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Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewed 17 August 2016

There isn't anything to not love about Bowens by the Bay. The property is charming and peaceful. The accommodations are very clean and inviting. We were greeted by a very friendly owner, checked in quickly and even given a welcome bag with some goodies in it. We will definitely stay here again when we return to the area.

Thank dolly0113
gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

We're please to know you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you again. Eileen

Reviewed 14 August 2016

Room was nice, owners are friendly and very welcoming. We had a late check in, after office hours, but they were still very nice to us. It was a pity, that we had'nt had the time to use the beautiful pool

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

With the extraordinarily hot weather we've been experiencing, it is a shame that you didn't get to enjoy the pool. Although we don't keep the front office open 24 hours, we are always available to welcome guests whenever they may arrive. I'm glad you felt welcome and knew that we didn't consider it an inconvenience. :) We hope you will...

Seaford, New York
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Bowen's by the Bay, it was both comfortable & relaxing. The owners were very friendly and the rooms and cottages were equipped with everything that we needed. Our dog was welcome, we really enjoyed the outdoor bbq, hammock and loved the pool! It was also great to be so close to so many beautiful...

Thank trodman123
gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We enjoyed meeting all of your family, and Shelby too. Somehow it seems that the charcoal bbq's encourage people to slow down and little and relax, since you have to be patient to cook on them. Nothing like a hammock to encourage someone to take it easy also.Glad you enjoyed...

Reviewed 4 August 2016

stayed with little kids7 and 8 they had the best time! the hotel has the playground right in back of it. You can look out the sliding glass door and watch them play. It is back from the road and they get to know other kids there. The pool was very clean and they loved that to. A great family...

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed being here with with the children. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We do strive to be very family friendly, and hopefully having things like the playground, putting, shuffleboard and tennis give kids something to do which offers the parents a chance to relax. :) We hope...

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the weekend at Bowen's with 2 couples and had the best time! The accomodation is very cozy, clean and comfortable. Great pool and beautifully maintained property. Locstion is also very convenient, vlose to toen, the train statuon and a short ride away from some very nice beaches. But the best of all was Eileen and Kevin's hospitality! They...

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hi, Floris. It's so nice to hear you enjoyed the weekend. We appreciate that you took the time to share your comments. We enjoyed meeting you all and hope that you will visit again. And if your next visit is after the baby comes, we have new pack'n'plays as well. :) Eileen

Reviewed 1 August 2016

The owners were fabulous, friendly and very welcoming to us arriving to this lovely garden oasis conveniently located in central Hampton Bays, close to shops and services. The welcoming at arrival was very warm and genuine, we really felt like "coming home" and it stayed with us during our stay. We loved the owners way of showing interest and hospitality...

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hello, Roy. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and future guests, and for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay in the Snapdragon Cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you all. We are very family oriented, both personally and in our business, and are pleased that you enjoyed touches like the board...

Kew Gardens, New York
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We rented one of the 3 bedroom cottages. Everything about the cottage was great. It had a fully equipped kitchen (with all matching plates, etc.), each room had it's own air conditioning, the living/dining area was comfortable and the bathroom was clean and provided us with plenty of towels. It was decorated nicely and was extremely clean! The pool was...

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We do work very hard to provide clean and comfortable accommodations. It was a pleasure meeting your family, and so impressive how patient your son was teaching his friend to swim. :) The gardens are a labor of love and it's always a pleasure to hear that guests have enjoyed...

Southampton, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My father and brother came up from Florida and had a wonderful stay with the Bowen's. It is the type of vacation that beautiful memories are made of. Ken and Eileen were wonderful hosts. A great pool, tennis court, shuffle board and Ken even helped out with dropping off my family to get some breakfast in the morning with his...

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know your Dad and Michael enjoyed their stay. We had several very nice conversations with them. We strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and are very happy to know in this instance we have succeeded. My husband used to have a shirt with a picture of...

New York
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a wonderful stay here in a lovely cottage. The grounds are beautifully kept. The rooms are very clean. The location is great. My dogs just loved the screened in porch. I would definitely stay here again.

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Quiet spot priced right. Felt like I was back in the 70's. It's not the Mondrian hotel but it's not supposed to be. Great attentive staff, room was clean, grounds were beautiful and pool was great. In an area where to often places are overpriced and over rated this was the perfect spot. Will stay there again in the future!

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gobowens, Owner at Bowen's by the Bays, responded to this review

Hi, Bill. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bowen's. It's nice to know that you could appreciate us for what we do offer. It's not fancy, but there is great attention paid to cleanliness, maintenance and trying to enhance our guest's experiences. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small family oriented resort with rooms and cottages that have been described as quaint and charming. Each is individually decorated and has it's own personality. We have a pool, lighted tennis court, shuffleboard, small putting green and playground. The grounds are shady and flower filled. Pets are welcome in the cottages by prior arrangement, but never in the rooms. This offers a choice for those with allergies to stay where there have never been pets. All accommodations have flat screen cable tv and air conditioning. All rooms have refrigerators and coffeemakers with complimentary tea & coffee, and all cottages as well as the studio have compact but complete kitchens equipped with dishes, pots, utensils and microwave. We are approximately 3 miles from both ocean and bay beaches where all are welcome. Pets can be taken to the beach before 9 a.M. And after 6 p.M. Both North & South Forks can be easily accessed from here, and we are about halfway between Southampton and Westhampton Villages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bowen's by the Bays

Address: 177 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Region: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Price Range: RM997 - RM1,902 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen's by the Bays 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“We loved the 3 bedroom cottage for 5 people and our mid size dog.”
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