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Romance, Couples, Friends,Vinyards GOURMET KCHN,

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

The best deal on the North Fork. Enjoy 5 star hotel living as a family, with friends, or both, All in the privacy of your own home.

'Wow! Fit for a billionaire, but you don’t have to be one to experience what essentially is this private 100 acre resort.' As quoted in North Fork Weddings and South Fork Wedding website. There is no hotel or private home that can compare to what we have here for your stay.

This is perfect for people or families who want a vacation property or a special time away with style,elegance and extraordinary amenities.

Want something special? Consider having your friends celebrate your special day in this private sanctuary. Let the bride and groom, or families of theirs stay here before and after the wedding and relax. Have the rehearsal dinner and brunch around the pool with views of 100 acres and sunsets that will take your breath away. Relax with some local wine and enjoy this as if it were your own home. You won't be disappointed!

Our family also has a 30 acre Tree Farm where we have larger events. We rent Santa's Farm and store for special events, weddings and cocktail receptions. Please inquire about this.

Create a fun vacation with friends, family, religious or corporate retreat and get away from it all, Have a spa week and start with the exercise room, take a hike or run, do yoga or snow shoe on the surrounding 100 acres of nature preserves. The beauty of nature during the Winter and Spring seasons is like none you have ever seen before. Get a massage with your own personal masseuse out at the pool. Unwind in your heated jacuzzi tub or sauna followed by a steam shower in your Master Bathroom looking out to the water. Do you love to cook? Grab a cookbook or take private cooking lessons in this gourmet kitchen. The North Fork is known for it's Vineyards and most recently Breweries too. You can take a tour and visit some of the gorgeous tasting rooms while sampling the local wines and beer. Why not stay at home and have a wine tasting dinner catered by your own private chef? If the stress of work and the city is getting to you, take a bus or train out. We'll pick you up, deliver you to the house and have the house stocked with your favorite things. Thinking of getting away for the holidays? You can cut your own tree at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm a short drive away. Bring in the New Year in style. There is no better place to have your family together. Kick off your shoes and relax by one of three fireplaces and watch all the football games on any of the televisiona.Are you someone who can work from home? Why not do this in your own private office filled with antiques your own fireplace and surrounded by gorgeous views of the water and nature.

During the Spring, Summer and Fall enjoy the heated gunite pool which was engineered 15 feet in the air so you overlook 'heaven'. The decks have cable fencing to give the inside of the house an unobstructed view of the water and the 100 acres or nature preserves surrounding the property. When driving down your private road to the house you are greeted by a 3 HOLE PROFESSIONAL PUTTING GREEN. There is a path adjacent to the house where you can have a kayak delivered to you and row to the beach or row to your private boat mooring if you have your own boat or choose to rent one. Kayak in the gorgeous waters surrounding the house. The beach is a short bike ride away or again, a quick kayak or boat ride away. Clamming can be done off the house. Fishing is always great. Bring your bikes and tour around this beautiful area. Get on the North Ferry to Shelter Island with your bike and get lost in 'Wonderland'.

The house is an upside down house where the great room, dining, living and master soar 30 feet above the ground to maximizes the gorgeous landscape. The kitchen is also on the top floor where you are fortunate enough to be looking out to the gorgeous views while making your favorite recipes. We have three ovens (one convection) two dishwashers, Viking stove, two refrigerators and everything a professional a chef could ever need or want in this kitchen. The bottom floor with the Jr. Master, 3 more bedrooms, 4 baths, executive office, media room and workout facility all are above ground level with glass sliding doors to deck and pool. All but one room have water views, including the MASTER and the JR. MASTER baths which have windows in lieu of medicine cabinets to observe the beauty of nature. The work out room features an elliptical, weights, bicycle and treadmill. Relax and watch a movie in the media room on your leather lazy boy style chairs and overstuffed leather couch with a oversized flat screen tv. A covered two car space is under the house with an ELEVATOR up to the first and second floor for bringing in groceries, local cases of wine, luggage, children or a wheel chair for an aged or disabled person. There is plenty of room for cars on our private road and driveway. If you have your own boat, trailor or RV there is plenty of room to store these. We have another 50 pictures we can send you, so please don't hesitate to email us for more. Just send us an email from the site requesting them and we'll get them right out to you!

Wedding showers, rehearsal dinner, small parties, 'important' birthday parties,family reunions, religious retreats or corporate events all to be discussed in advance and negotiated on a case by case basis. Family pets are welcome if discussed in advance for an extra fee. Southold town has a law for a two week minimum to stay in any rental.


