The Boathouse Loft is surrounded by natural beauty, a peaceful and relaxing oasis on the shores of one of Cape Cod's largest salt water lakes .....a beautiful waterfront sanctuary situated on its own private peninsula.
Tired of owner surcharges & fees? We invite you to book the Loft with our all-inclusive rates. THERE ARE NO COSTLY OWNER FEES OR SURCHARGES at the Boat House Loft! (No manager fees, owner fees, administrative fees, cleaning fees, property insurance fees, linen rental fees, towel rental fees or pet fees).
Tired of that "subdivision" rental with no privacy? The Boat House Loft is uniquely encompassed on 3 sides by water and 1 side by conservation land ....with ocean access to Nantucket Sound, yet only minutes to restaurants, shopping, beaches and fun attractions.
Many thanks to our wonderful past guests. Why is the Boat House Loft such a popular Cape Cod destination? We offer a relaxing waterfront vacation at a moderate price.....plus we love and cater to our happy guests!
Vacation waterfront! Why choose a landlocked vacation when you're on salty Cape Cod? Waterfront is the difference between an ordinary and an extraordinary summer vacation.
With an open floor plan, the Boat House Loft, while not a luxury resort, does have a guest friendly and comfortable Cape Cod antique "country style" appearance, complete with a rustic open beamed ceiling in the veranda.
It boasts three separate rooms, each with water views and blue, painted floors:
-The fully applianced kitchen
-The main living and sleeping accommodations
-The sun filled eat-in veranda which overlooks the water on 3 sides (feels like you're on a ship's bridge!)
Private bathroom, of course, but please determine prior to booking if the stall shower is suitable for your needs.
~ We provide linens and towels.
~ Pet friendly (well behaved dogs, with restrictions)
~ The Loft comfortably sleeps two plus one. There is a king sized bed (the size of two twins) in the bedroom and a loveseat which converts into a futon bed in the veranda (best for a child or youth).
~ Climate comfort ....enjoy the open window fresh breezes off the pond with your second story elevation. During hot summer days, there is air conditioning in the bedroom/living room. Fans in every room. During the crisp spring and autumn days, the bedroom/living room and the kitchen are both individually heated with thermostatically controlled electric radiators.
The scenic approach to the Boat House Loft is by a private winding dirt road. At the very end of the road is the Boat House and it's adorable, very private Cape Cod 'tree house' loft, perched on the second floor under mature pine trees.
Included with the Boat House Loft is a large outdoor space - your own private yard and beach. Great for relaxing and grilling at the water's edge. The location is ideal for the kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding or sailing enthusiast ....you have direct access to the launch area from your outdoor space. Well lit for night time usage.
USAGE OF 2 KAYAKS and a CANOE IS INCLUDED. No family boat rental fees. Paddle down to the warm south-side ocean beach at the mouth of Swan Pond River. Your best vacation ever!
With the kayaks or canoe, you can circumnavigate Swan Pond (and explore the quiet coves) or paddle down Swan Pond River to the ocean and South Village Beach (don't forget a beach picnic basket). Complimentary lessons on request. No expense and inconvenience of renting boats..... kayak everyday if you're so inclined and get close to the migrating waterfowl and Swans as they swim by.
The kayaking and boating is some of the best on Cape Cod - two miles downstream is Nantucket Sound, with a Town of Dennis public beach at the mouth of the river. You can canoe to the beach! It is warm water south-side beach kissed by the Gulf Stream.
The Loft is exactly 30 minutes from the Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor Center and both Coast Guard and Nauset Light beaches.
One of the Cape Cod Rail Trail entrance points is only a ten minute bike ride away. From there, you can bike to Chatham and beyond. The rail trail is being extended for the summer season!
~IMPORTANT ASTHMA ADVISORY - The Boat House Loft is directly on the water and, like all waterfront properties, is subject to a beautiful morning fog which burns away with the sun. The Loft is not suitable for those with asthma or other humidity or moisture related respiratory allergies or sensitivities.
~PETS - We are regretfully unable to accommodate potentially aggressive breeds like pit bulls or pit bull mixtures or any pet that has shown past aggression to other animals or people.
~THE DAMAGE DEPOSIT is held in escrow by VRBO/Home Away and is refunded in about a week after guest departure.
~ THE SERVICE FEE is a VRBO/HomeAway charge on all their rental bookings.
~TAXES - Effective January 1, 2019, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requiring ALL short term vacation rentals, including HomeAway/VRBO or Expedia guests, to pay a lodging tax of 8.45% (5.7% to the State and 2.75% to the Cape Cod Water Protection Fund) for rentals statewide starting July 1, 2019. It is incumbent upon the guest to pay the tax, to be collected by the renting interface, be it a realtor, manager, owner or online website (HomeAway/VRBO).
Implementation challenges: Rentals prior to July 1, 2019 are exempt, however, the lodging tax will still need to be collected by HomeAway/VRBO upon booking, and will then be subsequently refunded in full by the Boat House Loft. Please feel free to email if you have any questions about this new government legislation.