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Lovely House and Garden with Privacy and Clean Pond for Swim

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Chatham House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2)

This is a lovely home with a European flair, private and idyllic with its own 200 feet lake front and clean water for swimming. From the house and garden you have beautiful views and complete privacy from neighbors. It is a ranch, built in 1964, has cathedral ceiling in living room and A/C in bedroom. On hot summer days a nice breeze usually comes up from the lake. Avid hikers can walk to JackKnife beach.

Riverbay is a residental area, approx. 1-2 miles to beaches and downtown Chatham. Stop and Shop and nearest restaurant about 1 mile from house. Danish and English guests come here every year. Barbeque in the garden on gas or charcoal while the moon rises over the lake. Sunbathe in privacy on the deck with a book and a drink. This is called a little paradise by many repeat guests.

Keywords: Cape Cod Ranch

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ragnhild Munck Bjerke, 775-224-1810
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
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Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2016
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About Ragnhild Munck Bjerke, 775-224-1810

I bought this house because of its location. The views are beautiful and the lake great for swimming. I grew up and was educated in Denmark, have worked both there and here as a social worker. When I married my late husband we retired to Nevada. Two of my daughters have lived here over two different periods, and for many years I have rented out to private guests and have had many come back year after year. Some day I expect to move back and live here permanently.

Ragnhild Munck Bjerke, 775-224-1810 purchased this house in 1991

Why Ragnhild Munck Bjerke, 775-224-1810 chose Cape Cod

The house was not bought for rental purpose, but because this is a nice place to live and have guests. They come from Denmark and England and from all over this country. It has central air-condition.

What makes this house unique

Here is beauty and privacy. Yet it is close to beaches, to Chatham and Orleans, shops and theaters and golf. Pleasant bay is great for sailing and kayaking.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Lovely House and Garden with Privacy and Clean Pond for Swim
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a few days in this comfortable , clean home with our 20 month old well behaved dog! The back is idyllic- peaceful, serene. We swam in the pond, kayaked and enjoyed the scenery. Everything you could possibly want was in the kitchen and the lcoation was fantastic! Looking forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elverson, PA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage in Chatham. It was located on a quiet street in Riverbay and we had access to enjoy and swim in a lake below the property. The house was equipped with everything a guest would ever need and the owner was delightful. The drive to downtown Chatham and the beaches was a very short distance away. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words. And welcome back. Ragnhild
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Sherborn, Ma.

A Real Gem!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, the landlady fascinating and you could hear the bullfrogs at night.

We lacked for nothing, with a very gracious host and an excellent and remarkably private location.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Katy, for your kind words. You came with three dogs and everything went well. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Ragnhild
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Washington D.C.

A bit of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat! It is a lovely house with a European flair; we love the red dining room, the sun room and the fabulous deck overlooking the garden and the peaceful lake.

We thoroughly enjoyed swimming and kayaking in the lake and resting on the float, thank you for making that available. There are so many beaches close by to chosse from, and we also walked to swim on the Pleasant Bay side, enjoying the beautiful views from the golf course on the way. With both Chatham, Orleans and Harwich close by, we were spoiled for choice as far as dining, shops and entertainment. We can't wait to return to the peaceful bit of paradise on the lake. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tusind Tak Klinke. Mor
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Jackknife Beach
Car: recommended

There are lovely shops in Chatham and Orleans. There are good restaurants and theaters and wonderful salt water beaches nearby.


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Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) there is a pull-out sofa in the sunroom for an occasional guest
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Although we have neighbors, you would not know it when sitting on the patio. You have so much privacy in the garden and very idyllic surroundings.

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