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Cape Cod cottage on Long Pond and the bike trail. Updated kitchen and bathroom.

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

You will enjoy eating meals at the table on the deck overlooking the Long Pond.

The Cottage is on Long Pond and the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The kitchen was updated in 2016 with all new cabinets, counter tops, sink and flooring. The bathroom was renovated in 2018. All windows have been replaced. A 12' by 20' deck overlooks Long Pond. There are 2 bedrooms with 3 beds to comfortably sleep 4 people. The cottage is fully furnished inside and includes table and chairs on the deck. There are Adirondack chairs with 3 on the deck and 3 in the front for relaxing outside. There is high speed WiFi (Comcast Cable Modem) throughout the cottage with both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz available. The location is close to beaches on Great Pond (fresh water), Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. There are many restaurants within a few miles of the cottage. The Eastham Superette, is a couple hundred yards from the front door. Windmill Park is on Samoset Road near Route 6. The windmill is the oldest on Cape Cod.

Nancy & Brooks Hurd
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Nancy & Brooks Hurd

My wife and I have been coming to Cape Cod since we were married. I first came to the Cape when I was less than 2 years old to meet my grandparents in their home on Bridge Road. My father grew up in the Bridge Road house and attended the one room school house which is now a museum near the entrance to the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Nancy & Brooks Hurd purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Nancy & Brooks Hurd chose Eastham

This cottage is part of the original Nickerson farm which Hatsel Nickerson purchased in the late 1700's. This property was passed down in the Nickerson family to Edna Nickerson, the grandmother of the owner. The current cottage was built in 1960.

What makes this cottage unique

There are beautiful views of Long Pond from the dining are, kitchen, back bedroom and the deck. The Cape Cod Rail Trail runs along the west property line. This paved trail runs 22 miles from Wellfleet to Dennis following the original right-of-way of the Cape Cod Railroad.

All the windows have been replaced by modern double pane windows. In October 2016, we updated the kitchen with all new cabinets, a large farmhouse sink, new counter tops and floors.


Eastham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom remodeled in 2018 with walk-in shower
  • Please bring towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The beds have pillows and blankets. Please bring sheets and pillow cases.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Cape Cod cottage on Long Pond and the bike trail. Updated kitchen and bathroom.
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Lovely, clean, perfect for our family of four

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Eastham cottage. It was fun being right on the bike trail and convenient to have easy access to the beautiful Eastham beaches. We especially enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking Long Pond each morning as we planned out our day. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cozy cottage on the pond

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It's the perfect size for 4 people. The big deck overlooking the pond is the main attraction- beautiful views for morning coffee and after beach cocktails on the deck. Nicely remodeled kitchen and bathroom made the stay very comfortable. Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little spot on Cape Cod

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed three great weeks at this little cottage on Cape Cod in Eastham. Being very familiar with this area of the Cape it was like going home! There are many quality restaurants in the area. The bike trail is adjacent to the property and the back deck over looks the pond. The owners were very responsive to the few issues we had. There is fresh water swimming in the pond or you have First Encounter Beach on the bay and several beaches on the Atlantic. The cottage is small but comfortable for two or four. Would definitely recommend .

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and good location

  • 4 of 5

Everything was fine when we arrived at the property.

The house is well equipped, with everything you need.

The only inconvenience for us was the old condition of the bathroom and the kitchen, even if you can tell from the photos that the house is not brand new. There is no photo of the bathroom on VRBO, by the way.

Too many spiders inside and too many mosquitoes outside, but I guess that's the price to pay when you're close to a pond.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Great Price

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Hurd's cottage for a week in August.

It met all our expectations.

The best feature of the property is the deck. It is lovely to sit outside for morning coffee and evening BarBQs.

We loved looking onto the beautiful pond.

You can access the fresh water pond very close by.

The water was clean and clear.

The trees around the deck offer shade during the day.

The cottage is simple but adequate.

There is a bit of a mildew smell upon entering but it airs out with the doors open.

Loved the Band concerts by the Windmill.

