Beach Haven Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Spacious Open Plan Victorian - 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Coastal Living meets Cote Ouest: Located in Beach Haven’s lovely Historic District, a block to the beach and a quick stroll to all restaurants and shops, Beach Haven Belle is the ultimate beach house and is custom furnished by a local designer. Completed in July 2012 and rented on a weekly basis for the first time, this finest quality renovation/build combination is tastefully executed in keeping with the period of its neighboring Victorian Grande Dames.
Untouched by Hurricane Sandy, the house resides in the most elevated and protected part of Beach Haven. The unique seashore treasure marries traditional and contemporary in a warm open plan that accommodates an extended family sharing in five spacious bedrooms and two distinct and spacious living spaces that flow seamlessly to the outdoor garden “room” behind the house. Three full baths, an open-plan kitchen, laundry room, outdoor bathhouse, and a detached garage complete this old-style beach house custom built for the most discerning of contemporary beachcombers.
Reclaimed wood plank walls, aged zinc counters, 100-year-old barn wood scraped red oak floors, an Aga gas range, retro light fixtures, and a sailboat and lighthouse bunk bed for kids combine to make this truly a one of a kind designer-built gem.
It has a full front porch, all new baths, custom cabinetry made from reclaimed wood and all new appointments hand-picked by the designer. Vintage restored original furniture pieces were collected from antique dealers in Hudson, New York and up and down the East Coast.
In the kitchen, plank walls stained and painted to simulate driftwood, period-style moldings, interior restored windows with original mullions came from a Virginia Farmhouse and traditional mullion, Dade-County-rated storm windows and glass doors are throughout the rest of the house, custom wooden cabinetry and a nautical staircase with semi-open risers were made by local artisans. The best of old and new typifies this stormproof beauty that is the perfect beach home for a large family or for those hoping to make memories with visiting extended family or friends.
Detached traditional cedar shake garage / Eiklor Flame Gas Fireplace / Cedar shake & Hardie Plank Siding / Wood plank and sea grass walls / custom cabinetry & TV cabinet built-in (s) / claw foot tubs and pedestal sinks /Oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. / High-end vintage lighting/ Automatic watering and lighting / antiques / Aga, Samsung and Bosch Appliances / laundry room / Storage and closet space
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
About Caroline Lechaux by email
Caroline Aliette Lechaux, Outindesign,
Creative Director of Design and Principal
After 20 years in France as a marketing-communications executive and part-time designer, Alexandria-native, Caroline Lechaux, returned to the United States where she founded oUtiNdesign, LLC, a residential design and renovation firm. She creates value through residential creations designing, renovating and decorating.
Her renovation and design projects are scattered up and down the East Coast from Maine to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and across the Atlantic to France where most of her work has been in Provence and Paris. Throughout her years in business in France and the United States, Caroline worked at blue-chip companies such as Conde-Nast, Disney, Remy-Cointreau, and Coty, her hobby was renovation. While in France, she restored, renovated, designed, and decorated eight properties. Since returning, she has done four in the United States - three major projects in Maine, Virginia and New Jersey, a seaside Victorian, a farmhouse and a beach house, as well as decorating a Gramercy Hill apartment in New York City. Caroline’s expertise and talent include analysis of the essence of a property, appropriate planning, designing, space re-configuration, job-site management, interior design, decoration, furniture creations, and original material, salvage and antique sourcing.
Caroline holds a Certificate of Design Discovery (Architecture) from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Masters in Business Administration from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) in Aix-en-Provence, France, and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Major, History and French Literature) from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Caroline Lechaux by email purchased this cottage in 2011
Why Caroline Lechaux by email chose Beach Haven
My husband grew up vacationing on Long Beach Island. He was a lifeguard on the island for seven years as a young man. When we married, I passed the 'causeway test', what every potential wife or husband has to go through before wedding. I fell in love with LBI and decided to renovate and work on the island doing beach house design.
What makes this cottage unique
I love the beautiful views, amazing beach and access to all he town has to offer by foot. I especially love that Pearl Street Market is around the corner. It's a great place for socializing. The beach up the street is one of the nicest you an find on the East Coast.