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Luxury Waterfront Lake Estate- Cape Cod / Plymouth Resort-Like Home

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SubZero refrigerator, Miele MasterChef double oven, 3 dishwashers


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  • Minimum stay:3-88 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Estate, 5 Bedrooms+Loft, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 14 in beds)

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May 27-03 SOLD (txmpt)
June 10-17
June 17-24
June 17-24
June 24-01. SOLD (mo)
July 01-08 SOLD (ron)
July 08-15 SOLD (rb)
July 15-22 SOLD (gd)
July 22-29 SOLD (gd)
Aug 05-12 SOLD (dun)
Aug 12-19. SOLD (gg)
Aug 19-26 SOLD (aus)

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TAMARACK LAKE ESTATE is really more like a resort than a house. You get so much provided for your vacation. Most people come to Cape Cod to gaze at the ocean. But what if you could be at the ocean beach for hours on end, and two minutes later go home to a luxurious lakefront estate a few blocks away? Imagine the enjoyment of having the best of both worlds -- the sandy beaches of Cape Cod Bay and the sparkling clear waters of a spring-fed 376-acre glacial 'pond.' (One guest described it as a Lake Tahoe/Cape Cod vacation.) In this amazing spot, you'll have privacy, recreation, and comfort in a setting graced with sparkling waters, towering pines, brick paths and patios, decks, private sandy beach, dock, and boathouse -- even before you encounter the incomparable home itself.

The home is VERY well provisioned, with nice linens, top of the line appliances , cookware, spices, condiments, baking needs, soaps, paper goods, laundry supplies, Tamarack has wireless Internet, digital cable TV, an extra wet-bar kitchen to serve the Great Room, kayaks, canoe, swim platform, dock, boathouse, water toys, life jackets, – private waterfront beach and fire pit, Great Room patio also has a fire pit, there is a barbeque patio, picnic area.

-waterfront KING bdrm (made of 2 singles) PLUS extra twin bed
-waterfront QUEEN bdrm with luxury bathroom
-waterfront 2 FULL beds berm (next year 2017 this will be changed, please ask)
-parkside small bdrm with KING bed (made up of 2 singles) (check back with us on this as we will likely change it to a queen or a double instead of a king)
-main floor bdrm QUEEN bedroom with Tudor style tester canopy bed
- Great Room loft with SINGLE bed /could have 3-4 sleeping bags on padded, carpeted floor

Tamarack has a beautiful gathering room, tastefully decorated in restrained Nantucket style, a place to converse or watch TV. From here, enter the sleek mini-kitchen outside the Great Room. The Great Room, added to the house in the '90s, has a 22-foot stone fireplace, sit-upon hearth, plank floors, soaring ceilings and a expansive glazed-brick veranda where Adirondack chairs line up to take in the water view. This magnificent room is divided into areas: a banquet table, a writing area, two sitting areas with off-white couches, a British West Indies armoire housing the TV, and 1830s mahogany horseshoe counter for laying out a buffet, or locating your laptops *WiFi throughout.

You may feel inspired to write your memoirs here under the watchful eye of the Sable Antelope on the fireplace. Ship stairs lead to a carpeted loft overlooking the gigantic room. A wall of sliders open to the large brick patio, offering a flow and ease of indoor-outdoor living, with mature estate plantings and towering pines.

The fantastic main kitchen has a vaulted beamed ceiling with six skylights and excellent task lighting for cooking. Wood floors, mahogany countertops, and top quality appliances make this two-sink, two-dishwasher, three-oven, bountifully-stocked and meticulous kitchen a place to spend all your time. The chefs will appreciate our Thermador ProHarmony gourmet gas range with Faber pro hood, Miele MasterChef double convection oven, Sub Zero glass door refrigerator. Miele and Bosch dishwashers make cleaning-up painless. We supply a classic Kitchen Aid stand mixer, Cuisinart food processor, Keurig coffeemaker (2) plus drip coffeemaker, French Press and Pour-over (Melitta) coffee carafe and funnel and filters. You may want to spend your entire time in the kitchen. Step out the French doors into the sunny courtyard to snip some herbs or turn to go to the brick barbeque patio with its Weber gas grill plus Weber Kettle charcoal grill and stress-removing lake view.

