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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beautiful 1+ bedroom house (solarium easily converts to bedroom) with full kitchen, spacious living room, and play/dining area on 2.5 acre private, wooded property with giant open lawn. A stones throw from civilization so you can get away from it all, or venture out right into it all from your super chill country home. This house has been in my family for 50 years. It's well-taken care of, nicely furnished, and located literally 300 feet off of any road. Giant bay windows abound looking out on nature and the night sky. The stone-faced wood-burning fireplace adds another dimension to chilly late-fall or winter nights. You'll think you're in the middle of nowhere unless you need something; and then you'll be right next to whatever you seek. We have an outdoor patio with a picnic table, plus another table and chairs out in the meadow. Our lawn is massive and perfect for outdoor fun including frisbee, catch, croquet, volleyball, badminton...whatever strikes your fancy. Best of all, we're only an hour to an hour and 10 minutes from Manhattan. That's a real hour folks...not gee-if-only-traffic-didn't-exist timing. We're also close to Ronkonkoma train station so your non-driving friends can easily come out to join you for the weekend.

In addition to all those windows, we have air-conditioning and fans. The main bedroom is huge, as is the solarium (named that because of its 14 windows) which serves us as a second bedroom and is easily convertible. Perfect for a family or couples with or without visiting friends, though a solitary writer might also think he'd dropped into Heaven.
You can easily barbecue and eat out on the porch, or anywhere in the backyard. Take a look at a googlemaps picture and you'll see how the house is perfectly set back from the road.

Nearby Corey Beach is ideal for kids. Shallow bay water, a playground on the sand, and local fixture Flo's Luncheonette serving up yummy food. For the ocean beach experience, Smith Point on Fire Island is a 15 minute drive away. Otherwise, the Pines, Cherry Grove, Watch Hill and Davis Park ferries are 15 minute drives into town.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Subject to owners discretion but 25 and older is best for us. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small friendly dogs welcome. Please pick up your dog poop from yard. Dogs should have shots and be flea and tick free. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Solarium: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Additional sleep sofa in living room also sleeps 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Our property is an old house in the woods. It's gorgeous but rustic. One of my favorite things to do is just sitting on the couch reading a book and looking at the trees in the back yard. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    New record player plays all of our old records which you are welcome to listen to ....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Patchogue is resurgent with great new restaurants, bars, an arthouse movie theater, live performance venues, coffee bars, open-mike nights...all of it steps from the LIRR. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Near all Ferries to Fire Island beaches. Davis Ferry - 5 minutes away, Sayville - 15 minutes, Bayshore - 25 minutes. Corey Beach on the bay/ kids beach is 15 minutes away and Smith point is 30 min. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    We live in town but once you go down our driveway you're enveloped by 2.5 acres of stunning woods, varying from breathtaking fall foliage, colorful spring flora. Quiet, private, one-of-a-kind....moreless

  • Village:

    The Village of Holtsville is home to the Brookhaven Ecology center within biking distance from the house. Family fun awaits with a free petting zoo, a pool, playground and hiking and biking trails....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoor and outdoor dining available. Picnic table with umbrella and another table with chairs in the meadow. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Two window units. House is also extremely well ventilated with cross breezes and top and bottom windows. Do not run a blow dryer/vacuum cleaner with the AC on or it will blow a fuse. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Stone fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Bay windows look out on backyard and woods...moreless

  • Parking:

    Easily fits 4 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso maker and French press as well as manual drip. The espresso maker will make a regular small pot of coffee if you don't want to use the steamer. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of ceramic dishes. Also good plastic dishes for eating outside. Fully stocked utensils, with cooking spoons, spatulas, etc....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen. We have many corning ware dishes as well as everything you will need to cook including a blender and coffee maker. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Working microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    Brand new propane oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We have spices, condiments, paper towels, coffee, tea and sugar provided. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Brand new propane stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    New toaster oven. Perfect for heating frozen pizza or french fries. ...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    2 miles away at Holbrook Country Club (public course plus driving range...all players welcome)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Massive lawn in front and back...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Located at nearby Holtsville Ecology Center....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer
Mar 14 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$150
$1,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$945

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $40
  • Cleaning fee $99

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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Location

  • Bobbique

    "Great Barbeque, beer and music. Excellent service and just plain fun."

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  • Brookhaven Ecology Site

  • PeraBell Food Bar

    "We really like this place. The chef is amazing and the food is great. Make a reservation on..."

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  • Delfiore Italian Pork Store Inc.

    "Great Italian take out prepared foods, cheeses, meats and specialty Items. They sell out on..."

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  • Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc.

    "We are 10 minutes from the Davis Park Ferry to Fire Island. "

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  • Sayville Ferry Services

    "Close to the Sayville Ferries that take you to the Pines and Cherry Grove on Fire Island."

