Swim Kelleys Pond + Walk to Beach Charming Cottage

Summer Pines Cottage in lovely setting under the pines in lakefront community.
Summer Pines Cottage in lovely setting under the pines in lakefront community.Large first floor bedroom decorated in beachy blues and yellows.Queen bedroom with peeks of the the lake.Queen master bedroom has room for porta crib if desired.Living room with fireplace and sliders to the large deck beyond.Dine and grill fresh seafood on the large back deck.Uncrowded Kelleys Pond is great for swimming and boating.Barefoot steps to Kelleys pond for swimming, boating and fishingAuthentic Cape cottage detailsScreened in dining porch sits 6 with lovely views.Rockers on screen porch for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails.kitchen with washer and dryer.Cottage details.First loft bedroom has TV, cable and reading nook.Loft bedroom with second loft bedroom across walkway.Second loft bedroom with matching bedspread.Both loft bedrooms are accessed by spiral stairs.We have WIFI and a comfortable place to login if needed.Large backyard with mature plantings.The Pines Community as seen from the lakeBoating fun on Kelleys PondSpacious, kid-friendly lakefront community.The entrance to the cottage community with our own mini Cape windmill.Dead end street with private entranceOur own mini-windmill~Sunset at Dennis beachWest Dennis Beach a short walk from the cottage.Snack bar at West Dennis BeachMiles of walking and biking paths with views of the ocean, marshes nearby.Bass River Marina.
“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews

From $150 / night

59 Pond Street, West Dennis, MA 02670

$750/week - Stay in May and save

For stays between 4/24/16 and 5/20/16

Come experience the lovely off season on the Cape at this charming cottage - explore the beaches, villages, restaurants and then come home to a cozy fire in the fireplace. Summer Pines Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. This deal is good for stays between April 24th - May 20th 2016



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
Per night: $150 - $175
Per week: $1,000 - $1,600
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the West Dennis vacation cottage rental
Our family was looking for a special small cottage on the Cape for a long time and once we walked into The Pines in West Dennis - we knew right away it was a very unique place.

Summer Pines Cottage in this family-friendly lakefront community under the pines has just about everything you need for a great stay.

Sleep 4 well with a max of 5 (the cottage has one queen bed, two twin beds, one folding camp cot and a double sleeper couch)

Swimming kayaking, canoeing and fishing in Kelley's Pond is right there.

Kelly's Pond is uncrowded and only for the cottages on the lake. Access to the lake is steps away across the one way road in our private community.

The lake has a sandy bottom and wade in area next to the little rustic community dock for little ones. There are few boats on the lake ~ the occasional kayak, canoe, sunfish or paddle board. You can portage your boat from Kelley's pond over to the waterways that lead all the way to the open ocean.

Summer Pines Cottage is also a nice walk or quick bike ride to West Dennis Beach. There is also a back deck for dining and large backyard - great for games.

First floor bedroom with queen bed.

Two separate sleeping lofts with one twin bed in each with reading nooks, window ACs, and TV/VCR are upstairs under the angled eaves with a banistered walkway in between and accessed by a spiral staircase.

WIFI internet

LINENS and TOWELS included










We love this sweet little holiday home and have stocked the cottage with items that we felt our family would like while on vacation ~ the kitchen has all you need for cooking meals at home ~ utensils, dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker, wine glasses, grilling tools ~ even a lobster pot and we have a charcoal grill too.

Sorry - No pets and no smoking.

This vacation rental home books up fairly quickly, often with repeat renters ~ We are now booking May - Oct 2016 so take a look at our calendar and contact us today to make sure you get the dates you would like ~
Area Information
West Dennis is located on Mid Cape which is a great base to explore both the upper and lower capes.


West Dennis Beach is walking distance from the cottage and spans over a mile of shoreline, It is a great spot for windsurfers, kite flying and playing all sorts of fun water and beach games.

There are many beautiful Cape beaches all around so you can try a different one each day.


Kelly's Pond is a great lake for swimming, kayaking and canoeing and fishing and is just steps away from the cottage.

Walking distance of the cottage, you can rent kayaks and get Windsurfing, Kiteboarding and Paddleboarding lessons and gear.

