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Caroline Waloski

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english

Herman Melville By Way Of Bauhaus

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Greenport holiday barn

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4.

Charming 1860 Carriage House completely restored. All the charms of the turn of the century with all Hi-Tech conveniences. Central air, heat, Internet access. Full kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, ice maker.

Lovely enclosed garden for grilling and relaxing. In walking distance of village. Near beaches, vineyards, farm stands and four star restaurants. The village of Greenport has become an art destination with many fine galleries. The area also has live theater, and music

  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Caroline Waloski (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english


based on 6 traveller reviews

Herman Melville By Way Of Bauhaus
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Cozy place a short stroll from everything

  • 5 of 5

This carriage house is great. It has its own parking space with a furnished outdoor yard for entertaining. Inside you walk into the spacious kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you need. Upstairs is the living area, bathroom, and bedroom. The amount of light is great during the day. We stayed during a record cold weekend in February but took sanctuary in the cozy upstairs watching TV and reading. The frame of the house is beautiful and the owner appointed the inside really well - it still has character but is updated to be very comfortable.

We were greeted by the owner on a chilly Friday night, she is absolutely lovely and had great suggestions for us. She is close by in the house adjacent to the yard. As mentioned she put really nice touches to the house - the bathroom is really nice and we loved the kitchen.

The heart of town is very close - only a short stroll away so super convenient. Great sake bar/minimalist Japanese restaurant across the street on the main drag, and a supermarket only about 4 or 5 blocks away where we picked up snacks. The main strip curves into town where many of the restaurants were still open in winter - Greenport and the surrounding areas are definitely a must-visit in summer for us. Food was very good at each place, especially the tequila bar/restaurant, had amazing paella.

There are plenty of vineyards that are open year round that are only 15-20 minutes drive from here - just a ton of things to do. It's about as quaint as you can get for the North Fork and this house embodies that perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I believe this review was from a couple who stayed over Valentines Day weekend. We had a snow storm and cold winds. I'm glad they found the cottage cozy. Luckily everything you need from food, drinks, shopping is only one block away. The historic carriage house has been restored to retain its original charm retrofitted with contemporary amenities. We try to make visitors feel at home, that's what weekend getaways are all about.
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Excellent vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Greenport and love the Siren's Song Carriage House. It's perfectly located on a quiet side street but within walking distance to everything in Greenport. The carriage house is well maintained, comfortable, romantic and spacious. The fenced in back yard is perfect and really nice since we were traveling with our dog. The owner was flexible and was very friendly, even after arriving late at night over an hour late (yikes!). Thank you for making our vacation even better!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If I could give it 11 stars, I would!

  • 5 of 5

It kills me to write this, because I don't want to give away our amazing secret place that we have loved going to, and hope to go back in the future. So let's keep this between us, ok? Ok, good.

My beau and I rented this place for 6 weeks last year, and for 8 weeks this year. I work at a national monthly travel magazine (let's call it Javel + Jisure), and I have been in luxury resorts and hotels all over the world, and, in general, I just can't wait to get back to our wonderful carriage house in G'port.

The house itself is so wonderfully decorated - clean, modern lines, gorgeous huge bathroom, amazing kitchen, awesome yard for grillin' and chillin.... we are even thinking of consulting the owner on how she renovated and decorated because her taste is awesome.

The house details: everything is user-friendly, and the heat and A/C work in seconds to heat or cool the place as you need it. There are wonderful amenities - from the nice olive oil to the fluffy white towels and bathrobes to the grilling implements. You can just show up and take it from there. Beautiful skylights that make sunny days awesome, and rainy days kinda mellow and fun, with the pitter-patter of the rain on the skylights. It is listed as a one bedroom but there's a day bed that I have always loved napping on which would be great for a single guest or a child.

The location is bananas. You don't need a car and it's an easy 7-minute walk from the Jitney or the train that stops right in town (and there's a parking spot right out front). You're right in Greenport, and of course near vineyards, beaches, lighthouses, farm stands, light houses, Shelter Island! So much to explore, and there are a bunch of good maps in her library section of the house of different hikes and bike rides.

