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Minerva's by the Sea

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13 W 7th St, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006-1590
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Barnegat Light
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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.Rates from $265, including full breakfast,and use of beach tags, beach towels, beach chairs, and bikes.
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Corey A wrote a review Feb 2020
Parsippany, New Jersey112 contributions147 helpful votes
The owner and caretaker --of her guests primarily, not just the property-- Emma refers to me and my family as recidivists, so often do we find our way to her breakfast table and embracing B&B. We began staying here over ten years ago, and there is simply no place else like it. We especially appreciate the short walk/drive to the beach, the restaurants and shopping (also within a short walk/drive), and the quiet. The south end of LBI is wonderful for evenings, but nothing beats being outnumbered by seagulls during the day, and that is what Barnegat Light offers. Add to that a stay here and you have one of the most vivifying vacations awaiting you and your family. All different rooms are available throughout the B&B, and all manner of comfort as well. When I think of summer, I think of Minerva's...and begin to relax.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Feb 10, 2020
Aw, shucks, ma'am. We LOVE our "recidivists"--and we periodically reward them with free "frequent beacher" nights. The north end of LBI IS gorgeous and quietly nurturing, and we love hosting guests while they explore and enjoy it. Thanks for comin'back!!
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James Ha wrote a review Feb 2020
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Minerva's by the Sea, which I stumbled across while looking for something different and came across it on Living Social in 2012. The offer looked fantastic- there were two healthy breakfast included as well as a massage, bird watching and there was a lighthouse sightseeing tour going on at the time. I went to Minerva’s bed and breakfast not knowing what to expect, and was totally and completely blown away by the ultra-modern accommodations, the scenic location of Minerva’s at the end of the island but more importantly the feeling of welcome and warmth that I receive from Miss Emma that weekend and every time I have gone through the years. . If you're looking for a place to step away from the hustle and bustle of work, school, family or just need to be rejuvenated while reflecting and walking on the beach there is no place like Minerva’s by the Sea. I have come to think of Minervas’ as I'm riding across the bridge to the island and then completing the trip down the island to Minerva’s…each time I do it I feel like I'm going home and maybe you can have that feeling too.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea
Responded Feb 7, 2020
We're so glad that what we try to do here--to nourish body, mind, and spirit--works for you!! See you soon!
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Kristina M wrote a review Feb 2020
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We loved our stay at Minerva's! The accommodations, the food and most of all the innkeeper. Emma is a very special person and provides inspiration and thoughtfulness to life, writing and community building. We are looking forward to visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea
Responded Feb 7, 2020
Thanks for your kind words. We love doing what we do--trying to build little pockets of a nourishing community in a bustling world. Hope to see you again soon!
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Brunhild wrote a review Sep 2019
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Lovely bed and breakfast with bohemian flair; clean and comfortable rooms; inviting common space ("the library") and rooms for playing board games; I got up punctually every morning to catch the fascinating conversations in the breakfast room; artsy and intellectual crowd; the B&B is in walking distance to the most magnificent beaches and Barnegat Light House Minerva's by the Sea also is the location for writers' weekends in the off season; last but not least, in the summer there is a direct bus from Manhattan to LBI; it takes only 2 hours!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: all rooms seem similarly quiet and comfortable
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Response from lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea
Responded Oct 5, 2019
Thanks, naturelover for your kind review. We like to keep our doors, our breakfast table, and our library (with SEVERAL scrabble boards) open to all sorts of people. Glad you found Minerva's clean and hospitable. Come back soon!
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Annie E wrote a review Sep 2019
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Minerva’s is a real “home away from home.” The peace and trust, the relaxed warmth of the place and safety to just “be” are special. Emma is a gem. The rooms are spotless and filled with whimsy and color. I truly loved all three of my stays there recently and plan to go back. And if you can walk you don’t need a car
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea
Responded Oct 5, 2019
Hi Toby E, "relaxed warmth" and the "safety to just be" are exactly what we aim for here. Glad we succeeded with meeting your needs. See you soon again, I hope!
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United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreLong Beach IslandBarnegat Light
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minerva's by the Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Minerva's by the Sea?
Nearby attractions include Barnegat Lighthouse State Park (0.09 miles), Viking Village (0.7 miles), and Barnegat Light Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Minerva's by the Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Minerva's by the Sea?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Minerva's by the Sea?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Minerva's by the Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Neptune Market, Mustache Bill's Diner, and Black Eyed Susans.
Is Minerva's by the Sea accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.