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Serendipity Bed & Breakfast

712 9th Street , Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA (Show map)
64 Reviews
$105 - $225
per night

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Like it's name, Serendipity is a beautifully renovated and fully air conditioned 1912 seashore inn where the best of delicious and healthy food, spring water and comfortable rooms, decorated with wicker and pastels, are blended into a memorable get-away for you! One-half block to clean, wide beaches, fun-filled boardwalk, restaurants and concerts on the Music Pier, and 8 miles to Atlantic City's shows and casinos. For breakfast in the morning enjoy your choice of entrees prepared by Karen. Vegan, vegetarian, high protein diets easily accomodated!



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

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Best location, best breakfast

4.0 on September 24, 2014

Located about a block or a block and a half away from the boardwalk. You can walk right to the shore. And don't skip breakfast - it's as good as it gets in Ocean City! Great value. Thanks Karen!

A Lovely Place

4.6 on July 16, 2014

First time there & it was wonderful. Karen is very sweet & goes out of her way to accomdate your needs. She makes you feel like you've been a client of hers for years. Will certainly go back again for her fabulous breakfast. It's not only outstanding, but she gives you more than enough to eat. Thank you Karen!! D & F--Wilmington, DE

Innkeeper Response
Dottie and Fran I am so glad you had a lovely time at Serendipity! I do try to make each person's stay here a special time. Can't wait to see you again!

Great Location, Breakfast and Service

4.2 on June 24, 2014

Stayed there for the first time 2 weeks ago. Great location, wonderful breakfast and the service was outstanding. Karen is a lovely person that goes the extra mile for her guests.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Serendipity! I love making breakfast for my guests and I am always happy when people enjoy it!

fabulous time!

5 on April 25, 2014

Karen was wonderful. We had a very relaxing weekend. The room was lovely and breakfast was delicious. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast!

Great Inn With Great Hostess

4.4 on June 18, 2012

We have visited Serendipity twice now and we will continue to return. Karen is very nice and an excellent cook. She has always been happy to accommodate our dietary needs (vegans) and can provide great suggestions for area dining and activities. The rooms are attractive and (best of all) you are a half block away from the gorgeous sandy beach of Ocean City! Also, there is a robust video and book library at the inn. I would encourage ANYONE to check this place out!

My Vacation

4.0 on October 10, 2011

I went on vacation last week had reservations for the Serendipity B&B. The owner Karen made me feel right at home!! Upon my arrival I was greeted by Karen where she checked me in and I filled out a menu for the next morning. The food was terrific!! This was my first time staying in a B&B as I have always stayed in motels. This was a great first expeirence!!! Centrally located near all attractions! I would highly reccomend!

One exceptional shore B & B

5 on September 08, 2011

My wife and I stayed here the entire Labor Day weekend. Karen's hospitality & warmness was apparent from the begining!! Breakfast? Well, you have to be there, mere words will not do it justice !! Our room was exceptionally clean, updated with LCD TV, very comfortable !!! We plan to repeat next Memorial Day weekend !!! Overall, this inn rates - Five Stars !!!

Excellent B&B

4.2 on August 26, 2011

Serendipity Bed and Breakfast was an excellent place to stay in Ocean City. Karen was extremely friendly, and the premises were clean and extremely close to the Boardwalk. I think we were less than a block away from the 9th Street Beach. My wife and I enjoyed breakfast there, with my wife raving about the breakfast frittata.. so much so that when we got home, she looked up a frittata recipe on YouTube. Serendiptity also provides beach towells and chairs which was extremely helpful. We plan on going back, do yourself a favor and book a room here. You will not regret it.

charming B & B

4.0 on June 23, 2011

Karen made our stay great. Great food, clean rooms, felt like home. Planning to use the B & B again real soon. Michelene & Beth

Serendipity Bed & Breakfast review

5 on March 27, 2011

This was the first time my husband and I visited a bed and breakfast, and what a great choice we made with going with the Serendipity Bed and Breakfast. WE couldn't of asked for a better experience. As soon as we arrived we met the innkeeper Karen, who met us with a very warm welcoming. She even asked how our daughter's soccer game was that she played earlier that day, that I had mentioned we were going to the day prior. She showed us around her beautiful home, we plenty of beverages and snacks. We came around 8 pm so it was kinda of late but she still was a vry gracious hostess. She showed us to our room, which was absolutely beautiful. We stayed in the graciously green room, room #4, which was so warm and comforting. The bathroom in our room was huge. The bed was so warm and toasty, we had a huge king sized bed and a beauty rest heater blanket to snuggle under. The next morning, we awoke to fresh smells of coffee and delicious muffins baking. We had a wonderful, tasty breakfast. Which included fresh fruit, juice, muffins, coffee and our main entrees. We couldn't say anything more than, yummy, the breakfast was outstanding, and what a personable hostess. Karen was just wonderful, and I cannot wait to go back again, on our next anniversary. The other guests there as well, were very sweet and welcoming. We had a wonderful time, wish we could of stayed longer. Thank you so much Karen for making our anniversary and first time stay at a Bed and Breakfast memorable. We couldn't of asked for any better hospitality. See you next year!!!!!! Amy and Gary VanDerPoel Levittown, Pa

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Bed Room

Queen size bed with private bath, tv/vcr. In room air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Ocean Breeze

Full-size bed, private bath. TV/VCR, in room air conditioning. Inn is set up for wireless Internet access with a guest computer in dining room. Off-street parking. During season beach tags, beach towels and beach chairs provided! Hot/cold beverages and snacks available throughout day/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $87 - $175

Nightly Rate: $87 - $175

Suite Dreams

King-size bed with sitting area, private bath, electric fireplace, individually controlled a/c. TV/DVD/VCR. Wireless Internet access. Only room on 3rd floor - very quiet and private!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $125 - $208

Nightly Rate: $125 - $208

King Room

King size bed, private bathroom, electric fireplace. Terry robe and slippers. Hair Dryer. Sound machine. Free wi-Fi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$133 - $220

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Location Type

Island, Oceanside

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cape May activities, Atlantic City Casinos, Rt. 9 Antique Shopping, Historic Cold Spring Village, 40 Mile Ocean Drive, Leaming's Run Gardens, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, 1/2 block to beach & boardwalk, Jet skiing (drive to), Boat tours (drive to), Vacation activities, Historic Walking Tour, Whale & Dolphin Watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: Before 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porch and veranda
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited For children 12 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekend, 3 nights holidays, and July/August weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of reservation.
  • Cancellations: 14 day notice for full refund, less $25 handling fee



Karen Morella

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Gluten-Free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Serendipity Apple Crisp
Fresh apples seasoned with cinnamon, with a topping of butter (margarine for vegans), oatmeal, brown sugar and flour. Served either fresh from the oven or slightly cooled. Either way is fantastic!



712 9th Street , Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA (Show map)

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