Quintessentials B&B

8985 Main Road , East Marion, NY 11939 USA (Show map)


The closer you get to Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa, the more serene and inviting the scenery becomes. Past the wineries and farm stands and nestled between the beaches of the Peconic Bay and the Long Island Sound, New York, you are transported to another place and time. Every route that leads here is perfect preparation for the serenity that you will enjoy at this peaceful and romantic B&B Inn, located in the heart of Long Island’s wine country, featuring five, comfortable, uniquely appointed rooms and suites featuring fireplaces, private decks, and Jacuzzi baths, and a full-service, on-premises spa with couple’s spa suite. Come experience why the New York Times names Quintessentials "the Best of the Best on Long Island", Time Out New York lauds Quintessentials Spa as "the place for finding your bliss in the Hamptons" Dan’s Paper, "Most Romantic B&B and Best B&B on the North Fork." Check availability on line at Quintessentialsinc to begin enjoying the best getaway for romance, relaxation, weddings, special events, spa parties, garden tea parties and wine tours on the East End of Long Island year-round.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5.0

Quaint & Cozy... Felt like home!

5 on August 29, 2017

My mom and I recently stayed at Quintessentials for a "retreat." We wanted to support a black owned establishment if possible and we were happy to discover Sylvia Daley's home. We were greeted upon arrival with cookies and conversation and we instantly felt welcomed. Sylvia is so warm and friendly, funny and fascinating! Breakfast each morning was delicious and more than just a "quick meal." Each morning set the tone for our day with thought-provoking conversation with Sylvia and the other guests. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We had a balcony overlooking the garden and I took advantage of the hammock out back! It was the perfect place to read my book. If we ever return to the North Fork (from California) Quintessentials is definitely where we will stay!

Our new " home" on the North Fork

5 on July 15, 2016

My wife and I had a fantastic and relaxing time. Sylvia is beyond an innkeeper, she is an INSPIRATION. You will not leave the same way you arrived. You will have clear vision on what life is TRULY about and how to achieve your goals. The B&B itself is classic, charming and inviting in all aspects. We LOVE her and will be back frequently. Jaques and Kimberly Lesure


5 on May 04, 2016

Fabulous stay! Sylvia's hospitality was top notch! The massage was amazing and was just the relaxation we were looking for! The gardens were sprouting and we relaxed on a hammock drinking our coffee in the morning! The location was perfect for a quick drive to beautiful Orient state park as well as shopping and dining in Greenport! Breakfast was delicious! We look forward to visiting again in the summer!


5 on October 29, 2015

Absolutely Delightful. Warm accommodating hostess. Generous breakfasts. Wonderful nearby adventures. Lovely restored historical home. Spa Delicious! Stay here, restore your body and soul!

A slice of heaven in East Marion

5 on May 18, 2015

Perfect destination for a winery weekend with friends. The Inn is beautiful, the grounds delightful and the innkeeper a treasure. She instantaneously makes you feel like an old friend. The breakfast is a treat, with fresh baked good, fresh fruit, and hot dishes from all over the world. The inn is located close enough to the towns and wineries to be convenient but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to be relaxing. Highly recommended!


5 on April 27, 2015

I call it the happy place. We were treated like royalty. Sylvia was a gracious host. The room was spacious and comfortable, we will be back again!


5 on February 27, 2015

We got married at this wonderful B&B on 12/13/14. Sylvia and staff went above and beyond for us and exceeded our expectations. Room was beautiful, inviting, food was amazing, Just perfect!!!

Serene tranquility

5 on February 24, 2015

I am sure that people who read reviews are skeptical that they are written by someone other than the hotel guest. I am so thrilled by my experience that I just had to write. My husband and I stayed for a long weekend at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and it was truly a magical experience. The house itself is idyllic, reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. We arrived with fresh snow falling and were greeted by Sylvia Daley, the inn keeper.This woman is magic, she made us warm and welcome in minutes, offering up hot tea and delicious fresh baked cookies.We stayed in the Negril room, it has a beautiful fireplace that kept the room cozy and warm and a deep soaking Jacuzzi tub that was great for relaxing. The room has a beautiful view of the garden and a large picture window where we saw gorgeous red cardinals. It also has a deck that overlooks the beautiful expansive yard. Breakfast was where we got to experience Sylvia's magic again, just delicious! I cannot say enough about the incredible 175 year old house, it was clean,smelled fresh and was as warm and inviting as our host. The town of Greenport is a stone's throw away and it too is adorable. Shopping and food galore. There are wineries all up and down the road and Sylvia will help set you up anything you like. We are already planning our trip back in the summer to take advantage of the beaches and the outdoor activities the North Shore of Long Island has to offer. Guests that were leaving raved to us about the spa services , can't wait for summer 2015!

Wine Country Holiday

5 on July 09, 2014

Lovely inn, gracious hostess.

Anniversary Getaway

4.4 on June 04, 2014

We spent our first anniversary here. It was the perfect place to be. It was a very quiet town. It's close to many wonderful restaurants. The establishment was extremely comfortable and made us feel right at home.

