• L.I.E to Riverhead
  • Follow signs to Orient Point/North Fork
  • In Greenport follow signs to Shelter Island Ferry
  • Take Ferry (you’ll need cash - $12 per car + driver, $2 per passenger)
  • On the Island drive up the hill, past the Chequit Inn and straight on through town until you come to the 4 way stop at the bottom of the hill with the golf course on your right
  • Take a right at the 4 way stop
  • First left half way up the hill on to West Neck Road
  • Drive along West Neck until you see the bay on your left
  • We are the first house you come to on the left.  There is a fence around the house
  • Welcome to 113 West Neck Road


  • There’s a decent IGA supermarket on the island: Open 7am to 8pm daily.
  • You can pick up fish either on your way to the ferry at the Southold Fish Market or Brauns in Cutchogue
  • On the island there are also 2 fish mongers – Commander Cody’s 41 Smith St, Shelter Island, NY 11964 (fun for lunch/dinner, very basic and laid back BYOB),  Bob’s Fish Market, 87 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY and Clark’s Fish House, 3 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964

  • You can also buy prepared food on the island at Redding (good coffee and great deck overlooking Dering Harbor)
  • There are plenty of restaurants on the island but some are seasonal so call in advance
  • If you want to go to the mainland you can park at the North Ferry and take the ferry to Greenport – lots of restaurants here too


  • If you want to go to the mainland you can walk from the North Ferry to Greenport but if you take the South Ferry and want to explore Sag Harbor you’ll need the car
  • For breakfast you can go to the Islander which opens early or try the local pharmacy which has a Norman Rockwell style set up Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy 19 Grand Ave, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
  • Coffee – Cappuccinos etc. at Reddings (also great for breakfast, lunch and prepared food with a French flare), make sure you go to the back of the store and sit outside overlooking the harbor and Stars Café (next to pharmacy)
  • Dining – Lots of choices ranging from the very basic Commander Cody’s to fine dining at Vine Street Café (these guys also own the Blue Canoe just by the ferry in Greenport).   Places we like for location and atmosphere are Salt (Marina View) Rams Head Inn (old world, sweeping lawn to sea) and Sunset Beach (packed and frenetic at weekends but pretty pleasant during the week for breakfast, lunch dinner – little pricey)
  • Beach: Swimming of the dock is fine (no diving!) but if you want a beach the closest one to the house is just a half mile walk away and is nice and quiet.  Bootleggers beach – take a left out of the house, walk to the end of West Neck Road (keep to the right) and then cross the road to go to the end of bootleggers Aly
  • Hiking – Mashomack Preserve – covers a third of the island (2,000 plus acres) – great hikes
  • Bikes – if you want to hire bikes you can do so at Picozzis bike shop 177 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965 - (631) 749-0045
  • For more ideas on activities/beaches/hikes visit the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Have fun!