Testimonials

Amazing LBI House!

 Left on Jun 7, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016

This house has everything you need for a family get together down the shore. It is steps from the beach and can fit the whole family. Beautiful top deck with hot tub. It offers great views of the island and the beach. The whole family had a great time during our stay. We very much recommend this house to anyone wanting to stay at LBI.

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Wonderful stay.

Sue G.

The house is a great place for large family gatherings or groups. There are many bedrooms and bathrooms. They make great use of the space. The giant table in kitchen was used for large family games and meals. Loved my stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway

 

James G

Amazing LBI House!

 Left on Jun 7, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016

This house has everything you need for a family get together down the shore. It is steps from the beach and can fit the whole family. Beautiful top deck with hot tub. It offers great views of the island and the beach. The whole family had a great time during our stay. We very much recommend this house to anyone wanting to stay at LBI.

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Lisa S. said... May 26, 2015 
Beautiful home seconds from the beach!  
Date of Stay May 1, 2015 
I rented this house to use for a retreat for high school seniors from my church's youth group before they graduated and went off to college. We were welcomed by the owners with open arms and had the best weekend! The house is big enough to easily sleep 15-20 people and the rooftop completed with a hot tub and couches was the perfect hangout during the afternoon and evening. The views were amazing, and the house is right next to the beach. The owners were so accommodating and friendly! I would definitely recommend this home to rent if you are looking for a spacious and fun place to relax with the family or friends:)

John B. said... Aug 17, 2015 
Perfect Beach House that has EVERYTHING!
Date of Stay August 7, 2015 
This is the perfect beach house for someone with a larger group of people looking to stay in the Beach Haven/Long Beach Island area, you are literally less than 100 feet from being on the beach so you can pick your spot on the beach, walk back to the house for lunch, a snack or whatever you want and be back on the beach in less than 5 mins. We had up to 16 people staying at the house, ranging in age from 2 years old to (well lets just say that they qualified for the senior citizens discounts) and the house was plenty large enough and so well equipped that we all had a great time there. The large open kitchen with the large pub style kitchen table was able to sit the entire family all at one sitting and made for a great area to play board games. the upstairs and downstairs living/TV rooms allowed the kids to have a completely separate place to watch TV while the adults enjoyed something a little more quiet. BTW, the house is stocked with everything you could possibly ever imagine wanting at the beach (100's of DVD's, books, magazines, local tourist brochures, restaurant menu's, maps, coupons, anything you could ever need in the kitchen, beach chairs, boogie boards, children's toys, board games, etc.). One of the features we all loved besides how close to the beach we were was the sun deck and hot tub on the roof of the third floor. You've got a terrific view of the ocean as well as the surrounding area. This made for a perfect place to relax after dinner. The other great thing we liked that you might not get from the listing is that there is an ACME grocery store about 6 blocks (walking distance) from the house. When you have a large group of people and you need to grab something from the store, it isn't a hassle at all when you're that close. You really need to check this place out and talk with the owners (Mary Ann & Tom) and they will do everything possible to make sure you have a great vacation there! 

dianne2014444
AMAZING
Left on Sep 29, 2014 for a stay in Sep 2014
Best beach house ever. We went for a bachelorette weekend, and had the most wonderful time. The house was large and clean; the rooftop had spectacular views - and a hot tub; and the hosts were amazing, even providing us with bachelorette games and mailing back a cooler we forgot. Would recommend this house to anyone!!!
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Craig S. said... Sep 24, 2014 
Wow! Now This is a vacation!
Date of Stay September 12, 2014 

What a fantastic vacation! The Wed and Bed was wonderful, from the breath taking views of the ocean to going to sleep each night to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore just steps away. Our group of 8 adults and two kids felt right at home with the comfortable and spacious accommodations. The rooftop was a favorite of everyone as we looked out over the ocean and the island and enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. Two fishermen in our group spent a couple days reeling them in one after another resulting in a delicious feast of blue fish and sand shark one of the nights. If we needed anything, Mary Ann and Tom were right on it making sure our stay was completely enjoyable. We have been bringing the family to LBI for decades and on the last day there this year, our first at the "Wed and Bed", my son proclaimed this to be the best vacation ever! Enough said. I highly recommend the Wed and Bed to anyone looking for a great vacation on LBI.

