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Beachfront Nantucket style cottage with amazing views on 3 acre estate setting

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, outdoor shower, sleeps 8, large patio

'The Bluff House' is a very private turn of the century informal cottage located down a private country lane directly on the water overlooking Pleasant Bay, Nauset Beach, and the Ocean beyond. An ideal family retreat with ping pong, croquet, pier, swimming, boat mooring, and nearby golf. All bedrooms have water views and the large patio and yard offer unending summer fun. A great house for informal entertaining or escaping the real world. A home where time stands still and days float by. A short drive to town, restaurants, golf, theaters, and shopping with all the privacy of a bygone era. Fishing off the pier or chartering a boat for your stay allows the descriminating few a chance to relax only 1.75 hours from Boston.

Who best fits the house: This is a charming house for those people who want to be near it all yet able to step back to a quieter family oriented environment. This is a great beach house with the comfort that can only be found in old estate area's where property has not changed hands in 4 generations. Everything is well preserved, updated, and clean. But most importantly family's can relax and enjoy the best location on Cape Cod. The dock goes with the house and is shared by 2 family members who have houses nearby. There is a boathouse on the beach that is not included in the rental price at this time. If you are looking for a very comforatble house with unbeatable views and a location that cannot be duplicated you will not be disappointed. Walk down the path/stairs to the beach for easy access.

air conditioning: I am in the business of providing AC and have never needed it at the Bluff House. The AC that exists is a window unit in the master bedroom. There are ample fans, cross ventilation, and the evening ocean air to keep the house cool and comfortable.

games: there is croquet, ping pong that is set up in the cleaned out garage, numerous board games, puzzles, and a small library.

More Details

Woody Foster
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

With the best views we have ever seen we never wanted to leave this lovely old family home. We relaxed and felt we got away from the fast paced world every time we drove down that long secluded driveway. The beach and surrounding area of Chatham had everything we needed from excursions to explore sandy islands, boating, golf, shopping, restaurants, and did I mention fishing off the pier. We caught great bass and were quick to throw them on the grill overlooking unspoiled waters and bays not found anywhere we have been before on the Cape. Thank you for letting us stay at this wonderful place.
Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hyannis Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nantucket Ferry from Harwich
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Boston --South Station/North Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 6--Mid Cape Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
North Chatham
Car: necessary

Down a quiet Country Lane with no traffic or worries lies a house with access to fine dining, museums, nature walks, movies, golf, tennis, and endless beaches. With swimming and fishing off the pier and a mooring for a tenant supplied boat, this home is highly recommended for those people seeking a simple informal escape. This area of Chatham represents Old Cape Cod as houses have not changed hands in generations. With the warmer bay water swimming off the pier or at the beach is warmer than other area's of the outer Cape. The bass fishing is outstanding and the privacy is almost impossible to duplicate within the Chatham area. Golf and the town are within 3 miles. With everything that Nantucket has for a fraction of the cost.

Other Activities: From fine dining to quiet beach adventures. Seal tours, charter boat fishing, day trips to Nantucket, and numerous secluded beach tours all within 5 minutes drive. Please call the owner with any specific questions as there are too many options to list.

Golf: There are numerous Golf courses throughout the Cape within a 3 to 30 minute drive. the local Muni is an ideal spot for bringing kids of all ages to pick up the sport or get that quick round in before going to the beach or out to dinner. There are no tee times so just show up with the kids and enjoy. For the more serious golfer, the Captains, Cranberry Valley, Cape Cod National (semi private) and Highlands are some of the great venues to enjoy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in North Chatham in Chatham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , private
  • The bathrooms are cottage style and have been updated with appliances in keeping with the era of the house. They have been recently renovated and offer a clean and comfortable feel. The outdoor shower is in an enclosed area behind the Laundry room and has a towel drying area and benefits from ample sunshine.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , views
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , kids room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , double bed 2016 mattress and linens with water view
  • New mattresses in most bedrooms 2016, great views, informal, worry free, wood panelling throughout the house. The master bedroom has wonderful cross ventilation, AC and is located to view the new Chatham Break and Nauset Beach as well as watching sun up or the full moon over the ocean. Bedroom 2 allows you to lie in bed and watch the tail swirls of the bass and bluefish as the day begins. The master bedroom has AC and each room has a floor mounted fan if, in the rare instance, the Bluff doesn't catch the prevailing wind and keep the house very comfortable. The updated bathroom is located off the central hall at the top of the main stairway.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Very Children friendly, clean and relaxing. Everything you need for a lasting vacation.


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Beachfront Nantucket style cottage with amazing views on 3 acre estate setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Sublime, amazing, wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

I can't do this property justice with words alone. It was truly an experience of a lifetime that I hope to repeat. The house was unique and charming and the grounds were spacious and well-maintained. The views were spectacular. We had some weather the first few days which made things interesting, but it did not damper our enjoyment of the property. The owner was incredibly gracious and flexible, and responsive. And the neighbors/family were all super friendly. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a peaceful getaway with amazing views and a charming, unique, relaxing atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exclusive oceanfront home

  • 5 of 5

We were in Chatham for a wedding in Sept and the Bluff House was the perfect place to stay. The house has lots of old New England character and charm and the property and views are spectacular. It is so private yet very close to everything in town. Great place to unwind and relax but there are plenty of activities available as well. Something for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream House

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW. If you have the opportunity to rent this house, you will not be disappointed. It is located off the beaten path in a private setting of North Chatham which is one the most desirable locations of Cape Cod. The house itself is very practical with everything your family will need to live the good life. By far, the most impressive feature to the estate is the view...it is jaw dropping. Honestly, I had a hard time justifying leaving the house to go golfing, out to dinner, etc because of how amazing it truly was.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Over the last 100 years of ownership in the family I can certainly understand. I try not to leave the property and many people try to read a book out front and can't stop looking at the view and boats going by. I can't wait to retire and spend more time there.
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Amazing Rare Oceanfront Private Awesome House in North Chatham

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! Private, green grass, views!!!! The inside is cozy and comfortable. They have everything you need and the house is SO close to great restaurants!!!! We walked down to the beach (literally steps from the back door), kayaked, played in the yard with our bulldogs and enjoyed a fire every night! Opened the windows and listened to the wind and the creaks of the house. Just amazing. We did not want to leave! I was originally also looking at renting a house in Orleans and SO glad I went with Chatham (Thanks Woody) We drove around the entire Cape and Chatham is where you want to be- in the Bluff House- no kidding.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in North Chatham, Cape Cod

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Season
28 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Peak Summer Saeson
24 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £148.9
Boat Mooring £148.9
linen £74.45
Cleaning £197.29

A turn of the century house sitting majestically on a Bluff overlooking Pleasant Bay and National Seashore conservation land. With hardly a house in site and down a very private dirt road this home is only minutes to downtown Chatham. Dogs are allowed with prior consent

any mutually acceptable arrangement--typically 50% deposit at time of lease signing and 50% with cleaning due 30-45 days prior to arrival. Deposits taken in year of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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