The SpaceYou will have full access to kitchen, living room, porch with small BBQ, and the side yard (which is a plus because most houses out here do not have a yard).
There is a Poland spring water dispenser in the kitchen and you're welcome to that water. Guest AccessYou will enter via the main entrance to the house.
FYI - The street view shows a neighboring street which is narrower than my street. My street is wide and has a more open feel. Interaction with GuestsI will (mostly) be on the premises during your stay and will be using the kitchen, living room and bath as well. However, I will only interact as much as you're comfortable with. The NeighborhoodThe two great things about this neighborhood (the "West End") is that the beach is, at most, 3 blocks from any house, and that pretty much everything you need is within walking distance.
There are restaurants/bars, grocery store, beer distributor, liquor store, Dunkin Donuts, pharmacy, and a 24-hour deli within walking distance. (And several of them have ATMs.) Getting AroundThe Long Island Railroad is 2 miles from the house (Long Beach Line, 55 minutes from Penn Station/NYC).
From the train station there are 2 options:
1) The West End bus which stops on the corner of my block and takes about 15 minutes to get to from the station.
2) Taxis - the fare to and from my house is $5.00. I recommend Beech Street Taxi (walk to the right when you get off the train) versus the other company.
There are some things to know about taxis in Long Beach:
- They pickup multiple fares so you won't be the only person in the car (unless you get lucky).
- They charge per the person. Other Things to NoteParking is problematic everywhere in town.
Long Beach requires a pass to access the beach, $15/day and they are not purchasable nearby my house. If you're traveling by train, purchase the ticket that includes the train fare and beach pass. You'll save some money.
If you have a bicycle or surfboard, there is ample storage space in the back of the house. (You'll need to provide your own locking mechanism.)