With the very recent passing of my 7 year old Labrador retriever Jake, from brain cancer, the solitude and loveliness of this home and location was the perfect retreat. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking to get away from the city noise and congestion. A constant breeze from the bay, only steps away, helped to dissolve the stress and promoted peaceful relaxation.
The house was very clean and neatly organized, with every amenity. And there was so much room! We enjoyed two complete living spaces; one upstairs and one downstairs, both equipped with cable TV. Each had a spectacular view of the water. No matter where we sat, the impressive views of the Bay engulfed us, especially on the 2nd floor and roof top terraces.
The kitchen was fully equipped with all of the necessities and more. In fact, we enjoyed using the kitchen and stove so much we cooked and dined in every night, sitting on the back deck overlooking the Bay. Having a dishwasher was a real treat as well as having use of the washer and dryer as well, keeping our beach towels and bathing suites clean and ready for another day of adventure. The upstairs also had a small kitchen with sink and studio refrigerator, which made if very convenient to grab a cold beverage when watching television or just relaxing on the deck.
A short walk to and from the beach each day allowed us to truly enjoy the ocean. There is a surf sports shop on the way at LBI Blvd., which hosts cold beverages and sunscreen. It was very convenient and the owners were polite and friendly. The ACME is also only a few blocks away. One of my favorite parts of each day after swimming in the ocean and relaxing on the beach was showering in the outdoor shower just off the back of the house. We used the built-in extended hose to wash down the sand from the beach chairs and then showered in a private cedar shower stall, which was invigorating. The next morning I awoke feeling refreshed and renewed, listening to the waves on the Bay and feeling the cooling breeze washed away all of my anxiety as I drifted off to sleep in this place of paradise.
Overall I want to express that this is one of the best vacations I have had in many years and rivals Fire Island, Jones Beach in NYC and the beaches in Massachusetts on the Cape. This splendid house has everything that anyone would desire in a beach home.
Thanks so much for the wonderful memories. We will treasure them for a lifetime.