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Summer Bungalow/Cottage named 'Middle Earth' a Very Short Walk to Beach or Bay!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

880 sqft, 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathrooms plus Large Enclosed Outdoor Shower

Quaint and beachy single story bungalow/cottage in the Ocean Ridge section of Davis Park, Fire Island (east of marina). Large deck wrapping from west side to south side. Sleeps 8+; 3 queen bedrooms and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. Two built in couches also suitable for sleeping. Quick walk to the beautiful and unique ocean (Atlantic Ocean) beach which runs the entire length of the Island. Also, quick walk to the Great South Bay. Walk to all amenities!

Abigail Crosby
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Abigail Crosby

This home was built by our parents in the early 1960's, and is now owned by all their children.

Abigail Crosby purchased this bungalow in 1964

Why Abigail Crosby chose Fire Island

Fire Island is very unique and impossible to imagine if you have not been there. No personal vehicles...only board walks, sand and island greenery! All houses on stilts! Walk everywhere...within the community, or between communities! The beach is mostly white sand, going the entire length of the Island. Life Guard services at the public beach in front of the Casino Restaurant & the end of Trustees Walk directly across the Island from the main ferry dock.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our house is small, quaint and rustic... No water views, but close to the bay and the Atlantic ocean! Kitchen opens to common area so no one misses the fun and the stories! House comes complete with beds made, and includes dishwasher and washer/dryer.


Davis Park Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Enclosed Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Summer Bungalow/Cottage named 'Middle Earth' a Very Short Walk to Beach or Bay!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
West Islip, NY

True Fire Island Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our large group to stay for the weekend! Everyone fit comfortably and it had everything we needed. The best part was BBQing on the large wrap around deck. Everyone that came by the house complimented it and said "this is a true Fire Island beach house!" If you frequent Davis Park, you will appreciate it's charm. Abigail was also a great host and very responsive!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we wanted and needed for a perfect week at the beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super!!!
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Beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve done numerous FI rentals and appreciated the peace & quiet of this community and its beach. The location is quiet enough we could actually hear the waves while we were falling asleep! Abby was a good communicator and easy to work with. There were a few small things but they were out of her control--such as mosquitos or wifi--but that’s part of beach life and the screens were new enough they did a good job holding the night critters at bay. Between the ceiling fans & room ones we were very comfortable and didn’t miss a/c. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment: a good blender, coffee maker, many pots & pans, etc. We were glad to have two bathrooms and be able to assign one to the teens in the family! The showers were all great, including the outdoor one, and the deck and grill were much enjoyed and a good place to begin or end the day. A great end to our summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Medford, NY

Lovely beach house!

  • 5 of 5

I just stayed at Middle Earth this past week. Adorable beach house! A great time was had and lots of memories made by all that came and visited! Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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July 4th Week

  • 5 of 5

Abby was a responsive and a great host. The place was true to the pictures, the beds were comfortable and all of the appliances worked well. The new fridge and cast iron pans were a bonus. Directions for both check in and check out were extremely clear and well thought out along with pictures of carts, etc. The house had a clam bucket, beach chairs and some extra coolers which was also appreciated.

My only little nitpick is I would have strongly preferred a noon check out on the final day. To be fair I didn't notice/inquire until after she had the cleaners set up, but 10 am is a little early.

We would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I totally get it! From time to time we can fit in late checkouts and early arrivals, but house cleaners have too much to fit in on turnover day after the 4th of July week :)
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Tranquil and terrific

  • 5 of 5

I expected a rustic house with easy access to the beach and that is exactly what I got. The rooms are cozy, there are 2 full bathrooms and an outdoor shower and we fit 8 people comfortably. The kitchen was big and there is a large BBQ and large table outside. Location is a short walk (5 min) to the beach, and probably closer to the bay, but we didn't go there, and 7 min to the harbor and bar. Davis Park is tranquil and idyllic and I highly recommend it. While the house is sort of in the middle of things, it is much cheaper than other properties closer to the beach, and I think the trade-off was worth it. The only downside was there was no WiFi, which was disappointing because we wanted to play music from our phones, but we ended up just using our data. There was also a TV with DirectTV, a radio and several board games.

Abby was very helpful throughout the booking process and provided a bunch of helpful information by email and texts.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Casino Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Casino Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Atlantic Ocean South Side of Entire Island
Car: not necessary

Fire Island is a barrier beach along the south side of much of Long Island, NY. The Island is very narrow, but more than 30 miles long. It is separated from Long Island by the Great South Bay. Each community/hamlet is accessed from different points and ferry companies on Long Island. Davis Park/Ocean Ridge is accessed via Patchogue, NY (Davis Park Ferry Company). Ferries are passenger ferries only. No personal vehicles on the Island. Transportation is on foot only, via boardwalks and sand.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Rental agreement will be mailed for signature and return. Pets are considered, but must be pre-approved.
Weekly rentals begin and end on Fridays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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