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Our Great Gatsby Chatham, Ma. Ocean Views,, Forrest Beach slps 6 to 20

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 9,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 9 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-21

Our Great Gatsby is a gracious estate set high above Nantucket Sound with southwesterly breezes blowing in from the salty air covering Old Cape Cod.

There are grassy lawns for games and family gatherings as well as cooking on the grill, or just sipping a cold drink on the 28 foot veranda overlooking the ocean and salt marshes.

We are the owners and operators of this fine property since 1977. Many thousands of guests have enjoyed our great Gatsby and even some got married here or stayed here the week prior to the wedding.

Many family reunions have been enjoyed where people from seven countries gathered here in Chatham on Cape Cod. we are open year round so that after the summer season friends or families can gather for long weekend or the holidays.

There are nine bedrooms sleeping nineteen in beds. There is a full dining room , butler's pantry, full kitchen, two full-size refrigerators and if you call you will get a tour in and out of the estate.

Please call Joan Forger for booking and help in planning your stay. We look forward to serving you.

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Joan B Forger
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Joan B Forger

Joan and John A. Forger - Real Estate Boston,Ma., Businessman & Host since 1966 google

Boston Johnny , Biggest Loser season 12 , filmed in part at Gatsby with my family and nine grandchildren. N.B.C. was great!!!

Joan B Forger purchased this estate in 1977

Why Joan B Forger chose South Chatham

Sand in your shoe the wind in your hair...Sandy beaches, tennis,

Spacious layout, room for everyone under one roof for great get togethers, cooking , games, happy moments, catching up

and hanging out on the Veranda watching the time slip on by as you sip on a drink watching Nantucket Sound slide by,,,,, Kids playing on the large grassy lawns ,, creating life long memories .... or just lie in the hammock for a snooze

while the Lobsters steam away with the hot buttered corn boiling away,,,,, sounds good ,,,yep,,, try OUR GREAT GATSBY!!

What makes this estate unique

The perfect place to kick back and unwind,,,privacy,,, views ,,sou westerly Nantucket Sound breezes


South Chatham Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Master bath,, recently remodeled ,,first floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First floor off great room and library,,, recently remodeled
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly renovated,,,2013
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly remodeled 2013
  • 3.5+ outdoor shower,,
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , first floor , off half bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , airconditioner,,ocean views,sunny second floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , ocean views ,,airconditioned,, sunny, second floor
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , ocean views,,, airconditoned,,sunny,,near full bath
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , second floor,, airconditioned,, next to full bath,,
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , second floor ,,airconditoned,, four beds of which one is a b
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , first floor Master bath off bedroom,, airconditioned
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , second floor ,next to full bath , lovely ocean views,,aircon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , has a tv, ocean views , master bath , first floor aircondit
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (9), Bunk Beds (2) one set of bunk beds sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 outdoor showers, large grassy lawns for games etc, Private carriageway, Sea Change Lane dead end child friendly, 3 minute walk to community hard surface tennis court at the end of Bobbi's Lane off Kitty's Lane, Park off Bay View Road with breath taking ocean views and bird watching, walk to famous Picese rest, short drive to Dunkin Donut, Stop and Shop, and quaint downtown Chatham and Harwichport


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Our Great Gatsby Chatham, Ma. Ocean Views,, Forrest Beach slps 6 to 20
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
Cumberland, RI

Fantastic Weekend Wedding with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented Our Great Gatsby to be our home base for our weekend wedding on October. What a treasure! It was perfect from start to finish. The house was clean and neat when we arrived and the caretaker was there to help us with anything we needed, then we never saw her again. The location is perfect, close to town, but the neighborhood is quiet and the house is on a dead end street. We had our wedding at the Chatham Bars Inn down the street, so we had a small rehersal dinner at the Great Gatsby and it was perfect. The living room had enough room for all 25 of our guests to sit comfortably and we lit a fire and had a wonderful time. The kitchen is big so we were able to have a caterer come in and drop off food with plenty of room, and the dining room is so large we were able to have everyone sit down and eat. We had 18 friends and family staying with us, but it never felt crowded-enough room for everyone to have their own space, and enough bathrooms for everyone to get ready. It was so nice to have everyone in one place and not scattered all over town.

It was such a nice weekend and we were so sad to leave the house. It overlooks the water, and was a short distance to walk right down to the beach.

We made so many wonderful memories in the house, and look forward to renting it year after year.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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23 5

Gorgeous special home but needs a bit of repair to bring it up a notch

  • 4 of 5

This a very stately and gracious old home sorely in need of maintenance and repair: old, not so efficient air conditioners; worn and stained upstairs hallway carpet; torn screens; non working electric sockets, particularly for the toaster oven. A good cleaning is in order to address dust under beds, on baseboards; mold on shower curtains (replaced quickly on request) and around tubs; dirt on basement stairs leading to washer/dryer. The large blue sectional in the main living area is a good idea but it is stained and should be cleaned or replaced. On the positive side, the home is large enough that a guest in a large family group can find a quiet nook to read and relax. Also nice new bathroom in master bath which the children loved for bathtime! The views to the sea are beautiful and grounds are expansive and well maintained and planted with flowers and shrubs all well looked after by the caretaker Carver. The large lawn was a wonderful play area for the children and the large deck was an enjoyable location for meals. Location is great, short walk to the beach and pleasant quiet neighbourhood all around. Owners as well as caretaker were great to work with leading up to visit and during stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had our 50th Nursing School reunion here and it was marvelous. Carver who cares for the house was a gem, he was so much fun to talk to and he had a wealth of knowledge about Our Great Gatsby. He made our stay so pleasant. Five stars

