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Light-Filled Custom Cape on Bay. Water Surrounds! Pets Welcome.

Mark Schora

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Light-Filled Custom Cape on Bay. Water Surrounds! Pets Welcome.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Chatham House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, 4 bed, 4 bath, Sleeps 10. Great Neighborhood for Kids. Pets Welcome.

This beautiful, spacious, light filled Custom Cape in North Chatham is situated on a rise at the end of 1.5 Mile Nickerson's Neck stretching into the warm waters of Pleasant Bay. Great neighborhood for kids. On a cul de sac, well removed from traffic, and only one property back from the water on two sides; Crows 'Pond' on one and Pleasant Bay on the other. Glimpses of water, lots of sea breezes, and just steps down a shared right of way to the shore to launch your kayak (Kayaks provided!). The house is surrounded by professionally kept gardens including a Japanese garden and Koi pond off the deck. The house features vaulted ceiling with skylights in the dining-sitting area, kitchen with FP, den with wood stove, and family room with FP, lots of seating, and three 48' HDTVs. Three bedrooms include queen size beds. The fourth includes a pullout and two twins.

Nearby Family Swimming: We are often asked “we have young children, how close is the nearest public beach? The 'ideal' swimming/sunning beach for the family is Jackknife Harbor beach on Orleans Rd just over a mile from the house. With plenty of public parking, Jackknife Harbor beach is a nice sandy beach on Pleasant Bay with relatively warm, calm water, and a tidal stream for the children to play in. Jackknife beach is perfect swimming for both children and sunning for adults!

If you want to cut the older kids loose to do some swimming on their own, they can ride their bikes from the house down quiet side streets to Strong Island Landing just over 1/2 mile from the house. This is a great beach/landing for the boys. Though a small beach, it is very little used.

Walking around the neighborhood: Our house is situated at the end of a 1.5 Nickerson's Neck stretching into Pleasant Bay. The outer end of the neck (beyond the golf course) consists of high end homes (many waterfront) on cul de sacs and quiet side streets. The streets are wide and winding with many glimpses of water. Morning and evening walks, jogs, and bike rides are a great way to enjoy the immediate neighborhood and the fresh ocean air.

Kayaking from the House: Across the circle at the bottom of our drive is a right of way leading down to the shore on Crows Pond. The water is little more than 100 yards from our back door. Please ask about using our kayaks, or bring your own canoe or kayaks and use our kayak carts to walk them down to the shore. Crows Pond and the sheltered portion of Pleasant Bay just outside the Pond are some of the Cape's premier kayaking waters. Great wildlife viewing. Kayak out to Fox Island for a quick swim or picnic, or further out to Strong Island Preserve for a day of hiking/swimming!

Great Neighborhood for Children: If you have children, bring their bikes! Our house is on a private circle at the end of Fox Hill Road in an exclusive neighborhood with great neighbors. There is little traffic on the local side streets. We have a nice lawn surrounding the house on three sides - and removed from the street - great for the very young to play in the grass. Older children can ride their bikes 1/2 mile down quiet side streets to Strong Island Landing for swimming.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Schora (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Why Mark Schora chose Chatham

The home was custom built in 1991 and has been in the family since. While we live in MA, we don't have frequent opportunities to use the home at present, and have decided to share this beautiful property with others vacationing in Chatham.

What makes this house unique

Having had family on the Cape, and having vacationed there our entire lives, we have come to know and have a special fondness for the Chatham area. Chatham is classic Cape Cod, with a wonderful small town feel, magnificent Pleasant Bay, miles of Atlantic Beach, and very little of the over-development found in other Cape towns. The land we purchased to build on is a mile and a half out on a neck of land that extends into Pleasant Bay. The mile and a half drive itself is a scenic pleasure as it winds through a private golf course with magnificent views of the bay and ocean on both sides. The neighborhood at the end of the neck is secluded, quite, and features beautiful side streets winding by waterfront homes. Perfect for bike riding, jogging, and quite evening walks.

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Light-Filled Custom Cape on Bay. Water Surrounds! Pets Welcome.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our five married children and spouses had a great stay in late May. Beautiful property in a beautiful, quite neighborhood. The home was clean, well maintained and nicely furnished. Lots of comfortable lounging/entertainment space--although we were mostly out enjoying all the cape has to offer. Mark was terrific to deal with and very responsive. This was definitely the right choice for us. Thanks Mark!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

A great home away!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing in Chatham for the past few years and this was the best rental ever. We are a family of nine and the home was spacious enough for everyone. Having the bedrooms separate from the living areas was a plus. There was an abundance of available linens. The house was uncluttered and extremely clean. The owner provided superb customer service. The short walk to Crow's Pond provided lots to do for the kids and adults.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Chatham since we were kids, staying on Pleasant Bay. Now that my sisters and I have kids of our own, we were looking for a bigger, more updated house. This house was perfect for us! It had a great room for the younger kids with twin beds, a pull-out couch, private bathroom and a TV. The other bedrooms were roomy and had their own bathrooms as well -- a luxury among rentals in the Cape. There were three separate living/family rooms to accommodate us all. The larger family room was perfect for family movie nights with a huge flat screen TV. There was a smaller living room that was ideal for quiet reading and another family room/dining room for the "gang" to gather. The kitchen was wonderful with plenty of new pots and pans. Ideal for cooking for a crowd. Lots of utensils to use and a gas grill on the deck to use. Plenty of dishes, silverware and glasses for a crowd. The Japanese garden was truly beautiful as well as the gardens all around the house. We enjoyed our time in the garden for morning coffee or a little sun bathing. The house also comes with kayaksand carts that you can take along a short path to the water -- no loading them onto you car and driving somewhere to launch them. Our kids ages 9-13 loved kayaking around Crow's Pond! It's a beautiful spot with calm waters that everyone really enjoyed. We can't say enough good things about this house and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Memorial Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The listing was spot on. The house was not only beautiful, set on a quiet street with a wonderful view, but it had all the amenities you need. From cable & internet to laundry & great grill on the deck. There's a pond with colorful fish and frogs relaxing on lilly pads. Residing in Chatham, just minutes from downtown and less than 30 mins from Naussett beach, Ridgevale beach, and 2 minutes from Pleasant Bay. The neighborhood is wonderful for taking walks or a jog, and the owner offers use of his kayaks for a reasonable fee. There's plenty of room for larger families, and great 'natural' light in every room of the house. When I had questions, the owner was available and accommodating. I would recommend this rental to friends and family. My only disappointment was that I visited too early to see the hydrangea blossom.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! Only correction: there is no fee for use of the kayaks.


