By Helen L on 01/24/2021
Notable Owner

In a previous review, I've already described this house as the perfect beach rental.The owner, Joseph Schmittler, has been described elsewhere as easy to work with, cooperative, concerned about his guests. He is all that and more. After being reassured by all the Covid precautions enacted, our family was faced with the unimaginable, a positive Covid test days before our contracted week. When I informed Joseph that we would not be using the house and why, he immediately offered to try to rent our week and reimburse us if he was successful. To our surprise and relief it was rented immediately and Joseph returned the entire rental fee. How many owners would have acted accordingly?

I was delighted to hear that the replacement renters are returning for multiple weeks in 2021. Obviously they agree that this is the perfect beach rental.

Stayed July, 2020

By PAUL B. From BROOKLYN on 08/24/2018
One word: Perfect.

Me and my old high school buddy do this annual Summer LBI vacation for many years now bringing down our young families. We have stayed in several different houses over the years. But no house has fit our group as perfect as this one! Both of our families have children each five years or younger and the house worked well for them. The House is really geared towards Young families given the manageable staircase, ample play area, and multiple rooms. The deck was just the right size. The right amount of furniture was available for us to relax in. And the beach was just steps away. We spent our days waking up to Coffee and pancakes on the deck, morning walk on the beach, and home cooked meals for dinner on the deck. And of course in true LBI fashion we had plenty of minigolf and ice cream just a few short blocks away by foot!. Again it was perfect for us!

Stayed August, 2018

By Helen L. on 07/06/2018
Ideal beach house !

Our family has been vacationing on LBI for over 20 years, yet it was no surprise when this beach house was unanimously selected as the best ever. Its ideal location afforded each of our 3 generation family the opportunity to adapt beach time to what they enjoyed most. Having the private walkway was ideal as were the terraces overlooking the beach. Inside, the extremely well maintained home was comfortable, beach oriented and filled with virtually every amenity. Joseph Schmittler, the owner, is wonderful to work with and definitely seeks to insure the comfort of his renters. We are looking forward to returning next summer.

Stayed July, 2018

By Chet K. on 06/01/2018
Fantastic oceanfront property with all the amentities for your own “family” dream vacation!

Oceanfront home with private beach access fully accessorized with beach supplies including chairs, beach cart, toys and more. TV’s in almost every room, four refrigerators (two full, two small), wonderful Master’s suite, and multiple guest rooms; fully stocked kitchen with utensils and cookware galore; clean and updated, refrigerated air throughout, and a wonderful family room with an outdoor deck overlooking the ocean with tons of space. It’s definitely a destination and entertainment spot for your entire family, or your favorite friends. No more worries about bringing your own beach chairs and supplies - they’re already there!

The decor and artwork is a mix of beach themed reminders to “relax, enjoy, and recover”; nautical history and maps, and framed photo prints from around the globe.

Close-in to restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, the 5 and dime, and more. All are within walking or biking distance, or a short drive.

Beach badges are furnished for in-season beach access. Updated washer and dryer are available so you can limit your clothing list. The landscaping and property upkeep are exceptional.

It’ll be a vacation to the beach where memories and photos will last forever. And it’s oceanfront! You can’t beat it!

Stayed June, 2018

By •anonymous From Rockford, IL on 06/30/2017
The perfect place on the beach

This summer was our 17th year in a row of staying at this property. I can not speak highly enough of the owner, who continues to pour money back into the house every year. He is very responsive to any suggestions, and is as nice as can be. The house and it's location on the beach are perfect. Having our own private walkway on & off the beach is a huge bonus. And there is no better balcony for sitting, relaxing, and enjoying a spectacular view of the beach & the ocean. Would highly recommend.

Stayed June, 2017

By •anonymous From Scranton, Pennsylvania on 06/02/2017
Awesome week in LBI

We have been vacationing in LBI for years, and always pick a different spot. This oceanfront beauty does NOT disappoint. Extremely well maintained...and the most stocked beach house I have EVER rented. You seriously will want for nothing here and at least 1/2 of the supplies I brought with me I could have left at home. There are even kid friendly touches like gates and a high chair. The views are amazing and really the pictures do not do them justice (and the pics and videos the owner has are imagine what those views really look like). It's rare to get ocean views from both the entire living space and bedrooms in LBI because of the dunes. We normally leave the home a lot more than we did this week, because the views were just amazing we ate home almost all week! Location in LBI is ideal bc it is close to the causeway and also short rides up or down the island. It's within walking distance to many shops, restaurants and other amenities. There is even a great park on the bay and the library only a few blocks away. The owner is meticulous and leaves detailed instructions on all the major systems in the home. Their pride in ownership definitely shows and they are actively involved in maintain, upgrading and managing the property which is a huge plus (plus they use a relator for piece of mind). Washer and dryer are brand new and very efficient. Setup is great with the ground floor bedroom nice for family members who like a little privacy! Parking is tight, but if that's the only "complaint", you are doing it right! Oceanfront with your own walkway is seriously the only way to go - and once you stay at a property with this type of access, you will not want to stay any other way. Pricing is in line with other LBI rentals that aren't even oceanfront, which is awesome. Overall, we had a great experience here and if we return to LBI for our yearly vacation, we will absolutely choose this home (only reason we wouldn't is to try a different beach all together, which we sometimes like to change it up!). We would absolutely recommend this property to anyone looking for a place in LBI. Thank you Joseph for opening your home to us!

Stayed June, 2017

By Rob K. From Jersey CIty, NJ USA on 05/25/2017
Memorial Day week 2017

A great trip to LBI again. Our families liked the updated main floor. The addition of ceiling fans and split ac system allowed for a more enjoyable time on top floor. Book Noe we highly recommend property

Stayed May, 2017

By ListingArchive on 01/28/2017
Amazing Home

This was our second stay at the house and we just love it. It is an amazing house, perfectly kept and has EVERY you can imagine. Could not ask for a better location - walking to the beach and a couple blocks from the town where you can grab coffee, shop or hit up the diner. Looking forward to going back =). Jeanette from NJ stayed March 2016

Stayed January, 2017

By ListingArchive on 01/28/2017
Great place to stay and relax

Have just spent another wonderful vacation on LBI and, once again, the accommodations were excellent and played a great role in helping me relax. It is a pleasure to stay in a home so well appointed. It was neat as a pin when we arrived, just like we remembered. The upgrades, which are made seemingly every year, were great. One of the benefits of the house is that there are so many areas to relax in, sometimes I only see my company at meals and the beach. And, there's the topper, to be able to walk out of the house, down a short walk, and, then onto beach and into the water makes this house my favorite vacation destination. - The white Torpedo stayed two weeks JUly 2014

Stayed January, 2017

By ListingArchive on 01/28/2017
Amazing Vacation

This was an absolutely beautiful house. It was extremely clean and literally had anything you could possible need. The owners thought of everything and made sure it was right there if you needed it. You can tell they take pride in the house and want to make sure you have a comfortable stay. We had our family vacation there and am looking forward to making it our yearly trip. - Jeanette from NJ stayed Easter week April 2014

Stayed January, 2017