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Martha Newman

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

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28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Everything in this Chatham retreat feels fresh and new, completely rebuilt in 2008. 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 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 walk 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 Box Office Cafe, 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.

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.

Keywords: house, home, vacation home, retreat, vacation rental, accommodation

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  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Martha Newman (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish

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 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We've enjoyed our time at the Cape, reconnecting with family and nature. There's a great energy in this place. We also love the eclectic artwork! It's just like home, only better!
Jul 2010
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HUGE SUMMER END DISCOUNT! JUST $2995/WEEK! Walk to Beach-Unsurpassed Amenities
average rating of 4.964286 based on 35 reviews
Ferguson, Missouri

Beautiful home; well cared for an fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

We found the home fully equipped. Generous amounts of towels, basic cleaning and paper supplies, soap and shampoo. 2 nice bicycles; one needing a flat repaired. Gas grill worked. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with lots of natural sunlight and comfortable beds.

We paid a premium for this home in order to have the handicapped accessible features. However, it was also a bonus that it was so well-equipped. We had lobster night for our extended family of 20+ one evening and had plenty of plates, utensils, pots and pans and seating for everyone.

We loved walking down to Forest Beach, which is less than 10 minutes on foot.

The owner Martha is a very positive, helpful person and I found her very available for questions.

I would definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property 354414

  • 5 of 5

I previously reviewed this property that my family stayed at. I mistakenly gave a 4 star rating instead of a 5 star rating and called to change it and was assured on the phone this would be taken care of. Since it has not been done I want to state that this home deserves a 5 star rating as it was everything we expected and so much more.

I am sorry for the mixup.

Shirley K

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Shirley, I'm so grateful you took the time for this! I was thinking that was what happened, when you slide across the stars sometimes one drops off. Thanks so much for the correction, and cheers always! Martha
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Potomac, MD, USA

Excellent Stay in South Chatham

  • 5 of 5

This house is ideal for our family of four adults, two young children, and a dog. The house is large and in excellent condition. The three bedrooms are all large, with very comfortable beds. The living room and kitchen are both large and well equipped. There is a large deck on the rear of the house that is easy to keep our dog on without worry about her slipping away. The deck is very nicely furnished with a nice grill that we always use frequently during our stay. And the gardens are beautiful, even though we go early in the season before many of the flowers are fully out. The house has all the beach equipment you would need, a good washer and dryer, a nice roomy pantry and roomy refrigerator.

The house is an easy walk to Forest Beach, which is a very important factor for us. It is easy to walk down to the water with the children without having to load up a car. The neighborhood is also nice for walking around, as the streets are pretty but not busy with cars. Great for using a balance bike with our grandson or walking the dog or a stroller.

We have stayed here for three years and find it ideal.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey I've been meaning to write a response to this great review, I appreciate it so much that you took the effort after coming for three years straight! We certainly hope you will keep coming back for your June week, we love hosting your group. Glad the dogs give it Paws Up too! thanks, Martha
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Paul and Mary's house is an excellent place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

The house was exactly what we wanted. It is fully equipped with everything one could need and in a great location. We loved Oystrr Pond and Forrest Beach.. We especially liked sitting on the two decks. Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Shirley, I'm so glad you were happy with our place. I wonder where my fifth star went, you are the first ever to put just four stars. Anyway I'm glad you liked it - Martha
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Great Stay in Chatham!

  • 5 of 5

My family flew in from the midwest and west coast to explore Cape Cod. We were very happy with our stay at, "Mary & Paul's Place".

As we drove up the house had fresh flowers planted and a well maintained lawn. The house has a very welcoming living room with plenty of places to sit and hang out. The kitchen is beautiful with windows that overlook the backyard. I thought we would eat out more but the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook. After a busy day out and about we would just come back, cook and relax. Beds are very comfortable, lots of towels, and house is clean and updated. The owner Martha is very easy to work with when I made our reservations. Lovely neighborhood to walk around and easy walk to beach to explore.

Downtown Chatham is a 5 minute drive with lots of restaurants and shops.

We took the ferry over to Nantucket for the day. Lots of shops and restaurants. It is interesting to just walk around and check out the historical houses.

I recommend a trip to the JFK Museum in Hyannis, then go and have lunch down by the water.

Cape Cod has so much to explore. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh wow, please do come back! I'm glad you liked the garden, we decided this spring was a good time for an infusion. Thanks for starting the season with such a glowing report! many cheers always, Martha
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Amazing Family Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

Paul and Mary's place was in the perfect location, in the most beautiful area of Chatham! My family and our pet dog, Cooper came for Christmas 2015, and were lucky enough to have unseasonably warm weather. We were also lucky enough to be just a short walk from the beach and a quick drive to main street in Chatham! Martha was hands down, the most attentive and helpful home owner I have ever worked with. She was able to answer all of my questions, and offer some lovely suggestions for our time in Chatham. Paul and Mary's place was the perfect, cozy and spacious home for 5 adults and our large lab mix, Cooper. We were able to light a warm fire in the living room, and still enjoy lunches on the deck. The house was filled with every last detail you could possibly imagine, from toiletries in every bathroom, bedding, towels, beach chairs and even a completely stocked kitchen, our vacation felt more like we were visiting in a friend's home. We were able to enjoy the calm waves of the ocean, local christmas lights, and my annual homemade cape cod Lobster bisque! We will absolutely be coming back to visit Paul and Mary's place, and look forward to the many more memories we will be making as a family in this stunning home.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thanks so much for this review, it makes me think I should be spending Christmas there! Having visitors like you who appreciate our efforts is so gratifying, thanks for noticing because we try to make it perfect. Come back anytime, and I'm glad Cooper liked it too. cheers, Martha
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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.


Rates & Availability

Chatham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
End of Summer 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Last three weeks of September
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early November 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving season
Nov 16 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
December first part
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Years Weeks
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
January/February 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two central air and heating systems, one upstairs, one downstairs, three full baths, big outside shower, two outside decks, full cook's kitchen with fab appliances and accessories, plentiful cookware and dishware, like new pillowtop mattresses with hotel quality linens and towels provided, one temperpedic queen mattress in master suite, beach towels, mats, coolers, toys, chairs, all provided, vaulted ceilings in upstairs bedrooms, spectacular organic flower gardens, neighboring woodsy views, walk alongside protected wetlands to reach Forest Beach and Nantucket Sound, walking distance to a coffee/pizza/sandwich shop, movie rentals, elegant restaurant, bike path, easy access to highway 6 and 28 for touring, quiet safe area with loads of nature and hiking, close to fresh water ponds, nearby estuary for kayaking

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