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“So Welcoming!” 5 of 5 stars
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Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 25 Ocean City B&B and Inns
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“So Welcoming!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We have stayed at the Serendipity for years. Karen has made the place so warm and welcoming. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the location is fantastic and the breakfasts are out of this world. She accommodates both meat eaters and vegans! We look forward to staying with her again this summer!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My husband and I have stayed here numerous times because it is such a treat! Karen is very hospitable and has excellent dining and event recommendations. Her breakfasts are delicious and you truly get your money's worth. We just got home from our last stay and I am still salivating over the memory of her homemade gingerbread! Serendipity is in a central location and close to the boardwalk and downtown shopping area (Asbury Avenue). We are looking at our work schedules to book our next visit in the Spring! An absolute must for you fellow B&B lovers.

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Karen718, Owner at Serendipity Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
I love to have new people book a stay. It gives me an opportunity to show them the hospitality that Serendipity and Ocean City are known for! I especially enjoy my "repeat" guests - people who started here as new guests and have evolved over stays to become friends. It is nice to know that people enjoy staying here and come again and again. Can't wait for you to visit again!
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This B&B really is our serendipity. We were sent to this small B&B when our original booking was cancelled due to a neighborhood fire and we had no place to stay for the weekend (thank you original B&B for arranging!). The host of Serendipity is so kind, she charged us the price of our original B&B, which was lower than her rate. Our room was small but very comfortable and the breakfasts were very good (made to order — you fill out a sheet the night before). Although there are a small number of rooms, you still feel privacy (no communal breakfasts at once — you pick your own time which is what we liked). The home is stocked with videos, games, books, drinks and afternoon snacks. Parking is free but in the lot across the street. However you can pull into the driveway to drop off your bags. The location is so close to the boardwalk. We had a nice stay, very much like a home.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is a wonderful B & B literally 2 minutes by foot to the boardwalk and ocean. All rooms have private baths, t.v.'s, & air conditioners. Main floor has nice sitting area with a variety of books, DVD's, and board games. All guests have use of fridge & freezer in public area. Owner is extremely accommodating on preparing breakfasts (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free -- you name it!) and is a wonderful cook and superb baker. Snacks and beverages available. Spotlessly clean. Nice front porch with chairs for people watching.

Charming little town with shops, a few gyms, restaurants, bike & surrey rentals, and not far from gaming (Atlantic City) and historic Cape May, plus a ferry to Lewes, Delaware. Perfect for families and couples, and great for singles who want to relax and unwind.

I stayed there many times years ago and always loved it and this is a new owner and she was as terrific as the former owners.

Will go back and definitely recommend!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We just spent the weekend - 4/27/12 through 4/29/12 here. Warm and friendly, cozy room and living room area. Great snacks and drinks available all day long. Sample breakfast - fresh fruit cup, apple muffin, breakfast frittatta, sausage, french toast. The manager can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Very relaxing experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Old charm, comfy rooms, porch with rocking chairs, just like Grand Ma's house! Quiet retreat in a busy shore town. Karen's gourmet breakfast is a welcome addition. My home away from home! No glitz & glamour here. That would be Atlantic City!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

My wife and I picked up a two night stay here on a deal advertised on LivingSocial. We weren't sure what to expect, but any concerns were put to rest and all our expectations and hopes surpassed upon our arrival. The rooms are very clean, wonderfully well organized and just plain comfy, but what shines about Serendipity is the array of thoughtful little touches. You'll find a bottle of wine in your room when you arrive, a candy dish full of little treats, water bottles to take with you on the boardwalk, today's paper downstairs, a great little library of DVDs and books, and the most amazing home-cooked breakfast served to order when you wake up. (Our first day began with coffee, a glass of cranberry juice, a 3-egg western omelet with a little hot sauce and ketchup on the side, a side of really amazing sausage cooked perfectly and a slice of cinnamon-raisin bread, a fruit salad with fresh melon balls and pineapple, and fresh baked coffee cake. I tip my hat to anyone who can finish one of Serendipity's breakfasts entirely on his or her own.) And your host couldn't be a nicer person!

We'll definitely be coming back, and we recommend Serendipity enthusiastically!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Serendipity Bed and Breakfast

Property: Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
Address: 712 E 9th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3554
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Serendipity Bed and Breakfast 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 bedroom B&B located 1/2 block from beach and boardwalk! Includes full breakfast, beach tags and parking. Special diets - vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-intolerant - accommodated with prior notice. Walk to restaurants, shopping. All rooms have flat screen TV with DVD. DVD library available. Complimentary hot/cold beverages and snacks available all day and night. ... more   less 
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