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“THE best place to stay in the Grove between weeks (if you have a share) or for short-to-medium-term stays.” 4 of 5 stars
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Lewis Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY 11782   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Cherry Grove
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“THE best place to stay in the Grove between weeks (if you have a share) or for short-to-medium-term stays.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

ALWAYS pleasant, very clean and well-appointed; super close to all Grove activities and right on the beach; beautiful views and fresh ocean air; extremely well-run by Petra, Rick and everyone they have working there - you really can't go wrong at Dune Point. Don't expect perfection if you book at the last minute but you can always ask for what you need. You can cook in or eat out, meet other people there easily if you want to or be totally to yourself. No pressure, no hassles and a drama-free zone for those who just want fun and relaxation. You can always take the very short walk downtown for a dose of drama, lol....Veverka.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

We booked slightly last minute for Ascension and the only thing we could find in Cherry Grove or The Pines was a Bungalow at Dune Point. It ended up being a good choice. Dune Point is a very clean, cute and quaint guesthouse. It reminded me of a studio apartment. It was VERY small so not good for a long stay but worked well enough for a 2 day stay.

Instead of a bed the room has a futon that pulls into "2 beds" and a small kitchenette with mini fridge/freezer, oven, stove, microwave, coffee maker, pots, pans and dishes. We had a cute patio with chairs and tables so we could hang outside and enjoy the weather. The TV is also small and doesn't get many channels but enough to keep entertained. The air conditioner worked amazing and kept the room ice cold. The shower unit looked very new as well.

The common deck has a beautiful view of the ocean and is right on the beach. There are umbrellas, chairs and other things for guests to use on the beach.

There is no daily maid service but if you need anything Dune Point will accommodate you if they can. The check in office is right at the dock when you get off the fairy. The attendant was very nice and extremely helpful. The walk from the ferry to the room wasn't bad either.

I would definitely stay here again but hopefully can get a bigger, waterfront room.

Room Tip: Book VERY early as there are not many available and get waterfront/beachfront.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Loucaz
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

A little pricey, but not pricey enough to keep me away. I will definitely be staying here again!! I rented the one bedroom apt. with ocean view. It was amazing! Nothing beats being so close to the beach. There were deer grazing right below us and on the beach. Everything aout this place was relaxing and beautiful!

You are far enough away from the more crowded area of the beach, but still only a five minute walk away from the ferry and restaurants.

Towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided; and pots and pans if you would like to cook. Eating dinner on the deck overlooking the beach was lovely! This is a beautiful place to stay and I was sorry I had to leave when it was time to check out.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans La
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10 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Dunes Point is a great location, and reasonably priced as FI goes. I took a friend there for his first visit to FI for his birthday. Staff was accommodating and the room was equipped very well with not only the kitchenette but the pots/pans and service supplies. They have beach chair and umbrellas for the guests to use and it is very quiet!

Room Tip: If your not from the area, or a first time visitor to FI you probably will be shocked at the price v...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Queens, NY
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a quick beach getaway without too much driving from our home in NYC. Fire Island's Cherry Grove was the perfect destination and the Dune Point accommodations served our needs perfectly. We stayed in one of the studio rooms with the kitchenette. The room was clean, cozy, and charmingly decorated. There were dishes and glasses available for use, cable tv available, and a spotless shower with great pressure. The bed was a little hard but that was a small issue. All the Dune Point rooms are steps from the beach - literally two minutes out your door and down a walkway and you are on the sand. They also have a small supply of beach chairs and umbrellas for guests' help-yourself usage. The staff was unobtrusive but they offered great advice about checking out The Invasion on July 4th as well as allowing us to stash our bag at the office prior to being able to get into our room and again after checkout the next day so that we could be unencumbered on the beach before catching our ferry home.

Room Tip: There are two buildings - one on the beach and one behind. On the beach is better so ask for a room...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

great location on oceanfront, lovely deck areas with beach chairs & umbrellas available. but needs updating. but just being their makes you feel happy and carefree. so relaxing that you certainly go back! we did!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bellport, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I stayed at Dune Point last season and decided this year to go bigger. What a wonderful reservationist/manager they have (Petra). She goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable with that "at home feeling". I am looking forward to a quiet, spacious retreat across from the Atlantic Ocean - away from the noise and active locals. They are pet friendly which is rare - and the newly renovated rooms are modern and beautiful. I plan to make this a postive habit each year.

Room Tip: Ask to be across from the ocean. Nice and secluded.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dune Point

Address: Lewis Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY 11782
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Fire Island > Cherry Grove
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Cherry Grove
Number of rooms: 165
Also Known As:
Dune Point Hotel Cherry Grove
Dune Point Cherry Grove
Dune Point Fire Island/Cherry Grove

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