|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||2200 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Beach, Ocean|
Description from the owner
We have no Hurricane Sandy Damages at our home! Thank God! We are up and running and taking reservations for the wonderful 2013 season. We no longer rent for proms, sorry.
We book for Wedding Stays, Reunions, Bachelorette Party Weekends, Bring your own Retreats or do ours, Business Meetings, I also have access to more homes on our block if your group wants to stay all together.
Drop your bags and grab a chair, towel and lotion and hit the beach! This house is steps away from the white sands of relaxation. You will be 3rd from the beach so lunch breaks and a pit stop are no problem for you and the little ones.When the kids nee...Read more
Awesome Views, Great Entertaining House, Sleeps 16
Beach Haven, New Jersey
Additional Location Information
Excepting Retreat Weekend Bookings for:
French Cuisine Cooking with Francis Pons
12 in class
Italian Festival $150
Parisienne Sojourn $165
Chocolate Ecstasy $135
Fishermenâ€™s Delight $165
Fishermenâ€™s Delight $165
Parisienne Sojourn $165
Chocolate Ecstasy $135
Photography with Dayna
class of 8 in April or Oct. Only
Flat rental rate of $750 per night for house during retreats months (2 night stay minimum), bring a spouse or friend if room in house. Retreats can be booked for your retreats needed dates also. I run various retreats in the off season Sept.-May, please inquiry for more info at: LBI-Vacation dot com.
THINGS TO DO
We have 5 great eateries in walking distant. Kubel's Too
Restaurant /Bar/Liquor Store, it has great Happy Hour 1/2 price
drinks and appetizer specials daily at 4pm Ă˘â‚¬â€ś 7pm, great Tavern food
along with delicious specials (try the crab cake pie). Joey's
Pizza great family place, PinkyĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Shrimp has seafood for take out or
eat outside at their picnic tables, PinzaminoĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s is a nice place for
Adults with Italian food (BYOB), and one Country Market type for
take out all in a 7 block walk.
If you like ice cream try the 2 Ice Cream shops within 10 blocks in
each direction, Skipper Dipper, and HereĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s the Scoop.
At the end of our street there are surf shops. Brighton Beach Surf
shop rents surf/chairs/beach etc. and offers daily lessons to teach
you to surf, and many beach needs, toys, candy, kites, etc. the
other Acme Surf and Skate rents bikes, and items to buy.
There is an Acme food market 10 blocks, and the country market 7
blocks away. A post office is 10 block away, Tee shirt shop,
Pottery Shop, and Wizard of Odds Antiques. At the Acme there is a
4 plex stadium seating movie theater.
The Bay Beach is 17 blocks, it includes tennis, basketball,
playground equipment, baseball field, bocce, horseshoes,volleyball
court,crabbing dock, fishing pier,windsurfing,kayaking area and
great sunsets for all.
We are located in a quiet part of the Island, so walking, jogging,
biking, rollerblading is peaceful.
Fantasy Island Amusement Park in Beach Haven is a must for families
with children. Across from the park there is Bay Village, many
shops, and a bay beach, boat ramp, arcade, water slide park, mini
golf, and center of town. They have great fudge, and chowder at the
Country Kettle locations.
ALO Alliance of the Living Ocean (great Kids activities)
Paint A Pot (kids/adults Pottery crafts)
Long Beach Island Foundation of Art- ( Shows, exhibits in Loveladies)
Playhouse- Surflight, kids and Adult shows
Theater- Beach Theater 4 screens
Check municipality for free concert nights, lifeguard tournaments,
and other happenings.
Favorites: Pinky Shrimp
Wheel House Restaurant
Best Pizza - Bay Village Pizza
Ice Cream- Showplace, fun for families (they make you sing)
Crust and Crumb Bakery - Bay Village
Best Chowda- Bay Village
Country Kettle Fudge Shop - Bay Village
Chicken or the Egg (Open 24 hours fun place after bars close to get
a bite) DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!!!!
