Ocean Side Duplex with 2 Bedrooms & 1 Bath
About Marilyn Upton
My husband and I purchased this property in 1972 with the thought of vacationing rentals and possible retirement. He unfortunately has passed away but I am still carrying on the rental business. I enjoy people, children and pets. I like having the pleasure of meeting people and providing a comfortable, clean environment while allowing you your privacy. It is a wonderful way of life and completely relaxing, a great getaway for your family and pet. I hope you will someday consider staying at our place. Rich and I always enjoyed surf fishing, crabbing and just waking up to the sound of the Ocean. I would never think of leaving LBI; It is serene and quiet off-season and has all the atmosphere of the Jersey Shore as it was years ago. Look forward to meeting you someday. Marilyn
Marilyn Upton purchased this House in 1972
Why Marilyn Upton chose Harvey Cedars
The property has 2 - Two family homes - The rental property is located in the rear and the front home is where I live full time. We have had over 35 years of returning guests who feel like family and I enjoy having children and pets staying at our place. It is a place of comfort, fairly quiet, convenient to all stores but mostly to the bay and ocean. The ocean is only 4 houses away and there are no streets to cross with very little traffic on our street You are allowed to surf the waves just a little ways down from the swimming area. It is a great place to bicyle, walk or just relax on the deck under the umbrella, where the picnic table seats 4 or there is also a larger picnic table in the yard downstairs We provide some beach chairs and beach toys, surf and boogie boards to be used at your own risk. There are many flowers growing all over the property. The laundry room is convenient and closed in with lots of line space. The outdoor shower is also enclosed with a dressing room. The rear house has evening lighting and atmosphere. We also have qualified lifeguards on duty every day 10-5 and many stores are located within a 5 block area. There is a bay beach with shade and a basketball hoop. A lifeguard is on duty at the bay beach which is fenced in and good for children up to about 6 or 7 years. The bay beach is in walking distance (5 blocks). 4 blocks away is a pier crabing area which is easily biked to. There is room on the property to keep your bikes. It is a 5 mile bike ride to the lighthouse in Barnegat Light.
What makes this House unique
The side yard and picnic tables with the evening lighting and our little garden give a peacefull, quiet and pleasant place to relax or plan where to spend the Evening. There are many unique little areas to see on LBI that are free or rainy day specials, which are listed in our Guest Book . I am open to all suggestions to make our place a more comfortable adventure for you. Hoping LBI becomes your special place as it has become for me. We are located only 4 houses from the beach and 1/2 block from the bay with an Ice Cream Parlor on one corner and a general store on the other. Very well qualified lifeguards on our beach 7 days a week from 10-5. The duplex is convenient for reunions or weddings or other family functions . One of the best Sunsets is at the end of 80th Street where there is a bench for your comfort to just sit and enjoy or you can catch the Sunrise on the bench at the top of the beach. The side yard and picnic tables with the evening lighting and our little garden give a peacefull, quiet and pleasant place to relax or plan where to spend the Evening. There are many unique little areas to see on LBI that are free or rainy day specials, which are listed in our Guest Book . I am open to all suggestions to make our place a more comfortable adventure for you. Hoping LBI becomes your special place as it has become for me.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - no one under 21no one under 21
- guests are responsible for the clean up, destruction, and behavior of pets.
Great Location and Pet Friendly
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying here! Marilyn is a lovely proprietor who makes you feel very at home and we were so happy that she allows pets:). The location of her property is also great - close to the ocean and also to the local businesses in Harvey Cedars and surrounding towns. We look forward to booking with her next year!
Thanks so much for your review I enjoyed have you, your husband and your beautiful pet. I look forward to seeing you next year if I can be of any service to you in the meantime please do not hesitate to call.
Happy Holidays and thanks again
Dog friendly, friendly, not too fancy. Location perfect! Our only complaint is that the air conditioner doesn't take care of the big room with it's high ceiling. It was uncomfortablly hot.
Thank you so much for your review. You are right the AC did not cool down the big room but please keep in mind that you stayed during that horrible extreme heat breaking record time.
Very peaceful week!
My family and I just stayed the week at Marilyn’s beautiful home, perfect if you like like privacy and convince, we had our dog with us as well and she enjoyed the space just as much! Will be returning back
Thank you so much for your review; enjoyed having you stay with me and look forward to having you back,.
Have a happy, healthy year. Marilyn
Close to the ocean beach
It's an older home that shows it's age, but she allows your pets to go on vacation with you and that is important to us. It's a close walk to the beach which was very nice. Marilyn is a lovely host. Because she had no one leaving or coming in during our stay she extended us the courtesy of coming earlier and let us stay later on the last day which gave us another day at the beach.
the conveinence of stores and the ice cream parlor right there no streets to cross and beach accessible was a pleasure. The privacy and BBQ and the lovely garden was so relaxing, it was sheer comfort and joy/ PS weather was a plus We will be back
Kinsey Cove is located across the street, Bay side (1/2 block) where you can swim, float on a raft or Stand Up Paddle Board in a safe enclosed area. You may dock a small boat in this area but check with owner on details concerning this dockage. You may contact one of the nearby Marinas to store your boat for a short time. There is also a public dock 4 blocks away where you can crab and fish (supplies onproperty). 6 blocks away is a bay beach for small children, low water with a lifeguard shaded area and a basketball hoop area with free parking. There are free concerts locally every Wednesday Evening. A minimal charge shuttle trolly will take you from one end of the Island to the other end and is kid friendly and widely recommended. Evening cruises and half day fishing are available. Rentals are readily available for bikes, cribs, boards etc. Parasailing and Banana Boating is also available in Bargnet Light only 5 miles down the Island.. Within four blocks there are grocery stores, luncheonette, cocktail lounge, liquor store, gift shop and restaurants. 80th street has an awesome sunset and at the top of the Ocean Beach you can see a beautiful Sunrise on our bench.
Also if you would prefer to watch the Sunset down the block on 80th Street is a bench with a WOW sunset not to be missed. We have a place to keep your bikes and still park 2 cars for each apt. There are some boogie/skim boards, sand toys and sand chairs, beach umbrella available on the property, along with two large picnic tables and evening lighting for your entertainment. The house is in the rear of the property giving it a quiet and serene place to enjoy the evening.