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Private beach home w/ 5 bedrooms & large attic bunk room, 2.5 baths, sleeps 12
Three of the five bedrooms on the main floor are relatively small. The attic space is expansive and doubles as a children's play area. All bedrooms have period Victorian furniture and ample bureau space.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 12
- Wedding and Parties plans need to be reviewed by the owners prior to rental agreement. All weddings need to rent for a full week.
The town of Chatham is one of the shopping meccas of the Cape. Outdoor activities such as fishing, biking, birding, sunbathing, walking and tennis are readily accessible. You are 10 minutes from a fresh water lake (School House Pond), 25 minutes from the National Seashore with its many nature trails and an hour from the artist community of Provincetown. Ferries to Nantucket and the Vineyard depart regularly from Hyannis and whale watching boats take off from Provincetown. You can ride your bike from Chatham to Provincetown along the 'rails to trails' bike path or simply sit on the deck and enjoy one of the best views of the new ocean break in the Outer Beach.
Other Activities: kayaking
About Julie Howell
History of the House The great grandparents of the current owners bought four acres with a farmhouse and barn on Allen’s Point with three other Ministers in 1898. (The area was subsequently called Ministers’ Point.) Because he was a minister and always lived in the parish house, his family wanted to own a home of their own. He came to the Cape to allow the local ministers to go on vacation so it worked out well for all concerned. Initially, they would come down by train and be brought to the property by horse and buggy with all their supplies for the summer. The house turned out to have rotten sills, so in 1913 the patriarch and his children built the current house. We have no idea where the plans came from or how he acquired the skills to build it, but it had all the modern conveniences, including a bathroom with tub. A windmill pumped water from the well to supply the needs of the house. The house contains much of the original mission furniture and squirky Victorian pieces. The restoration left some of the unique features. Initially, the house was on stilts because great grandfather did not trust the sea, but after a few years he felt safe enough to put his children to work moving earth. Using wheelbarrows and shovels they built up the land on two sides of the house and filled in the foundations with brick and cement. The house acquired electricity in 1929 and a refrigerator to replace its ice box in the early 1950s. The current owners and our spouses are middling sorts; in education, business, construction and medicine who are connected not only by blood and marriage but by a love of this place where we have spent so many happy summers. We have worked very hard to maintain the house and to bring it gently into the 21st century. We love to share our summer home with others who value family and friends and enjoy the serenity of waves breaking on a gently sloping beach, magnificent sunsets, and star filled skies.
Why Julie Howell chose Chatham
With its large public spaces, water views from every room and expansive lawns and beaches, the Point House is ideal for gatherings of extended families or old friends. Located at the end of a street, in a quiet neighborhood, walkers find miles of roads with limited traffic and great views to explore and bikers can easily get to Cape bike trail which is found within a mile. Minister's Point is a well known place for bass fishing. Peak seasons are late May and early June and September. The quaint town of Chatham, which is a rigorous, up hill two mile walk distant, has some of the best shopping on the Cape. Chatham is also centrally located on the Cape, so it is perfect jumping off place for exploring the entire peninsula.
What makes this house unique
Top Ten 1. 250 linear feet of private sandy beach 50 feet from your door 2. Water views from every window 3. Extensive level lawns surrounded by shrubbery for privacy. 4. Outdoor games: bocci, crochet, volley ball, badminton, wiffle ball, sand toys, bogey boards... 5. Indoor games: monopoly, trivial pursuit, apples to apples... and puzzles galore 6. A giant attic bunk room/play room with toys and art supplies for younger children. 7. Great beach fishing 50 yards away with supplies for cleaning your catch. 8. A great climbing tree - although you climb at your own risk 9. Seal watching from the beach steps 10. A screened porch that offers front row seats to magnificent sunsets and a swinging bed on which to snooze.