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Waterfront - Completely Renovated - 3 Kayaks & Canoe included

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Centrally Located Near Beaches And Villages.

The most exquisite vacation property you will ever find! This was our home for 4 years and during that time we made many dramatic improvements in the property. The cottage is located on a 14-acre pristine pond, stocked with trout and bass, and perfect for swimming or just sitting and enjoying the tranquility from the dock or the deck. Every room has been refurbished and modernized with the finest quality products. The kitchen features state of the art appliances, Wolf stove and granite countertops. The two bedrooms and baths are elegant and modern and there are wall-mounted Samsung TV's in both bedrooms and the living room. The windows overlooking the pond and deck are spectacular and provide a panoramic view of nature at its finest. The cottage also features a gas fireplace, central air, and wireless internet. The grounds surrounding the property have been similarly well cared for. Flowers, shrubs, grass and stone walls. All of this plus a location that puts you in the heart of one of the most beautiful spots on the planet! You can enjoy the sunshine, and the surrounds on the deck overlooking the pond. You can kayak (three beauties provided) or take the canoe around the pond. At the bait shop around the corner you'll find everything you need to take advantage of the great fishing right off your dock.

Property Manager
Evelene Lakis
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Evelene Lakis

I grew up in Ireland and moved to Cape Cod in 1986. After living & working in several states over the course of twenty years, I retuned to the Cape when my husband and I married in 2005. My husband has lived on Cape Cod for the past 40 years and says he would never live anywhere else! Between us, we have 6 grown children and a lovely little dog aptly named Lucky! My husband Steve and I work full time on the Cape and live in Yarmouthport.

Evelene Lakis purchased this house in 2007

Why Evelene Lakis chose Forestdale

With so many choice out there, why stay at our cottage? There are a few good reasons. As I mentioned before, this was our home for four years, so it is not your typical rental property. We have all of the creature comforts of home; comfortable beds, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, central AC, modern bathrooms and the list goes on. In addition to this, you have an outdoor shower, full deck overlooking the water, covered porch, fire pit, gas BBQ grill and of course the pond - great for swimming and fishing!

What makes this house unique

Swimming, Fishing, Canoeing, and Barbecuing

Pimlico Pond is a pristine “kettle pond,” formed in the last ice age. It’s perfect for swimming, fishing (at least 4 varieties of trout!), and boating. Feel free to avail yourself of the canoe, three kayaks and fishing rods in the shed. (There’s a great tackle and bait store just off 130 heading to Sandwich Village.


Forestdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , New bathroom with all the modern touches.
  • One onsuite bathroom, the other is larger but not connected to the bedroom. We also have an outdoor shower. fun!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Skylight and California closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Waterfront
  • Two bedrooms, one with an awesome waterview and full size bed, the other with a king size bed, skylight and California closets.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront - Completely Renovated - 3 Kayaks & Canoe included
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
Long Island NY

My favorite place to stay on the Cape

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage was the best place we have ever stayed on

Cape Cod.It is a quiet, relaxing location and yet located close to

many of the Cape Cod attractions. The cottage is picture perfect

inside and equipped with everything you could need to feel right

at home. My son enjoyed the canoe and fishing on the pond.We

truly had a great time and this gem on Pimlico Pond is a place

we would love to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that great review Debbie and Jim! I couldn't have said it better myself. My husband and I use the cottage ourselves whenever we can and if we find we are missing something that we have at our own home, we add it for the comfort of our future guests. We take so much satisfaction in knowing that our guests have enjoyed our cottage. and look forward to our return visitors. Evelene & Steve
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Atlanta, Ga.

Darling house on beautiful lake but needs tlc

  • 3 of 5

The house is beautifully furnished and the lake view gorgeous, although the house needs a little care....front screen door broken, living room tv not working on arrival, no soap or shampoo which is a problem when you discover it at night. My son came from a workout, went to shower and instead had to run to the store for these necessities. There is recessed and mood lighting everywhere, and difficult to use . Evelene did get someone out to fix the tv the next day but he couldn't get the surround sound going. Not huge issues, but for the price, I would expect everything to be repaired and in good working order. There was house construction going on across the street, with accompanying noise and bonfire. A host really interested in their guests having a positive experience will be sure to have maybe some coffee and definitely basic toiletries. I also don't like being asked to do any cleaning, other than the expected tidying and dishes when on vacation, especially after paying a hefty cleaning fee. You are asked to strip beds, wash towels etc. Also, there are "quiet hours" after 8pm oustide. For these reasons, I give a 3 star rating. The house itself is darling (although very small).