Whale Watcher Cruises and Lobster Cruise and Cape Cods Kids Fishing Sea-Fari are nearby.

Cape Cod Bay Bottom Fishing aboard the Albatross and Bass River Charters are at Packet Landing, Bass River.


Ferry boats to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are 15 minutes away in Hyannis at The Steamship Authority and Hy Line Cruises.


World class theater and music at the Cape Cod Melody Tent.

Cape Cod Playhouse in Dennis is America’s oldest professional summer theater featuring well known stars for the summer season.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis is a hidden treasure.


Cape Cod Baseball League is a chance to see up and coming future pro players at free games.
You can rent bikes and bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail from Dennis up to Provincetown.


Take day trips to explore the villages of Chatham, Brewster, Dennis, Harwich, Harwichport, Dennisport, Barnstable, Centerville, Osterville, Hyannis, Yarmouthport, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, each with their own beaches, shops, restaurants, art galleries and distinct character.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Valerie Cottage Manager

Valerie Cottage Manager

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    Summer Pines Cottage
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    I am a designer and Cape native who likes cottage style and the classic Cape look. Summer Pines Cottage has been lovingly restored and thoughtfully renovated with an eye for a comfort and good design while keeping the charming older details. We have added touches our family would like on vacation and...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 24 2016 May 21 2016 $150 $175 $1,000 - 2 Nights
May 21 2016 Jun 04 2016 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Jun 04 2016 Jun 10 2016 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Jun 11 2016 Jun 24 2016 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Jun 25 2016 Aug 27 2016 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2016 Sep 10 2016 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2016 Oct 01 2016 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Oct 01 2016 Oct 14 2016 - - $1,000 - 1 Week
Oct 15 2016 Oct 23 2016 $150 $175 $1,000 - 2 Nights
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Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: $300 fully refundable security damage deposit required with each stay. $80 cleaning fee added to each stay. No smoking. No pets. Late May - Mid Oct week rentals run Sat-Sat. 50% due upon booking with balance due 60 days before arrival. Monies refunded minus $100 cancellation fee if reservation is cancelled 60 days before arrival and we can rebook the dates at the same rate - no refunds otherwise - renters encouraged to get vacation insurance. Primary renters must be over 25
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: We are are currently taking bookings for the 2016 season - reserve now to make sure to get the week/s you would like. Discount for multiple weeks. Week minimum Mid May - Mid Oct



  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Fishing
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (1 mile)
  • Kayaking
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Lake
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Playground
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Winery
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)

Reviews (14)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in West Dennis, Massachusetts

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“ Excellent ”
14 reviews
Pat Duffy

Pat Duffy


Great week on the cape

September 2, 2015

We loved the mid cape area. The cottage was perfect for my wife and I , plus two 13 yr old girls. We hit five different beaches. Took a day trip to Nantucket and loved it! We found Chapins in Denisport to be our new favorite restaurant. The pond was the highlight of our experience. The kids and I loved the outdoor shower. Overall , we made some great memories !

Valerie Cottage Manager

Owner's reply:

Thank you Pat for the wonderful review and your family is welcome back anytime!

Jennifer McDonagh

Jennifer McDonagh

West Hartford, CT

Cozy & Relaxing

August 4, 2015

Such a cozy and comfortable place to stay! Cottage is clean, well maintained and charming. The neighborhood is so cute and Kelley's Pond just a few steps away. We fell in love with West Dennis! Such great proximity to fantastic beaches...this cottage is ideally located as a home base for exploring all the Cape has to offer.

Dimitra Dariotis-Diaz

Dimitra Dariotis-Diaz

Whitman, MA

return renters - great spot!

July 14, 2015

We had a wonderful time! Thank you so much! The addition is awesome! We loved the sliding windows. Perfect for catching a nice breeze. We spent time in the front room working on puzzles during breaks or in the evening as we were aiming for a limited TV week. Also great to spread out and eat at the larger table vs. the smaller kitchen island style table. Bass River Burrito & Fish Co (formerly Marathon Seafood) is really delicious and always packed when we drove by. Check out positive reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. They’ve redone the interior and it looks great. We ventured into Chatham (Marion’s Pie Shop is awesome) and Provincetown. We love both of these towns for their great food and local attractions. We also had a few really nice beach days.

