My original plan was to stay three nights, but I ended up staying four. This is a lovely 19th century house and the couple who operate it, Wilfred and Veda, know how to run a fine accommodation. Her Caribbean style breakfasts are worth the trip in itself, although I found it rather late for me to have it served at 9:30 am. I guess she would have to start very early in the morning otherwise to put it on the table earlier. My room, while a bit small, was beautifully appointed and the whole place and grounds abound with plants and greenery. Only other item: please tune the piano!😼
I knew from the moment I saw the pictures and reviews that I wanted to spend my birthday weekend here, and learning more about the property, and especially the Caribbean owners, made me insist upon it. I could not be more grateful for the days I spent at Arbor View House. When we walked in, we were treated more like family than guests—a sentiment that despite the necessary social distancing measures, only grew over the days we spent in their lovely home. Although we had the lovely Champagne suite with a private deck, engaging with Wilfred, Veda, and the other guests was so fun that we voluntarily took breakfast each morning together on the patio and talked for ages, learning more about each other and our personal histories—and you haven't lived until you've heard Wilfred's stories! He's a fount of knowledge and wisdom, and each recommendation that he gave us for local dining (Oysters Friskafella!), orchards and farms (Harbes!), vineyards, bike-riding (Dan’s rentals!) and pie (Briermere Farms!) were spot-on and made our stay that much more memorable. Veda is so kind, warm, witty, and lovely, and even surprised me with a special birthday breakfast. Indeed, Veda’s cooking, a delightful fusion of Caribbean (channa! Ackee and saltfish!) and American (quiche! Sausage and peppers! French toast!) brought all of the guests together in joy and was the only thing that could get me out of those sheets. I have traveled extensively, and stayed in some of the finest hotels—although Arbor View House is a small bed and breakfast, the luxury of their sheets rivals the very best of hotels. The décor was tasteful, charming, and a credit to the historic nature of the building—and yet somehow still looked completely renovated and fresh. The gas fireplace was an especially nice touch, as was the antique vanity desk and vase of fresh flowers cut for our stay. Modern touches included the light dimmers and relaxing whirlpool tub. Everything was immaculate, sanitized, and functioned beautifully, and it was a huge comfort to see how seriously they took COVID-19 while ensuring that we could still have a full and wonderful stay. Although we would have been able to enjoy even more amenities were it not for COVID (e.g. massage, robes), we did not feel that our stay was in any way lacking. Rather, it makes me that much more excited to return. Overall, I genuinely felt like I was leaving friends and a new home when we had to leave. Whenever I am in the North Fork again, I will be sure to see my new Aunty and Uncle!…
Loved our room (The Champagne Suite). Loved the breakfasts and very much appreciated the tender loving care shown by the proprietors. Excellent attention to covid safety precautions. Perfect home base for exploring the North Fork of Long Island
What a lovely time! Between the beautiful decor and ambiance, to the fun and funny musings of our hosts, Wilfred and Vita, to the way they both made us feel at home and gave us great recommendations for places to visit and eat locally, we had an amazing time. We are looking forward to our return and bringing other friends and with us! Thank you Wilfred and Vita. Warmly, Asha and Mark
We booked a last minute weekend getaway on the North Fork and were lucky enough to find Arbor View House for our second of two nights. The room was very nice and the breakfast was excellent, but the owners were the highlight. We spent most of the morning chatting with Wilfred - a delightful gentleman with both an inspiring tongue and a thoughtful ear. If you want a cozy B&B with owners who care about your experience then I can't give this a high enough recommendation.