Traditional Log House Near Cape Cod

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Entire cabin hosted by Garrett

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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This log house is beautiful. Only minutes from historic Plymouth, beaches and the Cape. On an acre of private, wooded property. Located across the street from lovely cranberry bogs and walking trails. Close to Boston and Providence. A must see! Seasonal rates apply. Please be sure to read the entire listing description before booking.

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This listing is for a Traditional Log House rental/day/week/mo. Great for a summer vacation rental! Amazing for Autumn foliage and especially the cranberry harvest!!

IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING!!!

This listing has been, by far, the single most popular listing on Airbnb in our area for over 7 years. Not exaggerating or trying to boast. We have hosted over 6,000 guests and, of the almost 800 reviews for our log house, only about 25 are negetive. The rest are 5-star reviews, as you can easily see, and are absolutely glowing! Our listing has been booked every single day for over 7 years and it has taken us a very long time to finally adjust our rates, house rules and maximum number of guests. However, the 5 mind-blowing negetive hosting experiences (thankfully, still extremely rare) so far this year have convinced us that times are a changing and we are forced to change with them. Starting in 2023, our off-season (Jan. 1 - July 1) rate will be $175/nt for the first 2 guests and $25/nt for each extra guest with a maximum of 4 guests. In-season (July 1 - Dec. 31) rate is $200/nt for the first 2 guests and $25/nt for each extra guest, a maximum of 4 guests. The rate actually hasn't changed but we are trying to host more 2- 3 guests at a time rather than groups of 5 or 6 which has been the norm for many years. This is still less expensive than the local hotels and is comparable to other listings.

We have been #1 because guests love the unique log house setting, the property, the cranberry bogs, the location near historic Plymouth, the Cape, Boston, Providence, etc.. But, equally important (if not more so these days) guests also appreciate true hospitality, the considerate things we do like baking a fresh cranberry bread for almost every single guest, the fresh plants and flowers, the breakfast fixings we always leave for every single guest and the instant response when guests have questions or need any help at all. We are always more than happy to accomodate early check-in and late check-out requests when possible and will do everything we can to be helpful and kind before, and during, a guest stay. We have always had a $10 cleaning fee no matter how long the stay and we almost always return it if the house is treated well. We LOVE hosting, being kind and showing sincere care and appreciation. You can easily see that in almost every single one of our reviews going back 7 years. We hardly ever leave a negetive review for guests no matter how bad a guest may be but we are changing our policy on this front, as well. If you are rude, inconsiderate or leave our listing in any way other than it was found, please expect a negetive review. Our house is booked-out many months in advance and if a guest wants to leave a negetive review, that is fine....future guests really won't see it and it will not affect our reservations in any way whatsoever. A negetive review from a host (superhost), however, will absolutely limit a guest's ability to reserve listings moving forward! We strongly encourage rude guests to not reserve our log house or boat listings. A room at the Days Inn down the road is over$200...we value nice, considerate guests much more than the monetary reward and few things make us happier than when guests are thrilled with the house upon arrival! It is the reason we love hosting!

However, 2020 - 2022 in particular has been a very different hosting experience. We have had more damage inflicted on our log house and our 3 boat Airbnb listings during this time than the previous 7 years combined. We have seen an EXTRAORDINARY up-tick in stunningly rude, inconsiderate and hyper critical guests that we are simply not qualified to handle. Despite having a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if a guest arrives and the house does not meet their expectations, we have still had 5 of the most horrible people on earth at our log house so far this year and are simply not going to put up with it anymore! Please note that these terrible guests are the exception and 99.999% of our guests are so incredibly nice, polite and considerate that it makes hosting a true joy! However, the damage that one bad guest can do is mind-boggling and it is a constant one step forward, two steps back. We ALWAYS, ALWAYS BEG guests like this NOT to book our listings!! Yet they do! These guests are almost ALWAYS first-time Airbnb guests and, while we have always loved welcoming first-time Airbnb guests, we are no longer able to accommodate first time Airbnb requests for our log house. If you are truly a nice, polite and considerate first time guest, please let us know :) We can usually tell from the initial request email and are happy to accommodate this kind of guest. Otherwise, again, DO NOT request our listings. We can not risk the damage any more, the emotional strain of unbelievably rude guests and, to add insult to injury, Airbnb no longer provides the host support that we had relied on to keep our listings ''perfect'' and has maintained a policy of turning these issues into absolute nightmares for hosts while increasing their unbelievable fees for both guests and hosts.

Our log house can no longer sustain the daily/weekly damage that inevitably reduces the unique and beautiful Airbnb experience that our amazing guests deserve and that we have ALWAYS LOVED PROVIDING!!! Our kind, considerate and polite guests do not deserve to see duct tape holding our expensive bed frames together when we can't get a contractor in to fix them in the tiny 4 hour gap between daily check-ins and outs, holes in walls, broken railings, tire tracks on our once beautiful yard, broken chairs, ruined dining tables, missing utensils, broken dishes, scratches on our gorgeous hard wood floors, broken brand new BBQs, etc, etc, etc.!!!! Please note that we have fixed/replaced almost everything that has been damaged and/or broken and have brought the house back to an almost ''perfect'' state but we are not finished and kindly ask guests NOT to reserve this listing if this is an issue!!!! The house repairs are coming along and the property is very beautiful but we appreciate guest's understanding and consideration as we work to make this very cool listing "perfect" again :)