Best Nightlife- Nardi's (Pink bus will pick up and drop off)
Happy Hour Ă˘â‚¬â€ś KubelĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Too
LBI has Extreme DWI LAWS !!!!!!!!DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!
We have a very safe Island for families to vacation to.
At the end of the block we have many free newspaper vending machines
with local papers for weekly entertainment. The Island, The
Beachcomber, The Sand Paper, along with USA Today etc.
Take a drive and take the full 18 mile tour, we have many things to
O F F S E A S O N we rent the house for retreats that you may have planned or we can suggest some ideas to get your group together for a fun get away. In September there is a great Irish Festival in Ship Bottom that has fantastic music, crafts, and heritage fun. The end of September and in October is the time of year the Monarch Butterflies are hitting the sky in force, passing through the Island to get home. It is a beautiful sight, and some years the dunes are filled with the Halloween Colored Wings of Flight. Bring your cameras for the butterfly flights, the sunrises and sunsets are to die for, and the moonrise is really grand after watching the sun do it's tricks.
October has the Chowderfest weekend. I will tell you a little about Chowder Fest if you have never been before.
All the restaurants compete for the best Red and White Chowder. They decorate their booths to reflect their business or style or personalities they want to get across, and cook all Sat. night into the Sun. morning preparing for the thousands that come to taste it and judge it. You get to vote on each soup, which is the best, and on their booths. It is amazing how the soups taste so different, and how some stand out to be so much better, you wonder what the others were thinking!! There are Bands, Beer Trucks, and the Bay Village Stores are hopping with their wares, and discounts. Local real estate agencies giving away bags, pens, magnet, chip clips etc., my kids enjoy gathering these free items. If you are brave try the clam fudge at the fudge shop! :) The Bakery's are clearing shelves too!
It is great fun for adults, my kids enjoy it, but small kids it is tough on due to being so small and strollers are not permitted in soup tent areas, back packed kids are a solid solution. There is a playground on the bayside of the tents to let the kiddies run loose on when they get the urge to run wild.
The day before tasting on Sat. local shops discount their stock, The Mod Hatter is a great place to pick up some funny, awesome, costumes for Halloween at a great price, and they sell hats that are a hoot (that show up at night Nardi's and some other local bars).The local bars that close for the season usually have great specials on drinks and food. The best bands are playing this weekend at the bars, and at the festival.
It is kind of the last hurrah on the Island, traffic lights may be off already, all the stores are pushing Holiday Seashore Type Gifts at great prices, and the weather is usually still in the mid 70's or so. We have been in the ocean until Nov. some years. There are no guards, but the ocean can be calm, warm and inviting for bathers and surfing. I am down the street from the Brighton Beach Surf Shop and they are still giving surf lessons during October. It also a nice time to rent bikes, which is at the Acme Surf and Skate at the end of the street. The Beach Theater next to the Acme is ten blocks and is still open I believe if you want to walk over to see a movie. And the Ice cream shops are also pushing out ice cream to clear out for the winter.
It is a nice time to get together with friends, and family to share in the tasting experience, grab some bargains, and enjoy the last signs of summer. It is also a great time to plan ahead and take your holiday pictures at the beach for something different. Plan your matching outfits, something goofy, family sunset poses, whatever fits your family style. The CVS has great sales on putting packages together for your holiday cards.
I extended weekend by a day, so on Sunday you can enjoy the day and not have to leave, check in Friday, and check out Monday.
I am also offering the long weekends on the following: Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Martin Luther King, Valentines, Spring Breaks, Easter, Memorial Day Weekend, and Labor Day. There are always great sales, top bands at the bars during most special weekends, and a great time for Families to rejuvenate, reconnect and relax.
Some of the Weekend Beach House Retreats ideas I can help set up are: Cooking Lessons, Scrapbooking, Spa, Massage, Yoga, Pilates, Fishing, Surf Lessons, Stain Glass Class, Mosaics. If you have a idea and need some help, let me know and I will look into it and help you put it together with you.
