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Chatham! Stunning Perfect*Family Reunion Retreat* Oceanview,Best Beach, for 8-20

West Chatham, Chatham, MA, USA
  • House2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms9
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 8 Private Bdrms+Suite (7Queens,2Doubles,10Twins) 5 Baths, Sleeps 8-20 !!

This sophisticated beach-house-style lodge in coveted Chatham will accommodate large family groups of all ages and grandparents; or discerning groups of couples or singles. Eight private bedrooms + suite. All beds are standard adult size suitable for adults or children. Ideally situated steps from beach and boating. Beautiful home, stroll to shops, restaurants, ice cream, bike path, & famous Hardings Beach on Nantucket Sound... top-rated beach, fun for all ages. and safe... and just minutes from vibrant downtown Chatham!

Welcome to captivatingly beautiful Chatham & '"Harborview House", the main estate house of a former private sailing retreat in prestigious 'not-to-be-missed' Chatham, now a beautiful, quality, year-round vacation house.

This spacious, charming, well-maintained, extra-large 19-room beach-house-style lodge is 'Family/Reunion Perfect'! The common areas are large (great room, dining room, family room, breakfast area, etc.), there are two full kitchens, and the bedrooms are numerous: ALL beds are suitable for adults or children...no bunk beds, no trundles, no undersized beds, no cots. This property sleeps 8 to 20 very comfortably. Private 1st floor suite with 2+ bedrooms, 2nd kitchen area, full bath, for general use or for additional privacy for families with young children, or grandparents. Central A/C throughout! High-speed wireless internet. All modern baths. Oriental rugs, rustic charm, beamed ceilings, wide pine floors, massive fireplace, quality furnishings...a crisp immaculate modern-classic... nothing dowdy... nothing dated... safe for young children (fully enclosed 10x30 harbor view deck, private off-road grounds). The house is very gracious, spacious, private, & fully-equipped... perfect for that special family reunion, multiple families, singles, couples, getaways, wedding (family) lodging, golf-outings, celebrations, executive. It is located in a wonderful safe private area for children, walks, biking, boating, swimming, clamming, surfcasting, fishing, kayaking... or just plain relaxing!

This charming yet sophisticated private beach house overlooks Oyster Harbor on Nantucket Sound, the south-facing side of the Atlantic Ocean. Child-safe beach pedestrian walkway, bike path, to magnificent Hardings Beach or to our quaint village hamlet with shops, restaurants, ice cream,etc.. It is a beautiful leisurely stroll to both! This path also connects to the Cape Cod National Seashore Rail Trail which covers the entire Cape! Since historic Chatham is ideally located at the 'elbow' of the Cape... midway between Falmouth and Provincetown... it is the perfect off-the-beaten-path 'hidden jewel' for endless exploration of 70 mile long Cape Cod!

Harding's Beach on Nantucket Sound is 1-1/2 miles long and offers two spacious white sandy beaches with warm water swimming and terrific beach combing. National Geographic Traveler ranks Hardings as the safest and 'Top Cape Cod Beach For Families of All Ages'. It is ranked as one of the top 10 family beaches in the U.S.

Sun and relax on the deck and enjoy the picturesque harbor boating scene or stroll the many peaceful and scenic backroads of Chatham.

Deeded association path to water... Kayak from Oyster Harbor to town or isolated Nantucket Sound beaches... Moor your boat a stone's throw away... or rent... at one of two neighborhood marinas. Bring your bikes... or rent... safe biking to the beach or bike the Cape... this is bike path country! Fall in love with the view, the beach, the area, the ambiance.

Set down by the water and nestled in the towering pines, this 3-story property at first appears diminutive...it is anything but! With ocean harbor views, numerous private bedrooms, and many large common areas, this property is the largest vacation rental in the Hardings Beach area...and one of a select few that offers the best of all worlds...quality, location, togetherness AND privacy.

