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Spacious Secluded Beach Cottage Great for Families!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy the east end of Long Island and all that it offers (beaches, farm stands, vineyards and more) conveniently from our classic summer beach cottage.

Our private summer cottage is situated in the middle of three tranquil wooded acres with over 200' of beachfront on the Great Peconic Bay. One other house shares the property, a contemporary which is right on the beach (vrbo #188488). The classic summer cottage, circa 1920's, is located in the middle of the property in a wooded glen. Follow the path past woods and beach grass to your own beautiful sandy private beach. It's less than 100 yards from the cottage with no roads to cross, and rarely a person in sight.

The cottage has a picnic table in the shady front yard and a new deck in the back off the screen porch. Inside, there is a spacious living room with cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, comfy couches and a wood burning fireplace. Cable/TV and wireless Internet are included.

The screened porch provides a private haven on the back of the house with no visible neighbors and rarely a sound other than the birds and the breeze. It's the perfect place to read or nap. A new deck with gas grill just off the screen porch lets you cook and eat in complete privacy.

The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a new washer/dryer. The reading room sits between the kitchen and the screened porch and has two full-sized futons plus plenty of light for reading. Upstairs is a large dormitory type of room with a queen bed as well as three twin beds - perfect for kids or for guests.

The kitchen has a refinished hardwood floor and new appliances, sink and countertop. There is a full bathroom with a shower off the kitchen.

We allow well behaved, friendly pets.

We value peace and quiet and discourage parties and loud music. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

There is NO SMOKING permitted in the cottage.

Rentals are from May 1st thru October 15th as the Cottage is not winterized.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, private beach, woods, secluded

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About The Owner

The property has been in my family since 1921 and I have spent most of my summers there. It is a magical and peaceful place.

Some years ago I engaged an architect to advise about converting the cottage to a winterized home for my mom. He was speechless. He said, this is a perfect classic summer cottage. Don't change anything. You would destroy its character by converting it to a year-round home.

So, we keep it as it is, with cathedral ceilings and hard wood floors, a small but serviceable kitchen, a delightfully peaceful screen porch. It is a perfect place for kids and a delightful retreat for adults.

The modern world intrudes with tv, dvd player and high speed wireless internet. But otherwise, you can imagine spending summers there in the 50's as I did.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1921


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Laurel on the The Town of Southampton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom with adjoining private bath.
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Two full size futons in the TV/Reading room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , Large upstairs bedroom with Queen Bed and three Twin beds.
  • Queen size Beds (1) The Master Bedroom has a queen bed on the ground floor with a private bath. (2) The large dormitory-like room upstairs has a new queen bed, plus the three twin beds. (3) Outside the MRB is a TV/Reading Room with two full-size futons
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide four beach chairs and beach towels for your use and enjoyment.


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Spacious Secluded Beach Cottage Great for Families!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
Somerville, MA

Beautiful home, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here. The cabin was spacious and lovely. The beach was so close! We loved swimming and hanging out on the porch. The owner is a great communicator. What an amazing find!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly restful & relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Meredith's beach cottage over the Fourth of July weekend with friends - there were seven of us total and fit easily. The cottage was cute and comfortable, it's well shaded and the air conditioners are very effective at cooling the bedrooms.

We spent most of our time on the beach, which is absolutely beautiful. The bay was shallow and warm, perfect for wading or floating on the Kayak's/inflatables that are provided. We spent our nights on the back porch grilling and enjoying wine from the local vineyards.

This cottage is a less than five minute drive from your choice of LI vineyards, a recently upgraded grocery store, Love Lane, and our new favorite breakfast spot, Maine Road Biscuit Co.

Highly recommend staying here - it's a beautiful cottage and the area is quintessential agricultural long island, absolutely perfect getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for us! We stayed here with friends for Memorial day weekend. We wanted a hideaway, and I think this cottage is the best spot we could find in that area; we were not disturbing anyone and not disturbed by anyone. The cottage is indeed spacious and could easily host even more people than our group of 8. It also has the most well stocked kitchen I've ever seen in a rented property.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ridge, NY

College reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for the gathering of 5 older college women; the cottage is so warm and cozy and whenever we returned after seeing some local LI sights, it felt like we were coming home. There are so many homey touches throughout the cottage and being so close to the beautiful Peconic Bay was great; we sat out every evening (and were lucky that the weather was perfect for us). I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a warm and welcoming place to get away from it all. It was neat, clean, had all the amenities one would want and the pictures truly reflected the cottage's charm. Thank you Hiliary and I hope we meet again sometime (Doodles too!)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Exactly the vacation we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay at this cottage for 4 nights in August 2013. The house is tucked away among the trees, and very peaceful. Much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. The house could use a little makeover in some spots to "freshen it up a bit" but overall it had everything we wanted! We were able to cook elaborate meals, and enjoy long nights sitting on the screened in porch playing cards, relaxing and listening to all nature has to offer (which for NY City people is always a treat). The absolute best part of this house rental is the private beach access to a gorgeous beach right on the bay, just a very short walk from the cottage. Our afternoons relaxing on that beach are what made the vacation so enjoyable. The house is also very centrally located to town, making it easy to pick up any extra supplied necessary. We are looking forward to going back again in the coming years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This cottage on the bay provided my entire family with an extraordinary week of fun and relaxation. We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and serene way to celebrate the Fourth of July vacation week. The cottage itself was larger and better equipped than I had previously thought based on the descriptions and photos. The outdoor deck, complete with a barbecue and shaded seating, was an unexpected delight, despite the summer elements. We all enjoyed the spacious comfort of the cottage, the privacy and amenities of the property and, of course, the ease of access to the Great Peconic Bay.

The private section of beach provided an unending slate of entertainment for me and my family. Several evenings' worth of fireworks in panorama certainly helped facilitate the fun.

This is a vacation location that I highly recommend to friends and family, plus the owners are extremely pleasant and accommodating, as they made it very seamless and hassle-free in transacting the rental. We look forward to our next stay.

Thank you, Hilary!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are in the middle of wine country with upwards of 40 vineyards within a 20 mile radius. Traveling with kids? Splish Splash is a popular water park in Riverhead, where there is also an aquarium and outlet shopping at the Tanger Mall.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on the Laurel, Long Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 May 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £114.36 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £381.2
Pet Fee £76.24 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Holidays are charged at weekend rates. 2-night minimum. Pets are welcome with written consent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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