We booked this B & B based on the award of "Best B & B on LBI". I don't know who gave them this award but it is not deserved. The owner is very nice but they need to RUN , not walk to the nearest SLEEPYS and purchase a mattress. I thought I was on a board with sounds effects.
We stayed in Viola's Room. The room is in the front of the property. The 3 windows have vinyl blinds from KMART. The spot light on the front of the house then lights up the entire room. YOU CAN READ without a light turned on at 2 AM. Needless to say, we didn't sleep well. The key to a good B & B is to sleep well. The breakfast is not to bad but when offered waffles with peaches, you should at least have fresh peaches. Not here, you get canned peaches. When the owner was asked if they had the Sunday newspaper, the reply was " I did not get a chance to go out and get one". I think a B & B who is charging over $200 a night, should make the time to get the newspaper or have it delivered.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Island Guest House Bed And Breakfast Inn Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven