Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove/Creek Tidal Salt Marsh View

custom home on 3/4-acre lot with view of Cockle Creek and saltmarsh
custom home on 3/4-acre lot with view of Cockle Creek and saltmarsh
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custom home on 3/4-acre lot with view of Cockle Creek and saltmarsh

About this rental

House (Sleeps 6)
2022 sq. ft.  ·   3 bedrooms   ·  2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 2022 sq. ft.

Only 6/10 mile to family favorite warm water Ridgevale Beach on Nantucket Sound, our custom home is located on a private cul-de-sac in a quiet residential area near the South and West Chatham line. Our area is comprised exclusively of private single-family homes with paved roads and underground telephone, cable, and electric lines. It overlooks Cockle Creek and the tidal salt marsh inlet of Nantucket Sound that flows between Ridgevale Beach and Hardings Beach. Ridgevale Beach is adjacent and connected to Cockle Cove Beach.

Day-light lower level provides a second comfortable sitting or TV viewing area, an open activity area for games, ping pong, air hockey, or bumper pool, and access to a patio area with a hot shower. We provide an outdoor propane gas grill (with a spare tank).

Separate enclosed laundry area is equipped with a large capacity washer and dryer, drying racks, iron, and ironing board. We supply laundry detergent, bleach, and fabric softener. Lines for fresh air drying are located under the deck.

The layout of the house is very comfortable. Two full bathrooms (tub with shower) and three bedrooms are located on the main floor of the home. The master bedroom with a king bed is located at the rear of the house with an adjoining master bath. Two guest bedrooms (one with X-Long twin beds, and one with twin beds) are located at the front of the house. The main bathroom is located off the central hall near the guest bedrooms. We provide bed linens, extra pillows, blankets, bath and beach towels.

Two (2) low steps from the main entrance to the main level of the home. Step directly from the dining area onto an expansive two-level mahogany deck. Wide gradual steps lead from the main deck to the lower deck and then onto the private yard or to a patio area under the main deck.

Our home is situated with a Southern view overlooking Cockle Creek and the tidal saltmarsh inlet from Nantucket Sound between Ridgevale and Hardings Beaches. Cockle Creek winds through the tidal saltmarsh to Nantucket Sound.
Since the water depth is tidal, we recommend a kayak or canoe be launched from the inlet at Ridgevale Beach. There are several websites for local area boat rentals.

Our home is located less than 1 mi. from the bicycle trail, 3.5 mi. to Chatham Center, and 0.6 mi. to Ridgevale Beach.

Ridgevale Beach is adjacent to but separated from Hardings Beach by an inlet to Cockle Creek and is adjacent to Cockle Cove Beach. We are 2.3 mi. drive to Hardings Beach. A Parking pass for all Chatham beaches may be purchased at Ridgevale Beach.

We provide beach equipment, including beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler on wheels.

Chatham is located on the elbow of Cape Cod. Ridgevale Beach is on the South coast of Chatham, on the Eastern end of Nantucket Sound. The Atlantic Ocean is on the East Coast of Chatham.

Our location offers proximity to a variety of attractions and activities for all ages.

Chatham offers a central location from which to tour Cape Cod. We're less than 1 mi. to a Park and Ride lot at the bicycle trail that winds through Harwich, Orleans, and Eastham. Nearby Chatham Municipal Airport has small plane excursion rides. Sailing and Sportfishing boat charters and boat excursions to Monomoy Island are nearby; We're 36 mi. to Provincetown Whale Watching excursions, a ferry to Plymouth, and a fast ferry to Boston.

We're 5 mi. to the fast ferry from Harwich to Nantucket Island; 30 mi. to the Steamship Authority Ferry (and fast ferry) from Hyannis to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket; 41 mi. to the Island Queen Ferry from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard.

Our home is furnished and well-equipped for your comfort and enjoyment.

We provide local telephone service, landline and portable telephones, telephone answering machine, clock radio in each bedroom, High-Speed Broadband Ethernet and Wireless Internet, Expanded Channel Cable HDTV TV (on main and lower levels), stereo CD player, rubbish and recycling pickup, and professional lawn maintenance.

There are four(4) 6000 BTU window a/c units that cool 1000 sq. ft. Each unit has an electronic thermostat, 3 fan speeds, 3 cool settings, 2-way adjustable top louvers, 24 hr on/off timer, remote control to cool up to 250 square feet.

A powerful Dehumidifier/Evaporator installed in the lower level automatically measures and evaporates humidity. The open living/dining area has a ceiling fan. An automatic exhaust fan is installed in the attic. We provide additional box, window, and portable fans.

Although days on Cape Cod can be hot and humid in July, due to our home’s location and proximity to Nantucket Sound, we normally benefit from a constant direct offshore breeze from Nantucket Sound which provides good air circulation and cooling. Tenants have reported that AC was not needed.

