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Enjoy being in Chatham, walk to town, convenience & classic Cape Cod style!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

You will love this beach house, extremely close to town, recreation & beaches

Truly, one of the most charming and convenient homes you'll find at this price range on the Cape! Quiet, private and extremely convenient to all amenities and Chatham is the best! Small town feel with all modern convenience. Central air. Beautiful setting. Private backyard. Just amazing!

Let's start with the location - you are a ten minute walk from town, with shops, restaurants, museums and entertainment. We walk to Chatham Bakery less than a mile away to get the family donuts and coffee every morning. Chatham Fish & Chips and another breakfast place is also a half mile away. Grab your bike and go anywhere in any direction and you'll have blast, no matter the time of year. Try the little airport which is right up the street on the bike path. You can watch the planes come in while you enjoy lunch or breakfast (and the best muffins and pancakes on the planet) at the airport diner, Hangar B Eatery.

Basketball, fields, tennis courts, and the bike path are literally across the street, at the town's middle school. Our home is also just minutes from the world famous Chatham Bars Inn, where any given night you can hang out on their deck and enjoy sunset and cocktails. Right next door to CBI is the fish pier, where you can not only pick up fresh fish for dinner but watch the local watermen deliver to the docks - as the seals float around catching scraps. It's so much fun!

The Lighthouse & Beach is the most stunning public beach in Chatham, and a must enjoy place no matter what time of year. Then there's Oyster Pond also within biking or walking and great for kids. Hardings Beach, ponds and water everywhere. You will be in heaven here!

A few minutes from Chatham in either direction are the other Cape towns that have great local flavor - Orleans, Harwich, Dennis.. the list goes on.

If you're going to stay home, you'll enjoy it just as much as being out. Our location - only a mile from the ocean - ensures a nice breeze you can enjoy on a very private deck, looking into a nice wooded area. Casa 'D'Estate - Italian for SummerHouse - has everything to make that vacation care-free, in any season. You are so close to town you won't get stuck in that main street traffic and biking and outdoor activity is right out the door.

When not traversing the Cape, you can enjoy a cozy family room, a well-stocked kitchen, and the access to a new conveniently located gas grill. Families will especially appreciate the private, fenced in yard. You can enjoy a lovely deck and patio, as well as hang out and read on the adirondack chairs and benches. On cool nights you can fire up the fire pit. Oh, and you'll love the outdoor shower!

The bedrooms are well-appointed, the bathrooms provide plenty of room and privacy, and linens are provided for a modest, additional fee, easing your travel burden.

The master bedroom is enormous, with a spacious king bed, and room to add a bed or crib if need be. The full bath and closets also make a vacation comfortable.

The second bedroom on the main floor has a full bed and dressers, decorated in boat themes. Across the hall is another full bath.

The den and kitchen and deck all are open to one another and make vacation living a dream. Downstairs in the lower level are two twins and a pull out couch. A half bath, washer, dryer and walk out exit make it possible for more than one family to share the house with privacy.

The kitchen is not like one of those typical vacation places with miss-matched dishes and so few needed utensils and bowls. You'll have everything you need to eat in, cook or entertain.

To sum -

Whether you are an avid walker, reader, exercise buff or beach bum, this location cannot be beat. In addition to Lighthouse and Oyster Pond Beaches, Hardings and numerous other beaches are within a few miles. Right up the road 10 minutes you'll find Orleans, another lovely town, where the award winning Nauset Beach is located, along with dozens more. Take a short ride the other way into Harwich for more fun - music, restaurants, beaches, shopping and local festivals are always happening. In the summer, there are band concerts nightly in these towns, lots of local and summer stock theatre, and access to amazing musical groups, from A'Cappella to Chamber group.

Boaters and people who love to fish will enjoy the Marinas close by, the accessibility and availability of the locals willing to go out with you and show you a unique slice of the Cape. We have seen seals up close and personal, caught dozens of fish in a day, found clams, (and enjoyed eating them!) and even seen some whales (check out the pictures) just a few miles from shore!

In fall, the Cranberry bogs start attracting attention and the annual Oyster Fest in Wellfleet brings activity all October to the Cape. WInter and Spring are equally beautiful, and provide calm and clarity.

The world is your oyster when you stay in this home away from home!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of 6 who normally resides in Bethesda, MD, and since the day we arrived in Chatham many years before we knew this was the ideal place for us and are now excited to share it with others! The beauty of every part of Chatham, combined with the incredible friendliness of its people will have you coming back year after year. Tradition and modern amenities make this Cape Cod hamlet a real gem.

The Owner purchased this house in 2014

Why The Owner chose Cape Cod

We bought this property because it's charming, and you can't beat the location, or the town!

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location - water in every direction, whether you walk or ride or fish - it's all a stone's throw away. Not to mention the seafood market, the local grocery store and weekly farmer's market. You won't think about leaving the town once you get here until you have to - sadly -- go home!

Amenities

Chatham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , This one on the lower level is next to washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious, with master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Lower floor has day bed with pull out trundle
  • Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor and also has a walk out entrance for anyone needing additional privacy or for a second family. In addition to the two twin beds a couch is available for another person.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy being in Chatham, walk to town, convenience & classic Cape Cod style!
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
5

Very much like home. The fenced in yard was great for the dog. When we cooked In we did not worry

  • 5 of 5

About thing like olive oil, salt pepper.

