The Artist Cottage The Mill Pond Artist Cottage - Walk to Town & Beach!

  • The Artist Cottage is steeped in history. The main A-frame building was originally a Chatham cobbler's shop & subsequently moved to this location early last century. It served as a guest ho
    The Artist Cottage is steeped in history. The main A-frame building was originally a Chatham cobbler's shop & subsequently moved to this location early last century. It served as a guest ho
  • This charming cottage has its own private entrance and is surrounded by immaculate professionally landscaped grounds. A small pergola sits atop the front entry and a custom mahogany storm d
    This charming cottage has its own private entrance and is surrounded by immaculate professionally landscaped grounds. A small pergola sits atop the front entry and a custom mahogany storm d
  • Classic Cape Cod house quarterboard gives homage to Harold C. Dunbar (1882-1957), the talented Paris-trained artist that painted the oil murals of Chatham landmarks from the turn of the century on the walls of this historic landmark property.
    Classic Cape Cod house quarterboard gives homage to Harold C. Dunbar (1882-1957), the talented Paris-trained artist that painted the oil murals of Chatham landmarks from the turn of the century on the walls of this historic landmark property.
  • Oversized window in the main living room area of the cottage provides for ample sunlight and a mini-split AC system keeps the cottage comfortable during those dog days of summer.
    Oversized window in the main living room area of the cottage provides for ample sunlight and a mini-split AC system keeps the cottage comfortable during those dog days of summer.
  • A tall holly hedge separates the Artist Cottage from the Captain's House backyard and provides privacy for guests. Two double hung windows from the first floor bedroom look out into the fro
    A tall holly hedge separates the Artist Cottage from the Captain's House backyard and provides privacy for guests. Two double hung windows from the first floor bedroom look out into the fro
  • Climbing rose on a trellis on the rear of the Artist Cottage. Property is extensively landscaped and impeccably maintained with in-ground irrigation and numerous flowering trees and shrubs.
    Climbing rose on a trellis on the rear of the Artist Cottage. Property is extensively landscaped and impeccably maintained with in-ground irrigation and numerous flowering trees and shrubs.
  • Rear view of the cottage as you enter from the driveway off of Eliphamets Lane. The upper casement window provides for ocean breezes and on a windy day you hear the unmistakable roar of the
    Rear view of the cottage as you enter from the driveway off of Eliphamets Lane. The upper casement window provides for ocean breezes and on a windy day you hear the unmistakable roar of the
  • The Artist Cottage is part of the Mill Pond Cottage compound with easy access to Stage Harbor and Nantucket Sound. The Artist Cottage is one of three signature units and is a historically s
    The Artist Cottage is part of the Mill Pond Cottage compound with easy access to Stage Harbor and Nantucket Sound. The Artist Cottage is one of three signature units and is a historically s
  • The front entry steps into a small alcove with the 1st floor master bedroom located to the immediate right and a storage closet to your left. One step up brings you into the main A-frame portion of the cottage with the living room & kitchenette.
    The front entry steps into a small alcove with the 1st floor master bedroom located to the immediate right and a storage closet to your left. One step up brings you into the main A-frame portion of the cottage with the living room & kitchenette.
  • Bright and sunny sitting room with full bathroom to the right. Large window with privacy shutter in the living room surrounded by original built-ins with many classic maritime novels & coastal decor to create a warm & inviting space for our guests.
    Bright and sunny sitting room with full bathroom to the right. Large window with privacy shutter in the living room surrounded by original built-ins with many classic maritime novels & coastal decor to create a warm & inviting space for our guests.
  • A full bathroom is located on the first floor to the rear of the living room. The bunk loft sits atop the kitchenette & opens to the sitting area below. Drop leaf dining table folds in half when not in use with spare stools stowed in the closet.
    A full bathroom is located on the first floor to the rear of the living room. The bunk loft sits atop the kitchenette & opens to the sitting area below. Drop leaf dining table folds in half when not in use with spare stools stowed in the closet.
  • A smart high definition cable connected TV is located across from the living room loveseat and provides. The cottage is wired for high speed WiFi service throughout and extends to the front yard patio area as well.
    A smart high definition cable connected TV is located across from the living room loveseat and provides. The cottage is wired for high speed WiFi service throughout and extends to the front yard patio area as well.
  • Nautically inspired transom sits atop a large shipwreck salvaged beam with original ship's knees and iron nails serving as architectural corbels in this one of a kind cottage. The original 7 stairs to the bunk loft are rather steep.
    Nautically inspired transom sits atop a large shipwreck salvaged beam with original ship's knees and iron nails serving as architectural corbels in this one of a kind cottage. The original 7 stairs to the bunk loft are rather steep.
  • Original mural of Mill Pond from the shoreline of the Mill Pond Cottages with image of the famous Godfrey Windmill in Chase Park as seen in the distance. You can visit this historic landmark at Chase Park not far from downtown Chatham Village.
    Original mural of Mill Pond from the shoreline of the Mill Pond Cottages with image of the famous Godfrey Windmill in Chase Park as seen in the distance. You can visit this historic landmark at Chase Park not far from downtown Chatham Village.
  • The Chatham Lighthouse station was first established in 1808. This mural depicts the original Chatham Twin Lights which were built 70 feet apart to distinguish Chatham's coastline from other towns when seen from the Atlantic. Long lost to erosion.
    The Chatham Lighthouse station was first established in 1808. This mural depicts the original Chatham Twin Lights which were built 70 feet apart to distinguish Chatham's coastline from other towns when seen from the Atlantic. Long lost to erosion.
  • The original Twin Lights of 1808 & their 1841 replacement towers were located substantially to the east of the current lighthouse. The towers were well over 200 feet back from the bluff & the bluff's edge was where the present waterline is today.
    The original Twin Lights of 1808 & their 1841 replacement towers were located substantially to the east of the current lighthouse. The towers were well over 200 feet back from the bluff & the bluff's edge was where the present waterline is today.
  • Small but fully equipped galley style kitchenette sits to the rear of the cottage in a combined living and dining area.
    Small but fully equipped galley style kitchenette sits to the rear of the cottage in a combined living and dining area.
  • Recently renovated galley style kitchenette with new vintage designed appliances provide for a retro living and cooking experience. Keurig and traditional drip coffee makers are available for your use.
    Recently renovated galley style kitchenette with new vintage designed appliances provide for a retro living and cooking experience. Keurig and traditional drip coffee makers are available for your use.
  • The kitchenette is fully stocked with ample cookware, counter top appliances, dishes, glassware, utensils, serving bowls and glassware. Paper goods, dishwashing liquid and liquid hand soap are also supplied for our guests convenience.
    The kitchenette is fully stocked with ample cookware, counter top appliances, dishes, glassware, utensils, serving bowls and glassware. Paper goods, dishwashing liquid and liquid hand soap are also supplied for our guests convenience.
