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Pet-friendly vacation rental. 3Br/2Ba-HDTV, WiFi, walk to lake beach

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


South Yarmouth House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6, 2 fireplaces, W/D, 2 Flat-Screens

The Summer 2016 schedule is now full, if you want to be added to my database for any cancellations, please send me an email.

We also rent year round, and the Cape can be a beautiful place in the off-season. Consider a get-a-way during the Spring months.

This immaculate one-story 1947 ranch home offers 3 Bedrooms (each with its own reading nook), 2 Full Baths, a fully-stocked galley Kitchen, 2 Wood-Burning Fireplaces, free Wi-Fi, HDTV with DirectTV on 2 Flat-Screen TV's, separate Living Room, Family Room & Dining Rooms, a fully-fenced backyard for privacy (and the safety of your dogs), outdoor shower, full-size Washer & Dryer, Dishwasher and is less than a 3/10 mile walk to a pristine lake-front Town Beach on Long Pond & less than 2 miles to the Beaches on Nantucket Sound.

Also in walking distance is the Yarmouth-Dennis High School (for those who love the summer Cape Cod Baseball League). Completely re-modeled master bath in 2011, the home fits perfectly into your casual vacation memories. Centrally located, the Hyannis ferries to Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard are a 15-minute drive, great for day-trips while numerous Golf Courses can be found within a 20-minute drive. Located in a quiet neighborhood, away from the maddening crowds.

Things to do near Long Pond Cottage!: So much to do, so little time! If this is your first visit to Cape Cod, then there are several 'MUST-SEE'S' that could not all be accomplished in 1 week, but you might want to try!

Provincetown, MA - well worth the 1-hour drive from our home!

Heritage Museum & Gardens - step back in time, tour the automobile museum & enjoy the grounds!

Cape Cod National Seashore - Miles an miles of un-spoiled beauty & ocean beaches!

Cape Cod Baseball League - True Cape Cod! Come discover the next generation of stars!

Hy-Line Cruises - Take a day-trip to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard or a tour to the Kennedy compound!

More Things to do Near Long Pond Cottage!: OK, well, if you have still more time, then there's more to see & do on the Cape!

The Cape Playhouse - live performances & music on one of the oldest continuing stages in the country!

Wellfleet Drive-In Theater - step back in time and watch the movies outside! Flea markets too!

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum - only 10 miles away, learn more about America's Camelot!

Cape Cod Lavender Farm - a family-owned business that has everything Lavender!

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival - enjoy fine music & famous players!

More Guest Comments!: ''We had a great week and many thanks for our ''deluxe'' accommodations. My son commented on the web site and was afraid he would loose me to your home. It is very much my style and we couldn't have been happier. We found your home to be comfortable, spacious, and felt very safe there. My 80 year old Mother was even impressed by the way she was able to easily get around.'' Rose, Casey & Josephine - Troy, NY - July 2008

'We had a wonderful time at the Cape and enjoyed your home very much. You provided everything to make our stay quite comfortable. The weather wasn't the greatest but we are pretty used to that living in New England. We were able to do all of the things we wanted to do and also had a couple of really nice beach days. We would definitely recommend your home to others. Thanks for everything.' Kosta & Gail - Worcester, MA - July 2008

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Scott Laughlin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I (+ son and friend for 2 days) recently spent a week at this property. Our first visit to Cape Cod and our first trip with Chloe, our 9 year old lab/pit-bull mix. We chose the perfect place - comfortable, homey, dog friendly (fenced in back yard - perfect for Chloe) tastefully equipped with furniture to match the home's character.

This home is centrally located and it was easy to get around the Cape. We took the opportunity to visit most of the major towns/areas. Our favorite was Wellfleet, mainly because it had managed to keep its village feel, its old-world charm, and the harbor had not been converted into a modern marina.

We also took Chloe on long walks to Coast Guard Beach (30 minutes drive to Eastham but well worth it - dogs need to be on a lead at all times). We managed to avoid the high summer (starts June 19th) car parking fees of $15! Another highlight of the stay was Marion's Pie Shop (mentioned in the welcome folder). Best pies outside of the UK :-) .

Overall, a comfortable, relaxing week spent in a well equipped, tastefully decorated, charming home.
Jun 2014
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Pet-friendly vacation rental. 3Br/2Ba-HDTV, WiFi, walk to lake beach
average rating of 4.95 based on 59 reviews

may be my favorite rental house ever

  • 5 of 5

I've rented close to 20 houses on VRBO/HomeAway and Scott's cottage in South Yarmouth may be my all-time favorite. Loved the layout, decor, comfort level, fenced yard, great location, and especially how welcoming Scott is towards his canine guests (including dog beds, crates and blankets for the furniture!) Clancy and I enjoyed trips to the National Seashore, meals from Arthur's Clam Shack in Eastham, pies from Marion's Pie Shop in Chatham (cannot overstate how incredible these were), and just chilling in the family room or backyard. We hope to be back with more friends next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Serena, so glad you're becoming another one of my repeat vacationers, and I hope your friends will be able to join you on your next visit! I totally agree, Marion's Pie Shop is a MUST EXPERIENCE while on the Cape, their seafood pie is TO DIE FOR!!
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Great Second Stay at Long Pond Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Long Pond Cottage and it once again did not disappoint us. It definitely gave us the feeling of home away from home. It's location was perfect for us as we attended a wedding in Chatham and made many quick visits to the beach, taking advantage of beautiful late-September weather. The layout of Scott's home worked perfectly for us and was equally convenient to manage the dogs over the long weekend. Scott was very helpful with restaurant and travel logistics. We'll definitely keep this on our regular go to rental list. Thanks Scott.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim, it was great having you and the family back for another visit! September is one of the loveliest times to visit Cape Cod, the crowds are gone and the waters are still warm! I look forward to having you back again soon!
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Beautiful home, rent it if you can.