Dianne O. said... Sep 29, 2014 
AMAZING
Date of Stay September 5, 2014  
Best beach house ever. We went for a bachelorette weekend, and had the most wonderful time. The house was large and clean; the rooftop had spectacular views - and a hot tub; and the hosts were amazing, even providing us with bachelorette games and mailing back a cooler we forgot. Would recommend this house to anyone!!!

Vicki C. said... Aug 13, 2014 
Perfect week in LBI
Date of Stay  August 1, 2014 
The Wed and Bed was the perfect location for our family vacation. We had 11 people, including two elderly grandfathers, and initially had worried about everyone having enough individual space for sleeping and privacy. However, using the second floor living room for one of the young couple's bedroom solved the problem, leaving each couple and grandpa with their own room. There was plenty of space for everyone to be together, but also to separate for different activities. Tom and MaryAnn were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, without being intrusive. The kitchen was extremely well-stocked with supplies, and the huge table had even more seating than we needed. Beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys were all provided. The proximity to the beach was wonderful, and the view from the roof was fantastic, especially at sunset. Tom kept the hot tub chlorinated and running smoothly. On the side of the house, there were two grills and plenty of seating, which we used a few nights to grill our dinner. We even caught our own crabs using chicken legs and twine at the Veterans Park pier in Beach Haven. The house is nicely located, with Acme just down the road, liquor store and great take-out from Pinky's Shrimp, just a few blocks away. Bay Village down on 9th St. had a fun water park and was a great place to spend an evening shopping and eating. We are hoping to come back to this house again, and strongly recommend it to any large family who wants to have a great vacation!

Sandi519
Wonderful family reunion!!
Left on Aug 13, 2014 for a stay in Jul 2014
This property and the owners totally exceeded our expectations. Tom & MaryAnn are wonderful to deal with and the amenities were everything they said PLUS some. The house is clean and neat. We did a lot of cooking while there and the kitchen is very well stocked. The area is very residential which makes it nice to take a walk or ride a bike. Distance from the house to the beach is only steps away. This was good for us as we had several small children with us. The rooftop deck is nothing short of AMAZING! You have views of the ocean as well as the bay. Simply beautiful. If we needed anything Tom & MaryAnn were just a phone call or text away!

IL
Great Bachelor Party Weekend!
Left on May 1, 2014 for a stay in Apr 2014
The house was clean, had all the comforts of home, hot tub with chairs and tables on roof, beautiful views, deck was comfortable, beach was nice. Very friendly, helpful openers with food/dining/entertainment & transportation suggestions/options, 3rd house in from beach. Overall great, relaxing, laid-back bachelor party weekend.
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NY
Spectacular Get-Away
Left on Oct 7, 2013 for a stay in Sep 2013
We couldn't have asked for better accommodations for our surprise family reunion for my Dad's 75th. birthday! The home was set up perfectly for our large family. There was surprisingly absolutely no damage from hurricane Sandy and after staying just for the weekend, we are anxious to come back again for a week over the summer. I would highly recommend this rental - Mary ann was such a big help and put up with our last minute requests!!!
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Reesa09
Perfect location, amazing views
Left on Sep 16, 2013 for a stay in Sep 2013
Great place to stay! Roof top deck is such amazing thing to have and the views are gorgeous. Steps from the beach made it so convenient for my mom the beach lover. we walked to dinner and to rent bikes! Tom and Maryann were so helpful and they provide you with plenty of information to make your stay everything you want it to be.
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NY
Great House
Left on Sep 6, 2013 for a stay in Sep 2013
We just finished a rental of 4 nights September 2nd- 6th and we had a great time. Tom and Mary anne are very accommodating and just really nice people. The kitchen was huge for those good family dinners. The backyard had 2 barbeques and plenty of tables to eat outside. You were a hop, skip and a jump to touch sand on the beach. There was also plenty of parking. The rooftop deck was great and had all views of LBI and the Jacuzzi didn't hurt being there either :) The house was clean and Tom and Mary anne had the house stocked. All utensils as access to their lawn chairs, boogie boards, fishing poles, and surfboards. Thx again
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NJ
Great Rental!
Left on Sep 2, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
Spent LDW 2013 here and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. The house, backyard and beach showed absolutely no signs of damage from Storm Sandy. You can't overstate the convenience of walking only 20 ft. to the beach everyday. The roofdeck and hot tub were a great place to relax as well after a long day on the beach. The house itself also was well kept, clean and had everything you could need. Highly recommend this rental for your beach vacation!
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fossilfang said... Aug 12, 2014 
Great spot!
Date of Stay July 18, 2014 
Again we came back to this fantastic house for our annual beach weekend retreat - it was over the summer solstice this year and perfect for a weekend away - Mary Ann and Tom as always super helpful and kind in letting our group enjoy ourselves. Place is spacious and fits a ton of people - hot tub on the roof is great for lougning about - steps to the beach - everything you need to feed an army! You just bring the fun and the food. Highly recommended A+++

Kimberly P. said... May 29, 2014 
Beautiful Vacation!!
Date of Stay May 26, 2014 
Overall, the house was absolutely beautiful. My friends and I had an amazing time. There were 14 of us and we had BBQs each night and really had a great time staying here. The rooftop was by far the best part of the house. The view is amazing. The house was clean and very organized. Thank you so much Tom & Maryann for letting us be apart of your house. 

Joe L. said... Sep 3, 2013 
Great Rental!
Date of Stay August 29, 2013 
Spent LDW 2013 here and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. The house, backyard and beach showed absolutely no signs of damage from Storm Sandy. You can't overstate the convenience of walking only 20 ft. to the beach everyday. The roofdeck and hot tub were a great place to relax as well after a long day on the beach. The house itself also was well kept, clean and had everything you could need. Highly recommend this rental for your beach vacation!

MA
Perfect LBI Beach Retreat
Left on Aug 31, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
Just returned from a long weekend bachelorette party in LBI with 14 other girls! We had a ball! The Beach House Retreats property couldn't have been more perfect for our group. The house is 3 from the beach, with a great backyard, outdoor shower, and the most spectacular roof deck, including expansive views of the beach and ocean (not to mention a hot tub on the roof!). When we arrived, the property was clean and the owners were very friendly, catering to our requests in order to ensure we had a pleasant stay. The 5 bedrooms easily accommodated our large number of girls and the house was stocked with everything one might possibly need at the beach or a rental home- beach chairs, surf boards, boogie boards, kitchen wares, etc. I would definitely return!
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Bellarooos
Hackensack, NJ
Wonderful place& great location
Left on Aug 23, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
Wonderful place and great location, owners very helpful and want you to have a good time! Owners are very knowledgeable and can assist you with all your needs Family and pet friendly but would also be perfect for reunions, guys or girls weekend out or what ever Two big tv's and great 2nd floor master suite Beach chairs, rafts, surfboards and tubes come with property
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NJ
Great setting for a college reunion with families
Left on Aug 21, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
The house is very nice and Tom and Mary ann are very nice hosts. House is also well stocked with utensils et al. Location is central in LBI and we could walk to grocery stores, pizza places et al. The beach is great with a fairly flat walk in the ocean for almost 1000 feet at a depth of 3-5 ft. Great fun and safe for kids too. Two reasons for not giving 5 stars - Not sufficient # of bathrooms for such a large house - The sit-out balcony is on the roof top and not on either the 1st or second levels. The one on the third level in the pictures is for the owners. So, quite a hike with the kids. Silver lining - great views from the roof top.
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OH
Great house - great beaches!
Left on Aug 6, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
We had a great family week at this house. 6 adults and 6 kids fit comfortably, and the house was so well equipped, including everything we would need at the beach. The owners couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The beaches are in great condition and just a few steps from the house. All in all, we couldn't have asked for a better rental.

MA
Wonderful People! Beautiful Home! Right on the Beach!
Left on Jul 15, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
Beautiful home right on the beach! Tom and Mary-Ann are great and incredibly accommodating. Had an incredible time. Can't wait to go back!
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NJ
Amazing House, Amazing Hosts
Left on Jul 15, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
You can't beat this house - right on the beach, plenty of room, and a gorgeous roof deck with a hot tub! No damage at all to house or beach from Sandy. And the added bonus is that Tom and Mary ann are the loveliest hosts - so accommodating and kind!

