Private suite a stone's throw from pond offers an edge of nature in a quiet cottage neighborhood. Two adults. Possible two kids and pet. Boat parking. Ten minutes to eateries and shops, 20 minutes to ocean beaches. Light cooking & BBQ grill.
The house sits among native oaks, maples, and pines across the street from a large, tree-hidden pond in Mashpee. The large, lower-level room is air conditioned in summer and but is only partly heated in the cooler months (central air but mostly with a portable heater). It's partitioned by book cases into sleeping, sitting, and eating areas. Thermostat control is upstairs with the host.
A double bed with a memory-foam mattress sleeps two adults, and a sofa bed that also sleeps two adults or children.
There is a bar fridge, coffee maker, electric kettle, microwave oven, toaster-oven, a two-burner camp stove (outside), and disposable plates and eating utensils. I provide a bag of freshly ground coffee, a selection of teas, half-and-half, and sugar. The small kitchen appliances and outdoor BBQ grill give you the option to create many of your own meals during your stay. Limited dish-washing in the bathroom sink.
Guests are welcome to use the shaded guest porch and guest gas grill (gas is provided), and share the clothes washer and dryer with the host. Feel free to pick herbs from the garden.
Interaction with guests
I live in the upper level of the house and will be there most evenings and weekends. I would love to meet you if you wish, and try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Other things to note
Guests must be at least 22 years old unless accompanied by parents.
Minimum stay is 3 days. Check-in after 3:00 p.m., out by 11:00 a.m.
Pets will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be controlled at all times. A pet deposit might be taken.
Please contact me BEFORE booking, to confirm the room is available.
No smoking on the premises, please.
Please pre-arrange with host if you plan to have visitors.
Please keep noises down to a respectful level. Quiet hours start at 10:00 pm.
I enjoy nature, art, and music, and my job involves controlling invasive insect pests.
I'm very easy-going and enjoy exchanging travel stories. If you're my guest on a weekend or holiday I might take you on a local nature walk. You can ask me any time for advice or suggestions for things to see or do.
As your guest, I'll respect your property and your need for quiet and privacy. I don't smoke, and I'm very cooperative with you and your pets. I prefer homey, rustic rooms.