CHARMING COTTAGE ON FRESHWATER POND WITH PRIVATE SANDY SWIMMING AREA

Ted Borman

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CHARMING COTTAGE ON FRESHWATER POND WITH PRIVATE SANDY SWIMMING AREA

Harwich - Harwichport Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This 'change house', one of the oldest in the area built more than 90 years ago to provide a freshwater swim after salt and sand, started with three simple rooms: a main room with a native stone fireplace and two changing rooms upstairs. It still has the original main room and the rustic stairs, so several additions and a recent renovation have created a modern and charming cottage. The main room is the living and dining area (a/c, table seats 10). Also on the first floor: master BR with private full bath; twin BR; full bathroom; large modern kitchen (granite counters, ice maker, microwave, china, glassware, cooking gear, washer/dryer nook); bright, sunny sun porch.

Second floor has queen BR & twin BR (both a/c), large full bathroom, DirecTV room with window seat, VCR, DVD, libraries. House is Wifi, also has fax.

Brick patio has teak furniture, is surrounded by roses, heather, ornamental bushes. Sidewalk runs past outdoor shower thru lawn to path under trees to pond with boardwalk to swimming float, near brick patio for picnics. Lawn for croquet game. Woods between both adjacent properties.

Sunfish sailboat, 2 kayaks, rowboat, diving float in deep water, and horseshoe pitch shared with property next door.

Keywords: Cottage in quiet cove on very clean John Joseph Pond in Harwich

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Ted Borman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Ted Borman

We rented this cottage in 1975, purchased it in 1992; enlarged, renovated, and updated it while spending summers here until we retired nearby five years ago. Our children learned to swim, sail, and catch frogs here, and now bring their friends here before and after the season. We can't wait for grandchildren! So we look forward to welcoming you, and wish for you as happy a time in the cottage as we had.

Ted Borman purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Ted Borman chose Harwich - Harwichport

We rented this cottage in 1975 and then again in 1991 because of family and friends in the neighborhood; after the 1991 rental, our children loved the cottage and swimming, we had wonderful family memories, and friends, authors and writers who borrowed it loved it, so we bought it. The friends who had visited it describe it as charming, lovely, quiet, private, unusual.

Movies, upscale shopping, musical theater, gourmet food and grocery stores, antiques, museums - ten to 30 minutes away.

What makes this cottage unique

Velvety, clear water; nearest neighbors swim 100 yards away and grandchildren are the voices to be heard. Lie on the private swim float at night: shooting stars are not uncommon and the sky is a million points of light. In the daytime, the cottage is invisible from the pond because of the white pines and hardwood trees we planted over the years. Sit on the patio, and there is nothing more private or quiet; we have to look hard to see another house.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
(508) 430-1416
Harwich - Harwichport Cape Cod
5

A Little Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home recently and we immediately signed up for another stay next year. The house had all the amenities! The owner was friendly and helpful. The location was superb. The pond - breathtaking. We sailed, kayaked, and enjoyed smore's by the fire. We even hosted a dinner for 12. I would highly recommend this house for it's charm and location. I am not sure it gets better than this!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
(508) 430-1416
Harwich - Harwichport Cape Cod
South County, Rhode Island, USA
2

Very Nice Place and Location - Completely Ruined by Overly Concerned Owner and Rules / Advice

  • 2 of 5
The place was very nice, 8 of us were comfortable and there are enough areas to hang out, we were never in each others way. If you have tall folks, the doors and ceilings are a little low. Porch, patio and dock great.

The owner left us a couple of notes with rules and advice, he followed with a visit to reinforce the rules and welcome us. Same on the second day and to explain how bad the renters were the week before. Then he stopped by to explain the proper use of the ice maker, which broke the week before, something about the silver bar thingy needed to be up when you remove the tray and down when you need to make ice and the positions must be exact or all heck breaks loose. (which is what happened to the last renters). Also, he explained that men don't usually read his notes and he wanted to ensure the men in our party were well versed in the rules and advice, and to explain how to light a grill. The igniter on the gas grill was broken, you had to use a match... Imagine a match!!! A little voice did wonder why there were cans of lighter fluid on the patio??? Must be the last renters.

Then the wood speech 2x, what to burn and not to burn. We bought wood from the store. Issue avoided.

Then the sunfish use lecture, scared the kids completely, after one use it was beached. Kayaks were fun.

