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Ron and Karen DeSousa

Member since: 2015
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A Cozy Cottage on a Peaceful Private Pond

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


Photos and Description of this Marion holiday cottage

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!

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ron and Karen DeSousa (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english

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 SE Massachusetts & Buzzard's Bay

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.


based on 13 traveller reviews

A Cozy Cottage on a Peaceful Private Pond
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

The Perfect Cozy Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was perfect for the two of us. The listing is accurate, and as you can see in the pictures t is small, but everything is new and clean and it has all of the amenities. The living room, dining room and kitchen have an open floor plan. There's a large TV; full size refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and sink; and plenty of dishes, pans and utensils in the kitchen. The bathroom has a good size shower (no tub) and plenty of towels, baskets and counter space for all your personal toiletries. The washer and dryer are a stackable unit in the hallway - but they're fairly quiet and quite functional. The bedroom has a queen bed, a dresser and a closet (with hangers). And did I mention the cottage is air conditioned? Not every place in New England has central air, so that's a big plus. There's a screened in porch with a couple of chairs - and the yard is fabulous! There are large, old pine trees that keep the yard shady for most of the day. If you're looking for sun, you need to be down by the pond (which is a beautiful area). It's a few steps from the cottage to the outdoor fireplace that has a few chairs, a table and a gas grill. A few more steps will bring you to a sandy beach area with adirondack chairs and a hammock that overlooks the pond. The pond is small, so there are no motor boats or jet skis. It's a quiet, relaxing neighborhood.

The owners are great - responsive and pleasant. We were visiting family in that area, so we weren't visiting attractions, but this location was perfect for us. It is not 'on' Cape Cod, but is pretty close to the Cape Cod Canal. It's not far to Route 195 - close to the junction of Route 495, so it's convenient to both Boston and Providence airports. There are lots of chain stores nearby including grocery and drug stores, as well as the 'mom and pop' stores and restaurants you find in small towns everywhere. If you stay - definitely find your way to Kool Kone. It's a little hole in the wall place on Route 6 with great seafood and ice cream.

We will definitely stay here again. Everything - from the owners to the cabin to the location - was great!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 week stay at Karen and Ron's lovely cottage. The cottage was very modern---granite counters, central air, washer and dryer. Its location is perfect as you get sun most of the day, and if you had enough, there are plenty of tall pine trees to shade you. All the comforts of home were provided, and there's nothing like jumping in the provided kayaks and taking a leisure ride around the pond, since there are no motors allowed on the boats. Sitting on the shore with an early morning coffee just can't be beat. A huge benefit is that you are secluded and yet do not have to deal with all the Cape craziness. However, jump in the car and drive 10 minutes and there is shopping and restaurants. They have put a lot of work into this cottage, and you won't be disappointed.

Chris and Paul

July 16-30, 2016

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, cozy, comfortable, bright, well-equipped, lovely in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this welcoming comfortable pretty cottage and beautiful property. Karen and Ron are the perfect owners and hosts, are quick to respond to any questions, and take great care of their place. We hope to return again next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

If you get the chance, take it!! The cottage is very clean and comfortable. The location is perfect ! I highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our needs. We went to MA to visit family and opted to stay at this cottage instead of a hotel. This cottage was cozy, very clean and came equipped with everything you may need. Although we didn't spend too much time there during this trip, I can tell you that it's a great vacation spot, great views of the pond,

with plenty outdoor activities and a wonderful outdoor fireplace. And, the location is great, very close to Cape Cod.

You can tell that the owners (Karen and Ron) are "hands on" and they will be glad to provide anything you may need.

You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect rental, even for the winter!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with Ron and Karen for roughly 6 weeks while working at the hospital in the area. They made my transition to the cape a very enjoyable one to say the least. With the massive amounts of snow we received while I was down there, Karen and Ron made sure I was always able to get out of the driveway in time for work! Couldn't have asked for better people to rent from, and can't say enough about the property. Perfect size, location, amazing view, extremely clean! Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to a friend!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your stay. We'd be glad to have you back any time. -Karen & Ron
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Marion, Massachusetts

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Winter Monthly Rate
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
Early Spring
1 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$327

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Marion, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
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  • Coffee Maker
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  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
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  • 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.
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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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.