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Beautiful Open Floor Layout - Family Friendly!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This property has 4 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

Why wait in traffic while on the island? This property is PERFECTLY located. Few minutes off the Causeway, two blocks from the beach, two blocks from the bay and playground. Open and spacious floor plan with amazing cross breeze that flows through the large windows throughout the property. Large four bedrooms with fans in each room. Central air. Additional living room/playroom for kids or guests. Large lemonade porch for outdoor dining. A property where memories are made!

Adinda Balcomb
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Adinda Balcomb

I am married to a wonderful man who has always talked about his beloved LBI. We rented a small house off the Bay a few years ago and I fell madly in love with it too. Life on the Island naturally forces you to slow down, take a deep breath and enjoy your friends and family. I deeply believe that you have to find a way to balance work and family life. However, it's easier said than done. That is why this property is our 'life preserver' - it keeps us afloat so that we can re-charge and reconnect before going back to reality.

Adinda Balcomb purchased this house in 2013

Why Adinda Balcomb chose Ship Bottom

Location, location, location. In the summer time the traffic on LBI can get congested. The last thing you want to do is sit in traffic once you get here. I love the fact that this property is a couple of minutes off the Causeway. The open and clean layout of the house is perfect for family time. The large windows throughout the house lets in that fresh ocean breeze. You can hear the sea gulls flying above the house which reminds you that you are only two short blocks from the soft sand in-between your toes. I also love the fact that this house has two living rooms. No one is sitting on top of each other. The adults can relax and chit-chat in one area while the kids watch movies or play in the other room. It's the perfect house for making memories and spending quality time together but has enough room for healthily separation if you want to sneak off and read a book.

What makes this house unique

My top three favorite things about this house is 1. The large lemonade porch - something about it makes you feel so relax and at home 2. The 5-foot memory foam bean bag in the TV room - no matter how old or young you are it appeals to your inner child and you find yourself falling into that soft cloud-like bag and enjoying every second 3. Great location - you never have to get into your car while you are here; walk and ride your bike to whatever your heart desires.


Ship Bottom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - full (1)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Open Floor Layout - Family Friendly!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

5 stars!!! Fab

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this house!!! Fab location and so super clean!!!! Adinda is so helpful and nice!! We already booked again for next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Friendly Home - - Clean, Spacious, & Affordable

  • 5 of 5

We rented with home with our family of 7 and our grandparents and the owner was incredible to work with. Upon our arrival everything was beautifully furnished and ready for our week getaway. When we arrived the cleanliness and proximity to the beach made this beautiful home ideal for our vacation. This home had everything we needed and my children loved the games and movies provided! This home was spacious and the outdoor shower was a huge highlight for us.

And we all enjoyed that it was within walking distance to the beach, amazing pizza, and donuts we all loved. The ease of renting this home made this definitely a place we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home on LBI

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a great time staying at this house. The location was perfect, the house itself was spacious and accommodating, and the new back porch was a wonderful addition. The only common complaint among the family was a lack of mirrors in the bedrooms, and the front porch furniture could have been more comfortable since we love to sit outside as a family. Overall though, we loved this house and had a great vacation. We will be back again next summer! Thank you so much for sharing your house with us!

- The Hall's

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious clean house centrally located on the island.

  • 5 of 5

My family-10 of us stayed at this home last week 8/13-8/20. It was beyond perfect in every way. It was centrally located on the island. It was 2 blocks away from the beach and 2 blocks away from the bay. The bay side also has a "mini beach" on the same block which is great for little kids because there are no waves.

The house is open and spacious. The kitchen/dining room area is a great place to hang out. There are 2 living rooms with TVs which allowed for multiple people to be able to watch what they wanted. There are tons of ceiling fans which made it seem very airy(along with central air). All of the bedrooms were upstairs which we found to be really great since no one had to be woken up in the am from others making noise. It was baby "friendly" as well- it had gates on the stairs and had a highchair. The 4 showers allowed for multiple people to be getting ready at the same time. There were 2 very large driveways which allowed for ample parking and getting in and out of the driveway very easy. The backyard was enormous and the outside shower was completely delightful especially after a hot sandy day on the beach.

Everything about this house was great.

The only suggestion we had was putting mirrors in all the bedrooms. Getting dressed, putting on makeup and drying your hair was limited to the bathrooms and if they were occupied, there was nowhere else to do this.

I hope to stay at this house again and return to LBI to make many more memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great vacation at this house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at this house and we enjoyed ourselves as much as the 1st time. The house was clean and in a very good location, close to restaurants, liquor store, donut/ice cream shop, park, etc. All within walking distance. Would recommend staying at this house in a desirable, family-oriented, beach community. LBI is a great spot for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family reunion/beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We could not of asked for anything better than this wonderful home for our families to stay at. It was spacious, comfortable, convenient and very functional. It had everything we could of needed for creating meals and margaritas :-) If you have never used an outside shower, like my husband he found it to be almost life changing. Having the gas grill made meals a breeze. Speaking of breezes, the cross ventilation from the ocean to the bay made sleeping very comfortable. Lots of great shops, restaurants and miniature golfing in the area all within walking distance. Adinda was quick to resolve a couple little issues we had and all the people she has working for her are wonderful! We would stay here again and hope that one day we might have the opportunity in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LBI has some of the most stunning sunsets in the country. Make sure you walk down to the Bay (two blocks) and take in the beauty.

The Arlington has a great Happy Hour. It's across the street…can it be any more convenient?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Please note that all rentals are from SATURDAY to SATURDAY
We have a "Baby Package" available (crib, crib mattress, crib bumper, high chair, umbrella stroller) starting at $100. Everything is clean and sterilized. Please contact the owner if interested. When babies sleep well parents sleep well!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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