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Beautiful Shelter Island House *** AVAILABLE JULY 4 WEEK ***

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, sleeps 6

Enjoy life the way the Hampton's used to be. The wrap around verandas of Rose Cottage invite family and friends. Enter and you will discover a gourmet kitchen with all the cookware you could ask for.

A master suite is a great retreat. There is also a guest room and another large bedroom, each with their own baths. There is a ladder to a loft which gives a water view and a good place for reading. I hate to mention the word rain, but if it happens, the kids will be happy with this space... and the parents will be too.

Keywords: Victorian Modeled After a Childhood Doll House, Located in a Park Like Setting: Wrap Around Porch, Screened Porch, Close to Everything. Great Biking (Furnished) Canoe Furnished. Very Private

More Details

David Heiman
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018

About David Heiman

I am a retired wall street software developer who spent many years commuting. Now I live a more quiet pace, mostly in St John USVI, and traveling to France and Italy to visit old friends, great restaurants, lovely small inns.

David Heiman purchased this house in 1998

Why David Heiman chose Shelter Island

Rose Cottage is a short ferry hop away from both the north shore and south shore shuttle services into the city.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Shelter Island, New York

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) in the master suite, Double Beds (1) on the third floor., Twin or Single Beds (1) a trundle bed that can be either a pair of twins or one king size., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) the third floor has a pair of trundled cots, a floor mattress and carpeted floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term renters welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
bicycles and canoe


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(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful, charming house

  • 5 of 5

This was our best VRBO yet! We were utterly charmed by Rose Cottage. The house is beautifully decorated and the grounds lovely. Our family of 4 with a small dog had comfort and privacy. It's been a dream of my daughter's to stay in a bedroom with a cupola--and her dream came true! This was among the best equipped kitchens we've seen. We had intended to go out to dinner, but found the kitchen, along with the gas grill and the beautiful porch, too tempting to give up, so made fabulous meals and ate in. David was very helpful. We wanted to canoe, but didn't have a rack on our car, so he moved it for us to the water's edge. Two nice bicycles are also provided at the house. Did I add that there is a screened in porch, open porch with rockers, and a working fireplace?? We were so sad to leave--we would definitely love to go back!!

  • Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very special

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Rose Cottage. The property is so lovely. We made good use of the porches, rocking chairs and hammock. Delightful in the mornings to enjoy coffee and breakfast, wonderful in the evenings to gaze at the fireflies and stars, and at all times of day we were on the lookout for deer, chipmunks and rabbits. The whole house is a delight, the kids particularly loved the third floor bedroom and the library in the loft. Susan the housekeeper is incredibly helpful and accessible. Overall a very relaxing get away!

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family, including a toddler and an infant, had a wonderful week at Rose Cottage. The owner goes out of his way to make sure your stay at Rose Cottage is a true vacation. Shelter Island was a great place to explore, and such easy access to the North and South Forks of Long Island for day trips.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best House Rental on Shelter Island

  • 5 of 5

The BEST place to stay on Shelter Island. Our family has been going the Rose Cottage for the last 3 years. The owner Dave is a "gem". We have a total of 6 in our family so the house accommodates everyone. I have worked in the restaurant business for many years and thoroughly enjoy the "chef's" commercial kitchen. Everything I need to prepare all meals and baking is on site. I was very impressed with kitchen on my first arrival. There is so much to do on Shelter Island and my children look forward to going every year. Book early and you won't be dissapointed....

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelter Island

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this quirky, rambling Shelter Island home. Comfortable outdoor space served as a focal point for family and extended-friend dinner gatherings, while the top-notch kitchen was stocked to the hilt with just about anything a serious cook might need. The house was quite spacious for six adults - two parents and our adult children, each accompanied by a guest. In addition, our Golden Retriever, Henry, found the large front porch and chasing of rabbits very much to his liking.

The house is located just a few minutes drive from the North Ferry; the location is peaceful and quiet. David was quite accommodating with the entire rental process and the home and its amenities were just as stated on the VRBO site.

This is our third visit to Shelter Island and it's a truly special place. We've enjoyed hiking in the gorgeous Mashomack Preserve, as well as the varied selection of wineries on the North Fork - we especially recommend Shinn Estate Vineyards and Anthony Nappa's The Winemaker Studio (think Anomaly Pinot Noir white wine!). The drive through the Hamptons out to Montauk is a half-day well spent. Bob's Fish Market on Shelter Island was a good source of fresh local seafood for home cooking and Noah's in Greenport served up some interesting and savory tapas. Vine Street Cafe, while quite expensive, was an extraordinary and memorable dinner. Hay Beach is a great little spot for relaxing and bocci ball. The star gazing from Rose Cottage on clear nights was awesome! Driving through the Forks, Sag Harbor and the Hamptons is a reminder that Long Island Forks region is stunningly beautiful.

  • Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot believe I have neglected to write a review after all these years. Our family loves this house. We cannot stay away. The owner, David, Is wonderful and all our needs are met. It's our home away from home... and we adore it.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Shelter Island, New York

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$322.13

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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