House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10) , 2 week minimum
About Wendy Prellwitz
High House has been a special place for my family for 4 generations. It was begun by my great-grandparents, who moved the house to it's beautiful location in 1911 to be part of an artist's colony. As a child I enjoyed every summer here with my grandparents and now return often with my husband and children.
Why Wendy Prellwitz chose Peconic
A house imbued with family history in an extraordinary location.
What makes this House unique
We love the peaceful, relaxing world here, with beach walks and views of the bay that are always changing- from sunrise and sunset to full moon reflections. We also appreciate being close to preserved farmland and vineyards, so we can enjoy fresh produce, local products and of course delicious wine!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
This is a historic property with a lot of character and fantastic outdoor space. Very private and relaxing, with sun or shade always available. Hard to find something as perfect as this.
Our family spent a wonderful two weeks at High House in August this year. We came from Florida and Boston to Peconic and the North Fork. We were so happy to be able to spend time together in such a restful atmosphere. We come from a family of longtime Long Islanders but had not spent a lot of time on the North Fork except for day trips years ago. Since our vacation this summer, we have become strong “North Forkers” in spirit. Wendy was extremely helpful in recommending local farm stands, wineries, and other local businesses and her stories of her childhood and family in the house were fascinating. The weather was great and the beach and the bay were perfect for our mix of older children and adults of various ages as we swam and used our paddle boards and kayaks each day. We look forward to returning!!
We didn't want to leave!
The house was charming and comfortable, and we loved being right on the beach - so perfect for a small child and hosting a few friends. We hardly left the property, and every day we grilled and ate dinner on the screened in porch. We were so happy that next year we're renting for an additional week!
I'm SO glad you enjoyed our house.. we often don't want to leave either!
Many thanks for booking again next year!
A Unique Treat!
Vacation at High House and, beyond the winding beach and glistening bay, enjoy museum quality art and fascinating Long Island history. The spacious rooms are furnished eclectically, but definitely lean vintage. We loved the "summer dining room," a screened porch with panoramic views of Peconic Bay. Our family group of ten hopes to reprise our High House holiday.
Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed your vacation! The dining porch has always been a favorite hang out fir my family.. and I look forward to seeing you. Next year!
High House, what a magical place. My wife and I spent two weeks at this house. The history of the painters and their paintings, period furniture, fireplace, dining facilities inside and outdoors, the beach, and the glorious views all in a comfortable and congenial world. Our stay after Memorial Day was perfect. Thank you. The weather and opportunity to have friends and family was just what we needed. David and Anneke Frazer, Prov., RI
A Waterfront Treasure for friends and Family
While staying at High House we were transported to a wonderful secluded historic family home overlooking the Peconic Bay. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with beautiful views of the water. The outside patio and garden offer shady nooks to relax overlooking the bay and beach below. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed. We enjoyed eating in the screened in dining porch which is perfectly situated to enjoy the view.
Being so close to the water we all enjoyed frequent dips or lengthy swims. Plus the walk along the sandy beach became a daily routine.
The farm stands provide fresh fruit and vegetables and there are supermarkets nearby.
The North Fork has many attractions and restaurants with Greenport being a good destination for everyone's needs just 15 mins away. We also enjoyed the beer garden and tasting wine at some of the local vineyards. However, most days it was hard to tear ourselves away from these beautiful surroundings.
The owner responded right away to our questions and we certainly look forward to another vacation at High House.
vineyards with wine tasting and tours, farm stands,