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Chatham Vacation Rental home in Cape Cod MA, 5 /10 to Forest Beach a salt water, sandy beach | ID 4612
9 BR
3 ½ baths
Sleeps 19
Beds: 1 king, 3 queens, 11 twins
Beach: 5 /10 to Forest Beach a salt water, sandy beach
Guest Reviews: 26 reviews 26 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL: Only 1 week left for summer 2022, week of August 20th!!!! Book due!
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
$1,250
Summer 2023
 
Summer 2022
$12,000
Off-season 2022/23
$4,500
Summer 2023
 
Summer 2022
 
Off-season 2022/23
 
Summer 2023
 
Listed by Joan
Active
16+ years
Property ID 4612
Description

Description

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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Location

Location - Chatham

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

41.6741820 -70.0236180 0
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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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OWNER SPECIAL:
Only 1 week left for summer 2022, week of August 20th!!!! Book due!

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, State and local taxes of 12.45% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2022
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2022/23
    2 nights
  • Summer 2023
    7 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: June 29, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • View of salt water View of salt water

  • Walk to a salt water beach Walk to a salt water beach

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • No Pets No Pets

  • Internet Internet

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • TV TV

  • Cable/satellite TV Cable/satellite TV

  • Coffee maker Coffee maker

  • Fireplace Fireplace



    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

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    Thanksgiving Family Reunion

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend at Our Great Gatsby! Even before we arrived, Carver (the house caretaker) was available to provide information related to kitchen appliances and the house set up for our multi-generational Thanksgiving gathering.

    The house had plenty of space for all of us - ranging from 14-20 throughout the long weekend. The house was stocked with soap, toilet paper and dish soap. There were plenty of parking spaces. We also really enjoyed the front lawn for little kids to run around, the deck to sit on (the sun made it warm enough) and the easy walk to the beach. The long dining room table along with an additional table made it possible for us to have a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner together. There were plenty of pots and pans, dishes and platters.

    Carver made sure we had a full gas tank for the grill and when it ran out after two hours, he ran out to get two more just to make sure we had enough gas - really above and beyond.

    The heating system seems to be fairly old so if you do rent the house in the winter, bring extra blankets as not all of the rooms seemed to get very warm, despite turning up the heat. On the other hand, some of the rooms were very comfortable and toasty warm! Carver brought us a space heater to make sure our oldest family member, the 93 year old matriarch, was comfortable in her room.

    The house has lots of charm and the library was a big attraction. The big living room filled with warm sunshine during most of the days. That was the room where we all hung out the most. In addition to the big semi-circle couch there are several comfortable wicker couches and chairs so there were always plenty of seats for everyone.

    The big dining room and kitchen were also places we gathered informally - lots of spaces for conversations and playing games. We loved the location and were able to take walks not only to the beach but also to the rail trail for walking or riding (not crowded at all this time of year) and it was easy to drive to Chatham or Harwich/port to shop.

    The wifi worked well given that there were many of us using it. Several of us worked while we were there - and for the most part the wifi worked fine. For a Zoom call, I used a hotspot on my phone but for regular work I didn't need the hotspot. Also, the smart tv worked perfectly - allowing us to enjoy many movies together.

    Carver's passion about the history of the house came through and it was fun to get to know him and he is a great story teller. We thoroughly enjoyed his stories about the Bishop family who built the house and their relationship with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Definitely recommend visiting and staying in Our Great Gatsby - gave it a four star rating because of the heating system (if a house is listed to be rented in the cold weather, it is assumed that the heat will be adequate for all of the rooms available) as well as the second sink in the prep kitchen not working at the time we were there. Given the size of our crowd we had expected to have access to that sink for our cooking prep. We of course managed - but I wanted to explain why I did not give a five star rating.
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    Date of Stay: November 2021
    Date Submitted: November 2021
    Elizabeth V.
    Member since Nov 2021
    Love love love this place

    Gatsby is a classic home with a gracious nod to old Cape Cod. It is a treasure for those wishing to gather families and the perfect backdrop for smaller venues. The owners were delightful and the caretaker Carver could not have been more helpful to our family. He was professional and polite and quick to help. We all felt he was part of the family.
    My daughters wedding was held here and all of us felt we could not have found a more perfect place. It felt like home. The views are stunning. The property is in a wonderful location. You can't help but feel the majesty, the romance, in the history of the place. Their are not many houses left like this one. It is a true treasure. In my heart I want to go back!!!! And everyone who came fell in love with the Gatsby House too! Thank you so so very much! I hope to be back one day soon. We all do :) show more show less

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    Date of Stay: September 2021
    Date Submitted: September 2021
    Cindy K.
    Newtown, PA
    Member since Sep 2021
    A wonderful week at the Great Gatsby

    We had a wonderful week at the Great Gatsby with our large extended family. We had been apart for over a year and it was fantastic to all be together.

    The caretaker - Carver- was there to answer any questions and was a wealth of information. The house itself is fantastic. If you are looking for a true Cape Cod experience to share with family, this is the house for you! Chatham and Harwich are close by and all in all the location is ideal!

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    Date of Stay: July 2021
    Date Submitted: July 2021
    Mary F.
    Stamford, CT
    Member since Jun 2012
    Simply Splendid!

    We spent 10 days at GG and hosted our daughter's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner (outdoor Cape Cod Clam Bake) - and it was perfect! Coming from Texas, it was a thrill for us, and our guests to hear stories about the history of this authentic mansion.

    It slept 15 of us comfortable, and allowed us to enjoy the back lawn and deck with the gorgeous views.

