Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
About Allison Coleman
The Coleman family has owned and loved Ship's Light since the mid-1970s. Like several owners before her, Lena Coleman lived at Ship’s Light year-round and rented its apartments to summer visitors. After she passed away, Bill, Roz and Allison Coleman undertook successive renovations and updates to the property, continuing to rent it during the summers to long-time friends and new guests. It has been a labor of love to work on this lovely house over the decades and it evokes in us strong memories of the generations that have come before us; in their honor, we have named each apartment. Lena, like others before her, looked forward to the summers when her long-time renters would return to visit, bringing with them stories of their winter months and great friendships built over many years; we are proud to continue this hospitable tradition in the heart of Chatham.
What makes this Apartment unique
Located on a quiet street just off Main Street, Ship's Light is perfectly located and convenient to everything. You can walk downtown to shop in Chatham's great stores, enjoy a meal at a great restaurant, get ice cream, see a movie at the recently-restored Orpheum Theater and attend Friday night Band Concerts; short walk to the public library and Methodist, Episcopal and Congregational churches; Chase Park and the grist mill are right around the corner; Oyster Pond (a nice swimming beach) is a short 1/4 mile stroll; the Atlantic Ocean is about 1 mile away. Visitors love to sit and read on the porches and decks overlooking Cross Street and Shattuck Place; from these private perches you can put your feet up and watch the world go by.
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Great location and very spacious!
We loved our time at Ship’s Light. The location was great, walking distance to downtown and a short drive to area beaches. The house was very spacious for our family of four. In Chatham we enjoyed Oyster Pond, Hardings Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Cockles Cove. Area restaurants were great, Wild Goose and Squires were nice spots. We also enjoyed great pizza at Sweet Tomatoes and then went to watch an evening ball game at Veterans field. Boston is within driving distance and a day trip included some sightseeing and a Red Sox game. Overall this was a fantastic family holiday!
Wonderful Accommodations in Chatham
The Gifford Buck apartment at Ship's Light was the perfect home away from home for our family of four. It was quite spacious, the kitchen was well-equipped, and the beds were comfortable. We also loved that we could leave the windows open day and night and enjoy the incredible temperatures (in July) and smell the light fragrance from blooming shrubs around the house. Everything about the home was very warm and welcoming, and we loved the charm and history preserved from a bygone era.
The house is perfectly located, within (close) walking distance to downtown Chatham, as well as the Oyster Pond. We enjoyed many walks through beautiful neighborhoods during our stay.
The owners were very friendly and replied quickly to my request to locate an iron.
Overall, we loved our stay at Ship's Light and would absolutely stay here, again, when visiting Chatham. We highly recommend this property!
Quintessential Cape Cod
The pictures don't do the Gifford-Buck apartment justice. The apartment is beautifully furnished with character pieces, and you can sense the history of the home. It was very clean and tidy. There was plenty of room for spreading out and making yourself at home. And it was situated in the perfect location, walking distance to everything. If (when) we come back to Chatham, we would definitely stay here again!
The apartment was in good condition and perfectly located.
Side note: asking renters to clean the bathrooms with provided cleaning supplies at the end of the stay is absurd.
Property was fantastic.
From the second my family arrived -- we immediately felt the charm of our unit. This met all of our needs for the week. A/C in the bedrooms was great, kitchen was the perfect size to not feel cramped while cooking, washer / dryer worked well, etc. Easily fits a family of four with generous living / dining room as well. Thank you to Allison for an excellent rental! Definitely will be returning.
Located so clase to Chatham village!
We love the ability to walk everywhere! Very good value for Chatham village.
1/4 mile walk to Oyster Pond and nearby other beaches on ocean, bay and Nantucket Sound. Birding available at Monomoy Bird Sanctuary.