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Charming Southold Cottage near beaches and vineyards

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Adorable cottage in the heart of Southold

An adorable cottage in one of Southold's most beautiful neighborhoods! If you like to kayak or paddleboard, you will love the location of this sweet cottage within steps of Goose Creek! Our kayak and paddle board are kept at Goose creek and use of them comes with all rentals...... Just take a short walk down to the water and jump in! Or, if you'd rather hit the beach, the cottage is centered within moments of the trifecta of Southold's best sandy Bay beaches: South Harbor Beach, Cedar Beach, and Goose Creek Beach! If you enjoy the vineyards, it is within minutes to countless North Forth wineries and less than three minutes to favorites like Croteaux, Corey Creek, Raphael and Mattabella. Some of the best bicycling routes cross the path of this neighborhood and shouldn't be missed. The location couldn't be better from all that the North Fork offers. It's also just a stone's throw to Greenport:one of the loveliest small port villages on the east coast with some of the best restaurants this side of the city. Our home is central to everything you could want to do on the North Fork yet the cottage is quiet and peaceful and has a truly relaxing vibe.

The house comes equipped with cable tv, wifi, king bed in the master, 2 twin beds in the 2nd bedroom (and two child size mattresses under twin beds for sleepovers!) There is a full bath with tub, laundry in the basement and an enormous outdoor shower out back! The kitchen comes with all modern conveniences and appliances big and small. The large backyard offers a BBQ, hammock, and huge firepit for lingering into the night. There is a large patio area with comfy loveseats and chairs. The creek is famous for clamming and fishing or just taking a beautiful evening stroll to sit and watch the moon come up. This charming cottage is in one of Southold's most beautiful areas. You will love biking or just walking around this lovely neighborhood that is centered in the heart of the North Fork's oldest and most desirable town.

Please note that although Southold Town’s new 14 night Minimum Rental Law for the North Fork requires a lease to be for a term of at least 14 nights, renters are permitted to cancel the second week without financial penalty. You can either cancel the second week (or pay for it if you wish to continue your stay,) at time of entry. You are not required to pay for second week at time of booking. You will only be required to pay for it at time of entry should you choose to stay for second week. This is stated clearly on lease.

Subletting is not allowed.

First week is paid in full at time of booking.

Payment is fully refundable with more than 30 days notice.

Full refund policy described on lease.”

More Details

Joy Ellinghaus
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2018

About Joy Ellinghaus

I've been lucky enough to have had a summer home in Mattituck for over 45 years. To know me is to know how much I love sharing my enthusiasm for the North Fork with others. This area has given me so much happiness throughout my life, it's hard to put into words. First in my childhood and now into my adulthood, my happiest days have been spent on the North Fork. During some precious moments each summer I am still fortunate enough to nurture the love of this area in my own child. When I am able to open up my home to someone who wants to spend time here, I feel it is an opportunity to help them fall in love just as much as I have....it usually doesn't take long.

Joy Ellinghaus purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Joy Ellinghaus chose Southold

This is such a peaceful, quiet neighborhood. It is gorgeous for evening walks or morning bike rides. The house and property have a very relaxing vibe inside and out.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is within moments to our two favorite Bay beaches on the Fork; Goose Creek and South Harbor....They are simply idyllic. We can also leave the kayak at the association beach at the Creek which is a lovely benefit. We just walk to the creek and hop in! It can be early morning or evening dusk, it is always a treasure. The Creek is very wide at the beach and leads out to the bay at Goose Creek beach so it's beautiful for kayaking and paddle boarding. It also seems to be 5 minutes to everything! Southold is the epicenter of the North Fork, maybe it exists in a beautiful time warp!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower
  • 6x8 outdoor shower w/ hot & cold city water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , additional child mattress/trundle
  • Comfy brand new 12 inch memory foam mattress in Master BR!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming Southold Cottage near beaches and vineyards
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great cottage, location and host

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this wonderful cottage, it was perfect for us. It was our first time to Long Island and North Fork and I would highly recommend it, great vineyards, food stalls etc. There are also great beaches in the area, we spent most of our time at the local private beach where Joy has her Kayak and paddle board, our boys had great fun there. Out host Joy was a pleasure to deal with, from the very first contact to the detailed guide she provided for the local area and checking in to make sure everything was working for us while we were there. I would highly recommend the cottage and thanks to Joy for helping to make our stay in North Fork really memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Declan, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I can tell you it is very much appreciated. You came from a long way away so I am very happy that your family enjoyed their stay in Southold and at our home while vacationing on the North Fork! There is so much to do, more each year, but for my money, kayaking and paddle boarding on Goose Creek are at the top of the list! It is such a gorgeous location and I’m glad the boys took full advantage of it. I really hope you can find your way back to these parts again for another summer vacation. You’re certainly welcome back to the cottage anytime. (The fact that you found a hometown friend at the local Luncheonette has to be a sign of some kind, right?) Stay well until then. All the best, Joy
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Los Angeles, CA

Exceeding Expectations in Southold

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of our Southold rental were accurate and we were happily pleased when we arrived to find a whimsical and clean home. The house had all the amenities to make our stay easy (pots and pans; great towels and sheets); the outside area was also furnished in a comfortable manner so we could enjoy not only the house but the grounds as well.

Additionally the communication with the owner was easy and efficient.

I recommend staying at this location..especially for more than 2 days so you can enjoy all the activities nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Yasmin for your kind words. I'm so glad you had your lovely fall weekend. The weather was simply flawless. I hope you'll come back for a longer stay, as you rightly observe, there is so much to do in Southold, you really do need more than a weekend! You are welcome back anytime. Enjoy the rest of the year. All the best, Joy
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Adorable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family & I enjoyed an amazing week in this adorable Southold cottage. Our first night was a true North Fork experience. Thanks to Joy's knowledgable suggestion, we enjoyed burgers & wonderful wine on the lawn of Mcalls vineyard. I highly recommend the Chardonnay "Unoaked"! This family friendly vineyard was even fun for our five year old. Our week followed with exploration of various beaches, excursions into Greenport village & Orient Park, lots of kayaking & paddle boarding, even more ice cream from numerous sweets shops, roasting marshmallows over the firepit, & tasting local wine. Thanks to Joy's detailed welcome packet & Southold's perfect weather, we enjoyed adventures, yet relaxed in the gentle, slower moving world of the East End. Knowing about "kid" friendly vineyards & activities was beyond useful. Thanks Joy! We're looking forward to visiting again real soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawn, What a great week you had! This is the North Fork at its best, supplying abundant sunshine, wine and waters in an incredible display of natural beauty. It doesn't get any better than this! I'm so glad you took full advantage of so many of the things that make for an exceptional stay... (McCall's Friday nights certainly being high on the list!) I do hope you'll come back for an even longer stay, now that you're getting a real lay of the land and becoming a real North Fork explorer! Thank you so much for your review as well. It is very much appreciated. All the best, and hope to see you next year, Joy
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New York, NY

Sweet spot

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a beautiful, relaxing stay in southold at this sweet little place. It has everything you need for a great summer vacation. I've been to the north fork many times and I have to say, I think this is the best location. Southold is so central to everything and having bikes and a kayak and a sweet little backyard just puts it over the top. The house had everything we needed and Joy provided tons of information and was just great to work with. Would love to return!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine, Thank you so much for this lovely review. I truly appreciate it! I'm so glad you could make it out for the weekend and had such a great time. The weather was just gorgeous so I'm happy to hear you got to take advantage of the kayak and the bikes. I agree, there is something so special about this sweet little spot and Southold really seems to be the epicenter of the North Fork! It makes for very quick access to the nearby vineyards and beaches. I really hope you get a chance to come back soon, or even next summer. We would love to have you! Enjoy the rest of the year, and here's hoping it passes quickly! All the best, Joy
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New York

Thank you Joy!

  • 5 of 5

An adorable cottage with everything you need for a relaxing, comfortable stay in the North Fork. Joy and Jon are friendly, helpful and a pleasure to rent from. I'd be happy to stay here again, and hope I have the opportunity to do so again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Arlene! And you were a pleasure to rent to! I'm so happy you had that classic North Fork weather that makes everything so idyllic and got to enjoy so much of what the area has to offer. Of course there is never enough time to do everything so we certainly hope you and Lucky have a chance to come back for another stay. And thank you for taking such good care of the house! I think it came back to us in better shape than you got it!....and we have the world's greatest cleaners!! All the best, Joy
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Blown away

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this cottage, Joy and her husband, are AMAZING. She went above and beyond every step of the way to make this past weekend a perfect engagement getaway.

The cottage is so well decorated and fosters a quaint, rustic vibe that meshes perfectly with its surroundings. It also feels quite luxurious with a fantastic king size bed and lots of amenities. My favorite aspect was the backyard area with lots of seating and a super convenient fire pit. We had 3 nights of relaxing around a glowing bon fire sipping wine and snacking. Lastly, having access to complimentary bikes, a 2 seater kayak, fishing poles, beach equipment, etc really put this place over the top, and all for very reasonable prices.

Cannnot recommend this cottage enough.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael and Katie, Of course major congratulations are in order (and I hope you received our bubbly) but words can't thank you enough for choosing our home to make such wonderful memories in. I'm glad everything worked out perfectly and you had the weekend you wanted (and of course got the answer you wanted!) I wish you years and years of wedded bliss and hope you can come back and stay many times over. All the best and many good wishes, Joy & Jon PS Thank you for your wonderful review!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Goose Creek
Car: recommended

While in Southold be sure to visit the Custer Institute and the Indian Museum. Both are situated on Main Bayview about half a mile from our home. The Custer Observatory has stargazing most Saturday nights in the summer. The Indian Museum pays tribute to the area's rich Native American history. Southold itself was settled in 1640 and has many wonderful museums to visit (along with the wineries and beaches of course!)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on the Southold, Long Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Changeover Day: Friday
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £142.04
Cleaning Fee £88.78

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Payment is refundable with more than 30 days notice. Full return policy described on lease.

Rental payment is due in full at time of reservation either by check, Paypal or through Book it Now.

Security deposit and cleaning fee are not due at time of booking unless booking is within 30 days of entry.

Those fees can be made in the same manner as the rental payment or they may be sent later by personal check.

Security is $200 unless using kayak and paddle board, in which case a $500 security fee is necessary.

There is a surcharge of $100 per week as a pet fee if you are bringing a pet.

There is a minimum renter age of 30.

There is a maximum car allotment on site for 3 overnight cars.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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