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Ocean Views,Group Friendly Steps to Beach,Retreats/Weddings,Sleeps 8-16

Mary Ann Gutchigian

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Beach Haven Crest House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms,2 Baths,Outdoor Shower,2 Livingrooms,Rooftop Deck, Hot Tub,Sleeps 16

Are you ready for a wonderful 2014 vacation? We are ready for you! Ask me about the LBI GeoTrail for those cloudy cool days.

We no longer rent for proms, and groups need to be over 21.

Fourth floor rooftop deck with Hot Tub! There are 3 bedrooms downstairs:a whimsical children s room,stocked with books,a toy box, ocean views with bunks,queen size bed in a room with ocean views and window seat,queen size bed with bookcase full of magazines and books for all ages.The kitchen has a huge Island Bar that seats 16,shelving underneath for pantry overflow, fully stocked cooking and baking gear,including lobster pots,steamers,crackers and picks.The open floor plan flows into the living room that has a gas stone-faced fireplace, radiant heat throughout home, 42 inch flat screen surround sound entertainment center, pop up table for TV dining, U shaped couches seating for 10,and a laundry room with washer/dryer,pantry shelves,and utility sink.First floor Bath has high boy toilets,handicapped rails,bench seat /stall shower for elders needs. Second floor: King bed room with breathtaking views,queen bedroom with tropical feel,full bath.Second Living room has 60 inch big screen TV,popup table,game/puzzle table,ocean&bay

A beach wheels wheelchair can be reserved with the township for the week of your stay, ask me for details if needed for your loved one.

Grand Ole Rooftop Deck: The 4th floor rooftop deck gives you the opportunity to tune out the world and relax. The hot tub will melt away the worries and let the good times sink in. Panoramic views of the island and surrounding towns over the bridge twinkle at night. You can see Old Barney's Light blimp on the left, the bridge rails glow, and to the right the ferris wheel at Bay Village Schooners Wharf, along with Atlantic City's Outline and shimmering lit Borgota that changes color every few minutes and daily change of patterns. The 4th of July is a splendid sight with all the fireworks being at a safe distance away, without all the heart stopping booms. It's nice to have room to sit in comfort and have a cocktail while visiting on the deck when watching the fireworks and the little ones excitement! Plan your BBQ with friends and dine in the back yard with the 2 large tables and bench seating, and butcher block. If you bring your own bikes we have a bike rack, and the clothesline is out back also.

What to bring?: If you have bikes bring them, if it's too much to carry, rent down the street. If you like to fish, bring your gear, or just walk up to the bait shop and buy some new presents for your crew to remember your trip. We have some beach chairs and umbrellas for your use and also boogie boards and a skim board. The surf shop carries all these items also if you need more or want some other options. We have a toy box with sand toys, trucks, and other items to make the beach trip fun for the little ones without packing your stuff from home. No matter what weather pack those bathing suits year round, the hot tub is on the rooftop deck 4 stories up and the views are amazingly soothing. A hot tub certainly takes the sting out of a cloudy rainy day for sure. The house has several movies rated from G to R for your watching pleasure, and a few games for a play station if you bring your set up. For those kids on the rainy days we have games, books,cards and puzzles to entertain them.

The LBI Experience: Here is some of the must do's if you can fit them in to your relaxing visit:Fishing on the Black Whale or out of Barnegat Light,Barnegat Lighthouse trek (214 steps!), Nardi's Tavern (great bands and pizza, free bus transportation to and from daily), Skipper Dipper Ice Cream, Surflight Theater,Showplace Ice Cream Parlor(they make yone person at the table sing for their ice cream),Fantasy Island Amusement Park, Howards Seafood Restaurant (great salmon dishes,and Lobster Bisque!),Bay Village Schooner's Wharf is a must for shopping, Country Crumb in Bay Village has delicious Elephant ear cookies and Choc. chip cookies to die for! Country Kettle Fudge should satisfy your sweet tooth, and Thundering Surf is fun for all ages with tubing down the lazy river, tubing shoots, a kiddie water playground, a huge mini golf on a 'mountain',and lots of food and drinks to keep you going. Take a bucket a net up to the Bayview park and let the little ones find all the creatures in the sea, this is fun!

