Shorecrest B&B is uniquely located on the North Fork of Long Island on an acre of lush gardens, overlooking both the waters of the L I Sound and Shelter Bay. Our lovingly restored 1860's home offers 5 elegant rooms, great food and 2 private beaches!
Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast and beach house is blessed with the best location on the North Fork with water views, private beaches in the midst of farm and wine country and close proximity to many historic villages including Greenport and Southold. Voted ‘Best BnB on Long Island’ by Channel 12 TV viewers and #1 rating in Southold by Trip Advisor, guest reviews consistently give the food, architecture, gardens, ambience, comfort, hospitality and charm of this beautiful mid nineteenth century house top ratings.
Modern amenities include private baths in each room, central air conditioning, free wireless internet and flat screen TV’s with premium cable.
The elegant living room and library with 10 foot ceilings and room height windows, screened porch, library and extensive professionally landscaped gardens are available for our guests to enjoy as well as out two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the large inlet of Shelter Bay to the rear of the house. We offer special rates for extended stays and weekday specials throughout the year.
Also available for short and long term rentals is the Shorecrest beach house, and a variety of other waterfront vacation properties managed by Shorecrest Property Management to the same standards of excellence and cleanliness as you would expect from a top rated Bed and Breakfast
Interaction with Guests
Guests have their own private rooms and bathrooms and exclusive use of our elegant living room plus the library and west porch when these rooms are not rented as part of the ground floor Rose Suite. My staff and I cook and serve breakfast, are available to help guests plan their stay on the North Fork and provide an exclusive Local Business Card, giving discounts or special offers to almost 50 local businesses including 24 wineries, some of which offer free tastings to Shorecrest guests. We also provide maps, guides and are happy to share our knowledge of the surrounding area when helping guests of both our Bed and Breakfast and rental properties plan their stay.
The North Fork and its multitude of attractions mysteriously remains one of the best kept secrets on the East Coast. Anyone who know and loves Andrew Wyeth paintings will love driving along our country roads where the images in those paintings come to life as you pass weathered barns, country farms and open fields.
Most famous as being home to over 40 wineries, the fact is that vineyards account for only 22% of the farmland in our area. There has been a huge resurgence in our area of farming organic crops and ethically raise animals for food over the past 15 to 20 years.
Add that to the abundance of locally fresh caught (the waters around and off the tip of Long Island is one of the most prolific in the world) one result has been a blossoming of excellent restaurants driven by talented chefs who want to shop and cook local. Shorecrest is a member of the Slow Food movement too. We grow a lot of our own food and what we cannot grow, buy locally from our farms.
Given our passion and belief in sustainable living it is exciting to me as the owner of this magnificent 1860's home to be able to preserve it for the future and share it, and the beauty of the surrounding countryside and beaches with my guests.
I believe that experiences are more valuable than 'things' ( however I take pleasure in the many antiques that furnish my home) and that your memories do last a life time. Our goal at Shorecrest, grateful for our luck and joy at being here today, is to share our great good fortune and give our visitors and guests an experience and memories that they will treasure forever.
The North Fork where Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast is located is area at the most easterly tip of Long Island with shorelines on the Long Island Sound to the north facing the Connecticut coast and Shelter Bay to the South with proximity to Shelter Island and The Hamptons or South Fork.
We can be reached easily from Manhattan and points west by road via the Long Island Express way and then two county roads running either side of the Fork; by train via the Long Island Railroad; by bus via the Hampton Jitney North Fork service; by car and foot ferries from New London Connecticut to Orient Point, Bridgeport Connecticut to Port Jefferson and the Shelter Island ferries with stops in Greenport and Sag Harbor link us the Hamptons.
Orient Point where the Cross Sound car and high speed foot ferry docks is less than 15 minutes drive from Shorecrest and we are only 5 minutes from Greenport Village ferry to Shelter Island and the more famous South Fork.
A local bus service runs locally on route 25 from the Orient ferry terminal to Riverhead with stops at each village and on demand along the way.
The closest airport is Long Island McArthur national airport in Central Islip an hour drive distant with access to the Hampton Jitney bus, and the Interstate highway, Route 495 last exit is in Riverhead, a 30 minute drive from our door. The bus trip from Manhattan has been known to take only two hours if the timing is right and runs much more often than the train
Once here, taxis, wine tour buses and 'drive your car' services are available plus bike and kayak rentals if you like to get around under your own steam.
Need advice on how to plan your stay? Just ask us, we are here to help and guide you to the best possible experience the North Fork can offer.
Other Things to Note
The North Fork is home to many nature preserves, including the East Coast headquarters of the National Audubon Society as we are on a major migratory route for birds.
The guests who choose our Inn for their stay on the North Fork almost unfailingly are gracious and respectful of our home and the other guests. We appreciate their presence and adherence to the few policies and rules we ask them to follow in order to ensure that everyone enjoys their experience.
Each guest is provided with a welcome letter on arrival explaining our policies which we request the read and ask if they have any questons. Our policies are also quoted on our reservation confirmations and invoices.
There is no smoking permitted in any part of the house but it is permitted on the grounds if spent cigarette and any other residuals are disposed of appropriately.
Stay here and you could give this host their first review!
I am an artist, designer, gardener and entrepreneur who enjoyed a rich and interesting career in the publishing, textile and fashion business, based first in London and then Manhattan for over 30 years, before deciding to change my life completely, move to the furthest end of Long Island and open a Bed and Breakfast. But not just any bed and breakfast. I was lucky that my idea and this house, the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast coming on the market, just happened to coincide 10 years ago. I love the countryside and have a passion and belief in sustainable living so it is exciting to me as the owner of this magnificent 1860's home to be able to preserve it for the future and share it, and the beauty of the surrounding countryside and beaches with my guests.
I believe that experiences are more valuable than 'things' ( however I take pleasure in the many antiques that furnish my home) and that your memories do last a life time. I run the B and B with my son Tom and our goal, grateful as we are for our luck and joy at being here today, is to share our great good fortune and give our visitors and guests an experience and memories that they will treasure forever.
As the butterfly said in the Hans Christian Anderson story 'Just living is not enough, one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower'