3 or 6 Bedrooms-Classy Oceanfront-Stunning Views
From $200 / night
|Per night:||$225 - $500|
|Per week:||$1,400 - $4,975|
Pets allowed: No
If you are looking for a great vacation rental or off season week(end) to get away with your family or friends...this is it! Our high season weeks begin on Saturday. Low season & off season begins on Friday. We may even have off season midweeks available. This smoke free, centrally air-conditioned, beachfront home has beach access and is five steps from a brilliant white beach that Long Beach Island is known for. Pamper yourself in this enchanting LBI oceanfront duplex on one of the wider & less crowded beaches on the island and enjoy all the amenities you would expect in a well equipped beach house.
This bright and comfortable three bedroom 1.5 bath duplex is elegantly decorated and furnished for beachfront enjoyment with lots of seashore accessories.
There is a large, sun-drenched living room with a newer blue microfiber sofa(queen sleeper), loveseat and oversized chair, picture windows on three sides with ocean views, 32" premium cable TV,VCR/DVD,wireless cable internet, premium stereo and ceiling fan.
There is a large, private deck facing the ocean for dining, sunbathing, and magnificent sunrises. The spacious decks have two chaises, outdoor pub height bar or aluminum dining table, six to eight chairs, and newer Weber propane grill on both decks. The lower unit deck also has a full size lifeguard chair. We even include beach chairs & badges.
The upper unit deck has breathtaking ocean and coastline views. There are partial views from the lower unit. You have a private beach path and can see the Atlantic City lights at night from the beach. The setting is private with the closest public access & life guard station is 100 feet away.
There are two master bedrooms, one with a queen(with high end mattress) and 1/2 bath, one with a sumptuous king. The MBR's have cable TV/DVD. The third bedroom has a pair of twin beds & TV. The bedrooms have ceiling fans. Both units sleep six to eight. The bedrooms all have ocean views, ceiling fans and have seashore themes. The full bathroom has a shower over tub combination decorated with seashore decor and bright colors.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a separate icemaker, microwave, coffee & smoothie maker, toaster, ceiling fan and a dining table that seats eight. Open the sliding doors off the deck or large glider windows throughout the home and enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean surf.
There is an outside hot & cold shower for each unit and parking for two-three cars for each unit. We even have room for one boat for each unit. We are directly on the beach. Just walk a few feet over the dune.
Forty five minutes from Atlantic City, 2 hours to Newark Airport and 90 minutes to Philadelphia Airport. This location offers great access to museums, performing art center, shopping, great restaurants, extraordinary kayaking, fishing, park for kids and surfing beaches.
The first floor has partial ocean views from the bedrooms, kitchen and spacious living room. The first floor is perfect for families with young children and/or grandparents and those who prefer less stairs to climb. The deck is completely fenced in, 5 footsteps from your sliding glass door to the beach, deck is partially protected from the sun by the second floor deck and there are less stairs(only 6)to climb.
This house is approx. 1.5 miles from the southern tip of the island and is less than 2 miles(a short walk or bike ride) south of Fantasy Island in Beach Haven town center.
We would love to have you as our guests during your vacation or getaway to LBI. Please call or email us to plan your fun.
High season weekly checkin: Saturday 2pm checkout: Saturday 10:30am
Friday checkin begins late Sept->late June
The availability calendar is for the upper & lower units combined. The calendar is ALWAYS up to date. Please call or email to determine which unit(s)are available for the weeks that show availability.
You must be over 25 to rent. Weekend and midweek rentals may be available in Apr, early May, Oct & Nov.
In summary, we are directly on the beach, no short walk, only 5 steps. The location is private. There is no public beach path next to the property or motel next to or across the street from us. There are no homes between this house & the ocean blocking the views. We are truly oceanfront with unobstructed views to the north from the upper unit as the home to the north of us is one story. We are not a tired beach house that you may find without central air, ceiling fans, and with dark & uncomfortable furniture. The rooms are bright & airy with beach accessories & colors throughout. We include beach badges & chairs(a rarity). We have wireless internet & long distance phone service(a rarity). We have comfortable mattresses. We have weber propane grills on the deck. The lower unit has access from the parking level from the north & south to make checking in & out easier. We have 2 outside showers. We have parking for a total of 6 cars. We are committed to having our vacationers feel they are getting high value. Many families/groups return year after year.
