SEVEN – Shelter Island Guest House
What We Love
- Hearty European-style breakfast using local produce is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Free WiFi
- Leisurely country amenities, including a croquet lawn and outdoor fireplace
- Beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers and towels are provided
- Access to a 24/7 kitchen with free coffee. tea and cocoa
What To Know
- Minimum two night stay
- Scoot around town on the inn's free bikes
- Just a five-minute walk from Crescent Beach and Shelter Island Country Club
- Although there is not restaurant, there are some options nearby
- The inn was fully renovated in 2014
- Free on-site parking
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This newly restored inn nails the 21st-century bed-and-breakfast formula, providing guests with a romantic, low-key hideaway while offering all the luxuries a modern globetrotter needs, like sustainable toiletries (from Cold Spring Apothecary), walk-in tile showers, flat-screen TVs and beds topped with goosedown comforters and colorful throw pillows from Capetown. The classic 1902 whitewashed farmhouse is filled with contemporary art, and the grounds are dotted with arresting kinetic sculptures. Guests have the run of the house, whether they want to grab a free coffee or tea from the 24/7 custom kitchen, play a lazy game of croquet, or toast marshmallows over the fire. Mornings start with a European-style breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, local organic eggs and baguettes with gourmet jams (smoked salmon and quiche get a showing on Sundays), while afternoons are bound to be spent at nearby Crescent Beach, with its gentle waves, beach bar and famed sunsets.
In the Area
Get a taste of the Hamptons culinary scene without the velvet-rope mentality at one of the island’s casual-but-top-notch dining spots. Head to 18 Bay, which is set in a 19th-century farmhouse and offers a weekly changing Italian tasting menu that features hand-rolled pasta and produce from local purveyors. Or if gathering your own provisions is more your bag, make your way to Sylvester Manor, the beloved c. 1652 homestead whose organic farm and arts and education center are a hub for locals. Talking of the arts, try to catch a concert at the Shelter Island campus of the Itzhak Perlman Music Program, which nurtures talented young music students. Performances are conducted by Perlman himself, who sometimes joins in on violin.
How to Get There
My Mom and I stayed here October 14 - 16th and had a wonderful time. My Mom and Dad had regularly vacationed on Shelter Island many years ago so this was a reviewing special places and memories. The entire experience at Seven was excellent from start to finish. I was given description of the available rooms and selected the King Guest room which worked great for us. Before we arrived, we received an email with restaurant and activities suggestions which was very useful since after Columbus Day many restaurants change their hours. Arrival was easy and the room was beautiful and immaculate - extremely comfortable. There is a well behaved Weimaraner, Evie, who adds extra enjoyment to the stay.
The host Beth made a special point to tell us about a chamber music concert at the Itzhak Perlman Music Program located less than 5 minutes from Seven. It was a tremendous experience - so appreciate Beth telling us about it. An added bonus was seeing Itzhak Perlman and learning the incredible performers were all his students.
We would definitely stay at Seven and strongly recommend to others.
My husband and I spent one night at SEVEN. It was a great find!! Beth.. the owner was so lovely, helpful and informative. The property, room and entire house is spotless. The artwork around the hotel is fascinating and many pices do begin conversations!!!! We had a wonderful room with the most comfy bed and pillows. The bathroom was clean and well appointed...including a night light!! The breakfast was a great style....buffet...help yourself!! Cheeses, fruit both dried and fresh...delicious and crispy breads, coissants, nuts, granola, delicious oatmeal, peanut butter, and more than i can remember....coffee was delicious!! We ate a vine street cafe and loved our meal that evening. If you are looking for a really quiet, peaceful and romantic get away...look no further!!
Wonderful B&B with upscale accommodations
Warm and friendly staff that go out of there way to make your stay amazing Spotlessly clean with extreme attention to detail and ambiance
A must stay when you visit Shelter Island
What a wonderful Birthday celebration weekend!