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Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Nursery, 2 Full Baths (Sleeps 6-10)

House on the beach! Watch the sand, water and sunsets. All can be seen from the great room through its endless windows, or from the wooden deck just in front, or from the grassy lawn, or from the master bedroom’s wall of windows above it all. Then take a beach walk or swim in the Long Island Sound. With stunning panoramic views, it is the perfect mix of privacy and easy beachfront living.

This 65-year-old house, which we call the “Sandbox,” was renovated within the last few years, including new appliances and refinished original wood floor. The property is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, boating, walking, jogging and playing with the kids. Even on rainy days it’s lovely – play games or read a book while watching the water (we have board games, cable and a flatscreen TV). Or just lay back on our 9-foot sofa and watch seagulls through the skylight of the cathedral ceiling. The sunsets are spectacular and can be seen from the deck and dining table in the summer. So can the sunrises, but you'll sleep in.

The beach landscape is unusual for this region - bluffs overlooking calm, clear, vast water. Usually the Sound is so clear that you can see your feet. It is also warmer than the ocean. Very kid friendly. On windy days, the waves pick up and seem more like the ocean.

Sleeps comfortably up to 6 adults, 3 children on additional mattresses and 1 small child in crib, If you have a baby or toddler, we can make available the nursery off the master bedroom with its own Sound view. Parking area for at least 4 cars.

If you want to take a ride, tour the local vineyards – you'll be in the heart of Long Island wine country – or find fresh fruit and homemade apple pies at the numerous farm stands or explore the delicious restaurants. Pick berries, apples or pumpkins, depending on the season. You can find it all within 10 minutes of the house. The water park, the aquarium and Tanger Outlet Mall are only 15 minutes away. Stop by the Love Lane Cheese Shop. The Hamptons can be reached in half an hour.


"we loved your place 😉 Such a great spot 😎"

-Michela, June 2016

"The house is great. The kids stuff and rooms are working out so well. Thank you!"

-Natasha, April 2016

"It’s a great house. You really did a beautiful job with the kitchen and furnishings and all its amenities.... We loved the beach and the view - so private and beautiful. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular. I was surprised to realize you can see both from the beach! Also, we were so thankful that we could bring Wylie [dog]. He had a blast. It was as if he had a previous life as a fisherman and this was his reunion with the sea. He spent the whole week hunting for dead crabs.... We were thrilled. A vacation we will never forget."

-Margit, May 2016


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As the house is in a peaceful area, we do not host events or parties in order to maintain this environment.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Owner/manager

This is our dream beach house and we are happy to share it with you. When not at the house, we live in Brooklyn, NY with our son, dog and cat. I'm in humanitarian work and my husband is in the arts.

Why Owner/manager chose North Fork

We love to swim and the Sound is perfect for us because it is usually clear and we feel most comfortable swimming in water into which we can see. Incredibly the beach is often uncrowded, even on a summer weekend! We also love that it is only 90 minutes from Manhattan and Brooklyn.

We also love, love, love the area, with vineyards and farmstands everywhere and a myriad of activities for adults as well as kids. I had a house in the Hamptons but now much prefer the natural and low-key beauty of the Northfork.


Riverhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Brand new renovation
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , There is a nursery off this room that can be made available.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , All mattresses are new
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Additional mattresses - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Nursery - 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Directly off the master bedroom, with crib and toddler bed
  • Sleeps comfortably up to 6 adults, 3 children on additional mattresses and 1 baby/toddler in crib.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Other Amenities: Wineries guide, farmstand guide, restaurant dining guide, activities guide, local maps, bicycles, Soundfront deck, grassy area with picnic table and umbrella overlooking Sound, parking for at least 4 cars, 3 lounge chairs, many adirondack chairs, games, toys, fans, heating, alarm clock, hair dryer, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, spices, paper towel, toilet paper, towels, bedding, shampoo, soap, dishwashing detergent, housekeeping optional for additional fee, dining table (seats up to 10) Pets: Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dog bowls provided. Kids: Kid friendly. Many kids have stayed here, using our beach toys, swimming and taking advantage of all the local kid-friendly activities. House has child safety gates and kitchen cabinet latches. Minimum Age for Renters: Renters should be at least 30 years old but are welcome to bring children. Events/parties: The area is serene and, to keep it that way we don't host events or parties.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beach House in the Heart of Northfork Wineries
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Nice beach getaway

  • 4 of 5

Even though we had April showers vacation this spot was very nice. Close to all restaurants , vineyards and outlets!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Cozy Waterfront Home Right on the Sound

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here at the charming home named the "Sandbox". Just about everything about it was better than advertised or expected. The home shows the owner's high level of care and is in great shape unlike many waterfront places. The view and the sunsets are spectacular. We loved it and hope to return someday, sooner rather than later.

The owners were very helpful and the Sandbox was fully prepared for our arrival. We feel fortunate to have had such a pleasant stay. Thank you Khans.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What more can you want?

  • 5 of 5

Location within the North Fork, beach setting, comfortable house, well-stocked for the visitor -- Wow, good times. We visited over Christmas and while there were few people about (which we loved) all the local places for food and fun were open -- great getaway. Wonderful hosts - can't say enough good things!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I would not have believed the experience could be as perfect as it was. Something for everybody age 2 or 60 a grand time was had by all. If you are thinking of booking, you won't find nicer folks or a greater place to stay than the Sandbox! Awesome...we've all marked our calendars for same time next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Argyll, Scotland

Wonderful holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent one week at the Sandbox and have loved our stay at the Kahns' very comfortable house. It's been wonderful to look out on the fabulous view and go to sleep with the sound of the crashing waves.

We very much appreciated all the extras which have made the house special, particularly the child gates, booster seat, and toys for our two year old grand daughter, the bikes, the binoculars, the well-equipped kitchen cupboards, and the welcoming bottle of local wine

We had great fun exploring the North Fork area, and particularly liked Mattituck, especially The Cheese Shop and the Love Lane delicatessen. We had a very delicious meal at the Grana Trattoria in Jamesport.

We have great memories of our family holiday at the very peaceful and relaxing Sandbox, and hope to return.

With best wishes

The Cannon family


  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Car: recommended

Local Attractions: Wine tasting, fine restaurants, lifeguarded beach (less than 1 mile away), organic farmstands (5 minutes away), berry, fruit and pumpkin picking, scenic drives, petting farms, pony rides, outlet shopping (Tanger Mall 15 minutes away), seal watching, water park, aquarium, lighthouses, supermarkets, houses of worship, festivals throughout the year.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season 2017
Jan 6 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May-Jun 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500

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Dates Available: Year round

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