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Bright, Airy Ground Floor Unit Half Block from Ocean and Bay

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Bright airy ground floor unit with many amenities in the Holgate area of southern Long Beach Island, near the Bird Sanctuary. A great place for kids near Beach Haven, a shopping hub of the island with many stores, a grocery store, restaurants, bars, an amusement park and other amenities. This property is relatively unique in its extensive shrubbery unlike most of the properties on LBI.

The ocean beach requires beach passes, four (4) of which are loaned for the rental. The area is very peaceful, yet offers many opportunities for shopping, nightlife, miniature golf, and all the other fun things to do at the beach.

There is a second unit in the house, VRBO #95229 that can also be rented.

Keywords: Ground floor apartment in a duplex one block from Ocean and Bay.

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South Beach Haven Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Bright, Airy Ground Floor Unit Half Block from Ocean and Bay
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

I waited too long to book the house we have been renting the past few years, and luckily happened upon this listing which was available the week we needed. What a find. The decor was charming and the couches were perfect for the whole family to lounge while watching TV at night. Beds were very comfortable. There are decks in front and back, so you can either people watch in the front, or have a nice family dinner in the back. The back deck is surprisingly secluded by the trees. The beach and bay are each only a block away. Staying at the bottom of the island instead of in the middle of everything was a welcome change of pace. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, quiet beach house

  • 4 of 5

The beds were was well supplied....loved the outside shower....landlord was very responsive to unexpected events....close to ocean and bay beaches.....definitely recommend for up to 6 people with 2 sleeping on comfortable couches.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia went through an interesting week with a problem getting in, major storm, power failure, and WI-Fi shut down. I am very happy that she dealt with those issues so nicely and that I was able to resolve them quickly.
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Thanks for the Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed my week’s stay here. I loved the convenience of being so close to the beach and that the beach badges were included in the rent. The house is very comfortable. The owners have made great use of the space. One of the rooms was freshly painted and recently updated decor throughout was a nice touch. The outdoor shower was also freshly painted. The deck was great! A short walk to get to the ocean beach OR to watch the sunset at the bay beach....doesn't get any better than that!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good value, nicely appointed, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We found the house to be a great value, very comfortable, clean, and well-equipped. The kitchen, bath and large living room are nicely and cleanly decorated and updated; bedrooms provided all we needed. The ownwer was easy to work with and responsive to inquiries. The quiet end-of-island location is great, with short walk to either bay or ocean, but convenient to Beach Haven retail by car. We’ve rented various houses on LBI over the years, and would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a much more accurate assessment of the house.
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Dont judge a book by it's cover!

  • 2 of 5

The property is not well maintained, The deck in the back of the home is rotting and has not been replace since Hurricane Sandy. My husband scraped barnacles off it. The house has some mold issues. Nothing has been done since Sandy

( bathroom sealing has a patch of black mold from a leak in the ceiling from upstairs unit.) Lots of dust on the furniture and stains on furniture cushions that have not been washed. I reached out to the owner and he had the cleaner service contact me, (how ever we had cleaned it ourselves). They indicated that they are just a change over service... they only clean the bathroom and kitchen along with a sweeping through out the house which was an issue because they had an old rug that was in the living room that had dirt swept underneath it. The enclosed shower that is located in the back of the home is very dirty and full of pine needle. The house has a lot of potential but needs some TLC. The location is great, The neighbors are very welcoming and care about there neighborhood as it is there home/investment property. Right now I would not recommend this house to a friend. we did enjoy the area. it has quit beaches and lots of attractions and restaurants. Suggestion... if they can't change the deck they can at least have it removed and put some gravel/rocks with the patio set, bbq, and some stepping stones. Just because it was affordable doesn't mean it has be unmaintained.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We remember hearing from this guest within minutes of their arrival, which began with what appeared to be an immediate house inspection when they arrived. We contacted our cleaning lady, who refuted their report. We actually have done quite a lot with the house since Hurricane Sandy, including removal of tons of sand, hundreds of pounds of trash, replacement of the front deck that had floated to the driveway, replacement of the electrical meter panel and cable to the junction box, cutting down several pine trees that were done in by the hurricane, replacement of the downstairs dishwasher, massive internal cleanup, replacement of the gravel and mulch. The aged rear deck is scheduled for replacement next year although it is still functional. That having been said, we have owned the 60 year old house for 19 years and rented it fully every season with many satisfied returning tenants. Our rent is on the low end since we recognize it is not the "Taj Mahal" but a "beach house". We stayed there the 2 weeks before the anonymous tenant with an 11 month old crawling child, so the floor was cleaned regularly. We did not notice any mold on the "sealing" of the recently renovated downstairs bathroom while we were there, but the ceiling had been damaged by leaks from the upstairs shower shortly after it was installed about 7 years ago. When the leak was repaired, the ceiling was replastered and painted. The cleaning service is not a "changeover" cleaner but does a good and thorough job Saturdays, as verified by having had no other complaints of this type. However, they obviously do not wash the cushions every week. The outdoor shower enclosure is open at the bottom and there are still several pine trees in the back, so pine needles routinely blow in through that opening. As to maintenance, for this season we purchased 2 brand new gas grills, a new air conditioner in the bedroom, and a new deck table and stove upstairs. Since we charge a low rent we do not have a huge budget for "maintenance" but have, over the years, added the TV room under the deck, totally redone the kitchen, replaced all the flooring with laminate, replaced all the windows, replaced the roof, and countless other things to improve the quality of the house, and will continue to do so going forward.
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Gregory Farrell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

About Gregory Farrell

I am a retired biomedical engineer who loves the beach.

Gregory Farrell purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Gregory Farrell chose South Beach Haven

It is convenient to our northern New Jersey home.

What makes this apartment unique

Easy access to bay and ocean beach without the need to drive.


Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Newark Liberty (EWR)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Garden State Parkway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Holgate Ocean or Bay
Car: recommended

Amusement park for children nearby in Beach Haven. Also, a children's playground at bay beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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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