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Charming Cape Cottage Near Forest Beach at Best Price!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Forest Sands cottage is comfortably decorated in Classic Cape style, a three minute walk from Forest Beach and 10 minute spectacular walk through the dunes to Cockle Cove. Two bedrooms, two baths (one an outdoor shower), with pull-out sofa in family room (sleep six). The quaint interior has TV, DVD, VCR players, Central air conditioning, Hi-Speed internet, and local phone service. Washer/ drier and charcoal grill, and bicycles are in the garage. Easy access (1/8 mile) to the Old Colony Rail Trail between Chatham and Dennis, which joins the Cape Cod Rail trail to Wellfleet. A 5-minute drive to Red River Beach and 10 minutes to charming shops and restaurants in Chatham Town Center.

Other local features include restaurants, theaters such as The Dennis Playhouse, Cape Melody Tent, Ohio State Players, and the Harwich Junior Theater. Visit the Chatham Airport for charter rides, The Chatham Train Museum, ice cream shops, the Cape Cod National Sea Shore nature preserve, Whale-watching, Monomoy Island seal cruises, and fast-ferry day cruises to Nantucket. Charter fishing boats operate nearby. Take a stroll through shopping streets of town to Chatham Light.

Chatham is one of New England's most beautiful locales, and its unique location on the Cape surrounds it with water, harbors, dunes and sandbars on three sides. A fantastic place to visit, on-season or off-season.

More Details

Owner
Rick Butler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Rick Butler

For three generations of the Butler family this has been our favorite home. We maintain our seaside cottage with pride, and welcome visitors from all over the world to share its unique character and locale. Originally from New York and New Jersey, we spend our time tending to the Cottage and visiting Cape friends. Rick attended Boston University and Yale, William IV hales from Princeton, and William III was Sheriff of Essex County.

Rick Butler purchased this cottage in 1956

Why Rick Butler chose Cape Cod

For 57 years our family has owned this cottage and enjoyed watching the Cape change and grow. Our grandparents were antique dealers and decorated the house and gardens in traditional Cape style. Now in its third generation, our family takes pride in maintaining the house in the comfortable and hospitable style that our grandparents, Mildred and Bill, intended.

What makes this cottage unique

As children we played horseshoes and 'hide-and-seek' in the deep woods behind the property, and enjoyed biking, sailing, sun-bathing, and visits to the local theaters. We made day-trips to Province town and slept on the porch, now enclosed. The pine-paneled interior is uniquely Cape Cod-style, and our grandparents' collection of antique furniture and hooked rugs, also their Currier and Ives prints gave the place a special meaning to us. The walls now feature the paintings, prints and drawings of Niamh Butler, artist, our 4th generation!

Amenities

South Chatham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 1.5+outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Full Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bikes and beach mats, buckets & pails, beach umbrellas, paddle boards, rainy day activities for kids. Borrowing library and videos.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Charming Cape Cottage Near Forest Beach at Best Price!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Lexington, MS
5

Great Classic Cape

  • 5 of 5

This is the first house I've stayed in (out of 7 in Chatham through the years) that had a good collection of literature. You don't find Dostoevsky, Hemingway and Thoreau on a rental house bookshelf very often. We enjoyed the fact that the owner was very friendly and accessible during the booking process. We also appreciated the fact that linens were provided and the house has a central air unit. The house is in a great location and is obviously tended to with care. Every detail was correct and just as described in the VRBO listing. The interior of the house is classic and interesting in all particulars, and the back yard provides good privacy. If you rent this house, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Marshall, September is our family's 60th year as owners of Forest Sands Cottage, and we are delighted to welcome so many guests from many of the 50 States, Canada, as well as new friends from Abroad. We try to add new features and improve our property with every passing season, while keeping the traditional character of our classic Cape. Best wishes!
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Sacramento
5

Childhood revisited

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this gem for the past week. We booked based on the pictures and reviews, and what I knew was a great location. I spent my childhood summers around the corner where family still resides today. I knew the moment we stepped inside that I had come home. Everything was as described or photographed. The owner was there to greet us and welcome us. We settled in quickly.

We were joined for the first two nights by my stepson and his girlfriend. Being ardent foodies, we ate very well and the kitchen was up to the task. We took the liberty of moving the microwave off the counter and hiding it under the kitchen table. No micro cooking for us this week! The table in the family room and the outdoor table set were perfect for indoor or outdoor meals. Coffee in the family room window was great for watching the morning walkers, joggers, and kids of all ages on foot, scooters, or bikes. Reading other reviews, you may hear mention of the friendly fox. He came to the back door to say hello one morning but scampered away quickly as if he wanted to just let us know that he was not the figment of anybody's vacation imagination.

