check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Steve Simmons

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Private Contemporary Cape Set on a Hilltop

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Chatham House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Sleeps 6 Privately, 8 Total

You will enjoy easy times in this 3 bedroom 2 bath Cape set on a hilltop. This very well-equipped house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers complete privacy, a large deck with grill, outdoor shower, and ample parking. It has a contemporary open and airy floor plan with cathedral ceilings and skylights.

Beds: 2 downstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed, upstairs bedroom has a queen, a twin and a futon. The downstairs Master bedroom has its own bathroom. This house sleeps 6 privately, or 8 total.

The house is centrally located- Less than 1 mile to Oyster Pond Beach, Just over 2 miles to Hardings Beach on the Sound, or Lighthouse Beach on the Ocean, and 1 1/2 miles to charming downtown Chatham. The bike path is minutes away.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Simmons (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is great and the sun was shining all but one day so we had a great time. Send me an email in the spring when you start booking rental weeks for next summer. Thanks again -Frank
Sep 2004
  • 1 of 1

Reviews

4.7
based on 12 traveler reviews

Private Contemporary Cape Set on a Hilltop
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
3

Really odd turn of events - and one star views are blocked!

  • 3 of 5

We are a family of four travelling from the UK and stayed at the property for one week in July. Chatham was a relaxing week after our whirlwind tour of Florida and New York. We went whale watching and stand-up paddle boarding with Adventure Chatham who were fantastic. Visiting the fish pier market to watch the boats bring in their catch and the delightful seals that follow them in was a real high-light. The Friday night Chatham Band concert was a lovely evening too. Chatham itself was very busy and restaurants were always full, so if possible making reservations is a good idea. The Chatham Fish and Lobster company on main street sell delicious food.

The house is well equipped and very private. It was nice and peaceful and we heard very few aircraft from the nearby airport. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was a welcome bonus on the hotter nights. The electrical circuit in the bedrooms was was a little odd and several lights didn’t work, and in fact a fuse tripped the day we left. The upstairs bedroom does not have any blinds so our children found it difficult to sleep well in there.

The owner was good with contact before and during our stay, however things took a very strange turn after our return. The owner deducted $44 from our security deposit and said it was initially due to a charge for currency conversion. However, as we had paid in dollars via the HomeAway site and had also paid £50 for the non-sterling fee we queried this with the owner and HomeAway. The owner then changed his story to say that had spoken to the cleaning company who discovered that that we brought a dog into the property and so extra cleaning was needed. This was complete fabrication and I struggle to find words to express how ludicrous this is. The house was left very clean, with all towels washed and folded, all bedding washed and in the dryer despite having to leave at 10am. As stated to the owner and HomeAway and for the record here; we never spoke or saw the cleaning company, we don’t own a dog, it would have been physically impossible for us to have travelled from the UK with a dog, and as my husband has an allergy to dogs we can never have one nor stay in a property that allows dogs! The owner stopped answering any emails and I am on my fifth telephone calls to HomeAway Customer support who just keep apologising and saying that it will be escalated, but I don't hold out any hope. Shame on both of you. A really sad end to the holiday

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the opening positive comments from this renter, she has somewhat mischaracterized what took place at the end of her stay. In short, this guest travelled from Britain and paid via credit card. A card processing fee was deducted from the payment I received, and I am ok with that as a cost of accepting credit cards. A fee was also charged and deducted for conversion from British Pounds to US dollars. I have travelled overseas and been charged these fees when I use a credit card, and I understand these are user fees, not merchant fees. I deducted this charge from the security deposit and returned the balance Monday morning after the guest left on Saturday. It should be noted that in my 12 years of renting this property, I have only made a deduction from a security deposit one other time, when I rented to a group of twenty-somethings and they left mounds of trash in the driveway. Almost immediately after I returned the security, this renter began emailing me complaining about the deduction and warning me she had reported it to the legal department at the website. I was contacted by the website, I explained the deduction, and they took no action. When the tone of her emails became even more negative, I pointed out that I believed she had broken the rental agreement by having a dog on the property, as our cleaner reported seeing one to my wife on the day the guest departed. This would not be material, except this renter stated that I 'changed my tune' about the Currency fee deduction and said it was related to the dog. That's not true. The Fee deduction was, and is, the currency conversion charge. I only brought up the issue of the dog in frustration at her complaints over the minimal fee deducted, and no deduction from her security was made because of it. Upon further reflection, I will refund the currency fee as a gesture of good will since I have already spent too much energy over a minimal amount of money. We will be adding shades to the skylights in the upstairs bedroom this off-season.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Great Stay, Enjoyed the visit.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for the week and all of us very much enjoyed our time here. Very nice amenities, updated kitchen and flat screen TVs. We are two families that consist of 4 adults and three kids between the ages of 2 and 6. There was plenty of room for all of us. We also really enjoyed the private backyard. Additionally we took advantage of the very convenient location. Not exactly walkable to downtown but a very short drive. The owner is very reasonable and easy to get in touch with which makes things easier as well. If we come back to the Cape, we would certainly thinking about staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

a fun weekend at the Cape

  • 4 of 5

we had a fun weekend staying at this house on the Cape! It was very close to town and accommodated our extended family very nicely! We enjoyed a few long afternoons out on the deck catching up with old friends who were in the area. We didn't have enough time to check out the canoe (although glad to know it was an option) but enjoyed being so close to the many Chatham beaches and the wedding venue we were in town for...one thing I would just make a note of again for anyone planning to sleep people (or kids) in the upstairs room is that there were not shades in the skylights and although this didn't impact us too badly (we have early risers) its definitely worth noting if you plan to use the upper floor in the summer for a bedroom...but all in all we had a great 3 day weekend on the Cape at this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic Cape Escape....

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family's vacation. It is very well appointed and in a very convenient location. We were able to explore Chatham, Brewster and Eastham with ease. Plenty of boating, golfing and biking very close by.

The owner was very easy to communicate with professional. Highly recommend this wonderful homeaway!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great Cape Cod Rental

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week of July at this wonderful Cape Cod home.

The house was in great condition and clean. The kitchen and back patio was great for cooking/grilling and enjoying the evenings. The house was so great for hosting dinner with some friends staying on Cape Cod, that we ate dinner out only once during our stay.

Very spacious and easily accommodated our family of 5 with three children.

The location was also very convenient, close to Main street and many options for beaches. We enjoyed biking and running from this location. We also had a great day canoeing on Lover's Lake and having a picnic.

We would highly recommend this location to any family looking for a comfortable and relaxing Cape Cod vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

A Vacation to Remember

  • 5 of 5

5 out of 5. We were expecting a wonderful "home" away from home - but this Chatham house exceeded all of our expectations. Three families - 6 adults and 2 children shared a space that afforded all of us places to relax and enjoy. We especially enjoyed the deck area and grill. Being able to dine outside and enjoy the resident bunnies made this trip memorable. This is a place for adults and families with children. This certainly deserves a 5 star rating for comfort. Pat from Rochester, NY

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Chatham is at the 'Elbow' of Cape Cod. Because of its geographic position, there are perfect stretches of ocean beach-front, more tranquil beaches on Nantucket Sound, and a serene town beach on saltwater Oyster Pond. There is a nature preserve on Morris Island where you can hike and sight-see from the ocean bluffs, or take a boat tour to see the large seal population off Monomoy Island (they swim right up to the boat!). Downtown Chatham is an eclectic mix of galleries, restaurants, and shops of every description. Every Friday night in the summer, there is a band concert at the town pavilion. Cape League's 'Chatham A's' play here.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Chatham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept 2016
Aug 31 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 
 
May/June 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Sept 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security (refunded after $250
Cleaning $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 3 queens, 1 twin, 1 futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Deck with patio furniture and gas grill, Hot/cold outdoor shower, Canoe; computer with Broadband Internet + Wireless; ping pong table; beach chairs (4), boogie boards (2).

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties