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Sea Captains House Overlooking Oyster Pond in Chatham newly restored built 1801

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Chatham House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms+great room with bar/ 2 kitch , 4 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 9-13

Enjoy one of the most desirable locations in Chatham; on Oyster Pond and the town life-guarded beach, enjoying fabulous water views and just a two minute walk to everything. Vacation in an 1801 Sea Captain's House with wonderful old world charm. Our major restoration is completed and the results were better than expected. This home is part of a large compound that overlooks picturesque Oyster Pond. the water views are spectacular. You are steps away from the town beach and a 60 second walk to Chatham town center where you can enjoy great shopping ,dining and our newly restored movie theatre featuring first run movies. visit the in theatre bistro for a quick drink and a light bite before the first act. The theatre is like no other truely amazing.

Don't miss the Friday night band concert on the green or if baseball is your game catch the Chatham A's at their home field, just a stroll away. Enjoy sitting on the new beautiful blue stone patio patio or the relaxing screened in porch overlooking beautiful Oyster Pond and enjoy the breath taking sunsets!

The Sea Captains house has 5 bedrooms, 2 on the first floor and 3 on the second floor There is a total of 4 1/2 baths; on the second floor both queen size bedrooms have ensuite full baths . The third bedroom with two twins has a 1/2 ensuite bath. There are two full baths on the first floor. The house easily sleeps 9. The kitchen has a side dining area for 10. The living areas are comprised of three spaces with two fireplaces, a granite countered bar/second kitchen, two HD TVs all overlooking spectacular views of Oyster Pond. The living space has two sleep sofas for overflow quests. For outside dining either enjoy the patio off the kitchen or the screened in porch off the 'Great Room' living area. Great for a family that wants to spread out or be together.

This wonderful Antique Federal Colonial has just completed an extensive renovations to expose it's true beauty of the period . The restoration has revealed some wonderful surprises; a hidden fireplace on the first floor surounded by wonderful fir wood floors laid on the diagonal to create a special design.The second floor has beautiful wide pine floors, so rare to fine originals to the structure. Up until this renovation these beautiful floors have been hidden by wall to wall carpet, who knew such beauty layed below. Along with these renovations we now have two full baths on the second floor, both ensuite the queen size bedrooms, new windows and totally updated living space. The new floor plan is open and comfortable and all focused on the beautiful views from the property. The house is fully air conditioned 80% via centeral air and the balance with window units.

Please enjoy our interior photos. The floor plan is as follows:

First Floor:

Large entertainment area with HDTV, fireplace and bar/small kitchen with all appliances and granite island. A second living space with a HDTV and fireplace. This section is all newly renovated with exposed wood beams original to the house. All the floors newly refinished. On the first floor there are two bedrooms; one queen, one twin. Two full bathes, kitchen, dining area and large laundry, outside shower. For outside dining there is a patio or a screened in porch. All with wonderful water views of Oyster Pond.

Second Floor:

Three bedrooms, two queen size and one with two twins, all new interior construction. Two new full baths adjoining both queen bedrooms and one one 1/2 bath adjoining twin bed room.. Again all with great water views. The floors are all newly refinished old (1801)wide pine floors.

The is totally air conditioned, the main house (80% of the house) is central air and the back two rooms are cooled with window units

This home reflects the integrity of the early 1800s while enjoying the conveniences and comforts of today's living.

Be sure to read our reviews, they tell it all. You will hear first hand about our home and its wonderful location.

Enjoy, Linda and Stan Shotkus.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with our children from 3 states was our goal. Just getting everyone together was a feat!!!!

Trusting the description of this charming house in Chatham, we rented it. Spotlessly clean, 2 well equiped kitchens ; one more functional and one for entertaining in the new open room overlooking a fabulous water view. Its spacious, has two HD TVs, a perfect layout for seperate family members privacy and a great space for us all to be together. We loved having all the baths, sufficient for all of us; all three bedrooms on the second floor have their own private baths.

A really cozy place with New England elegance. Recently restored, not a detail was missed. The interior decor is fabulous. Can just imagine being there in the off season with the fire going in the fireplace overlooking the water. Did I mention the incredible views from our bedroom overlooking the water? In fact there are incredible views from almost every room. At night the moon over the water is spectacular. The yard is perfect for families with children and great for cockouts, we had such fun with our grandchildren. The location is wonderful; it is a short walk to the village of Chatham, shopping is tempting and dining is wonderful, and across the road to the life guared town beach. A two minute drive to the grocery and CVS. If you are thinking of going to Marthas Vineyard or Nantucket for the day, it is a short drive to the ferries. Our vacation was so special, this house is a charmer.
Jun 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Sea Captains House Overlooking Oyster Pond in Chatham newly restored built 1801
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Can't Wait to Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect house in a perfect location. Our family went in July- we had 9 adults and 1 toddler. This was our first time in this house- we had more family going this year and needed a larger house. The view was wonderful and it was a very quick and easy walk to town. While off a main road, it really wasn't noisy. I don't recall feeling like there was a lot of traffic or hearing the cars. The house was quite spacious, yet warm. You can tell a lot of thought was put in every detail. There were several areas to congregate as a family, but it was also possible to find a quiet place to sit and read. There was plenty of room for all of us.

