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I Love My LBI Home

Two wonderful homes in Ship Bottom: 1) Bay side home: One block to the Ocean with a View of the Bay. 2) Ocean Block home: Only 5 houses to the Beach
2 Great LBI Summer Homes
Bay Side:Pics & Amenities
Bay Side Calendar/Rates
Bay Side Home FAQs
Ocean Blk:Pics & Amenitie
Ocean Blk Calendar/Rates
Ocean Block Home FAQs
LBI Maps Weather and Info
Comparison Worksheet
Guest Comments Bay Side
Guest Comment Ocean Block

Drawing of our bungalow by the E. family, from Connecticut, in June 2008

We have made our bay side home available to guests since Summer 2005. To learn more about this home, please read their comments.
Outdoor light in front of house,
This is definitely a great location.
Plan on returning again!
LB (Returning in 2015)

Thank you so much for another wonderful trip! It truly is a home away from home and something we look forward to.  A perfect end to our summer.
A. Family (Returning Guests)
Brooklyn, NY

Everything was great! House is perfect and so nice and clean!
A, G. J, T
Danville, NJ

Add an extra shelf in the bedroom closets, Add hooks by one of the doors to hang jackets.
Things we loved: the crab pots, the beach chairs and cart, backyard area
M. Family
Fairfield County, CT

Beautiful Little Cottage!
P & K
Rockland County, NY

See you next year!
C. Family (Return Guests 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and now returning in 2015)
Highland, NY

Everything has been great! We love LBI and visiting the beach bungalow! Thank you for everything!
S. Family       (Return Guests 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and coming back in 2015!)           
Willow Grove, PA

We found it clean and home... Thanks for everything
K. Family
Palmyra, NJ

No suggestions! A wonderful time!
S. Family
Utica, NY

Thank you so much for another wonderful visit to your lovely home. It was something we looked forward to all
year and our stay here did not disappoint.  Maybe an outdoor sensor light at the front door for nights when people
get home a bit later. (Owner: Will look into adding a sensor.)
A. Family
Brooklyn, NY

Child locks on cabinets below bathroom and kitchen sinks (Owner has purchased)
Remove screw from door on outdoor shower (Owner has nailed down)
Replace front door screen, not child proof. (Owner: We need this for cross ventilation, especially since we have a view of the bay from this room)
Put screens in all windows so you can enjoy cool ocean breeze. (Owner: Due age of home and windows,
we have strategically placed screens to offer cross ventilation. Some windows are too old for constant
B. Family
Warren, NJ
We love the bungalow just the way it is!
See you next year!
C. Family (Return guests 2011, 2012, 2013 and expecting in 2014!)
Highland Mills, NY

We all found it very comfy and enjoyable.
C. Family
Levittown, PA

It was another wonderful visit to your beach house! We love the changes that you've made, even if it was because
of need due to Sandy. Thank you for your hospitality.
S. Family  (Return Guests 2011, 2012, 2013, and expecting in 2014!)
Willow Grove, PA

We had a great vacation! Went shopping at some great little shops.. Went to the beach and just listened to the ocean.
favorite place to be.  Great house to have a vacation!
F. Family
New Providence, NJ

Everything was great and very comfortable
D. Family
Abington, PA

Love this bungalow! Second time here - location is amazing.
Feels like home.
B. Family
Manahawkin, NJ

Lovely once again! (looks like they're coming back in 2013)
C. Family
Unity, ME

If possible, maybe add gates on both sides of the house so that the back is enclosed (a littler safer for kids.)
We could not have asked for a better vacation.
A. Family (Returning in 2013)
Brooklyn, NY
Owner's reply: Yes, adding gates to each side of this home is on our list of things to do. We will not be able to complete this until
after 2013.

The house  was cozy and clean. We found what we were looking for in LBI
M. Family
St. Constant, Quebec, Canada

Very enjoyable and comfortable visit.
Sparta, NJ

You have thought of everything!
C. Family (return visitors from 2011

We had a wonderful vacation in your beautiful home
S. Family (return guests, who are coming back in 2013)
Willow Grove, PA

Everything was wonderful! Your care for the house and your guests is evident!
B Family
Cranford, NJ

... and other info was very useful to us. It was also nice to read what other people had done while there and what they suggested to see and do. We've rented places in North Carolina and Virginia before and no one has had as much info on hand for us. It was great.
Jefferson, OH

Really loved your shore home. Have railings installed to give easier access to front door for elderly people.
C. Family
Mt Laurel, NJ

