Paradise on the water

This is a totally unique property in an incredible waterfront location, close to the charming village of Greenport. Every room in this one-of-a kind house has a special atmosphere, from the inviting glassed in porch overlooking the bay, to the elegant living room with wood burning fireplace, wood paneled library, enormous chef's kitchen, master en-suite bedroom (with its own sauna) to an array of water view bedrooms upstairs, all with their own unique character and charm. This is a house to return to.

Stayed November, 2019

Fantastic location, thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Such an easy house rental experience. Everything was as described, and everything was easy. Location was superb - close to downtown, wineries, etc. Loved the huge kitchen for cooking a big meal for everyone. Being right on the water is a treat. Loved it!

Stayed November, 2019

Memorable Setting for a Family Gathering.

We booked Pipe's Cove for my wife's 60th birthday weekend. Everything is as good as it looks on the website. This is just an incredible property - large acreage, total seclusion, beachfront, and a view to Shelter Island. The house itself is historic, cozy while warm, and very comfortable - massive farmhouse EIK, separate dining room, living room and a fantastic all-season porch facing the waterfront. The 5 bedrooms were all good size, with the MBR being a Venetian style suite with separate rear patio. The house is indeed historic, and some areas may seem dated - but everything is high-quality, down to the wallpapers and dishes. The location is another big plus: minutes away from downtown Greenport and all the best of the North Fork of Long Island. Just a great locale and home to get the whole family together.

Stayed October, 2019

A multi generational playground

The setting, water views, beach and spacious house provided us, our children, grandchildren and chocolate lab a perfect vacation. We have stayed at multiple North Fork locations and and Cherry Lane Farm was by far the best. Pat, the host, was extremely helpful and friendly and the setting was stunning along with creating a community like atmosphere. The whole family can’t wait to come back next summer!

Stayed August, 2019

50th surprise birthday

Just back from a surprise bday weekend. Seven girlfriends, great location, great property,, Pat so helpful, beautiful weekend , right on the water just beautiful,, will def be back

Stayed June, 2019


The word Shangrila is above the front door and is an apt description. We had an amazing vacation at Pat's place. It's so special and serene, we all didn't want to go home, especially our toddler. He is also a wonderful host, literally available 24/7 for any issues that come up. We look forward to making this a yearly trip.

Stayed May, 2019

Beautiful house and property. Great vacation spot.

Since 2014 my family has spent two weeks each summer at Cherry Lane Farm. If you’re looking for a place to get away for a week or two with your kids and/or grandkids, to sunbathe and swim and kayak, pick blueberries and raspberries, eat fresh fish and breathe clean air, I recommend Cherry Lane Farm. The Main house, separated from a private beach by a great lawn, comfortably sleeps ten and has a grand kitchen large enough for all to assemble and, should you wish, prepare meals together. The property itself is comprised of over seven acres of lawns and inlets. It feels miles away from it all and yet is a short walk into the lovely Greenport village. I’ve summered on both forks of Long Island, on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and along the Maine Coast for the last forty years. There is no place like Pat Nelson’s Cherry Lane Farm. You have to be there to understand why.

Stayed July, 2017

Great amenities and setting for a family reunion

Our family has been gathering on the North Fork for a number of years and have stayed in various properties. Cherry Lane Farm and waterfront estate has been our favorite. It allows us to have great flexibility for family meals and a wonderful setting that looks out on to the water. The kids love the beach and the watersports. It is close to downtown so you can enjoy Claudios and other great places in Greenport. Pat, the owner, is personable and has great suggestions for activities. He maintains the property and is responsive to any issues.

If you want to build a family tradition of coming together and having great memories, this is the place to do it.

Stayed June, 2017

Waterfront Luxury

This beautiful home is right on a private beach with spectacular views of the Peconic Bay and Shelter Island. If you want to feel like royalty, book this gem. Lots and lots of room - 5 bedrooms, 3 baths - and luxurious furnishings - even a sauna. Walking distance to Greenport. We stayed for a week in 2014 and in June of 2015. What a treat!!

Stayed June, 2015

Wonderful home, a true retreat

This review is slightly belated, and written now as it's been almost five months since visiting "the Main House" and it's property and I'm going through serious withdrawal! We have been coming to this property regularly now for more than 5 years and I can say without reservation that it is a true gem, one of the most wonderful places we have stayed in around New York and even much further afield. The property itself is unique: while it's a short and pleasant walk into town, one feels very much secluded on the farm, resulting in a very real feel of a get-away from the hectic realities of every day life. The house itself is a haven: spacious, with several areas for communing with a group while also offering several nooks throughout the house for some peace and quiet. We have been coming regularly with groups of friends -- 4 to 5 families, all with young children -- and the unanimous feeling is that this is a very unique and special place. Where else can one walk a few steps from the house to a private and secluded beach; or BBQ just off of the bay; play frisbee in a spacious garden overlookign the sesa; or wander along a beautiful, natural marsh complete with herons? The owner has consistently been very friendly, responsive and gracious; we enjoy his company and hospitality and have enjoyed learning about the area from him. He has gone out of his way to ensure that we feel at home and that we have what we need. We have come back to this home time and time again -- it's something that we, our children and our friends look forward to, and we are already looking forward to our summer time visits!

Stayed November, 2012