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Famous House. Available July 1 Through August 13

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-12)

One of the most beautiful and well-known houses in the area. 200 year old house is filled with child friendly antiques. An acre and a third of landscaped grounds include an outdoor living room with a fireplace; children's play structure with climber, slides, swings, sandbox and more; and a children's house with electricity and a children's garden.

Walking distance from beautiful Bellport, where there are three outstanding restaurants. An hour closer to Manhattan than the Hamptons.

Sculptures in the 1 1/2 acre garden include life-size angels, a giant foot, and a two hundred year old terra cotta Italian chair, which can actually be used. Featured on A & E and True TV.

On garden tours. On the Historic Register. Four bedrooms can turn into six with the use of fold-out beds in the sun room and library. Kitchen has two ovens, dishwasher, and a host of kitchen appliances.

Zillions of plates, flatware, and glasses for entertaining. (You'll want to!) Seven fireplaces, one of them in an outdoor living room, which is everyone's favorite feature. All the firewood you can burn is provided free. Chidren's bedroom and separate art room -- supplies included.

Three staircases, one of them hidden behind the kitchen. Two hundred year old safe. Ample parking, plus garage. The backyard is sheltered and can't be seen from the street.

A host of outdoor and indoor games. Our last guests cried when they had to leave.

Keywords: 200 Year Old House
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Children Welcome:

    There's an art room which kids can use, a giant climber in the yard, and a children's play house...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 7-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Children's play house with electricity. Children's garden. Giant climber.Vegetable garden that can be harvested....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Two cable TV's....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    3 bedrooms air conditioned. One with ceiling fan....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is not shared...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Covered parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) Two phones...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is in the house and is not shared...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (7) Five working woodburning fireplaces...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Lots of choice in caterers....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Lots of pots and pans and cooking machines as well as zillions of plates and glasses and silverware. A kitchen for entertaining....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Refrigerator:

    New refrigerator...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's cancellation policy:

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  • Blue Point Brewing Co

    "A local beer, fun to visit and buy picnic supplies."

  • Chachama Grill

    "The best restaurant in the area. Quiet, elegant (even though it's in a mall). The best lobst..."

  • Carla Marla's Ice Cream Parlor

  • Porters on the Lane

    "Great burgers. Nice crowd. Arrive early so you can get a table on the porch."

  • The Bellport Restaurant

    "The most famous local restaurant. Good food, lovely staff. Great decor"

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13 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bellport Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sunrise Highway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Smith Point Park

Car: Necessary

The South Shore of Long Island is sandy and full of birds and wildlife. Boat and bike rentals provide long, active days, but most visitors never get out of our backyard which is 1 1/3 of an acre and has a heated pool, one of the fanciest climber/swing sets you've ever seen, a children's house, a table that seats eight and has an umbrella, and an outside shower.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I am a writer, who has published lots of books and magazine articles and I'm now finishing my first detective story. I also like to paint insects. (Not as kinky as it sounds.) My son and his wife and kids share the house on summer weekends. He owns a TV production company and she works for the United Nations.

Why the Owner Chose Brookhaven, NY, USA:
My kids are busy and don't want to spend the time traveling to the Hamptons, but even more Bellport and Brookhaven Hamlet, which are sister towns, are quiet, leafy, more like New England than Long Island. The neighbors are friendly, but they're not nosy. If you need kids for your kids to play with, there are really nice ones nearby. Sailing lessons and swimming lessons are available for kids and grownups. The nature walks are fantastic. The Nature Conservancy was founded here and the local ospreys are famous. I'm sure you've seen their photographs.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the peace and quiet, the proximity to Fire Island. The house is on the edge of a greenbelt that stretches across the island and is great for hiking and bird watching. There's a stable nearby. We're in the country, but close to town. We have a giant 200th birthday party for the house in 2015 and it was saluted by two proclamations from local government.

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 22, 2017

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