My family has rented The Bluff House for the past ten years and we can’t imagine summer anywhere else! The rooms are airy and light, with amazing views across Oyster Pond River to Nantucket Sound. The house has all the elements of a real family home, with photographs, books and furnishings reflecting the history of successive generations. We love that there’s no air-conditioning, which allows us to leave the doors and windows open all day for the sea breezes with the screens preventing the bugs coming in! The private beach is sandy and perfect for children, with a never-ending variety of sea and sand-life for inquisitive minds young and old, and the bird life is amazing: for the past couple of years we have had a pair of Ospreys nesting nearby and in the reed marsh opposite the house is a plethora of sea- and land birds including heron, sandpipers and oyster-catchers, best viewed by kayak – not to mention the hummingbirds that hover round the Trumpet Vine by the sitting room window. The house is less than a five minute drive from the centre of Chatham but you might as well be 100 miles away as the only sign of the summer crowds are the number of boats that pass by during the day. To us - and the friends we have visiting every year - it’s the perfect holiday spot! Oh, and the icing on the cake are the breathtaking variations of sky and sea at sunset, best viewed with an ice-cold beverage - just magic!
We recently stayed at 30 Seabeach rd for our second year in a row. This house is an amazing property with very special memories for us. Not only did we get married in Chatham last year,we also celebrated our first anniversary here with our family and friends. We could not be happier with this charming home set on a bluff with gorgeous views of Oyster Bay . We hope to return every year to enjoy this hidden gem.
The location and views are exceptional. Truly one of the most beautiful settings I have ever seen.
The home is old and musty and in need of basic updates. I would list the home as a "camp" as opposed to a rental home
If you are looking for exceptional views, beach/boat access and do not care about a higher end residence this property may work. I would caution you about the condition of the home if you have any concerns about musty smells, allergies, etc.
We brought our entire family and left 3 days into a paid 7 day reservation. Despite keeping every window in the house open, we could not get rid of the musty odor. My daughter with allergies simply could not tolerate the conditions. SAD result after months of planning.