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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Tranquil Island Refuge Nestled Among Towering Trees and Near Private Beach

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Shelter Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, more sleeping accommodation avail. in TV room

Stroll down a private road and just a stone's throw from a beach you will find this enchanted refuge tucked away among lush green moss and towering trees. The open-floor plan of this three-bedroom, two-bath charmer is perfect for entertaining. The airy main living room with its soaring ceilings is surrounded by windows looking out on a vegetable garden, five acres of untouched woods stretching out from the backyard and French doors opening to an expansive deck. Complete with a state-of-art barbeque and patio furniture, you can spend days and evenings dinning on this deck. Upstairs, a smaller deck off the main bedroom is an ideal place for a leisurely breakfast or romantic candlelit dinner. When you tire of the decks, venture out into the yard and daydream while listening to the birds and swaying trees above. This tranquil island getaway delivers for those seeking shelter from hectic city life.

Nearby attractions: • Newly revamped Shell Beach —a popular attraction among islanders.

• Private Silver Beach, just a two-minute walk away.

• Sunset Beach and Hotel, famed for its hip scene (complete with celebrities and Hampton posers) courtesy of André Balazs, of Chateau Marmont and Standard Hotel fame.

• Perlman Music Camp, where famed founder Isaac Perlman has been known to perform on a occasion at the free outdoor weekly concerts offered in July and August.

Other on-island activities & attractions: Mashomack Nature Preserve, a 2100-acre area which boasts 10 miles of coastline and hiking trails that offer scenic views of tidal creeks, fields, woodlands and wildlife galore, from the magnificent osprey to colorful turtles.

Shelter Island is a great place for biking as well as kayaking. Rentals are available for both on the island.

Shelter Island's top-notch restaurants, most notably Vine Street, serve local produce and fish.

Getting around: Car recommended (for visiting the island, shopping), but the island is bicycle-friendly. Bikes can be transported to the island on the Hampton Jitney bus service (several times a day; bicycle storage costs a fee) or on the Long Island Railroad line (terminus is in Greenport, right at the North Ferry; no fees for bicycle transport; train runs only twice daily). Both ferries have car and bicycle fees; walk-ons: $2.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Yvonne (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


based on 3 traveler reviews

Tranquil Island Refuge Nestled Among Towering Trees and Near Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I wanted a weekend away from the chaos of NYC with my closest friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. This house on Shelter Island was the best birthday present I could imagine! The house had everything we could have asked for - and more! The forest views are spectacular, and it is a 3 minute walk to a private beach. One of our crew is a chef and he loved the kitchen and grill - we ate every meal out on the patio. Yvonne was an absolute pleasure to work with and made sure our stay was perfect both before and after our arrival. After just one day at the house, we all agreed to make this an annual trip - it was truly the perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the week in this beautifully decorated and maintained home. When the weather turned nasty, we didn't mind, as we stayed warm and cozy with our wine in front of the fireplace. We were entertained by Dan's music collection, which must be seen to be believed! The only TV is a small one in the upstairs bedroom/office, but we were at Shelter Island for a getaway, and were not concerned. The outdoor spaces were lovely on sunny days and the quiet beach was only a block away. Yvonne was responsive and easy to communicate with from the beginning. It was a pleasure to meet her and Dan, and we definitely plan to return to this hidden treasure on Shelter Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A sheltered treasure

  • 5 of 5

A sheltered treasure!

A home away from home so close to a very nice beach.

Peaceful house with pleasant decks to relax and entertain our kids.

The owners were very welcoming and helpful to any question we had before and after getting there. Nothing was missing. But we are certainly missing the place:)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: recommended

Known as the un-Hamptons, Shelter Island is an 8,000-acre paradise located between the North and South Forks of Long Island. Accessible only by ferry, this island offers the best of all worlds, from the peace and quiet of its pristine natural surroundings to cultural attractions and night life. A three-minute ride on the South Ferry takes you to Sag Harbor and the Hamptons, with its restaurants, movie theaters, tony fashion stores and crashing waves. A 10-minute ride on the North Ferry takes you to the North Fork, known for its burgeoning wine country and quaint towns including Greenport with its restored 1920's Merry-Go-Round, boutiques, and Tall Ships. Stop by one of the many roadside stands for fresh local produce or venture into Alice's Fish Market where you can purchase that day's catch.

Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Shelter Island House Rental Rates

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peak season
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates include cleaning fees and taxes.

1/2 total amount due at reservation date;
the remainder 1 week prior to occupying the rental

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Shelter Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Huge bathtub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs bathroom contains huge bathtub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Air conditioning in upstairs master bedroom and tv/extra bedroom only. Bike and kayak rentals available nearby.

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