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Fully Equipped Cottage Steps from Lighthouse Beach and South Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

From this cottage you can walk down a private path to a private beach just south of Chatham Light. From there you can walk down South Beach to see the seals which gather there.

When you dine in the evening in the cottage you will watch Chatham Light shining in the window.

A mile walk down Main Street you will find excellent restaurants, gift shops, art galleries, and, if you like fine chocolate, Chatham Candy Manor.

If you wish to email your friends, the cottage is equipped with a Macintosh computer with broadband connection/wi fi, and a printer.

There is a gas grille and dining table on the patio.

There is no charge for telephone service unless long distance calls are made.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher and microwave.

The cottage is provided with everything you will need for comfort. Bring your own linens or we can supply them for a modest additional charge.

Dogs are not allowed.

Keywords: This cottage is comfortable for two to four people, close to the beach and an easy walk to town

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About The Owner

The cottage, called "The Barnacle" was completely rebuilt a few years ago and is furnished and equipped for comfortable living. The beach is just a short distance away, the light house shines in the window at night, and in the spring and fall sometimes a deer comes by to see what I have planted for him to consume.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1964

Why The Owner chose Chatham

Chatham is a town which has everything. Two miles up the road you can visit the Fish Pier and see the boats unload their daily catch. A mile down the beach you can find seals. There are two excellent theatres in town offering popular plays. The restaurants are excellent. If you want to visit Provincetown, that is only an hour's trip. You may be able to catch a fish from the shore, or there are charter boats which will take you out for bass and bluefish.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is only a short distance to stores, restaurants, and places to visit, but is off the main road and is quiet and peaceful.


Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , convertible sofa in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This cottage 'The Barnacle' is about 600 feet down a private path to a private beach. It is very close to Chatham Light, and a one-mile walk to the center of Chatham. There are miles of sandy beach to walk on, and seals will be found on the beach half a mile south of us.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Fully Equipped Cottage Steps from Lighthouse Beach and South Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely small house...just perfect for 2.

  • 5 of 5

We love Chatham and it was lovely staying near Lighthouse Beach. The house is well maintained and comfortable. Russ was responsive to any and all inquiries and/or problems. The only thing is that the mattress needs replacing and Russ said that he would do that. Otherwise..Chatham is lovely and we were very happy with the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was GREAT!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Barnacle is a lovely cottage close to the beach and town. The cottage is clean, efficient----really quite charming! The shower has great water pressure---this was a very pleasant surprise!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York NY

Excellent Spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I plus our Golden Retiever spent a week here in mid August. The location was perfectly situated, just a short walk across some dunes to the beach which seemed frequented by more wildlife than people.... stunning. The cottage was cozy with all amenities from big screen iMac and printer for those google maps, flat screen TV and well stocked kitchen. We used the propane grill nearly every night, enjoying local seafood and vegetables. There was a nice little breakfast place within a morning dogs walk away. It was also a relatively short ( always depending on time of day ) drive up the coast to enjoy other picturesque beaches at the National Sea Shore and Provincetown. The cottage is adjacent to the owners home who was incredibly hospitable and provided a wealth of suggestions wittily described for supplies, restaurants and local knowledge. The pizza was killer! We had a terrific vacation and will definitely be going back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage for Two

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this cute little cottage because it was a short walk to the ocean across the sand dunes. We also like to walk to the Main Street shops and restaurants every day and discovered quiet side streets that passed by numerous historical houses and beautiful gardens behind the lighthouse. We generally rent in this area due to the quiet neighborhood and the convenience of walking to everything. We park the car once we arrive unless it is a drive to Route 28 for groceries.

The cottage is located near the nature area by Morris Island and we enjoy walking here for our daily exercise. We had a deer and a coyote cross the road in front of us as we made our way past the harbor and marsh land. This is a beautiful area of Chatham where nature abounds.

The cottage was well equipped and very clean. It was stocked with paper goods, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, etc. The bathroom included a full size tub/shower which is a rare but delightful feature in beach cottages. It is perfect for a single person or two people. The owner lives next door but we rarely saw them during our outings to the beach. The payment arrangements are very simple with no hidden fees. There is no written contract which is unusual but all worked out fine.

The only thing we did not enjoy was the soft mattress due to the style of the bed (we like a firm mattress). There was no box spring and the slats beneath the mattress kept slipping out of place despite fixing them each day.

We would definitely rent this cottage again and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quiet and private location in Chatham but also likes the convenience of walking to town or the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location- best deal in chatham for the price

  • 4 of 5

Best deal in chatham. Great location for this price. Walk through a long path to lighthouse beach. Small cute cottage close to lighthouse beach, walk to town. Very casual place, small, basic, but met All of our needs. Great shower pressure. AC worked great. Computer, internet, tv, dvd, etc. Bring towels and sheets. Watch for ticks- they were everywhere this year. Unfortunately, no longer taking dogs as of July 1st.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethlehem, PA

Absolutely ideal

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited here in December for one week. It was charming and an ideal location. We were able to walk into Chatham every day. We found the Christmas celebration in Chatham a wonderful week long experience. We have a 3 year old Chocolate lab and enjoyed visiting and hope to return. Perfect for a couple or a new family. Everything is there for you. Owner was unbelievably accomodating and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
7 miles (Route 6 MidCape Highway)

The beach is 600 feet away down a private path, and after a short walk down the beach you will find a large number of seals. A short walk from the cottage there is a marina which offers seal tours by boat - this is fun for kids.


Rates & Availability

Chatham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 22 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals are weekly. This is somewhat flexible outside of high season (school summer vacation),
particularly if longer periods are desired, but during Summer the best use of the house is
to be filled with happy vacationers with no gaps.

If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

80% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
60% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in date.
40% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
20% if cancelled after that.

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.
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