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Experience the Grand Dame of Beach Haven!

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 11 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 22-28)

This registered Landmark was built in 1880 by William Converse, President of the Pennsylvania Railroad as his 'summer cottage'! Originally it was an oceanfront home and now is right across the street from the beach in a quiet section of Beach Haven.

Recently completely renovated to its original glory! The home has a very large mahogany wrap around porch with 5 separate entrances to the house. The living room is very spacious and airy with a pass through wood burning fireplace and 50 inch plasma TV. There is also another large family room with plasma tv and docking station for kids games ex xbox,and wii.Also in the kitchen,diningroom,family room and 3 bedrooms there is a built in stereo system.

The kitchen is a chef's dream with a 9 ft center island complete with a Viking 4 burner cook-top and built in grill. It also has a separate 48 inch Viking Range with 4 burners and a 24 inch griddle. We also have a wall oven with separate built in convection microwave. To accommodate large groups and families we have a 48 in refrigerator and separate wine/beer refrigerator by the wet bar and 2 more full size refrigerators in the 2nd kitchen.


**This rental during the summer season is only available for rentals Sunday - Sundays****...*NOT AVAILABLE FOR PROM OR GRADUATION GROUPS ***

In the house we have a total of 11 bedrooms and 61/2 baths. The first floor familyroom has 2 queen sleeper sofas,there is a suite off the kitchen that has its own kitchen livingroom and full bath & 3 bedrooms ,one with a queen,one with a full and a loft with 4 twins and a queen sleeper sofa in its livingroom.The 2nd floor has 5 bedrooms 4 with queens (3 with private baths) and the 5th bedroom with 2 twins and a shared bath in the hallway.The 3rd floor hase 3 bedrooms 1 with a full and the other 2 bedrooms with 2 twins in each and a full bath in the hallway.

The highlight of this beautiful home is on the 3rd floor .It is called the Onion Dome because of its architectural shape. It has been closed up for many years and we have opened it back up as it was is the 1800's. The view is breathtaking as you watch the sunrise and sunsets over the ocean!

*** We provide a 2 ft waste management dumpster for this property and have garbage cans for all recycling***



Keywords: Large Victorian home

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018


Beach Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6.5
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • 1st floor familyroom has 2 queen sleepers .Suite off the main kitchen has 1 queen sleeper sofa and 2 bedrooms 1 queen and 1 full and a loft with 4 twins 2nd floor has 5 bedrooms (3 with private baths) 4 queens and 5th bedroom has 2 twins and a full bath in the hallway 3rd floor has 3 bedrooms 2 with 2 twins in each and 3rd with a full size and a full bath in the hallway
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Experience the Grand Dame of Beach Haven!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Clean, Wonderful and Spacious Beach Victorian Home!

  • 5 of 5

I rent this house every summer with a group of friends and family and we all absolutely LOVE it! The house is comfortable, clean, spacious and the kitchen is to die for. We never feel crowded and the amenities make us so comfortable no one ever want to leave when our week is up. Carol and her husband take great care of the property and are very responsive to any needs we have. The wrap around porch is amazing and we sit outside nightly to take in the ocean air. It's just such a lovely home and we hope to be able to rent it for years to come!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for two nights for a work retreat. There were plenty of bedrooms and beds for all of our team. The house was beautiful with a huge modern kitchen, large family table and relaxing wrap around porch. There was flat screen tvs in most rooms as well! It was one block from the beach and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Several of my coworkers rented bicycles and had a blast!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bucks County PA

Perfect house for large groups or multiple families

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as described in the listing. It is beautiful with quality furnishings throughout. The 3rd floor deck/cupola is amazing and has a beautiful view of the surroundings. The downstairs deck is unusually large with tons of seating area. A/C is a nice plus. Would highly recommend for large groups and 3-4 families.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming to LBI for close to 50 years. We have stayed in many places around the Island and have always had good luck and enjoyed our stays. We brought a larger than normal group this year and absolutely loved the house. We had more than enough room for 24 people and were more than comfortable in this beautiful and spacious home. Being a historical home attracted many onlookers as well, which allowed us to meet and talk to many of the vacationers. Thank you to Carol, the owner, for a fantastic week. We would definitely rent again, when the opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas


  • 5 of 5

When we were planning our wedding from Austin, Texas, my biggest priority was to plan a fun time at our favorite part of the Jersey Shore--LBI--with our friends and family--most of whom are in the Philadelphia area. I looked around online and found this place and rented it, just from the photos. We were able to see it in May, a month before we arrived when we were up in the area for another wedding. We were wowed by every step through the first time we saw it. Then, when we arrived on June 12, 2016, we were even more excited! A lot of people in our family arrived through the week and were all just incredibly wowed! We had amazing dinners, a walk across to the beach every day with everyone, nice conversations on the porches and in the top deck, our rehearsal and dinner and got ready there for our wedding. We walked across for photos on the beach and had our family photos on the front porch. Then, we had everyone for the after party after our wedding at the Brant Beach Yacht Club--and what an amazing party it was! You are able to walk to Fantasy Island, Buckalews, and all of LBI's awesome little shops around Centre Street. We walked to get our hair done at Lavish from the house that morning of our wedding. It was just a dream of a time for everyone involved! The house is gorgeous and so special. We are already planning trips back for the holidays and for next summer to live it over again and again! We will be back many times and we absolutely cannot wait! Thank you, Carol and Robert, so much! We are amazed at what you have created on LBI and how you run things! We have a million amazing memories, good vibes for years to come and cannot wait to return! Thank you for making our wedding experience the most amazing time! Cheers to you and thank you with all of our hearts! : )

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 stars if I could

  • 5 of 5

I knew this house would be nice from the pictures on the website, but i found it to be absolutely amazing and unbelievably beautiful. The whole house is so well-appointed and accomodating. My husband and I got married in the house because the weather did not allow for the beach wedding we planned. I think it was even better in the house! Space was never an issue. This house has everything you could ever want in a house, and it is more than capable of comfortably accommodating large groups of people (20 people stayed the whole week) ... and you will probably want to take pictures of every room and every porch because you wont ever find a more authenticly restored home! This house made the trip 101% worth the hastle for all the guests who joined us from England!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200

Rates for off-season may vary, please inquire with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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