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Private, stylish 2BR waterfront cottage in NoFo Wine Country

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

2 BR/1.5 Baths (+ outdoor shower) with panoramic water views; sleeps 4-5

An uncommonly stylish and incredibly private modern beach house, with spectacular panoramic views of Long Island Sound and the gentle curve of the coastline. Secluded and surrounded by protected sand dunes but NO houses west along the beach – as far as the eye can see – this century-old, handsomely renovated house features massive picture windows framing Long Island Sound, a two-level deck, and BBQ/fire pit. A private 50-yard path leads directly from the fire pit to a serene private stretch of beach. Enjoy stunning sunsets, walks along the beach and outdoor dining and relaxation -- or just gaze out the huge windows at the Sound. On cool evenings, enjoy the warmth of the wood-burning fireplace or make an outdoor fire and roast marshmallows.

The light and airy interior features contemporary and vintage mid-century furnishings, gourmet kitchen, large windows on all sides, sleek hardwood floors, fireplace, high cathedral ceilings and original art throughout.

Tucked away at the end of a private country lane, in a friendly beach community, the cottage is ideal for couples and small families. It's perfect for long walks on the beach; swimming in the Sound; outdoor dining, cocktails and sunning on the decks; easy biking; golf; and excursions just minutes away to the North Fork’s famed wineries, farm stands, and seafood restaurants.

Dog-friendly (one well-trained dog preferred), but not available for weddings, parties, proms or group shares.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Neil

My wife and I fell in love with the North Fork on our first visit in 2006 and immediately began looking for a vacation home. We love the laid-back, bucolic, anti-Hamptons feel of the area, the friendliness of the people, and the burgeoning food-and-wine scene.

Neil purchased this house in 2007

Why Neil chose Peconic

This small waterfront house had something we never dreamed we could have: incredible privacy and unending water views, with an essentially private beach.

What makes this house unique

You are unlikely to find a house as private as this, with no houses to the west. The views of the beach and Sound are all yours. Hemmed in by the bluff and protected sand dunes, it is far removed from the summer hubbub of Goldsmiths Inlet and the public parking lot at the other end of Sound Avenue.


Peconic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Outside - outdoor shower , dressing room
  • Additionally, there is a custom-designed, private outdoor shower (with dressing room & water views) and beach access along a 75-yard private path directly in front of the house.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master BR: Queen bed, half-bath, ceiling fan, armoire & dresser. Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds, armoire, ceiling fan. Living room: modern sleeper sofa, flat-screen TV, dvd, Marshall bluetooth music player.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances (Sub Zero refrigerator, Viking range, Miele dishwasher). Marble/Kohler bathrooms (main bath has huge Jacuzzi tub). Custom-designed, private outdoor shower with dressing room & water views. Central air conditioning. Wood-burning fireplace. Outdoor deck & lounge area, with dining table. Charcoal grill. Flatscreen LCD TV with cable. DVD player. High-speed wireless Internet (cable). bluetooth music player & Tivoli radio. washer & dryer (in basement). Gas cooking, pots, pans, dishes, cooking utensils, microwave, coffeemaker. Hiqh-quality blankets, pillows, mattress pads, linens & towels included. Beach chairs, beach umbrella. Fully refundable security deposit required.


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Private, stylish 2BR waterfront cottage in NoFo Wine Country
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Amazing location and perfectly spaced house

  • 5 of 5

This was truly one of the nicest locations we've visited. The house is perfect for a family or couples. I almost don't want to spread the word and keep this a secret for myself but that wouldn't be fair to Neil. Speaking of which, Neil was attentive and helpful throughout the rental process. Beyond the house, the North Fork offered something for everyone in my family from great restaurants and nature walks to the Greenport Carousel for the kids. If wineries are what you're looking for this location is at the epicenter for all the best. We visited in the offseason (November) and had a great time. I can only imagine having access to this house in the heart of Summer. Thank you to Neil and the people of the North Fork!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks! You are welcome anytime!
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Wonderful spot and house.

  • 5 of 5

Delightful stay. Beautiful location. Neil was super easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Amazingly cute cottage right on the water in the North Fork. Close to vineyards and great restaurants. Neil was a great host - very responsive and friendly, and he even told us all of the dog friendly places that we could bring our pup for wine and food. Views from the dining room table are amazing and house is modern but still cozy. Perfect for a romantic getaway - even in the winter!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you Neil! This home was perfect for our extended weekend getaway! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Weekend Getaway from NYC

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful weekend retreat with proximity to NYC. Beautiful home in quiet, secluded area. Owner was very friendly and provided a great guide including a myriad of local activities. Highly recommend and planning to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location but Lacked Comfort

  • 3 of 5

Loved the location and the house was good, however the twin beds were very uncomfortable and the queen mattress needs replacing. Also, maybe it was just coincidence but there was no dish washing liquid and no dish washing detergent so we could not wash our dishes the first night. The directions on how to set up the sofa for sleeping were supposed to be in an envelope in a drawer but were not and it wasn't just a regular pull out sofa, however it was better than the twin beds. All in all, I would stay here again but would bring some mattress toppers.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please be assured that we take your review very seriously, especially since it is the first we have ever received that did not rate the house 5 stars. It is also the first to be critical of the beds, so I will immediately check on the condition of each of the mattresses. I am very sorry about the missing dish soap; that should never happen. I will also make a point of including the instructions on how to unfold the sofa in our packet of information about the house and area. Thank you very much for your constructive comments. Update: I visited the house and "demo'd" all beds concerned (and rotated them all). They are medium-firm Sealy Posturepedic "Preferred Series" and appear to be in good shape. Of course, bed comfort is a very subjective matter. The sofa instructions have indeed disappeared, sadly, from the desk drawer. I will included in the Packet of Information I supply all guests with. The house is fully stocked with all items for cleaning, laundry, etc.
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Car: necessary

In the midst of the North Fork's rustic charms -- its renowned farm stands, vineyards and antique shops -- the house is just minutes from some three dozen wineries and tasting rooms, and only 7 miles from the historic fishing village of Greenport and ferries to Shelter Island and the Hamptons.

Private beach with access from private path.

Goldsmiths Inlet (wading/swimming/recreation area).

Biking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, nearby public golf & tennis.

Long Island's finest wineries with daily wine tastings.

Local farm stands for fresh produce and pies.

Restaurants, movies and shopping in nearby Southold (4 mi), Greenport (7 mi), and Riverhead (15mi). Nearby ferries to Shelter Island & the Hamptons.

Other Activities: kayaking, shopping


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $250

Full season (Memorial Day to Labor Day): $42,000
Utilities + cable TV/high-speed Internet/phone included
Cleaning service extra ($85 per visit)
$500 Security deposit required
No smoking indoors
One well-trained dog (sorry no cats due to allergies) allowed by prior arrangement
Maximum no. of occupants: 4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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