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Syracuse, New York
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stayed in the Cottage next to the main house. It was comfortable and convenient, and plenty of space for 4 of us. Very easy, relaxing setting, with bikes to use, and lots of eateries within walking distance. Endless, good coffee!

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We’ve been coming to stay with Mark and Joanne for at least the last 15 years…… it’s always a relaxing stay, where we are greeted with a smile and made to feel like VIP’s. Every need is met with a smile……. I think every room in the Inn was booked this visit, and yet we hardly saw a soul. We... More 

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New City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

First off, let me say that Mark & Joanne are fabulous hosts. You can feel the positive energy the minute you walk in the door. Mark & Joanne are very welcoming & make you feel instantly at home. The lovely smell of baking when you arrive also adds to the cozy atmosphere. Joanne is a brilliant cook & serves the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great place. Very Clean quarters with air conditioning and they serve an awesome breakfast. Close to the beach and much more! The owners and staff are extremely accommodating . The outdoor patio and music streaming both inside and outside of the Guest House are a major plus.

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Island Guest House has a warm and cozy atmosphere. The rooms are quite charming and comfortable, and the home cooked breakfasts are delicious! Mark and Joanne ensure that their guests have everything they need to make their stay enjoyable. The outdoor shower is refreshing after a day at the beach. The location is ideal, close to the beach and... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Loved the friendly atmosphere. Place was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very good (good variety). Location is close to beach and restaurants (walk to dinner). Will be back again. Prices were reasonable too. Second time here and will be back.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The owners could not have been more accommodating. I usually enjoy the quiet but found that I liked the low music piped in the common rooms and on the patio. I had early morning coffee (which was good) on the patio before anyone else was up. Since I was there during an exceptional hot spell, the table fan was a... More 

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This B&B is the most caring and charming that there is. Mark & Joanne will make sure you are very well taken care of. It's like having breakfast at a 5 star restaurant every morning. Everything is in walking distance. We have been going there for 5 yrs. And will continue.

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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

My fiance, myself, and another couple stayed for a wedding last weekend. We had a fantastic stay! The staff were kind, thoughtful, and helpful in every encounter. The location is perfect to walk to the beach, restaurants, and shops. Breakfast every morning was varied and delicious. I have a gluten allergy and was able to find fresh fruits, oatmeal, and... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Having read other reviews on this site, I tend to agree with most of them. This is a quaint old home located a short walk (1.5 blocks) to the beach. Being a historical building, people should not be surprised that the rooms are small and not necessarily modern. The patio area is beautiful. It's a nice place for breakfast or... More 

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islandguesthouse, Owner at Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't like the coffee! It is overwhelmingly loved by hundreds of our guests and we get many compliments...however as we all know some people like Starbucks while others like Dunkin Doughnuts. There was one error above in what you stated...You requested the cottage when you reserved but it was not available when you reserved. Due to an illness,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Island Guest House has been Voted the Best Bed & Breakfast on Long Beach Island. It is a turn-of-the-century historic Inn, located oceanside in the heart of Beach Haven, New Jersey. You can walk to everything. The owners, Mark and Joanne, work hard to make you comfortable, and provide the lovely setting, ambience, and character that a 100 year old plus Inn affords, updated with modern amenities like WIFI, flat screen TV, A/C, etc. Some rooms have private decks, his/hers double size shower. Our bicycle-for-two is fun and lightweight beach chairs, boogie boards and outside enclosed shower to rinse off are convenient. Taste homemade breakfast and afternoon refreshments like cakes and cookies from family recipies, and iced tea or lemonade to quench your thirst after the beach. Enjoy coffee 24 hours, and chat with the Innkeepers about things to do in the area. Come and experience the restfulness of our Bed and Breakfast Inn! Couples can get away, and there is an area for well behaved children. We also have a cottage with gas fireplace and bathtub with jacuzzi jets that sleeps 4, and accepts dogs of a not-too-large, well behaved nature. Families and friends can find accommodations for up to 10 in their party. Our Sea Glass room is new, holds 36, and has a large flat screen TV for movie night or a special game or event. Our garden has 10 umbrella tables and over 300 blooms, has a lighted patio and candles in the evening. With lights shinging through the many stained glass windows in the Inn, it is a perfect place to gather and chat, or be secluded together any time. Our cafe kitchen with its large island is a favorite place for guests to feel welcome to come and perch and chat with the Innkeeper over a cup of coffee or treat, or watch us prepare goodies. You can even get a recipe or help! We try to provide assistance without hovering, being sensitive to your needs to relax, and get information when you need it by always being available. We carry our phone with us always even at night when we retire. Throughout our stay, we only ask that if you have any questions or needs, to let us know, because we cannot help you if you wait untill checkout. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 207 3rd St, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1857
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Beach Haven
Price Range: $213 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“The Balcony Room has a huge, private deck!”
  • Balcony Room
  • Private deck adjoined to the Balcony Room
 of 5 bubbles P6864MUlaurenc, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are lovely...you can't go wrong with any of them.”
 of 5 bubbles karianne100, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Sunflower Room which has a private bathroom and balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles jomasida, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms have a bathroom. So choose one with a shower inside for the best comfort.”
 of 5 bubbles A7886PKthomash, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Sunflower Room has a balcony and was a quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles SGTAS, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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