About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
8-9BR, 5BA, Comfort, Class, Sophisticated Charm, Ocean Harborview, Best Beach!
Chatham! Perfect Family / Reunion / Retreat ! "Stunning, extra large, Cape House, the former main estate house of a sailing retreat, with ocean harborviews, deeded water access, 2 decks, big yard, quiet, safe area for children, spectacular Hardings Beach on Nantucket Sound. Stroll to boating, beach and quaint village hamlet (shops, restaurants, ice cream, etc). Safe bike path to beach or renowned center of Chatham.
PLEASE NOTE: This property will accommodate large family groups of all ages and grandparents; or discerning groups of couples or singles. Eight private bedrooms + suite. All beds are standard adult size suitable for adults or children. Beautiful home, walk to shops, restaurants, ice cream, bike path, and famous Hardings Beach... top-rated beach, fun for all ages, and safe!
Welcome to captivatingly beautiful Chatham & 'Harborview House', a private sailing lodge in prestigious 'not-to-be-missed' Chatham, now a beautiful, quality, year-round vacation house. This spacious, charming, well-maintained, extra-large 19-room beach-house-style lodge is 'Family/Reunion Perfect'! The common areas are large (great room, dining room, family room, breakfast area, etc.), there are two full kitchens, and the bedrooms are numerous: ALL beds are suitable for adults or children... no bunk beds, no trundles, no undersized beds, no cots. This property sleeps 8 to 20 very comfortably. Private 1st floor suite with 2+ bedrooms, 2nd kitchen area, full bath, for general use or for additional privacy for families with young children, or grandparents. Central A/C throughout! High-speed wireless internet. All modern baths. Oriental rugs, rustic charm, beamed ceilings, wide pine floors, massive fireplace, quality furnishings... a crisp immaculate modern-classic... nothing dowdy... nothing dated... safe for young children (enclosed 10x30 harborview deck, private off-road grounds). The house is very gracious, spacious, private, & fully-equipped... perfect for that special summer family reunion, multiple families, multiple generations, singles, couples, getaways, wedding (family) lodging, golf-outings, celebrations, executive. It is located in a wonderful safe private area for children, walks, biking, boating, swimming, clamming, surfcasting, fishing, kayaking... or just plain relaxing!
This charming yet sophisticated private beach house overlooks Oyster Harbor on Nantucket Sound, the south-facing side of the Atlantic Ocean. Child-safe beach pedestrian walkway, bike path, to magnificent Hardings Beach or to our quaint village hamlet, with shops, restaurants, ice cream, etc.. It is a beautiful leisurely stroll to both! This path also connects to the Cape Cod National Seashore Rail Trail which covers the entire Cape! Since historic Chatham is ideally located at the 'elbow' of the Cape... midway between Falmouth and Provincetown... it is the perfect off-the-beaten-path 'hidden jewel' for endless exploration of 70 mile long Cape Cod!
Hardings Beach is 1-1/2 miles long and offers two spacious white sandy beaches with warm water swimming and terrific beach combing. National Geographic Traveler ranks Hardings as the safest and 'Top Cape Cod Beach For Families of All Ages'. It is ranked as one of the top 10 family beaches in the U.S.
Sun and relax on the deck and enjoy the picturesque harbor boating scene or stroll the many peaceful and scenic backroads of Chatham.
Deeded association path to water... kayak from Oyster Harbor to town or isolated Nantucket Sound beaches... moor your boat a stone's throw away... or rent... at one of two neighborhood marinas. Bring your bikes... or rent... safe biking to the beach or bike the Cape... this is bike path country! Fall in love with the view, the beach, the area, the ambiance.
Set down by the water and nestled in the towering pines, this 3-story property at first appears diminutive... it is anything but! With ocean harbor views, numerous private bedrooms, and many large common areas, this property is the largest vacation rental in the Hardings Beach area... and one of a select few that offers the best of all worlds... quality, location, togetherness AND privacy.
The beach is a key reason many, if not most, people come to the Cape. Hardings Beach has received national recognition due to: its expansive size (over a mile in length for those long beachwalks); its beautiful dunes; its white sandy beach; its breath-taking walk to Stage Harbor lighthouse (incomparable!); its south-facing orientation for the best and longest sunny days; its location on the warmer and calmer waters of the south-face of the Atlantic Ocean, known as Nantucket Sound, the best of Cape Cod; its lifeguards; its safety for children; its ample parking (no parking problems!); its REAL bathhouses; its relatively uncrowded summers (everything is busy on the Cape but Chatham, a quaint fishing village & resort, is off the beaten path); its swimming, recreational surfing, fishing or surfcasting, kayaking, windsurfing, kite-boarding, paddle-boarding, all possible regardless of the tides, with great non-threatening waves for all ages; most importantly, no dangerous riptides and no unexpected beach closures; and, of course, its wonderful location in Chatham itself, 'Cape Cod's Most Beautiful Walking Village', the 'Nantucket of Cape Cod', known for its vibrant Town Center with unique shops, restaurants, galleries, festivals, and famous band concerts!! Not as rocky & shallow as the Bay, not as cold & rough as the Atlantic... Hardings Beach on Nantucket Sound is 'just right'.
