Two story house, with master bedroom with queen bed and two twin beds upstairs, and a downstairs guest bedroom, with a full bed that sleeps two. House was remodeled seven years ago with new siding, roof, windows, ceiling fans and skylights. Wrap around deck surrounds the house with multiple sitting areas for individual privacy while viewing the birds and garden. House has wonderful, powerful outdoor shower next to the storage shed. Indoors, it has one full bathroom with tub and shower downstairs and a half bathroom with toilet and sink upstairs. Kitchen is fully equiped with a refrigerator, dishwasher and electric oven. Also has three coffeemakers, a microwave, toaster and a variety of blenders. Dining indoors has seating for 8 or you can dine or enjoy lunch outside at the outdoor table which seats 8. Ceiling fans and open skylights provide the house with a breezy feel that beats the summer heat, superior to most air conditioning. Outside a BBQ grill is available for most cooking. We have Direct TV with Netflix, a stereo system and high speed FIOS internet. Bikes are also available at the house stored in the shed. Ample linens, towels, kitchen supplies, are available to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Shed has a clothes washer and dryer for laundry use during longer stays. We have a great perennial garden featuring blueberries, seasonal flowers and herbs for your enjoyment from both the front and back decks. Typical birds are cardinals, robins, wrens and catbirds and occasionally a hummingbird. The deck also has many flowering pots. Welcome to our great escape!
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay3 - 4 nights
Unconventional Beach House, With No Right Angles
- Calendar last updated:
- 5 Oct 2018
About Frank Thieroff
Currently retired, we have been coming to Fire Island since the mid 1970s. We currently split our time between NYC and Fire Island when we are not traveling.
Frank Thieroff purchased this House in 1996
Why Frank Thieroff chose Ocean Bay Park
We bought this property after 20 years renting on Fire Island in Ocean Bay Park and Seaview. We finally settled on this quiet street in OBP and this unique house where we enjoy every year here. We have owned the house for over 20 years.
What makes this House unique
The house is unique with high beamed rafters, with some of the beams still having their original labels. We added ceiling fans and skylights to make the house more inviting. The dining room table seats 8 and provides a nice setting for gatherings with friends over dinner.
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Charming house! Wonderful vacation!
We (family of four) had a great time on our summer vacation at Frank's house. The property has everything you might need for a relaxing and pleasent stay. House itself is charming and located within a close proximity to the beach in a quiet part of the Fire Island. There is plenty of space inside. Three ceiling fans and plenty of windows create a very comfortable breeze inside. Kitchen is well equipped and had everything a family of four might need.
Outside there is a nice deck with plenty of space, a beautiful garden and a few areas with good shade to stay on a beach chair for an afternoon nap. There is outdoor shower, body boards, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and four nice fat tire bikes available for the guests. We've made a daily use of the bikes going food shopping, taking nice trips around the island during the day or biking to the restaurants at night.
The beach near the property is quite gorgeous and does not have the day crowds like many other beaches on Fire Island.
Communication with the owner was very pleasant. He responded almost instantly to our requests and questions.
Overall we had a five star experience and will be happy to come back next year.
Thanks for your review. We would love to have you return again. Glad you enjoyed your stay in paradise!
Great house in a great location!!
Just got back from a girls getaway and the house was perfect! So close to the beach, restaurants and bars! Frank was so great to work with and the house was very clean, looking forward to staying again!!
Simply beautiful, clean, well-situated and well-equipped.
We loved staying here. Probably better for families as opposed to two couples and a friend because loft level upstairs is not so private. Outside shower is one of the best showers any of us has been in ever. Bicycles and beach accoutrement very convenient. Wished for air conditioning when it rained, otherwise breezy and comfortable.
The house was amazing! The landscape was amazing and so relaxing!
The owners, Frank and Mara, were simply amazing! They were so nice and met us at the ferry and helped us with all of our belongings for the days we would be there. The was beautiful and amazing. It was such a pleasure to stay there and so relaxing even though the house are semi close it still felt as if we were miles away from everyone since the landscape provides the privacy. The house was fully functioning and my group and I definetly over packed with thinking we needed plates and such. Absolutely a wonderful time at the house! Would absolutely reccomend this house to anyone and I would absolutely rent the house again!!
Very Nice Family Trip
Our family of five enjoyed our stay at Frank & Mara's. Comfortable, clean, and the bikes were great. The grounds were quaint. The outdoor shower and water pressure was wonderful.
Quiet location, 2 min walk to the beach, and 1 mile walk to Ocean Beach.
Great to be back on Fire Island.
Wonderful place for our family trip
Great location and attentive host.
Located on a quiet street in Ocean Bay Park, near Seaview. Beach tends to be less crowded and more family oriented than other more crowded areas of OBP. House has a great deck and garden for relaxing with friends. Friends meet at the two bars in OBP, Schooners and Flynns which are also decent restaurants. Seaview market is the closest grocery. Ocean Beach also has several good restaurants, including McGuire's and the Mermaid among the top choices. Tennis is available at the OBP tennis courts this year. Bikes are available at the house to ride into the towns for grocery shopping or various events that may be taking place during the summer.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Confirmation will occur after a phone call verifying that renter meets requirements. Upon confirmation and payment a welcome kit will be sent to you with information on ferry schedules and getting to the ferry from your location. Directions are included to the house and a care package explaining all you need to know to enjoy your stay.