•  Type: House
  •  Beds: 9
  •  Baths: 3.5
  •  Sleeps: 19


This family estate was built in the 1930's by Mr. & Mrs. John Peale Bishop, a famous writer and poet and best friends of the infamous F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and is nestled on 1.3 acres overlooking the beautiful salt marshes and the ocean! It is ideal for family reunions, vacations, girl getaways, long holiday weekends, small weddings, rehearsal dinners, golf outings, milestone birthday parties, and retreats.
This 9-bedroom home sleeps 19 on 2 levels with 3 1/2 baths and 2 outdoor showers. The large kitchen is fully applianced with a butler's pantry with a wine refrigerator, sink and a second full size refrigerator adjoining a separate formal dining room. The fireplaced 28' x 14' living room is truly a ''great room'' with 3 French doors leading to a 28' x 16' foot veranda overlooking the salt marshes, Monomoy Island, and the sparkling waters of Nantucket Sound. There are 2 decks overlooking well-manicured lawns ideal for games, cookouts, and fun gatherings. Forest Beach is a short walk and the parking is free! There are sand dunes, and the beach winds along the shore for several hundred yards, making for fun walks and chances to get away from everyone. Great spot for a sailing a sunfish or paddling through the inlets. Tennis courts and a playground are within a short walking distance.
**Reduced rates considered for smaller parties off season.**
$3,500 to 4,500 a week off-season
$2,500 for a Getaway Weekend in the Spring or Fall
$3,500 for Holiday Weekends
$2,000 for winter weekend
$10,000 a week in season

Owner info


John Forger

Additional Rate details

Off-season 2018/19: $2,000 - $5,000 (Min. Stay: 2 Nights)
Summer 2019: $6,500 - $10,000 (Min. Stay: 7 Nights)
Off-season 2019/20: $2,500 - $10,00 (Min. Stay: 2 Nights)
Additional availability info:
January weekends: $1950
Presidents Day weekend: $1850
This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.
Additional pricing info:
Spring & fall: $2,500 for weekend
Holiday weekends: 3 nights for $3500, State and local taxes apply.



Guest Reviews

"Great" is an understatement! Beach with free parking down the street. 10 -15 min. walk

I wasn\'t going to write a review for selfish reasons. My family takes forever to make plans and I am very worried it will be booked up and we will not get to stay next year, but the Owner John and Caretaker Carver are so great I just didn\'t think it was fair not to share the amazing experience we had. We almost lost our dad in January -- btw if you have older parents, this is definitely the place to take them. They have not stopped talking about it since we arrived. They were calling all their friends inviting them down. The house brought them back in time. But then again if you have teenagers or young kids, this is definitely the place to be. The kids were up at night having a blast upstairs while the parents were downstairs in the master and didn\'t hear a peep! I loved everything about this house and every second being in it! I recommend staying here without reservation!

Fantastic vacation spot

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!

Fabulous place!

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!