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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

TESTIMONIALS

"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

NOTES

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

Owner
Owner/manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
70%
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2017

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 North Fork

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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Map

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Riverhead, New York

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Full 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Brand new renovation
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 27 reviews
Maspeth, NY
5

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: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely praise. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your getaway.
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Laguna Beach, Ca
5

Spectacular!

  • 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: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York
5

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: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Family holiday at the beach

  • 3 of 5

On photo lovely house but beach is in front of a marine gasstation with large gastankers 24hr a day (many artifical light at night).

Bedrooms OK, but one (out of two) bathrooms is in the basement.

Kitchen well equipped but minimal tableware.

Many infurious insects, especially at the beach.

House needs profound renovation to accomodate at modern standards.

Rental price is much too high.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All our other reviews have been wonderful, so we are stunned by this one. Our other guests have praised the beautiful views, house, beach and proximity to wineries. They have complimented our friendly, helpful communication. As hard as we tried to help this guest with his issues, it seems that he could not be pleased.
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful week. Great location, comfortable beds, and beautiful sunsets. We spent a lot of time SUP'ing, reading, and playing chess on the beach although we were in close proximity to everything we could want. Already thinking about our return next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quant peaceful beach house near everything!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beach house. Nice location near many vineyards and country stores. Great communication with owners. Thank you for everything. David & Kelly

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Riverhead, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Autumn 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
A$816
Fri,Sat
A$1,633
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
17 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$816
From
A$816
Thu,Fri
A$1,633
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$219.8
Damage Insurance A$124.34
Damage Deposit A$628

Please disregard the automated quotes provided by Homeaway / VRBO. There is a minimum rental rate, which cannot be reflected in their system, despite our best efforts.
Dates Available: Year round

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