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Del Rio, TX

Wonderful Gatsby Rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I chose Our Great Gatsby house as the perfect wedding site for our intimate, family wedding and we could not have asked for a better rental. The property owners, John and Joan, were informative, kind, and quite personable, making it feel as though we were invited and welcomed guests into their home. The onsite property manager and grounds keeper, Carver, is truly a gem who does an impeccable job at maintaining the grounds and house. He worked diligently to ensure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and never hesitated to assist us with anything!

The house itself is a beautiful structure that makes you feel as though you are in an elegant and classy era. It is fully stocked with all needed amenities and kitchen items to assist with hosting a wedding, reunion, or special event. With all of our family there, it truly felt like a home that we would never want to part with. It is also located a short, and beautiful walk from the beach, which adds to the enjoyment of all in this part of Cape Cod.

I highly recommend renting this house for any occasion and know that my wife and I will be back in the coming years to celebrate our anniversary in such a beautiful spot and lovely home.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Our Great Gatsby is a great vacation house. We celebrated a milestone birthday by inviting many extended family members from three generations. Whether young or old, everyone found plenty to do at the house and in the area. The walk to the beach is very peaceful and takes about 15 minutes. There is a tennis court just a walk or short drive away. The ocean view gives a very nice Cape Cod feel. The house is very livable and convenient, with nice features and furnishings. Caretaking staff were superb -- always helpful, friendly, and never intrusive.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello John, Joan and I are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay at Our Great Gatsby. Tara and Crowell send their best wishes as we all do to you and your family for a happy Thanksgiving,,,,, Enjoy! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Best regards, John , Joan , Crowell and Tara
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Our Gathering Place for 20 Years

  • 5 of 5

This year we will celebrate our 20th year of gathering at Our Great Gatsby (which really does feel like *Our* Great Gatsby) to celebrate the New Year with an extended group of old friends. We first rented the home in December 1993, when we were graduate school students, friends, and friends of friends. Over the past two decades we've returned year after year - through marriages, kids, and now teenagers soon to be off to college themselves. We return because we love the setting, we love the combination of open and intimate space the house offers, and most of all we love to cook a large meal every night and seat everyone around the enormous dining room table. The super sized kitchen accommodates large cooking crews, 24/7 bread baking, and epic games of Boggle. And the spacious and comfortable living room provides ample space for charades, dancing, or several people to nap or read on the cozy couches simultaneously. During the day, it's a short and scenic walk to the nearby beach. At night, each family has their favorite sleeping room, but the kids particularly like to have sleepovers in the "bunk room" upstairs, and to play hide and seek in the nooks and crannies of this unique space. Our Great Gatsby has become a tradition and a home away from home for our extended chosen family. We encourage any large gathering to create their own memories there.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, Thanks for sharing,,,,, Joan and I know that you and all your crew are part of Our great gatsby family! When I read this it brought a tear to my eye as happiness breeds happiness and great memories! When you check in every year we wonder and know we know ,,, yes another generation is growing up at Gatsby,,, so cool. You will be pleasantly surprised with all the bathrooms being remodeled and upgraded this year, so nice, so proud with the outcome,,, no we won't raise your rate! Don't rush the calender but we look forward to your New Years at our great gatsby! Best wishes, John and Joan
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Car: necessary

Pate's ,,, steaks ,chops,,,, 2pound boiled Lobster Rte 28

2. Impudent Oyster ,,,, mouth watering

3.Chatham Squire,,,, local color ,,,great food,,,great bar

4.The Goose,,,, Fab,,, don't miss it ,,, eat in or out for people watching,,,

5.The Red Nun a great place for a burger,,watch a game toss back a few stories

6.The Chatham Bars Inn try the pool bar or the main dining room

breath taking

7. Play golf at The Chatham Links nine hole par three great for your short game! Cranberry Valley,, Harwich,, Captain's Harwich

Cape Cod National ,,Eastward Ho, Chatham

8.Many beaches,,,,Forrest ,,walk to 5 minutes from Gatsby, free parking,,,, tennis,, 3 minute walk,,, Cookle Cove Beach,,, Hardings Beach,,, Ridgevale Beach Chatham,,,, Nauset Beach Orleans ,,,Rent sail boards, boats,, sunfish ,, Kayaks at Ridgevale beach South Chatham

9. Brax Landing Harwichport on the harbor,,, BEST LOBSTER ROLL on Cape Cod! Ferry to Nantucket right across street!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

please call owner mgr. Joan Forger at 781 828 2809 for all details,,, we look forward to serving you. This is our 36 th year serving at Our Great Gatsby!!!!! See you there!
Please call for last minute deals,,, If its not rented ,,, then give us an offer 12 months a year,, check our calender or even better call us,,, we'll leave a light on for you!!

50 percent down when booked ,,,balance due 60 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.