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Romantic getaway by Kelley's pond and walk to west dennis beach cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming, 3 bedroom walk-to-beach cottage on Cape Cod sleeps 4-5

Our sweet little classic cottage (with baseboard heat) in a charming cottage community under the pines in peaceful and uncrowded West Dennis, evokes that atmosphere of those earlier carefree days when summer seemed to stretch on forever...

Kelley's pond is barefoot steps away across the dead end community private road and access to the lake is via a path between two other cottages to a small, rustic dock. You can also launch kayaks and canoes, paddle boards and windsurfers at another entrance to the lake in the community.

The cottage is a 8/10 mile walk or quick bike ride to West Dennis beach and an easy walk to restaurants, shops and bars.

Sleep 4-5 (the cottage has one queen bed, two twin beds and a full bed)

Kelly's Pond is a private lake that has no public launch. There are few boats on the lake ~ the occasional kayak, canoe, sunfish or paddle board. You can portage your boat from Kelley's pond over to the waterways that lead all the way to the open ocean.

There is also a back deck for dining and large backyard - great for games or morning Tai Chi ~

The first floor bedroom with queen bed has peeks of Kelley's pond through the trees.

Two loft bedrooms (no doors) with (one with a double bed and the other with two twin beds) window ACs, are upstairs under the angled eaves with a banistered and netted walkway in between and accessed by a spiral staircase also with safety netting.

The sleeping lofts are best for not very tall adults, teens and children. Our place is small so sleeps 5 max (including babies).

For any toddlers or infants in your group, there is room in the first floor master bedroom to put any port crib you might bring.

Linens and towels are included and there is a stackable washer and dryer.

There is are two window ACs in the lofts upstairs that cool the whole cottage in the summer.

A spacious outdoor shower is a Cape Cod treat and our fireplace is nice for the Spring and Fall.

We have wifi and cable with HBO on a flat screen TV in the livingroom.

Our large backyard is great for games or Tai Chi, our back deck has a charcoal grill for summer outdoor dining and our screened dining porch has peeks of the lake.

WIFI internet

LINENS and TOWELS included










We love this sweet but small holiday home and have stocked the cottage with items that we felt our family would like while on vacation ~ the kitchen has all you need for cooking meals at home ~ utensils, dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker, wine glasses, grilling tools ~ even a lobster pot and we have a charcoal grill too.

Sorry - No pets and no smoking and no events.

This vacation rental home books up fairly quickly, often with repeat renters ~ We are now booking 2017 so take a look at our calendar and contact us today to make sure you get the dates you would like ~

More Details

Cottage Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Cottage Manager

I am a designer and Cape native who like cottage style and the classic Cape look. Summer Pines Cottage has been lovingly restored and thoughtfully renovated with an eye for a comfort and good design while keeping the charming older details.

We have added touches our family would like on vacation and enjoy guiding people to the hidden treasures and 'local' gems we have discovered in this area of the Cape.

Renting Summer Pines Cottage has been a fantastic experience—largely because of all the guests who have enjoyed the cottage as much as we do!

Why Cottage Manager chose Cape Cod

I chose this cottage for it's beautiful location, period cottage details and waterview setting and lake access.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful location with community dock and lake access yet a stroll away from village, restaurants, bars and West Dennis beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cottage is fabulous with every convenience anyone could need or wish for. Beautifully clean and thoughtfully decorated. We used the cottage as a base to visit the whole of Cape Cod from bottom to top and down again.. Memorable trips were whale watching, Hyannis and the Kennedy Museum, Harbour boat trip from Hyannis and seals in the harbour, pretty Chatham, In fact all the towns and beaches we visited were fantastic. We saw and did so much it is difficult to choose any favourites. This is definitely a cottage and a place we will visit again.
Sep 2014
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West Dennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes in cottage
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • First Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Large first floor bedroom with room for portacrib if nec.
    Loft bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Has reading nook, built-in bureau
    Loft Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Has tv, reading nook with books and extra camp cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic getaway by Kelley's pond and walk to west dennis beach cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 22 reviews

Cute Cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family with two small children. The upstairs loft is a bit tight but was actually perfect for our 4 year old. Everything was clean and we felt very at home. It is also right in the middle of a great area with West Dennis beach only a mile or so away.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family is welcome back anytime!
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West Hartford, CT

Cozy & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy and comfortable place to stay! Cottage is clean, well maintained and charming. The neighborhood is so cute and Kelley's Pond just a few steps away. We fell in love with West Dennis! Such great proximity to fantastic beaches...this cottage is ideally located as a home base for exploring all the Cape has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Great central location for exploring

  • 4 of 5

This cozy super clean cottage was exactly as described and shown in the pictures. Perfect for the two of us as we had never been to Cape Cod before so wanted a central base for day trips. The beach was about a 15 min walk or just a few minutes by car and kayak and bike rentals were close by. We really enjoyed our week here! Thanks Valerie.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2014 Vacation Dennis Ma

  • 5 of 5

My family and I vacationed here in August...great location for families with young children.

