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Ultimate Beach Cottage for Weddings and Events

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious Open Plan Victorian - 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Located in Beach Haven’s lovely Historic District, a block to the beach and minutes from all restaurants and shops, the Beach Haven Belle is the perfect wedding destination in Beach Haven. The owner has a completely newly restored and remodeled Victorian sister property around the block that sleeps 15 and brings the total capacity to 25. Package deals including both properties, event space and a wedding planner are available upon request.

Custom furnished by a local designer, the Beach Haven Belle has open spaces that are festooned with porches bordered by front and back gardens. This ultimate beach cottage is rented on a weekly basis in high season and a three-night minimum in the off-season, this five-bedroom beach house is tastefully designed and appointed in keeping with the period of its neighboring Victorian Grande Dames.

The Beach Haven Belle's style marries traditional and contemporary in a warm open plan that accommodates an extended family sharing in five spacious bedrooms and two distinct and spacious living spaces that flow seamlessly to the outdoor garden “room” behind the house. Three full baths, an open-plan kitchen, laundry room, outdoor bathhouse, and a detached garage complete this old-style beach house custom built for the most discerning of contemporary beachcombers.

Reclaimed wood plank walls, aged zinc counters, 100-year-old barn wood scraped red oak floors, an Aga gas range, retro light fixtures, and a sailboat and lighthouse bunk bed for kids combine to make this truly a one of a kind designer-built gem.

It has a full front porch, all new baths, custom cabinetry made from reclaimed wood and all new appointments hand-picked by the designer. Vintage restored original furniture pieces were collected from antique dealers in Hudson, New York and up and down the East Coast.

In the kitchen, plank walls stained and painted to simulate driftwood, period-style moldings, interior restored windows with original mullions came from a Virginia Farmhouse and traditional mullion, Dade-County-rated storm windows and glass doors are throughout the rest of the house, custom wooden cabinetry and a nautical staircase with semi-open risers were made by local artisans. The best of old and new typifies this stormproof beauty that is the perfect beach home for a large family or for those hoping to make memories with visiting extended family or friends.

Please note that the owners live with their non-shedding, hypo-allergenic dogs in the house in the off-season. A deep clean by a professional company is done each spring before the guests arrive to insure no allergens are present in the sofas et al. However, individuals with strong allergies are best advised to look for alternative rentals.


Detached traditional cedar shake garage / Eiklor Flame Gas Fireplace / Cedar shake & Hardie Plank Siding / Wood plank and sea grass walls / custom cabinetry & TV cabinet built-in (s) / claw foot tubs and pedestal sinks /Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. / High-end vintage lighting/ Automatic watering and lighting / antiques / Aga, Samsung and Bosch Appliances / laundry room / Storage and closet space

More Details

Caroline Lechaux by email
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Caroline Lechaux by email

Caroline Aliette Lechaux, Outindesign,

Creative Director of Design and Principal

After 20 years in France as a marketing-communications executive and part-time designer, Alexandria-native, Caroline Lechaux, returned to the United States where she founded OUTinDesign, LLC, a residential design and renovation firm. She creates value through residential creations designing, renovating and decorating.

Her renovation and design projects are scattered up and down the East Coast from Maine to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and across the Atlantic to France where most of her work has been in Provence and Paris. Throughout her years in business in France and the United States, Caroline worked at blue-chip companies such as Conde-Nast, The Walt Disney Company, Remy-Cointreau, and Coty. Her hobby was design and renovation. While in France, she restored, renovated, designed, and decorated eight properties. Since returning, she has done ten in the United States - eight major projects in Maine, Virginia and New Jersey, two seaside Victorians, a farmhouse and three beach houses, as well as decorating a Gramercy Hill apartment in New York City. Caroline’s expertise and talent include analysis of the essence of a property, appropriate planning, designing, space re-configuration, job-site management, interior design, decoration, furniture creations from original material, salvage, and antique sourcing.

Caroline holds a Certificate of Design Discovery (Architecture) from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Master’s in Business Administration from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) in Aix-en-Provence, France, and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Major, History and French Literature) from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Caroline Lechaux by email purchased this house in 2011

Why Caroline Lechaux by email chose Long Beach Island

My husband grew up vacationing on Long Beach Island. He was a lifeguard on the island for seven years as a young man. When we married, I passed the 'causeway test', what every potential wife or husband must go through before wedding. I fell in love with LBI and decided to renovate and work on the island doing beach house design, restoration and renovation.

