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Spectacular Fall Color! Newly Renovated Historic Cottage on Pristine Long Pond

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Fall is a spectacular season on Long Pond.

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Last updated: 08/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Are you a nature lover? Apley House is the September spot for you. We think it is the best month. The summer noise has quieted down and nature rules. You can see eagles flying overhead while you walk sandy trails that lead around cranberry bogs and wooded ponds. The water is still warm. Enjoy swimming, fishing and boating from your own private beach on pristine Long Pond.

Apley House has hosted happy family vacations for over 80 years. It offers spacious housekeeping accommodations for up to 9 people. The cottage has four bedrooms, a country kitchen (with brand new cabinets, granite countertop and flooring in 2016!), and a large, comfy living room with fireplace. Exterior gathering spaces include a screened porch in front, deck in back and a large yard with plenty of space for lawn games. There are two baths: downstairs has a spacious shower (new 2016) and laundry area (new 2016), the upstairs bath has a historic clawfoot tub with hand shower.

Situated in the middle of conservation land, this spacious summer home is perfect for people who enjoy water-sports and the outdoors. You can swim, fish and boat on one of Southeastern Massachusetts' pristine glacial lakes. September is the best time to visit. Enjoy quiet strolls along woodland paths and visit the nearby historic sites in Plymouth and Cape Cod. Plus, Apley House is just a short drive away from shops, ocean beaches and Plymouth's great golf courses. Avoid wrangling with Cape Cod traffic and stay in Plymouth.

There's so much to do in the area: Swimming, fishing and boating are favorite activities on Long Pond. The lake is well-stocked each spring and there is a public boat ramp for access. Ample hiking and bicycling trails head into the Wildlands Trust properties next to the cottage and lead you through woods and cranberry bogs around Halfway and Gallows ponds. The scenery is magnificent. We've seen osprey, eagles, mink, and more. It's an easy drive to the near-by Plymouth and Cape Cod tourist sites; it takes about 15 minutes to drive to Plymouth Bay beaches and Plymouth Plantation. The Lower Cape beaches are about 45 minutes away and it is less than 3 miles to Pine Hills and many great Plymouth golf courses!

Also available: : The Lilli Group, four cabins that come as a unit and sleep up to 8 people. The Lilli Group is usually available in June and September for weeks or long weekends.

The Palace: A charming two bedroom cottage with a fantastic sandy beach. The Palace sleeps up to 6 and is available by the week from May through October. We are occasionally able to accommodate larger groups (up to 35) in these and our family cabins.

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/30/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Master: 1 queen

    first floor - direct access to bath...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom #3: 1 double

    second floor...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom #1: 1 queen

    second floor...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom #3: 3 twin/ single

    second floor, the third twin is a new, roll-away twin...moreless

  • A Pac N Play or a portable wooden crib are available upon special request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    second floor, tub has sit down hand shower...moreless

  • The upstairs bathroom has an old-fashioned claw foot tub. The downstairs bathroom has been newly renovated with a spacious shower and tall shower head, new toilet, new flooring and vanity area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    our borrow a book, leave a book policy has resulted in a unique library collection...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Games:

    puzzles, word games, a few toddler toys and board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Verizon basic cable...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    kids videos and small video player ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Private waterfront on Long Pond. ...moreless

  • Lake:

    Long Pond is a clear, clean lake -- great for swimming, fishing and boating....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lakefront has a small dock and raft. The cottage comes with the use of a canoe....moreless

  • Rural:

    The cottage sits in the midst of conservation land. Trails lead out from the yard....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are three dining areas: in the kitchen, in the living room and on screened porch. Highchair supplied upon request....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    new stacking dryer with steam setting...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet:

    Verizon FIOS...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed and kitchen linens are provided , bring your own bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    for up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    up to four vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new front loader washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Fios through Verizon...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    more than you'll ever need, blender included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for a crowd...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped, eat-in kitchen...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    basic spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    The grill is just off the back deck. The screened porch is on front of house....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A two-person canoe is included with the rental at no extra charge....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a large side yard suitable for games. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early
May 25 - Jun 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,750 $5,500
Mid June
Jun 16 - Jun 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,960 $5,000
Peak 1
Jun 23 - Jul 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,240
Standard
Jul 10 - Jul 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100
Peak 2
Jul 21 - Aug 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,240
Standard
Aug 7 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,100
September
Sep 5 - Oct 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,960 $5,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We have other cottages and cabins available.

