|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION for two prime weeks in July! (First time ever.) If you rent for one week we will take $500 off the rental. If you rent for two weeks, we will take $1200 off your rental fee. This is a GREAT deal!
Our lovely Cape home on Deering Drive is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, a short half-mile walk up from one of the best family beaches on the Cape – Ridgevale Beach. In 2007, we made extensive renovations to the house, every year since, we add touches to update and freshen. NEW THIS YEAR – IN 2016 – AIR CONDITIONING! The house feels like an older quaint Cape, but it has the amenities of a new house. There are warm oak floors throughout the first floor.. On the main floor there is a kitchen, sun room leading to a deck, living room, full bath and two light-filled bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and its own bath with shower. The other bedroom has twin beds. On the ceramic tiled walk-out level there is a living room with trundle bed/couch, an efficiency kitchen, carpeted bedroom with twin beds, full bath and laundry.
More About the House: In colder seasons the living room, which has its own comfortable feeling, is a great place to spend time playing games by the fire. It's the sun room and deck that get the most use by vacationers. Visiting renters REALLY enjoy the outdoor shower at the edge of the deck under the trees. Note–there are closable gates built for the deck to keep very young children safe. Parents tell us that they LOVE the cul-de-sac location, because it is a great space for games and big toys with wheels. There is also an expansive back yard great for croquet or badminton games, and we have the equipment for both.
Beaches and The Cape: Our own Ridgevale Beach is simply one of the greatest beaches for families with children. It's location on the bay means we benefit from warmer Cape water and gentle surf. The tidal pool creates great play areas and accommodates different swimmer capabilities. Although, the beach is a short walk from the house, you can also park at the beach if you get a sticker. A beach sticker allows you to park at other Chatham beaches, as well, including Schoolhouse Pond, and this can be a real treat.
You don’t need a sticker for Lighthouse Beach, which is a beach at the tip of Chatham. You park where you can and you haul your beach gear. This is a great beach for walking, usually quite cold water, but exceptionally beautiful and you frequently see seals. Harding's Beach, just down from Rdgevale, is a great beach on a windy day. We go to the far parking lot, walk into the dune area and hunker down. This is a good beach for walking, also.
What We Love To Do At The Cape: In addition to the beaches and walks near us, we may go to Nauset Beach in Orleans, or we make a trip to the National Seashore – a day long affair - and end with a trip to Provincetown for dinner at either the Red Inn, Lobster Hut or Nappy's, with time for sight-seeing, shopping and wandering some of the side streets of P-town. A trip to P-town, minus the swimming experience, can also include a trip to go whale watching or a trip to the museum on the hill. One night, if we think the sunset is going to be great, we get over to Orleans Harbor and watch the fishing boats come in as the sun sets on the water. We also LOVE nature walks - favorites - Morris Island in Chatham and the Nauset Marsh Trail. (Google Cape Cod Nature Trails!) Oh, and the bike trail in a half mile away from our house. It's quite a trail.
This home is owned by three sisters. It was passed down from our father, who built it. It has been in our family for over 50 years. We like to make it comfortable for ourselves and others, yet keep it a vacation home.
1. We are in lovely Chatham! From here you can explore in several directions. 2. You can walk to Ridgevale Beach. There is no better beach for families. 3. The cup de sac and lack of properties across the street create a protected neighborhood feeling.
Location. Location. Location.
This is a comfortable property for 6 people. Our family had fun. The deck outside is great to BBQ and have dinners. The beach is walking distance as promised and it is a very good for smaller children with tidal pools and sand bars. The School House Pond close by is amazing too. The town of Chatham has a wonderful New England feel. We ate at Wild Goose Tavern and Chatham Bars Inn, both places had great food. The walk on the Light House Beach was great too, the sea Lions are there every evening. We loved a day trip to Province town where the Pilgrims monument and main street were fun for the grownups and kids.
Our family (2 girls- 2 and 4-years-old) had a wonderful first vacation on the Cape. While we were anxious about traffic, we arrived without any issues and were pleased to settle right into this charming home. All of the amenities were available and easy access. The layout is great if you want to have a separate area for visitors (basement level), since they have their own kitchenette and full bath. Having A/C is a blessing on certain hot days, and the outdoor shower was the best. It's about a half-mile walk to Ridgevale Beach, though there are no sidewalks, so it can be a bit treacherous with small children and cartload of beach stuff. Some days, my husband would drop us off, and then park back at the house and walk down by himself. Ridgevale was not as pristine as other beaches, but it's good for small kids. Skaket was our favorite, which is in Orleans. Downtown Chatham is a short car ride away, and there's lots to do. Wish we could have done the Friday night concert, but we didn't quite get our act together, and parking seemed at a premium. We did, however, make it to the magic show on Thursday night at the Unitarian Church, and our kids had a blast. We definitely hope to return next year!
A very well maintained home with all the things you need to have a great holiday.
Owners were in touch and keen that everything went according to plan.
Air conditioning worked very well during a very warm week.
The house was clean, tidy and fully kitted out with everything we needed.
The outside deck with shower and barbecue was lovely.
The beach is only ten minutes walk down the road and very pleasant.
Chatham is a lovely town to visit and in our view the best on the Cape.
Finally...and unusually for the US....the house had a kettle (!) ...essential for anyone from the UK for all that tea we drink!! :-)
Great house and the finished basement is such a nice, big space. Had all the amenities and was a pleasant, quiet place to stay.
Very comfortable home with plenty of room for everyone to avoid being under each other. Great location for easy access to Ridgevale Beach and downtown Chatham. Would recommend this home for families.
Meander through the quaint streets of Chatham, shop in the fine stores, take your pick of excellent inns and restaurants. Friday night band concerts are a must to experience. Visit the lighthouse on an evening as the fog rolls in. Enjoy a Cape League baseball game, also frequently visited by fog. Kids will love the playground next to it.
In and near Chatham - visit a charming historical museum, go seal watching or deep-sea fishing, experience a variety of beautiful beaches. Chatham is also perfectly located for daily excursions to: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Hyannis ( the Kennedy's summer home), Nauset Beaches, The Cape Cod National Seashore, or go antiquing and fine craft shopping along old 6A. Oh, and some night, catch the sunset at the Orleans Fishing Pier.
There are nature walks, bike trails, ponds galore. Enjoy our favorite - the Fort Hill Walk, then on to Provincetown.
Other Activities: marsh and bird walks
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Post-Season – Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Our vacation home is cared for by local people with whom we have longstanding relationships. They help keep the house in great shape for you and the next family or group that rents. We love to rent to people who appreciate that attention and who also enjoy our great location near the best family beach ever in Chatham. Come as a guest, but come as family, too!