About the Property
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 patio area with a hot shower. We provide an outdoor propane gas grill (with spare tank).
Separate enclosed laundry area is equipped with large capacity washer and dryer, an iron, drying racks, 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. Master bedroom with king bed is located at rear of house with adjoining master bath. Two guest bedrooms (one with X-Long twin beds, one with twin beds) are located at front of house. Main bathroom is located off central hall near guest bedrooms. We provide bed linens, extra pillows, blankets, bath ans beach towels.
Two (2) low steps from the main entrance to main level of the home. Step directly from dining area onto expansive two-level mahogany deck. Wide gradual steps lead from main deck to lower deck and then onto private yard or to a patio area under main deck.
Our home is situated with a Southern view overlooking Cockle Creek and 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. Parking pass for all Chatham beaches are 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, 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, ferry to Plymouth, and 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 Wired and Wireless Internet, Expanded Channel Cable HDTV TV (on main and lower levels), stereo CD player, rubbish and recycle pickup, and professional lawn maintenance.
There are four(4) 6000 BTU window a/c units that cool 1000 sq. ft. 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 $150.00 for 1 or 2 occupants, $175.00 for 3 or 4 occupants, $200.00 for 5 or 6 occupants. We schedule additional disinfecting to follow cleaning.
Due to owner 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 with 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.
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.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Oct 01 2022 - Oct 07 2022
Oct 08 2022 - Oct 14 2022
Oct 15 2022 - Oct 21 2022
May 13 2023 - May 19 2023
May 20 2023 - May 26 2023
Cleaning/Linen 1 person: $200
Cleaning/Linen 2 persons: $200
Cleaning/Linen 3 persons: $250
Cleaning/Linen 4 persons: $250
Cleaning/Linen 5 persons: $300
Cleaning/Linen 6 persons: $300
Tax Rate: 12.45%
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 wireless broadband Internet connectivity.
rate discount for 3-week or longer rentals
12.45% (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 ) two (2) months before the rental begins.
We accept payment for US funds by personal check, or by 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.
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 (difference between original total rent and replacement total rent) minus a re-booking fee of 10% of the original total rent.
Last updated October 04, 2022
Year Purchased: 1982
Calendar last updated: September 18, 2022
Guestbook comments from the owner:
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
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.
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
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!.
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.