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A Cozy Cottage on a Peaceful Private Pond

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 52 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Ron and Karen DeSousa
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 52 m²
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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size shower, no tub. Granite countertop. Tile flooring. Toiletries available upon request.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, clock radio, dresser, small closet, ceiling fan, iron and ironing board provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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A Cozy Cottage on a Peaceful Private Pond
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Rhode Island
5

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
5

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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5

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

BEAUTIFUL SPOT

  • 5 of 5

WE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME, WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK NEXT YEAR

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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
5

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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017-2018
28 Aug 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
30 night minimum stay
AU$1,779
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,246
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$329.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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