The bedrooms are pleasant and thoughtfully decorated. Master bedroom queen with luxury bath. First floor bedroom queen with adjacent new shower bathroom (very accessible for those more accessibility.) Lakefront rooms with 2 double beds may change to a different configuration in 2017. King lakefront bedroom has extra twin bed in room. Loft over part of Great room is carpeted with 2 stacked twin mattresses, which can be separated for two, stacked for one, or pushed aside for sleeping bags.

Tamarack has a private boat dock with jet ski ramp, a sandy beach, a boathouse with all-glass boathouse doors, with the lake lapping at the edge of the boathouse -- an exciting location in itself. Kayaks, a canoe, floats, and water toys are supplied.

For those considering accessibility in case a dear one isn't as mobile as in the past, most of the home's features are at-grade. The slope down to the water is an easy stroll and there is a secondary driveway down by the dock that enables access by car.

The circular driveway allows multiple vehicles to navigate through the park-like setting, and there is space for an event tent and caterers' vans. (On a case-by-case basis, we will consider very small weddings. Most neighbors aren't keen on weddings as sound is amplified by the lake and conversations 200 feet away can be heard, which is surprising.)

6 night bookings $6850 including 12% tax. Final cleaning fee $345, theoretically refundable. Please check back for room and capacity changes. 13 night rentals $12,500 for up to 10 guests. Personal checks for rental fees, credit card used for damage deposit. Cards or PayPal may be used with w rental rate adjustment.

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Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/01/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Non shedding pets are considered...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Limited Accessibility:

    Not truly handicapped easy, but virtually all the beautiful amenities are on the main level, and there is a waterfront drive that allows you to drive a loved one right onto the lawn and to the beach...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Mother's Room: 1 queen

    In quiet park-side of the house, adjacent bath with grab bar...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Lakefront, with luxury large bathroom...moreless

  • Sisters Bedroom: 2 double

    Lakefront, 2 comfortable beds...moreless

  • King Parkside Bedroom: 1 king

    king made up over two singles...moreless

  • King Lakefront Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    king made up over two singles...moreless

  • Loft: 1 twin/ single

    carpet loft over 1/3 of Great Room, space for 3...moreless

  • The master bedroom and the main floor bedrooms both have queen beds...the middle bedroom on the lake side has two full beds...there is an additional twin bed in the lakefront king bedroom and a twin in the loft over the Great Room....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Hallway bathroom: toilet, shower

    Wood countertops, subway tile shower...moreless

  • Master bedroom bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Toilet separated,wood tops, great tub, skylit shower...moreless

  • Laundry area bathroom: toilet


  • Ground floor full bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Grab bar in tub, pedestal sink...moreless

  • Our upstairs bathrooms have maple countertops, grohe faucets, subway tile showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 2 Fireplaces, high-speed wireless internet, cable TV w dvd player, stereo w cd player, high-end Kitchen, second mini-kitchen, 2convection ovens, 3 dishwashers, SubZero refrigerator, wine cooler, cooking utensils, Weber Kettle grill, Weber gas grill, canoe, 4 kayaks, boat dock, swim platform, boat house, courtyard...moreless


  • Books:

    There are many cookbooks, travel books, novels, etc....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    There are CDs, but bring your iPhone, iPod, or other MP3 device will give you much more variety than we can provide with our CDs. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Please consider your movie choices may be much different than ours!...moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    Tamarack Lake Estate owns its own 156 feet of lakefront with its own private beach with fire pit, floating dock, boat house, private swim platform, picnic area, etc...moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    A large, long dining table occupies an area of the enormous Great Room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Three complete AC systems. The main house has central ac in the attic with standard modern vents in all the rooms. The Great Room has its own powerful remote controlled split-unit, and the KitchenBarn has its own ultra modern LG 'ArtCool' wall mounted air conditioner....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New (as of 2016), state-of-the-art Electrolux dryer...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    No fitness room but YES there is a gym about 1/2 mile away...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Available only at additional cost and with advance notice. We use it for storage....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The KitchenBarn has its own gas fireplace that looks like a wood stove...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat in home, gas fireplace in kitchen...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We also include an abundance of beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Gathering Room is large with panoramic lake views, plus the Great Room has panoramic lake views...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Lots of parking for 14 guests...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New (as of 2016), state-of-the-art Electrolux washer ....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    The Great Room has a towering fireplace that burns wood and, of course, Duraflame logs...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee automatic drip, or Krups or Cuisinart auto drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    In the kitchen, a Bosch dishwasher, and a Miele dishwasher, and in the mini-kitchen, a two drawer Kitchen Aid dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Impressive, well stocked and provisioned kitchen including spices, baking needs, condiments, ample everything!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    One microwave in the kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    Miele MasterChef double oven with sabbath controls and smart programming...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cupcake paper, jimmies, birthday candles (not all supplies are available at all times if a family has consumed them during their stay.)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero with glass door so you can see all your special vacation goodies through the glass. There is an undercounter fridge in the min-kitchen outside the Great room...moreless

