Ocean Front 3 Bedroom House in Chatham Cape Cod with Great Sunset Views.

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Last updated: 11/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to RiverWatch! Have a fantastic trip and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Cape Cod. The house you are looking at was built in 1927, and has housed four generations of our family. It's a three bedroom house with two porches overlooking the Nantucket sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Expansive views of the ocean and the meadows. You can walk to the water's edge right from the house to the marsh, or take a longer walk to the beach (10 minutes), or into the little town of South Chatham that has a fun family cafe and an upscale restaurant. A short drive north is the town of Chatham known for its band concerts on Friday nights, great seafood, shopping and art galleries. In the other direction is Harwich with its majestic boat harbors, fish shanties, and the go-karts.

The Cape is known for its long stretches of beaches. A favorite beach of ours is Hardings Beach, about a 10 minute drive. You can purchase a weekly or daily pass ($60 per week), and there is ample parking, life guards, toilets, and ice cream trucks. Park in the lot farthest from the entrance and take a nice walk to the light house in the distance at Stage Harbor Entrance. We also suggest that you have a sense of when high and low tide is, as the weather can frequently change with the tide. So what seems like a cloudy day can become sunny when the tide direction flips. There is a reason for the saying “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute…”. Google “cape cod tides” and look for Stage Harbor tide charts. There is a good chart found on
Another excellent beach is Ridgevale, which is a bit closer and has a nice sand bar with water on both sides for those looking for quieter place to swim or a place to let the little ones explore. Chatham Sailboat operates from Ridgevale for those looking to rent a sailboat or paddle board. Call 508-432-4339.
Sunsets: We love a beach in the town of Orleans called Skaket. It’s on the Bay side of the Cape, so it offers a different experience, including beautiful sunsets. When the tide rolls out at Skaket, the sand bars stretch on and on and on. It’s great for exploring and looking for crabs, and the beach is popular with children for that reason.
Chatham Light Beach: The Chatham Light and Beach offer remarkable views, but parking is difficult and the water is colder because of the direct access to the Atlantic Ocean. We suggest looking but not swimming.
Provincetown & Outer Beaches: For those looking to explore, a drive up route 6 offers a chance to see the outer beaches with its wild sand dunes, and cold rough waters.
Band Concert: A fun family tradition is the Chatham Band Concert that happens every Friday night at 8 pm at the Kate Gould Bandstand in the middle of town. The event is perfect for all ages, and they have dances for the kids. A trip to the Chatham Candy Manor before band concert makes the evening that much sweeter.


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a family house on a family road so we suggest the minimum age is 25 or above....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    we have hard floors recently resurfaced so we have to be careful with pets. We love our furry friends so ask us and lets see if we can make something work....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • The Crew's Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    2 twin beds in a bunk-bed format...moreless

  • Captain's Bedroom: 1 king, 1 queen

    32" TV with netflix, no cable TV. There is hi-speed wifi...moreless

  • First Mate's bedroom: 1 queen

    the smaller bedroom with a Queen bed. tv with netflix only...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • The shower is outdoors in a private enclosed area with hot water. We do highlight that our friends understand the only shower is outdoors. its awesome! There is no bath. The toilet is indoors. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • It is important to note that Guests provide their own linens. Most every cape rental is this way. There are excellent services such as Cape Linen Rental that will take care of this. Note this well please. Towels and linens need to be brought or acquired from a rental service.Please also make sure you understand the shower is outdoors. It's awesome! We have a nice welcome letter with more details on the house once you book....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Hair Dryer


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    We have a new gas stove! Just click and it turns on....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Taxes Not included


No smoking. No pets unless agreed to in advance. Shower is an outdoor shower, no bathtub. Cooking is via microwave and 4-burner stove, no oven. This a cottage built in 1927 and lovingly maintained but it is older than all of us.

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Last updated: 11/09/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1927

About the owner: My wife live in New York City with our son. We were married in Chatham in September 2001.

Why the Owner Chose South Chatham:
The house has been in the family for four generations. Its a very special place. 2014 was the first year we decided to open the house to our friends on HomeAway. We made many improvements over the season and this winter to help our guests like getting a new gas grill, a coffee maker, new sliding glass doors in the living room to let the view shine in, and we planted hydrangeas along the edge of the road. We also got amazing outdoor furniture and a rug for the deck so its styling! Finally, we will have heat and AC at the end of September 2015 to extend the season!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Gorgeous sunsets, views of a lighthouse in the distance, and you can see the light from Chatham lighthouse coming faintly over the water at night. Watch for the moon to rise up out of the Ocean, its one of the prettiest things I have seen.

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  • The view from the deck.

    The view from the deck.

  • The house as you drive in.

    The house as you drive in.

  • Moon rise over the ocean

    Moon rise over the ocean

  • Kitchen with gas stove

    Kitchen with gas stove

  • Captain's room with queen bed.

    Captain's room with queen bed.

  • Kitchen. I washed myself in the sink.

    Kitchen. I washed myself in the sink.

  • Living room into the porch

    Living room into the porch

  • Moon over the river

    Moon over the river

  • New outdoor furniture for the patio deck!

    New outdoor furniture for the patio deck!

  • Bedroom with queen bed.  Teddy bears not included :)

    Bedroom with queen bed. Teddy bears not included :)

  • The view from the hammock in the yard

    The view from the hammock in the yard

  • Screened in porch with rocking chairs

    Screened in porch with rocking chairs

  • Living room with double sliding glass doors.

    Living room with double sliding glass doors.

  • The house is called River Watch.

    The house is called River Watch.

  • Twin Bunk beds

    Twin Bunk beds

  • The pink and blues

    The pink and blues

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