About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Private lakeside cabin ideal for nature lovers with 300 feet of private waterfront and a private dock. Large central room with fully equipped kitchen. Large hearth perfect for toasting marshmallows or just enjoying a wood fire on cool summer nights. Attached bedroom and full bath with claw foot tub. Kayaks and canoe available upon request. Large, shady deck and comfy hammock. Convenient south Plymouth location, 40 minutes south of Boston and 10 minutes from Plimoth Plantation and Myles Standish State Forest.
Owner / Property Manager
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Owner / Property Manager
Our family has been living on Long Pond since 1937. George and Ellen Holbrook first purchased a summer camp (complete with ice house) on November 30. 1937. The purchase price was $400, payable in monthly installments of $20 and earning interest at 5% per year. Since then five generations of Holbrook descendants have called Long Pond home.
Owner / Property Manager purchased this Cabin in 1993
Why Owner / Property Manager chose Plymouth
The Cove Cottage property was originally part of the Helen Storrow Girl Scout Camp which thrived from 1917 well into the 1970's. Helen was the wife of James Jackson Storrow for whom Storrow Drive in Boston was named. Hundreds of young campers enjoyed swimming and boating and exploring the natural beauty of Long Pond including Sylvia Plath who spent the summers of 1945 and 1946 at the Camp.
What makes this Cabin unique
Long Pond is one of Massachusetts' deepest natural lakes and home to a vibrant and healthy ecosystem. Long Pond is considered one of the best fisheries in the state and has been described as mecca for trout fishing in southeastern Massachusetts. Bald eagles, ospreys, herons, and at least a dozen herp species reside here (including one endangered turtle). An extensive network of walking trails in the local area has been developed by the Wildlands Trust and provide a wonderful introduction to the unique pine barrens system. On summer nights the sound of traditional music drifting across the water from the Pinewoods Dance Camp is a special treat.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful serene retreat
We stayed here as a couple with a dog for four days. The cottage is beautifully decorated and outfitted with everything you need for a relaxing long weekend. We cooked, read and swam on the private (!) beach. There is a canoe to paddle in the lake as well. We felt that we were on our very own private island. The grounds are beautiful. We can't wait to be back.
Beautiful Property and Relaxing Stay
My family of three, including a 5 year old, loved being at Cove Cottage and relaxing in the cottage and by the pond. The cottage has everything we needed and nothing that we really didn't need (wifi/TV). We spent most of our time on the property, which was very private - reading, cooking, listening to music, swimming and kayaking. There's a great selection of books, plenty of board games, a diverse collection of vinyl records (up to the 80's), some fun musical instruments, outdoor toys/equipment, and a fairly stocked kitchen. The view of garden was great - we loved watching the butterflies. The outdoor 'rainfall' shower and indoor tub were great. We really had little need or desire to 'explore' off the property aside from getting a bite to eat (The Seafood Shanty has the best chowder and meatiest lobster roll) and checking just a few touristy spots toward the end of our stay. The pond was clear, relatively warm and shallow near the shore, which was perfect for us. We swam daily and seemed to be the only folks on the pond (end of August) during the weekdays. Overall, we had a fantastic stay and hope to stay there again in the future. Thank you, Cathryn for sharing your magical property!
Relaxing week on beautiful Long Pond
Our weeks stay at this amazing retreat was just what the doctor ordered. Upon my arrival I was met by the owners for a tour of the grounds which are lovely and private. They had a bottle of wine chilling and even some treats for the pups! The house is warm and comforting and I absolutely love the claw foot bathtub. I love to cook and the kitchen was well equipped with all the tools you need to make a wonderful meal. Our two dogs loved swimming and sunning themselves on the sandy beach and the short walk to the water brings you back in time to being a kid and walking barefoot on the soft mossy ground. The beach area is sandy and the water clear. Most of the day time was spent simply relaxing on the beach reading and people watching. At night the record player and the large library or albums was a great source of entertainment. I didn’t miss the television at all! If you want to unplug and forget about the worries of the world this is your place.
A slice of heaven!
Cove Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more! The hosts were wonderful, very welcoming, accommodating and helpful. The Cottage itself is just perfect! Very well appointed and incredibly comfortable. The path to the pond is magical and the stone boat house, magnificent! The water temperature was amazing. Warmer on over cast days than the air. The beach has enough sun and shade which makes it very comfortable to spend ample time down there. The kayaks and the canoe are great to explore this beautiful pond. The hot/cold outdoor shower had great pressure and was such a yummy way to clean up. Good for just rinsing your feet before coming into the beautiful cottage as well.
The record collection is such fun. Cooking, listening to music, and the wonderful lighting in the cottage makes for a very pleasant evening after sunset.
We loved it. Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us.
Bob and Carla
Jamaica Plain, MA
perfect to get away from it all
My family & I booked our stay for only 4 days, hesitant that the "rustic cabin in the woods" may leave us wanting "more"..
the lack of telephone line, & limited cell phone connecting, no wifi, no tv, no heat, no ac....didn't end up being an issue!
Cathryn was wonderful to work with, prompt in response time (overall)
she allowed us to bring our dog with us to this lovely property. Our children, aged 3 &5 enjoyed themselves immensely, trolling for bugs, playing music with the house instrument collection, finding quiet time in the loft (kids only) , swimming & kayaking. The pond is pristine, quiet & private, with many fish observed from their private dock. my husband & I enjoyed the record collection, and open fireplace, we found most every thing we needed to cook in every meal .
The claw tub was loved by the kids & along with roomy new outdoor shower, a seemingly endless supply of hot water.
we were looking for a place to go to celebrate the 4th of july, where fireworks wouldn't scare our little one & the Cove Cottage delivered!
Neighbors across the pond & further away set off small showings, just enough to cheer for but not enough to intimidate! we loved our stay & look forward to planning a longer trip next time!
The best vacation yet!
To say that we were impressed with Cove Cottage is an understatement! It was everything we have ever dreamed about and provided the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. There isn't one bad thing I could possibly say about the place. We will definitely be coming back year after year!
The Six Ponds Area of Plymouth is the perfect place to unplug: a quiet and peaceful location, yet only 45 miles south of Boston. Explore Plimoth Plantation, see a show at Priscilla Beach Theater, ride the bike trails at Myles Standish State Park, or roller blade at the Cape Cod Canal, all within a 15 minute drive. Also close by are several top golf courses and Plymouth Harbor where you can book a whale-watch, deep sea fishing trip or take the day ferry to Provincetown. If you prefer to stay put, Cove Cottage has a quiet beach, kayaking opportunities and one of the best fishing holes on Long Pond.