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Shell House

Property Detail

Property Type : Estate

Bedrooms : 8 Bedrooms

Baths : 5 Baths

Sleeps : 18 Sleeps

Accommodation / Description

Sunsets on the Beach, Walk in the Woods

Inspired by Walden, Thoreau and Emerson, Shell House is the quintessential luxury rental in the Hamptons. Dock in the nearby marina or rent a boat for the day. Shell House is your gateway to world class fishing, sprawling vineyards and quaint villages bustling with charming shops. With a resort atmosphere, Shell House offers a secluded beach setting, having 8 bedrooms and 6 baths. Our state of the art recreation room boasts billiards, Ping-Pong table, air hockey, darts, chess, checkers and foosball tables. Each bedroom has a 42” plasma TV and DVD player. The CD player and iPod speaker system completes this homes electronics. Shell House offers beautiful landscaped grounds complete with Olympic sized HEATED pool, 7 person hot tub and volleyball court. Enjoy all that Shell House has to offer and make your vacation memories HERE!

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Category Amenities
Basic Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Hair-Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 15 Twin Beds
  • 1 Queen sized bed
  • 2 sofa bed
  • Telephone
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Ping-Pong-Table
  • Pool-Table
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Premium Cable Channels
  • Ipod Docking Station Speaker System
  • Billiard Table
  • Air Hockey
  • Dart Board
  • Chess Table
  • Card Table /Chips
  • Foosball Game
  • Lounge /Bar Area
  • Full Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Iron and Board
  • Toaster
Other Amenities
  • Olympic sized HEATED pool
  • 7 Person Hot Tub
  • Volleyball Court
Outdoor Features
  • Gas/Electric BBQ Grill: For Fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • 12 Garden Chairs
  • Non Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Elderly or Infirm Accessible

Activities (on site and nearby)

Category Activities
Basic Activities
  • Sight-Seeing
  • Winery-Tours
  • Restaurants
  • Golf-Privileges-Optional
  • Equestrian-Events
  • Playground
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Bay/Sound
  • Autumn-Foliage
  • Fitness-Center
  • Sound/Bay-Fishing
  • Beachcombing
  • Pier-Fishing
  • Paddle-Boating
  • Outlet-Shopping
  • Synagogues
  • Hospital
  • Live-Theater
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Ice-Skating
  • Hunting-Small-Game
  • Hiking
  • Freshwater-Fishing
  • Bird-Watching


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   $2000 security deposit against damage refunded within 15 days of your stay

   $1000 non-refundable deposit is part of the total rental.

   Absolutely No After Or Before Prom Parties!


Most memorable family vacation:

Date of stay 

August 26 2018. 

We booked Shell House for a family reunion of 10 adults and 10 kids, and we could not have been happier with the place. This is one of the rate examples were the rooms were larger in person than they even appeared in the pictures. There are numerous sleeping options. There is a room on the bottom floor with two queen beds and its own bathroom. There are multiple spacious bedrooms on the top floor (the study room/ den also has two futons which worked out for the kids but would probably be a little small for adults.) There is also a section on the top that has two bedrooms, its own living room, and a separate entrance to the back that can almost be treated as a separate apartment.  The game room was a HUGE hit with the kids. The outdoor kitchen was even a bigger hit with the grownups. The Kitchen was loaded with cooking supplies, plates, utensils, Etc. The house also has three full size fridges as well as mini fridges in the outdoor kitchen area. There was also plenty of outdoor seating, which meant the kids could play all day in the pool and the adults could relax while also being able to keep an eye on the kids. Marilyn and her team really thought of everything, and if they didn't, they were super responsive. She was there when we checked in and also there when we checked out. Marilyn even had one of her staff bring over extra pool cues for the pool table when requested. She also made sure our security deposit was refunded on a timely basis after our trip. When we booked the house we had never seen it in person. It was a little bit of a leap of faith since we had so many people coming. This review is a bit long but I wanted to express that the house delivered everything you see in the pictures and more. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone. 