Kelly VanGorden Dauber

Kelly VanGorden Dauber

Bloomsburg, PA

Great experience!

June 22, 2015

Our stay at Summer Pines was awesome, thank you so much for opening up your property to us! The cottage and surrounding area are beautiful. We had a great time! We loved the outdoor shower and I was very thankful for the rocking chairs and step stool, as a toddler mom those things are helpful, thank you. This is a kid/small family friendly cottage. Going in June was perfect for our little one as the weather wasn't as hot and so we were able to do a lot of outdoor activities. The cottage is an easy bike ride from the beach and is conveniently located, yet has a private feel to it. Recommendations from Valerie via the Home Away app were very helpful. The cottage was very nice and well kept and we very much appreciated our stay. Thank you again!

Marcy Koman

Marcy Koman

Palmyra, PA

A Place to Call Home

June 21, 2015

Summer Pines was perfect for us during our stay. It was a great experience to stay in a lovely Cape cottage. Thank you so much for providing all the ammenities you do. The pictures Valerie has posted on this site and herr own website and her Facebook page are 100% accurate. Summer Pines has all the charm of the Cape I have always pictured. The cottage is the perfect size for two or a small family. The location in West Dennis is outstanding. From the first time I had contact with Valerie when inquiring about her property until we returned from our vacation, Valerie was prompt with all replies, answered any questions I had and she refunded the security deposit in less than a week. It is obvious she truly cares about Summer Pines and the Cape. This was our first visit to Cape Cod and it was everything we could have hoped for. Biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail was a wonderful beginning to our week. We were thrilled with the beaches of Dennis (Corporation, Mayflower and West Dennis). We watched kite boarders, enjoyed gorgeous sunsets, and were amazed at how far into Cape Cod Bay you could walk at low tide. We spent a day in Provincetown and were very impressed with Art's Dunes Tours and stopped at various lighthouses at beaches on Cape Cod National Seashore. We also went to Falm/outh/Woods Hole where we saw Nobska Light, Spohr Gardens and the Knob. Our last daytrip was to Orleans/Chatham to enjoy more unique beaches and another lighthouse. Finally, we were fortunate enough to get to two Cape Cod Baseball League games at Yarmouth Dennis High School just minutes from Summer Pines. Do yourself a favor and rent Summer Pines for your vacation on Cape Cod and experience the Cape as it was meant to be.

David Newell

David Newell

Whitstable near Canterbury Kent UK

An exquisite place to stay

October 16, 2014

The cottage is fabulous with every convenience anyone could need or wish for. Beautifully clean and thoughtfully decorated. We used the cottage as a base to visit the whole of Cape Cod from bottom to top and down again.. Memorable trips were whale watching, Hyannis and the Kennedy Museum, Harbour boat trip from Hyannis and seals in the harbour, pretty Chatham, In fact all the towns and beaches we visited were fantastic. We saw and did so much it is difficult to choose any favourites. This is definitely a cottage and a place we will visit again.

Susan Liberty

Susan Liberty



September 3, 2014

This Cottage Had Everything You Need For A Vacation Except Your Clothes And Food. Sleeps Six Confortably. The Pond Is Right Across From Cottage And Beach Is Less Than A Mile. Restaurants And Shopping Are Near By Also Within A Mile. Perfect Location To Everything.



toronto, ontario

weekend in cape cod

September 27, 2013

What a lovely visit we had! Took an outdoor shower everyday! Sipped coffee looking out at the pond and had amazing walks along the beach. Very clean and comfortable little gem!

Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson

Holland, MA USA

Great getaway!

September 12, 2013

Had a wonderful time at the cottage. My friend and I were very pleased and enjoyed the quiet. The cottage was quite comfortable and very clean. Location was perfect and made it easy to venture off in both directions to points of interest. West Dennis Beach was great. Sunset at Mayflower Beach was spectacular and dinner at the Ocean House Restaurant is a must. Valerie has created a warm and cozy cottage, fully supplied with everything you need.(Beach chairs, towels, sheets, etc.) Check it out. You won't be sorry.



