... but a World apart
Nestled between the North and South forks of Long Island, Shelter Island is protected from coastal storms and accessible only by ferry. From the moment you get on the ferry, you feel like you have entered a different world, more like a small town in northern New England than an island on the doorstep of the Hamptons and New York.
Within easy access to the wealth of cultural, dining, shopping, beaches and vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons, it remains untouched by the more frenetic pace one finds “off island.” In fact many people refer to Shelter Island as the “Anti-Hamptons.” “Quiet, windswept and casual” and “calmer, cooler and less crowded” are descriptions that New York Magazine has used to describe the island.
Set on two acres of natural forest, with 200 feet of private pebble beach on Coecles Harbor. A fresh water pond and salt water wetlands adjoin the house. The house is one of only a handful of privately-owned homes located within the Mashomack Preserve. You will benefit from the virtual seclusion provided by the surrounding woodlands, spectacular wildlife viewing with over 200 species of bird, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
Edged by 10 miles of coastline, Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island is considered one of the richest habitats in the Northeast. The preserve covers a third of the island with 2,039 acres of interlacing tidal creeks, mature oak woodlands, fields, and freshwater marshes and is often referred to as the “Jewel of the Peconic.”