The Island Guest House

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


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 room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful, friendly Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 25, 2016

Very nice, classic old resort hotel feeling, with good wifi and all-day coffee! Very accommodating hosts. We stayed in the Cottage next to the main house, which was great for my teenage son and his friend, and an easier way to include our dog in our vacation.

Repeat Customer and I will remain one for life !

5 on July 18, 2016

Joanne and Mark are Excellent hosts and their facility is clean and beautiful. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is a great one in all ways. Its not just the simple stay, its all the small minor details.... Beach chairs and umbrellas provided by them, Bikes for your use. Dinner recommendations, follow up on your stay and your comfort while with them. And to further make them and their facility perfect they reward customer loyalty and repeat customers for their patronage and make them feel appreciated. I would highly recommend them and their facility to ANYONE! And not this is not a made up review .. i have stayed here Dozens if times and have 3 more visits booked this year and i cant wait to return!

my wedding weekend

5 on June 01, 2016

My Wife and I rented the entire property for our bridal party and friends to stay in over memorial day weekend. We were married up in ship bottom and had our reception at the stateroom, but used the Island Guest House as a place to stay, and it served the perfect location for our rehearsal dinner. The house easily slept all 38 of us and had enough community space for everyone to hang out in. Mark and Joann went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect when we first arrived. Mark even worked all afternoon to set up outdoor speakers for us! The location of the Island Guest House is perfect! It is a short walk away from anything you need. (Murphy's, Bagel Shack, Chicken or the Egg, Fantasy Island and Bay Village to name a few and also just a few blocks from the beach). The property even included bikes for us and our friends to cruise around on. The pictures of the house online do not do the place justice. Once inside it feels like it never ends because it is so huge. there is no where else on the island that could accommodate all of us so comfortably. We had the perfect wedding weekend staying in this property!

Great Bed and Breakfast Run By Wonderful People

5 on September 07, 2015

We have stayed here seven times now and will definitely keep coming back! Mark and Joanne, who run the bed and breakfast, are very friendly and truly want their guests to have a great time. They are also extremely attentive to requests and even remember preferences when you return months later. They make you feel like family, and we really look forward to seeing them each time we come down. The breakfast is tasty and bikes and beach gear are provided. Biking on LBI is especially wonderful because the whole island has bike lanes and is flat.

LBI B and B

4.8 on August 30, 2015

Great location, fantastic breakfast, quiet and clean, very homey

Safe Harbor

5 on August 26, 2015

Mark and Joanne are the best. We have visited, every year, for well over a decade and they always treat us as if we were family. All aspects of our stay, from accommodations to meals to advice on local services is always impeccable. We love mark and Joanne.

Great Hospitality

5 on August 17, 2015

Mark and Joanne are wonderful. The inn is quite and makes you feel comfortable from the moment you enter.

Very Quaint!

4.8 on August 12, 2015

I stayed here with my cousin for what we called our 'Girlcation'! Joanne was amazing and made us feel right at home. The rooms were adorable and very clean. We could smell breakfast cooking it the morning mmm! We enjoyed our days on the beach (right up the block!) and our nights on the patio. Great little getaway! We will be back!!!


5 on July 21, 2015

Called for a last minute bookong last year, liked it so much came back this year for 10 days. They were very accomodating. It's like being home but you don't have to make your bed or do dishes. Great breakfasts each morning. Speak a wish & it's done. In the words of Arnold: "I'll BE BACK".

A wonderful beach house!

5 on July 05, 2015

What a wonderful holiday weekend stay! We truly felt right at home. Enjoyed the delicious breakfast daily, loved our lobster feast in the garden, enjoyed riding the bicycles, and the afternoon tea and snacks were perfect! Especially loved the accommodations and friendliness of the owners mark and Joanne. It was like staying at a friends house. Would most definitely go back!!!!

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Location Type

Beach Haven, Jersey Shore, LBI, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, 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

Languages spoken


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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