The owner, Caroline, couldn't be nicer; she is available if you need her for any little thing. She is also a presence in the village of Greenport and can give you great ideas of all the side trips you can do from this home base.

I can't say enough that this is the house you want in Greenport, if you're looking for a cool place to stay on the East End. The hotels in town are not so great (think bachelorette groups) - this is the way to go!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a pleasure to have guests like Whitney and George. I am going to add that there is now also a water taxi to Sag Harbor from the village dock that makes getting around the East End even easier. This is operated by the same people that run the Hampton Jitney. Try us I think you'll like it.
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Milford, Connecticut

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my dog for a few nights. I hope to return. The carriage house is tastefully remodeled with the best of everything: stainless kitchen, wooden floors, exposed beams and alot of other designer details. It is clean and the little yard is completely fenced in. This provided me with privacy while reading outside and my dog was safely contained while she sat outside with me. Quick walk (less than 5 min) to all shops and restaurants, grocery, post office and marina. The town is very cute and quaint. I found the town to be a marina/boating/yachting town. I did not see a beach within walking distance but was able to drive to one in 5 minutes - it was not public but I got there at 10am and got in. The owner is a lovely artist who gave me my privacy. Her house is right next door so if you need anything she is close. I would like to return. It was a great experience. It was easily accessible from the Orient Ferry. Parking for 1 car off street.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is really a pleasure to have guests who appreciate the historic architecture in this renovated carriage house with loft like atmosphere. Clean modern lines and amenities make it comfortable and un-fussy. You can walk to everything: restaurants, supermarket, galleries, antiques, boutiques, even the beach. The beach is almost a mile away but some hardy souls have done it on foot or bicycle. Bicycles are available in the village for rent. There is easy access to the Cross Sound Ferry to Connecticut, and two ferries that would get you to Shelter Island or the Hamptons. If you don't have a car you can take the Hampton Jitney or LIRR from NYC. Greenport is like Emerald City just follow the...many roads of transportation. I'm glad this guest was able to enjoy the area, she is more than welcome to return... and her little dog too.
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Lovely spot for a weekend

  • 5 of 5

The location is great just far enough from downtown to be quiet and yet shopping and eating are an easy walk away. The carriage house, separate from the main house is an architect's dream come to life. Many interesting touches - skylight, exposed piping, up-to-date kitchen and bath. Great colors. The history buffs will like seeing the hardware and large doors and loft of the original carriage house. We were an adult group and we look forward to traveling there again as a couple. Sound travels easily from room to room since the extremely high ceilings are open at the top. This also means that a light on in one room travels to the next even when the door is shut. But for a couple or one with a child, this might be ideal. We loved it but just fyi there's no total privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is nice to hear good things about the carriage house. The site is unique in it's historic maritime setting with a touch of SoHo loft. Lots of attention was paid to detail in it's renovation. There is total privacy from the street in it's little garden court yard. While it sleeps four it is best suited to a couple, or a family with young child. I leave the determination of how much privacy is needed for the guests to decide in this one bedroom house.
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Queens New York

Stayed there for 2 weeks and loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We decided to rent this property for 2 weeks and we absolutely fell in love with the place. The place is clean, modern with a slight touch of country. Appliances are all new and so are the plates and utensils. It's equiped with central air conditing, internet access and cable t.v. We would do it again in a heart beat.

Demetrios & Maria

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy that my guests Maria and Demetrios enjoyed their stay. The carriage house was designed to make a holiday a restful and luxurious encounter. This lovely young couple were also an innkeeper's delight.
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
New York
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Greenport is surrounded by water. We are located between Peconic Bay and Long Island Sound. The Atlantic Ocean and the Hamptons are accessible by ferry.

There are also lakes and inlets for small boating. The area is close to music festivals, art gallery events, farm stands and vineyards. Great swimming, beaches and fishing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Greenport, New York

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6 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Greenport, New York

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , 1 cot
  • Extra sleeping for 2 on hi-rise in living area
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The carriage house is designed for extended stays of one month or more. For vacationing artist there is a printmaking studio, complete with Brand press that can be accessed. Call for information.