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Lake Front Home On Private 4 Acres, Near Cape Cod Canal & White Sandy Beaches!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 30 nights


Plymouth House Rental Photos and Description

Lakefront, 4 Bed's, 3 Bath's, Outdoor Shower / Changing Area, Fire Pit / Patio

The house is a renovated antique cottage tastefully done to maintain its original Cape Cod appeal and 'vacation cottage' feel. It has 4 bedrooms including 2 with queen size beds and 2 bedrooms with twin beds upstairs. There are 3 bathrooms (1 full and 2 half) and a brand new detached cedar outdoor hot water shower with changing area.

The outside living space includes 2 mahogany decks and a stone patio & fire pit with an elevated panoramic view of the lake and plenty of seating. The lot is 4 acres offering plenty of privacy, giving you that remote Vermont / Maine feel with the added benefit of cape cod beaches, entertainment and restaurants right at your doorstep!

Electronic entertainment features include (2) flat screen TV’s with cable in the living room and basement “boat bar” (my favorite room), and of course the built in wireless SONOS sound system with 4 individual zones (living room, fire pit, beach and boat bar). This system allows you to play anything you want, anywhere using your personal phone or device. Wifi / internet access is also provided.

The view is panoramic and stunning as the house is located at the water’s edge and is elevated. Access to the private sandy beach and dock is via a lighted teak stairway. The lake is fully recreational so if you want to bring your water toys, there is a brand new 70FT dock to tie up to with power and water available right at the dock. Or feel free to take the kayaks out for a relaxing paddle around the lake whenever you get the urge.

The lake is 3 miles long and about 50 Feet deep in the middle. It’s the last stop on the herring run before the herring return to the Cape Cod Canal every spring after a long journey upstream (unfortunately for many, only to get eaten by the striped bass and blue fish waiting for them). The inlet to the lake is located on the very North end, the outlet on the South end near the boat ramp.

This lake is not really a “vacation spot”. Most people live here and work on weekdays. That means that during the week, the activity level on the water is very low - very peaceful. One of the best areas to swim is at the large shallow sand bar on the South end.

The Mass Maritime training facility (Hartford Sailing Center) is also on the lake, where they teach sailing and use exact scale model merchant ships to teach the students how to navigate large ships.

Wildlife is everywhere including deer & wild turkey. If you’re a bird lover just grab a cup of coffee, sit quietly and enjoy the show. If you like to fish and catch bass (large and small mouth), it’s almost too easy using the right bait. We hear there are more challenging species out there as well including lake trout, which we have never been skilled (or lucky) enough to land.

There is also great salt water fishing available near by along the cape cod canal and the Scusset beach jetty's & fishing pier. You can actually get to the canal or Scusset on bike (mountain style, some roads unpaved) right from the house.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Michael Kjelgaard
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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About Michael Kjelgaard

I own an engineering consulting firm and I am not a real estate professional. I have a wife of 20 plus years, two teenagers and a yellow lab that loves to dive for rocks on the lake bottom. We have lived in New England all of our lives and don't think we would ever leave the area. We live in Easton MA, only 45 minutes away from the cottage. So we are available to respond quickly if any problems arise during your stay.

Michael Kjelgaard purchased this house in 2011

Why Michael Kjelgaard chose South Shore Massachusetts

We bought the house in 2011 and our family has enjoyed it immensely. We plan on keeping it forever. Its the perfect location for a vacation home given that we live 45 minutes away and can get there whenever we want to.

We decided to offer it up for rent seasonally because the kids are getting older and have other responsibilities and social lives that sometimes don't always allow for multiple long stays at the cottage. So instead of letting it just sit there when we are not there, why not offer it up to others?


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Lake Front Home On Private 4 Acres, Near Cape Cod Canal & White Sandy Beaches!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. House and lake are beautiful. Close to a lot of places for day trips. Cold and rainy at the end of the week so we didn't get to take advantage of the outdoor area. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This past August was our second stay at the Lake House on Great Herring Pond and it won't be the last. From the moment we pull into the driveway to the moment we left, this lake house feels like home. The house is well stocked and clean. We love, love the outdoor shower. Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with. This year we were pleasantly surprised to see the dock "reconfigured" with better kayak and canoe access, which sparked greater usage. Our 3 small grandchildren (ages 4 1/2 to 6 months) comfortably moved around this property, safely. This is our lake house home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Ontario, Canada

Great Family Vacation - We'd highly recommend!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the inquiry on this property, to our arrival all went smoothly with our rental. The cottage was clean and comfortable - the pictures don't do justice to the surroundings of this lakefront home. There was plenty of space for our family and the cottage was very well appointed. The views in the day and evening were lovely - the photographers in our party were not disappointed. The lake was warm and clean & the outdoor shower was a definite highlight. The location of the cottage was also convenient for all that we had hoped to see in the Cape Cod area. We hope to return one day :)

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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It's now our annual family vacation !

