We are an extended family of twenty who get together once a year. This year the charmer, Our Great Gatsby, in Chatham was our choice, and it turned out to be perfect for our large group! Everyone had a bed, a place around the dining room table, and a spot on the half-circle couch. The kitchen was especially well stocked with everything we needed, and the air conditioner in each bedroom was much appreciated. It was such a pleasure each morning to sit on the porch with a cup of coffee, and watch the birds and sailboats on the water! It was an easy walk to the lovely, uncrowded beach, and a brief car ride into town. This was one of our best reunions ever, and we will definitely consider returning in future years. Many thanks to both the owners and the caretaker, Carver!
We just spent a fabulous 4 day weekend here for our son's wedding. My husband and I hosted the rehearsal dinner, a lobster clambake on the lawn for 70 people. (Would highly recommend Clambakes Etc, they did a fantastic job!). We had 15 family and friends stay for the weekend. What a wonderful way to spend time together!
The Great Gatsby has a large living room, dining room and kitchen. The house was so comfortable and roomy. It was so great to all be together in such a beautiful spot. The lawn was great for entertaining, yard games and barbecuing. The views are just beautiful!
Carver, the home's caretaker, was very responsive to any questions we had. He was always immediately available. Carver shared with us many stories of the famous writers who have spent time here. So much character!
Our son's wedding was held at the Wychmere Beach Club, less than 3 miles away. We were very easily able to all Uber back and forth.
Thank you, Joan, for sharing your beautiful place with us. We had such a great time!
We will cherish our memories spent here.
We would highly recommend the Great Gatsby for any family event.
A Truly Great Vacation Spot
We stayed at Our Great Gatsby for a week for a family reunion and loved it. We had 20 people for much of the time and there was room for everyone. We even fit around the dining room table with the addition of an extra table at the end, plenty of chairs, dishes and flatware, although we were glad we had brought disposable plastic cups. The interior of the house had just been painted and the master bath upgraded, it was delightful. The living room was perfect for lounging with everyone, and the huge front lawn was put to good use by the kids. It was the perfect Cape Cod spot for our family reunion. Carver, the caretaker, was wonderfully helpful when necessary. He lives over the garage so is usually there if you need him. We highly recommend this house for large groups.
Our Great Gatsby Ceremony
My fiancee and I stayed at Our Great Gatsby with our families the night before our wedding ceremony. When we arrived, the house was warm, spotless, and inviting! The caretaker of the home walked us through each room and told us the history of the home and its first owners. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and homes surrounding The Gatsby house.
The layout of the house is quite charming with 9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and plenty of space for lounging, cooking, and mealtimes... A white sandy beach is visible from the yard and multiple balconies as well as within walking distance which was definitely a bonus!
My wife and I are already planning our next trip to Our Great Gatsby home on the Cape! I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life!
Our Great Vacation
We have enjoyed family reunions on the Cape for the past 11 years. During that time our family has expanded from 12 to 22. Needless to say, we have outgrown many places, but Our Great Gatsby fits us perfectly. The huge lawn gives the kids plenty of space to run without fearing for their safety. Joan and John make it easy to reserve, and Carter, the full time Caretaker, is available to answer any question. I really would love to know more about the history of the house. If only the walls had ears I suspect there would be great stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.