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Ocean Front 3 Bedroom House in Chatham Cape Cod with Great Sunset Views.

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This is the view from the deck, and the best part of staying here.

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Last updated: 11/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to RiverWatch! Have a fantastic trip and enjoy the beauty and serenity of Cape Cod. The house you are looking at was built in 1927, and has housed four generations of our family. It's a three bedroom house with two porches overlooking the Nantucket sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Expansive views of the ocean and the meadows. You can walk to the water's edge right from the house to the marsh,(but we don't swim there) or take a longer walk to the beach (10 minutes), or into the little town of South Chatham that has a fun family cafe and an upscale restaurant. A short drive north is the town of Chatham known for its band concerts on Friday nights, great seafood, shopping and art galleries. In the other direction is Harwich with its majestic boat harbors, fish shanties, and the go-karts.

The Cape is known for its long stretches of beaches. A favorite beach of ours is Hardings Beach, about a 10 minute drive. You can purchase a weekly or daily pass ($60 per week), and there is ample parking, life guards, toilets, and ice cream trucks. Park in the lot farthest from the entrance and take a nice walk to the light house in the distance at Stage Harbor Entrance. We also suggest that you have a sense of when high and low tide is, as the weather can frequently change with the tide. So what seems like a cloudy day can become sunny when the tide direction flips. There is a reason for the saying “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute…”. Google “cape cod tides” and look for Stage Harbor tide charts. There is a good chart found on
Another excellent beach is Ridgevale, which is a bit closer and has a nice sand bar with water on both sides for those looking for quieter place to swim or a place to let the little ones explore. Chatham Sailboat operates from Ridgevale for those looking to rent a sailboat or paddle board. Call 508-432-4339.
Sunsets: We love a beach in the town of Orleans called Skaket. It’s on the Bay side of the Cape, so it offers a different experience, including beautiful sunsets. When the tide rolls out at Skaket, the sand bars stretch on and on and on. It’s great for exploring and looking for crabs, and the beach is popular with children for that reason.
Chatham Light Beach: The Chatham Light and Beach offer remarkable views, but parking is difficult and the water is colder because of the direct access to the Atlantic Ocean. We suggest looking but not swimming.
Provincetown & Outer Beaches: For those looking to explore, a drive up route 6 offers a chance to see the outer beaches with its wild sand dunes, and cold rough waters.
Band Concert: A fun family tradition is the Chatham Band Concert that happens every Friday night at 8 pm at the Kate Gould Bandstand in the middle of town. The event is perfect for all ages, and they have dances for the kids. A trip to the Chatham Candy Manor before band concert makes the evening that much sweeter.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    This is a family house on a family road so we suggest the minimum age is 25 or above for the primary renter, with their children welcome. Its not a good place for big parties....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    we have hard floors recently resurfaced so we have to be careful with pets. We love our furry friends so ask us and lets see if we can make something work....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • The Crew's Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    2 twin beds in a bunk-bed format...moreless

  • Captain's Bedroom: 1 king, 1 queen

    32" TV with netflix, no cable TV. There is hi-speed wifi...moreless

  • First Mate's bedroom: 1 queen

    the smaller bedroom with a Queen bed. tv with netflix only...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The shower is outdoors in a private enclosed area with hot water. We do highlight that our friends understand the only shower is outdoors. its awesome! There is no bath. The toilet is indoors. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • It is important to note that Guests provide their own linens. Most every cape rental is this way. There are excellent services such as Cape Linen Rental that will take care of this. Note this well please. Towels and linens need to be brought or acquired from a rental service.Please also make sure you understand the shower is outdoors. It's awesome! We have a nice welcome letter with more details on the house once you book....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can walk to the water edge but, but there are better spots to swim....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Amazing views of the moon and the sun over the Atlantic Ocean and the Nantucket Sound. At night you can see Chatham Lighthouse. You can walk to the ocean edge but there are better spots to swim...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    We have a new gas stove! Just click and it turns on....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99

Notes:

No smoking. No pets unless agreed to in advance. Shower is an outdoor shower, no bathtub. Cooking is via microwave and 4-burner stove, no oven. This a cottage built in 1927 and lovingly maintained but it is older than all of us.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1927

About the owner: My wife live in New York City with our son. We were married in Chatham in September 2001 and we have a boy who is now 7 years old. We try to balance out the uniqiness of raising a child in NYC by letting him have lots of time on the Cape to feel the sand on his toes, taste the wind, run around naked a bit, and find a quiet spot to hear the song of the bob white birds.

Why the Owner Chose South Chatham, Chatham, MA, USA:
The house has been in the family for four generations. Its a very special place. 2014 was the first year we decided to open it up to our friends on HomeAway. We made many improvements over the season and this winter to help our guests. The biggest one we did just recently -- we added heat and air conditioning! This has extended the season by several months. We also purchased really nice outdoor deck furniture and cushions and lots of smaller items like a gas grill, a coffee maker, more plates & cups, new indoor furniture and TVs. The prior year we did major items like new sliding glass doors in the living room to let the view shine in, and we planted hydrangeas along the edge of the road. This is our home, our son is named Chatham, and we really care about the house. It is where our heart beats and the birdsong in the yard is the tune we carry inside of us. We want to share it with loving people, this is not a party spot, and its a classic old school cape house regardless of the small luxury that has been added. You will have to run thru the rain to take a hot shower outside, and if you have never done that in life, try it because it feels real good. We work hard to make each trip a success, and honestly we don't overly grumpy people, they can stay at the Crusty Crab Inn. We want you to feel the decades of little feet picking up shells, learning natures lessons, and realize at the end of the day just how good you feel.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Gorgeous sunsets, views of a lighthouse in the distance, and you can see the light from Chatham lighthouse coming faintly over the water at night. Watch for the moon to rise up out of the Ocean, its one of the prettiest things we have ever seen.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

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Photos

  • This is the view from the deck, and the best part of staying here.

    This is the view from the deck, and the best part of staying here.

  • The house as you drive in. The ocean is on the left.

    The house as you drive in. The ocean is on the left.

  • Kitchen with gas stove

    Kitchen with gas stove

  • Living room with double sliding glass doors.

    Living room with double sliding glass doors.

  • Moon rise over the river, as seen from the house

    Moon rise over the river, as seen from the house

  • Can you see how the water has made a pair of boots ?

    Can you see how the water has made a pair of boots ?

  • This is the view, and its the main reason you want to stay here.

    This is the view, and its the main reason you want to stay here.

  • New outdoor furniture on the deck!

    New outdoor furniture on the deck!

  • Captain quarters, with a King bed and TV.

    Captain quarters, with a King bed and TV.

  • sunporch with bunk beds (2 single beds)

    sunporch with bunk beds (2 single beds)

  • living room

    living room

  • The porch!

    The porch!

  • The view from the hammock in the yard

    The view from the hammock in the yard

  • Screened in porch with rocking chairs

    Screened in porch with rocking chairs

  • Living room into the porch

    Living room into the porch

  • The pink and blues of the sunset

    The pink and blues of the sunset

  • The front of the house

    The front of the house

  • 4th of July from the house

    4th of July from the house

  • Another view of the King bedroom

    Another view of the King bedroom

  • queen bedroom

    queen bedroom

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Ocean Front 3 Bedroom House in Chatham Cape Cod with great sunset views.

South Chatham, Chatham, MA, USA #3805211ha

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