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North Fork Area Updates & Upcoming Events

We wanted to keep our guests informed about some of the new places popping up on the North Fork. The summer season brings the North fork to life. Here are some big updates & upcoming events.

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 Kontokosta Winery: Kontokosta is Greenport’s first winery and the only winery on the North Fork that is actually on the Sound. You can see the Sound from the tasting room. If you feel so inclined you can even walk to the endge of the bluff and look out onto the beach and the Sound. It is trully a relaxing and beautiful way to drink wine. We are so happy to welcome them to the North Fork. Aside the the view the entire building is made from repurposed materials and runs on wind power!

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Shelter Island BBQ @ The Pridwin: Every Wednesday night until Labor Day the Pridwin hosts a BBQ Cookout like no other. They feature live music and an all-you-can-eat cookout menu. You can take the Shelter Island Ferry over or go by boat because they have dock space but it is first come, first serve. If you plan on going just call ahead so there’s enough food for everyone! (631-749-0476)

 

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Moonlight Mondays & Twilight Tuesdays @ Corey Creek Vineyard: It’s a great feeling when you don’t have to leave the vineyard at 5PM or you can actually stop by a vineyard after work. Corey Creek Winery offers two late nights during the week of great food & Live music til’ 9PM. They have a BBQ by Custom Caterers on Monday and a rotating food truck on Tuesdays.

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Provisons + Ingredients & The Winemaker’s Studio: This little shop is a must visit located next to The Winemaker’s Studio (also a must visit). Stock up on locally grown foods, meats & cheeses to take home with you. After you’re done stocking up for the summer wander next door to The Winemaker’s Studio by Anthony Nappa Wines and try out some exquisite local wines created by local winemakers & vineyards.

 

Dan’s Taste of Two Forks – We Thank You !

Guests of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast are drawn to the North Fork of Long Island, and this particular small section of it in particular, as much for the outstanding restaurants as the many excellent wineries and farm fresh produce. In featuring many of them in the annual event  Dan’s Taste of Two Fork’s has become a landmark  happening for the community and a showcase for the culinary genius of top chefs from NYC to the very eastern tip of Long Island. This year the event was hosted by Bobby Flay and located in Sayre Park in Bridgehampton. We want to show our support by mentioning in our blog our hometown Chefs from the villages of Southold and the nearby Greenport, where my friends and fellow BnB owners can be found on many an evening enjoying the wonderful fair they offer in their outstanding restaurants.

NOAH’S (Greenport, NY):  One of my favorites, and famous for their small plates and raw bar, Chef Noah Schwartz created crabbed stuffed devil eggs for Taste of Two Forks.

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Chef Keith Luce. Photo Courtesy of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks

MAIN at The Square (Greenport, N.Y): Chef Keith Luce served NoFo’ Duckling Summer Rolls!

NORTH FORK TABLE & INN (Southold, NY): Top rated by Zagat and one of the jewel’s of Southold, The North Fork Table and Inn’s chef, Gerry Hayden prepared Rock Shrimp Ceviche!

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North Fork Table & Inn. Photo courtesy of Dan’s Taste of Two Forks

FIRST AND SOUTH (Greenport, NY): Chef Taylor Knapp created Chocolate Covered Pork Rinds!

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First and South Chocolate Pork Rinds. Photo Courtesy of First and South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLD MILL INN (Mattituck, NY): Old Mill Inn offered Mini-Mango/Jalapeno Cornbread Crabcakes w/Lemon Caper Sauce!

THE FRISKY OYSTER (Greenport,NY): Another favorite of mine (every guest I send there is thrilled) Chef Robby Beaver served Oyster’s Friskafella! Of Course!

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Bobby Flay and Chef Robby Beaver. Photo Courtesy of Frisky Oyster

 

Aside from the restaurants and extremely talented Chefs who participated, many of our local vineyards were also present serving wine! They Included: Castello di BorgheseJamesport VineyardsLenz WineryLIEB CellarsMacari VineyardsMartha Clara VineyardsMattebella VineyardsOne Woman WineryPalmer Vineyards, Pindar,   RaphaelScarola VineyardsSherwood House VineyardsSparkling Pointe Vineyards & WinerySuhru WinesWaters Crest Winery

 

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!

