The Bentley Inn, Bay Head

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

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

Fantastic place

5 on August 27, 2018

Excellent staff, service and location! I will definitely stay there again


Wonderful Bed and breakfast!

5 on August 17, 2018

Beautiful bed and breakfast located in a wonderful Victorian home. Perfect location one block from the beach. Immaculate room, full breakfast and friendly and accommodating staff. I will definitely be back!


Steps from the beach

3.0 on August 13, 2018

Great location and the wrap around porch is super for cocktail hour. Would have expected chairs and umbrellas provided, however.


Always outstanding

5 on August 08, 2018

Outstanding service and always a clean tidy room. Don not hesitate to same here.A+


Great Time

3.4 on August 01, 2018

We had a great time! Lovely well-cared for B/B and with great attention to detail. I do think it's time for a few updates, even if just new bedding and a few more modern amenities in the rooms. But for the location and the price, I would definitely come back and recommend to a friend.


The very best of almost everything

4.8 on July 07, 2018

Great location and full of charm. This B and B really hit the mark for us. Very interesting decor mostly focussed on tea pots. Staff go out of their way and were super friendly. Only two minor nits; first the bed was a lot firmer than I prefer but I really like a soft mattress. The inside shower in the second floor had poor water pressure. I have come to expect poor water pressure at the shore so this is an issue pretty much everywhere you stay. Breakfast had a few varied choices and what we ordered was excellent. And great coffee and there is water and other things available all day. I highly recommend and I would stay here again.


Clean, friendly Inn

4.4 on July 05, 2018

Three night stay for a family party nearby and the room was clean and the bed comfortable. Will probably be back next year.


Perfect!

5 on July 03, 2018

Great place to stay and just walk across the street to the beach! Breakfast is delicious and the room is clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful! The outside showers are great to use after we check out. Glenn and his staff are great host!! Can't wait to stay there again!


great get away weekend at the shore !

4.8 on June 29, 2018

decided last minute to get away for a couple days at the shore. A quick search and early morning phone call and everything was set to be there later that night. After hours check details were emailed in minutes and everything went perfectly!! great personal service and the breakfast was fantastic ! very relaxing .. just what we needed ! thank you Bentley Inn


Wonderful stay at the Bentley Inn

4.2 on June 18, 2018

Breakfast was excellent, along with the service and friendly staff!! Our reservation was late and we got a very small room with a shared bath. We would definitely stay here again but would request a larger room with private bath. Proximity to the beach was a few steps away and perfect. Great place to stay!!


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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

Conference

Off season the dining room, living room or solarium may be used for the conferenced room. 60" flat screen tv in living room accepts computer input for presentations

  • Maximum Capacity: 46

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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

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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

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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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