5 on July 27, 2018
I’ve been coming to LBI as long as I can remember. My parents bought a place in Barnegat Light more than 40 years ago, and our ever-growing family has been visiting every spring, summer, and fall. We oftentimes have more people than beds (or floors!) The Sand Castle is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay when my parents’ house is overrun. My husband and I have been coming to the Sand Castle for 16 years, ever since our wedding in 2002, and I think that we’ve stayed in every room. I can recommend every one! Nancy (the innkeeper) is so warm and accommodating! The breakfasts are the best on the Island; they cheerfully make gluten-free options for me every morning. The scones are amazing, the food is hot, and the views are outstanding. I can highly recommend staying at The Sand Castle when you are on Long Beach Island. It’s the quieter end of the Island, and that’s why we love it.
5 on June 29, 2018
This is one of the finest B & B's that we have ever stayed at! Yes, it is expensive, but, believe me, it is well worth the cost. This place was designed by the owner, Nancy Gallimore, who continues to run it extremely well. She is a gracious hostess who provides the best rooms, services, and breakfasts. The location, itself, is also perfect. It faces Barnegat Bay, within walking/biking distances of the Lighthouse, beaches, and places to eat. Highly recommended!!!
5 on June 24, 2018
June 24, 2018 Dear Nancy and Joe, On behalf of Cindy and myself thanks, again, to you and your staff for a most enjoyable visit to The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast. This was an introductory stay at The Sand Castle and upon arrival, first impressions matter. A welcome greeting was followed by a promise “to make the experience during our stay perfect”. You, indeed, achieved that goal. Your personalized attention and utmost consideration ensuring that everyone’s needs and expectations were being met was exceptional. Those gourmet breakfasts’ were the best way to begin the day. Thank you for making items that supported my food allergies. The interior and exterior architectural design, comfortable room furnishings and unique upscale decorating ideas created an atmosphere, environment and warmth making for a very meaningful, relaxing and rewarding vacation. There’s a reason The Sand Castle is recognized as one of North America’s best Bed & Breakfast Country Inn’s. It clearly earns “Five Stars” however, this does not begin to convey the whole story. In the realm of hospitality, The Sand Castle is truly World-Class based on every measurable factor for excellence. For inspiration and greatness, Nancy and Joe, you have no peer. Cindy and I extend very best wishes for continued success and we look forward to our next visit. Sincerely, Bob and Cindy
5 on June 14, 2018
We highly recommend The Sand Castle Bed & Breakfast!!, we are going to continue to stay in the future! We felt like home, and the atmosphere is beautiful... The owner is just a beautiful person. The pictures are from the rooftop...
5 on June 06, 2018
If you are looking for a romantic, luxury filled getaway, The Sand Castle should be your destination. Besides the wonderful appeal of being on Long Beach Island with its beautiful beaches, excellent restaurants and unique shops, Nancy ensures that every minute of your stay with her is perfect. From the luxurious rooms with amazing baths to the fabulous breakfasts and afternoon treats, every possible want and need is met in grand fashion. We cannot wait for our return visit.
5 on June 06, 2018
Saturday was for the wedding. Sunday was for us. Nancy the innkeeper greeted us upon arrival. She shared places to see, things to do and restaurants from the top to casual. Breakfast at the B & B is better than most brunch places we have been. It was really outstanding. Fruit bar, pastry bar (scones and clotted cream), cereals, and then of course choice of main meal. During the day the coffee tea bar is open along with pastry bar. Heated swimming pool is secluded and nice size. View from our room was the bay. Room very comfortable. In hallway was another nice touch - magazines, popcorn packets, water cooler, etc. Nancy really thinks of everything for her guests. Her staff needs to be mentioned. Dining room and housekeeping. Everyone has a smile and will offer suggestions on the area.
5 on June 04, 2018
What a lovely place! A step above any other place I have ever stayed on the island. So relaxing to go away and not worry about beach gear. Staff was warm and attentive. A perfect getaway. Can't wait to go back!
4.8 on June 03, 2018
I have been coming here for years now. Nancy and staff make you feel at home. I would not stay anywhere else. Breakfast is exceptional. As well as the heated pool and Jacuzzi. Once you stay here you will never want to go elsewhere. All the rooms are beautiful and clean. You cannot go wrong coming to the Sandcastle! This is my happy place.
5 on May 11, 2018
We arrived early in the season and the hosts couldn’t be more accommodating . It felt like we were visiting friends not staying at strange place. Very relaxing and location is great, food was great.
5 on August 08, 2017
Lets go to a place that exceeds your expectations. Lets go some where that every one excels at their job. By far the cleanest and friendliest resort / B&B we have ever stayed at. I feel compelled to give credit to people that have a passion and extreme professionalism. I hope that every one that reads this review understand that I may loose my opportunity to stay if you book rooms before we have a chance to come again. The rooms and food are fantastic , the best part of your stay will be Nancy G and her staff. I respect these people for the wonderful experience they provide every guest.They deserve more then stars. Please check out every inch of this place,the heated pool, the piano room and the hot tub.The roof top deck at sun rise or sunset is where you'll let your loved ones know , how much you love them. Thanks Nancy G and Joe. Also thanks to Nancy our morning sunshine, who presented us a wonderful breakfast every morning . We appreciate your unmatched hospitality . We can't wait to return for another Delicious , romantic , relaxing vacation. Don and Donna
We are overwhelmed with your generous praise and kind words. This kind of feedback makes every staff member realize the importance of their efforts and attitude. We all feel so blessed to have guests like you who return to us again and again. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough to say; we appreciate your business so much and look forward to serving you in the future.
- Nancy Gallimore (innkeeper)
5 on September 18, 2016
One of those rare instances when their brochure does not do justice to the place. The pool area was truly an oasis from daily pressures. This B&B made sure that our every want and need was taken care of without us asking. The fridge was stocked with soda and popcorn was near the microwave. There was fresh, home baked sweets ready for snacking whenever. the room had anything you might need, including huge beach towels and current magazines, to make your stay as enjoyable as you could want. The entire place was beautifully appointed in all common spaces, as was our room. We actually phoned our friends from the pool area to see whether they were available to return with us soon! LOVED IT THERE.
Hmmmmm, guess we need to update that brochure as often as we update the facility! Thank you so much for noticing all the details and sharing this with the public. That was so nice to hear that we are "an oasis from daily pressures". Hope you don't ind if I steal that line! We look forward to you AND your friends coming to visit us in the future!
- Nancy Gallimore (innkeeper)
5 on July 17, 2013
My wife and I stayed here in September of 2012 and could not have been happier with everything. The grounds are pristine, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this property!
5 on March 25, 2012
I cannot say one negative thing about the Sand Castle -- truly every detail about this B&B far exceeded my expectations! You get what you pay for is true, however, in this case I got much, much more than I paid for!
5 on February 06, 2012
The Sand Castle is by far the loveliest B&B we've ever stayed at. The rooms were beautiful & very comfortable. Nancy and her staff were wonderful. The breakfast was beyond any other we have stayed at "gourmet" is the only word to describe it.
5 on November 05, 2011
The Sand Castle B&B is a luxury experience with elegant beach decor, delicious breakfasts and every amenity you can think of. Innkeeper Nancy is a real professional who takes superb care of her guests.
5 on October 30, 2011
From the minute we arrived to the last breakfast, we fell in love with the beautiful B&B. The innkeeper and her staff are professional and wonderful. We give it 5 stars and more. We will return.
5 on October 03, 2011
My husband and I just returned from our 3rd visit to The Sand Castle Bed and Breakfast. The cleanliness, amenities, breakfast, and friendliness of the staff is always consistent. Nancy and her staff go above and beyond to ensure your stay is everything you want it to be. I look forward to the fresh, brewed coffee every morning. It is the best I have ever had. And the breakfast is so delicious! This is a cozy, comfortable, feel at home kind of place. We look forward to our next visit.
5 on August 07, 2011
Nancy runs a 5-star inn -- with elegant rooms, gracious service & wonderful amenities.
