600 STEPS TO THE BEACH !

Merry Dahms

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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600 STEPS TO THE BEACH !

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Chatham House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Walk to Cockle Cove beach from this secluded home with a water view from the deck, with gas barbecue. The house sits on 2-acres of woods on a quiet private road & has a nice clearing for badminton. The ground level includes a full bath, laundry area (with washer and dryer) and family room with a bunk bed futon for overflow guests. On the sunny south facing main level of the house there are 2 bedrooms, a full bath, fully equipped kitchen (stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with icemaker, blender, toaster oven, lobster pot & coffee maker), living room and dining area plus a large 300 sq ft deck. The large upper loft level is a 3rd bedroom with a 1/2 bath. Comfy newer beds, living & dining furniture make this a true vacation get away. Free standing wood stove completes the living-room area. Always an ocean breeze through the wooded lot, plus newly installed AC (if needed) . cable TV & hi-speed internet. Both the public Cockle Cove Beach & the more secluded jetty beach are a short 2-block walk from the house on a small sandy rd, safe for the kids.

This property offers incredible privacy all within an easy walk to the nearby beach. Great bird watching from the deck or at the beach, gentle breezes day and night and loads of stars on clear nights, without the lights of the city. The beach is perfect for small children as it is very shallow and the change in tide offers loads of variety for beach combing. Beach walkers will enjoy the walk all the way to a distant light house. The public beach is groomed and guarded... nearby secluded beach offers a deep hole for great swimming and a channel for floating on the changing tide.

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION !

The town of Chatham is about 3 miles away with great shops and restaurants. The ice cream shop at the end of the road is wonderful for the whole family. Small roads, little traffic, great walking, jogging, biking. The rail/bike trail is about 1 mile from the house.

Loads of privacy : The 3 levels of the house make it possible for everyone to have some space. Private parking for 2+ cars as well as a garage (in case of rain). Internet (Wifi) connection also included.

Easy access to shops and restaurants: Downtown Chatham, just 10 minutes away, offers wonderful shops and world class dining opportunities. The bike trail connection is about 1 mile from the house, with rental options nearby. Loads of vacation fun with miniature golf, great beaches, fishing, boating, wind surfing, and wonderful fresh seafood.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Merry Dahms (Owner)
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About Merry Dahms

The property has been in the family since 1941, when the original cottage was built. This home was built in 1969, with lots of upgrades since that time. The secluded, yet convenient location is a perfect get-away. At night, the star gazing is amazing with no city lights to interfere.

Our children and now our grandchildren love to visit.

Merry Dahms purchased this house in 1980

Why Merry Dahms chose Chatham

Chatham is the best of Cape Cod ! great location, quaint downtown area, concerts and movies and more ! Truly a destination with both east and south side beaches. Possibly seals on the Lighthouse beach. Wonderful restaurants...something for everyone.

What makes this house unique

Truly a community with the feel of a small town, with all of the charm AND conveniences for a great vacation and even a movie theatre.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family has enjoyed vacation life at the Dahms' house almost every Summer for nearly 20 years. It's become like a second home for us. It's comfortable, roomy, quiet at night, and very well-equipped and convenient to everything we love about the Cape....the golf courses, the beaches and the wonderful village of Chatham. We recommend it most enthusiastically... as long as there's time left every year for us ! and I'll be there again this year !
Aug 2012
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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600 steps to the beach !
average rating of 4.4 based on 6 reviews
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600 steps to the beach !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152115
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Chatham Cape Cod
Chicago, Illinois
5

Idyllic vacation retreat.

  • 5 of 5
Loved our time in Chatham! We loved location, condition. It was quiet and secluded, less than a few blocks walk to the beach with the ocean and a pond, and clean sand. The house was more than adequate for six of us to get up, have breakfast, showers , home for lunch, more beach. Outside shower was really nice. We cooked many of our meals in the well equipped kitchen It was nice for dinner on the deck, and restaurants are amazing, a short drive away. We can't wait to be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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600 steps to the beach !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152115
-(314) 503-7574
Chatham Cape Cod
Saint Louis, Mo
5

Renewing Family Bonds

  • 5 of 5
Had a wonderful week with our children and grandkids. Very comfortable and was great to have all amenities for bringing great seafood "home" for meals on the deck. Our grandkids loved being able to walk to the beach for shelling and watching sunsets. Families will enjoy the great variety of games and books and having a yard for play time. House is roomy enough for everyone to have their own space but still has a cozy and charming atmosphere. Chatham has both great restaurants and shopping. We highly recommend Tom and Merry's home and their helpful resources.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
600 steps to the beach !
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p152115
-(314) 503-7574
Chatham Cape Cod
4

Perfect for relaxing beach vacation

  • 4 of 5
This charming property was perfect for a few weeks of get away from it all for a casual, relaxing beach vacation. The location is excellent -- short walk to 2 lovely beaches and about half way between Harwichport and Chatham. The Cape Cod Bike trail is also easily accessible. We brought a couple of bikes with us. The house is very clean. It is an older home which gives it its unusual charm. It is a comfortable place and we had everything we needed. We cooked most evenings and the galley kitchen was extremely well equipped and we were able to prepare a wide variety of foods. The stove/oven works and of course there is a gas grill. The porch off the kitchen was great -- think we ate almost every meal outside! The owners were extremely helpful and promptly answered all of our questions.
We were a party of 4 adults (parents and 2 twenty somethings) and we had no issues with lack of hot water. We had a perfect, relaxed vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What could we do to earn a 5 star rating ? Thank you for submitting a review.
Tom and Merry
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600 steps to the beach !
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Chatham Cape Cod
Cleveland, OH
3

