House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
About Lucia Tierney
My parents and aunt have owned this property for many years. They own the whole building, which is two side-by-side units (twins). Initially, they used to rent out both units in order to pay the bills. Now, the family uses the left unit and rents out the right unit. We have had a lot of repeat renters over the years, and one family that has rented since 1984!
Lucia Tierney purchased this House in 1983
Why Lucia Tierney chose Brigantine
This property is very close to the beach. It is a cozy beach home.... quaint with a screened in porch and ceiling fan where you can relax and play games with the table kids or have a drink with your friends. It has a grassy backyard where you can play yard games. It has the comfort of central air conditioning and a spacious outside shower which is really a nice beachy amenity. We provide cable TV and internet service, so you are connected to the world, but also have the ability to connect with people in simple and cozy ways. In addition, the North End of the Island with the Observation Tower and Wildlife Reserve is only 8 blocks away and the main shopping area with the little stores and restaurants is about a mile away.
What makes this House unique
I think I said enough above!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great Location! Nice owners!
We had a fantastic week in Brigantine. The owners were lovely - they offered us an early check in which gave us one whole extra day on the beach! There were beach chairs, boogie boards and children's toys available for use during our stay and beach tags for everyone.
The house itself is located minutes from the beach (like 5!). However, it is not updated. If you are looking for a place with all the bells and whistles, this is not the house for you. If you are looking for a solid, old school beach house then you will love this place.
The house did have great AC, a nice screened in porch, (really helpful as the kitchen can get crowed pretty quickly) a washer and dryer, 1.5 baths and an outdoor shower (also super helpful with 7-8 guests). Everything looks pretty much as it does in the photos but more spacious than I had anticipated, especially the living room. There are also clothes lines in the back yard to hang towels ands suits for drying.
We saw the owners a couple of times mostly on the weekend which I hadn't expected. I didn't realize that the home is a duplex and that the owners sometimes occupy the other unit. It was not a problem at all, as I already said - they were quite lovely, but I mention it because it wasn't clear in the listing.
Overall, I would recommend this house for people who want to be close to the beach and aren't looking for brand new, state of the art amenities in a vacation home.
Worst conditions I have ever experienced.
The only thing good about house is the location. I rented this property for the month of August 2018. Upon inspection of the house, I discovered that the house was filthy. I requested a deep cleaning. It took 5 days to get a cleaning crew in to clean. The cleaning that was needed: air container vents, furniture dusting,trash can, dish drain, refrigerator inside and out, fans, fan chains, heating units top and under, appliances, range, inside and out. I took pictures of the conditions. The beds are a mess. The mattresses were damaged and staged. The pullout sofa was damaged and was nasty with a blood stain on one of the cushions. All the blinds were greasy and dusty. I pull one blind up and it broke. I showed the blind to the managers spouse. He said it was a $5.00 blind from Walmart. The manager put in a claim against my damage insurance for 3 blinds at $157. I had not taken pictures of the blinds. This house should be removed as a rental.
Dirty and Outdated
Couldn't believe it! Our favorite little island -Brigantine! The owners were nice and we even sat on the beach the first day with their adult children when they promised a new washing machine delivery on Tuesday due to the old one breaking during the last rental. After some time in the house we realized the windows wouldn't open and I made myself wash a few by day 2!! Thank goodness the AC held on. After ordering take out and paying way more at pick up, we found the menus sorely outdated! Complimentary Zero! So I call the owner on Wednesday to let her know that the washer never came and she informs me that it is now arriving on Saturday, of course, our day of departure! As you know when you rent a shore house you bring half of your house- bed linens, bath towels, kitchen towels, beach towels..
not to mention clothes and then wet beach gear that needs washing!! So they offer to sneak us in the neighboring condo laundry room for a load but you'll need lots of quarters! The kitchen floor was filthy, no dishwasher and the coffee pot was near death AND had the wrong type filters!!! Oh yeah, the O/S was great! Renters Beware!!!!
We all had a great time. Beautiful beach, nice town. Plenty to do for all ages.
We enjoyed our stay. The house was nice and the kids enjoyed the beach being so close as well as playing in the back yard in the evenings. Lucia, Jack and her family were very accommodating and helpful. Would love to come back next year!
We had a fantastic time during our week at this house! Despite not really being walking distance to shops, etc the location was perfect... you really can't get much closer to the beach, which is the whole point of the trip right?? Plenty of room in the house; we actually found it to be bigger than expected. Screened in porch was perfect and there is also plenty of yard for kids to play in. Everything in the house is dated but that didn't bother us at all. The family that owns the house is super nice and welcoming. We would absolutely stay here again.
My only real complaint was the pillows on the beds - DEFINITELY bring your own!!!
Bay -fishing, crabbing, Bay Beach