|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Cranberry Way cottage is a delightful and charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod cottage on a no-outlet street on a large lot with much privacy, within easy walking distance to Cockle Cove Beach. It is a quaint country cottage with central air conditioning, high speed internet, free phone calls to the US and Canada, fireplace, large new 2nd bathroom, washer and dryer, microwave, cable TV, DVD, CD, VCR players, gas grill, and it is only a short walk from conservation land at the end of the road. It is just 0.6/mile from beautiful Cockle Cove Beach and 2 miles from the center of beautiful Chatham, now on the list of one of the 10 best National Heritage Destinations to visit in the US. It is near great restaurants, museums, fishing trips, and the Cape Cod National Seashore Center with guided walks, films of Cape Cod history, and wonderful bike trails. Don't miss the opportunity to have a marvelous vacation at a reasonable rate on beautiful Cape Cod.
Chatham is a charming town in the middle of Cape Cod, accessible to every area of the Cape, plus Boston. There are delightful stores, museums, bike trails, Chatham Lighthouse, beautiful beaches, great whale watching and deep sea fishing trips, trips to the seal island, Playhouse, Melody Tent, Monomoy Theater with presentations by the Ohio University Players, weekly band concerts in the town of Chatham, and you are near the Cape Playhouse, the oldest summer theater in the country, the Melody Tent in Hyannis and an hour and a half from historic Boston.
There are many golf courses on the Cape, near historic Plymouth with Plymouth Plantation and the Mayflower, many bike trails through the Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham, working grist mills, oldest house on Cape Cod in Sandwich, Sandwich glass museum, Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, and many fresh water lakes throughout Cape Cod, and the lobster is the best in the world!
Mark's parents, Richard and Eleanor Perry, are the owners of two rental homes on Cape Cod in South Chatham and have been renting their three bedroom home on Pleasant Street for over 50 years. We are helping them out by managing the rental homes, now. We look forward to assisting you as you plan your Cape Cod vacation.
Eleanor Perry purchased this cottage in 1990
We feel Chatham is the most beautiful town on Cape Cod with so many fascinating things to see and do for tenants. There are fishing trips, band concerts, great restaurants, wonderful museums, charming shops, great lobster and seafood of all kinds, wonderful beaches, boat trips around teh harbor, seals on and around Monomoy Island, Chatham lighthouse, lovely churches, and the town has had excellent zoning which has maintained the charming atmosphere of the community. It is also on the list of the 10 Most Distinctive Historic Sites in the US. We love the town and felt this is where we would someday like to live in our retirement so have invested in two properties in this lovely town.
The Nantucket Sound beaches are on the warm water side of Cape Cod as the Gulf Stream goes by this area and out to sea at the elbow of the Cape. The fishing is excellent, the free weekly band concerts are most enjoyable, and the shopping is an experience not to be missed as the stores are charming, unique, and can't be matched elsewhere on Cape Cod. The wonderful restaurants are a delight as is the famous Marion's Pie Shop with recipes of all types that you should not miss!
We loved our week on Cape Cod. We enjoyed visiting the beaches (especially Nauset), antique shops, and galleries. In spite of all we did, we feel rested.
The property was clean, well maintained and the owner called to make sure all was well once. The cottage was comfortable and it was very quiet in the evening which was much appreciated.
In the morning we walked to the beach which was a little over1/2 mile away. Parking was available for a fee but the walk was so pleasant we preferred walking.
There were plenty of good restaurants and places to shop within 5 to 15 minutes of this location.
Couple of suggestions meals:
DINO'S breakfast grille - good breakfast- very reasonable.
Clancey's - Dennis on Rte 6- Nice dinner menu. Reasonable prices.
Brax - Excellent brunch- on Sunday. Reasonable
Chatham - Lovely litttle town- Variety of shops- minutes away.
Marion's Bakery- try the cinnamon buns. Whoa!