Activities (on site or nearby): Tennis, fitness center, basketball, miniature golf, amusement parks, water parks, deep sea fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, crabbing, wildlife viewing, shopping, restaurants, hiking, live theater, cinemas, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, sailing, water-skiing, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, shelling, kayaking, roller rink, softball, jogging, strolling, boat rides to Atlantic City,beach activities, bicycling, bird watching, night clubs, etc.
About the owner
|Mar 18 2017||Mar 24 2017||$225||$350||$1,400||-||2 Nights|
|Mar 25 2017||Apr 07 2017||$225||$375||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Apr 08 2017||Apr 21 2017||$225||$400||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Apr 22 2017||Apr 28 2017||$225||$400||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Apr 29 2017||May 05 2017||$250||$400||$1,700||-||2 Nights|
|May 06 2017||May 12 2017||$250||$400||$1,700||-||2 Nights|
|May 13 2017||May 19 2017||$250||$400||$1,700||-||2 Nights|
|May 20 2017||May 26 2017||$225||$450||$2,100||-||3 Nights|
|May 26 2017||Jun 01 2017||$250||$500||$2,300||-||1 Week|
|Jun 04 2017||Jun 10 2017||-||-||$3,000||-||1 Week|
|Jun 11 2017||Jun 17 2017||-||-||$3,250||-||1 Week|
|Jun 18 2017||Jun 24 2017||-||-||$3,700||-||1 Week|
|Jun 25 2017||Jul 01 2017||-||-||$4,500||-||1 Week|
|Jul 02 2017||Jul 08 2017||-||-||$4,750||-||1 Week|
|Jul 09 2017||Jul 15 2017||-||-||$4,750||-||1 Week|
|Jul 15 2017||Aug 18 2017||-||-||$4,975||-||1 Week|
|Aug 19 2017||Aug 25 2017||-||-||$4,750||-||1 Week|
|Aug 26 2017||Sep 01 2017||-||-||$4,000||-||1 Week|
|Sep 02 2017||Sep 08 2017||-||-||$3,200||-||1 Week|
|Sep 10 2017||Sep 16 2017||-||-||$2,800||-||1 Week|
|Sep 17 2017||Sep 23 2017||-||-||$2,600||-||1 Week|
|Sep 24 2017||Sep 29 2017||$225||$500||$2,000||-||1 Week|
|Sep 30 2017||Oct 06 2017||$250||$475||$1,800||-||2 Nights|
|Oct 06 2017||Oct 19 2017||$250||$375||$1,700||-||2 Nights|
|Oct 21 2017||Oct 27 2017||$225||$375||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Oct 28 2017||Nov 03 2017||$225||$375||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Nov 04 2017||Nov 10 2017||$225||$375||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Nov 11 2017||Nov 17 2017||$225||$375||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Nov 18 2017||Nov 20 2017||$225||$350||$1,600||-||2 Nights|
|Nov 21 2017||Nov 27 2017||$250||$450||$1,800||-||3 Nights|
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|Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: included|
|Deposits: $500 for one unit or $750 for two|
|Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: none--- Rates listed are for the upper level unit. The lower unit is $0 to $500 less per week depending on the week.|
- 1 King Bed
- 1 Queen Bed
- 2 Twin Beds
- 1 Sofa Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- Outdoor Shower
- View (Ocean)
- Parking Included
- View (Water)
- Beach Chairs
- High Speed Internet
- View (City Lights)
- Alarm Clock
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Gas Grill
- CD Player
- Ice Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- Grocery Store
- Live Entertainment
- Jet Skiing
- Miniature Golf
- Movie Theater
- Water Park
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Amusement Park
- Shopping Area
- Theme Park
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Children's Pool
- Basketball Court
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Great Location and Beautiful Home
Christine Deery Davison
Salt Lake City, Utah
Great Location and Beautiful Home
April 22, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at this Long Beach Island rental. The location on the beach is perfect with unobstructed views! The house was clean and well maintained. My only complaint, coming from out of state, was the requirement to provide all paper products and linens. This may not be an issue for locals visiting by car but it was an inconvenient for us. The experience was great overall and I recommend this home!
