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Bedrooms 8
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Inspired by Walden, Thoreau and Emerson, Shell House is the quintessential luxury rental in the Hamptons. Dock in the nearby marina or rent a boat for the day. This beautifully built traditional home sits on a beautifully landscaped park-like property.Shell House is your gateway to world class fishing, sprawling vineyards and quaint villages bustling with charming shops. With a resort atmosphere, Shell House offers a secluded beach setting, over 5000 square feet, having 8 bedrooms and 6 baths. Our state of the art recreation room boasts billiards, Ping-Pong table, air hockey, electronic darts, chess table, checkers and foosball tables. Each bedroom has a 42” plasma TV, separate cable box with premium channels and DVD player. The CD player and iPod speaker system completes this homes wealth of electronics. Shell House offers beautiful landscaped grounds complete with Olympic sized HEATED pool, 7 person hot tub and volleyball court. There are Lots of tables and chairs around the huge propane grill. Enjoy all that Shell House has to offer and make your vacation memories HERE!

Property Manager
Marilyn Tolchin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Why Marilyn Tolchin chose Hampton Bays

This is a big spacious home with huge open floor plan.

What makes this estate unique

Our recreation room rivals most arcades.


Hampton Bays Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 queen
  • 8 big bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Fabulous site for a fabulous family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My extended family, spanning 4 generations, just spent one week in our third consecutive summer (plus one Thanksgiving) in one of Marilyn's gorgeous homes. This time we were at Shell House and there isn't a better place for a family reunion. It's a huge, well appointed home with a gorgeous pool and huge game room. Everything is in good working order, but if the tiniest thing goes wrong, Marilyn and her staff get right on it! We have already paid our deposit for next summer because we know a great thing when we see it!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. It is indeed OUR pleasure to have you stay at our homes. Shell House is an amazing 8 bedroom home and we are thrilled to see that you will be staying at our newest home Seabreeze which gives you an additional bedroom. I want to wish you and your family a wonderful rest of the summer and we so look forward to welcoming you back to the Hamptons once again. Kindest regards Marilyn.
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Great for our big family

  • 5 of 5

Where to stay to attend a wedding and extend into a vacation for a family of 11 adults and 4 kids? This house was just right, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, but the best features were the pool and hot tub, with lots of outdoor furniture. The property was clean and well maintained. The game room equipment is old, but it was a huge hit with the grand kids. The owner responds immediately to a problem. The outdoor grill did not work properly, so she brought a new one. The location was great, attractions are near by, we fished in Montauk, went to the aquarium, and golfed. Close to beaches, but we had so much fun in the pool, never went to one. Lots of restaurants in the area, but we never went out, too much fun cooking and barbequing. A good value compared to other homes and hotels.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ken Thank you so very much for your lovely review. It was certainly a pleasure having you and your family stay at my house. I hope we have the opportunity to see you once again in the future. Kindest regards, Marilyn
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AMAZING Stay at Shellhouse!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Shellhouse. The pool was the perfect temperature allowing for hours of pool basketball. We also enjoyed the hot tub, hung out on the patio, lounged in the hammock. At night we cooked a nice dinner and played ping pong and pool in the game room. The house came fully equipped with TV and cable with plenty of places to play music.

THIS HOUSE IS SPACIOUS. Can sleep well over 15 people (probably closer to 20) with multiple large beds in each room. Lot's of privacy. Truly is the perfect setup for hosting large groups with all the amenities you can ever need to enjoy the Hamptons in comfort.

The house is located very close to town (5 minute drive) - where you'll find everything you'll ever need (food, shopping, etc.).

The owners run a great operation and give you all the information you need and overall are very easy to work with and most of all are very nice!!! Shell house is awesome!!! Highly highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jack Thank you so very much for your glowing review AND for staying with us. It was truly a pleasure to have you stay with us again. I look forward to seeing you in the future. Have a wonderful rest of summer. Kindest regards Marilyn
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Amazing property for large group!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this property! We were here for a bachelorette party (19 people) and the house absolutely exceeded our expectations! There was plenty of room for everyone and we had such a great stay! The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of closet and drawer space for clothes. The house was maintained in great condition and we found it was even nicer than it looked in the pictures (which was hard to believe because the pictures looked great). This was our group's 2nd time renting a property from Hampton House properties and we would definitely do it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a blast !

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Did we have a blast ! This home is everything they claim it to be. Our large family (parents, grown kids & grandchildren) were thrilled to be able to all be under one roof. With 14 adults and children ages ranging from 10 months right on up, there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The accommodations are exactly as pictured, no skimping on anything. The whole family gathered around the pool and deck area every night to swap stories on each other's adventures that day. Both the bay and ocean beaches are literally minutes away. Some went out to Montauk for the afternoon, some took little ones to LI Game Farm, some hit the outlets in Riverhead, wineries, fishing, and couples took turns going out to local restaurants in Hampton Bays and Southhampton. We made good use of the local farm stands and fresh seafood markets in the area. Town is not even a 5 minute drive so you have easy access to supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants etc.. It's all there ! Marilyn and Michele could not be more accommodating. Any problems (we had none) or questions (we had a couple) were handled immediately with one phone call. Thank you ladies for helping us make such a wonderful memory. We ALL will be recommending your beautiful home to our friends. Here's to doing it all again !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi K Thank you so very much for this amazing review. We absolutely loved having you and your family stay at the house. You were the perfect guests. Hope to see you soon. Kindest regards Marilyn
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  • 5 of 5

The photos are an accurate presentation of the house and pool, hottub, volleyball net and game room. There were plenty of chairs and lounges. The property is well maintained. The owner / rep was readily available for quick resolution of any issues but we had no issues. We were 15 people (2 families) ranging in age from 2 years up to 70. Everyone had comfortable beds, and privacy. The house is well maintained in a quiet, private setting. Easy access to the two main beaches and a good variety of restaurants. Rumbar and Cowfish restaurants and grocery shopping and stores are close by in town. Would gladly recommend this a friend or relative and highly recommend it to a large group. Marilyn is a very pleasant person who runs a smoooth professional operation and I would rent this house again.... if i can coordinate with all the famiy and rigorous diverse schedules.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John Thank you so very much for your lovely review. It was indeed a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. I look forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you back to the Hamptons in the future. Kindest regards Marilyn
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
MacArthur Airpport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Orient Point
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Indian Run
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Long Island Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Sunrise Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Meshuett Beach

We are minutes away from tennis courts an golf courses. Home to the Hampton Classic and lots of horse riding trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $1

NO PROMS< NO EVENTSPlease ask about easy payment terms.
$1000 non-refundable deposit secures home for your vacation
Please note we have no cancellation Policy. if we are able to re rent
we are happy to refund in full

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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