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Charming 5BR Bay Front Beach Cottage in Fair Harbor. Best Location, Sunset Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 story Classic Cottage with 5 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, outdoor shower; Sleeps 11

Summer on Fire Island is truly paradise. The ocean is warm, the weather is perfect, the sunrises and sunsets are spectacular, the fish are jumping, the surf is sensational, clamming, wind surfing, sailing and boating are exceptional activities, the summer residents are cool, and life is beautiful.. As you can see, I love it here and spend a lot of my time in this paradise.

Fair Harbor is one of the friendliest, laid-back Fire Island communities, hosting the best restaurant and social sunset gatherings on the dock every evening.

Our cottage is very conveniently located on the Great South Bay and bay beach, a one minute walk to the ferry and small town (which has a convenience store, a food market, pizza and ice cream shops, & the doctor’s office), and a 3 minute walk to the ocean beach.

Our home has 1930s cottage charm, roomy, very clean, neat and well appointed for your comfort & privacy.


- Beautiful Bay Front Porch with World Class Bay and Sunset Views.

Front porch has a dining table that seats 10 and a living area that seats 7 plus

- Washer & Dryer.

- Large & private back deck with large wicker sectional couch, two patio dining tables and seating areas for ten plus guests

-Gas BBQ

- Front deck and beach sand living areas that casually seat ten people

-Outdoor shower

- A/C

- Quality Linens, Towels & Beach Towels

- Original nautical art work.

Other Beach and Water Sport Activities Available:

- motor boating.

- water skiing and wake boarding.

- fishing.

- sailing.

- surfing.

- clamming.

- Kayaking.

- boat transport.

Keywords: Fire Island, Dunewood, Lonelyville, Saltaire, Kismet, Ocean Beach, Ocean Bay Park, Summer beach cottage, bay front, beach, bay views, on the bay, sunset views; beach house, Classic beach house architecture, Casual, relaxed, beach lifestyle, on the bay, on the beach, beach front, beachfront

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Roberto

I love to travel. My wife and I love the laid-back Fire Island beach lifestyle. We find homes with beautiful bay and sunset views spiritual and invigorating. We live on Long Island, NY just 7 miles across the bay, but feel thousands of miles away when in Fair Harbor.

Roberto purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Roberto chose Fair Harbor

Fair Harbor is one of the most beautiful beach locations in the world. The Fair Harbor community has a casual, laid back vibe, with interesting, creative and friendly people.

What makes this cottage unique

The spectacular views; the very convenient location; and the perfect setting for meeting and socializing with interesting, creative, and friendly people from Europe, NYC, Fire Island and around the world.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friends and I stayed in Rob and Phy's house in September 2017 and had an amazing time.

The location of the house and setup were absolutely perfect. Just steps from the beach, and directly on the bay, it's a fantastic experience to be able to get out of the house and be on the water so easily.

The house itself is very comfortable, well equipped and decorated, and can hold about 10 people without any discomfort.

We loved our experience here and look forward to returning to Fair Harbor soon.

Thomas P.
Sep 2017
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Fair Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd floor Bathroom - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Private shower located off the back deck & flooded with sun
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor bedroom with closet and 3 windows
    NW Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor NW bedroom with closet, dresser & 3 windows
    NE Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor NE bedroom with closet, dresser and 3 windows
    SE Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor SE BR with dresser storage closet and window
    SW Bedroom - 1 double , 2nd floor SW BR with dresser, closet, couch and window
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5). We provide everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing home, including linens, pillows, bath towels, a chef's kitchen appliances, BBQ grill, outdoor patio furniture and a lot more!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 7 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house comes with all the required beach equipment- beach towels, beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas, and more. Just bring sunscreen lotion!


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Charming 5BR Bay Front Beach Cottage in Fair Harbor. Best Location, Sunset Views
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Best on Fire Island

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying with Rob and his family for 5+ years now. His beach cottage is simply the best we've found on Fire Island. We've stayed at a number of other properties and they all feel dark, damp, and out of place - like a regular suburban house plopped at the beach. Rob's is a true beach cottage - bright, airy, comfortable. And the location couldn't be better - 2 minutes from the ferry, in a quiet, peaceful Fair Harbor. We'll be back again, every year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James. Phy and I enjoy hosting you every year and are thrilled that you all are hooked on the Fair Harbor vibe, and that you take care of our wonderful cottage like it is your own - which in a way, it is! See you next year!
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Peaceful retreat on the bay

  • 5 of 5

We rented Phy and Roberto's lovely home for a small family wedding and it was perfect for our party. It is just a few hundred feet from the dock so it was extremely easy for our guests to get to. There was lots of sleeping space for family, including 2 teenagers and a baby along with our parents and siblings. It ended up raining on Saturday but the closed in porch offered a nice space to see the bay views while protected from the rain. Roberto was accommodating and helpful, even getting some packages to the ferry for us the following Monday. He was there to help us settle in when we arrived. Fair Harbor is a quiet and peaceful area with friendly neighbors and beautiful views. Recommended for a quiet escape from the city and as a location for a low-key gathering like ours.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our second year here and this time we stayed for 16 days! Everything is perfect, from the bay breeze all day and night to the closeness of the ocean and town shops. We had several major parties for friends and family and everyone had a marvelous time on the beach, grilling on the deck and celebrating the sunset with all the rest of the town folk, who come out every night for the best sunsets this side of Key West. Roberto and Phy were attentive to everything, including replacing an entire refrigerator on the eve of a big party - could not ask for better hosts. We had a bunch of teenage boys on their way to college stay over, a continuing series of teenage girls heading to high school dropping in, and everyone fit comfortably and had a great time, young and old. The house has so many nice sitting areas, from the front yard to the screened in porch to the huge back deck, that is easy to both have quiet space when just the family is there and also host a widely varied group of guests who can all find places to talk and enjoy themselves in smaller groups. We've probably stayed at 8 or 10 different houses in Fair Harbor but this is now two years in a row for us at this great place. Book now!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal FI Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

I visited the property on my first trip ever to FI and it absolutely lived up to the hype - not just because the island is so beautiful, but because this property creates an idyllic backdrop for a perfect vacation. Laid back, beachy, but with every accommodation one could hope to find, I sincerely cannot wait to go back. From the out door shower, to the wonderful grill, comfortable rooms and wonderful beach vibe - you truly have no choice but to relax and enjoy. Steps from the ferry and downtown restaurants, this home made my first trip to FI unforgettable.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect setting

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed for a long weekend to celebrate our sister's upcoming nuptials. This was a wonderful location for a bridal weekend. It's a perfect location: close to the ferry & grocery, ocean beach is a short walk away, and best of all it's nestled right on the bay for spectacular sunsets every night. We loved the historic quaintness of the house; it was the perfect layout especially with the bedrooms upstairs that are perfect for family and close friends, but also provides privacy when needed. We absolutely loved all the sitting nooks on the property and the great deck behind the house. Finally, the owners are so accommodating and treat you like family as they welcome you into their home.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted when our guests love their stay and make lifetime memories at our paradise, beach cottage. What wonderful guests - friendly, happy, courteous and appreciative, and UBER clean - leaving the house in immaculate shape! The bride to be is fortunate with such great sisters, family and friends.
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The BEST location in Fair Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

Peace, happiness, tranquility. If those things mean anything to you, I highly recommend a stay at the most beautiful spot in Fair Harbor (and I say this having rented many other homes here). This charming beach cottage is perfectly situated on the bay with stunning sunset views every evening. While this incredibly convenient location is close to the restaurant, market and ferry, it is also remarkably private. With a spacious back deck and lovely screened in front porch (with dining area and gorgeous sunset views), this cottage is perfect for entertaining friends and family. Not to mention the abundance of room for overnight guests (which may or may not be a good thing depending on your relations :) And I would be remiss if I did not mention the wonderful hospitality of the proprietors who did everything to make sure that our stay here was nothing less than perfect. I only hope they don't mind the damage to the door frame that occurred when I had to be physically pried from the residence at the end of our stay ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phy and I are so thrilled that Teresa, Steve and their families loved their stay at our bay cottage. They are the best guests any VRBO host could want - taking care of the home like their own, and even doing laundry and cleaning before leaving! We are grateful for Teresa's appreciation, communication, cleanliness and graciousness. Teresa and family are welcome back any time!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
JFK Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Le Dock
Nearest Ferry
60 Metres
Fire Island Ferries, 99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, NY
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Le Dock Restaurant, Fair Harbor, Fire Island
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Fire Island
Car: not necessary

Fair Harbor is a charming town on beautiful Fire Island. Called 'The Barefoot Community', it embraces a laid-back, bohemian family atmosphere with an international flare. A short boat ride or beach walk to all of the other beautiful Fire Island towns with their own unique personalities to match your interests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning and laundry Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Ask about our available weekend and mid-week rates!

Owner lives in Bay Shore/Brightwaters, near Fire Island and accepts checks and cash only
(no wire transfers). There is a $50 Pet Fee, if applicable

Payments by check and/or cash only. Paid in full prior to stay.
Ask about our available weekend and mid-week rates!

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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