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Upper Mill Pond Private Waterfront, Fall is Hot too

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + FamRm Full Futon, 2.5 Baths + Outdoor HW showr, Sleeps 8-10

Built in 2007, comfortable cape style home for up to 10 guests has two floors, open style Kitchen Dining Living area. Relax on the large deck facing a memorable woodland waterfront view, enjoy the breeze and clean water with our private sandy beach on Upper Mill Pond.

Master bedroom king sized bed features private access to a full Bathroom. NEW 2017, our 2nd First Floor shower in a revised Bathroom. Small bedroom has a twin and twin size trundle, convertible Family room w/full futon sofa lets kids get away for TV video that can also be closed off for the third sleeping area. Your family can play with the provided games or watch movies on the flat screen TV. 2nd floor new 2016 bedrooms: a Double Twin Bedroom and a Queen size Bedroom that has private entrance to half-Bath and a Flat screen TV. The fully equipped Kitchen has an island for added prep area and a campy restored 1950's gas stove with center griddle. Our acre lot has a large deck with seating, gas grille, outdoor hot water shower, private waterfront w/small beach -canoe deck, kayaks, rope hammock, and outdoor room for kids play: tag, catch, Frisbee, volleyball.

Located in the mid-Cape. We are on the east end of Upper Mill Pond in Brewster. Our house, 9FDL, is walking distance to Punkhorn conservation land that provides hiking trails or woodland biking. Cape Cod Rail Trail is a short drive away provides miles of cycling adventure.

Hang your car keys up and enjoy our clean fresh water sandy beach and water connections to Lower Mill Pond and Walker's Pond with our canoe or travel 1.6 miles to explore nearby Paine's Creek Beach ocean access. Guests have loved floating on the winding tidal inlet at Paine's Creek.

View sunsets from our deck over the Pond looking west or drive down to Kate's for an ice cream on your way to view sunsets at nearby Paine's Creek Beach. Visit nearby bay side ocean beaches or travel to tourist sights from Brewster. Brewster Town Hall, open 7 days/week until 3PM, offers Town beach (Paine's Creek is one of 8 bay beaches) parking permits per day or per week during the Summer Season.

We want our guests to have a great vacation memory enjoying their stay at our Brewster cape home, 9 FDL. Our housekeeper says that our house is one of the cleanest that she has seen.

More Details

Susan Gist-Miller
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Susan Gist-Miller

2017 We just replaced a closet with a new 30"x60" shower with a sliding glass door on the First Floor in the half Bathroom. So now we have 2 indoor showers and one hot water outdoor shower. We've been making improvements every year, last year we added 2 more Bedrooms and a half Bathroom on the Second Floor. I framed the walls and built the renovation myself!

Susan Gist-Miller purchased this house in 2007

Why Susan Gist-Miller chose Cape Cod

The property has a long family history, good happy summer memories. We rebuilt this house in 2007 after the property had been left as a foundation for 15 years. The view is of a large fresh water pond with spectacular west facing sunsets. The breeze is usually blowing toward the house for a relaxing and pleasant feeling.

What makes this house unique

The antique gas stove has the perfect size for roasting a 15lb.+/- turkey, I've cooked an 18lb turkey Thanksgiving twice in this stove and the turkey was evenly cooked and juicy. The oven is smaller than the standard in width so the turkey was more evenly heated.

We have seating for 8 at the table and 4 more at the adjacent island. We also set up the island with a multi-dish buffet assortment of Thanksgiving food that we prepared, including using a three dish slow cooker kept at the house. Keep the family together with a multi night sleep over and enjoy going for a canoe or kayak ride for the kids while the meal is being prepared.


West Brewster House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , FF - Shower/ tub & toilet separated from sink w/ pocket door
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor - Sink, Toilet, NEW Lg.shower w/sliding glass door
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 2nd Floor adjoins Queen Bedrm dual sinks 2nd Hallway door
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Sideyard Clean white vinyl high fencing enclosure with HW
  • Bathroom 1 adjoins the Master Bedroom and also has a door to the First Floor Hall. Coming in 2017, we have added a First Floor shower to make 2 Full baths plus a Half-Bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First Floor w/ adjoining Full Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , First Floor - Twin w/ trundle pops up
    Family Room conversion - 1 sleep sofa /futon , LL Bean Full size futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor - Wall hung flat screen TV, adjoins 1/2 Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor - Twin Beds r head 2 head for late night talks
  • King size beds (1), Queen size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), First Floor Full size LL Bean Futon (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Two night rentals are encouraged over the Fall and Winter with requested beds made and linens complimentary washed.


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Upper Mill Pond Private Waterfront, Fall is Hot too
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable and cosy hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable country home with fabulous views of the lake all attractions are easy driving distance.

Especially Hyannis with its history ,the Kennedy museum was a highlight. We also did a coastal drive which was

interesting and beautiful . Thankyou Susan for your hospitality our group of four Aussie travellers highly recommend

this house and destination

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Upper Mill Mond Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this property for the past seven years and we can't say enough good things about it! Susan and Sol have been the perfect owners - providing a beautiful, well- stocked home while respecting our privacy. The view of the pond from the deck is so relaxing and the water is perfect for swimming, canoeing and kayaking (which are provided). There is a gas grill, a big lawn with a large hammock, and lovely flowers. The house affords privacy, yet is convenient to everything the cape has to offer. The inside of the house is air conditioned and has some very nice decorative touches. The kitchen features an island that seats 6 comfortably and has a vintage-style gas stove. The master bedroom has a king size bed that is very comfortable. There are chairs, towels and everything one needs for the beach and a big ping-pong table in the basement. What else can you want?

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wishing I was there now...

  • 5 of 5

The home was the perfect amount of space for us and our two children - 14 & 10. The owners take excellent care of the home and property. The lake was pristine and I miss my morning swims. Look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. No need to worry about what you may have forgotten to bring as the owners have provided just about everything needed for cooking, going to the beach, entertaining kids and swimming/boating in the lake. The location is perfect for getting around the Cape! We have rented a few places around the area in the past and have found this property to be a very good value. We look forward to going back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this house!!! This was the most peaceful place we have stayed at! The house was great, much nicer than the pictures. Hurricane Irene tried to dampen our spirts but didn't prevail she passed right over us.

Sue and Saul were great to work with. No complaints and would definetly stay there again. Property was very clean and would recomend this to all of my friends.

We roamed the Cape and spent alot of our time at the beach and induldged at our favorite place to eat Clancy's. Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Lovely Cape Home, Perfect for a Week Away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week in June 2011, just before the summer season started and had a great time exploring the Cape. We loved the location in Brewster, near lots of great activities, including the Cape Cod Baseball League, beaches, towns for walking and shopping, and the bike trail. And we loved being able to walk out the back door to our very own canoe for quiet paddles around the pond.

The owners went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed for a restful week stay. The home is as if you were borrowing your best friend's house, if your best friend had a canoe, a hammock, ping pong table, comfortable furnishings, and a kitchen that was easy to cook in, plus all the usual amenities.

We hope to come back again and would highly recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Besides our fresh water beach, Paines Creek Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $500

Rent for more than one week and save $160 off the rental for each additional week.

Additional cleaning fee to the weekly rate provides after departure cleaning service plus a cleaning inspection. We ask that our house is left in a broom swept condition for the cleaning staff to vacuum, clean bathrooms and wash floors.

Opt to pay Property Damage Insurance $49 Fee instead of $500 Security Deposit.
Use of a charge through (VRBO) will add a 3% fee to the rental total, using eCheck payment sent in advance will save paying this fee out of the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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