Stirling House

104 Bay Avenue , Greenport, NY 11944 USA (Show map)


The perfect waterfront choice for your Hamptons or Long Island Wine Country getaway. Breathtaking views and attention to detail make The Stirling House Bed & Breakfast Long Island's top-rated waterfront B&B. Walk to everything as Main Street is 2 minutes from the front steps. The inn is an 1880's era Victorian home that has been completely updated, with state of the art amenities. Now, it's your "home away from home" as you relax and enjoy Greenport and its beautiful environs. Each of the rooms is uniquely decorated and range from the formal to the whimsical! Enjoy the water views of Stirling Harbor from the wraparound porch and guest rooms, as well as in the new sunroom. You'll love the gourmet breakfast, wi-fi, I-pod docking stations, en suite private bathrooms and so much more. There's also a public dock directly across the street. Come and visit the beautiful coast, award winning wineries and vineyards, restaurants and attractions, just minutes away. Golfing, sailing, water sports, bicycling, shopping and art galleries all await you! And hop on the new Sag Harbor-Greenport shuttle to enjoy both forks.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Truly Fabulous!

5 on June 23, 2008

Stirling House is a great getaway that offers fabulous breakfasts and warm hospitality. We loved it and intend to return.

hospitality in Long Island's Wine Country

4.4 on June 02, 2008

We were welcome with warmth. After checking in a snack of chocolate covered strawberries was waiting for us. Our room was private and comfortable. We will be back and highly recommend to others!

Wonderful stay!

4.2 on May 20, 2008

The Stirling House was a wonderful stay. The location on the bay is beautiful and so peaceful. The Paris Room was perfect! So comfortable! Definitely recommended.

A lovely homecoming

5 on April 30, 2008

My mother recently passed away on Shelter Island, so this was our first experience at finding accomodations as opposed to staying in the family home. The Stirling House was the next best thing. The room was great; the view of the harbor, with Shelter Island beyond, was wonderful; Clay, our host, was very pleasant and accomodating. We met really nice people at breakfast, also! If we have occasion to return to the area, we will definitely consider another stay at this lovely house.

A True Gem

5 on August 28, 2007

Stirling House is a true gem! Clay is a mervelous host, knowledgeable about local sights, eats, and activities. The house is beautiful and the lovingly prepared breakfasts made me feel thoroughly pampered in elegance. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

An absolutely beautiful luxurious weekend

5 on August 25, 2007

The view is an amazing waterview of Greenport Harbor. It's wonderful here because you can walk into town and not worry about driving after a few glasses of wine at dinner. The host is an engaging, funny and knowledgable man, and his skills as a chef are outstanding! Such a pleasant surprise not to be in a cookie cutter room, but so well thought out and executed with precision.

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Rooms & Rates

French Room Suite

The French Room Suite abounds with French lithographs and Parisian art prints. The room features a queen size iron bed as well as a beautiful ensuite private bath w/ whirlpool Jacuzzi bathtub and an imported German towel warmer. The room boasts fine linens and plush spa robes. There's also individually controlled cooling (a/c & ceiling fan) and heating to make you as comfortable as possible. i-Pod stereo docking station, so bring your music! And of course, wireless internet and a flatscreen TV/DVD are included. Sleeper sofa in sitting room. Ground floor accessibility.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $395

Shelter Island Room - King

Enjoy ever changing sparkling water views of Greenport harbor from every window in this light and airy room. A King bed, wi-fi, fireplace, and the water views make this a very romantic and requested room. The beautiful private bath has high end linen and robes for your comfort. You may enjoy the latest movie on the new flatscreen stereo TV/DVD player. There is also a stereo i-Pod docking station, so bring your music, if you like.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $425

The Greenport Room

This room is extremely popular, as it offers everything for the traveller with discriminating taste. It feature a king bed, ensuite private bath, direct water views of Shelter Island and Greenport Harbor from front window, a fireplace, flatscreen Cable TV, wi-fi, i-Pod docking station. A hotel rollaway bed is available for a 3rd guest, at an additional $50 surcharge

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $395

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Location Type

Bayfront, Near Shelter Island and Hamptons, City, Countryside, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

From downtown Greenport, proceed north on Main Street to Bay Avenue. Turn right on Bay, go to the end of the street. We are on the left. Drive, take the Hampton Jitney or come by boat. There is also the Long Island Rail Road.

Area Attractions

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, public dock 50 ft from house- easy boat unloading, Greenport Marina at end of street, Tennis courts, brewery, Golf courses including Long Island National Golf, Lighthouses, Camera Obscura, Hamptons, Long Island Wine Country, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Flatscreen HDTV in-room w/DVD, relaxing sunroom, Wine available for purchase...NYS approved license, i-Pod docking stations in each room, Water views on enclosed wraparound porch!, Private Beach passes provided/ DVD library, Board Games available, Premium Cable HBO&Showtime

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, public dock and harbor is 50 feet from our house, Wedding Parties, Exclusive 41' Catamaran Cruises...ask us!, ice skating, private beach access, antiquing, kayaking, DVD library with many new releases, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Most guests are here for romantic private time
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry...we have allergies!
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends from Memorial Day thru the end of October.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the cost of the stay will be required for reservations of two nights or more. One-night reservations require a deposit of full payment.
  • Cancellations: Should you need to cancel your reservation, your deposit will be refunded in full if your cancellation notice is received at least fourteen days prior to the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations received less than fourteen days prior to the scheduled arrival date will require forfeiture of the deposit. Cancellations less than 72 hours forfeit the entire stay amount. Thanks
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Frank King, Clay Sauer

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

goldfish in the pond

About the innkeepers

Willing tennis partner, biking, music, jazz, airplanes, licensed pilot, 2 time Emmy Award winner. Competetive swimmer. Real estate agent with Prudential Douglas Elliman. When you fall in love with Greenport, you have an agent! movies, theatre, sports, Europe, many more interests. Apartment rental available in Paris!

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3 course full breakfast, wide variety

  • Time Served: 9 am seating/Coffee & tea 8am
  • Serving Location: The waterfront wraparounf Porch, The Garden, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We speak Atkins, Weight Watcher

Signature Dish

Fresh herb and cheese frittata, with warm salsa
Our guests rave about our breakfast! Our chef Clay has taken classes at the French Culinary Institute, so there is a very varied menu each day. The Frittata may include sun-dried tomatoes as well. Side dishes may inlude fresh strawberries with Grand Marnier...the signature liquor of the Stirling House...Grand Marnier. Clay also usually bakes a French country bread to go with this, or the delicious Stirling "House Scones". We pride ourselves on using the slow food method, using as much local and organic produce as possible.


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