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Shelter Island Heights Victorian 4 Bedroom House + Beach Club

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Shelter Island Heights 1875 Large Victorian Home For Rent, Summer 2014,

Sunny 4 bedrooms, 2 baths plus outdoor shower, full dining room, large parlor, large kitchen with washer and dryer, large bright screened in porch, large living room with fireplace, wraparound first floor porches, master bedrooms with private upper porches beautifully furnished. Easily walk to town, cafes, luncheonette, restaurants, ferry to Greenport and the Hampton Jitney -- no car needed if you are a Manhattan visitor. AC in bedrooms, cable tv, WIFI internet, large property with beautiful roses, hydrangeas and peonies, Weber gas grill...

This is usually not a share house -- multiple families are not permitted please. Please ask us.

A well behaved pet may be ok. Please ask us. We do charge an extra cleaning fee for the pet, depending on the situation - let's discuss it.

Please bring your own towels/sheet sets for 2 queen sized, 1 full sized, and 3 twin sized beds, and towels. We provide comforters, quilts, and pillows.

As our guest, you are welcome at the Shelter Island Heights Beach Club (cabanas, showers, lovely private beach, lockers, float for the kids, enormous covered picnic area, and playground) and the two Heights tennis courts. The Shelter Island Yacht Club is steps away as is Dering Harbor Marina. We also include 2 kayaks for paddling fun in Peconic Bay with paddles and life preservers.

Shelter Island is the most lovely oasis on all of Long Island -- come, relax and unwind-- napping, bbqing, swimming, golf, tennis, 27 miles of tranquil beaches are yours to enjoy and relaxing is required.

Please email us for available dates. Get ready for a dream summer!

This property is owner occupied - meaning, we reside in a rear attached guest wing of the house, with a completely separate rear entrance in the far corner of the property. You will have complete privacy.

Keywords: 1885 Large Victorian Home, Shelter Island Heights

More Details

Kathryn and Dave
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Kathryn and Dave

We love Shelter Island and this is our dream house. There is no greater pleasure than waking up to the many birds that live on the property, gardening all morning, walking to the beach for a refreshing swim, returning to the house to take a long hot outdoor shower, and then prepare a delicious dinner with fresh produce from the many island farmstands and fresh seafood just caught in the Bay. Shelter Island is a heavenly delight!

Kathryn and Dave purchased this house in 2008

Why Kathryn and Dave chose The Heights

Shelter Island is the very last unspoiled part of Long Island, NY. Our family has been on Shelter Island since 1929 and we summered here as babies with our Grandparents. This home is an authentic Victorian Gingerbread, built in the 1880's - totally upgraded and modernized.

What makes this house unique

Town Goat Hill Golf Course is 5 minutes away

Heights Beach Club is two minute walk away

Town is steps away - The Chequit Hotel within sight of the house. We are very centrally located

The Outdoor Shower is great after the beach

Our wraparound porches are lovely - and nice for dinner (in the screened in porch) and cocktails outdoors. Welcome!


The Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet Policy after 9:30 pm. Our neighbors are very sensitive to noise. This is the historic district.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - outdoor shower
  • We have two full bathrooms and an enormous outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Second Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in the third bedroom, One twin bed in the fourth bedroom, Child Beds (1) We have a crib mattress and a twin sized aerobed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Walk to the Shelter Island Ferry, tennis courts, gorgeous Shelter Island Heights Beach Club (5 minutes) and Town Golf Course, town and the Chequit Hotel, Redding's, Stars' Cafe... are steps away. No car necessary. Historic district, beautiful home in a charming area surrounded by Victorian homes from the 1880's


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Shelter Island Heights Victorian 4 Bedroom House + Beach Club
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely home, centrally located - wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at this beautiful home on Shelter Island located in the center of town - convenient to everything - we walked to breakfast, the Chequit Inn, Post Office, Italian restaurant, Redding's, the golf course and Dering Harbor Marina. Kathryn and Dave were great hosts. The house was immaculately clean, the bedrooms were huge with comfortable beds. Nice bathrooms and outdoor shower as well. The best thing about this house is the Shelter Island Beach Club, and the two Heights tennis courts which were included in our reasonable rental rate (two kayaks too). Highly Recommend - perfect escape, in a really gorgeous historic large home with gracious hosts who attended to every question and suggested many local resources and eateries for us. We were on Shelter Island for a wedding, but we will return for a visit for sure - this house is a winner.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're always welcome - glad you enjoyed beautiful Shelter Island. Thank you for your kind review.
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Long Island

Great House - Shelter Island is an Incredible Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, immaculate, charming, historic house. Kathryn and her husband were very thoughtful and friendly and provided very useful ideas for us to explore and have a great time on the island: farmer's market on Saturdays, Sylvestor Manor, best fish market, best ice cream...My husband walked across the street every day and played golf, and I took the kids one block to Sunset Beach. Eagle Deli and the Tuck Shop are within walking distance for snacks and treats. Sunset Beach is gorgeous - Shelter Island is a must see. Bedrooms are charming and romantic, huge kitchen for guests and cooking up lobster and fresh farmstand produce for dinner.

