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If you lived on Shelter Island, this view could be yours. (Photo Credit: OneKeyMLS)

Wondering what your budget can get you on the red-hot North Fork real estate market? We’re here to help, home buyers. In our new biweekly column, we’re spotlighting homes for sale in hamlets across the North Fork at various price points.

Today we’re taking a short road trip via the North Ferry to look at homes for sale in Shelter Island. As on the North Fork, the island’s sales were strong in quarter one of 2021, according to the Hamptons 1Q 2021 Home Sales Report from Town & Country Real Estate. “Shelter Island closed 11 deals in the first quarter of 2021, 57% more than the same time period in 2020,” wrote Judi Desiderio, author of the report and CEO of Town & Country Real Estate. “But the total home sales volume dipped 13.4% and the median home sales price decreased 3%.”

That’s not to say Shelter Island is a place for bargain hunters — the Q1 median home price remained a hefty $795,000. But if you’re looking to buy in this special spot, here’s what on offer, from a three-bedroom cedar-shingled cottage to a unique waterfront compound with million-dollar (actually, $3.75-million-dollar) views.

A country cottage near Coecles Harbor

With wood-paneled walls and ceilings, wood-burning fireplace and woodsy .75 acre lot near Coecles Harbor, this modest 3-bedroom, 1 bath home gives off Vermont vibes on Shelter Island. It’s listed for $749,000 by Daniel Gale Sothebys.

An idyllic pool near the Shelter Island Country Club

If your Shelter Island dream includes lounging by a heated saltwater gunite pool surrounded by green lawn and blue hydrangeas, this might be your place to make it come true. The home itself is a sunny, updated four-bedroom, three-bath house with 2,650 square feet of space. The price is $1.55 million and the listing agent is Susan Cincotta.

Tons of amenities in South Ferry Hills

Watch the South Ferry come and go from your beach at this huge 8-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 3,098 square-foot home. Guest-ready features include a great room with soaring Cathedral ceilings, a fire pit, basketball court, inground pool, hot tub and private boat slip. The home is listed at a price of $1.745 million by Daniel Gale Sothebys.

A stately Colonial with parklike grounds in Shelter Island Heights

Sitting on a hilltop in Shelter Island Heights, among three acres of landscaped gardens, this elegant manse is for anyone who thrills to the words “butler’s pantry.” It also has 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, multiple fireplaces and French doors leading to a terrace by your freeform pool. The home is listed by Daniel Gale Sothebys for $2.299 million.

A contemporary compound with lighthouse views on Gardiners Bay

Designed by East End architect Andrew Geller in 1973, this light-flooded 5-bedroom, 6-bath contemporary home offers water views everywhere you look. It sits on a bulkhead in sight of Bug Lighthouse, plus stairs to a sandy beach on Gardiners Bay. In addition to the 3,100-square-foot main home, the property has an additional two-bedroom, three-bath cottage and three (count ‘em) garages. The compound is priced at $3.75 million and listed by Daniel Gale Sothebys.