What People Say About Us
Getaway Mavens: "Most lodging in Wellfleet is of the family/motel variety. But this is an unusual animal - a B&B right on the beach, or at least a long boardwalk's stroll to the bay. Though Sukie's has just three rooms and one cottage, is open only July 1 - Labor Day and requires a 4 night minimum stay, this charmer gets booked up quickly, perhaps due to a private beach and the fact that two balconies face the setting sun."
Baltimore Sun: "... a retired couple named Sue and Dan Hamar, whose idyllic, 181-year-old home is a magazine-pretty, weather-beaten example of traditional New England living (accented with a large, 18-year-old addition). It overlooks Wellfleet Harbor, and in lieu of backyard offers something better: A wooden plank that runs across marsh and stream, over the tops of crabs in the crevices, leading to beach, across from Indian Neck."
Cape Cod -- An Explorer's Guide by Kim Grant
"Hidden by a fence from a road less traveled, this beachfront B&B is full of picture windows facing the bayside setting sun. It takes just 30 seconds to walk from the shingled house, with a contemporary addition, across a boardwalk marsh to their private bay beach, with shallow waters warmed by the tide. Sue and Dan Hamar have lived here since 1984 but have been taking in guests only since 1994. The suite, with a separate sitting room in the original 1830 section of the house, features a fireplace, wide pine floors, Oriental carpets, and its own private patio. One of the three rooms can accommodate children over 8 years old. Two of the contemporary rooms boast private decks and splendid bay views. They face the setting sun. The common room is dotted with antiques and overflowing with 'Aunt Sukie's' history. Expanded continental breakfast on the bayside deck, weather permitting. On my last visit Dan served homemade bread with his son's beach plum jam made from bushes on the premises."
Moon Handbooks, New England 2007
Nestled on the stunning marsh of a private Wellfleet beach, Aunt Sukie's Bed and Breakfast (525 Chequesset Neck Rd., Wellfleet, 508/349-2804, www.auntsukies.com) is a peaceful and friendly place to stay with antique-filled rooms (some with fireplaces and water views) and first-rate home-made continental breakfasts every morning.
Fodor's Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard 2005 - 2008 "Hosts Sue and Dan Hamar treat you like you're actual guests in their home, a part-contemporary, partantique inn with three rooms and multiple decks. It's set on the marsh grass fronting Wellfleet Harbor and Cape Cod Bay, along a quiet residential stretch of road near Power's Landing. The birds, the water, and the stunning bay views will probably be enough to keep you content in the shade of trees with a pair of binoculars. Rooms are welcoming, with flowered quilts and private decks, and the two upstairs beds grant vistas of the water without a lift of the head. The room in the antique portion of the home has a gas fireplace, a brick patio, and a grand claw-foot tub."
Frommer's Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard 2003 - 2010
"Sue and Dan Hamar's house is perched on a bluff in an exclusive residential neighborhood overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Behind the house, a boardwalk path leads to a private bay beach. The main house was built in 1830 but has been modernized and added on to over the years. The Nickerson Suite is in the old part of the house and has wide-board wood floors and a fireplace. The Chequessett and Billingsgate rooms are contemporary, as befits the addition completed in 1993. All rooms have sweeping bay views. There are beautiful gardens in front of the house, and in the back is a large deck where guests eat breakfast and can sunbathe during the day."
Yankee Magazine 2006
Featured as a 2006 Editor's Choice
Cape Cod Travel Guide
"Aunt Sukie is no longer with us, but her fine antique home is still the prettiest spot along the Wellfleet Bay shoreline. Actually, the home, built in 1830, was moved to this site in 1929, but seems to have settled in rather well. Aunt Sukie's Bayside B&B offers three stunning guest rooms, one a warm first-floor room in dark woods and antiques; the other two, on the second floor, have a contemporary cottage look, with light walls, bright linens, and bathroom skylights. These would be the rooms to rent for the best views; each has an ultra-private deck from which one may gain wide views over the marsh to the inn's private beach at the end of a boardwalk, constructed by innkeepers Sue and Dan Hamar (Sue is a relative of Aunt Sukie). The common sitting room's views are also stunning, and don't miss a stroll on a tiny brick path through Sue's outstanding garden at the front of the house. All guestrooms have a phone and small fridge, but no TV."
