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SPECTACULAR VIEWS, OCEANFRONT BEACH HOUSE

Ellen Frankel

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS, OCEANFRONT BEACH HOUSE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Robbins Rest House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2- 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Vacation in my wonderful home with its spectacular panoramic views of the ocean, bay and wildlife sanctuary. This view is unmatched and my house is known as 'the house with the view'. 15 yards to beautiful uncrowded sandy beach. Multi-level decks, h/c outdoor shower. Four comfortable bedrooms, two and 1/2 baths. Private, gracious house in excellent condition. see more photos at fireislandfrankel.com. One note…..my house was hit by Sandy so you will not see many reviews from the last two years. However, my house has been rebuilt to its former glory (actually better) so please read previous years reviews. You can count on them as the house has been updated with all new plumbing and electrical work and all bedrooms are freshly built….walls, floors, ceilings, and mattresses, etc. The bathroom and outdoor shower is new. Visitors can be sure my house is in excellent condition. Raised 10 feet after 'Sandy' for spectacular views of ocean and bay. Sandy took away the landscaping and it is beginning to find its way back in place.

Sliding patio doors to decks/porch from all bedrooms. Screen porch for candlelight dinners. Ideal for two families/four couples. (8 persons allowed). Friendly small, safe community. No cars on the island.

House in Robbins Rest, a 10 minute walk west of Ocean Beach ferry slip. One hour car, train or van-NYC to ferry. 25 minute ferry ride. Swimming, surfing, fishing. Short walk to Ocean Beach's shops, restaurants, playground, tennis, basketball, day camp. Hardwood floors; open plan 30 foot living/dining room. Well equipped kitchen. Refrigerator/freezer/ice thru door, ceramic cooktop. Large charcoal grill. Renter provides starter supply of charcoal.

Comfortable surroundings, easy upkeep. : Excellent, NEW mattresses/beds, remodeled after 'Sandy'; bed and bath linens provided, reclining beach chairs, 2 PackNPlay,2 high chairs. Adult and children's games, puzzles, cards, etc. Golf at one of the USA's best-Bethpage-within 1/2 hour drive from ferry. Previous renter referrals available on guestbook. Discount for long term rentals.

Magical setting: My home is located facing miles of the ocean, sandy beach, the wildlife sanctuary and the Great South Bay where the sun sets every night over the water! It is private, quiet, serene and can be very romantic as well as very suitable for families. Wraparound decks and screen porch offer many choices of places to read, talk and gaze at the scenery in groups or in privacy. Watch peaceful, spectacular sunsets that you'll never forget as the sky turns pink and the sun disappears into the bay. Fire Island is a very special place like no other in the world. Yet, it is so close to New York City. A wonderful place for families to make memories and for children to build on them. My children treasure the time they spend here and return often to have their children experience the same. Drawing on the sidewalk with colored chalk, collecting seashells, painting on rocks, reading. All the pleasures of a simple and shared summer to make memories that last forever.

From a guest summer 2006--We had a great time at your house. Actually, a great time isn't really the right way to describe it. It was idyllic. It was exactly the kind of experience I always imagined for the kids--the freedom to run around and explore without visible parental interference. They made sand castles; they had water fights; they collected shells; they painted shells; they rode back and forth to the bay. They exhausted themselves in the surf. It was beyond my greatest expectations. How often in life does that happen? Unfortunately, I'm already back into the very busy fall schedule and Robbins Rest is just a beautiful memory. Really, thanks for sharing that incredible place with us.-Marie, NYC

The first floor has been totally remodeled after 'Sandy' with white shiplap walls, new white oak floor, ceiling, new laundry appliances, new furnishings, new shower, etc. See fireislandfrankel dot com for more photos.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ellen Frankel (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Ellen Frankel

I am a former home design editor of consumer magazines and my home reflects my taste in a beach house manner. It is casual in true beach house style but elegant. My family uses it between renters so I've based the design, furniture and amenities on what I think occupants might need, plus what they might want.

Ellen Frankel purchased this house in 1985

Why Ellen Frankel chose Robbins Rest

My home has a rare location with spectacular views of ocean, bay and wildlife sanctuary. Robbins Rest is a quiet, small community (36 houses) with a short walk to the nearest ferry, restaurants, groceries, etc. There is a good distance between our houses which offers privacy and peace.

What makes this house unique

Sunrises and settings convinced us to buy this house as we had rented it for two seasons for family use. We looked forward to using it for many generations. Now that it has been raised after 'Sandy' it has 'more than a million-dollar view even from the bedrooms that are on the first floor. view! and fully rebuilt after 'Sandy'. Every bedroom has sliding patio doors and opens to a deck or porch.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Views, Oceanfront Beach House
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Robbins Rest Fire Island
5

The dream vacation

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 5 days in Ellen’s beautiful Fire Island home in July (2012). Even though the photos are very well taken, they are unable to capture the magic atmosphere of this Fire Island home. The view of the ocean, bay, and even wildlife are extraordinary. We appreciated Ellen’s warm welcome and her availability. The neighbours were also very friendly and helpful. The house was very well organized and equipped from separate cutting boards for meat, fish, and vegetables to beach toys for the children. The irreproachable cleanliness and upkeep of the property really made us feel at home. Since we enjoyed the house and the beach so much, we really didn’t visit Fire Island beyond Ocean Beach. We hope to return to Ellen’s home for a longer stay on a future vacation. I highly recommend this home to anyone who enjoys relaxing and calm beach vacations!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joanna has written a review that is better than any comment I could make. It was a pleasure having her at my home. I'll never forget her friend's reaction when tears came to her eyes as she walked out on the upper deck and saw the ocean, the bay, and the National Seashore all at once!
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Robbins Rest Fire Island
5

The perfect Fire Island House

  • 5 of 5
We spent 10 days at the Frankel house this July 2011. The house location is truly unique with near 360 degree view of the ocean and the bay boasting amazing sunsets every nights. Ellen was an amazing host, very organized and easy to deal with. The house is truly special, spacious and with beautiful views. The beach is perfect - Fire Island beauty without the crowds, yet a 10 minute walk to the amenities in Ocean Beach.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Robbins Rest Fire Island
5

A Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Frankel House for 2 weeks. The house, which is located in a very quiet and peaceful area, has extraordinary views and is just steps from the beach. Frankel House is really comfortable, beautiful and in perfect condition, it is decorated in great taste and is fully equipped with everything that one needs for a perfect beach vacation. We loved every minute of our stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Robbins Rest Fire Island
5

A Perfect Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Frankel House for 2 weeks. The house, which is located in a very quiet and peaceful area, has extraordinary views and is just steps from the beach. Frankel House is really comfortable, beautiful and in perfect condition, it is decorated in great taste and is fully equipped with everything that one needs for a perfect beach vacation. We loved every minute of our stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is great satisfaction in knowing that others appreciate the beauty of the location and the comfort of my house as I do. Thanks.
Ellen
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Robbins Rest Fire Island
New York
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Rented in August 2010 and had a great 2 week family vacation. House well situated about 10 yards from beach stairs overlooking beach and wildlife preserve so great views. House is welcoming and very functional with comfortable beds and couches. Has the necessary equipment including grill, child gates for stairs, cribs, high chairs, beach toys and bikes. Nice deck overlooking ocean. Beach is quiet and uncrowded even in August. Is a 10-15 minute walk from Ocean Beach.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Robbins Rest Fire Island
Lowell, MA
5

Not your typical rental house

  • 5 of 5
This beachouse has everything you could need. When you think beachouse rental, you usually think of dark panelled walls, tiny bedrooms, outdated furniture, etc. We actually thought this place looked better in person than in the pictures. We had bright, cheery rooms, lots of light, and modern amenities. The ocean is just steps away, and you can see both the bay and ocean from the back deck of the house. The front also has a deck. The outdoor h/c shower is perfect for washing off after a day at the beach. The house was so tastefully decorated, and it's like being at your own home, rather than a rental house.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I always love to read about how much people enjoy my house. I try hard to make it comfortable and welcoming to everyone who lives there for even just a short while. Thanks very much.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
LaGuardia/Islip/JFK
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bethpage world class golfing
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Bay Shore
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Southern State
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ocean Beach
Nearest Beach
in front of the house-20 paces
Car: not necessary

Excellent swimming, walking, clamming, running, sea shell gathering, boating, windsurfing, surfing, fishing. Walk to shops, restaurants, children's playground and day camp, tennis, basketball. Adult and children's beach toys, games, cards, DVDs supplied. Bose system.

Other Activities: day camp, playground, swimming, running, surfing, fishing, shopping, baseball, restaurants, tennis, basketball, baseball. Walk to the Sunken Forest National Seashore.

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Rates & Availability

Robbins Rest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
off peak season
May 16 - Jun 26
6 nights
$900
From
$900
Fri, Sat, Sun
$5,000
 
 
peak season
Jun 30 - Sep 2
6 nights
$1,000
From
$1,000
Fri, Sat
$25,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Notes High Season-July/August: 1 week-$7000; Contact for off peak.
Final cleaning by Housekeeper required- 135 including 2 laundry loads
Extra charge for over 2 laundry loads.
Sept/October rates: 5000 week;2000 Weekend
plus final cleaning (approx 135)
Deposit when signing rental agreement, adjustable payment scheduled between renter and owner.
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Amenities

Robbins Rest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink in large counter with cabinet
    h/c Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , hot and cold water in shower
    Bathroom on bedroom floor - toilet , shower , sink in large counter/new plus new washer-dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 baby crib , Twins ca be made into king.
    Bedroom #4 - 1 double , 2 queen bedrooms; 1 king or twin bedroom; 1 double bedroom
  • 2 rooms with one queen bed each; 1 room with double bed; 1 room with twins that can be temporary king if pushed together. 2 Pack N Play baby cribs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
3 queen bedrooms, 1 king or 2 twins in 4th bedroom. All bedrooms light and airy-no air conditioning needed as entire house has great cross ventilation. Bed and bath linens included; blender; ice-maker, ice cream maker, pasta maker, KitchenAid mixer; food processor, Salad Shooter, excellent cookware. Cooks will love this kitchen! and its views!

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