Charming, Renovated Island Cottage - Shelter Island License #: 012-2017

Shelter Island, New York

This lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath (plus an outside shower) renovated cottage located on a large lot in the center of Shelter Island is the perfect home base for your vacation. With all the amenities of home plus beach chairs, umbrella, rafts, towels, you'll be ready for a day at the beach and relaxation at home. Each bedroom is complete with a comfortable queen size bed, ceiling fan, antique dressers, and large closets. There is a double futon in the living area. 15 X 26 cedar deck overlooking the large back yard. Close proximity to restaurants, beaches, preserve for hiking, and kayak & bike rentals.

Keywords: vacation cottage, vacation home



  • Recommended


  • Winery Tours
  • Marina
  • Museums


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Boating


  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Wind-surfing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Parasailing
  • Swimming


  • Village


  • Fitness Center


  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden


  • Games
  • Toys
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo


  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer


  • Dining Area

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Smoke Detector


  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Family
  • Romantic

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4

1. Signed Hard Copy of the personal rental agreement required.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

31 Reviews

    Perfect Location

    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2022
    Submitted May 25, 2022

    It is a great central location on the island. Minutes from both ferries and the all-important IGA. Second time to stay at this property and we love it.


    5/5 Stayed Sep 30, 2021
    Submitted Oct 6, 2021

    Loved the house. Thank you!


    5/5 Stayed Aug 31, 2021
    Submitted Sep 11, 2021

    I enjoyed my 8 day stay.

    A lovely home base to enjoy the island.

    5/5 Stayed Jun 19, 2021
    Submitted Jul 29, 2021

    From the moment we arrived we felt right at home. The central location allowed us to get around without a car. There are beaches, restaurants, and Farm stands, and Sylvester manor are all short bikes away. Kristen was a wonderful host, providing everything we needed for an extended working vacation. The WiFi accommodated three people online, the space layout provided both privacy and areas to relax together, and the outdoor shower was such a treat. All in all we loved our time at this home and are looking forward to returning.

    Great Location

    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2021
    Submitted May 26, 2021

    The house is located just off of 114, the main road from north to south across the island and which takes you to the north and south ferries. It is also just a few minutes from the Mashomack Preserve, which is a great place for walking/hiking. We definitely would stay at this house again.

    Lovely stay on beautiful, relaxing Shelter Island

    5/5 Stayed Oct 9, 2020
    Submitted Oct 12, 2020

    This past summer, we stayed on Shelter Island for a month and were incredibly excited for a return over a long weekend. Kirsten's cottage was just perfect. It was cute, comfortable, and well stocked for our family. With restaurants right nearby (we heartily recommend lobster takeout from Commander Cody's, less than a half mile away), and just about everything on the island a short drive away, we had everything we needed. We hope to return sometime soon.

    Great getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 5, 2020
    Submitted Jun 20, 2020

    Kirsten was very responsive and the place is really nice. I definitely recommend it!

    Ideal Shelter Island Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2019
    Submitted Jul 9, 2019

    Just spent a great week at Kirsten’s Cottage and it was the ideal base for a relaxing week on Shelter Island. The cottage was exactly as described. A beachy, cozy cottage - compact, but with plenty of space for four adults. The futon was comfortable, as were the two bedrooms. Each room is decorated with furniture that adds to the cottage’s welcoming atmosphere. The bonus beach towels, umbrella, and chairs were a thoughtful touch. And, a trip to the beach, ice cream shop, or local restaurant, was barely 5 minutes away. Check in and out was a breeze. Off street parking was convenient. We really enjoyed our time at the cottage!

    Fantastic Island Getaway

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2019
    Submitted Jun 20, 2019

    Shelter Island was an important place to me growing up, and being able to stay on the island in a place like this took me right back. Absolutely fantastic property and fantastic communication from the property owners. Seamless check in and immediate answers to any questions or concerns. Will definitely stay again!

    Lovely cottage in the middle of the island

    5/5 Stayed Sep 8, 2018
    Submitted Sep 11, 2018

    We had a perfect stay. Just the two of us, so we had lots of room to spread out in this tidy small cottage in the middle of Shelter Island. The owner was a pleasure to correspond with. The house is well appointed and comfortable. Kayak & bike rental, and the island's supermarket are nearby, as is nearly anything else you'd need to make a stay on Shelter Island perfect.

    Cozy, comfortable, clean with all amenities

    4/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2018
    Submitted Jun 25, 2018

    Enjoyed our stay. Neighbors were very nice. Would definitely book again.

