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No Fee Oceanside: Family Rental; 84 steps to sand, 4th house to sand

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,001 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Quaint Family Home & Cottage- discount for 2nd week; 6 beach badges included

Please contact for no fee booking options.

Booking for June and July 2018 is open.

Weeks available-

June 2 to 9 $3,000

June 9 to 16 $3,500

June 16 to 23 $4,000

June 30 to July 7 $5,000

July 7 to July 14 $5,000

July 14 to July 21 $5,000

We do not rent in April, May, September, October or over the winter.

House sleeps 7 in four rooms, Cottage sleeps 3 in two bedrooms. Discount of 10% on second week. There are AC units throughout the house and cottage.

House and cottage (sleeps 10)-

Enjoy our historically recognized 1920s cedar shake beach house with modern amenities (Wi-fi, window unit A/C, flat screen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, ceiling fans in bedrooms/kitchen).*****6 Beach badges included*****

You will be 84 steps from a guarded beach. We are the 4th house from the beach, less than 100 yds. In addition, the bay is one block away.

Check-in is 2pm on Saturday and 10am on Saturday.

Our house is ideal for families, with an easy walk back and forth from the beach for bathroom and snacking needs. For children that are not ready to swim in ocean, the bay beach is a few blocks away. In addition, there are several playgrounds in the area.

After a day at the beach, enjoy an outside shower, before heading 2-3 blocks to 'town' for dinner.

Ice cream parlour, deli market, liquor store and restaurants are all within walking distance. Bring your bikes and have a nice ride to Barnegat Lighthouse. The Harvey Cedars Bay Beach is 4-5 blocks away and offers a guarded kid-friendly beach.

The house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 7 adults. There is a "sleeping porch" where an 8th guest could sleep.

There are three bedrooms upstairs with a pair of twin beds in each room. There is a balcony off the master with seating. Beds can be separated or pushed together to form a Queen/King bed for optimal flexibility in sleeping arrangements. Downstairs there is another bedroom, with twin bed and half bath.

Additionally, the 'sleeping porch' has a day bed. The sleeping porch is not a bedroom.

Bathrooms- Full upstairs(with bathtub) and downstairs there is a 1/2 bath. There is an enclosed outdoor shower. There is no indoor shower.

The large living room has ample seating; two couches and four chairs, Comcast- Wifi & cable, flat screen TV, stereo, DVD and CD player.

There is a screened in front porch with a couch and 3 chairs.

The kitchen in fully equipped to prepare a wonderful family meal. Electric stove/range, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator. Pots, pans, plates and utensils are provided.

Kitchen table seats up to 8.

Outside is a front porch and patio with grill and seating areas including a picnic table.

The Cottage is located behind the main house and has an additional two bedrooms that sleep 3 comfortably, and has a trundle bed for a 4th guest. Ideal for in-laws, friends, or grandparents. The Cottage has its own kitchen and bathroom with bath tub. There is an outdoor enclosed shower. There is no indoor shower.

Harvey Cedars is a family beach town located on the northern part of Long Beach Island, a barrier island featuring the loveliest beaches on the Jersey Shore. The beach is wide and immaculate with lifeguard stands every 3 blocks (including one at our street).

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Seafoam has been in our family for four generations. My wife's grandparents bough the house in the 1960's. I have been coming here since 1999.

We have been renting since 1994. We joined VRBO in 2013. We respond quickly to email requests about dates and to answer questions about the house.

THOMAS BAILEY purchased this house in 1965

Why THOMAS BAILEY chose Harvey Cedars

This property is the perfect spot for a quiet family beach vacation. I have enjoyed watching my children playing in the sand and swimming in the ocean. Many cherished family memories have been made at Sea Foam. We are four blocks from town. About 2/10 of a mile from town, easy walk to restaurants, liquor store, shopping, convenient store, town hall, ice cream parlor. The bay beach, perfect for children who can’t swim or are not big enough for the ocean is a half of mile away.The house sleeps 7. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with two twin beds in each. Rooms are cozy and each has an AC and ceiling fan. Downstairs there is a single twin bed off the kitchen with an attached half bath. In addition to the seven beds in bedrooms, there is what we call the sleeping porch. It is not a bedroom, but does have a day bed where someone could sleep.

The cottage has a separate entrance, living room, dinning area and kitchen with AC. There are two bedrooms upstairs. The first bedroom has two twin beds with AC. The second bedroom at the top of the stairs has a trundle bed. Two adults can fit, but space is tight, it is better suited for kids, no AC in this bedroom.

What makes this house unique

While in a quiet neighborhood, our location offers the proximity to many activities families can enjoy: bay beach, mini golf, fishing charters, amusement park, playgrounds, shopping, golf, etc.The house is a 1920’s cedar shake bungalow recognized by the Long Beach Island Historic Preservation Committee as a Historical Site. We are the 4th house from the beach on the ocean side of the boulevard. The bay is a short walk to the end of street. There are six beach badges included. Wifi is through Comcast. Two outdoor showers, two indoor bath tubs, but no indoor shower.

