Beach Cottage, Town Harbor Lane, FOUNDERS LANDING
From $300 / night
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Come experience a Northfork summer, golfing, biking, beaching, Estate sale hunting, in the Heart of Wine Country, Long Island.
Centrally Located in the Town of Southold, South of the main road, 3 houses from the water in the elite Founders Landing section of North Fork, The cottage is minutes' walk to the water, with exclusive access to Founders Landing Beach Parking.
This beach has 2 sections, a Playground, swing set, and seasonal Lifeguard, with bathrooms, great for kids, or the other quieter side, so that you can lay out take a quick dip, and just relax.
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Beach Cottage, Town Harbor Lane, FOUNDERS LANDING
Southold, New York
Additional Location Information
One Minute drive or a 3 to 4 minute walk to Founders Landing Beach on beautiful Peconic Bay -amazing views with Playground, Lifeguard, boat ramp, beach showers and toilets. GREAT KIDS BEACH on one side, more private on the other. Bring your boat or rent one.
Enjoy exploring the towns of the North Fork, including Southold and Greenport -- dining, golfing, antique shops, boating, kayaking, fishing and more. . .
Explore the local wineries - over 60 wineries within a short drive for tasting and touring. Shop the local organic farm markets for fresh grown Long Island produce and flowers.
Take the short ferry rides Shelter Island, to the South Fork and visit the Hamptons. Only a 10-minute ride from the Cross Sound Ferry dock in Orient Point.
Located in the town of Southold, Long Island, North Fork, Wine Country, New York, and a minutes drive to Greenport, Orient Point, and East Marion.
Minutes from the heart of wine country, beautiful beaches, top restaurants, ( you can walk to the North Fork Table from our house) ferry’s, golfing, farm stands and shopping outlets!! And wait for the evening with you take your after dinner walk to the beach and look up at the stars! This is star watching country!
ARTICLE: By ROBIN FINN Published: June 21, 2013 --Around 75 miles east of New York City, just past the “Rip van Winkle” revival unfolding in somnolent Riverhead, the Long Island Expressway ends in a blaze of commercial glory at the Tanger Outlets. Soon after that, Long Island succumbs to a severe case of geological split personality and sprouts an intriguing pair of sibling peninsulas. Naturally there’s a bit of a rivalry.
The overachieving one, the South Fork, is starting to flirt with being overbuilt, overhyped and overcrowded, but from the perspective of the average homebuyer’s portfolio, owning a home there is an inarguably lovely wish-list item. The Atlantic is a proven tonic to South Fork property values; so is the star wattage of its denizens.
The North Fork is a wallflower and an underdog by comparison, but alluring for its own vistas and virtues. It is not resort chic, and few of its properties are exorbitant. It has no ocean, but plenty of Long Island Sound frontage. Dotted but not glutted with affordable and often times historic homes — and driven by an accumulation of niche farms, vineyards, foodie fanaticism and activities like pumpkin- or berry-picking newly christened as agri-tainment — it is building an identity based on what it is not.
“I think the North Fork is fast becoming the un-Hampton,” said Scott Russell, the supervisor of Southold, an amalgam of scenic hamlets which, along with the South Fork’s Southampton and East Hampton, claims roots back to 1640. “We don’t have the traffic issues, our real estate has stayed within a range of reasonable standards, the bay and Sound beaches are pristine, and farmland is still the cornerstone of our community. We rely on our natural landscape for recreation and as a tourist attraction, and it seems to be working: people are even moving here from the Hamptons.
“It’s a bit of a mixed blessing,” he concluded, “because every time the word goes out about what a hidden jewel we are, we’re a little bit less hidden.”
But Mr. Russell, a confirmed cheerleader for preservation over development, does not like it one iota when people express confusion about his Fork’s qualifications as a haven for weekend homeowners, boaters, golfers and oenophiles. “That perplexes me,” he said. “Maybe we’re a victim of our own success. We’re distinct and different. And we’re unpretentious.”
The North Fork, a verdant jumble of farmland and vineyards interspersed with an intricate ecosystem of creeks and bordered to the north by the Sound, juts 30 miles toward its quaint terminus at Orient Point.
The South Fork, better known as the Hamptons, basks in conspicuous consumption and multimillion-dollar ocean frontage all the way to Montauk Point. The Great Peconic Bay separates these desirable peninsulas, which are linked, with Shelter Island in the middle, by car ferries.
If proof is needed that the less flamboyant Fork is emerging as a preferred destination in its own right there was, as of 2012, upgraded ambassador-class seating on some weekend Hampton Jitney routes to the North Fork. The jitney took over North Fork bus service from Sunrise Coach Lines in 2006, immediately doubled the schedule, and in the last few seasons has noted a 20 percent rise in ridership. Andrew Lynch, a Jitney vice president, said the ambassador jaunts had proved “extremely successful,” just as on the South Fork.
According to Nicholas, the, summer rentals typically range from $6,000 per week to $35,000 for the season. Greenport, the North Fork’s only incorporated village, is the hub of commerce, culture, dining and recreation (its restored merry-go-round is a big hit).
