Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Inside North Fork B&Bs

View from one of Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards Bed & Breakfast's suites. (Cyndi Murray photos)

View from one of Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards Bed & Breakfast’s suites. (Cyndi Murray photos)

All North Fork B&Bs are one-of-kind, each made unique with personal touches and charms.

But this one certainly has set itself apart from the rest. 

Sannino Bella Vita Bed & Breakfast in Cutchogue will change the way you think of a B&B. With no indoor common areas, the inn’s two large suites have private entrances and dinning areas where breakfast is brought to you in the morning.

Innkeeper Lisa Sannino opened the bed and breakfast in 2005, but her dream of running an inn started nearly 22 years earlier, she said.

“A friend gave me a book on how to run a bed and breakfast and I always kept it,” she said. “I didn’t know when or where, but I knew it was in my future.”

Opportunity knocked when Sannino’s husband Anthony, an experienced winemaker, set his sights on opening a vineyard in Peconic. Prior to purchasing the Peconic vineyard and Cutchogue property, the couple resided in Manorville. Admittedly hesitant, Ms. Sannino said she made the move on one condition.

“I’d said I’ll go if I could get my B&B,” she laughed.

The rest is history, she said. In the past nine years both the vineyard and the bed and breakfast have gone on to receive numerous accolades and have been a temporary home to many happy customers, she said.