We rented Michael's apartment for a 4-day family getaway last week and had an absolutely lovely, relaxing vacation. The home is tastefully decorated, and had every amenity we could have wanted. The open-concept living area is bright and spacious - with a comfy couch, chaise lounger and rocking chair - perfect for lounging :)
The kitchen has new appliances, a wide range of pots and pans and a well-stocked pantry. The terrace was a lovely place to sun ourselves - when the beach was cold and windy (it has been an unseasonably cool May in NY!). The home is well located - a 5 minute walk from the beach and the new boardwalk and about 15 minutes away from the LIRR train station.
Michael provides beach passes, towels, chairs and umbrellas - everything you need for a perfect beach day! We didn't use the grill - as we ended up eating out quite a bit. There were some lovely neighborhood gems a short walk from the house - our favorites were Nagahama (Japanese), Corazon de Cuba (Cuban) and Jordan's Lobster Farm.
For groceries - the Waldbaum's near the train station was well priced, with a great selection of produce and deli items. All in all, we had a wonderful time, and Michael went out of his way to make sure we felt welcome and comfortable in his home.
I'm looking forward to my next mini vacation to Long Beach, and returning to this property!