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Amazing sunrise from our deck, worth getting up early to see this.


Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Lake views are spectacular from the many windows of our cozy cottage on Santuit Pond in Mashpee, Cape Cod, on a quiet wooded street. Enjoy tree-framed views of the lake from almost every room. Our location offers access to many parts of the Cape, including Cape Cod National Seashore. Shopping, movies, and ocean beach are nearby.

The main entry brings you to the den, open kitchen, dining and living rooms, with a half bath on this level. A large deck on the lake side includes a gas grill and outdoor eating area with terrific views. 2 bedrooms--queen and twin/king--and a full bath are one level up and 2 more--queen and twin--and a full bath are one level down. On the ground level you can walk out to a quiet office, or down steps to the lake. A total of three indoor living areas, plus a few outdoor areas, allow room for the family to engage in various activities. Have fun with games and puzzles and the Foosball table, and use our extensive collection of DVDs and VHS tapes. A maximum of 13 can sleep in the four bedrooms plus queen sleeper sofa, double futon, and twin convertible, and a porta-crib.

No smoking indoors and please remove all traces of smoking outdoors. No pets, please. Minimum contract age 25.

Amenities: Fully equipped, updated kitchen with everything you'd expect to find, including lobster pots, blender, and more.

All linens are provided for bed, bath, and beach. 2 cable TVs with VCR and DVD players, and a huge selection of movies. Stereo, CD, high-speed wireless internet, indoor and outdoor eating areas, books and games, phones, office, washer/dryer, central AC, LR gas fireplace for chilly times, gas barbecue.

Activities: Swimming, boating, fishing, biking, golf, movies, fitness center, shopping, ocean beach.

Area: Mashpee is midway between Falmouth and Hyannis, not far from Sandwich, on the Upper Cape. An hour's drive takes you to Provincetown, an hour and a half to Boston or Providence. Almost any activity you might wish for your holiday is within easy access. A favorite morning activity is sitting on the deck to enjoy the amazing sunrise over the lake while sipping your morning coffee.

When we remodeled the kitchen we thought about the extended families (including our own) who enjoy staying and cooking at Tree House. The island with vegetable prep sink and stools for chatting with the cook, stainless appliances, large dining tables both indoors and out--all make it easy to center your social life around meals. The den, living room, and family room in different parts of the house also work well for various family arrangements, so you can chat, play games, watch different movies at the same time. Of course there are plenty of places to eat out or watch the latest movies on the big screen if that fits your wishes. And you'll find numerous places to take walks, enjoy the beach, go to the islands for the day, browse for antiques.

Our guests enjoy fishing and swimming from the dock. Bring or rent a kayak, paddle board, or canoe to enjoy the pond from many angles.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Tenant must be at least 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A great home to share with a family's multiple generations....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside, and please dispose of all smoking materials used outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    twins can form king; extra twin convertible...moreless

  • Spacious master bedroom on second floor has excellent lake views. Bedroom 2 on second floor has two twin beds (can be king) and twin convertible, lake views. Bedroom 3 on ground floor has queen bed, lake views. Bedroom 4 on ground floor has twin beds. We can sleep up to 13 guests with pull outs, including queen sofa bed in living room and double futon in downstairs family room. We also have a porta-crib available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • All the bathrooms have been remodeled.

Other Amenities

  • A separate office provides space to read and write with a great lake view. Wireless internet allows visitors to use a computer throughout the property. The updated kitchen and bathrooms, and central air in case of hot summer days, make the house convenient for your family....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    We have a vast selection of books for beach reading or more thoughtful consideration. ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    lots of classic board games and puzzles...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    extensive collection of DVD's and videotapes for all ages...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Santuit Pond is a small lake in Mashpee....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    You will love the views of Santuit Pond through the trees. Our dock has room to tie up small boats, and for relaxing, fishing, and sunbathing....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Our dock provides access to the pond for swimming, boating, or fishing....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We are on peaceful Santuit Pond....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Fully extended, the dining table seats 10 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    central air conditioning...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Cable phone service provides free domestic long distance....moreless