The owners of this cottage were pleasant, easy to deal with and very straight forward about their expectations which were minimal and completely reasonable. I would recommend this property to friends or family members.
THANKS FOR ASKING!
I found the owners to be extremely accommodating to accept our beloved dog and providing all that was necessary for a cottage on the Cape. The larger tv was left broken by the previous renters and the owners made two trips from their home to get it repaired for us which was certainly unexpected trouble for them. It took three adults to get the tv down from the wall and hoist it back up again after it was repaired. I did not use the portable dishwasher as we had only breakfast dishes to clean. We had a week of very good weather and many wonderful dinners at a different restaurant each night. The a/c was necessary as it got hot and humid. The beach was clean and we gladly paid the fee as it is cheaper than Connecticut! The cleaning deposit was returned promptly and I hope to return next summer.
Here are a few points about this property, both good and bad. When we arrived the owners were out of the country, we were told their cleaning lady had been briefed about us in case we needed anything or had problems operating the lock box, which in fact we did. We spent a good two hours trying to interpret the owners instructions, then called the cleaning lady who had not been told about us and was unwilling to help. We eventually figured it out and discovered later that the owner's instructions were misleading. The cottage is set in quiet location on a dirt road. We found the main bathroom to be light and spacious.
Once the owners had returned we had to ask for more pillow cases, dessert spoons, salad servers and dish cloths. We had to call twice about garbage collection. The dishwasher was caked with powder inside, previous guests must have tried unsuccessfully to make it work. It's a very old portable one and we didn't attempt to operate it.
We had a great month there because we made things work for us. Unfortunately when it came to the reimbursement of our deposit, the owners not only had to be reminded to send the check but then deducted $70 for professional carpet cleaning to remove two pet stains, at a cost of $120, which were absolutely not pet stains. They were two dirt marks near the door walked in by us. Removing them was covered by the cleaning deposit that we opted not to have returned. It is our belief that the owners should have been there to check us out and then we could have discussed it. They didn't bother. Deducting that cost from the pet deposit and not the cleaning charge is just sharp practice, so be careful.
We knew the owners allowed pets, but had hoped the house would have been thoroughly cleaned after the previous rental. We walked in the door to a strong pet odor, which after a few hours of air conditioning seemed to dissipate. The blue chair, chair pads, bed skirts and carpet were all covered in pet hair. So, our vacation began with me having to vacuum the entire house, which was a bummer. I called the owner to let her know we had arrived and express my concerns. I was then told that the oven did not work, but she would have someone call me to repair it. No one called and we went the whole week without a working oven. Not a major setback, but for what we paid, a working oven would have been nice. We rented a house for the convenience of being able to cook our own meals. The location was ok as it was close to the beach and bike trail. It was a bit far from town. More than the 2 miles we anticipated. Overall, we made it work. Luckily the weather was on our side, so we weren't in the house much.
Our home is on a no-outlet street which is just 0.6/mi. from beautiful Cockle Cove Beach. We are pet friendly and our home has central A/C, wireless internet, fireplace, and a flatscreen TV. It is 2 miles from the center of Chatham, a charming and scenic New England town which is one of the 10 areas in the US that have been declared National Heritage Sites of Distinction. We are near the Chatham lighthouse and the Cape Cod National Seashore, seal tours by boat in the Chatham Harbor, deep sea fishing trips and it is a reasonable drive to Hyannis or Provincetown. Chatham has wonderful restaurants as well and many unique and lovely shops. Weekly band concerts are free in the village park, and the Ohio University Players perform during the summer at their theater on Main Street and have been doing so for over 50 years. The shows (2 musicals each summer plus many great plays) are extremely well performed and Guild actors are hired for the older parts in their performances. We highly recommend these presentations!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
When you let us know you are interested in renting, we would email you a lease and hold the time until you returned the lease and a 50% deposit. The remaining amount would be due 6 weeks before the time of rental. If you do not return the lease within 10 days, then the hold will be released.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.