Hipcamp host Carole M.
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Glamping! Come park and open your tent or van on my waterfront property.  You will be about 50 ft from the  fresh spring water fed pond in between the main house and near the guest cottage.  There is plenty of fresh water bass if you bring your pole.  It is supplied with a  picnic table, and access to swim or bring your kayak/paddle board/canoe (no motors allowed on the pond

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Glamping! Come park and open your tent or van on my waterfront property.  You will be about 50 ft from the  fresh spring water fed pond in between the main house and near the guest cottage.  There is plenty of fresh water bass if you bring your pole.  It is supplied with a  picnic table, and access to swim or bring your kayak/paddle board/canoe (no motors allowed on the pond).  

There is a shared indoor bathroom/shower which you can use for a warm shower, washer/dryer, mini fridge and microwave in the cottage.  It is very basic but a great escape if needed from the rain or cold weather.  The ocean and cute little down town are less than a mile walk (sidewalks most of the way).  See the photos of our adorable pizza parlor, mini grocery store, upscale clothing and a hardware store are just part of the quaint town.  There is the largest private garden/park on the cape which is open to the public.  My lot is wooded and not manicured so hammocks can be set up.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 14ft
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send carole a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Surfing

Ocean is less than a mile away.

Swimming

Swimming in our pond or the within 3 miles of the public Ocean in Centerville

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Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Better Than Camping! Glamping. in Massachusetts.

Beach

Walk a mile to public beach/nantucket sound.

Lake

This property is waterfront on the spring feed fresh water pond.

Suburban or backyard

In between the main house and the guest cottage

Swimming hole

Fresh water pond

Wetlands

One side of the property is wet land and there is the pond.

Driveway

One car parking

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Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly C.
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June 1st, 2018

My boyfriend and I had such a fun little getaway at Carole's. There is a cleared area right as you drive in where we set up a tent and parked the car, plenty of space. Further into the property, there is a cabin rental, fire pit, grill, chairs/benches, and Carole's own house, all directly in front of a beautiful pond. We spent most of our time fishing the pond, it was definitely abundant and super fun! During our stay we were welcomed to a full bathroom and kitchen inside the rental (a very short distance from the tent) which was super convenient. Stovetop, microwave, fridge... even a washer/dryer! Unfortunately our stay was pretty short and sweet, so we remained on the property our whole stay, but there is definitely a lot to explore around the town! Such a beautiful and peaceful neighborhood. Thanks again Carole!

Sleeping quarters :)Entrance to bathroom and kitchenTons of fish to be caught!Fishing the pond til dark!
Hipcamper carole
Response from carole, the Host, on June 1st, 2018

Kelly, it was great to meet you. Thanks for staying at Ivy Woods. Hope that fish was delicious. We catch them all the time. So much fun! Come back again soon.

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Hipcamper Caroline
Caroline J.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2018

We stayed at Carole’s for a whole week and absolutely loved our stay. The property is beautiful; it is located near a peaceful lake which we had full access to and enjoyed every day. We also had access to a canoe which was lovely , a full kitchen, a clean bathroom and a nice patio. We had everything we needed and more ! Carole is a great host, she was always available for us and very generous. The beach was also very near : a short bike ride away.
Osterville is a sweet town, with everything you need nearby. We definitely recommend this camper’s paradise and hope to come back!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex R.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2018

Wow! What an experience. Although we did sleep in a tent (nice site, good visual privacy from the main house), we felt like we were on a top dollar beach rental vacation. The access to amenities was incredible.

Carole was a super host! She gave us access to a full kitchen in the guest house, as well as a bathroom and shower. These two things made our stay so comfortable. It was like camping in a friends yard.

The lake, deck, and canoe were incredibly serene (romantic?). The water was so clear you could see golf balls at the bottom of the lake, and thousands of freshwater jelly fish. They DO NOT STING, but they are beautiful.

There are many beaches nearby! No car needed here, for the adventurous. We were able to bike to three different towns and 5 different beaches. We rented a two person bike from Corner Cycle (excellent experience https://www.cornercycle.com/about/hybrid-trailer-rentals-pg60.htm )

Nearby Osterville (literally walking distance - 10 minute walk) has everything you need for groceries and coffee shops. It has a nice main street with a few boutiques.

Beach just past Craigville BeachBeach just past Craigville BeachHyannis PortCraigville Beach
Hipcamper carole
Response from carole, the Host, on August 20th, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here and I hope to see you both again. Good luck on your potential new adventure.

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Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine Y.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2018

Great stay in Osterville! Carole let us borrow the canoe to go out on the pond, and was very responsive and helpful. A lovely spot that smelled heavenly surrounded by woods and her garden.

Hipcamper carole
Response from carole, the Host, on July 8th, 2018

Katherine, Thank you for visiting Ivy Woods Glamping. I am glad you both got to tour the pond in the canoe. In the winter, the pond freezes and you can ice skate or ice fish, although it might be cold enough to chose the bunk beds instead of your tent! You were terrific guests and left the site spectacularly clean. We hope you visit us again soon!

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Hipcamper Gigi

Osterville dream

Gigi K.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2019

If you want to be on a beautiful pond, swimming and paddleboarding, that most people don't have access to, this is for you. If you like a friendly host who is warm and helpful, this is for you. An easy jaunt from the city, it's a welcome getaway.

Hipcamper carole
Response from carole, the Host, on August 9th, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. It was great having you! Come back and visit us again.

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Hipcamper Ben

Freshwater cape fishing at its best

Ben K.
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August 8th, 2019

What a fun spot, in a great location -- right on a gorgeous, Cape pond, close to town, and beaches. My son and I camped for a few days, and had a great time fishing the pond (successfully!) for largemouth bass. Carole let us use the canoe, and could not have been a nicer host. Good experience all around.

Happy boy with a largemouth bassCampsite view
Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel M.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2019

We stayed at Carole's site for 3 nights over Labor Day weekend and had a great time. The location was perfect for exploring Cape Cod and we used it as a basecamp for day trips to Martha's Vineyard and Ptown. The site itself may have moved slightly from the pictures as you can no longer drive right up to it. However, it's probably less than 50 feet from the parking spot, so that's not really a problem. The site itself was pretty private, with a great view of the pond (site is only steps from it). There is a golf course next door so occasionally you hear a golf cart buzz by, but it's sufficiently wooded that you rarely see them. There were a few tables and access to the boat house for storing anything in case of rain. The site isn't huge, so a larger tent may require some rearranging to find a good flat spot. The bathroom, kitchen, and fire pit area were all in great condition and shared amongst campers (just us) and Carole's airbnb guests staying in the house, of which there were a few while we were there. Overall, we had a good time and would recommend this spot.

Hipcamper carole
Response from carole, the Host, on September 6th, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you. Just so you know, the car next to the tent photo was because the camper wanted to set up in the driveway and not down near the water. You were our first hip campers to use our renovated kitchen! We hope you come back again next summer!

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Hipcamper Michele

Beautiful setting

Michele G.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2019

Beautiful setting on the pond. Wish we could have stayed longer and had a campfire.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian C.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2019

Carole was very friendly, and a great communicator. She was very accommodating to our every need. We love to say, beautiful sun rises over the pond.

Better Than Camping! Glamping.Sunrise over the pondBetter Than Camping! Glamping.
Hipcamper carole
Response from carole, the Host, on October 23rd, 2019

Brian, thank you for your kind remarks. Your recommendation shows up as a thumbs down and not recommending. We hope you join us again.

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Property
Cape Cod Waterfront Glamping!
State
Massachusetts
$99/night
1 Site

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