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Waterfront Home with recreational dock! Great Views! Close To Beaches!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Private outdoor shower!

Walk to Smith Point Beach on Fire Island. Great location for boating, fishing, kayaking or just relaxing. Master bedroom has whirpool tub with separate shower. Appliances include washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, 80 gallon hot water heater and fully equipped kitchen. This is a well insulated year round house with heat. New outdoor shower for 2015. Large wrap around decks provide great views in a relaxing and peaceful setting. House sits on end of quiet cul-de-sac. Driveway can accommodate 5 cars.

Bill Hennessey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Bill Hennessey

My father bought this property 40 years ago and built this beautiful house in 2002. Our family uses it often, we enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, walking to the beach and most of all the beautiful relaxing views and fresh ocean breeze. I grew up on Long Island but now live in Texas and have limited time to enjoy this house, so I'm willing to share it with others who enjoy being on the water.

Bill Hennessey purchased this house in 2009

Why Bill Hennessey chose New York

As a third generation Captain who spent many years on the water I never get tired of the view. Quiet area with beautiful beaches you can walk too, watch the sun rise and set, feel the ocean breezes and listen to the sound of breaking waves....

What makes this house unique

This is truly a unique home with great water views, two large wrap around decks with a large great room upstairs, perfect for parties and family get together.

A large luxurious outdoor shower with changing room was added for 2015...


Shirley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor shower - shower , outdoor shower , Private outdoor shower installed 2015
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with shower and whirlpool tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All bedrooms have window AC units
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Tour the nearby historic William Floyd Estate and the Manor of St George.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Home with recreational dock! Great Views! Close To Beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Great location for family gathering over Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

This is a large house that easily housed 7 adults comfortably for the Thanksgiving holiday. House is well equipped with lots of cooking supplies and entertainment equipment. Bill was easy to get in touch with , so this proved to be a worry free vacation. The location is great, near beaches, stores, and highway. Highly recommend this for group gathering.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Many Thanks!, Bill
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Can't Wait to Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house as one of two houses for a work project. The house was AMAZING. The location was fantastic. One of the guys even went kayaking one morning. It's a little out of the way, but literally RIGHT on the water. So comfortable, too. Everyone was really happy, and Bill totally took care of us. Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquility Base appropriately named

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental is perfect! The owners are wonderful people, the property is well-maintained, comfortable and perfectly located to the beach. There in not one thing I would change about the property - even the swans are charming. Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Week!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this beautiful home on the water...gorgeous interior with every amenity ....loved the proximity of the beach, the breathtaking view off the top deck, and the daily swan family visit. We went to the beach twice each day ...waves were big which our group loved...and then back again for a sunset swim and to hear the band. Thanks for everything Bill!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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this is my favorite place! The house is perfect with the best views you'll find

  • 5 of 5

This rental house is one of my favorite places ever. Ive been renting this house for the past few summers and completly love it. I would never go anywhere else. The views are so amazing with great rap around porches. The beach right down the block is great too with live music every night. The kids and I love this house so much,it's the best part of our trip. It definitely has a place in our hearts. The owner is so accommodating and nice as well. I am counting down the days till next summer when we can return to this wonderful house that we love so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a wonderful time! The views and location are amazing! Along with the helpfulness and responsiveness of our hosts. We hope to make this our summer family reunion house going forward.

Thank you for making this such a warm and welcoming place away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your positive experience!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Long Island MacArthur Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Mikes Place Too! 1086 Mastic Rd
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Patchogue Ferry to Fire Island
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Rock Hill Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Long Island Railroad Mastic Shirley Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Sunrise Highway Route 27
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Applebee's on Montauk Highway
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Smith Point Beach, Fire Island
Car: necessary

Conveniently located for day trips to the Hampton's, Montauk, Fire Island and North Shore Wineries. Train service between Manhatten and Montalk Point. Dock can handle boats up to 25' LOA and 3' draft. Great location for kayaking and jet skiing!


Rates & Availability

Shirley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Fall season
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 3.0%

Cancel 21 day's prior to check-in receive 100% refund of deposit
Cancel 14 days prior to check-in receive 50% refund of deposit
50% due at booking
Balance due before check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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