Chatham MA Ridgevale Beach - Cockle Creek & Saltmarsh View

  •  Type: House
  •  Beds: 3
  •  Baths: 2
  •  Sleeps: 6


Only 6/10 mile to family favorite warm water Ridgevale Beach, custom West Chatham home, on private cul-de-sac in quiet residential area, comprised exclusively of private single-family homes, overlooks Cockle Creek and tidal salt marsh between Ridgevale and Cockle Cove warm water beaches on Nantucket Sound of the Atlantic Ocean.
Easy access via main entrance to comfortably furnished spacious living/dining area with fireplace, cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan and large skylight; onto expansive two level mahogany deck. A few wide gradual steps provide easy access to each deck level, outdoor hot and cold shower, or large private yard.
Large deck furnished with umbrella table w chairs and lounge chairs. A few wide gradual steps provide easy access to each deck level and to yard.
Day-light lower level provides second comfortable sitting or TV viewing area with wood stove, open activity area with games, ping pong, air hockey, and bumper pool, enclosed laundry area, and sliding door to outside patio.
We provide Broadband Wired and Wireless Internet, HDTV, expanded cable television, large propane gas grill for outdoor cooking, rubbish pickup, and professional lawn maintenance.
Due to owner allergy and repeat tenants with allergies, pets (of any type or any size) are absolutely not permitted and we restrict rentals to non-smoker.
Our maximum occupancy is limited to six (6) persons and our rental agreement stipulates that the property shall not be used for any function or gathering of more than the maximum number of occupants without our prior written permission.
Our weekly rental rates listed by season provide discounts relative to our peak season weekly rate. One week minimum rentals. Saturday to Saturday in season rentals.
Our home was Custom Built Home for Year Round Living. Expansive southern exposure deck and finished walk-out basement. Large private side yard has perimeter screened with tall Leyland Cypress trees. Near acre lot with town water and Title 5 septic.
Quiet residential area of newer year round homes with paved roads, underground electric, telephone, and cable lines. New multi-zone natural gas heating system with forced hot water baseboards.
Large Andersen skylight window and 8 ft. sliding door flood living/dining areas with natural sunlight creating a bright and comfortable home during each season.
A spacious finished day-light lower level that provides a second sitting area with expanded cable HDTV TV, an open activity area with game table, bumper pool table, air hockey, and ping pong table, and walk-out to the patio area under the deck that includes an outdoor hot and cold shower.
A separate enclosed laundry room is equipped with washing machine and gas dryer, iron and ironing board.
Chatham Activities and Attractions: Chatham Lighthouse, Chatham Maritime Festival, First Night Celebration, Railroad Museum, Fish Pier Observation Deck, First Grist Mill in Godfrey Windmill at Chase Park, Atwood House Museum, Chatham Band Concert on Friday nights during July and August.
Our Chatham Athletics play in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Excursion trips to Monomoy Island or ferry to Nantucket Island. Tourist enjoy seeing fishing boats unload at the Chatham Fish Pier, and often see harbor seals eagerly swimming close by.
Warm water beaches of Nantucket Sound are ideal for swimming. Popular Ridgevale Beach, located between Hardings Beach and Cockle Cove Beach, is enjoyed by families with small children. With a town beach pass (daily or weekly), you can park an any of town beaches.
Since Chatham is located on the Elbow of Cape Cod, you can easily day trip West to Bass River, Hyannis, and Cape Cod Canal or North to the National Seashore, Truro, and Provincetown. A short ride across the Cape to Brewster brings you to Kings Highway where you can travel this scenic route West along Cape Cod Bay through several towns to Sandwich.
Chatham offers a central location from which to begin touring Cape Cod. We are less than 1 mile from a Park and Ride lot at the bicycle trail that winds through Cape towns Harwich, Orleans, Eastham. Nearby Chatham airport hosts small planes that offer excursion rides.
Comfortably Furnished and Well Equipped: Our home is furnished and well equipped for your comfort and enjoyment.
A 32 in. flat screen HD color TV in the living room with digital cable that includes on-demand viewing of past broadcasts and selected free movies. A 25 in. color TV with a DVD and VHS player in the second sitting area with extended basic cable. Our Xfinity digital and extended cable service provide a wide selection of channels.
Additional equipment includes; stereo CD player, portable telephone, automatic telephone answering machine, and clock radio in each bedroom.  We provide bed linens, towels, bath mats, etc., and equipment for quests to use at the beach, including beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler on wheels.

Owner info


  • Kathleen Geezil

Terms & Conditions

Upon cancellation of a confirmed reservation, we return payment received only if and when the property is re-rented for the full term of the lease and a re-booking fee of 10% of total rent is deducted from amount returned.

