About the property
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Perfect for family reunions/wedding parties - 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
This FRIDAY TO FRIDAY Rental is 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
Caroline Lechaux by email
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- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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 Beach Haven
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Gorgeous house - great for groups/wedding parties!
We absolutely loved this house - rented it for my bridal party to stay in for the weekend of my wedding. Everyone loved the unique, beautiful decor and design and the spacious, comfortable living areas! A perfect house for a group/wedding party weekend getaway.
We rented this house for the bridal party for our wedding weekend on LBI. It was absolutely stunning, spacious, and comfortable! And Caroline was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her gorgeous home!
Beautiful house with amazing touches and unique finishes. Steps from the beach and lots to do.
Our family had a wonderful week at your house. It was perfectly suited for the number of guests and ages of children. You were very welcoming and accommodating to our requests. I would highly recommend your home to any friends or family looking to visit LBI.
Beautiful home & the perfect LBI location!
We just returned from a wonderful weeklong stay. The home was recently renovated from top to bottom. The decor is truly special and the home is well appointees with everything you could ask for. The owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. The location can't be beat. The beach is a lovely stroll up the street and all of the attractions of Beach Haven are a short walk or bike ride away. I hope to return soon!
The Beach Haven Belle a beautifully decorated and well appointed Jersey Shore cottage!
From the moment we arrived at this charming and beautifully designed seashore cottage, we were spellbound. How often do advertised photographs meet with expectation?! This lovely airy home complete with fresh hydrangea from the garden definitely fits the bill. With amenities for a carefree vacation at the shore and a fully equipped home for family life and entertaining, the Beach Haven Belle was a perfect match for our three generation family. Located in the charming and wonderfully maintained historic neighborhood in Beach Haven, we enjoyed the nearby Pearl Street Market, a neighborhood park, a play structure at a local church, and a very short walk to the dunes and beach. Our only wish was that we could stay for another week. We also had the fortunate opportunity to meet the hospitable and very gracious owners of the property, which made our stay even more welcoming and enjoyable. If you are looking for the charm and air of the seashore in a fabulous cottage, this is the place. You will not be disappointed!
Beach Haven Belle
The Beach Haven Belle is so aptly named, living up to the image its name implies of beauty, charm, and substance, while leaving an impression on its guests of sincere hospitality from the first step onto the hydrangea-graced porch. It is such a pleasure to stay in a home whose owners care so deeply about the design, quality, comfort, convenience and care of it. Our family had a wonderful time in Beach Haven and felt nothing but at ease in this home, a true vacation! It is very well-equipped and the owners are generous with the provision of home, as well as beach, amenities. This is a vacation home that guests who fly to the area would find truly accommodating! Of great significance to our entire family is the fact that we did not need to drive a car for the entire week we were there. The house is incredibly convenient to all that Beach Haven has to offer. It is an easy stroll to the beach, and we walked to every restaurant, park, playground, ice cream shop, grocery store and of course, the favored Pearl Street Market, just around the block. Back at the house, the inviting front porch was a favorite morning and evening spot, as was the dining and sitting area in the back of the house. It is such a comfort to arrive from the beach, also, to the beautiful patio out back. The outdoor shower is always a great hit! Settling down and waking up in such lovely and comfortable bedrooms truly enhanced our entire stay. We all still talk about our stay in Beach Haven Belle as we reminisce or speak to others about the area, and we are so grateful to have found this house and these owners.
204 Coral Street, The Beach Haven Belle, is conveniently located to all town amenities. Once you arrive, you do not need a car for your entire stay.
Rates & Availability
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From a small gathering of your closest friends to 50 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.