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145 Years of Beach Haven History """

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 2,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Located In The Heart Of Beach Haven This Property Has Been Newly Rebuilt

Located in the oldest town on Long Beach Island, this home started its life in about 1870 as the Beach Haven Lumber Company. The main building, along with the numerous out-buildings served the construction and home needs of LBI and the neighboring mainland towns. One of the smaller buildings which remains to this day, The Cottage, was the carriage house for the old Baldwin Hotel.

Converted to a residence in the early 1900s, this home is now on the National Registry of Historic Homes. Over the years, the main house and the cottage have been a residence and beach house to a few families. In 2011, Hurricane Sandy left her mark with about 2 feet of water throughout the cottage and main house.

Major renovations and repairs were completed in 2015. The Lumber Yard is now open to guests. For an up to date quote, you can contact me directly at : or 201-400-2910.

Decorated in consultation with SFE, Inc, the main house boasts a designer kitchen, dining room seating for 10, living room, powder room and full laundry area, and a TV/media room with a flat screen cable television. Internet is also provided. There are three master suites on the second level each with a queen size bed and an en suite bathroom. On the third floor there is a twin bedroom for 2 and bunk room for 4 with a shared full bath. The main house has full laundry area with Bosch washer and dryer, iron and table top ironing board.

The first floor of The Cottage has a full efficiency kitchen with a bistro dining area, an open area living room with a flat screen cable TV and sleeper sofa, and a powder room with a stacked washer-dryer, as well. The second floor of the cottage has a shared bathroom with shower. There are 2 bedrooms: one queen bedroom and one single bedroom.

Restored to the design of its time, the exterior of the property has not been neglected. There are two private hot & cold showers each with a dressing area, a gas grille, and a dining area with seating for 12 on the deck off the house. Enjoy morning coffee or a quite place to get away and read on the private balcony off bedroom #3.

Not to be forgotten, children of all ages can enjoy the dipping pool which is only 4 1/2 feet deep. But the best is the full wraparound porch in the front of the main house. Sit, relax, and enjoy the church carillon at 12 and 5. The beautifully landscaped yard with grass, trees and flowers would be an ideal spot for an intimate wedding celebration.

Park the car and forget it. The Lumber Yard is located within walking distance to LBI’s white sandy beaches, bayside boating, great island shopping, many restaurants, Fantasy Island Amusement and Water Park for young and older alike, as well as Veteran’s Park for concerts and other activities.

More Details

Denise A. Payne
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Denise A. Payne

Year round Resident of LBI

Denise A. Payne purchased this house in 2014

Why Denise A. Payne chose Beach Haven

Over 145 years old, this house and cottage have stood strong through many storms but Hurricane Sandy had taken its toll and it needed to be brought into the 21 Century to face whatever is to come. This is a great property in a great location and will continue to be enjoyed by many in the years to come.

What makes this house unique

After 18 months, the renovation is complete. Both houses were raised over three feet to meet flood elevation requirements. The structures were then stripped to the studs to replace outdated knob and tube wiring and plumbing, add needed services and provide support to the old bones. Not surprisingly we found the floors and walls had kept watch over old medicine bottles, newsprint and other artifacts dating back to the very early 1900's. The Cottage, which served the historic Baldwin Hotel, was insulated with sea grass. Now complete, both structures remain in their footprint but you can still find many remnants of the bygone days.


Beach Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • See rental agreement for complete details
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , main house 2nd flr. en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , main house - 2nd flr -en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , main house - 2nd flr - en suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , main house - 3rd floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , main house -1st floor - powder room
    Bathroom 6 - shower , outdoor shower , 2 private hot/cold shower-dressing area rooms
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , cottage - first flr powder room
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , cottage - 2nd flr
  • Work has been completed - all showers to be glass enclosed.Towels provided
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main house
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main house
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Main house
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed , Main house
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Main house
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Cottage
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Cottage
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , cottage - first flr - queen sleeper sofa
  • fully furnished - linens provided
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private chef, massage, concierge and many other services available - information provided on site and upon request.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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145 Years of Beach Haven History
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Spectacular home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Denise, the owner, was incredibly responsive as we secured this home a year in advance of my nephew's wedding. She confirmed the week of as well as day of. She was at the house when we arrived with keys and spent time making sure we knew where things were and how to work the a/c and other electronics. Her home spaciously provided privacy for adults with their ensuite bathrooms, plenty of room for kids and the separate cottage was perfect for the post college kids. House is extremely well maintained, super clean, and open layout is wonderful for family gatherings. The outside dining was peaceful with the fountain in the pool running and birds happily chirping. The fridge had plenty of space and kitchen had everything you need, including nice dishware and two Bosch dishwashers, plus another well equipped kitchen in the cottage. Loved the attention to detail such as the low light that automatically blinks on when you use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Location is ideal, close to the beach and walking distance to restaurants, mini golf, and the amusement park! Denise was very accommodating and made our family time that much more special. Also, my mom's return flight to Florida was cancelled due to hurricane Irma and we are so thankful that Denise had the heart to let my mom spend a couple extra days. We highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the nicest aspects of renovating and offering this property for rental is the lovely people it has been my pleasure to meet. I am pleased that so many have enjoyed their stay and my home has contributed to their comfort and happy vacation memories.
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Spacious and warm - amazing for groups!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so beautiful and has awesome, clean bedrooms and living areas. It was absolutely perfect - we especially loved the deck and dipping pool! A great rental for large groups. And Denise was a pleasure to work with!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home for family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great home with enough space to accommodate our extended family. Well maintained, beautifully appointed and in a terrific location. Thanks Denise!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house - cozy and comfortable. Had everything we needed for a perfect week at the beach!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best house on the block!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! We had an amazing stay! Having the beach so close and the pool to come back to was great. Denise was easy to work with, and was always available. We are booking again for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lumbar yard - highest recommendation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent completely updated house with a bathroom in every room. Close walk to grocery, beach, ice cream, mini golf, water park, amusement park. Rare find for pool close to beach. Cottage great addition for grand parents. Everything You could need in LBI!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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