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Fully Equipped Cottage Steps from Lighthouse Beach and South Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

From this cottage you can walk down a private path to a private beach just south of Chatham Light. From there you can walk down South Beach to see the seals which gather there.

When you dine in the evening in the cottage you will watch Chatham Light shining in the window.

A mile walk down Main Street you will find excellent restaurants, gift shops, art galleries, and, if you like fine chocolate, Chatham Candy Manor.

If you wish to email your friends, the cottage is equipped with a Macintosh computer with broadband connection/wi fi, and a printer.

There is a gas grille and dining table on the patio.

There is no charge for telephone service unless long distance calls are made.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher and microwave.

The cottage is provided with everything you will need for comfort. Bring your own linens or we can supply them for a modest additional charge.

Dogs are not allowed.

Keywords: This cottage is comfortable for two to four people, close to the beach and an easy walk to town

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About The Owner

The cottage, called "The Barnacle" was completely rebuilt a few years ago and is furnished and equipped for comfortable living. The beach is just a short distance away, the light house shines in the window at night, and in the spring and fall sometimes a deer comes by to see what I have planted for him to consume.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1964

Why The Owner chose Chatham

Chatham is a town which has everything. Two miles up the road you can visit the Fish Pier and see the boats unload their daily catch. A mile down the beach you can find seals. There are two excellent theatres in town offering popular plays. The restaurants are excellent. If you want to visit Provincetown, that is only an hour's trip. You may be able to catch a fish from the shore, or there are charter boats which will take you out for bass and bluefish.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is only a short distance to stores, restaurants, and places to visit, but is off the main road and is quiet and peaceful.


Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , convertible sofa in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This cottage 'The Barnacle' is about 600 feet down a private path to a private beach. It is very close to Chatham Light, and a one-mile walk to the center of Chatham. There are miles of sandy beach to walk on, and seals will be found on the beach half a mile south of us.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Perfect setting, nice view

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful little cottage with all the amenities. Close to the light and short walk to the center of Chatham. Nice private path to the entrance of Chatham harbor. We will defiantly teturn

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely Cape cottage, perfect size for a couple

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is nicely furnished and contains all the modern necessities...WiFi, cable TV, gas grill, AC.

The best part is its location....private path to south of Lighthouse beach, not far from the life-guarded area and a easy walk to Main Street.

I have stayed two times and will do so again. The owner is very accommodating and nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for two

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable cottage for a couple. Fully equipped with everything you need for a great vacation. The bed was very comfortable! All we needed were towels and sheets. Loved being near the lighthouse and lighthouse beach. My husband was thrilled to walk to the beach every morning to fish! Even caught some stripers!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Location is great just was a bit disappointed that the interior was very outdated and didn't compare at all to the cottage's surroundings. It did have everything needed though, close to shopping and good beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Over the past two years we've replaced the stove and the hot water heater, replaced window sills, the cupola, some shades, and had the exterior power- washed. We think we've been taking good care of the Barnacle. Over the next couple of years we'd like to replace the carpeting - probably with a wood floor, and upgrade the bathroom. Maybe replace the bedroom blinds completely. But these things take time to address, and questions about whether everything works (is the mattress in the bedroom comfortable?) take priority. We're glad that our guests felt they had everything that they needed, and enjoyed the location. If there was something in particular that the guests thought needed upgrading we would like to hear about it so that we could add it to our list.
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Lovely small house...just perfect for 2.

  • 5 of 5

We love Chatham and it was lovely staying near Lighthouse Beach. The house is well maintained and comfortable. Russ was responsive to any and all inquiries and/or problems. The only thing is that the mattress needs replacing and Russ said that he would do that. Otherwise..Chatham is lovely and we were very happy with the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was GREAT!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Barnacle is a lovely cottage close to the beach and town. The cottage is clean, efficient----really quite charming! The shower has great water pressure---this was a very pleasant surprise!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chatham Lighthouse
Monomoy Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Sacred Cod Tavern
Bar & Grill
Chatham Seaside Links
Sandi's Diner
Public cafe
Family Restaurant
Wharfinger Chatham Fish Pier
Chatham Railroad Museum
Monomoy Theatre
Sweet Tomatoes Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Chatham Cheese Co
Cheese Shop
New England Pizza Chatham
Pizza Restaurant
Snack Bar
Asian Paradise
Chinese Restaurant
Larry's PX
American Restaurant
Mom & Pops Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop
Kream 'n Kone-Chatham Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hangar B Eatery
American Restaurant
Ridgevale Beach
Cockle Cove Beach
Corner Store
Sandwich Shop
The Talkative Pig
Pizza Restaurant
Twenty-Eight Atlantic
American Restaurant
Szechuan Delight
Chinese Restaurant
Upper Crust Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Buca's Tuscan Roadhouse
Italian Restaurant
Alecsies House of Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Red River Beach
Brax Landing Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Cranberry Valley Golf Course
Ember Coal Fire Pizza
Family Restaurant
Bank Street Beach
George's Pizza House
Pizza Restaurant
10 Yen - Sushi, Sake & Ramen
Sushi Restaurant
Mad Minnow Bar & Kitchen
American Restaurant
Cape Sea Grille
Seafood Restaurant
Perks Coffee Shop & Beer Garden
Coffee Shop
J. Bar
Health Food Restaurant
Ruggie's Breakfast and Lunch
Brunch Restaurant
Safe Harbor Bed & Breakfast Cape Cod
DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
Land Ho! Harwich Port
Bar & Grill
Local Flavor Lunch and Bagel
Scribano's Italian Market & Deli
Italian Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
Shark Bah
Hunan Gourmet III
Chinese Restaurant
Barley Neck Inn
Bar & Grill
Barley Neck Inn
American Restaurant
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hyannis, MA
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
7 miles (Route 6 MidCape Highway)

The beach is 600 feet away down a private path, and after a short walk down the beach you will find a large number of seals. A short walk from the cottage there is a marina which offers seal tours by boat - this is fun for kids.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rentals are weekly. This is somewhat flexible outside of high season (school summer vacation),
particularly if longer periods are desired, but during Summer the best use of the house is
to be filled with happy vacationers with no gaps.

If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

80% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
60% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in date.
40% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
20% if cancelled after that.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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