Thank you!
A. Family (return visitors)
Huntingdon, PA

Your home is lovely. Maybe a removable sprayer for the shower?
C. Family (return visitors)
Unity, ME
(From owner: on the list to be added)

We loved it!
B. Family (coming back in 2012)

Manahawkin, NJ
The only thing missing (but we brought with us) was a collapsible laundry basket and a folding step stool, for my son to reach the sink and me to reach high cabinets. Thanks for everything.
(From owner: items are now available)

Thanks for the great home!
L Family
Mt. Holly, NJ

Thanks so much for giving us time/space to reconnect as a family
M. Family

Traveling as a single dad, I thought this might be difficult but it wasn't.
The house was prepared w/ excellence and convenience in mind

& it really made our trip easy, relaxing, comfortable and convenient.
I only hope to be able to rent here again next year!!
S. Family
Bergenfield, NJ

Close off fenced in area so little guys can't escape; a hammock in the backyard would be a nice addition.
Otherwise, this house is great for a small family.
We are only leaving to come back again!!!
R. Family
Berkeley Heights, NJ and Bagalore, India
(from owner: hammock is available upon request)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The only addition we made was a new dish drainer for the counter since we didn't run the dishwasher. Thank you for making your lovely home available.
C. Family (Coming back in 2012)
Highland Mills, NY

The house was wonderful and full equipped with what we needed. My 3 year old loved all the movies and games
D & M Families
South Plainfield, NJ & Jupiter, FL

More lounge chairs, otherwise this home has everything we needed.
M. Family (coming back in 2012)
East Norriton, PA

We really loved our visit - you have thought of everything.
H. Family
Hilltown, PA

It's perfect in every way. Thank you for making this home available.
E. Family
Eureka. Nevada

Thank you!
B. Family
Telford, PA

Everything was perfect from start to finish!! Easiest vacation ever!
K. Family
Columbus, NE  & Peekskill, NY
House was wonderful! It was like home away from home!
F. Family
Easton, PA

Non, tout a ete parfait!
Mr G.
Montreal, CA

We love it here! House and the location are perfect - it's like coming back home.
And there's nothing better than an outdoor shower!!
Wish our week lasted longer!!!
H. Family,
Brooklyn, NY (Return visitors from 2007)

More screens in windows. Hammock in the back yard.  What a lovely little home!
Comfy, cozy and perfect. The Troys have thought of everything!
Thank you!
M. Family (Have already reserved the weeks for Summer 2011)
Moorestown, NJ

We had a great time!
Thank you!
L Family

Great place! Close to everything. Well stocked..
Movies great for a rainy afternoon. We traveled light ... everything we needed was here!
Thank you!
G Family
Shickshinny Lake, PA

Put down pavers along side of house... All in all a great visit. You have a very sweet house and you have put much thought into making your guests very comfortable.
Thank you!
D Family
Medford, NJ

Owner's Reply: We would love to put pavers along side of home - especially now that we provide a beach buggy for our guests to use, they will find it easier to maneuver. Unfortunately, it may be a while before we can afford this type of enhancement.

How about a reading lamp in the bedroom...
We hope to be here next year, maybe for 2 weeks!
Thank you.
B. Family
Clifton, NJ

Owner's Reply: added a new reading light to bedroom.

A sweet cozy home!
M. Family (Have already reserved their weeks for Summer 2011)

When asked for their suggestions or comments, they replied:
More toilet paper?  Just kidding!
Everything was perfect... If we're ever back at LBI,
we'll definitely be back!
Beechhurst, NY

It was perfect for our family needs!
T. Family
Port Ewen, NY

It was fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

C. Family (Have already reserved their week for Summer 2011)
Unity, Maine

It's beautiful & so clean in here!!
Thank you so much. Screens is all I can think for the windows for the incredible view you have from your beautiful home!! ...
You offer way more than most others on this island (I did my research!!)
God-willing, I'll be back!!

Collingswood, NJ

If there will be a toddle coming, recommend they bring a pressure gate fore the doorway into the mud room ... We had a great time, Thanks!
P. Family
South Hadley, MA
Owner's Reply: Good idea - we now provide a baby gate. Plus we have bed rails available for our young guests.

