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Dreamlike Property In Greenport - Beach Chill Beyond Compare + Near to Vineyards

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Enjoy 270 Degrees Of Beachfront Property

This beautiful, one-of-a-kind beach house is located on 4 acres with a private beach spanning 1,100' on either side of the Greenport Jetty. The property faces the spectacular view of Shelter Island and the Peconic Bay (to the East) and Greenport Harbor (to the South).

Breakwater Cottage offers a beautiful outdoor lawn and panoramic water views from every room in the house that are enhanced by the evening sunsets.

Breakwater was completely renovated in 2006 and features a fully equipped chef's kitchen to make this vacation paradise one to remember.

If you are planning a vacation, a weekend vineyard tour, or need a special place to get away from it all, Breakwater is your perfect destination. Have a picnic on a private beach overlooking the Peconic Bay with your favorite beverage in hand.

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Greenport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor fires
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath downstairs (in addition to master bath). Full bath upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The master bedroom is on the first floor with it's own bath. Additional bedroom on first floor with pullout sofa with room for 2 kids on couch. 2 bedrooms upstairs, each sleeps 3; one of the rooms can fit an air mattress (provided) for a 4th person.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Dreamlike Property In Greenport - Beach Chill Beyond Compare + Near to Vineyards
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Wilmette, IL

A Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property for a special birthday celebration/vacation with our adult children and grandchildren (3 1/2 and 4 mos.) hoping to have a week of sun and sand on the water in a house that would comfortably accommodate the 8 of us. This home, and it's magnificent setting (with a choice of two adjacent beaches from which to swim!) totally surpassed our wildest imaginings!

Mike was wonderful to deal with - quickly available for questions and concerns - and his house is as comfortably laid out/comfortably furnished as any rental we've ever had. The large, open living room/dining room/well equipped kitchen (with a large dining table that could easily accommodate 10) is surrounded by windows that look out onto the yard and the water beyond - a perfect center for our days and nights when we weren't outside enjoying every wonderful nook and cranny the property had to offer. We could all be together, or find a quiet place to read or talk - in the hammock, or at tables and chairs scattered around and tucked away amidst the property. The large, grassy yard was perfect for outdoor family games, blowing bubbles and playing whiffleball with our grandson. And the close proximity of the house to the beach made it easy to come and go many times over the course of the day (even the 3 1/2 year old could follow the path and return home "on his own"). We rented paddle boards for several days from One Love Beach (they deliver and pick up the boards!) and took advantage of the kayaks that are included with the rental as well.

This terrific place enabled us all to enjoy an abundance of beauty, relaxation and activities-we-love - It was a magical and memorable week and we can't thank Mike enough for sharing his family's amazing beach retreat with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renters like Anne not only remind us of how special a place Breakwater is but also encourage us to continue making improvements inside and out...with pleasure.
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Beautiful House!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice! Mike was very helpful! We had an amazing stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous, dreamlike house

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at the breakwater cottage in Greenport for my friend's bachelorette weekend. We were surrounded by gorgeous water views and a gorgeous lawn. We never wanted to leave. The kitchen was well equipped and unique with the blue cabinets. It was perfect for when we had a chef come to cook for our group of girls. Plenty of seating around. I recommend this house to anyone who wants to have a great weekend away. It's close to town too! I wish I could go back every weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a girls' weekend and it couldn't have been more perfect. As other reviews note, pictures do not do this home justice. The views were spectacular and the layout was perfect for a group with sleeping quarters tucked away and a large living/eating area and views for days. Mike was very communicative, easy to reach, and overall great to work with. A few of us are trying to figure out how we can plan another trip to Breakwater!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Perfect property for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented Breakwater with a group of my girlfriends and it was the best decision! It’s hard to believe but, like many other reviewers have stated, the pictures don’t even do this place justice. From the ample sleeping space and beautifully designed common area, to the quiet beach and panoramic views of the water, this house has everything you could want in a rental home. Mike was very easy to work with and answered any questions I had leading up to our stay. I would recommend this property to any of my family or friends and definitely plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, very nice house

  • 5 of 5

This place was on an absolutely gorgeous piece of property (panoramic ocean-front property), private beach, volleyball court, etc...the home was very open and airy, open floor-plan kitchen, big bedrooms, quick drive into town. The owners were very kind and followed up before our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Janet! You're welcome back anytime!
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Mike Corso
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Mike Corso

My wife and I began coming out to the North Fork of Long Island when we were children. Our families lived in Roslyn LI and always looked forward to our annual visits to the beaches of the town of Southold 'way out near Orient Point'.

