Our family of four has been renting the Kelly's Chatham house for a week or two each summer for the past ten years. We come back year-after-year since we make such amazing family memories in this comfortable, simple cottage. The cottage is small but very well laid out with three bedrooms. The owner is super accessible and responsive. We were there for two weeks this past year and survived the hottest days ever in New England in nice air conditioned comfort at night. We are mostly on the go all day long. The location is fantastic to go both further up-cape, explore Chatham center, see Chatham Anglers minor league baseball games, head to the national seashore, or relax for a quiet day or an evening swim at Ridgevale Beach etc.... We also enjoy the kettle ponds of Chatham for some fresh water swimming and paddle boarding.
Ridgevale beach is a quick walk down the street and is always beautiful. You get amazing sunrises and sunsets!! It's a super friendly family beach with an inlet and lazy river (depending on the tide) for kids to play in. It is not an Atlantic facing Eastern beach, which is where the seals and great whites hang out. That means there are rarely rolling waves, but the water is heavenly and beach is super clean. We love renting SUPs and sail boats from the snack shack right there. Shell collecting is amazing here too since there are great sandbars. All the beach gear you could possibly want is already in the basement (nets for crabbing, boogie boards, sand castle equipment, Bahama Mamma backpack beach chairs, etc.) The cottage also supplies all the linens, beach and bath towels. With a quick trip to the grocery store, you are truly all set up for an awesome beach week.
It's not luxurious—but it has a great TV, WiFi, fast internet, A/C, and is super clean. The indoor shower is a bit claustrophobic—but the outdoor shower is heavenly. So the boys and I just use the outdoor shower.
Heidi and her family have been guests of ours for many summers and we are happy to have them return! They are very helpful, responsible, and caring. Their latest stay was quite the adventure: Sharks, tornados, power outages, were just a few of the crazy things that happened. Heidi and Daniel handled it all in stride and in the process, they made some great, priceless family memories. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review.