There is a Dishwasher, Washer/dryer, Two clotheslines, Propane grill and charcoal grill. We provide propane, but not charcoal. There is parking for 6 cars

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Tom! We are talking about the weeks we can come and I will let you know when we reach a consensus. Trying to weed through kids and activities and our oldest kids are going to college next year. Can't believe that.

Thanks so much again miss the beach already!
Jul 2015
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Harvey Cedars House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 in Cottage - toilet , tub , outdoor shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Gauguin Room (2nd upstairs bedroom) - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be pushed together to form queen; can fit crib
    Master - 2 twin/ single , Outdoor deck access; beds may be pushed together for queen
    The Ella Peyton Room (3rd upstairs bedroom) - 2 twin/ single
    The Princess Room (downstairs bedroom) - 1 twin/ single , Access to bathroom
    The Sleeping Porch - 1 twin/ single , Downstairs off of front screened in porch; day bed
    Bedroom 7 in Cottage - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
    Bedroom 6 in Cottage - 2 twin/ single , Can push beds together to make queen.
  • In the house- 3 upstairs bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each, beds can be pushed together to make queen. 1 downstairs bedroom with 1 twin bed and access to half bath. One sleeping porch with twin day bed Master and 2nd upstairs bedroom can accommodate Pack N Plays (portable cribs) In the cottage- 2 bedrooms upstairs. Bedroom 6-Two twin beds can be pushed together. Bedroom 7- Trundle bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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No Fee Oceanside: Family Rental; 84 steps to sand, 4th house to sand
average rating of 4.852941 based on 36 reviews

My favorite getaway on the Jersey Shore

  • 5 of 5

Whether it's biking, jogging, paddle boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing, tennis, or a quiet spot for R&R, this cottage in the Harvey Cedars section of LBI provides quick & easy access to all my favorite activities. You have a comfortable, clean, quiet home, that's seconds from the beach, minutes from bay, and at a great price point! Thanks for the memories :)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ben- Thanks for the kind words. We really enjoyed having you down. Tom
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our return to Seafoam was wonderful. We love the charm of this Historic Gem on a very quiet street. We have a large group that spreads out over both the main house and cabin. We never feel crowded, as there are lots of little hang out spaces. Tom the house manager is great and quick to respond. We have been going to LBI for 40 years and Seafoam is our new home. We are looking forward to our return in 2018. Let the tradition continue!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin- Thank you for your kind words. We love having you and your family stay with us. Looking forward to Summer 2018 as well. Tom
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Fabulous Beach House

  • 5 of 5

I grew up going to the NJ shore. After moving to another state as an adult, I wanted my family to experience my favorite memories growing up. I found this beach house and immediately fell in love. The house is very roomy and can accommodate a big group. There are areas to sit, read or play a game. Taking a nap in the sun-room, is a favorite with many of my family members. There is a two story apartment at the back of the property, which makes for a nice vacation with extended family. The beautiful Harvey Cedars beach is just at the end of the street, and over the dune. It's great to be able to walk back to the house for a quick lunch or snack or a bathroom break. The beach is private and requires a daily/seasonal pass, and there are Life Guards on duty daily.

The island itself, has a Lighthouse you can climb, beautiful dunes to hike, lovely shops and restaurants and plenty of opportunities to go biking.

This beach house, is located at the Northern end of the island . A short drive down to the southern end offers miniature golf, a watermark, amusement park and lots of kid friendly activities, I can't say enough about this wonderful house, my family has enjoyed vacationing here and making our own wonderful memories at the Jersey shore.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Murr- Thank you for your kind words. We love having Tom, Kayla and you to the beach house. Looking forward to seeing you again.
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The location was fabulous- a few steps from the ocean! When we arrived we found the house (and cottage) to be clean and very well equipped. There was adequate space. Our daughter, husband and grandson stayed in the "cottage" and we stayed in house - it worked out perfectly! I have family who live year round in HC and they thought house was fabulous when visited us!

Listing description was accurate, and the owner provided great service. I would recommend this property to anyone!

There are plenty of "things" to do but since we have so much family in HC , we spent most of our time with them

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie- Thank you for your kind words. We were so glad to have you and your family stay with us. Tom
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These are two charming seaside cottages

  • 5 of 5

These two cottages were absolutely charming and perfect for our family, and just steps from the beach. Each kitchen was very well-stocked with everything you could need to prepare family meals, and within walking distance from restaurants, ice cream parlor, and liquor store. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Seafoam; we plan to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dianne- Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. Loved having you and your family stay with us. Tom
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Lovely, quaint "Nantucket style" cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

This rental property reminded me of being in Nantucket but without the cost!!! There are very few properties on LBI for rent that have retained their vintage charm like this property. Lovely cottage inside and out with lots of nooks and crannies to get away and be by yourself or hang out with everyone in the large living room or kitchen. Can't wait to rent this again!!! We were a family of 7 and were always able to find our own spot to run away and "hide."

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn- Thank you for your kind words. Looking forward to having you back for Summer 2018. Tom
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ocean Acres Golf Course, Manahawkin
Car: recommended

Ideal location for families. Do not have to cross boulevard to get to beach. Two blocks to ice cream parlor. Playground and bay beach are close for families with young children




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Discounts for two or more week rentals.

2.5% fee for credit card booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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