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Lovely Peaceful Robbins Rest Retreat - Weeks still available for August/ Sept.

Owner

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015
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Lovely Peaceful Robbins Rest Retreat - Weeks still available for August/ Sept.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Robbins Rest House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)

Located in the quiet summer community of Robbins Rest, this home is located only a few houses from both the ocean and the bay. Enjoy peace and serenity in this laid back neighborhood, just steps from a national wilderness area and seashore. When you are in the mood for a little more activity, Robbins Rest is only a short walk to the village of Ocean Beach and it's wonderful restaurants, bars, grocery store, ice cream shop and a movie theater.

Because it is a bit off the beaten track, Robbins Rest houses are some of the very best rental values on Fire Island, enjoy a wide, uncrowded gorgeous beach, and truly let you get away from the outside world on your vacation.

Three decks including one at roof level, provide the perfect place to enjoy sunrise and sunset, as well as spot deer and listen to the many migratory birds. The living area is sunny and bright with whitewashed walls, light hardwood floors, and comfortable sofas, a perfect place to relax when you are not exploring the island.

A complete entertainment center including satellite TV, DVD and stereo, and of course wireless internet, will add to your enjoyment. The house has three bedrooms, one of which can be converted into an additional sitting area when not being used as a bedroom. Two bedrooms have sliding glass doors to a private deck overlooking the wilderness area.

Dine inside the airy light-filled kitchen or out on the deck under the stars. Well-equipped kitchen and outdoor grill make entertaining fun and relaxing. The granite-tiled bathroom has a spacious walk-in shower and includes a washer and dryer. A large outdoor shower is perfect after a day at the beach.

Keywords: Beach house

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Lovely Peaceful Robbins Rest Retreat - Weeks still available for August/ Sept.
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
3

pleasant cottage but some problems

  • 3 of 5

This is a charming cottage, full of sun, in rather good condition and clean, nicely appointed and decorated. We rented it during the summer 2013 and looking for a house for this summer I just came across this listing again and thought our experience deserved a review, even 6 months later. Hopefully some of the problems we experienced have been addressed or are no longer relevant. But make sure to check. - most sheets were seriously stained, discolored or torn. - it is very close to a beach that has no life guard. - access requires to walk on sandy trail for approximately quarter a mile, something that is not disclosed in the description on this site and that the owner only mentions when you get instructions one week before arriving. Travel light and do not think of renting if your mobility is limited! - In instructions owner mentions that help will be readily available from local kids. We ended up pushing the cart through the sand of the teen age boy who had offered to deliver food with a cart attached to his bicycle. - Instructions also suggest that you refill supply needed for the house, including eventually propane! (paid back by owner). We requested that this be done by cleaning service. Owner accepted but one has to ask. - The house is right next to the main sandy trail previously mentioned that is only accessible by foot or by small four wheel cars or trucks. That type of vehicle is much more present than in other parts of the island that are more easily accessible by foot, especially during the summer of 2013. see next point... - During that summer, because of the storm Sandy, the block nearest to the beach was desolate with many houses not repaired yet or in the midst of being repaired and this was the biggest nuisance. Because the house is part of the village of Islip there is no moratorium on construction during the summer (this was the case throughout the rest of the island). 2 houses near the cottage were being emptied, demolished or repaired, meaning construction noise, truck traffic and idling, damaged furniture and trash waiting to be collected on the trail. This may no longer be an issue in 2014 but this is another circumstance the owner had unfortunately not disclosed.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Annie, many of those remarks are quite useful for me to be aware of, and I would like to explain and clarify some of those items for the benefit of future guests. As far as the condition of sheets, etc., I apologize...we periodically replace almost everything in the house when needed, and I am going to carefully check all linens and everything else this spring for replacement. I am also adding new bedding, mattress and pillow covers, outdoor furniture, a/c and other things. We try to keep the house updated and fresh each year. As far as propane and supplies, I provide more than most owners....all utilities, internet, satellite tv, gas, and all household supplies...but if something runs out I do ask the guest to call for more gas or purchase supplies if they desire, and I reimburse all costs. As far as access to Robbins Rest, absolutely, the neighborhood is a bit more remote than others ( specifically, 8 minutes walk from the beginning of Ocean beach, 12 minutes to the ferry, and the last 1/4 mile is on a sand road). The house is a 2 minute walk from the beach on a concrete path. Sometimes, part of the walk is difficult when pulling a heavy wagon, and it was worse last summer because of deep sand from the hurricane. I am purchasing a much easier to pull wagon this year. And I ALWAYS ask people, when they inquire about a rental, if they are familiar with Robbins rest and if not, I completely explain the location. The "remoteness" and quiet, uncrowded beach are a major reason why most people who rent there appreciate this community more than others. I'm sorry you found it difficult to bring cargo there - yes, sometimes that last bit is definitely a bit of an effort. And absolutely, you are correct, anyone with walking difficulties should not choose there. As far as the construction, sorry you were inconvenienced and obviously that is beyond an owner's control but hopefully most is done now. I am very glad my house has no other properties directly adjacent because I heard from other people in the town last summer who had construction ( and/ or loud parties) just feet away from their windows and decks. Last year was extremely difficult for many owners and renters and again I apologize for any issues you found unsatisfactory but we can all be glad the island is coming through with resilience. For future renters, I am usually available 24/7 by phone or email to respond to any concerns and make any problems right if I can.
Manhattan
5

The Best Little House in Fire Island

  • 5 of 5

Robbins Rest is a treasure of a community unlike any other in Fire Island. And this cottage is a gem: comfortable, easy, equipped with anything and everything you need -- inside, outside, beachside. Best of all, the owner is a terrific landlord. Last year I was here for a month; this year, two months! That should speak volumes.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am really glad you liked it and are returning! I try to do everything I can to help guests have a great vacation.
5

Peaceful Cottage for a Relaxing Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We returned to this cottage for the second time and had a wonderful vacation. if you want peace and quiet and a uncrowded beach, Robbins Rest is the place to be. The house is modern, bright and comfortable and is equipped with everything you need from a new BBQ grill to WiFi. The owner is very accommodating and pleasant to deal with. The cottage offers several outdoor options with decking off the front living area and back bedrooms, as well as a breezy upstairs deck with ocean views.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for coming and for the nice review, Trish. Always glad to have you and I'm really glad you enjoyed the house again. Hope you can make it next summer! Best, Dan
Brooklyn
5

A perfect getaway...

  • 5 of 5

We always leave wanting more! This is truly a perfect place to get away from the crowds of the city and enjoy a relaxing and peaceful time listening to the waves of the ocean, grilling on the main deck and enjoying the views from the upper deck. This hidden treasure is safe and equipped with all the things from home making it a place that we have and want to visit every year!

Thanks for taking such great care of your placed and allowing people to share in the wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is such an adorable cottage and the owner takes great care of the house. Its ideal for anyone looking for peace and tranquility and easy access to a quiet beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $1,500 Per week

Robbins Rest House Rental Rates

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month of June
May 30 2015 - Jun 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
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Amenities

Robbins Rest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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