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Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast – Last minute summer rentals and Mid Week BandB Specials.

Bed and Breakfast Specials
Take advantage of mid week discounts with 10, 15 and 20% discounts on 2,3 and 4 night stays midweek, Sunday through Thursday including August! After you select your dates click on the ‘specials and packages’ tab on the reservation calendar to select your special offer or call 631, 765 1570, we will be happy to help you with your reservation.
We are fully booked weekends in August but still have two rooms for Labor Day weekend and some availability Sunday through Thursday.
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast surrounded by a sea of Black Eyed Susans in August

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast surrounded by a sea of Black Eyed Susans in August

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

View from deck of North Fork Waterfront house

BnB Availability:

August 14th to 23rd – 10% discount ($500) on one week or more 
September and October one full week during each month plus all week days only (Monday through Thursday). Visit our website to view rooms and availability calendar
Rental House Availability
Shorecrest Property Management has taken on a couple of additional rental houses to make a total of eight, offering a variety of rates and sizes, and we still have last minute availability for some of them. For available dates please see below; for more details on the individual properties please visit our website and click on the ‘Check Availability/ Beach House’.
North Fork Waterfront, Arshamomoque Pond, Southold
 Magnificent views, 90 feet of waterfront, spacious interior, completely new renovation throughout. Three bedrooms plus pullout queen sofa bed on enclosed sun porch, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8. Fully handicapped accessible throughout with extra wide wrap round decks and ramps.
 

 

Hashamomuck Waterfront
New on the rental market! Elegant post modern newly renovated architectural gem.
Two queen bedrooms and one with two twin beds, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps six.
 Availability:
 August 19th onward including for the weeks preceding and following Labor Day weekend.
10% DISCOUNT on listed price if booked within the next week.
Lighthouse Cottage
All newly renovated two bedrooms with one full bath, open plan kitchen/living room, dining room and huge sunroom. Short walk to sandy bay beach.
Availability:
August , 16th to the 19th only for a long weekend. Full weeks and some weekends in September and October.
 Shorecrest Beach House
Overlooking the Long Island Sound with stunning views and all newly renovated, with 3 bedrooms on the ground floor and open plan second floor with two twin beds, large living room/dining area and 2.5 baths, this house sleeps 8 in beds.
 Availability:
Fully booked through September 22nd, availability opens up September 23rd through October 16th.
Mid week available 20th – 25th of October and then booked through November.
Peconic Bay Beach house
 Luxury accommodations in this newly built, waterfront four bedroom with 180 degree views of the Peconic Bay. Two spacious master bedroom suites, one queen and one room with two twin, this house comfortably sleeps 8. Amenities include spacious fully equipped modern kitchen, breakfast bar, open plan dining and living area and 4 full bathrooms.
 Availability:
September 10th 2013 onward for full weeks or long weekends.
Waterfront Studio cottage, Southold
 Single story self contained studio with kitchenette, full bath, queen bed, gas iron fireplace and indoor and outdoor seating areas with magnificent views across park like lawn to Shelter Bay and the inlet. Just steps to the private community beach. A tranquil, relaxing retreat.
Availaibility for long or short stays throughout August and the fall.
Orient by the Sea
Newly renovated three bedroom house with additional studio cottage on the grounds, a short walk to private beach. Sleeps 6 plus child.
Availability:
August 19th through 29th and selected weekend and full week rentals throughout the fall. Midweek stays available all year round.
Hashamomuck Waterfront house in Southold

Hashamomuck Waterfront house in Southold

Lighthouse Cottage beach at sunset

Lighthouse Cottage beach at sunset

 

 

Only a Few Beach House Rentals left! Get Out East and Enjoy the North Fork!

It’s the middle of summer and almost all of our beach houses are booked! We know you want to get away to the North Fork of Long Island and relax at the beach, stroll through the vineyards sipping a glass of white wine, pick fresh blueberries from the farm stand down the road and enjoy your summer. There is nothing like getting away and feeling like you never left home. It’s a beautiful thing to spend a week or more in your new “home away from home”. Lucky for you it is also extremely well decorated with a unique beach house feel but all the amenities a 5 star hotel would provide and more. Kayaks, private beaches, bikes, farmer’s markets and many more treasures that will keep you and your friends or family occupied while you visit us on the North Fork. Be sure to check out our events calendar as well to see all the local activities going on.