On Thursday night we had an unfortunate experience, the smoke detectors mysteriously went off, we called the owners at 9pm but he was in bed and couldn't be bothered, his wife explained that this happens and told us how to reset them. At 1am they went off again, we pulled the battery, only to have the units exclaim "beep low battery" all night. The next morning the owner arrived to go in the basement, not to see how things were after a rough night, he avoided us all am. Friday @ noon, we "ran into" the owners in their driveway and asked about the detectors, she explained that someone was coming by soon, YAHOO!! He said something inane, and acted offended that we mentioned we didn't sleep.

So to summarize, rent this place and enjoy... Avoid owner, If something happens the owner gets immediately defensive, which ruined a good week.

Update: 2 wks later he suggested he could charge us for the ice maker (which we never used, bought ice to avoid the issue), thank God it started working again. Must have been the silver thingy again not aligned, and we know what happens when that happens...

We did get the full deposit back. Thanks to her?!?
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
(508) 430-1416
Harwich - Harwichport Cape Cod
London, UK
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage fitted our needs absolutely perfectly. We were 2 families with 4 children in total and we had such a happy couple of weeks. The lake surpassed expectations and we spent many happy days visiting a local beach and diving into the lake on our return. We had fun with the kayaks and inflatables especially. The cottage was comfortable and well-resourced. The local area was a perfect spot from which to explore the rest of Cape Cod. The owners were friendly and helpful. Very very highly recommended. Only for those with access to a car.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
(508) 430-1416
Harwich - Harwichport Cape Cod
Fairfield, CT
5

Wonderful Spot for Family and Dog

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely week at the cottage with three kids (ages 6, 10 and 12), two grandparents, two parents and a dog. The kids all had space to spread out and enjoy time both with the family and quiet time relaxing as well. Everyone loved the dock, float, kayaks and swimming - especially the dog! We tired the dog out swimming, hiking on the rail trail (easy walk from the cottage) or at the off-leash dog park (also an easy walk), then crated him while we explored the Cape. There was so much to do we are already planning a trip back here. A week wasn't long enough! Many of the area attractions are dog-friendly too, so he was able to join us at some beaches, the drive-in, the baseball games, etc. We ate dinners at home and the kitchen was incredibly well-stocked and the dining area was plenty spacious for us. Overall, we had a wonderful time and recommend this location heartily.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
(508) 430-1416
Harwich - Harwichport Cape Cod
West Palm Beach, FL
5

Awesome cottage on a lake

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic experience spending a week in June'12 at this property. The
cottage had everything we needed, it has a charming country look and the surrounding area is very quiet. The property owner made sure our needs are met, we followed his recommendations regarding the local seafood markets, and surely we were not disappointed. Fresh fish is hard to beat. Kids loved the place, there are canoes, bikes, and a huge freshwater lake. Almost every night we had a delight to see a wild rabbit hanging out in a beautiful backyard. We've truly enjoyed our time in Cape Cod and hope to come back again.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
(508) 430-1416
Harwich - Harwichport Cape Cod
Brentwood, NH
5

Beautiful cottage, clean pond, nice people

  • 5 of 5
We had a very nice week here. The cottage is extremely well stocked with high quality items, and very clean. The pond is very clear and lovely to swim in; also there is a beach on the sound about 10 minutes away and national seashore beach (we went to Nauset) about 20 minutes away. We saw seals swimming at Nauset in the early evening and collected some pretty stones. Our dog enjoyed the nearby conservation area where dogs can be let off leash (about a 1/4 mile from the house). The owners are extremely friendly and helpful.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Boston, MA/ Providence, RI
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
To Nantucket
Nearest Train
85 Miles
Providence & Boston
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rte 6, 'Mid Cape'
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bank Street, Harwich Port
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
12th hole, half mile; entrance
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several
Nearest Point of Interest
Cottage on Harwich freshwater pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Chatham Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Bank Street beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Orleans & Wellfleet
Nearest Point of Interest
Hyannisport
Nearest Point of Interest
Provincetown
Car: necessary

Public Bocce, tennis, golf, bumper boats, bowling, duck pins, parasailing, nature tours/walks available nearby.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Harwich - Harwichport Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 23 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Summer, 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Use of Sunfish sailboat $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Use of Sunfish sailboat add $500 to damage deposit. Summer 2015 rates: late June $2400 per week, July & August $3000. 7 night minimum.
$500 confirmation deposit converts to damage deposit on arrival; check for half the rent due 90 days before arrival; check for second half due 45 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Harwich - Harwichport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • roller blading
Notes:
Garbage service twice a week; bath/bed linens available for rent
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