'I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we all had at your house in Chatham last week. What a gorgeous spot! And the layout was perfect for our extended family. First-floor facilities for my mother, lots of rooms, two gathering places for large groups inside and the fabulous deck outside, a dining table big enough for all 15 of us, and room to set up croquet on the grass. Add to that perfect weather and the warm water at Hardings and we were all pinching ourselves all week. Also thank you so much for your quick responses to our questions'.
'Thank you so much. Your home is beautiful, views are fabulous and Chatham is wonderful. Wish we lived here! It's been wonderful and hopefully we'll rent from you again soon'.
'We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect, so well equipped with nice linens and towels and loads of kitchenware so it was great for our large group of 20. The furnishings and deck worked so well for a lovely beach group vacation. We couldn't think of anything we would change'.
'I just got back to town after a great time on Cape Cod. The house worked out great for us. We really enjoyed ourselves and the relaxing setting. Everything we needed was there including the lobster pot. Beds were comfortable, nice to have two kitchen spaces and refrigerators, and the dining room was spacious and comfortable (we ate at the house most evenings). Thanks for the nice bottle of wine - we opened it as soon as we arrived and enjoyed it immensely'.
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- May 27, 2018
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Three generation family reunion
The property was perfect for a large family gathering! With two fully
equipped kitchens and plenty of eating space, we shared some memorable meals together. Conveniently located to downtown Chatham for restaurants and shopping!
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for sharing your experience.
Beautiful house in quiet area, VERY Cape Cod :)
I shared this house with my family and friends the weekend of my wedding. It is beautiful and spacious and we all had a blast. Betsey was extremely accommodating and so easy to work with!! I am from the Cape as is she, so we both cherish being able to share the experience of Cape living with others. They take great pride in this home. If I ever have another get together I wouldn't hesitate to rent. Thank you so much!!
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate the kind words! We especially like that you feel it is "very Cape Cod". Thank you for being great guests. :-)
Our family feels so fortunate to have found this beautiful property! My sister was married in early June followed by a gathering in Chatham for a special family reunion. My parents were able to somewhat relax before the wedding, and REALLY relax afterward, reminiscing with extended family from all over the country! Our family really appreciates good food, wine, laughter and comfort. This home fit the bill perfectly! We felt blessed with the beautiful wedding, the well-equipped accommodations - and the weather! Highly recommended!
Chatham Just Perfect!
So much fun! Too much time passes between family reunions and you forget how important they are! 16 of us rearranged our busy schedules for a "must do" gathering on Cape Cod. Friends recommended Chatham and they were right! We had never been to Chatham before and delighted in its laid-back, fisherman lifestyle. Lots of magnificent fancy new homes, but a vintage charm dotted by antique cottages and quaint shops. A worthy history lesson for all of us! Everything to do, yet nothing to do. Perfect!! The house was amazing, everything we wanted and more, and we recommend it highly. This was a great place to gather where you also had your space and privacy.
There once was a strong group of women who worked together, and were in desperate need for a retreat. So they boarded planes, originating in many different cities and made a trek to the Cape. The festivities began with a meal shared by all, good food and conversation ensued. There were many dance parties & a lot of laughter, games, heart-to-heart sharing, sealing the bond of the group of strong women! Long journeys on the local roads, by walk or run, taking in the lovely sights. This morning we depart back to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, awaiting the time we are together again! This was absolutely perfect – we enjoyed our time immensely! The house was everything we needed and more! OH, MO, VA, VA, KY, IL, PA, LA, NJ
Our Wonderful Cape Cod Vacation
We have decided that we are going to spend a week (or more?) on Cape Cod every summer from here on out. This was our first trip to this terrific place. Even though our large group made enough memories in one week to last a lifetime, we want more!! It's not easy to get family from all over the country to travel far and want to do it again. What wonderful family time we had at this special place - so comfortable, clean, impressively stocked and well thought out. The beds were comfy, the amenities perfect, the water view delightful, and the property was spacious enough inside and out to gather or to spread out. We loved the ocean harbor view from the deck, the national seashore beaches, fishing for stripers & blues, kayaking, biking, games in the yard, peaceful walks, and swimming at incredible Hardings Beach! All in all, wonderful! We have found our new go-to place!
Other Activities: Ocean & Bay Kayaking
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*Top-quality rental* Sleeps 8-20 in comfort - adult-size beds for all: family/friends reunions, couples, singles, children, retreats, celebrations, golf, corporate, bride&groom families, etc! (7Q,2D,10T). No bunk beds, no trundles, no undersized beds, no sofabeds, no cots. 2-7 night minimum stay. Now renting 2017. Minimum stay varies. QUESTIONS? Contact Owner Member Chatham Chamber of Commerce. Thank you!
Easy Payment Terms.Stroll to all (0.0 - 0.9 mi) - quaint village hamlet, restaurants, shops, beach, marina, yacht club, kayaks, paddleboards, power boats, bike trail, etc