Scargo Lake is a hidden gem on Cape Cod, and this house is a hidden gem on Scargo Lake. We spent a week there in August 2013 with another family, and it was great. The house we stayed in is really two houses fused together, a very old Cape-style cottage and a recent addition with sliding doors and cathedral ceilings. The old part is quaint and cozy, and the new part had plenty of room for big dinners with family and friends. The lake is great for swimming and fishing, and we used the owner’s Hobie cat and canoe. The grounds are beautiful – a day spent reading by the edge of the lake is a great day. We spent our evenings by the fire pit. The location is one of the house’s great features – not only is it on the lake, but it’s just a few minutes’ walk from the Dennis town center, with its Post Office, library and shops, and the Red Pheasant restaurant is just up the street. The salt-water beaches of the bay are nearby, too.