Yankee Magazine's 2000 Travel Guide to New England
(section: Cape Code Lodging Favorites - Especially for Couples)
"A picture-perfect location (with lots of windows) for watching the sunset. Better yet, walk across the boardwalk to a private beach. A suite occupies the original 1830 house, while two other rooms are contemporary."
Fodor's Short Escapes Near Boston by Bruce Scofield
"This is a real find--excellent location, tasteful (eclectic, mostly contemporary) rooms, and privacy. From the decks and balconies, you look over the tidal flats to the bay and Great Island. A boardwalk takes you down to a private sandy beach. Each unit has a private bath and a queen-size bed; two guest rooms have balconies. There's a ground floor suite."
Cape Cod Travel Guide 1998 Edition
"Though she was never officially a blood relative of innkeepers Sue and Dan Hamar, her essence and namesake are duly honored at Aunt Sukie's Bayside B&B (349-2804), a part antique, part contemporary homestead that stands proudly over some of Wellfleet's most stunning waterviews. one guest room of the three-room B&B is part of the original home of Aunt Sukie, moved from Truro; its antiquity is attested to by its wide pine floors, working fireplace and claw-footed bathtub. The two 'contemporary' rooms are just that--later additions affording uninterrupted views of nearby Great Island, Wellfleet and distant Orleans from their generous windows and private balconies. Each guest room has its own private bath and entrance, queen-sized bed, small refrigerator and telephone. Walk to the activities of Wellfleet Harbor, discover the many miles of trails on Great Island, or simply contemplate the tides from the comfort of a courtesy beach chair on the B&B's private beach. Open year-round, tariffs ... include a homemade continental-plus breakfast with the genuine kind of hospitality that would make dear-departed Aunt Sukie proud."
"This antique home provides the ultimate in serenity; from its romantic and fragrant gardens ... to the antique artifacts in the home's sitting room ... to the view from our bedroom balcony of the complete bayside coast and the peaceful blue waters. If you want to leave civilization behind,this Cape Cod home is the ultimate retreat. We especially appreciated the warm nature and incredible hospitality of our hosts, Sue and Dan. They helped us plan each day, offering invaluable suggestions, and created an atmosphere that was warm, friendly and inviting. Aunt Sukie's is a definite find!"
--Kim and Brian of Los Angeles, CA
"Your home is lovely and cozy and we felt so welcomed and at home.... We enjoyed meeting the other couples at breakfast - you made everyone feel welcome."
--Gil and Ann of Manchester, CT
"Our stay at Aunt Sukie's was the highlight of our trip to the Cape.The beautiful view from our room, the quiet private beach, the hospitality of Sue and Dan, and the excellent dining and activities available in Wellfleet all contributed to a totally delightful vacation."
--Steve and Jeanne of Portola Valley, CA
"As always, your hideaway was a perfect place for a romantic escape. We loved waking to the sound of birds chirping, showering outdoors under a canopy of morning glories, relaxing on our private balcony, walking on the moonlit beach, and falling asleep to the sound of the surf. The salty air, beautiful gardens, yummy scones, and your friendliness made our stay that much better. See you next year!"
--Kate and Carlos of Belmont, MA
"Everything about Aunt Sukies' is especially nice. Why else would we keep coming back!!"
--Jack and Barbara, Yarmouthport, MA
"One of the warmest B&B's we've been to. Sunrise over the porch, sunsets down the road. Thanks for a wonderful stay!"
--Martin & Michelle, Phoenixville, PA
"How to describe such loving thought to detail? : the window left open, white curtains fluttering in the breeze upon arrival - and beyond, a view of the bay. A small private terrace with two chairs where one can sit and talk. - And we did."
-- Susan, Massachusetts
"Just a thank you for making our stay such an enjoyable one. We appreciated the quiet peaceful atmosphere, the gorgeous bay view, the wonderful food, and your personal touch."
--DeAnna, Hattiesburg, Mississippi