Situated in the historic Three Village area of Setauket on the North Shore of Long Island, The Villas at Setauket was designed as a luxury gated community for discerning adults 55 and better. Truly a dynamic locale, it offers a Southern New England appeal, with all the amenities of a vibrant community.
The Three Village area enjoys its share of treasures including historical homes, cultural centers, old fashioned main streets, natural beauty and a rich history. Many of Setauket’s early structures are intact and form the Old Setauket Historic District.
Steep in history from the American Revolution, visit the Three Village Historical Society and learn how the local Culper Spy Ring helped General Washington win the American Revolution. Walk the grounds of the Presbyterian Church, and touch the boulder where the Battle of East Setauket took place.
Have fun at the Annual Apple Festival on the bucolic grounds of the Sherwood-Jayne House. Tour this operational farmstead that dates back to the 1700’s, and the main house that maintains authentic period furnishings.
Enjoy the peaceful 24 acre setting of the Frank Melville Pond Park, and the historic Greek Revival Post Office located there. Walk its dog friendly scenic trails; watch the migratory birds, and the families of swans that call the pond home. Rest a while by the early 20th century barn, or visit the stone bridge and grist mill while you enjoy the scenic vistas all around you.
Don’t miss a visit to the Victorian-gothic revival style lighthouse of Old Field. This stone towered building has been a beacon for boats between Port Jefferson, and Stony Brook harbor since 1824.
Just down the road from The Villas at Setauket, you can explore one of the most picturesque waterside villages on Long Island. Settled in the 1600s as a rural town, it became a shipbuilding center in the 1800s, and is now a popular tourist spot.
Port Jefferson overlooks its breathtaking deep-water harbor, and the Long Island Sound. It’s always a destination for its eclectic shopping, live theatre, museums, beaches, restaurants, and much more. Many of its historic buildings and homes still standing today belonged to prominent shipbuilders and sailors.
Visit the Farmers Market for locally grown produce, artisan breads and local crafts. Stroll Harborfront Park and visit the Chandlery building, a former ship’s store dating back to 1898. Join a fishing charter for your daily catch. Enjoy ice skating at the village center, or walk the docks to see the array of boats and yachts at the various marinas.
Many events are held every year here, including The Dickens Festival when the entire village magically transforms into the Dickensian era, with performances, live characters strolling the streets, workshops, caroling and a tree lighting. Home to the renowned Danfords Resort Hotel, Marina, and Spa; enjoy a drink overlooking the Harbor, or indulge in a day of pampering and beauty at the Butterfly Salon and Spa. Play a round of gold at the top-rated Port Jefferson Country Club or enjoy fine dining on the outside terrace at The Club, A Public Steakhouse, overlooking the Long Island Sound. There’s always something to do in this magical, historical village!
Heading West from Setauket, visit the charming waterview village of Stony Brook. The traditional New England style buildings are home to a mix of unique stores and fine eateries. The renowned Staller Center For The Arts hosts an annual Stony Brook Film Festival that is surely worth visiting.
It showcases outstanding performances, exhibits and educational programs in music, dance, theater, film and fine art. The village is rich in culture, visit the Educational and Cultural Center for one of its many events. Spend an evening listening to the fine music at theThe Jazz Loft, or tour The Stony Brook Museum and The Long Island Museum. Take the Wetland Discovery Cruise, or rent a kayak and bond with nature.
On the harbors edge, visit the pavilion with the figurehead of Hercules c. 1820, and the anchor from the USS Ohio. Here you can also visit the Stony Brook Grist Mill, Long Island’s most completely equipped working mill, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy fine dining at the historic Three Village Inn, or The Country House. Explore the 216 acres of permanently protected ponds, meadows, woodlands, and shoreline of Avalon Nature Preserve or bask in the sun at West Meadow Beach. The list is endless!