  • The original drop leaf table with four wooden stools is reminiscent of the galley in old sailing vessels. Ample glass dishware for interior use and melamine dishware for exterior patio use are available for up to four guests.
    The original drop leaf table with four wooden stools is reminiscent of the galley in old sailing vessels. Ample glass dishware for interior use and melamine dishware for exterior patio use are available for up to four guests.
  • A four burner natural gas oven range with exhaust hood & a retro refrigerator with freezer and ice maker are in the galley kitchenette. Small countertop appliances including a blender, 2 coffee makers and a toaster are also available for your use.
    A four burner natural gas oven range with exhaust hood & a retro refrigerator with freezer and ice maker are in the galley kitchenette. Small countertop appliances including a blender, 2 coffee makers and a toaster are also available for your use.
  • Ingeniously designed by the boatbuilder, the original vintage drop leaf dinette table remains folded when not in use to provide for better use of floor space in the sitting area.
    Ingeniously designed by the boatbuilder, the original vintage drop leaf dinette table remains folded when not in use to provide for better use of floor space in the sitting area.
  • Queen size bed located in the first floor master bedroom. Numerous nautical touches and built-ins throughout the cottage include an original portal window the builder salvaged from a sailing vessel and positioned above the bed.
    Queen size bed located in the first floor master bedroom. Numerous nautical touches and built-ins throughout the cottage include an original portal window the builder salvaged from a sailing vessel and positioned above the bed.
  • A built-in dresser is located in the corner of the first floor bedroom & a closet with an iron & portable ironing board are located in the entryway closet across from the bedroom. The front windows look out into the front yard & out to Mill Pond.
    A built-in dresser is located in the corner of the first floor bedroom & a closet with an iron & portable ironing board are located in the entryway closet across from the bedroom. The front windows look out into the front yard & out to Mill Pond.
  • Newly renovated full bathroom with a large walk-in shower is located on the first floor. Marble top vanity and plenty of light ensure you enjoy a comfortable and airy space in a deceivingly small cottage.
    Newly renovated full bathroom with a large walk-in shower is located on the first floor. Marble top vanity and plenty of light ensure you enjoy a comfortable and airy space in a deceivingly small cottage.
  • Subway tiled walk-in shower with shelf for your personal items. A new bath exhaust fan and light ensure a steam-free exit from your shower.
    Subway tiled walk-in shower with shelf for your personal items. A new bath exhaust fan and light ensure a steam-free exit from your shower.
  • Stairwell to bunk loft with original mural depicting fishing shacks and a view of Oyster Pond facing east towards Stage Harbor Lighthouse which is still in its original location and visible from Stage Harbor. Just a short boat ride from this cottage
    Stairwell to bunk loft with original mural depicting fishing shacks and a view of Oyster Pond facing east towards Stage Harbor Lighthouse which is still in its original location and visible from Stage Harbor. Just a short boat ride from this cottage
  • Built-in "First Mates" & "Deckhand's" bunks serve as berth's for your sailing crew! The influence of the naval architect/sailboat designer that founded & built the compound is evident throughout all of the individual buidings at this compound.
    Built-in "First Mates" & "Deckhand's" bunks serve as berth's for your sailing crew! The influence of the naval architect/sailboat designer that founded & built the compound is evident throughout all of the individual buidings at this compound.
  • 2 Built-in twin bunks in the upper loft each have their own personal nautically designed reading lights and a convenient closet and luggage rack to stow guest belongings.
    2 Built-in twin bunks in the upper loft each have their own personal nautically designed reading lights and a convenient closet and luggage rack to stow guest belongings.
  • Original built-in dresser and bunk loft looks down over the nautically inspired transom down to the sitting room below. The loft area & built in bunk beds are more suitable for children & young adults due to the sloped ceiling above them.
    Original built-in dresser and bunk loft looks down over the nautically inspired transom down to the sitting room below. The loft area & built in bunk beds are more suitable for children & young adults due to the sloped ceiling above them.
  • The main header beam for the bunk loft was salvaged from a shipwreck off the cost of Chatham along with the "ship's knees" and original iron nails which are visible and serve as the corner braces to the loft above.
    The main header beam for the bunk loft was salvaged from a shipwreck off the cost of Chatham along with the "ship's knees" and original iron nails which are visible and serve as the corner braces to the loft above.
  • A private paver patio with a table & umbrella for four is located adjacent to the cottage with a Weber gas grill. A shady flowering cherry blossom tree provides for plenty of afternoon shade.
    A private paver patio with a table & umbrella for four is located adjacent to the cottage with a Weber gas grill. A shady flowering cherry blossom tree provides for plenty of afternoon shade.
  • A bluestone walkway leads to the patio which is adjacent to The Artist Cottage. The private outdoor shower is located to the rear of the patio. The yard is impeccably maintained with flowering annuals and perennials throughout the summer season.
    A bluestone walkway leads to the patio which is adjacent to The Artist Cottage. The private outdoor shower is located to the rear of the patio. The yard is impeccably maintained with flowering annuals and perennials throughout the summer season.
  • A sunny and roomy outdoor cedar shower with Trex decking is adjacent to the Artist Cottage's patio.
    A sunny and roomy outdoor cedar shower with Trex decking is adjacent to the Artist Cottage's patio.
  • Stockade fencing surround the roomy outdoor shower for your privacy. There's nothing like seeing the blue sky and feeling the warmth of the sun and cool ocean breezes when enjoying a hot or cool outdoor shower after returning from the beach!
    Stockade fencing surround the roomy outdoor shower for your privacy. There's nothing like seeing the blue sky and feeling the warmth of the sun and cool ocean breezes when enjoying a hot or cool outdoor shower after returning from the beach!
  • Rear yard entry to the professionally landscaped and maintained compound
    Rear yard entry to the professionally landscaped and maintained compound
  • Gorgeous blossoming trees in the spring with colorful perennials and annuals throughout the yard
    Gorgeous blossoming trees in the spring with colorful perennials and annuals throughout the yard
  • Private boat launch and dock space on Mill Pond available through First Light Boatworks
    Private boat launch and dock space on Mill Pond available through First Light Boatworks
  • Launch your kayaks or paddle boards from our private launch or arrange for a mooring or dockspace with our neighboring boatworks
    Launch your kayaks or paddle boards from our private launch or arrange for a mooring or dockspace with our neighboring boatworks
  • Incredible sunsets over Mill Pond visible from property and our private resident boat launch. _
    Incredible sunsets over Mill Pond visible from property and our private resident boat launch. _
  • Incredible sunsets over Mill Pond visible from property and our private resident boat launch. _
    Incredible sunsets over Mill Pond visible from property and our private resident boat launch. _
  • Private launch on Mill Pond. Great clamming right from our backyard! _
    Private launch on Mill Pond. Great clamming right from our backyard! _
  • Mill Pond looking to shore at the Mill Pond Cottage Compound and First Light Boatworks _
    Mill Pond looking to shore at the Mill Pond Cottage Compound and First Light Boatworks _
$119-330/night
2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • Sleeps 3-4
Allows pets Internet Near Ocean Downtown (more...)

