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Charming 18th century cottage with its own beachfront on Scargo Lake near bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

This 18th century rustic Cape Cod cottage is on almost 2 secluded acres and has a 200-foot lakefront with beach, boathouse with a bar, kayak, canoe, and Hobie Wave catamaran right on Scargo Lake. With its own swimming and boating beach on freshwater Scargo Lake, the setting alone promises a memorable vacation. You can in the same day swim in the salt waters of Cape Cod Bay and in the pristine water of Scargo Lake and still find time to sail around the lake and feed the ducks and swans. Just glance at the review below to see why people love to vacation here and often return. Click below on 'More Details' for an elaborated description of the cottage and the Dennis Village area.

The cottage has a full kitchen, an air-conditioned living/dining room, and two air-conditioned bedrooms upstairs. The cottage sleeps six with a queen bed in one bedroom, and a full bed in the second bedroom. A queen or single air bed can be used downstairs in the living room. All floors are hardwood. Cable TV and WiFi are provided. The cottage has a washer & dryer, dishwasher, full stove with oven, and propane heat for off-season vacations. In addition to a just-renovated bathroom, the cottage has its own outdoor shower with hot and cold water. The boathouse has a bar with bar stools and large windows right on the lake. The 200' lakefront is ideal for outdoor dining. At the lakefront is a fire pit where families can gather, make music, watch the moonlight over Scargo Lake, and cook around the fire.

Glacial Scargo Lake is famous on Cape Cod for being both serene and clean. Only sailboats, canoes, etc. are allowed. The lakefront is so quiet that one can often hear the beachgoers playing at the public beach on the other side of the lake, half a mile away. Cape Cod Bay beaches (Howes and Corporation) are a 15-20 minute walk from the cottage (or a 2 minute drive), so one can swim in the bay and rinse off in Scargo Lake’s crystal clear water. Famous Mayflower beach is less than 5 minutes drive away. The lakefront has 3 entrances into the water for swimming, one a sandy beach that is great for children as it is shallow for a considerable distance before the water deepens. The lake is also excellent for sailing, canoeing or kayaking and tenants may use the Hobie Wave Catamaran sailboat, kayak, or canoe (life jackets in the boathouse-mandatory). Bass and trout fishing, including fly-fishing and ice fishing, make the lake a year-round fishing paradise.

Please call the owner if you are interested. The owner requires that there be a phone conversation before there is any rental agreement.

The cottage is located off 6A in Dennis Village, a village unchanged since the 1950s. Although set back from the road and secluded by vegetation, the cottage is easily within walking distance of the village. The property is a short walk (5-15 minutes) from the Cape Playhouse (world famous off-Broadway theater), Cape Cinema ('art' films, not commercial fare) Cape Cod Art Museum (well worth a visit, Cape artists), local restaurants (many excellent, some exceptional) and the center of town (a gazebo). A large shopping mall is a ten-minute drive to Patriot Square. The area also has great hiking and biking trails. The review that follows below confirms that people love to vacation at the cottage on Scargo Lake, as will you.

There is a second, three-bedroom house for rent on the same two-acre property listed on the same website as

ID 121720. Both houses may be rented at the same time

for families with a larger group of extended family members or friends.

More Details

Verity Bostick, Owner requires a phone call from you
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018


Dennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom was just renovated in June 2012 with a newly tiled shower and floor. The toilet and vanity are new. Cottage has its own outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Area - air bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , air bed
  • Bedrooms have AC unit.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is wireless Internet access. There is an AC unit in the living room as well as in the bedrooms.


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Charming 18th century cottage with its own beachfront on Scargo Lake near bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Peru, New York

A Very Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for a delightful stay. An ideal location with all the amenities of home. The owner was extremely tentative to ensuring we were acclimated to the property and features. Would not hesitate in recommending this wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Year Two at the Guest Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was my second year staying at the Guest Cottage. I was able to be alone for the first 4 days of my stay. It felt like I was back in my childhood when we stayed in Brewster. Crickets at night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the patio, kayaking and swimming in the lake and checking out some of the new stores in Dennis Village. I Love This House!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Real Cape Cod

  • 5 of 5

It has been many years since I have felt the "Real Cape Cod". I have been a homeowner and vacationer on the Cape for 60 years. The cottage was cozy, comfortable and easy to care for. The amenities are up to date and the location is perfect. There were days that I never left the property. Scargo Lake is wonderful for swimming and kayaking. What a wonderful way to get away from the 21st century. ( With Wifi and Television, too)!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at the cottage. It was perfect, well stocked, convenient and comfortable. We swam in the lake daily as well as spent hours at all 4 awesome north Dennis beaches. The owner's instructions were clear and terrifically helpful. Wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage for a Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Verity's two homes right on Scargo Lake. We rented them both as the bride's house for a Wedding weekend that occurred at The Dennis Inn nearby. The houses had everything we could have wanted AND MORE! We loved the boat house with full bar setup and used the kayak and canoe to paddle across the lake and meet some friends. The yard was picturesque and was a perfect setting for our bridal photos! We would definitely recommend this place, especially for a large family or friend gathering.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family (myself, my husband and 3 kids ages 21,18 and 13) stayed at this cottage the first week of July. The location is perfect! Right on Scargo Lake and less than 1 mile from the bayside beach. Dennis is a great area, it's not too crowded, there are plenty of restaurants and if you want more excitement the busier ares (Hyannis,Chatham,etc.)are a short drive away.

The property was very clean. There was enough room for the 5 of us.The kitchen, though small, was well equipped although we did very little cooking. We used the outdoor tables and chairs to eat our meals.There are a variety of restaurants nearby as well as a small grocery store. It was great to have a kayak and a canoe available. The sailboat was too complicated so we didn't use that. It was great to just sit in one of the lawn chairs in the morning with a cup of tea and enjoy the quiet.

The owner,Verity, was very easy to work with. She was very accommodating.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Scargo Cafe
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dennis Highlands Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 134 and Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Red Pheasant Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Howes St and Corporation Beach (0.6 and 0.7 miles)

This genuine 18th century Cape Code cottage has a beach and 200' lakefront on Scargo Lake, exceptional for canoeing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. One can walk to the local saltwater beaches (Corporation and Howes St. beaches are 15-20 minutes walk from the house) or drop the family off at the beach by a car and then drive home and walk to the beach. The Cape Playhouse, the Cape Cinema, Scargo Cafe and other fine restaurants are close to the house as are shopping, ice cream, library, etc. Wi-Fi and Cable TV are included. The famous Mayflower Beach is a five minute drive away. There are great biking and hiking trails in the area. The property has a boathouse with a bar and a canoe, kayak and a Hobie Wave catamaran sailboat.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning and linens $150

cleaning fee $100 includes towels and linens

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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