Our properties are not heated or winterized and are closed in winter


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

52 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pinehills
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Plymouth to Provincetown Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pinehills Golf Courses
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Plymouth
3.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Exit 3, Route 3
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mamma Mia's
8.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
White Horse Beach

Car: Necessary

Beautiful Long Pond has clean, clear waters and a sandy bottom. With a high percentage of natural shoreline, the pond offers a peaceful respite. The landscape is covered in pine woods. Much of the property surrounding Apley House has been preserved as conservation land. You can walk for miles on the sandy trails.

All of the tourist sites, golf courses and beaches in Plymouth are very close -- less than 20 minutes away. You can access the Lower Cape within 1 hour and the Outer Cape is a hefty day trip.

Other Activities: bird watching, boating

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1920

About: The property is currently owned jointly by five siblings, descendants of Lily and Richard Conant (grandparents) who inherited the property from a close family friend and Rick and Gerda (our parents). Our children are the fourth generation to summer on Long Pond. The photo shows our mom and her five children.

Why Plymouth, MA, USA:
Although much of summer life on Long Pond is focused on the water, we love the woodland paths and walks that surround Apley House. Our family is committed to preservation of this area -- we gave 40 acres of woodland just next to the cottage to the Wildlands Trust and the State of Massachusetts recently acquired the property abutting the other property line.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You can walk from the yard of Apley House onto nature paths that take you by two neighboring ponds with magnificent views, eagle's nests and scenic cranberry bogs. The house has all the classic details of an old summer cottage, simple but beautiful wood details, high ceilings on the main floor and cottage construction.


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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/30/2016

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Photos

  • Fall is a spectacular season on Long Pond.

    Fall is a spectacular season on Long Pond.

  • Announcing the newly renovated kitchen - finished June 2016.

    Announcing the newly renovated kitchen - finished June 2016.

  • View from the porch into the living room

    View from the porch into the living room

  • The private beach has dock and floating raft.

    The private beach has dock and floating raft.

  • Apley House is on West Long Pond Rd.

    Apley House is on West Long Pond Rd.

  • View from the parking area.

    View from the parking area.

  • The beach setting.

    The beach setting.

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • newly renovated vanity counter in downstairs bath

    newly renovated vanity counter in downstairs bath

  • Brand new (2016) queen bed in upstairs front bedroom.

    Brand new (2016) queen bed in upstairs front bedroom.

  • Upstairs bedroom #3 with double bed.

    Upstairs bedroom #3 with double bed.

  • Local scenery

    Local scenery

  • Apley House, a classic summer cottage on Long Pond

    Apley House, a classic summer cottage on Long Pond

  • View of the new kitchen from the breakfast nook.

    View of the new kitchen from the breakfast nook.

  • Large living room has a fireplace, window seat and dining area.

    Large living room has a fireplace, window seat and dining area.

  • Apley House has a front screened porch and a back deck.

    Apley House has a front screened porch and a back deck.

  • Another view of the cottage.

    Another view of the cottage.

  • Long Pond is a beautiful, tree lined lake.

    Long Pond is a beautiful, tree lined lake.

  • A two-person canoe is included with the rental.

    A two-person canoe is included with the rental.

  • Downstairs bath has large shower, brand new flooring and classic styling

    Downstairs bath has large shower, brand new flooring and classic styling

  • First floor master bedroom with queen bed has direct access to downstairs bath.

    First floor master bedroom with queen bed has direct access to downstairs bath.

  • Large Upstairs bedroom has brand new (2016) mattresses - 2 twins & rollaway twin

    Large Upstairs bedroom has brand new (2016) mattresses - 2 twins & rollaway twin

  • The upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub with hand-held personal shower fixture.

    The upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub with hand-held personal shower fixture.

  • The Long Pond area has miles of sandy lanes and trails to explore.

    The Long Pond area has miles of sandy lanes and trails to explore.

VRBO #227741

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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