5-star reviewed with community lake, walk-to-beach cottage on Cape Cod sleeps
About Valerie Gates
I am a designer and Cape native who like 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 enjoy guiding people to the hidden treasures and 'local' gems we have discovered in this area of the Cape. Renting Summer Pines Cottage has been a fantastic experience—largely because of all the guests who have enjoyed the cottage as much as we do!
Why Valerie Gates chose West Dennis
I chose this cottage for it's beautiful location, period cottage details and waterview setting and lake access.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful location with community dock and lake access yet a stroll away from village, restaurants, bars and West Dennis beach.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very nice home that is nicely appointed and located in a great neighborhood.
You are welcome back again anytime!
Summer Pines - Great Cape Escape
We loved it here. Great central location. The cottage was clean and cool even on some really hot and muggy days. We really enjoyed our week!
You are welcome back again anytime!
Cute Cottage in great location
This cottage was perfect for our family with two small children. The upstairs loft is a bit tight but was actually perfect for our 4 year old. Everything was clean and we felt very at home. It is also right in the middle of a great area with West Dennis beach only a mile or so away.
Your family is welcome back anytime!
Cozy & Relaxing
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.
Great central location for exploring
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! Thanks Valerie.
2014 Vacation Dennis Ma
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 !!!
West Dennis is special among the Cape Cod villages as it has wonderful beaches, restaurants, charming Cape style homes, pristine waterways, marshes, ponds and harbors - all with an unhurried, less crowded pace.
Perfectly located on Mid Cape - it is a great base to explore both the upper and lower capes.
Kelly's Pond is a great lake for swimming, boating and fishing and is steps away from the cottage.
Within walking distance of the cottage, you can rent kayaks and get Windsurfing, Kiteboarding and Paddleboarding lessons and gear.
West Dennis Beach is within walking distance 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 - try a different one each day.
The Sundae School is a local favorite for ice cream.
Ferry boats to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are just 15 minutes away at The Steamship Authority and Hy Line Cruises.
World class theater and music at the Cape Cod Melody Tent is nearby.
Cape Cod Playhouse is America’s oldest professional summer theater featuring well known stars for the summer season.
The Cape Cod Museum of Art is a hidden treasure.
Cape Cod Baseball League is a chance to see up and coming future pro players at free games.
Close by, you can rent bikes and there is a great, long Cape Cod Rail Trail that goes all the from Dennis up to Provincetown.
Explore the Cape villages with beaches, stores, restaurants and art galleries - each a short drive away and with its own distinct character.
Whale Watcher Cruises and Lobster Cruise can be found in Hyannis and Cape Cod’s Kid’s Fishing Sea-Fari can be found at Bass River Marina.
There also is the Cape Cod Bay Bottom Fishing aboard the Albatross and Bass River Charters are at Packet Landing, Bass River.
There are so many restaurants around but here are some of our favorites nearby.
O’Shea’s Olde Inne - A Cape Cod Irish Pub is walking distance from the cottage. When you walk through their doors, you may wonder if you have actually walked into one of Ireland’s best pubs. Local musicians play nightly.
Summer Shanty - Our favorite local waterfront bar within walking distance from the cottage and has live music.
Good Friends Cafe - Good breakfast place within walking distance from the cottage and is where the locals go.
Sesuit Harbor Cafe - A casual cafe with outdoor tables and a great waterfront location.
Skipper’s Restaurant - A nice restaurant and bar with an ocean view and award-winning clam chowder.
Swan River Fish Market - A good place to get fresh fish to cook on our grill.
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar - A favorite of ours with wine tasting, good food and live music nightly.