Price Details

Dates Nightly Weekly Monthly
Spring 1
14 May 2022 - 20 May 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Spring 2
21 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Memorial Day
28 May 2022 - 3 June 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Spring 3
4 June 2022 - 10 June 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Spring 4
11 June 2022 - 17 June 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Spring 5
18 June 2022 - 24 June 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 1
25 June 2022 - 1 July 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Independence Day
2 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 2
9 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 3
16 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 4
23 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 5
30 July 2022 - 5 August 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 6
6 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 7
13 August 2022 - 19 August 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 8
20 August 2022 - 26 August 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Summer 9
27 August 2022 - 2 September 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Labor Day
3 September 2022 - 9 September 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Indian Summer 1
10 September 2022 - 16 September 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Indian Summer 2
17 September 2022 - 23 September 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Indian Summer 3
24 September 2022 - 30 September 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Indian Summer 4
1 October 2022 - 7 October 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Columbus Day
8 October 2022 - 14 October 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)
Indian Summer 5
15 October 2022 - 21 October 2022
(7 Nights Min stay)

Additional Rate details

Pets (of any type or any size) are absolutely not permitted.  We restrict rentals to non-smokers.

The maximum occupancy is limited to six (6) persons.   The property shall not be used for any function or gathering of more than the maximum number of occupants without our prior written permission.

We offer a discounted rate for extended stays (except during Peak Season).

The rate includes all utilities (gas, electric, water), local telephone service, extended basic cable television and wireless broadband Internet service.

The total lodging tax for any vacation rental of our Chatham home commencing on or after July 1, 2019, is 12.45%. The MA Department of Revenue dispenses the collected tax as follows: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 5.7%; Town of Chatham: 4.0%; Cape and Island Wastewater: 2.75%

Our cleaning and linen fee is $200.00 for 1 or 2 occupants, $250.00 for 3 or 4 occupants, $300.  We personally inspect the property between tenants and ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned to our standards and everything is in proper order for the incoming tenant. We expect tenants to leave the property suitably neat and clean.

During Covid19, we've established rental guidelines and procedures for compliance with MA and Chatham guidelines and recommendations).

We coordinate rentals to book with flexible turnover days and flexible check-in and check-out times to comply with state and local Covid19 guidelines and recommendations to maintain sufficient time to clean and disinfect between rentals.

Because extra time is required to properly clean and disinfect between rentals, we prioritize booking multi-week rentals as we wish to minimize our number of summer turnover days.  We will delay committing to a 1-week rental until our schedule for multi-week rentals is established

We also take a $400.00 REFUNDABLE security deposit on each rental to cover any damage (beyond normal wear and tear), telephone charges beyond the service provided, or any required extra cleaning.

Upon cancellation of a confirmed reservation, we return payment received only if and when the property is re-rented for the full term of the lease and a re-booking fee of 10% of the total rent is deducted from the amount returned.

We accept payment for US funds by check, or by wire transfer to our checking account..  We are not equipped to accept credit card payment directly but are able to receive payment through PayPal which would require an additional cost to you of 3% of any payment.

We request a deposit of 1/2 the total rent upon reserving time.  We request the balance (1/2 the total rent), MA lodging tax, refundable security deposit, and the cleaning and linen fee) two months before the rental begins.







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Guest Reviews

Repeatedly Attractive

The wife and I have repeatedly come back to this house for twenty enjoyable years. Aesthetically, the house offers a quiet, clean, picturesque setting with all the amenities.

Lovely Home

We had a lovely time at the home. The view from the back deck over the marsh was beautiful. Not as walkable as we may have liked as there were no sidewalks (we have a child), but would stay there again nevertheless. Wonderful place!

Very Nice Home

We stayed there in August 2010. This is a very nice, well cared for and well-stocked home. We enjoyed the location and walked to Ridgevale Beach every day. The owners were easy to work with and we\'d consider staying there again.

Happy Renting Experience

We found the house very relaxing and well equipped. There is nice finished basement that has bumper pool, ping pong, and games. It\'s a nice way for kids to do something different. There\'s a nice deck and view. The beach is very close. We drove but its quick and easy. The house was clean and not cluttered. We would rent this house again.

Perfect Chatham Getaway!

