The Tandem Bike Inn is conveniently located one hour from Philadelphia and one hour from New York City. AND, the train from New York City drops passengers just a few hundred yards from the Inn's front door. Located just one block off Main Street and a short walk to the beach, The Tandem Bike Inn is perfectly situated for a restful and relaxing vacation. Once you arrive you can walk everywhere. There are many great restaurants and shops right on Main Street and the beach and ocean front dining are less that a half mile away. Come and relax!
5 on January 23, 2015
Mike and Anne Marie were wonderfully hospitable and kind during our stay. We were there during the off season and the service was just excellent! Nothing was compromised or cut back even though we were the only guests on the evening that we stayed. We notified them only when we arrived that my husband was gluten-free and they went out of their way to make sure that he had snacks and plenty to eat. The room was beautifully decorated and had one of the most comfortable beds ever. Mike took the time to show us how everything worked before letting us settle in. Highly recommended and would definitely stay there again!
5 on November 09, 2014
Wir hatten das Tandem Bike Inn als Abschluss unserer USA-Reise gebucht. Angetroffen haben wir ein schönes Haus mit sehr hübsch und geschmackvoll eingerichteten Zimmern. Alles war absolut ordentlich und sauber. Die Gastgeber gaben uns Tipps für die Umgebung. Der Strand aber auch viele Restaurants sind fußläufig erreichbar. Es lagen extra Handtücher für den Strandbesuch bereit und nachmittags gab es Kaffee und Carrot Cake. Das Frühstück konnten wir auf der Veranda einnehmen und war sehr, sehr lecker. Wenn man ein Haus sucht, in dem man entspannen kann, sich rundrum wohlfühlen möchte, dann ist das Tandem Bike Inn genau das Richtige. Ankommen und wohlfühlen. Jederzeit gerne wieder.
5 on September 26, 2014
We had a Girls' weekend at the Jersey Shore and stayed at the Tandem Bike Inn. We went off season to get away from it all and we truly enjoyed the experience. The house is located 1 block from main street and there's plenty of restaurants to enjoy a nice dinner. It's also located about 6 blocks to the beach -- a great walk. They have a beautiful porch and rocking chairs which we took advantage of -- talk about relaxing. The rooms are beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and have so many amenities including free Wi-Fi. The breakfast was truly gourmet and we ate ours on the side porch. There's always afternoon tea and beverages accompanied with a nice sweet treat and healthy snacks. Mike and Rie are the perfect hosts -- so gracious, warm and welcoming! They always wanted to make sure we were taken care of and happy whether it was making us a reservation for dinner, helpful day trip advice or putting us on their bikes which are free of charge. This was our first trip to the Jersey Shore and we won't go anywhere except here!! We can't wait to return!!!
5 on September 25, 2014
My sisters and cousin went for a 2 night stay just to get away for a few days. It was above and beyond what I expected. Rie and Mike are so welcoming, and wonderful Hosts. When we arrived, we got a tour of the living area. They had snacks,and fruits. Afternoon tea was great, and they always have something sweet for your tea. We went to our rooms, and the rooms were so clean and had everything we needed. A/C, ceiling fan, great size TV with cable. Free WIFI. The windows had nice curtains, and also room darkening curtains as well. Our room had a deep jet tub, and the shower head was really nice. Great water pressure! The location was so close to Main Street. Its walking distance to the train station as well. We happen to catch the Seafood Festival that weekend. We did not have to drive anywhere. Plenty of restaurants to walk to. Rie and Mike knew the lay of the land pretty well, and had some great recommendations for restaurants, and places to check out. They would also call the restaurant for a reservation for us, if needed. A lot of the restaurants have BYOB, which is great!! The beach was a few blocks away. They had sunscreen, towels, parking pass if needed. They also have bikes to rent at no charge. They have a continental breakfast early in the morning, then from 9-10 AM, they would serve you a full REAL breakfast!! DELICIOUS!!!! I also loved eating my breakfast on the beautiful porch! This is included in the price of the room! What a treat!! I love breakfast, and a homemade breakfast can't be beat!! I wish we could have stayed for a few more days. Next time we go, it will be a longer stay. Thank you Rie and Mike for making our trip to the New Jersey shore a great experience! We will be back!!
