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Long Beach Island's Best Kept Secret - Newer 4BR-Bay Front

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 180 nights

About the property

Apartment, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Waterfront, spectacular views in all directions, the house is located on Cedar Bonnet Island (where the Dutchman's Restaurant is, 200 Yards from Ship Bottom). By car the house is just 4 minutes from the beach, CVS and Wawa, yet just 10 minutes from the Manahawkin shopping centers and the Garden State Parkway.

This modern Duplex has a top floor 1,850 SF Apartment with 4 bedrooms, open kitchen, dining and living room area with abundant glass for great waterfront views of the Bay to the East. The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath with unobstructed views of the Bay. Two bedrooms have queen beds and the 4th bedroom has a queen and a single bed. There is a queen air mattress for extra sleeping room when needed. Sun bath on the waterfront deck overlooking the Bay and the Ship Bottom waterfront. Keep your boat, jet ski or kayak right at our dock. There is an open outdoor shower and a basketball net at the street for your use. High speed Wifi and Comcast cable TV is provided. There is no land line telephone provided so please bring your cell phone.

The house is located within a 10 minute walk from the Ship Bottom Bay Park which holds weekly concerts and other events. It is just minutes by car to the ocean, shops and restaurants on Long Beach Island.

Keywords: Bay Front,Duplex 4BR, Boat Access

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Gym (Jim)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Gym (Jim)

I have been an architect and builder here on LBI for nearly 30 years. Having lived in most of its communities, and in many waterfront homes I discovered Cedar Bonnet in 2000 when I purchased a home at this location. Since then I have grown to love the tranquility of this quaint neighborhood, the fantastic views that I wake up to every morning and the convenient location to both my clients on LBI and shopping in Manahawkin. In 2008 I built this new duplex on the same land and I live year round in the ground floor unit. GYM WILSON

What makes this apartment unique

We are located at the end of a dead end street so there is almost no auto traffic in front of the house.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Long Beach Island's Best Kept Secret - Newer 4BR-Bay Front
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Down by the Bay - week of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend's family and I (6 adults, 1 baby) stayed in the bottom apartment for a week in June. The weather was wonderful, the bay was warm and beautiful, and the apartment was fantastic!

There is a spacious master bedroom with its own bathroom (plus - two sinks, large shower!) and a king size bed (very comfortable - bring your own sheets and blanket). Then there are 3 rooms on the other side of the kitchen (the separation was nice), 2 having a queen size bed and 1 having a queen and a twin along with another bathroom with a tub. The kitchen had every utensil, dish, misc item (including a junk drawer) that you needed and the dishwasher made clean up so much easier. There was also a washer/dryer in the wet bar area which was perfect for towels and bathing suits after days hanging by the bay or beach.

The apartment also has a little bit of a larger balcony (waist high enclosed with glass) than the upstairs apartment that has a table/chairs and a grill. We spent a lot of time out there with a beautiful breeze (no bugs when it's breezy but bring some spray for still nights) and a wonderful view of the bay and all of its activity.

Beach badges for Ship Bottom were provided (8) and the drive over the bridge was quick and easy! You can drive the other way for access to a WalMart for any grocery needs, also.

If bringing a mobile baby, I would suggest bringing a baby gate as the stairs just lead directly into the apartment. The views from the living area on the opposite side of the living room are beautiful with green marshland and more water activity (also a pair of binoculars!). We didn't get around to it but there are a few local areas that offer kayak and jetski rentals and there is a dock that the owner rents out for this use.

We would definitely stay here again, what a great week!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marlboro NJ

LBI's Greatest Secret

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to Lbi for over 30 years and have been renting every summer for over 15yrs and I never knew Cedar Bonnet Island existed.

The location is perfect for gorgeous views, a constant bay breeze and pure relaxation. We were on the island in less than four minutes to enjoy the beach every day. We loved every second of our week there. Thanks to John Lemon and Gym for the hospitality, the house is a perfect rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation -- Personified!

  • 5 of 5

I have been renting properties for my summer vacation all my life. This property offered exactly what I wanted from my vacation. It was fabulous. We were able to accommodate family members for a couple of days and friends for a couple of other days. Sunrise and Sunset -- every day the weather cooperated. I saw such beautiful sunrise that I began setting my alarm to wake up and not miss one -- at night I set my alarm to catch the sunset. We went parasailing and jetskiing. Jetskis available right there! All the amenities for a perfect vacation. The owner and few neighbors were as welcoming as a good friend might be. I have never taken the time to recommend a home but I could not not take the time to recommend this wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morristown, NJ

Awesome LBI Rental

  • 5 of 5

Last summer, about half a dozen of us rented the upper-level apartment. We were looking for a relaxing shore vacation and this place was the perfect setting. The house itself is very spacious and is great for just hanging out by the bay with a grill out on the balcony, amazing views and a huge kitchen and dining area. It's also only a couple blocks from The Dutchman's which is one of my favorite shore bars. Gym was very accommodating and responsive to any request for info we had leading up to the stay and helpful during our week-long vacation. Great spot to do your vacation if you're looking to relax and unwind. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Fantastic vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week at this lovely secluded home and had a wonderful time basking in the sun and swimming in the bay. The house has wonderful amenities and fantastic views and is close to everything that LBI and Stafford Township has to offer. The Ship Bottom Beach is really nice and only 5 minutes from the house. There are plenty of dining options, we walked to the Dutchman's restaurant one night and enjoyed a wonderful meal right at the waters edge. I would definitely also recommend La Spiaggia the Italian restaurant in Ship Bottom.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, DE

The best kept secret is now out.

  • 5 of 5

The Top Ten Reasons to rent this property

1. Location, right on the water

2. Luxurious surroundings, felt like we were in a movie star rental

3. Spacious, ample room for everybody

4. The views of water traffic, of nature-- sunrise, sunset, wildlife, weather

5. Privacy--away from the mainstream, quiet, especially at night

6. Everything you need- well thought out equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, table seating, deck

7. Ship Bottom beaches--minutes away

8. Gym Wilson, the owner, is a great guy


10. Big bang for the buck

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Ship Bottom, 4 minutes by car
Nearest Point of Interest
Dutchmans Restaurant
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Ship Bottom Bay park
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CVS Parmacy
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Farm market
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LBI welcome center
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fishing bait
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Ron Jons Surf shop
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the Fishery
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Mexican restaurant
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Ship bottom beach
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Miniature Golf
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Woodies Hamburgers
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Greenhouse restaurant
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Gateway restaurant/Bar
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Italian restaurant
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Marina and gas for boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Joe Pops Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Mud City Crab House
Car: recommended

Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Deep Sea and Charter Fishing, Barnegat Light State Park, 40 minutes to Atlantic City's Casinos and Night Life, 1 hour drive to Historic Cape May, 1 hour and 15 minutes to Philadelphia's Historic District


Rates & Availability

Manahawkin Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rental 2016/2017
Sep 25 2016 - Jun 3 2017
180 night minimum stay
Pre-Season 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sumner 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 24 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

call or email for availability.

50% deposit to reserve the rental then the remaining 50% is due 3 weeks before your check in date together with a $750 refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Manahawkin Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Also a Queen Air Mattress is available if needed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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