The Southold Studio. Southold, N.Y.

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Newly renovated private detached and spacious self catering studio with queen bed, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave , seating area with desk, TV and bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling west facing windows open onto private patio overlooking lawns and inlet of Shelter bay. A few steps walk to community sandy bay beach with boat ramp and just five minute drive to Greenport and Southold villages. Shorecrest BnB concierge services available to guests of the Southold inlet studio including winery discount card to 24 local wineries, maps and guides.

Average rates:
$325 – $375 per night shoulder season. Special Holiday and High Season rates plus minimum nights apply
Memorial Day weekend – $375-$395 per night
May 27th to June 20th – $325 – $375 per night
June 21st to July 25th – $345 – $395 per night
July 26th to September 1st – -$375 – $425 per night
September 2nd to October 31st – $325 – $375 per night

 

 

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Two bedroom completely renovated cottage with open plan living room/ kitchen and large family room. Walk to private beach Just steps away;kick back with a local bottle of pinot in the beautiful sunroom, barbecue in the backyard or cook your favorites in the all new kitchen and dine al fresco on the patio, dining room or eat at the counter and entertain the cook. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other two twins, both with ceiling fans and window air conditioning units. The large full bathroom is also brand new with stone and marble tile, a cathedral ceiling and skylight. The living room is bright and airy with a cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, and open format; perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The kitchen with granite bar, new cabinets, tile and stainless appliances opens into the living room for the perfect gathering place. The dining room seats 6, but you also have the choice of eating at the bar! A french door leads the way from kitchen to the spectacular sunroom, where you can spread out on the wicker sectional and take in the scenery… or continue on to the new patio or grab a good book from our loaner library and head for one of our adirondack chairs beneath the oak trees. Listed nightly rates for July and August are based on a one week minimum stay. There will be an up charge on the nightly rate for a stay on less than one week. A cleaning fee of $125 and taxes are in addition.

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4th of July on the North Fork of Long Island

The 4th of July weekend calls for a perfect getaway to the North Fork.

Rent one of our studios or houses for the entire week and lounge at our two private beaches. Our lighthouse cottage is still available for that weekend! Check out the calendar for other availabilities, they’re filling up fast so hurry! After spending some time on the beach you should head over to the wineries. Many of the vineyards will have live music on 4th of  July and every Sat. & Sun. Click here to check our availability and book!

Martha Clara vineyard will have live music on July Fourth. Two Man Acoustical Jam, winners Of The 2012 Battle of The Bands at Hecksher Park. This acoustic duo plays all forms of Rock, Pop, Party and Blues from the 60’s to now. Rain or Shine! Free Admission. Additional cost for wine and food.

They also have a Vines and Canines educational walk. Bring your dog down for an educational walk through the vineyard! A donation of a non-perishable dog or cat food item is required and will be donated to local shelter.

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Greenport Fire department will be setting off fireworks on July 3rd and July 6th at 10pm in honor of the Fourth of July!

There will be a July Fourth Concert and Fireworks from 6:30-10:00pm on the Peconic River waterfront in Riverhead. There will also be live music by Brady Rymer. A great event to take the family to while your enjoying your stay!

 

Rent out a Beach House! Bring friends or family!

Memorial Day is right around the corner and everyone knows that weekend marks the start of summer. If you haven’t made any plans for the weekend or if you want to make plans for the summer take a look at our beach houses. We will not disappoint. :) It is the prefect opportunity to get away and enjoy some quality time with your friends or your family. Settle into a beach house and enjoy a sense of comfort you can’t find in any type of hotel. Enjoy the freedom to come and go as you please and really experience “living on the north Fork.” Please visit our website to book or click here: BOOK

Southold Waterfront Studio

Newly renovated private detached and spacious self catering studio with queen bed, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave , seating area with desk, TV and bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling west facing windows open onto private patio overlooking lawns and inlet of Shelter bay. A few steps walk to community sandy bay beach with boat ramp and just five minute drive to Greenport and Southold villages. Shorecrest BnB concierge services available to guests of the Southold inlet studio including winery discount card to 24 local wineries, maps and guides.

