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Pet-Friendly Cottage Near Long Pond w/ Fireplace

Classic Turtle Cove Cottage updated for year-round comfort
Classic Turtle Cove Cottage updated for year-round comfort
Classic Turtle Cove Cottage updated for year-round comfort
Cheerful, living room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace and HDTV + DVR and BRD/DVD/CD player
Living room with ship's ladder to loft opens to kitchen
Roomy kitchen with dine-in table for 6
Master has ultra-plush queen mattress-quality, Egyptian cotton bedding provided on all beds.
South Yarmouth
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Rental Home – 
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

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kbaker827...
New York State
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Close Enough To Perfect For Us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

What a treat this home is. What you need to know is that this property is owned and intermittently occupied by the owner and family, and they share the accoutrements with their rental guests. We've stayed in other rental places, and have been satisfied with the basics, but these hosts go way above and beyond with everything you could possibly want to make your summer or winter vacation stay a relaxing getaway or an exciting fun filled Cape vacation. The hosts called to make sure we got settled in OK, and remained available but not intrusive throughout the stay. Add to that the fact that they allow well behaved dogs, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better rental choice. Notable pluses: Luxury high thread count bed linens, staples like flour, sugar, spices and condiments, exceptionally well equipped kitchen including thoughtful touches like a French press, coffee grinder and thermal pot, a fenced in back yard for kids and pets, state of the art shower and soaking tub, steps away from a fresh water beach, full rack of firewood, convenient lock box check in. Ours was a winter stay, so we saw but didn't take advantage of the generous supply of summer fun items like bikes and an inflatable boat, and back yard fire pit with benches. We really appreciated the instructions posted right where you would need them to operate various devices. This property is all that the hosts and other guests have said it is and more. It will be even more impressive when the wood floors are refinished (planned for this year), not that they are bad now. This rental is not to be passed by.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Completely and thoughtfully furnished and equipped, CLEAN, allows pets.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2013
Thanks for the thoughtful and detailed review. It is so gratifying to us to receive such positive feedback.
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Swampscott Ma
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
5 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 7, 2013
So gratified to know that our guest enjoyed his stay!
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Kota's Family
MA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
1
person found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 1, 2012
Thanks for the outstanding review. We look forward to having you back.
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Harris Family
CT
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2012
Thanks for letting us serve you and for posting such a nice review.
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connie h
Treadwell, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“a cottage only an owner could love”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

notes in every spot making for a "schoolmarm" setting, teeny clautrophobic bathroom, cramped kitchen with apt-size stove, ill-kempt yard,nice bikes, inflatable boat, stackable laundry.owner loves this place and romanticized it to rent it out. it is way off bay or sound beaches, but near a pond with a small beach. off-season rate was high for what it is. urine smell in kitchen from previous dog owner, not addressed by owner when mentioned.lots of wear and tear that we donot expect for big money.no w-fi ..spotty coverage.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 2 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: washer/dryer
Liked least: unkempt, worn feeling, sad yard
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Sep 24, 2012
We DO love our cottage, and many of our guests tell us that they do, too! We put a lot into making the rental of our home a totally positive experience for our guests. Our welcome letter which guests see upon their arrival encourages them to call us within 24 hours if they are unhappy with ANYTHING related to the cleanliness or other aspects of our accommodations. Plus we always call our guests the morning after they arrive to welcome them and make sure everything it OK.

This renter did call within a few hours of arrival, but it was only to tell us that the weather stripping was coming off one of the doors and that she didn’t want her security deposit to be charged for it. We reassured her that we would not charge her for normal wear and tear issues such as that.

The renter called again a couple of times to tell us that she couldn’t access her email which she thought was the result of a problem with our WiFi. It became clear in assisting her with this issue both times that she was not having a problem getting connected and logging onto her browser’s webpage--our WiFi was not the problem. Rather her email service login would not allow entry to access to her email. Later, after returning home, she admitted that her email service had been out-of-order.

Still another time this renter called to complain about the lawn, and I explained that the landscaper was due to mow in the next day or so. Like many traditional, Cape Cod summer cottages, our property does not have a sprinkler system or well-manicured turf. We like the casual appeal that the more natural, native grasses give our yard. We explained to her that locals call it “Cape cottage lawn”, and we don’t have any desire to change it.

This renter never once said anything about “dog urine odor” during her stay in spite of multiple phone calls made to us. So it was as shock to find this in a long list of complaints sent by email after she returned home along with a request for a full rebate of her money. Of course, we had our housekeeper investigate this issue, but she reported that she found nothing. None of the six parties that have stayed at our property since have mentioned urine odor of any kind. In fact, some have commented on how clean the cottage is.

While it is perplexing and frustrating that the expectations of this renter were not met, the overwhelmingly positive comments that we have received from more than a hundred other guests since we started renting in 2010 are testimony to the quality of our rental home and to our truth in marketing it.
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Lisa
RI
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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people found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management Response
Mar 21, 2012
It's heart-warming to know that you and your friends had such an enjoyable time. Thanks for the outstanding review.
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Romano family
MA
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
1
person found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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