Fire Island

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    Jun 29, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    How in the hell can I stay at Fire Island for a couple of days? Anyone got a line on some places -- any ideas? I don't want to try to book that ridiculously expensive hotel.
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:44 AM GMT
    you can buy a weekend from someone's timeshare if they can't go on that weekend. But I don't know if that's cheaper.

    Or you can stay at cherry grove.
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    Jun 29, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    Or u can just live 15 mins from the ferry on long island like me. Lol sry I am not being helpful at all.
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    Jun 29, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    you're going to be charged an arm and a leg getting a hotel there. People usually rent out a week or two during each month of summer. For example they may have two weeks in June, one week in July, one week in August. Sometimes they can't make it to one of the weeks and are looking to rent it out to someone. Or there are people who are just there for the weekend and during the week their room is empty. There are also people who rent out an entire room by themselves and may be looking for roommates. Keep in mind that the time share will most likely be a huge house with multiples rooms where you be sharing the common area with other people. Depending on the location of the house it could cost $2000-$3000 a week so if you're just booking a weekend you'll still be paying a good chuck of money to be in fire island.

    Also you can forget about trying to be there this weekend or during the august ascension party.
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    Jun 30, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    yeah well i don't need to be there on the busiest weekend, but i would like to get there this summer. so hopefully someone who has a spot might see this post!
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    Jul 07, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    I'd be interested in knowing more about available shares, too.

    I don't think I'd mind the hotel, either.

    I live close to the ferries, but would like to enjoy the full nightlife experience... and the last ferries leave relatively early, at least for the club scene.
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    Jul 07, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    Everyone keeps telling me I have to go and that it'll be "awesome." I'll probably go, roll my eyes the entire time, and be like, "I have sand all over my buttcrack, everyone is ugly, on drugs, and I probably got skin cancer" by the end of the day. Definitely not spending the night anywhere near there.

    But I'm hoping the experience will be better than that.
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    Jul 14, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    best bet: Look for people that want to "sell off" a few of their weekdays (MAYBE a weekend but that's MUCH tougher to find).

    AND - Check for Cherry Grove. It's much less expensive/fancy and you can always walk to/water taxi to the Pines if you must. I've stayed in both and find the Grove is more relaxed/fun - and yeah - a bit 'trashy', but the Pines is very expensive, CAN be pretentious, but has newer/more lovely homes and properties. Stay cheap and see both is my motto. Ultimately it will be what you make of it.

    Check listings on Craig's List - and search Google for "Fire Island Share" listings. Also - ask around your gay social circles - ya never know... icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 14, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    Also - there's water-taxi's to either location from the Long Island. So you can come early and stay late(r) - and possibly split the ride back with some other people that want to do the same thing you are. Check listings for Water-Taxi services. There's always options.