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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property


Renovated and sun-filled home with cathedral ceilings and skylights make this home a pleasure to live in. The living room and dining room are open concept with a large flat screen TV in the living area. The new kitchen boasts white wooden cabinetry, high end glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. There is also a peninsula with Caeser Stone countertops that allows for additional seating. The master bedroom is complete with a full bathroom (with a bathtub) and a large flat screen TV. There are 2 spacious bedrooms, and a 4th bedroom/den with a sleeper couch (queen size) and flat screen TV.

Located off the kitchen is a full bathroom, and a sliding glass door out to a very large deck. The deck is equipped with outdoor furniture, a grill, laundry room, and a outdoor shower with changing area. The house also comes with 2 adult bicycles, 1 child's bike, huge wagon, beach chairs and sand toys. There are air conditioning units in each of the bedrooms and the entire house is cooled quite well by them. Steps to restaurants, town, playground and a very short walk to the ferry makes for easy transport!

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cindy Rafeld
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About cindy Rafeld

Growing up in Brooklyn was a wonderful experience. I just stepped out of my house, and my block was filled with kids ready to play, and everyone was included. It was a simple but wonderful childhood. That is what Fire Island feels like to me. A low key, care-free, stress free place to get away for the summer.

cindy Rafeld purchased this cottage in 1989

Why cindy Rafeld chose Ocean Beach

In 1986 my husband, and I decided to take a half share in a group house in Ocean Beach with our friends. We knew immediately that Fire Island was a unique place, and that it was where we wanted to spend summers for the rest of our lives. Two years later we purchased our home and have spent our summers there ever since. There is no experience that could compare for my children. Summers on Fire Island is what we waited for, and we counted the days all winter long. The freedom, the relaxed and safe environment, the friendships. Where else are children free to go to the movies with their friends, or to the grocery store on their on, or ride their bicycles to a friends house at a young age? Once the island gets into your blood you never want to leave but now that my children are grown and we all work full time we have decided to rent the house.

What makes this cottage unique

My home is conveniently located close to town and the bay so to walk to the playground, shops and restaurants is a hop, skip and jump away. The beach is 2 short blocks.

Our home was completely gutted after hurricane Sandy so EVERYTHING in the house is a few years old. It is a sun filled ranch with an open concept. It is just a feel good house.


Ocean Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has a bathroom. All bedrooms have air conditioning units.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Perfect Vacation Rental!!! (Returning Customers!!!)

  • 5 of 5

We are returning customers!!!! We are a family of 4 (with a 2 and 4 year old)... Im super clean and picky about where my family sleeps. The Cleanliness of this rental was immaculate! The convenience of the location was a major plus! The house is a 2 minute walk from the park as well as town! The house has an open floor plan, which is great for having kids with you! Plenty of room! The linens were VERY clean, like a five star hotel. Many upgrades to the house were beautifully picked! Its is a light, airy clean house! The Outdoor shower was my favorite part (as well as my kids)...

We just booked another week for 2017 and can't wait for many more years to come!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Love

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 13 year old twins and I stayed here last summer. It was a great get-a-way. House was immaculate which was very important to me. It had all the immenties we wanted plus! The Owner was an absolute pleasure to deal with. The location was awesome especially coming with teens that wanted to be near the town in evening time. Short walk to the beach! This was not my first stay at Ocean Beach BUT the FIRST time I am selecting to stay at the same home again this July 2017- already booked!!!!! Pictures are accurate, many times that is not the case. Book It!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Beach Rental

  • 4 of 5

Very Clean and Comfortable Beach Home. Fully stocked with everything you need for a Beach getaway. Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, BBQ, Outdoor Shower. This home has it all!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

From the moment you step onto the ferry heading to Ocean Beach you feel like you are on vacation! Ocean Beach is an incorporated village on Fire Island that offers an amazing nightlife, numerous restaurants, ice-cream parlors, and shops. Perfect for singles or families, it accommodates everyones needs. Ocean Beach is car free, and everything is within walking distance so it is a beautiful and safe town where children can run free. Some summer activities include concerts, an adult and children's art fair, day camp, fishing, water activities, bicycle riding, tennis, and the most gorgeous sunsets. There is even a movie house that caters to kids and families needs. Water taxis are available to visit other parts of Fire Island. A casual, fun, friendly and stress free place for a summer vacation!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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