We spent alot of time at Marconi Beach but we could ride the bikes to Coast Guard.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This fall we are making 2 major upgrades to the cottage. First, we are removing the old drywall and insulation in the basement. This will remove any mustiness from the house. Second, we are upgrading the kitchen with new cabinets, counter tops and a new sink and faucet.
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Great little house

  • 5 of 5

Love this house and it's convenient, location beautiful view from the deck and all the amenities you need. Close to ponds, right next to bike path and two minutes from bay beach by car. Five minutes to ocean shuttle. Owners very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Barnstable Airport in Hyannis
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Stewart's in North Eastham
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
MacMillan Pier in Hyannis - fast ferry to Boston
Nearest Golf
8.3 Miles
Captains Golf Course, Brewster
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Hyannis Train Station. CapeFlyer to Boston
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Rte 6 (8 mins walk) and the CCRTA Bus Stop
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Arnolds, (20 mins walk on the Bike Path)
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
First Encounter Beach, west on Samoset
Car: necessary

Cape Cod Rail Trail

The Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) is on the west property line. The Rail Trail runs from Wellfleet (to the north) 22 miles to South Dennis (to the southwest). There is also a spur of the trail that runs to Chatham. The Rail Trail is an easy paved bike trail which follows the right-of-way of the Cape Cod Central Railroad. The Cape Cod Central Railroad started operation in 1861 providing passenger and freight service to Cape Cod.

Going north, the Rail Trail passes under Route 6 and on to Arnold’s {10 minutes by bike}. At the next intersection of the Rail Trail, is a shopping center with Local Break, Royal Thai and Friendly Fisherman (15-20 minutes by bike). South on the Rail Trail, downtown Orleans is 15 minute by bike. You can walk, run or bike on the CCRT.

Eastham Library

The original Eastham Library is on Samoset Road less than 4 minutes’ walk east of the cottage. During the demolition of all but the original (historic) building, the temporary library is in modular buildings next to the Eastham Town Hall. The new library building should be completed and occupied by Summer 2017. The Town Hall is at the traffic light where Samoset intersects Route 6.


The cottage is on Long Pond (or Depot Pond). There is access to the pond on the first undeveloped lot walking east on Samoset. This is 100 yards from the driveway. There is a fresh water beach on Great Pond 0.3 miles from the cottage. To reach the Great Pond beach, drive, walk or bike west on Samoset Road and turn on Great Pond Road. The beach is 100 yards from the intersection. First Encounter Beach on the bay is 1.4 miles west on Samoset Road. Coast Guard Beach on the Atlantic is 3.1 miles east (Samoset east to Route 6, north to Nauset road and east to Coast Guard Beach. There is limited parking at Coast Guard Beach, thus you may need to take a shuttle from a larger parking lot. The parking is well marked. There are many other beaches on the Atlantic and the Bay.

National Sea Shore

The southern entrance to the National Sea Shore is near the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset road. The Salt Pond Visitors’ Center has rangers and movies to explain the formation of Cape Cod during the last glacial period as well as local flora and fauna. There is a bike trail that runs from the visitors’ center to Coast Guard Beach.


There are beautiful hiking trails in the Fort Hill area. Fort Hill Road has 2 parking lots. Fort Hill Road is less than 1 mile south on Route 6 from the Samoset Road intersection. The Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary also has very nice hiking paths.


Our favorite restaurants in the Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet area. are:

Arnold’s, 3580 Route 6, Eastham; popular with tourists for good seafood. Cash only. Local tip to avoid the long line: call in your order then walk right past the line and pay for your order and pick it up. You can eat in the restaurant, or take your food out.

Friendly Fisherman, 4580 Route 6, North Eastham; Good local seafood! We feel that FF is better than Arnold’s. The lines are shorter, you eat on picnic tables and there is a package store next door with your choice of beverages.

Karoo, 3 Main Street #32B, Eastham; Well-crafted South African fare.

Fairway, 4295 State Highway, Eastham;

Land Ho, 6A & Main, Orleans; A local hang out for good seafood. Arrive early, particularly if the Bo Sox are playing.

Nauset Fish & Lobster Pool, 38 Route 6A, Orleans; this is where we buy seafood to bring back to cook.

Rock Harbor Grill, 18 Old Colony Way, Orleans; A relatively new place which is a favorite of locals. Good seafood and wood fired pizza.

ABBA, 89 Old Colony Way, Orleans; Very good upscale food at upscale prices.

Joe's Beach Road Bar & Grille, 5 Beach Road, Orleans; Very good seafood at a higher price point than Land Ho.

Wicked Oyster, 50 Main Street, Wellfleet; Our favorite for Sunday brunch or a creative dinner.

Things to do with Kids

Miniature golf at Arnold’s.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster; 869 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster

Cape Cod Baseball League; Orleans Firebirds. This summer league is the best college players in the US. Many Major Leaguers played in the Cape Cod League.

Whale watching boats departing from Fishermans’ Warf in Provincetown

Many ice cream shops.

Wellfleet drive in theater.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Trash $182
Refundable damage deposit $250

Please bring towels and sheets. Please contact us if you need to rent them during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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