5 on April 13, 2014
We spent a wonderfully relaxing overnight stay here and Mike + Anne Marie couldn't have been better hosts and their Inn is charming, well set-up, and very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and filling; and they always had beverage and cookie service available. We'd definitely go back...hopefully sometime soon.
5 on September 15, 2013
We recently stayed at the Tandem Bike Inn in Belmar, NJ for my 60th birthday surprise. (I got to fly vintage WWII airplanes at a nearby airport.) The Tandem Bike Inn was essentially perfect. There was nothing that could have possibly been better. The Inn itself is modern in appearance yet classic. The rooms were large and the beds comfortable. Mike and Ann Marie have thought of everything. There is off-street parking, bikes available for guest use, as well as items for the beach including towels and umbrellas. The food was fantastic. I assume Ann Marie was doing all the cooking and it was simply fantastic. There were muffins, fruit and oatmeal available early, and a hot breakfast later. Drinks were available all the time. What reallly put this place over the top however, was the helpfulness of Mike and Ann Marie. Two of the three mornings we were there, we needed to go out somewhat early, and Ann Marie made breakfast early for us. Mike got us reservations at a great local restaurant. Mike was helpful in giving us local advice and information. Mike even listened patiently to my tales of flying a B-17 Flying Fortress and a P-51 Mustang! But Mike and Ann Marie were incredible hosts, thinking of their guests at all times and taking care of them. We will be returning to Belmar!
5 on August 28, 2013
As always, AnnMarie and Mike Hayes made me feel very welcome. I will always stay with these wonderful people because they work intensely to provide superb service. In my opinion, staying at the Tandem Bike Inn is better than staying at a hotel.
5 on August 26, 2013
What a beutiful home you could not ask for better hosts than mike and Ann Marie the house was immaculate home made breakfast was delicious what a nice quit place for a relaxing get away at the shore even after checkout we went to the beach couldn't find a parking spot no where went back to see mike he gave us 2 bikes to go to the beach it was a great experience just felt welcome in there home great place if ur thinking of a beach vacation near belmar enjoy there hospitality they go above and beyond so you enjoy your stay
5 on April 20, 2013
The Tandem Bike Inn is a treasure! Mike and Anne Marie were gracious, informative and made us feel completely welcomed to the inn. The whole inn has obviously been recently renovated, is wonderfully decorated, and was SPOTLESS! The breakfasts were delicious. Mike and Anne Marie were also able to answer all of our questions about Belmar and the New Jersey environs, and their dinner recommendations were "spot on". We'll be back to Belmar, that's for sure!
5 on September 10, 2012
We live in NJ and wanted to do a nearby getaway (just over an hour) to celebrate our anniversary. After reading all the reviews on The Tandem Bike Inn we decided to stay here. The name was of interest as we are bikers. We stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful relaxing time - Belmar is a beautiful town with wonderful restaurants and shops. Anne Marie and Michael are the perfect hosts - Anne Marie's cooking was a real treat with scrumptious breakfasts and delicious cookies/treats at tea time. We highly recommend staying at this fabulous B&B. We also rode a tandem bike for the first time - this B&B generously provides both tandem and regular bikes for their guests.
When tandem biking, “the captain” sits upfront, shifts the gears and decides when it’s time to take a break. The Captain’s Ride sits at the front of our inn, providing plenty of space to shift gears and to break when needed. Beautifully decorated in blues and whites, the feeling of being at the shore will come upon you when entering. This king size room also includes a sitting area with a twin pullout loveseat, gas fireplace, mini fridge, private bath with oversized Jacuzzi tub and additional walk in shower, robes and slippers, hair dryer, make up mirror, in room safe, TV and DVD player, free
$147 - $230
Whatever your peddling speed may be, this room is the perfect spot to finish the journey at the end of the day. Located on the second floor, this room will soon become an old time favorite. Decorated in soft greens and peaches , it hosts a beautiful iron queen bed and twin size pullout ottoman, sitting area with a gas fireplace, private bath with shower, hair dryer, make up mirror, In room safe, TV and DVD player, free wireless internet, guest controlled air conditioning, heat and ceiling fan. Complimentary full breakfast and afternoon tea.
$140 - $200
Tucked away on the second floor, this room is waiting for people who love the shore. Decorated in tropical blues and beach memorabilia, your fondest memories the sea will come flooding back to you. This room includes a vintage themed queen Bed, private bath with a jetted tub and shower combination, hair dryer, make up mirror, in room safe, TV and DVD player, free wireless internet, guest controlled air conditioning, heat and ceiling fan. Complimentary full breakfast and afternoon tea.
$130 - $185
At the back of the house, this second floor bedroom is designed like a good a tandem bike should be… sleek, streamline and twice the fun! This room features a queen bed. Also included is a private bath with shower, hair dryer, make up mirror, in room safe, TV and DVD player, free wireless internet, guest controlled air conditioning, heat and ceiling fan. Complimentary full breakfast and afternoon tea.
$126 - $180
Come put on the breaks and unwind in this private third floor retreat. Decorated in creams and blacks, this fully appointed room is the perfect space to celebrate life’s moments in time. Honeymoons, anniversaries, or quiet weekends to reconnect will be remembered forever. This large third floor room includes a king size bed, separate sitting area with chair and queen size sofa pullout, gas fireplace, mini fridge, private bath with oversized Jacuzzi tub, additional walk in shower, robes and slippers, hair dryer, make up mirror, in room safe, TV and DVD player, free wireless internet, guest controlled air conditioning, heat and ceiling fan. Complimentary full breakfast and afternoon tea.
$158 - $225
Whether you’re a coaster on the boardwalk or on the sands, this third floor room will match your speed perfectly. Decorated in black and white, this intimate space has a queen size poster bed room sitting area with a gas fireplace, private bath with shower, hair dryer, make up mirror, in room safe, TV and DVD player, free wireless internet, guest controlled air conditioning, heat and ceiling fan. Complimentary full breakfast and afternoon tea.
$133 - $190
Deep water blues will instantly sweep you away to thoughts of a midnight beach ride along the boardwalk. Dream away in this handsome queen size third floor room that includes a private bath with jetted tub and shower combination, hair dryer, make up mirror, in room safe, TV and DVD player, free wireless internet, guest controlled air conditioning, heat and ceiling fan. Complimentary full breakfast and afternoon tea.
$123 - $175
Resting at the back of the house, this third floor bedroom inspires thoughts of a beautiful shore garden. Decorated in calming shades of ivory and aqua, this tranquil space features a queen bed, reminiscent of a garden gate of days gone by. Also included is a twin pullout loveseat, private bath with shower, hair dryer, make up mirror, in room safe, TV and DVD player, free wireless internet, and guest controlled air conditioning, heat and ceiling fan. Complimentary full breakfast and afternoon tea.
$119 - $170
Beachside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town
Newark, NJ (EWR) 50 miles
From New York City take Rt 95 South (NJ Turnpike) to the Garden State Parkway South, Take exit 98 to Rt 138 East, Follow 138 to Rt 35 North to Belmar, Turn right at Belmar Marina onto 10th Ave, cross Main St and travel one block to Inn on right. From Philadelphia take Rt 95 North to Rt 195 east, 195 become Rt 138 East, Follow 138 to Rt 35 North to Belmar, Turn right at Belmar Marina onto 10th Ave, cross Main St and travel one block to Inn on right. Train from New York City. Penn Station to Long Branch NJ (1 hour & 31 minutes). Layover 3 minutes. Long Branch to Belmar Station (19 minutes). Total time: 1 hour & 53 minutes
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Live Music, Movie Theater, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Anne Marie & Michael Hayes
Anne Marie and Mike are avid tandem bikers and can be seen peddling around town on their antique orange bike. They also love to walk around town, especially down by the ocean, with their two dogs, Riley and Lucy, both rescues. Relaxing on the front porch with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and watching the sun go down is a favorite way to end the day.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free