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Charming Cape Cottage Near Forest Beach at Best Price!

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South Chatham Cottage three minutes from Beach


Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

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.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower


  • 1.5+outdoor shower

Other Amenities

  • Bikes and beach mats, buckets & pails, beach umbrellas, paddle boards, rainy day activities for kids. Borrowing library and videos....moreless


  • Books:

    Detective, suspense, romance, regional and historic paperbacks...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Dozens of old-fashioned board games and jigsaw puzzles...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Skip to the bottom of the hill- you're on the Beach!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced hot air...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, pillowcases, blankets...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One-car garage plus two cars in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All pots, pans, cutlery, casseroles, serving dishes & dinner plates...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Overhead freezer, manual ice...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Be sure to bring your own helmuts...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Jan 1 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay

Peak Season
Jun 11 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 18 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500



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 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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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1956

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose South Chatham, Chatham, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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!

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Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • South Chatham Cottage three minutes from Beach

    South Chatham Cottage three minutes from Beach

  • Spring Flowers

    Spring Flowers

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Kitchen with Antique Utensils

    Kitchen with Antique Utensils

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Front Bathroom & Shower

    Front Bathroom & Shower

  • Seacoast woods behind the House

    Seacoast woods behind the House

  • Our Beach - Towards Taylor's Pond

    Our Beach - Towards Taylor's Pond

  • Our Beach - Homeward through Dunes

    Our Beach - Homeward through Dunes

  • Chatham in Fall

    Chatham in Fall

  • Our Beach - An Edward Hopper Evening

    Our Beach - An Edward Hopper Evening

  • Classic Cape Cottage.

    Classic Cape Cottage.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Front TV Room

    Front TV Room

  • Kitchen and Family Room

    Kitchen and Family Room

  • Rear Bedroom

    Rear Bedroom

  • Back Woods and Patio

    Back Woods and Patio

  • Our Beach - Towards Stage Harbor Light and Cockle Cove

    Our Beach - Towards Stage Harbor Light and Cockle Cove

  • Our Beach - The Dunes by the Salt Marsh

    Our Beach - The Dunes by the Salt Marsh

  • Wychmere Harbor

    Wychmere Harbor

  • Happy Harvest - Chatham Market

    Happy Harvest - Chatham Market

  • Our Beach - Sunset

    Our Beach - Sunset

VRBO #421510

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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