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Perfect Cottage - Lovely waterviews & walk to beach - heat & AC

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, two full baths and outside shower - sleeps 4

This updated cottage is the perfect vacation spot offering spectacular views of Nantucket sound from the living room, dining area, master bedroom. An awesome Bose sound system, weber gas grill, ultra quiet Bosch dishwasher and washer/ dryer make your time away so much easier. Enjoy the bustle of downtown Chatham with the finest shops and restaurants on the cape. Stroll lighthouse beach and spot the grey seals basking in the sun or swimming in the waves. After a day at the beach or in town wind down on the back deck with a cool drink and enjoy the soft ocean breezes. The Friday night band concerts on the green are not to be missed. There are so many things to do in Chatham: hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, tennis, golf, watching the catch come in on the fish pier ( be prepared to see the reel deal) or for a quieter day- shopping, antiquing or napping on the beach. At night there is live theater in Chatham or in nearby Orleans. If you love movies---Wellfleet drive in is a favorite of our family.

Jane Johnson Abu
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

Why Jane Johnson Abu chose West Chatham

Great family cottage within walking distance to two Beaches -a private association beach as well as the more populated public beach completed with snack shop and boat rentals.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is small, however there are 2 full bathrooms and an outdoor shower. The second bedroom has two sets of bunk beds ( 4 single beds).

The bunks are best for children but can accommodate adults.


West Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunks
  • Two bedrooms : One with a queen bed. Second bedroom has two sets of bunk beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect Cottage - Lovely waterviews & walk to beach - heat & AC
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Abington, PA USA

Chatham Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great Cottage!

Great Location!

Great Vacation!

What else could you ask for.......................

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, very short walk to beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our two small children at this lovely cottage. Very short walk to beautiful Ridgevale Beach, which is great for kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage with a great view!

  • 4 of 5

We have vacationed at this lovely cottage for several years because we have found the location to be perfect and the accommodations sufficient for our needs. The property owners are very quick to address any issues and are very easy and pleasant to work with.

Given that we have rented for several years, we have seen several renovations to the cottage that have made our stay more comfortable such as new windows, living room television and appliances. The fully furnished kitchen has almost everything we would need (but we do bring our own Keurig) and the WiFi is quick and reliable. We also bring a Wii so that on rainy days the kids can have something to do.

My only concerns of the property are that the bedroom(s) could use a television (as with aging kids I don't want to watch what they watch) as it had in previous years, the BBQ is in desperate need of new grates, the beach chairs could use replacing and while the electrical is fine, it would be nice if there was a larger (or separate one for the bedrooms) AC unit that cooled the entire property (not that it is always hot at the Cape but it usually humid). This last point is one that we have struggled with but given the outstanding location one we have overlooked.

Things to do nearby for those who are not familiar with the area:

Food - First and foremost - Marions pie shop right up the street is a must do. Best pastries and you must be there early. Other great places to eat include the Kreme & Kone, Hot Stove or Brax (in Harwich) and there are plenty of ice cream shops!

Shopping is always good as are Chatham A games.

If you can get to Provincetown (P-Town) go on Dolphin Fleet for a whale watch.

Beach - you are right on Ridgevale Beach. There is a great (but slow) snack shack and you can rent SUP and boats right there.

Overall, this cottage affords its guests the perfect location with comfortable accommodations for a wonderful Cape trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chatham Charm

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this sweet, cozy cottage by the sea. It is well-equipped and very clean. The family room, kitchen and dining area were quite spacious...larger-feeling than the pictures indicate. It's an older home so the furnishings aren't brand-new and the bedrooms and a bathroom may be smaller-scale but, to me, that didn't matter one bit. I loved living here for the week. What a fantastic location! It's situated in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood but is just a quick walk to a bustling and very "family-friendly" beach. Probably the most "family-friendly" I've ever seen. Not only were there lifeguards and gentle waters but everyone, for lack of a better term, was well-behaved. There were many large family groups and people talked, played beach games, swam, etc. without imposing on others or getting on the lifeguards' nerves. Around 4:00, nearly everyone picked up all at once and went home for dinner. They came back after dinner to see the sunset. The town of Chatham itself has more abundance. This is a great place for a slower, quieter but thoroughly enjoyable vacation. I came away with a greater appreciation for the beauty of Cape Cod and its residents.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our property. I'm thrilled that you and your family loved our sweet cottage just as much as we do. Again, I appreciate your positive review. Warm Regards, Jane
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very charming, comfortable, and clean home. Home included many essentials that are often lacking in other long term rentals. Our toddler loved walking on the bridge to the beach and playing in the sand. Close to the downtown shops of Chatham. Had a delicious meal at near by Del Mar Bistro.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Boston or Providence
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Ridgevale Beach
Car: necessary

The house is on a neighborhood association beach pathway 100 yards from the private section of Ridgevale beach bridge. The public beach with lifeguards and a grocery/snack shop is just steps away as well.

Perfect for children with lots of wading pools and a constant gentle breeze. Additionally, School House pond, a spring fed fresh water body of water is a quick bike ride away (less than 2 miles). The cape cod bike path is less than a mile from the house.

Other Activities: Concert on the Town Green and local theater


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or special circumstances with dates etc... I am very flexible and have successfully rented our cottage to many people for over 16 years.

Please note all payments can be received on line.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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