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A few summer dates are still available at our peaceful lake home!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Year-Round 4 BR 2.5 BA Lakeside Home with Spectacular Lake Views

Lake views are spectacular from the many windows of our cozy cottage on Santuit Pond in Mashpee, Cape Cod, on a quiet wooded street. Enjoy tree-framed views of the lake from almost every room. Our location offers access to many parts of the Cape, including Cape Cod National Seashore. Shopping, movies, and ocean beach are nearby.

The main entry brings you to the den, open kitchen, dining and living rooms, with a half bath on this level. A large deck on the lake side includes a gas grill and outdoor eating area with terrific views. 2 bedrooms--queen and twin/king--and a full bath are one level up and 2 more--queen and twin--and a full bath are one level down. On the ground level you can walk out to a quiet office, or down steps to the lake. A total of three indoor living areas, plus a few outdoor areas, allow room for the family to engage in various activities. Have fun with games and puzzles and the Foosball table, and use our extensive collection of DVDs and VHS tapes. A maximum of 13 can sleep in the four bedrooms plus queen sleeper sofa, double futon, and twin convertible, and a porta-crib.

No smoking indoors and please remove all traces of smoking outdoors. No pets, please. Minimum contract age 25.

Amenities: Fully equipped, updated kitchen with everything you'd expect to find, including lobster pots, blender, and more.

All linens are provided for bed, bath, and beach. 2 cable TVs with VCR and DVD players, and a huge selection of movies. Stereo, CD, high-speed wireless internet, indoor and outdoor eating areas, books and games, phones, office, washer/dryer, central AC, LR gas fireplace for chilly times, gas barbecue.

Activities: Swimming, boating, fishing, biking, golf, movies, fitness center, shopping, ocean beach.

Area: Mashpee is midway between Falmouth and Hyannis, not far from Sandwich, on the Upper Cape. An hour's drive takes you to Provincetown, an hour and a half to Boston or Providence. Almost any activity you might wish for your holiday is within easy access. A favorite morning activity is sitting on the deck to enjoy the amazing sunrise over the lake while sipping your morning coffee.

When we remodeled the kitchen we thought about the extended families (including our own) who enjoy staying and cooking at Tree House. The island with vegetable prep sink and stools for chatting with the cook, stainless appliances, large dining tables both indoors and out--all make it easy to center your social life around meals. The den, living room, and family room in different parts of the house also work well for various family arrangements, so you can chat, play games, watch different movies at the same time. Of course there are plenty of places to eat out or watch the latest movies on the big screen if that fits your wishes. And you'll find numerous places to take walks, enjoy the beach, go to the islands for the day, browse for antiques.

Our guests enjoy fishing and swimming from the dock. Bring or rent a kayak, paddle board, or canoe to enjoy the pond from many angles.

More Details

Kathy Marshak
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2017

About Kathy Marshak

Although we live in Illinois, we treasure the time we spend on the pond with extended family.

Kathy Marshak purchased this house in 2004

Why Kathy Marshak chose Cape Cod

Our family has spent summers on Santuit Pond since the 1960's, and we are happy to share our home in a beautiful, quiet part of the Cape.

What makes this house unique

Mashpee is a convenient central location on the Cape, and Tree House is a wonderful place to spend time with friends and family. The home's multiple gathering areas, indoors and outdoors, give visitors many opportunities to spend time together or on your own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kathy--Thank you! We had an awesome time at your home. The view to the pond from the house and the deck were fantastic. Your home is a wonderful place for get togethers. Thanks again.
Aug 2017
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Mashpee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All the bathrooms have been remodeled.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twins can form king; extra twin convertible
  • Spacious master bedroom on second floor has excellent lake views. Bedroom 2 on second floor has two twin beds (can be king) and twin convertible, lake views. Bedroom 3 on ground floor has queen bed, lake views. Bedroom 4 on ground floor has twin beds. We can sleep up to 13 guests with pull outs, including queen sofa bed in living room and double futon in downstairs family room. We also have a porta-crib available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
A separate office provides space to read and write with a great lake view. Wireless internet allows visitors to use a computer throughout the property. The updated kitchen and bathrooms, and central air in case of hot summer days, make the house convenient for your family.


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A few summer dates are still available at our peaceful lake home!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 110 reviews

A gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my extended family to celebrate Dad's 75th birthday, and it didn't disappoint on any level. It was such a welcome sight to walk into the beautiful den and dining room and see the lake in the background. Over the course of our week there, we never tired of the view.

The owner did everything to make sure we had what we needed for a worry-free vacation: good directions, lots of travel information in the house, can't-miss recommendations on everything from beaches to farm stands to seafood stores, plenty of books and movies for the rare rainy days, and even a welcome basket to greet us after a long day of travel.

It's a really comfortable space, and a tastefully decorated one. We never felt crowded and given that we love to cook, we appreciated the top-notch kitchen. Never had to buy any kitchen gadgets. They have everything!