  • Stove:

    Thermador Pro Harmony gas range...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio:

    Lots and lots of fabulous 'outdoor rooms' with brick patios, redwood platform patios, glazed brick patio, peastone kitchen courtyard, and a sunset deck partway down the hillside for watching the color descend over the water....moreless

  • Golf:

    Southers Marsh, Pine Hills, Atlantic CC, etc...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill and Weber charcoal grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Public court just 1 mile away down Old Plymouth Road...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Couples getaway 3 nts
Jan 2 - Mar 30, 2017
88 night min stay

flat fee
Off Season
Jan 3 - Apr 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$650 $750
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break
Apr 16 - Apr 29, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Early Fall
Sep 16 - Oct 21, 2017
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

High Season
Jun 22 - Sep 14, 2019
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning (refund possibl $345


Rate covers 12 overnight guests. Events, invitees, etc, please ask as pricing is set for typical family vacations and getaways, whereas a party, event, etc, is subject to the even rate unless discussed with owner. Pet fee is for non-shedding pet (please ask.) Rate includes taxes, quality linens and towels and beach towels, a well stocked kitchen with spices, condiments, baking needs, a vast array of equipment, soaps, shampoo, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, starter supplies of paper goods and firewood, two canisters of propane for the Weber grill, kayaks with life vests and paddles, canoe, fire pit, and much more.

Trip insurance would be the source of refund if your reservation is cancelled. HomeAway offers trip insurance and services.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan OR Providence TF Green Airports
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Old Colony Line, Kingston Ma (Exit 8 of Rt 3)
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Scussett Beach (2) Sandy Neck Beach (14)

Car: Necessary

The location is ideal. Situated at the top of Cape Cod, just north of Sandwich before you cross the Cape Cod canal, you have the advantage of staying out of the traffic backups, and being on vacation while others are parked on the highway. Sandwich is 2 miles to the south, and Plymouth center is 15 miles to the north. Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, and the incredible Plymouth Plantation (which is like a trip in a time machine) are appealing destinations. Charming Sandwich is also two miles away and has a Glass Museum and Heritage Plantation and a fine antiques auction on alternate Saturdays. The area has many fine golf courses, antique shops, and historic homes -- some of which date to the 1600s. The Cape Cod Canal offers great biking paths. A 30-minute drive away are the ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and 50 minutes to the mansions of Newport.

Other Activities: Cape Cod Bike Path is very close, and FUN! Golf galore.

Golf: (Actually, while there are great golf courses nearby -- at Pinehills, White Cliffs, and throughout the Plymouth and Cape Cod areas, we thought we should give you more details on the house. We can provide more information for golfers should they inquire:) The master bedroom has a lake view, a queen-sized bed, a graceful soaking tub, tile shower, and wood-counter vanity with vessel sink and Grohe faucet. The middle bedroom has lake view, 2 full-sized beds with antique cannonball headboards. The 3rd bedroom has a lake view, 4 twin beds. The 4th bedroom is courtyard side and features two single beds. The main floor bedroom (just off the Gathering Room and mini-kitchen/wet bar) has a queen bed and adjacent bathroom (grab bar installed in tub wall) and is perfect if you have an older family member in your vacation party. And there is more. Tamarack has a private boat dock with jet ski ramp, a sandy beach, a boathouse with a bunk-bed and all-glass boathouse doors, with the lake lapping at the edge of the boathouse -- a breezy shady place to sit a spell. Plus, for those considering accessibility, most of the home's features are at-grade. The slope down to the water is an easy stroll, and there is a secondary driveway down by the dock that enables access by car should there be a special family member with particular needs.