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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
MacArthur
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bobbique www.bobbique.com/
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Davis Park Ferry to Fire Island
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Holbrook Public Golf Course/Club
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Ronkonkoma
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Long Island Expressway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Perabell Food Bar perabellfoodbar.com/
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Corey Beach

Car: Recommended

Our house and property are ensconsed in 2.5 acres of gorgeous woods but just down our driveway civilization awaits. Down the street is a beautiful public park, the Holtsville Ecology Center, featuring playgrounds for kids, a running/biking track, a very well-regarded petting zoo (rescue animals only), and an enormous public swimming pool as well as an 18' deep kiddie pool for the tiny ones. We are a 15 minute drive from Davis Park, Watch Hill, Cherry Grove and the Pines ferries to Fire Island. Ten minutes away from Patchogue, a truly resurgent town filled with great places to eat (trust us, we're picky), an arthouse movie theater, a theater and a library right downtown. Our house is located in a wooded area close to the Davis Park and Sayville Ferry stops. We are close to Bellport too. We love riding our bike down the dirt path to the ecology center and going swimming in the local pool. There's great bike riding in the area, and of course easily reachable and awesome bay and ocean beaches (Corey Beach for kids, Smith Point/Mastic Beach). There's a great public golf course just down the road in Holbrook, there's a nearby amusement park for kids (Boomers), and walking distance away the hamlet of Holtsville has a bagel shop, chinese food, a comic book store, and a pizzeria. Our property is large and open enough for volleyball, frisbee, or croquet. We love to just hop on our bikes and explore.

If shopping is your thing the Smithtown Mall is a 15 minute drive and has top line retail.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1950

About the owner: We are a family of 4 and currently live in Hudson County in N.J. Before that my wife and I both lived in NYC for 20 years. This house has been our refuge and we love it. It's rustic and relaxing and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Why the Owner Chose Holtsville, NY, USA:
My great-aunt and uncle bought the house before the Long Island Expressway even reached out this way. It's bucolic and quiet, but still close to tons of fun amenities. I fell in love with the house as a child because the property felt like Tom Sawyer could live there. Later, when I became a writer, it provided the perfect redoubt for concentrated work. Still later, when I began raising a family I found out just how many wonderful and fun things there were to do nearby. Our kids either play in the yard, or we take them to the beach, the pool, or the water park.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
In the 20 years since the house became mine, not once has a visitor come without saying some version of 'wow...I can't believe there's a house back here. I never knew.' It's really one of a kind. We rarely take vacations because weekends at the house, when it is not rented out, are like vacations in themselves.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Front of house with Azaleas in spring.

    Front of house with Azaleas in spring.

  • Backyard with view of Solarium and sunny meadow.

    Backyard with view of Solarium and sunny meadow.

  • The living room at twilight. It's a nice place to read and relax.

    The living room at twilight. It's a nice place to read and relax.

  • Solarium easily converts to a bedroom with pull-out couch. Windows have shades.

    Solarium easily converts to a bedroom with pull-out couch. Windows have shades.

  • The Dining Table seats 4 comfortably and is one step outside kitchen.

    The Dining Table seats 4 comfortably and is one step outside kitchen.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • The back yard is big enough to golf.

    The back yard is big enough to golf.

  • Fall in the back yard.

    Fall in the back yard.

  • Azaleas in full bloom in spring decorate the front yard and driveway.

    Azaleas in full bloom in spring decorate the front yard and driveway.

  • Front of House in snow.

    Front of House in snow.

  • Natalie loves her Azaleas! Gorgeous in spring!

    Natalie loves her Azaleas! Gorgeous in spring!

  • Dogwoods in the back yard in spring.

    Dogwoods in the back yard in spring.

  • Brick walkway

    Brick walkway

  • Living Room view from Solarium with Pull-out couch. Air conditioner in room.

    Living Room view from Solarium with Pull-out couch. Air conditioner in room.

  • Living Room with fire place. Over-looks gorgeous mature trees and woods.

    Living Room with fire place. Over-looks gorgeous mature trees and woods.

  • The meadow

    The meadow

  • Master bedroom has 350 Sq. ft. with overstuffed chair and room for a pac-n-play.

    Master bedroom has 350 Sq. ft. with overstuffed chair and room for a pac-n-play.

  • Plenty of comfortable seating in living room.

    Plenty of comfortable seating in living room.

  • Relaxing in Meadow

    Relaxing in Meadow

  • Front of house at twilight.

    Front of house at twilight.

  • Wild flowers in back yard.

    Wild flowers in back yard.

  • Picnic table in snow.

    Picnic table in snow.

  • Michael loves his azaleas too.

    Michael loves his azaleas too.

  • Fall is beautiful at the house too.

    Fall is beautiful at the house too.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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