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Waterfront Historic Artist's Home with Private Beach

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Front Yard, entry view


Last updated: 03/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Peconic house description

Historic Waterfront Artist’s Residence

See the sunrise over Peconic Bay from this historic home – built in 1812 and moved to this bluff in 1911 as part of an artist’s colony. Ideally located with a southern exposure, enjoy over 200’ of private beach and the calm waters of the bay – great for sunning, swimming and boating. The 4 acre site is landscaped with outdoor garden dining table, bay overlook with benches, porches and plenty of grass for family play. Side laundry yard has a warm water outdoor shower, 2 changing rooms, charcoal grill.

The generous interior is perfect for family gatherings in all seasons. Summer days can start on the screened-in dining porch with breakfast overlooking the bay and end with dinner for 8 to 10 by moonlight. The eat-in kitchen is large enough and fully equipped to cook at great meal together, with pantry and plenty of counter space, recently renovated with new appliances and laundry. The 16’ x 33’ living / dining room centers around the brick fireplace and view out over the bay from the window seat. Antique furniture, oriental rugs and paintings make it a cozy room in cool weather, and holiday dinners can seat 8 to 10 at the table.

Called High House because of its unusual height, there are 5 bedrooms on two upper floors that sleep 10, furnished with antique and contemporary furnishings, all with water views: 2nd floor queen master bedroom, queen guest bedroom and new bathroom with tub & shower; 3rd floor twin pink bedroom, double yellow bedroom, small double green bedroom, and new tile shower bathroom with skylight.

The locale offers many choices for a great vacation. There are award-winning vineyards and plentiful farm stands nearby as well as fishing, boating, bicycling, and shops, restaurants and galleries in the towns of Greenport and Riverhead. Shelter Island and the Hamptons are easily accessible by ferry from Greenport.

An art studio building - not part of the rental - is located next door, and is occupied by the artist owner from time to time to paint. It is completely detached and separate from the house, and does not intrude on the house's privacy, having its own fenced backyard, beach access & parking space, and no ground-level windows facing the house.

Keywords: waterfront, bayfront, private beach, historic home, family vacation, winery district, landscaped yard, outdoor seating, screened dining porch


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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    good-sized lawn and beach are great for kids and families...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow dogs -but must discuss details of pet's suitability before we permit them....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master bedroom: 1 queen

    Water view, sunrise, southeast corner ...moreless

  • 2nd floor queen : 1 queen

    Water view, antique furnishings...moreless

  • 3rd floor yellow room: 1 double

    Water view, faces southeast...moreless

  • 3rd floor green room : 1 double

    Water view, small cozy room ...moreless

  • 3rd floor pink room : 2 twin/ single

    Water view, east; perfect children's room ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) 2nd floor bedrooms, Double Beds (2) 3rd floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd floor bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 2nd floor bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Recently renovated, tile floor & shower, fits historic look...moreless

  • 3rd floor bathroom: toilet, shower

    Small glass tile Shower, recently renovated...moreless

  • 1st floor powder room : toilet


Other Amenities

  • outdoor garden dining, screened-in dining porch, outdoor warm shower, changing rooms, historic home built 1812 -moved in 1911, boat mooring...moreless



  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    private 275' sandy beach facing south; shallow, calm water good for swinmming; mooring for small boats...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    3 dining areas- eat-in kitchen with counter for 3 & table for 2 , indoor dining room at end of living room seats 10 & outdoor dining screened-in porch seats 8 to 10 ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    3 room airconditioners in 3 bedrooms- only needed on hottest nights in August...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Cable vision ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In kitchen ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets and towels; laundered by laundry service, added to house cleaning expense upon departure...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living dining room, with couch, easy chairs and window seat overlooking bay front ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    spaces available for 2 cars off driveway plus 2 more infront of garages...moreless

  • Telephone:

    2 telephones, first and second floor...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    One per person Beach towels as well ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New front load LG washer in kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cable vision ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    to be used with care, historic house...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    New 12 cup...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    everything you'll need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Multiple sets of Dinnerware for 10- everything you'll need for every meal ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Kitchen:

    Large eat-in kitchen, good for making meals together; 3 counter stools and 2 chairs at small table...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Standard, counter top...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Several for your use ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    several outdoor seating and dining areas overlooking the bay: wood benches, coffee table and chairs at overlook; stone table & metal chairs at side brick garden...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in dining porch off kitchen, with bay view; table and chairs seat 8- 10...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful yard- large grassy area at house front, landscaped gardens overlooking bay ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber grill outside kitchen on brick terrace, with table and chairs ...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off-season, spring
May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000 $11,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

july, 5 weeks
Jun 27 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,500 $20,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Aug 1 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Off-season, fall
Sep 8 - Sep 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000 $11,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

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Last updated: 03/22/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Train
Southold / Cutchogue
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 25 intersects with Indian Neck Lane

Car: Necessary

vineyards with wine tasting and tours, farm stands,


Owner info

About the owner: High House has been a special place for my family for 4 generations. It was begun by my great-grandparents, who moved the house to it's beautiful location in 1911 to be part of an artist's colony. As a child I enjoyed every summer here with my grandparents and now return often with my husband and children.

Why the Owner Chose Peconic:
A house imbued with family history in an extraordinary location.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the peaceful, relaxing world here, with beach walks and views of the bay that are always changing- from sunrise and sunset to full moon reflections. We also appreciate being close to preserved farmland and vineyards, so we can enjoy fresh produce, local products and of course delicious wine!

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Speaks: english



  • Front Yard, entry view

    Front Yard, entry view

  • bay view screened dining porch

    bay view screened dining porch

  • Queen master bedroom with water views

    Queen master bedroom with water views

  • living room

    living room

  • Private Beach

    Private Beach

  • Peconic Bay View at Dawn from bay side yard

    Peconic Bay View at Dawn from bay side yard

  • Kitchen with laundry and  view to front yard

    Kitchen with laundry and view to front yard

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Waterfront Historic Artist's Home with Private Beach

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