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Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

The Island Guest House was at the center of the perfect beach vacation we had hoped for. With a short walk to the beach and to local shopping, its location allowed us to park the car and not need it for all our day and night activities. Joanne's breakfasts were yummy and presented with style. The rooms are homey and...

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

EVERY kind word is so appreciated! To be able to do what you love as a career is so amazing, and meeting so many wonderful folks is really the icing on the cake. Thank you so much for taking the extra time to let us know that we did ok! Joanne, Mark and Victoria

Wernersville, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 9 September 2014

"Enter as guests…leave as friends" are the words that welcome you as you enter this quaint, homey B&B and it couldn't be any more true. Joanne, Mark and Victoria are the most welcoming, accommodating hosts and you are treated as close friends. The location is perfect …a short walk to the beach, eateries, entertainment and shopping. A fabulous breakfast awaits...

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

It is so heartwarming to hear that we could create a place that you enjoyed so much! Thank you also for your kind words to our daughter and manager, Victoria, who at 24 is herself finding the satisfaction of doing a job well and being appreciated for it. A wonderful review is such a great incentive to go even more...

Rockaway
Reviewed 7 September 2014

The island Guest House was very clean and accommodating! Joanne and Mark were wonderful hosts. The relaxed homey atmosphere was great, and Joanne's breakfasts and snacks were fabulous! It's convenient and in walking distance to the beach and local restaurants and shopping. We didn't need our car at all. The on site bikes were great for a morning ride.

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a nice review! I love both the Sunflower Room and Balcony rooms myself. And I love hearing that you enjoyed my cooking because I love doing it! Joanne

Warrington, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2014

My husband and I could never find a more perfect place to stay down the shore. close to the beach and alot of stores along with excellent eateries. and if you enjoy the bay, that is a nice little walk also with fine dining at the water's edge. Mark, Joanne, And Victoria make you feel right at home as soon...

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much, guys! Having guests..no..friends like yourselves makes us the ones who benefit! Joanne and Mark

Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 September 2014

I have stayed several times now at the Island Guest House and have enjoyed every experience. I don't want to divulge which room is my favorite because I'd like to book it again in the future. A few rooms have private balcony's so its probably not difficult to figure out. I have gone with my fiancé, with my sister and...

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! That was just so touching that I wish I could live to be 100 just to be able to continue to be rewarded with happy guests. Our daughter Victoria has become our manager and her effervescent personality and very strict standards make me feel proud to introduce her as part of our team. We are truly blessed to...

Warrington, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Ever since my wife and I started staying at the Island Guest House 4 years ago we knew it was something special. It is our idea of a shore B&B that is both warm and welcoming. We never knew we would find such good friends.

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you guys! You have really "entered as guests, and left as friends!" After 21 years, we are honored to have made many friends who return often, and remind us of why we chose this profession! We look forward to seeing you again this fall. Joanne and Mark

Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We LOVED staying here!! The breakfast was wonderful!! Close to the beach. Staff was friendly and soooo helpful!!! I highly recommend staying here!! It was a beautiful historic home. We stayed in the Stain Glass room and loved it!! We did not have any problem with noise from other rooms or the street!

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review! I know that, being a historic home rather than a hotel, our rooms may be smaller, but we say function follows form, and we try with each guest to make a very large positive impact to compensate for the smaller rooms. Mark and joanne

Reviewed 31 August 2014

Very charming, friendly and on the perfect spot, is in the middle of all the action. The owners are wonderful people and lets not forget D.O.G. Playful and friendly dog. Our room was cozy with a back door to a pretty patio and our daughter enjoy it very much. Lovely place.

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Even though my grand puppy does not go into the Inn, he so much enjoys when guests like yourselves give him attention in the garden. Both Mark and I appreciate that you enjoyed yourselves so much that you took the extra time to write this. Joanne and Mark

Reviewed 31 August 2014

My wife and I stayed at Island Guest House for 4 nights. We have nothing but positive things to say. The owners were very polite and welcoming...making us feel right at home. The breakfast assortment was deliscious. There was always fresh baked goods available in the kitchen. The location was a few houses from the beach and a close walk...

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Being the chef, I particularly love hearing about your enjoyment of my baking! Joanne

Reviewed 24 August 2014

My husband and I brought our teenage daughter and dog for a weekend getaway. We loved the comfort of the cottage, the fresh baked goods for afternoon snacks and the outside shower were all appreciated. Our dog loved walking into town with us and swam in the bay several times at the dog beach just a few blocks from the...

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! To have a great review that uses the phrase "above and beyond" is wonderful. We use that tag line many times per day just to keep in perspective that we should do just that for each guest.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Island Guest House has been Voted the Best Bed & Breakfast on Long Beach Island. It is a turn-of-the-century historic Inn, located oceanside in the heart of Beach Haven, New Jersey. You can walk to everything. The owners, Mark and Joanne, work hard to make you comfortable, and provide the lovely setting, ambience, and character that a 100 year old plus Inn affords, updated with modern amenities like WIFI, flat screen TV's, A/C, etc. Some rooms have private decks, his/hers double size shower. Enjoy our bicycles, beach chairs, boogie boards and our outside enclosed shower to rinse off after the beach. Taste homemade breakfast and afternoon refreshments like cakes and cookies from family recipies, and iced tea or lemonade to quench your thirst after the beach. Enjoy coffee 24 hours, and chat with the Innkeepers about things to do in the area. Come and experience the restfulness of our Bed and Breakfast Inn! Couples can get away, and there is an area for well behaved children. We also have a cottage that sleeps 4 with gas fireplace, a bathroom with a bathtub/shower, and accepts good nature dogs. We can accommodate up to 40 people or friends per night. Our Sea Glass room, holds 36, and has a large flat screen TV for movie night or a special game or event. Our garden has 10 umbrella tables and over 300 blooms, has a lighted patio and candles in the evening. With lights shining through the many stained glass windows in the Inn. It is a perfect place to gather and chat, or be secluded together any time. Our cafe kitchen with its large island is a favorite place for guests to feel welcome to come and perch and chat with the Innkeeper over a cup of coffee or treat, or watch us prepare goodies. You can even get a recipe or help! We try to provide assistance without hovering, being sensitive to your needs to relax, and get information when you need it by always being available. We carry our phone with us always even at night when we retire. Throughout our stay, we only ask that if you have any questions or needs, to let us know, because we cannot help you if you wait until checkout. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 207 3rd St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1857
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Beach Haven
Price Range: €133 - €263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“The Balcony Room has a huge, private deck!”
  • Balcony Room
  • Private deck adjoined to the Balcony Room
P6864MUlaurenc, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are lovely...you can't go wrong with any of them.”
karianne100, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Sunflower Room which has a private bathroom and balcony.”
jomasida, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have a bathroom. So choose one with a shower inside for the best comfort.”
A7886PKthomash, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sunflower Room has a balcony and was a quiet room.”
SGTAS, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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