What a perfect weekend! This was our first time using homeaway.com and it was totally seamless - we set up our stay with the owners, made payment, received detailed instructions about the property, and we were set.
Once we arrived we knew we had found the right house - it is actually nicer than the pictures! It is RIGHT ON the beach (just a 1 minute walk down a path through the dune). The house is centrally located among the wineries and just a short drive to Mattituck or Greenport for good restaurants.
Our stay was just the two of us, but the remodeled house comfortably accommodates two couples. We didn't cook much, but everything you need seems to be there. The fireplace was perfect after a day of wine tastings. The furniture is in good condition and the sofa is pretty darn comfortable (I kept falling asleep while my fiance as getting ready). Being there in the winter, we didn't sit on the deck, but there are chairs out there and I can only imagine how nice it would be to sit out there and listen to the ocean...Luckily for us, we have already booked a week in the summer (can't wait!).
I've rented vacation houses before and they just seem to let you down...not this one! Can't wait to return!