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Beach Haven Home Extraordinair with Ocean View 216 Holyoke Av

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Unique custom built home w/views of the ocean. Balcony's off two bedrooms w/ocean views. Relax in the newly furnished Great room w/40" flat screen TV and furnished deck and ocean view.. Immaculate home with fantastic open and airy floor plan.Fully equiped eat in kitchen.. Sleep in comfort in the three generous sized bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms open onto a balcony where you can enjoy the subrise with your coffee. Two full baths, one with a tub, the other with a shower and linen closet. Full sized washer and dryer included. Just bring your sheets, towels and sun screen.

Keywords: Two decks with ocean view,five houses from beach. Immaculate, bright and airy, new furniture.two bedrooms w/deck,spacious.Great room opens to deck which contains patio furniture and grill. Fully equiped kitchen, DW and dining area. Great room w/40" flat screen TV,central air,full size wahe rand dryer. No smoking or pets.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2016

Reviews

1.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beach Haven Home Extraordinair with Ocean View 216 Holyoke Av
average rating of 1.8 based on 5 reviews
Caldwell, NJ
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Worst vacation rental ever!

  • 1 of 5

First of all let me say that I have never written a review but I have to make an exception this time. The owner lives on site and lurks around the property watching everything you do. He obviously spent all of his time creating a hundred page binder of rules to follow instead of renovating the property. The property was dirty, had dysfunctional showers and AC, and the beds were like sleeping on an army cot. There was no wifi which he said he doesn't believe in. It's 2016, are you serious? For the finale of our vacation, the owner does not return our full security and writes a 3 page letter personally insulting us and citing crumbs on the counter and sand on the floor as the reason. His apt was filthy and old and run down to begin with and now I have to be the cleaning service? All and all, the owner should not be renting to families on vacation as his main goal is to "catch" them not following the rules in his binder. I'm on vacation and never want to deal with someone like this again. Bottom line, the owner ruined our family vacation. We have been renting in LBI for over 10 years and have never had a problem until this year. If you are looking to be tormented on vacation then this is the place for you. Hands down, worst rental experience ever. No stars

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not Clean Upon Arrival; Problems Throughout

  • 1 of 5

We took a chance on this house. What a mistake. On the surface it looks attractive but should have been alerted by the fact there is one review in four years. Upon arrival there were several problems. The rugs were unclean, discolored, and I wore sandals at all times (despite the owner assuring me the rugs would be professionally cleaned when we toured the house in May). The air conditioner in top floor was not installed and remained uninstalled during our stay (despite attempts to contact owner). The outside shower did not work properly and could not be used. Routine maintenance was undone. I personally replaced several lightbulbs that were burned out. This is my vacation time!! There is no WIFI. Cmon, really, it is 2016. My kids hated this place. The gas grill tank was empty upon arrival. The patio door did not open/close properly and the kids could not manage to open it from the outside and once were stuck out in the blistering heat of the upper patio until we returned and could open the door from the inside. Front door lock did not operate correctly and required some dexterity and strength to hold up the handle while locking or unlocking the door - which only the dad could do. Lower balcony door would not lock, leaving the entire house unlocked and open to theft. Water pressure sucked. This house was annoying on so many points!

The HomeAway listing was inaccurate on several points: Only the top floor balcony has the slightest of ocean views for which you have to struggle to see over top a tree, and at best its 10% of your view. The second "full bath" is more a powder room with a tiny standing shower enclosure that is unappealing. No off-street parking for the tenant because the owner states in his 20-page rules binder (wait to you read it) that you are not allowed to use it because he keeps his landscaping business equipment in the garages and needs access. Owner fails to mention in the listing that he operates a business out of the garages below the unit. Amenities in the kitchen are very lacking. No art work on the walls, very barren. Interior needs a makeover.

Owner expects you to be the cleaning service. We left the house in a clean condition yet our security deposit was not returned for lack of vacuuming and other trumped up claims. He expects you to vacuum the dirty discolored rugs to appear clean - and they will not look clean.

