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Chatham's Best Views: Beach, Harbor, Ocean, 4 Kayaks, 2 SUP, 5 Beach Chairs Set

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

6 Guests max. will love this 1 family home. 4 BR, 2.5 bath, best outside shower

For up to 6 adults, sited in serene North Chatham on our own semi-private currently growing private beach( 6 guests max.) Breathtaking 180 degree water views include Chatham Harbor, Surf and the Atlantic ocean, 'the new and old cuts', Chatham fishing boats, Outer / Nauset Beach. 1.2 mile walk to town/ Chatham Bars Inn. Custom family home with large upper & lower decks offers privacy, adjoins Conservation/ bird sanctuary, salt ponds. 'Upside-down' layout maximizes LR/DR views. Home has been beautifully furnished and equipped. New bonus twin memory foam single adult bed in utility room. New Solar panels provide 80% of home's power. Autumn is also prime weather! First night New Year's is splendid.

Even in inclement weather, the home is warm, secure and a fabulous spot to enjoy the changing elements through the Andersen sliders and windows. See the seals off the beach.

Comcast cable pkg-, Comcast Triple Play internet, phone.

Kid friendly and unforgettable for all. 4 kayaks ( normal retail each, saves $200/week), 2 SUPS, and Boogie Boards under house along with plenty of beach toys, chairs. Just steps to our private sandy beach-- shared quietly with just 2 other quiet neighbors.

Max. guest and visitor total on beach or in home 6.

Guest Limit 6, and Car limit 3. Strictly enforced. No street parking.

Please enjoy, wade, SUP in our tidal creek. Our 5 cedar adirondack chairs define our beach area along with kayak racks. Please do not use neighbor's chairs.

In MASS: anyone can "'Fish, Fowl, or Navigate' or stroll by along Mass. private shorefronts- by Colonial historic ordinances--but not sit, linger, play or picnic-- as most beach fronts are private/semi-private, except for marked Town Beaches.

Sorry, we are not a beach party house.

We are not a party house- we sleep up to 6 guests (max.) in four bedrooms.

Sunning , photography, clamming ( town permits available), fishing, tide pooling, and low tide long walks, beach yoga. A very comfortable well equipped family friendly home indeed! Great memories begin here.

We adjoin quiet neighbor's beach and limit our beach access to renters only. No extra visitors please. 6 guest maximum on our beach.

Please use only our marked 'J' cedar adirondack chairs and our area of beach to play and quietly enjoy.

No beach fires allowed.

Please note: 3 Cars maximum in our driveway. Strictly enforced by lease terms. No overnight 4th car, street parking ticketed overnight.

Over occupancy -by more than 6 overnite guests violates the lease and will forfeit Security Deposit and may prematurely terminate lease, with no refund.

We keep a beautiful home by strict limits on numbers- and we hope you will understand.

( Pet (1) considered for 2018)

We are not a Party house but a quiet memorable Cape Experience home. 6 Adult limit, 3 cars absolute max., 6 total incl. children.

Note: with Outer Beach Breaks opening wider, and higher Chatham Harbor tides, our beach is larger but wetter to get to. Our year round boardwalk is now partly submerged most tides and can be slippery. Guests can wade out on the plank year round boardwalk to the growing beach or paddle out from our front lawn bulkhead.

Bring your cameras and video recorders.... you will never forget staying in this warm and cozy home! Serene North Chatham offers all the Cape's best! The water and our beach will entertain you and the Outer Beach/National Seashore surf is heard on all but West winds.... You can hear the fish jumping at night in the nearby saltwater pond adjacent the home...the Milky Way and stars at night are breathtaking. Kids love netting minnows and crabbing in the warm pond waters on the property and all the beach toys are available in the 'basement.'

Bring your bikes or rent them in town. Shed avail. to lock them up in front yard.

The home is well loved, durable and the kitchen is well equipped. The small 4th utility/ bedroom with water views and outside shower adjacent is great for xtra guest, or kids--with trundle bunkie under new 'best bed in the house' single twin 'MemoryFoam ' Pottery Barn bed. Town has 8 plus free tennis courts.

Public and ( private) golf courses incl. 9 hole Chatham Bars, Cranberry, Truro Highlands ( a gem!), and ( Cape Cod National/ Eastward Ho, private) are nearby. Whale watching is avail. from Provincetown as are oodles of art galleries and Chatham and elsewhere! Our end of North Chatham has been likened to "Nantucket--without the Ferry ride." Varied kayaks, surfboard rentals/lessons, kite surfing and windsurfing rentals/ lessons are nearby from Wellfleet to Orleans and Harwich. 6 person 3 car max. We owe our neighbors equal quiet beach enjoyment.

More Details

Gregory Johnson, Ellen Johnson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Gregory Johnson, Ellen Johnson

We are water activity people. Once here, you are by the sea and of the sea--the presence of the beach surrounds you. Water sports and family fun top it off-- a gathering place loved by all who come to this property. Amazing views all day long and stars bright at night. We have been improving this property since moving in in 1994. We once spent many a summer at beaches from the Jersey, L.I. Shore, CT, to Adirondack lakes.... Chatham tops them all. The tides are a constant and changing feature. Tide clocks helps you plan the day.

Gregory Johnson, Ellen Johnson purchased this house in 1994

Why Gregory Johnson, Ellen Johnson chose North Chatham

Unique views and beach with surf sounds and kid friendly warm salt creek. Upside down design affords long sea and harbor views.

Sorry, our strict limit is 6 guests max. 3 cars max. overnight. Strictly enforced.

What makes this house unique

One of a kind! Stunning ocean, surf, harbor, seal views year round include outer beach incl. National Seashore, 2 precarious cottages remaining... So many fun activities on premises or just steps away... You can be on the beach, relaxing, reading, fishing, or swimming long before the island ferries depart..or before you would have unloaded your car at a public beach. We are a quiet family home with similar neighbors. Please respect their right to quiet enjoyments we expect and do.

That is the reason for our policy and strict limit of 6 guests and 3 overnight cars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Greg,

Title: Charming Beach Front Home and Great Location!!!

Date: Oct. 18, 2012

What a perfect family vacation . . .thanks to Greg and Ellen! The pictures do not do this beautiful ocean front home justice! The house had everything you could possibly need, open floor plan, quiet neighborhood, comfortable furnishings, well appointed kitchen, internet, beach "toys," beautiful lawn and flowers. It was chilly and windy when we stayed there, but we still had a great time, played games (lots to chose from!), watched the clamers, ate incredible seafood, walked the beach, shopped . . . there was never a dull moment! It was our first time renting in this manner and Greg made the process easy and convenient.

We will definitely rent this home again when we return to the Cape!


Claire L

Oct. 18-21, 2012
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North Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum of 6 guests overnight or on our beach. Max. 3 cars overnight. We are not a party or event house. ( Many of which can be rented in Chatham.)
  • Full Rental Lease agreement will be mailed to your home address for signature and returned countersigned.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , World's Best--surrounded by cat tails a strong hot shower
    Bathroom - toilet , and sink and access to crawl space
  • Best Outside shower you've ever been in ! Surrounded by cattails and Spartina grasses! Master Bath has tub/shower combo. (Helpful hint: FOR SHOWER SPRAYER, Pull Down collar ring on tub nozzle to activate MASTER shower spray!)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4/utility - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , New Pottery Barn twin with trundle bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bay window- cushioned, water views, king conversion option
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King set up- may be made up as "close twins" by renter
  • Master Bed/Bath have private water views as do all bedrooms. Main guest bedroom also faces the water and is converted to a King with temperpedic topper. Pair of sofas, pair of chairs, and a recliner in LR. All bedrooms repainted 2010. Six adults in regular beds. Utility / bonus bedroom which features a twin new memory foam bed, and child (to age 10) fit trundle.) All bedrooms , LR, DR, and kitchen! with water views & are bright and cheery, redecorated with many new rugs. Think pottery barn in our bonus bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Comcast Wifi and cable TV, many movies, DVR , 49' Samsung SUHDTV w online TV options, 4 kayaks ; broadband wired or wireless internet available in home; bike storage shed. Sailing rentals at the Wequassett Hotel.... Available weekend boating/harbor tours, off season long term renters welcome. Rarely, a small pet can be considered... with $200 extra single fee added to the regular rate. LINENS : Beds will be made up on arrival--but linens need washing starting final morning. Cleaner will finish and remake beds. Using our linens--we require linens be washed, dried ready for housekeeper to remake beds. One last load of towels and misc. may be in dryer on departure. ( TIP: If driving, bring a few towels from home to use last eve, to speed final am laundry.) Security: Yale Digital Door Lock. Home ATT Digital Security Cameras ( 2 External) on entry/exit routes front and back, and door chime.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Madison, CT

Great home and spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating my husband's birthday with friends. The house was meticulous and had everything we needed.

wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

The house was not only in an ideal location, but was clean, well-equipped, and comfortable for our family of 4. It definitely has the best views in Chatham, and was the perfect place to escape and relax. We hope to return soon! Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Peaceful, charming, convenient, comfortable and the home owners kind and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent in this lovely Chatham home was incredible. Both upper and lower decks offered us lazy afternoons, dinner with an amazing view and some star gazing at night. The home is clean and offered so much more than a place to stay; bicycles, beach chairs, kayaks, paddle boards, hammock, fantastic outdoor shower and every basic necessity needed. Many thanks to the homeowners for sharing this gem of a home.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Las Vegas NV.

Great family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Greg and Ellen, we had a wonderful time. Greg and Ellen met us at the property and gave us a guided tour of the house and the facilities. They were more than accommodating with the dates of our arrival and departure. And speaking of our departure, we misplaced a camera that Greg found. He immediately contacted us and sent it in the mail the next day. Greg returned our calls and e-mails in a timely manner.

As for the house itself, it fulfilled our every need and then some. Fantastic views morning and night. Private and quiet neighborhood. And the outdoor shower! Best shower I've ever taken.

Thanks again Greg and Ellen. We hope to return again soon......

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Peaceful Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We would most definitely stay here again! The home is spotless and the views are spectacular. The kitchen is fully equipped if you choose to fix your own meals and Chatham has many restaurants if you would rather eat out. We had a very peaceful, warm October weekend with a full moon looking over us. Our only regret was that our stay was not longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
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Wonderful Thanksgiving holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a Thanksgiving family reunion here and could not have been happier. The location is just spectacular with views from every room of an ever-changing tidal basin, and a nearly full moon that gave us great views even at night! The location is a residential area that would be serene even in the height of the summer season. At Thanksgiving, friendly neighbors greeted us on our walks. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner here so you know the kitchen has all the cooking utensils that anyone could want. And the town of Chatham is charming and lively even at the end of November. All in all, a wonderful place for a relaxing and charmed week.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2012
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Chatham Airport 3 mi, Logan 90mi, Providence 90mi
Nearest Barpub
1.1 Miles
Chatham Bars Inn, Beachside Grill, and the Squire!
Nearest Ferry
7.8 Miles
Harwich Ferry to Nantucket
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
2 miles, Chatham Seaside Links budget $ friendly
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Cape Cod Rail -dinner ride, historic train museum
Nearest Motorway
5.7 Miles
Route 6 - Exit 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Wild Goose Tavern, The Squire, CBI
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Major Cape Cod bike trails and backroads to enjoy
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Huge Sandy Beach awaits in front! Walk/paddle to!
Car: recommended

6 GUEST HOME AND BEACH LIMIT/ 1 family or up to 3 couples.

Our charming year round waterfront house has a semi-private sandy 100 ft wide beach, dune grasses, kayak racks, windsurfing, fishing, and mooring. Just 2 other families jointly share our beach. HENCE, 6 Guest Beach Limit. We are NOT a beach party gathering spot for non-overnight guests. Prestigious and quiet North Chatham location; bike/jog to town. Bring your boat, walk to 2 other public North Chatham town Beaches, cast your lines from our beach to catch large stripers on the inbound tides. Walk or cycle a mile the the Chatham Bars Inn or Fish Pier - Lobster and Seafood awaits. One of the quietest neighborhoods in town! A magical home with both close in views of our resident Great Blue Heron and many other birds, to the horizon with distant ships, and peaceful surf sounds in between. We have two Stand Up Paddle Boards (2-SUPs), and we have 4 kayaks... to paddle, kayak, or wade ankle to knee deep to the beach on our recently partly submerged boardwalk thru the marsh to the beach.

Other Activities: seal tours, outer beach shuttle, guided fishing on shore, guided fishing by boat inshore and offshore

Golf: Chatham Sea Side Links, 9 holes, Sea views! is just minutes away and open to the public. Cape Cod National and Eastward Ho are private clubs also nearby. Many other public/private courses and driving ranges surround Chatham!! We have an outdoor ping pong table in our shed- please open w care.

Bring your clubs!


( Sorry! no events or parties at our private beach home. It keeps it neat and tidy and fresh and matches our own usage)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $200

First week rental due with signing of lease--typical on Cape Cod.
Any extra days / weeks can be paid 45 days before occupancy.
SPECIAL : Off-Season/ Excludes Holidays is October 31- November- Winter until April 30, 2016. Rent three nights, get the 4th no charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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