    Very nice

    4/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2018
    Submitted Jun 18, 2018

    Nice but having 1 bathroom can be challenging with 3 or more people.

    Charming and cozy cottage in Shelter Island, with all the amenities you need!

    5/5 Stayed May 25, 2018
    Submitted May 28, 2018

    We had a lovely time staying in this wonderful cottage. Beautiful outdoor deck and shower, comfy beds, new amenities, and an open and spacious kitchen. It was a perfect homebase to explore Shelter Island and we would absolutely stay here again!

    Loved our time!

    5/5 Stayed May 26, 2017
    Submitted May 31, 2017

    We had an awesome time at Shelter Island. We'd love to come back and stay at the cotttage again soon!


    5/5 Stayed Aug 20, 2016
    Submitted Sep 16, 2016

    This was our 5th year at the house. Will be back again next year.

    Also a lovely house for the off-season

    5/5 Stayed Nov 27, 2014
    Submitted Dec 3, 2014

    My husband, young son and I spent a wonderful long weekend in this comfortable cottage after Thanksgiving. Cozy, clean and inviting, this cottage was the perfect home base from which to enjoy a more quiet time on the island. The owner was a pleasure to work with - a very easy process.

    Fabulous Stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2014
    Submitted Aug 6, 2014

    Had a great time in charming home on Shelter Island. It was perfect for my husband, and parents. We enjoyed all the amenities the house offered, including great backyard, deck and grill. Perfectly located on the island, with easy access to beaches and restaurants. Can't wait for next year!!!

    Lovely Little Cottage!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2014
    Submitted Jul 18, 2014

    We travelled from California for a family member's wedding and had the pleasure of renting this sweet little cottage. It is centrally located on the island and was very easy to navigate. We had a rental car, but it's right around the corner from the Town Hall and several eating places were within walking distance. With 2 good-sized bedrooms, we had plenty of room for my husband and I, along with our 3 kids. The outdoor shower is heavenly, especially after days spent at the beach. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed and the large yard was fun for the kids. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and very prompt in responding to any questions we had. Would definitely stay here again!

    Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation Spot

    5/5 Stayed Apr 13, 2014
    Submitted Apr 29, 2014

    I stayed here for a few nights with my husband and two young children. It's a lovely, peaceful retreat...great for a getaway from the city. The home is sweet and very well maintained. The landlord was very helpful and easy to work with. I would stay here again and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone else.

    Another wonderful stay

    5/5 Stayed Oct 12, 2013
    Submitted Nov 17, 2013

    We traveled to Shelter Island for a short trip during our fall break. We stayed in our favorite island cottage again and had a fabulous time. It was an easy train ride into NYC to catch a play and nice and relaxing on Shelter Island!! We can't wait to return!

    Great cozy cottage

    5/5 Stayed Sep 20, 2013
    Submitted Sep 25, 2013

    The house was exactly as described. Centrally located and convenient to all the events for the wedding we were attending. The back deck was great to hang out on during what may have been the last true summer weekend.

    Shelter Island cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2013
    Submitted Jul 31, 2013

    Stayed at the property for 1 week in July with my husband and two teenage boys. The cottage was neat and clean. There is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen where we prepared many meals. In addition there is a deck with an outdoor shower that was very pleasant. Beaches are minutes away by car. The owner was happy to answer any questions we had.

    Perfect Summer Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2013
    Submitted Jul 15, 2013

    My husband and I and our 1 year old daughter loved our stay at this great Shelter Island bungalow. Very comfortable and well appointed, it has a great mix on new (appliances/deck/other) and old (decor/antiques). The comfortable/open space for cooking eating and hanging out and 2 bedrooms with comfy beds was perfect for our family and had a great beachy vibe. Well stocked with the necessities like towels, beach stuff and paper goods and very clean. The outdoor shower, grill and great deck were definite pluses as was the DVD and game selection. Really great central location as we walked to get coffee and breakfast at Schmidt's each morning and there are a few restaurants like 18 Bay also within walking distance, but at the same time the street itself is very quiet. All other parts of the island easily accessible by car. If you have young kids its especially great because there is also a playground and library within walking distance. Kristin was great to deal with as she was very professional, prompt and responsive in all our dealings. Great place for a great price, will definitely be back!

