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LIVE ON THE VINE & Shorecrest Specials

The North Fork of Long Island is a magical place in the winter, not only for it’s spectacular views and serene, peaceful environment but all the great events that are going on!

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Live on the Vine is a 6 week mid-winter music festival that takes place in Long Island’s unique vineyard tasting rooms, hotels and other venues on the East End. It has been recognized for its cultural tourism impact during the off season and has proved to be a great attraction to food, wine and music lovers over the winter months, when room rates are lower and tables at some of our top restaurants easier to procure.  

To help you celebrate Winterfest and Live on the Vine in style, Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is offering two great specials through March during this major North Fork festival:

Winterfest special – book two nights and enjoy dinner on us!

Your 2 night weekend stay at the Shorecrest will include not only $100 towards dinner for two at either the Frisky Oyster or Noah’s restaurant, but over our exclusive winery discount and complimentary tastings card for you  to use at over 20 local wineries, access to our two private beaches, full  concierge services  and of course our full four course candlelit gourmet breakfast!

North Fork Getaway – get $50 off a 2 night stay, free special tasting and bottle of wine!

Book 2 nights anytime through March 2014 and receive a $50 discount off the listed rate plus our exclusive winery discount card and a free tasting and bottle of wine from Sannino Bella Vita vineyard in Peconic. All stays at the BnB include of course our well reviewed gourmet breakfast and concierge services to help you plan your stay.

To book your stay and special offer visit our website to learn about the Inn and rooms,  then click on the ‘Check availability – Guest rooms’   link to select your dates and book, or on the Specials  tab to add the special offer you would like to choose.

 

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Keep up with the our BLOG or Facebook page to see the live music schedule every weekend during LIVE ON THE VINE. This weekend’s line up is as follows:

Saturday, February 22nd

1:00 – 3:00  Raphael: Nicky Schrine

1:00 – 3:00  Jason’s Vinyard: Nina Et cetera

2:30 – 4:30  Sherwood House: Jack’s Waterfall

4:00 – 6:00  Coffee Pot Cellars: Rorie Kelly

5:00 – 8:00  A lure Restaurant: Divello & Anderson

Sunday, February 23rd
1:30 – 3:30 Bedell Cellars: Buddy Merriam’s Back Roads Trio
1:30 – 3:30 Raphael: Gabriele Tranchina Ensemble
1:30 – 3:30 Palmer Vineyards: Brian Lenair
3:00 – 5:00 Sparkling Pointe: Nightingale Jazz Band
3:00 – 5:00 Pellegrini Vineyards: Scogeojam

 

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Visit our website: www.shorecrestbedandbreakfast.com

Last Minute Holiday Gift of Shorecrest

Give the gift of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast this holiday

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast garden after the snow storm

Still searching for that perfect last minute holiday gift? Give the experience of a stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and get a bonus towards a future stay for you too! For every $250 Gift certificate you buy (for use any time) receive an additional $50 voucher free towards a stay or service (must be redeemed by April 15th 2014 for weekend stays, or June 15th 2014 for weekday stays).

I am giving ‘experiences’ rather than ‘stuff’ to those on my list this year (and to myself too!) This holiday I have tickets for sports and theatre events to share with my family and friends, meals booked at favorite restaurants, and travel plans too. Our memories of great times spent together will last forever!

Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast gift certificates come festively packaged, printed on an 8×10 sheet accompanied by our brochure, North Fork guide and winery tour map. We can guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve for all orders received by December 21st. All stays include our famously reviewed gourmet breakfast, our exclusive discount card to wineries, restaurants and local businesses, use of our two private beaches and gardens, and concierge services to help you enjoy your stay.

Create some wonderful memories this year for your loved ones and friends by giving the gift of the North Fork and a stay at the Shorecrest. Gift certificates can also be used towards a stay at any of our rentals houses. To purchase visit the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast website, click on the Specials tab and then Gift Certificates in the drop down menu – or call 631 765 1570. Happy Holidays, and we look forward to welcoming you to Shorecrest soon.

For last minute shoppers, a gift certificate for the experience of Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

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Visit the Hamptons Film Festival, Pick Pumpkins!

The Hamptons Film Festival

The Hamptons Film Festival

A visit to The International Hamptons Film Festival is a treat for movie lovers, not only for the quality of the films, but for its location in the beautiful East End of Long Island at a time of year that to many is the prettiest. The milling crowds of summer visitors have have thinned but the pristine beaches, bucolic countryside, 5 star restaurants, farm stands and vineyards are all still open for business. The festival co-incides with the beginning of fall foliage season and the weather is at it’s most pleasant; you can usually depend on sunny dry days and cool nights.

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This fall season the Festival will show 13 films in five days opening Thursday October 10th with ‘Kill Your Darlings’ starring Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C Hall. The movie has been described as possessing  “a loose, heady energy that echoes a Beat poem …The director, John Krokidas’ impressive feature film debut tracks the meeting of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs during Ginsberg’s early days at Columbia University.”

To view the full Film Festival program and purchase tickets visit the Hamptons Film Festival website.  In planning your itinerary why not consider taking in more that the East End of Long Island has to offer and include a stay with us at the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast or at one of our luxury North Fork rental properties.