We manage our rental directly. We do not utilize third-party booking agents who charge tenant booking fees. Tenants contact us directly to provide additional information or to resolve any problem.

We personally inspect and ensure that our home is thoroughly cleaned to our standards and is in proper order for incoming tenants. We expect a tenant to remove their personal belongings, food, etc., and to leave the house in a presentable condition. Our cleaning fee is pro-rated at $250.00 for 1 or 2 occupants, $300.00 for 3 or 4 occupants, and $350.00 for 5 or 6 occupants. We schedule additional disinfecting to follow cleaning.

Due to the owner's SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS, we restrict rentals to NON-SMOKERS WITHOUT PETS (of ANY TYPE, BREED, WEIGHT, or SIZE). This restriction is included in our rental agreement.

Maximum occupancy is limited to six (6) persons. Our rental agreement stipulates that our property shall not be used for any function or gathering of more than the maximum number of occupants (6) without our prior permission.

If possible, we modify check-in and/or check-out times to accommodate a tenant's schedule.

We book flexible turnover days and check-in/check-out times to comply with state/local guidelines and recommendations to maintain sufficient time to clean and disinfect between rentals.

Unique Benefits

Our home's location is unique in that it is a large lot bordering a salt marsh inlet from Nantucket Sound.

Why Kids Love It

Children enjoy air hockey, ping-pong, and an area to play games or watch tv in the lower level of our home. Families of various ages and interests are able to enjoy separate areas of the house for various activities.

Children enjoy Ridgevale Beach.

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach view
  • Beachfront
  • Bed linens provided
  • Fireplace
  • Free WiFi
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Kid friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by owner
  • No pets allowed
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Ping pong table
  • Towels provided
  • Water view
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer
Nearby Activities
  • Beach
    (< 1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (< 1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (< 1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (< 1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (20 miles)

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 18 - May 24 2024
$2,100 $8,000 7 nights
May 25 - May 31 2024
$2,100 $8,000 7 nights
Jun 01 - Jun 07 2024
$2,300 $10,000 7 nights
Jun 08 - Jun 14 2024
$2,500 $10,000 7 nights
Jun 15 - Jun 21 2024
$2,700 $10,000 7 nights

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Fees:

Cleaning/Linen 1 persons: $250
Cleaning/Linen 2 persons: $250
Cleaning/Linen 3 persons: $300
Cleaning/Linen 4 persons: $300
Cleaning/Linen 5 persons: $350
Cleaning/Linen 6 persons: $350

Tax Rate: 14.45%

Notes:

Listed dates reflect rental nights. Check-out dates are the following day.

Rental rate includes:
unlimited calling within USA telephone service, basic and preferred cable television, high-speed Ethernet cable and WIFI broadband Internet connectivity.

rate discount for 2-week or longer rentals.

14.45% (of the total rent) lodging tax (for any rental that is for fewer than 32 days) is required to be remitted to the Commonwealth of MA.

$400.00 refundable security deposit on each rental to cover any damage (beyond normal wear and tear), which is returned to you after the house is checked. 

We request a deposit of 1/2 total rent upon reserving time. We request the balance (1/2 the total rent, MA lodging tax, cleaning and linen fee, and refundable security deposit ) three (3) months before the rental begins.

We accept payment for US funds by personal check, wire transfer, or deposit to our checking account. We are not equipped to accept credit card payments directly but are able to receive payments through PayPal which would require an additional cost to you of 3% of any payment.

Cancellation Policy:
As owners of a private residence, once a rental agreement is executed, our cancellation policy is strict.
If a rental is canceled after a rental agreement is executed, we would immediately make every effort to rent our home to another party.
If a replacement rental agreement is executed for the same term and rate, we would return to you the amount paid minus a re-booking fee of 10% of the total rent.
If a replacement rental agreement is executed for a shorter term or lower rate, we would return to you the amount paid minus (the difference between the original total rent and the replacement total rent) minus a re-booking fee of 10% of the original total rent.

Restrictions:
Due to the owner’s SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS, we restrict rentals to NON-SMOKERS WITHOUT PETS (of ANY TYPE, BREED, WEIGHT, or SIZE).
Maximum occupancy is six persons.

Availability

Last updated April 24, 2024

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Map

Nearest Airport: Chatham Municipal Airport - 5 miles
Nearest Beach: Ridgevale - 0.6 miles

Hosted by Kathleen Geezil

Kathleen Geezil

Member since 2022

Year Purchased: 1982

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Guestbook comments from the host:

This is the second time we stayed at this location. The home is well-maintained and the owners are very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommend staying here!