This house is always very comfortable!
         B&K,  return visitors from
Philadelphia, PA

It was great!
Binghamton, NY

lovely house.  Enjoyed just as much the second time around.
        A. Family, return visitors from
New Hope, PA

Great comfy little home. Suggested: more screens in the windows, light in front
of the house.
       H. Family
Cedar Grove & Nutley, NJ

Owner's Reply: We will add more screens. Unfortunately due to existing wiring,
we are unable to add a light to the front. However, we will add more solar lights
to better illuminate the front.

This place is simple, lovely and completely functional. Every need accommodated.
        S. Family, return visitors from
Brooklyn, NY

Very nice house, decorations, and furniture.  Very unique.  Great movies.
      M. Family
Kutztown, PA

Had a wonderful time - thanks!
       G. Family
West Newbury, MA

Thanks for everything. We had a great time.
       M. Family
Upper Black Eddy, PA

Everything was very comfortable.
      M. Family
West Chester, PA

Suggested: screen back door.
Other than that the house was very cozy,  We had a great time. Thank you for opening
up your house to us.
Staten Island, NY

Owner's Reply: We will be adding a storm door, with screens, during the off season
to be ready for our 2010 season.

What a wonderful house in a great location!
Hope to vacation here again.
          E. Family
Oaklyn NJ

The house was wonderful! It was clean and pretty!  We would suggest more hooks
for towels - perhaps just outside the back door for beach towels.  We also think
the beautiful backyard could be better enjoyed if the large tree were trimmed to allow
more sun.
          M. Family
Lancaster, PA

Owner's Reply: During the November '09 we trimmed branches. We plan on removing
many more as we have more decorative plans for our backyard, to be ready for 2010.

This is a very "homey" place... comfortable and relaxing.
         C. Family
Macungie, PA

suggested: screens for windows, storm door for back....
other than these small thing, the place was great and very charming
        S. Family, returning visitors
Morrisville, PA 

House very clean & cheery!
Loved being so close to the beach.
We added Flicka to your DVD library (excellent movie)
      A Family
Huntingdon, PA

The house was great, comfortable & clean.
The outside hot shower was wonderful for taking off wetsuits.
Thank you for a fantastic week!
      D & P Family
Highland Park, NJ

We thought it was great...very comfortable!
We hope to be back next year.
      S Family
Philadelphia, PA

The house is perfect. The Central AC is terrific. The beds are comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality.
We hope to visit again next year.
Warm regards.
      A Family
Valley Stream, NY

We have been to LBI many times and we have stayed in fancier homes but we enjoyed this home more than any other. So clean, simple and yet in such good taste. Absolutely everything we needed was provided for us.
Thank you so much for the wonderful time
We were charmed!
We would love to come back!
      S Family
Brooklyn, NY

Great lil' cottage - very comfortable.
Hope to be back soon!!
      N Family
Rutherford, NJ

Everything was great!
Very cozy and clean.
      P Family
Oradell, NJ

*Overall this place is great! (comfort & location)
Suggestions: Back Storm Door
Window Screens
Halogen dimmer
Bigger Pasta Strainer

We are looking forward to returning next year!
      D Family

OWNERS REPLY: Thanks for returning again this year. When the door starts to show its wear and tear, we definitely plan on replacing the back door with a storm door. We've added screens and a bigger pasta strainer.

Back storm w/ closer.
Thank you very much.
We love this house!
      S Family
Harrison, NY

The house is very clean & comfortable. We appreciated you opening it up to us.
      P Family
Buffalo, NY

A couple of games

OWNERS REPLY: Added, and will continue looking for more.
This was one of my favorite guest book comments to date as this family wrote a poem, see below, and drew about picture about their stay at our place on LBI.
      E Family
Bristol, CT

Everything was grand! Thank you.
Cleveland, OH

I have no suggestions. This was more than I expected, half the stuff we brought along we didn't need. So nicely maintained & decorated. Would definitely like to come back again.
Huntingdon, PA

OWNERS REPLY: Much thought was given to make this home as accommodating as possible. We want everyone's vacation to be as comfortable as possible - why pack so many unnecessary items, when we can provide them.
Please come back!

Lovely accommodations. Spotless, clean. Construction workers gave us very early wake up calls!
Wilkes Barre, PA

OWNERS REPLY: Sorry about the construction next door; I have contacted the Township about the noise, but, because it is such a desirable location, construction is inevitable and unavoidable on LBI. Luckily, they will be finished by Fall 2008.

The C. Family wrote:
"It was all wonderful! Thank you very much!"
C. Family
Eagle, CO

Owner's reply: You are very welcome! Thanks for taking such good care of our home.

