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Completely Remodeled Seaside Cottage Steps To The Beach And Bay!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

This classic cedar-sided beach house is located five houses (200 feet) from the beach and is just as close to the bay. The house sits on a short block with few houses which makes the beach extremely private. The cottage has been recently renovated both inside and out and features a new kitchen (with stainless steel appliances) and two new full baths. There’s a bedroom (with a queen bed) and an adjoining full bathroom on the main floor; upstairs there are three bedrooms (two with queen beds, one with two sets of bunk beds). High quality mattresses were recently purchased. The house has a charming front porch and a spacious (and completely private) backyard with patio, gas grill, and a new outdoor shower. The backyard is beautifully landscaped and features a dining table and antique patio furniture (with new custom cushions) and an herb garden for tenants to enjoy. The charming shed is stocked with beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys and towels. The house is within walking distance to wonderful restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, markets, plus more. Owner writes for HGTV magazine and has strived to make this house feel like a home for her renters. If you want a vintage beach rental with modern amenities, this house is for you. Please email Colleen at if you'd like to book. To note: we do not book through VRBO and we do not rent to persons under 25 (so please, no prom week requests). Thanks!

Colleen Sullivan Trevisan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Colleen Sullivan Trevisan

We have owned a fisherman's cottage in Surf City for over a decade and our love of old homes drew us to this Harvey Cedar's cottage by the sea. We are hoping our guests will enjoy and love it as much as we do. In the winter, our family of five lives in Ridgewood, N.J.

Colleen Sullivan Trevisan purchased this house in 2015

Why Colleen Sullivan Trevisan chose Long Beach Island

Because it is the perfect beach house—filled with charm yet it has every modern amenity. Our family has had our eye on this charming cottage for many years—we were thrilled when it came on the market and snatched it right up!

What makes this house unique

You can't beat the location—literally a skip to the beach, bay, and town!



Harvey Cedars House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms with new tile and fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size beds (3), bunk beds (2)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Steps to the beach and bay. Included: 4 beach badges, beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, kayak.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Old Island Charm + Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have frequented Harvey Cedars for years, and I concur with the other reviewers of this property. You really couldn't ask for a nicer home that is merely a stone's throw to the beach, bay, shops and restaurants. You will feel at home from the moment you arrive, and appreciate the love and creativity the owner has infused into the thoughtful restoration of this property. Just love the front porch for a.m. coffee, and the back yard for gathering as a family in the evening and all the activities in between. As an aside, please note that if you head to Harvey Cedars many of the businesses do not accept credit cards.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House! Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Sea La Vie! The location couldn't have been any better. Just a stones throw away from the beach and a block from the bay. There are lots of great restaurants close by and a general store in walking distance for any little necessity you might require. It was our very first time staying on LBI and we really loved being in Harvey Cedars. There is a very local feel and it's nice and quiet, yet you can travel down the island for lots of activity.

The house couldn't have been any better. Plenty of room for everyone, indoor and outdoor. It's clean, well supplied, well decorated and airconditioned! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Lovely! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a perfect week here in 2016 and hope to be repeat renters for years to come. The owners have remodeled and furnished the house beautifully, we were as comfortable as could be. The beach and bay are steps away, and you can walk to restaurants and shops. One of my favorite things about the house are the lovely outdoor spaces. Between the screened front porch and the roomy backyard patio and dining space, there is plenty of space to enjoy your vacation indoors or outdoors. We look forward to coming back over and over again, thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the summer of 2016. To say it was the ideal vacation would be an understatement. The location is perfect with the beach only steps away and the bay across the street. From sunset to sunrise, every way you turn, it is beautiful. This is the quiet side of the island and a short drive to the lighthouse (worth seeing!). So many restaurants and shops are within walking distance. The walk to access the beach makes you feel like you're somewhere more exotic than NJ. The neighbors are friendly and the beach is uncrowded and clean. Everything needed has been thought of as far as accommodations at the house. You know how when you are nearly done with your vacation, you're ready to go home....? That will NOT happen during your stay here! My only regret writing this review.... is now the secret is out! A perfect vacation destination!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mendham NJ

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed in Harvey Cedars many times and we love it. It's everyone's favorite trip and we used to find ourselves wishing we had our own beach house - until we stayed here. We are repeat renters at Sea La Vie and we really feel like it is our beach house when we are there. It is unlike any other rental. It's beautifully decorated, charming and so comfortable and it has everything you could possibly need or want. The location is unbeatable, beach side and only one block from the bay with amazing sunsets, across the street from Black Eyed Susan's (best restaurant on the island) and a quick walk to the other restaurants and shops. The beach is quite and has life guards and is extra fun when you bring along the boogie boards and beach toys from the shed! My son has spent countless hours on their skim board. Even if it rains the day is not lost because there are puzzles and games to play on the big wood table, a comfy couch with pillows and blankets next to a table full of great books and a wonderful porch for just relaxing. This home is well cared for with attention to every detail. We can hardly wait to go back next summer!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX


  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation at this beautiful beach house. There were 4 adults and 5 kids and we had plenty of space for all of us. The location was ideal for the beach and bay (one block to both) and walking distance to restaurants and markets. We loved that the kids didn't have to cross the street to go to the beach and that the house had beach chairs, bikes, and kayaks for our use. The home is beautifully decorated and the kitchen is completely equipped with everything you need. It felt like we were at home instead of a rental. We enjoyed the backyard and ate all meals outside. Christina was great to work with, answered all our questions, and returned our deposit very promptly. LBI is charming and not crowded at all. There is a lot of traffic arriving on Saturday, but I imagine this is the case everywhere in the summer at the Jersey Shore. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

We do not book through VRBO. If you'd like to make a reservation, please reach out to Colleen at Please note: we do not rent for weekends only. We do not rent to anyone under 25. We do not rent our house over prom weekend or any weeks in May. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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