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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Nursery, 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

House on the beach! Watch the sand, water and sunsets. All can be seen from the great room through its endless windows, or from the wooden deck just in front, or from the grassy lawn, or from the master bedroom’s wall of windows above it all. Then take a beach walk or swim in the Long Island Sound. With stunning panoramic views, it is the perfect mix of privacy and easy beachfront living.

This 65-year-old house, which we call the “Sandbox,” was renovated within the last few years, including new appliances and refinished original wood floor. The property is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, boating, walking, jogging and playing with the kids. Even on rainy days it’s lovely – play games or read a book while watching the water (we have board games, cable and a flatscreen TV). Or just lay back on our 9-foot sofa and watch seagulls through the skylight of the cathedral ceiling. The sunsets are spectacular and can be seen from the deck and dining table in the summer. So can the sunrises, but you'll sleep in.

The beach landscape is unusual for this region - bluffs overlooking calm, clear, vast water. Usually the Sound is so clear that you can see your feet. It is also warmer than the ocean. Very kid friendly. On windy days, the waves pick up and seem more like the ocean.

Sleeps comfortably up to 6 adults, 3 children on additional mattresses and 1 small child in crib, If you have a baby or toddler, we can make available the nursery off the master bedroom with its own Sound view. Parking area for at least 4 cars.

If you want to take a ride, tour the local vineyards – you'll be in the heart of Long Island wine country – or find fresh fruit and homemade apple pies at the numerous farm stands or explore the delicious restaurants. Pick berries, apples or pumpkins, depending on the season. You can find it all within 10 minutes of the house. The water park, the aquarium and Tanger Outlet Mall are only 15 minutes away. Stop by the Love Lane Cheese Shop. The Hamptons can be reached in half an hour.


"we loved your place 😉 Such a great spot 😎"

-Michela, June 2016

"The house is great. The kids stuff and rooms are working out so well. Thank you!"

-Natasha, April 2016

"It’s a great house. You really did a beautiful job with the kitchen and furnishings and all its amenities.... We loved the beach and the view - so private and beautiful. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular. I was surprised to realize you can see both from the beach! Also, we were so thankful that we could bring Wylie [dog]. He had a blast. It was as if he had a previous life as a fisherman and this was his reunion with the sea. He spent the whole week hunting for dead crabs.... We were thrilled. A vacation we will never forget."

-Margit, May 2016


HomeAway's automated quote system does not accurately reflect our pricing structure, despite our best efforts.

As the house is in a peaceful area, we do not host events or parties in order to maintain this environment.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Owner/manager

This is our dream beach house and we are happy to share it with you. When not at the house, we live in Brooklyn, NY with our son, dog and cat. I'm in humanitarian work and my husband is in the arts.

Why Owner/manager chose Riverhead

We love to swim and the Sound is perfect for us because it is usually clear and we feel most comfortable swimming in water into which we can see. Incredibly the beach is often uncrowded, even on a summer weekend! We also love that it is only 90 minutes from Manhattan and Brooklyn.

We also love, love, love the area, with vineyards and farmstands everywhere and a myriad of activities for adults as well as kids. I had a house in the Hamptons but now much prefer the natural and low-key beauty of the Northfork.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was fantastic! We will book again soon.
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Riverhead, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • To complete a booking, the renter must provide government-issued photo ID and a signed rental agreement, as provided by the owner for their rental.
  • If the renter does not provide ID and/or signed rental agreement within 3 days of booking request, the renter must cancel the booking on their account
  • In order to maintain the peaceful nature of the area, we are unable to host parties or events.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Full 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Brand new renovation
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , There is a nursery off this room that can be made available.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed , All mattresses are new
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Additional mattresses - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Nursery - 1 child bed , 1 cot , Directly off the master bedroom, with crib and toddler bed
  • Sleeps comfortably up to 6 adults, 3 children on additional mattresses and 1 baby/toddler in crib.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Other Amenities: Wineries guide, farmstand guide, restaurant dining guide, activities guide, local maps, bicycles, Soundfront deck, grassy area with picnic table and umbrella overlooking Sound, parking for at least 4 cars, 3 lounge chairs, many adirondack chairs, games, toys, fans, heating, alarm clock, hair dryer, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, spices, paper towel, toilet paper, towels, bedding, shampoo, soap, dishwashing detergent, housekeeping optional for additional fee, dining table (seats up to 10) Pets: Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dog bowls provided. Kids: Kid friendly. Many kids have stayed here, using our beach toys, swimming and taking advantage of all the local kid-friendly activities. House has child safety gates and kitchen cabinet latches. Minimum Age for Renters: Renters should be at least 30 years old but are welcome to bring children. Events/parties: The area is serene and, to keep it that way we don't host events or parties.