Trexlertown, PA USA
October 12, 2011
The owner from the beginning was just amazing! Very considerate of your needs. The beach level unit was just perfect for us having a child. The home was a very comfortable clean place to stay. Can't wait till next year!!! There were all the cooking utensils that were needed to cook some wonderful meals. Just make sure to bring wine glasses, cause none are there!
San Clemente, CA
June 5, 2010
I used to come to LBI when I was a kid. When I became an adult and moved to California, I forgot about how much I loved the beautiful beaches of south Jersey. I recently had the opportunity to travel east for work and decided to take a couple of extra days for a little shore get-away. This property was everything I could have hoped for and more. The only problem was that it ended too soon. I loved it so much, I am going back in October for four more days of perfection. Don't even care what the weather is like!
June 16, 2009
Loved the place and its location.Step off the deck right onto the beach.Perfect for family and friends or just bring the kids and have a blast.Very close to shopping and many restaurants. The amusement park is also very close for the kids.John and his family will also do what ever it takes to help you with any questions you might have.
Honestly, quite lovely
Florham Park,NJ USA
Honestly, quite lovely
October 26, 2008
My wife and I stayed at John and Diane's place on LBI over Columbus Day weekend, 2008. We had the bottom floor, but had access to the upstairs deck for a couple of days. The place was very clean, spacious, and comfortably decorated. The beds were good, even though I have a bad back. The seclusion of the beach combined with the very comfortable setting, made for a very romantic weekend. John and Diane were also very hospitable and responsive. For example, when the garbage truck knocked out the cable line, John spent what seemed like hours getting the matter resolved. Although I am not that much of a beach person, and do not normally have time for a few days off like that, we had such a good time we will definitely do it again. The place is large enough that we will talk to one or two other couples about joining us. Finally, they have wireless internet access, which made checking in with work very convenient: that adds to the peace of mind. Great time. You can't go wrong!
Great Ocean Front Rental!
Laura and Mike Lane
Great Ocean Front Rental!
June 27, 2006
What a great place! We loved everything about it. The house was exactly as the pictures showed it and the description matched exactly what we got! Our kids are ages 1, 2 and 7, and we loved the direct access to the beach with no steps. The house was comfortable and roomy, with all the needed amenties and my husband loved the ice maker!! The adminstration of the lease and keys was very timely, as was the return of our security deposit. John even called to welcome us the day of our arrival. We make frequent trips to LBI and loved the quiet location of the house. We will certainly keep it in mind for future rentals.
07/11/07 Positive We stayed at this beautiful house the week of July 4th. My family and I were upstairs and very good friends were downstairs. It was perfect. Clean, well equipped house, both inside and out. Loved not lugging beach chairs down with us this year! Views were outstanding, loved the decks, I just can't say enough good about this house. We even got to watch the fireworks from the upstairs deck! What a great week.
Kathy Mittermaier, Parsippany, NJ
07/17/07 Positive We stayed at John and Diane's house the week of June 23rd - 30th for a birthday celebration and family reunion. The house was perfect! Clean, well equipped both iside and outside and the views from the upper deck were breathtaking. We appreciated so many things about the house...up-to-date appliances, comfortable and clean furniture and beds, TV in every room and wireless internet. Our children particularly enjoyed the convenience of having three ouside showers and plenty of parking for cars. Beach access was a few steps from the house with a life guard station close by. We enjoyed playing ball, flying kites, swimming and just relaxing on the beautiful beach. We had both units and there was plenty of room for four families ranging in age from 9 years to 70 years. Description of house and pictures were same as listed in the rental fratures. We particularly enjoyed the bottomless supply of ice! John was a great host- checking in with us to see if everything was OK. Everything was thought well thought out by John and Diane and we thank them for sharing their beach house with us. Highly recommend.