If you have a group that is looking for a large house to do your retreat let me know and we will try to accommodate your needs: Painters Workshops, Artist Workshops, Crafter Workshops, Book Clubs, Spiritual, Counseling Encounters, Youth Groups, Healing Workshops, Business Team Meetings, to name a few.
I also book for Destination Weddings in the months of September thru June.
Please inquire for more details for The Wed and Bed.
Location Type Beach, Ocean
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$1,000||$1,000||$4,500 - $7,200||$0||1 night|
|Feb. 15 2013 - Feb. 18 2013
|Mar. 25 2013 - Apr. 1 2013
|Mar. 29 2013 - Apr. 1 2013
|May. 24 2013 - May. 27 2013
Memorial Day Weekend
|May. 24 2013 - Jun. 7 2013
Summer Starting Weeks
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|May. 31 2013 - Jun. 2 2013
|Jun. 7 2013 - Jun. 14 2013
|Jun. 14 2013 - Jun. 21 2013
|Jun. 21 2013 - Jul. 5 2013
4th of July Yipee!
|Jul. 5 2013 - Jul. 12 2013||-||-||$6,400||-||7 nights|
|Jul. 12 2013 - Jul. 19 2013||-||-||$6,800||-||7 nights|
|Jul. 19 2013 - Jul. 26 2013||-||-||$7,000||-||7 nights|
|Jul. 26 2013 - Aug. 23 2013||-||-||$7,200||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 23 2013 - Aug. 30 2013||-||-||$7,200||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2013 - Sep. 6 2013
Labor Day Week
|Aug. 30 2013 - Sep. 2 2013
Labor Day Weekend
|All Other Dates||$750||$750||-||-||1 night|
|View all 17 Rate Periods|
- Extra person Prime Time - $100 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - more than 16 people
- Extra person Retreat Cost - $50 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - more than 16 people
- Dog under twenty five pounds - $300 / week - Other - $300.00 dog fee per dog, with a one time $200.00 dog security for up to two dog maximum
Additional notes from owner
Weekly Rentals: Friday check in 2:00 - Friday. Check out time 10:00 AM
(Unless other arrangements have been made.)
Friday Check in time 2:00 PM
Sunday Check out time 5:00 PM
This house can be locked out to sleep 8 on the first floor during off
season, for vacation, retreats, family reunion, business team
meetings. Please call or email for rates.
THIS A GREAT HOUSE FOR RETREATS, REUNIONS, A HOLIDAY GET TOGETHERS
FOR LARGE FAMILIES.
1. DUE AT BOOKING - 1/2 of total
rental fee to reserve week.
2. DUE 1 month before check in- Remaining balance of due rent, $1000 security fee, and $300 cleaning security fee.
****** CASH, CHECK.
**A $300 security fee is collected if house is unreasonably left dirty, please be prompt at departure unless other arrangements have been made prior, the house is very large and the 4 hours is needed to clean the home.
Securitiy fees will be returned within 10 days.
The tenant agrees as follows: to pay the rent as specified and in
default thereof, to forfeit all payment made on account and all
rights hereunder; not to assign this lease or sub-let the premises;
not to use or occupy the premise except for residential purposes; to
keep and maintain the property in good order and to repair or
replace at TenantĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s expense any item or furnishing that may be
damaged or broken. On expiration of this lease, the tenant will
leave the premises cleaned up, otherwise a $300
cleaning fee will be imposed.
The lease premise shall not be occupied by more than 16 people, unless prior discussed and added to lease.
