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Can you provide us with sheets and towels?

We understand the hassle of trying to get together 11 sets of appropriately sized bed sheets and 14 sets of towels. While these items are not included in our standard rentals, we do offer the option to rent bed linens and towels. These services are provided by an outside company and can be contracted for a reasonable fee. Peak Season Linen Service is $165.50 +tax for 11 Beds. Bath Towel Service is $122.50 +tax for 14 guests. Delivery is a flat $15.

Can we get a late check-out or early check-in?

Sometimes. It depends on the time of year and other reservations. If possible, we try to accommodate these requests, but during certain periods of time it is not feasible. During summer weeks we cannot make exceptions as we need to allow ample time for our cleaning crew to get the house ready for the next guest. For Spring weekend rentals we are often able to let guests in early in the day on Friday or enjoy a little more time on the beach on Sunday.

Is there a ________ in the house?

In short, probably. Washer & Dryer – yes. Iron & Ironing Board – yes. Coffee Maker – yes. Toaster – yes.
Check out our Amenities Page to learn more.

Where can we get __________?

We provide a list of many of our favorite bars, restaurants, shops and activities right here. We also include a list in our vacation guide which is available on our website and in print in each unit.

I’m under 25, Can my parents co-sign the lease?

Sorry. There are no exceptions to our rule. We cannot rent to groups under the age of 25. We have had bad experiences, and with limited time between rentals we cannot risk not having the property ready for other tenants.

How far is the beach?

The nearest beach entrance is about 100 yards from the house at Iroquois Ave. There is a lifeguarded area just 50 yds down.

Who needs beach tags?

Beach tags are required from Mid-June through Labor Day. Senior Citizens and Children under 12 do not need beach tags. 4 tags are provided with each unit, 8 total for the house.

Is the house air conditioned?

Yes. The upstairs has central air conditioning. The downstairs has multiple ductless units which are highly efficient and allow guests to set different temperatures in different rooms. There is one unit in the living area and each bedroom has its own unit.

Do we need a car?

Not necessarily. Beach Haven is a great town for getting around by bike. Most of the shops and restaurants are about a mile from the house, so that’s a moderate walk or a really quick bike ride. There are plenty of places to rent a bike or you can bring your own and keep them in the backyard or in the storage shed.

Do you mail us keys?

Nope. This isn’t the 80’s! We have electronic locks on both doors and email you unique key codes for your visit. Codes are set for each rental and previous codes expire so there is no concern with unauthorized visitors. You even have the ability to set your own codes that are easy to remember and share with your guests.

Do you offer any discounts?

We always offer our off-season rentals at a significant discount compared to our peak Summer rentals – Contact us for a quote.
Sometimes we will offer special promotional rates if a week is still available late in the season or if we get a late cancellation. We usually try to promote these heavily so if there is a discount available you will see it.

Do you provide beach chairs or umbrellas?

Technically no, but we do have a collection of beach equipment that has been ‘donated’ by previous guests. We leave these in the shed for our guests to use. We can’t guarantee what is there, but usually there are a handful of beach chairs, a beach cart, some buckets and shovels, and a couple of kid-sized boogie boards. Personally, we recommend stopping on the way to LBI at the Costco in Stafford and picking up a few of the ‘Tommy Bahama’ beach chairs and umbrellas. They run about $25 and will outlast anything you buy on the island.

Does the house have a bathtub?

No. Unfortunately, none of the bathrooms contain a tub. However, most people find the outdoor showers ideal for washing off small kids after a day at the beach.

Do we have to pay up front?

For advanced Summer bookings (6 months or more in advance) we require a $300 payment to hold the reservation (applied to rent balance). We then require 1/2 balance to be paid by January 1st with the remainder due 30 days prior to your stay.

For standard bookings we require 1/2 balance paid with your reservation and the remainder due 30 days prior to your stay

What forms of payment do you accept?

Most of our guests opt to pay by check and take advantage of the reduced pricing we are able to offer. If we accepted credit cards we would have to increase our rates by about $200/wk. That said, we do accept credit card payments for our Advanced Booking Deposit. We also accept rent payments via a new service called Zelle. Zelle is a bank-to-bank transfer option that many US banks are participating in. Zelle carries no cost to either party and is accessible right through your current online banking interface. Visit Zelle’s website to see if your bank is participating.

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