'Beach Haven Belle' Ultimate Designer Beach House
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- Minimum stay:3-14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Beach Haven cottage description
Coastal Living meets Cote Ouest: Located in Beach Haven’s lovely Historic District, a block to the beach and a quick stroll to all restaurants and shops, Beach Haven Belle is the ultimate beach house and is custom furnished by a local designer. Completed in July 2012 and rented on a weekly basis for the first time, this finest quality renovation/build combination is tastefully executed in keeping with the period of its neighboring Victorian Grande Dames.
Untouched by Hurricane Sandy, the house resides in the most elevated and protected part of Beach Haven. The unique seashore treasure marries traditional and contemporary in a warm open plan that accommodates an extended family sharing in five spacious bedrooms and two distinct and spacious living spaces that flow seamlessly to the outdoor garden “room” behind the house. Three full baths, an open-plan kitchen, laundry room, outdoor bathhouse, and a detached garage complete this old-style beach house custom built for the most discerning of contemporary beachcombers.
Reclaimed wood plank walls, aged zinc counters, 100-year-old barn wood scraped red oak floors, an Aga gas range, retro light fixtures, and a sailboat and lighthouse bunk bed for kids combine to make this truly a one of a kind designer-built gem.
It has a full front porch, all new baths, custom cabinetry made from reclaimed wood and all new appointments hand-picked by the designer. Vintage restored original furniture pieces were collected from antique dealers in Hudson, New York and up and down the East Coast.
In the kitchen, plank walls stained and painted to simulate driftwood, period-style moldings, interior restored windows with original mullions came from a Virginia Farmhouse and traditional mullion, Dade-County-rated storm windows and glass doors are throughout the rest of the house, custom wooden cabinetry and a nautical staircase with semi-open risers were made by local artisans. The best of old and new typifies this stormproof beauty that is the perfect beach home for a large family or for those hoping to make memories with visiting extended family or friends.
Detached traditional cedar shake garage / Eiklor Flame Gas Fireplace / Cedar shake & Hardie Plank Siding / Wood plank and sea grass walls / custom cabinetry & TV cabinet built-in (s) / claw foot tubs and pedestal sinks /Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. / High-end vintage lighting/ Automatic watering and lighting / antiques / Aga, Samsung and Bosch Appliances / laundry room / Storage and closet space
- 2500 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Hair Dryer
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Lawn / Garden
Location & View
- Basketball Court
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Heaven in Beach Haven!
Heaven in Beach Haven!
My family and I just got home from a wonderful, cozy Thanksgiving spend in this gorgeous home. This home is decorated beautifully and is impreccably maintained. It is comfortable and spacious. The location is perfect - once we got there, we didn't touch our car again - we could walk a block to the beach or a block in the other direction to town/restaurants/adorable shops, etc. The owner was wonderful to work with, and was committed to being sure we were happy and that all of our questions were answered. It was our family of 5 and my sister in laws family of 5 - so a total of 10 slept very comfortably. The kids loved the lighthouse room and the nautical room where the beds were hanging from ropes! My husband and I felt like we were in heaven in the master. the good news was that my sister in law and her husband also had a king sized bed, so we didn't feel bad 'taking 'the king! This was a vacation that will not soon be forgotten - we can't wait to go back and visit again!
- Guest Krista p.
- Date of stay 11/27/13
- Review Submitted 12/02/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks so much for the glowing review! I hope you can make it back this summer. I can't wait to spend Christmas at our house after reading your review! Take care! Caroline
When I found this property I was looking for a special intimate home to celebrate a special occasion with my family. What I found at the Beach Haven Belle was much more. This home is impeccably decorated and still manages to feel like a comfortable home with attention paid to every detail. The grounds are just as comfortable as the house. The porch is great! We had the advantage of walking to the beach and to town and grocery store. The owner is warm and accommodating. We can not wait to return!
- Guest Dawn C.
- Date of stay 10/03/13
- Review Submitted 10/07/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Our family just returned from a stay in this beautiful home - would recommend highly! Hope to be back next year. Everyone loved being able to walk to everything - grocery store, restaurants, Bay Village, etc. The house was spotless and comfortable, exactly as pictured! Owner was extremely nice and a pleasure to deal with.
- Guest Sandra J.
- Date of stay 09/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/13/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
We recently had a wonderful stay here with our family in Beach Haven. The house was beautiful and the details throughout were very charming. My son will never forget his lighthouse bed! The location couldn't be better for us. Walking distance to many restaurants and attractions and just a block away from the beach right where the lifeguards are situated. Perfect vacation all around. Thank you!
- Guest Marc (Westchester)
- Date of stay 08/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Hello Kalt Family, It was a pleasure having you at my home. I am so pleased that you had a wonderful stay. I am happy you are planning to return and that you've recommended the property to your friends. Thanks for the glowing review!
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3 night min stay
Oct 10 - May 29
3 night min stay
Jun 15 - Sep 7
14 night min stay
|Full Summer Season
May 30 - Sep 1, 2014
95 night min stay
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From a small gathering of your closest friends to 75 persons in a lovely garden setting one block from the Pearl Street Pavilion, we can accommodate your dream occasion; so, choose The Beach Haven Belle at 204 Coral Street for your event.
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $2500
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Caroline Aliette Lechaux, Outindesign, Creative Director of Design and Principal After 20 years in France as a marketing-communications executive and part-time designer, Alexandria-native, Caroline Lechaux, returned to the United States where she founded oUtiNdesign, LLC, a residential design and renovation firm. She creates value through residential creations designing, renovating and decorating. Her renovation and design projects are scattered up and down the East Coast from Maine to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and across the Atlantic to France where most of her work has been in Provence and Paris. Throughout her years in business in France and the United States, Caroline worked at blue-chip companies such as Conde-Nast, Disney, Remy-Cointreau, and Coty, her hobby was renovation. While in France, she restored, renovated, designed, and decorated eight properties. Since returning, she has done four in the United States - three major projects in Maine, Virginia and New Jersey, a seaside Victorian, a farmhouse and a beach house, as well as decorating a Gramercy Hill apartment in New York City. Caroline’s expertise and talent include analysis of the essence of a property, appropriate planning, designing, space re-configuration, job-site management, interior design, decoration, furniture creations, and original material, salvage and antique sourcing. Caroline holds a Certificate of Design Discovery (Architecture) from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Masters in Business Administration from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) in Aix-en-Provence, France, and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Major, History and French Literature) from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Why the Owner Chose Beach Haven:
My husband grew up vacationing on Long Beach Island. He was a lifeguard on the island for seven years as a young man. When we married, I passed the 'causeway test', what every potential wife or husband has to go through before wedding. I fell in love with LBI and decided to renovate and work on the island doing beach house design.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love the beautiful views, amazing beach and access to all he town has to offer by foot. I especially love that Pearl Street Market is around the corner. It's a great place for socializing. The beach up the street is one of the nicest you an find on the East Coast.
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Links to more information:
Ultimate Beach House Exterior
Living Room Gas Fireplace and Custom Cabinetry
Dining Room Interior Porch
Interior/Exterior Stairwell and Hallway
Master South - Key West Bedroom
Master North Bedroom
Lighthouse Bedroom - Bunk with Sailboat Bed below (Twin)
Back Garden and Patio
Nautical Bedroom with hanging beds
Reclaimed Iron Globe Chandelier
Master Bathroom Indoor Outdoor with skylight shower
Lighthouse Bedroom - Bunk with Sailboat Bed below (Twin)
Laundry room with Barn door and porthole 'peep' hole
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