Mashpee cottage rental - Our summer cottage on Johns Pond, Mashpee, private yet close to all attractions
Our summer cottage on Johns Pond, Mashpee, private yet close to all attractions
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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2 bedrooms (one queen, one double with twin bunk beds), 1 bathroom, sleeps 4-6

Situated on almost 3 acres of land, with 60 acres of conservation woodland on one side and well insulated from the nearest neighbor, this 2-bedroom 750-square-foot summer cottage was built by my parents in 1957 and has been lovingly maintained and updated, though it retains its original charm. Rooms are kitchen (very well equipped, though you will have to wash your dishes by hand), dining area, living room (the whole front of the house is open plan, so you can cook and entertain at the same time), two bedrooms (one with queen-size bed, the other with a double bed and 2 bunk beds) and bathroom with toilet, sink, and tub/shower (remodeled in 2012). The house is about 50 feet from the water (nowadays you could not build that close), and sits in a beautiful pine grove.

Most people who come to visit fall in love with the place. We first offered the cottage for rent when we were not using it ourselves in 2010, and welcome your inquiries for 2014. Please note that we rent only by the week or more, and only during spring, summer and fall.

We also do home exchange. If this interests you, just ask.

THE COMFORTS OF HOME: Amenities include gas heat (useful in spring and fall), and a front-loading washer and dryer. The kitchen has a microwave; Cuisinart; blender; electric and Melitta coffee makers; plenty of dishware and cutlery; knives; pots and pans, including for cooking corn and lobster, etc. (I like to cook, so if you do too, I think you'll find most everything you need.)

There is cable TV (flat screen with HDTV), broadband Internet access (with WiFi), a laser printer, land line phone with free calls anywhere in the US, radio with iPod connection and CD player, fireplace, ceiling fan in living room and others for bedrooms (no AC), picnic table, lounge chairs and hammock for outdoor sitting, a charcoal grill, and canoe for paddling around the lake or on nearby rivers.

For rainy days there are books, board games (Scrabble, Monopoly), and jigsaw puzzles.

THE POND AND THE AREA: Many people who come here just like to lie in the hammock or a beach chair, read, relax, swim, cook and eat, canoe around the lake, and generally unwind. The lake (many freshwater ponds on Cape Cod are what most people call lakes) is about half a mile wide and a mile and a half long. There is a public boat ramp at one end of the lake, and people do use the lake for both sailing and motor boating, as well as canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing. There is, of course, fishing on the lake as well. Our cottage shares a cove with just one other house.

If you are an active sort, the many attractions of Cape Cod await you, and there are lots of good restaurants. Mashpee Commons, a shopping-eating-filmgoing destination, is about 3 miles away.

Bike rental shops are located in Falmouth proper and North Falmouth, near the Shining Sea Bikeway, or you can bring your own.

South Cape Beach in Mashpee and Old Silver Beach in Falmouth are both public saltwater beaches (pay to park) and the National Seashore is about an hour away.

SO MUCH TO DO AND SEE: I have left various guidebooks and brochures about local attractions for you. You can take any number of day trips: to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, to the National Seashore, or just poking around the Upper Cape (Falmouth, Mashpee, Sandwich, Barnstable, Hyannis) or take the scenic highway Route 6A and spend the day antiquing, checking out art galleries, ice cream shops and fried clam shacks, etc.

Can you tell I love the place? Just ask, and I'll give you pointers on some of the best spots.

Please note we are also home exchangers; if you are interested, let me know.

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In 2001, I inherited the cottage that my parents built in 1957 (I helped!). I spent my childhood summers there, as well as a great deal of time as an adult. The place is very dear to me and holds a host of fond memories. My husband (whose family also had a cottage on the pond) and I are both in publishing, and work currently prevents us from spending as much time there as we would like.

Sarah Flynn purchased this cottage in 2001

My parents chose the location for the cottage because friends of theirs had bought up property on the western side of Johns Pond in the early 1950s and offered a piece to them. The area has grown up around us, of course, and ours is one of the last pieces of the 'old Cape.' My husband and I love being there, just can't get there as often as we'd like, because we now live 10 hours away.

