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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


South Chatham House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath sleeps 7

Great House + Great Location + Great Reviews = Great Vacation!

(15) FIVE STAR REVIEWS for this ADORABLE CAPE located in A QUIET FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD with year-round neighbors and pride of ownership...GREAT for a RELAXING and PEACEFUL VACATION....RENTS SUNDAY to SUNDAY to beat the heavy Saturday Traffic.

'Down By The Sea' is a bright cheerful beach house w/ decor inspired by Coastal Living Magazine. A 40" flat screen SMART TV with the Xfinity Sports and Entertainment Cable package been added to the den and TV has been added with the same Sports and Entertainment package to the upstairs Sailor's bedroom.

'DOWN BY THE SEA' sleeps a maximum of SEVEN, is 1/2-3/4 miles to Pleasant Street Beach in South Chatham, WiFi and SMART/Cable TV equipped, tv in upstairs bedroom as well, air-conditioned bedrooms and TV Den, a washer & dryer, an enclosed H/C Outdoor Shower, a InfraRed Gas Outdoor Grill, outdoor dining & seating, premium mattresses on the king and queen beds, a Pack N Play, room for a crib rental in the master, and equipped for badminton, croquet & more. Lots of bikes and beach gear!

You may walk to popular Pisces Restaurant or The Talkative Pig, 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, the neighborhood is flat and quiet for bike-riding, and there are warmer Nantucket Sound beaches, bumper cars, trampolines and homemade ice cream & fudge nearby. 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!

Pleasant Street Beach is approx .6 mile. Chatham Village is 4.5 miles. Harwich Port is 3.5 miles.

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

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2016

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 closeby 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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average rating of 4.882353 based on 23 reviews

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
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I have written a very complimentary review of Kathie McCarthy 's wonderful home. I am not sure what

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Kathie's wonderful home. It was clean, well equipped and in a great location.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad you had a wonderful time!
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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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A wonderful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a great week at Kathie's house. The house is in a great location close to Red River beach and Pleasant Street beach. We either biked to or ran to both beaches almost every morning. The house itself was lovely. Very clean and loads of space. We had lovely weather but the one hot night the window units kept the house very comfortable. The long private driveway was a novelty for us and made the house more unique. We made use of the bikes for exploring the area. Overall a great trip at a great house. Kathie is very accommodating and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so thrilled you and your family had such a wonderful time in our home! Thank you!
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and location. The landlord thought of everything and labeled everything with clear instructions. Only complaint would be that the lights flickered constantly. Probably needs to upgrade the electrical system. Always worried that a fuse would be blown or a power outage. Even night lights flickered. The house itself is private, extremely well kept and decorated. Easy walk to beach, and drive to downtown Chatham. Would definitely recommend to others and will hopefully return to the house in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So happy you liked the house and enjoyed your stay. Sorry to have learned that there was an electrical issue with the house, but having been advised by the next guests, it was fixed immediately and all is well!
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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/bars 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
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pisces Restaurant, as well as Box Office Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 2nd - Oct 15th
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Rentals $40
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $160

An additional fee for cleaning ($160.) will be charged by the cleaning company, linens ($40 for the linen service company) and a REFUNDABLE security deposit of $300. will be required as well). HomeAway charges a booking fee directly and is quoted in the initial rate. Rates are subject to change until contract is signed by owner. 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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South Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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
  • 1st Mate's Quarters - 1 queen , Premium QUEEN, room for PacknPlay or crib, two bureaus
    Captain's Quarters - 1 king , A/C, Premium KING Bed, room for crib, 2 bureaus, lrg closet
    Sailors' Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , sleeps (3), Cable TV, 2 bureaus
  • Each bedroom has window air conditioning. One Pack n Play available. You can rent a crib or toddler bed on the Cape, just ensure they make Sunday deliveries/pick-ups.
  • 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
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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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