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Compass Rose Cottage - Steps to Flax Pond & Nature Trails

Dennis, Dennis, MA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Welcome to COMPASS ROSE COTTAGE - The Quintessential Cape Cod Cottage

Ideally located on a quiet street steps away from Flax Pond, and just over 2 miles to Mayflower Beach, plus convenient to all that Dennis and the Cape have to offer. Decorated with local art and pottery, along with antique pieces discovered in the area, this charming cottage is the perfect Cape Cod getaway.

A great traditional knotty pine cottage with inviting living areas highlighted with vaulted wood beamed ceilings, it is appointed with a fully equipped retro kitchen with breakfast bar seating and skylight.

The inviting living room space is bright and airy, and has a sleeper sofa with full size bed. There is a dining table for 4, and an additional sitting area to relax in.

The two cozy bedrooms are also tongue and groove pine panelled; one with a full bed, the other with a twin bed. The comfy nook in the sunroom, with antique daybed equipped with custom mattress and box spring, is a wonderful spot to curl up with a good book, or to sleep the night away.

The cottage has one full bath with stall shower, a 32 Inch Hi Def TV , Cable, High Speed WIFI, gas BBQ grill, wood shed with beach supplies, 2 bicycles, and 2 kayaks, and an outdoor deck with a dining area where you can sit back and enjoy.

There is a window air conditioner and tower room fans if needed, and a wonderful cross-breeze that usually comes through the many windows of the cottage.

A private outdoor shower with hot and cold water and separate changing area provides the perfect experience after a day at the beach.

The nearby beaches are perfect for young and old alike. Splash around in the bay beaches at high tide or explore the miles of tidal pools at low tide.

You can also choose to walk around the corner to secluded Flax Pond (cottage has deeded beach rights), which provides a nice alternative to sunny days at the ocean. You’ll love being able to kayak, canoe, sail a sunfish, swim, or float the day away, in the shady calm warm water Flax Pond provides. Take a relaxing walk through the miles of nature trails that surround Flax Pond, and discover the second small sandy beach on the other side of the pond.

Dennis offers 16 beaches including Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, and numerous freshwater ponds. There are 2 championship golf courses, and a charming village with many quaint shops, restaurants, ice cream parlor, library, The Cape Playhouse, Cape Cinema, art galleries, and museums, all located a few minutes away on historic Route 6A.

And let's not forget Captain Frosty's, one of Cape Cod's best seafood shacks, just a short walk outside the neighborhood, for some delicious fried seafood and chowder, or for a sweet ice cream treat!

We feel you’ll agree that Compass Rose Cottage is the perfect place to create your wonderful Cape Cod memories.

Other Things to Note:

We are always available through a text, email or phone call.

3pm Check-in / 11am Check-out

2 night minimum during off-season / Contact owner for off-season weekly rate.

Weekly rentals only during the summer months: Saturday to Saturday.

Cleaning Fee $75 for weekly guests

PLEASE NOTE: Stays of 3 nights or less will be charged a discounted cleaning fee of $20.

PLEASE NOTE: Because there is not a washer or dryer at the cottage weekly guests are asked to bring their own sheets & towels. If you are unable to bring your own linen, please arrange with owner prior to booking to have the cleaning service supply them for an additional fee of $35.00.


Gene and Carol Petraglia

Member Since 2015
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within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Gene and Carol Petraglia

We have enjoyed many years vacationing on Cape Cod and had always dreamed of one day owning our own place there. We are thrilled to be the proud owners of this wonderful cottage. We have spent considerable time improving the cottage and adding our own touches, with local art and pottery, and some antique pieces found on Cape Cod, along with the addition of a fabulous new outdoor shower. We were able to keep the feel of a traditional Cape Cod getaway, but didn't forget the modern conveniences. We rent the Compass Rose Cottage to guests and enjoy it ourselves. We hope you enjoy our home and The Cape as much as we do. 1

Why Gene and Carol Petraglia chose Dennis

The Compass Rose Cottage provides a traditional Cape Cod getaway experience that is a wonderful escape from everyday life. Located in a quiet neighborhood, steps away from a lovely shaded fresh water pond surrounded by trails, it is the perfect spot to get outside and explore from. With its close proximity to Dennis Village and its central Mid-Cape location, it is the ideal location to enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom One - Full Size Bed ** Bedroom Two - 1 Twin Bed** Sunroom - Antique Daybed with Custom Mattress & Box Spring Also, Full Size Sleeper Sofa in Living Area


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Enclosed Outdoor Shower
        outdoor shower, Fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot & cold water.
      • One full bathroom with stall shower, and an additional fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot water, foot washer, and changing area.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Small views of lovely Flax Pond
        • Near The Ocean
          Just over 2 miles to fabulous Mayflower Beach and a quick drive to many of the other great beaches on the Cape
        • Village
          A quick 3 Minute drive to charming Dennis Village
        • Water View
          Small views of lovely Flax Pond


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                      Window unit, along with room fans provided.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      High Speed WIFI
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                      Pull out sofa with full size bed.
                    • Parking
                      Off street parking for three cars.