More Details

Lisa Edson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Lisa Edson

This property has been in our family since 1941. My grandmother bought 8 acres on the water (4 of them are now mine) with her inheritance from her mother for $15,000. My brother, sister and I grew up as little kids across the street where my grandparents had an old country club as a home. In the summer we would go down to the property and take their cabin cruiser out or just sit on the boat and have lunch. My dad seeded the creek and boat basin with mussels and clams when he was growing up, which are still there. In 1997 we started working on the permits to build here and in 2005 we finally received the last permit and our dream house was built. It is our intention to keep the house in the family for many years. I have nieces and nephews that I want to have similar memories as we had growing up. We decided to rent the house to defer the costs of maintaining it as well as let other people share in the experience of what has been called 'it's own nature preserve'. The 100 acres of nature preserves have the development rights sold off so no more homes can be built on that land. We have had some of our fondest memories here. There have been rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, Super Bowl parties as well as family reunions, holiday and Corporate events. I am an ordained minister and love to work with special couples to make their dreams come true. This has become a very important part of my life and it takes precedence over most things for me personally. Although the North Fork has been known to be a summer vacation destination, some of the prettiest times are in the fall, winter and spring. The house faces due South which gives the property some of the most gorgeous sunrises and sunsets ever to be seen. At night the sky is so clear you can see the stars from within the house. We welcome you to 'A World of Paradise at Bayview'. I'm told over and over again, 'Thank you for sharing this amazing gift with us Lisa'.

Lisa Edson purchased this house in 1941

Why Lisa Edson chose Southold

My family has been visiting or living in Southold since 1941. My grandparents had a summer house here commuting from Jackson Heights Queens where my grandparents owned, cooked and ran a local diner. Their photo in the diner is in the our kitchen. In the late 50's they finally opened up my grandfather's law practice and moved out here permanently with my dad . My dad retired from commercial real estate with Mc Donald's and opened up his own real estate office here with my mom. Our family grew and my brother and sister are 'True North Forker's' from birth. A birth right I can not say I share having been born in Syracuse NY. Although I started in kindergarten here, I don't hold the same title they do. When you see the bumper stickers 'I was born on the North Fork' you will remember this and hopefully smile in knowing what that means to the 'true locals'. They are very proud of their heritage here, as I am too. There is no better place or memories than the North Fork for our family.

What makes this house unique

Having a cup of coffee or a glass of local wine and getting lost in the views. No matter what time of day or what time of year, good or bad weather it's always gorgeous! I love having the music playing in every room of the house, with the fire places on, lights dim and just taking it all in. Sitting at the butcher block island and talking to family and friends while cooking in the kitchen is one of my most favorite times. There are two wing back chairs in the kitchen along with a little table where people comfortably sit while I work away and they relax. The ceilings on the top floor where the great room and kitchen are vaulted with tounge and grove cedar planks. When you walk into this area and see the water and preserves draped behind it, everyone gasps for breath. It's impossible to describe the sunsets and the constellations that you can view from inside our home. There are many times we rush home from where ever we are to make it in time for a few of 'God's wonders he gave to us'! You truely have to see it to believe it. Everyone is amazed when they get here and say the pictures don't do it justice! There are few times that we get to use the house, as it rents all year long. When we are fortunate enough that the house is open we rush from Connecticut a short 2 hours away to remind us what we work so hard for. As I always say 'it's not about getting here that's difficult, it's leaving that's impossible!' There isn't one family that doesn't say 'How do you EVER leave here!' You will see what they mean when you get here. We can't wait to share it with you!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are finally here! Your home is amazing,  we are speechless!
Mar 2013
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Southold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) King bed in Master Bedroom with sitting area, fireplace, flat screen tv, entertainment system for music and dvd. Sliders to private deck looking to water. Private washing machine and dryer in the master closet. Master bath with porcelain Jacuzzi heated tub, sauna, glass and marble steam with 5 spray rain head shower and seat. Separate room for toilet, double sinks, Waterford Crystal Chandelier and linen closet with views to the water., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in Jr. Master. Jr Master bath with double sinks, glass with rain head shower, marble. Sliders to deck and pool. Adjoining door to 5th bedroom 'pool house' for a family to make a suite with young children or lock for privacy., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds in bedroom on the water with sliders to deck and pool. Full bathroom across the hall with twin pedestal sinks, bath and rain head shower., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) The only bedroom not on the water has a trundle bed. The two single beds can remain separate or put together for one large bed. The bathroom for this bedroom is a full bathroom with bath one door away shared with the twin bedroom across the hall. The 'pool house' or 5th bedroom has a queen pull out couch. This room has it's own full bath in marble and double doors that go out to the deck and pool. There is also a queen inflatable mattress for extra guests which will fit in the 'pool house'. There is also a full bath in this room with a glass rain head shower.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
3 hole professional putting green. 9 tv's, Professional Gym with Precor Elliptical, Reclining Stationary Bike, Pacemaster Treadmill and Parabody cm3 Multi Weigh Gym, media room and surround sound 1 washing machine and dryers one on second floor, full gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers Viking stove, chefs dream walk in pantry with every baking and cooking equipment need, second refrigerator with heated gunite pool Yamaha 2007 player piano, 3 gas fire places master, great room and executive office with fireplace and views of the water.