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. I usually look forward to reading our guest’s rave reviews so I must say I was taken aback when I read yours. I respect your opinion but maybe you are more suited to a hotel than rental property. Allow me to respond to your comments. Regarding the screen hinge, I was aware that it was broken and clanked when shutting.The installer came out before your arrival but he ordered the wrong color hinge so had to reorder and re-schedule installation. Since it should have been fixed before your arrival, I forgot to let you know about it. (All the doors and windows in the house are Anderson “A Series.” When there is a malfunction, the parts are a special order and need to be installed by an Anderson Window expert. Needless to say, this all takes time. Regarding the TV sound in the living room. I discovered the sound issue when I went to check on the cottage the day before your arrival and I immediately called around to find someone to take a look at it. A tech came the day after your arrival and at least got basic sound back. On further investigation we found that the receiver is broken. It has since been replaced. Regarding the recessed lighting … I’m not sure what was difficult there. The house is fitted with Lutron recessed lights with dimmers. The therapeutic lighting in the bedroom operates on a standard on/off switch. Regarding the bathroom toiletries, as stated on our website, we do not provide bathroom amenities. We provide toilet paper, hand soap and paper towels. As to the size of the cottage, our website clearly lists it at 960 square feet—two bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/living room, and two baths. Regarding the check-out guidelines—putting the towels in the washing machine, removing the sheets and loading the dishwasher—those are in place to assist with getting the house ready for the next guests in a timely manner. The cleaning fee is $100, a very fair price that goes from us directly to a professional cleaning service. Regarding, the neighbor and his construction … well, he is within his rights to work on his house as long as it ends at 7:00pm. Regarding the “quiet hours,” again, the house is located in a residential area and as such, it comes with a noise ordinance, which is good for everyone. It is not, however, 8:00 pm but actually 10:00 pm, and really just means neighbors and guests need to be mindful about loud music, etc. Best wishes for the Holidays! Evelene Lakis
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Boston, MA 02111

Beautiful place in a very peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We opened the doors and were blown away. This house was so well accommodated and very comfortable. A comfortable Fall-time stay for our family. The house was perfect to make family dinners, sit outside and enjoy the lake, the stars at night and the sunrise every morning. Easy to travel for this location to all points in the Cape as well as to shopping and all the sights. We would highly recommend the property and hope to stay again soon. Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Bellmore, NY

Most amazing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Pimlico Lake cottage is the perfect vacation rental. My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in a quiet retreat. We were not disappointed. The cottage itself is beautiful, clean and comfortable. The lake views from the living room, and deck are amazing, wildlife were visitors at the lake everyday.

The cottage is centrally located to enjoy shopping at Mashpee Commons, walking through historic Sandwich, the Sandwich boardwalk and beach. Our day trip to Provincetown was a beautiful drive along 6A, be sure to stop at Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters.

Our stay wasn't long enough. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evans, Georgia

Highlight of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

This property was certainly one of the highlights of our first trip to the New England area. We were super comfortable & impressed with the furnishings; also enjoyed the kayaks, canoe and fire pit.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spent July 22-28 at Pimlico Cottage.

This beautiful home had everything we needed for maximum enjoyment of

Our vacation to Cape Cod. Can't say enough nice things about the house itself. Comfortable, spacious, clean. With an open floor plan, and beautiful view of the pond we enjoyed every moment we were there. Two evenings we were able to sit down on the patio overlooking the pond, where we enjoyed a bottle of Chardonnay as the sun went down.

Every morning we sat having coffe on the side porch where we were treated to beautiful hummingbirds in the flowers and bushes.

We also saw some great birds along the water. Belted Kingfisher, a Cooper's hawk and family, Green Heron, Great Heron, Cormorant, and Osprey.

We enjoyed walking at the Cape Cod Canal and made two trips to Heritage Museum and Gardens. A trip back over the bridge to enjoy Plymouth and dinner at the Lobster Hut was great. Also had dinner at the Pilot House, Fishermens View and Daniel Webster Inn. All just a short ride into Historic Sandwich. We went to Sweet Caroline's for Ice Cream one night. We ordered a small cone and it came with two scoops of ice cream !!!!

