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Our Great Gatsby
Chatham Vacation Rental - ID 4612

9 BR
3 ½ baths
Sleeps 19
Beds: 9 BRs: 1 king, 2 queens, 1 double, 11 twins
Beach: 5 /10 to Forest Beach a salt water, sandy beach
Guest Reviews: 15 reviews
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Off-season 2016/17
 
Summer 2017
 
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Summer 2018
 
Off-season 2016/17
$2,500 - $8,000
Summer 2017
$8,000 - $10,000
Off-season 2017/18
$2,000 - $3,500
Summer 2018
 
Off-season 2016/17
 
Summer 2017
 
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Summer 2018
 
Contact Joan - ID 4612
Time active: 11 years, 6 months
Phone(s): (781) 828-2809 (Joan), (617) 799-5818 (John), 617-293-2356 (Joan) Phone(s): (781) 828-2809 (Joan), (617) 799-5818 (John), 617-293-2356 (Joan)

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Description

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This family estate was built in the 1930's by Mr. & Mrs. John Peale Bishop, a famous writer and poet and best friends of the infamous F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and is nestled on 1.3 acres overlooking the beautiful salt marshes and the ocean! It is ideal for family reunions, vacations, girl getaways, long holiday weekends, small weddings, rehearsal dinners, golf outings, milestone birthday parties, and retreats.

This 9-bedroom home sleeps 19 on 2 levels with 3 1/2 baths and 2 outdoor showers. The large kitchen is fully applianced with a butler's pantry with a wine refrigerator, sink and a second full size refrigerator adjoining a separate formal dining room. The fireplaced 28' x 14' living room is truly a ''great room'' with 3 French doors leading to a 28' x 16' foot veranda overlooking the salt marshes, Monomoy Island, and the sparkling waters of Nantucket Sound. There are 2 decks overlooking well-manicured lawns ideal for games, cookouts, and fun gatherings. Forest Beach is a short walk and the parking is free! There are sand dunes, and the beach winds along the shore for several hundred yards, making for fun walks and chances to get away from everyone. Great spot for a sailing a sunfish or paddling through the inlets. Tennis courts and a playground are within a short walking distance.

**Reduced rates considered for smaller parties off season.**

$3,500 to 4,500 a week off-season
$2,500 for a Getaway Weekend in the Spring or Fall
$3,500 for Holiday Weekends
$2,000 for winter weekend
$10,000 a week in season
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Calendar Last Updated: March 16, 2017

Additional availability info: January weekends: $1950; Presidents Day weekend: $1850. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Additional pricing info: Spring & fall: $2,500 for weekend; Holiday weekends: 3 nights for $3500

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2016/17
    2 nights
  • Summer 2017
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2017/18
    2 nights
  • Summer 2018
    7 nights
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  • Price JUNE 2017
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  • Price JULY 2017
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  • Price AUGUST 2017
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  • Price OCTOBER 2017
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  • Price NOVEMBER 2017
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  • Price DECEMBER 2017
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  • Price JANUARY 2018
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  • Price FEBRUARY 2018
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  • Price MARCH 2018
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  • Price JUNE 2018
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • view of salt water
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • There is a first floor master bath, 1/2 bath, three bedrooms and there are two steps to enter the main floor of the house. There are six bedrooms on the second floor.
Location

Location - Chatham

Nearest beach: 5 /10 to Forest Beach a salt water, sandy beach

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

15 reviews
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Our Great Gatsby Ceremony

My fiancee and I stayed at Our Great Gatsby with our families the night before our wedding ceremony. When we arrived, the house was warm, spotless, and inviting! The caretaker of the home walked us through each room and told us the history of the home and its first owners. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and homes surrounding The Gatsby house.

The layout of the house is quite charming with 9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and plenty of space for lounging, cooking, and mealtimes... A white sandy beach is visible from the yard and multiple balconies as well as within walking distance which was definitely a bonus!

My wife and I are already planning our next trip to Our Great Gatsby home on the Cape! I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life!
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Date of Stay: March 2017
Date Submitted: March 2017
Quincy, MA
Member since Mar 2017
Our Great Vacation

We have enjoyed family reunions on the Cape for the past 11 years. During that time our family has expanded from 12 to 22. Needless to say, we have outgrown many places, but Our Great Gatsby fits us perfectly. The huge lawn gives the kids plenty of space to run without fearing for their safety. Joan and John make it easy to reserve, and Carter, the full time Caretaker, is available to answer any question. I really would love to know more about the history of the house. If only the walls had ears I suspect there would be great stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Belmont, MA
Member since Sep 2016
Our Great Gatsby

Our Great Gatsby was an ideal spot for our family reunion. It offered plenty of space for all 16 of us - aged 3 to 70+. The house location on a dead end street made for welcome quiet, nice wildlife and better safety for the grandchildren.

The outdoor terrace facing the water was a favorite place for outdoor summer dining. The lawn in front of the terrace was big enough for baseball, frisbee games and just running around.

Carver, the superintendent, is an invaluable resource. He maintains the property well and has sound recommendations about dining, swimming options, renting sailboats, etc. He knows the area well!

