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Great Beach Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Short Walk to Beach and Downtown

Please note that we rent Friday-Friday in the summer. Please ONLY request a Friday-Friday rental from the last week in June through the first week of September.

We have a duplex with two side-by-side units with two bedrooms each. Little to no sound passes between the units. This listing is for our Striper unit, which features a large open living area with a large table and two good bedrooms, all on one level. In addition to a total of 4 beds in the bedrooms, there is also a queen foldout in the living room.

Do you like to walk on the beach? We have a great location for it. A 3 minute walk from your door takes you across a gorgeous salt marsh that connects to an almost empty wild beach of Cape Cod National Seashore, where seals peek at you as the waves crash at your feet as you walk by.

If you have kids, they'll love chasing the fiddler crabs in the salt marsh, digging for clams (need a license to keep 'em), and finding horseshoe and hermit crabs.

If you want to walk to Chatham's picturesque downtown, that works too, about 20 minutes along mostly back-streets. Lots of shops, restaurants, a movie theater and Chatham A's baseball games at Veteran's Field!

In addition to the empty beach across the salt marsh, we are also a 5 minute walk from popular Lighthouse Beach. Walk or ride your bike where you need to go and leave the car in the driveway!

Please note that our rental week runs Friday to Friday from late June through the first week of September. Please only request Friday-Friday rentals for those periods. Note also that for Spring and Fall periods during which a nightly rate applies, you can choose any nights, and there is a discount available for rentals over 5 nights, please inquire.

Our Bluefish unit is also available. You can find it at This is also a 2 bedroom unit, and is on two levels. It is slightly less expensive than Striper. The Bluefish unit is good for couples, and is particularly enjoyed by families with kids ages 3-12 (the kids love having the 2 room loft area all to themselves!).

More Details

Walter Branson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Walter Branson

I first moved to Chatham in 1967, and have loved it ever since. Our property is about a quarter mile from the house I spent my barefooot summers in as a child.

Walter Branson purchased this house in 2012

Why Walter Branson chose Cape Cod

My wife and I bought our duplex because of its fabulous location adjacent to a gorgeous Cape Cod National Seashore beach, with a beautiful salt marsh and uncrowded bay beach even closer. We also like the serene backstreets walk to downtown.


Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Great vacation property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a fabulous vacation at this Chatham cottage. It was clean, very spacious, has everything you need, it's in a great location, close to Main St. and beaches, but still in a quiet, quaint neighborhood. Walter, the owner was great to work with. Everything was just perfect!! We loved going to Oyster Pond, nice small quiet beach. We enjoyed the "Impudent Oyster", great food and drink. And Larry's PX has the best breakfast EVER!! We would absolutely recommend this location to anyone who loves Cape Cod.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Quiet and relaxed at cape cod!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here at cape cod. The location was excellent especially if you have little children. The bayside is a short walk away with calm waters, incredible amounts of wild/sea life and quiet quiet quiet making it ever so relaxing. Have been there twice this year and will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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We love Chatham!

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the Cape for many summers. We love the town of Chatham. We also love the area of Morris Island.

The house was clean and a good size for our family. We have 3 kids ages 9, 7, and 5. The children loved the loft area. The outdoor shower was a treat. Having a washer and dryer was also a huge plus for our family.

The walk to Lighthouse Beach was about 5 to 10mins with little ones. The walk to the private beach was about the same. We enjoyed exploring for crabs and seals.

I would recommend this home. It is close to all the best parts of Chatham.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Location

  • 5 of 5

The owner was friendly and responsive during our stay. Amazing location just steps away from the marshes and lighthouse beach. Our kids were captivated by the seals, sea birds, crabs, and the beach. Incredible location!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Way to Start the Summer!

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first vacation on The Cape and Walter and The Bluefin offered a great home away from home. Walter is a very friendly and gracious host. The home was perfect for our family (3 girls age 13, 11, & 6 yrs) The Bluefin's loft was quickly adopted by the children while my wife and i enjoyed having our own separate master room. Kitchen had everything we needed. No issues with the WiFi. Washer & Drier was certainly appreciated too.

While we typically drove to downtown Chatham, I could see that walking from the property would be pleasant. The walk to the beach was a lot of fun. There is a path that leads through the marsh and over the dunes to the southern end of Lighthouse Beach. Our girls spent hours chasing crabs, watching seals...we even found a sea star.

We certainly fell in love with Chatham. Great location to explore the entire Cape. About an hour to P-town. About 45 mins (i think) taking back roads to Hyannis. But it was the quaintness of Chatham that has put this location on top of our list for next year's vacation.

Would we recommend this property? Yes. Will we return to this property? Yes! Unfortunately...not soon enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a get away!

  • 4 of 5

We lucked out with perfect weather in mid-May, so we were out and about more than we were at the house - however, when we were there (with toddlers in tow), it was comfortable, spacious, washer/dryer, plenty of kitchen supplies, comfy beds, and a lovely (though longer) walk to the beach and/or town. Each neighbour we met, too, was very kind in welcoming us to the quaint little section of Chatham. We'd absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lighthouse Beach


Rates & Availability

Chatham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Long weekend
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
4 Night deal
Aug 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.