Eileen Funke, Hendersonville, NC
/07 Positive This is a great house for a family that loves the beach! It is at the southern end of the island where it is quieter and there is less traffic. We rented both units for a family vacation 7/28--8/4 '07. It had to be the best week of the summer!! The water was like the Carribean--warm, clean, blue and only one or two jellyfish. There is a lifeguard station right in front of the house which is reassuring with little kids. The house is well-equipped and has a wonderful outdoor shower plus several hoses for quick rinse offs. Beach chairs and toys are provided as well as beach badges. We hope to return next year.
Pat Milano, New Jersey
Pat & family have already reserved for 2008. There have been dolphin sightings almost every week during the summer. Pat & family are returning in 2009
michelle , port jervis,ny 12771 Wow, what a fabulous owner. They are very accomodating, and truly try to meet or exceed your expectations.The house location and view are unsurpassed. Thanks for the great memories. We would love to come back for another vacation!!!!
Amy & Brian , NYC, NY We had a wonderful week in LBI. Since we booked the house on the internet, we were unsure what it was going to be like--the house, the beach, the town--we were very pleasantly surprised! The house was extremely clean, appropriately decorated with beachy accessories, and ideally located ON the beach. Our 2 year-old son fell in love with the Jersey Shore, and we found the home surprisingly toddler-friendly. And we loved the grill on the deck! The owners were quite accommodating, too. We highly recommend The Turcott's home to other families.
, What a memorable vacation at John and Diane"s beach place...we felt so at-home with all of the amenities..we didn't need a thing! The`house was so comfortable, living room furniture and beds were much more than adequate. We enjoyed`eating meals at the extra large kitchen table..our family of 8 could sit comfortably. A few special memories to share with everyone...Aly (my 20mo. grandaughter) digging for seashell crabs, flying a kite, watching dolphins, swimming and just relaxing in the sun..with such a wonderful home so nearby! I sat on the beach at night with my 2 daughters and shared such great memories...oh, I forgot...watching the beautiful sunrises with everyone! As we were leaving yesterday, my daughter said, "mom, we have to keep returning to make ner memories!" That says it all! Thanks John and Diane for sharing your home with us. We will be returning. Mary and family...
Mary & family are returning in 2009.
, Bergen County,NJ We had a wonderful time vacationing in the upper unit of this property mid-July. We are longtime LBI renters and this was our first time on the South end of the island. The beach view from the house is unsurpassed. We were able to watch our teenagers skim board in the evenings without worry, as the deck has a panoramic view of the entire beach. The owners were extremely attentive to our requests and always available and friendly. The width of the beach at this point of the island is especially appealing and having the lifeguard directly in front of the house is always a huge plus. The private beachwalk was very convenient and a rarity on the island. Thanks again!
This house has it all. Many nights we just could not leave the deck to investigate some of the island's entertainment because it was so pleasant sitting there enjoying the view. The location is ideal, close to the town, but not too close. It has a spacious living space and a TV in every room so you can veg out on your own if you want to. The outside shower was so convenient. It really has everything you could need right there. Being on the beach, it was nice to take breaks from the sun yet still be connected to our family still on the beach. We are definitely coming back next year!
Jenn & Steve Capshaw , East Longmeadow, MA What a great vacation! We LOVED this house. We decided to get away to celebrate our aunt's 50th birthday. All together, there were 16 of us ranging in age from 18 months - 82. There was truly something for everyone. The house was spacious, clean & views were unparalleled. You cannot beat the upper deck for coffee overlooking sunrise or cocktails at dusk. LBI is a great island. We loved the house's proximity to the bike path - our preschool & toddler boys never got in a car. Ideal, family friendly home! Thanks John & Diane.
Laura & Mark Lab , West Orange, NJ What a beautiful week! We've never been to LBI before and certainly enjoyed our stay on the beach level unit. The convenience of just walking out to the beach can't be beat. The home was comfortable, particularly the livingroom and kitchen areas. wi-fi, tvs in every room - nice touch!
Mary Ellen Wright , Newburgh, New York First time as a guest at this house and one word sums it up. Perfect. (Trust me that word was heard so many times the week we spent there it was about to be retired !) The location can't be beat. Truly oceanfront just steps from the sand. The property is clean, tastefully decorated and full of well thought out amenities. Our hosts John and Diane were gracious and accomodating. I give this property and John & Diane FIVE STARS.