Our stay included two beach BBQs, a rainy day in sweat pants watching movies and eating pizza, and a Friday afternoon mini-reunion with family in the back yard. Perfect from beginning to end. This house is well equipped for every adventure. The garage, with a little hunting, yielded beach chairs, bbq equipment, bikes and locks, laundry equipment, and everything else we needed to enjoy our Cape surroundings. It should also be noted that Forest St. Beach at the end of the road, is one of the few in town that does not require a sticker for parking. While it is a very quick walk to the beach, having parking handy was great on the days we bbq'd and needed to get all our equipment to the beach.

We have decided that one week was not enough. We're already planning our return for a two week stay next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris & Bill, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family, and thanks for treating OUR family's place as if it was your very own. We want everyone to feel at home, and we look forward to having you again next year!
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Indiana
5

This house is perfect. It belonged to my grandparents & I love the location and area.

  • 5 of 5

I have been to S. Chatham for the summer vacation for about 50 years. As my mother said "Once the sand of Cape Cod gets in your shoes, you are never free of it. You will return. She was right!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susan, you're right! As Patti Page sang it: "If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air, quaint little villages here and there, you're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod..."
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San Jose, CA
4

Chatham Cape Cod Cottage stay

  • 4 of 5

Great communication from the owner. The cottage was exactly as he described. Liked the location as it was quiet, but still close enough to town. For our group of 3 fishermen, it was just the type of cottage we were looking for. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Boats, boats, and more boats! Few people realize that Chatham is surrounded by water on three sides. We have local fishing and tuna charters galore, also Monomoy Island seal cruises, Whale cruises, and the local Fast Ferry that carries our guests to Nantucket Island in a little over an hour. Reservations are always recommended.
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Illinois
5

True Cape Cod Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of four recently returned from a week in South Chatham staying in this true Cape Cod home.

The listing description and photos are accurate. We loved staying in this quaint cottage. It was like walking back in time, and we loved every minute of it. There were parts of it that reminded me of my grandparent's home when I was a child.

The water pressure was fantastic! We often returned from the beach and walked to the back to use the outdoor shower. It is literally one step from the outdoor shower into the house and into the half bath. Getting ready each morning was quick with two bathrooms.

The house has everything you need. We easily cooked all meals there because we had everything necessary. The garage has bikes, beach equipment, washer/dryer, etc. You'll want to bring your own bike helmets. The ONLY thing we could find was bike locks. We rode the bikes to Chatham one day. We decided we wanted to do some shopping, but we had no way of securing the bikes. We worried about someone taking them, so we skipped the shopping.

The house is located in a very quiet residential area, which we loved. It was such an easy walk to free Forest Beach.

The owner is very nice and accommodating. He met us when we arrived, and he called as we were leaving to make sure our stay was wonderful. We had his cell phone if we ever needed him.

We are a family of vegetarians. Right down the road was the Box Office Cafe that had a great vegan/vegetarian section on their menu. Our waiter recommended a dessert of macaroons that just came out of the oven. My wife is still talking about that macaroon! It really was good.

Overall, I would highly recommend this quaint cottage. One our very last day in the house, I took a walk to the beach. A man and his two children were standing in front of the house looking at it. When he saw me, he said, "This is a true Cape Cod as they are supposed to be. It's very beautiful."

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always take pleasure in providing for our guests and anticipating their needs in making The Cape a unique experience. We keep the house in the charming way that our grandparents set it years ago, comfort and simplicity. We pride ourselves on owning our "Classic Cape", and we hope you'll come back again and again! Bikes are safe to be left out anywhere in Chatham, but we will provide cable bike locks for future shopping expeditions.
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Morris Plains, NJ
4

Our stay in Chatham

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I have been staying at various places on Cape Cod for some years. We have been gradually moving further out each year. Our stay here in South Chatham was the best so far. The location was perfect. We were 1/2 block from one beach and two blocks from another. Also a short ride to many other beaches. The quality and quantity of seafood restaurants was tremendous. We're lobster and clam lovers and this area was heaven. The cottage was very charming and comfortable, nicely decorated with antiques, washer and dryer, wireless, TV, etc. As I said before, a great location. The owner is a terrific guy, very helpful. An excellent experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Chatham Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Post-Season
Sep 18 2017 - Dec 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

REFUND POLICY (PLEASE TAKE NOTE!):
We are happy to offer a full refund within 30 days of your Date of Arrival. There will be a 50% refund within 15 days of your arrival, and 25% one week before. If payment was made through the VRBO website, transaction fees will be deducted and are not refundable. If you have any questions about Refunds, please ask at time of Booking. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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