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Spacious Waterfront home / Sunset views & 2 beaches

This house has now been doubled in size with the addition of a master suite in the former 3-car garage, joined to the original house with a spacious studio/garden room. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the waters of the lake like Arshamomaque inlet and preserve, the largest on the North Fork. Completely renovated this winter with new kitchen, two new bathrooms with tubs and showers, half bath, new expanded wrap around decks, as well as the large master bedroom suite , all with magnificent water and sunset views. New building includes a large family/living room as well as the garden room connecting the main house with the newly constructed separate master suite. and family/sunroom with sleep sofa off the living room connected to the deck. The large deck overlooks the garden and steps leading to ninety feet of private waterfront, ideal for kayaking, canoeing, waterskiing or paddle boarding. The home offers all the amenities needed for a family holiday but also can provide an ideal private retreat for a romantic getaway. A great location on a quiet dead end lane it just a short walk to a second beach on Long Island Sound beach, exclusively available to renters of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and Property Management properties where you can swim, snorkel or walk for hours. Other popular activities in the area include bicycling the miles of rural roadways, golf at the spectacular Island’s End golf course close by, fishing the sound and inlets, wine tours and tastings at some of the North Fork’s 50 wineries and vineyard, boat tours of the 12 local light houses and spectacular ocean views, bays and creeks. Southold is located on one of the narrowest stretches of the North Fork on the far east end of New York’s Long Island, where the land juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and the Long Island Sound almost meets Shelter Bay. Our private Long Island Sound beach offers views of the Connecticut shore line on the horizon across 20 miles of ocean water to the North. To view an interactive map showing the location of the house in relation to the nearby Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast which manages the property, and see locations of vineyards, restaurants, marinas, beaches, museuems and nature preserves visit the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast web site. Click on the tab for the Area Attractions page and then the specific amenity you are interested in. Note how close we are to the nearby maritime village of Greenport, named one of tope ten prettiest towns by Forbes magazine in 2011. From Greenport you can take the car ferry or water taxi to Shelter Island and Sag Harbor and the Hamptons or tour the harbor in tall ships. Southold Hamlet only 2 miles to the south is an historic village with interesting shopping, and an historic district consisting of over 18 buildings dating from the early 18th and 19th centuries as well as the Custer Institute Indian museum and observatory, a great place to go star watching. The area is famous for it’s rural nature for as well as the many vineyards there are dozens of farms and farm stands selling the freshest of organic produce, as well as fresh caught fish available right on the dock, miles of beaches, and nature preserves including the Audubon center and bird sanctuary just 5 minutes from the house, Some very talented chefs have been attracted to the area because of the abundance of fresh local produce from the farms, vineyards and sea, so it is also home to some of the best Zagat rated restaurants on Long Island including the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold and The Frisky Oyster and Noah’s in Greenport amongst them. Just15 minutes from the Orient Point ferry to New London Connecticut and half hour to Riverhead and Long Island Expressway to all points west this is a uniquely pastoral sea side setting to be found within such easy traveling distance from major Metropolitan areas.

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Peconic Bay Front, Beach House, Aquebogue

his beach house, located on the bay in the historic village of Aquebogue is a modern, newly built house with 180 degree views of the great Peconic Bay. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 modern bathrooms. On the third floor is a master suite with panoramic views of the Bay and private bath. The spacious second floor master bedroom has a seating area with French doors leading to a balcony overlooking the water and en suite bathroom with jetted tub and shower. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom two twin beds. The ground floor is open plan with a large fully equipped kitchen, adjoining dining area with seating for 6-8 people and living room with working fireplace and pull out sleep sofa. Floor to ceiling windows and French doors open onto a covered rear porch and lower deck for outdoor dining overlooking the water, with barbecue, grassy lawn and just steps to a private community sandy beach. The village of Aquebogue is a two hour drive to Manhattan, a half hour from the Orient Point Ferry connecting to New London Connecticut, within easy reach of the many wineries and farms of the rural North Fork, the resorts of the Hamptons on the South Fork and the amenities and activities of the town of Riverhead, including Splish Splash Water Park, Atlantis Aquarium and the Tanger outlet mall.

