By •anonymous From Eastchester on 08/21/2017
Our Home Away From Home

This is the seventh year my family has rented this property, We love it so much, and have already re-rented for next year.The location of the house is truly the BEST. It is on a beach block, with amazing views of the ocean and bay. It is within walking distance to shops. In addition, you aren't piled on top of your neighbors. This gives you privacy and a less crowded beach. It is much more crowded and cramped in other parts of LBI. The location alone makes this house worthwhile.

The house sleeps many people, and the layout of the basement "rec room" area makes it like a mini apartment. It is great for multiple families or couples. There is a TV in every bedroom, which my family loves. A lot of houses only have TVs set up in main areas of the house. We also love utilizing the outdoor shower, in addition to the two other showers. We never have a problem getting ten people cleaned up after a beach day.

Every year the owners add new decorative touches, and work on the house in some way. We enjoy looking of new pieces of artwork or accents whenever we go. Even on rainy days, this house has something to offer. The kitchen island adjacent to the dining room table is a great common area for game playing. We love watching a good thunderstorm from the almost 360 degrees of windows.

There are plenty of utensils, cookware and serving ware. My FIL is a professional chef and is happy with the tools on hand. We love eating meals together on the deck. The table has more then enough seating for all of us. Here's a good tip: Use PeaPod by Stop and Shop to have your groceries delivered right to the door.

My husband is a neat freak and is always happy with the state of the house. It is a popular beach house used by lots of people each summer, so as far as furniture and rugs, everything isn't going to stay 100% brand new. You may find some stray grains of sand here and there, after all they have a limited time to "flip" the house for the new guests. But we are always very comfortable. As far as the garbage pails, when you arrive on Saturday you will see garbage bags in the pails from the previous guests, because the town doesn't pick it up until Tuesday.

I am not the only repeat renter of this property, and it is fully booked every summer. If you're looking for a cozy and comfortable beach house, that sleeps a lot of people, with a unique charm and an amazing location, this is the house for you. Our hearts break a little when we leave it each year.

Stayed July, 2017

By Rivers From New Jersey on 08/12/2017
Neglected & Shabby

We had high expectations when we saw photos of the property and how close to the beach it was. Unfortunately, the house has been neglected and not maintained. Carpets and furniture were stained. Some pieces of furniture were in need of repair. Additionally, many rooms need re-painting. That would not have been so bad if the cleanliness of the house had been up to basic standards. I spent the the first two days cleaning pots, pans, cooking & eating utensils, glassware and dishes - many of which were put away in the cabinets and drawers dirty and greasy. The oven, stove top, refrigerator shelves, drawers and cabinet shelves all needed to be cleaned. Bathrooms seemed to have been wiped around, but on further inspection, toilets were soiled and required scrubbing and disinfecting.
The outdoor garbage and recycling cans were filled to overflowing and left uncovered. The untied bags sent trash all over the yard during a rain and wind storm. We had to wait several days until the regularly scheduled trash removal made it possible for us to cover the cans.
It is a shame the house has been neglected, because it has the potential to be an ideal vacation spot.

Stayed July, 2017

By Marie V. on 07/15/2017

Just on the way home from another great week in LBI. Staying at the home for the last four years never disappoints us. Our three families fit so comfortably. The home has everything we need. Always a pleasure. Thank you!

Stayed July, 2017

By ethel d. on 10/05/2016
The Owners Keep Making the Best, the Bestest !!!!!

Another delightful season here, and again the ever caring owners created a beautiful decor add on. walking into the Rec/Family room, I was so surprised to see that a unique flooring had been installed, a cork like design !!! it is so different and really pretty, add to that the colorful "pop" border all around, and it is a winner.
But the owners didn't stop there, they added two very nice picnic tables out back by the grill-there was already seating, they just thought we might need more !!! quite nice
Gosh, I have so enjoyed my time here, this home is so cozy, so pretty, and such a pleasure to stay in--it really fits the saying, as a home away from home.
In my other reviews I have gushed, praised, and extolled the beauties and quality of this home, and of course, it is all still here. Again, I want to repeat myself, and say this home is beyond amazing. There is no way anyone could stay here and not enjoy themselves--regardless of the weather. After all the weather is just that, it defines whether we have sun or not, but it does not stop our enjoyment of our beautiful cozy surroundings.
This home is a treasure---I sure hate to leave, I will miss seeing the wonderful sunrise and sunset views from the deck.

Stayed September, 2016