Welcome To Our Visitor's Guide

Hello and Welcome!

Below you will find answers to most of the questions you may have about the house. If you don’t see it here, just call or email us.

Have a great vacation!

Checking In – Electronic Locks

Checking in is easy. No stopping at a real estate office, no keys, no lockboxes. No more wondering how many other people out there have keys. No fear that some prior tenant can come back with the same combination and get in.

About 2 days prior to your trip, your group organizer will be sent a unique 10-digit access code for the property. They will be able to select an easy to use 3 or 4 digit code after unlocking the property the first time. That short code will then work for the remainder of your stay. Hopefully they will share that number with the rest of your group.  All you have to do is just show up and start your vacation!

The door locks use codes pre-programmed for your specific rental period. The locks don’t rely on WiFi, bluetooth or cellular connection and work even in the event of a power failure. Your code will allow you access starting at 2:00pm on your check in date and stop working at 10:00am on your check out date.

If you have any trouble accessing the house, please contact us for assistance.

Medical Care

IF YOU HAVE A TRUE MEDICAL EMERGENCY, DIAL 9-1-1.

The property address is
1508 S. Beach Ave.
Beach Haven, NJ 08008.

 

Hopefully, your vacation goes smoothly, but in the event someone in your party needs medical care, here’s where to look.

A new walk-in care facility is now open 7 days a week in Beach Haven for rashes, illnesses, etc.

Doc on the Bay
18 S. Bay Ave.
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

(609) 342-8657

In addition, Long Beach Island has an “Urgent Care Facility” in Ship Bottom (where you came onto the island).

Meridian Urgent Care
901 Long Beach Blvd.
Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

(609) 361-2677

 

For more serious medical care:
Southern Ocean Medical Center
1140 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 597-6011

Fire Emergency

In the case of a serious fire leave the house immediately and call 9-1-1. In the event of a small kitchen fire there are extinguishers on the walls in both kitchens.

Electricity

Power – Should you trip a breaker and lose power in part of the house, the panels are located in the “queen bedrooms” in each unit on the wall. Each breaker should be labeled for easy identification. Locate the correct breaker and move the switch fully to the ‘off’ position, then push it back to the ‘on’ position.  If you lose power to the entire house, please report it to:

Atlantic City Electric

1-800-833-7476

Water – Leaks & Clogs

Leaks – If there is a serious water leak, there are shutoff valves for each unit.

The upstairs water shutoff is in the maintenance closet at the base of the entry stairs at ground level.

The downstairs unit water shutoff is on the floor in the laundry closet right inside the front door of that unit.

If there is a lack of hot water, check the breaker in the electrical panel as noted in the “electricity” section.

Clogs – If a toilet, sink or shower will not drain, please try to clear it with the provided plunger before calling. If you are unable to unclog a drain or if water begins backing up in a shower, please call us and we will get a plumber out to service the house as quickly as possible.

Air Conditioning & Heating

Cooling

Upstairs: The upstairs has central air conditioning controlled by the thermostat on the wall in the hallway.

Downstairs: The downstairs has four “mini split” air conditioning units that are operated via the remote controls. One in the living room and one in each bedroom. All of these units work like a traditional air conditioning system: you set them to a desired temperature and let them do their thing. The mini-splits are operated via remote controls which also act as the thermostats. They will sufficiently cool the entire floor but we recommend that you keep the bedroom doors open during the day to even out the cooling. There are also several fans in the house.

Heating

For off-season heating, the upstairs has central forced air heat controlled by the thermostat on the wall. Downstairs, the living room and twin bedroom ductless units also provide heat. In the Queen bedroom there is electric baseboard heat.  The entire downstairs also has electric baseboard heaters in each room should the ductless units not be sufficient.

Bedding & Towels

Sheets, Pillowcases and Towels are NOT provided. You must bring your own or use a local service. Each bed includes a comforter and pillow(s). There are also a number of blankets in the closets.

The breakdown of bedding is as follows:
Upstairs: 1 King, 1 Queen, 4 Twin
Downstairs: 1 Queen, 4 Twin

Linen service runs about $15-20 per bed depending on size. Towel Sets (bath, hand, washcloth & beach) run about $15 per person. We have made arrangements with a local concierge service to provide linens and towels at a discounted rate. Should you decide you would like to take advantage of this service, please call:

LBI Dream Makers:
Bed linens, beach gear, cribs, strollers, bikes, etc.
www.lbidreammakers.com

908-731-1174

Baby Gear

There are no cribs or high chairs in the house for liability reasons. You must bring your own or use a local service. Cribs are $60-80 / week, Pack & Play’s are $30-40 / week, boosters and high chairs are $10 – $40 / week. If you find yourself in need of baby gear, we recommend contacting LBI Dream Makers.