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Southold Inlet Waterfront home – Sleeps 8

Southold Inlet waterfront sleeps 8-10 A private luxury designer home with large garden and private waterfront overlooking stunning views of bay inlet. Consists of three bedrooms, including second floor master bedroom suite with Jacuzzi, a two room first floor suite with pullout sofa/daybed in second room; ground floor bedroom with French doors opening onto garden and separate sleeping alcove with queen bed. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, fully stocked with all the cooking equipment you could need and all bed linens are supplied. Guests of the Southold Inlet house also have use of the Shorecrest Beach on Long Island Sound and all concierge services offered by the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Available for mid week stays, long weekends, weekly or for month of August or July.

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Orient Beach House

This home on the east end of the North Fork in Orient is located in Green Acres, a private beach community and just a two minute walk from the sands and waters of the Long Island Sound. Built in 1960, the home was completely renovated in 2003, with further upgrades including Hawaiian Koloa hard wood floors throughout and professional landscaping in 2005. It is meticulously maintained and kept updated on an annual basis. There are three bedrooms in the main house and a two story detached cottage in the garden. In the house the master bedroom is approximately 400 square feet, has French doors opening to the private garden, a tray ceiling, window AC, a Queen size bed, and a walk in closet. The second bedroom is approximately 120 square feet has a full size bed, ceiling fan and wall closet, office table and piano and two windows overlooking the gardens. The third bedroom, 120 square feet, is furnished with a childbed plus a two-seater sofa. There are two full bathrooms; a large master bathroom, tiled floors and walls with corian counter tops, and shower with dual shower heads The second bathroom is also modernized with toilet and shower. The large 280 square foot living room is furnished with a sofa, armchair and ottoman, and has a silent wall AC unit (18000 BTU) which cools the whole ground floor. The open kitchen ( approx. 200sf) opens onto the .private patio as well as the elegant 280sf formal dining room which seats up to 12 people. The TV is equipped for watching movies but there is no cable service, at present. Broad band internet is available. There is a full laundry service area with washer and dryer The house is located in a beautifully landscaped half acre with large lawns and patio, outdoor picnic table, BBQ and umbrellas. Half of this area is gated and fenced, ideal for small children. In one corner of the garden is the two story cottage/guest house. The ground floor has bar, sitting area, bathroom facilities and a ships ladder leading to the second floor bedroom, with full size bed and sky light.

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Holiday Getaways, Discounts, Gift Certificates and Greeting from Shorecrest BnB, Long Island

As 2012 draws to a close I want to wish you all the very best for the coming holidays and New Year. Hurricane Sandy was challenging for many of us on the east coast and I sincerely hope that if you, your friends or family were affected, all have now recovered. Shorecrest was relatively unscathed for which we are most grateful and to celebrate the season we are offering, for a limited time, several specials and packages for winter and spring getaways, and gift certificates with unique discounts to our former guests or if purchased by December 18th 2012. All offers are for two people, double occupancy.

A walk on the beach is a quiet pleasure in all seasons

Winter Romance Getaways in Long Island Wine Country

Our 2 night Winter Romance package at $655 includes massage for two, one $25 restaurant gift voucher, champagne picnic or wine class for 2, and Shorecrest’s exclusive discount card for 24 local wineries with free tastings

Purchase this package by visiting the specials and packages page on our website before December 18th 2012 and use it any time, any room by April 30th or Sunday through Thursday until June 30th 2013 ( Memorial Day excluded) Unredeemed vouchers can be used for face value after the special expiration date towards the cost of a stay.

Our 2 night Winter Romance package at $475 – valid for a 2 night stay in any room, any time through April 15th 2013: includes 1 x $50 *gift certificate for each guest towards a one hour massage, $20 restaurant gift voucher, champagne picnic or wine class for 2, discount card for 24 local wineries with free tastings.

* massage gift certificates are non refundable , use is optional

 Gift Certificates

Receive a $25 Coupon for every $225 dollars you spend on gift certificates this December!

With this ‘Buy a Gift, Get a Gift’ offer you receive a coupon that can be used towards a stay at Shorecrest or purchase of any Shorecrest retail item. To buy on line, visit our website and click on the ‘check B&B’ room; on the availability calendar page click  the Gift Certificate tab to make a selection, or call 631 765 1570 and ask for Marilyn for personal service.

You can always  speak to us about activities in the area; we will be happy to help you plan your trip, and remember, the North Fork has something to offer the visitor all year round. We once again present Winterfest and Jazz on the Vine from mid February through the end of March 2013. Good times for music and wine lovers!

Call 631 765 157 to book your stay, or visit our online reservation calendar, select  your starting date, the number of nights, room and ‘book’, then click on the ‘specials and packages tab’ at the top of the page. Click ‘add’ when you have selected your special offer and the price on your reservation will automatically be adjusted to reflect the discounted amount.

The Aquebogue beach house master bedroom with panoramic views of the Peconic Bay

The Aquebogue beach house 2nd floor master bedroom with panoramic views of the Peconic Bay

 

Beach House rentals available throughout the holidays and for 2013

Shorecrest currently has four outstanding waterfront and beach front houses available for rent on the North Fork. For information please visit our website. For rates and availability click on the ‘Beach house’ link. More photographs can be found on our Facebook page in photograph albums.

Shorecrest Beach house living room has picture windows overlooking the Long Island Sound

Thank you,  and I look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the North Fork soon!

Marilyn Marks, Innkeeper, Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

 

 

 

North Fork Long Island Memorial Day Weekend Events by Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

Visitors to Greenport on Long Island on Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday, May 25th, will be treated to a variety of entertainments.

Tall Ships

This is a fantastic chance to see some of the world’s most beautiful ships under full sail. The ships will arrive on Friday the 25th and will stay until departure on Tuesday May the 29th. While the ships are docked in Greenport, all visitors are welcome to step aboard and chat with the members of the ships crews. The overwhelming beauty of the ships on the move in full sail is magnificent, being able to step aboard and chat with the crew is the hypothetical icing on the cake.

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Some of the ships you can expect to see in port are:

  • The Pride of Baltimore
  • The Pride of Baltimore II
  • Picton Castle
  • The H.M.S. Bounty
  • John J. Harvey Fireboat
  • The Lynx
  • Unicorn

These boats are part of the Tall Ships Challenge Race Series that originates in Savannah, Georgia. Once the vessels depart from Greenport, they are headed to Newport, Rhode Island, and then onto Halifax and Nova Scotia. The ships are commemorating the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812.

Visitors who want to tour the ships and interact with crew members will be able to do so from Saturday, May 26th until Monday, May 28th from 10am until 6pm. There is no charge for children 12 and under, adult tickets are $7, and senior or veteran tickets are $5. The Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Inn will offer free Tall Ships tickets to those who stay over for the three night Memorial Day weekend. While visiting the ships don’t forget to check out the vendors in town and on Front Street. They will close each day at 6pm. Also, remember to bring your camera!

Long Island Wine Country Spring Passports

While enjoying your stay on Long Island during Memorial Day weekend 2012, take the time to enjoy the 2012 Long Island Wine Country Spring Passport event. This event began on March 31st and runs through June 2nd. Long Island wine aficionados can pick up their passport for free at any one of the following participating wineries.

  • Anthony Nappa
  • Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard
  • Bedell Cellars
  • Castello di Borghese Vineyard & Winery
  • Clovis Point
  • Comtesse Therese Winery & Bistro
  • Corey Creek
  • Croteaux
  • Diliberto Winery
  • Duck Walk Vineyards North
  • Duck Walk Vineyards South
  • Empire State Cellars
  • Gramercy Vineyards
  • Harbes Family Farm & Winery
  • Jamesport Vineyards
  • Jason’s Vineyard
  • Lieb Family Cellars
  • Macari Vineyards & Winery
  • Martha Clara
  • Old Field
  • Palmer
  • Peconic Bay
  • Pellegrini
  • Pugliese
  • Raphael
  • Roanoke
  • Sannino Bella Vita
  • Scarola
  • Sherwood House
  • Shinn Estate
  • Sparkling Pointe
  • Suhru
  • T’Jara
  • Waters Crest
  • Wolffer Estate

Those who visit at least ten of the wineries that are participating in this event will receive a complementary tasting of a listed featured wine along with the purchase of any in-house tastings. Visitors should have their passports stamped at the wineries after purchasing a minimum of one bottle of that winery or vineyard’s featured wines. Visitors who have ten stamps on their passports will receive:

  • A chance at winning great prizes that include a fabulous East End Experience and more.
  • The experience of delightful wines and new wineries to visit.
  • 2 tickets for admission for the price of one to the 2012 Taste of Summer event at the Fairgrounds Barn in Old Bethpage Village.

To take advantage of your prizes you must:

  • Turn in your stamped passport at one of the participating wineries before June 1st, 2012.
  • Mail it to LIWC before May 28th, 2012.
  • Bring your stamped passport to the 2012 Taste of Summer event.

North Fork Long Island Vacation Rentals from Shorecrest BandB

To book a Bed and Breakfast stay, review rates and availability and make a reservation online go to our reservation calendar; for Vacation Home rentals and the Shorecrest Beach house go to our Holiday Rentals reservation page. Once you have chosen your desired rental house property call Marilyn at 631 765 1570 to finalize your booking.

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast not only offers the best BnB location and amenities on the North Fork of Long Island, but we also manage several vacation rental properties in the area that can accommodate families and in some of them, even your pets. Shorecrest Property Management and Real Estate has you covered whether you are visiting the East End of Long Island with your partner, a group of friends interested in exploring Long Island wine country and enjoying great local food, or a family vacation or re-union complete with kids and the family dog. To check availability, details and photographs visit our online reservation calendar.

Shorecrest Property Management Rentals

The Shorecrest Beach House

The Shorecrest Beach House sits atop a grassy bluff  overlooking the Long Island Sound and is available to rent weekly, monthly or seasonally. It has just undergone a major renovation adding a large open plan room on the second floor which includes a seating area next to picture windows offering expansive views of the water and two twin beds. There  are 3 bedrooms on the ground floor, one with a king bed, one queen, and the third with two twin beds. The kitchen and both full bathrooms on the ground floor have also each been fully renovated and guests love the panoramic views of the beach and sunsets viewed  through the wall to floor to ceiling windows in the living room and from the deck. In the evening you can relax in front of the the open fireplace,  and giant flat screen TV, or cook up a great dinner from local fare in the new fully equipped kitchen with dining area  for six. Enjoy mornings and sunsets and al fresco dining on the deck. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need for cooking and serving, and all linens are provided. Other amenities include, WiFi, centralized air conditioning and heating, a laundry room and beach chairs.  Beach House renters can take advantage of  the wide variety of activities found in the area, and exclusive to guests, our beach on the inlet to the rear of the BnB, great for paddle boarding and kayaking. Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast concierge services are also available to beach house guests and each renter will receive a winery discount card to 24 local wineries. For rates and prices click here.

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

The BnB

The Inn itself is a five bedroom home that can sleep ten visitors. Although during the summer season, the BnB runs as a Bed and Breakfast, it is now available for private home rental for corporate events, group vacations, or family reunions complete with a housekeeper and cook. Visitors are free to utilize the library, screened porch, gardens, deck and living room. Take the time to view the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast website for more information. Click on the check availability BnB  tab for rates.

