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Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn

207 Third St., Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #7 of 10 Beach Haven B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My boyfriend visited Beach Haven every summer as a kid; it was my first time. For us both, Island Guest House was a great place to stay. It's a stone's throw from the beach and just around the corner from The Chicken and The Egg, a popular diner that's open 24 hours (They're famous for their wings and their French... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

As a rather last minute reservation, this B&B worked out for us. The location is perfect -- not too far from the beach or many of the major restaurants in Beach Haven. I appreciate the bikes, use of beach chairs, outdoor patio, afternoon treats, and beach badges. I also loved the outdoor shower (as weird as it might have been... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This B&B has a "if you don't ask, you won't get" policy. Their supposedly new hot water system is defunct; i had 2 days of cold showers. The owners never apologized. instead, only after we told them we let the water run 15 minutes and still no hot water occured (because they alluded it was our fault), they told us... More

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

We are really sorry that we were unable to engage you enough to give you a good experience at our Inn. We worked hard through the winter to get things in tip top shape for guests. Even though most of the B&B was not seriously damaged by Sandy, we did a lot of upgrading to systems including putting in a... More

Liberty, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We just got back from Beach Haven and a wonderful stay at the Island Guest House..didn’t want to leave..we felt right at home..met Joanne ,the owner, so warm and friendly! We arrived without reservations, taking a chance on a spur of the moment trip, they were very accommodating..She and the young couple who are inn keeping for her, Lindsey and... More

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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 a review. I cant tell you how much a "pat on the back" means to us as the service givers! It just makes me realize how rewarding it is to have helped to make a positive experience for another person. Very much appreciated. -joanne More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

First off, I want to start off by saying this was my first time staying in a B&B. I am so glad I decided to stay at the Island Guest House. My boyfriend and I had an awesome time! The owners were super friendly, and treated us like we were friends forever, even after just meeting them! We felt very... More

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

Wow, your review really made Mark and I proud! I am so glad you found us to be a positive part of your experience here on LBI. We do hope you return often as a part of our B&B family. Thank ypu, Joanne More

Lebanon, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

we can't say enough great things about this place! we had a small wedding here in May and after 6 months of patient and endless help from the owners we had a beautiful intimate wedding party in their garden patio area. the sound system was totally perfect for the occasion, their house caterers provided delicious food. the owners' willingness to... More

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

Thank you for your very kind words! It was an absolute pleasure working with you, and you are a wonderful couple. I am glad that we were able to help to make wonderful memories on such an important day! - Joanne More

Manahawkin, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Wow - charm, amenities, great service, and all the pleasantries expected from a small family run guest house. Exceeded my expectations for a bed and breakfast. Everyone we interacted with there are truly caring and considerate. We were made to feel like family, something very rare to encounter now. Breakfast was abundant and fresh, and snacks were available later in... More

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

Thank you! We very much appreciate your great response. It is so heartwarming to know that we were able to get things back together enough that guests like yourselves saw the positive, and it made a good impression and we helped to give you a wonderful experience on your getaway! We hope to see you many more times in the... More

Linden, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed here for a family wedding. Matt and Joanne and the ladies of the Island Guest House were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. The room we were in was clean and comfortable, as were all the public areas. We truly felt like we were staying in a friend's house! They were happy to take care... More

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

Thank you. You were a wonderful group of family and friends and it really was my honor to take care of you. Joanne More

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Stayed here for a family wedding. The owners and their staff were very friendly and catered to any request (within reason) made of them. Food was excellent. The place was clean and comfortable. Would stay here again if we should ever come back to Beach Haven.

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

I am so glad you enjoyed staying with us and took the time to write. I love Beach Haven, and I am glad I was able to add to your enjoyment of visiting! Joanne More

Sterling, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Most amazing experience!! I was their for my moms wedding and from the InnKeepers to the staff everything was top notch!! I hope to make a trip back soon!! I truly enjoyed the feel of a B&B compared to a hotel where you don't get the same feeling. Here you felt like you were spending the weekend with a family!!

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

Your enthusiasm made us feel so good and happy that you enjoyed your stay so much! What a lovely family you are. Thank you! Joanne More

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Additional Information about Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 207 Third St., Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Beach Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Island Guest House Bed And Breakfast Inn Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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, A/C, etc. Some rooms have private decks, his/hers double size shower. Our bicycle-for-two is fun and lightweight beach chairs, boogie boards and outside enclosed shower to rinse off are convenient. 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 with gas fireplace and bathtub with jacuzzi jets that sleeps 4, and accepts dogs of a not-too-large, well behaved nature. Families and friends can find accommodations for up to 10 in their party. Our Sea Glass room is new, 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 shinging 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 untill checkout. ... more   less 
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