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4 BR, 3 BA, AC, W/D, Open/Clean/Comfy, Family & Friends Enjoy.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property



(Change-over day is Saturday during summer). Linens can be rented.


OPEN KITCHEN/LR: Beautiful equipped Eat-In Kitchen w/Desk, Custom cabinets, Granite counters, Dishwasher, Wall Ovens, Gas Cooktop, Large Refrigerator, 10 Dining Seats, Views.

LIVING ROOM: QUEEN SOFA BED, Comfy chaise lounge, 2 chairs, ottoman, even the coffee tables have chairs, Gas Fireplace, 60" Cable Smart-TV.

BALCONY: Large Table seats 8, huge cooler, overlooks bay, docks, patio, sunsets.

PRIVATE DEN/TV BEDRM: Sleeps 3, FULL/DOUBLE futon bed, additional bonus TWIN mattress underneath. 40" Cable Smart-TV.

FULL BATHROOM: Radiant heated tile floor, step in shower with glass doors, windows.

**2ND FLOOR: All 3 upstairs bedrooms have 32" Cable Smart-TVs, and closets.

WATERFRONT MASTER BEDROOM, sleeps 4, has a QUEEN bed, and a bonus FULL size mattress hidden underneath. It has a large furnished balcony/deck w/glass railing.

MASTER BATHROOM: Walk-In shower, dressing room, radiant heat, large vanity.

FULL BATHRM: Includes a Soaking tub and radiant heated floor.

EAST BEDROOM sleeps 3, has a QUEEN bed, and a bonus TWIN mattress underneath the bed.

BUNK BEDROOM sleeps 4 (2 TWIN, & 1 FULL).

LAUNDRY: Washer/Dryer, Iron & Board in hallway closet.

***3RD FLOOR is a large roof deck with amazing views.


GARAGE is painted bright and is a cool place to hang out. Has view with glass sliding door and windows with screens. It has a wagon, beach chairs, kiddie pool, some water toys, etc.

OUTSIDE SHOWER has a dressing room with LOTS of hooks for towels & clothes.

PATIO has chairs and a picnic table which seats 8.

YARD has BBQ grill and two lounge chairs.

DOCK has a BOAT SLIP, a staircase into water, a floating dock and crab traps.

This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home welcomes 12 but with the bonus mattresses, it could sleep up to 16 people.

Many activities within walking distance. Great friendly neighborhood. The Ocean, A Kiddie bay beach two blocks away. Bait & Tackle shops, Boat rentals, Free Outdoor Concerts, Pizza parlors, Ice cream parlors, Groceries, Mini Golf, Fishing, School with grass fields and playgrounds, Seafood and so much more.


More Details

Property Manager
Mary & Ken
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Mary & Ken

My husband and I live and work on LBI year round. Our children go to school here. We enjoy the water . We live nearby, so you can call if you need anything.

Mary & Ken purchased this house in 2012

Why Mary & Ken chose Long Beach Island

Hurricane Sandy forced us to re-build! The new construction is bigger and better than before. I look forward to meeting and becoming friends with our renters. Ship Bottom is perfect for walking or biking. You can play soccer or basketball at the nearby schools. There's tennis courts nearby. You don't have to drive anywhere. Just enjoy the location. There's restaurants, pubs, groceries, shops, mini-golf, ice cream, etc. within walking distance.

What makes this house unique

You can swim to a party, Walk to the Ocean, Skate to the park, Bike to the market. Or... You don't have to go anywhere. Just sit on the balcony or dock and breathe the salt air :) There is seasonal bus transportation on the island.


Ship Bottom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor - toilet , shower , Radiant heated floor, glass shower doors, pedestal sink
    2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dressing area, Radiant heated tile, large mirror.
    Outdoor - shower , With dressing room, Mirror, Hand-held spray, Lights, FUN!
    2nd Floor, Master en suite - toilet , shower , Radiant tile, dressing area with large mirror/vanity, fan.
  • White Porcelain Fixtures, Electric radiant heated tile floors, Large mirrors, Fans. The Outside Shower is NICE! Leave your shampoo and towels in there!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bunk Beds, 2nd floor, sleeps 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , TWIN/FULL BUNKBED, TV, Closet, Extra Twin Mattress under bed
    First floor private bedroom/den - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , GREAT FULL SIZE FUTON, 40"TV, Extra Bonus Twin Mattress
    Master/Waterfront with en suite, 2nd floor - 1 queen , 1 double , QUEEN, Balcony, BathRm, TV, Closets, Xtra Mattress under bed
    East, 2nd Floor, Sunrise Room (Up to 5) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , QUEEN, TV, Closet, Shades, Extra Mattresses: 1TWIN
  • BRING CLEAN SHEETS FOR: 3 Queen beds 3 Full 4 Twin (Also have 2 Slim-Twin Sleep Number Airbeds that are like rafts) Queen sofa-bed in Living Room. Cable Smart-TVs in all Bedrooms, Closet space for everyone.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Saturday check in 3pm, check out 9am. Cleaning crew comes 9am. Bring sheets/towels unless you selected the Linen Service appt. NO DIVING (Shallow water) No unattended children near water, roof deck or balcony. There are lifeguards at Ocean and Bay Beaches. Wear protective shoes. We don't rent for parties.


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4 BR, 3 BA, AC, W/D, Open/Clean/Comfy, Family & Friends Enjoy.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful Bay front property !