Jam peanut butter. They even had coffee for the morning. If we used it we just replaced it. Plus. I loved the walk to the bakery with the dog. Great place and loved the outside setting. My only suggestion would be

To plant some hostas in the back yard that is a perennial. The back yard was a little barren, but the deck was nice. All in all great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huntington/NY
2

Nice location and decently equipped house

  • 2 of 5

This house worked out for my husband and I and our adult kids and companions as far as the layout. That was the biggest positive along with the plus af a grill and functioning utdoor shower with spotty hot water. That being said, there were some things that made this home one we would not rebook. We were very happy to do an instant booking and have the ability to stay for 3 nights in prime season..big plus for us. Here are the things I didn't care for.

1-owner wasn't responsive once booking was confirmed and I had specific questions regarding linens and amenities.

2- no details provided regarding the key or accessing the house until the evening before we left- and needed to call VRBO for help

3- our master shower would not drain rendering it unusable until the last day. The owner disputed this and was very flip in his response to our text. When a plumber was scheduled- he did not show up. Next day he just came showed up even after we expressed not being comfortable with him just coming at any unspecified time. He just sat in the driveway until we gave up and let him in. We weren't alerted that he was coming! I did video the stagnant water since we were told via text by the owner, "there are other lovely showers, so it shouldn't be a problem – should it? " IT WAS!

4- The outdoor shower was a nice addition but very slippery from mold - wear flip flops.

5- after paying the cleaning fee for our stay we were required to strip all beds and leave the linens and towels in front of the washing machine which was in the lower level of the home. When we stripped the master bed we discovered on the backside of the quilt a rather large and disgusting bloodstain. My daughter's bed revealed an earwig.

6- The pillows in the home are rock hard and are in need of being replaced

7- there is black mold in the lower level sleeping area behind the washing machine. This level was rather musty and unclean

8- The overall appearance of the house on the outside absolutely screams – "rental" It looks uncared for and sloppy. In conclusion, the house was functional and the kitchen was nicely equipped. If you're looking for a very clean and well-kept Rental, my feeling is it did not live up to the description or photos.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review our house. Because this review does not match our records, I'd like to take the time to respond. First, you were the couple that asked if your daughter could come hours earlier than normal check in. Most people would say no and we were glad to accommodate so she could shower. Second, VRBO sends you check in information allowing you to know when and how to check in. We don't share information about check in prior to the day before. Regarding linens, the VRBO details we have listed are clear - linens are provided. I'm sorry you were not able to navigate the hospitality section. Other issues, in order of your concerns - 3- You reported issues with the Master shower not draining properly. That was on a Sunday. We immediately called for plumbers - 3 in fact. One finally got back to us that night and said they could come the next day. They came at your request, but you changed your mind. We had already scheduled them and paid and it took all of 10 minutes to clean out. That's service. 4- Outdoor shower does not have mold. The floor is dried, treated wood. I can't imagine what you mean. I'm sorry. 5 - Most rentals require payment for linens. We add them as a courtesy. Stripping the beds helps keep the costs down. there are not of places where you can have access to what we have and still pay such a modest fee in a town like Chatham. As for the stained bedspread, it was not noticed before you arrived. We apologize. Must have happened with the previous tenant. We took it to the dry cleaner. 6 - Happy to look at the pillows. Thanks for the tip 7- Downstairs musty? Have never heard that. As for a mold behind the washer that must be new and we'll take care of it. Thanks for telling us. 8- The condition of the house has been widely praised and nurtured repeat renters. The House as others can see from the pictures is anything but sloppy. It's not brand new, nor is it unkept. It has had doors and floors replaced in the past 5 years, and is clean and pristine before and after rentals. It sounds like it's not your cup of tea and we're happy there are many other options for you in the future! You texted us several times that you could not find information we left when in fact it was always on the fridge and the same info about wifi etc is on VRBO under our listing. It's the same document you read that talked about removing linens, so that's how we know you read it. We wish you all the best, regardless!
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Falls Church, Virginia
5

Another great stay at this comfy house close to downtown Chatham and next to the bike trail!

  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at this comfy house close to downtown Chatham and next to the bike trail! Have been her two summers in a row now

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely Chatham House & Experience

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very professional and very quick to respond to messages. This made coordinating all the details extremely easy. The property was great. The house is nicely decorated, spacious, and clean. The yard is great for barbecuing and relaxing on the porch. Plenty of space to park. The property is located very close to downtown Chatham. Overall, our experience from start-to-finish was perfect. We highly recommend this house for a Cape Cod getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at this house in Chatham. My fiancé and I rented it somewhat last minute after staying in Chatham the past few years in a row. Perfect fenced in yard for our dog and plenty of room to invite guests to pop in and out. I highly recommend a drive to Harding's Beach only about 10 minutes down the road. We spent almost every afternoon there. Great house, great spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Providence or Boston
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Delmar
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Harwichport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Chatham Golf near Chatham Bars Inn
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Cape Flyer from Boston to Hyannis in summer
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many!
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lighthouse Beach
Car: recommended

Ocean and shore within literally minutes by car, 10 minutes by foot or bike! Fitness buffs will find trails to run or yoga on the beach; you can buy fresh seafood for dinner, go out on a charter boat, dolphin watching along the shore every day - for starters. Every holiday and holiday weekend there are activities for the whole family and parades galore! In summer, every Friday night is the traditional outdoor band concert, lobster roll suppers and concerts at every church. The downtown movie theatre has current shows and also offers a dining area with exceptional food. When you stay at our home, you can access all of these things without a car and enjoy a casual, no-nonsense, comfortable home with all the amenities of your own home!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $350

The house is newly landscaped, newly furnished with cozy things but not fancy. While there are only two bedrooms, the master bedroom has a King and can fit a queen blow up mattress which we provide. The downstairs is another room with 2 singles. All together, you can sleep up to 8 but 6 comfortably.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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