The Hamptons have long since arrived on the global luxury real estate map; the stalled conga line of weekend traffic on Route 27 attests to its popularity — and not just in the height of summer. It is a celebrity magnet, a mash-up of movers and shakers. Hedge-fund managers have stormed the hedgerows. There is gala gridlock.
And then there is the Fork less taken, the one without the velvet ropes, the one where the heaviest traffic accumulates on fall harvest weekends. The modest priority list of typical North Fork house-hunters: privacy, easy upkeep, low taxes, water view, bike to beach and/or town.
According to Gayle, a fourth-generation summer resident, “The Hamptons are a place where people go to see and be seen, and the North Fork is a place where people go to see the scenery.”
She said the low interest rates and moderate prices of the past two seasons had brought a new sort of buyer to the North Fork: escapists from New York who don’t own their apartments and are buying their first home to use as a second home. She met Regina and Nikolai last summer at an open house. The couple had ventured out to Southold three years ago to dine at the North Fork Table and Inn (website: hidden) and were quickly smitten by the North Fork’s bucolic charm.
They closed on their two-bedroom two-bath getaway on May 28 and have already moved in. "This property really had it all, and thankfully we won out in the end.” “It’s amazing how fast it felt like home,” she said. “We honestly never could have imagined that a place like this, so perfect and quaint, would exist Less than two hours from the city. We picked the North Fork for so many reasons that can be summed up as one: it’s the anti-Hamptons. Also, we looked very briefly upstate around Woodstock and New Paltz, but that area didn’t hold a candle to this.”
What’s growing in most North Fork fields aren’t subdivisions but vegetables, fruit and lots of grapes. The draw is the natural landscape, not trophy estates, although there are a few, like the 1895 mansion on eight acres with 350 feet of waterfront barrier beach in East Marion listed for $3.95 million. The stunning sunsets are gratis. But such sunsets are available in most North Fork price ranges.
Perri lives in TriBeCa with her husband, Brett, and their daughter, Nolia, 6, but spends most weekends on the North Fork. “Seven years ago I didn’t really know what the North Fork was,” Ms. Dorset said. “But we knew we didn’t want to deal with the crowds in the Hamptons, wound up renting in Southold for 2 Months, and fell in love with the beauty of the place.”
After renting for two summers in Greenport / Southold, they realized their affection for the North Fork was not a passing fancy, and in 2011 they bought a four-bedroom beach house near Goose Creek in Southold. They use the place, which has central air-conditioning, an outdoor shower and half an acre of land, to exhale on weekends year round.
“There is little to no scene on the North Fork,” Ms. Dorset said, “and it makes you feel good that when you buy property, there’s a 2 percent tax that goes to land preservation. I can tell that the locals are concerned and sensitive that it not turns into the next Hamptons, but I don’t see it happening. The party isn’t here.”
Nobody would ever accuse Albert Einstein of having been a party animal, but he was smart and loved to sail, and a cute white cottage on Nassau Point on the North Fork is where he insisted he spent, in 1939, the happiest summer of his life. That he got away with wearing a pair of Size 11 women’s sandals all season because the local Rothman’s Department Store had nothing else that fit him is part of the lore; the prevailing opinion is that he could still get away with ersatz footwear were he in the market for a North Fork summer getaway in 2013.
In addition to farm stands and wineries, there’s a restaurant infusion exemplified by the North Fork Table and Inn (the chefs did not leave their urban clientele behind when they left Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan, but in true North Fork spirit added a parking-lot lunch-truck option for casual takeout). Nor does one have to depart the Fork to find an artisanal cornucopia: shiitake mushrooms, Icelandic sheep, goats, buffalo, micro greens and beer. In Greenport, a microbrewery (website: hidden) has taken up residence in a renovated firehouse.
“You can feel it starting to become this great little gourmet ghetto,” Ms. Dorset said.
"Greenport, with all its restaurants and galleries and shops, is a very hot area for singles and family’s this year. You can take the train or jitney out and walk to wherever you need to go. Refurbished Victorian sea captains’ homes are very popular: what you’d spend $2 million on in Sag Harbor, you can get for under a million in Greenport. No, we don’t have the ocean, but what we’re seeing are families with small children who aren’t comfortable with the ocean and prefer a bay beach.”
Mr. Calabrese had looked everywhere for a weekend house with rental income potential, including the Jersey Shore, Long Beach and the Hamptons. After renting in Jamesport for a month, that included Labor Day weekend, he realized the North Fork was where he wanted to stay. “I said to myself, ‘Wait a second,’ there are farms for the kids to run around, my wife enjoys the vineyards, I need to be near water, and I don’t want to sit in traffic on my way to the Hamptons. “I’d pick the North Fork. It’s like I feel the stress melting off me every time we come out.” he said
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats
Golf course within 30 minute drive, Water park nearby, Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby, Tennis courts nearby, Water sports nearby
Nearest beach: Founders Landing Beach, 0.5 miles
Nearest shops, 0.5 miles
Nearest train station: Southold - -LIRR, 1 miles
Nearest ferry port: Greenport, 3 miles
Nearest airport: Islip
Car is recommended
Last updated on September 22, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $400
- Cleaning fee | $150 per stay
- Refundable Security deposit for monthly rental only | $400 per month
- Fees for additional guests may apply.
- Pet | $175
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Central heating
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Private Beach
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 4 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask