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“Bad on so many levels”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cashelmara Inn

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Cashelmara Inn
Ashburn, Virginia
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Bad on so many levels”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2007

From their website it would appear this B&B is right on the ocean. They neglect the large apt. building that sits in front of it. From the upper floors you can see the ocean - from some rooms. Bathrooms are tiny and old.

Cashelmara provides threadbare beach towels and old wooden beach chairs gratis. For a $10 daily fee they'll rent you an umbrella and for $15 will take your chair and umbrella down to the beach. No bikes, no library - things we've come to expect from other B&B's. The most cordial member of the staff is Lucy, the golden retriever. The rest of the staff just goes through the motions. Clearly a case of absentee management. No one's invested in the property or takes a personal interest in the guests. After breakfast everyone disappears. Mid-afternoon cookies or tea ?? Not here.

After two days of "sumptuous" breakfasts (a one egg omelet with a slice of deli ham just wasn't filling ) included in the room rate, we chose to hike down to Ocean Grove and pay for a real breakfast.

Cashelmara is no bargain, but for the same prices we'll go back to Spring Lake just down the road and be treated like guests by people who actually care.

  • Liked — Lucy the well behaved golden retriever
  • Disliked — Staff attitude, misleading website
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2006

Stayed at the Cahelmara, Avon by the Sea while visiting New Jersey. What a pleasureable experience. Lovely setting, fabulous breakfast, Mary the Manager is a gem! They will set up your beach chairs & umbrellas each morning and remove them at the days end, for a very small fee... very worth it! The breakfast in the morning is on their porch and wonderful! The rooms are clean and very comfortable. Highly recommend this experience whether you live nearby or far away! Will definitely be back!!!

  • Liked — Quite B&B at the Jersey Shore.
  • Disliked — Not on the beach; across the street. But it was fine.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Cashelmara Inn

Property: Cashelmara Inn
Address: 22 Lakeside Ave, Just Off Ocean Ave., On Lakeside Ave, Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717-1461
Location: United States > New Jersey > Avon by the Sea
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Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Avon by the Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian seaside retreat in summer or winter! Views and access of beach and lake across the street! Miles of boardwalk and beach chair and umbrella set-up and just added paddle boats! Rocking chair verandah, state -of -art -victorian cinema, a/c or fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, full hot breakfast service made -to -order at tables set for two or family style dining room, antique filled or more beachy rooms all with private baths. We invite you to enjoy all Cashelmara Inn has to offer! ... more   less 

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