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Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Palmyra, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Joanne, Mark and Victoria made our wedding easy and beautiful! With so many questions they were eager to please. They let us store things at the B&B prior to the event, let us move things around however we wanted, and even allowed us to use their kitchen. Victoria even served as our bartender! We couldn't have asked for a more... More 

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

Thank you, Stephanie. It was an honor to be able to be present to see the love between yourselves and your family. We are so happy you enjoyed it! Joanne, Mark, and Victoria More 

Scarsdale, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife, me and best friends spent an impromtu weekend and expectations were exceeded. This Circa 1900 B&B was so charming and well kept we felt at home. We were nicely greated and handed a 'welcome bag' of goodies that most bigger establishments should copy. The rooms were comfortable and clean however, small. but hey - it's a Circa 1900... More 

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

Just hearing that we were able to make such a good impression on you that you would take the time to write such a nice review is truly rewarding to us. For a family business to get a note that we EXCEEDED your expectations is what it is all about! Thank you so much! Mark, Joanne and Victoria More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Island Guest House costs about $100/night more than it should. The house is older and the rooms are small (many with uncomfortable mattresses and/or shared bathrooms), and you can really hear everything because of the thin walls and old floors. Though the owner makes an abundant breakfast, the breakfast is just okay. I'd be willing to pay about $130-150... More 

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

We are very sympathetic tho the fact that LBI is an expensive place to visit, although well worth it! Rooms at a historic Bed and Breakfast are smaller than if you booked at a big box hotel, but you get all that a premium location offers. We do post our policies on payment, etc, which are pretty much standard for... More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My wife booked this place for my birthday. We got there around 9 PM and found the key to our room waiting for us with a paper with enough information to answer all of our questions. We woke to the delicious smell of breakfast cooking downstairs and were not disappointed at all with the maple sausage,french toast, bagels, juices 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 write a review. They say 90 percent of people who dont like something review, but only 1 percent of positive review get written. That just means so much more to me that you enjoyed your stay enough that you went out of your way to write! Cant wait to see you... More 

princeton, nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My family spent several days at the Inn (2 adults, 2 kids). Let me start with the positive: yummy breakfast, kind and accommodating staff, good intentions, location that is about a block away from the absolutely packed beach in front of Engleside and SeaShell Resort so you were removed from that craziness. It also has a great location near the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I never write reviews, but I just had to for this place. I booked a week long stay for my family for our summer vacation at the Island Guest House. I have 2 small kids and the room was advertised as 1 king size bed or 2 full beds (as I was hoping to get). When we got to the... More 

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

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Monmouth County, NJ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My husband and I booked a room here with a shared bathroom months ago - we did our research in advanced based on this innkeepers response to a previous bad review, and the room we booked was the only room in our price range for a week-long stay that we thought would be great for us. After calling TWICE to... More 

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

We are so sorry you did not have a positive experience. I do have to say that Betty Crocker is not in residence here at this Bed & Breakfast..fresh basil from our garden and local New Jersey produce is. We did try all week to create a positive experience for you, and even though booking on an on line reservation... More 

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Island Guest House offered clean accommodations, great location, good food, delightful outdoor shower, and great opportunity to share our mini-vacation with the family dog. We also appreciated use of facilities after check out for a nominal fee.

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

Dogs are members of many families too! Our cottage and several first floor rooms accommodate various breeds of well behaved dogs who will not be left alone to bark and disturb others. I am so glad you were able to enjoy your vacation with your beloved pet! Joanne and Mark More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 207 3rd St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1857
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Beach Haven
Price Range: $149 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Island Guest House Bed And Breakfast Inn Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven
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