This is the bright, updated, family retreat that you have been looking for and just steps from Nantucket Sound, featuring a basement renovation with family room and full bath. Just a short walk of 50 steps takes you to the private association beach pathway, and 125 steps brings you to the popular public beach (offering amazing tidal pools for small children, a great snack shack, beach store and water sport rentals). Why rush in the morning, pay to park at the beach and lug all the gear, when you can have the freedom to walk back and forth to the beach throughout the day?
Enjoy barbecuing on the 400sf back deck after you rinse the saltwater off in the outdoor shower. This charming, well-maintained beach retreat has some water views from the second floor. Well-equipped, family-friendly and eager to host a memorable and relaxing vacation.
On Chatham - from the Boston Globe, 6/4/08: Like many Colonial-era coastal towns, Chatham has evolved with the tides of commerce. Since William Nickerson bought 4 square miles of land in 1656, the town has relied, in turn, on farming, maritime trade, fishing, and tourism, and its success in retaining links to its past earned it recognition in 2007 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Visitors come here for the simple, old-fashioned pleasures the town affords: Friday night band concerts on the green, college summer league baseball, offloading of the day's catch at the fish pier. The waters off Chatham were the site of many shipwrecks in the 19th century. Some of those wrecks were caused by Chatham's mooncussers, men who waved lanterns on murky nights in an effort to disorient sailors into grounding their ships so they could loot the cargo. Perhaps a bit of that rogue spirit lives on in a popular bumper sticker spotted around town: 'Chatham, Mass.: A quaint little drinking village with a fishing problem.'
On Buck's Creek - from the Boston Globe, 9/1/08: 'It's Buck's Creek that makes Chatham's south-side waterfront so special. The waterway separates the popular Ridgevale and Harding's beaches and creates a couple of great neighborhoods on its elevated banks, where kids can grab a boogie board, jog down small backyards hills, and be at either beach in a matter of minutes.'
NOTE -- our home is a part of the Buck's Creek Association.