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The Bentley Inn, Bay Head

694 Main Avenue , Bay Head, NJ 08742-5346 USA (Show map)
4.4
196 Reviews
$129 - $310
per night

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About

The Bentley Inn is an 1886 Victorian Mansion located in the historic & picturesque seaside town of Bay Head (just 60 miles from NYC & Philadelphia), New Jersey. Many call it the “Hamptons of the Jersey Shore. We are just 3 houses from the ocean and feature 19 guest rooms with TV/VCR, A/C, full serve multiple choice breakfast, private off-street parking, beach badges, wrap-around covered porch, free wireless internet access, large living room, dining room and sunlit solarium. Slip back to another time and relax on the 1st and 2nd floor covered porches with ocean & bay breezes. We can accommodate special events (up to 45 people), small weddings, business meetings, family reunions, etc. Later check-in available if arrangements are made in advance with innkeepers. Minimum age 21. The timeless beauty of this small country village by the sea is both elegant and casual, creating a mystique that has endured for generations. Since the late 1800's, Bay Head has been the favorite vacation place for those who enjoy a certain kind of quiet, a relaxing yet friendly way of life, and a safe haven in which to pursue both land and sea activities. The general enjoyment of the natural, uncrowded lifeguarded beaches make Bay Head a favorite for those who like a quiet time. The people who return year after year to Bay Head take great pleasure in some less publicized everyday activities - collecting shells and sea glass on the beach, bicycling on quiet village streets and, perhaps best of all, seeing a variety of birds in our wildlife preserve.

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.4

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Great location!

3.2 on December 13, 2014

Great convenient location. The room was really tiny, but did have a comfortable bed and linens, and was kept at a comfortable temperature. We had a private bath which was a good size - good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Breakfasts were great!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We try to make every experience here a great one (haven't found a solution for the room sizes though). While there are no large rooms here, some are larger than others and we can give you room measurements before you book. Happy Holidays


Fall splendor

4.6 on October 31, 2014

What a great B&B, Spent 5 fabulous days there. Thanks to Glenn for making a old southern boy very comfortable. Hope to be back soon. The patio is a great place to relax and let the day go by when not at the beach just a block away.


Great B&B

5 on October 20, 2014

We were doing the NJ Lighthouse challenge Oct 18-19, 2014 and couldn't make a reservation in advance as we didn't know where we would be at the end of the first day. when we visited the last lighthouse Barnaget Light we decided to call The Bentley Inn as it was close to the next morning stop, Glenn could not have been more gracious he gave us all the information over the phone even for a church close to the Inn,for Sunday morning. We were happy to meet Glenn in the morning and enjoy the delicious breakfast. The Inn is very inviting and Glenn was very nice.We not only recommend the Bentley Inn but look forward to returning for another visit soon.


Bentley Inn

4.0 on September 28, 2014

Wonderful extended weekend visit. Beautiful early fall weekend, and the little bit of business that followed me on vacation was ameliorated by being conducted from the veranda, with coffee and pastries and a view of the ocean. Looking forward to a return visit.


Vintage comfort

4.0 on September 09, 2014

A grand old house with small but comfy rooms that open onto spacious shady porches ... the Bentley follows gracefully in the older traditions of the Jersey Shore, when my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents vacationed in Bay Head. Only come here if you want a piece of the genteel, sweet, bygone days. Sharing a bathroom ... everyone did it then, you can do it now.


Our stay at the Bentley inn was wonderful.

4.8 on August 23, 2014

Glenn the inn keeper was very accommodating. We arrived a few hours before check in time and we were able to go to our room and begin our mini vacation. Breakfast was superb. The best French toast!!


Best B&B on the Jersey Shore

4.8 on July 07, 2014

Loved our weekend in Bay Head. The Bentley provided everything we needed from beach badges to towels. No fuss no muss and perhaps one of the best breakfasts one can get - filled us up until dinner! The rooms are clean and well maintained. The couple who run the Inn are really lovely and make you feel like you are at home! The price was reasonable and parking convenient and safe. Really a wonderful experience.


Home away from home

4.6 on July 02, 2014

Great location and simple accommodations. It's like staying at a family member's house at the beach-except Glen and his staff are happy to have you. Everything you need is provided-beach supplies, bikes, etc.


Off Season Stay

4.2 on April 30, 2014

Cute Quaint Inn.


Lovely Inn in a beautiful little town

5 on April 27, 2014

My daughter and I had a wonderful visit to the Inn this weekend. The place is charmingly decorated, the rooms all open to a beautiful porch, the host was so very accommodating, and the breakfast was A+. We would definitely recommend staying at this Inn, and we'll definitely be visiting again!


