Despite the fact I'm from the middle of the US (Oklahoma City), I've been up and down the entire east coast. I will admit, I had never actually visited the Jersey Shore and really had no idea what to expect during our 3-day visit. After this experience, I will certainly be back.
The Shore is simply...relaxing and beautiful.
Contributing to my first, and certainly not last, impression of the area was the Victoria Guest House. John and Judy offer a beautiful home complete with an atmosphere that is hospitable, private and relaxed.
Our room was comfortable, complete with multiple windows of different exterior views from the house. Their staff stocked us with clean and soft towels each morning, and made our room completely immaculate while we were out. If you decide to stay in, they voluntarily respect your privacy. It's amazing how peaceful it is to shower in their outdoor facilities (private, in the back), take a swim in the private pool, or to soak in the clawfoot tub. Heck, even the beach chairs are a great perk. Also, you CANNOT beat the feeling of the ocean breeze coming in the window on the east side.
While we were strangers to John and Judy, they made us feel completely at home while conversing with us over a plentiful breakfast each morning (I do recommend the french toast). If you want privacy, this is the place. If you want to interact with the hosts and guests, this is also a great place...it's simply a refreshing escape from day-to-day life.
The hosts even went out of their way to ensure the bottle of champagne we had brought was chilled and left in our room, complete with glasses....they didn't have to do that, but were happy to do so.
Obviously, I endorse the hell out of this place. If you're going to be in the area for a quick getaway, you CANNOT go wrong here. The house is about a 75 second walk from a gorgeous beach. Not only that, it's also a short walk from numerous seafood restaurants (I strongly recommend the Black Whale). In other words, your car will stay parked the entire time you visit...you won't need it!
John and Judy.....thank you for a memorable visit. I cannot wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Victoria Guest House Bed and Breakfast, step back in time to the charm of the late nineteenth century. Our gracious New Jersey Shore bed and breakfast guest houses offer B&B lodging with the warmth of a friendly, family atmosphere and the refreshing feeling of a "Home away from Home." Our inn is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful Beach Haven, NJ, on Long Beach Island and only a few steps from the Atlantic Ocean. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Victoria Guest House Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven