Comfortable, Immaculate! Close to the Beach
About Linda Taylor
I am a writer and designer for whom Fire Island has been my Holyland since childhood. Even though I now live in San Francisco, it remains my place of peace and comfort. Prior to purchasing 'SandPauper' in 2004, it had been in the same family since it was built in the early 1900s.
Linda Taylor purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Linda Taylor chose Ocean Beach
'SandPauper' is one of the few remaining original (unspoiled!) cottages in Ocean Beach. Although comfortable and welcoming, it retains the true character and spirit of 'Old Fire Island.' We have worked hard to preserve its intrinsic quaint charm while also providing all the amenities which allow it to be enjoyed by our seasonal guests.
On porch and deck only
If well-mannered, non-destructive, and quiet
not suitable for very young children (toddlers)
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
The property is full of charm and in a terrific location. Linda is a great attentive host. It was easy to text her with questions and she always got right back to me. The person on Fire Island watching the house was also excellent. There is one double bed, single bunk beds and a single bed in the back room. The back room is very exposed to the rest of the house which is a bit awkward. Otherwise we had no complaints. It was a lovely week.
The Amazing Sandpauper
The Sandpauper is a glorious retreat for those looking for a restful and charming getaway. We couldn’t have asked for a better overall experience.
Very easy to deal with Linda
Great house for family
Wonderful Cottage Wonderful experience
3rd time we stayed at "Sandpauper" and hoping for a 4th etc.! Beautiful space, lovingly decorated and anything needed available to you..Just close enough to town, just close enough to beach...Thanks again Linda!!!
So happy that you enjoyed your most recent visit to SandPauper. As always, you took such great care of the house! Hoping to have you back next summer for another week of bliss!
Clean, great property/location. Caring host.
We had the best time staying in Linda's Ocean Beach cottage. Two adults and two kids. So close to town and the beach. Kids were able to really have some independence.
The house was lovely and perfect and we made a lot of great memories at meals and games around the little dining table in the porch area. Also, the amazing beach 100 yards away. Walks to Seaview and Fair Harbor.
Linda was a wonderful host - full of all the needed information and very warm and caring.
Totally worth it. Only problem was our kids never want to shower indoors again. Either do we.
Thanks, Paul, for your kind words about SandPauper. You were such lovely guests and I'm delighted that you had such a memorable week. Looking forward to having you back sometime soon. My outdoor shower stands tall and at the ready. ;-)
Grateful Manhattanites Mr. & Mrs....
Our 2nd. visit to "SandPauper" and will not be the last! We love this little cottage and it's wonderful warmth & comfortable atmosphere...We love sitting on front porch while sipping coffee. Short walk to town and short walk to beach, perfect location. It's so easy for us to get there and yet it feels a million miles away from the city..There is nothing you could want or need, it's all there..The love, time and effort put into the home is apparent at every turn.. We adore this charming little cottage....Tks. Linda.
Thanks so much for all your kind comments about your 2nd visit to SandPauper! It always warms my heart to have tenants who really appreciate its quirky charms - and then come back for more! With all good wishes to you for a happy, healthy, and cozy fall & winter! -- Linda
Enjoy a day at the beach or take a short walk to the village, which faces Great South Bay. There you will find bay-side swimming with lifeguard, bay-front bars & restaurants, grocery stores, ice cream & candy shops, clothing boutiques, hardware stores, nurseries, bicycle rentals, and more.
The town of Ocean Beach has a post office, playground, children's day camp, tennis and basketball courts, softball field, library, cinema, water taxis, and lateral ferries to other Fire Island communities. Catholic and Protestant churches and a Synagogue nearby. Hike to SUNKEN FOREST - a 300+ year-old primeval holly forest east of Ocean Beach and below sea level. An enchanting and magical experience!