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Pleasant Forest Shores #1 S. Chatham: Classic Swedish ''Stuga'' style near beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 735 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

This 1-bedrm unit has 2 twin beds (and a day bed on sun porch) plus a rear porch

Looking for a nice clean quiet cottage close to Nantucket Sound beaches? And one that you can afford on a tight budget with some money left for dining out, gas and activities? Well, then...Pleasant Forest Shores just may be the place for YOU! Yes, the price is low and that's part of why so many customers have come for years and decades! You just have to live a bit simpler life to enjoy the savings.

This listing is for Cottage #1 - It accommodates three people maximum but one/two preferred. Total size is 735 sq ft. including 160 sq ft via the porch/deck.

Note: PLEASE contact me via email/phone using links here BEFORE using 'Book-it-Now' so that I can respond better! Thanks much!


Stay once...you'll want to return! Here are some reasons why:

The cottages are located on a quiet street in a well maintained natural scrub pine and oak setting of about 2 acres with less than 5 min walk to two town beaches...

They are generously spaced for privacy with average of 50 feet between units and average 30 feet from driveway...

Units are very spacious compared to other colonies in the area...

The cottages are unique in the style and quality of construction...based on Swedish 'Stuga' design...my father (who built them, with the assistance of my mother) was a professional cabinet maker so woodworking details are superb...

They are furnished in the style of the 1950-60's but most units have had some/all new bedding and/or refrigerators and/or carpets installed since 2002...

They are kept in very clean condition...thanks to the non-smoking tenants who respect the work of my parents...and is part of reason for the low rates...and I attempt to completely check all aspects at turnover time...

But most of all, due to unique pricing structure, it's very affordable! Not like other high-priced low-quality ones! My mother believed in making it possible for everyone to enjoy a vacation, and I am trying to continue the tradition.

Unit is priced based on two people with additional adults/children at a low ($7 or less) daily rate. This allows a couple to rent a larger unit, have guests for a night or two, and yet keep costs to a minimum.

Discounts are given for additional weeks, varying from $5-$25 depending on unit and week number. Since a changeover is skipped, you get a break on rate!

Other important details:

All weekly rentals are from Friday at 4:30 p.m. to Friday at 10:30 a.m.

To keep cottages and grounds in better shape: NO pets and NO smoking!

These cottages are from the 1950's so there are NO telephones, TV, or microwaves...you won't miss them!

Things to know:

You bring your own linens (sheets, towels, etc)...Blankets and pillows are provided...but many folks bring their favorite pillows.

All cottage units have gas wall heaters for those cool nights...

Since these units do NOT have A/C, bring a fan if you think the breeze won't be enough to stay cool.

Kitchens have gas stoves, refrigerators, cookware, dishes and utensils so just bring the food and drink!

Access to owner's phone is available to make emergency/calling card/local calls if your cell phone fails or you don't have one.

Owner's high-speed Net may be accessed via wi-fi upon request.

All units have vacuums, broom, mops, brushes, etc...If you MUST have 'brand-X cleaner', bring or buy it.

If you want to place to relax, stay here...If you want a place to party wildly, please look elsewhere, ok?

More Details

John Hallgren
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 April, 2017

About John Hallgren

Owner/Operator of Pleasant Forest Shores (a classic cottage colony in Swedish style) but

I spend the winter in FL and summer here on premises on Cape Cod.

I'm a 'retired' mainframe COBOL programmer/analyst who's highly involved in Town of Chatham by running the 'Chat-M-Room on Cape Cod' dedicated to its activities and history and attending town government meetings.

John Hallgren purchased this cottage in 1949

Why John Hallgren chose South Chatham

So...what makes my cottages unique? It's run by a second-generation owner (Parents started it in 1949, but I took over in 2002) who has been involved with them for all his life...also, they are inspected and licensed by Town of Chatham so you have that assurance as well but without the high costs typical of other rentals in town because I believe that regular folks should be able to vacation here in Chatham and not just those with lots of money!

You're not just a customer here, but rather a acquaintance or friend who's visiting and helping with expenses so I thus also expect you to treat my cottages as you would if you were staying at your best friend's home.

What makes this cottage unique

I've grown up in these cottages and have attempted to keep them in as good shape as possible given the vision/budget limitations that I have. My customers are not just business clients as many have become good friends over the years and hope you'll join them soon!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 735 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • rural ...
  • Budget
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twins are next to each other and can be used as pseudo-king
    Sun Porch / Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Day bed which is most suitable for kids/teens but adults ok
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Box Office Cafe -or- Pisces
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Pleasant St -or- Forest Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in South Chatham, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £53.81
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.68

Cancelled paid reservations may be refunded up to amount paid (MINUS any fees charged to host by website) AFTER the unit is successfully re-rented for same/similar period -and- any manual refunds will be processed after original check-out date.

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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