  • Garage:

    one-car attached garage...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    a cozy option for the cooler months...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    linens provided for bed, bath, and beach...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The comfortable living room is a great place to relax....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Our driveway can fit up to 5 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:


  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    (5) Service includes domestic long-distance calls....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    plenty of towels for bath and beach use...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless broadband internet is available throughout the property....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    We have both a drip coffee maker and a Keurig single-cup coffee maker. Coffee grinder is also available....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything a cook could want is in our kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Extensive dishware including plastic cups, plates, and bowls for the little ones....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Our cook-friendly kitchen has been completely remodelled, and is a great center for family activity....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Built-in microwave above stove...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Not only plenty of herbs and spices but many staples and standard baking ingredients are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    includes ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove and oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:



  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    Our large deck offers superior lake views through the trees--hence the name "Tree House." Morning coffee on the deck is a delight....moreless

  • Golf:

    Many golf courses are in the area....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early fall
Sep 6 - Oct 27, 2016
2 night min stay
late fall - early spring
Oct 28 - May 5, 2017
2 night min stay
late spring
May 6 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay
main summer season
Jun 24 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $125
  • Taxes Not included


half of accommodation cost due with rental agreement; balance, with fees, due 40 days prior to start of rental

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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Car: Necessary

Our home on Santuit Pond offers convenient access to all parts of Cape Cod, from nearby South Cape Beach, to the picturesque towns of Sandwich and Cotuit, north to the National Seashore beaches, and up to Provincetown.

Golf: We have several sets of golf buddies who return fall and spring for a weekend playing at the numerous local courses.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Although we live in Illinois, we treasure the time we spend on the pond with extended family.

Why the Owner Chose Mashpee, MA, USA:
Our family has spent summers on Santuit Pond since the 1960's, and we wanted to share our home in a beautiful, quiet part of the Cape.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mashpee is a convenient central location on the Cape, and Tree House is a wonderful place to spend time with friends and family. The home's multiple gathering areas, indoors and outdoors, give visitors many opportunities to spend time together or on your own.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Amazing sunrise from our deck, worth getting up early to see this.

    Amazing sunrise from our deck, worth getting up early to see this.

  • Sunny den opens to dining room, lots of views of the lake.

    Sunny den opens to dining room, lots of views of the lake.

  • Convenient kitchen, often the center of family life.

    Convenient kitchen, often the center of family life.

  • The sunny living room has a fireplace for cool evenings.

    The sunny living room has a fireplace for cool evenings.

  • Sunny master bedroom.

    Sunny master bedroom.

  • Visitors at the dock.

    Visitors at the dock.

  • Fun with foosball.

    Fun with foosball.

  • Downstairs queen bedroom.

    Downstairs queen bedroom.

  • Cranberry harvest at the bog across Santuit Pond from our house.

    Cranberry harvest at the bog across Santuit Pond from our house.

  • Convertible twin chair bed in upstairs twin/king room.

    Convertible twin chair bed in upstairs twin/king room.

  • Overlooking the pond.

    Overlooking the pond.

  • Street view of Tree House.

    Street view of Tree House.

  • Spacious dining room with room for family and friends.

    Spacious dining room with room for family and friends.

  • Path down to the lake.

    Path down to the lake.

  • Tree House.

    Tree House.

  • A misty morning over our dock.

    A misty morning over our dock.

  • Family room on lower level (foosball!).

    Family room on lower level (foosball!).

  • The dock on Santuit Pond.

    The dock on Santuit Pond.

  • Tree House is in the historic town of Mashpee.

    Tree House is in the historic town of Mashpee.

  • Upstairs twin/king beds.

    Upstairs twin/king beds.

  • Google Earth view of Santuit Pond.

    Google Earth view of Santuit Pond.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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