If this week's puddle jumping and snow-drift-climbing has you dreaming of summer, you're not alone. While perusing our get-out-of-dodge options for this coming August, we discovered this beachside house in Long Island with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, and sleeps 12 (plus offers four-car parking).
It's pricey, at around $1,300 a night, but if you split that with family or friends the damage is much less. Note: The house is already booked for July, so we suggest you move quickly if you're looking for an end-of-summer getaway a quick drive from the North Fork's wineries. The town, Wading River, isn't your classic beach town, but convenient it is.
The house has wireless Internet and cable, but we doubt you'd spend that much time inside, considering you're directly on the beach and the house comes with kayaks and fishing poles. And once you get tired of the beach, you can take a trip to the vineyards that are less than a mile away. (So you can walk back, post-wine tasting!).
Two of the bedrooms have king-sized beds, two have twin-sized beds, one has a full bedroom and one a sofa bed. The living room has amazing views of the beach, and the open kitchen is new and modern. There are four bathrooms and an outdoor shower, too.
The house also has a fireplace that looks like a pretty nice place to drink a brand new bottle of wine.
And in a very positive sign, all 20 guests reviews on VRBO are five stars. Move quickly people.