"My wife & I stayed here with our 2 adult daughters and our son-in-law 8/6/16-8/13/16. There was plenty of room here for 5 adults. The 1st floor included a bright and airy sunroom with aTV and DVD player (Chromecast included but no cable or network TV); a good-sized, well-equipped kitchen; a dining room with a large natural wood table and a corner cabinet filled with lots of games; one bedroom with a double bed; and a small powder room. Upstairs was the master bath with a spacious shower and updated fixtures, but with a rustic feel. There were 2 bedrooms, one queen and one double; all the beds were very comfortable. Each bedroom and the dining room had a window AC unit which kept us quite comfortable despite a week of 90+ degree days. Standing fans allowed us to direct cool air into the kitchen and sunroom.
The house has a great location in Mattituck, central to all the attractions of the North Fork, and the yard backs onto Mattituck Inlet which runs out to Long Island Sound. We kayaked (rented from Eagle's Neck Paddling Co) and paddleboarded (2 in the garage) right from the backyard! The launch area does get mucky at low tide. The garage also had a rowboat and some PFDs, 2 adult bikes and several beach chairs. We used the gas grill on some fresh fish from Braun's Seafood in Southold and chicken from the grocery store in Mattituck Plaza, both just a short drive away. The backyard also had a stone firepit and Adirondack chairs to sit around the fire or to watch the sunsets over the inlet.
Love Lane, with its shops and Love Lane Kitchen (great for breakfast/brunch/lunch) is just minutes away, and 40+ vineyards are within a short drive (we enjoyed tastings at Martha Clara, Macari, Sparkling Pointe, Lieb and Duckwalk). We had wonderful meals at A Touch of Venice in Cutchogue, A Lure, with outdoor dockside seating, in Southold and Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. Not to be missed is ice cream from The Magic Fountain, offering over 30 flavors, right in Mattituck.
We went to 3 beaches: Orient Point State Park on Gardiner's Bay at the end of the North Fork; Breakwater Beach on the Sound at he mouth of the inlet (both beaches were a bit rocky), and Bailie Beach a nice, sandy beach east of the inlet. Unfortunately, you need a resident's pass to park anywhere near this beach-perhaps one could be provided for future guests?
Our host, Sing, was readily available by email to answer questions with a prompt response. Would love to stay here again-highly recommended!"
Guest: Michael I.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 6, 2016