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HEATED Inground Pool, 3rd from the Beach with Amazing Beach Views, New & Modern

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

OCEAN BLOCK - 3rd From Beach W/Pool, 3 Bedroom, Roof Top Deck Ocean & Beach View

Best of both worlds…Ocean block (only 2 to the beach) and a HEATED in-ground pool!

*****NOTE - NO Proms, Graduations, or groups under age of 25*****

This listing is for the back unit (b) of a reverse living, contemporary style duplex. It looks as good in person as it does in these pictures! Available weekly with a Saturday changeover. In the off-season (October - May) we rent with 3 night minimums. Price includes a changeover cleaning.

We are the third house from the beach, with ocean, beach and bay views, house is elevated and consists of three stories. The ground floor has ample storage space for all your beach stuff as well as a dedicated stack-able washer and dryer extra fridge, and a Foosball table! Two front and back on site parking spots are allocated to this unit on the west (left) side of the house. Up to the second floor where you will find three bedrooms and a full bath with beds to sleep 7 people comfortably. The master bedroom has a Samsung smart WiFi enabled HDTV. All of the bedrooms contain high end Sealy “Posturepedic” mattresses with plenty of pillows for a restful sleep after a long day on the beach. Up the stairs to the third floor where you enter the open living area with a kitchen, and dining space. The living room has a 50' Samsung smart led TV with lots of windows to bring the sunny weather inside with you. The kitchen is a modern kitchen with wood cabinets and granite counter tops with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator with ice maker, range, dishwasher and microwave. It is well stocked with all you the equipment and utensils you need to cook and dine in. Want to take in the fresh air? A sliding glass doors open up to a balcony with ocean views. Still want more views? Head up the spiral staircase to the roof-top deck and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, bay, beach and island. You cannot find a better rental value in ship bottom!

You can also enjoy the spacious fenced in backyard with BBQ area and HEATED in-ground pool! This shared space (with the front unit in this duplex) and features a 4ft deep in-ground heated pool with steps and a sitting wall. Two Weber gas grills and dining tables gives plenty of cooking/eating space for everyone to enjoy! To rinse off the salt and the sand from the beach, there are two outdoor showers, one in the back yard near the pool and one on the east side, both shared. In addition, we have two dedicated (one for each unit) enclosed outside showers on the west side of the house! That's 4 outside showers!

Location, location, location! – if you are going to vacation “down the shore” you have to stay near the beach! This house is just 43 steps from driveway to beach walkway. Stay ocean block and walk to the beach without crossing any roads. In addition to being close to the beach, this house is close to the causeway so you don’t have to wait in “island traffic” when you want to come or go from LBI. Major chain store shopping, including Shop Right, Wal-Mart, BJ’s, Costco, Target, Kohls, and many others are just 10 minutes away (on mainland). Want to stay local? No problem! Within 3 blocks you have a CVS, 7 -Eleven, Wawa, seafood market, Farmers market, surf shop, arcade, mini golf, ice cream pallor, bike rental, shops and restaurants including a pancake house and the “best burgers” on lbi! Want to explore other parts of the island? Barnegat light is just a 15 minute drive to the north and beach haven is just a 15 minute drive to the south. Don’t want to drive, take the FREE LBI Shuttle just a block away!

Entertainment/technology - for inside entertainment, this unit features Samsung smart Wi-Fi connected led TV’s located in the living room and master bedroom. Logon to your favorite streaming entertainment providers including Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and more or cast video from your mobile devices to these smart TV’s. Not that tech savvy? Don’t worry, we have xFinity cable TV by Comcast as well as high speed wireless internet so you can stay connected.

Destination wedding? – this would make a great place for your guests to stay! Bonnet Island Estate, Mallard Island Yacht Club, and the Stateroom are just minutes away. We are also convenient for events at other banquet halls including Sea Shell resort, Daddy O, the Boat House, yacht clubs, and more.


We open the pool each year in late April and have it heated and ready to use by May 1. It is serviced weekly and we maintain it at 85 degrees from May 1 through the beginning of October (through Chowderfest weekend). So come stay with us in May and September and enjoy great savings off in-season rates!

Are you vacationing with another family and need sleeping for up to 14 people? If so, consider renting both front and back units in the duplex. Our front unit also sleeps 7 and is comparably equipped. For a description of the front unit, please see listing VRBO 505903.

Have additional questions? Email or text them to me and if I don’t answer right away, I will try to respond within 24 hours.

Keywords: Long Beach Island beach House for rent, rent on lbi, oceanside, ocean block, ocean front, heated swimming pool, vacation rentals,

More Details

Duane Watlington
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Duane Watlington

My wife Kathy and I were born and raised right here in NJ and grew up vacationing 'down the shore' on Long Beach Island. We love Ship Bottom and hope you will enjoy staying in our home as much as we do! If you have any questions, please feel to text or call us at 732-236-2185.

