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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was fantastic! We will book again soon.
Sep 2017
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Riverhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • To complete a booking, the renter must provide government-issued photo ID and a signed rental agreement, as provided by the owner for their rental.
  • If the renter does not provide ID and/or signed rental agreement within 3 days of booking request, the renter must cancel the booking on their account
  • In order to maintain the peaceful nature of the area, we are unable to host parties or events.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Brand new renovation
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • 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.


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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries
average rating of 4.78125 based on 33 reviews
Maspeth, NY

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about my stay at this beautiful, well kept home. My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights here and we truly didn't want to leave. The sunsets are unforgettable to say the least. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation. Just a short drive to the wineries and multiple other things to see or do.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What lovely praise. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your getaway.
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Great get away and still accessible .

  • 4 of 5

We decided that we wanted to spend time near the water during the New Year's holiday. This property was perfect for our family of three and temporary guests. The house was inviting the moment that we drove into the driveway! The kitchen area was adequately stocked with necessary cutlery, pots and pan and dishes. I particularly enjoyed the direct view of the ocean from the Master bath. I can imagine how this will be for the summer! This may be my "go to" spot when I am in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical family friendly beachfront paradise

  • 5 of 5

This review is lonnnggg overdue as we stayed at the Sandbox last Fall (we welcomed a new daughter in December, so the fall and winter months were a bit of a whirlwind). I stayed at this lovely, peaceful home with my family and my one-year old daughter while pregnant and our stay was magical. There is so much for little ones to do between the beach and the nearby farms, it is definitely a proper vacation destination. The owners have added so many child friendly details such as a nursery off the master bedroom (with crib and toddler bed), safety gates at the top of stairs, cabinet locks, and a closet full of toys! The kitchen is spacious and well equipped for cooking. We bought fresh vegetables at the local farms and prepared most dinners at home (accompanied by north fork wines) because you cannot beat the magical sunsets viewed from the dining table or outdoor deck. The owners were very responsive and thorough and the house was well maintained. We are definitely looking forward to planning a future stay with our two kids again soon!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serene beach front property

  • 4 of 5

The view was beautiful. The beds were comfortable. The hot water was plentiful to satisfy 6 people taking showers. The neighborhood was quiet. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, paper towels, plenty of dishes, appliances, countertop space. There is even a grill. There is parking for 4 cars. Washer and dryer are available. The owners are very informative and quick to respond to questions or concerns.

The only reason I didn't give this home 5 stars was the master bedroom is on the second floor and the bathrooms are on the first floor or the basement. Just wasn't prepared for that in advance.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and funky house directly on the beach

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunnyside, NY

BeachFront Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

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!


  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $185
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99

Please inquire with us for an accurate quote. HomeAway's system does not always reflect our minimum rental rate, despite our best efforts.

-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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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