles Standish State Park, dirt roads,

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2010

                      About the owner: Frank and Margaret have renovated 4 houses together. Although this may be our last, it's definitely our favorite. Our other houses were antiques so we felt we had to save all the details that make old houses so special. This house was built in 1960 and had been abused over the years so we had no compunction about gutting and starting from scratch. Our goal was to make it easy to care for and comfortable for entertaining. Margaret wanted two ovens and two sinks and she got them! The counters go forever and she got a window over the sink. It's the perfect kitchen for preparing communal meals. Since the house was built in the 60s, we furnished it in a comfortable modified mid-century style.

                      Why the Owner Chose Ponds of Plymouth:
                      We have been coming to this area for many years, first as campers and workers at Pinewoods and then as guests of a local family. It's an easy drive from the city which makes the bucolic atmosphere a surprise and a delight.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Round Pond is the perfect place for relaxing. We enjoy sitting on the deck at all hours of the day watching the birds and listening to the crickets. Regardless of the time of year, there is something interesting happening around the pond. Last year we saw a fox loping across the ice and just last month Frank saw two bald eagles cruising above. When we aren't sitting, cooking or eating, we walk the unspoiled trails of the Wildlands Trust which has many acres accessible from the house. Of course there is swimming and sunning on the raft. For a break from all this solitude, we head into Plymouth were we have found some wonderful restaurants. There are concerts, farmers' markets, ocean beaches, festivals and many other local attractions to keep us busy.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • The large deck, perfect for relaxing and bird watching.

                        The large deck, perfect for relaxing and bird watching.

                      • Enjoy the afternoon sun on the front patio.

                        Enjoy the afternoon sun on the front patio.

                      • Relax in the yard, or play croquet.

                        Relax in the yard, or play croquet.

                      • Lots of places to get away from the crowd!

                        Lots of places to get away from the crowd!

                      • Enjoy your company while you cook in the well equipped kitchen.

                        Enjoy your company while you cook in the well equipped kitchen.

                      • Pond views from every window.

                        Pond views from every window.

                      • Up to three bedrooms and a bath.

                        Up to three bedrooms and a bath.

                      • Double bed with another great view and deck.

                        Double bed with another great view and deck.

                      • Upstairs bath with tub and shower.

                        Upstairs bath with tub and shower.

                      • Float, or boat, or sit on the beach.

                        Float, or boat, or sit on the beach.

                      • The pond is wonderful for kayaks and paddle  boards.

                        The pond is wonderful for kayaks and paddle boards.

                      • The sunset over Halfway Pond where the Bald Eagles live. Steps from the house.

                        The sunset over Halfway Pond where the Bald Eagles live. Steps from the house.

                      • Once described as 'a little piece of paradise'!

                        Once described as 'a little piece of paradise'!

                      • Parking is about 30 feet from the door and there are steps to climb.

                        Parking is about 30 feet from the door and there are steps to climb.

                      • Help yourself to the herbs by the door.

                        Help yourself to the herbs by the door.

                      • Comfortable seating on the deck. The table seats 8.

                        Comfortable seating on the deck. The table seats 8.

                      • Lots of open space with easy access to the deck.

                        Lots of open space with easy access to the deck.

                      • Downstairs bath with walkin shower.

                        Downstairs bath with walkin shower.

                      • Queen bed in the master with a lovely eastern facing view.

                        Queen bed in the master with a lovely eastern facing view.

                      • Comfortable twins in the third bedroom.

                        Comfortable twins in the third bedroom.

                      • Enjoy the wooded walk to the pond.

                        Enjoy the wooded walk to the pond.

                      • Take a leisurely paddle around the pond, or just lie there!

                        Take a leisurely paddle around the pond, or just lie there!

                      • Watch the moon rise over the pond.

                        Watch the moon rise over the pond.

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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