The Island Guest House

207 3rd Street , Beach Haven, NJ 08008-1857 USA (Show map)

About

The Island Guest House Bed and Breakfast has been “Voted the Best Bed and Breakfast on Long Beach Island (LBI) and the Mainland by the Times Beacon Newspaper. It is a turn of the century historic inn located ocean side in the heart of Beach Haven, only steps away from the beautiful, white, sandy beaches of the Island, and just a leisurely stroll from wonderful restaurants and shops. You will enjoy a quaint and cozy atmosphere. Outside in our courtyard tables and chairs, shaded with umbrellas for your comfort in daytime. Emphasis is on great location only 8 houses from the ocean. Wake to the heavenly aroma of breakfast which includes homemade breads and muffins from our kitchen, bagels and spreads, cereals, fruit, special blend coffee and a variety of teas. Sometimes we may even whip up our special cheese blintzes with fresh strawberries and whip cream. Cool off in the afternoon at teatime with refreshing pink lemonade or raspberry iced tea and tempting treats from the innkeepers’ kitchen. Planning a banquet or reception? Getting Married? Having a family reunion? Anniversary party? Engagement party? Spend any "Special Occasion" with us! Outdoor dining seating for up to 125 people

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Amazing dog friendly B&B

5 on October 07, 2017

My husband and I vacationed here in August and the staff, accommodations and food were fantastic!!! We chose this B&B because it was dog friendly. We stayed in the cottage and our dog was treated like royalty (e.g., fresh water, dog bowls, treats). Mark & Joanne were so friendly and helpful. They gave great recommendations. We loved that they had lists of local attractions and restaurants (especially dog friendly locations). The B&B is one block away from the beach and close to Fantasy island, restaurants, and shopping areas. We would definitely recommend this establishment and stay again.


A perfect 10!

5 on October 03, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at the Island Guest House. The owners were really nice and made us feel like this was our home away from home. Wow, they really serve a wonderful breakfast! The room was clean and comfortable. The wifi worked really well. There were restaurants within walking distance and lots to do close by. They have bicycles that you can borrow, as well as beach chairs and tags that you can use. Great patio area with umbrellas in addition to a dining area indoors. They thought of everything!


Great place...highly recommended!

5 on September 30, 2017

This was the first time my wife and I stayed at the Island Guest house, but it won't be our last. The B&B was spotlessly clean with all of the necessary amenities (and then some). There is a large outdoor patio with plenty of seating as well as an indoor dining area if the weather demands. The innkeepers, Mark and Joanne, were friendly and attentive as were their staff. The food was positively exceptional! The location is ideal with lots of parking, just 2 blocks to the beach, and a short walk to several really good restaurants


Gem in Beach Haven!

4.8 on September 12, 2017

This wonderful property which was lovingly restored by a very nice family is a great place to stay on Long Beach Island. The house is clean, convenient, the rooms tastefully decorated and efficiently furnished but very comfortable. The mattress was very comfortable and Mark accommodated my request for a pet free room with no problem. I have to say the breakfasts were very good and Joanne baked homemade quiche and fresh apple cake with fruit/vegetable/herbs from their own garden. Impressive! The location is a quick walk to the beach or to a number of restaurants and even the kids amusement park Fantasy Island! The area is clean, safe and beach chairs and beach comber bicycles are provided for use with no extra fee! I must note that the outdoor shower in the lovely courtyard is one of my favorite things about being at the shore and theirs doesn't disappoint. Highly recommend and I will definitely stay there again!


Charming Seaside Inn: 2nd visit

5 on September 01, 2017

This is the 2nd time I have stayed here. Mark & Joanne are fabulous hosts. You can feel the positive energy the minute you walk in the door. They make you feel instantly at home. The lovely smell of baking when you arrive also adds to the cozy atmosphere. Joanne is a brilliant cook & serves the most delicious breakfasts on the island, which are included with your stay. I stayed 3 nights & each day awoke to lovely aromas & a different delectable breakfast, ranging from French toast, , fresh fruits & juices, eggs & all kinds of wonderful baked treats. The inn, itself, is gorgeous. Mark & Joanne have lovingly & painstakingly restored it. There are all kinds of cozy nooks & crannies where you can relax, read, decompress... Linen, lace & florals accent the unique rooms which are all tastefully decorated in period pieces. There is a lovely garden area complete with bubbling bird fountain & abundant flowers....where you can sit & have a meal or coffee & enjoy the ocean breezes. Mark & Joanne have truly thought of everything for their guests' comfort: always available coffee, tea, lemonade, iced water, baked goods...beach chairs & ice packs to keep drinks cool, beach badges, bikes, books to read ...even sunscreen & bug spray!! You almost don't want to leave---but even if you feel that way after you check out, for a mere $10 you can extend your stay until the late afternoon which allows you to enjoy the rest of the day on the beach & biking, only to return to the inn where an invigorating shower, fresh towel & delicious afternoon snacks await you to refresh & rejuvenate you for your trip home. I must say that I found the Island Guest House quite by accident while searching for a place to stay in LBI at the last minute last year However, I am so glad that I did & I will definitely be back again & again! Thank you, Mark & Joanne!!!


