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“Best Bed and Breakfast!” 5 of 5 stars
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13 West 7th Street, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ   |  
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Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Bed and Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We have been staying at this B & B for the last three years. We make this our Father's day tradition. Emma, the lovely woman who runs Minerva's is very pleasant and a wonderful host & chef!. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. We bring my daughter who is now 2 years old and she is very welcomed. We look forward to our stay every year and cannot wait to go back! If you are looking for a friendly & fantastic bed and breakfast, this is your place!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Who knew that a small fishing-village B & B could also provide the perfect setting for a weekend workshop aimed at getting our creative juices flowing? We spent 24 hours in focused preparation, followed by three lovely LOW-COST days to work on our individual projects. As a professional writer, I can tell you that it really worked! I wrote for three days straight (well into the night) and untangled many difficult research problems. I was equally thrilled to meet so many warm and fascinating people. Our group included two writers, a sculptor, a musician-mental-health worker, and several others, led by a psychologist skilled at eliciting the underlying creativity in us all--Dee-licious. Right along with the owner's delicious breakfasts and rich conversations every morning! I almost don't want to tell anyone that Minerva's does this...because I want to make sure there is space for ME the next time a workshop like this happens.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Hawthorne, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We have been going to Minerva's B&B for several years now and look forward to each visit. In June 1-3 we partook of a Creative-spirit weekend in which we took part of several projects to get our creative juices flowing. We enjoyed the interesting dialog with the varied backgrounds of the wonderful friends we got to know and stretched out to yoga with Ghylian Bell who helped us reach beyond what we thought we could. Her warm spirit and joyous heart made our lesson exciting to come to each day. The ocean often calls us to come and relax, refresh and renew. At Minerva's B&B we have found the comforts of our home away from home to do just that. Emma is always there to greet us with a smile and warm heart. Come and see for yourself and kick back and let the sounds of the waves at Barnegat call to you too.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Easter week end at Barnegat Light, cool sunny weather and a very warm welcome at Minerva by the Sea B&B, a very comfortable recently renovated house with an elevator which was much appreciated by the older members of our small group. Rooms are pleasant, well appointed and fresh looking. The breakfasts prepared by our hostess were outstanding, in quality, quantity and novelty. She was most helpful to help us discover the area and happy to chat with us on many topics. We enjoyed the sunny common sitting room to relax, fire up our computers and play with the puzzles provided. The house is close to the beach, the light house and there are several nice restaurants in the vicinity, some of which are open even off-season. I would highly recommend Minerva by the Sea to all. I must admit that I hesitate to write a review in order to keep this gem a secret!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Dover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

I just needed to get out of town but within driving distance. It was quiet, and comfortable. The Jersey shore may not be your first thought for a winter escape - but it was wonderful.
Breakfast superb and the hostess - a joy to get to know. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, relaxing beachwalks and plenty of other sights to walk to. you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Went in the off season and we were the only guests. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Our hosts were personable without being pushy. If you are looking for a place to have a retreat, this place stands out as your best option. It was 2-3 blocks from Barnegat Light where we walked out on the jetty each day. Always something new and different to see at the park. If you're a birder (as we were) this is just the place for you.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Minerva's by the Sea is everything you could hope for in a vacation destination. The rooms are comfortable and clean with fresh decor, the common space has books to read, games to play, and toys for children, and the breakfast served on her 3rd floor deck is healthy and delicious, and you can enjoy a cool breeze and spectacular view while you eat. I look forward to going back again and again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Minerva's by the Sea

Address: 13 West 7th Street, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Barnegat Light
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Barnegat Light
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Minerva's By The Sea Barnegat Light, NJ - Long Beach Island

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