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Chatham Village: Lovely 1-Bedroom Apartment in Antique Home

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Chatham - Lena Coleman Apartment

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Ship’s Light has looked down Cross Street to Chatham Village Center for more than 180 years. Built and occupied by some of Chatham’s most eminent residents since 1825, it was converted to four housekeeping apartments for summer visitors circa 1945. Lovingly restored by long-time current owners, this gracious antique home offers modern comfort and convenience with the character and charm of a bygone era.

Named for my grandmother, the “Lena Coleman” apartment is a three-room, one bedroom, newly-renovated gem. Airy and light, the eat-in kitchen boasts a bay window, with a round oak table and chairs and stained glass chandelier; the inviting living room has built in cabinets and a cozy window seat. Perfect for a couple, the bedroom has a comfortable queen bed and a natural bead-board ceiling with exposed beams. The bath is beautifully tiled with a marble sink and sky light. Enjoy your morning coffee on the private roof deck with your loved one or watch the sunset while sipping a glass of wine. The charm of the apartment is further enhanced by the warm glow of beautifully refinished, hand-laid, wide pine, antique floors. It's also very cozy in the off season as well, with wonderful radiant heat.

Centrally located within a short walking distance of excellent Chatham dining, shopping and band concerts, the house is three blocks from the town salt water beach on Oyster Pond, and one mile from Coast Guard Beach, a great stretch of Atlantic Ocean and dunes. Many individuals, couples and extended families consider Ship’s Light their vacation home. We invite you to join them in making your vacation something special.

The Lena Coleman apartment at Ship’s Light is rented from Saturday to Saturday during the summer and shoulder seasons and by the week or weekend during the off-season. Other units with unique features are also available and the whole house can be rented as a 5-to-6 bedroom home for family gatherings.


More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Allison Coleman
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Allison Coleman

My family has owned and loved Ship's Light since the mid-1970s. In the early 1990s, my partner and I renovated the Lena Coleman apartment and have spent many weeks and weekends fixing it up and finally after a few years, relaxing in it! It has been a labor of love to work on this lovely house over the decades and it evokes in me strong childhood memories of my grandmother. She looked forward to the summers when her long-time renters would return to visit, bringing with them stories of their winter months and great friendships built over many years.

In 2010 we bought another house in Chatham and are busy fixing it up. Though we can hardly bear to rent out our beautiful apartment, we do take great pleasure in knowing that others will get to build their memories in our dear Ship's Light.

What makes this apartment unique

Located on a quiet street just off Main Street, Ship's Light is perfectly located and convenient to everything. You can walk downtown to shop in Chatham's great stores, enjoy a meal at a great restaurant, get ice cream and attend Friday night Band Concerts; it’s a short walk to the public library and Methodist, Episcopal and Congregational churches; other churches are also nearby. Chase Park and the grist mill are right around the corner; Oyster Pond (a nice swimming beach) is a short 1/4 mile stroll; the Atlantic Ocean is about 1 mile away. Visitors love to sit and read on the porches and decks overlooking Cross Street and Shattuck Place; from these private perches you can put your feet up and watch the world go by.


based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Chatham Village: Lovely 1-Bedroom Apartment in Antique Home
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

wonderful, charming, perfectly located home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Lena Coleman apartment in Ship's Light! We could walk to everything Chatham has to offer, just two quiet blocks away from the main shopping/dining strip, and a 15-20 minute walk to Chatham lighthouse beach with its sandbar seals or to the fishing pier. The house showed so many thoughtful touches, from the string of white lights that allowed soft lighting in the bedroom to the custom cushions on the window seat. The cozy eat-in kitchen had everything we needed, and personally I loved the immaculate antique sink. We enjoyed waking up to rain pattering on our slanted ceilings one morning, and on a sunnier day having a glass of wine on the deck off the bedroom. We also appreciated the access to laundry in the garage. Thank you to the owners for creating such a wonderful space!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Amazing Place - Served Every Purpose Needed!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the property! The apartment was cute and just perfect for me. I was looking for a cozy place, that would allow me to do some business planning, and that's exactly what I got! Felt incredibly safe, since I was traveling solo. Also, walking distance to town for breakfast and dinner, and driving distance to some awesome beaches. I really loved my stay! Thank You!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Best time ever in Chatham!

  • 5 of 5

We love the Lena Coleman apartment! It was lovely, comfortable and nicely appointed. The bathroom is beautiful! We will stay again for sure! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cape Cod Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in this property last week and we had an amazing experience. The apartment was quiet, adorable, clean and quite beautiful. It was walking distance to town and surrounded by beautiful Cape Cod homes. We highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants to experience Chatham Village and Cape Cod.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Chatham

  • 4 of 5

Nicely restored property in the heart of Chatham...one block from Main St. Yet, charming and quiet! Really enjoyed our four day stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was perfect for our weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

House was easy to find and in a peaceful and beautiful neighborhood. Accommodated everything we needed and was close to coffee and breakfast options. The only thing I would consider changing is having a bathroom door, it was a bit akward not being able to use the bathroom in such small quarters with others and not having a door to close. Overall and wonderful stay:)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Main Street, Chatham
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Oyster Pond
Car: not necessary

1/4 mile walk to Oyster Pond; other beaches available close by on ocean, bay and Nantucket Sound. Excellent birding at Monomoy wildlife sanctuary.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Chatham, Cape Cod

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season
16 Oct 2016 - 13 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Shoulder - Spring 2017
14 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Shoulder - Fall 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Laundry Fee £53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Chatham in Cape Cod

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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