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The Great Escape at a Great Location!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Unconventional Beach House, With No Right Angles

2 story house, with master bedroom with queen bed and two twin beds upstairs, and a downstairs guest bedroom, with a full bed that sleeps 2. House was recently remodeled five years ago with new siding, windows, ceiling fans and skylights. Wrap around deck surrounds the house with multiple sitting areas for individual privacy while viewing the birds and garden. House has wonderful outdoor shower next to the storage shed.. Indoors it has one full bathroom with tub and shower downstairs and a half bathroom with toilet and sink upstairs. Kitchen is fully equiped with a new refrigerator, new dishwasher, new electric oven. Also has two coffeemakers, microwave, toaster and a variety of blenders. Dining indoors has seating for 8 or you can dine or enjoy lunch outside at the outdoor table which seats 6+. Outside a Weber BBQ grill is available for most cooking. We have Direct TV, a VHS and DVD player, as well as a stereo system and high speed FIOS internet. Bikes are also available at the house stored in the shed. Ample linens, towels, kitchen supplies, are available to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Shed has a clothes washer and dryer for laundry use during longer stays. We have a great perennial garden featuring seasonal flowers and herbs for your enjoyment from both the front and back decks. The deck also has many flowering pots. Welcome to our great escape!

Frank Thieroff
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Frank Thieroff

Currently retired, we have been coming to Fire Island since the mid 1970s. We currently split our time between NYC and Fire Island when we are not traveling.

Frank Thieroff purchased this house in 1996

Why Frank Thieroff chose Fire Island

We bought this property after 20 years renting on Fire Island in Ocean Bay Park and Seaview. We finally settled on this quiet street in OBP and this unique house where we enjoy every year here. We have owned the house for over 20 years.

What makes this house unique

The house is unique with high beamed rafters, with some of the beams still having their original labels. We added ceiling fans and skylights to make the house very warm and inviting. The dining room table seats 8 and provides a nice setting for gatherings with friends over dinner.


Ocean Bay Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Downstairs master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs toilet/sink
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Yes, we have a great outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Downstairs guest bedroom, sleeps two
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs master bedroom, sleeps two
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two upstairs twin beds, each sleeps one
  • Master bedroom with queen sized bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Long walks to Sunken Forest or to the Fire Island Lighthouse.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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The Great Escape at a Great Location!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

The house was amazing! The landscape was amazing and so relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

The owners, Frank and Mara, were simply amazing! They were so nice and met us at the ferry and helped us with all of our belongings for the days we would be there. The was beautiful and amazing. It was such a pleasure to stay there and so relaxing even though the house are semi close it still felt as if we were miles away from everyone since the landscape provides the privacy. The house was fully functioning and my group and I definetly over packed with thinking we needed plates and such. Absolutely a wonderful time at the house! Would absolutely reccomend this house to anyone and I would absolutely rent the house again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Very Nice Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five enjoyed our stay at Frank & Mara's. Comfortable, clean, and the bikes were great. The grounds were quaint. The outdoor shower and water pressure was wonderful.

Quiet location, 2 min walk to the beach, and 1 mile walk to Ocean Beach.

Great to be back on Fire Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for our family trip

  • 5 of 5

Great location and attentive host.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Really cute house, clean and comfortable. We had a wonderful family weekend! The homeowner provided a wagon and 5 bikes, boogie boards, towels, beach chairs, which were all very much appreciated and saved us from having to bring our own.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Frank & Mara's was the perfect place to stay on Fire Island - I came for my birthday with 5 friends and we loved everything about it. Wonderful gardens and deck space, beach supplies, outdoor shower, and kitchen. It felt very private and quiet and is a 2-minute walk to the beach! Also a short walk from bars/restaurants/markets in Ocean Bay Park and Seaview. I would love to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here as part of a 3 day weekend gateway for for 2 people. Nice a and cozy place with a beautiful garden.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Islip McArthur Airport - Distance Bay Shore Ferry
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Ocean Bay Park or Seaview
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Bay Shore - Distance Bay Shore Ferry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Southern State
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ocean and Bay
Car: not necessary

Located on a quiet street in Ocean Bay Park, near Seaview. Beach tends to be less crowded and more family oriented than other more crowded areas of OBP. House has a great deck and garden for relaxing with friends. Friends meet at the two bars in OBP, Schooners and Flynns which are also decent restaurants. Seaview market is the closest grocery. Ocean Beach also has several good restaurants, including McGuire's and the Mermaid among the top choices. Tennis is available at the OBP tennis courts this year. Bikes are available at the house to ride into the towns for grocery shopping or various events that may be taking place during the summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $100 per person per night
Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Confirmation will occur after a phone call verifying that renter meets requirements. Upon confirmation and payment a welcome kit will be sent to you with information on ferry schedules and getting to the ferry from your location. Directions are included to the house and a care package explaining all you need to know to enjoy your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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