I'll provide some specifics just to help other readers. We brought a toddler mattress for our son to sleep on the floor as typically homes don't come equipped with beds that have guard rails. There is a small bedroom on the first floor- it is for one person with a single bed. It's actually quite quaint and cozy, but it's really a small room you would only sleep in. It is connected to a nice den though, so it can feel like a nice extension to the room. There is also a full bathroom right next to it. It's almost like a little studio apartment within the house. There is also another regular size bedroom on the first floor. There is a very nice full bath right next to it. Upstairs there are three bedrooms. The master suite overlooks Oyster Pond and has a very nice full bathroom in it. Very spacious. There is a slightly smaller bedroom that is very nice and cozy that has a full bath attached. From this bedroom you can walk into more of what feels like a loft bedroom-the one with the twin beds in the picture. There is also a back staircase to access this other bedroom, so you do not have to walk through one bedroom to get to another. This loft bedroom has a half bath. This is a great room for young kids, but you do have to be careful with the back staircase since it's pretty steep.

As far as kids go, we managed it well with one toddler. There are a lot of breakable things in this house, so I probably wouldn't recommend it if really small children outnumber the parents. That being said, it still felt like a home, so it is a great family environment. There were plenty of fun things for our son to play with.

Overall this was a wonderful house. We truly loved being there and can't wait to come back. Wish we could do it every summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Townsend,WA US

Delightful Surprise - Gracious and Generous Owner

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had actually rented the Windmill cottage which is behind this Sea Captains house but due to some delays in construction and thanks to a very gracious and generous owner we were able to stay in this Sea Captains house. What an amazing place. It is peaceful overlooking Oyster Pond. The grounds are lovely with an outdoor garden area with a patio and grill; plus there's a screened in porch on the front so you can enjoy many hours of reading, napping or just contemplating life. The house is beautifully decorated; the kitchen is updated and extremely usable. We had a delightful time. And if we come back to the Cape we will definitely book this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, LA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the Sea Captains House in Chatham for twelve days, we had our children and their spouses, and grandchildren join us for a very memorable vacation. The Sea Captains House is in a great location, we were able to walk into town to shop and for dining. While in Chatham we also took in a few baseball games, the field was only two blocks away.

The house is charming and comfortable as well as being beautifully furnished. We enjoyed many meals at home and found the kitchens to be fully equipped with pots, dishes, utensils, etc. Another exceptional amenity was the WIFI.

We look forward to returning for another special visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York


  • 5 of 5

Our extended family rented this home for this past Columbus Day weekend. This is the third house we have rented on Cape Cod and is by far the best.

Everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom and my daughter and her husband really liked the upstairs bedroom that connected with the twin bed room. Our 18 month old granddaughter slept in there so they were able to be near her without having to be in the same room. We stayed in the front bedroom and had a view of Oyster Pond.

The location is excellent. We were easily able to walk into town to shop and try the restaurants. Chatham is one of the prettiest villages on the Cape.

The house itself is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, well stocked and well maintained. Linda and Stan must really love this house to keep it so nice for their guests.

You couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay. We just loved our long weekend there.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of twelve stayed in this home the last week of July, 2014. We had a fabulous week coming from Kansas, Washington, Colorado and Iowa. This house is in a great location for exploring the cape. It is also in a great location in Chatham, five minutes or less from the Main Street and across from Oyster Pond. I did not think the children, all twelve and older, would enjoy this pond, but they did. Of course, the ocean beaches were best. The old part of the house has been beautifully restored, and the back addition is in very good shape too. I have never rented a home with such a well stocked kitchen! In fact, there are two kitchens! There is also a fantastic gas grill on the patio. The only negative that we experienced was the sleeping situation. To sleep twelve, you have to unfold the couches every night and put them up in the morning as they are in the main living areas. I will admit that Linda told me this. It was okay, but not ideal. Despite that fact, this is a beautiful home n a perfect location, and I do not hesitate to recommend it for your stay on the cape.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our intention to have our visitors have the most wonderful vacation in our home. Thank you Springer family for your thoughtful comments and kind words. Yes, we are located in one of the most desirable areas in Chatham and in one of the most saught after towns to vacation on the Cape. A 45 miute drive to quaint "P" town, a 10 minute drive to Harwick to catch the ferry to Nantucket, and a 1/2 hour drive to Hyannis to catch the ferry to either Marth's Vineyard or Nantucket on the fast boat. Our location in town is perfect; we are on beautiful Oyster Pond with fabulous views and yet right down the street is the wonderful walking village of Chatham, one of the few walking villages on the Cape. Enjoy the shopping, dining, and the newly restored movie theatre. You can walk to everything. The Chatham food market and a brand new CVS is a three minute walk. Thank you for mentioning our kitchen (s), yes we do have two. The kitchen in the front great room for entertaining and light meals, maybe breakfast on the screened in porch all overlooking the water and then a cooking kitchen for dining either on the new blue stone patio or our European feeling dining area. Yes, we are well equiped,;we generally spend Thanksgiving in Chatham so many big dinners have been prepared. So happy you enjoyed that grill. I thought your sleeping situation might be challenging. We highly reccommend only 9-10 guests . We sleep ideally 9 in beds in 5 bedrooms. Thank you for acknowledging my conversation with you to warn you of the setup. We have the sofa beds just for a rare overnight quests situation, not for a week on vacation.. We want our guests to be comfortable and have a restful vacation. Thank you again for your recommendation, so happy you had a memorable week. Best, Linda
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Los Altos, CA

