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Spectacular Ocean View Home: A Quintessentially Perfect Acre By-The-Sea!!!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Large Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps 8

Not spoiled as a child? Now's the time! It's absolutely okay to fall in love with the tranquility surrounding our Home By-The-Sea, perfectly normal! It's every bit as spectacular as its surroundings. You'll spend countless hours here pretending not to be distracted by the View. Whatever your passion, you'll likely find it here! Enjoy the elegance of cocktails served on our Deck, with dynamic Ocean vistas & color splashed sunsets; or a classic Barbecue on the lawn of our Acre lot. One thing is certain: Families love it here! Kids race through our manicured trails & excitedly head for the Dock with their crab nets. Teens love our Sports Field, Gameroom, and extensive Video Library. Guests note wonderful memories of Lobster Feasts in our Dining Room, relaxing by our superb Fireplace, and swaying back & forth on our huge Hammock amidst gentle breezes on a lazy Summer day. This truly is a place once discovered/never forgotten!

Our Home, ideal for hosting Family and friends, is situated on an invitingly tranquil Acre with Ocean Views that captivate the soul. The Quarterboard out front aptly expresses what you will experience here. It reads: Pax et Quies, Latin for Peace and Quiet. Inside you will find a beautiful and spaciously designed Home ---- featuring a brand new Kitchen designed by the premier Cabinetmaker on the Cape. Watch the shimmering colors of the Sea from a breathtaking vantage point; our Ocean View Deck has all the attributes of a Family Room with a 10,000 foot Ceiling. The interior of the Home revolves around a large Living Room with an incredible floor to cathedral ceiling Fireplace. Four Bedrooms, two on each wing of the Home, beckon weary Guests at day's end. A private Den/Computer Room is adjacent to the Kitchen. The finished Basement has a wonderful Gameroom with Library, Pool Table, Bar, Television, Stereo Receiver, and CD PLayer.


Our sprawling Acre has trails, a huge Sports Field, large Picnic Table, and a fantastic Hammock. Nantucket Sound sunsets and invigorating salt air are the norm here! Enjoy an outdoor Dinner, chase rabbits, or watch the romantic Chatham fog roll in on a Summer's eve. Stroll down to our Saltwater Dock .......... a child's paradise! Grab the crab nets and minnow traps. Launch a sailboat or kayak onto Nantucket Sound. The Dock, just steps away, is a very popular place, known affectionately to the neighbors as Buck's Creek Yacht Club. Chatham has some of the finest Beaches anywhere on the East Coast. Its position on the Cape is unique in that it is bordered by three bodies of water: Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket Sound, and Pleasant Bay. Water sports abound! In fact, you may walk to Hardings Beach from our Home. A short 2.5 mile drive brings you to three freshwater ponds. Schoolhouse Pond, located on Sam Ryders Road, is an overwhelming hit with both kids and parents! The Cape Cod Rail Trail (Biking/Walking) is a mile from our doorstep.

Our Home is a wonderful marriage of hospitality and affordability! One of the truly cherished pastimes here is 'Harvesting the Quiet'. In fact, timing Dinner so it coincides with the Ocean Sunset is practically a ritual. Maybe one of the best ways to unwind here is with a knife and fork! Locally caught Lobster is, not unexpectedly, widely enjoyed at this Home By-The-Sea. All the implements for a Lobster Feast are found here in abundance. With Family & Friends, it might be just the right time to succumb to that perfect Chardonnay! Our Home is absolutely ideal for Family Reunions, and a romantic spot to discover the restorative powers of History, Salt Air, Sea, and Sand. As a recent Guest explained, 'your Home is two parts Luxury and one part Flip Flops ...... so much is done for us as Guests, that's why we love coming here'. Words we, as Owners, cherish hearing!


