Serendipity Bed & Breakfast

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


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 accommodated!



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


3.4 on August 14, 2015

Great location !wonderful breakfast !highly recommend!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your time at Serendipity! Thank you for the recommendation!

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

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Bed Room

Queen size bed with private bath, TV/DVD. In room air conditioning. Wi-Fi throughout house, guest computer available. Full breakfast. Off-street parking. In season beach tags, beach chairs, beach towels available. Complimentary hot/cold beverages and snacks available through the day/night.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $217

Ocean Breeze

Full size bed, private bath Wi-fi throughout house 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: $115 - $193

Suite Dreams

King-size bed with sitting area, private bath, electric fireplace, individually controlled a/c. TV/DVD. Wireless Internet access. Off-street parking. Complimentary hot/cold beverages and snacks available all day. In season, beach tags, beach chairs and beach towels provided. Only room on 3rd floor - very quiet and private!

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $227

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, Oceanview

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, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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About the innkeepers

Becoming disenchanted with corporate life, I decided to work for myself. I bought Serendipity B&B in 2006 and have not looked back once! I love living so close to the ocean and I especially love welcoming guests to my home. I love to bake and bake daily. Come and enjoy my freshly baked bread, muffins warm from the oven and a constantly filled cookie jar!

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

Special meal options

Low fat , 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!



Special Package

Personal Retreat

Your Personal Retreat gives you permission to leave your worries, stresses, anxieties and responsibilities at home! Enjoy 2 or more days, Sunday through Thursday nights,October through May, regaining your inner calm. Use our room #6, Ocean Breeze, to spend your nights. Enjoy the private bathroom, TV with DVD, noise machine and free WiFi. Borrow movies from our extensive video library! Wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread or muffins and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Enjoy your cooked-to-order breakfast served at your own table. Maybe today you ordered an omelet filled with mushrooms and cheese, tomorrow enjoy raspberry whole-wheat waffles. The cinnamon raisin French toast is made with home-made bread! You choose your breakfast from 3 different entrees, changed daily! Spend your day collecting shells, walking the boardwalk, or antiquing along Rt 9. Come back to Serendipity in the afternoon and enjoy the unlimited snacks, drinks, and 15 tea choices! This is your time to pamper yourself and do only what you want to do. Only $85/night. Don't wait any longer - make your reservation today! Valid for one person only, in Room #6. Not valid during holidays.

Romantic Interlude

Leave the world behind and indulge in just the two of you. Your Romantic Interlude includes a choice of a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, 2 Serendipity wine glasses, your choice of fudge or salt water taffy, and fresh flowers in your room - yours to take home! All of the amenities of Serendipity are included. Your room with private bath has either a queen size bed or a king size bed, an electric fireplace, TV/DVD, robes and slippers. Enjoy the complimentary hot and cold beverages and snacks which are available all day. Choose a romantic movie from our extensive collection of DVDs. And don't forget Serendipity's delicious breakfast! Make your choice from our menu of three choices. Have it cooked to order and served at your own table for two. At Serendipity Bed and Breakfast, it's all about you! Add this package for only $60.

Chocolate Indulgence

If the way to your lover's heart is through the stomach, the Chocolate Indulgence special is the way to go! This added treat will add an extra spark to your romantic vacation or getaway. Have the following waiting in your room: Chocolate Covered Strawberries A bottle of Chocolate Wine 2 Serendipity wine glasses to enjoy your wine 1 pound of Fudge Kitchen chocolate fudge Add this package to any stay for only $40

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