Poquoson
Great House, Great Hosts, Right on Beach
Left on Jul 13, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
My whole group had an excellent time. The house is spacious and really convenient to the beach. About a 30 second walk! The Kitchen is great, there's a nice backyard, and we all loved the hot-tub on the roof. Lbi in general was also a great setting. What a beautiful island. We will definitely be back!

Bedminster nj
Tremendous wedding experience
Left on Jul 3, 2013 for a stay in Jun 2013
Tm and Maryann are wonderful hosts. We had all the details taken care of and our whole family said it was the best wedding they'd been to. Write on the beach and gorgeous weather. We loved it!
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Toronto
Absolutely hassle free beach weekend, great location, great owne
Left on Jun 18, 2013 for a stay in Jun 2013
We had a fantastic weekend at the Wed and Bed in LBI. Sixteen of us from all over the mid-Atlantic showed up on a Friday afternoon. House was in great condition, fully stocked kitchen, and atmospheric rooftop with a great view of the entire island. Tom and Mary ann were fantastic hosts, very helpful up to the arrival and then letting us enjoy their beautiful space on our own over the weekend. Had folks coming from everywhere and it was a nice central location with a nice beach nearby. House is in good condition, clean, lots of parking (we parked six cars) and plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably. Huge dining table in the ground floor allowed our entire group to eat together. Good restaurants, liquor store, supplies nearby - easy access by walking and with car access to even other areas. We would be glad to come back and thank you for the awesome time!!!
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Astoria
Perfect LBI Getaway
Left on Jun 12, 2013 for a stay in Jun 2013
My husband and I stayed at Beach House Retreats during the Lighthouse Film Festival in June 2013 and had a fantastic time. They took great care of us and made our stay in LBI easy and fun. The house is very comfortable, great for entertaining and easily sleeps ten. There is a backyard with a grill that is just right for hanging out during the evening. The kitchen and upstairs family room are also definite highlights with a large kitchen table and a huge TV with some of the most comfortable couches I've ever sat in. There is always a great breeze running through too since the house is literally right next to the beach and very luckily was not damaged at all in Sandy. The outdoor shower was a perfect way to rinse off after the beach and there were plenty of beach chairs, towels, and even surf boards for everyone. The owners could not have been nicer or more accommodating and we look forward to returning to LBI and Beach House Retreats soon. Thanks, Beach House Retreats!
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nicole s. said... Aug 31, 2013 
Perfect LBI Beach Retreat! 
Date of Stay August 23, 2013 
Just returned from a long weekend bachelorette party in LBI with 14 other girls! We had a ball! The Beach House Retreats property couldn’t have been more perfect for our group. The house is 3 from the beach, with a great backyard, outdoor shower, and the most spectacular roof deck, including expansive views of the beach and ocean (not to mention a hot tub on the roof!). When we arrived, the property was clean and the owners were very friendly, catering to our requests in order to ensure we had a pleasant stay. The 5 bedrooms easily accommodated our large number of girls and the house was stocked with everything one might possibly need at the beach or a rental home- beach chairs, surf boards, boogie boards, kitchen wares, etc. I would definitely return! 

 

Lori G. said... Aug 23, 2013 
Beautiful Place to Stay
Date of Stay August 10, 2013 
We had a wonderful time at the beach. This house is so close to the ocean! It was very clean. The top deck with a hot tub is amazing!


Eric W. said... Aug 20, 2013 
Great House, Great Location, Great Time
Date of Stay August 9, 2013 
Very spacious house that is up to date and has everything that is needed. Great rooftop deck with hot tub that you can see Atlantic City from and great views of the ocean. 3rd house in from the beach so it was very convenient to go back to the house whenever needed. Walked down to Kubels Too for good food and to see a band (nice not to have to drive). Also walking distance (about 2 blocks) to Pinky's (seafood) and Joeys (Pizza). 


Jacqueline D. said... Jul 15, 2013 
Wonderful People! Spacious! Right on the beach!
Date of Stay July 4, 2013 
Beautiful home right on the beach! Tom and Mary-Ann are great and incredibly accommodating. Had an incredible time. Can't wait to go back!