 

My Morning Walk in Southold on the North Fork of Long Island

My Morning Walk through the gardenMy morning walk on the beachIMG_0522This June morning was perfect weather for a walk on the beach and through the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast gardens. Sitting by the waters edge on the Long Island Sound beach in Southold, listening to the sound of the waves lapping gently on the shore and the birds calling was so relaxing and beautiful I made a short video to share with you. You can see it on the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Facebook Page. Enjoy, and please come visit soon.

Things to do in Southold, Long Island N.Y.

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

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Long Island’s North Fork offers a dark night sky with next to no light pollution also known as perfect star gazing qualities. Whether your’e a local looking to get a glimpse of saturn’s rings or star deprived city dweller this is a great experience. “The Custer Institute and Observatory is Long Island’s oldest public observatory (est.1927). Open to the public every Saturday evening from dark until midnight, our staff of volunteers will give you a tour of the facilities and the night sky through our powerful telescopes. Custer has frequent lectures, classes,concerts, art exhibits and other special events. Consider our observatory for your next meeting or theme party.” http://www.custerobservatory.org
Southold Indian Museum:
1080 Main Bayview Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5577
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This museum focuses on the archaeology and natural history of the area and indian tribes that once called Southold home. They have a wide variety of relics, pottery, and other various historical items. “Our museum is dedicated to study and education surrounding archaeology and natural history. It is owned and operated by the Incorporated Long Island Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association.”  For details and events: http://southoldindianmuseum.org
Sunday Lectures: Programs are scheduled from 2:30 - 4:30 PM. Minimum requested donation is $5 for adults and children of 14 years and older; includes access to museum exhibits and refreshments…FREE for members.
The Old Field Vineyard:
59600 New York 25  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-0004
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“Established in 1974 by Chris Baiz, is a family owned and operated vineyard. After years of producing fruit for sale, The Old Field started making wines, first with its 1997 Pinot Noir, and now Merlots, Cabernet Francs, Chardonnays, Blush de Noir, and newly released Blanc de Noir sparkling wines. THE OLD FIELD, an agricultural area just one mile east of the village of Southold, had been actively farmed by native Americans for at least five hundred years prior to the arrival of “the first European settlers” in 1640.
For details, events, and wine purchases: http://www.theoldfield.com
One Woman Vineyards: 
5195 Old North Road Southold, New York  (631)-765-1200 
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This beautiful and quaint vineyard offers a wonderful star gazing wine tasting Saturday night event. It is something you won’t experience anywhere else, a definite “must” for travelers and townies alike. “For Claudia Purita, sustainability and self-reliance have always been a way of life. Growing up on her family’s farm in Calabria, Italy, Claudia assisted in growing vegetables and wine grapes and raising small animals from very young age. At her father, Domenico’s, side she learned to value the land and the fruits that it provides. After moving to Long Island and spending several years in the restaurant industry, Claudia decided it was time to “return to her roots.”
Horton Point Lighthouse: 
3575 Lighthouse Rd  Southold, NY 11971 (631) 765-5500

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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. 

DIY Memorial Day Snacks

If your’e planning a get together this weekend try these recipes out! We’ve compiled three unique Memorial Day Snacks you can “wow” you friends and family with!Untitled-1

Vanilla Rice Pudding via Delicioushappenings.com please click HERE to see their original post about this yummy treat.

2 cups water

1 cup Jasmine rice

4 cups reduced fat milk

1-1/2 cup cream

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped

Directions:

Combine the water and rice in a rice cooker and cook until light and fluffy.  Or…combine water and rice in large pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.  Cover and let simmer until the rice is light and fluffy and the water is completely absorbed.

Place the milk, cream, and sugar in a large pot over medium high heat.  Scrape the vanilla seeds from the vanilla bean and add both the seeds and the bean to the milk mixture.  Add the rice and decrease the heat to medium low and cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly(approximately 30-35 minutes).

After the pudding has thickened, pour it into a large bowl and immediately lay plastic wrap directly on the pudding to prevent it from forming a layer of skin on top.  Refrigerate 4-6 hours.

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Red, White and Blue Sangria via dietsinreview.com please click HERE to view the original blog post!

serves 4 

One bottle sweet white wine of your choice (we used Sauvignon Blanc)
1/3 container of fruit juice concentrate (we used apple cherry)
3 oz. Driscoll’s blueberries, rinsed
3 oz. Driscoll’s raspberries, rinsed
1/2 pint of Driscoll’s strawberries, de-stemmed and quartered

Pour wine into large pitcher, then add fruit concentrate and stir. While it incorporates, lightly muddle your berries in a large mixing bowl until a bit of juice forms at the bottom. Then add fruit to the wine mixture and stir. Serve chilled.