The Artist Cottage is the smallest of the three rental units that comprise the Mill Pond Cottage Compound. Built by a well known naval architect, the compound is made up of The Captain's House, The Windmill Cottage and The Artist Cottage. Each unit is unique in it's own right and exhibits the architectural genius and style of the founder,Spaulding Dunbar. As you enter the cottage you will immediately notice the highly prized original wall murals painted by a famous artist whose works are highly collectible. These murals depict waterfront scenes of Chatham dating back to the 1800's. Numerous original built-ins demonstrate the ingenuity of the builder. The loft is supported with a hefty beam and wooden ships knees with large iron nails which were salvaged from a shipwreck off of the coast of Chatham. You will notice the rear transom style of a traditional boat design which acts as the footboard to the two built-in bunks in the loft area. The 1st floor bedroom has an original ships porthole above the queen bed. The drop leaf table in the kitchenette is reflective of a typical table found in the below-deck galley found on old vintage sailing boats. While only 425 square feet, the warmth and nostalgic feel of this cottage and it's surroundings will create lasting and heartwarming memories. This cottage has a first floor bedroom with a queen bed and built-in dresser and the second floor loft area has two built-in twins with personal reading lights and a shared built-in dresser and small closet. The five stairs to the loft area are rather steep and reminiscent of those found on a boat. The Artist Cottage will provide you with a unique, one-of-a-kind vacation experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