Over 10 years ago, my wife and I and our sons began renting homes on the North Fork to be close to our extended family that resides in the area (Greenport, East Marion, and Cutchogue). In 2003, after searching for 4 years, we found and bought the most desirable place on earth, Breakwater (OK, I'm biased but you'll see).

Since then, our summers have been filled with immeasurable joys and lifetime memories. But, for us, the fun doesn't end at Labor Day; we continue to travel (from Westchester, NY) throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring for grand getaways at Breakwater.

At this time, our very active/athletic boys are in high school making it a little difficult for us to spend as much time as we'd like on Long Island. Once our boys move on, we expect to, once again, enjoy full summers in wonderful Greenport. Until then, our situation is your gain :)

Mike Corso purchased this house in 2003

Why Mike Corso chose Greenport

Breakwater is but 5 houses away from my brother's summer home on Beach Road, 2 miles from my sister's home on the Long Island Sound in Greenport, and a 1-mile swim to my wife's family in East Marion.

Aside from close proximity to family, our property (as you can see from the aerial views) sits on a peninsula with 270 degree views of Peconic Bay and Greenport Harbor. The location, the land, and the privates beaches of Breakwater are nothing short of stunning.

What makes this house unique

Our 4 acres of land and beach afford us the opportunity to enjoy several unique sitting areas, each with a fabulous view of the Bay's never ending eye candy.

Close proximity to the beautiful town of Greenport (and all of its shops and restaurants) is another added benefit. You are able to kayak 10-20 minutes across Greenport Harbor into town or you can walk, jog, bike, or drive 2 miles if that's your preference.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good morning Mike,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for letting us stay in your GORGEOUS home. We had the absolute best weekend, with amazing and weather to go with it. Your house truly allowed me to the host the perfect event for my sister and I cannot thank you enough!

Attached are some pictures of the balloons we put in the house with the beautiful view behind it!

Thank you!
Jun 2017
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North Fork Table & Inn
"$$$$ but amazing."
The Frisky Oyster
"$$$ Great food, great ambiance."
"$$$ - Our fav upscale restaurant in town. Sit at the bar and enjoy their specialty cocktails..."
Vine Street Cafe
"Beautiful but haven't been yet. Heard great things."
"THE BEST COFFEE & ESPRESSO PERIOD. Tell Aldo I sent you ;)"
Coronet Luncheonette -- CLOSED
"Great throwback to another era. Always an excellent breakfast or lunch."
La Capricciosa Pizza
"We cater our large parties from this exceptional family style Italian restaurant. You'll lov..."
Sunset Beach
"A trendy, beautiful spot on Shelter Island. Drive or (better) bike over for lunch and a swim..."
Sterlington Deli
"Just a solid deli. Near the ferry to Shelter Island."
North Fork Oyster Company -- CLOSED
"Beautiful restaurant in 'The Square' in the heart of Greenport. Inviting."
"$$$ Very cool restaurant on the dock near Preston's (across from Claudio's). "
Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant
"One of our favorites. Hellenic is a long standing family owned Greek restaurant on the north..."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Island's End Golf
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
37 Miles
Long Island Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Billy's By The Bay
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
south and east side of property

This beautiful, one-of-a-kind beach house is located on a private beach facing the spectacular views of Shelter Island and the Peconic Bay (to the East/South East) and Greenport Harbor (to the South). It is nestled on a Sandy Beach like no other location in the area.

If you are planning a vacation or special event outing and want to get away from it all, this is the place to come. Have a picnic on a private beach overlooking the Peconic Bay with your favorite beverage in hand.

As secluded and quiet as the location is, it's only a short stroll away to the quaint maritime Village of Greenport where you will find restaurants, shopping with a variety of boutiques and stores to fit your every need.

The area is also home to approximately 30 vineyards that feature regular tastings and live music in a 'Sonoma' like bucolic setting.

Finally, if you're into bike riding, there's no better place to cycle than the North Fork (to Orient Point) or on Shelter Island where an endless number of stunning views appear at every turn.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Upon payment, you will receive a detailed 'house list' along with a list of things to do in the area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.