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
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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.
Loved the house. Thank you!
I enjoyed my 8 day stay.
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.
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.
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.
Kirsten was very responsive and the place is really nice. I definitely recommend it!
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!
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!
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.
Enjoyed our stay. Neighbors were very nice. Would definitely book again.
Nice but having 1 bathroom can be challenging with 3 or more people.
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!
We had an awesome time at Shelter Island. We'd love to come back and stay at the cotttage again soon!
This was our 5th year at the house. Will be back again next year.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
great location, very nicely renovated. would def. go again
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.
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!!