TRIUMVIRATE TRIUMPHS IN PURCHASE OF BOATEL
By Jeanne Lieberman
new hero, Dwayne Diesu, is a modest man who has kept a deliberately low profile
for the 25 years he has lived here. Married 38 years, his 4 kids have worked
several jobs in the community. He loves Kismet and has supported it throughout
the years in various ways.
Chasing the dream for over 15 years
with his partners, Paul and Ed Major, who have also lived here under the radar
for five years, they have been chasing the dream for over 15 years. How they
managed to land a deal nobody else could is still a secret. Ever modest they
will not say exactly how they pulled off this miracle but one suspects it’s
largely a product of timing. Boatel owner Dolores Shevlin has purchased
property on the mainland which is ready for occupancy.
also attribute their success in finally landing this prime purchase by dealing
primarily with the large real estate agents who were handling the property.
By, With and For Kismet
is the largest privately owned piece of real estate next to the Point of Woods
on the Island.
scary speculation has been over the years that some mega mainland developer
would build up on the property and make it commercially viable by cramming as
many structures as possible on it.
“like living in a painting”
is no way to understate the glorious experience of living in the Boatel on the
I lived there, I used to say it was “like living in a painting” As you walked
in the door and looked through the picture windows facing the bay you would see
the bay fringed with a sliver of grass lined beach. boats mingling with the
ferries and jet skis in a usually tranquil setting enhanced by the daily
sunsets visitors would line up on the dock to photograph. Across the Bay the twinkling
lights of Bayshore. At night an astrologer’s dream of star studded moonlit sky.
were all truly blessed to live there and are so happy that that experience will
Kismet residents first, Builders second
new owners are heroes because they are Kismet residents first and are trying to
maintain the original flavor and flair of the Boatel. Not building up or doing
anything dramatically different at
the moment, just improving the existing units, not changing the
footprint of the original 11 units, mostly adding air-conditioning and
remodeling. Much was needed since it was built in 1955.
The plan is to work
feverishly before the cold sets in to have it ready for spring.
response has been uniformly positive from Kismet people
says the response has been uniformly positive from Kismet people happy that
someone from Kismet, who knows and loves our standards, has bought it, not some
crass commercial developer.
Renting weeklies and monthlies
quell residents’ fears of traditionally boisterous weekly renters they will be
maintaining a minimum age of 30
Dwayne has promised to have it managed by a Kismet person making sure that this
gorgeous property remains true to the Kismet tradition. friendly low key and
ultimately an asset to the community.
units will be available for rental, weekly or monthly, by visiting their
new email is Fireislandboatel.com
are all so grateful that it turned out this way
you Dwayne, Ed and Paul