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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I just returned from 5 glorious days at Bowens by the Bays. It's truly a secluded place. Quiet. A great pool and a tennis court. Located near numerous wonderful restaurants. A strip mall within walking distance lets you buy fruit and soft drinks, and a Panera's three minutes away provided coffee and scones. It was our first... More 

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Yonkers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Small, quaint one- and two-bedroom cabins (and a few motel-like rooms) surrounding lawn with very nice pool, playground for kiddies, lawn chairs, and more. Still pricey, but at the lower end of similar Hampton properties we found. 10-minute ride to beach where car park is $25 for day pass.

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Oasis! I like the sound of that, thank you. We do try to offer someplace where you can kick back and relax and take a break from the sometimes hectic pace of enjoyment in the Hamptons. We do hope you will visit again. More 

Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many places after years get a bit lazy, miss the little things, and take clients and facilities for granted. That has usually been my experience. Nothing can be further from the truth with Bowens by the Bays! It is hard to believe this was my 10th year at Bowens by the Bays. Ten years ago my first outing was in... More 

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure seeing you and your "Goldens", and it's been a treat watching the boy grow these last couple of years. Thank you for taking to the time to comment, and for the very kind words. It's flattering to think anyone would consider us for their bucket list, but I know buckets come in all shapes and sizes... More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't anything to not love about Bowens by the Bay. The property is charming and peaceful. The accommodations are very clean and inviting. We were greeted by a very friendly owner, checked in quickly and even given a welcome bag with some goodies in it. We will definitely stay here again when we return to the area.

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

We're please to know you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you again. Eileen More 

Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was nice, owners are friendly and very welcoming. We had a late check in, after office hours, but they were still very nice to us. It was a pity, that we had'nt had the time to use the beautiful pool

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

With the extraordinarily hot weather we've been experiencing, it is a shame that you didn't get to enjoy the pool. Although we don't keep the front office open 24 hours, we are always available to welcome guests whenever they may arrive. I'm glad you felt welcome and knew that we didn't consider it an inconvenience. :) We hope you will... More 

Seaford, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at Bowen's by the Bay, it was both comfortable & relaxing. The owners were very friendly and the rooms and cottages were equipped with everything that we needed. Our dog was welcome, we really enjoyed the outdoor bbq, hammock and loved the pool! It was also great to be so close to so many beautiful... More 

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We enjoyed meeting all of your family, and Shelby too. Somehow it seems that the charcoal bbq's encourage people to slow down and little and relax, since you have to be patient to cook on them. Nothing like a hammock to encourage someone to take it easy also.Glad you enjoyed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed with little kids7 and 8 they had the best time! the hotel has the playground right in back of it. You can look out the sliding glass door and watch them play. It is back from the road and they get to know other kids there. The pool was very clean and they loved that to. A great family... More 

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed being here with with the children. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We do strive to be very family friendly, and hopefully having things like the playground, putting, shuffleboard and tennis give kids something to do which offers the parents a chance to relax. :) We hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the weekend at Bowen's with 2 couples and had the best time! The accomodation is very cozy, clean and comfortable. Great pool and beautifully maintained property. Locstion is also very convenient, vlose to toen, the train statuon and a short ride away from some very nice beaches. But the best of all was Eileen and Kevin's hospitality! They... More 

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hi, Floris. It's so nice to hear you enjoyed the weekend. We appreciate that you took the time to share your comments. We enjoyed meeting you all and hope that you will visit again. And if your next visit is after the baby comes, we have new pack'n'plays as well. :) Eileen More 

Sweden
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owners were fabulous, friendly and very welcoming to us arriving to this lovely garden oasis conveniently located in central Hampton Bays, close to shops and services. The welcoming at arrival was very warm and genuine, we really felt like "coming home" and it stayed with us during our stay. We loved the owners way of showing interest and hospitality... More 

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hello, Roy. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and future guests, and for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay in the Snapdragon Cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you all. We are very family oriented, both personally and in our business, and are pleased that you enjoyed touches like the board... More 

Kew Gardens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented one of the 3 bedroom cottages. Everything about the cottage was great. It had a fully equipped kitchen (with all matching plates, etc.), each room had it's own air conditioning, the living/dining area was comfortable and the bathroom was clean and provided us with plenty of towels. It was decorated nicely and was extremely clean! The pool was... More 

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We do work very hard to provide clean and comfortable accommodations. It was a pleasure meeting your family, and so impressive how patient your son was teaching his friend to swim. :) The gardens are a labor of love and it's always a pleasure to hear that guests have enjoyed... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small family oriented resort with rooms and cottages that have been described as quaint and charming. Each is individually decorated and has it's own personality. We have a pool, lighted tennis court, shuffleboard, small putting green and playground. The grounds are shady and flower filled. Pets are welcome in the cottages by prior arrangement, but never in the rooms. This offers a choice for those with allergies to stay where there have never been pets. All accommodations have flat screen cable tv and air conditioning. All rooms have refrigerators and coffeemakers with complimentary tea & coffee, and all cottages as well as the studio have compact but complete kitchens equipped with dishes, pots, utensils and microwave. We are approximately 3 miles from both ocean and bay beaches where all are welcome. Pets can be taken to the beach before 9 a.M. And after 6 p.M. Both North & South Forks can be easily accessed from here, and we are about halfway between Southampton and Westhampton Villages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bowen's by the Bays

Address: 177 W Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-2305
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Price Range: $195 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen's by the Bays 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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