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Romance, Couples, Friends,Vinyards GOURMET KCHN,
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 116 reviews

great family house

  • 5 of 5

our second time - it was wonderful

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Bachelorette Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I'm the Maid of Honor and planned a 13 person Bachelorette weekend in the North Fork. We stayed in this beautifully appointed house, and it was just absolutely lovely. The kitchen and living area on the 2nd floor are a gourmet chef's dream. We stocked the house with plenty of food and cooked all weekend long. Our host, Lisa and Dan, were very responsive and accommodating. They ensured that we had a wonderful stay. We had an amazing time despite Hurricane Jaquine and while you would think the house would be too small for a party of 13, it was not and all the girls were comfortable. I'm now thinking of doing a family reunion get together here next summer with my own family. I would highly recommend this vacation rental without any hesitation whatsoever. Thank you Lisa and Dan!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Williston

What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a home on the North Shore that was spacious, modern and had a pool to accommodate my family and friends for a long weekend. When I found out that Lisa's house was available I thought that it must be too good to be true. The house not only stood up to my expectations but surpassed them tenfold. Lisa made the rental process as smooth as possible and the house was beyond stunning. The house was spotless when we arrived and the views off the great room were breathtaking. We had plenty of space to have a large group dinner upstairs as well as hang out by the pool. One of the best treats was the wide variety of novelty cups in the walk in pantry like the flamingo margarita glasses! We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous space

  • 5 of 5

I booked a group getaway weekend in this house and it was the perfect location. The views were so gorgeous they actually helped us appreciate watching the snowfall on a spring day! Tons of space to sleep people, large open kitchen fully stocked with any utensil needed, tons of towels for guests - it was a dream home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baiting Hollow, N.Y.

Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bayview in June for a short getaway. This is truly an amazing home. As described in other reviews, the view from the great room is breathtaking.

What I enjoyed the most is the quiet. The location of the home is very private. While sitting by the pool, all you can hear are the birds chirping. The home is equipped with everything you could possibly need. Just bring your bathing suit. The bathrooms are beautiful, with large showers. The home is wonderfully decorated. I can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place and Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place that was big enough and elegant enough to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday party with our closets friends. We are group that often travels together. We all agreed that this was the best house we have ever rented. We love to cook and eat and in the enormous kitchen we made some fantastic meals. The upstairs living room has a magnificent view and was central for hanging out and eating. All of the rooms are spacious and the number of bathrooms accommodated all of us, but the master suite is perfect. We have two kids under three so they needed to sleep with us in the room and we were able to do so without us feeling cramped. Waking up to see the LI sound was great. Overall this house was lovely and with they only complaint I have was that we couldn't spend more time in and in the area. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Village of Southold
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
495 lie
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South harbor
Car: necessary

Golf, Wine tasting at the local vineyards. Cooking classes. Cut your own Christmas tree along with the largest Christmas store on the east coast of the country at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm in Cutchogue.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $89
Clean security deposit $500
Insur security Mandatory $89
Cleaning fee $400
Pool Fee $250

We are happy to provide concierge style services. The refrigerator can be stocked, beverages and alcoholic supplied. Personal chef, masseuse, professional wine tastings, cooking classes, baby sitting, chauffeurs and, pick up and delivery from our home wine tours are all available. Quotes on individual requests will be supplied per your interests. Southold town has a two week minimum stay for all rentals.

POOL HEAT separate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.