Apr 2023

We had a lovely summer week in this home. It's clean and well-equipped, including beach towels and toys. It's on a pretty, quiet cul-de-sac, and walkable to the beach. Close to Chatham's stores and restaurants, but feels secluded and cozy. The back deck has a wonderful view and is a perfect spot for outdoor meals. Highly recommended.


Apr 2023

Fantastic location, within walking distances of Ridgevale Beach. Each morning, coffee on the deck overlooks a scenic salt marsh. The house has a basement complete with ping pong, bumper pool and air hockey for family fun. Very convenient to downtown Chatham or the airport for a leisurely breakfast while local planes come and go. Very relaxing atmosphere. Homeowners are very detailed oriented and extremely responsive to questions or concerns. A pleasure to work with.


Apr 2023

We spent two weeks in this home enjoying morning coffee and evening drinks on the deck which overlooks a marsh. We were mesmerized by the blue herons who frequented the marsh
We found the home to be meticulously clean and well stocked ,( kitchen appliances,dishes,pots ,linens ,towels and beach accessories). Beds were quite comfortable .
The house is convenient to the bike path and beaches ,and near restaurants for take out during the pandemic


Aug 2021

We found the house to be very clean and comfortable. It well equipped with beach going things and cooking things. We really enjoyed the gaming basement and spent all our evenings there. There was a nice large deck that overlooked a tidal marsh, which would have be nice to have breakfast on if it weren't so chilly in the mornings.

The street was quite and close to the Ridgevale Beach. It was a short 15 minute walk to the beach. The house was a short drive to Chatham, which has nice downtown area to shop, eat, and walk. The house is centrally located on the Cape, which made it easy to get to Provincetown to the north and Hyannis and Falmouth to the west. I would definitely recommend.


Jul 2021

Our 6 person family had a blast. All the extras were fantastic. Not having to bring linens or beach supplies was a huge help. The layout of the house is perfect for families. Favorite part was sitting on the back porch in the mornings just watching the cranes in the marsh. Evenings watching the bunnies were nice and relaxing as well. Hope to return in 2023


Feb 2021

We enjoyed a very pleasant vacation here in early September. The owners were so responsive and incredibly thorough in arranging the rental, sharing local information, and in caring for their home. We'd never seen a vacation home so well stocked with every item you could need in the kitchen, bedrooms, rec areas, BBQ, etc. The back deck is sun-drenched and has a full view of the marsh - very peaceful. It's on a cul-de-sac so very quiet. Walking distance to Ridgevale Beach, which was perfect for the kids. Highly recommended!.


Sep 2020

We stayed in this house in early September and couldn't have asked for a better place. The house was spotless and included lots of amenities like a washer/dryer, beach chairs, outdoor shower, and linens. Plus, the kitchen was well-stocked and the beds were very comfortable.

The location was perfect - we could walk to the beach and ride our bikes (or run) to the bike path, about a half a mile away. And we enjoyed sitting out on the large deck and looking at the marsh.

The house isn't far from Chatham's main street, which is filled with lots of stores and good restaurants.

And the homeowners were great - very responsive to any questions we had. We hope to stay here again.


Sep 2020

Nancy V.

Photos

  • custom home on 3/4-acre lot with view of Cockle Creek and saltmarsh
    custom home on 3/4-acre lot with view of Cockle Creek and saltmarsh
  • Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove/Creek Tidal Salt Marsh View #1
  • view from private Cul-De-Sac of custom home on 3/4-acre lot
    view from private Cul-De-Sac of custom home on 3/4-acre lot
  • Aerial view of home with Cockle Creek winding to Nantucket Sound
    Aerial view of home with Cockle Creek winding to Nantucket Sound
  • Cocle Creek
    Cocle Creek
  • Table with umbrella. Seating for 6 people.
    Table with umbrella. Seating for 6 people.
  • Driveway and side yard
    Driveway and side yard
  • spectacular roses border our front yard
    spectacular roses border our front yard
  • Open living room, dining room, kitchen areas, open stairway to lower level
    Open living room, dining room, kitchen areas, open stairway to lower level
  • vaulted ceiling over living room and dining room, ceiling fan
    vaulted ceiling over living room and dining room, ceiling fan
  • 8 ft sliding door from dining room to expansive deck.
    8 ft sliding door from dining room to expansive deck.
  • dining harvest table with seating for 6 people
    dining harvest table with seating for 6 people
  • comfortably furnished living room, vaulted ceilings,
    comfortably furnished living room, vaulted ceilings,
  • Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove/Creek Tidal Salt Marsh View #1
  • Custom kitchen accessed from dining room or from main hall
    Custom kitchen accessed from dining room or from main hall
  • Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove/Creek Tidal Salt Marsh View #1
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen peninsula countertop is convenient for serving to dining room
    Kitchen peninsula countertop is convenient for serving to dining room
  • master bedroom with deep king size mattress, linens provided
    master bedroom with deep king size mattress, linens provided
  • Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom. more than ample storage
    Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom. more than ample storage
  • master ensuite bathroom, tile surround walls, tiled floor, Kohler fixtures
    master ensuite bathroom, tile surround walls, tiled floor, Kohler fixtures
  • Master Bath Kohler fixtures tub and shower, tile floor, tile wall surround
    Master Bath Kohler fixtures tub and shower, tile floor, tile wall surround
  • Twin bedroom, quality mattresses, linens provided, more than ample storage
    Twin bedroom, quality mattresses, linens provided, more than ample storage
  • Twin Bedroom, more than ample storage
    Twin Bedroom, more than ample storage
  • Hall bathroom, tiled floor, tiled wall surround.
    Hall bathroom, tiled floor, tiled wall surround.
  • Hall Bathroom, Koher tub and shower, tiled wall surround and floors
    Hall Bathroom, Koher tub and shower, tiled wall surround and floors
  • XL Twin Bedroom. comfortable superior deep mattresses, linens provided
    XL Twin Bedroom. comfortable superior deep mattresses, linens provided
  • XL Twin Bedroom. Superior quality deep mattresses, linens provided
    XL Twin Bedroom. Superior quality deep mattresses, linens provided
  • Southeast view of our roses with coastal fog.
    Southeast view of our roses with coastal fog.
  • front lawn with view of private cul-de-sac
    front lawn with view of private cul-de-sac
  • Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove/Creek Tidal Salt Marsh View #1
  • street view of house and Leland Cypress trees bordering property
    street view of house and Leland Cypress trees bordering property
  • Landscaped private side yard screened with tall Leland Cyprus trees
    Landscaped private side yard screened with tall Leland Cyprus trees
  • Cockle Creek
    Cockle Creek
  • view from main deck to lower deck with gas grill and onto side yard.
    view from main deck to lower deck with gas grill and onto side yard.
  • expansive mahogany deck. view to side yard.
    expansive mahogany deck. view to side yard.
  • expansive deck, steps from main deck to lower deck, step from lower deck to yard
    expansive deck, steps from main deck to lower deck, step from lower deck to yard
  • deck table with umbrella. Seating for 6 people.
    deck table with umbrella. Seating for 6 people.
  • 2 level mahogany deck. Lower deck steps to side yard or to under patio area
    2 level mahogany deck. Lower deck steps to side yard or to under patio area
  • steps from main deck to lower deck
    steps from main deck to lower deck
  • propane gas grill on lower deck. steps from lower deck to patio below to yard
    propane gas grill on lower deck. steps from lower deck to patio below to yard
  • propane gas grill with cover is kept on lower deck.
    propane gas grill with cover is kept on lower deck.
  • outdoor shower (hot and cold) on patio under dec entrance to lower level
    outdoor shower (hot and cold) on patio under dec entrance to lower level
  • lower-level sitting TV room
    lower-level sitting TV room
  • Lower Level sitting area, bookcase with games, books, etc.
    Lower Level sitting area, bookcase with games, books, etc.
  • Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Cove/Creek Tidal Salt Marsh View #1
  • Lower-Level game table, bumper pool, air hockey
    Lower-Level game table, bumper pool, air hockey
  • Lower-Level sitting area, large TV, game table
    Lower-Level sitting area, large TV, game table
  • Lower-Level ping-pong table, bumper pool table, slider to patio,
    Lower-Level ping-pong table, bumper pool table, slider to patio,
  • Lower Level with Ping Pong Table
    Lower Level with Ping Pong Table

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Lovely Chatham Home

This lovely Chatham home ticked all the boxes for what we were looking for when vacationing on Cape Cod - located in a quiet neighborhood with a scenic backyard, walking distance to the beach, close to restaurants, shopping, and places to visit. The homeowners were gracious hosts that were easily accessible by email, text, or phone. Information was left in notebooks that answered all questions we might have. The home was clean, comfortable, and well maintained. This 3-bedroom (including king sized bed, often difficult to find in rental homes), 2-bathroom home gave us plenty of space during our stay. The back deck offered views of Cockle Cove Creek/salt marsh and our favorite blue heron during low tide. We consider ourselves fortunate to have found this home to spend a week in on the Cape. Highly recommend!

Stayed: Submitted: October 04, 2023

Owner response

We appreciate that you took the time to provide a wonderful review of our Chatham home. We're happy to know that you enjoyed being there and found our home to be well-maintained, spacious, and comfortably furnished. We also love our view of the tidal marsh, especially when frequented by a blue heron at low tide.Thank you for acknowledging our notebooks. We attempt to provide a good amount of detailed information to hopefully provide our tenants with pertinent information.

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