max 9 guests      4 bedrooms      3 bathrooms
  • Amenity Attributes
    • baby crib
    • child bed
    • combination tub/shower
    • king
    • outdoor shower
    • queen
    • shower
    • sleep sofa /futon
    • toilet
    • tub
    • twin/ single
  • Attractions Attributes
    • autumn foliage
    • bay/sound
    • churches
    • festivals
    • live theater
    • marina
    • playground
    • restaurants
    • synagogues
    • theme parks
    • water parks
    • winery tours
    • zoo
  • Dining_checkbox Attributes
    • Child's Highchair
    • Dining
  • Entertainment Attributes
    • Books
    • DVD Player
    • Games
    • Ping Pong Table
    • Pool Table
    • Satellite / Cable
    • Television
    • Toys
    • Books for Kids
    • Smart TV
    • Cable TV
    • DVD Player
    • Games
  • General Attributes
    • Air Conditioning
    • Clothes Dryer
    • Fireplace
    • Garage
    • Hair Dryer
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Iron & Board
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room
    • Parking
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine
    • Wood Stove
    • Desk
    • Wifi
    • Wifi Speed 500+ Mbps
    • Travel Crib
  • Kitchen Attributes
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Pantry Items
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    • Dining Table
    • Dishes & Utensils for Kids
    • Full Kitchen
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee Maker
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Cookware
  • Leisure_activities Attributes
    • antiquing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • horseback riding
    • outlet shopping
    • paddle boating
    • photography
    • scenic drives
    • sight seeing
    • walking
  • Local_services_and_businesses Attributes
    • ATM/bank
    • Babysitter
    • fitness center
    • groceries
    • hospital
    • laundromat
    • massage therapist
  • Location_type Attributes
    • Beach
    • Beachfront
    • Near The Ocean
    • Ocean View
    • Oceanfront
    • Water View
    • Waterfront
  • Outside Attributes
    • Balcony
    • Bicycles
    • Boat
    • Deck / Patio
    • Kayak / Canoe
    • Lawn / Garden
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Water Sports Gear
    • Outdoor Play Area
  • Room_subtype Attributes
    • bedroom
    • half
    • shower
  • Sports_and_adventure_activities Attributes
    • deepsea fishing
    • fishing
    • golf
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • paragliding
    • sailing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surfing
    • swimming
    • tennis
    • water skiing
    • water tubing
    • wind-surfing
  • Suitability Attributes
    • children welcome
    • non smoking only
    • pets considered
    • wheelchair accessible
  • Suitability_chkbox Attributes
    • Long-term Renters Welcome
    • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Arrival_day Attributes
    • flexible
  • Breakfast_meal_type Attributes
    • Booking Possible
  • Car Attributes
    • recommended
  • Catering_options Attributes
    • Catering available
    • Guests provide their own meals
  • Dining Attributes
    • Dining Room
  • Dinner_meal_type Attributes
    • Booking Possible
  • House_cleaning Attributes
    • Housekeeper Optional
  • Lunch_meal_type Attributes
    • Booking Possible
  • Theme Attributes
    • Budget
    • Family
    • Historic
    • Romantic
    • Spa
  • Safety Attributes
    • Outdoor lighting
    • Deadbolt lock on entryway
    • Smoke detectors
    • Carbon monoxide detector
    • Fire extinguisher
    • First aid kit
    • Emergency exit route
    • Emergency phone number: Medical
    • Emergency phone number: Police
    • Emergency phone number: Fire
  • Health and safety Attributes
    • Enhanced cleaning practices
    • Clean with disinfectant
    • No-contact check-in and check-out
    • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
    • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
    • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Living Attributes
    • Central Air
    • Air Conditioning
    • Linens
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Ironing Board
    • High Speed Internet
    • Fireplace
  • Business Attributes
    • Nearby ATM
    • Nearby Post Office
    • Nearby Internet Cafe
    • Nearby Bank
  • Convenience Attributes
    • Area FitnessCenter
    • Nearby Medical Services
    • Nearby Grocery
    • Outlet Shopping
    • Movie Theatres
    • Golf Course
  • Outdoor Attributes
    • Deck
    • Patio
    • BBQ Grill
    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Tennis
    • Beach
  • Geographic Attributes
    • On Beach
    • On Bay or Sound



Payment Methods
Most major credit cards - Cash

Payment Balance
Balance and schedule of payments can be discussed the property manager or will be detailed under policies tab.

Booking Cancellation Conditions
Cancellation policies can be discussed with the property manager or will be detailed under policies tab.

Security or Damage Deposit
A refundable security/damage deposit will be required by the property manager.


Nightly rates shown do not include taxes, conditional rate adjustments or any applicable fees - request property or use rate calculator to obtain an accurate quote.



