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Best of Both Worlds on Swan Pond

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 8)

Property Information - Get the "Best of Both Worlds" with this charming lakefront cottage on a quiet circle in Dennisport, Mid - Cape Cod. You have waterfront access right outside your back door with gorgeous views of Swan Pond and conservation land. Spend time on the lake or at Sea Street or Glendon beach down the street. Swan Pond is about 1.5 miles long and connects to Swan River - which connects to the beaches and the ocean on Nantucket Sound. Fish, kayak, canoe, sail, windsurf or just relax on this very beautiful lake, it’s up to you. The cottage has a new deck and a private back yard that is spacious enough to entertain or just relax while watching the gorgeous views and wildlife. Swan Pond is known for its great fishing and canoeing, this lake has no public access for motor boats, so it’s very quiet. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, (NEW), Loft - with 2 single beds. one bath, outdoor shower and can sleep up to 8. It’s newly refinished with NEW floors and and comes with a canoe, 2 kayaks, (NEW) 6 person aluminum row boat, inflatable boat, microwave, cable TV, WIFI, Roku Streaming, washing machine, dryer, kitchen supplies and grill. It’s a great way to enjoy the Cape Cod lifestyle. The cottage is conveniently located to the beaches, bike trail, and restaurants (Chapins, Sunday School, etc.). You can even walk to Clancy’s Restaurant.

Bedrooms come with pillows and blankets. Must supply own linens. Linens can be supplied for a fee

Master bedroom #1 – Queen Bed over looking Swan Pond with Private Sliding door to the private back yard.

Bedroom #2 – Bunk Beds w/ walk in closet

Bedroom #3 – Full Size Bed w/ walk in closet

Bedroom #4 - Loft with 2 single beds (NEW)

Living Room – Views of Swan Pond, (NEW) Love Seat, (NEW) Sofa, Cable TV, Flat Screen TV, VCR, DVD, Streaming Device, Netflix, Internet, NEWer wood floors, and extra comfy chairs.

Kitchen – Eat in Kitchen over looking Swan Pond. Comes with: microwave, stove, fridge, coffee maker, plates, cooking utensils, silverware, lobster pot, Kitchen table seats 6-8 comfortably. Great for entertaining and cooking.

NEW - Patio By The Water. Bluestone patio with table, umbrella and 10 feet from the water.

Local Hot Spots

Sea Street Beach – 1.25 miles

Lower County Beach – 1.30 miles

West Dennis Beach – 2.5 miles

Clancy’s Restaurant - .25 miles

Sunday School Ice Cream - .50 miles

River Kayak Rental on Swan Pond – 1 Mile

Bike Rail Trail – 2 mile

Bike Rentals - 2 mile

Bumper Boats - 1.5 miles

Bumper Cars/Arcade - 1 mile

Trampolines - 1 mile

Inflatable Park - 1.25 miles

Super Stop and Shop - 3 miles

Hot Dog House Restaurant - 1mile

Chapins Bar and Grille - .75 mile

Sagamore Bridge - 20 minutes away

Sand Dollar Bar and Grille - .50 mile

Glass Blowing - .25 mile

Pizza/subs etc... - .25 mile

Walk around the Lake - 3.25 miles

Minature Golf - 1 mile

Keywords: Cape, Cottage, Water Front, Waterview, Water Access, Quiet Street, Lakefront, close to beach, bike trail

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About John

Laura and I live on the North Shore about 20 minutes North of Boston. We are two working professionals with two beautiful daughters. Both Laura and I came from families that would make it a tradition to plan their annual vacations on Cape Cod. We were married at the Lighthouse Inn on West Dennis Beach. The area has always been a draw for us and we were always looking for reasons to visit. That's when we decided to purchase a home in Dennisport. We are happy to share our getaway with travelers and we hope you and your family will have similar memories of the Cape that we have created. The cottage has been visited by people from around the world. Some recent visitors have traveled from Hong Kong, Canada, Denmark, England and many states throughout the US. Recently, we had a couple exchange wedding vows in our backyard.

John purchased this cottage in 2010

Why John chose Dennis Port

Location, Location, Location! Its all about location! Fresh/Salt water lake with a river that's connected to the local beaches, being less than 2 miles from some amazing beaches on Nantucket Sound - was some of the draws to purchasing our cottage. We also love the street being located on a quiet circle - it makes it safe for walking, riding your bike and or going for a jog. The yard is quiet and tranquil with beautiful views and easy access to the water. The lake is beautiful and very quiet. The back yard over looking the water is both private and well cared for. Great for BBQ'ing, relaxing on the hammock, sitting down by the water or having dinner on the deck.