A much needed family vacation:

Date of Stay 

July 9 2018

Gail St. George

Beautiful home that was perfect for our family vacation!!!! Very spacious interior of house was perfect giving our large family ,with grandchildren ,much needed space. The outdoor kitchen and pool was amazing!!!!! We are enjoyed our stay tremendously!!!!!!


Fabulous site for a fabulous family vacation!

Date of Stay

Aug 3, 2017

Susan Birns

My extended family, spanning 4 generations, just spent one week in our third consecutive summer (plus one Thanksgiving) in one of Marilyn's gorgeous homes. This time we were at Shell House and there isn't a better place for a family reunion. It's a huge, well appointed home with a gorgeous pool and huge game room. Everything is in good working order, but if the tiniest thing goes wrong, Marilyn and her staff get right on it! We have already paid our deposit for next summer because we know a great thing when we see it!

Great for our big family

Date of Stay

Jun 29, 2017

Ken Hoch

Where to stay to attend a wedding and extend into a vacation for a family of 11 adults and 4 kids? This house was just right, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, but the best features were the pool and hot tub, with lots of outdoor furniture. The property was clean and well maintained. The owner responds immediately to a problem. The outdoor grill did not work properly, so she brought a new one. The location was great, attractions are nearby, we fished in Montauk, went to the aquarium, and golfed. Close to beaches, but we had so much fun in the pool, never went to one. Lots of restaurants in the area, but we never went out, too much fun cooking and barbequing. A good value compared to other homes and hotels.

AMAZING Stay at Shell house!!!

Date of Stay

Jun 8, 2017

Jack Freeman

We had an amazing stay at Shell house. The pool was the perfect temperature allowing for hours of pool basketball. We also enjoyed the hot tub, hung out on the patio, lounged in the hammock. At night we cooked a nice dinner and played ping pong and pool in the game room. The house came fully equipped with TV and cable with plenty of places to play music. THIS HOUSE IS SPACIOUS. Can sleep well over 15 people (probably closer to 20) with multiple large beds in each room. Lots of privacy. Truly is the perfect setup for hosting large groups with all the amenities you can ever need to enjoy the Hamptons in comfort. The house is located very close to town (5-minute drive) - where you'll find everything you'll ever need (food, shopping, etc.). The owners run a great operation and give you all the information you need and overall are very easy to work with and most of all are very nice!!! Shell house is awesome!!! Highly highly recommended!

Amazing property for large group!

Date of Stay

May 31, 2017

Alison Dandon

Can't say enough good things about this property! We were here for a bachelorette party (19 people) and the house absolutely exceeded our expectations! There was plenty of room for everyone and we had such a great stay! The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of closet and drawer space for clothes. The house was maintained in great condition and we found it was even nicer than it looked in the pictures (which was hard to believe because the pictures looked great). This was our group's 2nd time renting a property from Hampton House properties and we would definitely do it again!

What a blast!

Date of Stay

Aug 11, 2016

Kyle Thompson

Wow! Did we have a blast! This home is everything they claim it to be. Our large family (parents, grown kids & grandchildren) were thrilled to be able to all be under one roof. With 14 adults and children ages ranging from 10 months right on up, there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The accommodations are exactly as pictured, no skimping on anything. The whole family gathered around the pool and deck area every night to swap stories on each other's adventures that day. Both the bay and ocean beaches are literally minutes away. Some went out to Montauk for the afternoon, some took little ones to LI Game Farm, some hit the outlets in Riverhead, wineries, fishing, and couples took turns going out to local restaurants in Hampton Bays and Southampton. We made good use of the local farm stands and fresh seafood markets in the area. Town is not even a 5-minute drive so you have easy access to supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants etc. It's all there! Marilyn and Michelle could not be more accommodating. Any problems (we had none) or questions (we had a couple) were handled immediately with one phone call. Thank you ladies for helping us make such a wonderful memory. We ALL will be recommending your beautiful home to our friends. Here's to doing it all again!!!


