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25+ Great Reviews! Best Kept Secret: Sunday to Sunday Rental - Less Traffic!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

***** FIVE STARS! OPEN & BEACHY! Avoid Traffic: Rent SUNDAY - SUNDAY

'Down By The Sea' is a bright, cheerful, quintessential 3 bed / 2 bath beach house....in a QUIET FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD with year round neighbors...for a very RELAXING vacation....yet close to everything.

Returning guests booking by 1/1/18, contact owner to lock in 2017 rates. New guests, $1295/week low season, and $2495/high season.

Sorry, only 7 or 14 day rentals. Cleaning Fee $160/week. Lots of details below and in the photo captions.

'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, Propane Barbecue 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 GEAR FOR YOUR USE, beach carts, umbrellas, beach gear, ETC. !!! Beach, Bath and Kitchen towels are provided and require washing; Linens are not. Linen rental services will deliver and pick up.

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!

More Details

Owner
Kathie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 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 house...it 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. This house is close to two charming villages...downtown Chatham Village and Harwich Port. So many shops, restaurants, and things to do!

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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Amenities

South Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Contract (attached below) must be completed. Full name, Home address & Employment Info Required. NO PARTIES or FUNCTIONS. No Subletting Allowed.
  • No transfer of lease. No guests allowed, other than those listed on the contract. Barbecue scraped & Fireplace swept if used. No Sleeping on Couches.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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!

Reviews

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25+ Great Reviews! Best Kept Secret: Sunday to Sunday Rental - Less Traffic!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 30 reviews
Shrewsbury, Ma
5

Beautiful home in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I had a wonderful stay. The house was well equipped with everything you need for a fun and relaxing vacation. Tons of beach toys and gear along with a well equipped kitchen and beautifully appointed guest quaters. We spent our days at the beach, exploring Chatham and checking out the area attractions. After a long day out and about we loved coming back to the house and relaxing. Best family vacation rental! Hope to be back again next year. Thank you Kathie for being so responsive and helpful through the whole process.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you were able to use the toys and gear and also had so many nice days to explore the area and the beach! Thank you for taking great care of our home, and please do come back next year...we would love to have you back!
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5

Homey, clean and super-organized

  • 5 of 5

The owner has supplied so many thoughtful details! She also was very reachable by text. It was spacious for 3 women and has a large lawn for fun and games if visitors have children. A wow. Good location too.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time. Thank you for taking such great care of our home, and come back and see us soon!
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ipswich MA
5

Great house in Chatham!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at this relaxing and comfortable house . Kathie is a pleasure to work with and has put in some much time creating a warm and relaxing home for guests . She has the touches that make you feel at home and a huge binder full of everything imaginable about the area . The home is clean and in a great location . We loved the yard and outside seating areas . I would highly recommend this property and can't say enough about how nice and helpful Kathie was . We are hoping to return again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and even more importantly, for taking such great care of our home during your stay! We would love to have you and your family back!
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5

We had a wonderful second stay! This home is perfectly located - private setting yet close to town.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kathie for a pleasant stay in your home. We enjoyed our second stay very much! The home is perfectly stocked with everything a family would need at the beach, in the yard and for family dinners together! The location is just right- close enough to downtown Chatham, Chatham beaches and the National Seashore. We enjoy Coast Guard beach every summer! It's such a perfect way to spend a vacation on the Cape! We hope to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such great care of our home, and we hope you will be back next year as well!
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5

Fantastic house with all the amenities you could ever want.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property on a large, well maintained property. Kitchen and dining areas well laid out. Bedrooms large with great beds . Plenty of room in the house. Location - close enough to walk to local beaches and centrally located for a myriad of shopping, eating, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and please stay with us again the next time you are on the Cape!
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5

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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
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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