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babylon New York - Self catering accommodation

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babylon New York - Self catering accommodation

Hello,

I am travelling to Babylon, New York ( 18 Fire Island Avenue) for 3 weeks in July - to study.

Does anyone know of any self catering accommodation that is close by - or close enough to catch public transport.

I have been searching the internet with no real luck.

Thank you

JIll

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1. Re: babylon New York - Self catering accommodation

Re-post to the Long Island forum. You've posted to the Cherry Grove forum, which is a small hamlet on Fire Island.

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2. Re: babylon New York - Self catering accommodation

I agree you should repost this in the LI forum.

Will you not have a car?

Public transportation on LI is NOT very good. The trains are really only set up to go back and forth to the city. There are buses, but not convenient at all.

Almost eveyone on LI owns a car, even if they take the train to the city for work, they still drive to the train station.

There are suite-type hotels, but none right there in Babylon. You would need a car.

For example:

marriott.com/hotels/travel/ISPRA-TownePlace-…

There are others...in Melville, Plainview, etc,

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3. Re: babylon New York - Self catering accommodation

Have you spoken to the people where you are going to be studying? What do others who study there do in this situation? Maybe contact whoever set up this study trip.

18 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon is close enough to the Babylon (LIRR) train station to walk to and from. But finding a place to stay for three weeks is a very unusual request.

You could try craigslist.org--but be very wary of scams.

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4. Re: babylon New York - Self catering accommodation

It may be close to the babylon train station, but that would mean you would have to find a hotel that is close to another train station along that same Babylon line. If you actually found one, then you have to figure in cost and train schedules, if you aren't doing traditional hours.

The trains only run east and west. You can't go from north to south on a train.

i would certainly ask your contact person.

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5. Re: babylon New York - Self catering accommodation

Thank you everyone - I really appreciate you taking the time to offer your advice - Helped to steer me in the right direction.

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