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A Cozy Cottage on a Peaceful Private Pond

Bedrooms 1
Space 560 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Perfect place for a private couple's retreat yet still close to everything.

Looking for the perfect spot for a quiet couple's retreat? Spend the day swinging gently in your hammock with a great book, kayak out to your favorite fishing spot, take a quick drive to one of many Cape Cod beaches or take your bikes out for a ride on the Cape Cod Canal. At the end of your day, fire up the grill or find a great place to eat out. Whether fancy or casual is your style, you'll find some of the best restaurants within a very quick drive. As the sun sets, fire up the massive outdoor stone fireplace and snuggle up while toasting marshmallows and watching the sun set over the pond. And finally, drift off to peaceful sleep, waking recharged and refreshed to do it all again.

Blackmore Pond is known for being one of the cleanest ponds in Massachusetts. It is well cared for by private association who rigorously tests water to maintain the strictest purity standards for swimmers. You will be assured a quiet experience as motors larger than 4.5 hp are prohibited. The pond is well stocked with large mouth bass for the avid fisherman, and plenty of songbirds and turtles for the casual nature observer.

Wooded walking trails are nearby, great shopping is 5 minutes away at Wareham Crossing, or go-carts, mini-golf and Water Wizz within a fifteen minute drive. Cape Cod Canal is just 20 minutes away, and all that Cape Cod has to offer just beyond that. Do it all, or do nothing. It's your choice!

To help you enjoy your stay, the cottage has amenities including a full galley-style kitchen complete with full-size stove, fridge and dishwasher as well as coffee maker and microwave, free wifi internet, premier package cable TV, washer & dryer, the tiled bathroom features a large shower and granite countertop (towels provided), one queen size bed with fresh linens provided, as well as a sofa bed in the living area. The cottage is heated and air conditioned and has ceiling fans.

Outside amenities include an amazing outdoor stone fireplace, two kayaks and a sandy beach area with lounge chairs.

The cottage has been our little treasure and we look forward to sharing it with you!

More Details

Ron and Karen DeSousa
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Ron and Karen DeSousa

We purchased the cottage in 2012 as a summer retreat, but were soon to find that we couldn't bear to leave the Pond when winter came. As fate would have it, the house next door came on the market and we decided to buy it so that we never had to leave. So now our little cottage paradise is available to share with you! We hope you love it as much as we do!

Ron and Karen DeSousa purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ron and Karen DeSousa chose Wareham

Blackmore Pond is a little slice of heaven. Totally private and quiet, yet still very close to everything. It's the perfect place to get away, while still being able to go out for a night on the town! The neighborhood is made up of long time Pond residents, most of whom have had family here for generations.

What makes this cottage unique

Charming little cottage offering privacy and quiet on a pond known for it's clean clear water for swimming and it's great bass fishing. Close to Wareham Crossing shopping, historic Plymouth and the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Wareham, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size shower, no tub. Granite countertop. Tile flooring. Toiletries available upon request.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, clock radio, dresser, small closet, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board provided.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Cottage was originally built in 1920 as one of many buildings that served the summer camp. It served as the infirmary, fireplace gathering area and water sports hub. Next door is the mess hall building to one side and the camp chapel on the other. Most of the original cabins are gone, but a few are still visible in the neighborhood.


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A Cozy Cottage on a Peaceful Private Pond
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Rhode Island

Perfect peacefull couple's get away

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage for my brother and his wife who are expecting their 4th baby in December. I stayed home with the kids, yikes! ;) They said it was absolutely perfect! It was comfortable, cozy and clean. I found the owners to be extremely helpful, quick to respond and very pleasant to deal with. My sis in law plastered pictures all over face book and they are telling their friends about this lovely little cottage. Very reasonably priced, just can't say enough good things about the place or the people who own it. Thank you so much for accommodating my family and thank you for sharing your little slice of tranquility!

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mattapoisett, MA

A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Such a sweet space! Far enough away, yet close enough to all conveniences. Much attention to detail both in and out! Our favorite is the huge outdoor fireplace...was truly the highlight! Lots of wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: 27/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming and Personal

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for me. Most everything you would need was provided for in advance. Clean, the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom spacious, the outside fireplace more than one could ask for, the proximity to the beach and water was very close to the cottage. Sat outside each morning having breakfast at the table provided in front of the outdoor fireplace admiring the pond and the morning sun. Will return if I possibly can.

  • Review Submitted: 17/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time staying at the cottage. The bed was comfy. The decor was cheerful. HBO was a treat! And there's nothing like sitting by the lake at the end of the day and watching the sky. It was just perfect for unwinding.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bear Valley Springs

Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved how close it was to family and shops but how rural and private it felt while we were on the property. The lake is pristine! Kayaking was so fun. Lovely breeze most days. It has a very well equipped kitchen so we were able to have family over for a great BBQ. (They named it the most relaxed spot in Wareham.) The outside fireplace is beautiful. The owners are very nice and very helpful. The neighbors were great too!

It is a terrific place for a couple....very cozy and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Wareham, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
3 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018-2019
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$320.98

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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