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Bayberry Cove is your bay front rental on Long Beach Island NJ. (2nd floor)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Bayberry Cove is your bay front rental on Long Beach Island NJ. (2nd floor)

Our bay front rental on LBI NJ is called Bayberry Cove. The name comes from the native bayberry bushes that surrounded the property in the 1950's and 60's. Gone for decades the bayberry's are beginning to come back after Hurricane Sandy.

We rent weekly in the summer and remain flexible in the spring and fall. There are three individual units. The first floor, #1073866 sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms and a den. The second floor, sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Finally the boathouse, #1074569, sleeps 4 with one bedroom and a futon.

This listing and photos are for the 2nd floor only. If you are interested in renting all 3 units at one time please let me know.

A large deck overlooks the bay. A round table seats 6 while deck chairs have a relaxing view of the bay.

Enter off the deck into the living room with a large picture window overlooking the bay. A table for 6 is in front of the south facing window. A sofa, 2 chairs and a TV along the north and west wall. There is a pass through behind the couch to the kitchen. It is a full kitchen including a mini dishwasher.

The master is off of the kitchen with a queen bed and a nice chair to relax in. Two smaller bedrooms have queen beds as well and all bedrooms have ceiling fans. The full bath is behind the kitchen.

The 2nd floor is small at 660 square feet but packs everything you need into this space. The deck adds another 190 feet of outdoor space.

The houses are approaching 100 years old and remain traditional cedar shake siding. Though they have been updated over the years they retain that nostalgic charm that doesn't exist in a newer home. If you want your family to experience a simpler time or recreate a memory from your childhood this is the place.

We have cable and wifi but no home theater or game consoles. There is a dock with boat slips, kayaks and paddle boards. The docks are great for fishing, crabbing, swimming and sunsets. The township has a guarded "bay" beach 2 blocks north and of course the ocean is a short walk as well. Many of our repeat guests set up beach chairs on the dock avoiding the crowds at the beach all together.

Lets be honest... The view is what we're here for so lets talk about it. Its 4 miles from the dock to the mainland. Most of the western shoreline remains a salt marsh with Tuckerton to the west and Beach Haven West to the north. Looking further south its 17 miles to Atlantic City and when its clear you can almost read the signs on the casinos. In between are low sedge islands dotting one of the largest protected bays in New Jersey. The bay creates something we call the Beach Haven bubble. Because the bay water is cooler than the land storms tend to go north or south where the bay is narrow and the land is hot. Sitting on the dock in the sun while a storm passes to the south has to be seen to be believed. Any weather that does impact us tends to move west to east so you see it coming instead of watching it go on the ocean.

Our Grandparents loved the bay as the view was constantly changing. Since we face south southwest the sun passes from left to right and the sunsets are simply amazing. The light reflecting on the water, boats passing by and the gulls, ducks and ospreys bring out the "birder" in all of us.

The dock sits in a cove and swimming is safe as the main channel for boat traffic is 300 yards off the end of the dock. The channel is part of the inter-coastal waterway which boats use to get from FL to New England so you never know what will pass by.

Beach Haven Terrace is a great neighborhood with restaurants, shops and watering holes. Walk to Wawa for your coffee and to Marvels for your donuts. A short walk holds 9 places to eat, 2 bars, an ice cream shop and a package store. The bayside from Beach haven Gardens to the Terrace are isolated so there is no through traffic like the ocean side. There are 3 traffic lights to cross the boulevard with the closest 1 block north at Wawa.

The Fretz's

More Details

Owner
Chris Fretz
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About Chris Fretz

This is a family property purchased by my grandparents in 1966.

It is currently managed my parents Beverly and Steve who met as children growing up in Beach Haven Terrace.

Most weeks are repeat tenants during the summer but we will have the occasional cancelation that I get to list. We are new to VBRO and HomeAway but some of our renters have been with us for 40 summers.

Chris Fretz

Chris Fretz purchased this apartment in 1962

Why Chris Fretz chose Long Beach Island

It is one of the few original properties remaining on the bay and reminds you of a simpler time. The property was once a marina with rental boats and a bait store.

What makes this apartment unique

Beach Haven Terrace is a walkable community unlike any other on LBI. Many of the homes have been owned by the same family's for generations.

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Car: necessary

Amenities

North Beach Haven Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We believe that happy hour is the best hour and nothing good happens after 12. Have fun but please respect our neighbors.
  • No jumping or diving off of the bulkhead or docks. Use the ladders.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All guests are required to provide their own sheets and towels. Bed pads, pillows and light blankets are provided. We charge a cleaning fee as someone comes through to make it spotless prior to your arrival. We ask that the fridge be empty and the apartment be picked up prior to your departure. There is a distinct difference between cleaning up after you and preparing the unit for the next guest. Please respect our home as if it were your own. Finally our home is on the water. Ladders are provided for easy access for swimming. Under no circumstance is it OK to dive or jump off the bulkhead or docks. At low tide the water is ankle deep at the bulkhead and 4 feet at the end of the dock.

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Bayberry Cove is your bay front rental on Long Beach Island NJ. (2nd floor)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Port Carbon, Pa
5

Stunnung Viewsand great location!

  • 5 of 5

We will be returning! Loved using the kayaks and swimming in the bay. Owner was very nice. The views were spectacular!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC
5

Perfect location, great view, comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This lovely three bedroom apartment gave us a second floor view with access to the dock on the cove and kayaks. We spent a lot of the time relaxing next to the water on the bayside, with the advantage of a short walk to the ocean. There was a constant breeze so did not miss air conditioning.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100

This property is a total of 3 units (#1073866, #1074433, #1074569) with shared parking, laundry and docks. You are renting one unit of the 3. The docks have boat slips that our family and friends use as well. While the unit is quiet the outdoor space is not 100% private.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.