Centrally located in the heart of Beach Haven, 'Cottage by the Sea', is a great place to stay for your family vacation. It's a 2 block walk to the beach, 1 block to Fantasy Island and the amusement and short walks to many dining and shopping options. Park your car on arrival and leave it there for your entire stay.
The house sleeps 10. There are 3 bedrooms. The first bedroom is located on the 1st floor and is a queen size bed, the second bedroom is upstairs and has a queen and 2 twin beds and the third bedroom has a queen size bed. In addition, there is a sofa bed which can sleep 2. There are 2 full bathrooms one on each floor.
Outside there is a deck with table and chairs, an awning to protect you from the sun on those hot days a gas grill and a picnic table for your outdoor dining.
The house is located across the street from a school yard. There are basketball courts, a playground for young children and room to ride bikes or room to just play with the kids.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Changeover Day|
|Rate summary||$150 - $300||$1,200 - $3,800||-||2 Nights||-|
|09/12/2020 - 10/01/2020 Fall||$200||$300||$1,500||-||7 Nights||-|
|10/02/2020 - 10/08/2020 Chowderfest||$200||$300||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|10/09/2020 - 04/01/2021 Closed for season||-||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
Dogs are allowed in the off-season, must be crate/potty trained and minimal to no shedding.
My family stayed at the LBI Cottage by the Sea last summer (June 2019) – and it was AMAZING! This house is absolutely perfect for a family vacation – you cannot beat the location of this house for kids . . . playground across the street (with a giant fenced in parking lot for riding bikes & scooters), super close to the water park, arcade, and amusement park – and the beach! We rode our bikes to restaurants for dinner. The house itself was ideal for a family vacation – more space than we even needed! Lots of sleeping spaces and even an extra TV room! And the owners are fabulous – there were toys/games for use in the house and also they had an extra bike in the garage that was very handy when our friend came and stayed over one night!
This was our first time renting in LBI, and the owners were so great to work with patiently answering all of our questions since we were rookies!
Stayed June, 2019
I’ll start off by saying I grew up two houses down on 7th St. and around the corner on 6th St., moving away at age 15. Haven’t been to the island in 31 years and purposely choose this rental (this was an empty field that we played on) for the location close to my houses and across the street from my school. My adult kids were with me and I wanted them to experience Beach Haven as I had.
With that being said, Cottage by the Sea did not disappoint. We drove to Barnegat Light and once to Holgate to where other family was staying. Otherwise we walked or biked everywhere! No need for a car.
Sunrises at 5:15 (worth getting up so early) and bike rides from Holgate to Spray Beach. Rent your bikes from AJ’s down near Pearl St. as that family has been here since around 1960.
My daughter and I opened the Coffee Beautique at the wharf most days, then breakfast at the Chegg. Cheesesteaks at Barry’s (best on the island), donuts from Crust and Crumb (they are just as good today, if not even better—so much filling) , chowder from Bay Village (the best!), a wedding reception at Buckalews with a cream donut wedding cake (yes that is how good those Crust & Crumb donuts are) and fudge from the Country Kettle (my cousins used to work there hand-churning and the teens are still at it)! And my niece’s wedding was on my beloved 5th street pavilion! What a beautiful setting!
Great shopping at Bay Village and the wharf—we won’t say how many new t-shirts we brought back to South Carolina. Miniature golf at Thundering Surf was a great time.
Beach chairs are with the house (500 steps to the beach) and there is a delightful outdoor shower. I didn’t cook so can’t comment on how well the kitchen was equipped, but it had what I needed. House was exceptionally clean and accommodating for the five of us. Comfortable beds and a/c worked fine when needed.
Chris was amazing to work with and had outstanding communication with all my questions. The only thing I would have changed was I wish I could have stayed longer! I highly recommend this rental and hope to return sooner than later. Thanks Chris, for helping to make a magical memory for my family!
Stayed June, 2019
We are so happy to hear that you had a great time on returning home to Long Beach Island. After 31 years much has changed but the lure of the island remains the same. It must have been some experience to show your family where you grew up. Hope you find the time to visit again in the future.
Just can’t say enough about how comfortable the house is and the location is absoluety just perfect, no need to drive anywhere when you can just walk or ride your bike! See you in 2019!
