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
Fishermen’s Delight $165
Fishermen’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 â€“ 7pm, great Tavern food
along with delicious specials (try the crab cake pie). Joey's
Pizza great family place, Pinkyâ€™s Shrimp has seafood for take out or
eat outside at their picnic tables, Pinzaminoâ€™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 Hereâ€™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
Check municipality for free concert nights, lifeguard tournaments,
and other happenings.
Favorites: Pinky Shrimp
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 â€“ Kubelâ€™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.