The SpaceAmazingly perfect as a Fall getaway, and in equal measure as a Winter one, and, though different, is just as lovely in the Spring & Summer, too. If you don't hike or ski, come to the sea. In the Fall & Winter, the incredible waves of Smith Point Beach along the white-sand coast of the South Fork of Eastern Long Island still call to the water many hard-core surfers, while called to the shoreline are coastline families just taking in the serenity in greater doses than could be done earlier in the year. You will love an amazingly peaceful walk on a quiet beach, or the cozy nights you can spend in what is assuredly one of the cutest vacation homes you could ever hope to find... Fall revelry is abundant as the seasons continue their beautiful turning and the warmly-temperatured bay water through the end of October still allows you to kayak comfortably around the protected wildlife sanctuary right in the back yard, before the floating dock has to be removed during the second half of October in advance of any Fall/Winter freeze! Kayaks are still available for use during the months between October and June, but they would then be entered into only directly from the bulkhead. You will love the incredible views from the rooms in which you'll be dining, sleeping (master bedroom), lounging and even showering (with its in-shower window to the water.) The skies -- each sunrise & each sunset like a fingerprint. 1 King & 2 Queen Bedrooms sleep 6 wonderfully; 2 couches in separate areas allow nice & comfortable sleeping for 2 additional guests. There is of course one full bathroom, and then there is a second half bathroom that requires a little explanation: it is a separate restroom which provides the location of both a 2nd toilet for guests and also the washing machine -- please note that there is no sink in this "half bathroom." This well-designed home exists on one level with no stairs inside & minimal steps to the outside decks & walkways and features a shower design in the bathroom for those with low mobility. Fall and winter evenings love to call you into the hot tub just before the stars start to appear overhead. Your fingers pruning, you hop out into your brightly colored towel, grab the evening bottle of your favorite something or other, and everyone convenes on the deck. You whisper into the house, hey, let's turn the patio lights down a little lower (but just not so low that one of us could trip!) Someone grabs from the luggage everyone's coziest wardrobe pieces and all are soon cuddling up on the cushions, watching the stars begin their shining or the moon rise over the incredible Fall scene. Someone suggests getting dinner ready and everyone is suddenly in the open kitchen space -- a perfect upstart meal being made by multiple hands, which is, of course, the very best kind of meal. A bunch of delicious items are decided as being perfect for the stove, but one person suggests easily adding some Summer flair to the Fall feast by cooking a steak on the barbecue right outside. After dinner, the big comfy couch and the big flat screen movie usher everyone into the evening... and soon thereafter, the great night of sleep starts to call. As people begin hitting the hay, a small bit of marveling goes on about the bedside remotes in each room allowing for one's stationary control of the bedroom's ceiling light. The next morning, one person rises nice and early to catch how the sunrise looks over the water, pulling out their camera phone to document the sky while everyone else continues to sleep so soundly. In the afternoon there's chance for a great bird-watching phone video clip that makes you realize that peaceful "quiet" time doesn't necessarily even have to be quiet. You sincerely feel a great sense of being at home and give credit to just how truly unique this adventure has been & how much it has served as an addition to your ever-expanding world -- Guest AccessWarm Home with plenty of sunshine filled windows. Dishwasher. Coffee Maker. Kitchen Utensils and Cooking Ware. Closets. Filtered Drinking Water. Cable & 2 Large Beautiful Flat Screen TVs. DVD Player. On deck BBQ. Exercise Bike. Selection of Books. Washing Machine. Parking Spaces for Multiple Cars. 2 kayaks available for use free of charge. Interaction with GuestsLimited Interaction; we will not be present during the stay! Emergency contact number will be provided. We ask that you please use discretion and common sense in particular with guarding young ones around the water while on the premises. We want to ensure that everyone has a safe and wonderful stay. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is one of canal dwellers with the beautiful, warm Moriches Bay serving (incredibly) as our lovely & spectacular shared backyard. Available all year round with its serene views of nature throughout the fall and a wonderfully warm and cozy setting for those wanting to get away from the slushy mess of big city living during the winter :-). Getting AroundA few miles away from the LIRR......very easy directions to/from the property via either the Long Island Expressway or Sunrise Highway from any of the five boroughs (~70 mile drive generally 1:10-1:30 duration); or a comfortable 1:45 LIRR train ride from NYC; 17 minutes drive to Riverhead for shopping; 30 minute drive to the Hamptons for day-trip galavanting. A short walk to the beach.
Other Things to NoteFor a day's excursion, of note is that the Outlet Center at Riverhead is just 17 minutes away; nearby, as well -- just 32 minutes by car or LIRR -- and you'll be in the Hamptons with their similarly gorgeous fine white-sand beaches along Long Island's South Shore! Also please note Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement required to be signed by all adult guests for use of premises and amenities.
From our guests we have received many amazing reviews. We have also received one bad review from someone who complained about the craziest things. Because of this I want to point out a few things that may occur, so that these things will not somehow surprise any future guests. During the Fall, there will be leaves on the property from time to time. Some leaves will fall during your stay. When opening the doors leaves may blow into the house. When opening the lid to the hot tub, you may experience a few leaves falling from the trees into the hot tub. There is a vacuum at the hot tub in case any leaves fall to the bottom while you’re using it and you want to pluck a few out. Please be aware that the leaves can be moved easily from wherever they end up. Also, please be cautious as a general practice so that you do not fall over anything that a newly fallen leaf may be covering. Also of note: in my fridge, I do leave miscellaneous condiments so that guests need not provide them for themselves. I also might leave a dessert item or another item for your consumption – these are little gestures of my hospitality; no rudely stated “you left(!) a bottle of mustard in the fridge” notes are welcome, thank you very much. Certainly, if you do not want to use a condiment or enjoy a treat, it is 100% okay (and my request) that you simply leave it be, right where you found it there in my fridge. Of note is that pre-November, the docks come out, before the winter freeze. Kayak kayaking can still happen – it’s just not as easily done. Landscaping is done biweekly, so in the event that you book your stay right before the next scheduled landscaping clean-up, mother nature may have made it a little messier than you may want. If you want to ensure perfect landscaping, we can come up with some sort of charge to have the landscaping crew stop by directly prior to your arrival. For those not aware of such things, now a note about seasons & how seasons may effect the look of our natural landscaping: the grass and trees and water look different, and some might say “less beautiful” in the Fall and the Winter than they do in the Spring and Summer; please do not be surprised by the seasonal differences in the look of the natural elements around the house. I have included pictures of the house and property during all seasons on our website. Additionally, the BBQ does not get steam-cleaned after every use but it is assuredly good-to-use, and has actually not yet had even one year of use; that said, please do your part and scratch down the grill after each and every use of your own. Thank you.