Marly F. said... Jul 15, 2013 
Amazing House, Amazing Hosts
Date of Stay July 4, 2013 
You can't beat this house - right on the beach, plenty of room, and a gorgeous roof deck with a hot tub! No damage at all to house or beach from Sandy. And the added bonus is that Tom and Mary Ann are the loveliest hosts - so accommodating and kind!


Carly H. said... Jul 10, 2013 
The ideal vacation home
Date of Stay July 4, 2013 
Mary Ann and Tom are fantastic and welcoming hosts (whose company we THOROUGHLY enjoyed!) and their house more than lives up to the gorgeous pictures. The entire property is filled with personality and class-- just try not to smile when you notice the bust of David in the front window as you arrive. The amenities (including a roof-top hot tub!!!) are well maintained and the beach is a (barefoot) walk away. I would wholeheartedly recommend a visit to this house. 

 

ditto delbalzo said... Jun 10, 2013 
Perfect Weekend at Beach House Retreats
Date of Stay June 7, 2013
My wife and I and a few other couples stayed here over the weekend for the Lighthouse International Film Festival. This place is big and beautiful, with top notch amenities and within a few steps of the beach. It hasn't been affected by Hurricane Sandy in any way, and the owners were supremely accommodating. I honestly have nothing but superlatives to describe this house and experience. I'd highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing beach weekend. 

 

Shital P. said... Oct 18, 2012 
Best vacation house yet...
Date of Stay September 7, 2012 
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful, well-maintained home in LBI. The host was gracious and easy to work with, and the house had plenty of room/space to accomodate all 12 of us. We enjoyed the beach as well as the hot tub on the rooftop. Two steps from the beach was definitely a bonus and also the use of equipment at the home from the grills to the boogie boards was an added treat. Definitely recommend and would come back in a heartbeat. Shital =)


Meredith D. said... 
Jun 18, 2012 
Great House located right at the Beach
Date of Stay June 15, 2012 
Our stay at "The Wed and Bed" was fantastic. Mary Ann and Tom were extremely accommodating - friendly, attentive, and very kind. They were available via email throughout the entire planning process - responding within 24 hours or less every time and were easily accessible if we had any questions, requests, etc. during our stay. We had a large party of girls ready for a ladies weekend and we could not have asked for a better place. The house accommodated all 16 of us comfortably - we loved sharing meals at the large kitchen table and enjoying time together on the roof top deck. The 30 second walk to the beach was, to say the least, perfect. In addition, the restaurants and local vendors Mary Ann recommended to us were phenomenal! Our stay was fantastic, most definitely a weekend to remember!


Tony E. said... Oct 6, 2011 
Wonderful Experience
Date of Stay
August 19, 2011 
Wonderful home and wonderful people ! Neat and clean...plenty of room and just steps from the beach. The hot tub on the roof is breathtaking !

"Connecticut Beachlovers"

Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012
Another great vacation due to the facility and location. Great house for family or friends. The Hugh table in the kitchen and the back yard accommodates 16 Easily. Besides the tables there are three other areas for groups from 8-10. Two inside with large screen Tv's and one topside with a hot tub. Highly reccommended.  Carol S.
 
Perfect Bachelorette Party
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in June 2012
The house is huge and clean, located just ten steps from the beach,  Mary Ann was so helpful and welcoming...we had no complaints!  Emily, Syracuse

Wonderful Experience
Left on 10/04/2011 for a stay in August 2011
Wonderful home and wonderful people !  Neat and clean...plenty of room and just steps from the beach.  The hot tub on the roof is breathtaking !  Tony, New Jersey​
 
Can't Get Closer to the Ocean Without Getting Wet
​Left on 08/14/2011 for a stay in June 2011   
It was a lovely house in an incredible location.  Not in a tourist area; very quiet.  Tom and Mary Ann were very friendly and helpful.  Just one thing to note is that you can't get tp the fabulous roof-top deck from inside.  Not a big deal for us but might be for others.  Mary and Family, New York                           

​Welcome Back!
Left on 08/06/2011 for a stay in July 2011
How lucky for our extended family to be able to return for a second year to this Jersey Shore retreat.  Tom and Mary Ann welcomed us back with warmth and a new surprise!  The rooftop deck has been enhanced with a new Hot Tub and furniture.  Can't wiat to see what's in store for 2012!  Johanna, Arlinton, VA

