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Summer Hydrangea: Chatham's Truly Exceptional Summer Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,458 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 & 1/2 Bath, Hot Tub, Solarium, Amazing Gardens And Grounds

Welcome to Summer Hydrangea, quite possibly the finest property value for an exceptional summer rental in Chatham. Privacy, comfort and a thoughtful attention to details that is uncommon in most vacation rentals, all exists in abundance within this distinctive property. The three+ bedroom, 1 & ½ bath residence, that sleeps 6+, boasts outstanding amenities including a solarium with a generously sized hot-tub that overlooks the grounds that have been beautifully designed and are professionally maintained. This vacation home is minutes from the very heart of downtown Chatham yet just far enough away so that you can enjoy some wonderful seclusion from most everyone else who has come to town during your vacation stay.

The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed that sleeps two, a flat panel TV and abundant closet space.

The second bedroom, that is also on the first floor, also has a queen-sized bed that sleeps 2 and also has its own half bath.

The third bedroom on the second floor had two twin beds that sleeps two and its own skylight to enjoy the sea breezes.

The adjoining sitting room on the second level boasts classic modern furniture, an oversized flat panel TV, two wonderful skylights to let the light and breezes in and a convertible couch that can turn into a full sized bed in a pinch for unexpected or last minute guests.

For all bedrooms, there are window air conditioners that are installed in the summer months, for in the rare event that the cooling breezes from the Atlantic are not enough to maintain a comfortable environment in the bedrooms.

The efficient modern kitchen is well stocked with a wide variety of quality cooking utensils, a Keurig as well as a drip coffee maker, microwave, blender, dishwasher, and large refrigerator. The kitchen spice cabinet is also equipped with a variety spices, oils and seasonings that the owners regularly freshen and replenish. If you are looking to cook and entertain during your vacation stay, we are sure that the kitchen will prove to be more than up for your needs. There is also a large propane BBQ grill on the property to meet your needs for outdoor grilling while on vacation. If there is any additional specialty kitchenware that you may require, the owners should be able to accommodate your request within short order.

The main living room has comfortable seating, a stereo, numerous live plants and an oversized flat panel TV. The dining area easily seats six and the table expands to accommodate eight with available leaves. The main bathroom is beautifully designed with modern fittings, including a striking cobalt blue vessel sink and a hand crafted, stained glass window stunningly executed displaying a Hydrangea motif. Numerous live plants, antiques and furniture of uncommon quality and design fill this vacation home and enhance the experience of your stay in your new vacation home in Chatham. Comcast cable is wired to all televisions in the home and high speed wireless internet connectivity is available through the house, deck and grounds.

The home's attached solarium boasts an array of carefully tended live plants as well as an oversized 4 person hot tub that is serviced twice a week and kept sparklingly clean for your relaxation. You enter the solarium from the main family room of the house and, from there, you can walk out to the deck overlooking the spectacular back yard and gardens. If you have children who would like to play outdoors, the backyard leads to the additional quarter acre lot that is also beautifully planted and professionally maintained. The grounds would be the envy of any greensman and the owners hope that they work to make your stay at Summer Hydrangea that much the more enjoyable.

As many people who come to Chatham are interested in spending time at the many beaches in town, we provide a wonderful complement of beach chairs, beach umbrellas with sand anchors, coolers and a great array of beach toys for children. We have installed a tremendous oversized Mahogany outdoor shower, in the Cape Cod style, to make returning from the beach to be an easier affair.

As owners who reside locally, we take pride in offering a truly well equipped, comfortable home for you and your family to enjoy a relaxing vacation stay. This year, instead of settling for the typical vacation rental, we invite your to come and enjoy your special time on the Cape at your new vacation home in Chatham, Summer Hydrangea!

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Daniel Gallagher
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Daniel Gallagher

We are extensively well traveled and we know what we love, and hate, to find in a hotel, resort or vacation rental home. We have worked very hard to ensure that Summer Hydrangea embodies the very best of what we would want to find if we were coming to Chatham for a great Cape Cod vacation.

Why Daniel Gallagher chose West Chatham

Summer Hydrangea has been a special home for our family for decades. As we live a short distance away, it seemed a shame to not share it with others who would want to have a truly special place to spend their vacation time in Chatham.

What makes this house unique

My wife and I live local to Chatham year 'round. Because of this, we are able to devote the time and attention to our special family home to make it truly exceptional. When you choose to book your vacation at Summer Hydrangea, you will find a home that is very clean and thoughtfully equipped to ensure that you have a great "home-base" from which to enjoy your Cape Cod vacation.


West Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Striking architectural details make this bath special...
    1/2 Bathroom, Second Bedroom, 1st Floor - toilet , The convenience of a half bath in the second bedroom...
  • Both baths are well stocked and in great condition...
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom, First Floor - 1 queen , Tastefully appointed with ample closet space and LCD TV...
    Second Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , A private room with skylight breezes...
    Second Bedroom, First Floor - 1 queen , A private half bath and garden views from this special room.
  • All bedrooms have comfortable mattresses, a choice of pillows, available air-conditioners installed for the summer months as well as ample dressers and storage space. We are sure that pleasant dreams await to help you recharge to enjoy your special time in Chatham...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Summer Hydrangea is located just far enough from the center of Chatham to allow you the privacy that you deserve while on vacation, yet close enough that a trip into town is a breeze and everything you could need is only minutes away. The owners of this distinctive property truly feel that you will find your expectations exceeded in your quest for a comfortable summer retreat that feels like a fine home and not the usual vacation rental. The owners reside minutes away and are responsive to your needs to help ensure that your stay is truly wonderful.


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Summer Hydrangea: Chatham's Truly Exceptional Summer Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Summer Hydrangea is a beautiful and peaceful home. Every thing you need is there.

Daniel is so caring. He wants you to have a remarkable stay, and you will!

It is the second time that we go to Summer Hydrangea and we will return for sure. We loved it!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Chatham Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

If you like comfort, amenities, charm, and an attentive, friendly host, rent this lovely property! Comfy bed, delightful/super clean jacuzzi, cute decor, beautiful backyard, all the spices you'd ever need to cook at home, and all around great vacation experience. Summer Hydrangea is perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and well-maintained home - we loved the hot tub and ping pong table

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful stay at Summer Hydrangea. The home was immaculate when we arrived. There are plenty of dishes, glassware and a wide array of utensils. We appreciated that the cupboards were stocked with sugar, salt, pepper, and spices. Similarly, dishwasher and laundry detergent, paper towels, etc. were all provided. Best of all, the rental included sheets, bath towels, extra spa towels, and numerous beach towels, as well as beach umbrellas, beach chairs, and coolers, all of good quality and in excellent condition. We really appreciated not having to bring these items ourselves.

The hot tub was very clean and functioned perfectly. The posted directions how to operate it were easy to follow. We loved the privacy of the double lot surrounded by tall hedges. And the outdoor shower was spacious and had plenty of hooks and a large shelf for everyone's various soaps and hair products.

The cottage itself had plenty of space for our 3 teens/young adults. We made good use of the ping pong table and the board games but unfortunately didn't have time to try the bocce set. Cottage is on a very quiet street in walking distance to the Chatham Jam and Jelly Shop and a weekly farmers market.

The owners were attentive and responded quickly to inquiries. All in all we had a very relaxing vacation with the Summer Hydrangea as our home base.

Andy and Jenn, Ottawa, Ontario

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home, close to all Chatham has to offer. Owners were more than accommodating

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying at the Summer Hydrangea. It's such a nice cape home and is so close to Chatham beaches and the town center. The owners equip the house with everything you need to have a nice week on the cape. Dan and his wife went out of their way to arrange a bouquet of flowers for our anniversary and were great for recommending places to see during our stay. Will definitely be returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb home away from home with lots of character.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Summer Hydrangea with our 7-year-old son very recently, and a most enjoyable and relaxing week was had by all. The owners were responsive and helpful regarding our initial online queries, and Daniel greeted us personally on our arrival and talked us through everything we needed to know regarding the house and locality. The house itself was spacious and had a great layout for those vacationing with children. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped and the attention to detail shown by the owners made it particularly special. Our son loved the upstairs space with lego/toys to fuel his imagination and he also enjoyed playing ping-pong with mom or dad on a wet morning or evening. We enjoyed lunch on the back porch purchased from the Corner Store, a delicious steak meal prepared on the BBQ and a soak in the hot tub at the end of a long day. Everything one could conceivably need for a great day at the beach was also supplied which made getting on the road to Hardings, Nauset or any of the other beaches effortless. We have high standards when it comes to vacation rentals and this house surpassed them. We quickly felt at home here and look forward to returning in the next year or so.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Londonderry, NH

Amazing - as always!

  • 5 of 5

Sum Hy (you get to use this term of endearment after you become a return customer ;) is the best rental we've ever stayed in. You can't beat the location, and the house is amazing - but it is a standout because of the owners. Dan and Cristen are extraordinary hosts - who are committed to stocking the house with everything you can think of. We have gotten to the point that we literally just pack clothes! Great space for families - my kids (age 15 and 17) love their space so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Chatham Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Chatham Squire
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Freedom Cruise Line
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Chatham Seaside Links
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Hyannis Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harding's Beach
Car: recommended

This exceptional summer home is located minutes from the center of Chatham Village to be close enough to everything that makes Chatham, and Cape Cod, great, but far enough away for you to enjoy the privacy and serenity that Summer Hydrangea graciously offers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Summer Hydrangea is an exceptional summer vacation property that is locally owned by a couple that wants to ensure that your stay allows you to enjoy the best that Chatham and Cape Cod has to offer. All high-season rentals are seven day periods and run Saturday to Saturday with a 3:00 PM check-in time and a 10:00 AM check out time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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