Concierge Living: Put Us To the Test

Above: Ritz Carlton Residences North Hills in Manhasset
Above: Ritz Carlton Residences North Hills in Manhasset

Traditionally, concierge services were something you sought while traveling, while staying at a fine hotel, or flying with top-tiered airlines. A new trend in the business has extended to concierge living, having your own shared concierge service on staff at your place of residence.

Two such properties on Long Island with concierge services include Douglas Elliman’s Barn & Vine properties in Bridgehampton and Ritz Carlton’s Residences at North Hills. But say you have no plan to move to either of these places any time soon, but would still like the perks of having your own concierge services, no matter where you live on Long Island…then private concierge companies like Gold Coast Concierge and Task Masters of Long Island will likely suit your needs.
Here are some of the concierge features of each of the four companies.

Barn & Vine Properties
Homeowners at Barn & Vine can enjoy the Hamptons lifestyle in their spectacular new home through their membership to Chaloners at Barn & Vine, an integrated concierge and property management service that can assist with a wide array of errands, needs and desires.
Some of Barn & Vine’s concierge services include:
• errand services
• construction management
• estate management
• home maintenance/watching
• house cleaning/maid service
• landscaping
• pet care
• pool maintenance
• access to personal chef
• access to party planner
• access to personal shopper
Visit barnandvinehomes.com for more information.

Ritz Carlton Residences at North Hills
Delight in an effortless lifestyle afforded by an incomparable array of complimentary services such as valet parking, doorman service, 24-hour concierge in a gated community. With just a phone call, additional services include:
• housekeeping may be arranged at a frequency that best meets your needs
• theater or sporting event tickets or a table at your favorite restaurant
• car service
• technology assistance
• fitness and massage
• shoe shine and repair
• pet sitting
• valet laundry and dry cleaning
• home care while you are away on vacation (water plants, mail, etc.)
• travel and vacation planning
• priority restaurant service
• automotive care, detailing
• babysitting and nanny referrals
• messenger service
The Ritz Carlton Residences at North Hills is located at 1104 Northern Blvd, in Manhasset. Visit theresidenceslongisland.com or call 516-486-6100 for information.

Gold Coast Concierge
Gold Coast Concierge is Long Island’s personal concierge service, assisting its clients with time management solutions. Their clients have the opportunity to do what they want to do with their time, rather than the things they have to do.
They can entrust Gold Coast Concierge with driving grandma to the doctor or balancing the checkbook because the services are fully licensed, insured and bonded.
Gold Coast Concierge is located in Roslyn Heights and services all of Long Island, from Manhattan to the Montauk.
Some of Gold Coast’s services include:

Personal Assistance Services
• calendar reminder
• event planning
• address invitations and cards
• holiday assistance (shopping, gift wrapping and delivery)
• thank you notes
• internet research
• event tickets
• hard to find items
• camp trunk shopping and camp packages
• pet care
• de-clutter and organization
• house sitting (awaiting repairmen/deliveries, vacation support)
• homework assistance
• meal planning

Daily Errands
• miscellaneous errands
• purchasing and returns
• deliveries
• pharmacy
• post office
• banking
• dry cleaning
• grocery shopping

Elder Hospitality
• checking up on seniors
• reminding seniors of appointments and events
• escorting seniors to appointment
• arranging homecare assistance

New Mother Hospitality
• layette pick-up and delivery
• baby nurses
• new born event planning
• diaper/formula delivery
• returns and exchanges
• thank you notes
Contact Gold Coast Concierge at www.gcconcierge.com or call 516-697-1481.

Task Master Services of Long Island
Task Master Services is another concierge service provider on Long Island, specializing in, but not limited to cleaning. Task Masters clean homes and offices, help seniors, single parents and working families. They offer free estimates and referral discounts.
Task Masters offers:
Childcare: babysitting, after-school activity drop off / pick up, transportation, meals, organizing rooms, homework help.
Senior living help: transportation to stores, doctor visits, walks, errand running, cleaning.
Home cleaning service: full detail cleaning, vacuum, dust, mop, dust sills, linens changed, windows, dust moldings, organize, laundry, water plants.
Errand running: pick up laundry, grocery shopping, post office, cleaners, bank.
Holiday shopping: online
shopping, gift card ideas, gift wrapping
Pet care: watching pets, walking your pet, feed pet. We keep your pets company with some affection until the owner gets home.
Travel plans: book reservations, help travel planning.
Personal shopping: grocery shopping, clothes shopping, online shopping, gifts etc.
Style consultant: decorating for less,
Transportation: anywhere on Long Island.
Commercial business assistant: cleaning office buildings, running errands for management, taking phone calls and messages etc.
Visit their website at www.taskmasterservicesli.com or call 516-702-0778 for information.

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