Mary Ellen & family are returning in 2009
Sheila , Stroudsburg Pa We went to the LBI house for my sister's birthday. We fell in love with the house! John and Diane have so many special touches in the entire house. We rented the beach level. The location is terrific only 1.2 miles from Beach Haven Center. We will be back! Sheila
Julia Garvey , Nanuet, NY My husband and I would be hard pressed to have found a more lovely property at such a reasonable price on LBI. Not only were the accomodations just lovely, and the house so receptive to a family vacation, but the views were just magnificent! John and Diane provide attention to your needs, so much so that at times we forgot it was their house and not ours. Thank you for a wonderful Easter week and we look forward to spending more time in your love "home".
Just wanted to tell you that for our first time being on LBI, my wife Kris and I really enjoyed staying at your beach house at 2803 South Bay Ave. Beach Haven, NJ.
We are the couple that was with the wedding group the third week of April 2006.
We couldn't have had a better time; the weather was great, what more could we have asked for. Everything was great, the house, the view, and the sounds of the ocean.
We would recommend your place to anyone and everyone.
Just to let you know, I left our key with the young ladies that rented the place after us so they could have 2 keys they took over from us on Friday the 21 of April.
We really appreciated the fact you called to see how we where doing and stopped by to say hello
Niles & Kris Fruendt
04/29/06 Positive April 2006 I had a wonderful time at this great beach house. Every gismo you could want is there for you. I've never rented a home SO CLOSE to the crashing surf. I felt like I was at the helm of an ocean liner (without the sea sickness) Off season the home was warm and cozy inside, I was often the only person walking the beach. The land lord was kind and a joy to deal with.
Carol McCarthy, Canajoharie, NY
05/05/06 Positive What a fantastic week! This is our second year renting the lower floor in April and the weather was great, the kids had a blast catching ladybugs and crabs and playing in the sand. They even got in the ocean on a warm day! Relaxing walks and a perfectly equipped kitchen and house made it relaxing for us also! John and Diane are wonderful, attentive hosts. A great family vacation!
Joan and Alex Reichl, NYC
Joan and Alex Reichl, New York, NY
05/08/06 Positive This was the first time our group stayed in the upper floor of this beachfront home. It was more than we asked for. Everything was provided for, with amenities in spades. Our group was wonderfully pleased with the great condition and well-kept rooms. I speak on behalf of our group when we say we would definitely come back again! Thanks also for the great communication and timely responses to all our needs/questions!
Matthew Na, Paramus, NJ
05/20/06 Positive John & Diane: We truly enjoyed our 4 day weekend at the shore over Mother's Day. The second floor duplex was absolutely Perfect! The view is magnificent and we loved listening to the waves. We look forward to returning in the future, if possible. Thanks for a memorable Mother's Day!!
Ken & Cyndi Yetter, Bensalem, PA
05/24/06 Positive Oh your place was so wonderful! We had an amazing time and cant wait to come back! Mallika is right-we were all so amazed at beautiful the place was-amazing new furniture, full equipped kitchen and those wonderful weber grills!Thanks for a great weekend!
Namita, Jersey City, NJ
05/24/06 Positive We rented both the upper and lower unit the weekend of 5/19 and had the best time ever. The house is beautufully decorated and had everything you need to be comfortable. Additionally John and Diane are the nicest hosts ever.
Glad to hear you & your friends/family were able to "escape" NYC & surrounding areas to LBI for a long weekend. I especially enjoyed your phone call after checking in. I believe you said that the accomodations were way above expectation.
05/24/06 Positive We spent one wonderful week on the upper level for the last week of September. My husband and I were expecting our first child and wanted to take one last vacation together. The house was charming, roomy, with comfy furniture, wonderful light, and the view from the deck was amazing. We plan to make the trip an annual tradition.
Leslie Palmieri, Philadelphia PA
05/30/06 Positive My sister and I spent a wonderful 4 nights in the upper duplex. The views were beautiful and the apartment was perfect, planning a return trip at this moment.
