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Orient Village 3BR Beachfront Cottage with Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Your Own Private Beach - Sleeps 6, Pet friendly

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 and en suite bathroom, 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 as well as an extensive DVD library. 2 full bathrooms 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, drip coffee maker, toaster oven, 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.

More Details

Susan Holden
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About Susan Holden

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

Why Susan Holden chose Orient

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Orient on the Town of Southold Town

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , sofa bed, water view, flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , can be configured as 2 twins or 1 king, water view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , water view, ensuite bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Orient Village 3BR Beachfront Cottage with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Quiet, lovely cottage, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of four plus two dogs and ranged in age from early thirties (my adult children) to myself (just retired) and my mother (age 95). We all greatly enjoyed the bright, inviting physical space of the cottage as well the natural beauty of a bay-front location on L. I. Sound. The cottage was very comfortable in every way; my adult children especially enjoyed the kayaks, hot tub and well-equipped kitchen. My mother and I were very happy to relax, read and walk the dogs around a beautiful seaside neighborhood of both historic and contemporary homes. The cottage location is extremely convenient for exploring the entire North Fork. Just a lovely, peaceful and unpretentious getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ann, for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Note for other guests: the cottage is not on Long Island Sound but on the bay side/south side of the North Fork.
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New York

A Most Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

i spent weeks scouring The pages of Homeaway for the most

Serene place we could find and one important criteria- on the water,

As close as we could get. Well, eureka there it was... this quaint little

Beach house with surprises at every turn. As we walked into this cozy cottage

We felt so at home it's completely stocked! My wife loved the kitchen and the homey abundantness of the full cabinets with everything you can think of

Plus some pleasant surprises in the fridge (thanks Susan)

But the real magic is in the views it seemed that everywhere you turned no matter

What room no matter where you were sitting you're eyes were in perfect position for views of the bay that seemed like paintings- as framed by each window

Sunsets are in your view at every turn, light some candles (strategically placed for you) as the golden light turns into dusk sip a glass of wine on the beautiful deck

Or ease into the hot tub and star gaze, we were blessed with a two day meteor shower what better way to end a perfect day.

Sox our poosh felt right at home and of course Susan had bowls for water and food waiting. He loved his walk down the street to an open field where he ran freely

Then when pooped scooted down to the beach just a few steps away

I could go on and on about this place, we never really left the cottage although

There is so much to do in the area between vineyards and green port - maybe next time. Thanks Susan for making our getaway so perfect, we will be back for sure

we had a freakishly warm October week and can only imagine summer at the cottage- so perhaps an August week?

Don't hesitate book this place and experience all that it offers.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location on the bay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location on the water with great sunrises and sunsets!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Nirvana !

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Long Island MacArthur Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Many in Greenport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cross Sound Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Island's End
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Long Island Rail Road - Greenport Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Long Island Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Orient Country Store
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
your own private beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.43
Pet Fee £55.82
Damage Insurance £43.91

Deposits are non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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