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Charming Chatham Close to Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 Bath Cape Near Nantucket Sound Beaches

This charming, well-decorated Chatham Cape, located on a quiet cul-de-sac; has three floors of living space. The main level has an open floor plan consisting of the living room, dining room and kitchen. There is also an outdoor dining table on the deck and a lovely screened in porch with a cathedral ceiling. This main level also has a queen sized bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has two nice sized bedrooms and a bath with shower. There is a bright TV Room on the first floor walk-out level, which is great for kids.

The house has many amenities including, a large sunny deck overlooking the back yard, a screened-in porch; a fully-applianced kitchen (see note below) with dishwasher, good mattresses, linens available upon request, three cable TVs, WiFi, Stereo, Washer/Dryer and charcoal grill. There is also A/C in the upstairs Master Bedroom, 2d BR, and in 1st floor Living Room, ceiling fans and room fans, an outdoor shower, large yard, and garage for storing bikes and beach gear.


*There is NO microwave.

*There is a European-style mini-fridge in kitchen, and a full-size fridge at bottom of kitchen stairs, off of TV/den.

*The septic system requires the use of Scott-style toilet tissue.

*We do not use non-stick cookware due to evidence of carcinogenic chemicals on the non-stick coating.

More Details

Elizabeth Hayes
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Elizabeth Hayes

I am a native of Chicago, but have lived in Boston for my entire adult life. My husband and I have always loved Cape Cod, particularly Chatham and spend time there whenever we are able. I am a realtor near Cambridge. My mother is a well-known interior decorator in Chicago and I too share an interest in interiors, landscaping and design.

My husband and I are francophiles and I am fluent in French.

Elizabeth Hayes purchased this house in 2001

Why Elizabeth Hayes chose South Chatham

This house appealed to us because of its location. You can walk to three Nantucket Sound beaches from the front door. One is a half mile. Two larger beaches are about 3/4 of a mile. After returning from the beach, you arrive at a comfortable, sunny, relaxing place to call home.

What makes this house unique

The screened-in porch with cathedral ceiling and the large deck are terrific additions that make any stay at the house enjoyable.


South Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , second floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , First/main floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Easy walk to the Pleasant Street, Forest Street and Red River Beaches. Less than one mile to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. A ten minute drive to Downtown Chatham with its charming shops and restaurants. Also close to historic Harwich Port and ferry to Nantucket for day and overnight trips.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and the kitchen(we love to cook) was well stocked with top end cookware. Fantastic location, took walks to the beach everyday. Looking forward to hopefully returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good beds, sweet gardens

  • 3 of 5

House was ok, decor was not trendy, more dated. House has great curb appeal, lots of light, beds and pillows were great, main level layout excellent for kids and small groups, garden and plantings were sweet.

House lacks a/c in lower level master and offers sheer curtains (4 windows). Aside from mornimg light issues there was a serious lack of privacy considering you face the street and neighbors (had to hang towels). Kitchen only has a mini fridge (full size in basement), no non stick frying pan, no microwave, no breakfast bowls (only dinner size wide flat type), no serving platters, only drinkware was oddly unstable and glass (def not kid friendly), upstairs toilet can only be used by adults sitting sideways, deck is a bit hazardous (rails are widely spaced so hazardous for kids) and nails are coming up throughout. TV is quite tiny (12" maybe) and there was practically no local info (house website had some info but Im pretty sure it was added toward end of our stay) .

House was generally clean but there were spider webs everywhere and visible dust under furniture too (dining room chairs/table too). Basement storage area with fridge was was stuffed with furniture and things, dingy and generally unpleasant (would move it to finished room). Request that guest use Scotts 1 ply because of septic tank (not disclosed in proprty description) was pretty unacceptable in my opinion. Also would not say beaches are easily walkable. Closest is a 15 - 20 min walk for heathly adults. Bike ride was 5 min and pleasant.

Had we know these details beforehand we would have had different expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comprehensive remarks. I have updated our description to clarify certain of the issues you raised. I would just like to clarify that (a) there are three televisions in the home, the largest of which is a new 36" flat-screen; (b) the home website was not updated "toward the end of your stay," but had been updated previously and contains a wealth of local information. *We do not use non-stick pans due to evidence that there are carcinogenic chemicals such as perflourooctanoic acid (PFOA) on the non-stick coating.
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Nicely Decorated, Comfortable, Sunny Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to Chatham since the 1970s and we have stayed in many rental cottages and homes. Nearly all of these had tired "beach house" decor. This house, by contrast, is so well-decorated with nice color, lovely furnishings, really nice lighting, and comfortable, sunny rooms. Beds are comfortable; kitchen has good-quality cookware (unlike so many rentals). The house is at the end of a quiet street and is a walkable to the Nantucket Sound coastline. We loved Red River beach and Forest Beach. All in all, we loved the house and the area. It is just a very pleasant place in which to spend a vacation and we will certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommend this home -- great new kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this lovely cape several times over the last few years. It is an extremely comfortable home -- very clean, bright and has a well-stocked ktichen. We love having our morning coffee, and evening cocktails, on the lovely back deck. Between the deck, living room, screened-in porch, and family room in the walk-out basement, there is ample room for people to either spread out or gather for different activities. The renovated kitchen looks beautiful - can't wait to be back in a few months! Home is within walking distance to several beaches. We've walked to Forest Beach (love watching the windsurfers here!), Red River Beach and Pleasant Street Beach and love them all.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome House!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have rented houses all over the Cape, this was by far the best one! I love the warm beaches of Chatham and this house is located a short walk or bike ride from two spectacular beaches and is also close to the bike path which was a real plus for us. We were a three generation family, grandparents, parents and two children and we fit perfectly into the house. The house is so comfortable and well laid out. We loved hanging out in the evenings on the screened in porch and listening to the sounds of summer. The home owners have a wonderful sense of style and they were super easy to work with. They made the whole rental experience so easy for us. I can't recommend this house more highly and I can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Boston's Logan Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fine dining at Pisces or Buca
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Forest Beach, Red River Beach, Pleasant Street
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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