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Direct Ocean Front - Private Sandy Beach - 5 Min. Walk to Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)


This exclusive Shore Rd home will be part of great family memories for many years to come. Everyone who vacations at this property is delighted to have discovered a home that is built right on the beach, yet is only a few minutes walk to the heart of Main St.

'The Sand Box' is sited directly on its own private beach. It sits ahead of all the other estate homes and offers completely unobstructed views of Pleasant Bay and the open ocean beyond.

This property is approximately a 5-7 minute walk to the dozens of shops, restaurants, and art galleries that line Main St.; and the world-famous Chatham Bars Inn and Spa is less than 200 yards to our north, by beach or road.

Our private beach is wide and deep, with soft sand, and has no rocks or seaweed. The clean, gentle water is protected by a barrier island and is wonderful for small children and adults alike. Locals and guests agree that we have the best spot in Chatham for a relaxing, peaceful, and most of all, fun family vacation.

'The Sand Box' is a Mid-Century Cape that was completely reconstructed from the foundation up in 2000. Our home now features a chef's kitchen including a Viking gas range, double ovens, wet bar, a full complement of All Clad cookware, China dinnerware, copious utensils, and various small appliances including a juicer and a Nespresso machine.

Our home features three new European tile baths, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, Samsung "smart" TVs throughout home, Premium DirectTV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Acorn, and Hulu, inside and out speaker system with Blue Tooth remote, Xbox 1 interactive game station with library, hi-speed DSL wifi, 4 way printer, halogen lighting, outside chairs, lounges, dining table, and umbrella, stainless steel gas barbeque, beach view fire pit, plentiful beach chairs, and four tuned up and ready to go mountain bikes of different sizes.

CONDITION OF HOME: All furniture, furnishings, carpets, pillows, mattresses, linens, towels, etc are deluxe quality and are maintained in new condition at all times. Our home is professionally cleaned between guests.

CLEANLINESS: Our guests expect no less than the condition and cleanliness of their own home or a five-star hotel, and that's what we try our best to provide.

'The Sand Box' is not a large home (under 2000 sq feet) and we limit occupancy to one family, plus guests, up to 7 people total.

Our home consists of three bedrooms and three full baths. All rooms have full-on ocean views. The MBR has a full en-suite bath with shower and king bed, the guest bedroom has a full bath off the hallway and a queen bed, and the upstairs kid's bedroom has an en-suite full bath and three single beds. Please note: the stairs to the upstairs kid's' bedroom are steep and NOT suitable for toddlers without supervision!

Our property manager meets and greets all guests and is a long time Chatham resident who can offer advice about all things Chatham. She is available for advice, help, repairs, recommendations, and any issues large or small, on a 24/7 basis.

A final note: one neighbor family has access to our beach through a small path on the other side of the bike shed you see in the photos.

Please come and enjoy! It would our privilege to welcome you as an honored guest.....

More Details

Michael H. Baker
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Michael H. Baker

We spend our time in San Francisco, Boca Raton, and Chatham depending on season. We love travel, food, theatre, art, books, movies, reading, and, surprisingly enough after all these years, each other.

Michael H. Baker purchased this house in 2000

Why Michael H. Baker chose Chatham

We love this property and we do everything we can to ensure its continuing beauty.

What makes this house unique

One of the very few homes located within very short walking distance to Main St. yet sited directly on its own private beach


Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Direct Ocean Front - Private Sandy Beach - 5 Min. Walk to Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at "The Sandbox" with my wife and three children - we will definitely return!

The location is absolutely perfect, adjacent to the beautiful Chatham Bars Inn with an expansive and very clean private beach great for swimming, wiffle ball, sunbathing etc. Downtown Chatham with candy, ice cream, toys, clothes, books, restaurants, and the fish pier are all within walking distance.

We woke up staring at the ocean every day, had breakfast on the waterfront patio, and enjoyed cocktails with a view of seals on the sandbar a couple of times!

At night the kids loved roasting marshmallows on the fire pit and the den with xbox was convenient for downtime.

It's really the perfect Cape beach house. My wife took photos and saved them in a folder called "heaven on earth". If I value my marriage, I'll be booking again soon :)

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location and beach at the front door.......

  • 5 of 5

Our family consists of 3 little ones under the age of 10, mom and dad and nana. We have been renting the Sandbox two weeks at a time for the last 4 years. Having the beach and ocean so close is blessing for a young family, both for keeping an eye on the kids, and for the replenishment of eating/drinking supplies. We are also able to leave the beach chairs on the private beach overnight, so we don't even have the hassle of moving the beach chairs back and forth.

A special shout out to Mania Hardy, Sandbox property manager (really a concierge) who meets and greats and really is available on a moments notice for questions, repairs, and suggestions, seemingly 24 hrs per day. Mania has been kind enough to provision the home each time before our arrival, plus there is always a bottle of wine and fresh flowers upon our arrival.

From soup to nuts, truly a five star vacation for all!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Media, PA, USA

One of a kind getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here for the last 3 years and eagerly count down the days to the following summer's retreat. The name "Sandbox" is truly dead on, as you will not find a better location to relax, play and have fun with its own private beach, outdoor patio, comfy rooms and open floor plan, and easy access to all that the best town in Cape Cod, Chatham has to offer. It also is fantastic location for trips north to Orleans, Wellfleet and Provincetown for restaurants, sightseeing and shopping. Last but not least it is great that you are right down the street to one of the best seafood stores, at the Chatham Pier for your own personal clambake meals.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
92 Miles
boston logan airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
15 miles (for Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard)
Nearest Beach
front yard
Nearest Point of Interest
Chatham Bars Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Chatham Light House
Nearest Point of Interest
Colonial Variety Store/Main St.
Nearest Point of Interest
Chatham Fish Pier
Car: recommended

Located just 200 yards from the world famous Chatham Bars Inn and Spa, less than a 1/4 mile to Main Street or the Chatham Fish Pier. Chatham Light House and Beach 3/4 mile. Our location is truely in the heart of Chatham.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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