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Beautiful Small Cottage on Ministers Pond

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A little corner of paradise, our private beach on Minister's Pond.

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Last updated: 08/27/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Eastham cottage description

KICK OFF YOUR SHOES AND RELAX-THIS IS THE PLACE! 'Castaway' is a cozy knotty-pine getaway on beautiful Ministers Pond, a freshwater swimming pond close to the Cape's most sought-after beaches. In this corner of Cape Cod heaven, you can unwind in a beautiful waterfront setting with maximum simplicity.

'Castaway' is the farthest unit from the entrance to the small cottage colony of Nauset Haven. The grounds are attractively maintained and there is generous space between our cottage and its nearest neighbor. The other side borders woods, so you'll appreciate the extra space and privacy!

Enjoy Ministers Pond in all its changing colors and light from every room and the cottage deck. A few steps bring you to a shared private beach where you can swim, sunbathe on the floating dock, or take one of the rowboats for your own private cruise or freshwater fishing.

Location! Location! Location! We are just 1/4 mile from the National Seashore Visitor Center at Salt Pond with its spectacular trails, dunes, and fabulous Coast Guard Beach (voted #1 ocean beach on Cape Cod). Rent a bicycle and take a spin on the Cape's famous Rail Trail between Wellfleet and Brewster, or take the Seashore Trail directly to Coast Guard Beach. Sightseeing, birdwatching, canoeing/kayaking, beachcombing, off-beat and fun shopping, miniature golf, drive-in movies, antiquing, great seafood and local cuisine: it's all right here.

The living room has sliding glass doors to the deck, a fireplace, and a convertible full-size futon sofa. The deck is furnished with a table and chairs. The bedroom has a full-size bed with direct pond view through the large window. The kitchen is equipped with a four-burner gas stove, frig, microwave, toaster-oven, coffeemaker, blender, standard cookware, dishware and utensils. The renovated bathroom has a vanity and shower. There is AC for summer and wood-burning fireplace and propane heat for cool weather. A Weber charcoal grill is available for outdoor use.

Just bring linens and towels and get ready to relax and enjoy the best of Cape Cod! (Note: If you are traveling by air, we can arrange for linens and towels to be provided for a $25 surcharge.)

Keywords: Waterfront, Cottage, Cabin, Private Beach

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, renters may not bring pets. Condo association rules....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Propane space heater on thermostat, electric coffeemaker and toaster-oven, extra pillows and blankets, outdoor furniture and hammock...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast basic cable provided....moreless

              • Video Library:

                various DVDs of movies available...moreless

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        Cottage directly on Ministers Pond. Excellent swimming beach and floating dock with rowboats and lifejackets provided for renters....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Sailing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        window unit...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        $25 surcharge for linen service. Includes sheets and pillowcases for the bed and bath towels. Must be requested in advance....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        one assigned parking space at the cottage...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        A large paved lot is available at the entrance to Nauset Haven on Ministers Pond...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Good wireless coverage of cottage area. No password needed....moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        All basic utensils, cookware provided....moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Apartment-size 4-burner gas stove with oven, broiler. ...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Pondside deck with table and chairs provided....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Off-Peak (spring)
                      May 2 - May 30, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $150
                      $800
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $150

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Reservation Fee $45
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until confirmed by At The Cape Rentals. A security deposit is required.

                      Please note that we NEVER ask for funds to be transferred electronically as there are scam operators that hack into vacation rental sites. Make sure you are only communicating with either vrbo.com or Linda Collins, At The Cape Rentals (atthecaperentals.com). If in doubt, call/text 508-240-4313.

                      Half the rent is due up front along with reservation fee. Remainder of rent and security deposit are due 30 days prior to check in. If rental period starts within 30 days of reservation then complete payment needs to be provided with lease.


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                      Location

                      • National Seashore Visitor Center View on map

                        Entrance to the Cape Cod National Seashore. Visitor Center has exhibits, tours, maps and hiking trails. Also, shuttles run from the Visitor Center to the beach, as well as the Flex bus serving the Cape. Only 1/4 mile walk from the cottage, on Nauset Road.

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                      • Bicycle Rental View on map

                        Little Capistrano Bike Rentals located here. An easy walk from the cottage and on the Cape Cod Rail Trail that goes from Brewster to Wellfleet.

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                      On-Site Pond Swimming from Sandy Beach and Dock, Free Rowboats, Volleyball/Badminton, B-ball hoop, and shared Playground/Game Room for Kids. Nearby National Seashore offers Bike Trails, Ocean and Freshwater Beaches, Whale Watching, National Audubon Soc. Reserve for Birders

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Both co-owners of Castaway Cottage were professors in the Boston area and regular Cape visitors for over 25 years before purchasing the cottage. Our love for the Cape's unique combination of nature, culture and history only grows with time and we respect the care that the towns have taken not to overdevelop the Cape or build high-density resorts. The creation of the National Seashore in 1962 was so farsighted. You can really step back in time here and find old-fashioned simplicity. We discovered this jewel of a cottage by accident while visiting a friend and were hopelessly smitten! It is so convenient to everything, yet tucked away down a hidden road that can't be seen from the highway. It's the tranquility and natural beauty of the setting that immediately invites relaxation and provides a feeling of well-being. We hope you'll enjoy 'Castaway' and experience what it is about the Cape that has kept us hooked all these years!


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                      • A little corner of paradise, our private beach on Minister's Pond.

                        A little corner of paradise, our private beach on Minister's Pond.

                      • Lie in bed and enjoy the spectacular pond view out the large window!

                        Lie in bed and enjoy the spectacular pond view out the large window!

                      • 'Castaway' cottage on Ministers Pond. Note the spacious grounds!

                        'Castaway' cottage on Ministers Pond. Note the spacious grounds!

                      • Fully equipped kitchen; bath with vanity and shower.

                        Fully equipped kitchen; bath with vanity and shower.

                      VRBO #53093

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

                      $150 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Member since: 2005
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 08/27/2014
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