Mashpee is a great spot to be, as it will save you from having to not only get to the Cape but then drive further up route 6 (which can get congested). It's a good starting point for day trips to a wide variety of different beaches, antiquing, the quintessential Cape mini golf courses and plenty of quaint little towns. Nothing's more than an hour drive away from this house.

Without hesitation, I'd rent this again, and would give anything to be sitting on the back deck with my coffee this morning, watching the sun rise over that pretty lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased that our visitors appreciate our careful remodelling and the resources we provide. We try to meet the needs of a variety of guests, and it's gratifying to have succeeded in so many cases.
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Fantastic Girls Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a surprise Girls Getaway. My friends couldn't get over what an unbelievably beautiful place I had found for our weekend. It was so peaceful and quiet; spacious and comfortable. When Kathy said the house was stocked, she wasn't kidding. We found everything we needed. It was amazing. We especially loved the open kitchen and den area. Though it poured on Saturday, it didn't stop us from zip lining at Adventure Park, which was close by. The house is located close to many different things - shopping, movies, restaurants; but we loved the house so much that we decided we wanted to just enjoy it. There was plenty of room. Everything was clearly labeled. The package Kathy sent was so informative that I didn't have any additional questions to ask her. The sunrise Sunday was beautiful. It stopped raining and we were able to sit on the dock for hours watching the swans and fishermen and just relaxing...which was exactly what everyone needed. I would most definitely recommend this home to anyone who wants the best of both worlds.....getting out and doing new things or lounging around relaxing and taking in the beautiful home and location. Kathy, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We would definitely do this again.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks so much! We could not ask for a more positive response than this! And we will certainly pass on the Adventure Park suggestion for future guests. We hope you will visit with us again. Kathy & family
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Wheatfield, NY

Wonderful home right on the pond!

  • 5 of 5

The "Treehouse" was exactly was described and better. All amenities were available and we truly enjoyed our stay there. We were able to take advantage of the pond and did some fishing right off the dock. Great memories for the kids and for us too! The beds were comfortable, plenty of everything we need and great instructions (loved the labels!) We would recommend to anyone1

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just what we love to hear! We look forward to having you back for another visit, maybe in another season--or experience the lovely fall again. Kathy & family
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A Memorial Day Weekend Treasure

  • 5 of 5

My family wanted to celebrate my Mom's 90th birthday, my brothers 60th birthday and my sisters 10th anniversary. We could not have found a better place for family time together. The view is incredible. The dock down by the water was perfect for bird, fish and turtle watching and quiet conversations away from the crowd. We expected the water to be FREEZING but it wasn't. The people next door were having a great time with the kayaks and paddle boats they rented. We're definitely doing that if were lucky to come again.

The kitchen is open and large and well stocked with any gadget you could want. Lively conversations as the cooks created, and everybody could help.The picnic table outside on the deck was perfect, and the adirondack chairs were welcoming.

There was a fantastic 3 ring binder book in the kitchen with any and all the information about the area and where to get what - including how to avoid traffic jams on the way home.

The beds are comfortable and the views from upstairs are spectacular.

The fusball table downstairs was perfect for impromptu competitions between all the ages when the weather turned icky, and there is a great assortment of DVDs.

The only caution I would mention is there are a lot of stairs down to the water, stairs to any bedroom, and a step up to the kitchen that slowed my 90 year old Mom's mobility. That's it though, the rest is great.

Though this was a special celebration for these milestone events we're hoping to make it an annual visit since we had such a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your family's time at Tree House was such a joy. Our own use of the house often includes extended family, and the layout makes that work really well. We'll be happy to welcome you in the future. Kathy & family
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The golfers

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend staying at the Treehouse with my golf buddies and my wife. Can't think of a better time of year to be there. The sunrise is incredible and morning Joe sitting on the deck doesn't get any better. The house is well stocked and supplied with any and all amenities needed to effortlessly enjoy a stay. Instructions are very clear and easy to follow and Kathy was extremely professional but delightful to interact with while setting up our stay. Thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a delightful response to your time in our Tree House. You are so right that morning coffee on the deck is an amazing and peaceful experience. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to host you again! best, Kathy & family
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Northboro, MA

Another great golf weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have spent an April weekend at the treehouse for a number of years now and enjoy every one. We play golf, relax on the deck, and utilize the great kitchen and grill for some good meals. The space works well and is conveniently located near many courses. We'll be back next year, thanks Kathy! tim

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Our home on Santuit Pond offers convenient access to all parts of Cape Cod, from nearby South Cape Beach, to the picturesque towns of Sandwich and Cotuit, north to the National Seashore beaches, and up to Provincetown.

Golf: We have several sets of golf buddies who return fall and spring for a weekend playing at the numerous local courses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

half of accommodation cost due with rental agreement; balance, with fees, due 40 days prior to start of rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.