About This Listing
Clean, bright 3 bd/1 bth. 5 minutes to vineyards and the historic seaport town of Greenport. Walk to Kenny's Beach-- we have beach chairs, towels and a wagon to haul your cooler. Bicycles included!
This is our pretty three-bedroom ranch-style cottage, fully equipped, one block from Kenney's Beach; spend the day in the sand or visit the vineyards, Greenport, Shelter Island--this house is central to everything.
A short walk to the beach, bike or drive to vineyards. Bike into Greenport and take the ferry to Shelter Island! Newly furnished and freshly painted, this home is immaculate.
Wifi with booster, landline telephone, television with DVD player, washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, full kitchen, towels and linens. A Razor scooter, too!
Take a tour of the lighthouses on the East End! We'll leave a map for you!
Wifi with booster, landline telephone, television with DVD player, washer and dryer, dishwasher, air conditioner, microwave, full kitchen, towels and linens. Coaster bikes--bring your own helmets.
Interaction with Guests
We don't live far and we're always available by phone with any questions or concerns you might have.
Quiet, tree lined streets; we are two blocks from a scenic beach. Great for jogging and biking. The wineries are five minutes away. There's cute shopping on the main drag and good restaurants all close by. There are water sport rentals - kayaks, wakeboarding (instruction available), waterskiing, surfing, tubing, kiteboarding, custom charters, fishing. You can tour all the historic lighthouses on the North Fork.
You can reach Southold on the North Fork of Long Island by car, bus, ferry and railroad. The Cross Sound Ferry provides transportation to and from the North Fork and New England several times daily. The North Ferry provides access to Shelter Island (an island located in the middle of the North and South Fork of Island Island) and then you can take the South Ferry from Shelter Island to Sag Harbor and the Hamptons.
The Long Island Rail Road provides access to and from the Greenport station to Manhattan.
The Hampton Jitney is a bus that provides access from the North Fork to Manhattan daily. The Jitney also coordinates with LGA and JFK airports.
There is multiple highway access to Riverhead. Transportation by car east of Riverhead is limited to Highway 25.
Coming in from NYC - A traveler might opt for the Hampton Jitney if they do not want to drive or take the train. Currently Hampton Jitney rates are $22 each way with discounts available for round trip.
Traveling by car from New England, it may often pay to drive to the Island from New England via the Cross Island Expressway, if you are near there. That takes you to Queens, NY and is a drive east.
If you are coming from eastern Connecticut or north of Connecticut, it might pay to save time and take the North Fork Ferry.
The Cross Sound Ferry takes you from New London, Ct, to Orient Point, NY., a short ride from Southold.
Just south of the North Fork are the Hamptons and Montauk, which is easily driven to by heading west to Riverhead, and down south and back east again.
Alternatively, simply take the North Ferry to Shelter Island (beteen the two forks) and over to Sag Harbor, a popular Hamptons town.
Enjoy the town and drive south to the Hampton towns along the ocean. To the southwest of Sag Harbor, there are Westhampton, East Quogue, Hampton Bays. Just south is Southampton. Southeast is Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Amagansett, and furthest east Montauk Point.
The North Ferry can take you back to the North Fork and the Cross Sound Ferry can take you back to New England.
You will want to have a car in Southold, unless you are an ambitious bike rider (we have coaster bikes) or just intend to enjoy the house and the beach--the Elbow East restaurant is right around the corner, too. Taxi service entails a wait in the summer season--we're hoping Uber makes inroads!
Other Things to Note
During the summer there are wonderful lobster and seafood festivals. You can find dancing and picnicking at Mitchell park in the Greenport Marina. Greenport is 10 minutes away with great restaurants and shopping, a historic merry-go-round and marina. The ferry to Shelter Island is in Greenport. The Cross Sound ferry is close by in Orient.
Parking at local beaches is restricted to residents; our house is close enough that you can just walk to the beach.
You'll want to bring flip-flops or beach shoes for the pebbly North Shore beaches.
Splish-Splash is a water park on 96 acres in Calverton, NY and is open from May to September; the Travel Channel has ranked it as the 3rd best water park in the country--with 30 rides and attractions, it's the 6th largest.
Golf courses, mini-golf, vineyards, pumpkin picking, antique shops, award-winning vineyards, art galleries, skate park, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing--you could spend all summer in Southold and not run out of things to do.
No smoking on the premises. I'm sorry, we cannot accommodate pets. Unless otherwise agreed upon, check-in time is 3 pm; check-out time is 11 am.
My friends and I had an incredibly lovely and comfortable stay in Mary's home.
We visited for my birthday and Mary could not have been kinder or more helpful-- she even got me a card!
Mary really went above and beyond to make us feel welcome-- she was extremely communicative leading up to our arrival, and left us clear instructions for everything we might need, some fliers and suggestions for local attractions, and a couple little treats for us. We immediately found all of this upon our arrival! It made everything easy and pleasant.
The home is spacious and impeccably clean. Photos don't even do justice to how nice it is. All of the beds were very comfortable, and the wifi worked great. Good location and pretty yard as well!
I would definitely recommend this spot.
I can't give enough praise for Mary and her beautiful home. She was a pleasure to deal with and always immediately responsive. She puts a lot of thought into making sure your stay at her house is the best it can be. The location is perfect. It's located in a lovely tree covered neighborhood , and just a very short walk (or bike ride using the beach cruisers she provides) to a quiet peaceful beach, where we spent our time relaxing before and after participating in the Long Island tour de cure. The house was immaculate, and beds were super comfortable. I only wish we had more time to spend exploring and really taking advantage of all that this wonderful place has to offer. I highly recommend Mary and her place to anyone looking to spend time in this area. You will not be disappointed!