The back part of the second floor and third floor is locked out for Owner who is a Year Round Tenant, with own entrance, and the far right 2 parking spots next to fence are reserved.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Ann Gutchigian (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
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About Mary Ann Gutchigian

My husband Tom and I both grew up on LBI in the summers. We lived next door to each other until age 10. After 30 years we reconnected at age 40! We have raised 4 daughters here and were married on our beach. We married in 2006 bought my familys home and renovated so we could share LBI with others.

Mary Ann Gutchigian purchased this house in 1957

Why Mary Ann Gutchigian chose Beach Haven Crest

We purposely built the house to having several places to spread out in different living areas, or gather in one spot, indoors and outdoors. This helps with multi- generational families. We love introducing new visitors to the island and showing them the ropes. We also have a great connection with people who have been coming to LBI and our home year after year.

We also welcome groups for retreats. We have retreat groups in the months of Sept.-June. We are currently looking for more retreat leaders to fill some weekends with their offerings. If interested please contact me. We look for all kinds of groups: Ladies, Men’s, Artists, Holistic, Spiritual, Healthy Ways, Networking, Business, and more.

We opened the LBI GeoTrail Nov. 2013 ask me about Geocaching! The kids will love it, and it is a great thing to do on those cloudy days!

What makes this house unique

I do milestone event planning: birthdays, anniversaries, repass, christenings, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, diner parties, brunches, continental breakfasts and more. If you are planning to have an event please let me know if you need my services. Many homes do not allow parties at their homes on LBI, but there is a need and we have had great success with entertaining for our visitors and have enjoyed their reunion type gatherings. We book for wedding stays and bachelorette weekends.

Having raised 4 daughters we have a great understanding of what parents wants and needs are while down on LBI. We suggest what going on for the kids as well as the adults and provide coupons, maps, and brochures for the areas offerings. Sunny days and raining days we have the answers on what to do. Please Don’t Hesitate to ask a question during a stay, and Welcome to “Beach House Retreats on LBI, NJ”.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a great family vacation location. The beach is so close that even bathroom breaks are easy. The kitchen is fantastic and it allowed us to save a lot of money by eating in. The kitchen table will comfortably seat 12! The bedrooms are very comfortable and the view from the master bedroom (king sized bed) is beautiful.

We will return next year!
Jun 2011
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Ocean Views,Group Friendly Steps to Beach,Retreats/Weddings,Sleeps 8-16
average rating of 4.857143 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Best beach house ever. We went for a bachelorette weekend, and had the most wonderful time. The house was large and clean; the rooftop had spectacular views - and a hot tub; and the hosts were amazing, even providing us with bachelorette games and mailing back a cooler we forgot. Would recommend this house to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having your group in over this weekend! I'm so happy you had a good time. We hope to have you back with friends and family next!

Wow! Now This is a vacation!

  • 4 of 5

What a fantastic vacation! The Wed and Bed was wonderful, from the breath taking views of the ocean to going to sleep each night to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore just steps away. Our group of 8 adults and two kids felt right at home with the comfortable and spacious accommodations. The rooftop was a favorite of everyone as we looked out over the ocean and the island and enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. Two fishermen in our group spent a couple days reeling them in one after another resulting in a delicious feast of blue fish and sand shark one of the nights. If we needed anything, Mary Ann and Tom were right on it making sure our stay was completely enjoyable. We have been bringing the family to LBI for decades and on the last day there this year, our first at the "Wed and Bed", my son proclaimed this to be the best vacation ever! Enough said. I highly recommend the Wed and Bed to anyone looking for a great vacation on LBI.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Craig. I am so happy you all had a great time. September is a great time to get away and without all the crowds makes it even better! We look forward to having you again next year. Enjoy the fall, winter and spring and then pack it in! Mary Ann and Tom

Great place to stay for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This property and the owners totally exceeded our expectations.

