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Spacious Secluded Beach Cottage Great for Families!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy the east end of Long Island and all that it offers (beaches, farm stands, vineyards and more) conveniently from our classic summer beach cottage.

Our private summer cottage is situated in the middle of three tranquil wooded acres with over 200' of beachfront on the Great Peconic Bay. One other house shares the property, a contemporary which is right on the beach (vrbo #188488). The classic summer cottage, circa 1920's, is located in the middle of the property in a wooded glen. Follow the path past woods and beach grass to your own beautiful sandy private beach. It's less than 100 yards from the cottage with no roads to cross, and rarely a person in sight.

The cottage has a picnic table in the shady front yard and a new deck in the back off the screen porch. Inside, there is a spacious living room with cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, comfy couches and a wood burning fireplace. Cable/TV and wireless Internet are included.

The screened porch provides a private haven on the back of the house with no visible neighbors and rarely a sound other than the birds and the breeze. It's the perfect place to read or nap. A new deck with gas grill just off the screen porch lets you cook and eat in complete privacy.

The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a new washer/dryer. The reading room sits between the kitchen and the screened porch and has two full-sized futons plus plenty of light for reading. Upstairs is a large dormitory type of room with a queen bed as well as three twin beds - perfect for kids or for guests.

The kitchen has a refinished hardwood floor and new appliances, sink and countertop. There is a full bathroom with a shower off the kitchen.

We allow well behaved, friendly pets.

We value peace and quiet and discourage parties and loud music. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

There is NO SMOKING permitted in the cottage.

Rentals are from May 1st thru October 15th as the Cottage is not winterized.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, private beach, woods, secluded

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About The Owner

The property has been in my family since 1921 and I have spent most of my summers there. It is a magical and peaceful place.

Some years ago I engaged an architect to advise about converting the cottage to a winterized home for my mom. He was speechless. He said, this is a perfect classic summer cottage. Don't change anything. You would destroy its character by converting it to a year-round home.

So, we keep it as it is, with cathedral ceilings and hard wood floors, a small but serviceable kitchen, a delightfully peaceful screen porch. It is a perfect place for kids and a delightful retreat for adults.

The modern world intrudes with tv, dvd player and high speed wireless internet. But otherwise, you can imagine spending summers there in the 50's as I did.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1921


Laurel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with adjoining private bath.
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two full size futons in the TV/Reading room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Large upstairs bedroom with Queen Bed and three Twin beds.
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a queen bed on the ground floor with a private bath. (2) The large dormitory-like room upstairs has a new queen bed, plus the three twin beds. (3) Outside the MRB is a TV/Reading Room with two full-size futons
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide four beach chairs and beach towels for your use and enjoyment.


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Spacious Secluded Beach Cottage Great for Families!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Great trip!

  • 4 of 5

Great spacious cottage. The water was wonderful and perfect for our toddlers. Lots of sleeping room. Owners were great and even had kayak to use on our own part of the bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Adorable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we needed for a girls weekend! Steps from the beach and the enclosed porch was a lifesaver on a hot afternoon. We loved having the grill and overall it was a super easy rental experience! Thank you, Meredith!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the cottage with a group of 8 for a bachelor weekend and it was absolutely perfect! The cottage itself is so charming and full of character. Also very spacious (more so then you can gather in the photos) and perfect for relaxing. We spent lots of time lounging in the big living room as well as back screened in porch. A rainy morning isn't so bad when you're sitting there!

The two minute walk to the private beach was such an added bonus to the weekend- no crowds, warm water and even some beach chairs provided. As the beach is so close it was easy to head down there to enjoy coffee in the morning or an afternoon cocktail and a swim. It was such a treat.

The other great thing about the cottage is it's location. Tucked away so you feel like you're secluded and have your own space, yet within 10-15 minutes of various vineyards and restaurants.

I can't recommend this location enough, thank you again Meredith for such a wonderful weekend stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here. The cabin was spacious and lovely. The beach was so close! We loved swimming and hanging out on the porch. The owner is a great communicator. What an amazing find!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly restful & relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Meredith's beach cottage over the Fourth of July weekend with friends - there were seven of us total and fit easily. The cottage was cute and comfortable, it's well shaded and the air conditioners are very effective at cooling the bedrooms.

We spent most of our time on the beach, which is absolutely beautiful. The bay was shallow and warm, perfect for wading or floating on the Kayak's/inflatables that are provided. We spent our nights on the back porch grilling and enjoying wine from the local vineyards.

This cottage is a less than five minute drive from your choice of LI vineyards, a recently upgraded grocery store, Love Lane, and our new favorite breakfast spot, Maine Road Biscuit Co.

Highly recommend staying here - it's a beautiful cottage and the area is quintessential agricultural long island, absolutely perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for us! We stayed here with friends for Memorial day weekend. We wanted a hideaway, and I think this cottage is the best spot we could find in that area; we were not disturbing anyone and not disturbed by anyone. The cottage is indeed spacious and could easily host even more people than our group of 8. It also has the most well stocked kitchen I've ever seen in a rented property.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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We are in the middle of wine country with upwards of 40 vineyards within a 20 mile radius. Traveling with kids? Splish Splash is a popular water park in Riverhead, where there is also an aquarium and outlet shopping at the Tanger Mall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Holidays are charged at weekend rates. 2-night minimum. Pets are welcome with written consent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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