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location ! This house had plenty of room for our children and grandchildren . The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed for cooking. The best part was the crystal clear lake with awesome beach front which included a dock, water trampoline, kayaks, canoe and paddle board . This is now our annual family retreat vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A wonderful week at the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our large family group (6 adults, 2 9-year olds, and a toddler) spent a relaxing and fun week here in early September. The house was perfect for us - one couple was upstairs in one of the twin bed rooms, and felt like the beds were very comfy and the room was so cozy. The kids loved it up there, having their own spot away from everyone. The house has a wonderful cottage feel, but is also updated and modern, with a great sound system and big screen tvs. The decorating touches and paint colors all throughout make it so inviting, it is clear that a lot of love and thought have gone into it. It is also very clean and well-kept.

The views of the lake are gorgeous, and there is plenty of outside seating. We generally ate outside, as well as enjoying the fire pit in the evenings. The kayaks, pedal boat and paddle board were so much fun for everyone, and the toddler loved being down at the beach area with her sand pail.

The location couldn't have been better, convenient to Plymouth, the cape and Boston as well. On a couple of rainy days we explored Plymouth - the kids loved going on the Mayflower replica, and went to the wonderful Woods Hole Aquarium. There are also so many places to get delicious seafood dinners and lobster rolls that are so close - makes my mouth water just thinking about it. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Acushnet, Massachusetts

A stunning Lake Front Home, with a Stunning View!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfection!! We had an amazing week! The house was very, very clean upon our arrival! The open layout, the décor and color choices, and the views were gorgeous! The Welcome Picnic Basket was a very nice touch! I honestly can't say enough about this home.... the outside dining areas, and the fire pit are a perfect way to enjoy the stunning view. The kayaks, paddle boat and water trampoline were a huge hit! The fishing was the awesome!!! The SONOS sound system was FABULOUS !!! The owner of the home, was attentive, responsive and very easy to work with. Without question, we would LOVE to return to this home for future family vacations!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rte 3 & 495
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sagamore Beach, Scusset Beach, Onset Beach
Car: recommended

The location is absolutely ideal for so many reasons. If you have been to Cape Cod before, you are likely familiar with the infamous bridge traffic (sometimes for miles), or even the bumper to bumper traffic just driving around the Cape. Our house is located very near the canal on the mainland side of the bridges ('off Cape') and you can get to the house through back roads (we will provide specific directions), completely avoiding bridge traffic. In addition, living on this side of the bridge allows you to plan your trips 'on Cape' strategically to avoid the busiest of times.

The house is just about half way between Boston and Provincetown (the very tip of the Cape), realistically opening up many options to explore historic Massachusetts in day trips if desired. Boston is an hour drive North (with no traffic). Venturing into Boston is best done on a weekend or after 10am on weekdays to avoid rush hour.

Down town Plymouth Harbor is only 20 minutes away, offering many sites and activities including whale watching, deep sea fishing, (Captain Johns), Plimouth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, The Mayflower and all kinds of water front restaurants and antique shops.

If you want to go to the beach without crossing the bridge there are a handful of awesome beaches with plenty of parking to check out just minutes away (Scusset, Onset, Sagamore). For the kids – the Water Wiz water park (featured in the recent movie Way Way Back) is also minutes away.

Scusset beach is located at the canal inlet, has plenty of parking and is a great beach to spend the day. It also offers great salt water fishing from the jetty and a fishing pier located in the canal. Scusset is about a 5-10 minute drive. You can also get there on bike traveling along the scenic Cape Cod Canal bike & walking trail (about a 30 minute bike ride to Scusset starting from the house). The bike ride from the house is for adults only as the ride requires about a mile along the main road and a mountain style bike to navigate some unpaved and steep hills near the house. If you have small children and/or road style bikes its best to park at the canal public parking area and start the ride there. Our shed has plenty of space to store your bikes.

Of course going 'On Cape' opens you up to some of the best beaches in the world. You can even ferry out of Woods Hole (and take your car with you) to explore Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket for a day or more. Don't miss the free Oceanographic Museum at Wood's Hole; where you can picnic outdoors while enjoying the ship scenery, live seal shows and even a hands-on area.

Other possibilities include world class golf courses, wineries and all kinds of restaurants & dining experiences both on and off the Cape. Of course spending quality down time at the lake house is a must - you may even find that after showing up to the cottage and settling in, that you don't want to leave!


Rates & Availability

Plymouth House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Holidays
Oct 3 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016/17 Winter Monthly
Dec 31 2016 - Apr 28 2017
30 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Peak Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Late Summer
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Holidays
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017/18 Winter Monthly
Dec 30 2017 - Apr 27 2018
30 night minimum stay
2018 Early Summer
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Peak Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late Summer
Sep 15 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Holidays
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018/19 Winter Monthly
Dec 29 2018 - Apr 27 2019
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Property Damage Protection $99

The rate for multiple off peak months is negotiable depending on number of months desired.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath in bar area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , First floor main bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , New cedar out door shower with hot water and changing area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1/2 bath in master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1/2 Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom with 1/2 bath and the second bedroom with queen size bed are on the first floor. The two twin bed rooms are both on the second floor. All bedroom furniture is new.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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