House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 13 Sleeps
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
When we booked the property, we had not seen it in person, and we were a little shocked upon checking in.
My family over the week began referring to this house as "the 50/50" cause either 50% of things in the house worked, 50% of the cleaning was done, or 50% of the house was what we enjoyed and expected for $800 PER night.
The good/bad/ugly: The outside is beautiful, and on a cul-de-sac. There is a large deck with retractable awning, big grassy area and a big in the ground salt water pool, but its not heated. The 1st floor was renovated and has W/D, CAC and EIK (with fly traps hanging). There is 1 large CAC vent return that is very loud so that bedroom/pullout couldn't be used. (Vent was very dirty till I cleaned it). Upstairs bathroom was spacious for 3 bedrooms, the bdrm over the garage carpet is dirty. The CAC doesn't go upstairs, so there are small window units, and the rooms can get very hot.
You have to supply your own linens, towels, pillows and blankets ( I would bring your own mattress pads as the ones on the bed are stained and I wound up washing them). Some lights work, some don't, the internet works, but slow. Living/family room is nice and spent most of our time there when in the house. TV is large and audio system throughout the house works.
Upon arriving on Sat, there is a welcome check list & you're to go onto their computer, but they don't give you the password, I copied and emailed the woman (Debbie) who I had been speaking with, but never heard from the owner(Robert). There were a few things I noted not being clean or working thus far. Sunday, I emailed some other issues (vaccuum not working, bathroom had a foul smell, grill was not clean), still no word) Tuesday I texted all 3 numbers to inquire and finally received a response from about the beach badges but no mention of all of the other things I pointed out, which I annoyed me.
We wound up fixing the vaccuum that was broken, scrubbed the bathroom to get rid of the old urine smell, cleaned the HVAC return, pulled toys and debris from pool filters, & washed all of the mattress pads we used.
If you want a party house with 6 cars in the driveway (as I was told about the previous weeks renters), it's fine, but for a family, we can do better. For the same amt of $$$, we rented a house ON the beach IN LBI
I guess I was silly to expect a gesture of good will, or at least an apology. We learned our lesson & won't ever rent a house without being seen in person.
Best Vacation Yet!!!
Our family has been coming to LBI/West Beach Haven for over 35 years. Our family now consists of our 2 sons and their wives and our 3 grandchildren. This home is the best house that we have rented for our family vacations down the shore.
The property was clean and well kept. The pool was big and spacious and since we were blessed with the most beautiful weather of the summer, most of our time was spent in that pool!
The deck was spacious and so convenient to the kitchen and master bedroom. The retractable awning over the deck was a life saver since there were some very sunny, hot days.
Our children and the grandchildren had plenty of rooms for sleeping.
My husband had reconstructive surgery on his foot and is unable to bear weight on his right foot at this time , so for him to be able to get in the house with only 3 steps and to have the deck so accessible was all we could hope for (believe me, the only goal he had going into surgery, was to be able to go to the shore with the family).
We brought with us, crab traps and fishing poles. The grandkids had a blast crabbing! They asked several times an hour if they could check the crab traps!
Our children and grandchildren, as well as my husband and me, are already looking forward to returning to this wonderful place next summer.
Jim and Betsy Issler
Nice house, great outdoor area, plenty of room for grandchildren!
House had plenty of kitchen items, not enough chairs for eating since the house holds at least 12 people. I know you pay for linens but there was no blankets and only 4 pillows for 9 beds🤔
Overall it was great, the things above are minor, we are looking to go next year for 2 weeks👍
House accomodated our extended family very comfortably. Adults and kids alike enjoyed having a great in ground pool to cool off in every day. My sister in law, who is in a wheelchair, had a blast hanging out on deck and participating in all of the family activities. I look forward to coming back next year.
Perfect family getaway!
This is our 4th summer renting this same house-we love it!
Fantastic house! The pool is amazing!
This was our third year renting this house- and again we enjoyed a fantastic week!
Boating, swimming, mini golf, golf, fishing, surfing, parasailing. All located on Long Beach Island, less then 10 minutes away.