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4 BR, 3 Bath, Newly Updated, Quiet Family Retreat W/ Indoor Pool, - Sleeps 12+

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,080 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Located In The Coveted Riverbay Area Of Chatham

Welcome! Chatham has always been a special place for our family, we call our house "Making Memories," because that's what we do every time we visit! "Making Memories," is being offered as a rental property for the first time.

This house is a ideal for one family looking to spread out or either a large extended family or multifamily use. With two bedrooms on each floor, the home is suited to give guests privacy, while the open floor plan lends itself to being able to gather together.

For those (rare) rainy Cape days, we also have an indoor lap pool, which is a huge hit with the kids and a great place to sneak in exercise for the adults. Having two young boys of our own, we have made sure that the pool area is secure and only able to be accessed by an adult (due to locks placed at the top of all of the pool entrances). The house is very kid friendly, with the upstairs landing filled with toys and fun for all ages. Additionally, one of the upstairs bedrooms contains two sets of bunk beds, a great place for all of the kids to sleep!

The great room is bathed in light and the perfect place for family and friends to gather. The kitchen, with granite counters, opens up to the great room and leads outside to a large deck. The first floor master suite boasts soaring ceilings and skylight, as well as a large master bath, with double vanity. With plantation shutters throughout "Making Memories" provides the charm of Cape Cod with a newly updated, warm, beach retreat feel.

The family friendly neighborhood is perfect for a quiet evening stroll or to safely enjoy a nice bike ride or run. Our kids love to walk down to the lake in the mornings to either fish or skip rocks. The house is located on a hill with mature plantings that provides a secluded setting for you to enjoy.

Charming downtown restaurants and shops as well as Chatham Anglers baseball games are convenient as they are less than three miles away. We also have easy access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail, which is perfect for a family bike ride or for training purposes. Schoolhouse Pond is located less than a mile from the house and a great freshwater option for the kids to splash around.

All in all "Making Memories" has everything that you need to enjoy charming Chatham!

More Details

Jennifer Jackson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Jennifer Jackson

Our kids have gone to Chatham for vacation every summer of their lives. We all love the beaches, active lifestyle and fun. We live in Sudbury, MA. and enjoy spending weekends down the cape, entertaining our family and friends.

Jennifer Jackson purchased this house in 2016

What makes this house unique

Indoor lap pool, great for multifamily use, located in a lovely, quiet neighborhood


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chatham in Barnstable County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jack and Jill bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a Jack and Jill bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , One bunk is a double/ double, the other a double/single
  • There is also a den that contains a day bed with trundle, that can sleep two comfortably.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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4 BR, 3 Bath, Newly Updated, Quiet Family Retreat W/ Indoor Pool, - Sleeps 12+
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

A beautiful house in a nice quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

What a great choice we made staying here during our week in Chatham. The house was ideal for our family as the kids all stayed upstairs in the 2 bedrooms with their own bath while the adults had the downstairs with the other 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. There is a great bbq on the patio. The house is a 10 minute drive to Harding's Beach where we spent most of our time. The indoor lap pool adds a nice touch. The entire transaction was very smooth and easy. All in all, a great place for a great week. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for families or friends

  • 5 of 5

Great headquarters for Chatham and Cape exploring. Plenty of room. We had a group of adults but you can see how the home is laid out wonderfully for families with children.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a group

  • 4 of 5

Our group of four families (8 adults and 7 kids including one infant) were very comfortable in this tastefully decorated house in a great location - a pretty, quiet neighborhood perfect for running or biking. We were all able to have some space of our own, never felt cramped or on top of each other, and there were plenty of dishes, glasses, and silverware for all our big shared meals. The kids especially enjoyed the bunk room, which featured a really nice selection of toys and games in good shape, as well as solid, comfy beds and a big closet to stash all their gear so they could spread out and play. The grill and pool were nice features, and the ping pong table was a lot of fun for kids and adults alike . The information binder was comprehensive and well-organized with clear instructions and helpful recommendations. The house was not as clean upon arrival as others I have rented, but Jen was very responsive and pleasant to deal with, and offered to send the cleaning crew back out to the house right away, which we declined. Future renters should also be aware that (in addition to linens and towels) they will likely need to bring their own items like hand and kitchen towels, toilet paper, dish, hand, and laundry soap, kitchen sponges, garbage can liners, and paper towels as these are not included. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend it - especially for families or groups of friends.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family recently stayed at the home and had an amazing time. The home is completely updated and fresh hosting a great use of space. The master bedroom provides a perfect adult retreat and the other rooms were comfortable for the rest of our crew. The kids were obsessed with the bunk beds which provided great cousin bonding time. The kids also enjoyed the indoor pool after a long day at the beach while we were cooking dinner and on the one rainy day we had. The neighborhood was great for morning walks and bike rides and the general location provided convenient access to many local beaches, the Stop n' Shop, bike path and downtown Chatham. The owners were extremely responsive for any questions we had prior to and during our stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Michelle, we are thrilled that you all enjoyed your time there so much! Our kids and their cousins' favorite room is the bunk room too - you're right, it's perfect for cousin bonding time!!!
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Clean and beautiful house with an indoor lap-pool; so tastefully decorated, great owners!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this house. The master bedroom has super high ceilings and has so much room. This house is uncluttered and so tastefully decorated. The indoor lap-pool is a wonderful unique addition that you will not find anywhere else on the Cape. Central A/C is such an added plus which is not always common in Cape rentals either. Outdoor dining area was very nice and we ate many of our meals outside. Close to all the beaches and the wonderful shopping on Main Street in Chatham. The owners were wonderful to work with and so thorough with their instructions of how to work things once we got there. No phone calls to the owners was needed at all because of their diligence! Really enjoyed working with them and will hope to rent here again. A++++++++ Anyone who rents this house will not be disappointed. Thank you again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lyn! It was a pleasure working with you! We hope we can welcome you back next summer!:) Jen
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Great house centrally located

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely renovated, clean, new comfortable beds. We were 4 adults and 4 children ages 5 to 10 and it was very specious. While it is far to walk to ocean or bay beaches or the village of Chatham, it is a few minutes drive, and the location was great. Restaurants, supermarkets etc... nearby, 5-10 min drive. Patio and Grill worked well. The owners were very attentive, responded to questions right away. The pool was great for the kids, water was somewhat cold for the adults (temp at around 65f) but the kids didn't seem to mind it and enjoyed swimming. We enjoyed the house, it was a pleasure dealing with Jennifer and Russ. A great cape cod vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Merav! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure working with you! Hopefully you'll visit us again soon! Jen:)
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Nearest Airport
18.7 Miles
Barnstable Municipal Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Wequassett Inn
Nearest Ferry
4.7 Miles
Freedom Cruise Line
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chatham Sea Links
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Cape Flyer in Hyannis
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Route Six
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Hangar B Eatery
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Bay View
Car: necessary

This location is ideal for families looking to get away from it all, but also want all of the creature comforts of home nearby. As well as close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants and ATMs, our property is also nestled in a lovely, quiet neighborhood, within walking distance of a fishing pond.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.74
Damage Insurance £44.47
Damage Deposit £376.85

Fee for credit card waved, if not using credit card.

Damage Protection: We require a mandatory $500 damage protection deposit. We highly recommend purchasing additional damage protection through VBRO to ensure full refund of deposit, should any damage occur.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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