December 17, 2009 Wilfred Joseph

TripAdvisor says that the Arbor View Bed and Breakfast is #1 of 5 inns in East Marion
They also list us as #1 out of 75 Long Island Bed and Breakfasts!  Little old  Arbor View Bed and Breakfast. How did we get to be #1 on TripAdvisor?  Our loyal guests and we would like to say thank you for sharing your experience with others.  
We currently have had 83 reviews.  29% of the reviews came during 2009 and 98% of the reviews gave us a thumbs up with a 5.0 rating!  We are deeply flattered, and we want to again thank our guests for sharing their comments on their stay at the Arbor View Bed and Breakfast.  Among the comments, we hear raves about our breakfast.  Breakfast is the most important thing that an Innkeeper can do as it is the last experience a guest has at the Inn before they leave.  Our breakfast is relaxed and can last as long as 2 hours!  A relaxing breakfast is a wonderful way for our guests to unwind and enjoy their getaway. 
Other comments include our hospitality, quality of our beds, knowledge of the area, and making each and every one of guests feel welcomed.  This to us is just what owning a Bed and Breakfast and being an innkeeper is all about.
Here are some of what our guest are saying:

The breakfasts and the conversations were superb.
“We have just returned from a three day weekend at the Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast Spa. The Room we stayed in the Zinfandel Room is well laid out with a four-poster bed that reminds me one my grandmother had with a ladder to get up to it. We had some many bouquets of flowers all over even in the bathroom. My wife and I travel all over the country and we try to stay at B&Bs whenever we can and find one, this is one of the nicest and cleanest ones we have stayed in. It has all of the amenities of a four star hotel, plush robes and slippers and even an flat screen LCD TV with a DVD player.
The breakfasts were a treat, each day a surprise. One day we had champagne for someone’s birthday. There was no shortage of food at any time, most day we skipped lunch. We loved that they used fresh herbs and spices and served fresh fruit everyday. On our arrival they served tea and scones, scones to die for.
We have never been to Long Island wine country before and visited several wineries and enjoyed ourselves tremendously. The wine was good but not world class yet. There are some up and comers.
The hosts at the Arbor View house were charming as we expected from B&B hosts. What we didn’t expect was the lively conversation that lasted hours after breakfast was finished. We all talked about wine , food, and all the solutions to the world problems. It was reminiscent of my old college days. It was fun.
We did not take advantage of all the Spa services but had two massages on our second and third days. They were just what the doctor ordered.”

In 2005 and 2006 and hope and plan to again in 2007
“Christmas 2004 our daughter presented us with a gift to Arbor View B &B. We went May 2005. Pleasant drive from Nassau county, not to long to get there, all is well. Well, all got better! What a beautiful, immaculate house it is. The best of all is to have met Vida and Wilfred. We had a delicious banquet style breakfast. The physical need of nourishment, by candlelight was outstanding, but the conversation, the joy and laughter we shared with them nourished our heart and soul. We came home gave our daughter and family a big hug and thanks. Told them it was the best gift to have received and how thankful we were. Christmas 2005 we were surprised again with the same. WOW!!! We had hoped to go during the summer, unfortunately Joe was set back with health issues and it wasn’t until October that we were able to get there. We arrived to a big hug and welcome by Wilfred. We missed Vida who was away taking care of her father at the time. We hope he is doing well. Wilfred is a wonderful person to have a conversation with. No matter what the topic; health, the woes of the world, anything at all. He is very knowledgeable on many subjects, a great listener and conversation flows easily. We missed Vida and hope to see both Vida and Wilfred next time. Carmen And Joe”

We are always happy to hear that we are living up to guest’s expectations!