Chatham Village Vacation Properties is a small, family owned vacation rental business founded by Edward & Kathleen Skopas. They have vacationed in Chatham for over 30 years and have always dreamed of owning their own property in this quaint and historic town. In 2012 they purchased their first property and over the ensuing years have acquired several other historic homes in Chatham.

They have been highly selective and intentional in their purchase and renovation of these properties and have worked tirelessly to restore and renovate these vacation homes while retaining all their vintage charm and historic significance. Their vacation properties are dedicated to the hospitality business they have built and do not operate as a second home to them or their family. These properties are not encumbered with personal items of the owner but instead, they are decorated, furnished and supplied with their guests needs in mind.

All of their properties share several common attributes:

• Exceptional locations within a short walk to downtown Chatham and the many shops and restaurants on Main Street
• Short walking distances to the beaches on Chatham Harbor and the Atlantic shoreline or Oyster Pond
• Historically significant architecture reflecting the classic style of traditional Chatham homes and cottages that Cape Cod is famous for
• Exude unique and distinctive character without sacrificing modern amenities yet still incorporating many of their original rich vintage features
• Extensively renovated, decorated and furnished in a warm and inviting coastal theme to ensure a comfortable and memorable guest experience
• Immaculately maintained, professionally landscaped and well supplied so that each property feels like your home away from home

We encourage you to read the reviews, talk to the owners and book your next getaway with them. You will make new friends and soon feel like you and your family have your own second home on the cape!

Roomy and private outdoor cedar shower.
Property Type Cottage
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 26
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Downtown
  • Near Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Kitchenette
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • First FLoor Bathroom – Outdoor Shower, Shower, Toilet
Newly renovated full bathroom with a roomy walk-in shower located on the first floor off of the living room area.
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 3-4
  • 1st Floor Queen Bedroom – 1 Queen bed
  • Double Twin Bunk Loft – 2 Twin beds
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Beach Essentials
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
Season Rate
LATE AUTUMN SEASON
Oct 17, 2021 - Nov 23, 2021
Night
$149 - $199
Weekend Night
$199
Weekly
$1,074 to $1,254
Monthly
$3,953 to $4,140
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Nov 24, 2021 - Nov 27, 2021
Night
$249
Weekend Night
$249
EARLY WINTER
Nov 28, 2021 - Dec 20, 2021
Night
$149
Weekend Night
$199
Weekly
$1,074
HOLIDAY SEASON
Dec 21, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022
Night
$199
Weekend Night
$299
Weekly
$1,693
WINTER SEASON 2022
Jan 2, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Night
$119
Weekend Night
$179
Weekly
$912
Monthly
$3,218 to $3,308
SPRING SEASON 2022
Apr 1, 2022 - May 14, 2022
Night
$179
Weekend Night
$219
Weekly
$1,236
Monthly
$4,448
SPRING PEAK SEASON 2022
May 15, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022
Night
$229
Weekend Night
$299
Weekly
$1,813
SUMMER PEAK SEASON 2022
Jun 11, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Weekly
$2,310
AUTUMN PEAK SEASON 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022
Night
$229
Weekend Night
$299
Weekly
$1,813
LATE AUTUMN SEASON 2022
Oct 16, 2022 - Nov 22, 2022
Night
$179
Weekend Night
$219
Weekly
$1,236
Monthly
$4,448
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY 2022
Nov 23, 2022 - Nov 26, 2022
Night
$299
Weekend Night
$299
EARLY WINTER 2022
Nov 27, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022
Night
$149
Weekend Night
$199
Weekly
$1,074
HOLIDAY SEASON 2022
Dec 23, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
Night
$199
Weekend Night
$299
Weekly
$1,693

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 100.00 % if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00 % if cancellation occurs at least 14 days before arrival; No refunds within 14 days of arrival.