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'The Big Yellow House'


Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The beach is great! There is a new access path across new dunes to a nicely sized powdery-soft, white-sand beach.

This is a large and historic home is located fourth from the beach, with only a lazy beachfront access road to cross. It is on a street only one block long, with neat views of the Atlantic Ocean and Manahawkin Bay. Easy, stress-free beach access!

You can rent two floors (sleeps 8) or all three floors (sleeps another 6 in a 'bunk house' kind of set-up). If you rent only two floors, the third floor will be locked (nobody will be renting that space during your stay).


The pricing for 2015 is as follows:
In-Season/3 floors = $600/night or $4,200/week
In-Season/2 floors = $525/night or $3,675/week
Out-of-Season/3 floors = $525/night (2-night minimum)
Out-of-Season/2 floors = $450/night (2-night minimum)


The home has two and one-half baths and a pleasant large outdoor private shower, for removing beach sand, etc. This light and airy home gets wafting ocean breezes in pleasant weather. It has five strategically-located ceiling fans and a newer two-zone air conditioning system.

The 'Big Yellow House,' as it has endearingly been dubbed by one of our long-time repeat tenants, features a large living room (with working, wood-burning fireplace), a flat screen TV with DVD player, and a pleasant dining room with a wet bar and separate wine rack, as well as a mini-fridge for soft drinks and other beverages. The kitchen, equipped with all modern appliances, has an adjoining pantry. The well-stocked kitchen includes all dishes, glasses, pots & pans, spices, etc.

On the second floor there is a queen-sized bed in the master bedroom, twin beds in the ocean-side bedroom, and two bunk beds (sleeping 4) in the third bedroom. The third-floor 'dorm' has beds to sleep six (1 double & 4 twin), dressers, and TV with DVD.

The back deck, located above the separate garage in the rear of the house, is ideal for a family sunrise breakfast and/or that end-of-the day cocktail hour, with ocean and bay views. It is large, equipped with a comfortable set of deck furniture, including chaise lounges, two umbrella tables with matching chairs, and a bar with bar stools. (There's also a small deck on the second floor front of the house, where a couple can enjoy a morning cup of coffee and a majestic sunrise over the ocean or an evening drink and a beautiful sunset over the bay.)

The home dates back to 1905--one of the earlier ones on LBI. It has been lovingly updated over the years, with new carpet in much of the house for summer 2013. And there is new secure WiFi throughout the house.

*The garage itself is not normally available to tenants to house cars since it's used primarily by the owner for fishing gear, beach equipment, bikes, power and other sharp tools, and an array of the usual nuts & bolts, glass jars, etc.. There is, however plenty of off-street parking in the large driveway, plus additional on-street parking.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    lots of board games, puzzles & books (adult & children)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of board games and cards are ready for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    32' flat screen in living room smaller tv on third floor...moreless


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    In addition to the main table, which seats up to 8, there are two card tables and chairs that may be used, as needed....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    The garage is for storage only, and requires additional deposit for access....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free secure WiFi throughout house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of off-street parking (for about 5 cars) on the driveway, and limited on-street parking....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Would take up much of driveway, but an RV or boat & trailer could fit off-street....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free nationwide long distance...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    really never used in summertime....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full sets of dishes, glasses, pots & pans, cooking ware, coffee maker, toaster, popular spices are provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    One full-sized refrigerator with ice/water in door, plus mini beverage fridge. (A second full-sized fridge available in the garage.)...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill, with propane provided....moreless



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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included


YOU MAY CHOOSE TO PAY EITHER THE PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION ($69) OR THE DIRT/DAMAGE DEPOSIT ($400). You do not have to pay both. The $69 would not be returned, but the $400 would be (if not used, of course).

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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71 Miles
Nearest Airport
Philadelphia International
Brant Beach
Nearest Beach
Brant Beach

Car: Necessary

Go across the bridge from the mainland and your stress will melt away. Long Beach Island is 21 miles of wonderful beaches, quaint shops, and quality restaurants. It is not glitzy, but is very comfortable. This is an area where families go year after year to relax and have fun. Everything you have is nearby. Just off the island are a number of national store chains (including Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Home Depot, etc.) and grocery stores. On the island are more local businesses, attractions, surf shops, and restaurants. You have easy access to an expanded oceanfront beach that is not crowded, as well as a bay beach. Beach badges must be purchased -- which reduces the number of beachgoers. This is a place you will want to return to over, and over, and over...


Manager info

About: Our family has owned this home for more than 30 years. We are now on to the second generation of owners. We loved spending time at 'down at the shore.' And this house is a great place for our annual family reunion and periodic treks to the beach. Enjoy starting a tradition at 'The Big Yellow House.' Most of our tenants have been renting for more than 20 years -- we thank them for their continuing friendship.

Why Brant Beach:
LBI is a great island. Easy access to great beaches. A nice 'village' feel up and down the island. Close to what you need, and far from the things you do not need. You will not see huge crowds here, but you will also not be isolated. This is a very comfortable home that welcomes you to relax at the shore. It has all of what you need. You have very easy access to the beach. While many of the homes on the street are rentals (which is common on LBI), this street also has several year-round tenants who look after the neighborhood.

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  • 'The Big Yellow House'

    'The Big Yellow House'

  • Dining Room with Wet Bar

    Dining Room with Wet Bar

  • Master Bedroom with queen bed

    Master Bedroom with queen bed

  • Ocean Side Twin Bedroom (sleeps 2); can be pushed together for King.

    Ocean Side Twin Bedroom (sleeps 2); can be pushed together for King.

  • Garage Top  Deck with Ocean & Bay Views

    Garage Top Deck with Ocean & Bay Views

  • Barnegat Lighthouse

    Barnegat Lighthouse

  • New and improved dunes, with great benches and overlooks

    New and improved dunes, with great benches and overlooks

  • Bright and Spacious Living Room

    Bright and Spacious Living Room

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Bedroom That Sleeps 4

    Bedroom That Sleeps 4

  • 3rd floor "dormitory" with 1 Double and 4 Single Beds & TV

    3rd floor "dormitory" with 1 Double and 4 Single Beds & TV

  • Ocean View from Front Bedroom Balcony

    Ocean View from Front Bedroom Balcony

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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