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Lovely North Fork Sea Captain's Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights


About the property

Large 19th century house with gorgeous original detail - and a piano!

The Sea Captain's Home is a sprawling 4-bedroom-plus Italianate Victorian, with large rooms, tall ceilings and striking detail, on a natural 3/4 acre property. The historic house features floor-to-ceiling windows, incredible woodwork and plaster detail, carved fireplaces (decorative) - and a working, tuned, baby grand piano! Farms surround this big, private, peaceful retreat, with open fields behind us, and wild coastline minutes away. A 5-minute drive to the village of Greenport, this gracious home is perfectly located for you to enjoy all that the North Fork offers.

While we do allow some pets, please let us know in advance if you plan to bring one. All pets need to be approved in advance!

The double parlor provides a huge space to kick back and spend some quality time with family and friends. Read, play music, watch movies, or play the piano! The front parlor has a double sofabed, and a twin loveseat sofa bed. In the evening, the pocket doors close the room off completely, to give you a possible fifth bedroom. The rear parlor has a large comfortable sectional, 55" 4k smart TV with Netflix, cable, and Blu Ray DVD player. Play your music throughout the first floor on the Sonos wireless sound system. There is a formal a dining room, and second dining area in the chef's kitchen that seats 6, with windows on 3 sides, views and sunshine. There are pedestal sinks and deep antique claw foot tubs in the oversized bathrooms. The master bedroom has a King bed, the 2nd bedroom has two twins, 3rd bedroom a single bed. The fourth bedroom is a large, 24'x 12' dormer style studio with queen and full size beds, and it's own private staircase that leads directly to the kitchen. All bedrooms are air-conditioned.

The large backyard is filled with shade trees and stays quite cool in summer, perfect for reading in one of the six lounge chairs, or taking a snooze in the hammock. The large brick patio with 2 Weber charcoal grills has tables and chairs to accommodate 10 comfortably for outdoor dining. Relax in the huge yard that backs against acres of open country land for peace, privacy, and a great view.... especially at sunset. The double outdoor shower has a cedar floor and is nestled in a lush private garden.

We offer all of the comforts of home, but with a little something rustic left from days gone by. The property is extremely comfortable, and we are priced very competitively for the size and style home we offer. We are sure you will enjoy it!

Please note - WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY PARTIES OR GATHERINGS AT THE SEA CAPTAIN'S HOME. Any celebrations are to be enjoyed by our overnight guests only, without prior written approval by the owners.

The booking guest is required to provide a photo ID with payment.

More Details

Maria Capotorto Joseph Zizzo
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Maria Capotorto Joseph Zizzo

New York natives who love Long Island and love the North Fork. We are both creative types, and so we appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the creation of this unique home. We love it with all our hearts.

Maria Capotorto Joseph Zizzo purchased this house in 1999

Why Maria Capotorto Joseph Zizzo chose East Marion

Truly built by a wealthy sea captain in 1860, it was owned by the same fishing family until the late 1970's. We are the fourth owners of this classic home, which has since been updated with modern amenities - yet with the rustic charm of the 1800s left intact. The North Fork is like no other place in the world, and we have been to many! The fishing and farming cultures have engendered a work ethic and an appreciation of nature in the people of the area that we really love.

What makes this house unique

You really feel the history of the North Fork in this house, in addition to enjoying the abundant nature

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The weekend we spent this last Memorial Day holiday was the kickoff to a great summer. The spring bloom was amazing at the Sea Captain's Home, with azaleas, rhododendrons and japanese snowballs in all their blazing glory. The weekend was a little rainy, but we loved hanging out in the house, which has big rooms and is very spacious. we played board games at the dining room table, and we watched videos on the comfy couch in the back parlor. we cooked amazing meals in the kitchen as well... overall just a fun, relaxing time to enjoy the company of friends we don't get to see much anymore..."
May 2013
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East Marion House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, gatherings or events allowed without the prior express, written permission of the owners.
  • Guest must provide photo ID at the time of booking.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , 2 shower heads
  • antique clawfoot tubs and pedastal sinks in both bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
No parties or events without prior written approval from owners.


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Lovely North Fork Sea Captain's Home
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What a great home! Very eclectic and fun. Down the road from a great little grocery/cafe and filed with everything you could need. We stayed for our daughters wedding and it fit all of us and some of the bridal party easily. Great sound system, surround sound on the Arab and a closet full of games! We had a blast and never had to leave! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Sea Captain's Home with great location on the North Fork

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our girls getaway weekend on the North Fork. Beautiful home.. minutes to everything with attentive owners who want to make it all worth your while. Big dining room for long meals, lots of space to unwind and relax. We were sorry it was already October so too late in the season to use the big, lovely outdoor space. Overall a house worth enjoying!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sea Captains house is full of charm, character and is maintained beautifully.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week exploring all the nooks and crannies of the North Fork from this perfectly located property. Located within walking distance to great breakfast sandwiches (Fork & Anchor), local farm stands, and a quick drive to perfect beaches/golf/vineyards, Greenport & Orient. The house itself is immaculate, comfortable, and mirrors the easy charm of the area. Has all the needed amenities of a home away home, as well as the delightful feel of a vacation/escape.

We are so glad we spent time with our family with this rental. Could not have imagined any other location that suited all of our needs.

From the time of booking until after checkout the owners could not have made the process easier for us, always available for questions/suggestions. Maria and Joe could not have been more welcoming...

Thank you and would love to visit again!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect from start to finish. The home has everything you need to have a fantastic stay. Next time I am in the North Fork, I hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sea Captain's home was even more charming in person than in the photos. A great get-away spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Sea Captain's home. The house had everything we needed and more plus plenty of charm. Would happily stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Sea Captain's home and had a splendid time. The house was so charming and cool: old-fashioned but well taken care off. The owners were super attentive and responsive when we needed them. The location was ideal for a relaxing, getaway with friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
Shelter Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Islands End Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Long Island Railroad
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
Long Island Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Hellenic Snack Bar
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Gillette Drive Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

- No parties or events without prior written approval from owners. Additional fees apply.

- Photo ID of booking guest required.

- Damage deposit $1000. for stays of 1 week or more.

- Rates always negotiable for longer stays in the off-season, October-May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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