The Lillagaard Bed and Breakfast

5 Abbott Avenue , Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Lillagaard! This historic inn, recently purchased and renovated by innkeepers Dick and Jane Wehr, features 22 enchanting guest rooms, each named for its unique theme. Hand-painted murals by local artist Barbara Climer add a spectacular finishing touch to each room, many of which have private baths and an ocean view. For your comfort, every room has a ceiling fan and is air conditioned. Our Victorian Tea Room is open for scones, tea and lunch. Less than a block away, the boardwalk and beach await. After a day's sunbathing, you can explore everything that the historic community of Ocean Grove has to offer, from concerts and religious services at the Auditorium, to relaxed shopping on the quaint Main Avenue and dining at a variety of restaurants . There are even tours of the community by old-fashioned trolley! NOTE: The room in the picture you see might be taken. However, your room will be in a similar style..



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Almost a great experience

4.4 on August 17, 2016

It was 100 degrees the day we arrived. And so was our room. The A/C was not on. It took 6 hours for the A/C to cool the room. Once cool, everything was fine. They do not keep A/C on when you are not in room, and ask you to turn off A/C when you leave the room. We were on the 3rd floor. Once the room was cool, all was well.

Porch With A View!

3.6 on August 09, 2016

The location was wonderful and the ocean view from two porches was so lovely. The breakfasts had a wonderful number of choices. Most importantly, the two young women who managed it all were delightful.


5 on July 16, 2016

Excellent experience! Room was lovely, Dick and Jane were very pleasant, service was great. Breakfast was delicious and much enjoyed on the beautiful deck. Only complaint is that pillows were not very comfortable. Other than that, everything was perfect. Will definitely be back!

Great location, beautiful rooms, lots of charm

4.0 on April 18, 2016

This B & B is warm, nostalgic, only 1/2 block from the beach, and has a great staff. I highly recommend it.

What a great find

5 on February 23, 2016

We were so happy to find the lillagaard equal to all the wonderful reviews. Terrific breakfast. Thanks for the detail. Wonderful hosts and staff

Nov 21st, 2015

4.8 on November 26, 2015

We had a very pleasant experience. Dick and Jane were also very pleasant. We had a room with an ocean view and were able to watch the sunrise in the morning. The house was full of interesting memorabilia they've collected over the years. This provides a unique and homey feel with tons of character. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience and would absolutely come back. I definitely recommend this place!

Nov 21st, 2015

4.8 on November 26, 2015

It was a very pleasant experience. We stayed in a room with an ocean view so we could watch the sunrise. Dick & Jane were very pleasant too. The house is full of interesting memorabilia they've collected over the years which gives a unique homey feel with lots of character. My girlfriend and I both loved it and I'm sure we'll be back again. I definitely recommend it!

Thank you Dick and Jane!

4.6 on October 31, 2015

I had a wonderful experience at the Lillagaard. Dick and Jane went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and the breakfast was amazing!! A definite home away from home in an adorable town.

Loved our stay at The Lillagaard!

3.8 on September 13, 2015

The owners were very interesting and fun to talk with. The staff goes above and beyond and are great cooks! Location is the best, we will return next year!

Charming B&B

4.0 on July 07, 2015

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the décor exquisite. Our entire experience was great. We will come again.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen DeLuxe Room

Beautiful queen size room, sitting area, fireplace, private bath, A/C, hand painted furniture and closets , full breakfast included ocean view

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $205

Queen Size Room

Queen size bed, private bath , ocean view, A/C , full breakfast included

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $190

One Twin Bed Room

Single bed, private bath , A/C, full breakfast included

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $155

Two Twin Beds

2 twin beds, private bath , A/C, hand painted furniture, ocean view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $185

Double Bed Room

Full size bed, private bath , A/C, hand painted furniture

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $170

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Location Type

Oceanview, Small town


Newark, NJ (EWR) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From North Jersey: take the Garden State Parkway south to exit 100B and follow Route 33 East to Ocean Grove. From South Jersey: take the NJ Turnpike north to exit 7A and follow Route 195 east to Route 35 in Belmar. Take RT. 35 around Shark River and across the inlet. Travel North, parallel to the RR tracks for 2 miles to Corlies Avenue. Turn right across the tracks and into Ocean Grove. From the West: take Route 18 south to Route 33 east exit in Neptune. Follow Route 33 east to the end (Ocean Grove). Take RT. 195 east from the Trenton area to RT. 35 in Belmar. Follow directions from South Jersey. Trains: on the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line stop at the Asbury Park-Ocean Grove Station. Buses: from NY, North Jersey, and Philadelphia commute directly to Ocean Grove.

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, MONMOUTH RACEWAY, ATLANTIC CITY, DEEP SEA FISHING, PNC ART CENTER, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , wireless internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Horseshoes, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Guests must leave a contact phone number
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks prior to reservation for 50% deposit refund. minus a $25.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2 weeks are subject to re-rental before full price of room is refunded. A $25.00 accounting fee is added to any cancellation.



Dick & Jane Wehr

Languages spoken

Russian, English, Yugoslavian language

About the innkeepers

Your hosts Dick and Jane Wehr are eager to help you plan your romantic vacation at the Lillagaard.Cooking, garage sales, auctions and just relaxing. For more information or to schedule your stay, please call 1-732-988-1216 Fax 1-732-988-8381 or E-mail us at lillagaard@aol

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  • Time Served: 8:30 -10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

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