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Simple & Clean in the Heart of Ditch Plains! 2 Weeks JULY

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 67 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Central A/C, Wifi, Outdoor Shower, W/D

*E.H. RR #16 -1,832

Please click "ASK OWNER A QUESTION" (over to the right or scroll down under "Owner) to inquire w/ us first.

Simple & Clean beach house, located on a quiet, friendly street in the heart of popular Ditch Plains. With 2/3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen & open concept living room/ dining area. Ditch Plains beach is easy to walk to from this property, only a short stroll (2 & 1/2 blocks) so you can leave all the parking woes behind!

INSIDE: This charming house, with a classic 2-story configuration, has everything you'll need for a relaxing stay including; central A/C (controlled by energy-efficient Nest Thermostat), Wifi, Energy Star Washer & Dryer, Navian Hot Water on demand, 3 flat screen TV's, etc. You will feel right at home as soon as you enter and see the interior, designed with up-to-date furnishings and easy-going, beachy decor. The open concept dining/ living room is bright and comfortable. Living room has a Samsung flat screen w/ updated surround sound system plus wood burning fireplace. The U-shaped, fully equipped kitchen has had all new appliances the cranky clam dot com installed. Both bathrooms have been recently renovated (2018) with one bathroom conveniently located downstairs next to the Guest Bedroom (Den) with a full sz pull out bed. Upstairs; the generous master bedroom has a king sz bed w/ Keetsa mattress (NEW!) en suite to the upstairs bathroom that is spacious, complete w/ a soaking tub & separate shower. The 2nd bedroom is perfect for kids, with a bunk bed (twin over queen bed).

OUTSIDE: After the beach, rinse off in the private, large outdoor cedar shower. Watch the sun set on the West facing Deck, the cranky clam dot com overlooking the back garden and enjoy a cold drink & BBQ dinner on the Weber grille. The front & back lawns are very adequate in size for the neighborhood, wonderful for kids & pets to run around. Our recent additions to the landscape include all new plantings, new trees, and a bird & butterfly garden!

GUEST ACCESS: Guests have access to the house, deck, front and back yard. 2 car parking in driveway. Should you have any Q's or concerns during your stay, we are always available via text, phone &/or email. We leave a house guidebook (inside ) with all the info to make your check-in a breeze.

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- Lawn Care, Utilities are included in your rate

- Clean Bed Linens, Bath towels are provided

- Hammock, Picnic table (Outdoor Seating)

- Solar Panels

- Propane Gas

- Central Vacuum

- Roku Sling TV (blue), Netflix, Amazon & Streaming Apps

- ALSO INCLUDED; Beach Towels, Beach Chairs & Umbrella, Bicycles (adult bikes only), Beach Wagon, BoardGames, Children Toys, Magazines & Books, CD's

- PETS: Considered on a case-by-case basis. Any pet must be made known to Homeowner before Lease is signed. $350 added to Deposit and is refundable if no damage found, with Pet Agreement signed.

MAX OCCUPANCY: Although our max is listed as 6, you should know we prefer a small family or couple


* Strictly enforced per East Hampton Rental Registry Town Law

A PERSONAL NOTE: For us a rental agreement needs to work for BOTH parties involved. We take pride in our property and in being fair & respectful Homeowners. In turn, we only rent to like-minded people; Tenants who respect the property, obey our house rules, pay rent on time and behave as good neighbors. the cranky clam dot com. If you feel you meet our criteria, we welcome your inquiry!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Alexandra

We custom built our house. We saw this plot of land for sale many moons ago, driving around with Bear, our dog, in a little rental car from NYC. For my husband, who spent his childhood summers growing up on Martha's Vineyard, we dreamed of a place where we could walk (not drive) to the beach everyday. So when we saw this land, we knew it would be perfect for us.

It took three long years before we were granted building permits, there were a lot of obstacles to overcome due to strict zoning & limitations put on the land (all which squashed our original designs). But we took this time to blueprint again & re-designed every square inch of (what is now) the house. Working within only a small amount of given sq. footage, we kept the design open with a floor plan that makes best use of the space and their intended uses.

Bear is gone now. But he lives on... in the garden & the house, his pic sits above our mantel. the cranky clam dot com We have since had a son and are blessed to able to raise him in Montauk! Being creatives we are always changing the house to fit our needs. We're actually renovating again, since the house is now 13 years old, we've put in new bathrooms (2017/18) & will be re-doing the kitchen.

Alexandra purchased this house in 2003

Why Alexandra chose Montauk

Montauk: is distinctive unlike any other area in the Hamptons. With beautiful, unspoiled beaches, it's raw beauty, hiking trails and land preservation make it feel 'untouched' even now. Surrounded by water, Montauk has that " island" feel but without a ferry schedule!

Ditch Plains: LOCATION, LOCATION, Location ...we are very close to the old east deck motel entrance but we're not right on a main pathway of the beach crowds. To us, it's the best of both worlds. the cranky clam dot com You always hear the crashing of the waves, feel the gentle sea breeze but can come back to some shade & quiet if the beach is too hot & congested. The evenings are peaceful w/ the soothing sound of the crickets, the brilliant stars, the lull of the ocean ...falling asleep to that is pure heaven.

What makes this house unique

You have the benefit of renting a HOMEOWNER-owned home, not w/ a rental manager. We have rented it out for the summer for years so we are well versed in the needs of our summer Tenants. When we don't rent, the cranky clam we just enjoy the house ourselves with family & friends. We spend every Christmas here. Our home is special to us, bringing our family a great deal of joy... an often needed respite from all the hustle and bustle of city life.


Montauk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noise passed 10 p.m.
  • Keep windows & doors closed when AC is running.
  • No feminine products in toilets! No baby wipes. ONLY Toilet Paper.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs Bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin over Queen Bunk - Sleeps 3. Closet and Dresser.
    Bedroom 3 / Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pulls out to full size. Sleeps 2. Dresser, no closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleeps 2. Closets and Dresser with a TV.
  • Bedrooms are not equal in size. Master Bedroom now has a KING BED (NEW 2018)!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
HOUSE is equipped with fire / security alarms, up to date carbon monoxide and fire detectors. Solar Powered (electricity) Homeowners pass along the savings (when applicable, charges for overages apply).


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Simple & Clean in the Heart of Ditch Plains! 2 Weeks JULY
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed the perfect beach vacation while staying at this lovely home. The house was perfectly set up with outdoor space in the front and back yard, an outdoor shower, beach supplies and an easy walk to Ditch Plains. The house is clean, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lindsay, we enjoyed having you and your family stay at our property. We are happy you are a returning client and staying with us again this year!
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We absolutely loved our week in Montauk! We walked to Ditch Beach & played golf @ Montauk Downs!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beyond our expectation! It suited our family perfectly. It was impeccably clean and the owners left instructions where needed on how to operate things. We loved it and would highly recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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terrific beach house

  • 5 of 5

we couldn't be happier with our rental. alex was great and even asked if her son could leave books and toys for our sons. the house was well stocked and comfortable. we will absolutely rent again if available next year. we were sad to leave. thanks alex and chris for a memorable montauk holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jenny, we enjoyed having you & your family stay at our property. We are happy you have booked your stay with us again this year! We love our repeat clients.
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Perfect house to end the summer in !

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about this house...from the owners being so accomadating to the tasteful and comfy decor of the house, made our week in Montauk unforgettable. Perfect house for a family...blocks away from the beach...where you'll stay and wish to never have to leave ! Thank you Alex for a great week !

Kellianne D.

Nyack ,NY

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Every single thing about our vacation rental was perfect. Communication with the owners was awesome, as they were always easy to get a hold of and so helpful and accommodating. Check-in was a breeze and upon walking in we realized that the beautiful pictures we saw online didn't even do the house justice. Everything about the house was perfect... a super clean, beachy house that's more spacious than we had anticipated. Our son loved staying here. The kind owners really made it so easy to bring youngsters along on this week long vacation. It truly was the perfect family getaway, thanks to this beautiful house and the awesome owners. The house is perfectly situated, just a walk from Ditch Plains beach, and had everything we needed for an awesome vacation. We will definitely be back and are already planning next year's visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Montauk Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation for my family. We felt as if we were at home, not just a rental. We felt welcome by the owner right from the start, and they were always available and willing to help in any way they could. The home was beautiful, kitchen and bathrooms all updated and immaculate. Beds and linens were all just as beautiful and comfortable. The location was perfect, quiet and just a few minute walk to a great beach. Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, thank you for your kind review. We loved renting to you & your family both summers! We love our repeat clients. We hope you return on your next Montauk vacation.
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Car: recommended

Montauk, New York, is a village at the east end of the Long Island peninsula. It’s known for its beaches, like Ditch Plains, with its strong Atlantic surf. At the peninsula’s tip, Montauk Point State Park is home to the 1796 Montauk Point Lighthouse. A museum in the keeper’s house displays historical documents signed by George Washington. Camp Hero State Park, once a military base, has WWII bunkers and a radar tower. THINGS TO DO: take surfing or tennis lessons, go parasailing, sail boating or charter fishing, whale and seal watching. Outdoor markets &/or fairs, movies, music on the village green most weeks in the Summer. Treat yourself to a massage &/or spa trip, visit the Salt Cave for restoration. Play golf (mini Putt Putt or Adult at the Montauk Downs). Hiking & walking trails abound in our state parks. Our local library has many fun, weekly activities for children. There are plentiful bars & restaurants to choose from.

For more ideas visit The Top 10 Things To Do in Montauk (from tripadvisor):


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Garbage PER pick up $50
Pet Fee $350

2019 RATES:
FULL SEASON Memorial Day - Labor Day: $46,500
JULY $20,000 / AUGUST $23,000

We prefer to rent long terms; Full Season (MD- Labor Day), Monthly, or 2 weeks. Other (short term) rentals will be considered, but longer term rentals will be given top priority. Weekly rentals run Saturday to Saturday in 7 night blocks. Arrival is strictly firm at 3pm and departure is 11am to allow for cleaning. No half weeks, additional days. No holds on weekly rentals. Lease & 1st payment is due back within 7 days or Homeowner reserves the right to cancel reservation.

*DEPOSIT: We ask for a separate check for the deposit as required by law. Held as Damage/Security Deposit and is fully refunded (with no damages) within 30 days.

- Cleaning Fee: $150 (full house cleaning, cleaned Linens with beds made, clean towels.)
- Garbage Fee per pickup: $50 (one time for weekly rental/ every 2 weeks for longer terms)
- All utilities and Lawn maintenance included.

-Personal checks (or cash)only as payment. No credit cards.
-50% due at signing Rental Agreement/Lease, with remaining balance due 30 days prior to check-in date.
-Rates are subject to change until Rental Agreement/Lease is signed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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