When my wife and I could no longer book the Chatham property we'd rented for years because the owners took it off the market, we went searching for a new place. Price, of course, was a factor in our search, as was proximity to downtown. Margie's place checked both those boxes well. Could not have been a better fit for us.
Everyday for a week we walked to downtown for a morning bagel and coffee/tea. Many days we walked back down later for an ice cream cone and/or supper. We rode our bikes 5 times, and because the house is centrally located, we could do a bike route that took us through the picturesque side streets, downtown, and along the waterfront. . .
The pictures are a very accurate depiction of what you'll get, i.e. the cottage is charming, handsomely furnished, and had more than enough space for the two of us. . . I have intermittent back problems, but the mattress was supportive and comfortable, and not only did my back not bother me for our week's stay, but I slept like a contented log. My wife actually slept better at Margie's than she does back home. Maybe it was the mattress, maybe the sea air, maybe just the peacefulness and quiet of being in the cottage . . .
Veterans Field is across the street, maybe 200 yards away, and we walked over 3 evenings to watch Chatham Angler baseball games. The Anglers play in the Cape Cod League, and it's a high caliber of baseball that's free, well attended, and enthusiastically supported by the community. It was a pleasure to be able to walk to those games, and to various other points of interest for us. Finding a parking spot in downtown Chatham isn't always easy. . .
We didn't walk to the beach, though the small beach at Oyster Cove is a fairly easy walk. As far as beaches go, we prefer Hardings and Cockle Cove, which are 7-8-9 minutes away by car. We bought a beach pass for the week ($75), which is good at all Chatham town beaches. A one day pass is $20. We used that pass all 7 days, and hence it turned out to be a great bargain. . .
The only problem we had was with the cable and WiFi which were fouling up when we arrived. I contacted Margie, she phoned Comcast (the provider), and I unplugged the modum and router. Then plugged them back in. Comcast hit a reset, and voila! problem was solved. The quality of the cable picture and the internet speed was excellent. . .
Dave, the next door neighbor, is an invaluable source of information, and he's a most entertaining, as well as a very helpful, person. It's a friendly neighborhood. . .
All-in-all, we had a great week, and will certainly consider staying again at Margie's cottage. It was a bit of Chatham paradise for us.
Thanks for the great review, Paul!!! I'm so happy that you had a great stay! There are so many places to stay in Chatham and so many people look for comfort, convenience, value and the comforts of home.... glad that you found them all with my Sweet Cottage! Here's to your next stay and more wonderful Chatham memories!!!