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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area

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Cottage: northwest front, crushed shell parking apron; roses, trumpet vine

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Last updated: 07/07/2016

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This 'change house', one of the oldest in the area built more than 90 years ago to provide a freshwater swim after salt and sand, started with three simple rooms: a main room with a native stone fireplace and two changing rooms upstairs. It still has the original main room and the rustic stairs, so several additions and a recent renovation have created a modern and charming cottage. The main room is the living and dining area (a/c, table seats 10). Also on the first floor: master BR with private full bath; twin BR; full bathroom; large modern kitchen (granite counters, ice maker, microwave, china, glassware, cooking gear, washer/dryer nook); bright, sunny sun porch.

Second floor has queen BR & twin BR (both a/c), large full bathroom, DirecTV room with window seat, VCR, DVD, libraries. House is Wifi, also has fax.

Brick patio has teak furniture, is surrounded by roses, heather, ornamental bushes. Sidewalk runs past outdoor shower thru lawn to path under trees to pond with boardwalk to swimming float, near brick patio for picnics. Lawn for croquet game. Woods between both adjacent properties.

Sunfish sailboat, 2 kayaks, rowboat, diving float in deep water, and horseshoe pitch shared with property next door.

Keywords: Cottage in quiet cove on very clean John Joseph Pond in Harwich
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 07/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Garbage service twice a week; bath/bed linens available for rent

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Half mile half left from private swimming dock is large sandy beach, western exposure, private to Association homeowners and their guests; no gas motors, but sail boats and kayaks visible...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    100 yards in either direction from sandy bottom beach to nearest neighbor.Pristine John Joseph Pond - spring fed, 8' deep at diving float, 60' at the deepest part....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Units in main room and both upstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking:

    Space for 3 cars on crushed shells at northwest front; extra space available by arrangement; no parking on lawn...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Jun 2014: $2200 per week
Jul 2014: $2500 per week
Aug 2014: $2700 per week
$500 security deposit: bath/bed linens add $75 weekly
1/2 rent due 90 days prior; balance due 45 days prior
off-season: $300 per night, surcharge for more than 3 people, and
cleaning fee for short stays

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston, MA/ Providence, RI
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
To Nantucket, Martha's Vinyard
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
12th hole, half mile; entrance 2 miles - Cranberry
85 Miles
Nearest Train
Providence & Boston
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte 6, 'Mid Cape'
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bank Street, Harwich Port

Car: Necessary

Public Bocce, tennis, golf, bumper boats, bowling, duck pins, parasailing, nature tours/walks available nearby. Chatham Airport: plane trips for rental, small planes landing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: We rented this cottage in 1975, purchased it in 1992; enlarged, renovated, and updated it while spending summers here until we retired nearby five years ago. Our children learned to swim, sail, and catch frogs here, and now bring their friends here before and after the season. We can't wait for grandchildren! So we look forward to welcoming you, and wish for you as happy a time in the cottage as we had.

Why the Owner Chose East Harwich, Harwich, MA, USA:
We rented this cottage in 1975 and then again in 1991 because of family and friends in the neighborhood; after the 1991 rental, our children loved the cottage and swimming, we had wonderful family memories, and friends, authors and writers who borrowed it loved it, so we bought it. The friends who had visited it describe it as charming, lovely, quiet, private, unusual. Movies, upscale shopping, musical theater, gourmet food and grocery stores, antiques, museums - ten to 30 minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Velvety, clear water; nearest neighbors swim 100 yards away and grandchildren are the voices to be heard. Lie on the private swim float at night: shooting stars are not uncommon and the sky is a million points of light. In the daytime, the cottage is invisible from the pond because of the white pines and hardwood trees we planted over the years. Sit on the patio, and there is nothing more private or quiet; we have to look hard to see another house.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 30%
Calendar last updated: 07/07/2016

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Photos

  • Cottage: northwest front, crushed shell parking apron; roses, trumpet vine

    Cottage: northwest front, crushed shell parking apron; roses, trumpet vine

  • Boardwalk  and swim float on John Joseph Pond; diving float in deep water

    Boardwalk and swim float on John Joseph Pond; diving float in deep water

  • Teak furniture on patio; grills, outdoor shower,  tree stump in background

    Teak furniture on patio; grills, outdoor shower, tree stump in background

  • Kitchen; granite counters, dishwasher, cooktop,oven

    Kitchen; granite counters, dishwasher, cooktop,oven

  • Dining table, seats 10; many Thanksgivings, Easters happened here

    Dining table, seats 10; many Thanksgivings, Easters happened here

  • Queen bed in master suite; door to full en suite bathroom on right

    Queen bed in master suite; door to full en suite bathroom on right

  • Twin bedroom with windows towards woods, pond; a/c

    Twin bedroom with windows towards woods, pond; a/c

  • Window seat facing TV, desk

    Window seat facing TV, desk

  • Cottage: southwest front,hydrangia, more roses, etc.

    Cottage: southwest front,hydrangia, more roses, etc.

  • Southeast corner - roses, heather, rhodadendron, etc.

    Southeast corner - roses, heather, rhodadendron, etc.

  • Main room: original stone fireplace, hallway to master BR, rustic stairs

    Main room: original stone fireplace, hallway to master BR, rustic stairs

  • Kitchen, washer/dryer nook

    Kitchen, washer/dryer nook

  • Sunporch for snoozing, reading, watching birds

    Sunporch for snoozing, reading, watching birds

  • Antique twin beds, dresser in first floor bedroom

    Antique twin beds, dresser in first floor bedroom

  • Queen bedroom, windows towards pond, a/c

    Queen bedroom, windows towards pond, a/c

  • The entertainment center; we didn't allow TV while the kids were in school

    The entertainment center; we didn't allow TV while the kids were in school

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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  • Response rate 30%
  • Calendar last updated 07/07/2016