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Ruby's Cove Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 10 Greenport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 September 2012

We just got back from Ruby;s cove. This B&B meets our needs in every way: perfect location right in town and close to everything! This charming Victorian house it's like taking a travel back in 1897,our room was extremely clean, cozy and confortable and all we had to bring was our clothes, everything we would need was there.Such an impressive Breakfast so tasty and delicious!. Donna, the owner, was very hospitable and welcoming.She was a truly great host! .
Seriously, if you are in Greenport, stay here, I can't recommend it highly enough!
and please don't forget put this on your list of things to do before you die! :)

Room Tip: Just talk to Donna! she is the best!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

My wife and I spent a wonderful, fun and relaxing August weekend at Ruby's Cove. The place won me over from the first moment I walked in. It's a large Victorian house that Donna, the owner, has given a funky, relaxed makeover -- "not old lady-ish" as she says. It's nicely luxe, but with a friendly, personal touch. Donna sets out a buffet of local wine, microbrewed beer, cheese, crackers and snacks in the afternoon. The key to the place is that she actually wants guests to eat, drink and enjoy these things -- it's not the glass of cream sherry and stale cookies left out in some B&Bs. And, in the evening when you get back from one of the local restaurants she's happy to recommend, she leaves out a surprise fresh-baked cookie, or a cupcake from the cool bakery in town, to welcome you home, and ease your transition to bed. Overall, the house and bedrooms are just the right type of bohemian chic you can picture yourself moving into -- but it's Donna herself, and her willingness to bend over backwards to make sure her guests are catered to and have a good time that sets Ruby's Cove apart.

Greenport itself is lovely--things to do, good restaurants, but still more relaxed and less pretentious than the Hamptons. Cycling around Greenport, or Shelter Island is fun. The beaches are great. The wineries are plentiful. Great place for an escape.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank James S
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at Ruby’s Cove over the Labor Day Weekend. We were amazed with our experience there. Overall the house’s eclectic décor was so interesting that I couldn’t stop looking at each nook and cranny. Our room was clean, bright, decorated beautifully with a comfortable bed and great pillows. Breakfast in the morning was a home cooked meal cooked by the owner which is different all the time. The owner Donna is a great cook! This is my second time at a Bed and Breakfast ever. My husband’s criteria was to have air-conditioning and our own bathroom (which we didn’t have at the bed and breakfast in Martha’s Vineyard when we stayed a couple years ago)—both of which we had in our room at Ruby’s Cove. The owner wanted to make sure we had a great time in Greenport so she told us all about different restaurants, made reservations for us so we weren’t locked out, told us about the ferries and the great places to see in Sag Harbor and Shelter Island. She also has bikes to ride around town. We have been coming to Greenport for years but this is the first time we stayed at Ruby’s Cove. We experienced Greenport in a much different fashion than we have ever done. We got to see the town in a friendly welcoming way that we will never forget. I told my friends on Facebook about our time here and friends are happy for the recommendation. We will definitely be coming back! Free wi-fi but no TV.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

We ended up on Donna's doorstep due to a series of catastrophes ... a Murphy's law kind of day. But from the moment we walked in the door, Donna couldn't have been more gracious! The perfect hostess where we both felt like we were visiting an old friend than checking in to a b&b. We spent hours talking about our lives ... catching up our new "old" friend on our lives.

Walking thru the doors of Ruby's Cove, it's like stepping back in time. I almost felt as if we had opened the door to a 1920's speakeasy to find this funky bohemian bordello. From the parlor to the dining room to the fabulously designed (and decorated) rooms, it was cool to the core. A place to curl up on a rainy day, sip coffee on the veranda, or to get out and explore Greenport during the day.

As for the stay ... yes we enjoyed fabulous - uber spacious yet cozy room with an amazing bed that simply enveloped me. Yes the entire house is decorated in a fabulous bohemian chic. Yes the breakfast is beyond delicious - the savory or sweet options were yummy. And yes the location is near perfect. But the real point of difference is Donna's amazing hospitality.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank alyxia67
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

We picked this place based on the reviews, but unfortunately we were disappointed by the experience. Donna is nice to you if she feels assured that you will write a good review here. Most of her conversations are about these reviews. Rooms are incredibly small. Shower felt like standing in a tube, with no room to even move your hands to apply soap. I would pick this place if it was under $200, but not for $350. We wont be going back again here.. sorry. There are better B&Bs in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Donna is an amazing host! Even before the start our stay at Ruby's Cove, Donna is very welcoming...she made it easy for us to drop off our bags before check-in, gave us a few suggestions around town, and even checked in with us during a rain storm! Lucky for us, we found shelter at Butta Cakes during the rain. :)
Breakfasts are delicious and hearty - the perfect fuel to start your day...
Literally steps away from Main Street, less than a minute walk to North Fork Oyster Co., and a short stroll to the ferry, Ruby's Cove is perfectly located.
And did I mention the bed? It's so comfortable! 2 of the best nights sleeps I've had in a long time!! I cannot wait to take another trip to Greenport, explore the town a bit more, and have another great night's sleep / stay with Donna at Ruby's Cove....

Thank you Donna!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank arlenea4
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

This B&B was not just a place to stay, it was an experience! Donna, the inn keeper, is amazing. She is very informative, accommodating and FUNNY!! (She is a great cook as well). The house is eclectic yet quaint and the wrap-around porch is perfect for hanging out on after a stop and the brewery right next door. Great experience and I will definitely be back next spring. We strongly recommend Ruby's Cove to all the B&B seekers!


Mark & Kim

Room Tip: look at the pictures
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MARK L
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Additional Information about Ruby's Cove Bed and Breakfast

Address: 127 Steps to Main Street, Greenport, NY 11944
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Region: United States > New York > Long Island > North Fork > Greenport
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Greenport
Price Range: £145 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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Ruby's Cove Bed And Breakfast Greenport, NY - Long Island

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