We recently got back from a weeks stay at this property and a wonderful vacation. My wife said it was one of the best vacations she has ever had and I agree. Very relaxing and peaceful. Right from the beginning the property exceeded our expectations. The grounds are very well maintained and private. The deck and view (off the deck) is definitely one of the best feaures of the house. It is spacious and has a gate so if you have little ones you don\'t need to worry about the stairs. Our 1 1/2 yr old could roam freely on the deck with no worries. An added bonus was the ducks in the creek/marsh that kept her occupied and amused always pointng and looking for them. The inside of the house was very clean and had everything you could possible need. From the stuff we brought down and what the owners had there, never once did we say \"we wish we had this or that\" They even had lobster pots and the nessesary tools for a lobster. We didn\'t use the basement game area but it would be perfect for older children. We walked to and from the beach everyday. Sometimes even twice a day. I thought it was going to be longer so after the first walk we were both in agreement it wasn\'t a bad walk at all. Actually nice and leasurely. We enjoyed walking. We had a stroller so we were able to tuck stuff underneath. If you have lots of stuff, it maybe wise to drive down and drop everything off beforehand. The one time I did drive down, the attendent at the beach was really nice and let us drive past the gate house to drop everything off as close as possible to the beach. We were very satisfied with the whole experience and we would without question rent this Chatham house again!

Perfect, relaxing with all the comforts of home

My family of three had the most perfect stay here last summer. The home is in great condition. All the rooms are very clean. The owners have everything one could need, all the kitchen tools needed for the chef in me. The bedrooms are all a great size and very comfortable. The basement space was great for our young son to run around. Love that its on a culdesac as our son played in the front a lot in the mornings. The home is so close to the beach, some days we walked and others we drove. This is the perfect beach for families with small kids. We absolutely love this area. The home made our trip that much more enjoyable. We\'ve already booked our stay here for this summer and cannot wait!

Peace and Serenity in Ridgevale Beach

Returned to Ridgevale beach area again and love the peace and tranquility this house provides with its quiet cul de sac location and beautiful back yard views. We will return again

Great Chatham Rental

If you are looking for a nice Cape vacation, this house has it all. Quiet cul-de-sac in a great location that is walkable to beaches (though we drove) and a short drive to town. The house was immaculate and had all the things we needed for our Cape Cod getaway. The view from the back deck was gorgeous overlooking the salt marsh - very serene and quiet - a great place to have our meals. We had fun playing ping pong in the basement and we slept great in the very comfy beds. The kitchen is well-appointed and had everything we needed for our obligatory lobster feast! The owners were very easy to work with. We would definitely rent this beautiful home again. Highly recommended.

Once again, was the perfect vacation home

This is our second time staying in Michael and Kathleen\'s home for a week this summer. It was even better this year since I knew in advance that it came stocked with just about everything we needed, so I had to pack much less than last year! This year we came back with our now 4 yr old and 6 month old. It\'s great that the bedrooms have blackout shades, for the baby to nap. It\'s such a bright space, they are definitely helpful. We enjoyed ourselves so much once again, and walked to the beach (since we had a stroller) more times than we did last year - the beach is even closer than I remember from last year. We will be back in 2015!

Best vacation house ever!

This home had everything you hope for in a vacation - spacious house -fully equipped, beautiful marsh views & close to our favorite beach in Chatham. After vacationing in different houses for many years, we finally found one that has it all!

a gem!

My husband and I stayed at Michael and Kathleen\'s for 6 nights, last minute (our luck). First, they are fabulous landlords, attentive, considerate, and helpful, both responsive and responsible. The house is fine, great ping pong table in basement. The highlight is the deck, backing up onto the marsh/inlet tributary. Very peaceful, some birds and other wildlife. Fully stocked kitchen, beach chairs and towels provided made it a hassle-free vacation. No AC, but we didn\'t need it. We had a fabulous time, and even their neighbors are friendly and helpful!


Four of us had a wonderful stay at Michael and Kathleen\'s house. They were very helpful and attentive to the questions I had. The house was well equipped in the kitchen, we enjoy cooking. The deck overlooking the marsh was very relaxing in the early evenings. We had some fun pingpong tournaments. Even though the weather was not great from Tuesday thru Sat., we were able to kayak, golf, shop, bike the dunes in Provincetown and walk the beaches to find the seals. We had great lunches in Chatham, wild blueberry pie from Marions\'( could walk to it), and would cook fresh seafood for dinner. It was also nice to be able to walk to the small beach from the house. We hope to go back in the future.

Great place, great location

This is the second time we have stayed at this property (the previous was 6 years ago) and loved it both times. It hadn\'t changed a bit. Coming from California, we just bring our clothes so it is wonderful that the house is well stocked with everything we need, walking distance to a great beach and located in the best town in the Cape. The owners were helpful and made sure we were comfortable. We will not stay any other place when we come to Cape Cod.

Great Vacation Rental

It was so great to escape the 90+ degree heat and humidity of Tennessee and spend a wonderful week at this house. The house worked perfectly for our family of six. A few highlights are: open layout inside, truly beautiful view of the salt marsh from the large deck, and great game room downstairs (we hadn\'t played ping pong in years). This house is very well equipped throughout, and it is an easy walk down to the beach. I hope we can return to 12 Crest Circle again!

