Cottage Home full of Details
Beauty is in the details.
This Amagansett Cottage that my partner and I and our two dogs rented on the week of the 4th of July hit the spot for our first Hamptons summer getaway. The interior of the cottage is replete with so much Americana. You can't help but reflect on history and ask questions about how Americans lived a century or more ago. Lesson: You cannot take anything for granted.
While the look and feel of the cottage is, rightfully, from the past, it has modern amenities including an air condition and sound system. In the sun room, we were able to catch up with our summer readings and I pain. As soon as you get out of the back door of the kitchen, you see the scattered pines that mark the begining of Napeague State Park! Then a few steps to the left, you descend towards a sand-filled spot with a natural grill using ready-chopped pine wood. Here, we spent a lot of time barbecuing butter steaks and shrimp from either Citarella (they have two stores in the Hamptons), Zabars or the local grocery. At night, after dinner, we sat around the fire, which kept the mosquitoes and other night creatures away. Then a few steps up from the grilling station, you reach a sand-dilled mound, which is the highest point of the property to enjoy a view of the dunes facing the Atlantic Ocean while sitting or swinging on a built-in white hammock. We took the liberty of moving the outdoor furniture and umbrella to the mound where we had our week-long summer meals: from breakfast to dinner.
The path towards the Atlantic Ocean from the cottage is through a private trek that took us back to our island upbringing. There are baby pines on the path and clam shells. Our two dogs guided our path unleashed since this part of Amagansett is not crowded. We chose to walk straight out of the property. The less travelled path was the road with a sign that read: "Drive Slowly, Road Bends." Our stay at Amagansett was unforgettable, thanks in large part to the carefully placed details and well-planned layout of both the cottage and the land itself. Did we mention the outdoor shower, where we, including our dogs, washed off the Atlantic sand?
Of course, the near-perfect summer sun during our whole week stay never disappointed. The property, which is located at the tail end of Amagansett, is also right on the border of Montauk, a strategic location for those of us who shy away from the touristy but thrive on the personal.
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