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Charming 18th century cottage with its own beachfront on Scargo Lake near bay

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Dennis Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

This 18th century rustic Cape Cod cottage is on almost 2 secluded acres and has a 200-foot lakefront with beach, boathouse with a bar, kayak, canoe, and Hobie Wave catamaran right on Scargo Lake. With its own swimming and boating beach on freshwater Scargo Lake, the setting alone promises a memorable vacation. You can in the same day swim in the salt waters of Cape Cod Bay and in the pristine water of Scargo Lake and still find time to sail around the lake and feed the ducks and swans. Just glance at the review below to see why people love to vacation here and often return. Click below on 'More Details' for an elaborated description of the cottage and the Dennis Village area.

The cottage has a full kitchen, an air-conditioned living/dining room, and two air-conditioned bedrooms upstairs. The cottage sleeps six with a queen bed in one bedroom, and a full bed in the second bedroom. A queen or single air bed can be used downstairs in the living room. All floors are hardwood. Cable TV and WiFi are provided. The cottage has a washer & dryer, dishwasher, full stove with oven, and propane heat for off-season vacations. In addition to a just-renovated bathroom, the cottage has its own outdoor shower with hot and cold water. The boathouse has a bar with bar stools and large windows right on the lake. The 200' lakefront is ideal for outdoor dining. At the lakefront is a fire pit where families can gather, make music, watch the moonlight over Scargo Lake, and cook around the fire.

Glacial Scargo Lake is famous on Cape Cod for being both serene and clean. Only sailboats, canoes, etc. are allowed. The lakefront is so quiet that one can often hear the beachgoers playing at the public beach on the other side of the lake, half a mile away. Cape Cod Bay beaches (Howes and Corporation) are a 15-20 minute walk from the cottage (or a 2 minute drive), so one can swim in the bay and rinse off in Scargo Lake’s crystal clear water. Famous Mayflower beach is less than 5 minutes drive away. The lakefront has 3 entrances into the water for swimming, one a sandy beach that is great for children as it is shallow for a considerable distance before the water deepens. The lake is also excellent for sailing, canoeing or kayaking and tenants may use the Hobie Wave Catamaran sailboat, kayak, or canoe (life jackets in the boathouse-mandatory). Bass and trout fishing, including fly-fishing and ice fishing, make the lake a year-round fishing paradise.

Please call the owner if you are interested. The owner requires that there be a phone conversation before there is any rental agreement.

The cottage is located off 6A in Dennis Village, a village unchanged since the 1950s. Although set back from the road and secluded by vegetation, the cottage is easily within walking distance of the village. The property is a short walk (5-15 minutes) from the Cape Playhouse (world famous off-Broadway theater), Cape Cinema ('art' films, not commercial fare) Cape Cod Art Museum (well worth a visit, Cape artists), local restaurants (many excellent, some exceptional) and the center of town (a gazebo). A large shopping mall is a ten-minute drive to Patriot Square. The area also has great hiking and biking trails. The review that follows below confirms that people love to vacation at the cottage on Scargo Lake, as will you.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Verity Bostick, Owner requires a phone call from you (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

Charming 18th century cottage with its own beachfront on Scargo Lake near bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Year Two at the Guest Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was my second year staying at the Guest Cottage. I was able to be alone for the first 4 days of my stay. It felt like I was back in my childhood when we stayed in Brewster. Crickets at night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the patio, kayaking and swimming in the lake and checking out some of the new stores in Dennis Village. I Love This House!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Real Cape Cod

  • 5 of 5

It has been many years since I have felt the "Real Cape Cod". I have been a homeowner and vacationer on the Cape for 60 years. The cottage was cozy, comfortable and easy to care for. The amenities are up to date and the location is perfect. There were days that I never left the property. Scargo Lake is wonderful for swimming and kayaking. What a wonderful way to get away from the 21st century. ( With Wifi and Television, too)!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at the cottage. It was perfect, well stocked, convenient and comfortable. We swam in the lake daily as well as spent hours at all 4 awesome north Dennis beaches. The owner's instructions were clear and terrifically helpful. Wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Perfect Cottage for a Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Verity's two homes right on Scargo Lake. We rented them both as the bride's house for a Wedding weekend that occurred at The Dennis Inn nearby. The houses had everything we could have wanted AND MORE! We loved the boat house with full bar setup and used the kayak and canoe to paddle across the lake and meet some friends. The yard was picturesque and was a perfect setting for our bridal photos! We would definitely recommend this place, especially for a large family or friend gathering.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family (myself, my husband and 3 kids ages 21,18 and 13) stayed at this cottage the first week of July. The location is perfect! Right on Scargo Lake and less than 1 mile from the bayside beach. Dennis is a great area, it's not too crowded, there are plenty of restaurants and if you want more excitement the busier ares (Hyannis,Chatham,etc.)are a short drive away.

The property was very clean. There was enough room for the 5 of us.The kitchen, though small, was well equipped although we did very little cooking. We used the outdoor tables and chairs to eat our meals.There are a variety of restaurants nearby as well as a small grocery store. It was great to have a kayak and a canoe available. The sailboat was too complicated so we didn't use that. It was great to just sit in one of the lawn chairs in the morning with a cup of tea and enjoy the quiet.

The owner,Verity, was very easy to work with. She was very accommodating.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY! A MUST STAY!

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT location. Close to everything!

This cottage was quaint, cozy, clean and well maintained. It had all the necessities. It was extremely comfortable. The cottage was real cape cod! It looked small from the outside but its very deceiving. It was not small inside. The living space was perfect. The bedrooms had air conditioning and the beds were extremely comfortable. We had 4 adults and 3 teen children in our party and fit comfortably. We truly LOVED the cottage.

The property is huge and it was awesome having the lake with a sailboat, canoe and kayak while walking distance to the beautiful beaches. I was able to satisfy the entire family!

The homeowners were extremely flexible and helpful! You can not go wrong with this rental at all! DO IT!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Scargo Cafe
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Dennis Highlands Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 134 and Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Red Pheasant Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Howes St and Corporation Beach (0.6 and 0.7 miles)

This genuine 18th century Cape Code cottage has a beach and 200' lakefront on Scargo Lake, exceptional for canoeing, sailing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. One can walk to the local saltwater beaches (Corporation and Howes St. beaches are 15-20 minutes walk from the house) or drop the family off at the beach by a car and then drive home and walk to the beach. The Cape Playhouse, the Cape Cinema, Scargo Cafe and other fine restaurants are close to the house as are shopping, ice cream, library, etc. Wi-Fi and Cable TV are included. The famous Mayflower Beach is a five minute drive away. There are great biking and hiking trails in the area. The property has a boathouse with a bar and a canoe, kayak and a Hobie Wave catamaran sailboat.

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Rates & Availability

Dennis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Peak
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,750
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
Oct 24 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Off-Peak
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Off-Peak
Jan 18 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,100
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
May 21 2017 - Sep 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$9,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and linens $150
Pet Fee $50

cleaning fee $100 includes towels and linens

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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Amenities

Dennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom was just renovated in June 2012 with a newly tiled shower and floor. The toilet and vanity are new. Cottage has its own outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , air bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedrooms have AC unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is wireless Internet access. There is an AC unit in the living room as well as in the bedrooms.

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