SAVE 15% IF YOU BOOK BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2020. Our home is located at 266 N 5th Street in Surf City on Long Beach Island, NJ and is just a 5 minute walk or a 2 minute bike ride to the beach or bay. Once on the Island, our home is less than a mile, so no traffic to deal with. By car, we are just 5 minutes from the mainland and 45 minutes from Atlantic City. Many restaurants, ice cream parlors and quaint shops are in walking distance, so park the car and everything you need is close by including the famous 5 & 10, which is just up the block for anything you might have forgotten. It will become your favorite shopping place after visiting it, as it is ours.
Surf City is one of those classic LBI towns, a place where folks come year after year. Please know, the prices listed online are negotiable. Please email me and let me know the number of people staying.
And in the last several years, Surf City has become something of an artist enclave with galleries like the MT Burton Gallery, Firefly, Swell Colors & Solace Gallery. Every summer weekend, you’ll find live music and open doors with gorgeous art on display.
The eateries have stepped it up as well, as Baked on the Beach, Shore Fire Grill, the Northside Bar & Grill, Wally’s, and the Sandbox, have added to the scene. Maybe you’re into those time-honored LBI traditions like Panzones, Surf City Pizza, or Scojo’s. The Yellowfin, on 24th St. is one of LBI’s best restaurants.
Surf City is also loaded with cool treats in the summer like the Big Dipper, Rita’s, Grannie Annie’s, Scoops and Aunt Ollie’s. Our Surf City vacation home is just a short walk from the beach and amenities.
The beaches are all family friendly. Kids and adults all love playing in the sand and in the waves. The designated surfing beach is on South Second Street.
Whether you are looking to take our 2 kayaks for a cruise around the bay or rent a sailboat, get some sun, play tennis, launch your craft from the Surf City boat ramp, or head to the traditional Surf City hotel for music and dining, Surf City has it!
We want our guests to feel at home and not have to spend hours packing and unpacking like the way we used to. We want your vacation to be as enjoyable as ours when we are here. We have included everything in our home for your use so you feel at home, right down to clean linens and towels. You are on vacation, so you should not have to be doing laundry, if you wish not to. But, you do have a new washer and dryer, if you wish or need to wash clothes or towels.
You are here to enjoy every minute of the day and evening, and we want you to come back year after year. So, to achieve this, we have included the following.
Fresh Linens for 3 Queen and 2 Twin Beds for each stay. You may bring your own, if you wish.
16 Bath Towels and 12 Beach Towels plus additional towels for the bathroom and kitchen.
Iron and Ironing Board, Portable High Chair, Pack & Play, Hair Dryers, Microwave, Cuisinart Toaster Oven, a Keurig , a regular Coffee Maker, Dishwasher. and a portable Highchair.
We supply you with Toilet Paper, Tissues, Paper Towels, Laundry Pods and Dishwasher Pods. No need to pack any of these items.
Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash in each shower and extra's in the linen closet.
8 Season Badges for Surf City Beaches which includes the Bay Beaches. Anyone under 12 or 65 and older do not need badges.
We just purchased 2 Pelican 10 foot kayaks for you to use in our beautiful bay. We also have several different size ski jackets to have while out on the water.
7 Bicycles as seen in the photo to ride along the 18 miles of LBI and to watch the beautiful sunsets to end your perfect day. Each bicycle now has a head and tail light.
2 beach carts, 2 umbrellas with screw in base, 12 adult chairs, 6 sunshades for the chairs, 2 small child chairs with a sun umbrella, 5 boogie boards, 1 skimmer board, 1 skate board. 1 long board, 2 basketballs, volleyball, footballs, 4 tennis rackets and balls, portable putting green, putter and 6 golf balls along with many beach & backyard games.
Cable with a 55 inch High Definition Smart WiFi connected TV. Log on to your favorite streaming entertainment providers including Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and Pandora or cast video from your mobile devices. Not that tech savy? Don't worry, we have Xfinity cable TV by Comcast as well as high speed wireless internet so you can stay connected. There is also a DVD Player for your use. Second TV in the Sun Room.
Wall air conditioners in each room so each person can choose the temperature they desire to be comfortable at & quiet ceiling fans in every room.
