Adorable cottage in the heart of Southold
About Joy Ellinghaus
I've been lucky enough to have had a summer home in Mattituck for over 45 years. To know me is to know how much I love sharing my enthusiasm for the North Fork with others. This area has given me so much happiness throughout my life, it's hard to put into words. First in my childhood and now into my adulthood, my happiest days have been spent on the North Fork. During some precious moments each summer I am still fortunate enough to nurture the love of this area in my own child. When I am able to open up my home to someone who wants to spend time here, I feel it is an opportunity to help them fall in love just as much as I have....it usually doesn't take long.
Joy Ellinghaus purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Joy Ellinghaus chose Southold
This is such a peaceful, quiet neighborhood. It is gorgeous for evening walks or morning bike rides. The house and property have a very relaxing vibe inside and out.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property is within moments to our two favorite Bay beaches on the Fork; Goose Creek and South Harbor....They are simply idyllic. We can also leave the kayak at the association beach at the Creek which is a lovely benefit. We just walk to the creek and hop in! It can be early morning or evening dusk, it is always a treasure. The Creek is very wide at the beach and leads out to the bay at Goose Creek beach so it's beautiful for kayaking and paddle boarding. It also seems to be 5 minutes to everything! Southold is the epicenter of the North Fork, maybe it exists in a beautiful time warp!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Best month ever staying at this adorable cottage in Southold. Great location, close to everything. Very comfy beds. Great outdoor shower. Dog friendly. Just simple and perfect. Landlord incredibly nice!
Cottage is in great location - can walk to a private beach at the end of the street. Close to wineries and attractions. Owner is wonderful and helpful and provided good information on the area, restaurants and thing to do, The home is clean and comfortable!
Wonderful cottage for quiet week on the NoFo!
We enjoyed our stay here so much. The house is on a quiet street with a huge back yard. It was very doggy friendly, our little shihtzu learning quickly to navigate the space. Joy, was easy to work with and very respectful of the space, checking first to see if it was ok to drop something off when we were there. The king size mattress was so so comfortable and made for a week of great sleep. If you like to cook and grill, keep in mind, fridge is on the small side, but was ok for just the two of us. We both agreed, we would be happy to stay here again. Highly recommended. Thank you, Joy!!
Meredith, Thank you so very much for this most kind review! I always appreciate it when guests come home after a vacation and take the time to write about their experience. I'm glad to hear you had a great time at the cottage. It is a truly beautiful neighborhood. We are animal lovers so we always try to accommodate guests who want to travel with their pets. I hope for sure you'll come back again, we'd love to have you! (And just so you know, although the kitchen fridge is tall and thin, there is a full size fridge in the basement for extra storage!) Until then, all the best, Joy
Great cottage, location and host
We recently stayed at this wonderful cottage, it was perfect for us. It was our first time to Long Island and North Fork and I would highly recommend it, great vineyards, food stalls etc. There are also great beaches in the area, we spent most of our time at the local private beach where Joy has her Kayak and paddle board, our boys had great fun there. Out host Joy was a pleasure to deal with, from the very first contact to the detailed guide she provided for the local area and checking in to make sure everything was working for us while we were there. I would highly recommend the cottage and thanks to Joy for helping to make our stay in North Fork really memorable.
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I can tell you it is very much appreciated.
You came from a long way away so I am very happy that your family enjoyed their stay in Southold and at our home while vacationing on the North Fork!
There is so much to do, more each year, but for my money, kayaking and paddle boarding on Goose Creek are at the top of the list! It is such a gorgeous location and I’m glad the boys took full advantage of it. I really hope you can find your way back to these parts again for another summer vacation. You’re certainly welcome back to the cottage anytime. (The fact that you found a hometown friend at the local Luncheonette has to be a sign of some kind, right?) Stay well until then.
All the best,
Exceeding Expectations in Southold
The pictures of our Southold rental were accurate and we were happily pleased when we arrived to find a whimsical and clean home. The house had all the amenities to make our stay easy (pots and pans; great towels and sheets); the outside area was also furnished in a comfortable manner so we could enjoy not only the house but the grounds as well.
Additionally the communication with the owner was easy and efficient.
I recommend staying at this location..especially for more than 2 days so you can enjoy all the activities nearby.
Thank you Yasmin for your kind words. I'm so glad you had your lovely fall weekend. The weather was simply flawless. I hope you'll come back for a longer stay, as you rightly observe, there is so much to do in Southold, you really do need more than a weekend! You are welcome back anytime. Enjoy the rest of the year.
All the best,
Just got back from a beautiful, relaxing stay in southold at this sweet little place. It has everything you need for a great summer vacation. I've been to the north fork many times and I have to say, I think this is the best location. Southold is so central to everything and having bikes and a kayak and a sweet little backyard just puts it over the top. The house had everything we needed and Joy provided tons of information and was just great to work with. Would love to return!
Thank you so much for this lovely review. I truly appreciate it! I'm so glad you could make it out for the weekend and had such a great time. The weather was just gorgeous so I'm happy to hear you got to take advantage of the kayak and the bikes. I agree, there is something so special about this sweet little spot and Southold really seems to be the epicenter of the North Fork! It makes for very quick access to the nearby vineyards and beaches. I really hope you get a chance to come back soon, or even next summer. We would love to have you!
Enjoy the rest of the year, and here's hoping it passes quickly!
All the best,
While in Southold be sure to visit the Custer Institute and the Indian Museum. Both are situated on Main Bayview about half a mile from our home. The Custer Observatory has stargazing most Saturday nights in the summer. The Indian Museum pays tribute to the area's rich Native American history. Southold itself was settled in 1640 and has many wonderful museums to visit (along with the wineries and beaches of course!)