5 on August 07, 2011
My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay. Everything was wonderful. The place is gorgeous. I can't say enough of good things about it.
4.6 on August 03, 2011
Wonderful trip, excellent breakfast. Will come again! My best trip yet. Also, very romantic & very friendly innkeeper.
5 on August 02, 2011
Great hostess, very clean, breakfast was superb. Views are beautiful.
3.8 on October 06, 2010
Accommodations, food & service were excellent -- a people friendly place.
5 on October 27, 2009
We returned to Sandcastle for a 3rd time to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. nancy and her staff made us feel comfortable & welcome. It felt like coming home. We had a wonderful time.
3.8 on September 30, 2009
Very nice B&B. We had a great vacation. Our suite was nice (Lighthouse Vista Suite). But for the expensive price we paid, we were disappointed that Nancy would not let us use the fireplace in the living area. She said it was because of the warm weather (but some nights were chilly and we would have liked to use it). Also, the towels were not soft. They were big and thick which was great, but scratchy. There was no complimentary wine and not much choice of soda. The pool was chilly even though it was supposed to be heated. The outdoor whirlpool attached to the pool did not work, but the hot tub Jacuzzi was nice. The breakfasts were delightful and delicious and the choices and variety was exceptional!! Plenty to eat for sure!!! Nancy was the perfect host and so very kind! We would recommend this B&B to our friends.
I truly appreciate guest feedback, which is why, upon each guest's check-in I offer an extensive tour of our facility, provide each guest with my personal cell phone and home phone numbers and ask them to contact me if there is anything they require to make their stay more comfortable or to answer any questions about the area. I live on the premises and am available to guests day and night. I felt the need to write this response to enlighten other readers of this review to certain facts about a few claims. The Lighthouse Vista Suite has two fireplaces; the one that could not be used during September while the A/C was on is a natural gas fireplace which gives off an excessive amount of heat when activated. All guests are informed that our gas fireplaces are seasonal. Heat and A/C running at the same time is not practical. However we did provide an electric fireplace that gives the same effect without the heat. We only use premium Egyptian cotton towels which the majority of our guests find thick and soft. Had the guest addressed this issue we would have re-laundered all their towels using extra fabric softener. Regarding the soda selection, we provide complimentary popular brands of both standard and diet sodas. There is a convenience store nearby that offers a wider selection. We purposely installed a luxurious 10 person Jacuzzi/hot tub for our guests' enjoyment, completely separate from the pool for longer seasonal use. And, as advertised, our outdoor pool is heated only during high season and this visit was after high season. We do everything possible to make guest stays a wonderful experience. But we can't solve a complaint that is written in an editorial review after the guest leaves! If they address their concern when it arises, we do our best to solve it. Our commitment is to our guests...and I am devoted to make each guest's stay the best possible!
- Nancy Gallimore (Innkeeper/Owner)
4.8 on July 30, 2009
Delightful week at a clean, very comfy, romantic B&B. Nancy & Kelly made us feel at home with scrumptious breakfasts, accomodating all needs with daily smiles.
4.4 on July 17, 2009
the place was awesome, clean, and smelled good. Breakfast was to die for. Location was romantic and quiet.
5 on July 08, 2009
Outstanding, Relaxing and Breathtaking!
5 on June 30, 2009
the Sand Castle is a charming, elegant B&B with lovely rooms, delicious breakfasts, and a comfortable atmosphere provided by Nancy, the innkeeper. We look forward to our next visit!
5 on June 09, 2009
Nancy made us feel at home, but without the work. She was there when you needed her, but didn't intrude otherwise. And breakfast gets 5 stars!!
5 on June 09, 2009
The accommodations, atmosphere, and location are indescribable. For an experience you will cherish forever. We will be back!
5 on May 24, 2009
What a terrific surprise! My boyfriend surprised me with a relaxing, romantic getaway at Nancy's Sand Castle B&B. From a delicious spread for breakfast to relaxing and playing the game of LIFE in the common room to taking the bikes out to join in the local activities, this weekend was one I will never forget!