The K. Family wrote:
"-Really in need of a vacuum cleaner - even an electric upright broom would be much better than a dustbuster.
-A reading light in dbl bed bedroom - it could attach to the wall at bed & plug inside the closet.

Your home is beautiful and the perfect size for two people. We will keep it in mind for '08."
K. Family
Bethlehem, PA

Owner's reply - New vacuum cleaner is on our list. We have 2 reading lights ready to be installed. We hope you'll come back again to celebrate your 28th wedding anniversary next September!
The A. Family wrote:
"We have had a wonderful week here. We love this house. It is fresh, clean and updated. It has a bright and cheerful feel. A few suggestions:
1)please have a better vacuum cleaner!! I am a neat freak (which is what drew us to this house in the first place) and I had a hard time - feeling like the dust buster and broom were not doing the job.
2)screens for the windows (at least a few)We love the ocean breezes here.
3)internet connection - for those of us who can't leave every bit of work at home.
Overall - AWESOME house. You'll see us again next year."
A. Family
Doylestown, PA

Owner's reply - oh yes, that vacuum cleaner drives me crazy too - have been meaning to replace it, will do. We added some screens this year and will add some more. Definitely adding internet access before the upcoming season.

The H. Family wrote:
"Great House, great location. Bigger cooking pot. We had a wonderful time. Loved the house!"
      H Family

Owner's reply - cooking pot has been added.

The B. Family wrote:
B Family
Washington Township, NJ
"Thanks for letting us use your home. Everything was great.
One suggestion - Internet connection."

Owner's Reply - Will have internet access ready.
The C. Family wrote:
"We loved your home. We suggest that you get darker blinds/shades for the windows as the sun was very bright early in the morning...Overall it was very comfortable and clean. Thank you."
C Family
Nanuet, NY

Owner's reply: My mom is a wonderful seamstress and made all the chair covers, cushions and window treatments that you see in this home. I'm going to have her make some type of adjustable shade for the bedrooms to limit the morning light.

The D Family wrote: "This place is great!
-Beautiful & Modern inside...
-Cozy on the outside
-Very conveniently located

Some suggestions:
-Internet Connection?
-Larger cooking pot
-Let guests know to bring good cooking knife
-Need front outside light
-Back storm door would be nice

Thank You Very Much!!!"
D. Family
Cinnaminson, NJ

Owner's reply:
First of all, thanks for your wonderful compliments!
Re: your suggestions: We will definitely be adding internet access for 2008, a very large cooking pot as been added and another cooking knife. Will be difficult to add front door lighting as the electrical wiring is not available, but we're working on it.

D&K wrote "Trim tree hanging over picnic table. Screens in window. We love this house!!! This is our second time back and plan on continuing to come here"

Owner: Screens and tree trimming are on the list.
      A returning couple

This family liked our place so much that they returned for the entire 2006 season. They wrote:
"The weather was often cool enough to open the windows- Are there any screens for the windows?
We love this house! We'll be back again next year!"

Owner: Additional screens to be installed for summer 2007.

Our extended family wrote: No suggestions. This house is great. Thanks for letting us crash here and celebrate Mom's special day!
      T,E, Grannie

CD write: The house was well decorated, clean and neat. Loved the central air.  Suggestions: A hose on the faucet outside
We had a great time! The weather was fantastic

Owner's comments: Hose was installed.

The M Family: The house was beautiful and so clean. We really appreciate all the little extras. Suggestions: large pot to cook crabs. Two sets of keys would be helpful.
M Family

From the Owner:
Both requests have been added.

The S. Family wrote: The house was cheery, neat, clean and easy to stay in. Convenient to store, crabbing dock, beach. House could use more wine glasses and microwaveable containers. Channels on TV, ESPN, Fox News, etc needed. We really had fun! Thanks for letting us stay.
S Family

From Owner:
Added wine glasses, storage containers and we upgraded our cable system in 2006.

      08/05/05     N/A    
A Family writes: Very nice - Clean
Very Cheery place! Thank you!
      A Family

From HS: This place is beautiful & very well kept. Only 3 minor quibbles: 1) a brush for the grill (to help with cleaning of it) 2) the TV in the main room only gets a couple of channels 3)the level of gravel in front of house is too deep to park

From owner:
Since we are new at this - we really appreciate our guests comments and suggestions. We want this home to be comfortable for everyone. These items have been taken care of.

OS writes: It's lovely here, thank you!
(We'll definitely be back!)
Portland, OR