My son loved it here, very peaceful, friendly, clean. This was a very different

vacation for us very restful, accommodations where wonderful..loved not having to drag all

my linens. This cottage was immaculate and the owner was very helpful and followed up

immediately with any questions we had. Thank you for a great vacation !!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Massachusetts

Cozy & Quiet... Nice Location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully decorated, drenched in light, and enjoys breezes from Kelly's pond. If you're a walker you'll have a variety of walks... to Bass river past classic cape cod homes, to West Dennis beach, a nice playground is nearby, or to a local Cafe, Pizza shop, or General Store... it's all within walking distance. A short ride to Bass River Farmers Market. If there is a rainy day, pick up a duraflame log and enjoy a fire. Young explorers and those seeking peace will find the dock across the street to be a great place. Our daughters, ages 8 and 9 1/2, adored the loft area. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and we welcome your family back anytime!
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One of the best rentals on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful cottage with our two teens and it was just great. The cottage is very clean, neat, well decorated and renovated. The beds and furniture are comfortable and the cottage had everything you would need - even a washer and dryer. The kids loved their separate loft bedrooms and everyone had their own space. The location was peaceful, beautiful, close to the town and the beach and there was lots of room between the cottages for privacy. Our favorite part was the hot water outdoor shower which was a treat every morning. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod Melody Tent
"Renowned place to hear national acts and shows."
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
"Great for history buffs"
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
Hy-Line Cruises
"Ferry to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket close to the cottage"
West Dennis Beach
"Great long beach popular with families and windsurfers within walking distance from cottage"
Bass River Cruises & Kayaks
"Close to rent kayaks"
O'Shea's Olde Inne
"The best."
Sesuit Harbor Cafe
"Eating at the harbor - a local favorite"
Skipper Restaurant & Chowder House
"Best chowder around"
Summer Shanty
"Best kept secret in the area. Drinks on the lawn overlooking the Harbor at sunset - sublime."
Good Friend's Cafe
"Great local place within walking distance from cottage for breakfast and brunch"
Sundancer's Cape Cod
"Fun bar on the water within walking distance from cottage"
Corporation Beach
Cape Playhouse
Red Pheasant Inn
"Romantic restaurant in Dennis"
Sundae School Harwich Port -- CLOSED
"best icecream"
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Dennis Public Market
"Best market in Dennis"
Mayflower Beach
Marshside Restaurant
"Popular restaurant with views"
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar
Swan River Seafood
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Summer Shanty
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Hy-Line Cruises - Hyannis
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Dennis Pines - Top 10 best Golf on the Cape
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Cape Cod Flyer Train - Boston to Hyannis
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Oshea's Olde Inne Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
West Dennis Beach
Car: recommended

West Dennis is special among the Cape Cod villages as it has wonderful beaches, restaurants, charming Cape style homes, pristine waterways, marshes, ponds and harbors - all with an unhurried, less crowded pace.

Perfectly located on Mid Cape - it is a great base to explore both the upper and lower capes.

Kelly's Pond is a great lake for swimming, boating and fishing and is steps away from the cottage.

Within walking distance of the cottage, you can rent kayaks and get Windsurfing, Kiteboarding and Paddleboarding lessons and gear.

West Dennis Beach is within walking distance and spans over a mile of shoreline, It is a great spot for windsurfers, kite flying and playing all sorts of fun water and beach games.

There are many beautiful Cape beaches all around - try a different one each day.

The Sundae School is a local favorite for ice cream.

Ferry boats to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are just 15 minutes away at The Steamship Authority and Hy Line Cruises.

World class theater and music at the Cape Cod Melody Tent is nearby.

Cape Cod Playhouse is America’s oldest professional summer theater featuring well known stars for the summer season.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is a hidden treasure.

Cape Cod Baseball League is a chance to see up and coming future pro players at free games.

Close by, you can rent bikes and there is a great, long Cape Cod Rail Trail that goes all the from Dennis up to Provincetown.

Explore the Cape villages with beaches, stores, restaurants and art galleries - each a short drive away and with its own distinct character.

Whale Watcher Cruises and Lobster Cruise can be found in Hyannis and Cape Cod’s Kid’s Fishing Sea-Fari can be found at Bass River Marina.

There also is the Cape Cod Bay Bottom Fishing aboard the Albatross and Bass River Charters are at Packet Landing, Bass River.

There are so many restaurants around but here are some of our favorites nearby.

O’Shea’s Olde Inne - A Cape Cod Irish Pub is walking distance from the cottage. When you walk through their doors, you may wonder if you have actually walked into one of Ireland’s best pubs. Local musicians play nightly.

Summer Shanty - Our favorite local waterfront bar within walking distance from the cottage and has live music.

Good Friends Cafe - Good breakfast place within walking distance from the cottage and is where the locals go.

Sesuit Harbor Cafe - A casual cafe with outdoor tables and a great waterfront location.

Skipper’s Restaurant - A nice restaurant and bar with an ocean view and award-winning clam chowder.

Swan River Fish Market - A good place to get fresh fish to cook on our grill.

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar - A favorite of ours with wine tasting, good food and live music nightly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Insurance $59

Primary renters must be 25 or older. No Smoking, No Pets and No Events please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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