    John (owner) was delight, and Carver (caretaker) were the best!

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    Date of Stay: May 2021
    Date Submitted: June 2021
    Colleen W.
    Dallas, TX
    Member since Jun 2021
    Writers Paradise

    We have come full circle through "Our Great Gatsby" treasure on the Cape. We stayed here when we celebrated our wedding five years ago where we learned of the amazing history of the home. Many famous writers frequented here enjoying the lavish dinners and parties of their gracious hosts. I imagine the parties often spilled out onto the extensive, well-manicured grounds. The positive energy and thoughts of its history is exciting and palpable.
    My husband, who is now writing his first book had to return to the Gatsby to absorb this energy as he completed the draft of his soon-to-be best seller! The two of us stayed in this expansive and well-appointed home for another two weeks so he could write while he looked out the window and admired the yard and beautiful ocean views.
    The home's caretaker, Carver, is the best caretaker any homeowner could ask for. Always going above and beyond, Carver was a blessing and ensured our stay was not only comfortable but exceptional. He anticipated questions and had the answers! He also guided us to the stores, fish markets and restaurants remaining open during the winter "off-season". Who gets this kind of service when renting a house on the Cape? Our Great Gatsby does and we'll be back again.
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    Date of Stay: February 2021
    Date Submitted: March 2021
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    Thanks so much, Kristin and Marty, for honoring us with your winter return to our Great Gatsby, where Marty got to write his first book! Your compliments about Gatsby are most appreciated.
    John, Joan, and Carver

    Kristin W.
    Naples, FL
    Member since Mar 2021
    Great family vacation spent at Our Gatsby.

    Our great family vacation at Our Gatsby was fantastic. John, the owner, was a pleasure and Carver, the care taker of the property, was so welcoming and we loved his sharing of the home's amazing history. The views of the ocean and grounds from the back deck are a great way to start and end your day. The free beach and tennis are both a short walk, bike ride or car ride away. Our Gatsby will not disappoint! We highly recommend!

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    Date of Stay: July 2020
    Date Submitted: July 2020
    Nancy G.
    Mahwah, NJ
    Member since Jul 2020
    Gorgeous Gatsby

    I am so happy I choose this beautiful spot for our family reunion. Nine adults and nine children from age 13 to 10 months fit so comfortably in this special home. We loved the great lawn to play games, the spacious patio for our family dinners, and the lovely view of the water for our cocktails! Traveling to the beach and tennis courts nearby was so easy, even the little ones usually walked. The kitchen was well stocked for all our cooking needs and all the beds were comfortable. The weather was great for our week, but we were happy to have the room air-conditioners. Carver, the caretaker, and John, the owner, were always available if we needed them. Wonderful memories were made and we all can't wait to come back! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: June 2019
    Date Submitted: July 2019
    Marilyn L.
    Brightwaters, NY
    Member since Jul 2019
    "Great" is an understatement! Beach with free parking down the street. 10 -15 min. walk

    I wasn't going to write a review for selfish reasons. My family takes forever to make plans and I am very worried it will be booked up and we will not get to stay next year, but the Owner John and Caretaker Carver are so great I just didn't think it was fair not to share the amazing experience we had. We almost lost our dad in January -- btw if you have older parents, this is definitely the place to take them. They have not stopped talking about it since we arrived. They were calling all their friends inviting them down. The house brought them back in time. But then again if you have teenagers or young kids, this is definitely the place to be. The kids were up at night having a blast upstairs while the parents were downstairs in the master and didn't hear a peep! I loved everything about this house and every second being in it! I recommend staying here without reservation! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: July 2018
    Date Submitted: July 2018
    Victoria R.
    Member since Jun 2018
    Fantastic vacation spot

    We are an extended family of twenty who get together once a year. This year the charmer, Our Great Gatsby, in Chatham was our choice, and it turned out to be perfect for our large group! Everyone had a bed, a place around the dining room table, and a spot on the half-circle couch. The kitchen was especially well stocked with everything we needed, and the air conditioner in each bedroom was much appreciated. It was such a pleasure each morning to sit on the porch with a cup of coffee, and watch the birds and sailboats on the water! It was an easy walk to the lovely, uncrowded beach, and a brief car ride into town. This was one of our best reunions ever, and we will definitely consider returning in future years. Many thanks to both the owners and the caretaker, Carver! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: July 2017
    Date Submitted: August 2017
    Anne-Marie R.
    New York, NY
    Member since Aug 2017
    Fabulous place!

    We just spent a fabulous 4 day weekend here for our son's wedding. My husband and I hosted the rehearsal dinner, a lobster clambake on the lawn for 70 people. (Would highly recommend Clambakes Etc, they did a fantastic job!). We had 15 family and friends stay for the weekend. What a wonderful way to spend time together!

    The Great Gatsby has a large living room, dining room and kitchen. The house was so comfortable and roomy. It was so great to all be together in such a beautiful spot. The lawn was great for entertaining, yard games and barbecuing. The views are just beautiful!

    Carver, the home's caretaker, was very responsive to any questions we had. He was always immediately available. Carver shared with us many stories of the famous writers who have spent time here. So much character!

    Our son's wedding was held at the Wychmere Beach Club, less than 3 miles away. We were very easily able to all Uber back and forth.

    Thank you, Joan, for sharing your beautiful place with us. We had such a great time!
    We will cherish our memories spent here.

    We would highly recommend the Great Gatsby for any family event.
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    Date of Stay: June 2017
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    Sharon A.
    Saunderstown, RI
    Member since Jan 2013
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