All The Comforts of Home

This home has everything you could possibly need for a great vacation. The deck overlooking the salt marsh has a wonderful view of wildlife activity. The beds are comfortable, kitchen is supplied with absolutely everything you would need, the location is within walking distance of a great beach and a quick drive to the shops in Chatham. The house was very clean. The owner\'s were helpful and thorough throughout the process.

Charming House Great Location SIX stars

We went to Cape Cod to celebrate my milestone birthday. We wanted it to be special and we had done a lot of research and decided that Chatham would be best for us and ideal to our needs. We spoke to Kathleen on the phone several times before booking and she was patient and most helpful. Our flight from London arrived very late into Boston and we didn\'t get to Chatham till nearly midnight. Kathleen and Michael were most thoughtful and considerate and had arranged to have all the beds made up, knowing we would be shattered after such a long journey. They had even left a variety of teas to welcome us as we were British! Kathleen and Michael had left a selection of maps and things to do, ferry timetables to Nantucket and Martha\'s Vineyard, Restaurant suggestions with telephone numbers. Once we lost our keys to the front door, on phoning Michael, he calmly and immediately arranged for a spare set without any extra charge. I forgot a silk blouse behind, Kathleen posted this to London immediately. Nothing was too much trouble for this lovely couple. The house itself was charming, immaculate and nicely furnished. It was very well equipped for any and every eventuality. The basement was great and we had such a fun evening playing table tennis and cards. The outside deck was fabulous with great views over the marsh. The beach is walking distance. I had a wonderful birthday . We would love to return there one day. We give the house and the owners SIX stars ******

Lovely home

My husband and I enjoyed 2 wonderful weeks at this lovely Chatham home in a very quiet neighborhood. The house was immaculate and Kathleen and Mike were very helpful in giving us a tour of the home and suggesting activities we might enjoy. The house was very open and bright and had a lovely large deck with a beautiful view of the Cockle Creek Salt Marsh. The kitchen was well stocked but we generally chose to explore the many wonderful restaurants in the area. Ridgevale beach is my favorite beach on the Cape. There is ocean swimming and sandbars and little creeks that are perfect for families. Downtown Chatham with lots of stores and great restaurants is just a few miles away, and it\'s easy to get to all parts of the Cape from this central location. We definitely recommend this house!

Great Place - Owners Fantastic

Mike & Kathleen were great supplied all the information for the area you could think of - The house was clean and well maintained - great location close to downtown Chatham.

We booked the house last minute and we're not disappointed. It was very clean and close to the beach

Kathleen and Michael were very helpful is getting us all the information for our stay. They met us st the house and have a tour and advice on certain features of the home and where everything was located. Beautiful and very clean home with a deck overlooking the marsh that provided great sunset views. The house and rooms were very clean and the beach was a 10 minute walk and very nice as well. The house was close to downtown Chatham and we spent a lot of time there when we weren\'t at the beach. We would definitely recommend this house for anyone new to the Cape or those who are looking for a nice quiet home within close proximity to the beach, Chatham and Rte 6. We and our kids had a great time and were very happy with our selection of the house. I would not hesitate to return for our next trip. Great vacation!!!!!

Wonderful family accommodation in great Chatham location

Two generations shared this beautifully located home overlooking a tidal marsh rich in wildlife. Early mornings on the back deck were a joy watching birdlife and the occasional deer. The house itself was very well supplied for the enjoyment of guests with a home-away-from-home feel. The high ceiling and skylight in the open living room/dining area gave a feeling of spaciousness, and the furniture was very comfortable. In the bedrooms, closets were large and there was plenty of drawer space. Downstairs was a haven of entertainment for keeping amused in bad weather which didnt happen during our 9-day stay. Our wish would have been for more storage space for food, but it didnt affect our enjoyment of this lovely home.

Great Stay!

This home has everything you could possibly need for a great vacation. The deck overlooking the salt marsh has a wonderful view of wildlife activity. The beds are comfortable, kitchen is supplied with absolutely everything you would need, the location is within walking distance of a great beach and a quick drive to the shops in Chatham. The house was very clean. The owner\'s were helpful and thorough throughout the process.

A beautiful home and setting

My wife and I have repeatedly come back to this house for about twenty-five years for the obvious reasons. It offers a quiet cue-de-sac setting over-looking a marsh with a large deck and all the household conveniences.

Spent a most restful and peacful month in a home that provided wonderful ammenities during our transition from one state

Everything scrupulously clean, amenities galore ! A wonderful oasis after a fun- filled day. a must!