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