You will love Rhododendron House -- a recently updated 2 bedroom vacation house. This private hilltop retreat is located 3/10 miles from one of Chatham's most popular family beaches, Hardings Beach. The short walk saves you $15 a day in beach parking fees! Newly painted inside and out, the house comes fully equipped with beach toys/chairs/cooler, grill, bikes, outdoor shower and washer/dryer; baby supplies available upon request. Main Street in Chatham is less than 2 miles from the house and has outstanding shops, restaurants, art galleries, parks, band concerts, baseball games and a library that has summer programs for the whole family. Come enjoy a comfortable stay in Chatham and fall in love with our wonderful town on the elbow of the Cape.
Nearby Attractions:: Bike and walk on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Cape League baseball is in full swing from mid June to the first week in August. Visit the playground, wonderful art galleries, bistros, antique shops, nautical stops and candy shops. Watch the Chatham fishermen unload their boats at the local fish pier. Visit the historical Chatham Lighthouse. Fresh water and salt water fishing along the shoreline. There are thousands of seals that are easily spotted along the ocean front, especially from the Chatham Fish Pier. Seal tours are available. Great White Sharks are around off the Chatham Coast as well.
Restaurants:: There are a variety of restaurant choices available in Chatham, as well as in the neighboring towns of Harwich, Brewster and Orleans. The best seafood on the Cape is available right in downtown Chatham.....
Fishing:: Some of the finest fishing can be found on Cape Cod. We can provide you with a number of fishing spots and local fishing Charters. Chatham is THE destination for World Class Tuna and Striped Bass Fishing. The cool waters off the Cape Cod elbow make this a prime destination for multiple gamefish.
We go back to the Cape every summer and this cottage was in a great location for my daughter and her friend to ride the bikes to the beach. The beach was very nice and within walking distance. There were lots of amenities for the beach provided, cooler, chairs, etc., and the fact that linens were provided was great because we were coming from CA and it's a real pain to have to pack that stuff too. It was a cute little place but my only complaint, and I didn't catch it when I made the reservation, was there was no air conditioning. It was stiflingly hot and humid the week that we were there, so much so that the microfiber couches were actually wet from the humidity and we had to put towels down to sit on them. I went out and bought a box fan and put it next to the bed so I could sleep at night, but the humidifier in the basement had to be working overtime! Even though it's a shaded area, it didn't help until it rained and cleared things out a bit. A window AC unit in the bedroom would have been helpful to be able to sleep at night. Otherwise, if you don't mind the humidity, it was a cute little place.
We loved everything about the house and its location. It is a really enjoyable walk away from the Hardings Beach, in my opinion, one of the best beaches on the Cape. The area around the house is very beautiful, with a lot of open space, trees and marshes. The house offers a lot of privacy and is elevated on a hill. The house has everything one needs when on vacation on the cape. It is clean and nice. I would highly recommend this place to others. There is plenty to do around, from beach-related activities to biking to seal watching to restaurants in the center of Chatham. There is also a seafood market nearby that offers a variety of fresh fish ans shellfish and of course, lobster!
We enjoyed the rental a great deal. The owners accurately described the amenities and the location for our purposes was very convenient (short walk to the beach, bike ride to twon, proximity to Marions Pie Shop-a definite must do). They had enverything we could have needed, including extra bikes, towels, beach equipment etc.
I think the only drawback from my point of view was that the place and its immediate surroundings were pretty buggy. This primarily has to do with its location, but if bugs bother you, bring some spray.
The property was clean and well fitted out, however the fridge/freezer was noisy and there was noise from the humidifier which was running continuously in the basement. The owner provided good customer service and an accurate description. A car is a definite necessity for anything other than the beach. My husband took advantage of the mountain bike but the ladies bike was not very useable. We were disappointed in the Chatham Squire and Bistro restaurants but pleased with products bought from Marion's Pie Shop. Visits to the Plimouth Plantation, Wellfleet, the National Seashore Centre and Whale watching from Province Town are all activities to be highly recommended. The bus service is incredibly good value and the drivers extremely helpful, however as stated earlier you do need a car if you want to see a lot of Cape Cod. The library in Chatham is great for regular internet access and e mailing. This is a good property for a family beach holiday.
House offers great beach experience. For non-beach days, fun for the whole family found at shops, restaurants, golfing, cape league baseball games, band concerts, miniature golf, hiking, state parks, nature museum, fire fighters' museum, tennis, biking, seal and whale watching tours, bike trails, summer theater and more.
Golf: Multiple public courses available are only a short drive away from Rhododendron House. Detailed description, prices and information provided upon arrival.
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