Duane Watlington purchased this house in 2013

Why Duane Watlington chose Ship Bottom

This property is a dream come true for my wife. We spent the first 8 summers of my children's lives vacationing in a house just a stone throw away from this location. Some day we dreamed of owning a little piece of this relaxing island paradise and in 2013 our dream came true! We like this area for its beautiful wide beaches, quiet family friendly neighborhood, and convenient, central location. Easy access on and off the Island is also a big plus and now we have the FREE LBI Shuttle...what else could you ask for?

What makes this house unique

Once you step out on to the roof top decks, you will see why we chose this house. Watch the sun come up out of the ocean or go down into the bay. Panoramic views from one of the highest roof top decks in Ship Bottom. Then, when its time to go inside, relax with all of the comforts and conveniences of a modern home. Our guests tell us the nicest feature/benefit we have is having a pool in a ocean block rental. You have the best of both words...just steps to the beach or steps to the pool. Spend your mornings on the beach, afternoons by the pool, cocktail hour on the roof top deck to see the sun go down! Then walk to your favorite restaurant, mini golf, or ice cream. Park the car and enjoy your beach vacation down the jersey Shore!


Ship Bottom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main bath on bedroom level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath located on upper living level
  • Four Outside Showers: 2 Enclosed outside hot water showers. (1 dedicated to each unit). 2 Non enclosed outside hot water showers available for rinsing off when you come back from the beach and before entering the pool. These are shared by both units.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Twin over fill bunk bed
  • ALL three bedrooms have all new furniture installed in 2014. All have new Sealy Posturepedic mattresses for a good nights sleep after a long day on the beach.
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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HEATED Inground Pool, 3rd from the Beach with Amazing Beach Views, New & Modern
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews

Amazing beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house sits just steps from beach and after spending a day at beach there is nothing better then walking back to take a nice dip in the pool and enjoy a cocktail poolside. Location can't be beat for beach getting on and off island and it's not in the hustle and bustle of beach haven nice beach block

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jenna T

  • 5 of 5

Duane was the absolute best. Not only did he respond quickly when booking but he made sure we had everything we needed and explained everything in detail on the stay and amenities. I have never stayed at a house that included an amazing pool, left beach cruisers to ride and beach chairs/toys. This place is amazing for families. When we were leaving he even came by to introduce himself and make sure our stay was exceptional. Couldn't have asked for a better renter! Cannot wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Augusta, NJ


  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row for Unit B. House is modern, clean, location perfect. Owner Duane is on top of everything, very easy to deal with, honest, pride in his beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. Duane was very helpful and attentative to any needs we had. The top deck was awesome to watch dolphins swimming in the ocean. It was so nice to step out and be right there at the beach. The heated pool was a bonus for earlier in the season stay when it's not warm enough to swim. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

excellent location, comfortable beds, and very clean and new. What more can you ask for? Very easy and safe lease and professional management.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bergen county

Great house. Better location

  • 4 of 5

My family and my sister's family went together for a week. Had a blast! House was close enough to beach that we could walk back for lunch or bathroom. Making it easy to create Longer beach days!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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ScoJo's Restaurant
Great local year round place for breakfast lunch and dinner.
BEST Bagels on the island!
Okie's Butcher Shop
Steaks! and other great meats including home made salads!
Flamingo Miniature Golf Course
Just 3 blocks away...GREAT old school mini golf!
Greenhouse Cafe
Only 1 block away, great food for breakfast lunch and dinner!
Port Hole Cafe
GREAT Roast Beef Sandwiches!
Only 3 blocks away..."Got to have a WaWa!
Shore Good Donuts
Great home made and specialty donuts
Woodies Drive In
BEST Burgers on LBI and only 2 blocks away...Ice Cream too!
Northside Bar & Grille
Great sports bar to catch your favorite game!
Surf City Pizza
BEST Pizza on the north end of the island!
Gateway Restaurant
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sea Oaks Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
State Rt 72
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Greenhouse Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
7th Street Beach
Car: recommended

Shamrock by the Sea is just 43 steps to the beach with almost anything you will need within walking distance, including shopping, restaurants, arcade, mini golf within 3 blocks!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

RATES - subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

CANCELLATIONS - Cancellations will be charged 15% of the gross rent if the property is re-rented for the full amount. If property is not re-rented for the full amount, the full rental deposit is forfeited. All cancellations must be in writing. Your reservation will be in effect upon receipt of your deposit and the cancellation policy will apply. No refunds will be given for inclement weather, including hurricanes, or for activities beyond control of OWNER.
We recommend all guests purchase trip insurance to cover any possible cancellations.

A note about the booking process: We prefer to deal directly with our guests, but VRBO/HomeAway defaults to the option to book directly through their site, which extends to you the security of payment protection. If you book with us, you WILL NOT be charged the service fee listed which can range from 4% - 10% of your rental price, and your payment will not be protected by VRBO/HomeAway. We leave the choice up to you…pay the service fee and have your payment protected OR deal directly with us to save the fee. Check our reviews, we are the real deal and have been dealing with guests direct for years :)

A 50% deposit is due within 7 days of making your reservation. The remaining 50% and security deposit will be due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund