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Magical Waterfront Retreat with Large Stone Fireplace and Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Secluded home on the water. 4 Bedroom/2 Bath, with large stone fireplace

Spend a magical winter weekend at this fantastic A-frame that sits just steps away from its own private beach on Lake Montauk. Our house is perfect in the winter: you'll feel like you are floating on the water that surrounds the bright, open living area while sitting by the large stone fireplace. The master bedroom has a queen bed, private bath and entrance from the deck with ample closet space. The two back bedrooms each with queen beds have beautiful light and a chic, simple decor. The children's bedroom has a bunkbed. The kitchen features all new appliances: Viking stove, fridge, Miehle dishwasher and a breakfast bar. Serve dinner in the dining room area or on the 10' large custom-made outdoor table near the beach or on the deck. In the winter relax on the beach in wrapped beach blankets and build a fire to keep warm. in the warmer months, spend days reading on the secluded beach or take a nap on the floating swimming platform. Or just enjoy the sounds of lapping waves from the hammock on the deck that always catches a westerly breeze coming off the lake--no bugs! Washer and dryer, outdoor shower, and Le Creuset cookware as well.

It's perfect for families--you'll have plenty to do with a dinghy, 2 paddle boards, 2 surfboards, 3 kayaks, 3 bikes, a swimming platform an outdoor shower and plenty of lawn for football games or tetherball. Take the paddle boards and kayaks across the lake for lunch at Gosman's or explore the sealife along the shore. The beach's shallow water is great for children. For dinner just walk down the beach at sunset to Rick's Crabby Cowboy or the Dave's Grill. Charter a boat with Captain Jeff Nichols at the marina down the beach and catch Striped Bass which you can eat all week long. Gin Beach, Montauk's prettiest beach is just down the road and Ditch Plains, the best surfing beach is just 2.5 miles away. Your private beach is set up with umbrellas, beach loungers and side tables. Build a fire in the beach fire pit and cook hotdogs and s'mores as the sun goes down. Go to sleep with the sound of the water lapping at the shore. It's really dream-like.

More Details

brandon holley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About brandon holley

We are a family of three. Mom is a long-time fashion editor and Dad is a full-time musician. We have a six-year-old son. We live in Brooklyn and Montauk.

brandon holley purchased this house in 2013

Why brandon holley chose Montauk

We've been spending summers in Montauk for 17 years when we found this magical place and decided we had to have it. The house, situated steps from the water, is filled with light and sparkling reflections of water on the walls. Sunsets are amazing. The constant gentle breeze means no mosquitoes. You'll feel like you are floating on the water here.

What makes this house unique

Very private. You enter down a long driveway and into an open cleared yard with the water right there. Your family will be quite content to spend the most time here, with fishing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and hammocks in the shade. At night you fall asleep to the waves lapping the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brandon your house was perfect thank you so much for allowing us to stay. The trip was incredible we caught a 160lb thresher shark!

We all really enjoyed our stay and my mom and girlfriend are already asking me if you have available dates later in august. If we come back to Montauk next year and if you would have us we would love to come back. Can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your home you made this vacation the best one yet.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montauk in Town of East Hampton

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There is also a hot/cold outdoor shower on the deck.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a private bath and a sliding door entrance onto deck
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(35 traveller reviews)

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Magical Waterfront Retreat with Large Stone Fireplace and Private Beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 36 reviews
United States

Exactly as advertised!

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at this beach house. The owner was responsive to any need we had. The young ones (children 8 and 11) loved all the entertainment - both inside and out. The young adults loved the beaches and entertainments. We seniors loved having a place for all the family to collect - meals around the table, etc. The description was exactly what was there. Thanks, Brandon.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

Beautiful Montauk Lakefront Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Brandon's home at the end of September and we loved it so much we didn't want to leave! This is a great home for a group escape in Montauk since it comfortably sleeps 8 and the living room and outdoor space is really comfortable and inviting. Its definitely a place where you can really disconnect and watch the stunning sunsets on Lake Montauk or make a meal to eat outside. I loved the decor in the house. Very tasteful and really cool. Plus, being right on Lake Montauk with access the paddle-boards and kayaks was so fun! We had a lot of fun paddle-boarding and bbqing during the day and making bonfires on the beach at night.

We had some small hiccups (some trouble with our key to the house, internet was unreliable) but Brandon was super helpful and quick to address and even brought us some very, very fresh Montauk oysters to make up for it. Such an amazing treat. Those oysters were really unforgettable and we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests! I do hope that you can come back. The internet is fixed—the modem had blown. All systems go....we’d love to see you next year!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for a family. Very private, beautiful, and cozy. The lake is amazing. Great that there

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure montauk without the bling and bother of a busy life. A great escape truly at The End.

  • 5 of 5

On Lake Montauk! As if you were on an island. Fishing marina, private airport and great seafood a short walk along the shore.

Clean, spacious and perfectly suited to the beachfront location where the clams of the day transform the pasta to simple pleasures never to be duplicated at home.

Our own watercraft to play with and a swim platform make the safe tidal waters fun to be in.

We will be going back to the fond memories and making new ones at this authentic Montauk house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My new favorite place in Montauk

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely beautiful, it's the perfect relaxing atmosphere for vacations. Brandon was helpful and a pleasure to meet. I've been going to Montauk for the last 5 years and this was the best trip yet. The home is clean and well maintained, the perfect secluded get away. I highly recommend staying here, if your between places look no further, send Brandon an email now and relax knowing you will have an amazing place to stay while you enjoy all Montauk has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

If Montauk is your scene it's a great place to stay for the money (everything is over priced out there, not much you can do about that). The house is decorated well, beds are comfortable, the views are amazing, the owner Brandon is a sweetheart.

I'd disregard any negative reviews, not sure what they were on... I'm pretty high matinence person my self and I loved it.

Couple cons but not deal breakers... Kitchen utensils, kitchen knives... are a bit lacking. Not many seasonings, olive oil, pam. No shampoo and conditioner they should operate this a bit more like a hotel for what you pay.

Largest con is the have a charcoal grill... They could charge a couple dollars extra a night for the summer to get a nice one out there.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
montauk airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Surf Lodge, Ricks Crabby Cowboy, Fish bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Montauk docks
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 27
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Moby Dick's, Ricks Crabby Cowboy
Nearest Beach
private beach on property
Car: recommended

Montauk is a magical mix of an old fishing village and one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world with great restaurants, shopping and entertainment. You can charter a deep sea fishing boat that's docked within walking distance from the house and catch huge striped bass, go hiking, sailing, surfing, eat amazing food from Manhattan's best chefs who've opened restaurants here in the past few years or discover pristine beaches with no one around. Make Montauk what you want: private and isolated with lots of empty beaches: catch your own dinner and grill it at home or go out and eat, drink and dance all night. It's great for families with lots of swimming (surf beaches or gentle beaches, and lakes with sailing and paddle boarding). There's mini golf, a famous golf course, tennis, horseback riding, mountain biking on incredible trails, fishing--everything you could want for an amazing family vacation.

My personal favorites are Rick's Crabby Cowboy which is a short walk down the beach for an overstuffed lobster roll. Gin Beach is the prettiest beach in Montauk and is just a quarter mile down the road. Kayak across Lake Montauk to Gosman's in just a few minutes and eat dinner there. Hike the many trails that start just across the road or go to Ditch and eat at Ditch Witch and surf and boogie board. For a romantic dinner go to the Crow's Nest for a fantastic dinner at sunset--the ambitious can kayak there from the house. Book a fishing trip with Captain Jimmy George who docks at Rick's Crabby Cowboy early in your trip and catch enough striped bass to feed your entire group for one week. A good day trip is to take the bikes to Shelter Island and have lunch.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.57
Pet Fee £74.57
Damage Insurance £73.82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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