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  32 Inch Hi Def TV


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • limited accessibility


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          16 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Exactly as advertised. Cozy and quiet. A good value.

                                                          Alyson Cox A.

                                                          Cottage was clean. All linens were included and they were high quality. The neighborhood is very quiet. Small extras made us smile and feel like special guests: a jar of granola bars, nice shampoo and conditioner, bicycles, a little selection of games. We had a wonderful time here!

                                                          It was charming. Just perfect for a two people !

                                                          Lisa A.St. Petersburg, FL 33710

                                                          The whole process was great. Carol left fresh flowers. It was a great location. We loved the hike around Flax Pond. We rode bikes. We went to nantucket. Scargo Cafe in Dennis was wonderful. We would rent again!!! Fantastic!

                                                          Cozy, Quaint and Clean

                                                          Lorraine G.

                                                          Compass Rose Cottage is a welcoming place packed into a small footprint. All the comforts of home within a peaceful and relaxing environment. We thoroughly enjoyed our Presidents' Day weekend getaway. Carol and Gene's welcoming spirit and their ease of communication was much appreciated. So many little features made our stay feel special...fresh flowers to greet us, a clean and orderly space, quality linens, blankets and towels to name a few. Our stay was just what was needed. We look forward to returning.

                                                          Lorraine and Matthew, CT, Feb 2018

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We were so pleased to have Lorraine and Matt staying at the Compass Rose Cottage! It was our pleasure to suggest a few of our favorite local spots, and we were glad to hear how much they enjoyed the cottage and the area. They took such great care of everything and left it spotless! We hope they keep us in mind the next time they get back to Cape Cod! Thanks again Lorraine and Matt!

                                                          Carol and Gene

                                                          Perfect cottage, lovely peaceful area!

                                                          Kristin C.

                                                          This cottage was recommended to us by friends and we are very glad they did! Myself, my husband, and two children enjoyed our stay very much! The kitchen has everything needed! The area is quiet and the pond is a short walk away. We loved swimming in the crystal clear water! They even have beach chairs, bikes, kayaks, and beach toys for the kids available in the shed. We all enjoyed relaxing on the hammock after a long day at the beach. I was especially impressed with the little touches of the adorable cottage such as the books (even children's books), the games, cards, and adorable decorations! We also enjoyed the family of turkeys that walked through the back yard each morning. We would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a peaceful cape cod get away.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We were so happy to hear how much Kristin and her family enjoyed their vacation week at the Compass Rose Cottage. It sounded like they had the perfect week, and left with many happy Cape Cod memories. So glad they took advantage of the bikes, kayaks, and all the beach supplies. They took such great care of things. We would love to have them back!

                                                          Very charming cottage centrally located on the Cape.

                                                          Robert W.Kalamazoo, Mi

                                                          This was our first trip to the Cape. We were not disappointed with our choice of lodging. A wonderful, comfortable cottage with all the amenities. Gene and Carol have done an excellent job of supplying the cabin with all of your kitchen and cooking needs.This was a great place to unwind. We took advantage of the peaceful surroundings by enjoying our morning coffee in the sun room and deck with a great view of the pond. If you're traveling to the Cape and want it all the Compass Rose is where you want to be.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          It was our pleasure to have Bob and Tonya at the Compass Rose Cottage for their very first trip to Cape Cod. We had good communication before and during their trip, and everything went very smoothly. We were happy to hear that they were comfortable at the cottage and enjoyed the amenities, the location, and everything the Cape had to offer. We hope to have them back!

                                                          Exactly as advertised!

                                                          Julia F.

                                                          Cottage was very clean and well equipped! Very cozy and comfortable and great location! Close to pond and hiking trails, close to antique stores and restaurants. Easy to get to 6A to travel all around Cape Cod. Also a lovely quiet neighborhood! Was exactly as advertised, the perfect quintessential Cape Cod cottage!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We were very happy to have Julia and her fiancé spend their Cape Cod vacation week at the Compass Rose Cottage. It was so nice to hear how much they enjoyed the area and that they took advantage of the bikes and kayaks that were there for their use. They took great care of everything and left the cottage in perfect condition. We hope to have them both back to stay at our cottage the next time they visit the Cape.


                                                          Dennis, Dennis, MA, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          3pm Check-in / 11am Check-out 2 night minimum during off-season / Contact owner for off-season weekly rate Weekly rentals only during the summer months: Saturday to Saturday. **There will be an added charge for excessive cleaning, equal to additional cleaning costs.** PLEASE NOTE: Although we do not accept guests with pets, we do have our own dog who may occasionally be at the cottage, only when we are staying there when it is not in use by guests. PLEASE NOTE: Because there is not a washer or dryer at the cottage weekly guests are asked to bring their own sheets & towels. If you are unable to bring your own linen, please arrange with owner prior to booking to have the cleaning service supply them for an additional fee of $35.00.

                                                          16 Reviews
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