LBI Dream Makers:
Bed linens, beach gear, cribs, strollers, bikes, etc.
www.lbidreammakers.com

908-731-1174

Household Products

Soaps, detergents, trashbags, paper towels, napkins, toilet paper and other household products are NOT provided. However, it is not uncommon for previous guests to leave behind some extra items. We cannot guarantee that will be the case and recommend you either bring your own or be prepared to purchase them at the local grocery store or market. 

Murphy’s Market
9 S Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
murphysmarkets.com
(609) 492-5100

A full grocery store plus Beer, Wine & Liquor

 

If you find yourself in need of a beach chair, boogie board, replacement flip-flops or an “I love LBI T-shirt”, there are plenty of local shops.  Try these two for most of your beach essentials.

Hand’s
1300 South Long Beach Boulevard
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492-2385

A local ‘department store’ – T-shirts, flip flops, boogie boards, etc.

Silver Sun Mall
210 N. Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

A cross between a 5 & 10 and department store. Beach gear, clothes, jewelry, etc.

Kitchen Supplies & Appliances

Both kitchens are “fully equipped” with electric stovetops, ovens, microwaves, full-size refrigerator/freezers, toasters, coffee makers, dishes, glassware, pots, pans and utensils. There is also a large propane grill in the backyard. There is a spare propane tank by the shed but please notify us if there is an empty propane tank that needs refilling.

Occasionally, some items may migrate from one unit to the other. If you can’t find something, or don’t see enough plates or glasses, we recommend checking in the other unit.

The Beach

Where is the beach?

The nearest beach entrance is about 100 yards from the house. Turn right, walk to Iroquois Ave. and head up to the beach. The nearest lifeguard stand is at Liberty Ave which is about 30 yards down the beach. Holyoke Ave to the left is a popular surfing beach.

 

 

 

 

 

What about Beach Tags?

Call them Beach Tags or Beach Badges…. just make sure you have them at the beach or the checkers will get you.

There are four (4) Beach Tags provided for each unit (8 total for the house). You will find them hanging just inside each front door. Additional daily and weekly tags are available from the Beach Tag office at Centre St. and the beach or from Tag Checkers on the beach. Beach Tags are only required from Mid-June through Labor Day. Children under 12 and Seniors do NOT require Beach Tags.

Please make sure to return all Beach Tags before leaving. Lost Beach Tags will incur a charge of $45 each to replace.

Bathing options

There are 3 full bathrooms in the house. In the downstairs unit there is one full bathroom with a stand up shower, single sink and toilet. The Upstairs unit has a full bathroom on the main level with a stand up shower, single sink and toilet. On the top floor, just off the Master Bedroom, is a full bathroom with a spacious shower, two separate sinks and a toilet.

In addition, the house also has two fully enclosed outdoor showers. Both showers include a changing area to hang towels and clean clothes while you shower. After a day at the beach there is plenty of room for parents to give the little ones a good washdown to avoid bringing the beach inside!

There are also hoses by the entrance to each unit in order to rinse off your sandy feet before heading inside.

TV, DVD & other Entertainment

Both upstairs and downstairs living rooms feature 40” Panasonic Flatscreen HDTV’s and DVD players. The upstairs Master Bedroom also has a 32” Vizio HDTV and DVD player. All of the TV’s have Comcast HDTV service featuring an extensive channel selection. 

We recently added auxiliary HDMI ports on the wall behind the entertainment centers in both living rooms. Now guests can bring their game console, Apple TV or other media devices and plug right in. No more fishing wires behind the TV or searching for an open HDMI port. Just plug in and go.

There is a DVD Express (like Redbox) for DVD rentals at the ACME located at 9600 S Long Beach Boulevard. There is a random collection of books and games in the house. Feel free to enjoy them during your stay.

The Internet

The house has Comcast high speed internet and great WiFi coverage in both units. The network name and password are posted in both kitchens as well as in the guidebook provided. Please do NOT reset the router or modem. There is no “land line” telephone service in the house.

Family Fun and Entertainment

Well, there’s the beach….but aside from that, there are plenty of other options for having fun.

Fantasy Island Amusement Park
320 7th St
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
fantasyislandpark.com

(609) 492-4000

Kiddie rides, arcade, skee ball and more

Thundering Surf Waterpark
806 N Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
thunderingsurfwaterpark.com

(609) 492-0869

Great local waterpark. Slides, kiddie area, wave machine, etc.

