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Oceanside: Perfect Family Rental; 84 steps from sand, 4th house from beach.

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 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

Booking for June, July and August 2018 is open.

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).

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 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:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • 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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Oceanside: Perfect Family Rental; 84 steps from sand, 4th house from beach.
average rating of 4.827586 based on 31 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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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a awesome week. The website gives a great description of the house. It was clean, comfy, and next to the beach. We basically had a private street, there was only about 6 houses and we were fourth from beach. We had everything we needed at the house--just brought the sheets and towels! Highly recommended for your stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Cottage gem!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! Hidden among the modern behemoths. This cottage feels cozy but has plenty of roomy places to congregate, as well as nooks to get lost in a good book. Big, open kitchen is perfect for cooks, and the giant table welcomes a feast! Hard to believe that the place is nearly 100 years old, as it is incredibly well-cared. Great location so close to the beach!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsfield, NH

Another fabulous time at Sea Foam!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I returned to Sea Foam this year for another year at this cute beach cottage. We have been there numerous times over the past 15 years and we are never disappointed. We love the cozy feel of the house and all the places for people to congregate or just be on their own. One of the great things about the house is that it's on a very quiet street. We hardly saw any other neighbors and often felt like we had the street and beach access to ourselves. Our typical day this trip looked something like this:

-Get up early and enjoy coffee outside in one of the Adirondack chairs or a walk up to the bench at the top of the dunes to get a view of the ocean.

-In the late morning we drove over to the Bay Beach off 75th street to give the younger kids a chance to swim and splash in the calmer water of the Bay.

-We went back to the house around noon for lunch and a little quiet time for all - my favorite spot was the sun porch to read my book :)

-The afternoons we spent enjoying the beautiful beach! The best part is because it's so close to the house, we were able to go back and forth as needed for snacks, bathroom, etc, without it taking too much time.

-Every evening we cooked at home and ate outside at the picnic table under the upper deck.

All in all, it was a great week filled with so many memories of all the fun we had at Sea Foam! We are already looking forward to next year's adventures :)

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

My siblings and I have been going to LBI for 40 years. After decades in the same house and location, we were looking to start a new tradition after our fathers passing.

The house and cabin were as charming as can be. Although the pictures can make the space look small, it is much more open and roomy than expected. We were very pleased with the living room and porch space. And even the living space in the cabin was comfy.

We had a larger group but everyone was able to find their place, with lots of little outdoor space as well.

The location to the beach is spectacular. It is a one min, walk till you feet hit the sand. The beach is always beautiful in LBI and of course did not disappoint.

It was a big change for my family but everyone enjoyed this charming historic gem.

We would definitely love to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin- Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure have you down. Glad you and your family enjoyed it so much. We would love to have you back next year. Tom
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Scranton, PA

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location! We had a wonderful stay at this charming and cozy property. Beach is only steps away, home had all needed amenities and great outdoor space as well! Very kind and responsive hosts (the best!). Everyone loved the outdoor showers! The easiest, most relaxing vacation we've had in years. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie- Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure have you down. Glad it was relaxing. 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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Discounts for two or more week rentals.

2.5% fee for credit card booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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