beautiful home, fabulous location, outstanding for a large family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We rented all 3 of the properties on this "compound" from Linda for a large family (16 people) reunion. Our children ages spanned from 5-20 years old. The properties were nothing less than perfect. We had plenty of space to spread out as well gather as a large family. We cooked meals together a few nights and other nights went out for dinner in downtown Chatham. The grocery store is literally 1 block away which made food shopping so easy. We all loved the beauty and uniqueness of each of the 3 homes on this property. Each home was beautifully (and fully) appointed and charming. Each home had laundry facilities and a kitchen. We all loved the quick (less than 5 minute) walk to downtown Chatham. Oyster Pond is literally across the street--a gorgeous view and great smaller beach for little ones. There was a large grassy area on the property for the kids to play, which we all enjoyed at the end/beginning of each day. Chatham beaches are a quick drive away. All in all, I/we can't recommend Linda's properties enough for either a family vacation. Outstanding!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this glowing report. Yes, our home is located in one of the desirable areas of Chatham, and yes it is so convenient to everything. Renting the entire compound is so wonderful and great for family reunions. You can be together in the Sea Captain's House and then have your own private times in either the Wind Mill or Carriage House. You can be together or have your own space all at the same time. There is also the freedom of walking everywhere, everything is so close; downtown for shopping, dining, and going to the movies in our newly restored movie theater. Our family spends Thanksgiving at our Compound and there are 19 of us, it is such fun. . Cara, thank you so much for your kind words, we work very hard to to have our home very comfortable so our visitors feel right at home. We have worked to maintain the feel of our properties and their uniqueness while offering modern conveniences; blending the old with the new. I hope you and your family will visit us again, it was a pleasure to have you as a visitor and treat our homes with great TLC. Best, Linda
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Our Sea Captains house is located right on Oyster Pond with beautiful water views from almost every room. We are located in a very desirable part of Chatham, on the water and a very quick walk to everything. The life guarded town beach is within sight and great for children and even older children who love to swim, there are loating platforms for diving and jumping. The village of Chatham is just over the crest; only a two minute walk to town with great shopping and dining. The new Chatham market is just down the street right next door to a brand new CVS. Our home is located in an area of 2mil plus homes and if you are lucky you might spot Harry Conick Jr., he has a lovely home right around the corner from us. He loves to fish on Oyster Pond. Walking around the pond or walking into town or even lighthouse beach is my favorite activty the views are breathtaking no matter where you look. Enjoy the plaesure of staying in our home where the entegrity of it's historical significance has been maintained while it has been updated to include all the conviences of todays living.


Rates & Availability

Chatham House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall season 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Season 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
peak summer season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall off-season 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017 rates
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $340

Any holiday weekends in off season are at a holiday rate of $800 (2015-2016)including Memorial Day, labor Day, Columbus day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Off season rentals are at a three day minumum. Refundable Security deposit for one week $1500, for a three day rental is $1000. Exit cleaning fee of $340 balance of rental is due for high season rentals. Off season balance due 30 days prior to rental.

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Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Both second floor bathes are brand new private baths off the two queen size bedrooms. The half bath adjoins the bedroom with two twin beds, great for children. Both baths on the first floor are full baths. There is also a outside shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • First floor Two bedrooms, one queen, one twin. Two full bathes, kitchen, dining area and large laundry, outside shower. second floor:Three bedrooms, two queen size and one with two twins, all new interior construction. Two brand new full bath, private off of each queen bedroom and one half bathroom off the bedroom with two twins. Again all with great water views. No more than 10 people occupancy!!!!!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
2 Cable/Satellite TV. Outdoor patio for dinning. Screened in porch for dinning. First floor: Large entertainment area with HDTV, fireplace ( non working) and bar/small kitchen with all appliances and granite island. A second living space with a hdtv and fireplace. This section is all newly renovated with exposed wood beams original to the house. All the floors newly refinished. The kitchen has a side dining area for 10. The living areas are comprised of three spaces with two fireplaces, a granite countered bar/second kitchen, two HD TVs all overlooking spectacular views of Oyster Pond. The living space has two sleep sofas for overflow quests.

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