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Beautifully restored waterfront cottage in a spectacular setting!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Cottage. 2 bedroom( one is a sleeping loft), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Tranquility abounds in this enchanting, completely renovated waterfront cottage by the sea. Our charming home, which we call ''Bittersweet Cottage'', was built in 1933 and reborn in 2010. While EVERYTHING is brand new, from the floorboards to the furnishings, it still retains all the charms of yesteryear and beckons you back to a simpler place and time.

The quaint front porch welcomes you and upon opening the front door you are immediately awestruck by the incredible views that lay in front of you. With an open floor plan and a full wall of glass, the home seems to embrace you as you enter this ethereal space. The gourmet kitchen is in the back of the house and is part of the main living area, which allows the cook to enjoy the beautiful views and their company at the same time. The cozy bedroom has a queen size bed and ample storage. The sleeping loft has a queen size bed, inviting window seats, and skylights.

There is also additional hanging space downstairs. The living room has a full size sofa bed.

The '' piece de resistance'' is undoubtedly the beautiful deck. It beckons you to kick back and enjoy the breathtaking views of the water and the woodlands beyond. It is a perfect spot for coffee and a newspaper in the morning , a midafternoon nap, cocktails at sunset, or star gazing at night while roasting marshmallows. It is a true nature lovers' paradise. You can watch turtles sunning themselves on the rocks, fish jumping out of the water, osprey swooping down, and the beautiful swans floating gracefully by.

If you feel like venturing out, the beach is just a short walk up the road. There is also a local marina if you wish to rent a canoe or kayak. The areas many vineyards are just a stones throw away and we are surrounded by wonderful restaurants if you want to check out the catch of the day ( that is, if you haven't caught it yourself already - the jetty at our beach is a popular fishing spot)!

If you're looking for some action, Riverhead is just a short drive away and is known for its shopping outlets, waterslide park , aquarium, and stock car races. We are surrounded by quaint villages like Greenport, which has small town charm with a nautical flair. It also is home to many fabulous restaurants and shops. You can also hop a ferry there to Shelter Island, another beautiful destination, and just one step away from the Hamptons. Orient Point , the eastern most point on the North Fork, has gorgeous sunrises, and you can also catch a ferry there to New England . If you like to cook, don't forget to stop at some of our many farmstands and pick up some of the most amazing fruits and veggies. Let's not forget what so many people come to the North Fork for - our incredible vineyards. Wine tasting is a must!

You'll love being part of our quiet community. Our family takes great pride in our pristine home. It is an ideal home for a romantic getaway or memorable retreat . Our friends have often told us that being at our home is like being on ''golden pond.'' Bittersweet Cottage is a magical place that has given us a lifetime of indelible memories.

A little cottage by the sea,

Oh! A wondrous place to be!

More Details

Hope Schneider
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Hope Schneider

My family and I have owned our charming cottage since 1989. We all adore the North Fork and especially our little piece of paradise. Four generations of our family have now enjoyed vacationing here and we absolutely love sharing our special home with guests from all over the world.

Hope Schneider purchased this cottage in 1989


Peconic Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Full bathroom plus outdoor shower with hot/cold water
  • The vintage style bathroom features a tub/shower combo and a marble topped vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second bedroom is a sleeping loft
  • The bedroom is located down stairs with queen bed. The second is a sleeping loft which also has a queen bed. Note that the ceiling is lower in the loft but the loft itself is a good size space. There is also a full size sofabed in the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Beautifully restored waterfront cottage in a spectacular setting!
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Even better than it looks

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous, spacious, clean and well-maintained, beautiful view, great location, friendly and accommodating owner. Perfect North Fork experience. This is the one, book it! We will definitely try to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jersey City, NJ

Perfect experience on the North Fork!

