6,7 or 8 Bedrooms,3 or 4 Baths,2 Livingrooms,Rooftop Deck,GREAT AREA, car plug
Mary Ann Gutchigian
About Mary Ann Gutchigian
My husband Tom and I both grew up on LBI in the summers. We lived next door to each other until age 10. After 30 years we reconnected at age 40! We have raised 4 daughters here and were married on our beach. We married in 2006 bought my familys home and renovated so we could share LBI with others.
Mary Ann Gutchigian purchased this Villa in 1957
Why Mary Ann Gutchigian chose Peahala Park
We have built the house to be flexible with bedrooms and bathrooms needed. Some need more some less. We purposely designed the house to have several places to spread out in different living areas, or gather in one spot, indoors and outdoors. This helps with multi- generational families. We love introducing new visitors to the island and showing them the ropes. We also have a great connection with people who have been coming to LBI and our home year after year. We also welcome groups for retreats. We have retreat groups in the months of Sept.-June. We are currently looking for more retreat leaders to fill some weekends with their offerings. If interested please contact me. We look for all kinds of groups: Ladies, Men’s, Artists, Holistic, Spiritual, Healthy Ways, Networking, Business, and more. We opened the LBI GeoTrail Nov. 2013 ask me about Geocaching! The kids will love it, and it is a great thing to do on those cloudy days!
What makes this Villa unique
$500 saving with including beach badges in cost of rental. I do milestone event planning: birthdays, anniversaries, repass, christenings, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, diner parties, brunches, continental breakfasts and more. If you are planning to have an event please let me know if you need my services. Many homes do not allow parties at their homes on LBI, but there is a need and we have had great success with entertaining for our visitors and have enjoyed their reunion type gatherings. We book for wedding stays and bachelorette weekends. Having raised 4 daughters we have a great understanding of what parents wants and needs are while down on LBI. We suggest what going on for the kids as well as the adults and provide coupons, maps, and brochures for the areas offerings. Sunny days and raining days we have the answers on what to do. Please Don’t Hesitate to ask a question during a stay, and enjoy your beach house retreat with us. Weddings weekends in the shoulder season rent for $2000 per night. With all bookings - 50% of rental fee due with booking, $1500 security and $500 cleaning fee collected with second payment of remaining 50% rental fee due 45 before check in unless other arrangements have been made. When booking with a dog there is a $200 charge for small dog under 15 lbs. and a extra $200 security fee and $100 pet cleaning fee. Up to 25lb. dog $300 dog fee, $300 dog security and $100 pet cleaning fee. up to 40lbs. $400 pet fee, $400 pet Security, $100 pet cleaning fee. Larger dogs with be considered please ask. There is a $50 per person , per night for sleeping more than 19 -(20 max.). Smoking Is Not Allowed. If evidence of pets or smoking are found, a portion of the security deposit may be held. Please let me know if you have pets or need the bed/bath linen services so I can add the charge to the lease. Cancellations will gladly be refunded if we can rent the house out for the timeline at the same price.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great place for family or friends, Next to Beach
Five family went for our yearly meet out. Very close to Beach, just a min walk. House was kept very clean and themed with small toys. Enough parking. Very close to shops. We loved the stay. Pets policies are Ok, but we didn't prefer due to high cost. That aside, the owner was very helpful and friendly. The roof top HotTub and the view from there to Beach was amazing!!. We will surely visit after few years.
We had a fantastic week at the house in August. Hot tub and porch on the roof were great - especially at sunset! Location to the beach (5 minute walk) was so convenient. Really appreciated that lots of beach chairs and a few umbrellas were available at the house for our use. Lots of stores and restaurants easily accessible. House was laid out nicely for a big group. Owners were very nice and extremely helpful with lots of information about the area.
Thank you so much for the review Lisa. We love when our guests have a great week and have everything at the house they need to relax and enjoy LBI. We hope to have your crew back soon! Enjoy the rest of the year!
Mary Ann and Tom
An epic house
The huge dining table is a great place to gather and share ideas. The house has indoor and outdoor places to gather and/or spread out in groups to deliberate ideas. The house is perfect for day meeting, networking or a project working weekend. Great location that I have had meetings at both in and out of season with the owners!
Thank you Jeremy,
I hope to have some meetings in the fall. We hope to see you then!
