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The Island Guest House....a Long Beach Island bed and breakfast...a new experience at the shore!

The Island Guest House is a lovingly restored, award-winning, turn-of-the-century, ocean-side Inn and located in the historic heart of Beach Haven, NJ on LBI. Our B&B is steps away from the beach and within walking distance of all the area attractions in the premiere resort town of Beach Haven, New Jersey. It has been voted "Best Bed and Breakfast" by the readers of the Times Beacon Newspaper.  It is a great alternative to a hotel.

Trip Advisor "Award of Excellence". 

Modern amenities blend seamlessly with Old World charm, and the innkeepers, Mark and Joanne, pledge to consistently offer a superior level of hospitality and warmth aimed at providing and insuring the best possible Long Beach Island Bed and Breakfast vacation lodging experience for you. From that first or second honeymoon to a family vacation, large group gathering, or romantic getaway, there is a wonderful experience for those who appreciate a charming Inn by the sea"!  The Island Guest House is a perfect Bed and Breakfast experience. giving the feeling of a charming Country Inn or Boutique Hotel at the beach. I like to say it is "your beach house with a staff"!

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!  Oceanside on a quiet street with direct access to the beach in the heart of Beach Haven.  Walk to shops and restaurants, mini golf, amusement park, water park, ice cream parlors, fishing, jet skiing, boating or parasailing on the bay, lots of nightlife, museums, concerts in the park, and beautiful historic homes.

 Our credentials: over twenty years of Innkeeping experience at this Island Inn, many repeat guests, affiliation with both local and national Innkeepers associations, members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, and a stop on the Beach Haven Bed and Breakfast tour.  Joanne has earned a degree in Historic Preservation from Rutgers University - 2007, and has been a founding member of the Beach Haven Historic Preservation Commission for 8 years. 

As a guest, you can choose from fifteen guest rooms with amenities galore! Plan a romantic getaway, or bring family or friends and be comfortable in our 2-bedroom suites, cottage, or entire third floor suite for up to 10. The decor is an lovely mix of Victorian, Cottage and European Old World style with a little bit of Island feel. This mix creates a mood of relaxed sophistication and truly classic ambiance.  

Our cottage, with gas fireplace, and private screen porch, sits at the back of the courtyard overlooking the garden, and welcomes inn-timate couples, families, and pets.

The garden courtyard is a perfect venue to hold your wedding or family reunion, or to just sip champagne with your special someone at one of our 9 umbrella tables under the evening bistro lights and ocean breezes. Underfoot, lighted patio bricks vie with the twinkling stars. Gather or relax on our front porch full of wicker furniture. Use your laptop with our complimentary WIFI. Also complimentary are beach badges, bicycles and beach chairs.  Our pool is the Atlantic Ocean, just 9 houses down the street, and the water park is a short walk the other direction.

Want a new experience? Memories are made here, from fabulous service to special moments under the stars.  Taste homemade breakfast menus, which may include Mark and Joanne's signature cheese blintzes with strawberries and whipped cream, bubbly breakfast casseroles, stuffed french toast and maple sausage, eggs Benedict or steaming homemade waffles topped with the freshest blueberries, bananas or chocolate chips.  We bake cakes and sweet breads from family recipies enjoyed and asked for by almost twenty years of returning and new guests. Feel powdery white sand between your toes and sunny beaches followed by a cool afternoon iced tea garnished with fresh mint from our garden and desserts made right in our kitchen, maybe while you perch at the inviting island, and chat with the Innkeepers.  Smell the coffee early in the morning, or enjoy a cup throughout the day at in the Cafe kitchen. In the evening, stroll down to dine at one of the many award-winning restaurants, or enjoy mini golf and a soft ice cream cone. See a movie or the big game right here at the Inn in our Sea Glass Room on the huge flat screen tv.  Popcorn, anyone? Walk to the arcade, amusement park, or mini golf, you don't need a car for anything!   Hear the gentle rythem  of the surf mingling with the tinkling of the wind chime in that quiet time that is far far away from stress and drama.  Let all of our special touches here at the Island Guest House and all that this Long Beach Island Bed & Breakfast in Beach Haven can offer bring fond memories that are uniquely yours!


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2019 Specials

June through July 11 (Not including 7/1 - 7/7) & Sept 3rd through Oct 20

$50 Off 2nd Night
1/2 Off 3rd Night
4th Night Free

July 12 to July 31
1/2 Off 4th Night
7th Night Free

August 1 to August 29
$100 Off 5th Night


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Check our reviews out on Google, and TripAdvisor.  We have won the Trip Adviser award for excellence!

 Thank you guests for your many wonderful reviews! 

"Thank you for a lovely stay, you made us feel so welcome.  Absolutely charming! What a perfect way to celebrate my sister's birthday! Thank you so much!..P.S. Your cooking and baking is delicious!"..Aileen Dunn and Diana.

"Lovely Stay! Wonderful host! Great breakfast! Thank you so much!"..the DeVizias, Woodbridge, NJ.

"We had a great  time here! Thank you so much for everything! ..Juliette and the Mattera-Viero family.

"Thank you so much for a wonderful visit!"  Ed Kahn and Naomi McElynn .  "Had a great time! The food was super.

The weather, the best."  "Lovely, comfortable Inn. We'll be back." ..Cam and Jill   

"Lovely! Thank you! Wish we could have stayed longer!".. Nate and Stephanie Whitman

Thank you for an amazing time. We really appreciated the warm hospitality! My daughter and I had such a wonderful time and we so much enjoyed the food." ..Janet and Nicole Poccia 

"I had a wonderful and relaxing time. I needed to get away andthis was the perfect place."..Lynette Dowdens

  You can book the entire Inn weekly or for the weekend for your reunion or event.

   Most of the Inn is pet free, however dogs are welcome in our cottage and hypoallergenic dogs are allowed in certain rooms with advance registration, and in select rooms (call the innkeeper) dogs may not be left alone to bark as it would disturb other guests. THERE ARE PLENTY OF PET FREE ROOMS AND AREAS FOR THOSE WITH ALLERGIES.