7 Reviews of Property 284161 in Mashpee, Massachusetts

Waterfront Cottage on Johns Pond, Nestled in the Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Waterfront Cottage on Johns Pond, Nestled in the Woods
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5

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
What a great place. Thank you for sharing it with us. In the past, whenever I stayed in the area I stayed on the Vineyard and while I do love it there, staying at your house on John's Pond wasn't second best. It was just as good. Whether sitting or swimming in the pond, bike riding or jogging in the area, going to the beach, or traveling around the picturesque countryside, we loved it. But most of all, we loved just staying around the house and enjoying the peace and beauty of it all. Thank you.
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this great review, Keith! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, and you summed up the cottage's pleasures perfectly. Hope you'll be able to return another time.
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Waterfront Cottage on Johns Pond, Nestled in the Woods
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284161
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5

Good time at a very nice place..

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We have always loved Cape Cod and wanted to try a lake front vacation. We were very pleased with our stay at the cottage on John's Pond. It is exactly as described by the owners and the provided pictures. The lake setting was perfect for relaxing, canoeing, tubing, and fishing. The water is literally 20 steps from the front door. Well stocked for vacationing and cooking, the cottage has comfortable bedrooms and a beautiful new bathroom. The outside table with it's umbrella was a great place to play cards and enjoy the natural beauty of the wooded area. Our favorite visits on this trip were to Sandy Neck and Skaket beaches, the Wellfleet flea market, Falmouth's Pizza L'Oven and Falmouth Raw Bar on the harbor, Bobby Byrnes at the Market Common, and the Polar Caves Ice Cream Parlor( better get the "small" cone!). Very nice vacation. PS transaction conversations via email and phone were friendly and professional. Deposit was returned immediately as promised. Nice people.
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed our special spot on Johns Pond and got to know our part of the Cape, so close to Falmouth and Sandwich and easily accessible to all the rest. Also pleased you like the new bathroom. Thanks so much for renting from us and for your kind review.
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5

Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We traveled all the way from Indiana to visit the Cape and John's Pond. We were not disasspointed! This cottage is spectatcular and had every thing that was needed and then some. We loved the lake, the view, the hammock, and fishing every night until we couldn't see! The owner is so easy to work with and readily available if needed. We loved exploring "down" cape and the National Sea Shore and then relaxing by the lake at night. Wonderful experience for us adults and also for our two boys, ages 10 and 13. We cannot wait to come back again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and so glad you had a wonderful time! Sounds like you took great advantage of all the Cape and the pond have to offer.
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Waterfront Cottage on Johns Pond, Nestled in the Woods
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Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
This is such a magical place. We would say that our plan is to tell all of our dearest friends about your wonderful cabin, and the soulful energy of the woods and pond, but then we couldn’t keep it as the very special secret it is. Thank you for sharing something so very dear to your heart with strangers like us. And, know it is dear to ours.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Waterfront Cottage on Johns Pond, Nestled in the Woods
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  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your cottage. We had a wonderful time, as always, enjoying the peacefulness of the pond and the surrounding ocean beaches. Bike riding was spectacular.
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Waterfront Cottage on Johns Pond, Nestled in the Woods
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  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage on the lake. It was a wonderful base for us as we explored the lake out front and fished and swam…but we also made it to Sandy Neck Beach on the bay side (only about 20 minutes away) and South Cape Beach (only 15 minutes away)—both beautiful “wild” walking beaches. When we arrived at South Cape Beach at 4:15 p.m. we did not have to pay, and we stayed until 6 p.m. playing in the waves, the beach to ourselves. We rented bikes from the “Corner Cycle” Bike store and went to the Shining Sea Bikeway the 3 ½ miles to Woods Hole (and back)…beautiful views! Kids loved the aquarium in Woods Hole and had a great meal at Shuckers. We also had fun shopping at Mashpee Commons and eating out at Stir Crazy—a Cambodian meal! A great home awaited us after each outing with warm lake and cookouts. Couldn’t be better!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Waterfront Cottage on Johns Pond, Nestled in the Woods
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+1 410 268-2966
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  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
We so enjoyed your peaceful home away and the joys of being on Johns Pond. It was a great respite for our traveling family—our son came after work at Wequasset Inn in Chatham. Mom visited for the day and BBQ for her 86th birthday and our daughter spent the last few quiet days before starting college. Loved Woods Hole and Roo Bar for dinner in Falmouth. Many blessings on your home.