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Susan Conant

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german, spanish

Cottage on Beautiful Long Pond with Fantastic Sandy Lakefront Beach

8 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

South Shore Massachusetts Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6

You'll love the short walk from 'The Palace' to our white sandy beach on Long Pond, one of Southeastern Massachusetts' pristine glacial lakes. This rustic summer cottage is tucked into a pine woodland and sits on a hill just above the large beach. The beach which is semiprivate, has a dock a floating raft and tons of sand - perfect for building sandcastles. The gradual entrance into the water is great for young children.

The Palace offers accommodations for up to six people. There are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and one with one double and two twins. The galley kitchen has plenty of cooking utensils and dishes. The screened porch is set up for dining alfresco while enjoying a great view of Long Pond.

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, a week at the Palace offers an old-fashioned style family vacation.

You can enjoy quiet morning strolls along woodland paths and refreshing daily swims while remaining surprisingly close to many popular Massachusetts destinations. Long Pond has clean, clear water with a sandy bottom and is great for small craft boating. There is a public boat ramp that accommodates small boats. Kayaks and sailboats are perfect. For over 60 years, the pond residents have raced antique sail boats on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in July and August. Fishermen love Long Pond which the state stocks with trout and salmon each Spring and Fall.

Explore miles of sandy country roads and trails that run through conservation land, cranberry bogs and along the shores of three nearby ponds.

The cottage is next to Pinewoods Camp, a folk dance and music camp. You can hear the music wafting through the woods and on selected Sunday nights, can participate in the evening folk dance program.

Four generations of our family have vacationed on this property for over seventy years. We have worked hard to preserve its natural, rustic character and the unique old-fashioned nature of the structures.

Avoid wrangling with Cape Cod traffic and stay in Plymouth.

Please see our website for more photos and information on our other cottages.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Conant (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Susan Conant

The Conant family has been summering on Long Pond for four generations. It is currently owned and managed by 5 siblings -- the grandchildren of Dick and Lily Conant who stewarded this land for many years.

Susan Conant purchased this cottage in 1920

Why Susan Conant chose South Shore Massachusetts

The property sits next to Pinewoods Camp, a dance and music camp for adults and families. Lily Conant helped Helen Storrow establish the camp way back in the early 20th century. Mrs Storrow left the property to Lily who managed for many years. The camp was split off into a not-for-profit when our dad and his sisters inherited it. We have worked hard to keep our family compound as rustic and beautiful as it was when we were growing up. Our five siblings and our children have spent some time during every one of their summers on this land.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the rustic pathways (we know every root and bend), the tall trees and it's particular smell of pine and pond water. This is where we all learned how to swim, how to handle a canoe and sailboat, how to walk around the woods at night, and how to live simply on this beautiful property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Palace. It is such a lovely little

place and the beach and Long Pond are wonderful. I just wish we didn't live

so far away! We also really enjoyed hearing the Armenian/Balkan

music/dancing. We have only recently been introduced to English Country

dancing this past year. It is becoming quite popular amongst homeschoolers

in our area (we homeschool) and we actually had a party for our daughter's 17th birthday last November with English Country dancing in our

house for about 20 teens. It was fabulous!
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

Cottage on Beautiful Long Pond with Fantastic Sandy Lakefront Beach
average rating of 4.625 based on 11 reviews
5

Perfect weekend vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding in Sandwich this weekend, and decided to stay in the area with the family for the weekend. We rented the Palace and a few other cabins owned by Susan, which were all wonderful and clean cabins with gorgeous views of Long Pond. Great for swimming, canoeing and hiking in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rustic and Fun

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and property are lovely and gave me and my family a very outdoors experience and gorgeous pond experience with all the amenities of home.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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We love the access to the sandy beach.

  • 4 of 5

We found the property clean, and the kitchen very well stocked with cooking equipment. It's a great place to canoe or kyack. The kids love to jump off the floating dock. It very peaceful and relaxing. We have booked the cabins for this year it will be our 3rd year there. its a great place for friends and family to gather.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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New York
5

A nice cozy place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented the place last summer for our family vacation. I just remember to write a review for it when I am looking for a summer rental this year in Halifax Canada.. Anyway, this is a real gem. The water is very clear and calm, great for my three year old. The owner left kayaks and life jackets for us to use. The house is very child friendly. There are bunch of toys and children's books. The owner also provided a crib for my one year old. My mom also went with us. She enjoyed the quite scenery very much, and she loved the swing couch on the porch. She and my daughter bonded there a lot. We also invited our friends over for a lunch at the beach. They enjoyed the kayak and their son played with ours on the beach. I am so glad that we had this precious summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review of our cottage. We love to hear about the special family memories from folks who have stayed in our cottages and cabins. Our family has been taking care of the property for four generations. Its a labor of love for us. Part of our reward is knowing that we provide folks with the simple pleasures of an old-fashioned lakeshore vacation.
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New York City
5

Idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from 4 nights in The Palace and could not be happier. The cabin was lovely - rustic but very well equipped and clean. The setting was idyllic - a short path leads from the cabin through the woods to a tiny tree-lined beach on the lake, complete with wooden dock. We were surrounded by bird song, and were visited by chipmunks and goslings. We definitely want to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, Louisiana
4

Step Back in Time

  • 4 of 5

My family was lucky enough to stay here for one week in June this summer. The cabin is old fashioned and has the feel as if you were staying "at Grandma's" house. After a busy day in the city, it was the perfect atmosphere to relax and "chill out" in the evenings. Although it seemed isolated in the woods, it was only 10 minutes from the grocery store and post office. Its location is 20 minutes from Plymouth and 45 minutes from Boston. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We have a lot of visitors who enjoy the both remote feel of our cottages and the ability to take day trips to Boston, Cape Cod, Plymouth and Providence. It's like two kinds of vacations in one,
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Pinehills
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Plymouth to Provincetown Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pinehills Golf Courses
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Plymouth, MA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 3, exit 3
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Cafe Olio
Nearest Beach
8.5 Miles
White Horse Beach
Car: necessary

The Palace is located in the woods at the end of a private road. Although secluded, the many historic sites and beaches in Plymouth and the Cape Cod Canal area are a quick 15 to 20 minute drive. Plymouth's popular golf courses are less than 4 miles and with good traffic, its 30 minutes to the Lower Cape.

Other Activities: nature observation and bird watching

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Rates & Availability

Plymouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak 2
Jul 22 2016 - Aug 7 2016
5 night minimum stay
$300
$1,925
 
 
Main 2
Aug 8 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
 
 
September
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

We generally try to begin and end our July and August weeks on Fridays but we do have some flexibility.

We have an assortment of other cottages and cabins available.
Our cottages are closed in the winter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

South Shore Massachusetts Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Firewood
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , twins are in bunk bed
  • Pack n play and/or wooden portable crib available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Semi-private sandy beach; dock; floating raft.

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