Al and all, we could not have been happier staying at Pimlico Cottage and thank owners Arelene and Steve for a wonderful vacation !!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakcrest Cove Lodge
Surf's Up Pizza & Seafood
Pizza Restaurant
Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum
Asia Garden
Chinese Restaurant
China Palace
Chinese Restaurant
Two Brothers Pizza & Mexican
Pizza Restaurant
Canterbury Cuisine
Family Restaurant
JD's Burger Co.
Hamburger Restaurant
Tomatoes Italian Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Persy's Place Mashpee
Breakfast Restaurant
Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour
Ice Cream Shop
Pizza Prima
Pizza Restaurant
Cahoon Museum of American Art
Villaggio Ristorante
Italian Restaurant
Cooke's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
99 Restaurants
Big Daddy's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Zoe's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Picnic Box
Breakfast Restaurant
French Restaurant
Greek Restaurant
Bobby Byrne's Mashpee Commons
American Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Trevi Cafe and Wine Bar
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Lanes Bowl & Bistro
Burrito Bistro Mashpee
Burrito Restaurant
Pizza Wave Cape Cod
Pizza Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Cape Cod Coffee
Dino's Pizza- Sports Bar
Sports Bar
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Pizza Guyz
Pizza Restaurant
Wildfire Brick Oven Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Laura’s Home Cookin’
Saga Fusion
Asian Fusion Restaurant
Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Bangkok Cuisine - Mashpee
Thai Restaurant
Soprano's Ristorante
Italian Restaurant
The Bog Pub
Stir Crazy
Cambodian Restaurant
Golden Place
Chinese Restaurant
The Mills Restaurant
American Restaurant
Morning Glory Cafe
The Talk of the Town Diner
Breakfast Restaurant
Father's Kitchen & Taphouse
Tapas Restaurant
Cape Cod Country Club
6A Cafe
Brunch Restaurant
Tavern on the Green at Olde Barnstable
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Holly Ridge
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Sandwich is the oldest town on the Cape and the gateway to the Cape. The village itself, just about 5 miles down Rte. 130 (right at the lights) is just perfect!

The main street is dotted with restaurants for casual or evening dining, and all manner of delightful shops.

Check out the Daniel Webster Inn dining. The Tavern is a good stop for a beer and a sandwich and the restaurant features fine dining. There’s also the Brown Jug (our favorite) for a great sandwich and glass of wine. And for a touch of England and Ireland try the Sandwich Tea Shoppe. They serve breakfast and lunch and feature a wide assortment of teas and sandwiches.

We also strongly recommend you put the Heritage Plantation on your to-do list. The flower gardens, local and exotic trees, plus the barn featuring a wide assortment of vintage cars, is not to be missed. Finally, just across from Heritage Plantation you’ll find the Sandwich Glass Factory. Dating back to the 1700’s, it features a museum and fine gift shop.

Sandwich Beaches

We have great beaches in Sandwich. Just outside of the village you can park and stroll down the boardwalk to the Sandwich public beach. For more information, log on the Town of Sandwich website at

Mashpee Commons

If you’re looking for a wider variety of shopping and dining, plus movie theaters and bowling, plan to visit Mashpee Commons. It’s an outdoor, very well laid out, shopping center.

Plymouth & Plimoth Plantation (a living history museum)

Just overt the Sagamore Bridge about a half and hour. You can explore the town of Plymouth. Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the famous ship the Mayflower. Plymouth is where New England was first established. It is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. While you're there, Plimoth Plantation is a must see.

Falmouth & Woods Hole

Also worth exploring is Woods Hole and Falmouth. The village of Falmouth is charming and just outside of Falmouth center you’ll see signs to Woods Hole, home of the world-famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Martha’s Vineyard Ferry! (If you have the time, you should take a day trip over to the Vineyard. Woods Hole is a great destination if you want to enjoy outside dining on the harbor.

For a more city feel (as city as we can get on the Cape!), plan a stroll down Main St. in nearby Hyannis (exit 6 off of Rte 6). Shops and restaurants galore and for the history buffs in the family, there’s the JFK museum. President Kennedy and the entire clan lived in nearby Hyannisport and we claim him as a native son.

The Old Kings Highway (Rte. 6A)

We have one big recommendation—take a leisurely drive down 6A.

This is one of the prettiest country roads in all of America and you can follow it down the spine of the Cape, hugging the bay side of the Cape, as far as Provincetown.

The easiest way to get there is to head north on Rte. 130 to Quaker Meeting House Way, take a right on Quaker and then go straight for about 4 miles, through the lights, past the highway entrances until you get to 6A. Take a right and go as far as you like.

As you head “down Cape” you will pass through picturesque villages, wonderful antique shops, historic Cape Cod Captain’s homes, and just about every left turn will take you to the ocean!

Whale watches

If you’re interested in seeing whales up close and personal, then make your way to Barnstable village (follow 6A or take exit 6 on the mid-Cape and take a left to 6A).

You can find times and travel info on the web by visiting:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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