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Hardings Beach, Oyster River Boatyard Area Cottage

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


West Chatham Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Recently renovated four bedroom cottage in Hardings beach area. Cottage sits on a peninsula between two boat yards on the oyster river. Split level with new deck off den and patio areas for eating out or grilling. Easy walking or biking to Hardings Beach, Oyster River town landing, bike trail or downtown Chatham. Perfect cottage for family who enjoys the beach or boating.

Newly renovated with two new upstairs, bedrooms and full bath. Upstairs is light and airy. New deck off family room. Two bedrooms downstairs with queen beds and two bedrooms upstairs, one with two twin and the other with a queen bed. Upstairs bedrooms have air conditioners. Fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerator.

Basement has washer and dryer and garage. Parking pad on top level and driveway along bottom level adequate for boat trailer. 2 Kayaks and bike rack that fits to a tow bar are available in garage. One bike is currently available on property.

The cottage is located in a beautiful quiet subdivision that is perfect for walking, practically no traffic and child friendly. Large yard is nice family play area for croquet, horseshoes or playing ball. Proximity to beach makes it easy to bike or walk, saving on beach parking fees. A great place for a family vacation or a quiet get away.

Keywords: cape cod cottage

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Terry Rice Burke
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Why Terry Rice Burke chose Chatham

This property has been a private residence. We have moved to Houston and have kept the cottage in the family because everyone enjoys it so much.

What makes this cottage unique

While staying in Chatham we enjoy walking around the neighborhood in the evenings, kayaking to town beach along the oyster river, biking along the bike trail, renting bikes for all of our teenagers and letting them go as they please. We also enjoy going to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket or driving into Provincetown. We also enjoy the shopping and restaurants in Chatham as well as the neighboring villages and going out for ice cream at the School House. We like to watch the boats come in at the fish dump and plan to do some fishing and whale watching on our next visit this summer.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Hardings Beach, Oyster River Boatyard Area Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Watertown, CT

Cape Cod Vacation

  • 3 of 5

The house was was cute and well maintained. The neighborhood was pleasant and quiet. The grill could have been better. We like to use charcoal but this one took forever to heat. The communication and follow through on the part of the homeowner/property manager is my biggest complaint. I felt like I had to hound the owners/property manager for basic information including how to make the final payment and how to access the house. Finally, I had to contact them about getting my deposit back. While the overall vacation was good, this lack of communication added unnecessary stress to it. Better communication and follow through on their part would have made this a much more enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Londonderry, NH

Great space!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in this terrific "cottage" (really feels more like a full size house). We are long time Caper's and this was the best house we've ever rented.

No musty smell like so many others (it is hard to avoid with Cape climate and closed up houses, I understand)! Decorated nicely, not cluttered/crammed with years of knickknacks. The yard is great, the location is terrific - close to town, and bike trails. Walking to the closest beach (Harding’s), is not realistic with kids, and anything more that a towel. It is bike-able if you travel light.

The bedrooms have lots of storage, and plenty of linen. The kitchen is spacious and new, it could use a few more serving bowls, and storage containers. The AC upstairs was great - a few more fans downstairs might be nice. Nice new Washer/Dryer.

Seemed to be a little miscommunication (we arrived before the cleaners) b/t realtor and owners - however all were professional and pleasant, but we recv'd different info from each.

The fooze ball table was a HUGE hit, and it was nice to have access to the garage to store bikes. Fishing from boat yard was "awesome" according to my 10yo (who biked down daily). The outside shower is NOT private, which is a bummer. We creatively parked cars and had "look outs" and managed to use it anyway - but we won't rent a house w/o an outdoor shower, and this one barely counts (but we made it work).

Quite neighborhood. Felt comfortable letting kids walk and bike around. MUST EAT BREAKFAST/BRUNCH AT "Hanger B" at Chatham Airport (bike-able). Catch a Chatham A's baseball game, and you can't go to Chatham without getting a RAZZLEBERRY pie from Marion’s pie shop - to die for!

We look forward to returning to this welcoming home. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

What a great find! Close to town and beaches in a nice and quiet neighborhood. So relaxing for our family! We had everything we needed and felt completely at home. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bronxville, NY

Great Value in Chatham

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for a week in mid-August and were very pleased. The location is very convenient to downtown Chatham, Harding's Beach, and Ridgevale Beach. It's located on a very quiet street - we barely saw anyone else in the area, although there are other homes closeby.

The cottage itself was well-maintained and spacious. Two large bedrooms downstairs, two smaller ones upstairs. The kitchen is large, and is well-equipped. One of the nicest benefits was a pretty large yard, which our kids spent a lot of time playing in. The yard also has a patio with table and chairs for dining or just relaxing. It was nice to walk just down the hill (literally a 60 second walk) to the Oyster River Boat Yard, where we were able to catch hermit crabs, although the water was a bit grimy. A little further south is the Town Landing, which is much more interesting, with a lot of boats, shells, etc.

Satellite TV worked fine, and the wireless internet was fast.

The owners were helpful and responsive, and checking in via the lockbox was no problem.

Only negatives would be the lack of a gas grill, and that the driveway is a bit difficult to maneuver out of, although we have a large SUV. It's not a beachfront location, no water views, but the convenience to the beaches and to town made up for it.

Overall a very pleasant experience. Oh, and you have to try Larry's down the street (on Main) - great local diner.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will be there later this month to check on things and fix broken items, replace worn furniture etc. We are also adding a foos ball table and improving the basement. Hope you will visit again. Terry Rice
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Fairfield, CT

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in April, and brought our 2 dogs. It was fantastic! The owner is great to work with and the house is beautiful, modern but has charming touches you'd only get at cape cod, and TONS OF ROOM.

If you want a beach front place, this isn't the place for you. BUT if you want a place that's super comfortable, has access to everything, has some great streets to walk on, and is charming, this is the place. We'll definitely consider going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henniker NH

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded my expectations. There are 2 kayaks for use at the river, which is a very short walking distance from the house. There is a TV in every bedroom (some small, but there) as well as a large flat screen in the living room. It is so clean, the basement only has two large chairs in it, but is a quiet place to read if you don't want to be outside. It's in a great location, only one mile from Harding's Beach...just great!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse
Schoolhouse Ice Cream
Oyster Pond
"Kayak from Stage Landing through oyster river and the pond into downtown Chatham for lunch a..."
Hardings Beach Rd
"Bike to the beach for free parking"
Old Colony Rail Trail
Veteran's Field
"Cape Cod baseball is one of a kind event. Outstanding!!"
Larry's PX
"Local Chatham along with the Squire at its best."
Mooncussers Tavern
Marion's Pie Shop
Chatham Cheese Co
Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Boston Logan or Providence, RI
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Red Nun
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hardings Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Oyster River Boat Yard
Nearest Point of Interest
Hardings Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Town Landing
Car: recommended

The cottage is located on a spit of land between two boat yards and the beach. You can bike into town, the beach or town landing where you can rent kayaks or paddle boards and paddle to the town beach. Also just a few minutes away from the Cape Cod bike trail that takes you all over the Cape.


Rates & Availability

West Chatham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. High season rentals from June 15-October 21, one week only from Saturday to Saturday.

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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West Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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