Charming lakeside summer cottage on Johns Pond, Mashpee, Cape Cod, Massachusetts (near Falmouth and Hyannis).
Situated on almost 3 acres of land, with 60 acres of conservation woodland on one side, this 2-bedroom 750-square-foot cottage was built by my parents in 1957 and has been lovingly maintained. Rooms are kitchen, dining area, living room (the whole front of the house is open plan, so you can cook and entertain at the same time), two bedrooms (one with queen size bed, the other with double bed and 2 bunk beds) and bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower. The house is about 50 feet from the water (nowadays you could not build that close), and sits in a beautiful pine grove.
Most people who come to visit fall in love with the place. If you enjoy privacy, natural beauty, and the ability to sightsee when you want to (Cape Cod boasts beautiful beaches, charming towns, scenic drives and rail-to-trail bicycling, golfing, whale watching, antiquing, great seafood, etc.) and just relax the rest of the time, this is the place for you.
Amenities include gas heat (useful in spring and fall), a washer and dryer, microwave, cable TV, Internet access, landline phone with free calls anywhere in the US, radio with iPod connection and CD player, DVD player, fireplace, picnic table, lounge chairs and hammock for outdoor sitting, canoe.
About 70 miles from either Boston, Massachusetts, or Providence, Rhode Island, both of which have airports. There is also an airport in Hyannis, the Barnstable County Airport. You would need to rent a car.
We would like to go to San Francisco in the latter part of September 2010, with a friend from London, so we would need something to accommodate one couple and one single person.
My husband and I are also interested in spending Christmas 2010 in New York City, and are open to most Manhattan neighborhoods.
We are ages 59 (Sarah) and 64 (David) and are both in publishing. As this is our vacation home, we are flexible about when it can be used (a non-simultaneous exhange is fine if not preferable) anytime between early May and mid-October.