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In the heart of Chatham with water view

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Mercy B Guesthouse is one of the town houses

The historic Isaac Bea Young 1840 House is located close to EVERYTHING in Chatham: Downtown shopping, Chatham A's baseball, restaurants, children's beach, parks, churches, playground, tennis, bike path, community center, grocery store, post office and golf course-- all in easy walking distance. This is the perfect Chatham location. This lovely estate has a very large garden area with old growth trees and perennial gardens everywhere and unexpected water views. The home was formally the Isaac Bea Young Gallery with lovely pumpkin pine floors,antiques and original art to grace the walls, this is not an ordinary summer rental. It is a local historical home that has been lovingly restored and shared with many special visitors.

This is not an ordinary summer rental: My guests have loved this spot so much that many families repeat each summer. We strive to have our guest be as comfortable as possible. All is in the thoughtful details.





More Details

Janet G.Whittemore
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Janet G.Whittemore

HI There,

I am Janet the owner of this estate. I am a registered nurse,

avid gardener and artist. I manage the gardens and cleanliness of this guest house. I am very sensitive to my guests needs and privacy. I live in the garden apartment that

is part of this estate and am available if you need me but otherwise so not interfere in your vacation experience.

I love gardening and will have some organic vegetables

to share if you are interested as well as a dozen of organic

eggs from my chickens when you arrive. I have a small private duty nursing business and assist seniors at home in

my community. I retired from the mainstream of my nursing

career in the hospital in 2011 to do this.

I am an oil artist and my work can be seen in The Local Color

Gallery and several of the shops here in town as well as

some paintings I have done in the Mercy B Guesthouse.

In closing, I take great pride in all the details of making your stay as nice as possible, while maintaining a very low profile while you are here. I look forward to your visit and know that

you will fall in love with Chatham. Hoping you will become

Chathamized, which means that after one visit you will want

to return again and again.

Why Janet G.Whittemore chose Chatham

Location.Walking distance to nearest beach. This wonderful estate is in the center of town with spacious outside space in many garden and guest areas. Amenities: Hammock, picnic table, gas grill, beach chairs and 2 outside showers. On Main Street one of the very few homes with water view and walking distance to the water, fish pier, light house, restaurants and shops.

We are across the street from the ball park where the Cape

Farm leagues show off their best new baseball players.

My home is light filled and there is thoughtful attention to

all details and cleanliness.

What makes this estate unique

Location is across the street from the Ball Park where summer leagues play, In town location with water view.

Nearest beach only 2/10th of a mile walk. Large garden spaces where organic vegetable and herbs are grown with added interest of chickens and the Chatham Hare Rabbitry

Also a mini orchard of espalier apple and pear trees. This is a very unique location right in the center of town.

. It includes history, beauty and access to all the shops, restaurants, theaters, ball field and playground. Just park and never have to deal with the traffic once you arrive.. Literally everything including a full service

laundromat, pharmacy and grocery is within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I have been renting in Chatham for the past 10 years, this is by far

the cleanest and most charming rental we have visited. An added plus is the extensive

gardens in the spacious back yard and walking distance to everything.

There were many unexpected details that we were not expecting.

We will not hesitate to consider this location in the future!
Jul 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Chatham, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soaps basic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower , 1/2 bath downstairs. full bath up. Shower outside
  • There is one 1/2 bath off of the pantry downstairs and a small well designed bathroom upstairs with a ball a claw footed soaking tub with hand held shower. The outside shower was designed for total privacy while you get to look out to the water while showing in the sunlight. All the guest rave about the outside shower space.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • deck wood
  • long term renters welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This wonderful in town location is beautifully decorated with antiques and original oil paintings. The outside features beautiful gardens including an organic vegetable and herb garden. This historical home is located in the heart of Chatham within walking distance to all vacationers love.


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In the heart of Chatham with water view
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews
Brookline, MA

Gorgeous house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We love Chatham and this charming house was in the perfect location, within walking distance to everything. The outdoor shower, clawfoot tub and old-house charm all added to the experience. We would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming historic house near everything

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our 3 adult children stayed and had a wonderful time. The house is very charming and quaint with plenty of room for the 5 of us. It is within walking distance of downtown Chatham, a small beach, grocery store and across the street from the Cape Cod league baseball field. Just to note, there is one AC window unit in the upstairs bedroom but the breezes off of Oyster Pond kept the house fairly cool and we were there for a hot and sticky week. As noted by others, the outdoor shower was a hit as were the gardens. Janet was a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearly Perfect In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Cape Cod couldn't have started better than staying in Janet's home. Welcoming (fresh organic eggs in the fridge from the chickens), Janet's paintings, quaint and comfortable. Our family of 5 was very comfortable for the entire week here. The outdoor shower is awesome!

