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19 Great Reviews! Great Rates for beautiful September Months

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

***** (15) FIVE STARS! OPEN & BEACHY Avoid Traffic : RENT SUNDAY - SUND

Great House & 15+ Great Reviews = Great Vacation!


Quintessential CAPE 3 bedroom /2 bath house....


'Down By The Sea' is a bright, cheerful beach house w/ decor inspired by Coastal Living Magazine.

GREAT for a RELAXING and PEACEFUL VACATION, in a quiet family neighborhood with pride of ownership and year round neighbors....This house rents SUNDAY to SUNDAY to avoid the heavy Saturday rental turnover traffic.

'DOWN BY THE SEA' sleeps a maximum of SEVEN. The house is 1/2-3/4 miles to Pleasant Street Beach in South Chatham, WiFi and 40" SMART Flat Screen/Cable TV equipped, Flat Screen TV in upstairs bedroom as well, air-conditioned bedrooms and TV Den, washer & dryer, Private Enclosed Hot & Cold Outdoor Shower, InfraRed Gas Outdoor Grill, outdoor dining & seating and picnic table for the kids, a Pack N Play, as well as room for a crib rental in the master. Badminton, croquet & more. Lots of bikes, beach carts, umbrellas, and beach gear!

Pleasant Street Beach is approx .6 mile, with Hardings and Ridgevale and Oyster Pond a short drive away. Chatham Village is 4.5 miles. Harwich Port is 3.5 miles. You may walk to popular Pisces Restaurant or The Talkative Pig (coffee, salads, pizzas, craft beer and more), and ride bikes to the nearby bike trail, or take a drive to Downtown Chatham or Harwich Port Village for antiquing, boutique shopping, galleries, restaurants, Chatham Fish Market, and excursions or ferries to see seals or whales, fish for minnows in the nearby Red River Inlet or watch your kids chase hermit crabs at Ridgevale Beach Tide Pools, go birdwatching or nature-walking, or explore the islands!

For the kids, homemade old-fashioned ice cream shoppes nearby, bike-riding, warmer Nantucket Sound beaches, bumper cars, trampolines and lots more. Create fabulous family memories you will cherish forever! Chatham is the quintessential charming Cape Cod town. The Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard make great day trips as well!

Towels and Linens are NOT provided, but can be rented from, and delivered by, a local service.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2017

About Kathie

We make so much out of our weeks in Chatham and all the other villages around and hope you do too! We thoroughly enjoy the charm, great beaches, nice people, great antique nooks and shopping, but most of all, great clam chowder, New England seafood and homemade ice cream! We love to jump on the bikes and peddle a loop down over the marsh to Red River Beach, then up to the Old Colony Rail Trail Bike path, then peddle to down the bike path to Hangar B Eatery and order a big stack of Blueberry Pancakes or Eggs Benedict and watch the small planes taxi and take off. And in the morning with a low tide, drive to the N.O.A.A. and walk out to the spit and check out seals and birds, and more. But don't linger because the tide will come in! We also love to Jump on Jim's Water Taxi at the Pier and cruise over to North Beach Island and boogie board with the seals! It is so quiet out there, we always feel like we literally have the island to ourselves! We love walking around Nantucket's Village which is a short ferry ride five minutes from the is a beautiful boat ride and does not feel like a ferry at all. We venture a little further into town to the acclaimed Dune Restaurant for the best lobster rolls in town! And if we are maxed out on sun, we take a drive up to Provincetown for more great food and galleries. (No worries, we will burn it off biking and boogie boarding at Marconi Beach tomorrow! )

Why Kathie chose Chatham

Chatham is so charming and this comfortable private home is an excellent way to enjoy it. There is nothing better than walking to dinner, then sitting on the beach until the sun goes down. This home affords the easy beach life. Two popular restaurants are within walking distance, and the Chatham Fish and Lobster Company is close by if you want to grill your own in the backyard. Birdwatch at the breakfast table, or walk to the Red River Marsh. Drive to Provincetown and stop at the Cape Cod National Seashore along the way. The Nantucket Fast Ferry is a five minute drive to the dock in HarwichPort, and Martha's Vineyard also makes a great day trip from the ferry in Hyannis. There are bike trails and walking trails close as well.

What makes this house unique

This SUNDAY turn-over schedule allows you to enjoy a Friday night in town (great restaurants and music at the bandstand most Friday summer nights), and not have to rush home to pack. Also the majority of the turn-overs occur on Saturday, so you will miss the SATURDAY turn-over TRAFFIC.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My family and I have really enjoyed this stay at this house. I really love it here. We come to Cape Cod every year, and I have to say that this is the best place! And I will say again I really do love it. The best beach was Ridgevale Beach. It was really fun and great for kids." (declared by a happy young guest)
Jul 2014
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South Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No sleeping is allowed on couches. You must scrape the barbecue if you use it. You must sweep out the fireplace if you use it.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor, additional Outdoor Hot/Cold Enclosed Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs, this bathroom has a shower stall
  • there is also a private enclosed Hot and Cold Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Captain's Quarters - 1 king , A/C, Premium KING Bed, room for crib, 2 bureaus, lrg closet
    Sailors' Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , A/C, sleeps (3), Cable TV, 2 bureaus
    1st Mate's Quarters - 1 queen , A/C, Premium QUEEN, room for Pack n Play or crib, 2 bureaus
  • Each bedroom has window air conditioning. One Pack n Play available. You can rent a crib or toddler bed and also linens on the Cape.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Come to picturesque Chatham. Relax in the comfort of a home, so close to all Chatham and HarwichPort has to offer, yet away from the congestion of downtown Chatham, and on the bridge and Rte 6 with our SUNDAY CHANGE-OVER days!


