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Waterview Home Within Steps of Private Beach sleeps 6 max. inc. kids in beds

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Riverhead House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 max - no exceptions!)

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house is located in a private beach community with exclusive access to private beach. Our house is at the end of a single lane dead end street. Property comes with its own right of way that is 50 yards long to the bay. You see the water from your front door. Everyone else in private community has to walk 10 houses down to a locked gate to access beach.Also all other rentals in community must share same small beach with many other homes. Our home gives you a large section of private beach just for you. You can even leave your kayaks on the beach while you have lunch at the house. You can virtually watch your child from the beach as they walk to the front door of your rental. The house has been re-modeled with new bathrooms, mattresses, beautiful wainscoting throughout and interior walls removed to create the ideal airy 'Hamptons' look. PLEASE NOTE: This house sleeps 6 max. including kids that sleep in beds. No air mattresses or anyone sleeping on couch permitted. The reason why this house has stayed so clean and nice is because we don't make any exceptions for the maximum sleeping capacity of 6 people/kids.

There is a private landscaped backyard complete with stone patio and enclosed outdoor shower. Weber gas grill.Also a table, chairs and umbrella for outdoor dining. Two full baths have been completely re-done with all new fixtures. Wide planked pine wood floors throughout, flat panel HD TV, a library of books, and a stackable washer/dryer complete this quiet getaway in the heart of wine country.

Keywords: One Family House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Hayes
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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About Mary Hayes

My husband and I have been married for 33 years. We have two homes out on the North Fork. The one that you are viewing that we bought 7 years ago and our house across the street. We have been out here for 17 years.

Mary Hayes purchased this house in 2007

Why Mary Hayes chose North Fork

It's a beautiful spot in a private community, with a mile long Sandy walking beach and sparkling clean water. Unlike the South Fork/The Hamptons, the North Fork is much more laid back with farmland and about 50 Vineyards.

What makes this house unique

The private beach that you have access to on your own easeman directly across from your front door is breathtaking. It is the longest walking beach on the Peconic Bay. It is also a sandy beach that is about 30 feet deep in low tide. Not many beaches on Peconic Bay have this much sand. Our tenants often say that they were the only ones on the beach during their stay at our house. The house is perfectly appointed and very clean.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Waterview Home Within Steps of Private Beach sleeps 6 max. inc. kids in beds
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Wantagh, NY


  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay in this lovely beach home. Our family vacation was filled with all the North Fork has to offer; day trips to nearby Greenport, aquarium, local farms, Splish Splash and most importantly the beach! The home was immaculate and had everything we needed to make us feel at home. Mary is a wonderful hostess and made our stay very special. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, light filled cottage, only steps from a private beach on the bay! We so enjoyed our stay here and Mary was so hospitable, providing us with helpful local information. I highly recommend this beach house and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelorette Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for the weekend for a bachelorette party and it was amazing! The house was beautiful - very clean and spacious. The beach was very close and private. We practically had it all to ourselves. Vineyards were close by and easy to get to. The recommendations we received for dinner were great. Overall one of the best rental experiences I've ever had!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Natick, MA

Best of the North Fork: A classy, clean, light-filled and lovely beach home across from the Bay

  • 5 of 5

If your idea of an ideal vacation rental is a beautiful, modernized, clean, easily accessible, light-filled, centrally located home within steps of the Bay, then this is it. My family and I just returned from a week on the North Fork, having rented this wonderful property, and if we could return next week, we would.

The house was everything I could have wanted and more (and I'm really picky....). I'd drink my morning coffee on the front deck with a view of the Bay across the street, my 10 year old could walk out the door by himself with his kite and go fly it at the beach, my husband and younger son swam for hours in the beautiful bay, and we took endless family walks along the winding beach.

We also have family who live locally, and this house gave us the chance to spend wonderful quality time with our extended family, yet still return to a tranquil evening at "home" with our immediate family. So truly, this house rental enabled the best of both worlds when trying to blend vacation and family time together.

Other than that, I can't say enough about how authentically kind, friendly, helpful and enjoyable the house's owners are. We happen to know where we like to go on the North Fork, but for folks who might not know the area, Mary and Pat have wonderful recommendations on what to do and see.

This house is a gem, count your blessings if you get to rent it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay area

Wonderful beach cottage within easy distance to all North Fork attractions

  • 5 of 5

I echo wholeheartedly the praise of other reviewers. This beach cottage is spacious, comfortable, well-designed and has everything your family will need for a delightful stay. Steps from a quiet, secluded beach, a short drive to wineries, produce stands, grocery stores, services, great restaurants and attractions for kids.

Hosts Mary and Patrick went out of their way to make us feel welcome, offer tips and advice, and make our stay an extremely enjoyable one. I would recommend this cottage without reservation, and would love to return to witness the changing of the seasons!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tuckahoe, NY

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

This house in Aquebogue is ideal for those who need a true vacation! It's in a quiet location and the interior is decorated with flair, in soft, pleasing sea colors. The floor plan is perfect for a mid-sized family--our kids loved it! (The outdoor shower is practical too; they cleaned up before coming back inside.)

You are just steps from a stretch of white, sandy beach on the bay. Grab your coffee and watch the sun come up on the left, or grab a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the water on the right. Bring your kayak if you have one, since the spot is perfect for that. We watched a family of swans glide by one morning, and saw the moon's bright path on the water when we sat out on the beach in the evening.

Nearby are wineries, produce stands, an array of charming restaurants, local music and theaters, and beautiful farm vistas, plus more great beaches. But Mary told me, "you won't want to leave the beach," and she was right! We plan to go back to see more of the surrounding area.

An additional bonus: Pat and Mary are extremely hospitable and will offer suggestions and helpful advice on making the most of your stay--they make you feel right at home without crowding your space in any way. We've never had such welcoming hosts in any home we have rented.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent clamming and fishing within walking distance to house. Also great for Fall Wine and Pumpkin Picking weekends. There is an aquarium, water park, Mimi golf, outlet shopping, bowling alley nearby.

Rates & Availability

Riverhead House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $100

For Memorial day, Columbus day, Thanksgiving and Christmas there is a 3 night minimum stay.
$500 damage security deposit will be required. Last week in summer to Labor Day is a min. of 9 night rental.If a traveler cancels up to 60 days before their stay, they are given a 100% refund and are not charged any booking fees. For the bookings cancelled up to 30 days in advance, the traveler receives a 50% refund and is charged booking fees on that portion.

Weekend rates 100% due at reservation. Deposits are non-refundable. Reservations are confirmed when check has been cleared by the bank. Security deposit of $500 is due with final payment. Plus $100 for cleaning. Deposit is by check it will not be cashed unless there is damage upon departure. No parties. 6 person max. Occupancy strictly enforced.

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Riverhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full Bath on first floor has a bath/ shower combo. Full bath on second floor has a stall shower. There is also a hot/cold water outside shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2). No air mattresses. Musts to bring: Beach chairs and beach towels Shampoo, hairdryer (mine is not great) Bathing soap (2 baths plus outdoor shower) Keurig k cups and/or ground coffee Iron if you care about wrinkles
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Mooring available for boat with access through own private right of way to beach

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