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Private Vacation Retreat-By-The-Sea in Miller Place

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Waterfront beach house with more than 100 feet of beach on the Long Island Sound in the private gated community of Scott’s Beach – a vacation by the sea. The height of the home above the water provides gorgeous expansive views of the Sound and there are adjacent stairs leading to the beach below. For those preferring only a few stairs, there is access to the beach with available parking at the western end of Scott’s Beach, a short walk from the home. Privacy abounds as the home is at the end of a dead-end street abutting a ten-acre vacant parcel of wooded land.

Built in 1997, the approximately 3500 square foot home has four bedrooms on the upper floor along with a large master bathroom and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has a queen bed plus a queen-size hide a bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds. The fourth bedroom has a twin bed and also houses a home office for those requiring space to work while on vacation and a library for those interested in reading a good book. The home sleeps seven in beds and up to eleven if the hide a beds are used.

The main floor is comprised of a spacious ocean room/great room with a wall of windows facing out to the Sound, giving the sense of being on a ship. A deck accessed from the ocean room and kitchen spans the entire back and one side of the home for outdoor relaxation above the beach. The main floor also has a den with a queen-size hide a bed, dining room, powder room, kitchen and dinette.

For those interested in strictly indulging in the amenities of the home and Scott’s Beach, there is walking the private wooded streets, enjoying the beach at the home or at the beach at the west-end of Scott’s Beach, relaxation on the deck with a delicious drink and a good book or indoor enjoyment of television, board games, puzzles, the internet, conversation or a much-needed nap. Peace and quiet abound. In pleasant weather, listen through the bedroom windows to the ripples of the water lapping onto the shore.

More Details

Elissa Schwartz
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Elissa Schwartz

I live in two states - Michigan and New York. I love spending time on the beach, frequently walking, watching the sunsets and listening to the water lap up on the shore. I have two children, both grown and living in New York City. I live with my little dog, Oreo, and we have fun playing together. I am an attorney and a writer and find the vistas of the Sound from the house inspiring!

Elissa Schwartz purchased this house in 2004

Why Elissa Schwartz chose Sound Beach

The view, it is all about the view! Top that off with approximately 3500 square feet of beautiful space and a gorgeous beach and the property simply cannot be beat!

What makes this house unique

The view, the privacy, the sound of the water lapping up on the shore heard through the windows and the sense of being on a ship when in the ocean room make this home unique and inviting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sound Beach in Suffolk County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Private Vacation Retreat-By-The-Sea in Miller Place
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful beach house with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a very special place. The setting is very private and all you see from the house is the sound. Thanks to the owner, Elissa, we arranged this from Arizona and it all came off without a hitch. We were 10 people and the house was very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and all the necessary tools. The house is pristine and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. I can't say enough about how accommodating Elissa was at every step. If we ever want to have another family gathering on Long Island we would definitely want to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply stunning! No reason to look anywhere else

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I cannot thank the owner, Elissa Schwartz enough for sharing her AMAZING home with us. The memories we all will have staying at her house is PRICELESS.

I had the opportunity to meet her as soon as we arrived to the house. Our family has rented different homes in the past and I can say that she is the most gracious host I have ever met. The excitement she has in sharing her beautiful home is so heartwarming. She offered so much information to make sure we are comfortable and that we knew where everything is.

Everyone in the family (3 families) cannot say enough good things about her beautiful home. To say that the house was amazing is an understatement...it was more than magnificent.

We stayed at her home during the weekend that our son was getting married. We all know that the day before, the day of, and the day after any wedding can be stressful. The forecast of a hurricane coming through should have added to the stress of the weekend but because of how content we were about staying at her beautiful home, at one point, we were actually hoping it would come through. We all were thinking that if the hurricane came through while we were there, it would be an amazing experience to watch it roll by as most every room in the house has such breathtaking views of the ocean.

The balcony off of 2 rooms (study and master) is a HUGE plus that enhanced our experience of listening to the waves especially as we slept through the night. It is simply an experience we can't describe. Every single person that stayed in the house said that the sounds from the beach is the one thing they will miss most.

The home is very close to so many things to do in the area. Port Jefferson is a popular destination area with lots to do, so many wonderful restaurants and it is where you can get the Ferry to Long Island. Stony Brook is also close by. Whether you are in town for Parent's week-end, graduation or just visiting, the house is definitely a better option that staying at the area hotels.

I can go on for days writing about this beautiful home. I highly, highly recommend this home to families looking to spend time together. The memories you will have from staying at this house will be ABSOLUTELY PRICELESS. There is truly no reason to look anywhere else.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Softened the Sadness

  • 5 of 5

Impossibly, Joe was gone. Dad's best friend, everyone's favorite... gone. He'd specified that all of us should gather in his childhood town, Shoreham, to celebrate. Impossibly, all of us cleared our schedules: mom, dad, and their three adult children without any spouses or kids in tow. I wanted us to be TOGETHER-- from coffee in the morning, until the wee- hour, wine-fueled chats about Joe, and everything else. Hard to do that at the Holiday Inn.

Logged onto VRBO and found Elissa's gorgeous home. If the pictures from the porch weren't enough, the reviews from prior tenants proved that this was the place for our reunion. Elissa promptly and adorably answered my request and all questions, sometimes within minutes. And then we kept trading messages because Elissa is wonderful and one of those immediate friend kind of people.

We spent three lovely nights in that house. I woke up every morning to stunning sunrises just beyond the bedcovers. Dad and I hiked down the (steep!) stairs to dip toes in the ocean, but passed on scaling the pool ladder necessary for dropping down the final 6 feet to actual surf. My sister and I took a 4 mile walk around the neighborhood passing friendly people with dogs and pretty gardens. We made three meals in the newly renovated kitchen. Mom didn't need to pack all of those paper products and Pyrex. Elissa has everything.

Elissa's detailed instructions, house-book with more information, and well-appointed home softened an emotional weekend for us. We didn't want to leave. It was worth every penny. xoxo

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Beach House for wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 4 days for our wedding weekend. It was great to have a lovely and very spacious place to stay with my in-laws and my husband's out-of-town family. Elissa was a fabulous and very friendly host. She included detailed information that made checking in and out of the house seamless. Access to a nice beach is just down some stairs near the house. The views of the sound are absolutely gorgeous as viewed from the large front deck and from the decks connected to upstairs bedrooms. The house and neighborhood were quiet during our stay. It was so nice to have a place to get ready before the wedding with my family there; utilizing the large master bedroom and bathroom and the spacious dining area for hair and makeup. There is also a deli down the road that serves up the most delicious Long Island style sandwiches; we made several trips :). All in all it was a great place to stay for our wedding weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house; wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property, and Elissa is a great host. Rented the house for three nights to host several family members in town for my mother's 90th birthday. We had up to 9 people sleeping in the house, and a larger group over for dinner one evening. The house itself was great, and the location (including the views from inside the house) was stunning. Most highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven During a Hurricane

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 10 of my good friends had booked this home for an afternoon/evening of catching up and sharing hopes and dreams. To say the home met our expectations would be a gross underestimate. This is truly the lovliest vacation home I have ever rented or been inside of. I say "Home" not "House" as it was apparent from the moment you walked in the front door that the owner takes great pride in creating a place of both comfort and beauty. From the the stunning wall of windows along the back where you gaze out over the sound, to the open, spacious and tastefully decorated living room and dining room, everything was perfect! I and my daughter arrived first and took great pleasure in watching the faces of the others as they opened the front door and looked around....with "Wow!" In every room, from the big soft cushion couches in the den/TV room to the assortment of couches, chairs and loungers in the living room and the many seating choices in the kitchen/dining room everwhere was bright, sunny and comfortable. The bedrooms were well decorated with very comfortable beds, great light pouring in from windows and nice little touches like extra cushions and lovely paintings. The kitchen was bright and sunny, with everything you could need to both cook and serve a bountiful dinner for 11 people. A wide, wrap around deck and several entrances to it added to the ease of watching the sea.

Direct access to the beach down some steep but sturdy wooden stairs gave us a chance to launch our rice paper wish boats into the sea and search for beach glass and shells on Sunday morning. Saturday was the tail end of Hurricain Joaquin but despite the wild winds we remained safe and warm while we watched the stormwinds whip the trees. (No drafts through the windows or doors and remarkable quiet in the home despite the winds)

Not only is this house extraodinary.....so was Elissa the owner. After emailing back and forth (And my getting my paperwork mixed up!) writing to Elissa was like communicating with an old friend. She was delightful, helpful, flexible and generous with her check-in/check-out times. Easiest owner I have ever dealt with.

If you want the perfect place for a group of up to 11, in a beautiful, comfortable home overlooking the Sound with the nicest owner around you just found it :-)

Chris Knowles

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

For those interested in exploring beyond Scott’s Beach, within a thirty-minute drive is the beginning of the wineries of the North Fork offering wine tasting and vineyards for viewing, the large Smithhaven Mall, a mega-movie theater, the nationally acclaimed Splish Splash water park in Riverhead, the Tanger outlet mall and Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, many shops, large stores and restaurants. Within a fifteen- minute drive or less are a multitude of shops, a movie theater, restaurants, grocery stores, ice cream parlors and the famed town of Port Jefferson. The South Fork opening to the Hamptons is approximately forty minutes from the home and Manhattan is approximately a one and one quarter hour drive. Port Jefferson has a ferry to Connecticut and a LIRR train station for westward destinations. The Macarthur airport is approximately thirty minutes from the home. The property’s caretaker lives in the lower level of the home accessed by its own separate entrance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sound Beach, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 Winter and Spring
5 Jan 2018 - 24 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
2018 - Memorial Day weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 Summer - June
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
2018 - Fourth of July weekend
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2018 - Summer - July & August
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
2018 - Labor Day weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £358.7
Cleaning fee £179.35

Only dogs up to 15 lbs permitted.
*$500 is a security deposit and will be refunded if there is no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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