Relaxing!

5 on August 28, 2017

Upon arrival at the Island Guest House, I was warmly greeted by the lovely innkeeper Joanne. Immediately I knew I had chosen the best place to vacation! Not only is the historic building beautiful, but well maintained. The staff are very attentive and friendly. That evening I slept soundly on the comfortable mattress in the "Sunrise" room. The next morning I awoke to a fresh and delicious breakfast where I had the pleasure of meeting Joanne's husband Mark, also the innkeeper and proprietors of this wonderful establishment.I could go on and on........bottom line, just book it, you will be glad you did!!! I am grateful for a memorable and amazing 3 days on LBI, at the Island Guest House! I honestly cannot imagine my stay being better. My expectations were exceeded.....I hope to return next year if not sooner! Thank you for a lovely vacation!!!! LM Stayed August 2017


Amazing Getaway

5 on August 26, 2017

We stayed at the Island Guest House with my family in the Hideaway Suite. It was beautiful, clean and very affordable. The owners and the staff are always available and so very kind. The delicious breakfast every morning made the stay even better. It was close to town and the beach. It was wonderful. We will never stay anywhere else. I highly recommend to stay at this lovely Bed and Breakfast.


GREAT B&B in Beach Haven, NJ

5 on August 23, 2017

This B&B is a great find. Joanne is a great hostess and is always available for any questions you may have. The food is FABULOUS with a buffet which includes casseroles, apple cinnamon oatmeal, muffins, fruit and much more. The staff is MORE than accommodating and it is very clean and comfortable. We will be returning next year....


Great location

5 on August 05, 2017

Everything from the room, breath fast and staff made our stay very enjoyable. The Island Guest House is centrally located and within walking distance to shops, restaurants, beach and attractions. We are looking forward to next year for another stay at the Island Guest House.


5 stars

5 on August 01, 2017

We had a great time! Staying in a clean and beautiful house made the stay even better. Breakfast was great and it was something different daily. The owners always made sure we had what we needed. We loved the bikes , beach chairs , and tags that came with the stay .


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Rooms & Rates

A1 Heritage Room

The Heritage Room. King bed or twins. Private Bath with shower. Tempurpedic cool mattress. Rich wicker headboard and table and chairs for checking email, sharing a glass of wine or taking breakfast to your room. Casually elegant. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $325

A2 Victoria's Room

Victoria 's Room. Private Bath, Queen Bed. Flat-screen TV. Stained-glass windows. Vintage inspired dresser with web-backed mirror and an ornate wrought iron bed and palate of soft lilac floral. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $299

A3 Rose Room

The Rose Room . Private Bath, Queen bed. Carved mahogany Victorian bedroom furniture, including a rose motif, and low 4-poster bed accentuated by stained-glass windows turn this room with private bath into a cozy retreat. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $299

A4 Wisteria Room

The Wisteria Room. Private Bath, Queen bed and pull out single. Refrigerator in room. His/her double shower. Private entrance and patio. An impressive hand-painted, Chinoiserie scrolled headboard adds impact to this eighteenth-century English-style bedroom. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. Third person $25 per night. Hypoallergenic dog $25 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $350

A5 Hemingway Suite

Spacious room on the first floor with king bed, 50 inch flat screen TV, of course A/C and WIFI. Large table so both of you can check your emails, or enjoy a glass of wine or breakfast in your room. Hammered copper and mosaic sink in room. Private full bath down the hall off the kitchen at night, other guests may use it during the day.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $250

B1 Michael's Room

B-1. Michael's Room. New high end pillow top queen bed, sink in room with a shared bathroom in the hall. Flat-screen TV. The sophisticated inlay veneer bed lends a distinguished ambiance which meshes nicely with the classic stained-glass windows. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. Add the adjoining room, B2 The Stained Glass Room, to this one to create our Stained Glass 2 room suite with a doorway between the two rooms and a private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $235

B2 The Stained Glass Room

Stain Glass Room. Queen Bed with private Bathroom. Refrigerator in the room. Stained-glass windows and lamps. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. Add the adjoining room, B1 Michael's Room, to this one to create our Stained Glass 2 room suite with a doorway between the two rooms and a private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $315

The Stained Glass Suite

The convenience of 2 connecting rooms which open to accommodate 4. This Suite consists of The Stained Glass Room with private bath attached to Michael's room with sink in room. Each room has a queen bed, Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. This price includes a discount when rented as a suite on some dates.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $550

