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June 23 & Sept 1 Avail - Large Yard, Quiet; Only 300 Yd from Hardings Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

If you have small children or would just like some peace and serenity, Blue Skye is for you. Lots of lawn to run and play, and it is set back from the street and other area houses. This is the only cottage in the area, and it neighbors multi-million dollar houses. It is clean, modern, in first class condition, and with great amenities. We live here when our children take over the main house that is 200 yards to the rear. Approximately 3/4 of our renters re-book the following year, and some have been coming for 20 years! The age range of guests is from infant to 90+.

Curl up with that book or just close your eyes because you know this house and yard is a perfect getaway.

Hardings Beach - the most popular area beach because of its warmer, calmer water, wide clean sand, and a one mile beach walk to the lighthouse. It's a 2 minute walk with the children along a wide pedestrian sidewalk to the beach. Look for the seals, boats heading into Nantucket Sound, wind surfers, fishermen, the famous fish weirs off shore, and lots of shells to find.

Pick your Hideaway – put that lawn chair under a shade tree or a secluded, sunny spot.

Need to borrow some sand or lawn toys? We have several to choose from.

Bring your bikes and store them in the garden shed. The Cape Cod Bike Trail goes for 22 miles and is only a 4 minute drive up the road.

Outdoor Private Shower - (please, only one person at a time unless you're in a committed relationship!!)

2 Bedrooms – 1 with a new queen and 1 with 2 twin beds with new mattresses.

Combination Living and Dining room - table will seat 6.

Living room has a sofa, easy chairs, internet ready TV and DVD, VCR, internet, wifi, and coffee table/floor space for games and toys.

More Details

Tom McDonald
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
28 January, 2018

About Tom McDonald

The McDonald family welcomes you to our family reunion home, Blue Skye. The Clan MacDonald has its roots on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, hence the name. We have 4 children ranging in age from 26 to 47, 3 of them married, and we have 6 granddaughters. We are not members of Planned Parenthood but probably should have been. All of our children live in New England, and we frequently travel out from Ohio and use Blue Skye as a gathering place for the families. Barb and I usually stay in this cottage in both the summer and winter when we have the children and their families here for a get-together. We love the quiet!! Tom is a retired general contractor. His extra time includes tennis, bagpiping, piano, boating, and golf. Barbara is a residential architect, specializing in home additions and remodeling. She also enjoys working with various service organizations, antique collecting, gardening, and reading.

Tom McDonald purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Tom McDonald chose West Chatham

We rented the one bedroom cottage for several years, and when we outgrew the accommodations (the main house and two bedroom we not available), we rented other homes in the area. In 1996, when we found that our friends were selling this property, we took a giant leap into the unknown. It's a wonderful place for grandchildren, and we're thrilled that our children and grandchildren love to come and visit us in Chatham.

What makes this cottage unique

This 2 bedroom house is uniquely situated 100 feet back from the sidewalk with an expansive lawn and privacy from neighboring multi-million dollar homes. The interior has painted pine paneled wainscoting throughout, and it is a home that is neat, clean, and easy to maintain. Children have plenty of room to run and play, and parents can always find a quiet place to get away from the activity. There are gardens, both annual and perennial, and the blooming hydrangeas make the property magnificent in the summer. The beach is accessed by a wide sidewalk, and it is only 300 yards away. Go down many times during the day! It's only a 2 minute walk.

The property also includes a separate, 5 bedroom house that is 200’ further back on the property and is rented during the summer. The larger house is virtually unseen from your house as it is shielded with numerous trees, bushes, and the car parking area. A 1 bedroom cottage is near the main house; however this is not rented out. One of my children may use it at some point during the summer with her 2 children.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A refund due to cancellation will be issued if house can be re-rented.
  • Rental Agreement is a part of this contract.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1st Floor - 1 bedroom with a Queen Bed. 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds. Living Room sofa pulls out into a double bed. The bed in this room would probably only work for 2 younger children or one older child.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Extensive lawn area, Property is 1.5 acres, House is secluded and quiet, Flower gardens and flowering Hydrangeas abound the property, Large parking area, Outdoor shower, Numerous shade trees. We provide a beach umbrella, at least 4 beach chairs, an assortment of beach toys, and a wood Red Flyer Wagon for transporting everything down to the beach.


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June 23 & Sept 1 Avail - Large Yard, Quiet; Only 300 Yd from Hardings Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Blue Skye cottage! This was the second time we stayed there. It was so comfortable and close to the beach! Just a short walk away! The cottage was so clean and had everything you would need. And lots of closet and drawer space too! We especially enjoyed eating lunch at the picnic table. And being able to use the beach umbrella was helpful. Owners were awesome! Can't wait to go again next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walk a mile on the beach out to the lighthouse, Fish off the beach, Fly kites, Read a book, Ride the Cape Cod bike trail, Take a rest in an Adirondack chair, drive 10 min. to catch the Nantucket Ferry.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Chatham, Cape Cod

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug 25
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 1
1 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £226.74

Linens and towels are provided.
Cleaning and week ending laundry are included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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