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at Isaac Hilliard House Bed and Breakfast

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... towels, hairdryer, shampoo, etc. There is also an outdoor pool for use by guests. Ample, protected parking in the rear of...
... enjoyed our conversations with Phyllis. The is an in ground pool to enjoy. The home is clean. The decor is fascinating. Each...
... There is a large yard, with ample parking, and a lovely pool. Phyllis made us breakfast which was so delicious. I have to...
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William T wrote a review Jul 2018
Chantilly, Virginia3 contributions
We had excellent service. Our hostess, Phyl, was very friendly - We got to chat over the wonderful breakfast, which Phyllis prepared for us.

The entire house was furnished with Victorian decor. The house itself had been built in 1749, but renovated during the Victorian era, so the furnishings were ideal for the house itself.

The room was large, and thoughtfully decorated, with a lot of detailed touches which made you feel as if you were in the late 1800's.

The location was a small town in NJ, which also dated back to the 1700's - Isaac Hilliard House is located on one of the main streets in Pemberton, which is in south central NJ - about 27 minutes from Manahawkin NJ, which is just inland from LBI (Long Beach Island) at the Jersey shore.

There is wifi and AC; bathrooms were furnished with soap, towels, hairdryer, shampoo, etc. There is also an outdoor pool for use by guests. Ample, protected parking in the rear of the house.

We enjoyed best chatting with our host the following morning.

The thing we liked least was the fact that the location is only reachable by using secondary roads, which were not always well-marked.

We would recommend Isaac Hilliard House to anyone who would like a quiet stay in a somewhat rural setting.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from grobgroup, Manager at Isaac Hilliard House Bed and Breakfast
Responded 31 Jul 2018
Thank you for your review. Many prospective guests get an inside glimpse of the going on's inside the inn from reviews. We appreciate that!
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Wendy M wrote a review May 2017
North Wales, Pennsylvania294 contributions26 helpful votes
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As I entered through the huge intricately carved front door, I entered a home full of antiques and very interesting furniture pieces. The federal style Hilliard House was built in 1749. Our host of this very well appointed home was Phyllis Davis. Phyllis made us a wonderful breakfast starting off with fruit. As a former nurse she understands the power of breakfast. Phyllis said every day should start out with fruit. Each guest room has it's own bathroom. We so enjoyed our conversations with Phyllis. The is an in ground pool to enjoy. The home is clean. The decor is fascinating. Each piece must have such an interesting back story. We loved sitting in the parlor chatting. Phyllis and Her partner Gene O'Brien have done a wonderful job presenting their B and B as a charming and cozy place to hang your hat!
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dragontears1 wrote a review Sep 2015
Medford,nj3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have to start off saying that the inn keeper Phyllis is an absolute doll. She was so warm and welcoming, She really made us feel at home. The B & B is a great getaway. It is a true traditional Bed and Breakfast, you really feel the charm and appreciation of the house when you enter. Phyllis was wonderful when we arrived, she greeted us warmly and showed us to our room, and gave us a tour of the house. The room was quaint and perfect for our mini getaway. It was air conditioned and was quite cool. We found the room spacious and very relaxing. The parlor downstairs was wonderful for me, I get up early to read so this was quite enjoyable for me to have a place to go and not wake up my boyfriend. There is a large yard, with ample parking, and a lovely pool. Phyllis made us breakfast which was so delicious. I have to say she was quite attentive to our needs and really wanted to make sure we were comfortable.
I would recommend this B&B to anyone who wants to getaway from the hustle and bustle. If you appreciate history and, enjoy a more relaxed setting this is the place for you. I found this B&B to be a true gem! We will definitely be going back to stay and recommending this to all of our friends and family!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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elftrees wrote a review Jul 2015
Saco, Maine12 contributions8 helpful votes
Treating ourselves to one night at a B&B during our annual weeklong family trip has often given us stories to tell after; This one will be a ghost story. The house itself was very intriguing, with an antique door and lovely front; (albeit on the loudest and busiest road for miles around in that country area.) However, when our hostess laboriously opened the door, she made a remark about not knowing when we would arrive that felt like a gentle accusation. This kind of comment and a general sense of unwillingness towards us continued throughout our one night stay. I got a negative response from her to my inquiries about local attractions, and Gene printed out a single sheet from the computer about one place I had asked about.

One of the things I have always most appreciated about virtually all of the B&B hosts I have met is how helpful and accommodating they are, but Gene was only there for 5 minutes cutting the lawn as we arrived, and Phyl seemed to be, for whatever reason (maybe because we were two women with a child?) unhappy about being our host. I felt very self-conscious at all times with Phyl, as did my family members I tried to chat with her to break the ice, but she remained aloof.

The state of the pool was an initial disappointment--it was green and unusable. Gene apologized that he hadn't had time to clean it up, but we missed it sorely with a 10 year-old child and 90 degree humidity.