Our vacationers are shy, but two sisters from Illinois & Kentucky had a reunion on LBI with some great weather.
06/16/06 Positive We have been vacaioning at the New Jersey shore for over thirty years. Our vacations at Diane & John Turcott's vacation home over the past two years have been the most enjoyable, comfortable, as well as being "just like home" but better. The Turcott's vacation home is impeccably decorated and clean. The beach access is superior and the location to town is ideal. We shall continue to rent from Diane & John in the future. They are wonderful people to deal with and are most accommodating.
Bosan Family, Hudson Valley, N.Y.
06/16/06 Positive I stayed in the lower level of the beach house unit with 5 other adults, and our vacation stay was like an unreal dream! The rental is very well taken care of, clean, cozy, nicely decorated, very inviting, and fully accomodating. I must say that it is a largely significant difference to have stayed at a rental on the oceanfront. Most importantly, John was the most hospitable, accomodating, sincere rentor I have ever met- he was like the "cake icing" to our ever so pleasant stay. I wish every rentor cared about their tenants and rentals as much as John did. I would most definately reccommend this beach house rental to anyone (but with hesitancy, in fear that this comment may potentially over-book his rental to the point that I wouldn't be able to book for next season!)
Quyvan , Philadelphia, PA
06/16/06 Positive An absolutely ideal location, the beach house was very nice and perfect for three couples. We had a great time and would definitely use the house again. Many thanks.
Simon Davey, wellington Somerset
We enjoyed our first rental from the UK. Imagine that, they found & chose LBI among all the East coast shore choices.
06/26/06 Positive My Family stayed in the Upper Level at John and Diane's wonderful Beach House for 8 days the first week of June. This Ocean Front has all the comforts of home, from all the cooking utensals you could think of, to a gas grill on the deck, to a TV and DVD in every room. The home is tastefully decorated, comfortable, and very clean. If you're up for awesome views of the ocean from your deck and most every window in the house, and the soothing sound of the surf breaking yards from your doorstep, the Turcott's home is where you'll find it. The added convenience of the wireless network allowed us to stay an extended time because I was able to manage my workplace responsibilities directly from the deck overlooking the ocean, nice touch, John. My son and his friend were up at 8am skimboarding in the low tide and I was able to watch them from the kitchen table (Beach access is direcly behind the house). I really hated to leave this wonderful Ocean Front. John checked in with us to make sure we were comfortable and shared some beach house lore, this is a terrific owner who is always taking suggestions and making improvments. We will be renting from these wonderful owners again this fall.
Roger Scheuing, Jackson, NJ
07/02/06 Positive Hi John -- We rented the top unit the 2nd week in June '06 and had a great time. The weather was wonderful, the place was very fresh and breezy. All of the TV's were quite an asset since we had members of 3 different families with different tastes. I just love the ice maker and the outdoor bar. We brought a tiki umbrella to dress it up. It was very clean and comfortable and hearing the waves all day and night was very relaxing. My nieces from N.M. loved it also. They don't get to the ocean very often, even though one wants to be a marine biologist. Thank you so much for a very memorable time and it was very kind of you to call us our first night to make sure everything was okay. Oh and the washer and dryer are the most quiet and efficient I have used. A great asset to have it on the living level. Thank you again.
Sue Landskroener, Chestertown, MD
07/03/06 Positive We stayed around the 3rd week in June on the second floor and had a great time. We took our son, 1 year old, to the beach for the first time with my brother and his family (they have a 3 year old) and everyone enjoyed it. The 2nd floor was spacious enough for all of us and the deck and view is amazing. Our son goes to bed early, by 7pm, so we spent many evenings on the deck watching the ocean. It was also great being so close to the beach with the small children. John called to check on us when we arrived and shortly afterwards the air conditioning was having problems, we called John and it was addressed immediately. We have spent many vacations on LBI but never rented a house so close to the beach, we loved it and would recommend it again. Also, we rented a crib from Jobes,now the Boardwalk, on Johns recommendation and they were great. We plan on renting again in the future.