Date of Stay

Jul 21, 2016

John Whelan

The photos are an accurate presentation of the house and pool, hot tub, volleyball net and game room. There were plenty of chairs and lounges. The property is well maintained. The owner / rep was readily available for quick resolution of any issues but we had no issues. We were 15 people (2 families) ranging in age from 2 years up to 70. Everyone had comfortable beds, and privacy. The house is well maintained in a quiet, private setting. Easy access to the two main beaches and a good variety of restaurants. Rumba and Cowfish restaurants and grocery shopping and stores are close by in town. Would gladly recommend this a friend or relative and highly recommend it to a large group. Marilyn is a very pleasant person who runs a smooth professional operation and I would rent this house again.... if I can coordinate with all the family and rigorous diverse schedules.

The PERFECT Hamptons Vacation!!

Date of Stay

Jun 9, 2016

Jack Freeman

Our stay was nothing short of perfection. We had a group of 15 in town for a charity event. We arrived on Friday evening exhausted from a day of bike riding and fundraising - the heated pool and spacious hot tub did wonders for us to say the least. The house had plenty of room and we all slept comfortably throughout our stay. That same day we had a few guests traveling from NYC via train and were delighted to find our house was just a short walk from the Hampton Bays train station and town. For meals, we were thrilled with the convenience of our rental being located in the heart of Hampton Bays - picking up bagels for breakfast, utilizing the grill for lunch, and ordering Francesca's for dinner (highly recommended). Our group thoroughly enjoyed the game rooms and TVs, which provided endless entertainment when not relaxing in the backyard and pool. In the evenings, we were able to hop in a quick 10-minute cab ride to Beach Bar (highly recommended, esp. for 21 - 35 crowd). We utilized the kitchen to cook a full breakfast for 15, and clean it up with ease. We had everything we needed. The house was missing and lacking nothing. We received it spotless, and it truly felt like a home and not a rental for the entirety of our stay. I highly recommend Shell House for anyone looking to stay in Hampton Bays. Marilyn and team were incredibly professional and responsive throughout. We look forward to renting for years to come!


Date of Stay

Aug 14, 2015

Erica sudjinski

My girlfriends and I stayed at this home during the summer of 2015. The house was actually much nicer than the pictures portray. The kitchen was amazing because of how large it is. This house was perfect for what we needed it for. The bedrooms were big as were the bathrooms. I loved that this house offered a movie library because at night we would stay home and watch movies. The location of this house suited us very well. From the house to town it was about a 10-minute walk. I was very happy staying at this house and at the end of my stay I contacted the homeowner expressing interest in renewing for next summer.

Beautiful Space, Beautiful Home

Date of Stay

Jul 14, 2015

David Smith

We rented this home for a month, and it was great. My family and I loved the spaciousness of the house. It is big enough that every family member had their own space, and their favorite part of the house. Since I am the chef in the family, of course my favorite room was the kitchen. It had everything I needed. It is fully loaded with dishes, pots, pans and silverware. There is enough of everything to feed a large family and even took care of a few unexpected guests. The kids hung out a lot in the game room. It’s a pretty amazing room, stocked with everything except computers. It had practically everything and anything you would want in a game room complete from air hockey, foosball, ping pong, billiards, card table, electronic darts, chess table, checkers table, backgammon and tons of other games. My wife spent the month in the hot tub. To be honest, the whole family really enjoyed the huge backyard and the beautiful heated pool and hot tub. Not every vacation home gets top marks, but this one does. I can honestly say, we look forward to coming back next year. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for an exceptional vacation.

Amazing Getaway in The Hamptons

Date of Stay

Jul 9, 2015

Elene Congtino

My cousins and I decided that we wanted to do something that we have never done before so we decided to a rent a house in the Hamptons. When we first came across this house it seemed too good to be true. the price seemed way to affordable for such a big house. when we contacted the homeowner about the price she informed me that the price was correct. we decided then that we were going to take the house. when we arrived at the house we were in complete awe. the house was enormous. we were all very happy without decision to rent this home. we all had a great time. Thanks Marilyn.


