Chatham house rental - Great room with hardwood flooring.
Great room with hardwood flooring.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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 (microwave, dishwasher, blender, 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) . Free long distance phone service, 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.


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). The phone has call-waiting and call messaging service, as well as unlimited long distance (included). 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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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

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.

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

2 Reviews of Property 152115 in Chatham, Massachusetts

600 steps to the beach !
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
600 steps to the beach !
(314) 503-7574
Chatham Cape Cod
New York, NY

Making Happy Memories Here for the Past 25 Years

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
600 steps to the beach !
(314) 503-7574
Chatham Cape Cod
Guest Comment Entered by Owner

Regular Vacationer

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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 !
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