Our Great Gatsby

Sleeps 19
9 Bedrooms
3.5 Bathrooms
min stay
Min stay 7 Nights

About the Property

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


  • - Hair Dryer
  • - Shower
Child Friendly
  • - Kid Friendly
Cooling Comfort
  • - Air Conditioning
Dining Room
  • - Dining
  • - Dining Area
  • - Dining Table
  • - Cable TV
  • - Satellite TV
  • -  DVD Player
  • - Television
  • - Fireplace
  • - No Pets Allowed
  • - No Smoking
  • - Linens Provided
Home Office
  • - Internet Access
  • - Wireless Internet Access
  • - Microwave
  • - Stove
  • - Dishwasher
  • - Oven
  • - Coffee Maker
  • - Refrigerator
  • - Other-Kitchen
  • - Utensils
  • - Washing Machine
  • - Clothes Dryer
Outside Living
  • - Deck
  • - Patio
  • - Porch
  • - Outdoor Shower
  • - Other-Outside Living
  • - BBQ-Grill
  • - Parking Available
Nearby Activities
  • - Sightseeing
  • - Live Entertainment
  • - Walking Tours
  • - Wildlife Viewing
  • - Other-Nearby Activities
  • - Tennis
Nearby Attractions
  • - Ocean View
  • - Beach View
  • - Near Shopping
  • - Near Restaurants


Rate Period Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Stay
01 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
- - $4500 - 7 nights
01 Jun 2024 - 14 Jun 2024
- - $7500 - 7 nights
15 Jun 2024 - 23 Aug 2024
- - $12000 - 7 nights
24 Aug 2024 - 06 Sep 2024
- - $8000 - 7 nights
07 Sep 2024 - 31 May 2025
- - $4500 - 7 nights

Additional Notes
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.


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Owner Info

John Forger Member Since Aug, 2021 Speaks : English Owner's Website      

About John Forger


A wonderful week at the Great Gatsby

Mary F. Jul 03, 2021

We had a wonderful week at the Great Gatsby with our large extended family. We had been apart for over a year and it was fantastic to all be together. The caretaker - Carver- was there to answer any questions and was a wealth of information. The house itself is fantastic. If you are looking for a true Cape Cod experience to share with family, this is the house for you! Chatham and Harwich are close by and all in all the location is ideal!.

Simply Splendid!

Colleen W. May 05, 2021

We spent 10 days at GG and hosted our daughter's Wedding Rehearsal Dinner (outdoor Cape Cod Clam Bake) - and it was perfect! Coming from Texas, it was a thrill for us, and our guests to hear stories about the history of this authentic mansion. It slept 15 of us comfortable, and allowed us to enjoy the back lawn and deck with the gorgeous views. John (owner) was delight, and Carver (caretaker) were the best!.

Writers Paradise

Kristin W. Feb 05, 2021

We stayed here when we celebrated our wedding five years ago where we learned of the amazing history of the home. Many famous writers frequented here enjoying the lavish dinners and parties of their gracious hosts. I imagine the parties often spilled out onto the extensive, well-manicured grounds. The positive energy and thoughts of its history is exciting and palpable. My husband, who is now writing his first book had to return to the Gatsby to absorb this energy as he completed the draft of his soon-to-be best seller! The two of us stayed in this expansive and well-appointed home for another two weeks so he could write while he looked out the window and admired the yard and beautiful ocean views. The home's caretaker, Carver, is the best caretaker any homeowner could ask for. Always going above and beyond, Carver was a blessing and ensured our stay was not only comfortable but exceptional. He anticipated questions and had the answers! He also guided us to the stores, fish markets and restaurants remaining open during the winter "off-season". Who gets this kind of service when renting a house on the Cape? Our Great Gatsby does and we'll be back again.

Great family vacation spent at Our Gatsby.

Nancy G. Jul 11, 2020

Our great family vacation at Our Gatsby was fantastic. John, the owner, was a pleasure and Carver, the care taker of the property, was so welcoming and we loved his sharing of the home's amazing history. The views of the ocean and grounds from the back deck are a great way to start and end your day. The free beach and tennis are both a short walk, bike ride or car ride away. Our Gatsby will not disappoint! We highly recommend!.

Gorgeous Gatsby

Marilyn L. Jun 11, 2009

I am so happy I choose this beautiful spot for our family reunion. Nine adults and nine children from age 13 to 10 months fit so comfortably in this special home. We loved the great lawn to play games, the spacious patio for our family dinners, and the lovely view of the water for our cocktails! Traveling to the beach and tennis courts nearby was so easy, even the little ones usually walked. The kitchen was well stocked for all our cooking needs and all the beds were comfortable. The weather was great for our week, but we were happy to have the room air-conditioners. Carver, the caretaker, and John, the owner, were always available if we needed them. Wonderful memories were made and we all can't wait to come back!.

Fantastic vacation spot

Anne-Marie R. Jul 07, 2017

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!.

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