  • 5 of 5

Home is spacious and in immaculate condition. Bay front with enclosed backyard and docks, the kids had a great time. Great kitchen and large island with seating. Owners were nearby and very accommodating. Great location in the middle of LBI with only a short walk to the beach. Look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Family-Friendly Home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about this beautiful house and property! My family rented this home for a one-week family vacation while also celebrating my father's 70th birthday. We had 6 adults and 3 children under the age of two (plus our dog!) and it accommodated each one of us and our individual needs. Mary is absolutely wonderful! She was so helpful in all regards...from showing us through the house upon our arrival to recommending nightly activities and tackle shops. She literally thought of every detail in both furnishing and stocking the home. Leaving the house with all of us was a chore most days, so it was so helpful to be able to enjoy all the perks of the shore without having to venture far, if at all. I cannot wait to go back again in years to come...highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettably wonderful summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 4th of July family vacation. There were 4 families for a total of 9 kids (ranging from ages 2 1/2 to 14 years old) and 7 adults and the house gave us everything we were looking for: an attentive and helpful owner; great amenities and space; located on the bay for fun water activities; close location to the beach; and beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

To begin, the owner, Mary, is fabulous. She was extremely helpful - giving us lots of advice about things to do at LBI (especially because it was our first time). She is responsive and communicative. She lives next door, which was perfect for us. She only came when we asked her for help; other than that, she left us alone. However, she is extremely generous. She let us use her kayaks, which we appreciated very much.

The house is beautiful, huge and had all the amenities that we needed - comfortable beds, couches, dining space, cooking, baking and grilling for all of us. We ate breakfast on the bar (took turns, of course, but everyone woke up at different times) and lunch and dinner either on the balcony or downstairs.

The location on the bay is unbeatable. From Day 1, everyone had stuff to do on the water. The house came with crab traps that the kids set out on the dock to catch crabs. One day, we caught 17 crabs that we boiled and enjoyed for dinner. We went kayaking, paddle boarding, floated on boogie boards and swam on the dock. The house is 5 minutes away from the bay beach, which the little kids enjoyed because it had a playground and they can go swimming there too. Although we only spent 1 day there because the kids preferred to go to the ocean, the proximity to the bay beach was perfect because some of us were able to bring the kids there while the others prepared dinner.

It was an easy walk to the beach. We went to the beach every day (except the one day that we spent on the bay beach). The house comes with 4 beach badges and kids are free so we only needed to buy badges for 3 people for the week.

Lastly, the views were breathtaking. Some of us are early risers and were able to enjoy the sunrise. Everyone loved the sunsets and looking for the green flash. The best night was 4th of July: we saw fireworks all around while we were on the roof deck. Some fireworks were far (because they were in other towns) and others were pretty close to the house. On other nights, we went star gazing.

Overall, it was a memorable family vacation! Thanks Mary!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Rose, I'm blushing :) Thanks for the lovely review. I greatly enjoyed seeing you and your family sharing quality time together. I hope to see you again - either in NY or back here on this island. Mary
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Beautiful and on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely beautiful. Extremely clean. Outside decks are very comfortable. Mary is extremely nice and very helpful. Has everything you could possibly need in the kitchen - very well stocked with pots, pans, cups, dishes - even corn holders. Kitchen itself is beautiful. Had the linens - did not have to pack anything for the beds - all very comfy. Plenty of towels. Would definitely recommend a stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marie: I'm glad you enjoyed the extra linen service you opted for. Most guests bring their own, but I know it takes up a lot of suitcase and car space. I'd love it if you'd text me a couple of photos from your visit. xo Mary
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Miss Mary was there for us in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family stay even through some interesting adventures we had. As we were departing my car keys got misplaced and Miss Mary was SO helpful in being a problem solver for our plight. From calling the dealership, to using her AAA for a tow truck, she helped us every step of the way. Fortunately, the keys were eventually found in some luggage and we were able to depart. While at the house, we crabbed and fished off the dock. The water between the neighbors dock was shallow enough for the kids to swim. This is one benefit of staying on the bay side which we liked. The location is so convenient to parks, shops, restaurants and a 12 minute walk to the Atlantic beach side. The home is very nicely appointed and very accommodating. She kindly brought over a kayak that I hadn't had the chance to use but we did use some children's life vest for the kids as I had forgotten ours! The first floor basement was key in containing the kids in the morning as they awoke much earlier than the other adults and I got to have my morning coffee while taking in the ocean view and watching them as they played. We would most certainly come back again. Thank you Miss Mary for the use of your beautiful home and helping us create some great family memories for the summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Super-Linda! I really appreciate what an AMAZING woman you are. You calmly smile while solving everyone's problems. Congratulations on finding the ring, the keys, the tire, the phone, etc. And also, thanks for finding my home for your family vacation. Please come back. I miss you already. Mary
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A perfect escape for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

The home was so comfortable we felt at ease and carefree. The beautiful view and dock gave us our summer playland right out the back door. The decks were enjoyed for family meals and games. Also, it didn't hurt that the home is gorgeous and the owner is a wonderful, sweet lady!! As said, it was perfect!! Jack says it was awesome! Plus the sun sets off the end of the dock....heavenly!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Port Hole Cafe
Nearest Ferry
68 Miles
Cape May
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
The Sand Trap (23rd & Blvd.)
Nearest Motorway
Route 72
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ship Bottom Shellfish (18th & Blvd.)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Just up the street
Car: not necessary

Close to the bridge, so you don't have to be stuck in traffic! Park your car, and walk to great restaurants, stores, beach, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $120
Damage Deposit $1,000

In 3PM, Out 9AM. Remember toiletries and linens. Please be responsible and safe.
Eviction without refund for intentional disrespect or damage yourself or the property, or allow underage drinking. Children must be supervised. No dangerous behavior on balconies or roof deck. No diving into shallow water. Water activities are at your own risk. Small children must have life jackets.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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