Licia, Bethlehem, PA
07/26/06 Positive My husband and I and our 13,18,23 year old daughters and her boyfriend stayed on the first floor july 15-22. When we walked in I couldn't believe how nice the place was decorated and the furniture was so nice and comfortable. Usually when you stay somewhere the furniture is not that good. In this house everything was thought out by the homeowners. There were Tv's dvd players and even a stereo. The beds were so nice to sleep in. Being right on the beach was the best for us, we went out and when someone got hungary they just walked up and the rest could stay. My kids had a great time we felt so at home there. Talking to John on the phone it seemed that I had known him, he was very friendly and caring about your stay. I really want to come back next year this was the best house I have ever stayed in and I have told people about it. thanks so much Diane and John for making out vacation so enjoyable and so at home.
Lenore G, Hamburg, NJ
08/04/06 Positive Stayed in lower floor in late July. Home was wonderful with many amenities including A/C, barbecue, beach chairs, toys, cable TV, wireless internet. Definitely would go back!
Anonymous, San Diego, CA
08/05/06 Positive Having grown up vacationing in Holgate at LBI, I wanted to take my sister and mother for a vacation down memory lane. Little did I know that I would accidentally fall upon the EXACT house we had rented some 15 plus years ago! After speaking with John and reminiscing about the orange furniture that used to be in the dark wood living room, he told me that I would be pleasantly surprised by the changes! Boy, was he right! When we pulled up to the house, in mid-June, we felt a familiar pang for a place that held so many great memories. When we walked in the door we couldn't believe the bright beachy living area with comfy blue furniture and white walls. How much things had changed, for the better, and yet still felt the same. Luckily for us, one of the changes was having central air! Memories of box fans and kicking off sheets ran through our heads, but were quickly doused when we realized there were even ceiling fans to make the evenings pleasant. The weather cooperated with us that we spent almost every night with the windows wide open, allowing us to hear the ocean waves while we slept. There is nothing like it!! What a treat to spend another vacation in what felt like a home away from home to us, at our favorite place--LBI!! Thanks for the great opportunity to walk down memory lane. We will truly never forget it!
Stacey Stoll-Zaugg, Charlotte, NC
08/17/06 Positive We had a Great time. The place was clean and spacious and I must say the beds were very comfortable. Being right on the beach works out great w/ small children and short attention spans. I would definitely rent again. Thanks.
Joanne Whooley, Wyckoff, NJ
One of the nicest houses we have rented on the island. The 2nd floor balcony view is to die for!
We will be back next year!
steve Madonia, hamilton, nj
09/07/06 Positive This was our 2nd year renting the shore house from John and Linda, and I have to say this year was better than last. They continue upgrade the house and facilities from additional TV's, new beds to internet access. While John is the official maintenance man, Linda is the family decorator has done a great job making it feel like home not just a "shore house". As I noted last year being right on the beach is fantastic. Our grandchildren just love walking out the back door onto the beach.
Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to have a wonderful time on LBI and John and Linda can count us in again next summer.
Bob, Oakland, New Jersey
09/26/06 Positive The house was great, and it was nice to be right on the beach. Accomodations were bright, with enough room for a family of 5 to spread out (kids ages are 9,11,13). The weather was spotty when we were there, but the accomodations kept us going, and it was great to be on the beach right when the weather turned in our favor. I now have some new decorating ideas! John & Diane have done a nice job with the house, and are easy owners to work with.
Barb, Northern, NJ
09/27/06 Positive We had a wonderful time! We had both units so all the family members and friends could have a bedroom. There was plenty of kitchen space to go around, and the living rooms were bright with very comfortable and clean furniture. After decades on LBI, the family no longer has a beach house, so this was our place to have a surprise 40th birthday celebration. The views were spectacular, weather was mostly beautiful, and we were so close to the ocean we felt like we were on the beach while sitting up on the deck. We took extra chairs for the deck but didn't need them, nor did we need extra pots and pans...the kitchen was very well equiped! We'll hope to be back to this house next year...especially now that the birthday girl has been spoiled with the oceanfront views!
Anonymous, Churchton, MD
10/08/06 Positive Truly beachfront!! On the sand in 10 steps, sounds of the waves to fall asleep by. The house is inviting and comfortable. We had a terrific, relaxing vacation. Hope to be back next year.