4.8 on January 22, 2009
Attention to every detail. Warm and gracious hosts and delicious breakfast! Rooms are stylish and beautifully decorated without being Victorian gaudy! Peaceful, relaxing, and comfortable stay. A+!
5 on November 21, 2008
My wife and I stayed here on a 25th anniv. trip. The owners were wonderful, breakfast was outstanding and the room beautiful. It wasn't a typical Victorian mansion or farmhouse setting, more like small apartments in a nice resort, but it definitely was worth going to. We loved it.
4.2 on November 10, 2008
Just what the doctor ordered. Very peaceful, warm and friendly. An escape with a very home feeling.
4.8 on November 03, 2008
We spent our 28th anniversary at the Sand Castle B&B and what an amazing place to celebrate! Nancy, the innkeeper, was amazing as was the breakfast! Would recommend to everyone!
5 on October 30, 2008
This was absolutely one of the most beautiful and relaxing B&B's we have been to. Nancy, the innkeeper, thought of every detail to make her guests comfortable. Gorgeous view of bay. we loved it!
5 on October 14, 2008
Privacy!! Perfect place to stay on the Bay!!
5 on October 13, 2008
We are so thankful to have found the Sand Castle online for our mini-moon after our wedding. The facilities are amazing, the breakfast was scrumptious and Nancy is a fabulous innkeeper.
5 on October 07, 2008
Our stay was relaxing. Nancy, the innkeeper, was welcoming, her home lovely, our room was soooo comfortable and the inn was spotless. Excellent breakfast. We would go back and recommend it to all.
5 on October 07, 2008
the Inn is elegant, immaculate, comfortable, extremely well located. The innkeeper is most hospitable and serves wonderful hot and cold breakfasts.
5 on August 08, 2008
5 on July 25, 2008
Great down to every detail
4.6 on July 19, 2008
Nancy was very attentive to us from the moment we walked in; very hospitable and good conversationalist. Breakfasts were outstanding; 100% privacy with each room having its own entrance; spacious off-street parking; very quiet; nice pool and wonderful jacuzzi. Poolside dressing room with full shower (complete with toiletries and towel) for use when checked out. I cannot say a negative thing about Nancy and her Sand Castle. Five Star resort in casual, relazing atmosphere.
4.8 on July 18, 2008
We felt like the Sand Castle was a second home and Nancy was a family member we hadn't yet met!!
4.8 on July 16, 2008
The innkeeper, Nancy, keeps a lovely and extra special B&B, from fresh baked goods and personal touches throughout the B&B to all the amenities one would need for a stay at the beach. You are in for an absolutely extra special weekend.
5 on July 13, 2008
The Sand Castle is a wonderful place to stay! The rooms, the pool, the meals and the hospitality are all outstanding! This was our second stay here- one in the fall (quiet season) and one in the summer. Both were wonderful! Nancy is gracious and lovely host. The breakfast were so delicious! It was an excellent place to relax and unwind! Thank you for a great getaway weekend!
4.8 on July 08, 2008
This B&B is like a dream, quiet, charming, yet with lots to do if you choose. The innkeeper Nancy is just wonderful, she makes you feel so welcome. After visiting a B&B I would go back to this one!
4.8 on July 08, 2008
From the clear colorful soaps to exquisite linens & towels to the sea air, bay view, lighthouse walk, special tips on the 13th St walk & the lighthouse jetty, Just Spectacular!
5 on July 03, 2008
Everything was excellent here. the innkeeper & staff were delightful and the breakfasts were delicious. It's a beautiful little inn and a fun walk to the lighthouse & the beach.
4.8 on December 04, 2007
We were very impressed with this B & B. We've stayed in many others, but this was by far one of the best. The hostess couldn't have been more accomodating and friendly. The entire building, including the rooms, was spotless which is hard to come by at a beach resort. The breakfasts were out of this world. We would definitely recommend this place to others (and have already!).
5 on October 19, 2007
This was one of the most beautiful and up to date bed and breakfasts I've ever been to in the last 30 years. Plus the best breakfast.
5 on October 17, 2007
What a Find! A beautiful spot on Long Beach Island. Luxury at its finest. Great Breakfast!