Rate Period Nightly
Sep 6 to Oct 10 Min Stay 2 nights 893 - 1,883 USD
Oct 11, 2021 to May 8, 2022 Min Stay 2 nights 253 - 1,596 USD


Rate Period Nightly
May 9 to Jun 19 Min Stay 2 nights 734 - 1,570 USD
Jun 20 to Sep 4 Min Stay 2 nights 971 - 2,195 USD
Sep 5 to Oct 9 Min Stay 2 nights 306 - 1,883 USD



Rate Period Weekly
Sep 6 to Oct 10 Min Stay 7 nights 4,703 USD
Oct 11, 2021 to May 8, 2022 Min Stay 7 nights 2,813 - 5,463 USD


Rate Period Weekly
May 9 to Jun 19 Min Stay 7 nights 5,224 - 7,680 USD
Jun 20 to Sep 4 Min Stay 7 nights 6,787 - 7,086 USD
Sep 5 to Oct 9 Min Stay 7 nights 4,703 USD

Long Term Stays


Rate Period # Nights Long Term Stays
Oct 11, 2021 to May 8, 2022 Min Stay 30 nights 30 7,614 - 8,424 USD


Rate Period # Nights Long Term Stays
May 9 to Jun 19 Min Stay 30 nights 30 18,175 - 30,242 USD
Jun 20 to Sep 4 Min Stay 30 nights 30 28,158 USD
Sep 5 to Oct 9 Min Stay 30 nights 30 8,883 USD

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Overall satisfaction (17 raters)
Property condition (17 raters)
Location (17 raters)
Cleanliness (17 raters)
Services from rental manager (17 raters)

The following review(s) were provided by the property manager.

