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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: 19 reviews
OWNER SPECIAL:
Week of Aug. 18 - Sept. 1 has been reduced from $7500 to $6500.
LAST MINUTE 8/18 - 8/25
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Summer 2018
 
Off-season 2018/19
 
Summer 2019
 
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Summer 2018
$6,500 - $10,000
Off-season 2018/19
$2,000 - $5,000
Summer 2019
$10,000
Off-season 2019/20
 
Summer 2018
 
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Contact Joan - ID 4612
Time active: 12 years, 10 months
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Phone: (781) 828-2809 (Joan), (617) 799-5818 (John), 617-293-2356 (Joan)
Phone: (781) 828-2809 (Joan), (617) 799-5818 (John), 617-293-2356 (Joan)

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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: August 03, 2018

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

LAST MINUTE 8/18 - 8/25
OWNER SPECIAL:
Week of Aug. 18 - Sept. 1 has been reduced from $7500 to $6500.
Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Summer 2018
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2018/19
    2 nights
  • Summer 2019
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2019/20
    2 nights
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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

19 reviews
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"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
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
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
Date Submitted: June 2017
Saunderstown, RI
Member since Jan 2013
A Truly Great Vacation Spot

We stayed at Our Great Gatsby for a week for a family reunion and loved it. We had 20 people for much of the time and there was room for everyone. We even fit around the dining room table with the addition of an extra table at the end, plenty of chairs, dishes and flatware, although we were glad we had brought disposable plastic cups. The interior of the house had just been painted and the master bath upgraded, it was delightful. The living room was perfect for lounging with everyone, and the huge front lawn was put to good use by the kids. It was the perfect Cape Cod spot for our family reunion. Carver, the caretaker, was wonderfully helpful when necessary. He lives over the garage so is usually there if you need him. We highly recommend this house for large groups. show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2017
Date Submitted: May 2017
Member since Jan 2017
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

About Joan

Member since:
12/30/2002
Reviews:
19 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
8/3/2018