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Walter Branson

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Last week of summer available at discounted price

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Short Walk to Beach and Downtown

We have a duplex with two side-by-side units with two bedrooms each. Little to no sound passes between the units.

Do you like to walk on the beach? We have the best location for it in North America (maybe the world)! A 3 minute walk from the door and you can walk for miles, 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), finding horseshoe or hermit crabs, or swimming in the warm water bay adjoining the marsh.

If you want to walk to Chatham's picturesque downtown, that works too, about 20 minutes along mostly back-streets.

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 mid June through early September.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Walter Branson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english


based on 16 traveler reviews

Last week of summer available at discounted price
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Super Location

  • 5 of 5

The owner was friendly and responsive during our stay. Amazing location just steps away from the marshes and lighthouse beach. Our kids were captivated by the seals, sea birds, crabs, and the beach. Incredible location!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful Way to Start the Summer!

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first vacation on The Cape and Walter and The Bluefin offered a great home away from home. Walter is a very friendly and gracious host. The home was perfect for our family (3 girls age 13, 11, & 6 yrs) The Bluefin's loft was quickly adopted by the children while my wife and i enjoyed having our own separate master room. Kitchen had everything we needed. No issues with the WiFi. Washer & Drier was certainly appreciated too.

While we typically drove to downtown Chatham, I could see that walking from the property would be pleasant. The walk to the beach was a lot of fun. There is a path that leads through the marsh and over the dunes to the southern end of Lighthouse Beach. Our girls spent hours chasing crabs, watching seals...we even found a sea star.

We certainly fell in love with Chatham. Great location to explore the entire Cape. About an hour to P-town. About 45 mins (i think) taking back roads to Hyannis. But it was the quaintness of Chatham that has put this location on top of our list for next year's vacation.

Would we recommend this property? Yes. Will we return to this property? Yes! Unfortunately...not soon enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect for a get away!

  • 4 of 5

We lucked out with perfect weather in mid-May, so we were out and about more than we were at the house - however, when we were there (with toddlers in tow), it was comfortable, spacious, washer/dryer, plenty of kitchen supplies, comfy beds, and a lovely (though longer) walk to the beach and/or town. Each neighbour we met, too, was very kind in welcoming us to the quaint little section of Chatham. We'd absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing stay at this quiet and comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say we really loved our stay at this property. Our children stayed upstairs in the bedroom and had their own loft "lounge" which gave my wife and I a little more space to ourselves downstairs, even if they were still in plain sight.

The truly amazing aspect though is the proximity to the beach, which is just a few minutes walk down a secluded street. I worked out every morning in the middle of this beautiful marshland with no one around. You are on the bay side at first and then can take a quick hop over the grass and be on the ocean side.

Then we came back at low tide and caught our dinner, which alternated between clams for a scrumptious linguini and clam sauce dish and steamers, which is a major weakness of ours. (don't attempt clamming without getting your shellfish license. Met the warden twice. They're not fooling around but it's so well worth the fee)

Another nice bonus was the outdoor shower, which is kind of standard in these parts but no less enjoyable after being covered in sand from an awesome day at the beach.

You can also go watch the seals in the harbor as the fishing boats bring in their catch. Seafood at the market right there could not be more fresh.

Walter, the owner is very quick to respond though we didn't really need anything.

We would highly recommend this place and plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Excellent Chatham Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a week and it was great! Awesome location. 10 minute walk to Lighthouse beach and 5 minute walk to the bay behind the house. 5 minute drive to downtown Chatham. The house is very nice and has wifi. Quiet location. This rental is a great deal.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, open, beautifully located for great walks. We went out to eat, watched the Chatham Baseball League game, walked on a long sand bar, enjoyed grilling at the house. We would recommend this vacation place to friends and family. There is plenty of room, and the host was great too.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lighthouse Beach


Rates & Availability

Chatham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Special Offer
Aug 26 2016 - Sep 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants

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