Diamond in the Rough(8 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
1+ Bedroom House, Full Bath and Kitchen, Sleeps 4, Small Dogs and Kids Welcome.
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.
When you're ready to book, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Paying with a credit card on VRBO protects your payment for up to $10,000 against listing fraud. We recommend completing your booking on VRBO.Learn more
Member since: 2014
- Chateau / Country House
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Additional sleep sofa in living room also sleeps 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
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
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
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
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 14 - Sep 10, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $79
- Pet Fee $40
- Cleaning fee $99
We will have give you details.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
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.
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.
- Primary: +1 5025368726 Call before 10 PM
- Secondary: +1 5672746637
- Click Here to see All My Rental Listings
Front of house with Azaleas in spring.
Backyard with view of Solarium and sunny meadow.
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.
The Dining Table seats 4 comfortably and is one step outside kitchen.
The back yard is big enough to golf.
Fall in the back yard.
Azaleas in full bloom in spring decorate the front yard and driveway.
Front of House in snow.
Natalie loves her Azaleas! Gorgeous in spring!
Dogwoods in the back yard in spring.
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.
Master bedroom has 350 Sq. ft. with overstuffed chair and room for a pac-n-play.
Plenty of comfortable seating in living room.
Relaxing in Meadow
Front of house at twilight.
Wild flowers in back yard.
Picnic table in snow.
Michael loves his azaleas too.
Fall is beautiful at the house too.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.