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Enchanting Cottage on the Sound - Charming and Secluded

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 8 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This stunning house was built in the 1940's and recently renovated by the artist/designer owner. The 1.5 acre waterfront property lies at the end of a long dirt road and is surrounded by abundant trees and greenery. No neighbors are visible. The house is full of antiques, old books and contemporary photography. Windswept stairs lead down to a private beach.

The master suite is upstairs with a queen size bed, separate spacious dressing room and full bath with shower. Across the hall is another large bedroom with bunk beds, terrace and full bath with tub. Downstairs is a single bedroom that has the use of a 1/2 bath. There is also a sleeper sofa in the downstairs library.

The house has central AC and heat. There is a flat screen TV hidden behind cabinetry in the period library with 2 large window seats for curling up with a book. The garage has been converted into a 800 sq ft studio. An antique tiger maple dining table seating 10 can be set up in the quaint brick floored breezeway.

There is a large deck with teak dining furniture overlooking the Sound that has beautiful sunsets. There is both an ample front and back yard with a swing set and tether ball. There is also a professional ping pong table in the studio.

There are stairs leading down to the private beach on the Sound. The beach is rocky with some sand. It is one house away from a state park and landmark lighthouse.

The house is an easily mile by bike from the cute town of Southold, whose highlights are a few antique shops and a great ice-cream parlor. Southold is situated between Greenport and Peconic on the North Fork. It is the same distance from Manhattan as Bridgehampton on the South Fork (minus the traffic). It is a beautiful 45 minute drive to Sag Harbor and the Hamptons via Shelter Island and two little ferries.


Keywords: house, cottage, secluded, charming, beachfront, published

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Meghan

I am a photographer and multi media artist. I also do design projects in people's homes. I show my work regularly and my design projects have been published.

Meghan purchased this house in 2007

Why Meghan chose Southold

I sold my home in Bridgehampton and moved to Southold a few years ago. While beautiful, I was tired of the crowds and unrelaxed pace of the Hamptons. I wanted to be engulfed in nature and to hike and have adventures by walking out the back door of our house. We love the peaceful, down to earth feel of the area which is full of farms and wineries. It reminds me of how the South Fork was 30 years ago.

What makes this house unique

If you are interested in getting away from it all to a little slice of paradise (your own beach, amazing sunsets, complete privacy), this is the place for you!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Southold on the Town of Southold Town

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 13:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cushioned sofa and chairs for deck, lounge chairs for beach


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Enchanting Cottage on the Sound - Charming and Secluded
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Perfect Place to Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the end of June with our children and some relatives, and had the best time! The charming house felt secluded but was close to town and shops. Most days were spent exploring the beach, playing badminton and ping pong, watching the sunsets, bike riding and relaxing; but we were also able to enjoy shopping, dining out and wine tasting as well. The owner was easy to work with, very responsive and a great resource. The house and property had enough room to be all together, but also places to spread out. The house and decor had personality, and was well appointed- having everything we needed and more!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

we are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) and this home was perfect for our recent vacation. The kids (ages 8 and almost 4) were very happy exploring the gorgeous rocky beach and hanging out in the big backyard every day. Every evening we saw the most beautiful sunsets from the top of the steps leading to the beach. It was a relaxing and peaceful vacation for us all.

The location is amazing. Feels totally secluded and private yet it's very close (5-7 min drive) to grocery store, fish market, etc. Very easy to get to charming restaurants in Southold and Greenport.

I would definitely recommend to family and friends. The pictures are accurate (except I think the setting is even more beautiful in person).

The house and romantic separate cottage are very cool, beautifully renovated. Both house and cottage have a lot of great character. We settled in almost immediately upon arrival and we were very sad to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bedford Hills, NY

Perfect Vacation Spot on the North Fork!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for 10 days in September 2012. First of all, the owner is very nice and very fair and easy to deal with. We did have to provide references for our stay, but that was no big deal.

Our 3 children and a couple of their friends stayed with us for varying chunks of the time, and the house and cabin were ideal for our needs. Our son and his girlfriend stayed in the cabin for a couple days, and then friends of ours (another couple) occupied the cabin for other days. The cabin is more rustic than the main house (but very charming) and sits on the edge of the cliff, right over the water.

The setting is spectacular. While there are other houses nearby, you cannot see them. The property has its own stairway down to the beach, which -- for all intents and purposes -- is pretty much a private beach. One warning: the beach adjacent to the house is comprised of small rounded stones. I recommend water shoes for both beach walking and swimming. The beach and the house face west, and the nightly sunsets were amazing. You can see the water through the trees from the house and deck. We totally lucked out with wonderful weather . . . sun and moderate temperatures in the 70s and 80s every day.

The house feels very remote, yet it is very close to town, train, groceries, pizza, restaurants, etc. Also situated in the middle of the North Fork, which makes exploration easy.

The house is very charming and beautifully decorated in a true vintage beach cottage style. When not on the beach we spent most of our time sitting at the cozy kitchen alcove or at the large table on the deck.

We definitely will consider a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farm stands and wineries everywhere


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on the Southold, Long Island

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
13 night minimum stay
for 13 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
13 night minimum stay
for 13 nights
Thanksgiving (dates flexible)
23 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
8 night minimum stay
Christmas & NYE
24 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £784.4
End of Stay Cleaning Fee £156.88

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Please contact about November rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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