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. We enjoy people, children and pets. I like having the pleasure of meeting people and providing a comfortable, clean environment while allowing them their 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 we 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. 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
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.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
guests are responsible for the clean up, destruction, and behavior of pets.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
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
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just had the best time and our pets were so comfortable as hot as it was that week we managed just fine and the beach was so close my son went surfing as often as he coulld
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review I really value your opinion and am happy to hear you had suh a good time. I enjoy meeting all of the people who stay and whish you a happy and healthy year.
Lovely little place
Perfect little place to bring the dogs along for a beach vacation. The house is so close to the ocean and Marilyn is so kind and patient. It happened to be a hot week— a little too hot for the pups and my pregnant self. The small ac doesn’t quite cut it for the high ceiling living room. Otherwise, the house is lovely and just what is needed for a relaxed week away down the shore.
Angela thank you so much for your review, I know it was an incredably hot week but I am so glad you still enjoyed the week.
Congratulations, I did not know you were epecting. Had I known I would have made an extra effort to make you feel more comfortable.
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 thie area but check with owner on details concerning this dockage. There is also a public dock 4 blocks away where you can crab and fish (supplies on property.) You may contact one of the nearby Marinas to store your boat for a short time. 6 blocks away is a bay beach for small children, low water with a lifeguard shaded area and a basketball hoop area. 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.
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 boards, sand toys and sand chairs available on the property, along with two large picnic tables and evening lighting for your entertainment.