The circular driveway allows multiple vehicles to navigate through the park-like setting.

Ski: Please see our other listings if Tamarack is already taken. It would be our honor and pleasure to welcome you and your family for a vacation or event that is beyond your expectations.


Owner info

About the owner: To me, creating the perfect waterfront getaway home is an art. My lifelong career had been in designing publications, and later creating magazine illustrations and painting expressionistic works on canvas. When I first decided to rent my weekend home so I could renovate an incredible but dilapidated cottage (which became, at great expense, 'Timberframe Cottage') I did not know this would become my work and my passion. Working in 2-D was fun and rewarding, but my new ART is creating 3-D vacation homes that themselves are 'works of art.' My goal with my homes, as with my art before, is to create a setting that exceeds your expectations, and in turn, your patronage lets me continue my art form a few more years. Please read the guest comments to see the generous and enthusiastic compliments we've received. Finding just the right furnishings, using classic Nantucket decor, using materials such as massive beams, barnwood ceilings, wide pine floors, RL sheets, antique cabinets, and creating gardens overflowing with roses and peonies, clematis, daylilies, gigantic buried stepping stones, blueberries, raspberries, foxgloves (can you tell it is June as I write this?) expanses of mahogany countertop, fine appliances, stone fireplaces, stained glass, with views that will take your breath away. Please look at 'all my rental listings' to see my portfolio art in the form of unique and extravagant vacation getaways. It is a labor of love... for you.

Why the Owner Chose Cedarville, Plymouth, MA, USA:
We never considered Tamarack Lake Estate as a vacation home when we purchased it. The then-current owners had a special needs child for whom they needed to build a custom-designed home for his future, and they asked us if we would consider buying Tamarack. The house needed a lot of work, but the grounds were spectacular. The mature conifer gardens, the park-like setting, acres of lawn and trees, incredible views and sparkling sunsets over the 'pond.' It took us three years of living in Tamarack Lake Estate to figure out how to fix what needed fixing, and making sense of its rambling and disjointed floor plan. Alas, we had to live through the construction, which is never fun. But now, all its original positive qualities shine. It is a really incredible home (now) and we are awed by the beauty and tranquility of the place.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The kitchen is a destination in itself. But then there is the Great Room, which is as big as some peoples' entire homes. And there is the private beach, the boathouse, the dock with jet-ski ramp, a swim platform in the lake, brick bbq patio overlooking the water, sunset deck, redwood patio across main house (lakefront) and brick great room patio with its row of adirondaks lined up to take in the view. It is like getting an entire resort at the price of a summer home.

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Calendar last updated: 03/01/2017

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  • SubZero refrigerator, Miele MasterChef double oven, 3 dishwashers

    SubZero refrigerator, Miele MasterChef double oven, 3 dishwashers

  • The Great Room is as large as some people's entire homes

    The Great Room is as large as some people's entire homes

  • The waterfront Gathering Room, with redwood patio beyond the french doors

    The waterfront Gathering Room, with redwood patio beyond the french doors

  • The "MiniPrep" kitchen outside the Great Room dining area

    The "MiniPrep" kitchen outside the Great Room dining area

  • Our private beach and shoreline

    Our private beach and shoreline

  • Doing laundry mundane? Not at Tamarack Lake Estate.

    Doing laundry mundane? Not at Tamarack Lake Estate.

  • Boathouse has glass overhead doors and french doors on 2 other sides

    Boathouse has glass overhead doors and french doors on 2 other sides

  • Banquet anyone? The dining table in the Great Room with 2 chandeliers

    Banquet anyone? The dining table in the Great Room with 2 chandeliers

  • The middle bedroom on the Lake side

    The middle bedroom on the Lake side

  • You can fish off our floating dock and meander around our park-like grounds

    You can fish off our floating dock and meander around our park-like grounds

  • The boathouse houses the kayaks, canoe and you can sleep there, too.

    The boathouse houses the kayaks, canoe and you can sleep there, too.

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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