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.
Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks!
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!
We may not get the same amount of press as our neighboring town Greenport but we have a lot of unique attractions to offer as well. Not many towns can say they have an Indian Museum, Planetarium, Lighthouse and Vineyards in the span of 11 square miles. Come and explore our small and beautiful getaway.
Custer Institute Observatory:
1115 Main Bayview Rd Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-2626
“Located On a cliff in Southold, off of Lighthouse Road (according to the plaque on the structure, the location is: Lat 41° 05′ 06.5″ N Long 72° 26′ 44.0″ W).58 feet; foundation is granite; tower and quarters are brick/granite with a cement wash painted white with black lantern and copper dome; original optic was a Third Order Fresnel; present optic is VRB-25 (1999), one green flash every ten seconds. The tower contains a 29-wooden-step staircase and two ladders of 11 steps each.” For a detailed history please visit their site: http://www.longislandlighthouses.com/hortonpt.htm
There are multiple parks and public beaches where you can enjoy the summer weather and pack a picnic with your friends and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were contemplating our next post about all the gardens on the property and around the area when a light bulb clicked. We never formally introduced ourselves. So…Hi! We are Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast an elegant yet modern Victorian B&B located on the North Fork of Long Island. Welcome to paradise.
A little history about our roots: Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast was once the summer home of a wealthy doctor when it was first built in the 1800’s. The elegance and opulence of the Victorian era still live throughout the house and it’s decor (for all you Gatsby lovers). The Inn overlooks the Long Island Sound and has access to two private beaches. The house is a gem on the North fork but the North fork is the gem of Long Island. The North Fork is home to a unique type of culture. The wineries, the farmstands, the beaches, the wharf towns, the history and the fantasy all come together to create this beautiful oasis right outside of the city. It’s only 2 hours from New York City and offers you an experience you wouldn’t think possible so close to NYC. The Farm-to-Table culture is present in many restaurants on the North Fork and the Wineries offer relaxing and entertaining day excursions. If the weather permits, GO SWIMMING!
A look inside Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast:
The Rose Room
Enjoy the comfort and elegance of a queen size canopied four poster bed, a nineteenth century antique armoire, mirrors and dresser, ornate fireplace under 10 foot molded ceilings. Two large windows overlook the garden and water view of the Arshamomoque inlet of Shelter Bay in a park like setting to the South and West. The newly renovated attached bathroom features a 6 foot jacuzzi tub with shower.
The West Room
Three floor to ceiling windows overlook views of the Long Island Sound and spectacular sunsets to the west. The color theme of soft blues and beige, 19 century prints, antique mirrors and furnishings plus fine linens and a top of the line mattress complete the mix of comfort and old world charm. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV with premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn. This room has light curtains, does not have room darkening shades and is the brightest room in the Inn.
The East Room
From three floor to ceiling windows guests enjoy views of the Long Island Sound, spectacular sunsets to the north and morning sun to the east. The mahogany sleigh bed, 19C antique furnishings, finest linens and mattress add to a luxurious experience. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV, premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn.
The Southwest Room
Three floor to ceiling windows offer views to the south of the Arshamomoque inlet through the leaves of ancient maple trees. Sunsets over the Long Island Sound to the West bathe this room in a rosy glow each evening. The decorative theme is the Victorian Traveler in Asia. Wine colored shantung silk drapes, an intricately carved four-poster ‘rice’ bed and an eclectic mix of antique 19C furniture, prints and textiles complete the theme. A flat screen TV, premium cable and newly en suite renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn.
On the second floor the Silk Road room, with a King bed is the largest we offer. Gold colored embroidered silk drapes frame the spacious floor to ceiling bay window through which you can see the Long Island Sound to the North and garden and woods to the East and South. Walls are painted a soft fern green with coordinating linens that cover the King size sleigh bed. The bathroom is spacious with a shower, large vanity and two floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden to the East. A working fire housed in a vintage style iron stove is a cozy addition for cool nights and a flat screen TV, premium cable and newly renovated bathroom complete the modern amenities our guests expect in a luxury Inn. Average Rates: Jan-March: $265 April-May: $275 June-Sept: $305 Oct-Dec: $285 Ask about special pricing for mid week and extended stays, special packages including dinner, wine classes and tours or in room massage or see them on line when you check availability under the specials and packages tab.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
With Fourth of July week upcoming, we have many events around Shorecrest BnB over the next week. For this special week and beyond the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is offering a 10% discount on a three-night stay through July 12th or 20% off on a four-night stay. Each stay includes:
Nothing else reminds you that the summer is in full-swing like an amazingly breathtaking fireworks display. Here are some of the events happening around Shorecrest BnB in the coming week.
