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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7385529

About the area

Short walk to beautiful long beach. Very scenic area with water views of Nantucket Sound. Great for swimming, walking, fishing, biking. Quiet safe neighborhood. Short walk to tennis court and little playground. Nantucket Sound! A few.

Owner profile

Maraide S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

I have traveled a lot and LOVE Cape Cod. We have been renting the Chatham Retreat to vacation guests for over 20 years. It is a short walk to a beautiful long beach. It is enjoyable to be there any time of the year!

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  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (6)

Excellent – based on 6 reviews Excellent
6 reviews

“Charming and Serene”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2016

The Chatham Retreat measures up to its name. The cottage is clean, quaint, centrally located and a short walk to the beach. This was my third trip there and looking forward to going back again next summer. It is beautifully decorated and well maintained. Beds are extremely comfortable. Delightful little neighborhood too! Definitely a must stay

Owner's reply: Thank you so much... we love it when our guests return! Looking forward to it!

“A Peaceful Retreat!”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2016

My husband and I have been going to Chatham Retreat for many years now! We have stayed in season and off season, but extremely restful and peaceful. You can take your am coffee on a short walk to Forrest Beach, enjoy the beauty of the sun on the water, and then just relax as the sun rises higher , making plans for the day. Some do not know the beauty of Fall on the Cape! It gives us such peace, we are freaky for the day of either exploring, or just relaxing in a lovely home with everything you need to just "be." Off season is also great to explore , not only the beach areas, such as ChathamLight, but to get beautiful different gifts for the holidays! We are going back again in November 2016, and cannot wait!

Owner's reply: We are so happy that you come for an annual visit to celebrate a special occasion! We love the off-season too! Thank you for your nice review!

“Chatham Beauty!”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2016

We have been coming to Chatham Retreat for 15 years! Most of them off season, so incredibly peaceful and serene, to walk to Forrest Beach from the lovely cottage! The cottage is always spotless when we arrive, has everything you need to cook in, and is not far from great restaurants, including pizza, which appeals to both adults and children. In a a very quiet neighborhood, yet close to downtown Chatham, and Chatham light. We will be back again in the Fall, our favorite time to go! There are many places to explore, if that is your favorite thing to do. The thing much appreciated is the owners willingness to answer any questions, promptly and fully. Chatham Retreat surely is a treasure on the Cape!

Owner's reply: Thank you! It blesses us that you celebrate a special occasion every year at the Chatham Retreat. We appreciate the nice comments that you always leave in our guest book. You are a "treasure" to us!

“Comfortable & charming”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2016

Our stay in this lovely cottage was very relaxing. The beach is just a short scenic walk away. Downtown Chatham with its quaint shops and restaurants is so accessible. We enjoyed ourselves in the cottage and found it very cozy. We look forward to returning,

Owner's reply: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your second visit to the Chatham Retreat, and look forward to your return!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Here are “some” excerpts from our guest book and emails. We have provided the Chatham Retreat as a vacation rental since 1997.

We absolutely love your place ... We will recommend your place to anyone who is looking for a Cape Rental and keep your place in mind for the future.
B Family, Arlington, MA

The house is in a perfect location!
S Family, New Canaan, CT

The house is charming!
P Family, PA

We love this house! Perfect vacations 2 years in a row! Love the outdoor shower.
B Family, Massachusetts

(A comment from a family that has come every summer since 2001) Another wonderful vacation at the Chatham Retreat! This place is great for us to enjoy a week away with the comforts of home. Close to the beach, close to town, easy to get to… We spent most of our time on Forest Beach. Our usual journeys took us to watch the fishing boats at the pier, playing at the playgrounds, and shopping for penny candy. Thanks again for sharing your place with us!
L. Family

Our first trip to the “Cape” and we will be back! We loved this South Chatham location, excellent for exploring the whole of Cape Cod.
H Family, Toronto, Canada

We had a great vacation at your cottage. Although due to the weather, it wasn't the vacation we wanted, for me it was the vacation we needed. I managed to read 2 (!!) books... In your description of the cottage and its surroundings, you did not exaggerate in any way: It's as peaceful, beautiful and serenity-inducing (for lack of a better term) as you say. Although in the 3 afternoons when the weather was OK we took the kids to the wide, Coast Guard beaches, they both told me that their favorite was Forest Beach, because the waves were smaller and because you could find both lucky stones and shells. Thank you very much for a much needed serene and relaxing vacation!

This is a nice relaxing, quiet place to "retreat" to, play games and hang out. We loved all of the birds and the fox who came through the yard.
Ladies get away! MN

Cape Cod is such a beautiful place, and the Chatham Retreat is, for us, all that its name implies. Our time here was a refreshing retreat from the busy-ness of daily life and an opportunity to draw near to the God who created this stunningly beautiful place...May God bless each guest who passes this way.
M. Family, from TN

We love “South Chatham” especially the Chatham Retreat. A perfect location for the beach and Heaven’s Hill, a bird watcher’s paradise. Quiet and relaxing. The home was comfy and inviting. This was for a special celebration- hope to come again for a future celebration! Thank you! Thank you! What a find!
E Family, Reno, Nevada

We loved the “Chatham Retreat.” Thanks for all the great tips on where to go and what to do. We had a ton of fun! Your cottage is adorable and comfortable and we all want to install outdoor showers in California! Thanks again!
DM Guests

Great location – much more character than downtown, and wonderful to walk to the beach with kids. All very accessible with small children.
D Family, London, England

(Comments from a family who has visited every summer for over 5 years.) The Chatham Retreat is a really great place to bring a family. It's a short walk to Forest Beach (free) so trips back and forth for lunch are easy without packing a big cooler.

I felt immediately comfortable here. The wonderful living room light helped me focused on writing not rambling. It felt like my own secret beach that I shared. Two weeks is never enough but I tried to breathe in enough sea air to pack my cells till I return.
J. D.

It was our first trip to the Cape Cod and we felt so blessed to have chosen the Sullivan’s house in South Chatham as our home base. We love its natural beauty and uncrowded spaces.
M Family, Eureka, CA

You have a beautiful spot – thank you for sharing!
TH Family, Quebec, Canada