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Sunset at the Shorecrest BnB beach in Southold

From pumpkins to sunsets on the North Fork

The Hamptons Film festival coincides with Harvest in the wine and farm country of the North Fork where Shorecrest is located.  A stay in our lovingly maintained 1860’s Inn offers private beaches for walks and sunset views, gourmet breakfast and concierge services to help you plan your visit. Located just 5 minutes drive from Greenport village ferry which will transport visitors and their cars to Shelter Island and from there via the South Ferry to the Hamptons, you can combine your movie watching with a taste of the North Fork and take the opportunity to get to know the area better.

Recent guests at one of our secluded beach front rentals told me they spotted 5 shooting stars during their three night stay, a common occurrence when the skies are as dark as they are renowned for out here. Something different and unique for you to look forward to when you return from a night at the cinema!

During your visit be sure to pick up some organic local produce, eggs, corn, goat cheese and wine, and don’t forget the apples and pumpkins.

For more information on the Hamptons Film festival as well as great restaurants, farm stands, vineyards, harvest, pumpkin picking and other things to do visit our Events page for a calendar of East End activities and The Area page on our website for an interactive map of local North Fork attractions.

We hope you enjoy a wonderful time at the Hamptons Film Festival and look forward to welcoming to Southold and the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast soon!

 

 

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!

 

The Mattituck Strawberry Festival and Father’s Day on the North Fork

The month of June has a lot of great events coming up and we don’t want you to miss out! Father’s Day is this weekend and everyone out east is celebrating. Instead of giving him a tie or a golf club, why not take Dad to a winery this weekend?  You can even bring the whole family and enjoy the strawberry season at it’s prime! The 59th annual Mattituck Lion’s Strawberry Festival will be held from June 13th-16th. There will be live music, rides, over 120 vendors for the craft fair, and a wide variety of strawberry desserts! Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is celebrating the abundance of strawberries by serving them in granola yogurt parfaits or mixed with other fresh fruits. Yum!

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SPARKLING POINTE Vineyard & Winery
June 16, 2013

Located just a couple of miles from Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast Sparkling Pointe winery is celebrating Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, from 2 – 5pm with a Cheers for Dad Father’s Day Barbeque featuring gourmet barbeque food from The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers, Port Jefferson Brewing Co. beer, Sparkling Pointe wine, and live jazz music by The Alexander Clough House Band. Tickets are $40 per person, $35 for Signature Wine Club members and $10 for children.  Tickets include a glass of Sparkling Pointe wine or Port Jefferson Brewing Co. Beer; logo Port Jefferson Brewing Co. pint glass; gourmet BBQ food; and unlimited non-alcoholic Birch Beer.  Tickets available at www.sparklingpointe.com.

 

59th Annual Strawberry Festival – June 13th-16th, 2013

dsc_3830dsc_4148Bring your family and friends to one of the North Fork’s best summer festivals in the height of the strawberry season.

“By late June on the North Fork the strawberry crop is reaching its peak and bursting with flavor. On Father’s Day weekend, at the peak of the strawberry harvest, the Mattituck Lions Club brings the community together for a special weekend of fun and purpose. Whether you’re here year-round, are a seasonal resident or are drawn here by the Festival, you’re in for a wonderful time while raising money for local non-profits.

Dig into the strawberry shortcake, sample the strawberries dipped in chocolate, try the strawberries any way you like them. Head over to the rest tent to enjoy live music.  Then find out what over 100 arts and craft vendors have available for sale.

Cheer as the new Strawberry Queen is crowned.  Experience the midway rides. Taste foods from around the world. The fun keeps going after the sun sets, so bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks on Thursday and Friday.” – mattituckstrawberryfestival.org

If you can manage a quick mid week getaway Shorecrest still has a couple of rooms available on the 12th and 13th with a 20% discount on a 2 night stay, 10% on one night – to use towards the price of your ticket!

 

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There will also be a wide assortment of musical acts and entertainment! See the schedule below and make sure to check out the website for more details: mattituckstrawberryfestival.org

Thursday June 13th

5:00PM – Hulling Night under the big tent – volunteers wanted for one the quintessential North Fork events
6:30 – 10:30PM – Carnival and Midway Open

Friday June 14th
6:30PM – 10:00PM – SOUTHBOUND; www.southbound.li
9PM – Fireworks

Saturday June 15th
11:30AM – 3:00PM – MILES TO DAYTON; www.milestodayton.net
3:00PM – Strawberry Festival Queen Coronation
4:00PM – 6:00PM – ROB EUROPE; www.reverbnation.com
6:30PM – 10:30PM – WHO ARE THOSE GUYS; www.whoarethoseguys.com
9PM – Fireworks

Sunday June 16th

11:00AM – 11:50PM – ROBERT BRUEY; www.robertbruey.com
12:00PM – 12:50PM – LIZA COPPOLA; www.lizacoppola.com
1:10PM 1:10 – 2:00PM – DON BRACKEN
2:20PM – 3:10PM – JEANETTE RUSSELL;
3:20PM – “BIG BUCKS” RAFFLE DRAWING
3:30pm – 4:45PM – SECOND HANDS; www.thesecondhands.com

The Shorecrest BnB is fully booked on June 14th and 15th but we do have our Studio Cottage  available to rent on the Shelter Bay side of Southold Hamlet just a 13 minute drive away  from the festival. Visit our reservation calendar to see photos and rates for the BnB rooms, rental houses and the Studio Cottage. 

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

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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. 

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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