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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why Marilyn Tolchin chose Hamptons

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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: Aug 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: Jul 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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The PERFECT Hamptons Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was nothing short of perfection. We had a group of 15 in town for a charity event. We arrived on Friday evening exhausted from a day of bike riding and fundraising - the heated pool and spacious hot tub did wonders for us to say the least. The house had plenty of room and we all slept comfortably throughout our stay. That same day we had a few guests traveling from NYC via train and were delighted to find our house was just a short walk from the Hampton Bays train station and town. For meals, we were thrilled with the convenience of our rental being located in the heart of Hampton Bays - picking up bagels for breakfast, utilizing the grill for lunch, and ordering Francesca's for dinner (highly recommended). Our group thoroughly enjoyed the game rooms and TVs, which provided endless entertainment when not relaxing in the backyard and pool. In the evenings, we were able to hop in a quick 10 minute cab ride to Beach Bar (highly recommended, esp. for 21 - 35 crowd). We utilized the kitchen to cook a full breakfast for 15, and clean it up with ease. We had everything we needed. The house was missing and lacking nothing. We received it spotless, and it truly felt like a home and not a rental for the entirety of our stay. I highly recommend Shell House for anyone looking to stay in Hampton Bays. Marilyn and team were incredibly professional and responsive throughout. We look forward to renting for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the great review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at our home. I look forward to seeing you again next year. Kindest regards Marilyn
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  • 5 of 5

Tenant: Ellen Grey

Stay: 7/1-15, 2015


I cannot even begin to write what I loved most about this house. My family and I loved everything from the size of the house to the size of the outdoor living area. We used the volleyball area quite a lot during our stay. The game room was the best I had ever seen at any vacation rental. Between the media room and the living room, we had a huge amount of common space for every member of our extended family who either stayed or visited with us during our vacation. The minor problem we had upon our arrival was resolved within an hour when Marilyn's trades people were at the house and took care of it: We just couldn't figure out how to get the televisions in two of the bedrooms to work. It turned out that we didn’t have the correct input source. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our two-week stay. This house offered a lot and was perfect for my large family. The biggest plus was that it had enough bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate my very large family. I would definitely recommend this vacation house.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ellen Thank you so much for writing a lovely review about my home. Yes, Shell House is a very large home with great amenities. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family and to have you stay at the house. I look forward to seeing you once again in the future. Kindest regards Marilyn
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Beautiful Space, Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a month, and it was great. My family and I loved the spaciousness of the house. It is big enough that every family member had their own space, and their favorite part of the house. Since I am the chef in the family, of course my favorite room was the kitchen. It had everything I needed. It is fully loaded with dishes, pots, pans and silverware. There is enough of everything to feed a large family and even took care of a few unexpected guests. The kids hung out a lot in the game room. It’s a pretty amazing room, stocked with everything except computers. It had practically everything and anything you would want in a game room complete from air hockey, foosball, ping pong, billiards, card table, electronic darts, chess table, checkers table, backgammon and tons of other games. My wife spent the month in the hot tub. To be honest, the whole family really enjoyed the huge backyard and the beautiful heated pool and hot tub. Not every vacation home gets top marks, but this one does. I can honestly say, we look forward to coming back next year. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for an exceptional vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John Thank you for writing such a nice review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at our home. Kind regards Marilyn
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  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed at this home during the summer of 2015. The house was actually much nicer than the pictures portray. The kitchen was amazing because of how large it is. This house was perfect for what we needed it for. The bedrooms were big as were the bathrooms. I loved that this house offered a movie library because at night we would stay home and watch movies. The location of this house suited us very well. From the house to town it was about a 10 minute walk. I was very happy staying at this house and at the end of my stay I contacted the homeowner expressing interest in renewing for next summer.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you and I look forward to seeing you again 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

Hampton Bays Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May/June 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late July/August 2017
Jul 26 2017 - Sep 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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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