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“Loved the charm and flowers”

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Bowen's by the Bays
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Certificate of Excellence
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113 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Loved the charm and flowers”
Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I got relaxed walking through the grounds looking at all the flowers and trees,loved sitting by the pond. Great sunning by the pool, and playing tennis. So much stuff and still a feeling of country. Short walk to town. Owners live on premise witch is nice they take care of the place.

Stayed April 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Lovely setting, clean, cozy, pool, tennis, can get a room or a bungalow. Owners are
wonderful and the prices are very reasonable for the area. Also well located to all areas
of the Hamptons. Have to call a few months in advance to be booked in the summer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Bowen’s by the Bay
Eileen provided us with a spacious immaculate room & en suite including a terrace overlooking a park-like garden. Our host was very helpful, recommending a nearby restaurant for a wonderful dinner.
After staying in many glamorous B&B’s over seven weeks travelling south along the New England coast, Bowen’s was an unexpectedly lovely place to stay at half the price!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is the 6th year in a row we have visited Bowens. It is perfect for us. The cottage is very clean and the beds are very comfortable. My dog and two cats get their own treat from Eileen and Kevin and my husband and I get a very nice bag with snacks and bottled water.It is great to sit by the pool and read, or to sit by the pond and watch the fish. They are close to great restaurants and the beach. We hope to visit ever year as long as we are able. Eileen and Kevin and their staff go to great lengths to make your stay enjoyable. Edie M

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 5, 2012

I have visited BOWENS BY THE BAYS prior to this year and have never been disapointed. KEVIN AND EILEEN are very willing to accommodate your every need.Our room was nicely decorated with a cowboy theme and was very clean and comfortable. The grounds were beautifully landscaped with flowers everywhere! The pool was a gem as well as the play gym and sandbox for the kids.We also got a chance to enjoy the tennis court. The beach was only 3 miles away and there were plenty of restaurants to choose from in the area. We will definitely be back!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Bowen's by the Bay was perfect! I went for Labor Day weekend and we were allowed to bring out dogs and got little care packages for them and everything. We had a little cottage and it was so clean and private. It had all the comforts of home! I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and I definitely plan on returning next summer! Thanks so much!

Nancy

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Pelham Manor, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I am trying to think of all the different ways to describe how grateful I am to have found Bowen's. I happened upon it when calling last minute to see if anyone had a cancellation on the last Friday in August. When Kevin answered and said you are in luck I took a quick look at Tripadvisor and said sold. I had no clue the treat we were in for when we arrived. Bowen's is perfect in just about every way. The hospitality and attention to detail is evident everywhere you look. The grounds, pool, tennis court, room are all well maintained and perfectly laid out. The flowers are also beautiful and you could see the care that goes into them. Kevin and Eileen go out of their way to make you feel appreciated and welcome. Upon arriving we received a welcome bag with water and treats, the little lobby had games to borrow and Kevin answered every question I had about where to eat and what to do. When I opened the door to our room I was very impressed. The place was totally spotless and very nicely decorated. The bathroom had been updated but it wasn't the run of the mill surface update; it was fully renovated with quality stone tile from floor to ceiling and good fixtures. The detail was even evident as they give you a basket filled with clean rags to use for odd jobs and shining shoes. My only gripe if you can call it a gripe was the bed and pillows were not comfortable for either of us. It was just a little to firm and the pillows could be a little better. But honestly I have stayed in some high end hotels for $500 a night and had bad beds and some run of the mill $50 a night hotels and had great beds. So when I say gripe I am really reaching but the mattress could be better.

I will be going back to Bowen's and recommending it to friends. Its perfect for a couple and/or a family or large group. You won't be disappointed and will be hard pressed to find better. I only wish I could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bowen's by the Bays
Address: 177 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen's by the Bays 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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