Wellesley, MA

Cute cottage on quiet street

September 4, 2013

Our family of 4 (two boys aged 6 and 3) had a fabulous week here. We highly recommend kayaking on the Bass river, jet skiing at The Lighthouse Inn, the Pirate Boat out of Hyannis and West Dennis and Mayflower beaches. We enjoyed biking to the beach (saves $20 too!) and my husband enjoyed free wifi at the West Dennis Library. We were blessed with a gorgeous week of weather here and really loved using the outdoor shower. Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful cottage Valerie and family!

Kristen Sikora

Kristen Sikora

Peabody MA, 01960

Would highly recommend!

August 27, 2013

Recently stayed at the cottage,,,, we loved it and had a great time! I would highly recommend this cottage. It was fully equipped, everything you could ever need or forgot to pack! With a great location and plenty to do, its definitely on my list of places to return. Valerie was also very professional and easy to work with. Enjoy! Write a comment...

Willemien van der Mark

Willemien van der Mark

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Paradise on private lake

August 13, 2013

Very well kept, beautifull cottage where we stayed for a week with our family (two teenagers). The cottage is cosy, and there is a beautifull terace on the backside.t The outdoor shower is lovely after a swim in the lake (the wather tis salt). Peacefull and quiet surroundings. We can recommend it!

Gwendolyn Mcgugan

Gwendolyn Mcgugan

Stonington, CT

Relaxing getaway

May 28, 2013

Very cozy little cottage. Clean warm and bright. There was always a nice little breeze coming off the pond. Was very peaceful and quiet. Loved listening to and watching the birds. The pond was quiet and surprisingly warm for May. The cottage has two loft bedrooms attached by a catwalk which I think kids would love. Everything you need is within walking distance. Valerie was very helpful. Got us in last minute and provided all kinds of helpful and informative information about the area. Morning coffee on the patio in the sun was such a treat. Had a very relaxing wonderful time. Can't wait to visit again and to check out the cottage in Maine it sound delightful !!!!!

Kim Wilson

Kim Wilson

Boston, Ma

Picture Perfect Cottage in the Cape

February 4, 2013

Fantastic weekend away in Cape Cod! The charming tree lined street and a view of the pond made it even more perfect! I enjoyed my coffee every morning looking toward at the water from the peaceful front porch. The cottage was immaculate and fit all of our needs. The backyard has a beautiful porch and opens into a surprisingly spacious yard!(nice landscaping too!) Cant say enough. We are definitely coming back! Thanks for the great experience!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

The cottage is ideally located to travel all around Cape Cod. We have explored areas from Hyannis to Provincetown, including the Chatham fishpier and railway depot, and the Cape Cod chips factory during the couple of rainy days we have had. The cottage is very charming and welcoming. It has everything needed and more: the deck for sunny breakfast, the bbq, the outdor hot shower. The pond was a plus for my 4 years old daughter to go swimming again after being back from the beach. We went out for dinner once, at the Sesuit harbor cafe, recommended by Valerie and it was definitely worth it: fresh fish, outdoor dinning area on the marina, very casual. Thanks Valerie for creating a very cozy atmosphere in your cottage, we felt instantly like at home, and have had great family moments!

Everything was just wonderful! Your cottage is extremely nice, inside and outside (and we did spend most of the time outside.) You are the great host, and we will be very happy to recommend your cottage to all our friends looking for some summer fun at the Cape!

Valerie is a wonderful, caring host. She made sure that all members of our party were comfortable and provided a wealth of information on and directions to beaches, restaurants, and local attractions. The cottage itself is a little gem; it's easy to get to. And the location is superb: it really does sit on the lake and is within an easy walk, or a 3-minute car ride, from the beach. Very quiet and nice neighborhood. The deck is wonderful with the grill, and the outdoor shower is perfect for summertime outdoor living. Despite the proximity to the lake, we were not bothered by mosquitoes at all. Inside the cottage is exactly as advertised, stocked with everything you may need, and it comfortably sleeps four. It is well-built and cleverly designed: in the 90+ degree weather, downstairs is cool and comfortable even during daytime and absolutely perfect at night without any need for AC. You do need to switch on the window ACs upstairs, but they cool the space in no time.