  • 5 of 5

I have been renting houses on the cape for 20 years. I can honestly say this is the best house I've ever rented, and I can't wait to rent it again next year. The house is in a lovely neighborhood and a 5 min walk to Long Pond. My kids and my dog loved swimming in the pond and playing on the playground. It is a nice quiet neighborhood with pretty homes and friendly neighbors. It's a 1 min drive to route 28, so easy access wherever you are headed. If you have kids there is plenty to do within 10 mins of the house - beaches, arcades, golf, ice cream, shopping, etc. It's a great location.

The house is roomy, clean and I personally really liked how it was decorated. It felt like a beach house, but it wasn't cluttered with too much beachy stuff. Everything is well organized and easy to fine. Scott is on top of everything. I am pretty picky, but I honestly can't say anything negative about the place. The best part was that my 11 year old son who hates renting houses (why would we stay in a house smaller than ours that doesn't have any of our stuff?) actually enjoyed himself and wants to go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, best home in 20 years, I'm thrilled you loved it that much!!! Please do become one of my regular, repeat customers!!!
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What a wonderful and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Scott, what a relaxing and enjoyable home for a vacation, it was more then we could have imagined, everything for a kitchen was available for all of our cooking needs.

The decor just lovely, as well as your photos on the walls.we never made it to the estate sale,but thank you for that info. There was so much to do, the lake, the beachs. Shopping and more.My granddaughter is still talking about the vacation house she was so happy , we will definitely be back ,Thank you again and I will be in touch about next summer.

, Peace, Lori, & Bob ⛱⛱⛱

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori & Bob, Thank you so much for the kind words!!! It always makes me feel great when vacationers enjoy my design aesthetic, and so glad you had a great stay on your first visit to Long Pond Cottage! Looking forward to having you back again next Summer.
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Had a wondeful time in this charming home

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, spacious and charming. Highly reccomend and would be willing to stay again. Location was perfect for closest beach and town.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you Charles & Michele, and we do look forward to having you become another one of our repeat vacationers!
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Fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in the door we fell in love. This house is decorated with beautiful photography, pottery items and the furniture is perfect. We loved how we could close off half of the house after the children went to bed and there were plenty of kitchen supplies. We had a great time and look forward to next year in this perfect house! Thanks Scott!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had such a wonderful time during your first visit to Long Pond Cottage, and we look forward to having you become another one of our repeat vacationers in 2017!!!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Hy-Line to Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bass River Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 6 and Station Avenue
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Long Pond
Car: recommended

Come discover everything that Cape Cod has to offer! Centrally located in the Mid-Cape region, everything is within easy reach! There's a lakefront town beach (with kiddie gym & a small sandy area) within 0.3 miles, the Nantucket Sound beaches are less than 2 miles away. Want to head to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket for the day, the passenger ferries are 10 miles down the road in Hyannis. Walking distance to the Dennis-Yarmouth High School for the summer Cape Cod Baseball League games (a great way to see the next best players!), antiquing, great stores, lots of kid's activities, golfing, boating & the Cape Cod Rail System for biking & hiking are all within 10 miles around our home!

Other Activities: Cape Cod Baseball League in the Summer!


Rates & Availability

South Yarmouth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $300
Cleaning Fee-after 9/3 $150
Pet Fee $300

$300.00 Security Deposit
$300.00 Pet Deposit (if applicable)
$150.00 Cleaning Fee if renting after 9/6/14 and before 6/27/15

Check or Cashier's Checks only, no Credit Cards accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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South Yarmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot & Cold!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Reading Nook, HDTV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Reading Nook, Skylights
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Reading Nook
  • All three of our charming bedrooms have individual reading nooks & comfy upholstered chairs for getting away from it all. One of the nooks surrounds you in knotty pine paneling & 2 skylights! This room also has lots of board games for those rainy days.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
In case you just can't get away from work, the home is wired for wireless Internet through Verizon. There are two HDTV flat-screen TVs and DishTV for your at-home entertainment, along with a DVD player & CD/stereo system. Should the weather be rainy while you're here, there are plenty of board games, cards & books to enjoy while you snuggle inside the warmth of the knotty pine Family Room. Plan on coming for a visit when the evenings get chilly? There are two beautiful wood-burning fireplaces that are the perfect place to relax & enjoy a good fire, roast some marshmallows or share a romantic glass of wine with someone special. Your four-legged family members (maximum of 2 dogs only, please. No cats) are welcome to enjoy their vacation as well. We have provided 2 large dog crates for your use when you are out of the house. We've taken every opportunity to furnish the home for our own personal enjoyment, and yours as well. May you love your visit to Long Pond Cottage!

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