What makes this house unique

This house is perfect for Weddings, family-reunions, extended families and multi-generational families sharing or celebrating.

The garden stands out as the most peaceful and beautiful place to both begin and end the days. I love the beautiful views from both master bedrooms, the one-block-away amazing beach and access to all the town has to offer by foot. I especially love that Pearl Street Market is around the corner. It's a great place for socializing. The beach up the street is one of the nicest you an find on the East Coast.

Around the corner, a 15-capacity home is available for rent. Combined, the package rental of the adjoining properties is perfect for a 25-person family reunion or wedding.


Beach Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 1 en suite n Master South 1 double bathroom in Hallway upstairs 1 full tub bathroom on first floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master South
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master North
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Bunk Room Light House Room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , Nautical Bedroom with hanging beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guest Room
  • King size beds (2), Queen Beds (1), Twin or Single Bedded Rooms (2) sleeping 4 Total sleeps 10
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Ultimate Beach Cottage for Weddings and Events
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Ultimate beach haven house

  • 5 of 5

I loved this house! Beautiful and extremely comfortable too. Well equipped and great back patio for relaxing w coffee in the am...close to the beach and pretty much the best house we have ever rented.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection in a beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This was the ultimate beach house! Caroline thought of every single detail.

Our boys were in heaven in the lighthouse room. The backyard was beautiful.


  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mt. Vernon, Virginia

Beach Haven in the Palm of Your Hand

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we greatly enjoyed our stay at this property in the heart of Beach Haven. It's hard to imagine a more perfect location: a block from the beach, a block from from restaurants, mini-golf, ice cream shops, the incredible Pearl Street Market, tennis courts, baseball/LAX fields, surf shop, and bike/board rentals. Venture over another block and it's Murphy's grocery store, and the all that Beach Haven has to offer for restaurants (The Oyster Bar, The Black Whale, Buckalew's, etc.) and shops such as How to Live. Having three teenagers and a tween, there is no shortage of things to keep them busy that are also very close by. That makes for a much more enjoyable vacation for the parents, too. That being said, we've had a number of visitor come in and say, "this beach house would be perfect for a girls' getaway." Agreed. But I think it has appeal for just about any family or group. But if you don't want to move an inch, this beach house is an absolute beautiful, one-of-a-kind property with a restful back patio to lounge in or have a family meal.The bedrooms are spacious with ceiling fans and large beds. The design throughout the house is so appealing: sort of a French country living meets the Shore. In the evening, it all looks a bit magical with the special lighting elements. Everything you need is there, including beach badges and beach chairs for all. The neighboring homes are also quite nice, and so it has a quiet small town America feel to the block, yet it is just a few blocks from the very center of the Beach Haven nightlife. Moreover, the property owner is always attentive, prompt, and easy to work with. It's been a pleasure. After staying here two summers in a row (and having stayed in many other homes in Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars, and Surf City over the years), I can't imagine a better spot to enjoy LBI. Until next year, Beach Haven...

Mark R.

Mt. Vernon, VA

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, functional and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my kids, significant other, father and mother. The property was beautiful, large enough to accommodate everyone, and very relaxing. While the kitchen could have had more room for utensils and kitchen tools, this was really the only issue we had. We will definitely put this home on our short list when we return in a few years (although we might try to find something a bit less expensive first).

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream wedding

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home where our wedding ceremony was held and the home inside and out made the wedding photos turn out incredible. The home is clean and extremely lovely, while the owner went over and beyond to be accommodating. My wedding was xtra beautiful just because of the home. Thank you sooooo much!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lara, So happy that we could help make your special day extra-memorable. I hope our girls will consider The Beach Haven Belle for their weddings! Hope to have you back next year for an anniversary. Thank you! Caroline
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Our first visit to this beautiful home! The home is actually better than the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

Very well designed and decorated. The location is terrific with easy walking access to shops restaurants and bars.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Beach Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Shoulder Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 10 2018 - Sep 9 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens $250
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Mandatory Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

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From a small gathering of your closest friends to 75 persons in a lovely garden setting one block from the Pearl Street Pavilion, we can accommodate your dream occasion; so, choose The Beach Haven Belle at 204 Coral Street for your event.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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