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Rooms & Rates

1 Lorraine Ruth

A bright and inviting corner room located on the front of the inn, the Lorraine Ruth offers you direct access onto the 2nd floor covered wrap around porch. Contains a Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. A lovely tropical print dressed the bed and windows, you'll never want to leave! Access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

2 Rand Alan

The Rand Alan offers you direct access onto the 2nd floor covered wrap around porch. It is located on 2nd story at the front of the house (southeast corner) and contains a Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

3 Jessica Alexis

Very relaxing sage colors grace the Jessica Alexis. Located on the south side of the house and contains a Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms). Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

4 Nikole Elizabeth

An Excellent choice for those who need separate sleeping arrangements, the Nikole Elizabeth offers direct access to the 2nd floor covered wrap around porch. Located on the south side of the house with 2 twin beds and access to 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms). Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

5 Lisa Anne

Located on the south side of the house towards the rear, Lisa Anne has a Queen bed and private bath with direct access to the 2nd floor wrap around covered porch. Warm and cozy, this is one of our most popular rooms. Bright and welcoming yellow florals. Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

6 Jeffrey Dennis

Quiet and serene, Jeffrey Dennis is located all the way at the rear of the house with direct porch access, Queen bed and private bath. Facing south and offering brief views of the ocean and bay from the porch. Located on 2nd story on the south side of the house (southwest corner).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

7 Jeffrey Robert

A comforting yet bright corner room located on the rear corner of the house. Jeffrey Robert offers a peaceful stay with Queen bed and private bath. Dramatic black & white with blue accent. Located on 2nd story on the northwest corner (rear) of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

8 Cory Joseph

Located on the 2nd story on the north side of the house. Cory Joseph offers a soothing teal green decor, queen bed with and large private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

10 Amy Elizabeth

A warm earth tone environment encompassing exciting mauves and burgundy with a cozy sitting area, Amy Elizabeth offers a Queen bed and 2 shared baths (shared with 4 other rooms) Located on 2nd story on the north side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

11 Ronald John

Our best views are from the Ronald John. A "glimpse" of the Atlantic from this 3rd floor corner room are quite nice at any time of the year. Features a Queen bed with love seat that opens to a twin bed. Shared bath with connecting room 21 (available as 2 room suite). Located on 3rd story on the southeast corner (front) of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

12 Carlene Lillian

This 3rd floor room offers southern rooftop views and is bright & cheery. Queen bed & private bath. Located on 3rd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

14 Michael Cornelius

A nice "beachy" feel exists in the Michael Cornelius room. Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Private bath, southern views. Located on 3rd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

15 Jacob Tyler

Located on the south side of the house on the 3rd floor, Jacob Tyler is a quiet stay. Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Private bath. Located on 3rd story on the south side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

16 Kerrin Elizabeth

Bay views from this bright corner room. Kerrin Elizabeth is located on the 3rd floor at the rear of the house and is serene. Private bath, Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person. Located on the southwest corner of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

17 Jennie K. Strauss

Jennie offers a tranquil soft aqua setting located at the rear of the house with views to the north and west. A Queen bed and bathroom shared with adjoining room 18. Located on 3rd story on the northwest side of the house.19

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

18 Lillian Carolyn

3rd floor looking north, Lillian Carolyn is a soft pink with Queen bed and shared bath with adjoining room 17 (available as 2 room suite).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

19 Ruth Elizabeth

Great room for families, Ruth Elizabeth offers a full bed and a twin bed and shares a bath with adjoining room 20 (available as 2 room suite). Located on 3rd story on the north side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

20 Anna Mae

"Dusty Mauve" warms you in the Anna Mae. Features a queen bed and shares a bath with adjoining room 19 (available as 2 room suite). Located on 3rd story on the north side of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

21 Robert Charles

Ocean "Glimpse" from this fine front corner room. Robert Charles is on the 3rd floor and shares a bath with adjoining room 11, Queen bed with an arm chair that folds out to a cot to accommodate a 3rd person (available as 2 room suite). Located on the northeast corner of the house.9

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location

Location Type

19th Century Town, Beachside, Oceanside, Small town

Airport

Newark, NJ (EWR) 55.5 miles

Directions to property:

From New York, North Jersey & other northern points: NJ Turnpike South to Exit 11 to NJ Garden State Parkway to Exit 98. Route 34 south (turns into Route 35 South) through Point Pleasant to Bay Head. Rt. 35 turns into Main Ave, continue heading south and look for 694, on your right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Atlantic City, Boardwalk, Six Flags Great Adventure, Lakewood Blue Claw Baseball, Surfing, Deep Sea Fishing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities , Bicycles, Beach access, Beach Chairs, Private off street parking, Metal Detectors for treasure hunting, Wrap Around Covered Porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Surfing, Para-Sailing, Amusements Boardwalk, Whale Watching, Jet-Ski, Deep Sea Fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes must accompanied by an adult 21 years or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on Summer weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 nights stay or 50% of the reservation, whichever is greater
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is refundable if innkeepers receive notice 14 days prior to arrival date. This will be minus a $25 processing fee per room. After this 14 day period no refunds are possible unless we can re-book your rooms. We also cannot make refunds for early departure; however, with prior notice you are welcome to send someone in your place.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Glenn

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening, cooking, reading, drums, personal computers.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 219710
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

694 Main Avenue , Bay Head, NJ 08742-5346 USA (Show map)

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