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West Chatham - 6/10 mile to Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove saltmarsh view

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6, Expansive Deck, Daylight Lower Level

Only 6/10 mile to family favorite warm water Ridgevale Beach, custom West Chatham home, on private cul-de-sac in quiet residential area, comprised exclusively of private single-family homes, overlooks Cockle Creek and tidal salt marsh between Ridgevale and Cockle Cove warm water beaches on Nantucket Sound of the Atlantic Ocean.

Easy access via main entrance to comfortably furnished spacious living/dining area with fireplace, cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan and large skylight; onto expansive two level mahogany deck. A few wide gradual steps provide easy access to each deck level, outdoor hot and cold shower, or large private yard.

Day-light lower level provides second comfortable sitting or TV viewing area with wood stove, open activity area with games, ping pong and bumper pool, enclosed laundry area, and sliding door to outside patio.

We provide Broadband Wireless Internet, HDTV , expanded cable television , large propane gas grill for outdoor cooking, rubbish pickup, and professional lawn maintenance.

Due to owner allergy and repeat tenants with allergies, pets (of any size) are absolutely not permitted and we restrict rentals to non-smoker.

Our maximum occupancy is limited to six (6) persons and our rental agreement stipulates that the property shall not be used for any function or gathering of more than the maximum number of occupants without our prior written permission.

Our weekly rental rates listed by season provide discounts relative to our peak season weekly rate. One week minimum rentals. Saturday to Saturday in season rentals.

Our home was Custom Built Home for Year Round Living. Expansive southern exposure deck and finished walk-out basement. Large private side yard has perimeter screened with tall Leyland Cypress trees. Near acre lot with town water and Title 5 septic.

Quiet residential area of newer year round homes with paved roads, underground electric, telephone, and cable lines. New multi-zone natural gas heating system with forced hot water baseboards.

Large Andersen skylight window and 8 ft. sliding door flood living/dining areas with natural sunlight creating a bright and comfortable home during each season.

Main level is 1200 sq. ft. In addition, there is a spacious finished day-light lower level that provides a second sitting area with expanded cable HDTV TV, an open activity area with game table, bumper pool table, and ping pong table, and walk-out to the patio area under the deck that includes an outdoor hot and cold shower.

A separate enclosed laundry room is equipped with washing machine and gas dryer, iron and ironing board.

Chatham Activities and Attractions: Chatham Lighthouse, Chatham Maritime Festival, First Night Celebration, Railroad Museum, Fish Pier Observation Deck, First Grist Mill in Godfrey Windmill at Chase Park, Atwood House Museum, Chatham Band Concert on Friday nights during July and August.

Our Chatham Athletics play in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Excursion trips to Monomoy Island or ferry to Nantucket Island. Tourist enjoy seeing fishing boats unload at the Chatham Fish Pier, and often see harbor seals eagerly swimming close by.

Warm water beaches of Nantucket Sound are ideal for swimming. Popular Ridgevale Beach, located between Hardings Beach and Cockle Cove Beach, is enjoyed by families with small children. With a town beach pass (daily or weekly), you can park an any of town beaches.

Since Chatham is located on the Elbow of Cape Cod, you can easily day trip West to Bass River, Hyannis, and Cape Cod Canal or North to the National Seashore, Truro, and Provincetown. A short ride across the Cape to Brewster brings you to Kings Highway where you can travel this scenic route West along Cape Cod Bay through several towns to Sandwich.

Chatham offers a central location from which to begin touring Cape Cod. We are less than 1 mile from a Park and Ride lot at the bicycle trail that winds through Cape towns Harwich, Orleans, Eastham. Nearby Chatham airport hosts small planes that offer excursion rides.

Comfortably Furnished and Well Equipped: Our home is furnished and well equipped for your comfort and enjoyment.

A 32 in. flat screen HD color TV in the living room with digital cable that includes on-demand viewing of past broadcasts and selected free movies. A 25 in. color TV with a DVD and VHS player in the second sitting area with extended basic cable. Our Xfinity digital and extended cable service provide a wide selection of channels.

Additional equipment includes; stereo CD player, portable telephone, automatic telephone answering machine, and clock radio in each bedroom.

We provide bed linens, towels, bath mats, etc., and equipment for quests to use at the beach, including beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler on wheels.