  • 5 of 5

This property has it all. Very convenient location to access the nearby inlet with beach, vineyards, countless farmsteads etc. It is also the perfect spot to just not go anywhere but enjoy the exceptional setting of the house directly on the water leading to the LI sound. Hope responded to all our responses within a few minutes. She also helped to organize cake/flowers to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. We stayed there with 3 adults and one toddler and had plenty of room. The listing description was accurate. The property is clean and very well-maintained. I would recommend this property to anybody. Thank you Hope for your outstanding hospitality and for sharing so much of the history of this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Christian! It was my pleasure to help organize and plan your getaway. Thank you as well for taking such an interest in our little cottage. I enjoy sharing the history of our home in hopes that it will help you feel very much at home while you are there. I'm glad that our story has now become part of your story, and that you'll be coming back "home" again soon! Warm Regards, Hope
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Brooklyn, NY

Amazing Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here 2 years ago and just returned for another weekend at the Bittersweet Cottage. The cottage is pristine and exactly as pictured here. It's the perfect location for visiting one of the many wineries, farm stands, Town of Greenport, Shelter Island or just grilling in the backyard space and relaxing. Hope, the owner, is the sweetest. She treats you like a friend, not just a tenant. There are so many little touches in this place that you can see she cares a lot about making this place a home away from home. I highly recommend and will be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Island, NY

Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

I have lived on Long Island my whole life but I have never stayed on the North Fork. Our 2 teenage daughters (18,21) just celebrated their birthdays and we were interested in a family getaway just the 4 of us. When we opened the door to the cottage we were greeted by such an incredible site! What you see in the pictures is exactly what it is. Gorgeous!! So warm and cozy! The inlet entertained us for hours with all the beautiful birds and turtles! We rented a kayak and enjoyed the view from the water! We went to the vineyards and shopped in Greenport. We didn't go out to dinner because the kitchen and barbeque were so convenient and quite frankly we didn't want to leave this beautiful home!! Thank you Hope for sharing your wonderful cottage and for allowing us to create such wonderful memories with our beautiful children. I cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Janet! I'm so happy that you and your family got to spend some special family time on the North Fork for your daughters' birthdays. I'm thrilled that our Cottage remains not just a house but more of a home away from home for our guests. My family has spent many wonderful years gathering there and we now have many generations that enjoy our little piece of paradise. We are truly blessed and we are happy to share our home. I hope to see you again one day! Hope
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Brisbane Australia

Luxury by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with Bittersweet Cottage. It is much more than can be shown on the web site. The view, the ambiance, the birdsong, the state of the art appliances and furnishings. We didn't want to leave. What a perfect place for us to come with our son, his wife and their 3 week old daughter and spend quality family time with our first Grandchild.

Thank you Hope for thinking of absolutely everything.

John and Shirley (from Australia) and Kyle, Sarah and Penelope from NYC.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Shirley! I'm so glad that our cottage could serve as the home in which you first got acquainted with your baby grandaughter. What a special time Spring is,when all life begins anew. Our family has gathered there for generations and the memories made there are unforgettable. I know that will hold true for you and your family as well. Many Thanks again for coming to visit all the way from Australia! Best, Hope
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A shot in the arm.

  • 5 of 5

What a good, relaxing time we had, staying at Bittersweet Cottage. Although Spring had not yet arrived, it was wonderful to run/walk to the beaches, sit and watch the light change over the water, and just recharge. Although it was a "down" time of year, there was so much to do and explore. The cottage provides a great base. The North Fork is wonderful and great fun to take the ferries (both north and south sides) to Shelter Island and the Hamptons and we never waited long for a crossing on multiple trips. Three days was just not enough time there though.

The bird life on the inlet was the entertainment. "Swannie" came sailing in at least twice a day to check things out. Sorry to miss out on his partner and their little ones which no doubt are on the way.

The kitchen was the best supplied one I have ever encountered in a rental. My only quibble with the furnishings is not enough chair-side or bed-side reading lights.

We do hope to sail in again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julia, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage on the North Fork! Our little spot is a bird watchers paradise and the resident swan has become quite the celebrity. So sorry about the extra reading lamps. I had some out there but two of them were broken and I had bought new to replace them but never got them out to the house and being shut in for quite some time after surgery for an ice "mishap." . They will definitely be out there the next time you visit :) All the Best, Hope
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Rates & Availability

Peconic Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov-March 31
Nov 30 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 2017-March 2018
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

Dates Available: Year Round.

Credit card transaction fee is 2.75% ( international rate 3.75%)

************Please inquire about holiday rates***********

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Long Island MacArthur(most direct)
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Shelter Island Ferry (8 mls) + Orient Point Ferry
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Long Island Rail Road
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Long Island Expressway
Nearest Beach
0.33 Miles
Goldsmith's Inlet Beach
Car: recommended

A quiet getaway yet close to all that the North Fork has to offer. Minutes to Vineyards, farm stands and local villages.


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