Bob & Laura, Baltimore, MD
We rented the upper level the week of 10/9/06-10/16/06 and enjoyed every second. It was wonderful to be on the beach. This was the first time we rented oceanfront--I am spoiled now. The apartment was well equipped-from dinnerware to seating. We loved the deck furniture. Thank you for renting out your beautiful shore home, John and Diane.
Ned and Diane
08/16/2005 What a fun vacation we had! Your house was perfect for us. My family and friends of ours shared the 1st floor - loved the large enclosed deck for the kids and the air conditioning and ice machine were key for the hot weather the week we were there! It's a great place; everything was nice and clean - the ocean was great! Surf fishing morning and night, boogie boarding & body surfing by day. I'm glad I found your house - we'll be back!
-Kathy Capwell, Hopatcong, NJ
08/11/2005 WHAT AN INCREDIBLE HOUSE. We rented this property for two weeks July-23-31,
2005. We had a 75th Birthday party for my mother and the venue was just perfect. The owners were unbelievable and so cooperative and helpful, that I would recommend this property for anyone wishing to have the best house in long beach island..........
-Janice Proctor, san diego (jprocto2atsandotrrdotcom)
07/11/2005 We had a great time at LBI and John and Diane have really made the house a nice place to stay. The house really looks just like the pictures on the website. We stayed on the 1st floor and it was terrific being able to just walk out the back door onto the deck and to walk just a few steps to the beach with my grandchildren. John even stopped by during the week to make sure everything was OK. Definitely would recommend to anyone who wants to spend some fun time "on the beach".
Anonymous, Oakland, NJ
This family, grandparents, daughter & her husband & children stayed the week of 7/1/05 to kick off the summer & is returning for the week of 8/12/05, first floor.
05/14/2005 We enjoyed our stay so much....the view over breakfast, is spectacular.Dolphins swimming by every morning to give us our own nature show.
The house is decorated in blues and white, clean and unpretentious, and best of all right on the beach.
It's close enough to Beach Haven to have access when you want to, and quiet when you don't. We stayed on the second floor and I would recommend it to anyone.
This family stayed the week of 9/11/04 & is returning for the week of 9/17/05.
05/04/2005 This house is very clean and comfortable with a
great ocean view from the 2nd floor. The windows
are big enough to give a pleasing panoramic view
of the ocean. The owner was a pleasure to deal
with, and quickly responded to any questions. The
furniture is very comfortable and looks new. Each
bedroom had 2 new, white dressers so there was
plenty of room for storing clothes. The kitchen
table was nice and big with plenty of room for 8
people. Lots of new appliances in kitchen, and a
very cool outdoor bar for the deck. Would definitely
stay here again.
01/18/2006 Wonderful relaxing place to spend Thanksgiving with the family! We rented both the upstairs and downstairs and were very pleasantly surprised with the decorating and special touches! The furniture was very comfortable! The weather could have cooperated a little better, but it was November! Great being able to look out over the ocean and to be so close! Very convenient to everything. Thanks for letting us stay!
-Shawn and Sharon McCormick, Xenia, Ohio (SharonatTeamMcCormickdotcom)
02/15/2006 Thank you so much John, for allowing us to cancel our contract for our week for the 2006 season. As you know we are expecting our second child and travel would be impossible for the time frame we planned. I am due only 2 weeks after we are booked with you!!! As disappointed we are to have to cancel our LBI vacation you were so wonderful and accomodating and returned our deposit almost immediately! We are definitely going to be booking the same unit with you for next year with a new baby in tow, and just in time for a first birthday! Thanks again John for being so wonderful and understanding. We are already looking forward to the 2007 Season with you! All our best for 2006!-Jillian DiGioia, Huntington, Long Island (jerziegrl13ataoldotcom
Thank you John and Diane for sharing your house with our family. It was quite the pleasure. We have two boys ages 8 and 6, and it was perfect for them to be right on the beach. The beach access was wonderful for 2 young kids. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend your house. It was very comfortable, great location and very quiet. Thanks again, and we look forward to next summer at LBI.
Steve and Tricia Maloney, UBE, Pennsylvania
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