    Centrally located to explore teh entire island

    4/5 Stayed Sep 21, 2012
    Submitted Sep 26, 2012

    This was our first trip to Shelter Island, and this cottage was in the perfect location to explore every corner of the island. Whether we drove, walked, jogged or biked, we were in easy reach of everything we planned to do- the beach, the farmers market, morning yoga classes, nature trails, restaurants, grocery store, plein aire painting trips to capture the gorgeous scenery throughout the island. Our only surprise was that many places we hoped to visit (Sunset Beach hotel, Pridwin hotel) close down after Labor Day, but there are plenty of other places to drink and dine. The house has a modern kitchen with modern high end (if somewhat complicated) appliances, and was a spacious enough to prepare all our dinners and then to dine outside on the large wood deck,. The outdoor shower was a special treat even on the crisp fall mornings we had during our stay. The beds were comfy too! The owners are great in answering any questions we had and made sure everything worked out during our stay.

    Great week in Shelter Island

    5/5 Stayed Aug 29, 2012
    Submitted Sep 17, 2012

    We have been coming to Shelter Island for 12 years, but this was the first time we rented a house. It was the best trip ever. We love to bike and the house was in the center so we could bike everywhere. Also the Saturday farmers market is a stone's throw. The house was perfect. Had everything we needed, loved the deck and outdoor shower. It was very clean and had an awesome kitchen and outdoor grill. The owners of the house could not have been nicer or more helpful. We will be returning.

    Great Place, Location and Customer Service!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2012
    Submitted Jul 24, 2012

    My wife and I headed out to Shelter Island for the weekend and rather than stay in one of the over priced hotels' we took to VRBO to find a nice, quiet little place we could call home for a few days. We happened to stumble upon this listing and we could not have been happier! We had such a great stay and we plan on coming back again! The place is a perfect size for 2-4 people and has all you could want in a summer cottage... The location is great and it has a nice big yard with a fabulous deck and outdoor shower! Star gazing at night is just spectacular! The renters could not be better people! They get back to each and every question quickly and with great detail. It was a pleasure staying here and I would recommend it to anyone!

    really lovely

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2012
    Submitted Jul 3, 2012

    We rented this house for a week in late June, and we were charmed as soon as we walked through the door. It is a cozy place, very comfortable, simple and unfussy, so we felt right at home. The kitchen is nice and open, and very well-appointed. Some friends joined us for a few nights, and we had a great time cooking dinners and grilling on the deck. There was plenty of room for the four of us. The enclosed outdoor (hot water) shower was another bonus - it was such a treat to take a shower under the sky. Kirsten, the owner, couldn't have been more professional and responsive. She was reachable by cell phone during our stay in case we should need anything. (We didn't.) Everything was very well-organized, with clear instructions for the appliances, gas grill, internet, etc. available in the house. The house is situated right in the center of the island, so we were able to spend a couple of low-key days without needing to drive anywhere. We were within easy walking distance to Wade's Beach and some stores and restaurants. Right down the street, there is a great southern-style seafood place, Captain Cody's, where we also bought fresh seafood to take home and grill. It should also be pointed out that their desserts are amazing. Crescent Beach, the Nature Preserve, and more shops and restaurants are accessible by bike. So is the island's terrific used and rare book store. The nature preserve contains several well-maintained walking trails and a nature center. We visited it twice during our one-week stay. Everything about our stay was uncomplicated and relaxing. We would love to go back, and would definitely stay here again...We have already recommended it to our friends!

    Peaceful and Comfortable... A great place to relax

    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2012
    Submitted Jul 3, 2012

    This cottage was clean, well maintained and spacious. The two bedrooms are larger than the photos indicated. The kitchen and living areas are comfortable and conducive to conversation and even small group entertaining--especially with the beautiful new deck out back. Kitchen is well appointed with new appliances. We enjoyed all the beaches and relaxed island life. I have already recommended this property to several friends. I plan to return next year.

    nice place

    5/5 Stayed Sep 9, 2011
    Submitted Sep 12, 2011

    great location, very nicely renovated. would def. go again

    No hassel rental house on a quiet street

    5/5 Stayed Jun 17, 2011
    Submitted Jun 20, 2011

    This house is excellent for one or two couples. Clean, bug free, nice kitchen appliances. The property owner was very responsive to our emails and phone calls, and the overall experience was smooth and hassel free. We got our security desposit back without any problems.

    Can't wait to go back again and again! Relaxing and lovely.

    5/5 Stayed Sep 9, 2010
    Submitted Jun 4, 2011

    This is such a cute summer cottage. The eclectic decor, abstract art and lovely antiques make it artsy and homey. The beds are extremely comfortable (great mattresses). The house's central location makes it convenient to all of the island beaches and it is super close to our new favorite seafood shack, Commander Cody's. We will be going back as often as possible!!


      Shelter Island, New York

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