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Tom McDonald

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Spacious, Private, 300 Yd from Hardings Beach!!

2 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

West Chatham House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

If you have children or grandchildren, Blue Skye is for you. Lots of lawn to run and play, but they are far from the street and other houses. Curl up with that book or just close your eyes because you know this house and yard is perfect for them.

Hardings Beach - the most popular area beach because of its warmer, calmer water, wide clean sand, and a one mile beach walk to the lighthouse. It's a 2 minute walk with the children along a wide pedestrian sidewalk to the beach. Look for the seals, boats heading into Nantucket Sound, wind surfers, fishermen, the famous fish weirs off shore, and lots of shells to find.

Pick your Hideaway - is it the screened porch, front porch swing, a rocking chair under a shade tree, or a sunny spot far away from the badminton or horseshoe action?

Need to borrow some sand or lawn toys? Look under the porch.

Bring your bikes and store them under the porch. The Cape Cod Bike Trail goes for 22 miles and is only a 4 minute drive up the road.

Outdoor Private Shower - (please, only one person at a time unless you're in a committed relationship!)

Dining room table will seat everyone. 8 can easily sit at the porch table, and 6 at the kitchen table.

Den is a separate room with sofa, chairs, internet ready TV with DVD, and coffee table/floor space for games and toys.

Keywords: 300' from the road, quiet, secluded, and with an expansive 1.5 acres of lawn and shade trees., Beautiful gardens and flowering hydrangeas.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tom McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom McDonald

The McDonald family welcomes you to our family reunion home, Blue Skye. The Clan MacDonald has its roots on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, hence the name. We have 4 children ranging in age from 20 to 41, 3 of them married, and we have 4 granddaughters with one more due in June. Our youngest daughter is a junior at Allegheny College majoring in fine arts. We are not members of Planned Parenthood but probably should have been. Our 3 married children live in New England, and we frequently travel out from Ohio and use Blue Skye as a gathering place for the families. The dining room table has seen many a lobster dinner and late night family remembrances (some of them true). Tom is a retired general contractor. His extra time includes tennis, bagpiping, piano, boating, and golf. Barbara is a residential architect, specializing in home additions and remodeling. She also enjoys working with various service organizations, antique collecting, gardening, and reading.

Tom McDonald purchased this house in 1996

Why Tom McDonald chose Chatham

We rented the one bedroom cottage for several years, and when we outgrew the accommodations (the main house and two bedroom we not available), we rented other homes in the area. In 1996, when we found that our friends were selling this property, we took a giant leap into the unknown. It's a wonderful place for grandchildren, and we're thrilled that our children and grandchildren love to come and visit us in Chatham.

What makes this house unique

Blue Skye is uniquely situated 300 feet off the street with an expansive lawn and privacy from other properties. Children have plenty of room to run and play, and parents can always find a quiet place to get away from the activity. There are gardens, both annual and perennial, and the blooming hydrangeas make the property magnificent in the summer. The beach is accessed by a wide sidewalk, and it is only 400 yards away. Go down many times during the day! It's only a 2 minute walk.

The property also includes a separate 2 bedroom cottage that is rented during the summer; however this cottage is located by the road, is 200' from your house, and is shielded by numerous trees, bushes, and the car parking area. A 1 bedroom cottage is near your house; however this is not rented out. One of my children may use it a some point during the summer with her 2 children.

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Spacious, Private, 300 Yd from Hardings Beach!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as described. Clean and comfortable. Rooms are nicely decorated. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots/pans and equipment. We spent a lot of time on the screened in porch. Also tons of beach toys, umbrellas, chairs, etc. so no need to haul your own. Short walk down to the beach which was easy with kids. All around great stay and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bridgewater, Mass.
5

Perfect for Large Families!

  • 5 of 5

This is our families's 2nd year renting this lovely Chatham home - and once again we came away with great memories!! Like many " empty nesters" our birds have flown to different shores, and to be able to gather them all, along with our 3 young grandchildren for a week of sun & fun was our dream. This house is perfect for that....plenty of room for all to spread out. 5 comfortable bedrooms ( the 2nd floor with central AC, which was really appreciated this year!), updated eat- in kitchen with high-end appliances, a family room with tv and board games, spacious living room and dining room. Our favorite gathering place was the huge screened in porch, where we had family dinners every night ( table seats 8-10). The yard is huge and well landcaped, private and set far back from the road so we felt comfortable bringing the little ones out to play. And did I mention the Beach? Hardings Beach ( which has been rated among the top 10 Beaches for Families in the US) is a 2 minute walk ( from the end of the driveway) along a wide flat sidewalk - which makes it easy when you have a 1,3 and 5 year old in tow! This was one of our grandchildren's favorite daily Chores- packing up the large red wagon provided by the Owner, with sand toys, umbrellas , beach towels ( again, all provided by him) to start out for our adventures at the beach. And you are just minutes of driving distance from the Town of Chatham, with all it's great restaurants, shops etc to enjoy. Blue Skye is a vacation Rental that has something for Every generation, and the owner Tom is a pleasure to deal with.

What else can I say? We'll be back next Year!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walk a mile on the beach out to the lighthouse, Fish off the beach, Fly kites, Read a book, Ride the Cape Cod bike trail, Take a rest in an Adirondack chair, drive 10 min. to catch the Nantucket Ferry.

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Rates & Availability

West Chatham House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

50% at time of booking
Balance within 60 days of booking or 60 days prior to rental, whichever is sooner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

West Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 2nd Floor - 1 full bath with tub/shower and 1 full bath with shower. Both bathrooms are entered from 2nd floor hall. 1st Floor - 1 full bath with tub/shower that is adjacent to 1st floor bedroom. Both bedroom and bath are off a small, private hallway that is behind kitchen area.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1st floor. Child's bed is built-in, no rails.
  • 2nd Floor - 2 bedrooms with Queen Beds, 1 bedroom with a Double Bed, and 1 bedroom with 3 Twin Beds 1st Floor - 1 bedroom with a Queen Bed and a small built-in child's bed. Child's bed has no attached side rails.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large screened porch, Extensive lawn area, Property is 1.5 acres, House is secluded and quiet, Flower gardens and flowering Hydrangeas abound the property, Large parking area, Outdoor shower, Numerous shade trees.

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