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The Island Guest House

207 3rd Street , Beach Haven, NJ 08008-1857 USA (Show map)

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The Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast has been “Voted the Best Bed and Breakfast on Long Beach Island (LBI) and the Mainland by the Times Beacon. It is a turn of the century historic inn located ocean side in the heart of Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Come and experience the restfulness of our European style bed and breakfast guest house. You will enjoy a quaint and cozy atmosphere. Wicker and lace mixed with hand painted furniture and stenciling evoke a breezy cottage charm. Wind chimes and ocean breezes draw you to our large screened in sunroom full of wicker furniture, perfect for curling up with a good book. Outside in our courtyard wrought iron tables and chairs are shaded with umbrellas for your comfort in daytime and lit with candles cafe style for evening gatherings. You are only steps away from the beautiful, white, sandy beaches of the Island, and just a leisurely stroll from wonderful restaurants and shops. Emphasis is on great location only 8 houses from the ocean. Wake to the heavenly aroma of breakfast which includes homemade breads and muffins from our kitchen, bagels and spreads, cereals, fruit, special blend coffee and a variety of teas. Sometimes we may even whip up our special cheese blintzes with fresh strawberries and whip cream. Cool off in the afternoon at teatime with refreshing pink lemonade or raspberry iced tea and tempting treats from the innkeepers’ kitchen. Planning a banquet or reception? Getting Married? Having a family reunion? Anniversary party? Engagement party? Spend any "Special Occasion" with us! Outdoor dining seating for up to 125 people. New This season, we have wireless internet service available!




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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

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5 on July 06, 2014

We loved our stay at Island Guest House. Beautiful decor, great room with the balcony. BEST BREAKFASTS! ! We will definitely be back and we will recommend to our friends. Ray and Bonnie

Can't Wait to Return

5 on June 05, 2014

We were at the Island Guest House this past weekend and we felt right at home. The Innkeepers Joanne and Mark made us feel like family by the time we left. The B&B is in an excellent location so you do not need a car when you are there. The food each day was better than the previous day! We can't wait to return.

Impromtu Weekend Getaway

3.8 on June 02, 2014

My wife, me and best friends spent an impromtu weekend and expectations were exceeded. This Circa 1900 B&B was so charming and well kept we felt at home. We were nicely greated and handed a 'welcome bag' of goodies that most bigger establishments should copy. The rooms were comfortable and clean however, small. but hey - it's a Circa 1900 B&B! The details all around, as well as in the kitchen were well thought out - I wish I had a kitchen like that. Breakfast was good and the eating area inside and out were comfortable and enjoyable. It had an outside shower - perfect! We wanted to spend as much time at the beach as possible and the fact that IGH was a block from the beatiful beach allowed us to relax and enjoy. Area has good resturaunts (with long lines) and entertainment for children. We were solo.

A great birthday away from home.

4.6 on September 25, 2013

My wife found this great B & B for a weekend getaway for my birthday and what a great find! Even though we checked in late, it was no problem. We awoke to the smell of a great breakfast cooking, which we enjoyed on the outside patio. After spending some time on the beach (they provide free beach chairs and bikes), we came back to an afternoon snack of freshly baked orange cake and brownies which were awesome. The entire staff was very nice and the room was very clean. As I deal with the public on a daily basis with my business, I appreciated the friendliness of the owners. We would definitely book our next stay with this B & B.

great getaway.

5 on September 24, 2013

Classic beach getaway. Great owners and staff. 100 year old house 2 blocks from the ocean. Walking distance to plenty to do.

Overnight stay on LBI with family dog

4.4 on August 18, 2013

Great location, clean rooms, good food and wonderful opportunity to share the family trip with our dog.

Romantic weekend

4.4 on August 13, 2013

A romantic weekend that ended too soon!

Lovely weekend in Beach Haven

5 on July 23, 2013

This was our first stay at a B & B. The owners, Joanne and Mark, were just wonderful. The Island Guest House is close to the ocean and Bay. Near great restaurants and lots of activities. We traveled with our dog and they welcomed him like family. We had the best breakfasts on Sat and Sun. Also tea and cakes in the early afternoon. Everyone there was so friendly. It was a wonderful experience.

We found a gem!

5 on June 27, 2013

We headed to the shore with no reservations, just a list of B&B's..when we stopped at Island Guest we received the warmest welcome..we were given a good rate..and treated royally during our was a short walk from the beach and close to restaurants and attractions...we brought our bikes but nice to know they have them there..the outdoor patio is an added bonus...we sat out there to enjoy the afternoon treat they prepare everyday: a home baked goodie with ice tea..looking forward to returning!!

loved staying here, loved having my wedding here!

5 on June 18, 2013

we can't say enough great things about this place! we had a small wedding here in May and after 6 months of patient and endless help from the owners we had a beautiful intimate wedding party in their garden patio area. the sound system was totally perfect for the occasion, their house caterers provided delicious food. the owners' willingness to accomodate made the planning so easy and fun. i stayed in the sunflower room before the wedding and it had a glorious bathroom with a cute balcony. the breakfast was fantastic (be sure to try the creme cake- a family recipe that is heavenly!) and the innkeepers were so sweet and eager to please. the assistant they provided us for our wedding was absolutely irreplaceable. the owners have struck a perfect balance of being professional while still making you feel right at home. they are unobtrusive and offer as much privacy as you want, but i promise you will want to stop and chat with them as much as possible. they are truly great people with a gift of hospitality. thank you joanne and mark and victoria- we can't wait to visit again!

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Location Type

Beach Haven, Jersey Shore, LBI, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to property: From Garden State Parkway North or South Exit 63, Rt 72 East to the end. Make right onto Long Beach Blvd proceed 7 miles south make left onto Third Street (2nd traffic light past ferris wheel) The Island Guest House is halfway down the block on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Barnegat Lighthouse , Daily cruises and sailing to Atlantic City , Miniature golf , National Wildlife Refuge , Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , chairs and boogie boards, Bicycle built-for-two, Convenient outside shower and dressing rooms, Beach Badges

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Fine restaurants from informal to gourmet , Amusement park, arcades, water park and miniature , Daily cruises and sailing to Atlantic City , National Wildlife Refuge , Surflight Theater (summer stock offering new Broad, Barnegat Lighthouse , Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Upon discretion of innkeeper, Anytime in our cottage.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs are allowed in our cottage only for $25 per night
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% within 5 days of reservation by check. Hold untill that time with credit card.
  • Cancellations: Deposits refunded, less $25/nite cancellation fee only if we are able to fill your entire reservation. Not responsible for inclement weather or early departure.



Joanne & Mark Spulock

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Court Yard, Front screened porch of the Bed and Breakfast, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Cheese Blintzes w/ Strawberries and whipped cream


207 3rd Street , Beach Haven, NJ 08008-1857 USA (Show map)

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