This summer cottage was built in the late 1800's and was originally used as a seine (fishing net) house.
This private summer home in Amagansett, LI sits on Gardiner's Bay/Napeague Bay. It has beautiful unobstructed views on a private beach. Views include The Bell Estate, Gardiner's Island, and Promised Land.
Enjoy sailing, fishing (blues, stripers, fluke, scallops, clams, mussels) water skiing, daily swims, beach combing, and relaxing with family on a quiet beach.
The house has one master suite located downstairs. Master suite includes access to full bathroom, screened in porch, and beach.
There are four bedrooms located upstairs. 1 king bed, 1 full bed, 1 single bed, 2 twins. One pull-out sleeper sofa is located upstairs in the sitting area.
The upstairs includes a tub/shower room and is built separately from the toilet/sink room. Great for large families.
Downstairs is the main living area. There is a flat-screen TV/music, DVD player, games, custom-made stone fireplace, gas heater, desk, and printer.
The dining room table sits 10 and has access to screened in porch, kitchen, living area, and laundry room.
The kitchen has a refrigerator, freezer with ice maker, electric oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, glassware, utensils, baking and cooking ware.
The kitchen leads to the back porch and over looks the dunes. There is a grill available for use in the carport area. Gas provided.
The main entrance off the carport leads to the laundry room. Washer/dryer and a second refrigerator/freezer are located here.
The screened-in front porch contains one round table with 8 chairs and one picnic table with two benches.
The porch leads to the beach and has space for sandy toys, wet towels, boogie boards, fishing gear, life jackets, etc.
The outdoor shower and deck are just outside the porch area.
The deck has a round table, benches, umbrella, and unobstructed views of the beach and bay.
Included in rental: Sheets, pillows, bath towels, and beach towels, phone, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, cable/music, DVD player, sand toys, board games, fans, beach toys, and kayak.
The Lobster House is located east of Amagansett Village approximately 3 miles from shopping, churches and restaurants. Cranberry Hole Road is immediately adjacent to Napeague Bay beaches and NY State parkland dunes. Excellent recreational activities including swimming and boating are nearby on Napeague Bay and Atlantic Ocean beaches.
The cottage is partially developed with a mix of older summer cottages and a number of newer houses on the waterfront and on the inland, south side, of Cranberry Hole Road. The area is surrounded by a fresh water wetland system that extends along Cranberry Hole Road.
The site sits on 2.3 acres and is vegetated with dune grass and indigenous shrubs. The dwelling has no central heat or air and is suitable for seasonal use.
The dwelling contains a total of 2,520 square feet on two floors. The exterior site includes a 450 square foot screened in porch, a 234 square foot carport, and deck. Landscaping is all natural.
A Brief Story of the Lobster House
The Lobster House, built in the late 1890’s, was once the seine house that serviced as a trap fishing business. The materials used to construct the seine house were salvaged from an old fish factory building or from driftwood. The charm of the place is created by the floor to ceiling wainscoting throughout, all of varying widths and lengths; the rustic, wide floorboards; exposed beams; and large barn door on the west side. All point to its utilitarian beginnings. Nothing is plumb, square, or level.
Later, the house was used as a wholesale lobster business. The spikes found in the ceiling truss were used to hang scales for weighing fish and lobster. A small exterior cutout door, still visible but no longer serviceable, was the window used to sell lobster to customers. The upper story was renovated into living quarters for resident managers and their family. The old dock was repaired and a push car railroad track was laid, and entered the building on the northwest corner, to service a holding device to sustain live lobsters.
The lobster business ran well from the house until the U.S. began to prepare for the possibility of entering WWII. Lobsters were considered non-essential to the war effort and it was almost impossible to get supplies germane to the lobster fishery.
Since then, the seine house (now referred to as 'The Lobster House') was converted into a summer residence. The “Lobster House” has been our family summer home ever since.