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Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle via Marthastewart.com Click HERE to view the original blog post and a very helpful video directions!

1 1/2 pounds raspberries (5 cups)

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 large orange)

10 ounces mascarpone cheese (1 1/3 cups)

1 1/4 cups cold heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Fine salt

20 to 24 ladyfingers (from a 7-ounce package), broken into 1-inch pieces

3/4 pound blueberries (2 1/2 cups

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine raspberries with 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and orange juice. With the back of a fork, lightly mash berries to release their juices and let sit 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together mascarpone and 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Whisk in cream, vanilla, and pinch of salt and whisk until soft peaks form, about 4 minutes.
  2. Cut one or two pieces parchment 1 inch taller than side of an 8-inch springform pan and line inside of pan. Place half the ladyfingers in pan and top with half the raspberry mixture. With a small offset or rubber spatula, spread half the whipped cream over berries. Tap pan gently on counter to remove air bubbles. Repeat with remaining ladyfingers, raspberry mixture, and whipped cream. Top with blueberries and refrigerate until whipped cream is stiff and cookies have softened, about
    3 hours (or, tightly covered with plastic, up to 3 days). To serve, unmold trifle and peel away parchment.

 

Memorial Day Weekend on the North Fork of Long Island

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It’s finally here! Memorial Day weekend is upon us! We’ve compiled a few of the events going on this weekend on the North Fork. Please also take a look at our calendar to get the full scope of everything that will be happening this weekend. Bring some smiles and good spirits with you this weekend. Enjoy!

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Live Music @ the Vineyards:

Saninno Vineyard 1-5pm on the patio

Martha Clara Vineyard 2-6pm Live Music with Bobby Nathan Band
A five piece band covering a wide range of every genre of music including Blues, Soft Rock, Motown,
Southern Rock and Top 40 hits.
Free Admission

Live Music with Keith Maguire 1pm-4:30pm @ Raphael Vineyard -His influences range from Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Elton John, The Beatles, U2, & Billy Joel. Visit his website,keithmaguire.com for more info

“Cabaret & Wine ” with Marguerite Volonts @ Castello di Borghese Vineyard

Memorial Day Parade, Greenport, NY : the parade will begin at 10AM and head down historic Main st. and continue on to front st. For more info, www.greenportvillage.com

Making Jams & Jellies at home, Hallock Farm Museum Riverhead, NY: Begins at 10:30 at the Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY. For first timers and experienced jam makers, there is somethign to learn for everyone. $5 dollars for Hallockville members and $8 for non-members. Call 298-5292 or email hallockv@optonline.com

Gather in “The Square”, Main st. Greenport, NY: A culinary experience with chef Keith Luce. For details call, 631-477-685292 , Check out this amazing articke in the Examiner, “Chef Keith Luce launches The Square on East End’s North Fork”

Greenport Farmers Market: The weekly market kicks off its 2013 season on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., behind the United Methodist Church.

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Live Music @ the Vineyards:

Saninno Vineyard 1-5pm on the patio

1-5pm Live Music with Suffolk Horns @ Martha Clara Vineyard
This seven piece band consists of five horns, a full rhythm section, and five separate vocalists. Their music includes a combination of R&B, Funk, Classic Rock, Blues and Soul.Free Admission

Live Music: Hoodoo Loungers @ Osprey’s Dominion 1pm-5pm

Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival, East End Arts Council, Riverhead NY: From noon to 5pm along Main st. Riverhead. An arts and crafts show and sale, street painting festival, local musicians and activities for children including drum circle, face painting and crafts. FREE. for details, eastendarts.org

MONDAY MAY 27th 2013

Vines & Canines Educational Vineyard Walk @ Martha Clara -10am Vines & Canines Educational Vineyard 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 shelters.

Chowder Festival on the New Suffolk waterfront: Begins at noon and continues until 3pm. New Suffolk ave and first St. This is a family friendly event and offers a variety of plants, chowders, BBQ, live music and activities for kids. All proceeds go to the restoration of the new suffolk waterfront. For more details, newsuffolkwaterfront.org

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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