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Minerva's by the Sea

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful Father's Day weekend stay at Minerva's. We stayed in the Emperor Penguin room -- two rooms in one-- where my daughter was excited to see she had her own space. The room was very clean, the bed comfortable. There was wifi and a kitchenette... Much more than I expected. We loved the breakfast... a lovely... More 

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Minerva's by the Sea B&B Minerva's is my go-to get away place. After experiencing the sterility of a hotel room, I found the friendliness and comfort of Minerva's a perfect fit. I have never been a bed and breakfast person but Minerva's is like staying at the beautiful home of a friend. It is contemporary and immaculate. There are bikes,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Three generations of my family have had the pleasure of staying at Minerva's B&B. We have been satisfied repeat customers of Emma's, the proprietor, for four years. Her B&B offers attractive rooms, a delicious hot breakfast, and a convenient and peaceful location. However, what make's Minerva's special is the care & thoughtfulness Emma shares with all her guests. It is... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We loved our long weekend stay at Minerva's by the Sea. The mermaid room has a comfortable king bed and a nice balcony overlooking the bay. Emma is a thoughtful host, providing stimulating conversations and her breakfasts each morning were amazing. There were several good restaurants and places to explore within walking and biking distance. A great place for winter... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My weekend at Minerva's was a treat. Our room was tidy and comfortable, and every little detail was well considered. I enjoyed a book from the library and appreciated all of the care Emma took to make us comfortable. Emma's food is delicious! I came home inspired by her innovative recipes, and have her to thank for the vegetarian French... More 

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1 Thank Jill G
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Minerva's by the sea offers the best in quality and location. If you are looking for a weekend excursion or a week long siesta it offers the best accommodations and boasts a kind and warm hearted staff. So if you are looking for a good vacation location. You have found it.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have been to Minerva's three times, and all have been restorative and marvelous. The accommodations are extremely comfortable, clean, and quiet--the rooms are charming and peaceful. The food is always healthy, beautifully presented and I love the family dinner-table setting. Minerva's is quickly becoming one of my first choices when I need to step out of the crazy and... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Got into this place through a comedy of errors that left us on Long Beach Island, NJ, with no place to stay for two nights. We ended up wishing we were able to stay for two weeks. Immaculate, modern rooms, excellent breakfast and indescribable hospitality. Emma and her staff are devoted to making every guest's experience memorable--in the very best... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed at Minerva's for two nights in August as part of a long road trip round the US, and wanted somewhere welcoming and peaceful to relax for a couple of days. Minerva's was perfect. From the first hello to the last goodbye, everyone we met was so welcoming, friendly and helpful. This is a real hidden gem. The breakfasts... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed in the Emperor Penguin room - just right for family of 4 with 2 kids age 8 & 11. We used the kitchen for lunch and snacks. The girls loved meeting people at breakfast. The breakfasts all were delicious and comfortable on the 3rd floor roof deck. And, Emma reminded us that we were there to make memories... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Minerva's by the Sea

Address: 13 W 7th St, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006-1590
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Barnegat Light
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Minerva's By The Sea Barnegat Light, NJ - Long Beach Island
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