At our Home, the ways to kick back and relax are as different as each Chatham sunrise and sunset, but you could get used to the drill. When was the last time you spent some quality time with you? Write yourself a U.O.U. Cap off your day with a tranquil 'Stroll in the Sand Dunes' to Stage Harbor Lighthouse along the shores of Nantucket Sound, which transforms into a liquid mirror as the evening sun falls below the horizon. Everything here is vibrantly intoxicating ----- so embrace the surroundings, delight in the moment, and let us show you what Hospitality really means! Life certainly is better at the Beach; you will get accustomed to that! The true magic of Chatham is that when you leave it, you never really do. So ....... get wet, walk on a beach that has no footprints, discover your inner Beach Bum! You're also sure to fall in love with our quaint Cape Backroads, and get totally lost - ---- but who cares? All play & no work ........ this is a problem? After arriving in Chatham, the urge to tear up your return ticket is going to be overwhelming!

The greatest Vacations begin before you get there --- with Anticipation! After all, the Perfect Getaway indeed ranks high on life's Priority List. Want a Vacation Home that loves you back? We've got one for your Family on an eminently tranquil Acre By-The-Sea. We're passionate about many things, most especially your Stay at our Home!

As the tried and true cliche points out, a picture is worth a thousand words. So, please take a moment to CLICK on the ADDITIONAL INTERIOR PHOTO Link at the BOTTOM of the ACCOMMODATION & AMENITIES SECTION BELOW. It will take you to the PERSONAL Website for our Chatham Home, and you'll find a TON of in-depth visuals of both the Interior/Exterior of the property, and the lovely seaside Village of Chatham. Not to pat ourselves on the back, but it's a great website ........ you won't be disappointed! It will, as radio newscaster Paul Harvey liked to say, indeed give you 'the rest of the story'!

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Bill

Yours truly (Bill) and my sister (Ginny) are the Co-Owners of this beautiful Chatham Home. We have been selectively renting it since 1997. We have been blessed with a long string of wonderful Guests, and we absolutely love sharing it with them ........ many of them return on a regular basis. Please take a moment to read our "Guest Reviews". They certainly seem to like it too; and, quite frankly, that makes us feel extraordinarily pleased!

Bill purchased this house in 1967

Why Bill chose Chatham

A very high percentage of our Rentals each year are to Families. We are quite aware that they look forward to their annual Vacations or Getaways with great Anticipation. Our Home, for a myriad of reasons, provides an escape from all the trials and tribulations that we all encounter in our daily lives. it is located in a uniquely tranquil setting where everybody can "do their own thing" ------ or can just kick back and "do nothing but flat out relax". It's our job, as Owners, to make sure that all the preparations are in place to ensure that, after you leave, you can turn to each other and say: " You know what, that was an absolutely fantastic Vacation!

What makes this house unique

Sitting on our Ocean View Deck watching the Sailboats go by as the sun sets

on Nantucket Sound ------- with an invigorating glass of Wine in hand. Total

tranquility; Life is Good!


West Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • We also have an Outdoor Shower in which to rinse off after Swimming, Sailing, Kayaking ---- or any other event.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1st Bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double
    3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    4th Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms in the front part of our home have superb Ocean views! All four Bedrooms have enticingly gorgeous hardwood floors.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • 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
Other Amenities: Large Wide Screen Samsung HDTV, Air Conditioning, Computer Room, Answering Machine, Portable Phones, Huge Collection Of Hardcover & Paperback Best Sellers, Beach Chairs, Beach Cooler, Beach Umbrella, Board Games, 300 DVD Library, Horseshoe Pit, Kayak Storage At The Dock, Washer/Dryer/Iron/Ironing Board, Nature Trails, Hammock, Picnic Table, Sports Field, Gameroom With Pool Table & Bar, Lobster Pot, Extensive Concierge Info, Great Outdoor Shower! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: KITCHEN and DINING ROOM have just been designed and exquisitely remodeled by the premier Custom Cabinetmaker on the Cape. It's incredible! So, during your Vacation visit at our Home By-The-Sea, you can look forward to preparing your Meals in a truly state of the art Kitchen, and serving them to Family & Friends in a splendid Dining Room with a spectacular Ocean View. Enjoy!