Great time at the beach    
Left on 06/14/2011 for a stay in September 2010
This property has it all.  Panoramic views from the roof deck or the street side balcony.  Not beachfront, but just steps to the beach,  The owners are friendly and accomodating, and no one knows the island better, so insiders advice on what to do/where to go is always available.  When we stayed we felt like we were home, very comfortable.  All the amenities are there, and since everything is virtually new, no problems.  A truly classic NJ beach vacation.  Kissfam, Pennington, NJ

An Amazing House
Left on 06/26/2011 for a stay in June 2011
Me and my friends stayed in this house for 3 days and had a blast.  The beach is really close to the house, much closer than the pictures make it seem, and the house itself was a great place to spend the evenings in.  It was very comfortable and roomy, even with all the beds filled.  Nothing topped the rooftop deck hot tub though, the view from up top is great and it made my weekend much more enjoyable.  The owners are really cool, and I am definetly considering coming back again next year.  Mike,
 
Great TImes
Left on 06/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011This house was fantastic for a bachelorette party.  The hot tub was great, the owners were super helpful, and we even got to the LBI Arts and Crafts Festival.  Great place.  Steps to the beach.  Vanessa New York

​Beautiful stay at a beautiful beach
Left on 07/13/2010 for a stay in June 2010
Tom and Mary Ann greeted us on our arrival even though we were early, and everything went well from there. From the beautiful guarded beach just a few feet away, clear sparkling water more reminiscent of the caribbean than the Jersey Shore. handy when needed and out of sight when not they made sure we had all we needed. Don't forget the fun decorations the highest porch commanding a wonderful view, available chairs rafts and umbrellas... A great place at a great value...  Martin Grnet Valley, PA
 
"Heaven on Earth"
Left on 08/11/2010 for a stay in May 2010
This beach home is spacious,and housed our group of twelve adults comfortably. Every room was private and clean.
The kitchen is huge and well equipped with for any needs for cooking. The beach is beyond words, and lulls you to sleep each night. We all will certainly return again.Barry and Maxine  Wallingford, Ct
 
Relaxing fun at the beach
Left on 08/12/2010 for a stay in June 2010
Our extended family of husband, 2 sons and wives and 4 grandsons-10,6,5,and 4 yrs. old had a wonderful time. there was plenty of room for different groups to gather in different parts of the house and a giant size kitchen bar-table combo that allowed us to all eat together. the beds were comfortable and clean. The house is just a short walk to the beach which was great for the kids coming back to use the bathroom! All ages from grandparents to little ones had a wonderful time. I recommend this house for family or friends to share for a great beach adventure at LBI!  Sue G. Columbia , CT​
 
Awesome home in a perfect beach side location
Left on 06/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011
The owners were very friendly and accomodating for a rather large group of teenagers celebrating their prom. The home was as described, with ample room for dining, relaxing as well as sleeping. The views are stunning and location was top notch. An outside shower is an added perk.We will definately book again, when the next one comes of age. Jack D. Saddle Rive, NJ
 
Relaxing
Left on 06/13/2011 for a stay in June 2010
The location was so close to the ocean th at you could go back and forth to the house in no time for bathroom breaks or snacks. The house itself was so relaxing; you didn't have to leave it to enjoy the shore! lOVE it! Kathy Clisham  Quakertwon, PA
 
Fantasic house for a large group!
Left on 06/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011
The house was perfect for our group of 14. Very clean and comfortable with a fabulous rooftop deck and hot tub. Proximity to and view of the ocean was outstanding. The house is well stocked with kitchen necessities and audio/visual entertainment. The owners are lovely people readily available to address any concerns, they were very helpful with recommending local attractions and establishments. All members of our party were very impressed.  Sue Verona, NJ
 
Ladies Labor Day Weekend
Left on 09/09/2010 for a stay in September 2010
I stayed at this house over labor day weekend w a big group of my girlfriends. The house is very large and more than accommodates sleeping for a big group - all 15 of us were very comfortable the whole weekend. The location of the house is amazing, you are within seconds from the beach. Also the house has a great roof deck, we enjoyed the sunset everyday from up top.
Mary ann and Tom were very helpful with getting us situated in the house upon arrival. Overall we had a great experience renting with them. The weekend was a total success and a great way to end the summer.  WeekendFun Stamford, CT