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Rooms & Rates

Brandon Room

Large, bright, beautifully varnished oak-floored room with area rugs featuring ensuite, marble bathroom housing a grand, two-person whirlpool tub, mahogany cabinet and shelves, silver and gold bath fixtures, beautifully tiled walls and floor accented by mirrored panels. Large windows everywhere crowned with finely upholstered cornices and burgundy. drapes. The décor reminds you of a sun-drenched summer’s day. Designer linens and throw pillows on a Queen-size bed with posturpedic mattress dressed in yellow and burgundy florals, green silk upholstered headboard, tapestry upholstered stool.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $299

Kingston room

King Bed, Soaking Tub, Fireplace Honeymooners favorite! Romantic, large, bright, with ensuite bathroom featuring claw foot soaking tub, and shower. Colors - cool blue and white florals and solids warm up the off-white, furniture featuring posturpedic king bed and fireplace. Premium cable TV, DVD, alarm clock radio and wireless internet. Cosy sitting area.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $299

Mandeville Room & Deck

King Bed, Private Sundeck, Fireplace Hand-carved, mahogany headboard crowns king-size posturpedic bed and plenty of pillows. Features a mahogany mantel and gas fireplace, French doors lead to your private furnished deck. Tiled ensuite bathroom with shower. Decorated in modern creamy whites, grey solids, and accents of burgundy florals.

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $329

Savannah Room

Queen Bed, Fireplace, Sunsets View A gem of a room! Sunny, high ceiling, original-oak floor featuring ensuite, bathroom cast iron bathtub and brass shower. Ragged peach walls, wide windows, mahogany cornices and burgundy drapes. Queen posturpedic poster bed, fine white linens, accents in peaches and greens. 1930's Art Deco armoire with writing desk; premium cable TV, DVD, alarm clock radio, quiet with view to even sun garden.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $279

Negril Rm & Private Deck

Queen Bed, Whirlpool Tub, Fireplace, Sundeck Your island fantasy. Enter our sun-splashed, newly enlarged suite, with private, furnished sundeck overlooking the Gazebo, and garden, just the place to sit for new sunrises and late sunsets. Ensuite bathroom featuring Jacuzzi tub and shower. Gas fireplace in a mahogany mantel by overstuffed armchairs. Parquet floors, area rug, and dreamy Caribbean blue walls set you up for a good rest in the queen bed. Wireless internet, premium cable TV, DVD,

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

Nightly Rate: $260 - $329

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Location Type

Mother/Daughter Getaway, Anniversary Romance, Small Business Meeting, Wedding Venue, Spa Retreat, Reunions, Airport, Countryside, Island, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village, Wine country


New York, NY (NYC-All Airports)

Directions to property:

By Car: From New York City, trip takes about 2 1/2 hours. Take Long Island Expressway(LIE) to Route 58, to Route 25, direction Greenport-Orient Point to East Marion. By Rail: the Long Island Rail Road to Greenport. By Ferry: Port Jefferson to L.I.E. From New London Connecticut to Orient Point. Drive west for 10 minutes to East Marion. By Bus: Express bus from Manhattan to Greenport.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Casino at Foxwoods, Hiking Trails, Int'l Skateboard Center, Shelter Island, Shopping Outlet in Riverhead, The Hamptons , Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Full-Service Day Spa, Personal Trainer Consultations, Steam Bath, Yoga Sessions, Gym nearby, Japanese Fung Shui Meditation Garden

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Int'l. Skateboard Rink, Sports-Exercise Club, Restored Carousel, Ice Skating, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Check first.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Boarding is available for your pets . Call us.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3-night min on holiday weekends-Memorial, Independence, Labor, Columbus,
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Room reservations must be secured by personal check or credit card for 50% of total amount due.
  • Cancellations: Room reservations must be secured by personal check or credit card for 50% of total amount due. Balance is due 21 days prior to arrival. We accept cash, travelers check or credit card. We guarantee a full refund with 3 weeks notice, less $50.00 processing fee. If canceling the reservations less than 21 days prior to reservation date, guests agree to be obligated for full room payment. While Quintessentials will make every reasonable effort to re-rent this room, the request and acceptance of a guaranteed room reservation constitutes a firm contract between guest and Quintessentials. Refunds will be made if room can be re-let, less a $35 processing fee.
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Sylvia Daley

Languages spoken

Portuguese, English, German, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Quintessentials' hostess Sylvia Daley is an all-round renaissance woman. She speaks four languages, has traveled and lived all over Europe, Latin America and Africa as a UN diplomat, international business woman, personal image consultant, gourmet cook and interior designer. Sylvia has settled on Long Island's North Fork as the ideal location for her warm Caribbean style bed and breakfast and full-service beauty and wellness spa.

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Gourmet Brunch

  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: The sun deck in the garden., Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Caribbean Style

Signature Dish

Quintessentials Fish & Zucchini
Quintessentials Fish & Zucchini Dish 1 lb of Cod steamed & flaked with fork 1 lb of Zucchini, peeled, and diced 1 large onion 1 large tomato 2 cloves of garlic 3 to 5 thin slices Jamaican Scotch Bonnet pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil Steam zucchini and strain. Peel and slice onions in quarters, dice tomatoes and chop garlic finely. In saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion, garlic, and Scotch Bonnet pepper, then add diced tomatoes. Add fish. Add steamed zucchini. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat. Serve with fried green plantains, or wholegrain loaf as breakfast or light lunch. Or, add wholewheat pasta and have a delightful pasta meal.


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