Settler’s Mill Adventure Golf
806 N Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

(609) 492-0869

Great Mini Golf attached to the waterpark.

Groceries & Beverage Sales

Murphy’s Market
9 S Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
murphysmarkets.com
(609) 492-5100

A full grocery store plus Beer, Wine & Liquor

 

Rommel’s
201 S Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492-6101

Beer, Wine & Liquor

 

ACME Market
9600 S Long Beach Boulevard
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492-9718

ACME, it’s a supermarket, but you knew that.

Casual Dining & Take-Out

We try to provide takeout menus for most of the local dining spots but sometimes they grow legs….

Pearl Street Market
229 Pearl St
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
pearlstreetmarket.com
(609) 492-3910
Great quality sandwiches and prepared food. Fresh Seafood. Don’t miss it.

Barry’s Do Me a Flavor
309 Centre St
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
barrysdomeaflavor.com
(609) 492-8259
Ice cream and casual dining

The Chicken or the Egg
207 N Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
492fowl.com
(609) 492-3695
24/7 casual dining. Great for breakfast or late night. There’s usually a wait.

Bay Village Pizza
9 N Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
bayvillagelbi.com
(609) 492-4484
Best Pizza and Fries on the island. Don’t skip the fries!

Restaurants & Bars

Parker’s Garage
116 Northwest Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ. 08008
parkersgaragelbi.com
(609) 492-1066
Probably the best food in town. Try not to fill up on “shared plates”. They are outstanding.

Beach Haven Fishery
2115 Long Beach Blvd
Spray Beach, 08008
beachhavenfishery.com
(609) 492-4388
Dine in or take out seafood

Tucker’s Tavern
101 Southwest Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
tuckerstavern-lbi.com
(609) 492-2300
Restaurant & bar. Good place to eat with kids. Good burger.

The Sea Shell
10 S Atlantic Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
seashelllbi.com
Beach bar and restaurant. Great after-beach happy hour.

Engleside Inn
30 Engleside Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
engleside.com
(609) 492-1251
Beachfront bar and restaurant. Good sushi.

The Black Whale
100 N Pennsylvania Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
blackwhalebar.com
(609) 492-0025
Restaurant and bar

The Ketch
529 Dock Rd
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
ketch-marlin.com
(609) 492-3000
Restaurant and bar

The Marlin
2 S Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
marlinketch.com
(609) 492-7700
Restaurant and bar

Buckalew’s Restaurant & Tavern
101 N Bay Ave
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
buckalews.com
(609) 492-1065
Restaurant and bar – stick to the bar.

Trash & Recycling

The trash and recycling calendars are posted in both units of the house. Trash and recycling must be placed in the appropriate cans WITH LIDS ATTACHED.

Summer Trash collection days are Mondays and Thursdays. (Off season collection is Monday’s only)

Recycling is collected on Wednesdays.

Recycling is “Single stream” meaning recyclables can be mixed in the container. The borough accepts paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass jars, metal cans.

The township will NOT collect bagged recyclables.

DO NOT PUT RECYCLABLES IN PLASTIC BAGS – This will result in a fine from the Township which will be deducted from your security deposit.

Cleaning

Guests are expected to “clean up” after themselves. Our cleaning service, while thorough, is not expected to clean up soda that was spilled on the table or pick up trash that was left on the floor. Cleaning supplies can be found under the sink for most basic clean-ups. Please make sure to keep lids tightly closed on all outdoor trashcans, otherwise the birds will make a huge mess of things.

Check-out

A cleaning service is provided at the end of each rental, however guests are expected to “clean up” before leaving. Please don’t leave toothpaste in the sink and dirty dishes on the table. Make sure to clean out the refrigerator and freezer. Wipe off the counters and tables and place dirty dishes in the dishwasher and start it before leaving. Please place comforters back on all beds before leaving. Please bag all trash and place bags in the trash containers in the front corner of the property. Collect all recyclables and place in the recycling containers in the front corner of the property.

Aside from a quick clean up and taking out the trash, you don’t need to do anything else to “check out”. Your lock codes expire at 10:00 on the final day of your rental. Our cleaning service only has limited time to prepare the house for the next guests so please don’t linger past your check-out time.

We hope you enjoyed your stay in our beach house and we welcome you to come back next year. If you have any suggestions, feedback or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are accepting reservations for next summer! A $300 deposit along with a signed lease secures your spot for next year.

If you had a great time, please leave a review to let other guests know!