If you are looking for daytime events to fill your calendar while you wait for the amazing fireworks displays there are many interesting events to take part in.
Hallockville Museum Farm Tour
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 28th, 2012, the Hallockville Museum offers their Farm Tour from noon to 4pm with an event cost of $7. The Hallockville Museum Farm is a non-profit organization with a focus on bringing visitors back to their original agricultural roots. For more information on the Hallockville Museum Farm Tour call 631-298-5292 and watch this video about the farm.
The Garden Conservancy’s Tour
There are many incredibly lovely gardens on the North Fork of Long Island. The Garden Conservancy hosts several Open Day events for those who want to spend some time strolling through some of the most beautiful gardens on Long Island. . Contact The Garden Conservancy about their Open Days program at 845-265-5384
The Shorecrest Garden, a pleasure to enjoy all season
Past visitors know the gardens here well and can depend on there being something different to see each time they visit. The flower borders are planted with perennials which are planned to flower sequentially. Astilbes are in full bloom now, as the first flowering of the landscape knockout roses and Nepata (Cat mint) is past its prime, and they have been cut back to gather energy for another flowering in a couple of weeks. The white hydrangeas are looking marvelous, the blues that line the front walk should start to bloom soon, and several different varieties of lilies will continue to flower throughout the summer, along with hosta, Rucbeckia or Black Eyed Susan ( of which there are literally thousands in the 25 ft x 200 ft border that lines the road) Perovskia, Montauk daisies, Sedum and to keep color when the perennials are resting a variety of annuals that continue to flower until frost.
I hope to welcome you for an impromptu tour of this little slice of heaven soon!
As the summer heats up the thoughts of city and urban dwellers inevitably turn to beach vacations and cool ocean breezes. For those of you who still haven’t made plans for a summer getaway there are still rooms available at the Shorecrest BandB June through Labor Day, including July 4th week and the following weekend, where you can relax on our own private Long Island Sound beach or launch your paddle board or kayak from our second Shelter Bay Inlet beach, both just steps from the Inn.
For families or groups looking for a house to rent together, we still have some weeks available through July, August and September at our four water front 3 /4 bedroom rental houses: two in Southold on the LI Sound and Inlet; one on the Lake in East Marion with sandy bay beach access, and one on the Great Peconic Bay in Aquebogue. All newly renovated with air conditioning and all modern conveniences. Check out our property rental website www.shorecrestpm.com for more details and visit the online reservation calendar or call 631 765 1570 for availability. We look forward to hearing from you.
It is mid June and the number of activities on and around the East End of Long Island increase as the summer progresses. Below is detailed information on a few of them; for a more comprehensive list of activities around Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, the North Fork, Southold, Shelter Island, Greenport and the North Fork Vineyards, check the Events Calendar on this blog.
East End Events through June 2012
Southampton, June 23rd
LaughNYC PRESENTS: A Night of Wine & Comedy
On Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at 8:00pm, the Hampton’s House of Gardens at 534 North Magee St in Southampton presents a night of great wine and hilarious comedy. Visitors can expect superb Wolffer Estate Wine to enjoy that is sold on premises and the comedic headliner is Ricky Valez! Also making a comedy stand will be Brian Jian, Paul Corrigan from XM Radio, and Adam Lucidi. This is an adult’s only event. The doors will open at 6:30pm and tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.
For reservations and info Call 631-471-6335
Dancing in Setaukeet – ongoing on Monday evenings
Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes
Head to the Setauket Neighborhood House at 95. E. Main Street in Setauket on June 25th, and July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th for Ballroom and Latin Dancing classes. Class times are as follows:
7:00pm – Tango II
8:00pm – Swing II
9:00pm – Advanced International Cha – Cha
Classes are $15 per person per class or $12 per person if classes at paid in full at or before your first lesson. For more information call Patty at 516.909.1686
East Hampton, theater through June 30th
The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall presents LUV by Murray Schisgal
Tuesdays through Sundays, June 7th through June 30th at 8pm visitors can enjoy LUV, directed by Lonny Price. This hilarious hard-luck story is presented by special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc. Tickets for Prime Orchestra is $85 or $80 for members, Orchestra seating is at $50 or $48 for current members, and balcony seating is available for $40, or $38 for Guild Hall members.
This event is located at the Guild Hall at 158 Main Street in East Hampton. Call ahead of time to be ensured of reservations. 631-324-0806 or check for tickets online at GuildHall.org
Keep an eye on our blog and events calendar for more details on ‘Things to Do’ on the East End and North Fork of Long Island.