Aquebogue House

Located in the village of Aquebogue the Peconic Bay Beach house is a new construction, spacious, three bedroom, three bath home. The ground floor is open plan with a roomy fully equipped kitchen, an adjoining dining area that seats 6 to 8 people and living area with fireplace. Visitors will enjoy floor to ceiling windows with French doors that open out on a covered porch and lower deck perfect for outdoor dining while overlooking the water. A few steps from the lower deck is the private community beach. For rates and prices click here.

East Marion Lakefront House

Enjoy luxurious lakefront living with only a short walk to a sandy beach on Shelter Bay.  All three bedrooms are equipped with cable TVs with dvd. Hardwood flooring, lake views and Country French Decor surround visitors with decorative warmth and many fine amenities. They include two full bathrooms, (one on each floor) a sitting area with fireplace, Cable Vision Triple Play, double burner gas grill on the spacious deck overlooking the lake, and a fully equipped French Country style kitchen with all new appliances.

Where the garden borders the lake the floating dock  is the launching pad for kayaking, canoeing on the private East Marion Lake, and the a short walk down Trumans Path will take you to the community’s private Shelter Bay sandy beach with a private mooring for your boat if you need one. Five minutes drive from Greenport village and the ferries to Shelter Island, the Hamptons or Orient Point to Connecticut and New England, the East Marion Lake Front house is conveniently located for easy travel, shopping, antiquing, vineyards, bicycling, dining & all the entertainment and activities the North Fork offers visitors. For rates and prices click here.

Southold Bay Inlet

The Southold Bay Inlet House is located on a large landscaped property with private waterfront on the largest inlet on tht of Shelter Bay. Floor to ceiling windows from the west facing side of the house offer incredible views of sunsets and the bay. The three bedrooms all with queen beds are exquisitely appointed and include amenities such as a deck overlooking the inlet and Jacuzzi tub in the second floor master bathroom,  French doors that open into the garden from the ground floor king bedroom, with private bath. The well stocked designer kitchen will see your family or group through the most lavish meals. A spacious living room with a fireplace and extra seating overlooks views of the lawn and stone patio. Feel free to make use of concierge services offered by the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast. For more details and rates visit the Shorecrest Property rentals reservation calendar.

The Southold Inlet House has limited availability so book your rental now.

 

Whether you plan to celebrate a honeymoon, an anniversary, or a weekend with your business’s management team to celebrate a recent success, North Fork Long Island has plenty of entertainments and opportunities for Rest and Relaxation for you customize for your enjoyment. On the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast website you will find a map on the Area Attractions page that lists, as well as shows you the location, of every kind of local amenity from restaurants to golf courses, marinas to churches. Combined with the event resource on our blog calendar you will be well set to plan your North Fork stay. 

  • Arts and Culture Events and Activities
  • Fine Dining
  • Farms and Agricultural Tours and Event sites
  • Historical Heritage Sites and antique stores galore
  • Marinas for Boating Trips or Fishing Excursions
  • Parks, Trails, Nature Preserves and Beaches
  • Salons, Spas, Yoga and Fitness studios
  • Boutique Shopping and the outlets at Tanger Mall in Riverhead
  • Wineries and Vineyards
  • Golf courses

Don’t forget to check out the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Blog Calendar to see events taking place now!

Harvesting the North Fork – New York, Long Island’s Wine Country

Harvesting the grapes in the Sannino Vineyard

October is harvest time for grapes as well as apples and pumpkins here on the North Fork of Long Island. This year I decided to take part in the custom wine making program run by Lisa and Anthony Sannino at their Bella Vita vineyard in Cutchogue.  I want Shorecrest to have its own wine and a couple of other BnB owner friends, Mark and Liz Macnish of Andrew’s Legacy in Cutchogue and Leueen who owns Harbor Knoll in Greenport liked the idea too, so we purchased a barrel together. This is such a great idea! A barrel produces 23 cases, 12 bottles to a case, and is such a fun thing to do with friends or family.

Merlot grapes on the vine ready for picking.

The program is a hands on experience, from harvesting the grapes in the Sannino’s own vineyard and learning all about viticulture as we go, through all the processes involved in creating a bottle of wine:  picking, crushing and pressing the grapes,  through the fermentation process  and then blending and bottling.

