Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

54300 Route 48 , Southold, NY 11971 USA (Show map)


The only Bed and Breakfast with two private beaches, one on the Long Island Sound and the other on the Shelter Bay inlet to the rear, Shorecrest was voted ‘Best BnB on Long Island’ by Channel 12 viewers. We are consistently highly rated in guest reviews for our location, food, hospitality and the charm of this beautiful mid eighteenth century house. Lovingly renovated without losing any of it’s architectural integrity, modern amenities include central air conditioning, wireless internet, private bathrooms and flat screen TV’s with premium cable in each room.The extensive professionally landscaped gardens are available for our guests to enjoy and we offer extended stay and week day specials throughout the year. Visit the Shorecrest website to view our picture gallery,and blog to learn more about the pleasures of a visit here and the latest specials. We also manage several beach house properties that can be viewed on our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Shorecrest soon!



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Sweet Stay at Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on February 20, 2017

Spent a weekend getaway at the Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast in Southhold. It's such a cozy, welcoming home with details that give it charm. Loved the guilted-age style with the sweet touch of autographing a rock to add to their collection of those that have spent time there. We loved the gorgeous view of the water from our bedroom window. Marilyn is such a sweet, accommodating person who made an absolutely delicious breakfast on the table that was set like something out of a movie with the decor; we can tell she takes pride in her service and it comes from her heart. I also loved the light peaceful music that played in the background as we ate. She provided great pamphlets of things to do in the area which were helpful. The goal for us was to spend time re-connecting and that coupled with the Shorecrest did that and more. We will definitely return for another great stay in the future.

We loved it!

4.8 on October 06, 2015

This beautiful home, decorated with taste and exuding warmth and comfort was a most enjoyable experience. It is clear the proprietor, takes pride in her establishment. The rooms were comfortable and cozy, and along with a sitting room with fireplace and enclosed porch it bordered on perfect place to stay. Marilyn, the proprietor, also sets a most beautiful dining table and follows up with a breakfast that was delicious. Highly recommended.

Shorecrest serenity

5 on January 14, 2015

In the fall of 2014 I stayed at Shorecrest B&B and was most impressed. An elegant homely mansion and a real treat to stay in such refined surroundings where care has been taken to preserve the history of the house and provide such a beautiful garden. Even in fall the garden shared its grace with squirrels and birds plentiful. There’s something magical about the cycle of nature that hints at the pleasure given of what is leaving us and the inevitable promise of what is to come. Next spring and summer should be stunning in the Shorecrest garden with the mass of winter bulbs that were being prepared for planting in a newly developed garden area. Marilyn’s innate eye for design and creativity is reflected in the surroundings she creates both inside and out. Plus Marilyn and Tom are a great team who conjure up the most amazing breakfasts that provide the perfect start for a day of local tourism. Read some of the other reviews for salivatory (new word!)consumption and make a booking! Make sure to take advantage of their extensive local knowledge on things to do & places to go. I stayed in the West Room where I thoroughly enjoyed the vista from the windows, slept peacefully and was impressed at how an architect had cleverly fitted in an ensuite bathroom. Downstairs I enjoyed relaxing in the library and the porch where I savoured the ambience of the house. Tom has kayaks available for hire and it’s easy to get to a launching spot. Shorecrest B&B was definitely a home away from home.

Highly Recommend Shorecrest B&B

5 on July 25, 2013

Excellent accommodations, breakfast was great, hostess was extremely pleasant, great time.


5 on January 13, 2013

Just a short drive from Orient Point you will find the Shorecrest B&B over-looking Long Island Sound. You wake to the views of the water. Coffee and tea await you for your morning walk on the beach. The dining room is decorated for royalty complete with a gourmet breakfast.

The Perfect Experience

4.0 on January 08, 2013

Marilyn was the perfect hostess. Greeted upon our arrival with a cheerful smile and was gracious throughout our stay. Breakfasts were delicious and the company sublime! The surrounding wine country added to our experience.

