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Great Family Get-Away - Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean Side Duplex with 2 Bedrooms & 1 Bath

SPECIALS Memorial Day May 26 through May 30 - 4 nights 5 days $550 - Labor Day Sept 2 through Sept 6 - 4 nights/5 days $650 - Chowder Fest 9/30 through 10/4 - 4 nights/5 days $525 - Columbus Day October 6 through October 10 - 3 nights/4 days $400 -

No check in or check out time on specials --- Large Open Deck with BBQ, umbrella and table, Patio Furniture, 2 Bedrooms Queen & full size bed, 1 Bath, Living room with pull out Queen size Futon, Fully stocked Kitchen (plates, utensils, toaster, coffee pots, etc.), Flat Screen TV WiFi. An outdoor shower and enclosed washing machine area is provided along with clothes line and clothes pins. Parking for two cars is available,

Marilyn Upton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

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 Long Beach Island

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. 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).

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.


Harvey Cedars House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size futon with 8" mattress in living room
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Their is small donation entry fee at Historic Island Museum near the Barnegat lighthouse. Miniature golf places and a small theme park, water slide and Island Museum at the other end of the Island. Their are great sunset sightings at the end of the block and also a moonlight sail in Barnegat Light and access to the Lighthouse also a donation entry.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Belle Mead

Relaxing Getaway on LBI

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself, and our dog Kelly spent a long weekend at Marilyn's. It reminded me of the house I used to rent with my family when I was a kid back in the 70s. The place is in an excellent location. It's only 4 houses from the beach and a very short walk to the bay. Marilyn was very accommodating and helpful. We enjoyed our peaceful getaway at Marilyn's. Nick and Jill

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Post Labor Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

As advertised!

Marilyn, a most gracious and accommodating host...

Dwelling... clean, comfortable, quiet, pet-friendly, convenient beach access... did not disappoint.

Cooperative weather, less-crowded time of year... a near perfect September weekend get-away.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to you, your family and your pets returning again. Have a healthy, happy year.
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Enjoyable Weekend Stay

  • 4 of 5

This unit was a great place to stay for my weekend trip to LBI. I used the unit mainly for sleeping accommodations and it was perfect for that. There are two private rooms each with a queen size bed, along with a futon couch if you need extra sleeping room. There is no AC but were plenty of fans provided in the unit. Most importantly, the owner Marilyn was very responsive and helpful in allowing me to book my stay in short notice and answer any questions I had.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained rental

  • 4 of 5

Location, location, location! This home is conveniently located four houses from the beach, as well as close to many food establishments within walking distance. The neighborhood is filled with friendly families and their dogs. My son and I have enjoyed staying at this warm and cozy home for the last three years. The sweet owner spends a great deal of time planting beautiful flowers all over the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Best location on LBI - Old fashioned bungalow

  • 4 of 5

The apartment on the 2nd floor was clean and comfortable with a good size kitchen, couple of small bedrooms. and decent size living room. If you're looking for luxury, and the accompanying price tag on LBI, look elsewhere. Marilyn's place is very basic and a throwback to what LBI used to be. She's a sweetheart and was helpful in orienting us and giving us tips on where to go.

Be prepared to bring your own towels, sheets, toilet paper, etc....


1. Stellar location next to Neptune market and plenty of restaurants

2. On ocean side so no crossing the boulevard with beach gear

3. 5 blocks from Bay beach which was great with our 8 month old

4. Parking for 2 cars and common outdoor area

5. Dog friendly


1. No air conditioning - it gets hot in the apartment during the day.

2. No dishwasher

3. Sleeps 6 but I don't think you'd want more than 4 to be comfortable

If you don't mind basic, affordable accommodations then this is your place.

If you can't live without the AC then look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter and Family it was a pleasure having you on the premises. Appreciate your review and hope to see you back again. Marilyn
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Location Location Location

  • 4 of 5

My family and friends have vacationed here for over 25 years. Most years we rent both apartments at once. You can walk to the needed stores easily and the ocean beach without crossing a road!

This is old school style, with a casual and beachy atmosphere. Spend the day at the beech and at night your kids can go crabbing down at the 78th street dock or go to the ice cream parlor at the corner while you stay home and play cards or sit out on the deck shooting the breeze.

The owner is a sweetheart and very attentive, but will also leave you to enjoy your stay. There is NO A/C and we've never seemed to mind, she even allows well behaved pets. The North end of LBI is definitely the peaceful end. Thank you Marilyn for all the wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season Upstairs
May 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Off Season
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Chowder Fest
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

weekends only cleaning $50

Off Season
May 15 till Jun 24, 2017 and then Sep 6, 2017 till Oct. 15 at the above stated price

Payment is due within ten days of reservation pay at that time 1/2 and the rest upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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