CHARMING COTTAGE ON FRESHWATER POND WITH PRIVATE SANDY SWIMMING AREA

Ted Borman

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Ted Borman

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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

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.

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.

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

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
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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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Charming Cottage on Freshwater Pond with Private Sandy Swimming Area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327525vb
(508) 430-1416
Harwich - Harwichport Cape Cod
New York, NY
5

LOVELY WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
The cottage is absolutely lovely and extremely well-appointed. Our group of 6 couldn't have been happier with the indoor & outdoor spaces, the beautiful landscaping and backyard & the perfect location (tranquil yet easy access to local shopping etc). Ted & Pam couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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
san francisco
5

A LOVELY SPOT FOR THANKSGIVING

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a small family holiday at the Cottage. The site photos really do not do it justice-it is a charming and lovely place. Because we stayed over Thanksgiving the kitchen was well used-I have rented many places through vrbo and similar sites over the years and the Cottage had by far the best equiped kitchen of any. The sole item we could have used, and could not find, was a pastry cutter-but granted that is a fairly obscure gadget. The location was very convenient. The surroundings beautiful. We wouldn't hestitate to stay there again and would happily recommend it to our friends.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • 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

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Boston, MA/ Providence, RI
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bank Street, Harwich Port
Car: necessary

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

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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
 
Early June
Jun 7 - Jun 21
7 nights
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
$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.
Notes Use of Sunfish sailboat add $500 to damage deposit
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Amenities

Harwich - Harwichport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
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:
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Garbage service twice a week; bath/bed linens available for rent
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