Studio apartment with ample room to relax or work at a full-size dining table or desk, yet private & cozy.
Bright, cheerful, clean, with new appliances little luxuries, linens, flat screen TV, wifi, everything at your fingertips. Walk to village.
Studio apartment with separate entrance in private home.
Just renovated, brand-new kitchen, new bath, bed with memory foam & gel topper and new designer linens too.
Just installed flat screen TV, programmed with Netflix, wi-fi, & DVD player. Lots of movies on hand.
Park your car off street in a well-light driveway.
Enjoy your morning coffee on a park bench outside your front door or relax on the patio at sunset.
Located in a historic district on the Gold Coast of Long Island's North, Shore Sea Cliff is One Square Mile. This Victorian gem is one of the best preserved villages on the East Coast and boasts of being one of the most popular seaside resorts at the turn of the twenteth-century. The real stars of the neighborhood are the many architectural beauties that have survived to delight another generation. Plan to take lots of photographs as you walk to narrow street and lanes.
Sea Cliff is a safe & quiet residential neighborhood and you won't need your car if you want something to eat or drink.
Within walking distance to the village, there's l pub that's very popular with the locals, a sushi restaurant and many more good places to dine at or take out from the deli or pizza parlor. My favorite market is North Shore Farms, the store with everything gourmet from fresh produce, to a sushi bar, homemade spinach pie right out of their in-store bakery and an array of cheeses fro around the world. The exact location id listed in your guide book.
If you need a hairdresser or an old fashioned barber shop, they are all in the village along with a vintage clothing store and a new wine shop.
You can take a short walk down to the beach or a short walk up the hill to see a spectacular vista from Memorial Park otherwise known as "Hippie Park."There are several other park throughout the One-Square-Mile village of Sea Cliff. The scenery is just as beautiful in cooler months as in the summer.
The Sea Cliff library, a former church, has printed walking tour guides and a helpful staff if you "need to know" anything. The library is one of my personal favorites. The third Thursday of each month the library hosts a jam where local musicians play mostly guitars & banjos with a few surprises.
Just a short drive from here, you can visit the Nassau County Museum of Art, the former Frick Mansion and estate. Often called the Rodeo Drive of Long Island, The Americana Shopping Center tenants include Prada, Brooks Brothers, Donna Karan, Dior, Escada, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany and Gucci to name a few. Apple has a beautiful store there too.
On your way back to Sea Cliff, you might go through the historic Village of Roslyn and stop at Bistro Critone for a wonderful meal or just enjoy a glass of wine on their deck overlooking the pond as the swans swim by.
Sea Cliff was one of the favorite destinations of Manhattan's cafe society as they ferried from the city to Rum Pointe. The old village is still here to be enjoyed today. Come explore! Bring your camera along. You won't be disappointed.
Private entrance to studio with off-street parking in front.
Interaction with Guests
Guest privacy is a priority but I am available if and when the guest choses.
Old fashioned Victorian village within walking distance of the studio, has restaurants, a library, pubs and several parks. A true gem for those who enjoy art, architecture and history.
In season, there is also a beautiful beach with one pass for each guest for one day. After 5pm the beach is free. During the day, Sea Cliff Village charges a fee.
Sea Cliff has its own train station about one mile away and just a short taxi ride. A bus is available for longer trips but most guests have cars. Walking is the preferred transport through this historic village.
Other Things to Note
I have lived here since 1977 and have never tired of Sea Cliff. The architectural landscape has always pleased me and now those who visit seem to agree.
The patio is also a great spot for morning coffee or lunch.
Sunsets from the patio are spectacular
Absolutely NO SMOKING inside or around the house.
NO ADDITIONAL PETS. (sorry, I have a dog)
Two people max. (including little ones)
There is NO cooktop or oven but there is a new large GE Profile microwave.
There are towels & other linens provided for guests but no beach towels.
Just toss used items in the bin before you leave.
Please don't eat in bed.
For extended stay guests, there is a large bright blue bin for recyclable items and two large bins near the gate for easy disposal.
Rosanne was lovely and the apt was so cosy. Such a great experience. I will def be going back there. Really beautiful town and the beach is so near. We had a great NYE :)
My hostess, roseanne made me feel welcome from the moment I landed at JFK. I loved the apartment. The description on airbnb was perfect.
Whimsy By The Sea felt like home to me! The host was fantastic and Blue was the best! The surrounding area was peaceful, safe and offered everything needed within a short distance. I hope I to be able to return at a future date.
Rosanne was very helpful and the studio apartment was just right for what we needed. It was clean, quiet, and attractive. We were very busy during the three days we were there and it was wonderful to return to our cozy nest. The view from her patio is lovely - a perfect place to settle in with coffee/breakfast in the morning or a drink in the evening. Sea Cliff is a very interesting village - very hilly, but there is a charming downtown just three blocks away. Thank you, Rosanne, for all your help!
Rosanne is a kind, thoughtful and considerate host and made the apartment very welcoming and ready to settle into. And what an apartment! So clean, comfortable and tidy - even bettrt than the photos. The view from her patio, and the magical sunsets made this a real haven of tranquility after tramping the NY streets all day. I completely recommend this as an alternative to staying in Manhattan. The trains are very manageable and the village has everything one needs. Thank you Rosanne!
Rosanne was very helpful when we visited Sea Cliff to stay with her. Had a lot of knowledge of the town and told us some interesting facts. The apartment was very clean and provide with all essentials incase you had forgotten anything....even a TV with a few VHS and DVD's to watch!! Would love to visit and stay with Rosanne again one day. Beach was close and some passes to use it were provided which was great! Very happy with our stay!
This was the perfect spot for my husband and I to stay to be near our niece, husband and new daughter. The view of Sea Cliff Harbor from the patio is spectacular. The space in the unit is perfect for a couple and we really enjoyed our time in Sea Cliff. Rosanne is wonderful and we love her dog. Blue. Will plan to stay there again for sure.
Born in Brooklyn, studied interior design at Pratt Institute
After thirty-five years in the field I retired to write full time. My articles on design & architecture have been published & I am working on a second book.
I have lived in Sea Cliff since 1977 and never tire of the place or its residents.
The studio was designed as the ideal pied-a-terre for those who treasure small luxuries: B&W movies, sunsets, and walks along the beach (like me & my dog Blue).
An interesting book, good food shared with friends, and writing, all bring me joy. Simple things please me most.