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Beautiful Shelter Island Home on Chase Creek

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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The Heights House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms (each with Queen-size bed), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 comfortably)

Beautiful, contemporary-style bright and sunny home located on Chase Creek with western views from the spacious deck. Three of the bedrooms have westerly views of the Creek, one has a deck overlooking the Creek. The fourth bedroom is a reader's paradise, filled with books (many from the former owner, Leon Uris) and an eastern skylight. The gunite pool can be heated, if necessary, and there is a fun slide and new outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. The house is walking distance to the Shelter Island Heights business district and historic area, and the North Ferry for a day trip to Greenport.

This home offers a tranquil retreat just a ferry ride away from the fast-paced life across the Bay. Enjoy the two covered outdoor dining areas for breakfast, lunch and dinner watching the wildlife on the Creek and the sunsets on the lower deck. There is also a private dock - bring your own kayak and row from Chase Creek to the Peconic Bay. The pool is surrounded by a large deck which is a flight of stairs up from the house and fully enclosed for the safety of young children. The pool deck has a covered gazebo, table and chairs for dining, a hammock and lounge chairs to relax and enjoy the sun.

Even in the 'off-season,' this home and the surrounding area offer opportunities for fun and relaxation. Curl up in the living room in front of the wood stove and enjoy reading from the extensive Leon Uris library -- yes, this was the home of Leon Uris and he wrote several of his novels here. You can also watch a movie on the DVD or listen to music. Shelter Island is a perfect place to visit in any season.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lois Kramer-Metraux
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 29, 2016
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About Lois Kramer-Metraux

A men's fashion designer and his wife, both of whom are passionate about collecting posters and unique objects, enjoy the house year-round.

Lois Kramer-Metraux purchased this house in 1995

Why Lois Kramer-Metraux chose Shelter Island Heights

Shelter Island is an understated treasure away from the Hamptons. This house is unique in that its location allows you to walk to get your morning coffee and croissant at the popular Marie Eiffel's restaurant, shop at Bliss Department Store or have a drink and/or dinner at The Dory.

What makes this house unique

You can walk to the North Ferry for a day trip to Greenport or walk through the historic district of Shelter Island Heights to admire the unique and charming architecture. The newly renovated Chequit is also within walking distance for a drink on the umbrella-covered deck or dinner.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Shelter Island Home on Chase Creek
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Gorgeous, bucolic vacation in a well maintained house

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing, stress free week at Shelter Island!

The house was comfortable, well equipped and beautifully located. The view from the master bedroom balcony was at times breathtaking during sunset.

The large deck was our refuge and main dining area. I really can't say enough positive things about our experience there! Thank you so very much Lois!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Auburn, Californa

Home base for grandaughter's wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this very convenient home. Lois met us on arrival on Monday afternoon and returned the following Monday to wish us well on our return to California. Because the house is on several levels, it was a great choice for those who wished to rise early (we saw the swans out on the creek) and for those who wished to "sleep-in". The pool was wonderful and enjoyed by all. The creek was fun for tubing and paddle-boating. Part of our family stayed in this house and part of the extended family had another vrbo house a couple of miles away. One evening we had dinner for 24 out on deck and up by the pool, and there were dishes and silverware for all. Weather was lovely all week. The rehearsal dinner was at the Yacht club, the wedding was in garden at Sylvester Manor with dinner in a large "circus" tent in the meadow near Gardiner Creek, and the brunch on Sunday after the wedding was served from "Rolling in Dough" food truck (lots of fun with great pizza). My granddaughter was a beautiful bride and we all had a wonderful time. I would recommend this house for a big family gathering or for a small retreat time. We did not have time to read any of Leon Uris' books, but I had read several of them previously. The owners have very eclectic taste and some great posters. So glad I found this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place to Relax and Recharge. Everything we could have wanted and more.

