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Shelter Island House

11 Stearns Point Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2009
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 hotels in Shelter Island
From the moment you arrive at Shelter Island House, you feel like you are at home. Located a stone’s throw from the famous Crescent Beach on Shelter Island, the hotel boasts 11 graciously furnished rooms with splendid garden views that add to the tranquility of this very unique hotel. The hotel has both a lounge bar and an outdoor bar in the garden, plus indoor and outdoor dining with a brasserie style menu that has a sophisticated feel. Whether it be relaxing by the fireplace in the winter or dining alfresco in the beautiful gardens in the summer this is a place for all seasons. Our friendly staff will take care of your every need. Come and have a cocktail around our roaring fireplace, where serenity will be right at your fingertips.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Table tennis
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Christine M wrote a review Nov 2020
North Bellmore, New York7 contributions3 helpful votes
Just got back from a mid week getaway to shelter island. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were well taken care of. The staff went out of their way to make sure all our plans were set and made several great recommendations. Highly recommend the clean and Covid safe and comfy setting. Can’t wait for the spring to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2020
PS_er567 wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions
Friendly staff - and lovely bathroom (up to date and large) - but the room itself was tired. The bed was also 3.5ft off the ground and very difficult for my mother to climb into. When we asked for a step stool - we were given the folding one that the on-site handy man uses (paint stains and all) which wasn't the easiest to use. Additionally - the takeaway breakfast was completely inedible, not even cooked all the way through. For the price - I was expecting a higher quality accommodation.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Diane T wrote a review Jul 2020
Massapequa Park17 contributions3 helpful votes
Emma welcomed you! She was so nice and helpful! They are lucky to have someone like her as a first impression! Getaway for one night. Beautiful pool, bar, gazebo area. Beautiful flowers every where.5 minute walk to the beach. Very quaint and tranquil. Serviced coffee, juice, yogurt and fresh baked goods for breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Shelter Island House, Owner at Shelter Island House
Responded Aug 5, 2020
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Emma is wonderful and we are fortunate to have her as a part of our team! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and found it quaint and tranquil. Everyone needs a little relaxing getaway these days and we are so happy to have provided you that experience! Hope to see you again soon!
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sophie162017 wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York83 contributions8 helpful votes
We visited this hotel in July 2020, so just as phase 3 reopening started during the COVID 19 pandemic. We stayed during the week so the rates were slightly lower than during the weekend but it ended up being over $900 for two nights in a room with 2 queen beds. We thought this was expensive given that the amenities of the hotel were almost inexistant due to COVID-19 safety measures. Pros and cons below. Pros - Shelter Island is beautiful and it is a very relaxing getaway from the city. The hotel is right by the beach (7 minutes walk), it has a pretty yard and a cute pool. The hotel is in a typical house for the area and it is very pretty from the outside. The room was clean and the front desk people were kind. Cons - The hotel restaurant is closed (it is not even open for outdoor dining) so this means that no meals are available at the hotel. The welcome email advertised that the bar would be open from afternoon to evening but that was completely unclear to us (ie, the bar seemed closed). The hotel shut down its bike rental service and there is no taxi on the island at this time so unless you come with a car, movement is very limited. The hotel offers a complimentary « grab and go » breakfast which consists of a box of mini pastries that are not that great and coffee in paper cups. Finally, the hotel room was clean but not up to date - paint was chipped on certain walls, the refrigerator made noise, the shower curtain hangers were falling off and a smoke detector was missing on the ceiling. Conclusion - We understand there is a pandemic and were expecting fewer amenities but we were expecting great service to make up for it and a spotless room, especially given the price tag of $400+/night. From our perspective, breakfast should be properly served outdoors and a bartender should be available to show that the bar is open. Ideally, the bike rental should also be made available. All in all, so glad we got away from the city in such a restful place but the hotel needs to do a bit more to justify the high price.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Shelter Island House, Owner at Shelter Island House
Responded Jul 14, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you found our staff friendly, enjoyed our close location to the beach and found the yard and pool area pretty. We are sorry that there were some concerns and we are actively taking measures to improve. We appreciate your feedback and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.
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aintnoway wrote a review Jun 2020
Lake Worth, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
A place where you can really get away from it all. Small inn on a gorgeous little island. Close to the beach and lots of restaurants to choose from in the area. The rooms are quaint and comfortable. Bathrooms nice and spacious and the pool area is a great gathering place. Fresh pastries and coffee in the morning and will go back again soon! Thanks
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Shelter Island House, Owner at Shelter Island House
Responded Jul 14, 2020
Thank you so much for the fabulous review! We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed relaxing by the pool, the complimentary grab and go breakfast, and the close location to the beach! Shelter Island is a special place and we hope you can come stay with us again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelter Island House
Which popular attractions are close to Shelter Island House?
Nearby attractions include Antique Carousel (2.0 miles), Mashomack Preserve (2.4 miles), and Lavender By The Bay (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelter Island House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Shelter Island House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Shelter Island House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Shelter Island House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shelter Island House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Southold Fish Market, Erik's Breakfast & Lunch, and Sterlington Deli.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shelter Island House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Shelter Island House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Shelter Island House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shelter Island Historical Society (1.7 miles), The Village Blacksmith (2.0 miles), and 1840 School House Museum (2.0 miles).
Is Shelter Island House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.