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Charming Water View Victorian Summer Cottage ' Eden Roc ' in Park-Like-Setting

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Enjoy 'Old World Glory' and European Elegance with all modern conveniences, in this Classic Turn-of-the Century Victorian Summer Cottage 'EDEN ROC'.

Eden Roc is situated in beautiful Rainbow Park overlooking the bay of prestigious Dering Harbor.

A grand Victorian library with an ebony writing desk and antique English bookcase will welcome you to read the NY Times .Gracious, sunny living room with French doors opening to a large sunny deck overlooking Park and Harbor. Formal dining room with antique wood paneling , ideal for entertaining families and friends. Adjacent to the dining room is a bright eat-in -kitchen with marble floors and marble counter tops. The kitchen also has wonderful water view and opens up the verandah , where you can enjoy your morning coffee and watch the sunrise over the shimmering waters of the bay and harbor. There is a brick patio surrounded with old lilac bushes, fresh herbs and flowers . A perfect spot to relax in the afternoon sun. First floor master bedroom with marble bathroom and walk-in shower overlooking patio.

A center staircase leads you to the second floor with four more bedrooms and three more bathrooms.

All bedrooms are beautifully decorated and individually furnished with luxury linens.

Most bedrooms have water views and one of the two master bedrooms has a wood-burning fire-place and a marble bathroom with a claw foot tub.

Outside the garden you will find a Victorian Gazebo, covered with pink roses overlooking the park and water.

Eden Roc is rumored to be peppered with famous screen idols like Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller, Frank Sinatra who stayed here. Only a short walk to the Private Beach Club and Tennis Court that are for Heights residents only.

The Club offers social events and has a lifeguard on duty .

Step back in time and enjoy your morning walks passing by beautiful Victorian Summer Cottages surrounded by mature old trees and beautiful lush landscaping. Don`t miss lovely Union Chapel with its shell glass Tiffany stained shell windows!

Just bring a towel and enjoy a morning swim at the Beach Club where umbrellas,beach chairs,outdoor showers,soda and snacks are provided.

You can watch beautiful sunsets from the Club as well.

Easy walk to shops, restaurants and gourmet grocery store 'Reddings' offering an amazing variety of French cheeses and daily fresh baked pastries.

Shelter Island is a boater`s paradise!

If you plan to bring your boat, slips are available on request.

You can walk right down through the park to your boat.

Restaurants are in walking distance from Eden Roc.Famous 'Sunset Beach' the celebrity hot spot is less than 2 miles drive .

Horse Back Riding :

Hampshire Farms

For all levels and disciplines

Cross Country Field and beautiful wooden trails

Open to all ages

Bowditch Road

Golf: There are two Golf Courses on the Island. One is a challenging 9-hole course open to the Public .Both Golf Clubs have a restaurant and a Pro Shop .

Shelter Island Country Club

Established 1901 is a 9 hole course and you can actually walk to the course from the house.

No need to bring golf clubs-there are two sets at the house.

Gardiner`s Bay is a Private 18 Holes Golf and Country Club. The oldest in the USA!

Both Courses have amazing views of the Water !

More Details

Yvonne V. Wibbe
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2017

About Yvonne V. Wibbe

I was visiting the Hamptons from Holland and discovered the magical Heights on Shelter Island with my Dad in December 1998. I fell in love with the charm and peacefulness of Shelter Island and decided to buy and renovate this historic Victorian home . I was 28 years old ,when I became the proud owner of "Eden Roc" where famous screen idols like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra used to stay.

I`m very lucky and grateful to be here now and enjoy every day at Eden Roc with my Newfoundland dog Lakota Bumble Bear.....if not out in Montana.

Yvonne V. Wibbe purchased this house in 1999

Why Yvonne V. Wibbe chose Shelter Island

Because it`s a magical place .

What makes this house unique

Eden Roc is in walking distance to the North Ferry ,restaurants, Marie Eiffel `s gourmet food market, coffee shops and Heights amenities incl. Private Beach Club and tennis courts.

