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9 Ocean Bay Boulevard, OBP: Great big house!! Close to beach and ferry!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

14 room house, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 18)

Booking Monday through Friday rentals for Summer 2018!

Fire Island is lovely in June and September !!!

Spacious 14 room (6-bedroom / living room / dining room / 3 enclosed sun porches / kitchen / pantry / 1.5 bathroom + outdoor shower) house located on a quiet street in Ocean Bay Park.

Bring your pets! Tons of windows and light with beautiful breezes to enjoy. Ceiling fans in every room.


Two large sun porches face the walkway. One sun porch has a large hammock - great for reading and napping. The other sun porch has two window benches with dining table and seating.

The living room has a large sectional couch and plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy the 70-inch flat screen tv with DirectTV and Wifi. The large fireplace is great for chilly nights.

The dining room seats eight comfortably.

The back porch faces the deck and has a couch and several chairs as well as a flat-screen TV with DirectTV.

The clean kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven and is fully stocked with dishes, cooking utensils - everything you need to make a feast. The washer/ dryer is in the pantry off the kitchen (no crawling under the house).

The downstairs bedroom has two twin beds (brand new mattresses) as well as a ceiling fan.

The downstairs bathroom has a full tub/shower.


A door to the upstairs can be closed to keep the upstairs nice and quiet.

There are five bedrooms upstairs as well as a ½ bath:

One large bedroom has a queen bed and a couch.

The second large bedroom has a queen bed and two twin beds.

The remaining three bedrooms are all good sized and each has a full/queen bed.


The deck allows for tons of privacy and is surrounded by bamboo. The deck furniture includes a table with umbrella, 6 chairs, and two lounge chairs for sunning. A gas grill is on the deck for your use. The outdoor shower is on the deck and has a changing area as well.

The yard is fenced-in and large with a giant blueberry bush in front and space to relax.

Recent upgrades include refinished floors in living room / dining room, new couches, new front porch, and a 70 inch flat screen TV.

Keywords: House; wi-fi; directtv; fios; beach; pets ok; ocean; obp; ocean bay park

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Tara

I love Fire Island and am sure you will too! I started visiting the island with friends over 10 years ago and have owned "The House of Bamboo" since 2008. I am available to answer any questions you might have and look forward to ensuring you enjoy your stay in Ocean Bay Park.

Tara purchased this house in 2008

Why Tara chose Ocean Bay Park

It doesn't get much bigger (or better!) than this! The house is just about equidistant between the beach and the ferry.

The house offers the best of both worlds - tons of space (there is even a hammock room!) so you are not stepping on top of each other, and yet plenty of common space for a group dinner, game night, or relaxing on the deck. So, you can see your friends and family as much or as little as you want! :)

Grab a beach chair (we've got plenty), grab a towel (tons of those too!) and head on down the path for a day of fun on the beach.

Fire Island is a very unique beach destination. The car-free atmosphere encourages a slower pace and casual atmosphere. Fire Island has no restaurant that has a dress code and beach-goers are casual. Being so close to New York City, it is amazing how many stars you can see at night. You feel a million miles away the minute you step onto the ferry for your quick journey across the bay.

What makes this house unique

Everything in Fire Island is a short walk to the beach. It is very relaxing to be able to leave all of your beach gear at the beach and wander back to the house for lunch - - or to stop by a bar for a frozen beverage - - then stroll back to the beach for more sun.

Walking to other towns to explore is fun, and if you are tired from your journey, there is also a water taxi that runs laterally on the island from town to town.


Ocean Bay Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Couch as well (not sleep sofa).
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Plenty of linens provided for all beds. Plenty of room for everyone!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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9 Ocean Bay Boulevard, OBP: Great big house!! Close to beach and ferry!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

We had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Tons of space. 2 minute walk to the ocean. 5 minute bike ride to Ocean Beach. House is nothing fancy, just a big clean home with everything you need. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

Great huge house. Had everything you could need. Plenty of room. Close to ferry and beach. No a/c but nights were cool. Would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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25th birthday weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Tara's place for the weekend with 14 friends and had an amazing time. Although the island was fairly quite because it basically the calm before the storm of memorial day weekend we had a great time at Schooner's and Houser's. Tara's place is extremely spacious and comfortable. Location is extremely close to the ferry and walking distane from most bars. Had beautiful weekend weather so when we weren't out and about we hung out in her backyard on the nice deck. Tara made the whole process very easy and would definitely recommend this place to all who have a big group, want a spot to hangout, and enjoy the relaxation of her beautiful place. Tara and her place really made my friend's and my 25th birthday one to never forget.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time here this past weekend. Tara was very helpful, the place was extremely convenient as far as location to town and the beach. Perfect house for any occasion.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Islip NY

Huge Home, very inviting - Perfect Fire Island getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a few days and had an absolutely wonderful time. The house was WAY bigger than expected. So much room to entertain if you were to bring a big crowd. We were just two adults and 4 kids so there was ample room for all of us. Each kid COULD have had their own room had they not wanted to spend time back up in my uterus. Beach was SUPER close, neighbors were so nice, walked to dinner at the Schooner Inn (BINGO, little bay beach for kids to run around while adults get their Zippy on), ice cream up the road, rented bikes and rode to Ocean Beach for dinner another night. Right off the ferry too! Everything was so close. So much to do, even in the house (plethora of games and books). I spend most summers down in Breezy Point in Queens so I'm familiar with beach living and accommodations...This is a perfect beach cottage, rustic charm galore...loved it. Tara was a breeze to work with too. Everything you would need was there in the house!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Low key adorable beach house that suited our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we were looking for! Lots of comfortable living space just steps away from both ocean and bay. Neat and clean! great deck and outdoor shower. We had 15 people sleeping comfortably and hanging out in both the generous dining room and sectional couch when we weren't on the beach or biking around.

I brought my daughter and a few friends for her sweet sixteen and all commented it was the best time ever!

Owners are extremely accommodating and just plan NICE. Wonderful people to deal with and we can't wait to rent the same house again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Schooner Inn and Flynns
Nearest Ferry
250 Metres
Ocean Bay Park Ferry - Walking distance
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Schooner Inn and Flynns
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Straight shot from house to beach - so close!
Car: not necessary

Ocean Bay Park is one of several small villages on Fire Island and is accessible via the ferries from Bay Shore. A 30-minute ferry ride and you're on an island with no cars; just bikes, flip flops and an occasional golf cart.

While other towns can be very restrictive, Ocean Bay Park's beach allows visitors to play music, games and have a great time.

A walk or a water taxi can bring you to Ocean Beach for dinner and bar hopping, or the Sunken Forest. The Fire Island Lighthouse is also a good day's beach walk then spend the evening in Kismet for dinner.

Ocean Bay Park currently has a market, a deli, pizza shop, two ice cream shops, three restaurant/bars (Schooners, Flynns and Hurricanes). Tennis courts down the street as well as basketball and a playground in Seaview.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Typically rent M-F. June-August $2,600.
I do rent a few weekends. Please inquire.
No holiday weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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