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Cove Cottage On Beautiful Long Pond

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

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 South Shore Massachusetts

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Plymouth in Plymouth County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Cove Cottage On Beautiful Long Pond
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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perfect to get away from it all

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best vacation yet!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous setting for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second vacation at Cove Cottage. The beautiful setting, nestled in forest, down a hill and beside the water, provides a perfect backdrop for relaxation. We enjoyed our time hanging out by the lake, swimming in the warm water of Long Pond, kayaking and canoeing as well as watching for fish. My son particularly enjoyed fishing off the roof of the quaint boathouse. We loved the outdoor shower, spinning records, and playing outdoors and in with the sports equipment and many board games available. Big fires in the great room were a super finish to our days and warmed us as we ate food we could prepare from the well-appointed kitchen. The treats left for us by the hosts were a particularly thoughtful and appreciated touch! Would love to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfectly rustic cottage, that seamlessly blends all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay. The moment we pulled down the driveway, and spotted the pristine cottage, with flower garden and outdoor shower, we were hooked. Then , we entered the great room! Dominated by a nearly walk in fireplace, with bead board ceilings, fall in comfortable chirs ; it was perfect. Both beds are comfy, bed linens, and towels are plentiful, and of good quality. Heaps of extra blankets for our one chilly night.

You can grill on gas, or for the purist , charcoal. The grounds are stunning, historically interesting, and the beach accoutrements are all there. We had a wonderful stay , and would be hard pressed to find a bad word to say about the cottage . Thank you Cathryn, for being so attentive. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very special cottage in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying in this quiet rustic retreat for a week this summer.

Nice comfortable beds, a big well appointed kitchen, outdoor seating, and a lovely walk

to a pristine lake. Away from it all but close enough for a day trip to the Cape's best

beaches. Lots to do in the area, but if you'd rather not - sitting by the lake

is just fine! No TV - instead - an amazing record collection to explore.

Highly recommended. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true, authentic, “cabin in the woods with a view” experience.

  • 5 of 5

Our priorities were simple: please welcome our two dogs, have private access to water, peace and quiet. Cove Cottage gave us everything we asked for and so much more! If you love the outdoors, pristine water, adventure, and tranquility, this is the place for you. Upon our arrival we were greeted by our wonderful host, Cathryn, who provided us with a tour of the grounds and a wonderful welcome gift of red wine. The cottage is even bigger than we imagined from the pictures. The living area and kitchen are a large open space, something we particularly appreciated, as we love to cook big meals, sip wine, listen to music, and keep company while the chef (my wife) is hard at work. It gave us access to the incredible record player, as well as the fireplace, and allowed us to keep an eye on the dogs. The kitchen is exactly what anyone who loves to cook would look for; it is spacious, with wide counter space, clean, and has a dishwasher! It is stocked with anything you would need to make a feast. The beautiful dining table conveniently separates the living space and kitchen. We had brief doubts about the claw-foot tub in the bathroom not having a shower, however once we discovered how amazing the outdoor shower was, all doubts went right out the window! You can tell the owners took extra care to make the outdoor shower a place to truly enjoy. The floors were lined with pebbles and tiles (no hint of creepy metal drains), there’s a rainfall-style shower-head, and the best part: no ceiling, just the forest canopy all around you! The additional bedroom has huge screened windows all around the bed, providing that fresh forest nighttime air, and screen door opens up right onto the deck. Sticklers for details, we loved that the sun remained on the deck from morning until it set on the water at night. Other reviews mention the clarity of the pond. All I can say is, we sat on the dock every morning with our coffees, dangling our legs in the water, and could see the little fish swimming between our feet. We swam every day, morning and night. During the 2-minute walk from the deck to the water, you can truly feel the vibes of the girl scout camp that used to be, the fun and adventures the campers must have had playing along that path. The boathouse, itself, is definitely the most attractive on the whole pond. We proudly received many compliments during our week there. Our experience in Cove Cottage was divine and we eagerly look forward to our return to this amazing place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Plymouth, Eastern Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Sep 2017 - 10 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £76.94
Refundable Damage Deposit £153.88

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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