The Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel is located on the North Shore of Long Island only 17 miles East of Manhattan. Our beautiful city, Port Washington is a waterfront gem known for its marinas, yacht clubs and golf courses, as well as for its old-fashioned charm and historic beauty. The village of Port Washington is quaint and bustling, featuring diverse restaurants, eclectic shopping, convenient train access, summer concerts and outdoor film events are only a sampling of the extraordinary neighborhood of Port Washington.
Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the sea, Knickerbocker Yacht Hotel is located just 15 miles from New York City. Brooklyn is 17 miles and Queens is 12 miles away. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 9 miles away.
With rolling hills and a serpentine coastline in the northwest corner of Nassau County, Port Washington is studded with marinas, yacht clubs and golf courses.
The Great Neck peninsula is across Manhasset Bay to the west; Manhasset and Plandome are to the south; Roslyn lies southeast. Besides an unincorporated area of the Town of North Hempstead, Port Washington is home to four incorporated villages: Baxter Estates, Manorhaven, Port Washington North and Sands Point, plus part of the village of Flower Hill.
Main Street’s business and restaurant district runs down to Manhasset Bay from the post office on Port Washington Boulevard.
The mansion that inspired Scott F. Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” is located in Port Washington. The home, located at 235 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point, sits on 5.3 waterfront acres in the prestigious village of Sands Point, which was the inspiration for the fictional town of East Egg in Fitzgerald’s novel.
In “The Great Gatsby,” Jay Gatsby lives in a mansion in West Egg, which was inspired by Kings Point, across the bay from socialite Daisy Buchanan’s East Egg estate.