Located in Kismet, third house from ocean offering panoramic views of Atlantic Ocean and the Fire Island Lighthouse. Nestled in the Kismet dunes is your private fun spot. Wrap around deck gives you all the vantage points for sunrise and sunset and whats happening at the beach. Large patio tables and chairs offer outdoor dining, reading and napping.
The photos on this listing do not do a justice! The house was immaculate upon arrival, and it was steps from the ocean, and the landlords were very pleasant to work with. The downstairs had four large bedrooms and a full bathroom with a washer dryer. Upstairs was an airy open space layout with the kitchen, dining table (for 10+ people) and living room flowing right out into the wrap-around deck. Also upstairs was a second full bath and "master" bedroom. The deck was stocked with casual outdoor furniture and tables, a huge grill (with extra tanks of propane), and the downstairs back deck (not mentioned previously), was stocked with an extra fridge, beach chairs, bikes, a wagon, and an outdoor shower!! Last but not least, the kitchen was fully loaded with all things you would need for a week away (besides food obviously). But the house comes with tons of plates, flatware, cups, mugs, platers, large bowls, coffee makers, toaster, blender, drink dispenser, grill utensils...honestly this place was amazing! We had a large group (10-13 people depending on the day) and we all were completely comfortable in the large space. We never felt on top of each other. There was seats for everyone if we had a group meal. And most importantly, the location is absolutely spectacular!!! It truly is 3 houses in from the ocean beach, you can hear the waves as you drift into sleep. The view from the deck was gorgeous. We absolutely loved this house and cannot wait to book again!
The only two things I could critique would be the upstairs dining area did not have much light at night, which was hard to play card games, we did not bring lanterns or candles or anything with us. Also, two of the downstairs rooms are painted white and two others are wood paneling, the white ones appear much "lighter" and "cleaner" over the wood paneled rooms. But it was just perception, the wood paneled rooms were just as clean and large, but seemed dark. These are personal tastes, which is why I still gave the house five stars, because it honestly deserves it!
This house was perfect for a trip with 13 friends. The house was clean and had everything for us which included beach chairs, kan jam, blender, wagon, two bikes, coffee pot, extra towels, extra linens, kitchen supplies and even two refrigerators. The owner was hospitable and personally gave us a tour of the house so we could settle in quickly. There is one bedroom upstairs with a full sized bed and four bedrooms downstairs, three of which had full beds and a twin bed. There was a plug in fan for every bedroom downstairs. The pictures don't do this house justice; you will be pleasantly pleased!
There was a bike and water sports rental on the same road for added fun!
Top Thing to do in City:
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* catch some rays relax.
* go play tennis.
* go to the movies.
* fish/swim/kyack at the beach.
* bicycle to nearby towns.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* collect shells/ beach glass.
* take water taxi ride to Ocean Beach.
* book a tour at the FI lighthouse.
* watch the sunset.
* gaze at the stars.
We have two bar restaurants in town. They are the Kismet Inn and the Surf's Out. Both offer fine dining live music and you can dance the night away at either bar. There are free movie nights at the Kismet Firehouse and a fleamarket of sorts nearby. Kismet has its own free tennis and basketball courts. Private courts are also available. I should include golf although a little west of kismet, Cedar Beach offers breathtaking 9 hole on the ocean.
Nightly Rate: $1000 - $1500
Weekly Rate: $4500 - $6000
Monthly Rate: $18000 - $24000
Friday to Friday weekly rentals arrive 2pm. Checkout at 11am. Higher rate applies to July and August. No pets and no smoking please. Security deposit required. Bikes, umbrellas and beachchairs are available upon request.