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Ocean front property & a private secure beach- sleeps 7, 3 BR 1.5 baths, porch
Crib is available upon request. Two bedrooms on the oceanfront, third bedroom with ocean views. Murphy bed each floor. Linens are not supplied.
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
- Small service dogs are permitted with the descression of the property manager only.
- No proms, No Senior Week, No problem.
Long Beach Island LBI is a family friendly vacation destination, rated in the top 5 of a National Travel Magazine's Best Beaches in the United States. LBI is six miles from the mainland accessible by one bridge in the center of the island.
If you are looking for a great vacation home rental or off season week(end) to get away with your family and/or friends...this is it! Our high season weeks begin on Saturdays. Low season & off season week(end)s begin on Friday. We may even have off season midweeks available. This smoke free, air-conditioned, heated beachfront vacation home has its own private beach and is steps from the brilliant white beach that Long Beach Island is known for. The tides are known for the bevy of shells that come on shore.
Enjoy yourself in this beachy Beach Haven oceanfront duplex on one of the less crowded beaches on the island and enjoy all the amenities you would expect in a well equipped beach house. This bright and comfortable three bedroom 1.5 bath, duplex is decorated and furnished for beachfront enjoyment with lots of Island accessories. Each floor has a slightly different feel. The second floor has a retractable awning to control the amount of sun in the living room. The warmer parts of the day can be shaded with the stars in view over the deck in the evening. There is a comfortable sectional. A bank of windows on two sides enhance the ocean views. There is a large wall-mounted flat screen cable TV and secure wireless internet.
Both the first floor and second floor are updated. The exterior has a New England gray cedar siding. The kitchens have state of the art appliances and a coastal living appearance.
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There are museums, guided walking tours of the old Victorian section, concerts in the park, live plays at the Surflight Theatre, a Water Slide and amusement park and many fine restaurants and casual eating establishments featuring a broad range of cuisine, all within easy car or bike-riding distance! Rent a kayak, jet-ski or sailboat! A short drive off the island features stock-car racing at New Egypt, several golf courses, a rifle range and go-cart amusements! Ship Bottom offers a spa. St. Francis Center offers a wide variety of aquatic, sports camps, physical exercise and interesting courses. One mile and a half to the south is the federal wildlife refuge. The Maritime Museum on Second St and Dock Rd. has a wide range of programs for young and adults during the summer season. All day fishing and musical entertainment sunet cruises are available on the bay. For those with a sense of history the Beach Haven Museum is well worth a look in the Beach Haven Public Library on Third Street and the Long Beach Island Museum on Engleside Avenue. On the north end of the island Barnegat Light State Park is open and the trek to the top of the lighthouse is worth the view in all directions. Beach Haven has had a history as a vacation destination long before bridges or railroads when it could be accessed only by boat.
Many families have passed on traditions from generation to generation. We encourage you to do the same and come along. Maybe 2016 will be your year to see a whale or make a memory with your family that brings you back again and again.
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About Bonnie Todd
Back in the day, we met on the beach. Mary and Daryl Todd have owned the Merivale property since 1985 when their 4 children were youngsters. They grew up on the beaches of Beach Haven and bought the property so their children could experience the same joy and rebirth they did as children. Now that they are grandparents of 13, they love to see their grandchildren picking up the torch for the Island and Beach Haven. There is a special joy that comes with knowing their grandchildren will get out of the car and immediately walk the few steps to the beach and just breath it in. It is the finest gift they can pass on. It is the knowing that they will always be able to return to the shore for healing, growth and revitatlization. Generations of Beach Haven summers go into the beach owners home at Merivale. The house has seen many a storm and stood strong dating back to the 1950's. The owners have a deep respect for the ocean and the beach. Most of all they want to share their love of the sound of the gulls and the surf. They want you to remember the sunrises and take them with you through the winter. The ocean, the beach and their beach house is something they want you to experience and enjoy. In the words of one of the matriarch's of the family. 'What could be nicer.'
Bonnie Todd purchased this condo in 1984
Why Bonnie Todd chose South Beach Haven
If you want to be on the beach, close to the ocean and away from the crowd this place is for you. Once you experience ocean front living you know what it means and why it is so special. Merivale Ave. is a lovely street in the southern part of Beach Haven. 220 Merivale is the end of the street, closest home to the beach and the ocean. Most of the owners have been on the street for decades and have become good friends. The owners grew up or summered on the Island and although they have traveled to other places, recognize and love its village atmosphere and consider it a most cherished and special place. The summer of 2016 has brought beach replenishment to the island. Large dunes have been placed by a Federal Project over the entire island. The purpose is to spare the island from the ravages of storms like Sandy and fall and spring North East wind storms. Entrances to the beaches are under construction and should be finished by high season. First floors all over the island have lost views and second floors are now enjoying water views and morning sunrises. Our first floor has a designated beach area between the dune and the house. This is particularly nice for families that want to enjoy the salt air, the sound of the ocean and a secure beach area.
What makes this condo unique
There is a small private area in front of the decks.It allows for private beach parties and a secure area for little children to build their castles, play ball or just lie in the sun. A covered porch overlooks it for adults to read, work or use their tablets and know their kids are in sight. It is so easy to rise with the sun and go on a beach treasure walk or an early morning swim. It is so nice to have a dinner on the deck overlooking the ocean and listening to the surf. You can enjoy a beach party in front of the porch as the sun goes down. The second floor has a retractable awning to allow you to control the amount of sun you want to enjoy. The fishermen are a stones throw from the best fishing beaches. The surfers enjoy great waves in the blocks surrounding Merivale.