We had a great time at the cottage! :) Thank you so much, Mary and Richard. We needed to get away, and the crisp beach house was a perfect choice!
The property is located in a bucholic, picturesque neighborhood near Kenny's Beach. It is very clean and tidy, minimal, yet well-appointed and had everything we needed. Mary had thought of every detail -- she is a very efficient and a responsive host. I loved dealing with her! Would love come back soon.
Madina and Stephen
We had an amazing time staying here. Literally 5 mins walk to a beautiful public beach. The house is cozy and comfortable with a lovely kitchen where we cooked fresh seafood we bought in town. Southold is cute, and greenport is a nice easy bike ride away - on the lovely beach cruisers they have at the house! Can't wait to come back. Was a peaceful, wonderful place to be - beaches, woods, wineries, pastures, quiet. And easy to get to from the jitney !!
This was a wonderful small house near the beach and convenient to all the vineyards, wineries and charming small towns on the North Fork. The three bedrooms would certainly be comfortable for 6 people as long as they are happy sharing a bathroom. Mary and her family were very welcoming... before our stay and at the time of our arrival, they provided maps, information and recommendations so that we could make the most of our visit. We weren't able to take advantage, but they have bikes, beach chairs and other summer gear available for the use of guests. They also left some staples such as coffee, sugar and such, which we weren't expecting, and which was most appreciated. We would definitely rent this home again. Thanks Mary and family!
The "Crisp Beach House" perfectly describes the lovely house we were fortunate enough to book last weekend. Mary Emerson is a conscientious, generous host that cares about her home and the guests that stay there.
The house is exactly as pictured, pretty, neat and very clean. The beds, linens and towels are new and comfy. Our family of 5 were so comfortable the minute we walked through the door.
We were relieved that in the morning we has fresh milk in the refrigerator, cereal and waffles for the kiddies.
Most of all, the location is fantastic. The house is located in the middle of wine country , around the corner from Kenny's Beach and nestled in a lovely wooded area. Southold and Mattituck are nice towns to walk through and Greenport is wonderful. Next time we will make it to Orient Point and Shelter Island.
If you have young kids, some vineyards are terrific for families. As we were wine tasting the kids would picnic or play soccer.
I wish we could have stayed all week. It was fantastic and my family HIGHLY recommends both the area to visit and this lovely house.
Crisp Beach House was like a little piece of heaven. It was just what we were looking for. My friend and I were over in NYC and wanted some time by the beach to add a relaxing element to our trip and we weren't disappointed. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely bottle of red wine, milk, butter, waffles in the fridge. Mary's husband, luckily for us although not so for him, had left his ham and bread lunch behind and Mary emailed to suggest we were welcome to it.
The house is really only a 5 minutes walk to the beach where there is a wonderful restaurant, we ate here on our first night. We visited Long Island without a car which I can see might have some drawbacks for some people. We were really lucky and got a lift from a lady on the bus on our arrival and then we leisurely walked back to Southhold which probably took about 45mins.
During our trip we used the bikes to cycle to the vineyards and we were pleased to find that the location of the house was in easy cycling distance infant the first called Sparkling Point was probably only 10mins on the bikes. We then cycled to Greenport which is definitely worth the visit.
The North fork is just stunning and I would recommend Crisp Beach House to family and friends. The only downside to our stay was that we didn't stay longer. It really was the restful stay that we had hoped for.
Thank you Mary
About the Host, Mary
We live on the North Shore of Long Island--I'm a nurse at Stony Brook Hospital and my husband's been teaching bass and guitar out here for more than thirty years--kindergartners through professionals; he does it all! We love Southold and the down-to-earth quality of the East End--they call it sushi in the Hamptons, but in Southold, they call it bait. We're busy with our four year old son and we don't get out to the house much these days--maybe next year!
Just roll down the street and youre there--you can get take-out from here.North Sea Drive Southold NY 11971
Built in 1857, the lighthouse is open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Sat and Sun from 11:30am - 4:00 pm. $3 for adults and FREE for kids under 12.Lighthouse Road Southold NY 11971
We love this little local placeNew York 25 Southold NY 11971
Closest grocery store; everybody in town shops here.New York 25 Southold NY 11971
Baaaakery!Rte 25 Southold NY 11971
For kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals or tours.Main Road Southold NY 11971
Live music Saturdays, 1 pm to 5 pmNew York 25 Peconic NY 11958
Greenport Skating Park--bring your skateboard or rollerblades; dont forget a helmetMoores Ln Greenport NY 11944
We have a train-lover in the family...Greenport New York
Take the bikes over to Shelter Island!Greenport NY 11944
Learn about our historic seaport.3rd Street Greenport NY 11944
Antique carousel; see the camera obscura--one of five in the US-- by appointment only, call (phone number hidden)--google it!Front Street Greenport NY 11944
Daily harbor tours on Long Islands only non-polluting electric powered passenger vessel. Glory Peconic Bay Harbor ToursMain St Greenport NY 11944
Open studio and gallery of contemporary realist painter Isabelle Haran-Leonardi.Main St Greenport NY 11944
Definitely make reservations and enjoy the beautiful ferry ride over to this hidden gem on West Neck Creek. The food is so good!S Menantic Rd Shelter Island NY 11964
Beautiful, quaint lavender farm. Bike here.New York 25 East Marion NY 11939
Easy hiking to kettle lake formed by a glacier 10,000 years ago.Mattituck NY 11952
Live music on weekendsSound Avenue Riverhead NY 11901
State Park fee applies, $10 after June 28th. Great playground, wildlife sightings, kayak and paddle board rentals.Orient New York
The original Elbow Room.Main Rd Jamesport NY 11947