This cozy super clean cottage was exactly as described and shown in the pictures. Perfect for the two of us as we had never been to Cape Cod before so wanted a central base for day trips. The beach was about a 15 min walk or just a few minutes by car and kayak and bike rentals were close by. We really enjoyed our week here!

My family and I vacationed here in August...great location for families with young children. My son loved it here, very peaceful, friendly, clean. This was a very different vacation for us very restful, accommodations where wonderful...loved not having to drag all my linens. This cottage was immaculate and the owner was very helpful and followed up immediately with any questions we had. Thank you for a great vacation!!!
- Jason

The cottage is beautifully decorated, drenched in light, and enjoys breezes from Kelly's pond. If you're a walker you'll have a variety of walks... to Bass river past classic cape cod homes, to West Dennis beach, a nice playground is nearby, or to a local Cafe, Pizza shop, or General Store... it's all within walking distance. A short ride to Bass River Farmers Market. If there is a rainy day, pick up a duraflame log and enjoy a fire. Young explorers and those seeking peace will find the dock across the street to be a great place. Our daughters, ages 8 and 9 1/2, adored the loft area. We really enjoyed our stay.
- Linda

Thanks so much again for such a wonderful time. The kids and I had a great time and your home was beautiful! I was wondering if the same week was open for next year?
- Christina

Thank you for the rental on Pond Street in West Dennis that ended this past Saturday. We had a great time and the weather was perfect.
- Jo

We had an amazing time. What a magical little spot you have!
- Dee

Summer Pines cottage was a good getaway for me. We also found the place in West Dennis where my sister and her husband spent their honeymoon 50 years ago. It overlooks the West Dennis golf course and the Bass River. She said it had not changed at all. Although I've vacationed more than 20 times on the Cape, there is always something new to discover. We went to the WHAT (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre) in Wellfleet. On a rainy day, we took in the Cape Cod Art Museum and funky movie theater in Dennis.
- Marlene

We had a wonderful time. We walked around the pond and went to the beach. Visited The Skipper and had chowder. Very good. Ate at the Kream n Cone and had a few too many Irish ales at O'Sheas. People were so nice and friendly there. Had a pretty nice conversation there with Butch the bartender! The only bad part about the whole thing was it was too short! Very nice little cottage. We pretty much had the run of the place. No one else was around. All and all an excellent trip. Thanks for getting us in last minute. Really appreciate that. Will definitely check it out again.
- Marilyn

Summer Pines Cottage is one of the nicest rental cottage in the area - it is updated, well stocked/decorated and feels airy with lots of natural light from the skylight and glass sliders to the large deck and patio.The West Dennis location is uncrowded and very beautiful. The cottage is in an upscale neighborhood, surrounded by large, well kept homes and are within walking distance to everything - the beach, restaurants and harbors etc.
- Scott

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at the cottage?
A: Go the beach of course but it is just as fun to swim and boat in the uncrowded lake just across the path from the cottage.
Q: What makes Summer Pines Cottage special?
A: Summer Pines Cottage is charming and in a very beautiful location and decorated with thoughtful touches for a comfortable stay.
Q: What's the coolest nearby activity?
A: The free Cape Cod Baseball League games in the summer or having a drink on the deck of the Summer Shanty at sunset overlooking the West Dennis harbor
Q: Are you walking distance to the beach?
A: Summer Pines Cottage is 15 minute walk/5 minute bike ride/2 minute drive to beautiful West Dennis Beach. We suggest walking or biking to the beach as it charges $20/day to park. Alternately, you can get a Dennis Beach pass for the week for $75/week and visit all the beautiful beaches in Dennis. Tip: Beach parking is free after 6pm so pack a picnic dinner and enjoy the spectacular sunsets on the north side beaches during your stay.

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  • About:

    I am a designer and Cape native who likes cottage style and the classic Cape look. Summer Pines Cottage has been lovingly restored and thoughtfully renovated with an eye for a comfort and good design while keeping the charming older details. We have added touches our family would like on vacation and...
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