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Chatham Village - Lovely 2 BR Apartment in Antique Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Chatham Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ship’s Light has looked down Cross Street to Chatham Village Center for more than 180 years. Built and occupied by some of Chatham’s most eminent residents since 1825, it was converted to four housekeeping apartments for summer visitors circa 1945. Lovingly restored by long-time current owners, this gracious antique home offers modern comfort and convenience with the character and charm of a bygone era.

The Gifford Buck apartment--the largest of the four apartments--is a comfortable first-floor, 5-room, 2 bedroom, 2 bath gem. Airy and light, the large living room with working fireplace and wide-screen TV occupies the center of the house. The dining room seats 8 and connects to a charming full-sized kitchen with a small breakfast table--or eat and relax on the quiet back porch or side yard with picnic tables and area seating. Two air conditioned bedrooms--one with a queen-sized bed and one with two twins--and two full baths make this apartment perfect for a family. One of the bathrooms also includes a washing machine and dryer. The charm of the apartment is further enhanced by the warm glow of beautifully refinished, wide pine, antique floors and wainscoting.

Centrally located within a short walking distance of excellent Chatham dining, shopping, movies and band concerts, the house is three blocks from the town salt water beach on Oyster Pond, and one mile from Coast Guard Beach, a great stretch of Atlantic Ocean and dunes. Many individuals, couples and extended families consider Ship’s Light their vacation home. We invite you to join them in making your vacation something special.

The Gifford-Buck apartment at Ship’s Light is rented from Saturday to Saturday during the summer and shoulder seasons and by the week or weekend during the off-season. Other units with unique features are also available and the whole house can be rented as a 5-to-6 bedroom home for family gatherings. Contact the owner for details.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Allison Coleman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016
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About Allison Coleman

The Coleman family has owned and loved Ship's Light since the mid-1970s. Like several owners before her, Lena Coleman lived at Ship’s Light year-round and rented its apartments to summer visitors. After she passed away, Bill, Roz and Allison Coleman undertook successive renovations and updates to the property, continuing to rent it during the summers to long-time friends and new guests. It has been a labor of love to work on this lovely house over the decades and it evokes in us strong memories of the generations that have come before us; in their honor, we have named each apartment. Lena, like others before her, looked forward to the summers when her long-time renters would return to visit, bringing with them stories of their winter months and great friendships built over many years; we are proud to continue this hospitable tradition in the heart of Chatham.

What makes this apartment unique

Located on a quiet street just off Main Street, Ship's Light is perfectly located and convenient to everything. You can walk downtown to shop in Chatham's great stores, enjoy a meal at a great restaurant, get ice cream, see a movie at the recently-restored Orpheum Theater and attend Friday night Band Concerts; short walk to the public library and Methodist, Episcopal and Congregational churches; Chase Park and the grist mill are right around the corner; Oyster Pond (a nice swimming beach) is a short 1/4 mile stroll; the Atlantic Ocean is about 1 mile away. Visitors love to sit and read on the porches and decks overlooking Cross Street and Shattuck Place; from these private perches you can put your feet up and watch the world go by.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Chatham Village - Lovely 2 BR Apartment in Antique Home
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
5

A charming place in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The house dates from 1826 and is very charming. It is a 2 minute walk to Main St and all the restaurants etc of Chatham. The owners were very nice people and very attentive without being intrusive. We are a family of 4 and really enjoyed our time in Chatham and found the accommodation met our needs well. Highly recommended.

We liked the atmosphere of The Squire. Tip - phone first to get on the waiting list. Not as keen on the Goose.

We found the Chatham Market to be very expensive for groceries. Instead we used the Stop and Shop a few miles away.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Lovely property with lovely owners.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for a weekend wedding. It was perfect. Just a short walk to town. Immaculate and well appointed. The beds were comfortable. Very quaint. We enjoyed our stay very much. Allison couldn't have been more helpful. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Nice house in Chatham

  • 5 of 5

The house is nice. It was in a good location in Chatham and everything was as advertised. We had a group of 4 and we all enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Prime location in Chatham

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the Gifford Buck apartment at Ship's Light for years. Improvements have been made which make the apartment better, including a new fridge, twin beds in one of the two bedrooms, wifi and updated furniture. The location to Main St. Chatham and its wonderful stores and restaurants couldn't be better and the venue has BBQ's, outdoor eating areas, laundry, parking and bicycle storage aplenty.

The only caution I would give to prospective renters is that unless you have very quiet and considerate upstairs neighbours or are a heavy sleeper, you might be disturbed from time to time, morning and evening, by other renters in the house. The stairs to the upper rental units go right by the Gifford Buck apartment bedroom windows and it is likely that the upstairs renters do not realize that when arriving late at night or leaving early in the morning.

This is a beautifully maintained old sea captain's house, which won a preservation award 5 years ago, and it's central location and fair pricing are exceptional.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Wonderful visit!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying in the Gifford-Buck apartment at Ships Landing. It was our family's first time in Chatham, and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

With two children under 3, we were happy to have plenty of space to spread out all their gear and toys. The place was very clean, and having a washer/dryer in unit was nice as well.

We had a great time and can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Charming

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three stayed in this charming apartment for a week. We found it extremely clean and well kept. The kitchen was well stocked, and the towels and linens were a very nice touch. The high speed Wifi was great for a family with four devices, and while we didn't use the washer and dryer, having a dishwasher was great. If we hadn't brought our own books, there is a bookshelf stocked with all different kinds of books for all sorts of readers. It's just a short walk to Main Street, with tons of shops and restaurants and even a small movie theater. Oyster Pond is close by as well, but we chose to drive to Harvey Beach, less than 10 minutes away, for our beach experience. We also visited the windmill in the park at the end of Cross Street. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing week in Chatham.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Main Street, Chatham
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Oyster Pond
Car: not necessary

1/4 mile walk to Oyster Pond and nearby other beaches on ocean, bay and Nantucket Sound. Birding available at Monomoy Bird Sanctuary.

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Rates & Availability

Chatham Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off-Season
Oct 16 2016 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
$1,505
 
 
Shoulder - Spring
May 14 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 
 
Shoulder - Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Chatham Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1: One Queen-sized bed Bedroom 2: Two twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Apartment is large enough for a port-o-crib or child's cot. Yard with picnic table and lounge chairs. Space in garage for bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc.

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