Jun 28, 2015

Ellen Grey

I cannot even begin to write what I loved most about this house. My family and I loved everything from the size of the house to the size of the outdoor living area. We used the volleyball area quite a lot during our stay. The game room was the best I had ever seen at any vacation rental. Between the media room and the living room, we had a huge amount of common space for every member of our extended family who either stayed or visited with us during our vacation. The minor problem we had upon our arrival was resolved within an hour when Marilyn's trades people were at the house and took care of it: We just couldn't figure out how to get the televisions in two of the bedrooms to work. It turned out that we didn’t have the correct input source. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our two-week stay. This house offered a lot and was perfect for my large family. The biggest plus was that it had enough bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate my very large family. I would definitely recommend this vacation house.


OUR FAMILY REUNION AT SEASHELLS BY THE SEASHORE                       Issac R., Los Angeles                          August 2014

This is our second year renting this house and we absolutely love it. We have a traditional family reunion every year. This is our third year doing it in the Hamptons and our 2nd at this house. The home is perfect for cooking a large family meal in a big kitchen. It is a beautiful home, nicely decorated and the best part is the main level. It is open and bright, and if you are in the kitchen you can see thru to the dining room and living room. Our kids loved this house too. The best part of this house for our family is that every bedroom is big. Couldn't ask for a better house. Our plan is to rent it again next year. Anyone will have a great time.


EXCELLENT, WELL MAINTAINED, BEAUTIFUL RETREAT                                June Bella M., Dayton                                 August 2014

My family rented this house and were beyond satisfied. The house exceeded all our expectations. The pictures are exactly how the house looks inside and out. BUT,  there is no way you can see how big and spacious the rooms are from the pictures. The fact that the house is almost 5000 square feet should have been a clue to us. The house is very clean and maintained both inside and out. The house is in an ideal location as just about everything you need is within a mile or two. The pool and hot tub were ready for our use as soon as we arrived and the pool was nice and warm, the hot tub, HOT. The best part about this house is the homeowner. She was easy to do business with, guided us along and was helpful in every way possible. My husband is handicapped and so having one big bedroom with ensuite bathroom was a real plus on the main floor. It was only one step into the house and kitchen, dining room and living room were all on this floor.  It was only three steps down to the backyard, pool and hot tub. I would absolutely reccommend this home to everyone, You will not be disappointed.

GAME ROOM GALORE                                                          Mary J., Brooklyn                                      July 2014

This home is excellent, the owner is wonderful and helpful. Our family stayed for two weeks in August and had a wonderful time. The home is beautifully decorated and the finishes and appliances are superior. The linens and towels were high quality. Cannot say enough nice things about this home. Perfect for familes with a game room that has, ping pong, billiards, foosball, air hockey, electronic darts and many more games. The big backyard was great to run around! The kitchen made meal preparation a breeze. Close proximity to both town and easy access to route 27. Everything about our stay worked. The owner was very helpful before our arrival and during our stay. The house is done to such a beautiful standard, and the garden is lovely and big. The rooms were all gorgeous and 14 of us fitted in easily. The town and beach are very accessible. This was a wonderful home and I would highly recommend it.


GREAT VACATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT OWNER                            Sandra P, Westchester                                 June, 2014

I can't say enough about how wonderful this house is and the owner! Marilyn is great and so professional and responsive. Anytime I called, emailed or even texted, she got right back to me. I was hesitant about renting a house thru the internet, but after this experience I am a believer. I will definitely rent from her again.The house was perfect for our extended family. The layout of the house is very open and spacious, and the bedrooms were all well decorated. We comfortably slept 14 adults and 4 kids, We had plenty of room to relax in the house as well as outside. The pool is beautiful, the house is spotless, beds are comfortable and everything is just great and clean. The beautiful huge backyard with  beautiful pool, hot tub and lounging poolside chairs had mutiple tables and chairs. It accommodated us perfectly. I would definitely recommend this home and the owner.