Bonnie and John are a couple who retired to the Cape from Burlington, Vermont, and m, Bonnie is a retired fashion designer who enjoys the challenge of creating imaginative, fun interiors as much as she did fashions. John is a retired architect/developer, who owned a design/build business in Northern Vermont for almost 50 years. For all but 1 year, John has served as president of the condominium association in which beach townhome is located. They have personally managed this property ever since purchase, and refurnished and upgraded most of the interior, including central AC, all finishes, and remodeling of the baths and kitchen. They have had the same housekeeper clean weekly ever since we purchased, and in fact, she cleaned it for 10 years prior for the previous owner. Bonnie and John live only 10 minutes from our waterfront townhome in North Chatham, and have been able to keep a close watch on the property. This has made it possible to respond quickly and positively to our customers when problems have arisen.
What is special about this property?
No location in Chatham combines the view and activity features possible from a stay at our beach townhome. The recreational and water activities possible are absolutely unique.
If your goal is just to relax and unwind, the elevated deck off the Living/Dining, with table and chairs for 6, private shell patio facing Nantucket Sound, and large brick patio to the west for cookouts and gatherings are perfect vehicles to accomplish just that. Watching the boating, clamming, and fishing in Nantucket Sound from those relaxing confines while not expending an ounce of energy may be just what the doctor ordered. Sometimes it's good for the soul to watch somebody else do the hard work! During a week's stay it's possible to see an amazing spectrum of wildlife, including seals, foxes, and deer, every kind of shorebird and migratory bird imaginable, and all sorts of sea life. As the tide goes out on the flats in front of our place, all sorts of shore birds appear to feast on shellfish and sea worms. If you want to get more active, get a clamming or fishing license from the town or state, walk next door to Outermost Harbor Marine, and grab a shuttle out to Monomoy to drop you off or pick you up after a day of plying the waters, or rent a paddleboard, sailboard or sailboat at Ridgevale beach and get out on Nantucket Sound. Of course if you brought your own watercraft, you are instantly in business.
What is special about your town?
Main Street, Chatham are a ten minute walk.
Cape Cod Activities:
Dining and shopping: Chatham Historic Village is an easy mile walk from our place and offers delicious meals and browsing in unique shops that are a welcome break from corporate franchises found everywhere else. Chatham's Village architecture is charming and diverse covering a 300 year plus span of history. There is something for every age and taste! You will love it as much as we do!
For a more thorough listing of Cape Cod and Chatham activities, make sure you stop by the Visitors Center on Main Street in Chatham Center.
The residents of Chatham built this magnificent playground - one of the largest in the northeast. It’s a multi-level, wooden structure that includes a handicap area and a fenced tot area. The playground is located adjacent to Veterans Field on Depot Road.
Every Friday evening at 8:00 pm from July 3 to September 4 Chatham hosts a fantastic band concert in Kate Gould Park on Main Street in Chatham. As many as six thousand people attend these concerts, and it will be one of the highlights of your summer in Chatham. There will be musical numbers by the band, folk dances for the children, dance numbers for grown-ups and community singing for everyone. Members of the colorfully uniformed forty-piece band live in Chatham and the surrounding towns. Do not miss these concerts. They’re great fun!