Farmhouse Nestled by Meadow, Pool, Near Beaches and Centrally Located!

Shelter Island, New York

Shelter Island is a unique place with incredible natural landscapes and gorgeous sunsets!

Once you get off the ferry, drive to the end of a private road to find your oasis on a full acre of land where you will relax and enjoy the sun drenched backyard and pool with friends and family. Our home is designed to encourage you to spend as much time outside and includes a screened in sun porch perfect for reading and entertaining during sunny or rainy summer days. We have an outdoor fire pit for cool summer evenings, patio area with outdoor seating and a solar powered heater for the gunite saline pool! Please note our pool is open between Memorial Day to Labor Day each season.

Inside our home, we offer 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom downstairs. All linens and towels are provided with the rental. The upstairs has a completely private master bedroom suite which is open, airy and features a king sized bed with spacious walk-in closet and large spa-like bathroom with a walk in shower. Or enjoy a soak in the claw foot tub and feel your troubles melt away. There is an outside deck off the master bedroom where you can enjoy coffee and watch the sunrise. Master bedroom includes a Smart TV with cable. The second bedroom upstairs also shares access to the master deck and includes a queen sized bed. The third bedroom offers two twin beds (perfect for kids or two adults) or the beds may be pushed together to create a larger bed for a couple. We can also provide a crib for this bedroom. There is one full bathroom with shower with tub for these two guest bedrooms. The downstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed and a full bathroom with shower and tub across the hallway. The bathroom is perfectly located by the backdoor and offers a quick place to change in and out of your bathing suit or take a quick shower before or after a swim! Our Smart TVs also access Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, etc.

We have a fully equipped kitchen to prepare all of the veggies and goodies picked up from the numerous farms and specialty stores Shelter Island and the North Fork offers. There is a gas BBQ grill for outdoor cooking. The living room has a comfy couch, gas fireplace, and Smart TV.

Additional amenities include, oversized 2-car garage with extra refrigerator/freezer and direct access to the backyard, onsite washer and dryer, bikes, multiple charging stations for all your devices, puzzles and lots of books for summer reading! We have a covered front porch with a swing, backyard hammock, plenty of beach towels, beach chairs and other equipment to help you enjoy any one of the beautiful beaches Shelter Island offers.

Our home is centrally located and short walking distance to Commander Cody's (great BBQ, seafood and fried chicken!), playground, and Town Center. It's a short drive to Mashomack Preserve where you can enjoy miles and miles of hiking along the coast or do some bird watching. It is a short drive to several restaurants and shops on the Island. There are yoga and other fitness classes offered throughout the year at the youth center which is open to all and offer reasonable drop-in fees if you choose to attend a class.

It is easy enough to park at the North Ferry and walk on as a passenger to explore Greenport, NY (great food and shopping). Take your car off-island for some wine tasting at vineyards along the North Fork. A short drive from Greenport takes you to Orient Point and the cross sound ferry to New London, Connecticut. Or drive to the South Ferry from Shelter Island and travel to Sag Harbor, visit the Hamptons or go to "the end" of LI and check out Montauk. Lots of fishing and water sports in the area. From Montauk you can catch a ferry to Block Island. Shelter Island also offers summer camps for children. Other things to do include music at the famous Itzhak Perlman Music Center, or Jazz at Ram's Head Inn or checking out events at Sylvestor Manor.

During peak summer months (July and August) our preferred minimum stay is 7-14 days. Discounts are available for long term rentals - just ask! Please note that we require a security deposit at time of booking and will issue a separate rental agreement for use of our property. Happy to answer questions anytime!



  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Kettle
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Bicycles


  • Games
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite/Cable


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


  • Dining Room

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector


  • Family
  • Romantic

Dining Checkbox

  • Childs Highchair
  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 8


Cancellation Policy

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

28 Reviews


    5/5 Stayed Jul 10, 2022
    Submitted Jul 18, 2022

    We had a great week and everything was great.

    Wonderfully appointed house will rolling hills and exceptional pool

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2022
    Submitted Jul 9, 2022

    Beautifully appointed farm house perched at the center of Shelter Island. Centrally located to all the amazing beach experiences Shelter Island has to offer. Bicycle riding was exceptional with tremendous views of the Peconic water ways and the pool was a wonderful place to relax and get away. We totally fell in love with the house.

    An Enchanting Interlude

    5/5 Stayed Jun 10, 2022
    Submitted Jun 13, 2022

    We were on Shelter Island for our son’s wedding weekend and we’re completely satisfied by the beauty of the home and the hospitality of our hosts! Couldn’t imagine a more enjoyable festive vacation!

    Beautiful home

    5/5 Stayed Dec 19, 2021
    Submitted Dec 31, 2021

    This is a gorgeous extremely well-appointed home that comfortably accommodated 2 families of four. The hosts were gracious and communicative and I would definitely rent from them again.

    Absolutely Fantastic

    5/5 Stayed Nov 24, 2021
    Submitted Dec 8, 2021

    I couldn’t say enough good things. We spent Thanksgiving with family at Aparna’s home. To begin, the communication was impeccable; check-in and checkout information, areas of interest in the general vicinity, available appliances etc. The bottle of wine as a welcome gift was an awesome addition. We will certainly be back to Shelter Island. I would highly recommend having Aparna as your host.

    Hidden gem!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2021
    Submitted Oct 13, 2021

    Not enough words to describe our stay and this lovely home! All the amenities you can possibly need and want. We had a family wedding on the island and it was wonderful spending family time in this beautiful home. Charming, homey, cozy and warm. The pictures don't do it justice. Highly recommended! Kevin & Aparna are wonderful hosts. Thank you!

    Wonderful Stay!!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 16, 2021
    Submitted Sep 27, 2021

    We had a wonderful time staying here! The property itself is beautiful, was super clean, and had everything that we needed for our stay. Kevin and Aparna were very easy to contact and provided me with additional information about the area that proved extremely valuable. We can't say enough about our long weekend in Shelter Island and can't wait to return!

    A perfect stay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 17, 2021
    Submitted Aug 2, 2021

    I really cannot say enough good things about this home or the owners Aparna and Kevin. The property is gorgeous and so well tended with beautiful flowers and landscaping. The pool is a nice size and heated so it is comfortable even when beach weather is not optimal. The house is great -- they have well stocked the kitchen and each bed is comfortable and everything is in good, clean condition. They also provide everything needed for the beach trips -- chairs, umbrellas, bikes, even a beach cart. Aparna and Kevin were wonderful to communicate with and very organized in sharing information about the island and the house. Plus they were available during the stay when needed. I cannot wait for our next stay!

    As always, all was great

    5/5 Stayed May 28, 2021
    Submitted Jun 16, 2021

    Has been out third or fourth year renting this house, very enjoyable

    Perfect Weekend Getaway

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2021
    Submitted Jun 4, 2021

    Loved the property. Communication with host was easy and they were very accommodating. Highly recommend.

    Magical weekend

    5/5 Stayed Apr 23, 2021
    Submitted Apr 29, 2021

    I was looking for a special location to celebrate one daughter's college graduation and another's 25th birthday and I am so happy I discovered Shelter Island and Sunshine House. We all fell in love with the island, and the lovely home. We enjoyed chocolate croissants every morning from the Marie Eiffel bakery, having the graduation dinner at the delicious Vine Street Cafe and a birthday dinner-seafood-extravaganza with abundant food supplies from the Shelter Island Seafood Market. Sunshine House was the perfect location, Aparna a gracious hostess, and we can't wait to take the 2 ferries and come back!

    Wonderful Stay

    5/5 Stayed Mar 31, 2021
    Submitted Apr 6, 2021

    The house is spacious, nicely furnished and very clean. Our young children enjoyed themselves very much and we all felt very comfortable. We enjoyed walking to a nearby beach and otherwise drove short distances to other island destinations. Aparna is a very accommodating and thoughtful host. We would absolutely recommend this property and would happily return!

    Perfect getaway, gorgeous clean house

    5/5 Stayed Oct 15, 2020
    Submitted Oct 19, 2020

    The house was clean and gorgeous. The owners went out of their way to make sure everything was clean, sanitized, and easy to figure out (e.g., where all the kitchen appliances were kept). We had such a wonderful, relaxing time just hanging out in the house and exploring the nearby preserve and beach. We hope to come back again soon!

    Great house

    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2020
    Submitted Oct 14, 2020

    Was very pleased with everything. House was as pictured, clean, private & had everything we needed. Homeowners were always available if I had a question or concern. Great property.

    Great getaway

    5/5 Stayed Sep 17, 2020
    Submitted Sep 23, 2020

    My family and I enjoyed our stay. The property is located at the end of a quiet cul de sac, which is great for privacy and kids. The house had everything that you would need to entertain. We actually ended up bringing our own kitchen supplies but it was unnecessary. The house was exactly as pictured on the website. Our favorite part was the pool. Aparna was responsive with questions and kept in contact in case we had any issues/needed anything.

    Perfect Getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 13, 2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the “Sunshine house”. The property is gorgeous and spacious. The home is large with all the amenities you could ever need for a relaxing and fun vacation. The beds and linens and bathrooms etc all perfect! The pool is amazing and nice and warm if you want it to be! Shelter island is a quaint Quiet little island, With a few bay beaches that were perfect for Our young children. Aparna is very pleasant and responsive to any and all needs. We highly recommend a stay at this property.

    Perfect stay !

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 3, 2020

    We had a perfect stay at the Sunshine House. The home and property were clean, organized, and very comfortable, and the owners couldn’t have been more accommodating. I highly recommend this property!

    Everything was great

    5/5 Stayed May 22, 2020
    Submitted May 27, 2020

    Rented the house for the second time - getting better and better. Thanks for everything

    Spectacular stay!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 22, 2020
    Submitted Apr 20, 2020

    -Very well-appointed and maintained home for cooking, relaxing, and leisure -Conveniently located ~1 mile from closest beach for walking and biking in a quiet residential area -Incredibly responsive, professional, and gracious host -Thank you for a fabulous stay, we'll hope to visit again!

    Clean home perfect for a family

    5/5 Stayed Oct 3, 2019
    Submitted Oct 17, 2019

    Great communication with the property owner, responded promptly to any question I had. House was clean and tidy upon arrival. Having the bedroom downstairs was great for my parents. The set up as a whole was nice, it felt like you had privacy and werent on top of eachother. We stayed for a wedding and having a whole house made it much more comfortable. They have plenty of things to keep you busy(games, bikes etc..) and they fire pit was perfect on a fall night. We had brought our own firewood too but didnt need a ton. Would definetly recommend for a family with kids. Master suite was even bigger than the pictures made it seem. Property owner left us alone too - I had a previous experience where the owner was on the premise and made me a little uncomfortable. I would definetly recommend this location and would rent again.

    Perfect relaxing beach retreat!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 26, 2019
    Submitted Sep 9, 2019

    3 generations of our family had a fantastic week on Aparna's rental. The house was immaculately clean (and I am picky!) and very well appointed (we cooked nearly 3 meals a way and the kitchen had everything we needed). The property was spacious, with plenty of space for the kids to run around, fly kites, play soccer, and even make smores in the fire pit. And it goes without saying the pool was delightful. Aparna was very responsive when we had questions. A perfect end to summer!

    Great Vacation rental

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2019
    Submitted Aug 20, 2019

    Wonderful house on Shelter Island - highly recommend

    Perfect family summer!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2019
    Submitted Aug 9, 2019

    This house was just perfect for our family vacation with friends. Clean, spacious and well appointed with everything you need to be comfortable! Great hosts as well, thank you Aparna and Kevin!

    Family friendly, great location, amazing home.

    5/5 Stayed May 31, 2019
    Submitted Jun 10, 2019

    The pictures don’t do this justice. The home is gorgeous, a real home, which is so unusual with rentals. There isn’t anything bad to say about the home, you can’t have a bad time here. The pool is amazing, the yard was a dream for my two big kids and small baby, the school (with two great playgrounds, a baseball diamond, tennis courts and a track) is a 5-10 minute walk away, as well as the town hall to pick up your beach pass. An amazing escape from the crazy city life.

    Ideal place for family stay

    5/5 Stayed May 24, 2019
    Submitted May 27, 2019

    Everything was absolutely perfect - calm, clean, very well equipped, recently renovated, pretty charming and warm. Thanks again for everything - really beyond expectations

    Amazing Stay!

    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2019
    Submitted May 24, 2019

    I would highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. Aparna was so friendly and accommodating. The house had everything we could ever need! I would definitely stay at this property again. It was absolutely perfect!

    Great Location, Thoughtful Hosts

    5/5 Stayed Apr 19, 2019
    Submitted Apr 25, 2019

    My family enjoyed an extended spring weekend at the house. The house is centrally located on the island making it easy to walk to where we wanted to go. The hosts are extremely hospitable and have their guests in mind for everything they offer. We found the space to be very kid friendly. I would definitely return for a visit.

    Lovely getaway

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2019
    Submitted Feb 19, 2019

    We spent a lovely long winter weekend at Aparna's home with two families (4 adults and 4 kids). The house was comfortable with plenty of space for everyone and well equipped for us to cook and hang out. Aparna was very helpful with tips about the island and good communication before and after our visit. We'd love to come back in the summer!


      Shelter Island, New York

      Rates & Availability

      25 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 3 Nights

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