I originally wrote my first review on the Ocean Colony in July of 2009, it is probably posted above or below this one, and it is titled "Thank goodness the refrigerator was broken."
To update and give a more detailed and informative review, I'd just like to add that my family has returned every year for the past three years, at different times including Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day weekend, and then a regular summer weekend in late July. Also since the refrigerator broke, and we really enjoyed that super nice room near the beach with the loft, we always splurge for one of the loft bedrooms, and we invite more people (The more the merrier). Usually rounding around fifteen people of all ages, and the adults of course, sleep on the bed while the teens and younger adults crash on the floor in blankets and sleeping beds. Also I've met others there who were vacationing and I have seen their rooms as well.
So my review? I absolutely love the place. However it is inconsistent because what the website fails to mention is that this is a time share. Over seventy different people own individual rooms. .. thus why they are decorated so differently. Some rooms even have photos of who I presume, own the rooms. So I recommend that if you go, and I definitely advise that you do, if you don't like your room within the first fifteen minutes, just ask to change rooms. In addition, I think that this place had the ideal location between Amagansett, East Hampton, and Montauk Point, and other sites such as the Phantom Forest/Hither Hills State Park, the Art Barge, The Surf Lounge, bicycle paths, walking trails, et cettera. Also the Ocean Colony is super easy to find, drive into, and has really nice staff that can accommodate most issues like an extended check-out, a broken room fixture, or extra towels and/or toiletries.
One thing I could change? I'm caught between adding a jacuzzi or painting/adding to the wooden balconies and staircases.... they look old and cheap, not beachy. It makes it feel too much like a sleep away camp for little children and teens... I wouldn't even mind some paint or tiles, or even more plants, vines, et cettera... but do not let that discourage you. The vacation is still going to be a one of kind, and amazing experience.
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