All occupants names, addresses, and phone numbers to be supplied
upon request. Tenant agrees to abide by all local ordinances and
Tenant shall furnish linens, blankets, towels, and such other items
the tenant desires. No refund from cancellation until premises re-
rented at same price. All refunds subject to 25% cancellation fee.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Webster, New York
Terrific house in a wonderful location
Our family (6 adults, 1 toddler and 2 infants) thoroughly enjoyed our stay here! There were two huge living rooms and both indoor and outdoor tables where a very large group could eat at the same time. Beds were very comfortable. The master bedroom had a nice view of the ocean. There was every kind of kitchen cooking, serving and eating implements that you could possibly want (so much so that we had to put our food on the counters as all the numerous cabinets were full). There were lots of books and DVDâ€™s as well as a good selection of games and kidsâ€™ toys. The owners were very helpful and accommodating as well as being a source of information, such as where to go for the best body surfing.
We were very close to the great beach and the enclosed outdoor shower with hot water and a place to put clean clothes made it very convenient to de-sand when we were done. Beach chairs, boogie boards and umbrellas were available (although we had trouble keeping the umbrellas upright on the beach). There was a large roof top deck with hot tub. You got a panoramic view of the ocean and bay and this was a nice place to watch the sunset. I was very sorry we had to leave!
Response from Mary Ann C. Gutchigian - 09/13/2012
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. I hope you come back yearly, your family is lovely! Sincerely,
Great house !! - so close to the beach - with fabulous views of the bay and ocean from the 3rd floor deck!! And a hot tub, to boot!! Who could ask for more?
Maryann and her husband could not have been nicer nor more helpful! They were terrific!
Another great vacation due to the facility and location. Great house for family or friends. The Hugh table in the kitchen and the back yard accommodates 16 Easily. Besides the tables there are three other areas for groups from 8-10. Two inside with large screen Tv's and one topside with a hot tub. Highly reccommended.
Response from Mary Ann C. Gutchigian - 07/31/2012
Thanks Carol we enjoyed your familys visit again and hope you continue booking with us in the future. Sincerely,
Mary Ann and Tom
Perfect bachelorette party
The house is huge and clean, located just ten steps from the beach. Mary ann was so helpful and welcoming... we had no complaints!
Wonderful home and wonderful people !
Neat and clean...plenty of room and just steps from the beach.
The hot tub on the roof is breathtaking !
Mary and Family
Can't Get Closer to the Ocean Without Getting wet
It was a lovely house in an incredible location. Not in a tourist area; very quiet. Tom and Mary ann were very friendly and helpful. Just one thing to note is that you can't get to the fabulous roof-top deck from inside. Not a big deal for us but might be others.
How lucky for our extended family to be able to return for a second year to this Jersey Shore retreat.
Tom and Maryann welcomed us back with warmth and a surprise! The rooftop deck has been enhanced with a new hot tub and furniture.
Can't wait to see what's in store for 2012!
Bergen County, NJ
An amazing house
Me and my friends stayed in this house for 3 days and we had a blast. The beach is really close to the house, much closer than the pictures make it seem, and the house itself was a great place to spend the evenings in. It was very comfortable and roomy, even with all the beds filled. Nothing topped the rooftop hot tub though, the view from up top is great and it made my weekend much more enjoyable. The owners are really cool, and I am definitely considering coming back again next year.
Great time at the beach
This property has it all. Panoramic views from the roof deck or the street side balcony. Not beachfront, but just steps to the beach. The owners are friendly and accomodating, and no one knows the island better, so insiders advice on what to do/where to go is always available. When we stayed we felt like we were home, very comfortable. All the amenities are there, and since everything is virtually new, no problems.
A truly classic NJ beach vacation.
This house was fantastic for a bachelorette party. The hot tube was great, the owners were super helpful, and we even got to go to the lbi arts and crafts festival. Great place. Steps from the beach.
Fantasic house for a large group!
The house was perfect for our group of 14. Very clean and comfortable with a fabulous rooftop deck and hot tub. Proximity to and view of the ocean was outstanding. The house is well stocked with kitchen necessities and audio/visual entertainment. The owners are lovely people readily available to address any concerns, they were very helpful with recommending local attractions and establishments. All members of our party were very impressed.
