About this listing
Cult midcentury-modern architect Andrew Geller's playful 1962 Toaster House is full of light and whimsy, with its wall of windows, outdoor decks & 2-story fireplace. Hundreds of books to curl up with. Casual, serene, one-of-a-kind year-round fun.
Curl up by the fireplace with a good book and a glass of wine in Andrew Geller's sunny modernist gem, "The Toaster House" in a setting that feels like a treehouse with a 2-story wall of windows and tree-shaded decks on both levels.
Built in 1962 by the cult favorite "Architect of Happiness" (who also designed Leisurama Homes in Montauk), the original Toaster House had a 2nd wing built in 1982, where the hosts now reside.
The 1962 Guest Wing has most of its original 60s details and has a rustic, casual vibe, full of playful angles, a 2-story fireplace, an entire wall of books and curiosities. The North Fork is a beautiful area to explore, but if it rains or snows during your visit, the house is a cozy refuge with its own enchantments.
Guests have use of entire original 1962 wing, with private front entrance off circular drive. Hosts live in separate wing.
Interaction with guests
We are available, friendly and knowledgable about the North Fork and the East End in general, but will entirely respect your privacy.
The North Fork is Long Island's beautiful alternative to the Hamptons, with 48+ wineries, organic farms, beaches and a low-key lifestyle suitable year-round for walking, hiking, browsing and enjoying farm-to-table dining in its scenic towns.
The Toaster House is located on a quiet street that ends at one of the Mattituck Inlets, so a 2-minute stroll takes you to a view of boats and docks. Another five minute stroll leads to Oregon Road, one of the most scenic walks/drives/bike rides in Long Island, with miles of old farms and fields…plus two award-winning wineries. ON a clear night, the sky is full of stars.
Mattituck is 1 1/2 - 2 hour drive from NYC. The Hampton Jitney and the Long Island Railroad both stop directly in Mattituck, approx. 1 mile from our house. Bikers and hikers can fully enjoy a stay with no car, but for really seeing the North Fork's many sweet towns and beaches, a car is recommended.
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Car Rental (they deliver, hours limited): Enterprise
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Bike Rental: Dan's Bikes, Greenport (they deliver the bikes directly to the house)
Other things to note
The house is fully stocked with all the basics, and lots of frills -- comfy beds, pretty linens, tons of blankets and pillows -- and each bathroom is stocked with towels and toiletries. The kitchenette has china, glassware and silverware for sharing meals -- there's a coffee-maker, a microwave to warm food, and a fridge to store it, but no stove. There are many local options for dining out, or getting take-out from nearby gourmet markets and farm stands.
We would hope for mutual respectfulness, kindness and consideration. No smoking indoors. No loud party people, please. It's a quiet residential neighborhood and we love our neighbors.
We have 2 cats and a puppy, but they will remain on the owner side of the house, unless you want to meet them! We allow some pets - please inquire if interested.
Listing price is for 2 guests. Additional guests are not permitted without reservations. Children over 6 welcome, but house is not childproof for very little ones.
Maribeth, a writer, married Tom, an artist, and we've been together for 29 years. Tom is a museum director on the East End, and I work at a local not-for-profit. Our home is casual and our life is full of friends and family, dogs and cats, books and paintings, films and music. We love to travel - road trips mostly - and we love staying at airbnb's so much we decided to open up our own house and join as hosts.