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average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Great family vacation home

  • 4 of 5

Great family Cape Cod vacation home. Quiet neighborhood with a water view.

You can walk to the local " not to" crowded beach. Plenty of space and bathrooms for 2 couples and 4 children ages 17-23. Comcast and wifi worked great. The kitchen was fully equipped with plenty of dishes and cutlery. Our only problems were the toaster is ready to be replaced and the blender was broken. We had a great time and would consider it for a future visit

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous. Five star!

  • 5 of 5

A thoroughly wonderful experience! Clean, comfortable, well equipped, great location! Dealings with owner and rental agents excellent and efficient! Marsh and hardings beach were easy to walk to, downtown chatham is close and charming. We biked and walked many cape beaches during our stay. Perfect for the family reunion!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had a wonderful reunion at this beautiful vacation home. With a great layout, this house is very comfortable and very spacious . Having three full baths and bedrooms at opposite ends of this very clean, nicely decorated home provided privacy for all and plenty of shared space, too. The outdoor shower was not be missed! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need for big family meals, including a lobster feast. Bill left clear instructions and notes so there was no guessing where to find what we needed or how best to take care of his lovely home. The pool table, card table, hammock and horseshoe pit kept our active group happy. Even the threat of a hurricane didn't take away from our fun. The book selection and DVDs provided plenty to do during the few rainy hours we experienced. We tried out many of Bill's restaurant and shopping tips, too, so helpful. Coffee down by the dock and cocktails looking over the water in the late afternoon was such a treat. This house is in a convenient location in a quiet neighborhood among other lovely homes. Check in and out was simple. Thank you, Bill for allowing us to be your guests! We'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bristol CT

Perfect house for kids and parents

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a family reunion at this house and it was great. The house has everything and is close to everything. The game room was a favorite of the kids and we enjoyed cool nights on the deck and picnic table. The sunsets were gorgeous from the house and Hardings Beach. We cooked in a lot and the Kitchen has all you need. Perfect house and will stay again

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Celebrating Birthdays in Chatham

  • 5 of 5

We are 4 childhood friends who got together to celebrate our 80th birthdays at this wonderful home in Chatham on Cape Cod. It was a perfect home and destination for us and we had a great time. Thank you Bill for you efforts and suggestions. It was a pleasure dealing with you. Everything was perfect. Ann, Cynthia, Betsy, and Bev.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Punta Gorda, FL

Fabulous experience!

  • 5 of 5

What can one say about "Mr. Bill" and his wonderful Chatham home except "Fabulous!"?? The house itself is as delightful as it appears in the photos----spotless and beautifully appointed, but homey and very comfortable. Great beds and bedrooms on each end of the house, a big family area with living room, dining room and kitchen inviting lots of together time in the center of the home, the den/poolroom area downstairs as a bonus, and an office upstairs with books and pamphlets that probably provide more information on The Cape (food, shopping, activities, local events) than the local Chamber of Commerce!! (That is in addition to the notebook of house information and concierge notes in the Welcome Folder!!) We had books, DVD's, games, children's toys/books, and everything you could want for cooking/serving meals IF you're inclined to do much "cooking and serving" after all the information Bill provides on where to eat and what to order. When I originally rented this house, I asked Bill in passing if there was a domino set (or I'd have one of the kids bring one)......... He went out and bought one! WHOA!! Since then, in the correspondence back and forth, I have come to understand their much-deserved pride in this home and their desire to go above and beyond to make their tenants feel welcome, comfortable and happy. The check-in/check-out was a breeze; the gals there were most pleasant and obviously are very fond of Bill. (Even the trash guy was great! I had another bag to put out and he waited for me with a smile!........) My adult kids loved the house as well as all the information at our fingertips; within 24 hours THEY were referring to our 'landlord' as "BILL"---like an old family friend! We walked (the beach and the Chatham Bars area), played, dined like kings thanks to Chatham Fish & Lobster, spent time at the beach (NOT in the water, however!!), had great lunches at The Squire in Chatham and The Beacon in Orleans, but most/best of all we relaxed and enjoyed sunsets and our family time. Told Bill I would have to live in that house for at least 4 years to watch all the movies, read all the books that interested me, and take part in the activities that are available in the Chatham area. This was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much, Mr. Bill!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
20.4 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport/Hyannis
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Chatham Squire
Nearest Ferry
4.4 Miles
Harwichport: Freedom Lines to Nantucket
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Seaside Links/Chatham
Nearest Train
86.2 Miles
Route 128 Amtrak Station Westwood, MA.
Nearest Motorway
0.6 Miles
Route 28/Main Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Larry's P.X.
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Hardings Beach
Car: recommended

LOCAL ACTIVITIES: Chatham Lighthouse Tours, Chatham Fish Pier, Chatham's hugely popular Summer Band Concerts, Sightseeing Flights/Skydiving at Chatham Airport, Walks in the Sand to Chatham's Stage Harbor Light, Seal Watching Cruises in Chatham Harbor, Wonderful Biking/Walking for the Family on the Cape Cod Rail Trail, Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Baseball League (#1/USA), Weekly Chatham Angler Baseball Clinics for the kids, Chatham's Superb Shops & Boutiques, Kite Flying at Chatham's Hardings and South Beaches, Breakfast with a Dynamic Ocean View in the Main Dining Room of Striking Elegant Chatham Bars Inn, Lunch or Dinner at the Chatham Squire ------- a Town Favorite, Wickedly Delicious Ice Cream at Chatham's Emack & Bolio's, Tranquil Beauty of Chatham's Outer South Beach, Dining with the locals at Larry's P.X. in West Chatham, Chatham's Festive 'First Night' Celebration on New Year's Eve .......... ending with Fireworks over the Oyster Pond at Midnight, Day Trips to Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard, Fascinating New England Antique Shops, Performances at the Cape Playhouse (Oldest Summer Theatre/USA), Plimoth Plantation, Strikingly Beautiful Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich.

MORE LOCAL ACTIVITIES: J.F.K. Museum in Downtown Hyannis, Discriminating Dining at Chillingsworth in Brewster, The Land Ho Restaurant & Pub in Orleans --- the Cape's version of Cheers, Chatham's Annual Christmas Stroll, Art's Dune Buggy Tours of the breathtaking Sand Dunes in Provincetown, Monomoy Summer Theatre in Chatham, Golfing on links throughout the Cape & Islands, Visits to the Brewster Country Store on gorgeous Route 6A ------ perhaps the Prettiest Road in America, Lighthouse Overnight Tours on Monomoy Island, Clamming on the Brewster Flats at Low Tide, Body Surfing along the Ocean Beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Whale Watch Cruises in Provincetown, Beachcombing, Discovering Endless Cape Backroads, Harwich & Cape Playhouse Junior Theatre Performances for the Kids, Dynamic Fall Foliage, Historic Cape Cod Lighthouses, Wine Tours/Tasting in Truro, Cape Cod Clambakes, Water Skiing, Sailing/Kayaking, Tennis, Kite Boarding, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Surf Fishing, Side Trips to see the Mansions in Newport, Boston Duck Tours ---- a really fun time, Minute Man National Historical Park --- commemorative site of the opening battles of the American Revolution in Concord & Lexington, Swan Boats in the beautifully manicured Boston Public Garden, the Witches in Salem, or Boston's famous Freedom Trail and venerable Fenway Park. Welcome to Paradise!



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $50

Rates: $1400-$3600/Week

NOTE: Thanksgiving and Christmas are a Minimum Four Night Rental.

NOTE: There are presently NO Rental Taxes in the Town of Chatham!

NOTE: Form of Payment Accepted >>> VISA, MASTERCARD, Personal Check, Bank Transfers.

NOTE: No Pets Allowed

NOTE: Smoke Free Rental ........ No Smoking Allowed

NOTE: $50.00 Damage Insurance Fee Provides $500 Coverage, and is Non-Refundable After Occupancy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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