Absolutely wonderful!
Left on 08/24/2010 for a stay in August 2010
From first contact through our arrival back home, Tom and Mary ann were most accommodating, willing to consider alternate arrival and departure times.
Our extended family vacation included my Oxygen dependent mother, and Mary ann escorted me to reserve a (free) beach wheel chair for her.
Everything in the description was true, but it just doesn't accurately reflect how amply the kitchen and entertainment areas are stocked.
The location is perfect; there are restaurants and shops to walk to, but you are not in the noisy commercial part of the island.
The lifeguarded beach is clean and just steps away; no problem getting the young and old back to the house for snacks or potty breaks.  Johanna Arlington, VA
Family vacation at its best!
Left on 06/25/2010 for a stay in June 2010
This is a great family vacation location. The beach is so close that even bathroom breaks are easy. The kitchen is fantastic and it allowed us to save a lot of money by eating in. The kitchen table will comfortably seat 12! The bedrooms are very comfortable and the view from the master bedroom (king sized bed) is beautiful.  We will return next year!  LBI Hebron, CT
 
This house is fabulous!
Left on 08/10/2010 for a stay in June 2010
This house is in excellent condition and the table seats over 20 people! We loved it! It's only three houses down from the beach!Bargain Shopper Lady  Connecticut
 
Beach House Event Planning and Retreats​
Left on June 15, 2011
Mary Ann is a great person to help plan your event at her home on beautiful Long Beach Island. Her attention to detail is evident in her brochure. Her knowledge of resource people, to make the event, whether it be a weekend of knitting, or a catered family affair, will ensure a relaxing, enjoyable memory in the making ! ​​​
 
Dina F.   C.I.D. [Certified Interior Decorator]
Beach Vacation 
Left on May 1,2011 Mary Ann has a deep love of her shore community, which, combined with her lifelong knowledge of the area, is an unbeatable combination. She will work hard for you, be receptive to your requests and prompt with her replies. I have no hesitation whatsoever recommending her. She seems to feel a strong connection to each of her clients and treats all of her clients as partners working toward a common goal. 
 
Paul Kiss  Owner Oliveri, Shousky and Kiss​
Beach House Retreats on LBI, NJ
Left on April 18, 2011
Mary Ann and Tom have a great house on a great street, easy walk to the beach, internet connection. Great digs.They were very responsive to all our needs, I'd go there again.  Paul Shahinian  Owner, Linwood Optical
 
January 29, 2013
 "Mary Ann has a great personality to ensure that your vacation, wedding, or just a weekend get away works out exactly as you plan. She has a can do attitude and is very action oriented to meet your goals. Great person to work with!"  Vince Stango
 
February 1, 2013
“This is what a modern day bread and breakfast would be like...except the house is all yours. You start your day by heading upstairs to the roof deck to watch the sunrise over the ocean. Mary Ann is a perfect hostess ... but you'll never know she's around...except when you run into her on the beach! Mary Ann truly lives by her motto, 'mi casa, su casa'. And when she's not handing you a frozen cocktail she's probably cookin up a tasty snack which she'll gladly share with you. The house is great too, third from the beach with two floors of peace and tranquility to relax. And when day is done you can hit the fourth floor deck with a cocktail or hop in the hot tub and watch the beach sunset view of the bay. Yes I plan to make this a destination stop again. A very unique and unforgettable experience on LBI”   Frank Filice
 
February 20, 31013
“Mary Ann is a leader in the Business of Retreats! Mary Ann and Tom have created a lovely respite for those looking for a Working Vacation, a warm and quiet atmosphere for Yoga, Surfing, Cooking, Family Weekends and/or Business Retreats. Mary Ann has and continues to carefully curate the list that creates “the perfect getaway”. Other Retreat Leaders would enjoy meeting Mary Ann, as Host and/or Colleague. Everyone benefits when Mary Ann generously shares her warmth and knowledge of how to give guests a feeling of being invited to a private home for a visit with friends. Mary Ann can be involved in event planning and catering or not. She’s sensitive, to the needs and preferences of those she serves, with grace and panache.”  Jeanne Manion