Tom & MaryAnn are wonderful to deal with and the amenities were everything they said PLUS some. The house is clean and neat. We did a lot of cooking while there and the kitchen is very well stocked. The area is very residential which makes it nice to take a walk or ride a bike. Distance from the house to the beach is only steps away. This was good for us as we had several small children with us.

The rooftop deck is nothing short of AMAZING! You have views of the ocean as well as the bay. Simply beautiful.

If we needed anything Tom & MaryAnn were just a phone call or text away! ��

I would recommend this property to anyone who has a larger group and would like to be close to the beach. Looking forward to returning again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sandi, We enjoyed your family and the sauces! We hope to have you back soon to see the growing kids :) Multi generational family booking are our favorites. If there is anything you would like to see added to the kitchen since you all are great chefs, let me know. Mary Ann

Perfect week in LBI

  • 5 of 5

The Wed and Bed was the perfect location for our family vacation. We had 11 people, including two elderly grandfathers, and initially had worried about everyone having enough individual space for sleeping and privacy. However, using the second floor living room for one of the young couple's bedroom solved the problem, leaving each couple and grandpa with their own room. There was plenty of space for everyone to be together, but also to separate for different activities. Tom and MaryAnn were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, without being intrusive. The kitchen was extremely well-stocked with supplies, and the huge table had even more seating than we needed. Beach chairs, boogie boards, and sand toys were all provided. The proximity to the beach was wonderful, and the view from the roof was fantastic, especially at sunset. Tom kept the hot tub chlorinated and running smoothly. On the side of the house, there were two grills and plenty of seating, which we used a few nights to grill our dinner. We even caught our own crabs using chicken legs and twine at the Veterans Park pier in Beach Haven. The house is nicely located, with Acme just down the road, liquor store and great take-out from Pinky's Shrimp, just a few blocks away. Bay Village down on 9th St. had a fun water park and was a great place to spend an evening shopping and eating. We are hoping to come back to this house again, and strongly recommend it to any large family who wants to have a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Vicki! We try really hard to meet our guests needs and then some. I hope to have you book with us yearly. Between the kitchen, extra room to spread out in and location on the island it makes it easy to have everything at your fingertips while in town. Thanks again, enjoy the rest of the summer.
Toronto, ON, Canada

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Again we came back to this fantastic house for our annual beach weekend retreat - it was over the summer solstice this year and perfect for a weekend away - Mary Ann and Tom as always super helpful and kind in letting our group enjoy ourselves. Place is spacious and fits a ton of people - hot tub on the roof is great for lougning about - steps to the beach - everything you need to feed an army! You just bring the fun and the food. Highly recommended A+++

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lawrence, We love having large groups in, the house is perfect for the beach house party and gatherings. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Enjoy the Fall and New Year!

Beautiful Vacation!!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the house was absolutely beautiful. My friends and I had an amazing time. There were 14 of us and we had BBQs each night and really had a great time staying here. The rooftop was by far the best part of the house. The view is amazing. The house was clean and very organized.

Thank you so much Tom & Maryann for letting us be apart of your house.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kimberly, I wish the weather was better! Hope to see you again soon. Good luck to you all in the school year! Mary Ann and Tom


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Atlantic City, NJ
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kubel's Too Tavern
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Cape Mape Ferry, NJ
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Ocean Acres Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Bayhead, NJ
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
NJ Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pinzamino's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Water Skiing in Barnegat Bay
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Beach Haven Crest, NJ
Car: recommended

We can shut down the first floor that sleeps 8 if you need a smaller unit. We book for Wedding Stays, Reunions, Bachelorette Party Weekends, Bring your own Retreats or do ours, Business Meetings, I also have access to more homes on our block if your group wants to stay all together.

