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Beachfront Classic Home, with private beach

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10) , 2 week minimum

Beachfront Classic Artist’s Residence

See the sunrise over Peconic Bay from this historic residence, once home to two prominent artists. Ideal for families, located with a sunny 200’ private beach on the calm waters of the bay – great for sunning, swimming and boating. The 4 acre site is landscaped with outdoor garden dining tables, bay overlook with benches, porches and plenty of grass for family play. Side brick terrace has a warm water outdoor shower, 2 changing rooms, charcoal grill.

A blend of contemporary and antique furniture, oriental rugs and paintings in a spacious interior, make it an elegant yet cozy & comfortable vacation retreat, perfect for family gatherings. Summer days can start on the screened-in dining porch with breakfast overlooking the bay and end with dinner for 8 to 10 by moonlight. The eat-in kitchen is large enough and fully equipped to cook at great meal together, with pantry and plenty of counter space, recently renovated with new appliances and laundry. The 16’ x 33’ living / dining room overlooks the bay. All with wifi, of course.

Called High House because of its unusual height, there are 5 bedrooms on two upper floors that sleep 10, furnished with antique and contemporary furnishings, all with water views: 2nd floor queen master bedroom, queen guest bedroom and new bathroom with tub & shower; 3rd floor twin pink bedroom, double yellow bedroom, small double green bedroom, and new tile shower bathroom with skylight.

The locale offers many choices for a great vacation. There are award-winning vineyards and plentiful farm stands very nearby as well as fishing, boating, bicycling, and shops, restaurants and galleries in the towns of Greenport and Riverhead. Shelter Island and the Hamptons are easily accessible by ferry from Greenport. 2 hr drive from NY City, or via Hampton Jitney at end of street.

Keywords: beachfront, waterfront, bayfront, private beach, historic home, family vacation, winery district, landscaped yard, outdoor seating, screened dining porch

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Wendy Prellwitz
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Wendy Prellwitz

High House has been a special place for my family for 4 generations. It was begun by my great-grandparents, who moved the house to it's beautiful location in 1911 to be part of an artist's colony. As a child I enjoyed every summer here with my grandparents and now return often with my husband and children.

Why Wendy Prellwitz chose Peconic

A house imbued with family history in an extraordinary location.

What makes this house unique

We love the peaceful, relaxing world here, with beach walks and views of the bay that are always changing- from sunrise and sunset to full moon reflections. We also appreciate being close to preserved farmland and vineyards, so we can enjoy fresh produce, local products and of course delicious wine!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 2nd floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Recently renovated, tile floor & shower, fits historic look
    3rd floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small glass tile Shower, recently renovated
    1st floor powder room - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Water view, sunrise, southeast corner
    2nd floor queen - 1 Large Double Bed , Water view, antique furnishings
    3rd floor yellow room - 1 Double Bed , Water view, faces southeast
    3rd floor green room - 1 Double Bed , Water view, small cozy room
    3rd floor pink room - 2 Single Bed , Water view, east; perfect children's room
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2nd floor bedrooms, Double Beds (2) 3rd floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd floor bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
overlook views of bay and private beach; in the middle of wine country, many vineyards to visit. outdoor garden dining, screened-in dining porch, outdoor warm shower, changing rooms, boat mooring


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A Unique Treat!

  • 5 of 5

Vacation at High House and, beyond the winding beach and glistening bay, enjoy museum quality art and fascinating Long Island history. The spacious rooms are furnished eclectically, but definitely lean vintage. We loved the "summer dining room," a screened porch with panoramic views of Peconic Bay. Our family group of ten hopes to reprise our High House holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maureen- Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed your vacation! The dining porch has always been a favorite hang out fir my family.. and I look forward to seeing you. Next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful two weeks at High House in August this year. We came from Florida and Boston to Peconic and the North Fork. We were so happy to be able to spend time together in such a restful atmosphere. We come from a family of longtime Long Islanders but had not spent a lot of time on the North Fork except for day trips years ago. Since our vacation this summer, we have become strong “North Forkers” in spirit. Wendy was extremely helpful in recommending local farm stands, wineries, and other local businesses and her stories of her childhood and family in the house were fascinating. The weather was great and the beach and the bay were perfect for our mix of older children and adults of various ages as we swam and used our paddle boards and kayaks each day. We look forward to returning!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming and comfortable, and we loved being right on the beach - so perfect for a small child and hosting a few friends. We hardly left the property, and every day we grilled and ate dinner on the screened in porch. We were so happy that next year we're renting for an additional week!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sophie- I'm SO glad you enjoyed our house.. we often don't want to leave either! Many thanks for booking again next year! -Wendy
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An Absolute and Rare Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most unique and fabulous homes we have ever vacationed in and wonderful for family and friends. The house epitomizes the artists' colony that existed in Peconic more than 100 years ago. The beach is private and the sandy bay is perfect for kids. It's a very laid back place for enjoyment of simpler times and the perfect getaway to relax, reconnect and recharge.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beach vacation far from the madding crowd

  • 5 of 5

High House was a perfect place for our family gathering! Though secluded, it is conveniently located near some wonderful vineyards, restaurants and farm stands. The home overlooks the Peconic Bay wilth it's private beach a few steps away. During our two week stay, we enjoyed eating at local restaurants but had some memorable home cooked meals on the screen porch off the kitchen and outside on the terrace overlooking the bay; one could not ask for a more magical setting for dinner! The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The first week of our visit was unseasonable hot but we slept well with air conditioning in each bedroom. The second week proved to be more pleasant, weather-wise, and we were very comfortable with the cross breezes cooling the house. High House has the usual quirks of an older home, but we accepted them and found ourselves going back in time, enjoying a slower pace of life.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne I'm very happy to know you and your family were comfortable, and enjoyed High House! Even with that crazy hot weather and historic house quirks. Was wonderful to meet you too. Wendy
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The best vacation house on the North Fork!

  • 5 of 5

My family and many guests have spent 3 summer vacations at this incredible property, High House. It is a completely secluded, quiet, well appointed vacation that feels like a true getaway. From the moment of arrival you are immediately transported to a different era where life slows down. I am always find myself putting down my phone and opening up one of the thousands of books around the house or staring at the incredible art painted, photographed and acquired by the Owners and family. High House is a classic old house by the sea that is appointed with all the modern convinces. It has everything you could need for a multiple week stay. We love to cook and host dinner parties and High House has many different spots for 10+ people to dine. Breakfast at the edge of the bluff overlooking the Peconic Bay and the rising sun. A candle lit dinner in the most comfortable screened porch ever. Lobster Dinner at the large dining table in the middle of the garden. A light lunch on the kitchen patio. A picnic in the front lawn. It goes on and on. The beds are super comfy. The bathrooms are renovated and well appointed. The eat in kitchen has everything you need. The classic old living room and dining room with fireplace is classic New England and perfect for cuddling up on that inevitable cool evening. The beach is perfect for everyone. We felt completely comfortable with our 6 and 8 year old playing and swimming with minimal observation. You can Walk out 100 yards at low tide to enjoy the whole Bay. The farmers market on the main road is a great morning walk to get your fruits and veggies for the day. Wendy is completely responsive to any issues. The washer broke on one stay and there was a new one installed the next day. The front lawn is perfect for all sports and activities from soccer and wiffle ball to star gazing at night. Level, large and grassy. The house is super convenient to many many vineyards, farm markets, Southold and Cutchogue towns. This is at the top of our list every year when we are thinking about our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark Im SO glad you, Nell and the kids enjoyed your vacations! See you there sometime again... and thanks for writing such a wonderful review! -Wendy
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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Southold / Cutchogue
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 25 intersects with Indian Neck Lane
Car: necessary

vineyards with wine tasting and tours, farm stands,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on the Peconic, Long Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
30 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

House cleaning & laundry £192.07
Refundable Damage Deposit £384.15
use fee £138.29
Pet Fee £76.83

2 week minimum rental, per Town laws
sign our rental agreement when 50% rental deposit made
deposit non-refundable, unless equal rental able to be found
10 guests maximum
dogs may be allowed, by permission. no cats ( allergy issue )
$120-$180 credit card fee waived if payment by echeck

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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