Our special anniversary getaway

4.6 on December 05, 2012

My husband and I just returned from the Shorecrest B&B, where we stayed for 2 nights to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, and all I can say is "Thank you, Marilyn"! We arrived late Friday afternoon, for a 2 night stay, and immediately felt at home. The Inn was charming and warm. Our room (The Silk room) was everything we expected. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. Everything from the decor, the linens, towels, and bathrobes were warm and inviting. During our stay, Marilyn (the owner/operator) gave me a tour of the 4 other rooms, and each room was special in it's own special way. Every room at this Inn was carefully decorated with every attention to detail. On the main level, there's a lovely living room (with roaring fireplace), dining room, library and sunroom. Let's talk about the dining room....Marilyn served us delicious breakfast each day on pretty china, over freshly pressed linen table clothes and napkins. No stone was left unturned. We were also treated to coffee, tea, cider and snacks in the living room throughout our stay. I would highly recommend this B&B to family, friends, and whomever reads this review. We look forward to coming back during the summer months, so we can enjoy the beach, which is just steps away from the Inn. With kind regards, Ronit & David

Innkeeper Response
Thank you Ronit and David for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I look forward to welcoming you back to Shorecrest next year, it was a pleasure having you stay, and check your email for specials that should be winging their way this evening to former guests! Happy holidays!

- Marilyn (innkeeper)

What a great weekend?

4.8 on October 22, 2012

My family and I had such a great time at the beach house and can't wait to return next year for what i think is going to be an annual event!! Everything couldn't have been more perfect. Keep up the grest work Shorecrest!!

A Victorian Seaside Escape

5 on October 03, 2012

The Shorecrest is a charming B&B decorated with Victorian furniture, antiques & folk art, located across the street from the LI Sound. We loved the warm, inviting ambience & the gourmet breakfasts.

Weekend Get Away

4.4 on September 11, 2012

Shorecrest was beautiful. Everything from the gardens to the rooms were spectacular. The flowers were in bloom. The rooms were decorated with beautiful antiques. The breakfasts were homemade and delicious. The service and atmosphere were excellent.

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Rooms & Rates

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 and a soft color theme of dove grey walls, an antique collection of blue and white china displayed on the mantelpiece and bathroom vanity, 19 century furnishings and decorative prints of tall ships or roses complete the tranquil mood.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $215 - $250

Deluxe King Room

This room has a King sized bed and a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Deluxe Queen Room

These rooms have queen sized beds and a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Wine country


New York, NY (NYC-All Airports) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From N.Y.C.:Eastbound; LIE to exit 73 (end). Follow Rt. 58. continue east past the small traffic circle to 2nd stop light at Northville Tpke. Turn Left & go to the end. turn right onto Sound Avenue. Travel east approx. 16 miles to Southold Beach (L.I. Sound on left). Slow down, 300 ft. past beach is Shorecrest, on the right; corner of Ruch Lane (private road)& Route 48. From Orient Point Ferry landing: West bound on route 48 for 11.4 miles, 1 mile west of Soundview Restaurant/Motel. Shorecrest is on the corner of Ruch Lane & Rt. 48, 1 block west of Bayberry Lane, on left. Look for large cedar shake house with flagpole in front.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, CD player, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Beach chairs and towels

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, wineries, antiquing, spas, beaches, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoking allowed in garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Shorecrest is filled with antiques and not 'childproof '
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: May thru October weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay or 50% of cost of stay
  • Cancellations: 14 days in advance with $30.00 cancellation fee after which one night rental fee will be forfeited.
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Marilyn Anne Marks

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Marilyn,an artist, grew up and was educated with a degree in art in England, enjoyed a thirty year career as a fashion and textile designer in New York and is a graduate of the New York botanical gardens landscape design school. At Shorecrest she can indulge her love of gourmet cooking, entertaining, gardening and interior design. Come enjoy!

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  • Time Served: 9am - 10am
  • Serving Location: Garden terrace, Screened porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Raw juices, Picnics

Signature Dish

Baked French Toast Souffle

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