B3 The Terrace Room

The Terrace Room. King or twin beds. Cable TV. Sink in Room with a shared bathroom in the hall. Picket fence headboard. Overlooks the garden. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $250

B4 The Madison Room

The Madison Room. King bed. Authentic handmade garden picket fence headboard, ThurmaPedic cool mattress. Private bath with double shower, 40" flat-screen cable TV. Refrigerator in the room. Vintage dresser and writing desk. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $325

B5 Brandon's Room

Brandon 's Room. Queen Bed. Sink in Room with a shared bathroom in the hall. Flat-screen cable TV. Welcoming refinement greets you in this Louise Phillippe 18th century-style sleigh bed. Tailored damask drapes and comforter in muted blues create a sophisticated feel. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. Add the adjoining room, B6 The Balcony Room, to this one to create our Balcony 2 room suite with a doorway between the two rooms and a private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $235

B6 Balcony Room

The Balcony Room. Queen Bed. Private bath. You can choose to connect this to Brandon 's room for a 2-bedroom suite that sleeps 4. This room has rope turned posts on the beautiful, classically carved four-poster mahogany bed and a serpentine dresser. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. The Balcony Room has a large private balcony with table and chairs for added sitting room or romance. Add the adjoining room, B5 Brandon's Room, to this one to create our Balcony 2 room suite with a doorway between the two rooms and a private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $350

The Balcony Suite

The convenience of 2 connecting rooms with a doorway when opened will accommodate 4. This Suite consists of The Balcony Room with a private bath attached to Brandon's room with a sink in room. Each room has a queen bed, Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. This price includes a discount when rented as a suite on some dates.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $585

B7 Sunflower Room

Sunflower Room. A favorite. King Bed (can be split into twins). TempurPedic cool mattress. Private bath with shower and imported mexican tile sink. Refrigerator in the room. Spacious private balcony with anarondack chairs and garden table and chair set which overlooks the garden. Rich wicker headboard and table/chairs to check emails, share a glass of wine or bring breakfast up to your room. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $260 - $355

B8 Christina's Room

Christina’s Room. Queen bed. Private Bath with his/hers double shower. Wireless Internet access. This charming lavender room contains a lovely antique oak bed. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $299

C1 The Lilac Room

The Lilac Room. Double bed, Cable TV, WiFi, Air Conditioning, Sink in room. Bird’s eye view of the garden in gorgeous tones in paint and comforter.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175 - $199

C2 The Sunset Room

The Sunset Room. Queen bed, cafe table and chairs. Sink in room with a shared bathroom in the hall. Cable TV, Wireless Internet and Air Conditioning. The feel of a sunset beach at an affordable rate.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $225

C3 The Sunrise Room

The Sunrise Room. Sunny yellow tones and a peek of the ocean from your window are in this bedroom with Queen bed, cable TV, and sink. Enjoy a tropical sunrise that fits your budget.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $225

C4 The Hideaway Suite

The Hideaway Suite. Nostalgic beach loft theme with a "Surf's Up!" vibe. Large suite with private bath containing beautiful new soaking tub with shower. Large table and chairs for eating or playing games. Half size fridge and microwave. Large sitting area with couches, cable TV, WIFI, central air. Sleeps 4. Queen and two twins that trundle and can be made into a king.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $399

Cottage

This classic island cottage has a beautiful hand-painted queen bed, 2 twin beds that trundle for extra space in the daytime, a gas fireplace, Air conditioner, wireless Internet access, Flat Screen Cable TV, its own screened porch with wicker set, a private bath with a bathtub, an eating area with half-size frig, microwave, coffee maker, table, and chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $449

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Location

Location Type

Beach Haven, Jersey Shore, LBI, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town

Airport

Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to property: From Garden State Parkway North or South Exit 63, Rt 72 East to the end. Make right onto Long Beach Blvd proceed 7 miles south make left onto Third Street (2nd traffic light past ferris wheel) The Island Guest House is halfway down the block on the left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Barnegat Lighthouse , Daily cruises and sailing to Atlantic City , Miniature golf , National Wildlife Refuge , Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , chairs and boogie boards, Bicycle built-for-two, Convenient outside shower and dressing rooms, Beach Badges

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Fine restaurants from informal to gourmet , Amusement park, arcades, water park and miniature , Daily cruises and sailing to Atlantic City , National Wildlife Refuge , Surflight Theater (summer stock offering new Broad, Barnegat Lighthouse , Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Upon discretion of innkeeper, Anytime in our cottage.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small dogs are allowed in our cottage only for $25 per night
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% within 5 days of reservation by check. Hold untill that time with credit card.
  • Cancellations: Deposits refunded, less $25/nite cancellation fee only if we are able to fill your entire reservation. Not responsible for inclement weather or early departure.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joanne & Mark Spulock

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Court Yard, Front screened porch of the B&B, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Cheese Blintzes w/ Strawberries and whipped cream


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