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The Bay Head House for Holidays, Reunions, Intimate Weddings 9 BR/6 BA!"""

Bedrooms 9
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 18-20)

Located in the heart of Bay Head, the Historic Bay Head House was built in the late 1800's to accomodate early visitors of Bayhead for sailing, hunting, fishing, and of course, the sea! The Bay Head House has been completely renovated and restored for the purpose of accomodating families to enjoy this quaint seaside village as it has for more than a century. This unique home has served the community by providing its guests with the opportunity to experience life at the shore and the 'head of the bay.' We welcome you, your family, and friends to enjoy your stay!

The Bay Head House is located in the heart of quaint Bay Head 'Downtown', just a couple blocks from the beach, and a block from the Bay Head Yacht Club and Barnegat Bay. This unique property offers wrap-around porches, 2-second floor balconies with views of Twilight Lake, 3rd floor balcony with Ocean & Lake Views. Invite all of the family and friends down the shore to celebrate life. Walk striaght down to the beautiful white sand beaches of Bay Head. The Bay Head House is conveniently located a half mile from the Bay Head Train station with trains to NYC and Newark Airport and just a mile south of Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk, Jenkinson's aquarium, amusements and more.

Completely renovated with 9 spacious bedrooms & 6 brand new full baths. The new luxury kitchen features an 8 ft center island with seating, a full refrigerator, wine fridge, beverage fridge, full range, wall oven, built-in microwave and is fully equipped for all of your cooking or catering needs. The Bay Head House was renovated with top of the line 'smart home' systems and security systems to ensure our guests with piece of mind for their friends and families, including; whole house fire sprinkler system in every room of the home, burglar alarm, built-in audio surround sound system with volume control in all common rooms.

This great home features over 1,200 square feet of decks, porches or balconies overlooking Twilight Lake and views of the Ocean. If you are planning your next shore vacation, The Bay Head House is a perfect retreat for accommodating wedding parties, family reunions, corporate retreats, special occasions, anniversary parties, Mother's & Father's Day, holidays (Thanksgiving & Christmas), or summer vacations. Available by the week, month or full summer! Please visit our website link below for additional information and testimonials. Michele Tracey is our property manager / event planner and would be happy to assist you in renting the house as well as the option to have her help plan any events.

Keywords: The Bay Head House, Bay Head NJ, Weddings, Jersey Shore, Bay Head Yacht Club, Clark's Landing, Mantoloking Yacht Club

More Details

Michele Tracey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Michele Tracey

The Bay Head House was established in the late 1800's as one of the first accomodations in this wonderful Historic seaside village. In 2010, The Bay Head House was completely renovated/restored to accomodate visitors as it has for over 100 years. We designed the home to have all of the luxuries you could ask for and retaining the design features and style of the turn of the century.

Michele Tracey purchased this house in 2005

Why Michele Tracey chose Bay Head

Having grown up in the area, Bay Head has always stood out as a town that offered a feel of days gone by. Being involved in real estate and construction, we thought it to be a great undertaking to restore this magnificent property to fit back with the other magnificent homes that line Bay Head's streets. We loved the idea of bringing The Bay Head House new life and ensure that it can be used for guests of this great town for another century. With many of the Bed and Breakfast's being converted to single family homes and not many accomodations otherwise, we thought The Bay Head House would fill a need for the town and at the same time let us use the home for our own family reunions and corporate retreats.

What makes this house unique

There is a wide array of activities that one can undertake while staying in this wonderful town. A simple stroll through this quaint downtown for one block for a stop at Mueller's bakery, proceed the extra block to the beach to pick up some seaglass and watch the surf & sunrise. The activities that we love best are bike rides through town, surfing, sailing, kayaking, bird watching, fishing and relaxing on the front porch! All of which can be done within a stones throw of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“What a fabulous house!!! So much space, so many laughs. You’ve done a wonderful job….Pat’s 40th was a huge success, thanks to your wonderful beach house. Can’t wait to come back! Love, The Smiths. Thomas, Michelle, Maggie, Emily, TJ and Tess.” Haddonfield, NJ

“What a great weekend we had in Bay Head celebrating my 40th birthday! This is a wonderful house with so much space and the best decks. Thanks again Jamie for a great weekend. Pat, Will & Croline Feehan” New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Jun 2008
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Bay Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (6), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Michele Tracey is The Property Manager 732-996-5218


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The Bay Head House for Holidays, Reunions, Intimate Weddings 9 BR/6 BA!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 27 reviews

Best House in Bay Head!

