Classic Chase Creek House
If your idea of a great vacation is connecting with the natural world, this is your spot. Book now to reserve your place to relax and unwind in this perfect Shelter Island setting.
You will be enjoying your vacation staying at a waterfront home in a premium location on Shelter Island, located a few steps from shops in village on north side of Shelter Island in walking distance to ferry/train to New York City. It is not located on Route 114. You turn off Route 114 down what looks like a gravel driveway, but is really a quiet lane that runs along Chase Creek. Look behind you as you enter the driveway and see where ospreys in a nest on top of a large tree.
You will see the yellow house behind a cedar fence as you walk down the lane. This home is very close to the water. With many windows to enjoy the view, it is tastefully decorated with comfortable furniture and warm fabrics.The twin couches in the spacious living room provide great seating to watch films via Netflix or on the DVD player, or (complimentary wireless internet service/ cable tv is provided). You will probably want to spend the most time on the screened porch where there is plenty of room to socialize. Next to the porch, stretched between two large oak trees, is a comfortable Pawley's Island hammock. You can watch the birds and snooze. After the sun goes down, you can see the sparkle of lights in the Heights reflected in the water.
After you have rested and are feeling more ambitious, you can take the blue kayak from the shore in front of the house, paddle north on Chase Creek under First Bridge, right into Dering Harbor and see Shelter Island's waterfront homes from the waterside, and get close-ups of the luxury watercraft in Dering Harbor.
The Master bedroom has a queen-size bed with views of Chase Creek. The second bedroom has two twin beds. The Bath has a shower and tub combination. Both bedrooms are air-conditioned, although it is rare to need to use the air conditioning because of the breezy location.
The modern kitchen has a cozy table to sit and talk and eat snacks by the windows.
There is an out-building arranged as an additional water view room with screens, a card table and chairs, providing additional space to socialize or a place to focus in case you have to check in with the office.The wireless internet works very well all over the property, so you can sit under the shade of the oak trees in the adirondack chairs, close to the water, or even sit on the dock, and still be connected to the outside world.
The private yard on the water side of the home has plenty of room to play catch, throw horseshoes and enjoy badminton.
On a calm morning, glide in the kayak under the bridge into Dering Harbor, and glide quietly through schools of bluefish close to the surface, and see hundreds of bright yellow dorsal fins barely sticking out of the water, as you silently pass by. Or just lie face down at the end of the dock and watch schools of smaller fish move along Chase Creek, feeding so that they can grow bigger and return to the sea. Watch the herons and egrets silently target their breakfast as they stand motionless in the shallows at low tide. The ospreys usually come at low tide and sit high in the branches of the large oak trees and call out cree---cree---cree to let you know they have arrived. Yet, despite being so surrounded by nature, you can take a 2 minute walk into the village and have something delicious to eat or drink, do some shopping, or walk the streets looking at the beautiful Victorian homes in The Heights and the gorgeous views of sailboats traversing the Peconic River and Greenport.
The property is currently reserved from August 2017 through Labor Day Weekend 2017. We still have some openings available before and after those dates.
Note: We are now limiting guests to a 9 day minimum rental stay. The daily rate is $336. You can stay longer if the home is available. We found that persons with two weeks vacation like to stay 9 or 10 days, and then spend the rest of their time elsewhere. This gives us a few days to use the home ourselves, and extra time to make sure the house is in the best condition for the next tenants.
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- Pets Not Allowed
- Dining Area
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Towels Provided
- Non Smoking Only
- DVD Player
- Coffee Maker
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Water Sports Gear