The beach is a key reason many, if not most, people come to the Cape. Hardings Beach has received national recognition due to: its expansive size (over a mile in length for those long beachwalks); its beautiful dunes; its white sandy beach; its breath-taking walk to Stage Harbor lighthouse (incomparable!); its South-facing orientation for the best and longest sunny days; its location on the warmer and calmer waters of the south-face of the Atlantic Ocean, known as Nantucket Sound, the best of Cape Cod; its lifeguards; its safety for children; its ample parking (no parking problems!); its REAL bathhouses; its relatively uncrowded summers (everything is busy on the Cape but Chatham, a quaint fishing village & resort, is off the beaten path); its swimming, recreational surfing, fishing or surfcasting, kayaking, windsurfing, kite-boarding, paddle-boarding, all possible regardless of the tides, with great non-threatening waves for all ages; most importantly, no dangerous riptides and no unexpected beach closures; and, of course, its wonderful location in Chatham itself, 'Cape Cod's Most Beautiful Walking Village', the 'Nantucket of Cape Cod', known for its vibrant Town Center with unique shops, restaurants, galleries, festivals, and famous band concerts!! Not as rocky & shallow as the Bay, not as cold & rough as the Atlantic... Hardings Beach on Nantucket Sound is 'just right'.

PLEASE NOTE: " Harbor House " is located 8-20 minute drive from ALL Wedding Venues in Chatham, Harwich, Brewster & Orleans, including Chatham Bars Inn (3.5 miles), Wequassett Resort (5 miles), Wychmere Harbor Beach Club (5 miles), Chatham Wayside Inn (2.5 miles), Ocean Edge Resort (10 miles), Captain Linnell House (10 miles), Old Sea Pines Inn (10 miles). We welcome Multi-generational Wedding Family Lodging and Wedding/Reunion combo (licensed child care available!). Wedding events held off premises.

' Thank you so much. Your home is beautiful, views are fabulous and Chatham is wonderful. Wish we lived here! It's been wonderful and hopefully we'll rent from you again soon.'

'We had a wonderful time, the house was perfect, so well equipped with nice linens and towels and loads of kitchenware so it was great for our large group of 20. The furnishings and deck worked so well for a lovely beach group vacation. We couldn't think of anything we would change.'

'I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we all had at your house in Chatham last week. What a gorgeous spot! And the layout was perfect for our extended family. Ground-floor facilities for my mother, lots of rooms, two gathering places for large groups inside and the fabulous deck outside, a dining table big enough for all 15 of us, and room to set up croquet on the grass. Add to that perfect weather and the warm water at Hardings, and we were all pinching ourselves all week. Also thank you so much for your quick responses to our questions.'

'I just got back to town after a great time on Cape Cod. The house worked out great for us. We really enjoyed ourselves and the relaxing setting. Everything we needed was there including the lobster pot. Beds were comfortable, nice to have two kitchen spaces and refrigerators, and the dining room was spacious and comfortable (we ate at the house most evenings). Thanks for the nice bottle of wine - we opened it as soon as we arrived and enjoyed it immensely.'

Member Chatham Chamber of Commerce since 2002!

Keywords: Year-round, Top-Quality Rental, Sophisticated Beachhouse Style, Harbor House, Sailing Lodge, Large Family Rental, Wedding (Family) Lodging, Family Reunion, Friends Reunion, Retreats, Celebrations, Executive, Special Occasion House, Corporate, Ocean Harbor View, National Geographic Best Beach for Families of All Ages, Ocean & Bay Kayaking.


Betsey Thompson

Member Since 2008
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Bedroom 9
        3 twin/ single, semi-private
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, private
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, private
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, private
      • Bedroom 8
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, private
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, private
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, private
      • Bedroom 7
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, private
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, private
      • 19 Beds (7Queens, 2Doubles, 10Twins), Baby Cribs (2) 2 Pack n Plays. All living quarters are on first and second floor... fresh, bright, and airy! This property will comfortably accommodate, for example, 8-16 singles , 8 couples each with their own bedroom, or, our specialty, multiple families, multiple generations, families of all ages & grandparents. Please contact owner for detailed bedroom configurations.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, toilet, sink, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, toilet, sink, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, toilet, sink, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, shower, toilet, sink, shower
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, shower, toilet, sink

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
          • Downtown
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront
          • Resort
          • Village
          • Water View
          • Waterfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Catering available


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central A/C
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Linens Provided
                        100% cotton sheets, newly purchased in 2017.
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                            (2) 2 Full Kitchens
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dish and flatware service for 24, purchased 2017.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 20 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (2) 50-inch Wide-Screen TV + 42-inch Wide-Screen TV
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR


                                      • Balcony
                                        1 Balcony
                                      • Boat
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (2) 2 decks
                                      • Golf
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        2 Weber gas grills, 1 Weber charcoal grill, 2 propane lobster cookers
                                      • Tennis
                                      • Water Sports Gear

                                        Onsite Services

                                          • Private Chef


                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • horseshoes
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • shuffleboard
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • golf privileges optional
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hot air ballooning
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • This house is unique and allows for VERY VERSATILE sleeping arrangements (Q, D, T, sofabed, 2 pack n plays) for a large variety of groups. It is designed to accommodate up to 20 in comfort (average group size is 14)... singles, couples, or families. Eight private bedrooms + suite, all 19 beds standard adult-size. Togetherness and privacy for large groups, family groups of all ages, and grandparents! Please contact us if you would like to discuss details specific to your group.

                                                                21 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Great week in Chatham!

                                                                Lesley L.

                                                                We had a great week at 14 Squanto! It was perfect for our group of various ages. The house is in a great spot and it is so clean and spacious. We loved sitting out on the deck. Betsey was amazing and helped us with all our questions. We loved the seal tour she recommended. We hope to be able to stay there again next year!

                                                                Great for kids

                                                                Brian G.

                                                                We had a large group with lots of kids, and they were never wanting for things to do.

                                                                Serene retreat

                                                                Chris C.

                                                                We have stayed at this property for a couple years now, and love it. We searched over many years for properties large enough to accommodate our large group (15-20 spanning young children to greying). Plenty of parking, bedrooms, and baths for large groups (multiple families), with roomy shared spaces for eating and relaxing together. This past stay, there was some rain, but even stuck in a house all day was relaxing and not claustrophobic as in some rentals. The beaches nearby are great (a little more protected in terms of waves), and plenty of good eats if needing to eat out on occasions. Kitchen is well stocked for sit-down meals. Also, the owners are wonderful and helped us accommodate some circumstances; they really care about the property and it shows.

                                                                Terrific Setting!!!

                                                                Mike R.Boston, MA

                                                                Every day was perfect! We kept discovering new favorite places within and outside the house! Kayaking, beach, yoga, puzzles, movies, and fabulous meals created with love in super well equipped kitchens! 20 people total attended our family reunion - coming from NY, PA, OR, ME, CO, MA, OH, CT - some stayed a few days, and others the whole week! What a great setting for a wonderful week!

                                                                Wedding Reunion

                                                                Michelle H.

                                                                Our family feels so fortunate to have found this beautiful property! My sister was married in early June followed by a gathering in Chatham for a special family reunion. My parents were able to somewhat relax before the wedding, and REALLY relax afterward, reminiscing with extended family from all over the country! Our family really appreciates good food, wine, laughter and comfort. This home fit the bill perfectly! We felt blessed with the beautiful wedding, the well-equipped accommodations - and the weather! Highly recommended!

                                                                Vintage charmer

                                                                Peggie S.Long Island, NY

                                                                Perhaps the best part about renting this home was feeling as though I was staying in a friend's home. The owner couldn't have been more helpful, accomodating and friendly! I was able to actually tour the home long before our scheduled arrival and knew it would be just perfect for our out of town family and friends attending our daughter's wedding. A welcome bottle of wine was an unexpected delight! How many owners do that??? Our friends and family who stayed here raved about the views, the open gathering spaces, the access to kayaking and all of the outdoor decks where all could take in the beautiful view together. The rustic style and comfortable decor provided the perfect place to gather and share good times! I highly recommend this property!


                                                                West Chatham, Chatham, MA, USA

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                *Top-quality rental* Sleeps 8-20 in comfort (adult-size beds for all: couples, singles, children! 7Q,2D,10T). No bunk beds, no trundles, no undersized beds, no sofabeds, no cots. 2-7 night minimum stay. Year-round. QUESTIONS? CONTACT OWNER Member Chatham Chamber of Commerce. Thank you!

                                                                Easy Payment Terms. Short walk to all (0.0 - 0.9 mi) - quaint village hamlet, restaurants, shops, beach, marina, yacht club, kayaks, paddleboards, power boats, bike trail, etc.

                                                                21 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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