NO STARS is really what it deserves. We have rented in LBI for many years. This place was the worst.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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house not worth the price....or the aggravation

  • 1 of 5

great location....1/2 block from beach...too bad owner is TOO CHEAP to get beach passes!! ....

got hassled 3x by life guards...who rents a beach house w/o beach access...

but WORSE..in 2016....who doesn't provide WIFI? again...

owner TOO CHEAP to provide ANY internet access....family so upset had to go buy a MiFi...

even worse...HORRIBLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM....

because the HVAC is so screwed up...FREEZING in bedrooms.....but not cold enough upstairs...

so they put a window unit upstairs.....everyone was uncomfortable all week...had to wear hoodies to go to bed....

gets even better ...owner expect you to do GARBAGE and HOUSE MAINTENANCE....

they leave you a 64 page CONFUSING house rules book....obnoxious signs in the house....

yet THEIR maintenance is non-existent

TONS of broken stuff...GRILL DOESN'T WORK...

SINK SPRAY broken.....HOT/WATER faucets backwards...

bathtub sliding door..BROKEN.......

PLUS house is UNSAFE...SMOKE DETECTORS ARE DISCONNNECTED OR MISSING....

beds are HORRIBLE...CHEAP Motel 6 quality...same w/ pillows and comforters....

overall...outside of W/D...everything inside the house was sub par...couldn't even use RUSTY FRONT DOOR key...

House absolutely not worth it the hassles.. so mamy better places in LBI...not coming back

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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house not worth the price....or the aggravation

  • 1 of 5

great location....1/2 block from beach...too bad owner is TOO CHEAP to get beach passes!! ....

got hassled 3x by life guards...who rents a beach house w/o beach access.?

but WORSE..in 2016....who doesn't provide WIFI? again...

owner does NOT provide ANY internet access....family so upset had to go buy a MiFi...

even worse...HORRIBLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM....

because the HVAC is so screwed up...FREEZING in bedrooms.....but not cold enough upstairs...

so they put a window unit upstairs.....everyone was uncomfortable all week...had to wear hoodies to go to bed....

gets even better ...owner expect you to do GARBAGE and HOUSE MAINTENANCE....

they leave you a 64 page CONFUSING house rules book....obnoxious signs in the house....

yet THEIR maintenance is non-existent

TONS of broken stuff...GRILL DOESN'T WORK...

SINK SPRAY broken.....HOT/WATER faucets backwards...

bathtub sliding door..BROKEN.......

PLUS house is UNSAFE...SMOKE DETECTORS ARE DISCONNNECTED OR MISSING....

beds are HORRIBLE...CHEAP Motel 6 quality...same w/ pillows and comforters....

overall...outside of W/D...everything inside the house was sub par...couldn't even use RUSTY FRONT DOOR key...

House absolutely not worth it the hassles.. ...not coming back

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great Beach Haven home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Beach Haven, and this was the perfect home for our small family reunion, which included 4 adults, a 28-month old, and a 15-month old. In a lovely, quiet residential area, it's just one block from the beach where we enjoyed flying kites and watching the surfers. This neighborhood is also very bike-friendly: The main roads on the ocean side have bike lanes, very navigable for all age ranges, as they're very wide, flat, and well-traversed. We also explored the bay side, and cycled in and out of the side streets. There are several bike rental shops in town: We were very happy with AJs. For kid-friendly dining, we tried "The Chicken or the Egg" for dinner, and "Uncle Will's Pancake House" for breakfast. Murphy's, a grocery store, is a 5-minute drive from the house. The home was equipped with a grill on the upper deck, where you can hear the surf and see the ocean in the distance. The owner stays in the rear unit sometimes, and though he was present and approachable if we had questions, he was not intrusive. Helpful hints: I used Bed and Bath Linen Rentals for sheet and towels (they deliver and pick-up). And, bring hangers if you like to hang your clothes in the closet - there were none in the house. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and would definitely return. Thank you, Neal!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Haven House Rental Rates

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No Smoking and No Pets--

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Amenities

Beach Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen couch bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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