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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries

Riverhead, NY, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights

3 Bedrooms + Nursery, 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

House on the beach! Watch the sand, water and sunsets. All can be seen from the great room through its endless windows, or from the wooden deck just in front, or from the grassy lawn, or from the master bedroom’s wall of windows above it all. Then take a beach walk or swim in the Long Island Sound. With stunning panoramic views, it is the perfect mix of privacy and easy beachfront living.

This 65-year-old house, which we call the “Sandbox,” was renovated within the last few years, including new appliances and refinished original wood floor. The property is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, boating, walking, jogging and playing with the kids. Even on rainy days it’s lovely – play games or read a book while watching the water (we have board games, cable and a flatscreen TV). Or just lay back on our 9-foot sofa and watch seagulls through the skylight of the cathedral ceiling. The sunsets are spectacular and can be seen from the deck and dining table in the summer. So can the sunrises, but you'll sleep in.

The beach landscape is unusual for this region - bluffs overlooking calm, clear, vast water. Usually the Sound is so clear that you can see your feet. It is also warmer than the ocean. Very kid friendly. On windy days, the waves pick up and seem more like the ocean.

Sleeps comfortably up to 6 adults, 3 children on additional mattresses and 1 small child in crib, If you have a baby or toddler, we can make available the nursery off the master bedroom with its own Sound view. Parking area for at least 4 cars.

If you want to take a ride, tour the local vineyards – you'll be in the heart of Long Island wine country – or find fresh fruit and homemade apple pies at the numerous farm stands or explore the delicious restaurants. Pick berries, apples or pumpkins, depending on the season. You can find it all within 10 minutes of the house. The water park, the aquarium and Tanger Outlet Mall are only 15 minutes away. Stop by the Love Lane Cheese Shop. The Hamptons can be reached in half an hour.


"we loved your place 😉 Such a great spot 😎"

-Michela, June 2016

"The house is great. The kids stuff and rooms are working out so well. Thank you!"

-Natasha, April 2016

"It’s a great house. You really did a beautiful job with the kitchen and furnishings and all its amenities.... We loved the beach and the view - so private and beautiful. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular. I was surprised to realize you can see both from the beach! Also, we were so thankful that we could bring Wylie [dog]. He had a blast. It was as if he had a previous life as a fisherman and this was his reunion with the sea. He spent the whole week hunting for dead crabs.... We were thrilled. A vacation we will never forget."

-Margit, May 2016


HomeAway's automated quote system does not accurately reflect our pricing structure, despite our best efforts.

As the house is in a peaceful area, we do not host events or parties in order to maintain this environment.



Member Since 2011
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english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Owner/manager

This is our dream beach house and we are happy to share it with you. When not at the house, we live in Brooklyn, NY with our son, dog and cat. I'm in humanitarian work and my husband is in the arts.

Why Owner/manager chose Riverhead

We love to swim and the Sound is perfect for us because it is usually clear and we feel most comfortable swimming in water into which we can see. Incredibly the beach is often uncrowded, even on a summer weekend! We also love that it is only 90 minutes from Manhattan and Brooklyn. We also love, love, love the area, with vineyards and farmstands everywhere and a myriad of activities for adults as well as kids. I had a house in the Hamptons but now much prefer the natural and low-key beauty of the Northfork.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, There is a nursery off this room that can be made available.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 queen, All mattresses are new
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Additional mattresses
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Nursery
        1 child bed, 1 baby crib, Directly off the master bedroom, with crib and toddler bed
      • Sleeps comfortably up to 6 adults, 3 children on additional mattresses and 1 baby/toddler in crib.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Full 1
        toilet, shower
      • Full 2
        toilet, tub, shower, Brand new renovation

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beachfront
          • Oceanfront
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Baby Gate
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Free Long Distance
                        U.S. only
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Air Conditioning
                        New AC units
                      • Living Area
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking Off Street
                        For at least 4 cars
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        New washer and dryer
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace
                        A visual centerpiece but not for renters' use.


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Dishes, cutlery and glasses for at least 10 people.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            New stainless steel refrigerator, convection oven and dishwasher, open plan so hang out with your guests and watch the spectacular water view while you cook
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • DVR
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    (2) Both are flatscreen - one is 40'
                                  • Toys


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Deck Furniture
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks
                                              • winery tours
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • Other Amenities: Wineries guide, farmstand guide, restaurant dining guide, activities guide, local maps, bicycles, Soundfront deck, grassy area with picnic table and umbrella overlooking Sound, parking for at least 4 cars, 3 lounge chairs, many adirondack chairs, games, toys, fans, heating, alarm clock, hair dryer, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, spices, paper towel, toilet paper, towels, bedding, shampoo, soap, dishwashing detergent, housekeeping optional for additional fee, dining table (seats up to 10) Pets: Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dog bowls provided. Kids: Kid friendly. Many kids have stayed here, using our beach toys, swimming and taking advantage of all the local kid-friendly activities. House has child safety gates and kitchen cabinet latches. Minimum Age for Renters: Renters should be at least 30 years old but are welcome to bring children. Events/parties: The area is serene and, to keep it that way we don't host events or parties.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 6:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                29 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Lovely and funky house directly on the beach

                                                                ilene g.