The antiques and decorations throughout the house were very interesting and well suited to a B&B. Sadly though, I felt uncomfortable with touching or allowing my daughter to touch any of them. Our room (the Raspberry Room) was pretty, comfortable and clean, and large enough (though not 'big') and if some small details showed wear and there was only a shower, that was to be expected in an old house. However, the music that was played continuously in the common rooms and and dining room seemed odd, and added to the spookiness of the overall experience, along with us being the only guests that night. There were no games and only antique books around (that I could find) and the 'bridal room' that we took a peek at was downright scary, with a boudoir area that showcased a wedding dress like that of Miss Havisham, with a face covering that looked ghostly. I was VERY glad we had not booked that room!

Most disconcerting of all though, was that the cot that we fairly obviously needed (being 3 people in a double room) was never asked about or brought to our rooms by our host. After we returned in the evening around 10:30 tired out, and did an unsuccessful search for it, I knocked on the door of her residence area, got no response and finally had to call her on the phone to reach her. She clearly blamed us for her omission, claiming that we never requested a cot, even as she apologized for her mistake later. (We did discuss it in our phone calls and my partner remembers mentioning it when we arrived.) She brought out a cot and insisted on setting it up laboriously without any help, though I offered and could have made the process easier and quicker. I only realized it was a child's cot when I lay down on it, and when I mentioned its size in the morning, letting her know that it was actually pretty comfortable, Phyl make another remark blaming us for her own assumptions about what kind of cot would be needed. (She could so easily have asked!) How was I to know she had two sizes of cot?

Breakfast was fair, but gave us no choices. Coffee, tea orange juice, a fruit salad that was clearly leftover from the weekend, but a delicious quiche. Phyl lurked in the background as we ate, which did not improved our sense of ease.
The final unimpressive act of our hostess was to mention a gratuity three times, asking twice if I would like would like to put it on my credit card with the bill. I wasn't aware that B&B owners usually receive gratuities in addition to their regular( not inexpensive) room charges…

In short, it might have been an off day, but the Isaac Hilliard House was NOT the 'gracious living' we hoped for or expected when we booked it. I would advise people to give it a pass, even though it has given us a good story to tell.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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tv1965 wrote a review Aug 2012
Rockville Centre, New York14 contributions12 helpful votes
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I am usually in agreement with the majority of a locations reviews however for this particular property I couldn't possibly be. I did not find Phyl to be as gracious as most other guests have suggested. From my first contact with her I found that I had to repeatedly reach out to her for email confirmation of our reservation and its subsequent change. Upon our arrival I found the room (Isaac Hilliard Suite) to have a strong musty odor and extremely warm. There were torrential rain storms shortly before our arrival and during the tour of the room we were directed to a plastic bucket which we were instructed to move where needed should the rain begin again. We were asked about dietary restrictions at which point I explained my aversion to eggs, yet both days we were served eggs for breakfast. During the meals when asking for more juice and/or cream it was taken from the table of the other guests. Very tacky! When we inspected the pool we found it dirty, cloudy and green as opposed to the luxurious blue the picture on their website suggests. The landscaping surrounding the pool was also overgrown. The grounds as a whole were unkempt with bags of garbage strewn around. I clearly understand the house is old, as the Innkeeper will most likely reply. But there is old/charming and there is old/in need of repair. I suggest the latter. There were cracks in the walls and ceilings in every room, cob webs between the panes of glass in every window and debris on the window sills. For $180 a night we felt that we had been taken for a ride. The final insult came upon our departure when we mistakenly thought checkout was 12:00PM. Not only was the hour passed thrown in our faces, a gratuity was also requested. When we explained our dissatisfaction and the fact that the price we paid should include the gratuity, we were told that this was not a "glitzy" place, (but in our minds they wanted a glitzy price.) This is a DO NOT RETURN property.
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Date of stay: August 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rear of the house if at all
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Responded 31 Aug 2012
The innkeepers are dismayed that the guests chose to stay the entire weekend at a place that, on arrival did not meet their expectations. In fact, they stayed longer than any other weekend guest on that weekend. A total of seven confirmation emails were sent to the guest. No messages were returned. We had no idea when these guests would arrive. When we receive notification of a guests' time of arrival, we will ensure the room's air condition is turned on. As the guests reported, there were torrential rains prior to their arrival. A ceiling leak was repaired prior to the guests arival. As a precaution, a receptacle was provided in case the newly repaired tin roof did not withstand the torrential rains that were expected to continue. The guest said his aversion was to egg yolks. On day one all guests were served poached eggs. The guest enjoyed the egg whites. Our breakfast on day 2 was a casserole. The guest was offered an alternate breakfast dish but said he was fine with the fresh fruit and toast and bacon. The guest was informed prior to booking the room that the pool may not be available for use due to new regulation imposed by the Burlington County Health department. As the guest mentioned, there were torrential rains up to their arrival. Having received dangerous weather warnings external clean-up was deferred due to torrential rain, lightening and thunder. Since all our guest rooms were occupied, it was impossible for the guest to see every room. When initially booking the reservation. the guest rquested an early check-in. The check-in and check-out times were explained to him. So there was no mistake in not knowing the check-out time. In conclusion, had these guests expressed their severe displeasure shortly after their arrival, the innkeepers would have waived the normal penalty for shortened stays and aborted this booking so that the Bed and Breakfast gift card presented as payment could be used elsewhere.
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