Charming but dated

  • 3 of 5
It's a charming place but old and you can see that some of the home is really somewhat jerry rigged to be considered up to date. Having remodeled a 100 year old home ourselves, we were surprised that some of the electrical with lines running all over was allowed. What did we like? It's eclectic and has a old fashioned beach charm. It really is secluded and the beaches that we had access to, we loved. They are really quite close by too! The TV system is good. What did we not like so well? We never had enough hot water and the owners should consider upgrading the hot water tank to accommodate larger groups. We had 4 in our group. We were regularly running out after two showers or a load or wash and a shower. Kitchen was reasonably equipped. Would have been nice to have a little more work space if you are a foodie like me but the frig is big and the kitchen has a dishwasher. The air conditioning system, likely due to the age of the house was a bit unusual in that we had a variety of window air conditioners plus a family room unit on the wall and a bunch of fans. They seemed to work well; however, it wasn't at all hot when we were here so we opted to just open windows and catch a the good breezes. The ground floor is very musty smelling and I am not sure that one can sleep comfortably down there.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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600 steps to the beach !
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Chatham Cape Cod
New York, NY
5

Making Happy Memories Here for the Past 25 Years

  • 5 of 5
First rented this home when our son was just a toddler; more recently, it's where I host "girls' getaways" for my dearest friends every year. Be assured that the house is clean, comfortable, well maintained; the listing descriptions and photos are accurate; and the Dahms are a pleasure to deal with.

But because many of the vacation rentals you may be considering fulfill those criteria, let me add what makes this home especially appealing:
• The large, woodsy lot and privacy. Many vacation rentals on the Cape are virtually cheek-to-cheek with little-no shade. You won’t feel “hemmed in” by your neighbors here, and the spaciousness of the lot means your kids will be able to enjoy playing tag, having water gun fights, chasing fireflies.
• The very pleasant deck with dining set & gas grill. What a wonderful setting in which to jump-start your day with a cup of coffee, savor a convivial dinner, enjoy an evening glass of wine under the stars - truly heavenly!
• The airiness of the house and its layout. The expansive A-frame design (unusual for the Cape) allows an abundance of light and breezes into the living-dining area & the large loft bedroom upstairs, which like the other bedrooms, has additional windows facing the back side of the property. The ground level “basement” is also nicely windowed, with a screen-storm door that opens on to the front yard; although the family room is small, it is carpeted & offers rainy day play space for kids to call their own.
• The house is so well equipped, especially the kitchen. And with the washer, drier and outdoor clothes line, you need not spend any part of your vacation days at the crowded, local laundromat or go home with dirty clothes in your suitcase.
• The very convenient location. It’s easy to get anywhere else on the Cape from Chatham & there is great, fast ferry service between Nantucket and nearby Harwich Port. You will appreciate being able to comfortably walk from the house – even with kids and gear in tow – Cockle Cove Beach; the home’s quick and easy access to all the major arteries; and its proximity to, e.g., the mega Stop & Shop supermarket, downtown Chatham – and Marion’s Pie Shop :-)

I’m sure you too will enjoy this very special place!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Hyannis
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
TheSquire in Chatham
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Harwich
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
town course next to Chatham Bars Inn
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Hyannis
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Pices in S. Chatham
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Cockle Cove
Car: necessary

Chatham is a destination for great beaches, shops and restaurants with something for all ages. The Friday night band concert in downtown Chatham, strawberry festival, craft fairs, lobster roll supper and more. Our home is about 3 miles to downtown Chatham and about a 5 minute walk to the public beach at the end of Cockle Cove road. The 4th of July parade is something to be seen... with marching bands, fire trucks and more.

Other Activities: Shopping ! running, biking, bird watching, relaxing on the beach, fishing, seal watching, whale watching (in Provincetown), great restaurants.

Golf: The public course in Chatham, next to the Chatham Bars Inn.and many more courses within 10 miles

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Availability & Rates

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Chatham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre-Summer
May 9 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
early Season
May 30 2015 - Jun 20 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Post season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 17 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Notes Home will be professionally cleaned between tenants, but tenant is expected to leave it "broom clean" with all possessions removed.
50% to reserve the house, full payment due 60 days prior to occupancy

Refund Policy: 60 Days

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Amenities

Amenities

Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is also a great outdoor shower for fresh air bathing ! just outside the house (with hot water)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , bunk bed with double futon and single sized bunk
  • Bedrooms are carpeted and all beds have newer, firm mattresses. Pillows, bed pads, blankets and spreads are all provided.... just bring your own towels and sheets please.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We will provide toilet paper, dish and dishwasher soap and washing machine soap.... as well as a few beach towels. Feel free to use spices, salt and pepper in the cupboards. Phone service includes free long distance & message service and the internet connection is in the living room area. Loads of books and games available as well as maps and brochures about area attractions.
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