                                                                We stayed over a long winter weekend. House was great. Kitchen is wonderfully stocked. The beds were very comfortable. The house was clean and inviting. Can't wait to rent it when its warmer.

                                                                BeachFront Relaxation

                                                                Tom M.Sunnyside, NY

                                                                Nice house right on a private beach on the LI Sound in Jamesport. The beach is the prize for sure, but the house is great as well. Well stocked kitchen, airy common area with high ceilings. Great master bedroom overlooking the Sound. The deck and lawn area are perfect for hanging out and BBQ's. Nice propane outdoor grill, we really utilized it. I like the baby gates in and outside, makes it easy to keep certain areas off limits if need be. Plenty of beach chairs for the deck or beach.

                                                                For those not familiar with the North Fork, the house is well situated to lots of attractions on the western portion of the North Fork. Greenport/Orient and more eastern destinations of NoFo are about 15-20 minutes away. But the Mattituck/Cutchogue/Jamesport/Riverhead areas are a short drive. Plenty of wineries, restaurants, shopping, etc. in close proximity.

                                                                Arianna and Simon are easy to work with, attentive if you need them to be but not in your business at all. Exactly what you want from the landlord/owner. Will definitely rent this house again!


                                                                An amazing getaway!!

                                                                matthew r.

                                                                We enjoyed our stay at The Sand Box.

                                                                The oceanfront was meditative and lulling as we listened to crashing waves. For much of our stay the beach was very solitary, we took many long walks and explored the shoreline.

                                                                The house has much ambiance with its open layout and water views. The family could comfortably congregate, socialize and cook during the day. As well as retire to our own space at night.

                                                                The family may consider renting again next year.


                                                                Gregor H.Laguna Beach, Ca

                                                                Lived up to every promise. Perfect view with beachfront access. Owners were a delight to do business with. Highly recommended!

                                                                Our perfect getaway at "The Sandbox"!

                                                                Melissa T.Brooklyn, New York

                                                                We truly enjoyed this house for our weekend getaway! What a beautiful place. We felt so comfortable at the house and they had everything we needed. The owners, Ariana and Simon, were so attentive, quick to respond to emails and a pleasure to work with. Sunsets were wonderful and so were the neighbors.

                                                                My friends (8 of us) and I laughed, cried, smiled, danced and most importantly, we made so, so, so many special memories there! This home will forever be dear to us and we look forward to returning in the future. Hopefully we can make this a yearly tradition!!! Just a word of advice, the beach is wonderful but bring your water shoes for the pebbles.

                                                                Family holiday at the beach

                                                                Patrick C.

                                                                On photo lovely house but beach is in front of a marine gasstation with large gastankers 24hr a day (many artifical light at night).

                                                                Bedrooms OK, but one (out of two) bathrooms is in the basement.

                                                                Kitchen well equipped but minimal tableware.

                                                                Many infurious insects, especially at the beach.

                                                                House needs profound renovation to accomodate at modern standards.

                                                                Rental price is much too high.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                All our other reviews have been wonderful, so we are stunned by this one. Our other guests have praised the beautiful views, house, beach and proximity to wineries. They have complimented our friendly, helpful communication. As hard as we tried to help this guest with his issues, it seems that he could not be pleased.


                                                                Riverhead, NY, USA

                                                                Local Attractions: Wine tasting, fine restaurants, lifeguarded beach (less than 1 mile away), organic farmstands (5 minutes away), berry, fruit and pumpkin picking, scenic drives, petting farms, pony rides, outlet shopping (Tanger Mall 15 minutes away), seal watching, water park, aquarium, lighthouses, supermarkets, houses of worship, festivals throughout the year.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                Damage Insurance

                                                                Please inquire with us for an accurate quote. HomeAway's system does not always reflect our minimum rental rate, despite our best efforts. FEES ADDITIONAL TO RENTAL RATE: -Paid to homeowner: The cleaning fee ($185) and refundable damage deposit ($500) are additional. For those bringing pets, there is also a refundable pet deposit ($250). For those using a non-U.S. credit card, a processing fee (4.5%) is also applied. From December through March, there is a snow plowing deposit ($200); -Paid to insurance company (via HomeAway/VRBO): insurance fee ($99); -Paid to HomeAway/VRBO: HomeAway charges a fee per rental. Dates Available: Year round

                                                                29 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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