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Waterfront Historic Artist's Home with Private Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10) , 2 week minimum

Historic Waterfront Artist’s Residence

See the sunrise over Peconic Bay from this historic home – built in 1812 and moved to this bluff in 1911 as part of an artist’s colony. Ideally located with a southern exposure, enjoy over 200’ of private beach and the calm waters of the bay – great for sunning, swimming and boating. The 4 acre site is landscaped with outdoor garden dining table, bay overlook with benches, porches and plenty of grass for family play. Side laundry yard has a warm water outdoor shower, 2 changing rooms, charcoal grill.

The generous interior is perfect for family gatherings in all seasons. Summer days can start on the screened-in dining porch with breakfast overlooking the bay and end with dinner for 8 to 10 by moonlight. The eat-in kitchen is large enough and fully equipped to cook at great meal together, with pantry and plenty of counter space, recently renovated with new appliances and laundry. The 16’ x 33’ living / dining room centers around the brick fireplace and view out over the bay from the window seat. Antique furniture, oriental rugs and paintings make it a cozy room in cool weather, and holiday dinners can seat 8 to 10 at the table.

Called High House because of its unusual height, there are 5 bedrooms on two upper floors that sleep 10, furnished with antique and contemporary furnishings, all with water views: 2nd floor queen master bedroom, queen guest bedroom and new bathroom with tub & shower; 3rd floor twin pink bedroom, double yellow bedroom, small double green bedroom, and new tile shower bathroom with skylight.

The locale offers many choices for a great vacation. There are award-winning vineyards and plentiful farm stands nearby as well as fishing, boating, bicycling, and shops, restaurants and galleries in the towns of Greenport and Riverhead. Shelter Island and the Hamptons are easily accessible by ferry from Greenport.

An art studio building - not part of the rental - is located next door, and is occupied by the artist owner from time to time to paint. It is completely detached and separate from the house, and does not intrude on the house's privacy, having its own fenced backyard, beach access & parking space, and no ground-level windows facing the house.

Keywords: waterfront, bayfront, private beach, historic home, family vacation, winery district, landscaped yard, outdoor seating, screened dining porch

More Details

Wendy Prellwitz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Wendy Prellwitz

High House has been a special place for my family for 4 generations. It was begun by my great-grandparents, who moved the house to it's beautiful location in 1911 to be part of an artist's colony. As a child I enjoyed every summer here with my grandparents and now return often with my husband and children.

Why Wendy Prellwitz chose North Fork

A house imbued with family history in an extraordinary location.

What makes this house unique

We love the peaceful, relaxing world here, with beach walks and views of the bay that are always changing- from sunrise and sunset to full moon reflections. We also appreciate being close to preserved farmland and vineyards, so we can enjoy fresh produce, local products and of course delicious wine!


Peconic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Recently renovated, tile floor & shower, fits historic look
    3rd floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Small glass tile Shower, recently renovated
    1st floor powder room - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Water view, sunrise, southeast corner
    2nd floor queen - 1 queen , Water view, antique furnishings
    3rd floor yellow room - 1 double , Water view, faces southeast
    3rd floor green room - 1 double , Water view, small cozy room
    3rd floor pink room - 2 twin/ single , Water view, east; perfect children's room
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2nd floor bedrooms, Double Beds (2) 3rd floor, Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd floor bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
outdoor garden dining, screened-in dining porch, outdoor warm shower, changing rooms, historic home built 1812 -moved in 1911, boat mooring


Rates & Availability

Peconic House Rental Rates

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Off Season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
14 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
14 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

2 week minimum rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Train
3 Miles
Southold / Cutchogue
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 25 intersects with Indian Neck Lane
Car: necessary

vineyards with wine tasting and tours, farm stands,


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