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Great Beach Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Short Walk to Beach and Downtown

Please note that we rent Friday-Friday in the summer. Please ONLY request a Friday-Friday rental from the last week in June through the first week of September.

We have a duplex with two side-by-side units with two bedrooms each. Little to no sound passes between the units. This listing is for our Striper unit, which features a large open living area with a large table and two good bedrooms, all on one level. In addition to a total of 4 beds in the bedrooms, there is also a queen foldout in the living room.

Do you like to walk on the beach? We have a great location for it. A 3 minute walk from your door takes you across a gorgeous salt marsh that connects to an almost empty wild beach of Cape Cod National Seashore, where seals peek at you as the waves crash at your feet as you walk by.

If you have kids, they'll love chasing the fiddler crabs in the salt marsh, digging for clams (need a license to keep 'em), and finding horseshoe and hermit crabs.

If you want to walk to Chatham's picturesque downtown, that works too, about 20 minutes along mostly back-streets. Lots of shops, restaurants, a movie theater and Chatham A's baseball games at Veteran's Field!

In addition to the empty beach across the salt marsh, we are also a 5 minute walk from popular Lighthouse Beach. Walk or ride your bike where you need to go and leave the car in the driveway!

Please note that our rental week runs Friday to Friday from late June through the first week of September. Please only request Friday-Friday rentals for those periods. Note also that for Spring and Fall periods during which a nightly rate applies, you can choose any nights, and there is a discount available for rentals over 5 nights, please inquire.

Our Bluefish unit is also available. You can find it at This is also a 2 bedroom unit, and is on two levels. It is slightly less expensive than Striper. The Bluefish unit is good for couples, and is particularly enjoyed by families with kids ages 3-12 (the kids love having the 2 room loft area all to themselves!).

More Details

Walter Branson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Walter Branson

I first moved to Chatham in 1967, and have loved it ever since. Our property is about a quarter mile from the house I spent my barefooot summers in as a child.

Walter Branson purchased this house in 2012

Why Walter Branson chose Chatham

My wife and I bought our duplex because of its fabulous location adjacent to a gorgeous Cape Cod National Seashore beach, with a beautiful salt marsh and uncrowded bay beach even closer. We also like the serene backstreets walk to downtown.


Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants


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average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
Lynn, Massachusetts

Great home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Walter's place for memorial day weekend. Even though the weather didn't cooperate with us, we still had a good time. The house is clean, beds were comfy and there were enough blankets to keep us warm during the colder nights. The location is perfect! within walking distance of lighthouse beach and a private beach which we enjoyed very much. Its also only minutes away by car to the Chatam fish pier, grocery stores and many other attractions. Walter was easy to communicate with prior to our arrival, always accessible by email. The cable was out during our stay, which was unfortunate since we wanted to catch the Celtics playoffs, but Walter left us a note and promised a small refund for our inconvenience. Despite this minor problem, we had a great time and will definitively come back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry about the Celtics! I had the same problem when I came down, and ended up watching the game at The Chatham Squire. This happened only because the cable tech decided to not show up for the appointment to fix it prior to your stay. Anyway, the cable is back now. Walter
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Loved the house and the location.

  • 5 of 5

House was well maintained and clean. No issues at all.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great rental in a quiet location near beach

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time renting this property. Walter, the owner, was quick to respond on renting the home and the property was exactly as described. All in all, I'd consider renting this property again and would love to come back and spend the time in Chatham next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Private Beach Setting

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a private area of Chatham with a private beach a short walk away. The owners keep the property clean and well appointed. It is a perfect beach vacation home for small families.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milford Mass

Great vacation property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fabulous vacation at this Chatham cottage. It was clean, very spacious, has everything you need, it's in a great location, close to Main St. and beaches, but still in a quiet, quaint neighborhood. Walter, the owner was great to work with. Everything was just perfect!! We loved going to Oyster Pond, nice small quiet beach. We enjoyed the "Impudent Oyster", great food and drink. And Larry's PX has the best breakfast EVER!! We would absolutely recommend this location to anyone who loves Cape Cod.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxed at cape cod!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here at cape cod. The location was excellent especially if you have little children. The bayside is a short walk away with calm waters, incredible amounts of wild/sea life and quiet quiet quiet making it ever so relaxing. Have been there twice this year and will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lighthouse Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
cleaning $110

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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