The flowers are blooming, the chill is finally leaving the air and the sun is setting after 6 PM. The first signs of Spring are officially here! With warmer temperatures around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning the opening of your Fire Island home for the season.
One of the first steps to take in opening your home is scheduling with your plumber for your water to be turned back on. Once we have moved past freezing temperatures, it’s safe to turn the water back on in your home. Keep an eye on the forecast when planning your water turn-on.
Note: In Seaview, the water will be turned on by the Seaview Association no later than April 15th.
With the warmer weather on the way, landscaping may also come to mind. Spring is the perfect time to schedule a yard clean up. If you are planning to incorporate some new landscaping or hardscaping this year, now is the time to start planning those improvements before Summer gets in full swing and it becomes too hot to plant.
Whether you are renting out your home or using it for your own enjoyment, it's important to make any necessary repairs before the summer season comes around! Beyond any needed repairs, sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint on your walls and power washing the exterior can make a big difference in its appearance. If you have stored your bedding, linens and towels for the winter, now is a good time to take inventory to ensure you are well equipped for the season ahead.
Lastly, it doesn’t hurt to check on the condition of your bikes, wagons and beach chairs now, so that you have ample time to repair or replace any of these beach life necessities well before the prime summer season! Given Covid’s disruption of many supply chains, it can take longer for goods to be delivered so make sure to plan ahead for your needs.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on our favorite island soon!
Below is a list of vendors who can assist in the opening of your home:
Fire Island Landscaping - (631) 383-8395
Island Nursery & Landscaping - (917) 575-5251
Fazio Landscaping - (516) 510-0807
Sunshine Cleaning - (631) 767-4386
Martha Vega - (718) 908-1091
Fairy House Mother – Fire Island Home Concierge Service
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to be of service to you!
Just because summer is over doesn't mean your trips to Fire Island should be! As the temperature begins to cool and the crowds lessen, there's still opportunities for you to enjoy Fire Island. Although ferry service is limited, this is actually one of the best times to explore beautiful Fire Island.
Fire Island's Sunken Forest is a rare ecological community. The fall season is a great time of year to discover this area! Walk along the boardwalk to take in the gorgeous views! Many visitors describe it as quite a unique experience. Take yourself on a walk or go on a guided tour. Take in the beautiful changing colors of the leaves in the fall months! You can visit this hidden gem by taking the Sayville ferry service to Sailors Haven.
While storefronts in Ocean Beach are getting ready to close up shop for the winter, they will still be open for limited hours during week and open on the weekends. This means there's still some time for shopping! Visit Salty Stitch, Five Eight Three, Bambootique, Flair House, Klines, or Fire Island Outfitters to stock up on outfits for next summer or for some new Fire Island gear! Plus there's usually some sales this time of year! BONUS: less crowds = more for you!
Finally, you can't come to Fire Island without visiting the Fire Island Lighthouse. The Fire Island Lighthouse hosts tons of events that are educational and history-filled as well as guided tours where you can get the chance to see the beautiful views of Fire Island.