What makes this cottage unique

Some of our favorite benefits of being on Swan Pond is access tp the lake with the canoe and Kayaks. Having the private deck with water views is rare on the Cape and its something we look forward to every time we visit. The cottage is always very clean and comfortable. Decorated with traditional Cape Cod décor, the cottage offers water views from almost every window. Swan Pond cottage is a year round cottage that is available to rent in the off season. So, if you are looking to get away and would like water views in the Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring - please consider the beautiful views from our cottage getaway. Every season on the Cape is unique, especially on Swan pond.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Boston Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
2 Championship Courses - Pines and Highlands
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Cranberry Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Chapins Beach House
Nearest Beach
1.25 Miles
Sea Street

The Cape Cod Rail Trail is only 2 miles from the cottage. Enjoy a scenic bike ride through cranberry bogs, lakes, ponds, woods and classic Cape Cod towns. Stop off in Harwich or Chatham (6-12 miles) for lunch or for experienced riders - feel free to visit Provincetown 30 miles away


Dennis Port Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Stand up shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR with Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full Size Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , (NEW) LOFT with access from spiral staircase
  • Queen size Beds (1) Located in Master Bedroom over looking Swan Pond, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Loft with (2) Single Beds. Pack N Play Crib (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Indian Trail Road cottage has a NEW canoe, rowboat with life jackets, paddles and 2 kayaks that can be launched from the back yard. There is also an outdoor shower with both hot and cold water. In the back yard their is a back deck, waterfront patio overlooking the lake and a picnic table closer to the shore line. Take the day and explore the lake and its two islands or paddle over to Clancy's Bar and Grille, continue down to the mouth of the lake towards the scenic Swan River which connects to the beaches on Nantucket Sound. Beaches are only 1-1.5 miles down the road. The location is perfect for walking and biking. Located on a circle that is not well traveled. Beautiful nicely landscaped neighborhood. Friendly neighbors and summer vacationers.


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Best of Both Worlds on Swan Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
North Andover, MA

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely Cape house to rent! My husband and I choses this house specifically for the pond location. After a day at the beach, or if you wanted to just laze around, you had so many options at your fingertips; Kayaks, Canoe, hammock naps, lawn games. We adored the charm of the Somes' home! Especially the outdoor shower which is a MUST down the cape! Thank you, John and Laura, for opening your home to our family. We truly enjoyed every second of our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beverly MA 01915

Great vacation and getaway. Love the location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage for our family Cape Cod vacation! Just to mention a few features, there are three charming bedrooms, clean bathroom and a great outdoor shower. Very comfortable living room with a large TV and lots of books. The dining area has spectacular views of the water. We spent many nights and morning eating on the outdoor deck. The private back yard has lovely views. Our family enjoyed the grassy backyard area for badminton, volleyball and croquet. The kitchen has many trays, bowls, glasses, and silverware that you could possibly need, and so many other supplies that all you will need to bring is your food and drinks! The kids also enjoyed the use of the kayaks, canoe and being on the lake. The neighborhood is great for walking, biking and jogging. Martha’s Vineyard ferry is just a hop away. I think you would be hard pressed to find a more peaceful, comfortable and beautiful place to stay anywhere on Cape Cod! Thank you John and Laura for a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needham, MA

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getway for our family. The single floor layout was great for my mother (in wheelchair). My two boys 2 and 4) loved the bunk beds, and it was great to have the additional third bed in their room for when the novelty of the top bunk wore off. My wife and I were in the third room. Plenty of space for all, on a quiet road, a beautiful lake, and direct kayak and canoe access out onto the water. Could not have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxembourg, Europe

The Head line "Best of Both Worlds on Swan Pond" says everything

  • 5 of 5

First of all a big Thanks to John, who always responded without delay, making us feel very comfortable, which was important for us as we live in Europe. The House was exactly as described. Very clean, very comfortable.we enjoyed our stay very much and would definately rent this house again if the distance from Europe would not be that far. it is diffycult to say who to recommend this for - we were 5 people - our 3 girls age 22, 18,15 - they all enjoyed the getaway - i would recommend it for every one that wants to relax, do some sightsseeing, etc, a car is recommended - everything, beach, Supermarket is very close, but not necassarily walking distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for....

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as described. Owner was great to work with and quick to respond to our questions. With it's central cape location, it was a great place to stay. About an hour to Provincetown, for whale watching and to Woods Hole to take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Also great for just relaxing on the hammock in the back yard (perfect for two) or you can kayak, canoe, or float in a raft on Swan Pond. We loved going out to the islands and walking around. We saw some heron on the island and my daughter found some little horseshoe crabs. So glad we went with this rental! Be sure to check out Fritz Glass. He makes amazing marbles and spent over an hour showing us how he makes them. Best's right around the corner from the cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Attleboro, MA

Wedding 5/24/14

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently rented this cottage for our wedding. We choose this cottage out of all others due to the view of the pond. We had our ceremony in the middle of the trees where the hammock is. The cottage is warm and inviting. The decoration and warm feeling makes you feel like your home. We had 25 guests. The property is big enough to accommodate that many people. The cottage was perfect for our small intimate wedding with our closest friends and family. I would recommend this cottage for anyone wishing to have a wedding or small family get together. The location was easy to get to. It is in a good area to shops and main roads. The landlords of this cottage are easy and friendly to talk with. We also took a canoe ride on the pond. Which is absolutely amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

There is an additional 3% fee for credit card payments. If you prefer to pay by check - you will save 3% in credit card fees and the VRBO/Home Away service fee.
Our Fees include taxes, cleaning, trash pick up, etc... No hidden fess

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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