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19 Great Reviews! Great Rates for beautiful September Months
average rating of 4.894737 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful Cape home

  • 5 of 5

5 star rental home! Everything that was presented in the profile was right on, especially with all the little extra items that you wouldn't expect to have available in a home. The home was clean and located in a great spot close to the water and downtown Chatham. The best compliment I can make is that we hope to rent again from this location next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, and we would love to have you and your family back!
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  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely, clean and comfortable home in a great location! The house had all amenities one could ask for and more! The owner was responsive and helpful - We look forward to staying here again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such great care of our home and we too hope you return the next time you are visiting Cape Cod!
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Huge house with lots of equipment

  • 5 of 5

We, a party of 4 adults and one toddler, had a great week at this house.

This is a really spacious house with a huge yard in a very quiet neighborhood. It is well maintained and the owner is doing everything to make you feel at home. The garage is packed with beachgear and stuff for outdoors activties.

I have been to a lot of rental houses in europe and north america but this was one of the prettiest and is, by far, the best equipped i have ever seen.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your taking such great care of our home and please come back to visit some day!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location and very close to restaurants and shopping. Very private with nice property grounds. Kathie is very helpful with questions and issues prompt replies.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you back this year. Thank you once again for taking great care of our home!
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Welcoming Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this adorable vacation house full of character. It is in a very quiet neighborhood, and offers privacy all around. The decor was beachy, and nice and bright --loved it! Spotlessly clean too. The large, level yard was perfect for my 3 and 6 year old grand kids to play in. The home is stocked with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen and bathrooms. There were lots of beach gear- chairs, towels, umbrellas, kids toys, and even a cart to haul it all in. The kids were very easy to entertain there as well, and checked out all the games and movies. Loved the outdoor shower! Although we brought our own, there were several nice quality bikes in the garage too. I wouldn't attempt to cross Rt 28 with smaller children, but the access to the rail trail was easy to get to from the house for adults. My favorite ride was to go to the end of Morton St., then off to the left for terrific riding, and at the rotary, turn up to the right and head to Brewster. The views and riding were fantastic! It was easy to crank out 25 miles, or just a few. My 3 year old grandson found a beautiful Box Turtle in the driveway under my car early one morning, and it totally made my day...I haven't seen one since I was a kid myself, so keep it slooow and say hi to "Zippy" if you see him again! I would love to return again for another fun week in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review! So glad you enjoyed your vacation in our home and we hope you come back as well....and in the meantime, we will keep a look out for Zippy! For any guests with questions about the Bike trail access, you may google the Cape Cod Rail Trail to see the route. There is an access point on Morton Street which is across from Forest Street at the cross walk on Main St/Rte 28.
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Perfect Cape Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed in Chatham for several years and this home was definitely a favorite- quiet location but near everything, clean and comfortable, charming decor and plenty of space and yard for every summer activity.

Kathie, the owner was always available and attentive to all our questions prior to our stay, during our stay, and we were appreciative of her time, no matter the time of day, or night.

The house was appointed with everything a family needs for a comfortable stay- our girls enjoyed riding the bikes along the long private drive, and the nearby Chatham Bike Trail. They also loved their room upstairs and enjoyed the TV- something they don't have in their rooms at home! Nights were spent in Chatham and nearby Harwich racing go carts, jumping on trampolines, and enjoying many different ice cream options. The home is located near a few beaches and we got a weekly sticker which allowed us to visit many of our favorite Chatham beaches during our stay. Kathie was very helpful with suggestions for Martha's Vineyard- we drove to Falmouth and rode the Island Queen ferry- as well as other points of interest in and near Chatham.

Very happy we chose this rental and will look forward to returning again! Thank you, Kathie!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It means a lot! We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation and that you liked Down By The Sea. We hope you come back to visit again!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Boston (88 m), Barnstable (20 mi), Chatham (3 mi)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
two popular restaurants/bar approx 1/2 mile walk
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Freedom Cruise Line high speed ferry to Nantucket
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
CranberryValley 18holes(4 m), SeasideLinks 9holes
Nearest Train
88 Miles
Amtrak into Boston
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 6 / Main Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pisces Restaurant, and The Talkative Pig Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Pleasant Street Beach
Car: necessary

Chatham is a beautiful seaside town with all the New England charm you would expect including fabulous beaches, restaurants, boating and more. Watch a Chatham Anglers baseball game or work off those 'Lobsta' rolls and 'Chowda' biking for miles on the rail trail, or visit the Cape Cod National Seashore a short drive away. Ferry to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard for the day, or drive to Provincetown for the galleries and fresh taffy and fudge.


Rates & Availability

South Chatham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 27 2018 - Jun 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $500

A signed contract is required, which shall include a home address and name of employer be provided. There is a strict NO PETS, NO PARTIES, NO SMOKING, NO VAPING, NO FUNCTIONS AND NO SUBLETTING OR LEASE TRANSFERS ALLOWED. Fireplace and Barbecue are not included in the cleaning fee, and therefore if used, you will be required to clean it. If it is used and not cleaned, then the Security/Damage Deposit will be FORFEITED. Rates are subject to change until contract is signed by owner. Currency Conversion Fees shall be paid by guests when applicable. Credit card fees and/or currency conversion fees deducted if canceling. There is a 60 day cancellation policy for rentals of one week, for rentals of more than one week, cancellation is 120 days prior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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