The large deck is furnished with a patio umbrella table with chairs and lounge chairs. A few wide gradual steps provide easy access to each deck level and to yard. We provide a large propane gas outdoor grill with an extra tank.

Open living/dining area has ceiling fan. We provide one box fan and two window fans for the three bedrooms. A dehumidifier is installed in the lower level. An automatic exhaust fan is installed in attic.

Although days on Cape Cod can be hot and humid in July, with our home’s location, we normally benefit from a constant offshore breeze that provides for good air circulation and cooling.

More Details

Kathleen M. Geezil
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Kathleen M. Geezil

My husband and I have owned our custom home since it was built in 1982.

We personally ensure that our home is well maintained and properly prepared to our standards prior to each rental.

Kathleen M. Geezil purchased this house in 1982

Why Kathleen M. Geezil chose West Chatham

Our location is unique. The tidal salt marsh view is very tranquil. We enjoy being there any season of the year. Foliage of the salt marsh changes throughout the year.

We enjoy watching the ducks, blue heron, and other wildlife on the marsh. We have seen sea turtles and night owls. We enjoy just being there and breathing the clean refreshing salt air.

We enjoy relaxing there as it provides a stress free back to nature environment and are able to keep connected by extended cable TV and Broadband Internet.

We like to take the short drive to Main Street or Chatham Light or to just listen to birds and watch the ducks swim on Cockle Cove.

What makes this house unique

The layout of the home provides separate areas which often accommodates various age groups. The large lot provides a private setting with unique view. The open living room and dining area opening onto the expansive deck provide a comfortable area for relaxation or entertaining.

Older folks have commented on the benefit of negotiating few steps from the driveway to the main living area, to the bedrooms, to the deck. Active age groups have commented on the benefit of the spacious separate lower area for activities, Ping-Pong, second TV viewing area.

We have received may diverse positive comments.


West Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub and shower combination
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub and shower combination
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , hot and cold
  • There are two full bathrooms (toilet with combination tub and shower). Each bathroom has ceramic tile floor and ceramic tile tub surround and on each wall to chair rail height. Each bathroom has an exhaust fan, vanity storage, and a mirrored medicine cabinet with top lighting. The master bathroom has private access from the master bedroom. The main bathroom is accessed from the central hall across from the guest bedrooms. There is a linen closet in the central hall. We provide bathmats and towels. We supply cleaning products, toilet paper. There is also an outdoor hot and cold shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , X-Long Twin Beds: we provide linens
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Size Bed - Sealy 14 in mattress: we provide linens
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Standard Twin Beds; we provide linens
  • The master bedroom, located at the rear of house, has a South West view of Cockle Creek and tidal salt marsh inlet from Nantucket Sound. It is furnished with a king size bed with 14 in. posturepedic mattress, bureau with mirror, chest of drawers, two night stands with lamps, a telephone with automatic answering machine. There is a large closet and an adjoining full bathroom (toilet with combination tub and shower). Each of the two guest rooms, located at the front of house, has a Northern exposure with a view of Leyland cypress trees and rose bushes. Each guest room is furnished with two twin beds. One of the guest bedrooms has plush standard length twin mattresses. The second guest bedroom has plush Extra Long length mattresses. All bedding (box springs and mattresses) and pillows are fully encased by protective covers. We supply bed linens, extra pillows, and blankets. Each bedroom has ample closet space, bureau storage, night tables with lamps, area carpets and clock radio.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Open activity area has a game table, bumper pool table, and ping pong table. Enclosed laundry area is equipped with washing machine and gas dryer, iron and ironing board. Deck is furnished with a patio umbrella table with chairs and lounge chairs. A large propane gas grill for outdoor cooking is on lower deck. A 32 in. flat screen HD TV with digital cable and DVD/VHS in living room. A 25 in. TV with extended basic cable and VHS player in second sitting area . Additional equipment includes; stereo with CD player, portable telephone, telephone answering machine, and clock radio in each bedroom. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, frost-free refrigerator with automated ice maker, electric range with self-cleaning oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric can opener, and electric juicer. The house is very well supplied with dishes, flatware, pots, pans, lobster pot, bed linens, blankets, towels, pillows, beach chairs, vacuum cleaners, cleaning supplies, etc.


