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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Minerva's by the Sea was the best way to do LBI. The accommodations were charming and very clean, and it is in a great location - right by the lighthouse and plenty of good food options. We really enjoyed Emma's hospitality and her ability to go above and beyond to make guests comfortable. Breakfast was a healthy yet filling option....

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks, Rebecca, for taking the time to let us--and others--know that your time at Minerva's pleased you. We really appreciate your visit, and your support! Hope to see you soon again.

Yardley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stayed at Minerva's recently for family wedding. The owner, Emma, was absolutely amazing. She's warm, accommodating and takes great pride in her B&B. We've been going to LBI for over 40 years and have typically stayed south of the causeway...never again. Can't wait to go back to Minerva's and chat with Emma again.

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks Bob, for your kind words of last Fall! Hope you had a great winter, and are ready to return to LBI and enjoy the warm summer and Fall 2016!

Alexandria, VA
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Our long weekend in Barnegat Light was our first visit to Long Beach Island, and we were looking for someplace to stay that could also accommodate our daughter and son-in-law. Of course, at the height of the summer season, all B&Bs require a minimum stay. Owner Emma Lapnasky cheerfully helped my husband work out reservations that met the requirements of...

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Our family had a reunion in Barnegat Light this summer, and a bunch of us stayed at Minerva's. Our family filled the whole B&B, and Emma, the owner, let us use the kitchen and deck as our reunion HQ so that all 60 of us could meet in one place for meals. The rooms were nice and comfortable, the location...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Minerva's is a quaint, low key place to enjoy a lovely getaway at the beach. LBI can be busy, but the location at the very end of the island in Barnegat Light is serene. Emma is a delight, breakfasts were freshly prepared and quite good and the location is perfect for walking to the beach, the lighthouse and some local...

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Applegate, Oregon
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Minerva's is not just a bed and breakfast. It is a dream in the making by proprietor Emma Lasansky, a semi-retired Haverford professor. With her vision comes a three story (with elevator) house with a yoga studio downstairs, an airy kitchen with ample deck upstairs, and bedrooms of various sizes in between. There's also a well-stocked, sun-lit library, free bikes...

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Westminster, Maryland
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Minerva's is such a place of peace, respite and comfort. I love the quiet rooms, great location, and Emma always astounds me with her amazing food. It's definitely my go-to place when I need to restore my writer's soul. Her retreats are also top-notch, interesting people and I leave recharged.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I reviewed Minerva's several years ago after my first stay, and having just spent a second vacation there I wanted to update my review. Everything remains as it was: perfect. Barnegat Light is a little slice of beach paradise on LBI, and Emma at Minerva's adds to that feeling. The rooms are clean and well-maintained, the location can't be beat,...

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Corey, just scrolling through Trip Advisor and noticed again your kind words about your stay in 2014! I'm really looking forward to your family's annual visit this summer--2016!

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Minerva's is the right combination of location, service, price & quality. The proprietor, Emma does everything in her power to make your stay enjoyable. Our room was clean & updated, Emma's breakfast was very tasty. She had beach badges and two bikes available. Easy walk to beach, bay, shops, food... Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Beats all the...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I called Minerva's on a whim when considering an overnight stay in Barnegat Light, the quiet end of Long Beach Island, even though they had a 3-night minimum in season. Fortunately, proprietor Emma told me that they just happened to have one room for the very night we planned to visit. Perfect! The available room was the Emperor Penguin suite,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Minerva's is a year-round family-friendly bed and breakfast, with five units, all with private bath and comfortable distance/separation between each unit. One unit has a private entrance and a full kitchen. Free wi-fi, attractive library and lobby sitting areas. Two rooms have a private decks. Convenient to shops and restaurants, beaches and fishing. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 West 7th Street, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Barnegat Light
Number of rooms: 5
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“every room is great!”
danal671, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Accessible to all ages and abilities as there is an elevator.”
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slc235, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Mermaid Room is especially great!”
rebeccamS6127BM, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“an elevator is available to reach all floors.”
roadskippertrippper, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Emma will help you select a room that works for you!”
dylenec, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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