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Jennifer Scherschel

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Charming Cottage at Ridgevale Beach

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2 Bedroom, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 4-5

Located just steps from Ridgevale Beach (a fabulous family beach) and with additional access to a private beach, this delightful quintessential Chatham summer cottage is perfect for families. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood the cottage is completely furnished with all the amenities you might need. The kitchen is fully stocked with refrigerator with ice maker, gas stove, granite counters, and a farm sink. Furnishings have all been updated. There are 2 bedrooms (master has a new TempurPedic queen bed and second bedroom has 2 twin beds) and 1.5 baths (one equipped with a tub) and open living/kitchen/dining area complete with 40 inch TV, Blue Ray DVD, WIFI, and printer.

Outdoors you will find a patio and clothesline along with the important outdoor shower. We have both a charcoal and a gas grill. There is a table and chairs for 4 and of course the necessary Adirondack seating for the early morning coffee and the afternoon cocktail.

New for 2015 is our Toy Shed. Well stocked with beach chairs, wagons, umbrellas, bicycles, 2 cockpit style kayaks, beach toys and more.

This isn't just a rental home, this is our summer home and our family spends extended time here every summer. It is important to us to have all of the necessities of home. We have equipped the cottage with the things we love and use. We love the simplicity and charm of living in this classic summer cottage, close to the beach and in a quiet neighborhood. We hope you will find it a comfortable place for your family to spend your summer holiday.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer Scherschel (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english


based on 15 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage at Ridgevale Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Charming cottage - exceptionally maintained.

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful experience and we plan to book again next year. The cottage is barely a two minute walk to a fabulous family friendly beach. Jennifer made the experience better sharing information about the area. She really has thought of everything as it relates to stocking the home - extra blankets, board games, books, etc. We have rented a lot on the Cape and this was our best experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay in our family's cottage. We love our cottage and are happy to share it with others. We look forward to having your family stay again next year. Regards, Jennifer
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A piece of heaven!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cottage 2 times and are in the process of booking our 3rd returning trip. The cottage is conveniently located (2 mins walking distance) from Ridgevalve beach, the most beautiful and kid-friendly beach on the Cape. The cottage is very charming, clean, well maintained, and has great amenities. Jennifer, the hostess is very sweet and thoughtful; she thinks of and provides everything a family would possibly need including small things like Band-Aids, alcohol rubs and bug sprays. It has a shed that keeps bikes, beach chairs, beach toys and kayaks. We truly enjoy this cottage, going there has become a family tradition! Thank you Jennifer for sharing your beautiful cottage with my family! We will be returning many years to come.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so delighted that you enjoy our family's cottage. It is a special place and we are always happy to share it with families who cherish it as much as we do.
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Beautiful, charming cottage in idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in this beautiful, charming cottage. The listing was very accurate in regards to location. A beatiful location and the cottage was so close to Ridgevale beach. The cottage had excellent amenities from wifi, TV, printer, fire pit, barbecue and outdoor shower which was invaluable after spending all day on the beach.

The kitchen had every utensil you required to cook for yourselves. The cottage was clean and well maintained and felt very homely.

At the back of the house was an amazing toy shed, which had bikes for all ages, trucks to carry all your stuff to the beach and best of all there were two canoes which our kids carried to the beach each day just a few 100 metres away.

Jennifer was fantastic in telling us about the house and kept us informed of everything we needed to know prior to our arrival

As a family we enjoyed a fabulous week on Ridgevale beach and are eager to return soon. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone as a base to explore a beautiful part of the world

I would recommend visiting the pier to see the seals in Chatham, for families with small children Campground beach was ideal with rockpools for the children when the tide went out and Skaket and Ridgevale beach for beautiful sunsets.

We had a fantastic week in a beautiful part of america and at the end of each day came home to this beautiful charming cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Jennifer
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Absolutely Wonderful Place for a Family!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage by the sea is a wonderful place for a family vacation. The owners provide everything a family could need: comfy, charming living quarters, a well-equipped kitchen, beach bags and a great patio. The garden shed behind the cottage is a child's dream filled with bikes, helmets, beach toys, chairs and a wagon to get everything to the beach and back. The cottage is located on a quiet street and the beach is a short walk away. Our kids had such a great time. We can't wait to return.

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Jennifer
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A & C Mc

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage! Has everything you could possibly need and then some! Plenty of space for 4 and perfect that they allowed the dog! Will definitely stay here again if we head back to the Cape!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We would love to have you stay with us again.
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Great Location, Ideal for Young Kids

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here in August with our 2.5 year old. The location is ideal because it is only a 5 minute walk to the beach (when loaded down with kid accessories). Its also located on a quiet street (with a speed bump right in front of the house) so you can let the kids run around and play without much fear of traffic. You can tell the owner actually uses this home for their personal use because unlike other rentals we have had it had all of the beach necessities as well as cooking utensils like good pans and knives. Being so close the beach was huge with a little one as we were able to go to the beach quickly - and still get back for an afternoon nap, without wasting time in traffic or loading & unloading the car. It also allowed for pre-dinner walks on the beach or kayaking. We went out multiple times and the beach at Ridgevale is easy to access (at high tide) with calm water. The beach itself is also ideal for young kids because it is so calm with the tidal inlet available as well as the Sound. Jennifer has lots of good suggestions for places to go and eat - but we were so at home here, we only got to explore a handful. One tip - there are multiple "schoolhouse" ice cream shops one just up the road and another in Harwich - and they are both delicious. We loved our stay here and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rates & Availability

Chatham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $250

Please remember to bring linens, bath towels and beach towels - linen service is available at additional fee.
Cottage is to be left cleaned and orderly upon departure. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your deposit.

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Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 666 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Fold away bed in living area for additional person.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Linen service for an additional fee is available upon request. We also have a portable AC unit in the cottage. Additionally, every room also has a window/floor fan. Cottage is to be left cleaned and orderly upon departure.

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