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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

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
26 May, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Spacious Secluded Beach Cottage Great for Families!
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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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United States

Charming, Secluded Summer Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family's summer vacation. It slept the 2 couples, 2 kids and one grandmother comfortably. We spent a lot of time at the beach, grilling and in the hammock. The owner (and her dog) were super friendly and welcoming. We'd definitely rent it again. Thanks very much!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Seaside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this cottage for a number of years. It was perfect for my family and friends. The combination of a cottage in the woods and a private beach always reminds us that we are in the Adirondacks and the beachside at the same time.It so reminds me of my vacations as a child..ie its connection to nature and seaside serenity. The house has charm and history. If you are looking for a modern sunny white/vanilla house, perhaps this is not the place for you. But make no mistake, between the quiet privacy and your own secluded beach, you will be guaranteed a relaxing vacation. Add to that the gracious owner and her family, and all that the North Fork has to offer...It's what a summer vacation should be.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic, Charming and Mildew Smelling

  • 2 of 5

Rented this "cottage" for a cousins weekend. House is very old and smells damp and moldy. If you overlook that the old small house is not well maintained from the entrance (molding around door looks like termites had a field day and you have to nudge the door for it to open), stove and refrig are mini size, queen bedroom is small and bathroom attached has a water heater as you walk in. All of the doors to porches are old, wooden and hardly open, T. V. did not work and upstairs dorm room has very low ceilings you might consider renting this house. Path to the beach is non-existant and be careful walking down the steps to the beach they are slanted and very dangerous. At high tide there is no beach and lots of flies. The listing is definately sugar coated. The nice thing was the location so close the vineyards and nice restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our classic summer cottage is just that - a classic reminder of days gone by. When I considered "upgrading" it a few years ago, the architect I consulted said, "Why? It's absolutely perfect! It is solidly built with a handsome great room, a lovely screen porch, and a smaller kitchen and bedrooms reminiscent of the period." When a spring is as rainy as this one has been, it is difficult to get the early "damp" out of the house until we get a few low humidity breezy days. That which might be an issue in mid May (when rates are reduced accordingly) disappears as an issue as the season progresses. The early season dampness also means that the solid wood doors may stick. We have never had a problem with mold or mildew. The path to the private beach is a foot path thru the beach grass. Every spring it takes a little effort to wrest it back Mother Nature. Every year the winter winds and tides and storms impact our beach. Sometimes it's generous, sometimes it isn't. With the usual sea breeze there are rarely bugs, but over this we have no control. What we do control is three very private acres and a classic beach cottage maintained and restored to the period. It will never suit those looking for a sleek contemporary, but will delight those who remember cottages from their youth and are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy ours.
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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:
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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 £40 per night, per additional guest
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3
Cleaning fee £115.95
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
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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