Two weeks ago, at the end of September and right before a storm was due to come through I went out with some other ‘winemakers in training’ to pick Merlot grapes. The harvest is early this year on the East End of Long Island due to the long hot summer, starting with some 75 degree days in April and ninety degree days in June. Grapes do well in this weather and the sugar content is high. That is how Anthony knows when the grapes are ready to harvest; he measures the sugar content and crushes a few bunches to taste the juice. So delicious, and that is before it became wine! Also delicious was the al fresco lunch that Lisa, with the help of Anthony’s mom and dad, served on their farm house’s porch in the vineyard, but I get ahead of myself.

Underdeveloped grapes are found higher on the vine in more shade

The seed of an unripe grape is green, and reddish in a ripe grape.

The morning for our grape picking experience was perfect; not too hot or chilly, and started with coffee and breakfast on the wrap around deck. I’d already served breakfast to my guests but was glad of an extra ‘cuppa Joe’ before we went off into the vineyard with our pruners and collection baskets to pick the ripe bunches of grapes. I learned where to cut and which ones not to choose. The seed of a ripe grape is reddish and green if it is not yet ripe.

There are also several diseases that can afflict grapes especially fungi and these were to be avoided. The fungus that we saw a little of that day was BotrytisAs an avid gardener, I had yet to meet a fungal disease that I could like, but Botrytis I learned is not all bad.  The fungus gives rise to two different kinds of infections on grapes. The first, grey rot, is the result of consistently wet or humid conditions, and typically results in the loss of the affected bunches. The second, noble rot, occurs when drier conditions follow wetter, and can result in distinctive sweet dessert wines, such as Sauternes. This summer, with such consistently hot weather the few bunches that were infected were of the ‘noble’ kind but as we were picking merlot and not grapes for sweet wines, we had to discard those.

What not to pick - Botrytis blight at 3 o'clock!

We were also careful to avoid the under ripe grapes that were higher on the vine and shaded by more leaves. The grapes we wanted all grow at the lowest level of the vine and were hanging down in giant lush clumps.

We picked for several hours and when our bins were full and also the stomachs of us field hands (after eating as much fresh baked pizza, pulled pork, salad, chicken and pasta as we could, paired of course with equally delicious Bella Vita wine) we headed off to help with the ‘crush’. The baskets of grapes were loaded onto trucks for transportation to the winery where they were weighed, Anthony taking careful notes all along, and then processed through a machine that de-stems them before shooting the crushed up pulp and skins into giant bins ready to begin the first part of the fermentation process.

More on this in the next article, but if this interests you enough to think you would like to make your own wine and enjoy a wonderful North Fork experience in the process, contact me at the Shorecrest for a special discount on a barrel of wine when you are my guest . I will also be putting together special packages over the winter and spring that will include Friday night dinners with your weekend stay at the BnB, wine appreciation classes with food pairing, and guided tours with a customized itinerary based on what there is going on at the time, for my guests. Larger groups might consider renting one of my private water front houses that sleep from 6-8 people and also accept children and in some cases pets. To see more details please visit the Shorecrest Property Management website.

My website now includes a page with maps of all the wineries, restaurants and other amenities in the area. Check my ‘Area Attractions’ page before planning your trip to see all there is to do in this unique part of Long Island.

So keep checking into the blog for updates on how the wine making process is going as well as other events and happenings at the Shorecrest BnB on the North Fork of Long Island’s fabulous East End!


Two weeks ago, at the end of September and right before a storm was due to come through I went out with some other ‘winemakers in training’ to pick Merlot grapes. The harvest is early this year on the East End of Long Island due to the long hot summer, starting with some 75 degree days in April and ninety degree days in June. Grapes do well in this weather and the sugar content is high. That is how Anthony knows when the grapes are ready to harvest; he measures the sugar content and crushes a few bunches to taste the juice. So delicious, and that is before it became wine! Also delicious was the al fresco lunch that Lisa, with the help of Anthony’s mom and dad, served on their farm house’s porch in the vineyard, but I get ahead of myself.

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