|Minimum Stay||2 - 14 nights|
NOTE: Southold township recently passed an ordinance limiting rentals to 2 weeks - if you would like a shorter stay, please still inquire.
Note: New for 2017. A master bathroom addition is being built in time for the 2017 summer season so the house will have 2 full baths plus the outdoor shower.
This charming beachfront cottage is a 1955 Swedish PanAbode wood kit house that has been completely restored as a mid-century modern jewel. All white interiors and hardwood floors open onto expansive views of Orient Harbor and Gardiners Bay. This house is considered a premier rental property in Orient because of its incredible location. You will not find a better place to view the sunset on The North Fork. Located on a private lane with no thru traffic, yet very close to Village Lane, Clam Rake Cottage allows both privacy and easy access. The house has a master bedroom with king size bed, 2nd bedroom with choice of 2 twins or king and 3rd bedroom/media room with full size sofa bed and flat screen smart TV with premium cable channels, Netflix and Amazon Prime enabled as well as an extensive DVD library. 1 (2 in 2017 - see note above) full bathroom(s) with tub and shower plus a charming outdoor shower for washing off the sandy beach day. Waterside hot tub with 47 jets that seats 7. The center great room has cathedral ceilings and is open to the kitchen with butcher block bar and all new GE Artistry appliances. Dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, coffee maker, toaster, Kitchen Aid stand mixer included. WiFi. Porch furniture is Philippe Stark's outdoor line. Kitchen is fully equipped with plates, silverware, glasses for 12. Lots of pots and pans and cooking accessories.
The outside deck and every window of the house allow unparalleled views of Gardiner's Bay, Shelter Island, The Orient Yacht Club and Bug Lighthouse.
The house comes with a small sailboat, 2 kayaks, paddles and life vests, 2 bicycles, croquet set, badminton set, bocci set, clam rakes, fishing gear, hammock and Weber gas grill. And of course, that fabulous hot tub!
How do you dig for clams? Walk out at low tide until you are waist deep. Drag a clam rake which is the size of a regular shovel (provided) along the sandy bottom. The rake faces towards you with the handle over your shoulder. The rake is sized to trap legal sized clams but let small ones slip through. Place clams into floating basket (provided). When you have enough, walk back to your own private beach and open clams (clam knife provided) - raw on the half shell or steamed lightly to serve with melted butter or pasta. Best clamming is in sandy/muddy water off Narrow River beach or Dam Pond.
Both of my parents are from The North Fork and I spent many happy summers clamming and fishing in the bay and Sound at my grandparents' houses. My great grandfather owned hundreds of acres of potato fields which are now vineyards. My grandfather founded the Long Island Duck Cooperative and was a leader in the Long Island duckling industry. My grandmother was the post mistress of Peconic. I'm an advertising executive in NYC but come out to visit friends and family as often as possible. I'm thrilled to finally own a property here and hope you love Clam Rake Cottage as much as I do.
Susan Holden purchased this cottage in 2014
The views! The view is amazing from dawn to dusk and even at night with twinkling lights across the bay. The sunsets are jaw dropping. Plus there are not many places that are ON THE WATER and do not have a high traffic road roaring behind you. Clam Rake Cottage (named because all my mother (Riverhead HS '55) asked when I told her I was thinking of buying a house in Orient was 'Can you clam out front?') has the best of both worlds - privacy from traffic (both foot and car) yet so close to the charms of Orient Village.
YOUR OWN BEACH where you can enjoy the view, launch your own sailboat or kayaks, rake for clams, fish for snapper, build sand castles, enjoy a sunset cocktail from your hot tub or hammock and barbeque with family and friends.
Susan was an excellent hostess. The location on the bay is wonderful and the house was perfect for us (married couple and a one year old). Would highly recommend.
I stayed with 2 friends for a long weekend in October for a girls getaway. Clamrake cottage was perfection. The cottage itself was spacious, clean and well-appointed. But the location is what will keep us coming back. It's steps from the water and the view is beautiful. It was one of my first nights away from my 1 year old, and although i missed her, it was lovely to wake up to the sound of waves lapping instead of a crying baby! So relaxing. The property has everything you could ask for: grill, dining table, hot tub, kyacks, sailboat. Susan was amazing throughout the booking process, answered all our questions immediately, and even shipped a jacket that was left behind. You can tell she takes great care of the place from little touches such as her small garden out back.
I highly recommend this cottage and will definitely return. The only issue we encountered throughout the trip was that taxis took over an hour. No fault of this place, obviously, just a suggestion to plan ahead or maybe look into a car service when traveling to the wineries.
Really enjoyed the Clam Rake Cottage over a long weekend. It was rainy but it was so comfortable being in the cottage opposed to a hotel room. Having the ability to cook our own food, relax on the beach, use the hot tub, and unwind was what we were looking for. I can imagine in good weather using the kayaks and sailboat to enjoy the water! My only request would be shades or curtains on the bedroom windows to keep the sun out in the morning. Other than that it was awesome!
Simplicity at it's finest ! Beautiful view from all rooms. Hostess was just great. Lovely note left for us to enjoy her property. I can't say enough good things. There was 4 of us and it was so peaceful and beautiful I wish we could have stayed longer.
The Clam Rake Cottage is a jewel of a place to stay if you want to experience the ultimate beach getaway. It's an adorable cottage perfectly furnished with the essentials for everything you will need at the beach. Complete with Kayacks, a sunfish sailboat, hammock and tons of lounge chairs and beach umbrellas. There is even a hot tub! Susan couldn't have been nicer with all the correspondence and answering questions about her home and the village of Orient. She was extremely accommodating and quick with any emails.
The village of Orient is a serene dreamy town that is like no place on earth- you essentially are stepped back to a time when life slows down. Highlights of living life in Orient include - walks on the beach - kayacking - sailing - and enjoying this jewel like village that has the most adorable general store where you can enjoy gourmet sandwiches - specially desserts and a friendliness you won't find elsewhere - also Brooklyn's 4 and 20 Pies has an outpost here where you can enjoy delicious pies and very good stumptown coffee. There are no restaurants in town which add to the simplicity of the slowness and being not in a touristy place.
If I could give the Clam Rake Cottage 10 stars - it would be hands down !!!
If you are looking for the perfect beach getaway - then look no further at this adorable Cottage for your next holiday-
I can't wait to return !
We went to Susan's incredible beachfront property in Orient for a weekend girls' getaway. The house was cozy but spacious for four with incredible views of the Peconic from every room. We did not want to leave! Susan was incredibly responsive throughout the booking process and helped resolve a complex issue when VRBO's online system incurred a glitch that complicated our transaction. The house is a 10 minute walk to the Jitney stop and the delicious Orient Country Store and bikeable to the bigger town of Greenport as well as a number of nearby vineyards such as Konkosta. If you're coming from NYC and would like to rent a car, we recommend getting off the Jitney stop at Riverhead, which is literally right in front of an Enterprise rental (with the friendliest employees ever) and driving the remaining 35 minutes to Orient. We didn't try the clam rake or kayaks as the weather was variable during our stay but we had an incredible time. Highly recommend this property and its lovely proprietor as well as the incredible North Fork region with its lush vineyards, farms, and great seafood. Thank you Susan!
Welcome to the Un-Hamptons. The North Fork of Long Island has preserved its rural nature but is no less sophisticated than its more notorious southern neighbor. Orient is the crown jewel of The North Fork. Naturally beautiful, Orient is located over the causeway that separates the bay from the Sound. Incredible light comes reflected from both sides. You will not find a place with more beautiful light which is why so many artists call Orient home. Orient is secluded (privacy if you want it) and historic yet within easy reach of everything to tempt you. There is a lively community centered around the Orient Country Store, the Orient Yacht Club (sailors welcome, especially into the wonderful youth sailing program) and the Oysterponds Historical Society.
Spectacular sunsets over Gardiner's Bay. Farmstand fresh shopping. A range of restaurants from the best of Manhattan to local seafood joints and the best Greek diner in New York. Public golf courses. Great shopping.
And then there are the vineyards - Almost all of The North Fork's potato farms have been converted to vineyards and they line the main road from Mattituck to Peconic and offer tastings and live entertainment. Mt great grandfather's potato farm is now the Pindar Vinyard, across the street from my cousin's Albert's farm stand at the Krupski Pumpkin Farm.
A car is handy but not necessary. The Hampton Jitney bus stops right in Orient and the Orient General Store or Greenport IGA have everything you need. You can also take LIRR to Greenport and take a short cab ride from there. Bikes are ideal.
|Property Damage Protection||£48|
Deposits are non-refundable.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.