Living/dining looking SE from entry hallKitchen looking E from entry hall (Linoleum replaced after this pix was taken)
Pleasant Forest Shores #3 S Chatham




2 - 12岁

As of 05/15/17: Please help me fill the last two and the ONLY weeks available in this unit: Fri Sep 02 - 09; Fri Sep 16 - 23.
And don't let the low price concern you because I want to encourage and allow ordinary working folks to have a chance to stay in Chatham so I keep rates very affordable for these classic styled cottages!


Yes, the price is very low but that's why SO many customers have come for years/decades/generations and why I have so few openings!
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 #3 - A three bedroom cottage with screen porch at rear. Has double bed in one bedroom, two twin beds in the second and bunk beds in third. Accommodates six people maximum. Total size is 844 sq ft. including 94 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... 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 which 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 4:30 p.m. to Friday at 10:30 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...

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?


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!


Please read my profile page for some additional info about prices/booking/status/etc.

卫生间: 1
卧室: 3
床铺: 5
入住时间: 16:00后
退房时间: 10:00
房间类型: 整套房子/公寓


额外房客 $6 / 晚 多于2位房客
清洁费 $82
押金 $125



It's quite simple: Leave it as you found it or better!

Check in/out is actually 4:30pm/10:30am but Airbnb only supports on-the-hour choices.

VERY IMPORTANT: As is standard for most Cape Cod weekly rentals: YOU bring your own linens (sheets, towels, etc)...Bedspreads, blankets and pillows are provided...but many folks bring their favorite pillow.

Also, this is not a resort so NO food or beverages are supplied. There is a 12+- CF refrigerator in kitchen so there's room for your items.





John was a great host, and the cottage was a great little place to spend a week on the cape. when i arrived, i had already spoken to john about coming early to drop bikes off (no prob). he was helpful w directing us to activities, the beach, etc. the cottage was clean and quite large, bigger than the pics even show. that was a nice surprise. its def an old cottage with no frills (ex. the shower was hard to get used to), but john was very clear with that, so if you go in aware, you will def be pleased. Its quiet, peaceful, and undoubtedly the best bang for your buck on Cape Cod. The beach at the end of the street is so close, but if you have a chatham sticker, i highly recommend Ridgevale Beach about a mile away! The bike trail (Rail Trail) was so close, we had no prob getting to it safely with a 4 and 8 year old. There is a small swingset right on the premises, which was very convenient, and John even took my kids for a ride on his golfcart! The day I was leaving, John was nice enough to help me get my bike on the rack, and was very patient when i had to wait for AAA to come with a new battery for my car. All in all, a great vacation. Thanks John!

Glad you would have us back! We had a great time. John is a wonderful host and always makes sure things are perfect in the cabin. The cabin is quaint and spotless. You feel like you have stepped back in time. The proximity to the beach is wonderful. John gave us great tips on things to do (The Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory tour was awesome as was the shopping in Hyannis!) The location can't be be beat. John is an honest, hardworking and friendly. I highly recommend Pleasant Forest Shores. We definitely want to return.

John and his 5 cottages are fabulous! I am an architect and was delighted with the beautiful hand construction of each cottage, hand built by John's father and mother in the late 1940's and early 50's. These are one of a kind craftsmen works, each different with excellent and spacious layouts. Everything John states about this property is 100% accurate. Our cottage (#3) was wonderful and charming as was the owner. We very much look forward to a return visit and recommend this property without hesitation.
I very much appreciate your kind comments, and will welcome you back with pleasure! It's guests like yourselves who make operating the cottage colony enjoyable! Wish all my guests were as nice to deal with as your family was! Just a note to others: There are actually 6 units in the colony but one has been rented seasonally by one family for many years so isn't presently available to others thus only 5 units are listed here currently.

John was a great host. The cottages have everything you need and nothing you don't. The simplicity and craftsmanship of the cottages that John's family built and maintained were greatly appreciated. I look forward to going back . What a wonderful place to relax . John has all of the information one might need to really enjoy the area, he is very helpful. I feel very lucky to have stayed there!
Thanks very much! I was also lucky to have had you as a guest in July 2013! Others have said my cottages need A/C -but- for the two or so hot weeks per summer and the extremely high cost of installing it (in excess of $20K total), I can't justify it and keep my prices affordable to "just plain folks" like I've done.

John was very hospitable. He made contact by phone many times to make sure I did not have any questions. He also stopped in a couple times to make sure we were doing ok. He went out of his way to make sure our experience was a wonderful one-he found a grill and beach chairs for us to borrow. The cottage was *very* clean. I was quite impressed by that. I wish both sides of the windows opened in all the rooms for it was an extremely hot week. I desperately missed my ac but it is so rare for Chatham to be that hot. The playground on the premises was especially appreciated for my daughter loves to play every chance she gets. And the area of Chatham was so beautiful. The closest beach was about a 30 second drive. Lighthouse Beach was so beautiful and about 15 minutes away. One highlight of our week was going to the town pier and watching the seals try to eat from the fishing boats. We had a great week (minus the heat).

While the weather wasn't too summery, our stay at Pleasant Forest Shores was excellent! The cottage was cute, clean, and homey, and the distance to the beach was perfect - only a short stroll. John was extremely attentive, friendly, and easy to contact. Would recommend to friends looking for a getaway. Thanks!
Appreciate the comments about my cottages and myself! You weren't the only ones that bailed out a bit early due to rainy weather this summer but happy that the things I could control or that are not weather related were to your satisfaction!


查塔姆, 马萨诸塞州, 美国注册时间:五月 2011

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 remain as fully unbooked because I just don't have time to constantly update them.

RESERVATIONS: Please do NOT create an actual booking request until we've found the right unit/date for you via Inquiry messages to avoid issues for both of us!

VERIFICATION: Your profile MUST include a photo of yourself (and others who will be guests optionally) and verified phone number before I would consider your reservation to make sure no issues exist for either party.

STATUS: As of 03/09/15, new rates/fees for the 2016 season were set for units and reflect a very minor increase due to cost changes since 2015. Scheduling of my existing customers has begun so new clients can be handled by mid-March hopefully. All rentals are made on a seniority basis and there are a large nbr of repeat customers so please be patient, ok? And I thus understand if you want to book elsewhere to guarantee something sooner than I can know what may be "leftover" for you..

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.

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