The location was so close to the ocean th at you could go back and forth to the house in no time for bathroom breaks or snacks. The house itself was so relaxing; you didn't have to leave it to enjoy the shore! lOVE it!
Saddle River, NJ
Awesome home in a perfect beach side location
The owners were very friendly and accomodating for a rather large group of teenages celebrating their prom. The home was as described, with ample room for dining, relaxing as well as sleeping. The views are stunning and location was top notch. An outside shower is an added perk.
We will definately book again, when the next one comes of age.
Ladies Labor Day Weekend
I stayed at this house over labor day weekend w a big group of my girlfriends. The house is very large and more than accommodates sleeping for a big group - all 15 of us were very comfortable the whole weekend. The location of the house is amazing, you are within seconds from the beach. Also the house has a great roof deck, we enjoyed the sunset everyday from up top.
Mary ann and Tom were very helpful with getting us situated in the house upon arrival. Overall we had a great experience renting with them. The weekend was a total success and a great way to end the summer.
Response from Mary Ann C. Gutchigian - 12/21/2010
Thank you Stefania, Your group was a pleasure. I am so happy you enjoyed your vacation weekend! Sincerely, Mary Ann
From first contact through our arrival back home, Tom and Mary ann were most accommodating, willing to consider alternate arrival and departure times.
Our extended family vacation included my Oxygen dependent mother, and Mary ann escorted me to reserve a (free) beach wheel chair for her.
Everything in the description was true, but it just doesn't accurately reflect how amply the kitchen and entertainment areas are stocked.
The location is perfect; there are restaurants and shops to walk to, but you are not in the noisy commercial part of the island.
The lifeguarded beach is clean and just steps away; no problem getting the young and old back to the house for snacks or potty breaks.
Response from Mary Ann C. Gutchigian - 12/21/2010
Thanks so much Johanna for those kind words. You have a beautiful family. I am glad we were able to allow you some extra time for a easier entry and departure, and that you found everything you needed. It is so nice to meet new friends each year during the rental season. Have a safe winter, and we hope to see you next year. Sincerely, Mary Ann
relaxing fun at the beach
Our extended family of husband, 2 sons and wives and 4 grandsons-10,6,5,and 4 yrs. old had a wonderful time. there was plenty of room for different groups to gather in different parts of the house and a giant size kitchen bar-table combo that allowed us to all eat together. the beds were comfortable and clean. The house is just a short walk to the beach which was great for the kids coming back to use the bathroom! All ages from graandparents to little ones had a wonderful time. I recommend this house for family or friends to share for a great beach adventure at LBI!
Barry & Maxine
"Heaven on Earth"
This beach home is spacious,and housed our group of twelve adults comfortably. Every room was private and clean.
The kitchen is huge and well equipped with for any needs for cooking. The beach is beyond words, and lulls you to sleep each night. We all will certainly return again.
Response from Mary Ann C. Gutchigian - 08/14/2010
I look forward to your return, and thanks for the great review. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
The Bargain Shopper Lady
This house is fabulous!
This house is in excellent condition and the table seats over 20 people! We loved it! It's only three houses down from the beach!
Response from Mary Ann C. Gutchigian - 08/14/2010
Thanks so much for your review! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Garnet Valley PA
Beautiful stay at a beautiful beach
Tom and Mary ann greeted us on our arrival even though we were early, and everything went well from there. From the beautiful guarded beach just a few feet away, clear sparkling water more reminiscent of the caribbean than the Jersey Shore. handy when needed and out of sight when not they made sure we had all we needed. Don't forget the fun decorations the highest porch commanding a wonderful view, available chairs rafts and umbrellas... A great place at a great value...
Family vacation at its best!
This is a great family vacation location. The beach is so close that even bathroom breaks are easy. The kitchen is fantastic and it allowed us to save a lot of money by eating in. The kitchen table will comfortably seat 12! The bedrooms are very comfortable and the view from the master bedroom (king sized bed) is beautiful.
We will return next year!