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A room in our Bed and Breakfast with two twin size beds and a shared bath. Five quest rooms share two baths. Continental breakfast included in the downstairs lounge. Second story deck for the quests to use.
Season rates: $106 on weekdays.
Weekend rate is $106 to $129/night, with a 2 or 3 night minimum on season.
Minimum stay requirements vary between seasons.
Off season rates vary.
Shelter Island is nestled between the two Forks (South Fork, the Hamptons) and the North Fork.
Island is ideal for vacationing, just a quick trip from NYC, but a world away. Beautiful beaches, nature walks, biking, kayaking... also fine dining and nightlife.
Stayed there last year, great place, especially on pricy Shelter Island. Very private and cozy, fair rate. This year I had a last minute opportunity to stay with a friend, so did not end up using it. Anu was kind enough to call to see if everything was OK.
I will definitely stay there on my next annual Shelter Island trip (unless I have a chance to stay with friends for free!).
Last year my sister and I spent a night at Anu's place on Shelter Island, so when it came time for our annual east end trip this summer, we decided to return. We didn't meet Anu in person, but she left a note for us and we saw ourselves to our room. The area is lovely and quiet-- there is even a little converted chapel next door where they have yoga classes! We had a fine stay, despite the barking dogs next door (close the window, turn on the fan, and you'll be fine). Great price for the area!
The room was fine, spartan but clean. The location was great. We saw Anu when we arrived. She showed us our room, gave us the key and told us about breakfast. We never saw another human being again during our entire stay and although it was a bit surreal, all in all we would come back.
You can't beat the price and location. But its pretty dated accomodation/decor and not the cleanest. I also would not call it a B&B; more of a shag carpet suburban house with locked bedrooms for rent. It was fine for me and my son who arrived at 8pm and left 7am. But its not a place to hang out. And there does appear to be a dog kennel or something right next door. A pack of dogs barked loudly all night long.
So this place was an actual bed and breakfast, which threw me at first, I haven't done AirBnB a ton, but I'm used to being in people's houses. No biggie. The joint is totally nice! Clean, well ventilated, lots of parking. Decent (if carby--yes, I'm one of THOSE people) breakfast every day. I think I saw the owners once, which is fine, I can go either way: either super chatty or just in and out and on my way. It's close to the beach by car and you can hide your car around the bend from Wades Beach and not have to pay for parking. Just have one person drop you off and ditch the car, then walk back.
I chose Anu's because it was the cheapest place near Greenport and was a ferry away on Shelter Island. The ferry ride was fine and we rode our bikes the 2 miles to the b and b, which was also manageable. If you don't have a car, take your bikes. Anu's husband opened the door for us and answered our questions, recommending a trip to Sag Harbour which we did instead of the preserve, which was a mistake. The preserve covers much of the island. He also provides a taxi service for $12 to the ferry. Sag Harbour is just a town with expensive restaurants and stores like Greenport. The preserve would have been better. The restaurant he recommended near by was also a disappointment, very expensive, $26 for a fish meal and he said it was the lowest cost place around. Overall, the restaurants on Shelter Island are overpriced and give small portions. We ate sandwiches from a dell one night tired of the expense. Anu came to breakfast to fill the coffee but wasn't overly friendly. She didn't recommend anything and there weren't any brochures around. It would have been nice if she spent 5 minutes asking us how we were doing and recommended things to do, as most hosts do. Unfortunately, I got sick from the heavy milk at the breakfast, for I am a vegan and don't usually drink anything but almond milk and usually have fruit for breakfast. There were bananas one day and melon one day but no yogurt or lighter milk. The twin room and bathroom, were clean but spartan. There was one small picture on the wall and the rest bare walls. There were two glasses on the table. Some water would have been a nice touch as well as box of tissues. The beds were hard and the pillows were flimsy. I had a hard time falling asleep because there are neighborhood dogs howling for hours at at time. The outdoor patio is nice, but for the entire time, the ashtray was filled. It should have been cleaned. So, if you want a cheaper place to stay in this area and don't care about the ambiance of the b and b, this is a clean place to stay. I was disappointed because I am used to the homey touches of most b and b's, healthier breakfasts and more interactive hosts.
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