We have decided to reduce the maximum guest number to 4. A flat rate of $200/nt (in-season) ($175/nt off-season) for the first 2 guests and a $25 extra guest fee for each guest thereafter. If guests are nice, polite and considerate (which the vast majority of our guests are), we are always very happy to refund the extra guest fee to thank them and to help offset the crazy amount of ''extra fees'' Airbnb has been charging guests!! We very rarely have any issues at all with 2 guests and very few with 4. However, groups of 5 or 6 guests staying for only $225/nt RUIN our house, have a ''who cares'' mentality and then write the most horrible reviews after asking us to accomodate early check-ins, late check-outs and every other kindness without being kind or considerate in any way whatsoever. Private rooms in Plymouth go for $150/nt and the Pinewood cabins right down the road go for $180/nt and include a bunk bed, a light and a screen door!! Our rates are less than Airbnb recommends and, yet, these groups of guests are so incredibly rude that they don't bother extending even the smallest amount of manners, consideration or appreciation! We have a waiting list and it is upsetting to have to deal with these kind of guests when there are tons of guests who would LOVE to rent this listing! Again, we are always extremely grateful for all of our incredibly wonderful guests and the listing description is only meant to dissuade certain types of guests. We are truly unable to host rude, inconsiderate and hyper-crital guests. Albeit rare, it takes an enormous toll on the property and us.

PLEASE NOTE: Guests should be aware that this is a double lot property and I have a tiny house/office/workshop/shed (although it is like the Dr. Who telephone booth...much bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside :) on the very edge of the land which I have been using as Covid cases spike, plateau, spike, etc... It can not be seen from the log house 9 months out of the year and is twice as far from the log house as our 3 neighbors are. I am never ever on the main property while the house is reserved and guests will not see or hear me during their stay. I go between my marina about 30 mins away and the tiny house and it is on an entirely separate road with its own entrance, but guests may see my car (albeit about 200 ft away). Although I am fully vaccinated and boosted, I don't know which guests are or are not and I am doing everything I can to help keep my guests, my neighbors and myself safe and healthy during these unusual times. The fact is that guests will not see any difference in the quality of their stay but I try my absolute best to manage expectations and have found over the last 7 years as a "super host" that guests sincerely appreciate it :)

Again, as guests can easily see from the reviews, I am at my guests' disposal 24/7 and if there is an issue of any kind whatsoever, please, please, please just let me know and I will do everything humanly possible to make it right. I have hosted over 6,000 guests at this listing and have seen it all. 99.99999% of my guests remind me every single day why I love hosting and they, thankfully, appreciate the unique log house setting and surrounding property/area. However, if you are one of the 30 or so guests over the last 7 years who have arrived with an attitude, or inebriated or are not amenable to our ''be-kind'' house rules, please enjoy another one of Plymouth's lovely Airbnb llsitings. Additionally, please, please, please let me know immediately upon arrival if the house does not meet your expectations and I will help find another listing and will provide an instant refund. We simply are not able to accommodate this kind of guest and are more than happy to help find a local host who is :) Again, better yet, please DO NOT RESERVE our listings if you have no intention of being kind, polite or considerate!!!!

Lastly, I actually do not meet many of our guests unless they arrive right at the 3:00pm check-in time and I am still getting the last little things finished for their stay. I work on the house and property literally up until the minute a guest arrives. My ''Jerry Maguire'' hosting statement above may lead some to think there is a lot of host/guest interaction :) There isn't :) I truly enjoy the rare opportunity to say hi and answer any inquiries if I meet guests in the driveway on my way out and their way in upon arrival, but guests need not worry about undue interaction, in any way whatsoever :) I don't even see many of my guests at our 3 boat listings after giving them the initial 30 second tour and safety talk. I, like my guests, appreciate privacy and respect the fact that during their stay, the listing is theirs :) I am always at their disposal, but most guests will only interact with me via the Airbnb app, texts or calls :)

PET OWNERS PLEASE NOTE!!!
WE ARE NO LONGER PET FRIENDLY!!!! Thanks to guests leaving our house LITERALLY COVERED in pet hair and our lawn completely ruined (although I have brought the lawn back to life, thankfully), we will no longer allow dogs in the house!!! If you have a non-shedding dog, please let us know but we simply can not keep cleaning-up after dogs in the 4 hours between check-ins and outs. How a guest could leave the house covered in dog hair and think it is totally fine is beyond me but it happened so many times over the last 2 years that it simply became too much to deal with. It was never a problem before then and I am not entirely sure why some folks just don't seem to care despite not paying a penny extra to bring their pets. AGAIN, WE ARE NO LONGER PET FRIENDLY!!!!!! We LOVED being pet friendly for the previous 5 years and it is such a bummer not to allow pets any more :( Again, if you have a non-shedding dog (or if you are incredibly considerate and truly can not travel without your pet), please let us know and we will make an excpetion :) We have never charged extra for pets and we will continue to host our non-shedding dog guests for free :)

Thank you very, very much for taking the time to read the listing description. I am dedicated to a superlative guest experience. Our house and property are looking better every day and guests can expect a clean and comfortbable stay in a unique and truly cool listing :) Thank you, again, for your interest in this listing and we will sincerely look forward to welcoming you :)

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common space
3 sofa beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
55" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, premium cable, Roku, standard cable
Central air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

7 nights in Plymouth

May 16, 2023 - May 23, 2023

4.83 out of 5 stars from 795 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

Located only a few miles from historic Plymouth, this property is situated on a series of cranberry bogs and has walking trails along lakes and ponds across the street. It is not located in a neighborhood, per se, although it does sit back from the main ''old'' road leading down to water- front Plymouth.

The house has two incredibly lovely neighbors on either side, however, it remains very quiet and private with each property an acre or more each.

Hosted by Garrett

  1. Joined in May 2015
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy