|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
There are many 'rental' properties to choose from. The Beach Cottage is a curated retreat with a private beach. You will immediately recognize that this beach house is something special. From your welcome basket to the warmth of real artwork, furniture, great lighting in this well appointed, carefully prepared rustic yet luxurious. You are welcomed as you are staying in a home that feels like a home. Fresh linens, towels and all the other basics are here for you so that you will focus on your escape from the daily grind (ask about Monthly/Seasonal Discounts - Calendar is ALWAYS up to date).
The private and secluded gated community has dirt roads and quiet homes enjoyed by a select few. Old Mastic is a throwback to days long gone where nature and privacy were in abundance. This is your escape and your vacation; it will be relaxing and worry-free. With almost 3 acres of natural woods, 1,000 feet of beach and a dock (handling boats drawing up to 2 1/2 feet), this property is always a retreat!
A beautiful cottage in the woods and on the beach. A great combination that sets up an amazing retreat for a couple, a small group of friends of the family and kids. There is privacy and peace but also activities nearby that will make everyone happy. Speak with you host who will help you pick the most interesting things to do during your stay (see list at the bottom of this page).
The centrally air conditioned house itself is only feet from the beach. With both a screened porch (dining and relaxing) and terrace (outdoor shower, 8 person jetted spa); you and your group will enjoy being connected with the beauty of Long Island's south shore. Watch the birds at the feeder, listen to the wind chimes or just relax in the hammock with a water view.
On the outside, the cottage is rustic with a rich history. On the inside enjoy the well designed modern conveniences of a chef's kitchen (all stainless, gas stove and fully stocked with all the high end tools you need), a media room, cable (all channels), surround sound, WiFi and board games you all will play into the night.
Our family of 7, ranging in age from 4 to 60+, spent a wonderful week at this home. The house is laid out in a way that gives everyone privacy, but also plenty of opportunities to gather. We had everything we needed. The setting is so peaceful and secluded, but also conveniently located. Marc, the homeowner was always available and considered everything. When there was an issue with the fridge, it was taken care of the same day. He left out sand toys for our children, two doggie bowls for our weimaraner, and a bottle of sancerre for the grownups. The morning we left, the 60+ member of our family looked out at the lovely view and said "This was a wonderful vacation."
Our family rented this property in peak summer season and expected to swim everyday outside the house, according to the property description. It is described as a "beachfront retreat", which it is not. There are lovely views of the water (an inlet), but the "beach" is non-swimmable with rocks, weeds, murky water and NO dock. I feel as though the owner misrepresented the beach description and I told him so at check out. I also wrote a private email (to avoid writing this public comment) requesting some compensation, to which he disappointingly never responded.
We appreciate the fact that the owners allow pets and assumed that we would pay a bit of a premium for that, but the screens on the front porch were torn and our dog got loose several times. We had to put furniture up against the screens so that he could not escape and mosquitoes did not eat us alive.
I think that the price for this rental does not meet the standard of luxury that our family is used to, having used Homeway and VRBO for many years at various other properties. I would not rent this property again and for this price, I would not recommend it to others.
Overall, we spent a great 5 day long weekend at the house. We were a family of 5 adults and the 3 bedrooms, living and family room and kitchen were completely adequate. The listing was accurate. The location is superb, both the gated estate as well as the location near the water front. There are lots of windows and the sunset and sunrise are wonderful. The owner was extremely friendly, helpful and responsive.
Our only concern was the cleanliness and the order in the house, which was not good. The bathrooms were not clean enough. The (otherwise lovely) closed porch ( that has a large dining table) was not cleaned at all. The owner sent someone to clean it after we brought this to his attention.
The drawers and cupboards in the kitchen were full with all kinds of old items that were apparently left by previous occupants. The storage room was also full with old and apparently useless items. The spa outside was not clean at all.
The maintenance was reasonable, but not more than that. For instance, the bath tub in one of the bathrooms was disintegrating under the rubber mat.
Suggest some serious cleaning and throwing out of old items and a bit of fixing and this will be a superb place.
This cottage is an amazing place to be at! The comfort, the setting, all of the amenities, the beauty of Marc's property could not be overrated. The cottage has this mixture of shick and rustic which creates a feeling of luxury without the presence. We could not have asked for a better or kinder host. Marc went above and beyond in making our stay memorable, relaxing, and rejuvenating!
We rented this home last weekend to celebrate my father's birthday. We were 6 adults, a baby & 2 small dogs and the house was perfect for our needs. The location was very easy to get too, as well very easy to get to beaches, restaurants & activities. The view is beautiful, the hammock & hot tub were nice amenities to have. The homeowner was the best I have dealt with on Home Away thus far. We will def. consider coming back next year!
A friend and I were lucky enough to stay in late July for three nights. We were met by the owner, who was very helpful and made us feel more like friends over for a stay rather than paying renters. The house is three bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a screened in porch, hot tub and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The house is very secluded with great views. The house is about 10 minutes from Smith Point, 30 minutes to Watch Hill Fire Island ferry and within 10 minutes from grocery stores. We would go book again in the future.
During summer months, The UnHampton is perfectly located on the quiet beach just off The Great South Bay. Enjoy time on the beach, the dock or in the hammock as summer days recharge your soul. With many family attractions a short drive away, you're conveniently located within minutes of fun for families and adults. Ask your host, Marc, about all the options and put together an escape like no other.
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*Note - At this time of year we get many requests from high school and college students. Our property is intended for families and friends but not parties or overnight guests in addition to the confirmed guests. We do not allow weddings or parties of any kind without prior written approval, event insurance and permits. We check-in all guests on arrival and check-out all guests prior to departure. Thank you for understanding the need to outline this policy.