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Private Contemporary Cape Set on a Hilltop

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Sleeps 6 Privately, 8 Total

You will enjoy easy times in this 3 bedroom 2 bath Cape set on a hilltop. This very well-equipped house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers complete privacy, a large deck with grill, outdoor shower, and ample parking. It has a contemporary open and airy floor plan with cathedral ceilings and skylights.

Beds: 2 downstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed, upstairs bedroom has a queen, a twin and a futon. The downstairs Master bedroom has its own bathroom. This house sleeps 6 privately, or 8 total.

The house is centrally located- Less than 1 mile to Oyster Pond Beach, Just over 2 miles to Hardings Beach on the Sound, or Lighthouse Beach on the Ocean, and 1 1/2 miles to charming downtown Chatham. The bike path is minutes away.

More Details

Owner
Steve Simmons
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house is great and the sun was shining all but one day so we had a great time. Send me an email in the spring when you start booking rental weeks for next summer. Thanks again -Frank
Sep 2004
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Amenities

Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 3 queens, 1 twin, 1 futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large Deck with patio furniture and gas grill, Hot/cold outdoor shower, Canoe; Broadband Internet + Wireless; ping pong table; beach chairs (4), boogie boards (2).

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Private Contemporary Cape Set on a Hilltop
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 16 reviews
New Haven, CT
5

Great little house!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a NYE getaway - it was myself, my husband, our 8 month old son & another couple. It was perfect for us - great location. Short drive to the downtown area - we would have walked if it wasnt so cold out for the baby. House had everything we needed & was as described! We would stay here again if we visit Chatham in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

House is in poor condition

  • 3 of 5

House is in poor condition.

Basement is a disaster area

Maintenance is required inside and out

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - that was a surprise. It's difficult to know what would motivate someone to post false derogatory information like this. The house is exactly as represented in the pictures and is in fine shape. In recent years we have invested tens of thousands in renovations/improvements to the property. Some of the upgrades are: new kitchen, new tile, vanities and lighting in the bathrooms, leather sectional and Ethan Allen table in living room, new dining room set, replaced outdoor shower, and new downstairs beds. When a guest has a constructive comment, we address it. Example: A guest last season stated that the upstairs bedroom got hot since the skylights had no shades. We added blackout shades this offseason. This guest stated that the basement is a 'disaster'. The unfinished basement consists of 2 rooms. One is the mechanical room with the furnace. This room has a workbench and is used to store tools, paint, and various household items. It is not a room which rental guests have any reason to visit. The other room is an unfinished area which has a fold-up ping pong table which guests are welcome to use. Along one wall is a rolled up area rug and a few stacked boards which are exterior trim boards that will be installed this off-season. These items do not interfere with use of the room for ping pong. Every off season we try to address any deficiencies at the house, but obviously we can't do anything major during the summer. If any potential guest has a question about the condition of the house that is not shown in the pictures, let us know and we will answer promptly. Thanks. Karen and Steve S
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4

Very enjoyable stay !!! I would give the property 4.5 stars.

  • 4 of 5

Spent one week mid-June at this lovely beach home. Had a great time in Chatham/shopping, dining, exploring local beaches, biking, canoeing. Property is centrally located to downtown, three beaches and Lovers Lake where a canoe is provided. Especially loved packing a lunch and canoeing for the afternoon.

The rental party consisted of 4 adults, and 2 children under five.

The owner was extremely accomadating and very responsive to e-mails.

We would definitely return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Really odd turn of events - and one star views are blocked!

  • 3 of 5

We are a family of four travelling from the UK and stayed at the property for one week in July. Chatham was a relaxing week after our whirlwind tour of Florida and New York. We went whale watching and stand-up paddle boarding with Adventure Chatham who were fantastic. Visiting the fish pier market to watch the boats bring in their catch and the delightful seals that follow them in was a real high-light. The Friday night Chatham Band concert was a lovely evening too. Chatham itself was very busy and restaurants were always full, so if possible making reservations is a good idea. The Chatham Fish and Lobster company on main street sell delicious food.

The house is well equipped and very private. It was nice and peaceful and we heard very few aircraft from the nearby airport. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was a welcome bonus on the hotter nights. The electrical circuit in the bedrooms was was a little odd and several lights didn’t work, and in fact a fuse tripped the day we left. The upstairs bedroom does not have any blinds so our children found it difficult to sleep well in there.