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Bay Head house for our family reunion. We have been holding an annual family reunion for over 20 years and this was the first time at the Jersey Shore. We had family from MI, GA, NY, MA, CT, MD and NJ. What a week and what a house! We had 4 generations ranging in age from 18 months to my 93 year old parents. The Bay Head House served as a perfect venue and terrific locale for our family. This historic home is lovely with well-appointed rooms and spacious gathering spaces. The 9 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms easily accommodated our group. The wrap around porch was perfect for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Everyone gathers in the kitchen and the huge island served well as buffet space, morning chats and late night giggles. Bay Head is a charming, historic village and the house is just a short walk to Mueller's Bakery (famous for their crumb cake), The Dune Grass Cafe, the beautiful Charlie's of Bay Head, and of course, just a few short blocks to the beach. For more action, the Point Pleasant boardwalk is just a short drive or bike ride away and Arnold Avenue is a charming place for a stroll with its numerous boutiques and restaurants. The property manager, Michele Tracey was terrific to work with. She was attentive, responsive (not that we really needed to call on her), and accommodating. Thank you Michele for making my family's stay at The Bay Head House such a memorable experience and helping to make my dreams come true of holding a family reunion at the Jersey Shore. This was one of the best reunions we have ever had and The Bay Head House was a fantastic venue! I would highly recommend The Bay Head House!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for my mothers 90th birthday. There were four families and three generations present. We were able to cook, relax, play games, dance and sit with plenty of room. The house is close to the beach, bakery and boardwalk to have fun. We all enjoyed ourselves and hope to stay there again.Many thanks to Michele Tracy the property manager who was so helpful through the whole process.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Ann & her family. We look forward to seeing them again.
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The house was clean and bright and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was really lovely. An explanation about how to use the appliances would be helpful but is a very minor comment. The house was perfect for a large group and had everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream wedding at the Bay Head House!

  • 5 of 5

i had my daughters wedding here this past weekend. We looked for a house that we could have the reception in for about 45 people and this home fit the bill. The best part was that Michele Tracey, the property manager, is also a wedding planner. She was extraordinary!!! She took care of every detail and many I hadn't even thought of. Food was from Joe Leones-delicious!!! She also recommended the photographer, Jeanne Paradise King. She has already sent us proofs and they are absolutely stunning! Her attention to detail is phenomenal! I really can't say enough how perfect this wedding was thanks to Michele Tracey. I would highly recommend her and the house is beautiful. I had 12 people staying in the house for 4 nights and we had a blast. We had the reception, then an after party and the next day a brunch. Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! I can't thank Michele enough for giving Jen and Billy their dream wedding!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Head House

  • 5 of 5

The house is roomy, well equipped, and has a wonderful wrap-around porch where we spent lots of time. When we needed a crib and extra blankets they were delivered to us cheerfully. We had a multigeneration family reunion and the house accomodated us all splendidly. We loved our stay, and only regretted that there was no fenced-in yard for our collection of toddlers. We recommend the house and its spacious kitchen to any group with slightly older children.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincolnville, Maine USA


  • 5 of 5

Our entire family of 16; five families, 9 adults and 7 children ages 16 months to 12 years gathered together at The Bayhead House to celebrate Christmas together. It was the perfect house and everyone enjoyed being there. Enough bedrooms and bathrooms to go around and plenty of living space as well. The kitchen is fabulous, big enough for several people to work in at the same time and the huge center island was a great place to set up a buffet. The proximity of the cheese shop, the bakery and the beach(the weather was warm enough for walks) was a bonus. As was the terrific catered dinner from Joe Leone's in Point Pleasant. Would certainly consider a repeat stay in this lovely house.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bay Head
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Bridge Ave
Nearest Point of Interest
Atlantic Ocean
Car: not necessary

The Bay Head House is located in the heart of quaint Bay Head 'Downtown', just a three blocks from the beach, a block from the Bay Head Yacht Club and Barnegat Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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