About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Dens, sunporch, deck overlooking water, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Enjoy the best of all worlds in this newly renovated waterfront seven room home.
Just 4 miles from the Bourne Bridge and Cape Cod Canal … without the traffic! Located on the shores of Ezekiel Pond in South Plymouth (by the Bourne and Wareham town lines), the home features three bedrooms, kitchen, two dens (you can enjoy one Den while the kids enjoy the other), sunroom, one bathroom, and large deck overlooking the water and dock just 15 feet away. Hardwood floors upstairs, ceramic tile downstairs, new kitchen, bright open floor plan with plenty of windows. Central Air, gas grill, free WiFi. Deck is unbelievable--just a 12 feet from the water, the deck is 26 feet long with incredible water views. Home is located on a quiet road.
The peaceful 36-acre, 24-foot deep lake is great for swimming, kayaking, fishing and is the third cleanest body of water in Massachusetts. Only an occasional power boat. Gradually sloping sandy lake bottom is great for children. Crystal clear water. If you prefer the ocean, Scusset Beach State Reservation in Bourne is just a 15 minute drive. This home comes complete with a canoe and two kayaks. There is a hammock hanging just 4 feet from the water. (Inquire about discount if you rent for two weeks or more)
Plenty of stores just ten minutes away, and a country store just a half mile from our home.
Perfect Golf Vacation: several courses in the area including Atlantic Country Club which is 2 miles from away.
Enjoy the beautiful sunsets while relaxing on the deck! (Rentals are from Saturday to Saturday. Discount given on two week rental or more.)
Here are some comments from the guestbook:
“Loved the house and the lake. Great location, close to everything. Thank you for a wonderful week.” -- The Snyders
“Came all the way from Ontario – did lots of daytrips in the area. The cottage was a great base to relax at night and have a barbeque.” -- The Coulson’s
“An unforgettable experience and a lifetime of memories!” The Washburns
“The lake was nice and warm to swim in and the girls loved it. The place is beautiful and we can’t wait to come back next year.” -- The Fosters
“The kids loved the lake and kayaks. The surrounding area had many great places for us to visit.” -- Arthur and Kristen F.
“Very relaxing. Kayaking the lake in the evening was so serene. It rained one day and we enjoyed the view of the pond with cups of coffee, newspapers and board games!” -- The Vargas Family
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Michael Tougias
I'm an author of several travel books and several true stories of survival and adventure. It was my dream to buy a house on a lake near the ocean so that I could enjoy the best of both worlds. My idea of a great day is to take a morning bike ride, go to one of the nearby beaches to body surf the waves or fish for striped bass, and then return to the Plymouth house for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the lake. And of course, this is all capped off with drinks on the deck while watching the sun set on the lake and a dinner cooked on the outdoor gas grill.
Michael Tougias purchased this House in 2008
Why Michael Tougias chose Ponds of Plymouth
While I love Cape Cod, I can't stand it's traffic. So from my Plymouth house I can avoid the Cape during high traffic periods (weekends when people are going to rentals is the worst), yet I can drive to the Cape in just 10 -15 minutes from my lake home at a time that is convenient for me. (There is so much to do near my house, I find that many family members and guests only go to the Cape for a couple brief visits during a week's stay, and instead spend most of their time on the lake or doing an activity in Plymouth or Wareham.) And for those folks that want to go into Boston, our location has easy access to the highway and the trip is much shorter than if you left from the Cape. We give discounts for extended stays.
What makes this House unique
The road our house is on is extremely quiet, and the lake (Ezekial Pond) is peaceful. It is a good size at 36 acres (and 26 feet deep), but their are only a couple power boats on the lake because power boaters prefer the huge lakes or ocean nearby. This makes Ezekial Pond pefect for kayaking, canoeing, swimming and fishing (great largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing). I also like the fact that while you feel like you are way out in the country, a ten minute drive brings you to Route 25/6 which has every store and restaurant imaginable on it. This roadway also has activities for the kids such as mini golf, go-carts, a waterpark etc. At the house I've put together an entire booklet of some of my favorite places and few secret spots with maps and phone numbers. I want guests to have a week that has a mixture of fun, discovery, and relaxation. My whole approach is that when renters love their vacation at my lake house we all win -- those same people will want to return in future years, and each year they find new things to do and learn their own favorite places.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great pond front getaway - near saltwater beaches
Quiet neighborhood and beautiful kitchen leading to a four season porch and a great deck looking out over the water - great sunsets! Swimming is great in the pond and it gradually gets deep, so perfect for the kids to play under your watchful eye from the deck. Good bass fishing on the pond and just minutes to many Cape Cod beaches. we loved having a salt water day and then coming back to play in the freshwater pond. Thanks for a great stay!
You are very welcome!
We had an amazing week at this well-equipped lakefront home. I enjoyed the spacious layout of the kitchen and the large deck that overlooks Ezekiel Pond. No need for reservations when you have lakefront dining at your back doorstep. The dirt paths around the neighborhood were great for biking. We caught quite a few largemouth and smallmouth bass in the pond from the canoes that were provided and from the dock. We are a family of 5+ we had two extra college students that came to stay for a few nights and the sleeping quarters were perfect. We did a daytrip to the beach, which was only about 15 minutes by car. Perfect location if your looking to sightsee or just relax. This home exceeded our expectations. We were just looking for a place to stay while visiting our son who was studying over the summer in Buzzards Bay. It was a total retreat for my husband and myself and a quiet comfortable place for our son to study. We hope to return in the spring.
Property is nice but needs work
My wife and I enjoyed our time at this cottage, but, it is a little run down and not exactly as pictures show. Now unfortunately the owner decided not to refund our damage deposit because his couch, which is a fake leather is pealing from wear and tear, and I guess we weren't supposed to sit on it.The material on the seats are extremely thin and pealing.Not sure why we have to pay for this.
If you decide to rent , just be aware that you may not get your deposit back.
And one other thing ,it was just the wife and I, both of us are 60 plus year olds..We surely didn't deliberately damage his worn out couch.
We have had over 60 renters in the past few years and I've always returned full security deposit. All the renters were great and respected out home. This was the first time I've ever had serious damage.
Awesome lake house vacation
My husband and I, with our 2 teenage daughters, and my 80-year old mother-in-law stayed at Mike's house in June of 2017. My mother-in-law got the bedroom on the 1st floor next to the bathroom while the rest of us took the 2 bedrooms downstairs. The house was clean although there was a musty smell when we first arrived. After opening up the windows, it was very manageable. I think the smell was also caused by the water. There was a rusty odor in the water that I smelled after doing the laundry. All in all, it's not anything that deterred us from having a great vacation. We did bring our own bed sheets, blankets, and bath and beach towels to use which helped a lot. The lake/pond is awesome.
The water in front of the house is nice and clean. My husband and I took the kayak out and paddled around the pond on a couple mornings and we decided the water in front of our house was even better than other parts of the pond. Mike has a canoe, a kayak, a paddle board type of thing that we all had a great time enjoying. The deck is nice and large and I enjoyed having my breakfast and coffee every morning on the deck looking at the lake. We also enjoyed cooking on the grill on the deck, then playing cards inside. It was very buggy at night due to the trees so we basically stayed in after dark. The hammock was awesome too, my husband enjoyed laying on it quite often. We also found a great spot to hang an eno that we brought ourselves.
There were extra paper towel, toilet paper, paper plates and bowls, etc. for our use.
One thing though that it's not really walkable to anywhere. If there was a way, I never figured it out. We brought our bikes but never rode them because I couldn't find a safe route to ride to anywhere but within the lake area. I took a walk on the mostly dirt road around the lake which was very nice but no sidewalk on the big streets before turning into the lake.
Wish we had another week there. It was so nice just to relax in the water.
For those who love bike riding bring a bike rack -- two nearby paved trails are the Cape Cod Canal bike path (Bourne) and the Shining Sea Bike Path (Falmouth). If you like dirt path mountain biking, the road in front of our house has side trails off it that go through the woods and cranberry bogs of Plymouth, Bourne and Wareham. Myles Standish State Forest, about 5 miles away, also has both paved and dirt bike paths.
Pick your adventure!
Had a great time here with my daughters! What a wonderful, cozy place to stay. The house was optimal as kids had their own space downstairs with television and lots of room to spread out while adults enjoyed a quiet evening on the porch with drinks, watching the sunset. We ate outside most of the time as the porch was so inviting and private. The water was perfectly clear for swimming. We also ventured out on some trails that abut the neighborhood for an invigorating hike. The house was well furnished, with washer/dryer a plus. Great location for a family vacation!
Spent four weeks in this cozy, comfortable cottage. Had everything we needed at our fingertips. The deck was the best for eating outside or just reading a book. Beautiful sunsets for sure. Close to restaurants and shops like the listing states. Perfect for just relaxing in peaceful setting also. Best of both worlds! Any questions or requests Mike was right on it! Wonderful and enjoyable vacation!
Quiet setting on a beautiful lake. Just five miles away are all the stores and restaurants you need. Six minutes to ocean and Cape Cod.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Owner will offer a discount for two week or longer rentals. See our cancellation rules for this property