The Bentley Inn, Bay Head

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

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

A Family B&B

3.0 on April 23, 2018

We were the only occupants for our one night stay but I’m sure this is a popular destination during the height of summer. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, this isn’t it. I would imagine by the setting its focus is on family travel . Meeting Glenn was the best part of our visit! Breakfast was excellent and so was the conversation.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us but I'm sorry it didn't meet your standards for romantic. Many people return here for their anniversary and quiet frankly this is the first time I've heard that it wasn't romantic. Our focus is on couples... only about 20% of our guests are families. I am quite pleased that you enjoyed breakfast and I wish you a very romantic experience on you next getaway

- Glenn (innkeeper)


Cozy getaway

5 on March 22, 2018

I've stayed here 5 times for a weekend getaway with my boyfriend. Glenn, the inn keeper is always happy to see us. The inn is a beautiful, quiet and peaceful place to recharge our batteries. Rooms are gorgeous, clean and comfortable. Breakfast is delicious and of course being close to the beach is heaven on earth. We will continue to stay here a few weekends a year and consider The Bentley Inn our home away from home! -Nancy


Bentley

2.8 on December 07, 2017

Clean. Quaint. Older but has charm. The wrap around porch is so relaxing


Relaxing and pleasant b&b

3.2 on October 02, 2017

Breakfast was very tasty. The rooms were simply decorated . There's a frig to keep personal food and drinks cold in the common area. Glenn gladly added a bed to our room at last minute to accommodate a third guest . We plan to go back. Very pretty and nestled between the bay and ocean . The second floor wrap around porch is so relaxing. Sue. Sharon and Ronnie


Nice stay by the shore

4.6 on August 12, 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights- overall, had an excellent experience. In a quiet very upscale neighborhood. Close to nice beach with lifeguards- beach pass provided. Good breakfast (had some hot items not usually found at a B&B). We had a private bath, some rooms do not. Rooms small, but comfortable. All rooms on second or third floor- no elevator!) . Innkeeper was very hospitalble and informative about places to eat and visit. Plenty of off-street parking. Only two minor suggestions- no night light in bathroom so bring your own and if you want fruit for breakfast, shop for a few bananas!


Nice stay

4.4 on July 19, 2017

Everything was nice. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because the bed was too hard and there was no fresh fruit available at breakfast. In addition, I spoke to Glenn about handicapped issues prior to making any reservations. Everything about the B&B was fine, however, he failed to mention that in order to get on to the beach at the location closest to the B&B my disabled, but mobile wife would have had to climb and descend about 15 steps to get on the beach. We had to get in the car & drive 4 blocks over where there was a ramp.


Weekend with Friends

4.6 on July 17, 2017

We came upon the Bentley after a bad experience elsewhere.....and we are so glad we did. It's such a quaint, comfortable, welcoming B&B. The beach is a block away. Glenn supplies chairs and towels if needed. The outdoor showers were fun. Parking is available. We loved the living room areas....and the dining room....it was so comfy we forgot we weren't home. Thanks for a wonderful stay and for saving our weekend.


Wonderful stay at the Bentley Inn in Bayhead, NJ

5 on July 13, 2017

My husband and I spent an overnight at the Bentley Inn. The proximity to the beach was wonderful and the beach passes allowed us to go on the beach. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn!


Sister's Getaway - We chose well!

4.0 on May 26, 2017

Our stay was just perfect. The room (and bathroom) was spotless, the breakfast was tasty, the location was excellent and the inn was cozy and comfortable. I loved the porch right off the room. Glenn made our stay easy and was so willing to make our few days "down the shore" perfect. My sister had never been to a B&B and she is ready to try it again.


Quiet and quaint

4.6 on February 26, 2017

Very friendly in keeper and also great chef!


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Rooms & Rates

1 Lorraine Ruth

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

$129 - $220

2 Rand Alan

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

3 Jessica Alexis

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

4 Nikole Elizabeth

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 2 Twin

5 Lisa Anne

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

6 Jeffrey Dennis

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

7 Jeffrey Robert

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

8 Cory Joseph

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

10 Amy Elizabeth

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

11 Riley Ann

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. Our best views are from the Riley Ann. 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

12 Carlene Lillian

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

14 Michael Cornelius

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

15 Jacob Tyler

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

16 Kerrin Elizabeth

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. Bay breezes 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, located on the southwest corner of the house.

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

17 Jennie K. Strauss

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

18 Lillian Carolyn

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

19 Ruth Elizabeth

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

20 Anna Mae

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. "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
  • Beds 1 Queen

21 Robert Charles

BREAKFAST INCLUDED. 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
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

19th Century Town, Oceanfront, Oceanview, 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

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Beach access, Beach Towelsivate off street parking, Metal Detectors for treasure hunting, Wrap Around Covered Porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, 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:: 15:00 - 19:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited must accompanied by an adult 21 years or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

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

Cooked-to-order

  • Time Served: 8:30am - 10am, coffee at 6am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free


Signature Dish

Caramelized French Toast
Brown sugar, vanilla and eggs carmelized to perfection make this a delightful sweet treat.


Recipes

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