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West Chatham - 6/10 mile to Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove saltmarsh view
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful family accommodation in great Chatham location

  • 4 of 5

Two generations shared this beautifully located home overlooking a tidal marsh rich in wildlife. Early mornings on the back deck were a joy watching birdlife and the occasional deer. The house itself was very well supplied for the enjoyment of guests with a home-away-from-home feel. The high ceiling and skylight in the open living room/dining area gave a feeling of spaciousness, and the furniture was very comfortable. In the bedrooms, closets were large and there was plenty of drawer space. Downstairs was a haven of entertainment for keeping amused in bad weather – which didn’t happen during our 9-day stay. Our wish would have been for more storage space for food, but it didn’t affect our enjoyment of this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great Place - Owners Fantastic

  • 4 of 5

Mike & Kathleen were great supplied all the information for the area you could think of - The house was clean and well maintained - great location close to downtown Chatham.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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We booked the house last minute and we're not disappointed. It was very clean and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen and Michael were very helpful is getting us all the information for our stay. They met us st the house and have a tour and advice on certain features of the home and where everything was located. Beautiful and very clean home with a deck overlooking the marsh that provided great sunset views. The house and rooms were very clean and the beach was a 10 minute walk and very nice as well. The house was close to downtown Chatham and we spent a lot of time there when we weren't at the beach. We would definitely recommend this house for anyone new to the Cape or those who are looking for a nice quiet home within close proximity to the beach, Chatham and Rte 6. We and our kids had a great time and were very happy with our selection of the house. I would not hesitate to return for our next trip. Great vacation!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Charming House Great Location SIX stars

  • 5 of 5

We went to Cape Cod to celebrate my milestone birthday. We wanted it to be special and we had done a lot of research and decided that Chatham would be best for us and ideal to our needs.

We spoke to Kathleen on the phone several times before booking and she was patient and most helpful.

Our flight from London arrived very late into Boston and we didn't get to Chatham till nearly midnight. Kathleen and Michael were most thoughtful and considerate and had arranged to have all the beds made up, knowing we would be shattered after such a long journey. They had even left a variety of teas to welcome us as we were British!

Kathleen and Michael had left a selection of maps and things to do, ferry timetables to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, Restaurant suggestions with telephone numbers.

Once we lost our keys to the front door, on phoning Michael, he calmly and immediately arranged for a spare set without any extra charge.

I forgot a silk blouse behind, Kathleen posted this to London immediately. Nothing was too much trouble for this lovely couple.

The house itself was charming, immaculate and nicely furnished.

It was very well equipped for any and every eventuality.

The basement was great and we had such a fun evening playing table tennis and cards.

The outside deck was fabulous with great views over the marsh. The beach is walking distance.

I had a wonderful birthday . We would love to return there one day.

We give the house and the owners SIX stars ******

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed 2 wonderful weeks at this lovely Chatham home in a very quiet neighborhood. The house was immaculate and Kathleen and Mike were very helpful in giving us a tour of the home and suggesting activities we might enjoy.

The house was very open and bright and had a lovely large deck with a beautiful view of the Cockle Creek Salt Marsh. The kitchen was well stocked but we generally chose to explore the many wonderful restaurants in the area.

Ridgevale beach is my favorite beach on the Cape. There is ocean swimming and sandbars and little creeks that are perfect for families.

Downtown Chatham with lots of stores and great restaurants is just a few miles away, and it's easy to get to all parts of the Cape from this central location.

We definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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All The Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you could possibly need for a great vacation. The deck overlooking the salt marsh has a wonderful view of wildlife activity. The beds are comfortable, kitchen is supplied with absolutely everything you would need, the location is within walking distance of a great beach and a quick drive to the shops in Chatham. The house was very clean. The owner's were helpful and thorough throughout the process.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Cod Rail Trail
Parking lot and entrance to Bike Trail at RT 137 is not far from our home.
Schoolhouse Ice Cream & Yogurt
Larry's PX
Great local area. Where locals have early breakfast.
Kream 'n' Kone of Chatham
Very popular! Large menu selection. Fish, grill, sandwiches, salads, ice cream.
Marion's Pie Shop
Marion's Pie Shop is on RT 28 near Ridgevale Road. A wonderful selection of fruit pies, pas...
Pate's Restaurant
Great steaks! Nice atmosphere. Sister restaurant is in Naples FL
Nauset Light Beach
Beautiful Atlantic Ocean Beach. Surf!
Plimoth Plantation
Unique, Historic. and Informative!
Cape Cod National Seashore
True Atlantic Ocean Beach. Surf!
Chatham Lighthouse Beach
I like to view from look out across from lighthouse.
Arnold's Restaurant
Very popular! Great food. Nostalgic old Cape Cod!
Chatham Pier Fish Market
Wonderful experience to view from deck the fishing fleet drop off catch. Delightful to see ...
Dennis Pines Golf Course
Nice 18 hole challenging public golf course
Schoolhouse Pond
Popular swimming pond for small children
Chatham Wayside Inn
Historic Inn on Main Street next to Chatham Band Concert.
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Race Point Lighthouse
Cape Cod Canal Cruises
Old Colony Rail Trail
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Logan International, Hyannis, Chatham
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.9 Miles
Chatham Seaside Links
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Providence, MA
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
RT 28 and RT 137
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
Larry's Px
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Ridgevale Beach
Car: necessary

