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A Beautiful Family Friendly House - Close to Beach & Ferry

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath renovated and furnished home steps from the beach or bay

Large open living room/dining room. Outdoor deck with seating and eating area, plus barbecue and outdoor shower. Full kitchen including dishwasher. One master bedroom with king bed and en suite bath. A second bedroom with 2 full beds and a third bedroom with a bunk bed, both sharing a full bathroom. Each bedroom has air conditioning. House is equipped with wifi, DirecTV and washing machine and dryer.


Owner
Courtland Sholes
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

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A great location to relax, take in the ocean air, visit the beach, catch up with friends, and generally enjoy the outdoors

Amenities

Ocean Bay Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedrooms 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • 3 bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(18 traveler reviews)

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A Beautiful Family Friendly House - Close to Beach & Ferry
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews
5

Clean, updated and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house! Great location and easy to get to the beach and restaurants would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is our forth year at this amazing house. Everything is perfectly decorated and the location just a block from the beach is perfect. A five minute walk to the ferry and Flynn's, The Schooner Inn and the grocery store. Also close to the Fire Island Hotel where you can get drinks, lunch, dinner and take a dip in the pool. The house has two bikes which are perfect for sightseeing. We come here with our two kids and they absolutely love it every year.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, cozy well located beach house in Ocean Bay Park

  • 3 of 5

Pro: The house looks exactly like the pictures displayed in the listing. It is great having the Master bedroom on one side of the house with the other two on the other side of the open living space, giving you great privacy. The beds are extremely comfortable. The house itself was very clean and the kitchen had just about everything you need for a small group of 6 people. Each room had ceiling fans so it was not necessary to run the air conditioning most of the time, which is a great plus for me. The owner of the home was quick to respond to all of our requests and very courteous

There is no TV in the main living area. Just an FYI. depending on the family could be a pro or a con.

Con: I encourage any people who stay in a VRBO house to mention things that they find wrong in the house as it helps the owner to correct issues for the next renter. This being said, whoever has rented this house after us, your stay will hopefully be more pleasant than ours because we did complain and unfortunately do to the area, things did not get fixed during our stay.

1. The BBQ grill might not have been used prior to us renting the house. When we removed the cover, there were a lot of cob webs which led us to believe this so the owner had not been made aware of the condition of the grill. Then again, if you are renting a house that is supposed to have a working grill at the beginning of the season one would think it would have been checked. Grill had no bottom, no drip pan and the elements were all burned out. Grilling was very difficult and we do enjoy cooking on the grill. Replacement grill arrived on our departure date.

2. I rented a house with two functioning indoor bathrooms, only to find out that the shower in the front bathroom was not working properly, therefore 6 adults had to use the only indoor shower in the Master. Very inconvenient as 4 of us were women

3. if you go to Fire Island to enjoy an outdoor shower, this is not the home for you. IMO, it needs a total rebuild. I had to clean out over 20 bricks, webs and remove insects that were making a home in the shower. Even then, I would not enter it barefoot at all.

4. not sure this is true for just the area of OBP we stayed in but it seems this part of FI has a lot of house shares with young adults which makes it rather difficult to enjoy a quiet escape to the beach. Of course this is not the fault of this owner as he does not allow house shares but it was prevalent on this block.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. It is very important for owners to receive such information when items are not functioning as they should. Based on your feedback I have replaced the grill with a new one, replaced the shower head that was not working properly, as well as in the process of fixing the outdoor shower. Again thank you for the feedback, it helps me keep the house in top working order for my guests.
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5

Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage that is perfect for two couples or two families with children. It is well appointed and very comfortable. We were met by the property manager who was eager to be sure that everything was in place. We had a big group and part of the group was in the house next door. It worked out perfectly that some of us stayed in the smaller cottage while others were in a bigger house. We had a great time. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Pleasant stay

  • 3 of 5

Pros: The house was pretty much as advertised and the photos give a very accurate idea of what the house looks like. It is very close to the beach, Ocean Bay Park ferry and market. Very comfortable and clean.

Cons: Our first impression was not so great because when we arrived there was basically water under and in front of the house with plastic bottles, bags and other trash floating in it. Granted it had rained the day before we arrived but we were there for 4 rainless days and the water remained under the house the entire time.

In addition, there were 2 bicycles but the pedals on both were broken and falling off and the seats could not be adjusted. The kitchen was nice but not very well appointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love this house

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time renting out this house. I absolutely love it! It's in a perfect location and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $125

Property is available MAY through OCTOBER. During High Season we only offer weekly rentals. We will offer shorter periods, if through the booking of others, it results in a block of days less than 1 week. For other periods there are 3 and 4 night minimums depending on the dates.

Damage deposit is refundable if no damage seen after assessment.

Copy of driving licenses, ID, or Passport REQUIRED for all guests in order to secure and verify min age requirements on all adult renters which is 28.

See agreement for complete details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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