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3bdrm-3bath heated salt-water pool, central a/c, all kinds of families welcome

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Swim in fully private garden setting at home, minutes from bay and sound beaches


Nestled in a giant spruce grove, this home offers intimate privacy with all the amenities in a spectacular garden setting. Airy open plan high-ceiling kitchen-living-dining with wall of windows, skylights, gourmet kitchen with 40" 5-burner stove, soapstone counters and farmhouse sink, 3 bedrooms, two high-end baths on main floor, extra full bath on pool level. Central a/c. Spacious two level deck with gas grill and dining area. Large fireplace with wood supply. High speed internet and cable/Netflix/Amazon/Acorn. Kayak on site. Relax by the heated gunnite salt-water pool steps away from the deck, where you can sip a glass of local wine while watching the children play in the specially-constructed shallow splash area of the pool. Or set out for the first-class wineries and both sound and bay beaches minutes away. Our local beaches are exceptional for children. Or lie back with the whole family on the sprawling sectional sofa and watch the clouds sail by through the skylights. The open living-kitchen area is designed so you can chat with everyone while cooking, eating, watching television, working at the sofa table, or just lounging on the sofa. The extensive landscaped garden includes flowers for cutting, a full culinary herb garden, and heirloom tomatoes. The drive is private, and the house is invisible from the road. The neighborhood has bloomed with organic, farm-fresh, bio-dynamic and u-pick food sources, and several first class vineyards are within 10 minutes of home.

Roma Baran
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2018

About Roma Baran

I live in New York, spend as much time in the house as possible, and hope to retire there. Everything in the home is personally supervised by me, and I will do my utmost to provide you with whatever you need to make your stay a wonderful experience. I am an avid cook and gardener, and the house is set up for real-life ease and pleasure. Hope you love it there as much as I do!


Roma Baran purchased this house in 2002

Why Roma Baran chose Southold

Life on the North Fork is casual and easy. Less traffic, less formal, and more varied than on the South Shore. All kinds of water to explore, from wildlife on the creeks, to the quiet warm bays, to sunsets on the Long Island Sound. Dig for clams, collect mussels on the rocks, and enjoy the fantastic farm stands and wineries.

The house itself is set off a small quiet road, down a curving drive, and is invisible from the road. Privacy is a rare commodity in a popular vacation area. The pool is right behind the house and deck, so no buggy hikes. And you can talk to guests in the pool and watch the kids while dining on the deck. The yards are fully fenced to keep the deer out.

The surrounding land was a Christmas tree farm in the '60's, and the remaining huge Norway spruces create a magical atmosphere .

A bio-organic tomato farm around the corner is an August delight. Golf, fishing, tennis all nearby, no need for long drives.

What makes this house unique

The private setting is rare and wonderful. The huge spruce trees are spectacular -- what a sound to sleep to when it's breezy. The kitchen will make any chef happy, with soapstone counters, a farmhouse sink, a giant butcher block island with seating, 40" 5-burner dual-fuel stove, and appliances/kitchenware for every purpose, from ice cream maker to stove-top pancake grill. The two level deck means you can have a quick snack near the kitchen, or dine on the lower level and watch the children in the pool. The pool is steps from the house, made of white marble dust. A salt-water system means you don't experience the chlorination of most pools. The property is ideal for children of all ages. The pool is very close to the house, and besides the shallow end has a unique wading area for smaller children. The deck has a lift off gate to keep children on the upper level by the kitchen. The whole yard is fully fenced in. A shallow bay beach with a playground is minutes away, as is a Sound beach. With both central a/c and a heated pool the weather will never interfere with your vacation.


Southold House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , contemporary Duravit sink and tub, Hansgrohe fixtures
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On lower level for pool users.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 6' terrazzo shower, marble vanity, Duravit/Hansgrohe fixture
  • 3 baths main floor: high-end baths: 2 master has ensuite bath 2nd main floor bath for the other 2 bedrooms pool level: full bath outdoor shower at pool
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 3 bedrooms: large master has queen bed and en suite full bath queen futon with memory foam in large bedroom 2 double bed in bedroom 3 with 2nd full bath across hall
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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3bdrm-3bath heated salt-water pool, central a/c, all kinds of families welcome
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Great rental, lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Rented in August 2015.

We've stayed in the area many times in the past 10 years and renting here is a highlight. This is a lovely house with heated pool and very helpful and responsive owner. There's plenty of space to relax and hang out with family. Southold is quiet and relaxing. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay for our young family

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this property 3 summers ago, and if we had not moved from CT to NC, we would definitely have returned. The owners were fantastic to work with and wonderful hosts. It was the perfect cottage rental for my family of 5 (3 young children) with a stocked kitchen, very comfortable and bright family room space, good sized dining table, gorgeous pool, and beautiful setting in the woods. We loved that the warm pool had a large shallow section allowing our kiddos who couldn't yet swim to safely play in the water. We also loved checking out the different nearby public beaches (not crowded at all!), local farms with fresh produce daily, as well as the vineyards that were low key and family friendly. The nearby town was super cute and made for fun nights out to dinner and ice cream. My kids still talk about the pony rides they took at a nearby farm that had other animals (and tractors!) for them to check out. Lastly, the ferry ride over to get to the north fork was pretty cool, too! The only suggestion I have for the owners (and it's hard to find one!) would be to make the 3rd bedroom as nice decor-wise as the other two to stay in. Great spot for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The house is located 5 minutes from the sound and 5 minutes from the bay. Water adventures of all kinds abound nearby, from jet-skiing to clamming. Local bio-organic farms produce tomatoes, mushrooms, all manner of vegetables and fruit, eggs, cheese, lamb, and duck. At the many local wineries, you can sit and sip or enjoy music entertainment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

50% with signed agreement; 50% final payment by July 1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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