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Minerva's by the Sea

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13 West 7th Street, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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... More 

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Applegate, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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,... More 

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South Orange
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had a quiet weekend escape at Minervas. The B & B has a great set-up - Emma, the owner converted and renovated the what was an office space into the B & B. Minerva's is spot on clean and each room is very private, none of the rooms share common walls. Emma has good knowledge of Long Beach Island... More 

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