We are located in a very family friendly area. There is plenty to do on foot without starting your car once you roll into to relax. For meals you have several options: Joey's Pizza (great to send the kids to for a slice or subs), Pinky's Shrimp( fishery for you to cook yourself, take out meals or eat at outside there, Pinzamino's Italian Restaurant (BYOB, Fancy), and Kubel's Too Tavern (fantastic Happy Hour 4-7 daily,cheap drinks and apps, nice menu altogether. When cooking in: Acme Market and Dune Produce Farms Market should have you covered. We are a guarded surfing beach and have 2 surf shops at the end of the block one gives lessons and carries most beach needs, candy, chairs etc, the other rents bikes and has roller blades, clothes and such. There are 2 ice cream shops in opposite directions, a gas station, and a pottery store with unique gift ideas. There is a 4 plex movie theater and a bait shop for the dormant fisherman. These 13 shops pretty much cover most ages needs.

My Husband Tom and I and 2 of 4 daughters live here in a lock out part of the home. LBI is such a wonderful place to raise a family, and have a small town life, with a fast paced summer to enjoy. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our home and love of LBI to long time renters to LBI and showing Newbies to the Island the why it is such a hot spot year round now. Tom and I have grown up on the island in the summer months and moved down full time in 2006. We got married on our beach and it has been bliss ever since.

Come stay with us for your vacations, reunions, wedding stays, bachelorette weekends, and retreats. Book one of our retreats we offer or bring your retreat group with your goals in mind. Discounted pricing in the off season Sept.-May. We look for new retreat partners that want to expand their offerings by adding retreats to their business model, contact us for more info. Owners live on site and now offer wedding/milestone event planning and concierge services to vacationers, retreat groups, and wedding stays. We also have access to more homes on the block to keep your group together during your special events. We are members of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach Island Business Alliance, and the Jersey Shore Wedding Association. Our connections are your connections. Meeting your needs and making your stay even more enjoyable year round is our goal.


Rates & Availability

From $1,000 Per night

Beach Haven Crest House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2015 - Jun 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 26 2015 - Jul 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fouth of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2015 - Jul 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 17 2015 - Jul 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 24 2015 - Jul 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 31 2015 - Aug 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 7 2015 - Aug 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 14 2015 - Aug 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 21 2015 - Aug 27 2015
1 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 28 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2015 - Aug 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Pet Fee $400.00
Notes Weddings, Bachelorette parties rent for $1200 per night. With all bookings - 50% of rental fee due with booking, $1000 security and $300 cleaning fee collected with seond payment of remaining 50% rental fee due 30 before check in unless other arrangements have been made. When booking with a dog there is a $200 charge for dog under 25lbs and a extra $200 security fee for dog due at check in. There is a $50 per person , per night for sleeping more than 16 -(20 max.).

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Beach Haven Crest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , with bench seat
  • We have installed high boy toilets which are taller than normal so elders have a easier time at it. The first floor bathroom has room for a walker or wheelchair to get into it if needed. The rails on the walls and shower bench are added for more safety while getting in and out.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom pullouts 1 queen, 1 futon
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , livingroom 1 full pullout
  • All bedrooms have a set of drawers and closet to unpack into if desired. The rooms all have ceiling fans, mirrors and huge windows to soak up the oceans fresh air if not too sticky hot. Sheets are not included but I will supply you with the sheet rental company to have the sheets delivered and picked up during your stay for your convenience.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I have several retreats in the off season: Scrap-booking, French Cuisine Cooking Classes, Painting Workshops, Stain Glass/Mosaic Workshops, Baking Classes, Massage/Spa Treatments, Yoga/Pilates, Raw Food Diet and Preparation Workshops, Tye Dye Workshops, Writers Workshops, Fishing Charters, and you may also bring your own retreat group or request us to help put something else together for you that you have in mind. If you are interested in creating a partnership in the off season I would lover to talk about your ideas and class offerings. I have access to caterers if you don't want to cook on vacation, from a Welcome Hor'doures, Continental Breakfast, Brunch, or a Full Course Meal. Please reserve before your week so I can assure the Chef is available. We welcome wedding groups for their Destination Weddings. I am a member of the Jersey Shore Wedding Association and have several connections for what it takes to put on a glorious wedding weekend for you and your loved ones

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