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

Bedrooms 9
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 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 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.

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Betsey Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018


West Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 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
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , private
    Bedroom 4 - 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 8 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private
    Bedroom 9 - 3 twin/ single , semi-private
    Bedroom 1 - 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 20 garden chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • 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.


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Chatham! Stunning Perfect*Family Reunion Retreat* Oceanview,Best Beach, for 8-20
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Great week in Chatham!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for kids

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Terrific Setting!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Reunion

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island, NY

Vintage charmer

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/Linens NoCharge $0

*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.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.