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'The Gate House' on Beach front Estate

Bedrooms 2
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located on a family-owned waterfront estate, The Gate House, a cozy 2-story, 2-bedroom cottage, is only steps away from the tranquil waters of the Peconic bay. 'one of the last saltwater farms,' the estate is not only picturesque, but is also an exemplary model of a traditional working farm.

Lots of natural light makes the house wonderfully cheerful, and gentle breezes from the water keep the house naturally cool. The intimate slate patio and sprawling lawn make for a great place to entertain friends and family. Stroll along the estate's expansive private beach or have a picnic overlooking the water. The beautiful tree-filled grounds complete the pristine view of the bay and Shelter Island, making the estate an artist’s paradise for all seasons. With room to roam and nature to explore, the property is both kid- and pet-friendly. The Gate House is peaceful and secluded, yet within easy walking distance to downtown Greenport Village, offering the best of both worlds.

With a strong nautical history, Greenport is a water-lover’s paradise and the perfect destination for sailing, boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing.

Mitchell Park Marina is just a short walk and provides transient slips by the day or week. Please call in advance for reservations to secure your spot.

While downtown in the village of Greenport, explore the local boutiques and stores. Take advantage of the history-rich Railroad, Stirling-Ireland House, and East End Seaport museums. Ride the antique carousel, or take a tour of the harbor on The Glory, an electric launch. Sample the local bounty from land and sea in a variety of restaurants offering casual fare to award-winning dining. Tour the over 42 vineyards located here on the North Fork. Discover the art galleries featuring local and international artists who represent the contemporary to the classic. So much tucked into one square mile, and all conveniently within walking distance!

Greenport, a short distance from Manhattan, Connecticut, and the South Shore means you don’t have to go far to get away. Enjoy a casual drive from the city, or let the LIRR or Hampton Jitney carry you here stress free. Either way there is something for everyone, so come and experience what makes Greenport charming and unique. For additional information about Greenport and all it has to offer, please visit the official village website supported by the Greenport BID. Make sure to enter Greenport Village in your search.

The estate also offers additional accommodations that when combined can be perfect for family gatherings. Please visit listing #167288--“Cottage on Waterfront Estate” or main house listing 234929

Keywords: The Gate House

More Details

Patrick Nelson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Patrick Nelson

I love my home . Sharing it with others and seeing there enjoyment increases mine . The reviews confirm . The remaining details of my life are best in person

Patrick Nelson purchased this cottage in 1968

Why Patrick Nelson chose Pipes Cove

None other like it

What makes this cottage unique

same as above


Pipes Cove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tons of hot water and water presser is the best !!!!! so awesome tub time
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , livingroom
  • (1) QUEEN IN MASTER BEDROOM, Double Beds (1) 2 TWINS, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) QUEEN COMFORTABLE
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
AWESOME OUT DOOR SHOWER. I can recommend anything your looking for locally


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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'The Gate House' on Beach front Estate
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Best old fashioned summer ever - 10 yrs now!

  • 5 of 5

Cherry Lane has become our home away from home. It is a special place our family has grown up loving - & kids have loved it at EVERY AGE from 2-13! It's easy, relaxed, beautiful, simple. Lots of bbq-ing, swimming, relaxing, biking or walking into town (easy & fun for the kids!), chatting with other guests & Pat. We have also gone deep sea fishing, wine tasting, berry picking. There's as much or little as you want to do. (I spend every morning on the beach with my toes in the water, sipping coffee, relaxing and recharging:) PRICELESS! We will miss Cherry Lane this summer as family plans will take us abroad but we'll be back for sure!! You want to be part of this special place.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thats sweet of you will see you in 2019 if not before Cheers !
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Shabby Chic and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is old but lovely. It was very well equipped with just about everything you will need. A canoe and kayak, with life vests, are available . The owner, Pat, has managed to conceive of everything you may need and has it covered. He is friendly and accommodating, helping to create a warm relaxing atmosphere. The area was magnificent with the beach only a few hundred steps away. WE saw deer, rabbits and squirrels in our backyard every day. Downtown Greenport is a few minutes away with good restaurants and shops. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic !!! looking forward to it
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Wonderful place to stay, walk to Greenport

  • 5 of 5

Third time we've used the gatehouse - easily accommodates 4 - 6 people for 7 days. 2 bedrooms upstairs with a futon downstairs. We had 2 parents and 3 young adults (kids). We all used the outdoor shower - why would anyone not want to?!?! Kitchen was adequate, the house was super clean, beds comfortable. You can walk across the lawn to the beach, walk or bike into Greenport. Great location - we brought a kayak, launched it from the beach, used it to paddle around the Cove and across the channel to Shelter Island. Pat is always so accommodating. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to write a glowing review for fear that this place will fill up next year. The house is simple, super clean, and very comfortable. Pat is a great host: the right amount of checking -n balanced with leaving his guest to enjoy the beauty of the place. The bay is the perfect temperature for swimming and the grass leading up to it makes for a perfect view. Short walk into town and the perfect location for great bike rides.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Derbyshire England


  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to England from our second stay at Cherry Lane Farm,Greenport. It is a terrific magical location against the sea with a backdrop of woods overlooking Shelter Island. It is a peaceful idyllic retreat to be able to really wind down amongst nature. Lots of birds and deer are seen on the estate, ideal location for birdwatchers. We had the Gatehouse again but there are other properties to suit various individuals or families. It is ideal for pet dogs (we took our daughters) and children of all ages to play safely on the beach and the grassed areas. The beach is private so only a handful of properties that front it use it for boats, fishing, sunbathing and playing. The properties are tastefully decorated to suit the individual buildings. The main large house is exquisitely decorated with beautiful furniture and antiques (ideal for large adult parties or 3/4 families). It also has an orangery overlooking the sea with plenty of space and a sauna. All the properties are clean and well maintained.

There are barbeques to each property and outdoor tables/ seating. Also there is an outdoor shower to each property which is very useful.

The owner Pat Nelson is a cheerful, helpful character who trys to make sure your holiday goes smoothly and enjoyably.

The location can be reached easily by the Hampton Jitney (coach) from Manhatten (2 1/2 hrs) or train if you do not wish to rent a car. It is a 5 minute walk from the train/coach station.

The centre of town and port is a 10 minute walk and you can cross on the ferry to Shelter Island or the Hamptons .There are plenty of cafe's, bars, restaurants and take-aways to choose from in town.

I would recommend Cherry Lane Farm to my friends, relatives, families,couples and groups of people for a fantastic holiday.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Cute cottage on fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to bring our 15 month old daughter somewhere that she could be exposed to nature and free to roam. This place was perfect! Having the beach all to ourselves was just lovely! Pat was a great host. He seems to love having kids around and even helped us to set up a bird feeder near the window and yard so that my daughter could "feed the birds" and watch them. She loved the birds and the whole trip! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
shelter island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
167 Metres
500 feet pipes cove peconic bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

taxes are 3% on stays shorter the 30 nights in suffolk county

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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