View the lake and beach from the screened porch of mid-century, 2 bd cottage
- english, german, spanish
About Susan Conant
The Conant family has been summering on Long Pond for four generations. It is currently owned and managed by 5 siblings -- the grandchildren of Dick and Lily Conant who stewarded this land for many years.
Susan Conant purchased this Cottage in 1920
Why Susan Conant chose Plymouth
The property sits next to Pinewoods Camp, a dance and music camp for adults and families. Lily Conant helped Helen Storrow establish the camp way back in the early 20th century. Mrs Storrow left the property to Lily who managed for many years. The camp was split off into a not-for-profit when our dad and his sisters inherited it. We have worked hard to keep our family compound as rustic and beautiful as it was when we were growing up. Our five siblings and our children have spent some time during every one of their summers on this land.
What makes this Cottage unique
We love the rustic pathways (we know every root and bend), the tall trees and it's particular smell of pine and pond water. This is where we all learned how to swim, how to handle a canoe and sailboat, how to walk around the woods at night, and how to live simply on this beautiful property.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Quiet hours 11:00 PM – 9:00 AM Parking is limited to four vehicle(s). Be respectful of others when using the shared waterfront.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The most beautiful lake in the world.
The process was very easy.
One of my nicest vacations !! Loved the fact we were surrounded by nature you could hear all the birds! There was a camp nearby that you heard music and dancing I really enjoyed the sound! The owners were very friendly and very accommodating for anything we needed!! Very tricky getting there at night as it is way up in the woods with many winding roads Google Maps brought us to a different house but the owner but the owner answered the phone when we got there late and came out with a flashlight and showed us the way! Cottage is old but very clean we were very comfortable if you are a camper and like the woods and quiet this is for you!!!
Quintessential Lake Vacation
The Palace of the Cornish Point cottages was beyond perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway with the best of all worlds - hidden deep in the woods away from hub-bub of society but within a few miles of stores, restaurants and under an hour from Boston, points of interest in Rhode Island, etc. The cottage had everything we needed and more in a family of four (mom and three teenagers) and the kids spent 99% of their time on or in the lake. Waking up to the forest smells and sounds while being able to enjoy morning coffee on the porch swing while also being able to see the lake a few steps away was heaven. Honestly no complaints and would love to be able to stay again!
My family and I enjoyed our stay at the "Palace". Beautiful lake, friendly owners!
My family will keep coming back. This our idea of heaven.
When I found this property last summer (stayed in the cute Dick’s Maggot) I immediately called my sister and we booked the bigger “Palace” for this summer. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and the screened in porch brings in the breeze. A short path to the most beautiful private sand beach is exactly where we stayed every day, all day. So quiet, so relaxing. The crystal clear water is amazing. Shallow and great for little ones. Can’t wait to go back!
A bit of a disappointment
The cottage is only a few yards from a little lakeside beach, and this is lovely. We swam most days of our 5 day stay. The beach is shared with 2 other smaller cabins but we only saw one other person on it on one occasion. Loved the beach and view of the lake. However, the cabin itself smelled damp when we arrived and some of the bedding even felt a little damp ( it had rained heavily that day). The damp smell lingered for the first few days. There are fly screens on all the windows but some are broken and some of the windows particularly in one bedroom are ill-fitting and have large gaps, letting insects in. There is a gap large enough under the back door that a chipmunk got in. The kitchen is a small area at the entrance of the cabin partitioned off from one of the bedrooms. The partition does not go up to ceiling height so if you are in bed and someone puts the light on in the kitchen it is as if the light is on in the bedroom. Similarly noise carries. Both bedrooms have a large framed aperture in the wall which has no glass in it, so again if you are in the bedroom you can hear the TV as if you are in the same room, and see the light. This might be OK if everyone goes to bed at the same time. The kitchen did not have oven gloves, or an oven proof dish, or a grater ( I wanted to make a simple pasta bake). The noise from the nearby music camp can be quite loud. It seems to be recorder recitals. It goes on until about 11pm, with a lot of clapping and cheering. I think this would be an OK cabin for a couple of nights and if you don't mind these issues, but not for everyone and not really for us.
Thanks for the feedback. This review describes the unique nature of the cottage which suits some folks well and others not so well. The screens and gaps under the door have been repaired. The missing kitchen equipment replaced. We appreciate guests telling us if something is missing. It is difficult to keep track of all the small items that can get misplaced.
The Palace is located in the woods at the end of a private road. Although secluded, the many historic sites and beaches in Plymouth and the Cape Cod Canal area are a quick 15 to 20 minute drive. Plymouth's popular golf courses are less than 4 miles and with good traffic, its 30 minutes to the Lower Cape.
Other Activities: nature observation and bird watching