A grand old mansion! We had a fun filled week!
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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
New York, NY
Member since Jul 2016
An unforgettable and great experience!

In a nutshell, things could not have gone better! And trust me, if you are looking for size, charm, location, beauty AND an excellent and friendly person who will be there to greet and help you, book this property! We had my daughter's wedding here in May of 2016, and aside from the joyous occasion itself (of course), this was a great, comfortable and homey place to spend a week!

I have spent many vacations on the Cape and for all of the factors that matter, this is worth it and then some! Carver, the caretaker and host, is the perfect person to help you throughout, while leaving you to enjoy your time with your guests. I am going to book again to relive BOTH the wedding splendor AND the charm and beauty of this great 'Great Gatsby' home! show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: January 2017
Newport Beach, CA
Member since Jan 2017
An Amazing Gatsby Adventure

My wife and I chose Our Great Gatsby house as the perfect wedding site for our intimate, family wedding, and we could not have asked for a better rental. The property owners, John and Joan, were informative, kind, and quite personable, making it feel as though we were invited and welcomed guests into their home. The onsite property manager and grounds keeper, Carver, is truly a gem who does an impeccable job at maintaining the grounds and house. He worked diligently to ensure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and never hesitated to assist us with anything!

The house itself is a beautiful structure that makes you feel as though you are in an elegant and classy era. It is fully stocked with all needed amenities and kitchen items to assist with hosting a wedding, reunion, or special event. With all of our family there, it truly felt like a home that we would never want to part with. It is also located a short and beautiful walk from the beach, which adds to the enjoyment of all in this part of Cape Cod.

I highly recommend renting this house for any occasion and know that my wife and I will be back in the coming years to celebrate our anniversary in such a beautiful spot and lovely home.
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Date of Stay: October 2015
Date Submitted: December 2015
Del Rio, TX
Member since Jan 2015
Annual accommodation for New Haven Ski Club

This gorgeous property has been our annual retreat for the past 3+ years. 19 of us bring our bikes to cycle the Old Colony Rail Trail where we stop for lunch or the local farmers market and continue on towards the beaches. Or take a short stroll to Forest Beach. Or hang out back at The Great Gatsby house to sit outside to read a book and look at the view of the ocean engulfed in the colorful landscaping (I have pics). The yard is well manicured with a variety of sitting locations in the shade or sun.The inside of the house you can see from the photos - it is a sunny, warm, and inviting house. The 19 of us sit around the dining room table over dinner and wine chatting and laughing about the days events.

We will be back again -next year - cheers.
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Date of Stay: September 2015
Date Submitted: October 2015
Milford, CT
Member since Oct 2015
Family Reunion and Vow Renewal

We combined our 40th Anniversary vow renewal with a family reunion. It was a great week and the house was perfect for our needs. The ceremony on the lawn was beautiful! Carver and Tara were wonderful - making sure we had all we needed. There was space enough for everyone to gather and also spread out to have quiet time to read a book or take a snooze. The beach is a short distance away and great for kids. We all (reluctantly!) left with memories to last a lifetime.

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Date of Stay: August 2015
Date Submitted: April 2016
White Plains, NY
Member since Aug 2011
Great place for family reunion

We recently returned from a family reunion with all of my in-laws gathered for mom's 80th birthday. This house was large enough for all 19 of us to sleep and gather comfortably. There is plenty of space outside for evening dinners where we found the view to be spectacular. The walk to the beach is only 5-10 minutes and we found the view of Nantucket Sound was beautifully filled with sailboats, etc. The caretaker was very responsive to our requests and we enjoyed our stay very much.

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Date of Stay: July 2015
Date Submitted: August 2015
Syracuse, NY
Member since Jul 2014
The Gatsby was Great!

My family and I stayed at the Great Gatsby, 13 of us total including 2 young kids. We had a wonderful time... The house exceeded our needs. We spent a lot of our time outside on the large porch, which overlooks the expansive grassy (and beautifully landscaped) lawn, and beyond that are lovely ocean views. It felt private and secluded and we were overall very pleased with the accommodations. Also worth noting: the caretakers were beyond pleasant, very welcoming, and made us feel right at home!

Date of Stay: May 2015
Date Submitted: October 2015
Chevy Chase, MD
Member since Oct 2015
Fantastic Property for Writers Retreat!

This was truly the most beautiful and comfortable place our writing group (Essex Writers and Artists Guild) has had the pleasure of holding our Fall Writing Retreat. 1930's magic, large accommodating living room with working fireplace, many sitting areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that lead out to a lovely deck, views of the marsh and ocean, huge formal dining that allowed 13 of us to eat together with room for more. Magnificent master suite, lots of bedrooms and bathrooms for one and all. The owners were wonderfully accommodating, generous, and kind. I highly recommend this place for any sort of gathering whether it be family, friends or business groups. One-of-kind experience. show more show less

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Date of Stay: November 2013
Date Submitted: November 2013
Haverhill, MA
Member since Apr 2013

About Joan

Member since:
12/30/2002
Reviews:
15 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
3/16/2017