The owner was good with contact before and during our stay, however things took a very strange turn after our return. The owner deducted $44 from our security deposit and said it was initially due to a charge for currency conversion. However, as we had paid in dollars via the HomeAway site and had also paid £50 for the non-sterling fee we queried this with the owner and HomeAway. The owner then changed his story to say that had spoken to the cleaning company who discovered that that we brought a dog into the property and so extra cleaning was needed. This was complete fabrication and I struggle to find words to express how ludicrous this is. The house was left very clean, with all towels washed and folded, all bedding washed and in the dryer despite having to leave at 10am. As stated to the owner and HomeAway and for the record here; we never spoke or saw the cleaning company, we don’t own a dog, it would have been physically impossible for us to have travelled from the UK with a dog, and as my husband has an allergy to dogs we can never have one nor stay in a property that allows dogs! The owner stopped answering any emails and I am on my fifth telephone calls to HomeAway Customer support who just keep apologising and saying that it will be escalated, but I don't hold out any hope. Shame on both of you. A really sad end to the holiday

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the opening positive comments from this renter, she has somewhat mischaracterized what took place at the end of her stay. In short, this guest travelled from Britain and paid via credit card. A card processing fee was deducted from the payment I received, and I am ok with that as a cost of accepting credit cards. A fee was also charged and deducted for conversion from British Pounds to US dollars. I have travelled overseas and been charged these fees when I use a credit card, and I understand these are user fees, not merchant fees. I deducted this charge from the security deposit and returned the balance Monday morning after the guest left on Saturday. It should be noted that in my 12 years of renting this property, I have only made a deduction from a security deposit one other time, when I rented to a group of twenty-somethings and they left mounds of trash in the driveway. Almost immediately after I returned the security, this renter began emailing me complaining about the deduction and warning me she had reported it to the legal department at the website. I was contacted by the website, I explained the deduction, and they took no action. When the tone of her emails became even more negative, I pointed out that I believed she had broken the rental agreement by having a dog on the property, as our cleaner reported seeing one to my wife on the day the guest departed. This would not be material, except this renter stated that I 'changed my tune' about the Currency fee deduction and said it was related to the dog. That's not true. The Fee deduction was, and is, the currency conversion charge. I only brought up the issue of the dog in frustration at her complaints over the minimal fee deducted, and no deduction from her security was made because of it. Upon further reflection, I will refund the currency fee as a gesture of good will since I have already spent too much energy over a minimal amount of money. We will be adding shades to the skylights in the upstairs bedroom this off-season.
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4

Great Stay, Enjoyed the visit.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for the week and all of us very much enjoyed our time here. Very nice amenities, updated kitchen and flat screen TVs. We are two families that consist of 4 adults and three kids between the ages of 2 and 6. There was plenty of room for all of us. We also really enjoyed the private backyard. Additionally we took advantage of the very convenient location. Not exactly walkable to downtown but a very short drive. The owner is very reasonable and easy to get in touch with which makes things easier as well. If we come back to the Cape, we would certainly thinking about staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

a fun weekend at the Cape

  • 4 of 5

we had a fun weekend staying at this house on the Cape! It was very close to town and accommodated our extended family very nicely! We enjoyed a few long afternoons out on the deck catching up with old friends who were in the area. We didn't have enough time to check out the canoe (although glad to know it was an option) but enjoyed being so close to the many Chatham beaches and the wedding venue we were in town for...one thing I would just make a note of again for anyone planning to sleep people (or kids) in the upstairs room is that there were not shades in the skylights and although this didn't impact us too badly (we have early risers) its definitely worth noting if you plan to use the upper floor in the summer for a bedroom...but all in all we had a great 3 day weekend on the Cape at this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: recommended

Chatham is at the 'Elbow' of Cape Cod. Because of its geographic position, there are perfect stretches of ocean beach-front, more tranquil beaches on Nantucket Sound, and a serene town beach on saltwater Oyster Pond. There is a nature preserve on Morris Island where you can hike and sight-see from the ocean bluffs, or take a boat tour to see the large seal population off Monomoy Island (they swim right up to the boat!). Downtown Chatham is an eclectic mix of galleries, restaurants, and shops of every description. Every Friday night in the summer, there is a band concert at the town pavilion. Cape League's 'Chatham A's' play here.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Security (refunded after $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.