The SpaceThis house has been in my husband's family for 50 years. It's well-taken care of, nicely furnished, and located literally 300 feet off of any road. Giant bay windows abound looking out on nature and the night sky. The stone-faced wood-burning fireplace adds another dimension to chilly late-fall or winter nights. You'll think you're in the middle of nowhere unless you need something; and then you'll be right next to whatever you seek. We have an outdoor patio with a picnic table and umbrella, plus another table and chairs out in the meadow. Our lawn is massive and perfect for outdoor fun including frisbee, catch, croquet, volleyball, badminton...whatever strikes your fancy. Best of all, we're only an hour to an hour and 10 minutes from Manhattan. That's a real hour folks...not gee-if-only-traffic-didn't-exist timing. We're also close to Ronkonkoma train station so your non-driving friends can easily come out to join you for the weekend.
In addition to all those windows, we have air-conditioning and fans. The main bedroom is huge, as is the solarium (named that because of its 14 windows) which serves us as a second bedroom and is easily convertible. Perfect for a family or couples with or without visiting friends, though a solitary writer might also think he'd dropped into Heaven.
You can easily barbecue and eat out on the porch, or anywhere in the backyard.
Nearby Corey Beach is ideal for kids. Shallow bay water, a playground on the sand, and local fixture Flo's Luncheonette serving up yummy food. For the ocean beach experience, Smith Point on Fire Island is a 15 minute drive away. Otherwise, the Pines, Cherry Grove, Watch Hill and Davis Park ferries are 15 minute drives into town. Guest AccessHi-speed Wifi, BBQ grill, beach chairs Interaction with GuestsMost of the time our neighbor and caretakers Melody and Frank will assist you. We use the house when it is not being rented out but we prefer to give our guests their privacy so that they can enjoy our home as if it were their own. The NeighborhoodHoltsville is a small little town with a yummy pizza parlor, chinese take-out and bagel shop. You are only 10 minutes away from the town of Patchogue, with great restaurants and bars and a cute little town for walking around. Bobbique, Hoshi, & Perabell are our favorites. Del Fiore's has delicious prepared Italian Food, cheese, bread, and specialty items to go. Getting AroundThe Long Island Railroad is conveniently located 10 minutes away at the Ronkonkoma train station, Sayville and Patchogue stations are 15 minutes away. Other Things to NoteThe Ferry boats to Fire Island are located nearby. The closest one to our house is the Davis Park Ferry in Patchogue. The Bayshore and Sayville Ferries are 20 minutes away. Please note that our house is NOT on Fire Island.