Wonderful Getaway, Convenient to Eastern Long Island Hot Spots
Submitted: September 7, 2011
Stayed: September 2011
We are nearing the end of our stay and wanted to write this review while the details are still fresh in mind. So far, my girlfriend and I have really enjoyed our time here this week, post-Labor day and have had a great time despite overcast skies and rainy weather.
The house is in great shape. It has all the amenities one needs, such as wireless Internet, A/C, cable TV, DVD and a large and well-equipped kitchen. There are fishing rods, enough bicycles for a large family - plenty to keep one busy even when it is not beach weather.
The house is decorated in Scandinavian design - it has bright and cheerful rooms with nice artwork on the walls. There is a grill, outdoor shower and beautiful landscaping on the property.
It is on a quiet, tree-lined street and the house is just blocks away from a beach on the bay.
You don't need to get in a car to have fun. A quick bike ride or jog brings you to Smith Point, which is the Eastern tip of Fire Island. The beaches are beautiful, the landscape breathtaking. There is a boardwalk that takes you amongst the dunes and beach grass - from there you can observe wildlife like deer, birds, etc. You can go fishing, there are quite a few good spots for this.
We had a great dinner at Porters in nearby Bellport, and took a couple of trips to the North Fork wineries; we plan to visit other parts of Fire Island before we finish our stay. The North Fork is a great place to sample wines and get fresh produce from the many farm stands.
If we had more time, we might have gone out to the Hamptons which is not too far. All told, the house has been a terrific value as we would have had to pay much more to be in some of these other areas, yet the house is convenient to them all. We have enjoyed our stay here, recommend this house and will probably be back next summer.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 2/2
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