Stayed September, 2018
Thank you for the great review. Your review captures what we highlight in our Homeaway Listing 'Park your car and walk or ride bikes to anywhere you want to go'. We are within a few blocks of the beach, Fantasy Island and the arcade. restaurants and shopping.
Lovely home with great location. Home is larger than it appears.
Stayed September, 2018
Thank you for the great review. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay at 'Cottage by the Sea' in Beach Haven. And yes the location is great for all ages as you are a short walking distance to the beach, shops, restaurants and for the kids the amusement park and arcade. We hope that you will consider us again if you decide to vacation on Long Beach Island.
House was comfortable and clean with a nice covered deck in the back. Easy walk to many of the restaurants and attractions in Beach Haven, while still being only two blocks from the beach. You won't go wrong with this one.
Stayed August, 2018
Thank you for the great review. You've highlighted many of the conveniences that we talk about with all our prospective tenants including a short walking distance to the beach, shopping, restaurants, Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Arcade. Park your car when you arrive and leave it there until you live. This is a great location for families young and old.
Perfect location to beach and attractions. Clean and well kept property.
Stayed July, 2018
Thank you so much for the great review. Yes, the location is great. Its just a 2 blocks from the beach, less than 1 block to Fantasy Island and the arcade and just a few blocks from restaurants and shopping. We are so happy to hear you had a great time and hopefully you will consider us again in the future if you decide to vacation on Long Beach Island.
This was our 3rd year staying in the Cottage by the Sea and yet again, it was a great place to spend the week! The house is charming, the back deck and yard are great for relaxing and the location truly can’t be beat. We are all looking forward to visiting again next year!
Stayed July, 2018
Thank you for the great review. We love the house and its location. Park your car and walk 2 blocks to the beach, 1 block to Fantasy Island and the Arcade, a few short blocks to an array of restaurants and shopping. We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Great location with plenty of beds. Thank you
Stayed June, 2018
Thank you for the review. The location near the beach, shopping, restaurants, the arcade and Fantasy Island amusement park are all the reasons for a family fun vacation. Park your car on arrival, walk to all the above and you won't need to get back in your car until you leave. Thanks for the review and we hope you consider us again if you decide to stay on Long Beach Island.
May 2018 Thanks for sharing Cottage by the Sea with our family! The location is perfect for walking to the beach & restaurants. We enjoyed relaxing on the nice deck, doing puzzles on the big kitchen table & bike rides along the “bike lanes”! The grandkids even had their own place to play in the tv room! The “family” bedroom is large and fits a family of four very comfortably. The two spacious bathrooms are a plus too! At night, the view of the Ferris wheel in Fantasy Island is pretty cool and we got the best donuts from Crust and Crumb bakery. If your family likes ice cream, you have to visit the Show Place by Surflight Theater. They have singing waitresses and make it a fun time while enjoying a treat! The owners were very pleasant to deal with & quick responses to any questions. Would recommend this rental for your next family vacation! Kathy M.
Stayed May, 2018
Thank you for the great review. As you said, the location is perfect especially if you have kids or grandkids. The beach, Fantasy Island, the arcade, restaurants and shopping all just a short walk to get too. I know my grandkids love it and we are so happy to hear that your grandkids loved their stay. Again, thanks for the great review and we hope you will consider us again if you deice to vacation on Long Beach Island.
This was our first visit and you can tell the home is cared for. The home isn’t one of the new modern beach homes - it’s better because it feels like a true home that is maintained and has details that make your stay easier and more comfortable. There’s tons of room for large families or you can do what we did, just use the first floor because there is a bedroom and full bath on this level. The location is perfect, we walked everywhere. We are already trying to figure out if we can go back again this year!
Stayed May, 2018
Thank you for the great review. We treat the house not as a rental but as our home. The location is fantastic as its near the beach, the amusement park, a shopping center and many great restaurants. As we advertise park your car and leave it until its time to go home. This year we purchased a washing machine to replace the old machine. We will be replacing the front screen door before the summer begins and will remodel both bathrooms this coming offseason. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you consider us again if you decide to vacation on Long Beach Island.