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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews
Maspeth, NY

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about my stay at this beautiful, well kept home. My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights here and we truly didn't want to leave. The sunsets are unforgettable to say the least. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation. Just a short drive to the wineries and multiple other things to see or do.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely praise. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your getaway.
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Lovely and funky house directly on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over a long winter weekend. House was great. Kitchen is wonderfully stocked. The beds were very comfortable. The house was clean and inviting. Can't wait to rent it when its warmer.

  • Review Submitted: 26/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunnyside, NY

BeachFront Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Nice house right on a private beach on the LI Sound in Jamesport. The beach is the prize for sure, but the house is great as well. Well stocked kitchen, airy common area with high ceilings. Great master bedroom overlooking the Sound. The deck and lawn area are perfect for hanging out and BBQ's. Nice propane outdoor grill, we really utilized it. I like the baby gates in and outside, makes it easy to keep certain areas off limits if need be. Plenty of beach chairs for the deck or beach.

For those not familiar with the North Fork, the house is well situated to lots of attractions on the western portion of the North Fork. Greenport/Orient and more eastern destinations of NoFo are about 15-20 minutes away. But the Mattituck/Cutchogue/Jamesport/Riverhead areas are a short drive. Plenty of wineries, restaurants, shopping, etc. in close proximity.

Arianna and Simon are easy to work with, attentive if you need them to be but not in your business at all. Exactly what you want from the landlord/owner. Will definitely rent this house again!


  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Sand Box.

The oceanfront was meditative and lulling as we listened to crashing waves. For much of our stay the beach was very solitary, we took many long walks and explored the shoreline.

The house has much ambiance with its open layout and water views. The family could comfortably congregate, socialize and cook during the day. As well as retire to our own space at night.

The family may consider renting again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laguna Beach, Ca


  • 5 of 5

Lived up to every promise. Perfect view with beachfront access. Owners were a delight to do business with. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York

Our perfect getaway at "The Sandbox"!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed this house for our weekend getaway! What a beautiful place. We felt so comfortable at the house and they had everything we needed. The owners, Ariana and Simon, were so attentive, quick to respond to emails and a pleasure to work with. Sunsets were wonderful and so were the neighbors.

My friends (8 of us) and I laughed, cried, smiled, danced and most importantly, we made so, so, so many special memories there! This home will forever be dear to us and we look forward to returning in the future. Hopefully we can make this a yearly tradition!!! Just a word of advice, the beach is wonderful but bring your water shoes for the pebbles.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Local Attractions: Wine tasting, fine restaurants, lifeguarded beach (less than 1 mile away), organic farmstands (5 minutes away), berry, fruit and pumpkin picking, scenic drives, petting farms, pony rides, outlet shopping (Tanger Mall 15 minutes away), seal watching, water park, aquarium, lighthouses, supermarkets, houses of worship, festivals throughout the year.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Riverhead, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
29 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Day - June 2018
25 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun 25 - Jul 2, 2018
25 Jun 2018 - 2 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
July 16-19, 2018
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 27-29, 2018
27 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 6-10, 2018
6 Aug 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Aug 24 - Sep 3 2018
24 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
November / December 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$129.08
Cleaning AU$241.2
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$651.9

Please inquire with us for an accurate quote. HomeAway's system does not always reflect our minimum rental rate, despite our best efforts.

-Paid to homeowner: The cleaning fee ($185) and refundable damage deposit ($500) are additional. For those bringing pets, there is also a refundable pet deposit ($250). For those using a non-U.S. credit card, a processing fee (4.5%) is also applied. From December through March, there is a snow plowing deposit ($200);
-Paid to insurance company (via HomeAway/VRBO): insurance fee ($99);
-Paid to HomeAway/VRBO: HomeAway charges a fee per rental.

Dates Available: Year round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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