About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Everything in this Chatham retreat feels fresh and new, we keep it meticulously maintained and do a complete spruce-up twice a year. You'll find hotel-quality accommodations for 3 couples or a family, with all the comforts of home.
When you arrive you will find that our architect maximized light, air, and views, with great flow from the upstairs vaulted bedroom ceilings to the open plan downstairs. The spacious front and back decks overlook seasonal gardens with gorgeous landscaping and neighboring woods. From daffodils to hibiscus, we designed our organic gardens for lots of color throughout the spring, summer, and fall seasons, attracting abundant wildlife.
We are in a great location. Walk along protected wetlands to lovely Forest Beach, where you can find your own stretch of sand away from the crowds. It's also a short stroll to a great cafe and wonderful upscale restaurant.
Inside, each of the three bedrooms has its own bathroom, TV, DVD, and radio/Ipod port. The master suite has a tempurpedic queen bed and full bath. The other two bedrooms can be made up as twin sets or king, and contain all new pillowtop mattresses with hotel quality linens. There is a brand new ping pong table in our basement rec-room/art studio, and even beach towels are provided.
Our home is also handicap accessible, complying as much as was possible to ADA requirements on the entire first floor. Both front and back decks are wheelchair accessible. The downstairs bedroom flows into a shower bathroom with grab bars and also grab bars around the toilet. The upstairs back bathroom with shower also has grab bars. The upstairs bedrooms have a lofty feel with lots of windows and light, and we installed two separately zoned central air and heating systems (one upstairs and one downstairs) for your year round comfort.
Our living room, with two six foot sofas, two comfy club chairs, and extensive library for all ages, makes a great room to entertain and enjoy a book, game, or movie with a nice fire. This space flows into a brand new cook's kitchen, fully equipped with whatever you may need for any kind of feast. We have ample dishware and cookware for you and all your guests - no foraging for a corkscrew here! All of our appliances are top quality, including an extra full size refrigerator/freezer in the basement for your overflow drinks and produce.
An eight to ten minute walk from our front door leads you to Forest Beach on Nantucket Sound for swimming, birding, and water sports. If you want to drive your gear down there, parking is free. Following Forest Beach or the marsh path towards Chatham town, you will find our beautiful estuary. Watch the tides come and go, enjoy the shells and other ocean treasures at low tide. Go the other way on Forest Beach Road and you can easily walk to the Talkative Pig restaurant video rental store, Pisces Restaurant, the Cape Cod bicycle path and Highway 28. A five to ten minute drive takes you to the Cape Cod National Seashore and all kinds of beaches, both fresh and salt water ponds, and eateries.
We also enjoy a small public park, a five minute walk from our front door, which includes a tennis court, basketball hoop, and jungle gym for the little ones. Our neighborhood is quiet and safe, with woodsy shortcuts between beaches and plenty of nature for the whole family to explore. Our own gardens are organically grown and we include numerous native plants as well as the old favorites, with a nice lawn and eye for seasonal color changes. Winter is stark, with long views and excellent mix of tree and bush forms that can only be glimpsed when the leaves fall. Photographers come from all over for the unique Cape light during these months.
Our expansion of the original family home has created a wonderful and workable vacation getaway, where groups can gather for fun and scatter for privacy. In addition to the three bathrooms, we have a spacious outside shower with ramp and grab bars, and there is ample off street parking.
The ping pong rec room in our basement shares the space with a large laundry area and art studio with lots of natural light. There are two tv's down there and sofa, with plenty of room to fold and iron clothes or just hide out.
At every turn we have provided for our renters all those comforts that we ourselves enjoy, with amenities that will exceed your every expectation. Once you have experienced Paul & Mary's Place, you'll never want to go anywhere else.
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About Martha Newman
I am an artist, mostly painter, specializing in wildlife, such as endangered species, and pet portraits. I have been lucky to enjoy both coasts, living most of the year in Redondo Beach California.
Martha Newman purchased this House in 2007
Why Martha Newman chose South Chatham
My husband and I inherited the original home from his family and we began our remodeling in 2007.
What makes this House unique
Mostly I enjoy the fresh water pond swimming - this is not to be had where I live in LA and I love watching the trout and turtles swimming around in that spring fed environment. I also adore eating seafood and the Cape has the best.
Sports & Adventure Activities
great amenities and location ..central air,washer/dryer game room and supplies...our 4th visit to this rental
Charming, comfortable house close to the beach
We (a family of four and a dog) spent two lovely weeks at Paul & Mary's in late July. The house is nicely positioned between two classic Cape Cod towns, Chatham and Harwich Port, both of which have some great restaurants, bars, theaters. It's located on a quiet, attractive street, within walking distance to Forest Beach as well as the Cape Cod bike/hiking trail and a few restaurants. The house is well stocked with beach toys, movies, games, and a ping pong table. We found it to be very clean and comfortable. And nearly every question we had (about laundry, garbage, etc.) was answered in a strategically placed note. The owners were quick to respond to text messages.
The house has A/C but we only used it on 2-3 very hot days. Typically, leaving the windows/doors open was enough to capture the sea breeze. We grilled on the back deck several times and took a long walk around the neighborhood nearly every night. We also had friends over for BBQ on two occasions and there was plenty of room for everyone. Being big baseball fans, we also attended several Cape Cod Baseball League games in both Chatham and Harwich.
On our first morning back home, our eldest son said, "I'm going to miss that Cape Cod house." Us too.
I have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years but never one as welcoming and well equipped as this. The home is just as pictured, and is perfectly located in the beautiful town of Chatham. I highly recommend Paul and Martha's home to anyone thinking about renting on the Cape.
Wonderful house for a restful vacation getaway!
This is the 3rd summer we stayed at this beautiful house in S. Chatham and it was as nice as always. This spacious house is equipped with state of the art appliances and was immaculate with all the amenities of home. It is beautifully landscaped and tastefully decorated with beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The basement has a new ping pong table which we always enjoy. Chatham is a great town with lots of child-friendly restaurants with great food and beautiful beaches and playgrounds. There is a small railroad museum near the fire station which is always a hit with our grandsons. The owner is extremely accommodating and truly went out of her way to make our stay as memorable as possible. We look forward to returning next summer!
You are very classy folks to take the time to review us after so many visits. I hope you keep coming forever! It is always a pleasure to share with your family. cheers always, Martha
Beautiful and comfortable!
This home is beautiful and so comfortable! Warm and inviting, this home is beautifully decorated. The beds are super comfy and the central air was so nice after a hot day at the beach. Everything is provided, including sheets and towels. The neighborhood is adorable and quiet!
Five Star Perfection
From the moment you drive into the driveway, you know you have made a good choice. The first impression of Paul and Mary's place is one of comfort and beauty. In July, the front yard is filled with summer flowers--hydrangas, black-eye susans, coneflowers. A small deck off the front entrance overlooks this garden and is a lovely place for pre-dinner drinks. Inside, every attention to detail is evident. Kitchen is well-stocked right down to the salad spinner; appliances are top quality. Bedrooms are furnished with comfortable top-quality linens and toiletries are supplied. We loved grilling and eating dinner on the back deck.
We had a three week booking and friends and family came and went. Everyone enjoyed the quiet neighborhood, the 10 minute walk to the beach, the 10 minute walk to a gourmet restaurant. The charming town of Chatham is a 10 minute drive and offers shopping, restaurants, Friday night lobster dinner at the Methodist Church.
You really couldn't be in a better place. This house is the very best beach house we have ever rented. Highly Recommend!
Two miles to ferry boats to Nantucket Island, easy drive to boat tours of Monomoy seals and outlying islands, day trips available to Martha's vineyard, lots of art galleries nearby.