Pleasant Forest Shores - Cottage #4 - S Chatham


Entire cabin hosted by John

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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NOTICE: Unit is CLOSED until June 2022! Only Inquiries will be accepted for 2022 starting last week of February!

You MUST follow these instructions to make an Inquiry:

Please use the slightly obscure WHITE “Contact host” button to initially inquire or for current status as calendars here may NOT be updated with recent offline or pending bookings!
Please do NOT use the RED “Reserve” or “Check Availability” button because it doesn’t give me the needed flexibility in responding that I require!

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Don't let my low price concern you ‘cause I want to encourage ordinary working folks to have a chance to stay in Chatham so I keep rates very affordable for these classic styled cottages and why I have so few openings, ESPECIALLY during the mid-July to mid-August weeks when chances for a new customer are almost NONE, so PLEASE be aware of this before contacting me!

Looking for a nice clean quiet cottage close to Nantucket Sound beaches? And one that you can afford on a tight budget with some money left for gas & dining?

Well, then...Pleasant Forest Shores just may be the place for YOU! Here's a summary:

This listing is for Cottage #4 - A two bedroom cottage with screen porch at rear. Has double bed in one bedroom and two twin beds in the other. Accommodates four people maximum. Total size is 678 sq ft. including 65 sq ft porch. Minimum stay: 5 nights but weekly Fri-Fri is the standard rental.
Stay'll want to return for decades as some of our customers have done before! Here are the reasons why:

The cottages are located on a quiet street in a well maintained natural scrub pine and oak setting of about 2 acres with less than 5 min walk to two town beaches...

They are generously spaced for privacy with average of 50 feet between units and average 30 feet from driveway...

Units are very spacious compared to other colonies in the area...about 550 sq ft (approx 28' x 20') for two bedroom unit not including the screened porches averaging 90 sq ft...

The cottages are unique in the style and quality of construction...based on Swedish "Stuga" style and design as my father (who built them) was a professional cabinet maker so woodworking details are superb...

They are furnished in the style of the 1950-60's but many units have had some/all new bedding and/or refrigerators and/or carpets installed since 2002...

They are kept in very clean condition...thanks to the non-smoking tenants who respect the work of my parents and is part of reason for the low rates...and I attempt to completely check all aspects at turnover time...

But most of all, due to unique pricing structure, it's very affordable! Not like other high-priced low-quality ones! My mother believed in making it possible for everyone to enjoy a vacation, and I am trying to continue the tradition.

Unit is priced based on TWO people with additional adults/children at a low ($6 or less) daily rate. This allows a couple to rent a larger unit, have guests for a night or two, and yet keep costs to a minimum.

Discounts are given for additional weeks, varying from $5-$25 depending on unit and week number. Since a changeover is skipped, you get a break on rate!

Other important details:
All rentals are from Friday at 5 p.m. to Friday at 10 a.m.

To keep cottages and grounds in better shape: NO pets and NO smoking!

These cottages are from the 1950's so there are NO telephones, TV, or won't miss them!

Things to know:

There are no TV's, and no cable available but you can bring one to watch DVD's.

You bring your own linens (sheets, towels, etc)...Blankets and pillows are provided...but many folks bring their favorite pillow.

All cottages have gas wall heaters for those cool nights...(the Apartment has an electric space heater)

Since these units do NOT have A/C, bring a fan if you think the breeze won't be enough to stay cool.

Kitchens have gas stoves, refrigerators, cookware, dishes and utensils so just bring the food and drink!

Access to owner's phone is available to make emergency/calling card/local calls if your cell phone fails or you don't have one.

Owner's high-speed Net may be accessed via wi-fi upon request.

All units have vacuums, broom, mops, brushes, etc...If you MUST have "brand-X cleaner", bring or buy it.

If you want to place to relax, stay here...If you want a place to party wildly, please look elsewhere, ok?

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises

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Where you’ll be

Chatham, Massachusetts, United States

Hosted by John

  1. Joined in May 2011
  • 66 Reviews
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Owner/Operator of Pleasant Forest Shores (a classic cottage colony in Swedish style) but I spend the winter in FL and summer here on premises on Cape Cod. I'm a "retired" mainframe COBOL programmer/analyst who's highly involved in Town of Chatham by running the "Chat-M-Room on Cape Cod" dedicated to its activities and history and attending town government meetings. So...what makes my cottages unique? It's run by a second-generation owner who has been involved with them for all his life...also, they are inspected and licensed by Town of Chatham so you have that assurance as well but without the high costs typical of other rentals in town because I believe that regular folks should be able to vacation here in Chatham and not just those with lots of money! You're not just a customer here, but rather a acquaintance or friend who's visiting and helping with expenses so I thus also expect you to treat my cottages as you would if you were staying at your best friend's home. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTICE: In a typical season, I only have openings for about 6-8 new customers as I have about a 90% repeat rate and most of those openings are before mid-July or after mid-August. But please contact me to see if I've got room for YOU, ok? Until all the prior customers are scheduled/booked OFF-line, the calendars here will show some weeks that are most likely UNAVAILABLE because I just don't have time to constantly update them. RESERVATIONS: Please do NOT submit an actual booking Request until we've interacted about unit/date for you via Inquiry ("Contact Host") messages to avoid issues for both of us! An INITIAL contact made as a Request will almost guarantee that it will be DECLINED because of the limits/restrictions that it imposes on me. STATUS: Beginning around end of February 2021, the existing customers will be contacted at this time so it's still a bit TOO soon for me to know exactly what's open for new guests for 2021 but I'm willing to take Inquiries! RATES: A quirk of this site is that pro-rated portion of cleaning fee is added to daily rate so when you see rate change/increase, it's often due to this (and additional guests above 2 as well) so don't be confused. TAXES: Any rental after July 1, 2019 will be subject to the new MA STR tax of 12.45% --and-- it applies to rent, cleaning and booking fees!
Owner/Operator of Pleasant Forest Shores (a classic cottage colony in Swedish style) but I spend the winter in FL and summer here on premises on Cape Cod. I'm a "retired" mainframe…

During your stay

My summer residence is the larger portion of the duplex cottage shared with the Apartment unit so I'm on-premises most all the time to assist with any problems/questions/etc. so don't hesitate to ask me if you need anything or desire golf cart rides for your children!
My summer residence is the larger portion of the duplex cottage shared with the Apartment unit so I'm on-premises most all the time to assist with any problems/questions/etc. so d…

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House rules

Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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