Our West Chatham, MA home, located 0.6 mi from Ridgevale Beach overlooks Cockle Creek and the tidal Salt Marsh between Ridgevale and Cockle Cove beaches of Nantucket Sound of Atlantic Ocean. Ridge vale Beach is across the tidal inlet from popular Hardings Beach.

We're 1 to 4 miles to Chatham attractions: bicycle trail, Chatham Center for Friday night band concert, art galleries, shops, and restaurants on Main Street, Old Gristmill, Stage Harbor, Chatham Fish Pier, U S Coast Guard Light House and overlook of Nantucket Sound.

We're 5 miles to the fast ferry from Harwich to Nantucket Island; 30 miles to the Steamship Authority Ferry from Hyannis to Martha's Vinyard or Nantucket; about 45 miles to the Island Queen Ferry from Falmouth to Martha's Vinyard.

We're 30 miles to Cape Cod Airport in Hyannis; 3 miles to Chatham Municipal Airport.

We're 90 miles to Amtrak train station in Providence, RI or at South Station or RT 128 (Boston) MA. Commuter Rail connects from South Station to Plymouth or Kingston MA (40 miles). Bonanza Bus connects from RI

Other Activities: boating, plane rides, dinner train, historical sites, shopping, antiques

Golf: Public Courses:

Chatham Seaside Links 209 Seaview St, Chatham, MA, 02633

0 miles

Cranberry Valley 183 Oak St, Harwich, MA, 02645

4.43 miles

Harwich Port Golf Club South Street, Harwich Port, MA, 02646

4.8 miles

The Captains Golf Course - Starboard 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster, MA, 02631

6.62 miles

The Captains Golf Course - Port 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster, MA, 02631

6.62 miles

Dennis Pines 50 Golf Course Road, East Dennis, MA, 02641

9.98 miles

Chatham is located mid-Cape.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
processing $150

Our weekly rental rates listed by season provide discounts relative to our peak season weekly rate.
Discount available for extended stay rentals (excluding Holiday and Peak Season)

We require a minimum stay of 7 nights.
Saturday turnover day is preferred in Season.
We do not have annual or monthly rates, but pro-rate our weekly rate.
We offer discount for extended stays (except during Peak Seasons).

The rate includes all utilities (gas, electric, water), local telephone service, extended basic cable television and wireless broadband Internet service.

We request a deposit of 1/2 the total rent upon reserving time.
We request the balance and security deposit two months before the rental begins.

We do not charge any fees, and we are not required to collect any tax. We also take a $300.00 security deposit on each rental to cover any damage (beyond normal wear and tear), long distance telephone charges, or required cleaning, which is returned to you within five (5) business days of conclusion of a rental.

We do not charge for cleaning if the house is left clean. We personally inspect the property between tenants and ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned to our standards and everything is in proper order for the incoming tenant. We expect each tenant to leave the property clean, including laundering any used towels or bed linens.

If a tenant wishes, we arrange to have a local cleaning company perform these tasks and charge the tenant for this cost as an optional cleaning fee pro-rated at $125.00 for 1 or 2 occupants, $150.00 for 3 or 4 occupants, $175.00 for 5 or 6 occupants. If the tenant does not arrange for cleaning and the house is not left in a suitable condition, we then arrange for cleaning and charge the tenant.

Our standard check-in time is 3:00 PM and checkout time is 10:00 AM. Whenever feasible, we adjust these times to accommodate a tenant.

We accept payment by check payable in US funds or by wire transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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