3 BR, 2 Baths. Perfect for small family. Max 4 Adults. 1 wk min.
M.J. & S.J. Shapiro, owner
About M.J. & S.J. Shapiro, owner
This family of educators started summering in Fire Island in the '60s. We love our old cottage and hope you will enjoy staying here!
M.J. & S.J. Shapiro, owner purchased this Cottage in 1970
Why M.J. & S.J. Shapiro, owner chose Ocean Beach
This cottage is one of the few remaining original cottages in Ocean Beach (circa 1906). It has been in our family since 1970 and we have tried to retain the traditional qualities of a seasonal beach house. This is classic and humble home with new amenities we believe will be both comforting and welcoming.
What makes this Cottage unique
Original cottage; exposed beams, beech floors, charming details with modern upgrades, large deck with grill. - 2 screened-in porches - 3 dining areas -New kitchen floor & granite counter (2017) -New living room furniture & renovations (2015-6) -New inside bathroom & bedroom renovations (2014-6) -New foundation (2010) and roof (2008-9) -No damage or flooding from Hurricane Sandy (2012)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Adorable beach cottage
We spent a week at this classic beach cottage in Ocean Beach. For our family (myself and 3 young adults), it was the perfect place for a beach vacation! The original part of the home is over 100 years old and it has been owned by the same family for about 50 years. It is small but has lots of extra space on the front and back screened porches and the large deck. The furnishings and decorating are lovely. The kitchen is well-stocked. Beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas, bicycles and boogie boards are included and the house is just a short walk from the beach. We love the outdoor shower (there is also a full bath inside). Sally, the host, is very responsive when questions arise. She met us at the house and showed us around when we checked in. It does get a bit warm on hot days but the two main bedrooms have window air conditioning units. The village has plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars, all of which are pricy, and not all of them take credit cards, so bring cash. Also, there are lots of rules to keep the beach clean and quiet: no music, no ball-playing, no food or drink except water. But the beach is very clean and peaceful.
Thanks so much for your comments and constructive observations. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your vacation and were comfortable in our family cottage. Should your future vacation plans include returning to Ocean Beach, we hope you think of renting with us again. Take care, the Shapiros
a MUST stay!
I can't say enough great things about this house, the town, and the host. The house is beautifully designed/decorated to perfection and feels like a true homey beach cottage. The house is equipped with multiple bedrooms for comfort, two relaxing sun decks, a nice dining area, and the best part- an outdoor shower to get the true beach experience! The house is perfectly located, with less than a five minute walk to the beach on own end and the town on the other. Sally, the host, was very accommodating, easily accessible for any questions, a truly a great host. I can't wait to come back and stay in the future!
RG: So pleased you were comfortable in our little cottage. We hope you can return soon. Thanks so much for your feedback! Sally
We have been renting this beach cottage every summer for over 10 years. The house is impeccably clean. The property and amenities are exactly as described. We have recommended the house to friends.
Sally is a great landlord. Although there is a cleaning service that comes weekly, she checks the house in between tenants to make sure everything is perfect. She is a fantastic decorator, and the house is open, well furnished, and inviting. Best of all, it is steps from both the beach and town.
We love the deck, and when it’s buggy we spend time on the two screened porches (great for sleeping too). Our family will be returning every year. I highly recommend this property.
MS, is it really 10 years?! We are thrilled you're making family memories in our house where so many were made for us. Fondly, Milt and Sally
We've stayed in Sally's lovely, comfortable cottage many summers! Pleasingly decorated, well-equipped kitchen, a/c in the bedrooms when needed. Beautiful deck, perfect for hanging out and reading, or eating at the umbrella table, and of course the outdoor shower. Grill plus well-equipped kitchen. Lawn chairs and boogie boards etc. Easy walk to beach; far enough from town that it's still quiet but close enough to run to store at last minute or enjoy dining out. Highly recommend.
Thank You! We love our returning tenants!
A Hidden Gem!
This is our second year renting this lovely home and we could not be happier with the owner, the house and all the "niceties" this place offers. For one, the only issue we had last year (the bed bunk 'guard' was not high enough for my paranoid mommy preference) was immediately fixed. Sally, the owner, takes everything very seriously and you can tell the love and care that has gone into this cottage over the years. It's constantly being updated and has such a lovely, modern, shabby chic vibe in a wonderful beach setting. The location is great as you are so close to the beach but far enough from the main center of the neighbor that you feel like you are away from it all. And what was very comforting is knowing Sally is just a text away to help with any questions or concerns. You won't be sorry!
Thank you for your many lovely comments. We are so pleased that your family enjoys our house as much as we do! Regards, Sally
Lovingly maintained property in amazing location
Sally has really thought of everything in this beautiful house. It is clean, comfortable, tastefully and warmly decorated - and has everything you could possibly expect in a Fire Island getaway.
Lots of indoor outdoor space. And lots of places for people to be together or sneak away with a book. It's located directly between the beach (right near the lifeguards) and town.
We were a family of four and couldn't have been happier there. We stayed for two weeks because the house was so nice. It was a dream.
Thank you for such a lovely review of your stay in our cottage! Nothing could make us happier than knowing you and your family were comfortable and found everything you needed. We hope you return for another Fire Island vacation.
Best, the Shapiro’s
Spend the day at the beach or take a short walk into the village on the Great South Bay. There you will find bayside swimming with lifeguard, bay-front restaurants, grocery stores, a movie theatre and many shops.
The Village of Ocean Beach has a playground, children's day camp, tennis and basketball courts, softball field, library, water taxis and ferries to other Fire Island communities. Catholic and Protestant churches and a Synagogue are nearby. East of Ocean Beach is the 'Sunken Forest,' part of Fire Island National Seashore, a nice day hike. West of Ocean Beach is the Fire Island Lighthouse, a National Park Service museum and monument completed in 1858.