  • 5 of 5

3 generations of our family (6 adults and 4 children aged 13, 10, 7, 5) plus a beloved 3-year old Schnauzer, found the perfect house for a memorable week on Cape Cod. We loved the setting on a hill with water all around us (and on a quiet cul-de-sac as well) but the best of all was the layout of the house...2 separate areas with big flat screen TV's (no squabbling about who watches what), a dining room that easily fits the whole group together, a large open kitchen with enough room that meal prep can include all the "helpers". Another bonus, a glorious large deck, with awning and large gas grill overlooking a babbling koi pond. Sound like heaven?? Well it was....and because we want to add to the memories, we are returning again next year!!!


Ipswich MA

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

A Great Vacation Spot for Families!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in Chatham and this house was very spacious and had plenty of amenities. We really enjoyed the open layout and all of the seating options (plenty for 10 people). We loved the beautiful koi pond; it was very relaxing to sit and listen to the waterfall feature. The yard and gardens were very beautiful, too. We really liked having access to the cove and had fun picking shells and watching the beautiful sunsets in the evenings. We took the kayaks (kindly provided by the owners) for a spin and had a really great time. The cove is protected and the water was very calm. We took walks around the surrounding neighborhood and it's an amazing area. We really enjoyed everything about our stay, but having a few extras like a big grill, a computer with internet access, and plenty of televisions with cable were a real plus. We would highly recommend this property. It's perfect for families with children of all ages.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport, Hyannis, MA
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Compari's: Excellent Bar/Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Chatham Seaside Links
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 6
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Compari's Restaurant Voted Best Italian in Chatham
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Shore for Walking is just down Right of Way
Car: necessary

This large, North Chatham Classic Cape is just one property up from the water on two of four sides! Situated at the end of a secluded, 1.5 mile long neck jutting into Pleasant Bay with glimpses of water from the house. The shore, for walking, fishing, kayaking (kayaks provided!) and canoeing is only steps from your back door down a right of way. Chatham's finest warm water beach, Jackknife Beach on Pleasant Bay, is just a mile and a half from the house!

The house is located in a neighborhood of beautiful multi-million dollar cape style homes at the end of Fox Hill Road. Secluded, with no through traffic, the driveway is on a small circle that serves only four houses. The circle is at the very end of Fox Hill Road. The neighborhood is served by quite side streets with many ocean views for bike riding and evening walks. If you are bringing children and want them to bike and play in safety, this is the neighborhood for you.

See bottom of listing for additional information on kayaking, swimming and outdoor activities.

Other Activities: Great Fishing, Kayaking and Canoeing Just Steps From the House


Rates & Availability

From $2,900 Per week

Chatham House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season
May 16 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 16 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
Pet Fee $300
Notes $2.900 - $5.500 Per Week
Booking Policy: Signed Rental Agreement and Payment of 50% Rental Fee + $500 Security Deposit + $275 Cleaning Fee due upon booking.
Balance of Rental Fee due no later than 90 days prior to Start of Stay.

Security Deposit will be returned in full less any damage or excess cleaning fees.

Rules: No Smoking, No Parties Larger Then 10 Permitted. No Functions.
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Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • BATH1 goes with BED1 - toilet , shower
    BATH2 goes with BED2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    BATH3 goes with BED3 - toilet , shower
    BATH4 goes with BED4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • BED1: On Ground Floor off Family Room - 1 queen , Bedroom is off Dedicated Hall w/ Closets and Bath w/ Shower
    BED4: Off Kitchen over Garage with Own Bath - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , BR has bath with Shower. Up private 1/2 flight of stairs.
    BED2: Second Floor at End of Upstairs Hall - 1 queen , At end of upstairs hall. Bath with Shower just outside door.
    BED3: Second Floor at Other End of Upstairs Hall - 1 queen , Private Bath w/ Jacuzzi. Private Balcony overlooking Garden.
  • BED2 features it's own private balcony with table for morning coffee and glimpses of Pleasant Bay BED3 features picture window with glimpses of Crow's Pond BED4 features picture window with glimpses of Crow's Pond. This bedroom makes for a great kids room with its own HD TV, Cable and DVD Player.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Your rental includes: - Kitchen fully outfitted for the Gourmet Chef including two ovens and a range with grill - Electronics including (3) 48' inch HDTVs with Blue Ray players in dining-sitting area, family room and kids bedroom. Surround sound system in family room. - HP Desktop computer with MS Office Professional - Comcast Cable TV package - High speed wireless internet access - Free long distance calling within continental United States. - High quality cotton sheet sets . High quality mattress pads, blankets, comforters and pillows. - All cotton towel sets

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