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54300 County Road 48, Southold, NY 11971-1360, USA    
(631) 765-1570


  1. Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, Southold NY...
  2. Library...
  3. Porch...
  4. East Room- located at the north east corner of the second floor with queen sleig...
  5. Silk Road Room- Our largest room with a California King sleigh bed is located on...
  6. Rose Room...
  7. West Room...
  8. South West Room...

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Built as a seaside mansion in 1897 using American Four Square style architecture, this bed and breakfast sits on a crest in wine and farm country on the North Fork of Long Island. It has been renovated with modern comforts. Relax on the wicker-filled screened porch or in the living room by the fireplace. Cheerful guest bedrooms are nicely furnished with antiques, feather beds and pillow top mattresses. The Rose Room with a blue and white motif boasts a lace canopy bed. Early morning coffee is served in the library, then gather for a generous gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room. Beach passes, towels and chairs are provided. Rent bikes and kayaks nearby.

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$200 to $425

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Visa, Master Card, Travelers Checks and Personal Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 1 suite and 1 guest house. The types of beds available include Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Swimming
  • Turn-Down Service

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars
    • Weddings
    • Beach House Rental Available

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Body Wraps
  • Facials
  • Hair Care
  • Massages
  • Nutritonal Counseling/Weight Management
  • Waxing

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

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Describe Garden and Grounds

Our two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the inlet are available to guests. Our beach on the largest inlet on the North Fork, the Arshamomoque is a great spot to launch kayaks, canoes or paddle boards. Our Long Island Sound beach is less than 500 feet from the Inn, accessed by a private path and a favorite spot to watch the sunset, relaxing in Shorecrest’s own Adirondack chairs with a bottle of wine.

Rose Room

A rose 'for luck' pinned to the door of this first floor 100 year old room welcomes you. Come in and enjoy the comfort and elegance of a queen size canopied four poster bed and ornate fireplace under 10 foot molded ceilings. Two large windows overlook the water view of the Ashamoque inlet in its park like setting to the South and West. A soft color theme of dove grey walls, an antique collection of blue and white china displayed on the mantelpiece and bathroom vanity, 19th century furnishings and decorative prints of tall ships or roses complete the tranquil mood. The large private attached bathroom features a tub with shower, and antique washstand.

Rose Suite

The Rose room can be had en suite with attached library and screened porch. It is a favorite of the Bride and Groom as it offers room to 'spread out', especially when make-up artists and hairdressers need to be accommodated. The library is a warm cozy room with large leather arm chairs, a television housed in an old pine cabinet, books and bookshelves and it�s own grand fireplace plus the modern convenience of a small refrigerator. A pocket door can be opened to give direct access to the library from the Rose bedroom. Adjoining the library through a glass door to the West is the screened porch offering water views all around as well as overlooking the garden and the mass plantings of bright blue giant hydrangeas which flower outside the windows all summer. It is furnished with oversize 1920's rattan sofa and armchairs, and bookcases which house a collection of games and puzzles should the weather or your mood keep you indoors and in need of entertainment.

East Room

A Victorian gentleman or woman would be very much at home in this room overlooking the Long Island Sound. A queen size Mahogany sleigh bed, bow fronted 18 century dresser, burgundy leather slipper chair and dark framed 19 century prints adorning the silvery damask papered walls are some of the antique furnishings that support an authentic experience of those times in comfortable elegance. From the three, floor to ceiling windows guests can enjoy spectacular water views and sunsets to the North and the morning sun to the East. The finest and most comfortable mattress available and soft European linens complete the luxurious experience a stay in this room affords. The newly renovated en suite bathroom with spacious shower provide the amenities and convenience of modern times.

West Room

This French provincial style room overlooks the Long Island Sound from each of its three floor to ceiling windows. Guests can enjoy the most spectacular sunset view from either the comfort of the antique cast iron bed or one of the two easy chairs. The color theme of soft blues and beiges, the 19 century fashion prints, antique mirrors and furnishings plus the finest linens and a top of the line mattress complete the sense of comfort, luxury and old world charm that the original owners enjoyed. The newly renovated bathroom with spacious shower and floor to ceiling window provides the added amenities and convenience our guests expect today.

South West Room

As the name suggests this corner room with its three floor to ceiling windows offers expansive views to the South and West draws both morning and evening light. The waters of the Ashamamoque inlet of the Great Peconic Bay can be seen all year round and captured in Spring and Summer through the leaves of the ancient maple trees that grow in the park like setting to the South. From the West facing window can be seen the Long Island Sound, through which the setting sun bathes this room in a rosy glow each evening. The decorative theme here is the Victorian Traveler in Asia. Wine colored shantung silk drapes frame the windows and a deep red embroidered quilt with matching shams adorns the intricately carved four-poster 'rice' bed. On the walls and mantle piece are antique Chinese prints, textiles and artifacts. For modern comfort the newly renovated en suite bathroom boasts a spacious shower with bench seating.

Silk Road Room

On the second floor the Silk Road room as the name suggests has an oriental theme and is the largest room we offer. Gold colored embroidered silk drapes frame the spacious floor to ceiling bay window through which you can see the Long Island Sound to the North and garden and wods to the South. Walls are painted a soft fern green with co-coordinating linens that cover the King size sleigh bed. The bathroom is spacious with two floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden to the East. Amenities include a shower and large vanity.

Shorecrest Beach House

So close to the water you feel like you are sailing! On a small grassy bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound and available for weekend, weekly and monthly rentals is the self contained Shorecrest Beach Guest House. Right on the water with its own private beach adjoining that of Shorecrest, the cottage has three bedrooms, one with Queen bed and two with twin beds; one large shower 'room'; a half bath in the master bedroom; a living room with Fireplace, TV, DVD and VCR player, fully equipped kitchen with dining table for six and deck, also with dining table, all overlooking the water. The cottage comes complete with linens, beach and bathroom towels, beach chairs, loungers and umbrella, and laundry room with a washer, dryer. It is also centrally air conditioned and fully winterized.A gourmet breakfast or brunch is also available to cottage guests on request at an additional charge, in the sun porch or on the deck of the Big House, the Shorecrest Inn just across the street. Access to Shorecrest�s other water front beach and mooring on the Ashamamocque Inlet, to the rear of the Inn, perfect for kayaking, waterskiing or windsurfing can also be used by Beach House guests. The Beach House is usually rented as one unit but at times individual rooms are available. Breakfast can be made available at the Shorecrest Inn at an additional charge.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:


Cancel before 7 days with $20 cancellation fee

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Built in 1897 near the Revolutionary War location where Col. Meigs rowed across the sound with 70 men, portaged across beach to the inlet behind us, rowed to Sag Harbor, sank British ships, took prisoners and rowed back to Connecticut in two days.

Historic sites nearby:

Ann Currie Bell House (3 miles), Eastend Seaport Museum (3 miles), 8 lighthouses (2+ miles), Cutchogue Historic Site of 1640 house (5 miles), Mattituck Historical Society Complex

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The Perfect Getaway

I have stayed at many B&B's on the Cape, so was not expecting to find anything better, but this was the most wonderful surprise I've recently encountered. Shorecrest is beautiful,comfortable,inviting,and one of NY's best treasures. Marilyn, the owner, is gracious and generous. The food was gourmet quality with portion sizes large enough to feed the most voluminous appetite.The Inn,the food and Marilyn are definitely worth the trip and the wine tasting forays were great too.
Paulette Manon
Stoughton, MA

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Shorecrest is "Immaculate". Marilyn, who is the owner is just a very lovely person & her place is just like her - Lovely. The breakfasts every morning were superb & quite plentiful. All in all Terrific.
Judy K
new york, NY

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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My boyfriend and I stayed here on a Wednesday night in early April. Great feel, clean and quiet, and close to all the wineries. The manager was kind and available whenever needed. She made us cookies, provided music and a fireplace, cooked a perfect breakfast, and gave some great suggestions for local places to eat. I highly, highly recommend Shorecrest to anyone.
Ryan N

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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My fiance and I have visited twice now and we can't wait to go back. The views are great, every room is filled with beautiful antiques, breakfast is good, and Marilyn is very hospitable.
Lily Chang
New York, NY

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Inspiring Setting

My writing group held a meeting just for the day in early November at Shorecrest and because we had such a positive experience, we are now planning to return. The bed and breakfast, built in the 1870’s across the street from Long Island Sound, is beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained. We took advantage of a very private, airy room on the main floor to begin our meeting, later adjourning for lunch to a cottage on the beach managed by innkeeper Marilyn Marks, who effortlessly knows how to treat guests. Shorecrest is an unusual and inspiring place to hold a small meeting or retreat; I am also hoping to return with friends for a vacation.
Lynn Green
Huntington, NY

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New York Times (October 2002).