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Walk to Town - Great Location, Full of Charm

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5

This cottage is close to everything that Chatham has to offer, as well as the conveniences you want nearby. It is within walking distance (1/2 mile or less) to the shops and restaurants in downtown Chatham, Oyster Pond Beach, Veterans Field (home of the Chatham A's and a large public playground), and the Chatham Seaside Links Golf Course. This charming 2 bedroom house also has all the comforts of home - air conditioning, 40'' flat screen TV (HD with HBO and NESN), wireless Internet, and a gas grill. The outdoor shower w/hot water is a great treat when you return from the beach. You can walk to the bank, the pharmacy, and the post office. The interior is decorated in white & light blue with touches of the seashore throughout. This house is the perfect getaway for a week during the summer or in the off season. While sitting in an Adirondack chair in the back yard on a summer Friday night, you can hear the distant sounds of a Chatham A's baseball game and the Chatham band concert.

Christine Butler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2016

About Christine Butler

I grew up in north central Connecticut, and started coming to Chatham in 1979 with my family (parents, sister, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins). I live in Lynnfield (north of Boston) now with my husband and our two sons.

Christine Butler purchased this house in 2007

Why Christine Butler chose Chatham

I have loved Chatham for as long as I can remember. I first came here with my family in 1979, and we vacationed here for 10 days each summer until 1991. I also spent the summers here while I was in college and graduate school. I always dreamed of having a house in Chatham. With the help of some real estate-savvy family and friends, I realized that by renting out the house during the summer, I could make my dream a reality, so I bought the house in 2007. The house needed a lot of work, and since then, we’ve replaced all of the windows, put on a new roof, put in a new furnace and hot water heater, installed a new tile floor and toilet in the bathroom, bought new living room furniture and a larger TV, put in an outdoor shower, installed the fence for more privacy, bought a new picnic table and Adirondack chairs for outside seating, bought a new fridge/freezer, put in new window treatments, and completed many other house projects too numerous to mention. While my now-husband was chipping away at all of these house projects, we also got married in 2010 and now have two little boys (3 ½ years old and 2 years old). We take a week during the summer to enjoy our own vacation here, so we are always looking for ways to make the house even better. It is so nice to see our little boys falling in love with the Cape just as I did when I was younger. My husband has also “converted.” Though he would also like to have a house in the mountains, he does love Chatham, especially in the off-season.

What makes this house unique

When we looked to buy a home in Chatham, we looked for a house with just a short walk to town. We planned on having children, so we wanted to be on a quiet street. We fell in love with the location of this house. It is 0.3 of a mile to town (Main Street). It is 0.4 of a mile to Oyster Pond Beach, a perfect beach for children. We can also walk to Veterans’ Field, home of the Chatham Anglers, three playgrounds, and the Chatham Railroad Museum. It is a 1.5 mile walk to Lighthouse Beach. If you want the luxury/convenience of staying close to Chatham’s Main Street for a reasonable rate, then this house is perfect for you.

When we are staying at the house, we walk to all of the playgrounds, the ball field, and the Railroad Museum. We even walk to the Lighthouse, but we only do that in the morning or evening because the double stroller takes up most of the sidewalk (ha ha). The location of this house is even better than we hoped it would be, and we love spending time here. If you want to rent this house, enjoy it while you can because once we can afford to keep it for ourselves, we will!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Walk to Town - Great Location, Full of Charm
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Perfect family cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this cottage three times as a family of 6. Each vacation week in this perfect cottage has been the highlight of our summer. Walking to the Chatham A's games, playing on the school playground, walking into town, and spending our days at the nearby beaches keep us busy during the days...coming back to this pristine cottage to unwind at the end of the day by tossing a football or cooking on the grill makes it the perfect place to stay! We are already booked for next year too. Our 4 boys wouldn't want to spend their summer vacation anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chatham Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week and the house so well equipped for our family. We absolutely the loved the outdoor shower which was great after days at the beach! The house is in a great position and so close to everything hence we were able to walk to most places.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Andover, MA

Perfect Chatham House with a Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our family vacation in September of 2009. This home is walking distance to a great playground, Oyster Pond (a perfect beach for toddlers), and downtown Chatham. The outdoor shower is amazing... A perfect place to clean off after a long day at the beach. The home is super cute and very comfortable (well-maintained and clean). Plenty of space for a family of four... we were even able to fit two pack and play's in the secondary bedroom. Great backyard for grilling and playing. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with too! I highly recommend this home! I wish we could go back this year.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sandown, NH

Great Cape Cod Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us and our two small children. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We loved be able to walk to town and being a short distance from the beach. My son loved the bunkbeds and the outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Weymouth, MA

Adorable Chatham Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here August 9-16. The cottage is small but clean and neat as can be. The owner has done a wonderful job decorating and really capturing that Chatham charm. A short walk to the shops and cafes of Chatham Center, a longer walk to beautiful Lighthouse Beach. Fabulous outdoor shower. Bright and cozy little cottage. We really enjoyed our visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schenectady, New York

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice, very clean and very well-maintained. The outdoor shower is the best I've ever seen! I loved it; I used it everyday! Although the house itself was small, my sister was able to visit with comfort! We walked to a nice, kid-friendly beach (0.5 miles), we walked to town (0.3 miles) and we walked to the Chatham A's baseball games(0.2 miles)! Great location! Lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Security Deposit $200
Payment by wire transfer $60

2016 Season
$1,600/week June 4th - June 24th; weekly rental
$2,100/week June 25th - September 10th; weekly rental
$1,600/week September 10th - October 18th; weekly rental

$1,100 (deposit for one week rental) and security deposit ($200) to confirm reservation - balance due 60 days prior to rental period.

$60.00 fee for payment made using wire transfer

Rates are subject to change

50% of payment is due to make reservation; balance is due 60 days prior to stay
Payment by check is preferred. There is a $60 fee for paying by wire transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 851 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds - double on bottom; twin on top
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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