We'll be back for sure. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation, well priced with thoughtful owners in a lovely historic farmhouse on the golf course and one block from the most beautiful beach on Peconic Bay, this is it. The front porch is huge and inviting. We had cocktails on it every night. The three kayaks, beach chairs, and beach umbrella were a nice touch. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol - Thank you for the lovely, kind words - we hope you'll return to us - it was our pleasure to host your family.
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New York, NY

Cozy Charm

  • 4 of 5

House reminded me of a cozy, English cottage I stayed in a few years back but better because it was bigger, equipped with all the modern necessities and located on this beautiful, serene and QUIET island in walking distance to the water and a picturesque beach. Outdoor shower and front porch made for many a lazy evening spend relaxing and unwinding. Owner was very sweet and made every effort to insure my stay was comfortable and provided excellent suggestions for activities, where to eat, shop, sightsee, etc. Added bonus was the three kayaks of which my husband and I took full advantage.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent tenants - we'll welcome you back every year.
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  • 5 of 5

First time my family ans I not only visit shelter island but stay there, we have a fabulous experience while staying in this beautiful home. Upon arrival, we noticed the beautiful flowers and landscaping plus an enormous backyard for the kids to play in. Couldn't believe the size of the kitchen and being able to eat outdoors on the furnished patio and relax every night while the sun set. Kids loved the porch swing.

Between the new beds and air conditioners in each bedroom, we slept soundly each night and could enjoy a breeze through the windows.

The charming fireplace in the livingroom made for a comfy, cozy time while watching tv.

The location made is accessible to the boat launch, town, and the golf course-rarely did we need the car! Having a washer/ dryer was an a plus-definitely when you have children.

And, above anything else, the owner made us feel important and welcome, especially sice we needed to adjust the dates of our stay. No hassle at all!

Next year we plan to return but stay longer. Love Shelter Island-Love this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're one of our favorite families - thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon...
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brooklyn, ny , usa

nice house at a really great price

  • 5 of 5

being from brooklyn i do not own or need a car. it was very important that i could walk everywhere i needed to go when i was on vacation. the beach was nice and close to the house, i think it took about 5 minutes to walk to sunset beach. it was easy to walk to town and the boat launch. overall i found the house very convenient to walk to everything. the house was very comfortable with ac in the bedrooms and a constant breeze in the rest of the house at all times. overall it was quiet, relaxing. had a huge,kitchen, great front porch with patio table and umbrella. i am so glad i stayed on shelter island rather than the noisy reckless hamptons with all the bridge and tunnel people causing havoc. i slept like a baby in the new beds and ac in bedrooms. as a webmaster i was very happy with the internet connection and the owner over all. i will definitely return next summer. or maybe even over the winter if i need to work on a large project. the owner was very accommodating and catered to my every need. she even had some beers waiting for me in the house which i thought was very cool. highly recommended A+++

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are one of our favorite guests - thank you for the lovely words. We have hosted many internet business guests as well as graduate students and Professors who love the peace and quiet of the house for research, writing, or just focus on business. Shelter Island is very peaceful and serene. You're always welcome in our home, and we'll always have some chilled cocktails waiting for your arrival.
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West Hollywood

A charming, relaxing stay in a well-appointed home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived to find the home immaculately decorated and clean. The kitchen was roomy with beautiful accents and our beds were brand new! My wife especially appreciated the fabulous porch swing overlooking all the lush landscaping surrounding the property. We used the BBQ for a delicious meal one night as we gazed out onto the fenced in half-acre property. The location was perfect - just far enough away from the hustle-bustle, but a lovely 10 minute walk to town and only 5 minutes to the beach. Despite being a "historic" home, it was well maintained and had all the comforts of a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome anytime - bring all the kids next summer! Glad you enjoyed the three kayaks and the beach umbrella.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Chequit Hotel
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
North Ferry
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Greenport, LIRR
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
North Ferry Beach Club
Car: not necessary

We are a three minute walk from the North Ferry - if you are traveling via Hampton Jitney or LIRR from Manhattan, no car is necessary. You can walk everywhere, shops, cafes, restaurants, beach, golf, tennis are steps away...

The includes membership to the Shelter Island Heights Beach Club, and Tennis Courts. We also include two kayaks for fun paddling and fishing in Peconic Bay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $175

Please read our House Rules carefully before you book.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed via VRBO

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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