A couple of small get to the master bedroom, you have to go through the twin bedroom (easy enough to get over); house is very close to the main road into town - it can be tough to get out of the driveway and traffic starts pretty early in the morning (but being close means you're close to everything in Chatham!).

We will definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Historical house, great loc. with amazing garden

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Janet's house for memorial day week-end with my family and really enjoyed our stay. The location is great and you can walk to all the restaurants and nice places. We loved the amazing garden behind the house, my sons still talk about their encounter with the rabbits and the hens. Thanks Janet for such a wonderful stay and the amazing organic eggs we enjoyed for breakfast.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

As first time vacation house renters, the bar is now set very high.

As soon as we entered the house we knew we made the right choice. The house is so charming. Its furnished and decorated beautifully. Cozy and comforting. The art is gorgeous and the light that streams in in the mornings whether upstairs or in the kitchen, is worth waking up early for.

I will admit I wasn't sure about the outside shower, It's not something we used to using. It turned out to be one of our favorite parts of the day. To be outside with the birds chirping overhead and overlooking the garden and the pond in the distance, it was hard to get out sometimes. Which brings me to the garden. WOW Janet. I don't know how she does it all. It's so fabulous. I enjoyed walking the gardens and taking photographs of all the wonderful vignettes.

The grocery store is super close and we filled the refrigerator as soon as we got to town.

We utilized the laundry mat directly across the street and I have to say it's the cleanest laundry mats I have ever been in. And it actually dried the clothes with the correct amount of change (not something we're used to at home).

It was a little noisy one night at the bar across the street but it really didn't bother us a we live in a summer town that gets noisy.

The construction down the road was a bit much but that might even be over already.

The distance to town was perfect. Walkable but yet far enough away from it all.

If we had bikes, which we will bring next time, we could have biked to the beach but we drove.

Janet was so kind and helpful and gave us the most delicious basil infused olive oil that we are still enjoying.

We can't wait to return and are hoping to bring more of our friends with us.

  • Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shaker Heights OH

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Isaac Bea / Mercy Bea for 5 years because it feels like home.. The house is beautifully furnished with antiques, artwork, china, and glassware and all the windows and antique wood plank floors make the house delightfully light and airy. The location and setting are perfect for my 4 kids: close enough to walk into town to shop or get ice cream, across from the ballpark where we watch the Anglers' home games, and close enough to the beach to walk or ride our bikes. We spent a lot of nights cooking our own meals this year, rather than eating out, and ate out on the deck, overlooking Oyster Pond . Mornings, while the teenagers enjoy a lazy schedule, my younger kids attend the Anglers baseball camp, and I sit in the garden, sipping coffee, reading my book, and enjoying the beautiful secret garden. After a long day on the beach or paddling kayaks, we come home to the fabulous outside shower and then hang our wet towels and suits on the line to dry in the breeze. That same breeze blows through the open windows and shutters into the kitchen and living room, and we sit and play cards in the evening around the big kitchen table. Thank you Janet for another great vacation! See you next year!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Chatham Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Red Nun Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Chatham Seaside Links
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Route 6
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Red Nun Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
88 Miles
Blue Hills Reservation
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Children's Beach
Car: not necessary

Unique in town location.

Chatham is located on the elbow of Cape Cod surrounded three

sides by water, it has been a highly desirable location for generations of summer visitors. Chatham has maintained all the

charm and beauty of what one expects of old Cape Cod.

The town is unique with its one of a kind shops developed by the

individual keepers to bring a whole discovery experience in

shopping. The restaurants abound from fine dining to a clam roll

by the fish pier while watching Chatham's fishing fleet return with

their fresh catch.

We have a fine public golf course located 5/10th of a mile walking distance with ocean views, and some of the finest beaches on Cape Cod. You will love Hardings Beach

on Nantucket Sound or Atlantic Ocean beach with surf by the

Chatham Light house which is 9/10th of a mile from this location.

If you enjoy live theater, the Monomoy Ohio State Theater is located 1/2 a block from this location. You can walk to all

you need once here. We are located across the street from Veterans Field where the popular Chatham Anglers play. You do not have to deal with any traffic or


This location has been highly desired by guest for

the last 12 years and many who return so the need to book

early to get a place is encouraged.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Chatham, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 15 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$262.9
Pet Fee C$262.9

Full linen fee includes beach towels and beds made. Linen rate $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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