Lovely stay! My sister and I rented the house for a weekend and we had an amazing time! The place is gorgeous as are the views. I also found Virginia and Debbie wonderful to work with.
- Jill R.
Reviewed On: 9/7/2021
A+ A Beautiful Vacation Home Ginny & Debbie are the best!<br/>Only a phone call away. They answer any questions immediately. <br/>House was very clean. Beds comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. <br/>Steps off deck to beach.<br/>We had a great stay!
- Elaine T.
Reviewed On: 7/11/2021
Winter beach The main lounge/upstairs was great, lovely big fireplace. However the bedrooms on the lower level I felt were not as shown and not great.
Reviewed On: 2/27/2021
Amazing location The location is fantastic ! So close to the water !
Reviewed On: 3/23/2021
Great weekend getaway! Very easy to reach, nice house, very clear, lovely beach - definitely everything you need for a quiet and calm weekend getaway
- Daniel B.
Reviewed On: 4/21/2021
Best.Vacation. Ever. I cannot say enough good things about this house! We had such an amazing time. The house was very clean, the beds were comfortable, the house was in a great location, the views were surreal and the beach was very private. We bbq&#x2019;d several nights and made bonfires on the beach. There were also new kayaks! Virginia and Debbie are wonderful! &#x2B50;&#xFE0F;&#x2B50;&#xFE0F;&#x2B50;&#xFE0F;&#x2B50;&#xFE0F;&#x2B50;&#xFE0F;
Reviewed On: 5/20/2021
Amazing This is my 5th year staying at one of the properties of Luxury Beach Getaway. I stayed in 3 different houses, each one offers something special. This house has historical significance. It&#x2019;s a round house that was once a Buckminster Fuller Geodesic dome. Now it is an updated round house with panoramic views. Lots of rooms, and as usual peaceful and relaxing. There are so many wonderful things to do. Ginny and Deb accommodate your needs and are the best.
- Sue S.
Reviewed On: 8/30/2019
Fantastic, as always! Between myself, and family we have rented a total of 7 homes over 4 years from Debbie and Virginia and they have all been fantastic and this year was no exception. The ladies are always easy to talk to and deal with and are quick to respond to anything you need. <br/><br/>This was our first year in this particular home and it is a great space. The building has a unique shape and history which makes for fun nooks and rooms throughout. There is space for your group to gather together and plenty of space to have time alone, or in smaller groups. The extensive decking opens out to a wonderful stretch of rocky beach that is never crowded. I think we saw a grand total of 5 people on the beach in 7 days.<br/><br/>I don't hesitate to recommend both this house and Debbie and Virginia!
- Justin C.
Reviewed On: 9/12/2018
Lovely weekend, friendly hosts The house is gorgeous and quirky. The beach front is simply beautiful. Bring water shoes if you want to go swimming; the rocks are a bit painful on the feet. Debbie and Virginia showed up with a bluetooth speaker for us to use when they saw we had forgotten ours. Would book again!
Reviewed On: 9/8/2018
Quirky, comfortable, amazing location, spotlessly clean It took us a while to find the 4th bedroom. The kitchen had more cabinets, cookware and service utensils than I ever experienced. The beach is very rocky so water sandels are a real plus. There is plenty of space to hang out in, enjoy friends and cook great meals. The SHop and Stop nearby was fantastic with a very large selection of organic produce and a good seafood and bakery department. The house was very clean, everything worked great including the dishwasher, washing machines, TV and BBQ. This place is great for a large family or a close group of friends. It was a terrific rental and we enjoyed our stay very much
- William M.
Reviewed On: 9/15/2019
Once Upon A Tide we had a wonderful stay. You can't get much closer to the beach. And the house was very clean when we got there. The manager was very responsive to our questions.
Reviewed On: 7/21/2020
Nice Views From Your Own Private Beach/Run Down Property We suspected we were paying too much for 6 nights at this property, based on the photos provided. But the private beach and in-state rental seemed like a safe bet during the Covid19 lockdown. We were right on both counts.<br/><br/>Pros:<br/>- Private beach (literally no one around the entire time we were there)<br/>- LI Sound was great for our young children (but very rocky - need water shoes)<br/>- Nice sunsets/views from the beach, deck and main room<br/>- Kayaks and paddle board available<br/>- quiet neighborhood<br/>- Close to good restaurants - highly recommend Brekky and La Plage <br/>- Beds comfortable/linens were nice<br/><br/>Cons:<br/>- House is really run down, besides the main circular shaped room, the rest of the house is really dark <br/>- Most of the furniture was old/house is super dated<br/>- downstairs toilet fixture was rusted and broken -seat was unusable<br/>- Inside of the dishwasher was rusted and broken <br/>- holes in walls where pictures hung before<br/>- really just 3 bedrooms - there is an accordion, plastic room divider creating a 4th "bedroom" with 2 twin beds <br/>- Master bedroom is upstairs - not great if you have young children<br/>- The yard/deck is neglected. There was garbage in the yard, on the deck and the beach<br/><br/>As I mentioned above, the pictures are not deceiving - you can see that the house is dated and dark. So that was not a surprise. But the condition of the house was disappointing overall. The house, yard, deck and beach are neglected. <br/><br/>I noticed that most of the other reviews of this house focuses on the 2 ladies that manage the property. I agree, they responded quickly when animals opened and spread garbage from the previous tenants. And I think they are likely responsible for the nice linens and towels, and occasional throw pillows. So I don't fault them necessarily. But I do think we paid WAY too much for this rental, even during Covid. It was worth 1/2 the price at best. <br/><br/>Overall:
Reviewed On: 7/26/2020
Incredible summer week From the moment we walked through the door the view was not to be believed. Everyone walked straight through the house and out the back door to the view of the Long Island sound. Then the quiet was exactly what I was looking for. The entire week we were outside or roaming the town. So much to do. The house was big enough to get lost in. Plenty of bedrooms.
- Daniel O.
Reviewed On: 10/2/2020
Winter 2020 Review I spent New Year&#x2019;s Eve 2020/2021 here with a small group. It was an amazing time! The house was exactly as pictured, the dock is truly private and we had a ton of privacy. The owners quickly answered the phone when I had a question, and they left very helpful information on a bulletin board for us in the house.
- Daniel O.
Reviewed On: 1/4/2021
Wonderful rental and even better managers-Debbie and Ginny Our rental home Once Upon a Tide afforded us a fabulous ocean front view for daily swims and kayaks. We loved the big quirky house and large kitchen. Everything we needed was there, and if not the terrific managers are there instantly. Debbie and Ginny provide fantastic, pleasant and instant remedy for any problem. You would be lucky to rent from them, they are experienced and helpful rental managers.
- Stacey F.
Reviewed On: 7/27/2018
Vacation with our dog. Never a problem, using this company years. We are always satisfied.
- Richard D.
Reviewed On: 8/28/2018
Pattie Freed&#x2019;s Review of 96 Creek Rd We had a great time. Debbie and Virginia were awesome. They checked in periodically with us. The house was very clean and there were plenty of towels. The kitchen had everything you could need and more. The private beach was perfect, although the rocks killed our feet. We would highly recommend this place and the ladies.
- Pattie F.
Reviewed On: 8/26/2018

Listing History

  • This property owner/manager has been registered with Owner Direct since Sep 23, 2016.
  • This owner / manager has completed 1 successful bookings in total for all their properties through Owner Direct.com
  • The availability for this property was last updated on Sep 12, 2021
  • This owner's contact information has been verified by Owner Direct and past guests.

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True beach House On The Beach! Golf, Bike, Shop Once Upon A Tide sleeps 11

ID 240924 - 7 beds (1 king, 1 queen, 3 single, 1 other and 1 double). Base rent is for 9 occupants.
Wading River Accommodations
Awesome location. This beach house sits on the freshly sanded 5 minutes to the long stretch of vineyards and farm stands.

View Calendar. This is a 4 bedroom beach up to 10 people with a sofa bed. Perfect getaway for families with children and your friends. This beach house has panoramic views and a large wrap around deck. Have fun outside with the kayaks and bikes or stand up on the paddle board. There’s also an outdoor shower and BBQ grill.

You’re close to the vineyards and the farm stands, Tanger Outlet Mall, Atlantis Marine World and Long Island Skydive. There is also a spa close by for the perfect massage or facial.

Free wifi, cable TV, games, books and a 5 star restaurant directly across the street. Free parking.

We have several homes on this beach in case you need additional space for weddings, reunions, etc.

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