The personal touch at a family-friendly B&B

From the March 26, 2001 Issue of New York

Gary Kalfin wants to get to know you. When you call to reserve one of his thirteen comfy cottages, the owner of Gansett Green Manor will chat you up and try to put you in the one that best suits your tastes -- maybe the Santa Fe Room, the Hampton Classic Horse Studio, or the Chinese Hidden Garden Suite, which has a private garden, pond, patio, and barbecue. Each cottage is decorated in its own distinctive style. (One regular loved a Tiffany piece so much, Kalfin sent it to her for her birthday a few months after her stay.) Gansett Green is also ultra-family-friendly. High chairs, baby monitors, cribs, babysitters -- not a problem. For the grown-up guests, the Manor provides parking permits for the town beaches, towels, umbrellas, beach chairs, and passes to a gym and tennis club. Even pets are welcome. The cottages are set back on two landscaped acres, but Gansett Green is still within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and nightspots like Stephen Talkhouse.

Details Gansett Green Manor, 631-267-3133 or (cottages start at $200).