Bay Shore’s first bed and breakfast, The Ocean Bay House, will be opening this winter or spring.

In the meantime, GreaterBayShore went on a tour with general manager (and B&B veteran) Colleen McGrath at 69 Ocean Avenue.

During this past year of construction, McGrath traversed Long Island from Manhattan to Southold in search of furnishings for the B&B’s nine bedrooms (including one suite) and common areas.

It’s been worth the effort. Check out the photos below for a complete virtual tour.

First, some background:

The grand colonial that now houses the Ocean Bay House was built in 1890 for entertaining, and was originally an annex to the Prospect House, which was large enough to accommodate 200 visitors before it burned in 1903, according to the Bay Shore Historical Society website.

The room that will be set up for breakfast diners.

The B&B’s great room off the dining room. (With the conference room in the background.)

A corner of the kitchen that faces the creek and pool.

The parlor and reception area facing Ocean Avenue.

Another view of the great room at the Ocean Bay House.

The second floor common area.

Click the 2 and 3 boxes below for the rooms. Each has its own bath.