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Waterfront Cottage On Minister's Pond W/ Private Beach, Dock, Rowboats

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Eastham Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 1BA, Sleeps 4 Waterfront Cottage on Minister's Pond

“Escape” to our quiet waterfront cottage in Eastham. Whether you are looking for a fun-filled family vacation at the beach or a tranquil place to recharge, our cottage is the ideal vacation spot.

Sleeps 4. Queen-size bed, two twin beds, and futon in living room. Blankets and pillows included.

Bathroom with stall shower.

Fully equipped kitchen with microwave and coffee maker.

TV with DVD player. WiFi internet access.

New Hardwood Flooring.

Air-conditioner and fans. Gas Heat.

Screened-in porch.

Charcoal grill and picnic table.

No Smoking / No Pets

Linens (sheets and towels) not included.

Part of the Nauset Haven community, “Escape” is located on the shores of Minister’s Pond, a 21-acre freshwater kettle pond. A private sandy beach on Minister’s Pond is only steps away. Enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing. Rowboats, a playground, and game room are some of the amenities included.

Plan your “Escape” today!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Caroline Jacobson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

As we pack and get ready to depart, our photos and memories will keep us until next summer.

Our stay was wonderful as usual.
Aug 2013
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Waterfront Cottage On Minister's Pond W/ Private Beach, Dock, Rowboats
average rating of 4.875 based on 13 reviews

Amazing spot!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better spot to spend a quiet week in mid-June. Cottage was cozy and in a beautiful spot overlooking the pond. We sat out on the terrace in the mornings and evenings soaking up the serenity of the place. Also, very easy to use as a hub to visit P-town, Wellfleet, beaches etc. Worked perfectly for a young family - we put our 8 month year old down in the twin bedroom in a travel cot, and she loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Luke - so glad our cottage was a good fit for your family! One of our favorite spots is the screened in porch overlooking the pond as well!
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Perfect for our family of four!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect Escape for our family! Eastham was a nice base on the Cape, and this lovely cottage was quiet and comfortable. Caroline is the perfect hostess, offering travel tips and advice. The cottage is very clean, the beds are super comfortable, and that screened porch is the ideal place to enjoy morning coffee while hearing the rooster crow from across the pond. (Don't worry, he won't wake you up!) I would love to come back here!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Annie! We love hearing people enjoyed their stay at our Cape Cod "Escape"! We strive to ensure our guests have a clean, homey spot to relax in during their vacation.
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Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful cottage while our daughter and her family stayed in another on the grounds. It was a perfect situation. We were together when we wanted to be and yet each had our own home to go to and be alone!

The cottage was exactly as described, maybe even nicer than we imagined.We loved it so much, we booked for next year even before vacation was over! It was wonderful to have the pond so our grandchildren could still be in the water when we wanted to sit and relax.Then we had our lovely cottage to return to and enjoy the view, watch TV or just read. Truly a wonderful place for vacation. As we have been coming to the Cape for 38 years, we have our favorites that include First Encounter, Marconi, Thompson Clam Bar and Red Barn pizza. But our tradition is to stop at The Wee Packet in Dennisport for breakfast when we first get on the Cape. We discovered it on our honeymoon! Stop at the little visitors center as you enter Eastham . Not only are there lots of guide books, you can pick up menus and learn about activities in the area. The people the staff the center are full of lots of information themselves.

We are already counting to days until next July's visit to "Escape" at Nauset Haven!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, relaxing and charming cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely, clean and charming cottage was a great getaway. Beautiful views of Minister's Pond from the living room, as well as the screened-in porch. Access to the pond for swimming, fishing and relaxing, and some of the best beaches in the world are just a few minutes away by car. I love this cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at Nauset Haven Escape! The owners were very responsive to our questions and needs and the cottage was everything we expected. My mother and I enjoyed sitting on the back porch in the evening watching the fish start to feed while my daughters enjoyed the rowboats and the floating dock on the pond. And Eastham, as always, was a delightful town with great access to both the bay and the ocean. Thanks for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in Eastham staying at "Escape" on Minister's Pond.

This cottage was the perfect vacation spot for our family. We all loved swimming in the pond with the private beach. It is great to for the day and just stay on property for the day. Our kids loved the playground area and games/activities in the game room. (We loved the fact that there are books, board games, etc on site - saved us from having to bring such items along!) We also enjoyed use of the rowboats.

We loved the location of this cottage. Both the bay beaches and national seashore are about a 5 min or less drive. We frequented the bay beaches with our small children who loved the tidepooling and being able to swim in the water compared to the ocean side. We also noted the close proximity to the bike trail, which we did not use but look forward to when our kids are a bit older. Right down the road is Arnold's - delicious fresh seafood and great mini golf!

The cottage itself is clean and well-maintained. The kitchen was stocked with all essentials you need for a Cape vacation. We definitely made use of the wifi and were glad of the TV/DVD combo one rainy morning. My husband and I especially loved the screened in porch and would sit out there often. We were also pleased that the cottage presented itself as advertised - we have not always had that experience with vacation rentals.

We look forward to our next vacation at "Escape"!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport (1hr, 45 min)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Coast Guard Beach (Ocean) or First Encounter (Bay)
Car: recommended

Nauset Haven on Minister's Pond is a charming family vacation complex shared with 9 other cottages. Large pine trees nestle the shores of the 21-acre, freshwater Minister's Pond.

Enjoy Nauset Haven's private, sandy beach. Take a dip and swim to the diving platform. Grab a fishing pole to take with you or fish from the dock. Our community has several rowboats that our guests are welcome to use. You can take one of the boats out for a leisurely ride around the pond or to find your favorite fishing spot. Life jackets are provided.

Nauset Haven features a gameroom stocked with books, games, toys and beach items. There you will find balls to play basketball or volleyball and racquets to play badminton. Shuffleboard and horseshoes are located by the gameroom. And, there is also a playground for our younger guests to enjoy


Rates & Availability

Eastham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer Shoulder 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Shoulder 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit required to reserve; balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
Refundable security deposit required. Cleaning fee required for rentals less than 7 nights.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Eastham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This room has a ceiling fan.
  • Sleeping accomodations include 1 full-size bed, 2 twin beds, and futon in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Centrally located to many vacation activities in Eastham. The Cape Cod National Seashore beaches and the family-friendly Bayside beaches are minutes away. The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a quarter-mile away. Enjoy a Cape Cod Baseball League game in nearby Orleans or a whale watch out of Provincetown, only 20 minutes away.

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