Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
About Jackie Clark
'Amy's by-the-Sea' has been in view of our family summer home since 1940 when my grandmother Amy Foote and my grandfather Bill, camped on this property in 1917. It was first built by the Forbes family and in 1984 was sold and then sold again in 2004. Finally, in 2011, my brother and sisters and I got together and bought 'Amy's' which has been a large part of our summer lives for over 60 years.
Jackie Clark purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Jackie Clark chose South Wellfleet
My siblings and I have been coming to this location since we were young children. Our father had been coming since he was 8 years old and used to watch the German glider pilots fly gliders off of the dunes of Maguire Landing. We were 'hooked' on the area from an early age just like our father was.
What makes this Cottage unique
We all love the peace, relaxation and nature of the area -- it engergizes us! The air is clean, the birds sing every morning, the berries are in bloom in mid-summer and you can hear the ocean at night. The moon and stars are spectacular and some of us have seen the Northern Lights from the ocean dunes.
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Cozy, comfortable cottage in a wonderful location, helpful owner
We found the other reviews to give us a pretty accurate sense of the cottage. Jackie is helpful and detail-oriented and everything was very well set up with clear instructions. The cottage is cozy and traditional but not as tiny as we'd feared, with plenty of room for the three of us. The location is phenomenal: we walked through the woods behind the house to the Cedar swamp trail, the top of the bluffs, and Marconi. We walked on the road to the ocean beach several times though it made me nervous because the cars go by fast; once we got our sticker we started driving to the beaches and ponds, so we could take our stuff and have our pick of lovely nearby places to swim and play in the waves. (For a bay beach, if you wish to avoid waves and shark warnings, I recommend Duck Harbor, about a 20 minute drive away). The fantastic French bakery is a quarter mile up the road. We biked out of the house to the beaches and rail trails; there is a route that takes one into the town center without having to bike on Route 6. From the cottage we could hear cars go by on the road but most of the time we didn't really notice them. There is no central AC, but the little room unit in the living room was sufficient to keep most of the cottage reasonable while we were there (outside temperatures last week went up to the mid '80s). Wifi was great for all but about 10 minutes one morning. We used the outdoor shower and hung out on the deck a lot, except the one morning it rained.
We loved staying at this house. As other reviewers have said, it was close both to the ocean and the Rail Trail. We cooked and grilled in most days and it was extremely well supplied for that purpose. Huge back yard with gorgeous tall pine trees, which made it feel cooler than other sites we visited while on the Cape. And the back deck was lovely -- we spent half of our time there. Cannot recommend this place more
The house is as described and pictured. It's small but had plenty of room for us and our adult son. The location can't be beat--ten minute walk from a beautiful beach and a ten minute walk to the best bakery around. It was also an easy drive to the National Seashore beaches and countless restaurants. Communication was excellent and check in was easy as could be. We'd happily stay again!
Very pleased with location, close to rail trail and beach!
Location fantastic and house very comfortable
Location was great for either walking to the beach or to the French bakery. Biking or driving equally fantastic whether to Yoga, restaurants or nearby towns. House very comfortable and cozy. Thank you for a lovely and restful time.
A highly enjoyable experience!
The cottage is well cared for, comfortable and well located. It is close to the ocean, hiking, biking paths and good eateries. I especially appreciated the owners hospitality, and responsiveness, even from a distance. Overall, it was a delightful stay.
Cottage is one of two cottages owned by us in the National Seashore less than 1/2 mile from ocean beach. Back trail also to bluff overlooking ocean and Marconi site. Stroll on cedar trail through the rare White Cedar Swamp in the National Park. Bike Rail Trail, So. Wellfleet Gen Store and Boulangerie Bistro and bakery 1/2 mile.