Mary Ann and Tom
Very large and well maintained
Had my 60th Birthday party with 20 of my closest friends, it rained the day of the party but the house was so large it accommodated everyone for an indoor party. We were all very comfortable and the 6 bedrooms slept all of us. The house is located just a few yards from the beach which was great, no long walk from the bay to the ocean like we usually do. Also don't be alarmed by the owners living a section of the house. Mary Ann & Tom was none intrusive but were available if needed. Lovely people also. If your looking for a nice house thats close to the beach and all the fine restaurants that LBI has to offer this is the house to rent. We also took our two dachshunds with us and they loved it as well. Oh, how could I forget the rooftop hot tub with the beautiful views of LBI. We hope to be able to visit again sometime.
Thank you Louis,
It was so nice to meet you and your family. That you for the lovely review. We hope you will come back some day to celebrate another milestone event with us. Say hi to those crazy Weiner dogs!
Mary Ann and Tom
Group gatherings at the Beach House Retreat!
I've attended 3 different gatherings at the Beach House Retreat and it is the PERFECT place! If you are planning an office meeting or girls Weekend or business seminar, family reunion, birthday party.....any time you need a large but intimate space you must consider coming here! Let your ideas flow.........with a home setting opposed to a hotel where there really aren't meeting rooms on LBI. There is a large table to congregate with a sitting area. There is also the outdoor space. Plenty of sleeping too if you are staying overnight or the weekend. Steps to the beach is an added bonus. And Mary Ann and Tom will help you plan from start to finish if needed!! I just can't say enough, check it out for yourself.
Thank you Diane,
Meeting season is coming up! I hope to get them rolling soon! Let me know if you want to hold one here in Sept.
Mary Ann and Tom
Bachelorette Weekend Success
The house for the weekend was amazing! Its proximity to the beach makes it the ideal place to stay in LBI. Nine of us stayed in the house for a bachelorette weekend (all with a bed) and could not have asked for more. The rooftop deck is a great spot to entertain and the downstairs kitchen fit us all comfortably. Mary Ann and Tom were so willing to help and are just the kindest hosts we could imagine. I would definitely recommend staying here - we are trying to come back here next year ourselves!
No Prom Groups please. Must be over 25 to rent.
We can shut down the first floor that sleeps 8 if you need a smaller unit. We book for Wedding Stays, Reunions, Bachelorette Party Weekends, Bring your own Retreats or do ours, Business Meetings, I also have access to more homes on our block if your group wants to stay all together.
We are located in a very family friendly area. There is plenty to do on foot without starting your car once you roll into to relax. For meals you have several options: Joey's Pizza (great to send the kids to for a slice or subs), Pinky's Shrimp( fishery for you to cook yourself, take out meals or eat at outside there, Pinzamino's Italian Restaurant (BYOB, Fancy), and Kubel's Too Tavern (fantastic Happy Hour 4-7 daily,cheap drinks and apps, nice menu altogether. When cooking in: Acme Market and Dune Produce Farms Market should have you covered. We are a guarded surfing beach and have 2 surf shops at the end of the block one gives lessons and carries most beach needs, candy, chairs etc, the other rents bikes and has roller blades, clothes and such. There are 2 ice cream shops in opposite directions, a gas station, and a pottery store with unique gift ideas. There is a 4 plex movie theater and a bait shop for the dormant fisherman. These 13 shops pretty much cover most ages needs.
My Husband Tom and I and 2 of 4 daughters live here in a lock out part of the home. LBI is such a wonderful place to raise a family, and have a small town life, with a fast paced summer to enjoy. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our home and love of LBI to long time renters to LBI and showing Newbies to the Island the why it is such a hot spot year round now. Tom and I have grown up on the island in the summer months and moved down full time in 2006. We got married on our beach and it has been bliss ever since.
Come stay with us for your vacations, reunions, wedding stays, bachelorette weekends, and retreats. Book one of our retreats we offer or bring your retreat group with your goals in mind. Discounted pricing in the off season Sept.-May. We look for new retreat partners that want to expand their offerings by adding retreats to their business model, contact us for more info. Owners live on site and now offer wedding/milestone event planning and concierge services to vacationers, retreat groups, and wedding stays. We also have access to more homes on the block to keep your group together during your special events. We are members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach Island Business Alliance, and the Jersey Shore Wedding Association. Our connections are your connections. Meeting your needs and making your stay even more enjoyable year round is our goal.