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Lakefront! Four Miles from Cape Cod Canal

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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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Michael Tougias
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 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.


Ponds of Plymouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters must leave house clean. Dishes should be washed, floors swept, rugs vacuumed and bathroom clean.
  • Cancellation refund policy can be modified for those who book property 6 months in advance.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1 kayak, 2 canoes and paddles provided. Home is newly renovated, with incredible sunroom, new washer and dryer. New Hardwood floors and ceramic tiles. Quiet road, quiet lake, great fishing, swimming, paddling, and small power boats. Largest state forest with 15 miles of paved biking trails 15 minutes away, Cape Cod canal with 5 mile paved biking trail 4 miles away. Scusset State Beach on Atlantic Ocean 20 minutes away. Quaint Onset beach and village 15 minutes away. Shops, restaurants and entertainment 10 minutes away. A country store is only a half mile away. Beautiful sunsets from deck. Hammock two feet from the lake! A great place to relax and enjoy the lake, ocean and great outdoors.


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Lakefront! Four Miles from Cape Cod Canal
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Great pond front getaway - near saltwater beaches

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome!
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Awesome lake house vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Total retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is nice but needs work

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeside Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My two children and I had a great time at this beautiful lake side home in Plymouth! Having swam and kayaked the pond extensively I'm pretty sure it's the premier location on the lake. The Lake itself is varied and full of fish with both deep locations and shallow. The deck is paradise, and I loved snoozing on the hammock, as much as I enjoyed jogging along the dirt roads around the lake and neighboring lakes. It's off the beaten path but not too far from civilization that we were able to go to a waterpark and a Walmart, a Wendy's and a Subway, some batting cages, as well as fishing in the Cape Cod Canal and biking along it too. We even had an excursion one day to the Cape Cod National Seashore and did an evening whale watch out of Barnstable Harbor (not too far away either). The kids caught lots fish from the dock, did a lot of swimming, and then enjoyed coming inside and spacing out in front of the TV. Plenty of room for us. The owners, Mike and Alison, thought of everything and were very kind and considerate. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 3 and 495
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

weekly rental in peak season the rate is $1,500 per week but the owner will offer a discount for multiple week rentals. See our cancellation rules for this property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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