Fully loaded kitchen and has everything you need if you decide to cook. If we don't have something you need, just buy it so the next person has it to use and we will pay you for it.
Washer, dryer, vacuum cleaner and a Roomba i robot vacuum available when needed.
We are a NON-SMOKING home that could sleep up to 8 on our very comfortable new beds. There is room on the couches if you have some over night guests or just bring a air mattress. Enter through our front door with a keypad lock to the 4 digit code you choose, which makes it very convenient. This way, anyone going back to the house from the beach can get in without having to have the key with them. We have two living areas, the Living Room for watching TV that seats 10 and a Sun Room with seating for 5, along with an added eating area for 5 at the table. The Sun Room is off the kitchen, which leads to the deck. We have a large 5 burner gas grill with a side burner, which we clean each week. There is a spare propane tank in the shed. We have all the grilling tools you will need. Two double chairs with a table in between along with a foot rest is on the deck. Walk out to our large fenced in backyard that has a picnic table that seats 10 and has an umbrella and a shade tree with a hammock under it. In the backyard, is our large private outdoor shower with a changing area, great after a day at the beach! You have full use to our shed and everything in it. Our bike rack is towards the front of our home which makes it very convenient to be able to just hop on one of our 7 bicycles to get anywhere on the Island.
In the Dining Room, you have a large table that seats up to 8, a game table for 4 that doubles as an eating area as well as a table for 5 in the Sun Room. If you have friends stop by for a barbecue, you have enough seating for 17 at the tables inside plus 14 more outside. Our home has lots of room so everyone is not on top of each other. There are 3 bedrooms. Two of them have a queen and a twin bed. The third room has a queen. We do limit our home to a family of 8, but you are welcome to have guests, as it's nice to have friends and family visit while on vacation. Our large fenced in backyard makes it nice for small children. We are located on one of the widest and quietest streets on the island with plenty of parking. You can fit 4 cars on our property and 3 in the street in front of our home for any quests. Since all our neighbors are full time residents, you don't ever have to worry about any of your guest finding a parking spot. We rented ocean block once and we never had a spot to park, as the people that come for the day, take up all the parking spots.
I had always found that 7 days is just a little too short and always wished we had a few more days to enjoy with the family. So you have the option of adding additional days, at the daily rate for that season, when available for the week before or after you arrive. By booking with us early, you will be able to arrive and leave on the days that work best for you. By not having to arrive on a Saturday, you won't have to sit in traffic and be going to the grocery store along with everyone else that just arrived on the same day and time. This is a huge advantage and our guests truly enjoyed this option last year. They really enjoyed being there for an entire weekend verses arriving or leaving when everyone else had to.
If you like parades, then book the week of July 4th. The Surf City July 4th Parade starts at the bay, goes down to the ocean and then back to the bay, all on our road. We live one of the widest road, so it makes the perfect road to have it on. It was lots of fun this past year.
We also will allow up to 2 non-shedding dogs for a fee of $295 each for your stay with us. We can't allow shedding dogs, as people could be allergic to them. We also ask that they are up to date with their shots. We allow dogs, as we had rented a shore home a number of years ago and we were able to bring our 2 Portuguese Water Dogs, instead of boarding them in a kennel. It was our best full family vacation having them with us verses knowing they were alone in a room by themselves. For this reason, we have decided to make our home Pet Friendly. When we have guests with a dog, we will have out dog bowls, 2 dog beds, dog toys and treats for our dog guest! This way you have less things to pack. Just bring their food.
At the end of your stay, you could just leave the sheets and towels you used on top of the washer & dryer for us to wash for our next guests.
We do not charge a cleaning fee. We come and clean our own home ourselves which also allows us to make sure everything is in good working order so everything is perfect when you arrive. We hand pick any weeds each week, as we like everything to look perfect when you arrive. No chemicals are used!
Why rent 1 or 2 hotel rooms, when you can have 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, a dining room and a full kitchen along with a fenced in backyard and everything in our home and shed to use and 8 beach badges? Or why spend 2 days flying and spending over $4,500 or more just to fly a family of 8 somewhere when you can spend 7 or more days with just a short drive to beautiful Long Beach Island during the best time of the year?
If you are coming to a wedding in the spring or the fall, our home is a great place to stay.Get the full listing »