Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, a “Four Square” Victorian mansion that now serves as a premier North Fork Long Island inn, sits proudly on a beautifully landscaped acre, atop a crest of land overlooking the Long Island Sound to the North and the “Ashamamoque Pond”, an inlet of Shelter Bay to the South.
The House has been immaculately maintained in its original Victorian elegance, complete with molded 10 foot ceiling, floor to ceiling windows throughout framing breathtaking views, and furnished with period antiques. Recent improvements to our Long Island inn include renovated private bathrooms for every bedroom, a new second zone air conditioning and heating system, an additional garden room and deck that can be made available for alfresco breakfasts, and extensive landscaping to the grounds and flower gardens.
Built originally as a summer home for a wealthy New Jersey doctor, our Long Island inn retains the original beach rights with private beaches and moorings to both the Long Island Sound and the Bay, the perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, and water sports. These waters are rich in fish, clams, crabs, and oysters, much prized by the many excellent local restaurants. Bird and nature lovers will enjoy the abundant wild life, hiking trails, and preserves. Bicycles can be rented in several locations nearby for some off-road exploration.
Shorecrest is ideally located for golfers, being only a short drive from the famous Islandís End golf course. High on the list of places to visit near our Long Island inn is the nearby historic maritime village of Greenport, with its unique shops, antiquing opportunities, tall ships in the harbor, 5 star rated restaurants, wine bars and tasting rooms, plus a variety of entertainment and other activities. The five villages on the south road between Riverhead and Southold, besides their obvious scenic beauty, offer activities from historic sights, museums, and even an observatory taking advantage of how dark the night skies are out here, to farm stands with the freshest produce, antique stores, boutiques and excellent eateries.
While staying at our Long Island inn, visit the many wineries in the area or explore the South Fork as well as the North. Ferries leave from Green port to Shelter Island and Sag Harbor, a skip and a jump from the Hamptons and Montauk, on a frequent hourly schedule. Proximity to the Orient Point Cross Island ferry also makes Shorecrest a favorite for travelers on the North East corridor from Maine, Cape Cod, Boston and Rhode Island to Connecticut.