It is overlooking Dering Harbor and a short walk through Rainbow Park to the marina where you can dock your boat/yacht.


The Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , sink
  • One marble bathroom on first floor with walk-in shower. Powder room on first floor. 3 additional marble bathrooms on the second floor. One bathroom has a claw foot tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Beautifully appointed bedrooms, 2 with water views One master bedroom on first floor One bedroom with wood-burning fire-place
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Walk to Private Beach Club with life guard on duty,beach chairs and umbrellas available at club for no extra charge,snacks soda and outdoor showers available. Beach Club offers social events and kids program. Walk to community tennis court.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Charming Water View Victorian Summer Cottage ' Eden Roc ' in Park-Like-Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Eden Roc is a magical house. We all loved sitting on the beautiful porch looking at the water and the osprey. The decor is perfect and it's location in the heart of the village allowed us to walk to restaurants and shops. One of the best vacation houses ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweetest House, Kindest Landlady

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful experience. I recommend this house to anyone who loves charm, history, and wonderful cozy casual chic.

Everything was as represented on the website. Adorable house well located in the "center" of sleepy Shelter Island. The porch overlooks a park and the harbor. The old fashioned pharmacy across the street, was great for supplies, the morning paper, and a counter lunch or breakfast. A charming inn is across the road as well which was good for lunches and dinners with a view of the harbor. Also walking distance on the other side of the park there's another settlement with restaurants and shops.

My landlady is the most considerate person I've ever encountered. On my arrival she had laid the table, stocked the fridge with salmon and chowder and desserts. The bedrooms are all charming and comfortable. The living room/dining room area is as comfortable as can be. The landlady anticipates one's every need and goes beyond the beyond to make her tenants happy.

If you are looking for a pretty island away from the sometimes frantic Hamptons scene, you will love this. Tennis and golf are nearby. Swimming can be had at the sweet little beach club down by the ferry landing. I recommend bringing a car to explore some the islands other charms, and to breeze quickly across on the ferry to visit Greenport on the North Fork or the wonderful busier village of Sag Harbor just north of the Hamptons


  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
JFK , La Guardia
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
North Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Long Island Expressway I 495
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

On the East End of Long Island ,NY located between the South Fork (Hamptons) and the North Fork you will find the enchanting small island called Shelter Island.

A 3 minutes ferry ride from the South side of the Island separates Shelter Island from the posh and glamorous Hamptons . Long Island`s and possibly the country`s -most exclusive summer community .

A 12 minute ferry ride separates Shelter Island from the North Fork with its splendid vineyards and wineries,open land and rustic farm stands.

Eden Roc, offering breathtaking water views over Rainbow Park is located in an historic enclave called the ' Heights ' .With an easy walk to the Private Beach Club that is for Heights residents only, you can have a morning swim or enjoy sunsets . The Private Beach Club has a life guard on duty and offers BBQ nights, ice ccream socials, swim races, dinner dance, kids`movie nights, cook outs....etc.

Quaint old towns like Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Greenport are less than 12 miles away.

You can walk from the house to the North Ferry that will take you over to Greenport ,where the Hampton Jitney luxury bus takes you directly into NYC in only 2 hours...

There are plenty restaurants on the island with outdoor dining and beautiful views. Here is a list of restaurants where you can walk to from the house.

The Chequit Inn (views of Rainbow Park and harbor from patio and deck in this charming Victorian Old Lady surrounded by hydrangea bushes).

The Dory`s ( 'you haven`t done Shelter Island `til you have done the Dory`s). Waterfront and outside dining.

Sweet Tomatos on 15 Grand Avenue (Italian Continental Cuisine).Outside dining on porch and patio.

Vine Street Cafe. Outside dining ! The Clinton`s like to go there .

Sunset Beach on 33 Shore Road (legendary Sunsets, food, and fun).

The Ram`s Head- classy,gorgeous terrace and sunset views!


Rates & Availability

The Heights House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Special MD- LD
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
102 night minimum stay
Flat fee
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Check-in time is 4 PM.
Check-out time is 11 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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