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Lovely studio apt with private entrance and parking in the heart of Long Islands farm country.Scenic Peconic River view from our huge shady veranda. Located just off the L.I.Expressway (no Fri. night traffic!) at the gateway to the east end and convenient to both the Hamptons and North Fork. A true garden lovers getaway with extensive flowers, vegetable and fruits and even our own apiary providing local raw honey. Near lots of wineries, restaurants and 2 miles from Tanger outlet mall shopping & top 5 rated Splish Splash Water Park. .Adjacent to the Peconic River for canoeing, kayaking, fishing or birding. The quiet winding country roads on either side of the river are a favorite destination for walking/joggers, biking and motorcycle touring.Riverhead town is a great central location and an easy drive to bay and ocean beaches. The area is still very much a rural farming area and a foodies delight with many pick your own fields,farmers markets, farm stands, wineries, horse, buffalo, and goat farms and even a potato vodka distillery and tasting room! We have an awesome Aquarium in town and lots of inexpensive small cafe style eateries for those on a budget.
No smoking please
We stayed for 2 nights at the apartment. It was very clean and new and looked like in the pictures. At our arrival day we had homemade honey and jam and other treats in the kitchen (bagels, soda,water, nuts). It was easy to get into the house. Communication was easy, Shirley always responded quickly before and during our stay. Tanger Outlet is really close to the apartment. Also less than 30 minutes drive to the beaches. We would stay there again!
Shirley was there when we arrived and showed us around the beautiful property. She was very welcoming and personable. The space was fantastic. We stayed with our 6 month old and it was great to have the kitchenette. Shirley left us some delicious snacks and beverages making it easy not having to run to the store with the baby. We love this place and have already discussed plans to return in the future.
Amazing perfect getaway experience! The studio apartment is private, cozy, and very well kept. Shirley was a great host, and the breakfast foodstuffs was a great touch. Everything you need for a mini vacation, and perfect spot to explore both forks of the island. A++!
Shirley and Everett are friendly and easy going. Their studio apartment is well presented and had some lovely bagels, jam and honey along with fruit and orange juice. The veranda is a welcome respite from the sun, and we enjoyed sitting on the lawn with a blanket that Shirley lent us. There is some traffic noise and the occasional train but on the whole its a very relaxing place to stay.
Position wise it is great for easy access to both forks. We stayed at the weekend and found the south fork and the Hamptons too busy and inaccessible without a season ticket for parking. You need to get to the public beaches early to get a day pass. The north fork has a much friendlier feel to it and plenty of tasting rooms, road side fruit and veg and cute towns. We loved orient state park ( free to park after 4pm).
The only thing that would have made our trip better would have been to have a kettle in the room. We aren't coffee drinkers so missed our cup of tea, and travelling with a baby we needed boiled water for making up the baby milk. That said Shirley did let us use her own kettle a few times. And we must praise Everett for managing to put the pack and play up!
Shirley and Everett were fantastic hosts, extremely helpful and friendly.
Thank you for everything!
What a magical space, I couldn't believe each time I we went out the highway was around the corner and shopping within 10 min.
We had a most wonderful time and Shirley and Everett are wonderful hosts. The nearby town and ocean made our stay convenient, and the lake made it tranquil.
Cudos to Shirley and Everett and the spirit of their family.
Shirley is a wonderful host.
Her place was so relaxing, if we could have, we would have stayed a week longer. The place is a "relaxation zone".
Shirley and her husband Everett created a great place with a beautiful garden, where you feel like coming home.
The little studio was just perfect for us, very romantic.
If you have the chance to be in that area, I highly recommend Shirley´s place.
If you are little bit of a bigger party - Shirley has also a little cottage with a private terrace available.
Thank you very much for a relaxing and wonderful stay.
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About the Host, Shirley
Groups:Riverhead High School, Graduate of Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardener program,menber of personal fitness yoga and pilates.
About:I am a master gardener for our three pieces of connected (website hidden) husband is a much sort after tile and stone contractor for the eastend of long island. I partener with him as secratary, bookkeeper and treasurer.I love music and all things in nature, especially flowers last but not least I enjoy being nana to my beautiful grandchildren.