  • 5 of 5

I have to start off this review by saying how lucky we felt that these owners actually open up their home to renters. It is almost hard to believe that all these things could exist in a rental house. 4 spacious bedrooms, 3.5 baths, incredible views from every room in the house, a private dock on chase creek where we were greeted every morning with Blue Herin and White Cranes and even an entire family of swans. An amazing pool situated with an incredible amount of comfy chairs, 2 vine covered pergolas just begging you to sit underneath them in their hammock with a glass of wine and a good book. We walked in and had to pinch ourselves that this was our playground for a week. We woke up every morning and had coffee on the beautiful deck overlooking the creek, we spent our days swimming and paddle boating, we forced ourselves to leave the house, but couldn't wait to get back after each trip. Everything you could need is walking distance too, which was a big plus with having kids and teenagers. My one regret was not booking two weeks, one week wasn't enough time in this gem of a house. The owners were wonderful and we hope to come back as soon as we can. It was the perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allentown, PA

Summer of Off Season this is a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we rented this house; first time prime summer and this time for a fall weekend get away. It was great and we're planning another summer week this year. The house has everything you need. We have cooked big meals with friends and enjoyed lovely evenings listening to music on the deck from the bar in the village. The pool is wonderful and Shelter Island has lots to offer in terms of outdoor activities. While it's not a "party island", but all I can say if my college kids are voting for this house again!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynbrook, NY

Love the house and the owners

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this house a couple of times now. We love everything about the house and the owners. The owners go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. I would always go back to this house without hesitation. My friends and I consider the time spent here the best vacations we've ever had. It really upset me to read that nasty review. As far as I am concerned there could be nothing farther from the truth!!


  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga Springs, NY

Wonderfully entertaining for "kids" of all ages!

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here in late June 2011 and had a WONDERFUL stay. The six kids in a two-family stay were delighted at every turn. The parents (at once three couples) enjoyed the seemingly endless choices of places to relax and entertain at the house. Where to have lunch? By the pool? Under the cabana? How about dinner? The dining room table inside (seats 10!) or beneath another shade cabana creekside on the lower deck? Oh, the choices! The kids loved the pool and the parents loved the lounge chairs.

But what about OUTSIDE the house? A short walk to admire the yachts in Dering Harbor; a pocket park that is harbor and creekside; the Pharmacy in Shelter Island heights is only a few blocks away; a toy store even closer, and a wine shop even closer than that. The North Ferry can be walked to, or a short drive, that then gives you access to Greenport, the carousel, and, for us, a newly discovered Greenport Harbor Brewing Company (that was awesome).

Back at the house kids and adults have three levels on which to relax, read, doze or whatever you want to do after exploring the beaches, parks, nature trails, or waterways of Shelter Island.

Are you a reader? In this house you will find lots of books left by the owners, especially those by iconic American author Leon Uris, who, according to the owners, literally left the books behind. He penned some works of fiction in this house, so for anyone fascinated by his work or that like it, will find any length of stay in this house a bit interesting.

Crescent Beach can be reached by bicycle and is the closest to the house. Some bikes are available at the house but a town bike rental shop is about a block away. All beaches on SI are a short drive away. A great house! The toughest decisions at the end of a day are where to park yourself with a glass of (North Fork!) wine and a good book. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Close to the many vineyards of Long Island, a short drive to the Hamptons and Sag Harbor. Shelter Island is easy to access from the Orient Point Ferry (from New London, CT) and also close to Montauk and the Atlantic Ocean. The Tanger Mall outlets are a short drive to Riverhead and you can stop at several of the many vineyards on your way back! Greenport is just across the Bay on the North Ferry and is also a great day excursion with unique shopping experiences, great restaurants and a very popular carousel. You can easily walk to the North Ferry from the house, as well as walk to the village of Shelter Island Heights, the newly renovated Chequit Hotel and the historical Shelter Island Heights area with its unique and charming architecture.


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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

There may be an additional charge for propane to heat the pool.

$1,000 due upon lease signing and the balance payable one month prior to rental.

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The Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With attached bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Shared bathroom with Bedroom 4
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Shared bathroom with Bedroom 3
  • Queen size Beds (4) The four bedrooms each have a queen-size bed. An optional inflatable twin-size bed is available, if desired.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dock for small boat or kayak (bring your own or rent). Please wear a life jacket (available on the dock). Walk to Shelter Island Heights and the North Ferry, outdoor dining under two covered arbors.

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