|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
I loved Cove Cottage! It's set back in the woods, secluded and completely private. There is a little path through the woods in the backyard that leads to Long Pond, where you have your own little private beach and canoes and kayaks to use. The record collection was such a hit, so many great classic rock albums from the 70's. The owners even left a bottle of wine and a box of chocolate as a gift, and also left plenty of firewood and newspaper for the fireplace. We loved the upstairs loft too, so cute!
It's definitely a place for nature lovers, as the shower is outdoors and bugs can come around at night. There's also no TV or internet, so if you're looking to get away from it all and relax in nature, cove cottage is the perfect place! We loved it!
Just off rt 3 down a narrow dirt road you will find the entrance to Cove Cottage. The excitement builds as you drive down the driveway to a large rustic cottage once used by the scout camp. Nicely appointed and very charming you will immediately feel a sense of calm come over you. One of the owners will meet you and welcome you and show you about the property. Walking down the path to the lake is like taking a step back in time,reminiscent of a simpler life,the way things used to be.. When you reach the private sandy beach next to the boat house you will know for sure you have just reached a very special piece of property almost designed for you to unwind from todays hustle and bustle....Thanks for sharing your families vacation home! Will be back for sure!
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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£160|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.