2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cottage 1 Block From The Toms River
About Beth Slocum
Beth and Brian are artists and musicians, avid history buffs, love home restoration, and their town of Island Heights. Living here for over 10 years, they have committed themselves to preserving the history of the community, and enjoying their friends and family.
Beth Slocum purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Beth Slocum chose Island Heights
This house was under severe disrepair when they purchased it. While many wanted to knock it down to build a larger shore home, they saw historical and nostalgic potential in restoring it, and making it a piece of history they could share with their friends, family, and others.
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This is our second time to stay at this cottage-perfect little house for the three of us!
Right at home....
Our family stayed for 4 nights in August 2018 - visiting family nearby. Our children (9, 11) felt immediately comfortable in this beautiful home. They literally had everything you could possibly need during your stay. Never did I think "I wish they had ....". Cannot recommend enough - we will definitely be back. 10 stars if possible!!
I loved this house! So cute and cozy and in a fabulous location. Will stay here again! Amazon tv and Netflix, cute kitchen and bathroom and such wonderful bedrooms! Close to IBSP!
Great house, great location and great fun!
We have stayed at the cottage and enjoy Island Heights and the house’s proximity to the Island Heights Pavillion.
Quaint and cozy
This cottage is amazing and the owners just the same. My sister and I chose this cottage for a stay near Tom's River due to a death in the family. From the moment we walked in and smelled the soothing scent of natural wood and the cozy layout of the cottage we knew we would be nothing short of comfortable as if it were our home. When we stepped into the kitchen and saw the bottle of wine and chocolates, well what can I say!!! How did they know us so well? The sign hanging in the kitchen, "Adventure awaits" spoke volumes of the journey we would be begin as we unraveled the life of our estranged uncle and prepared to lay him to rest. Each day was very challenging for us to say the least, but we had the comfort of the cottage at the end of each day to save our sanity and cloak us in warmth as we sat by the fireplace and contemplated our journey through the experience. This place has everything you need, including attentive owners nearby who graciously showed us how to use the fireplace and accommodated our request for an extension of our stay.The beds are super comfortable and the entire home immaculate. If we are ever in that area again, I wouldn't consider any place other then the little red cottage in Island Heights!
Barbara and Cara
Walking distance to beautiful river views. Owner is very nice and went above and beyond to meet our needs.
A short walk to the Cottage Museum that houses the I.H. Historical Society, the Ocean County Artists Guild, or the John F. Peto Studio Museum and Studio to learn about Victorian cottages or one of America's famous artists, John F. Peto, who is known as the master of trompe l'oeil or ‘fool the eye' art. They also have several free summer concerts on their lawn during the summer.
Sailing Lessons and boat rentals are available at Nelson's Marina -5 min away.
Drive to Island Beach State Park (Ocean + Wildlife Preserve) for a day of surfing, swimming, and sunbathing at the beach, or to Seaside Heights for family boardwalk amusements, rides, water park, and many restaurants. You can also get to the Barnegat Lighthouse via a short boat ride. Also, travel up the coast a bit to Point Pleasant NJ, full also of amusements, rides, aquarium and swimming beaches.
FROM NEW YORK CITY - We are 1 1/2 hours south of NYC, and accessible by car via the Garden State Parkway OR the #137 or #319 from Port Authority terminal, to the station in Toms River. Cab service or Uber is available from the bus station to our home.
FROM PHILADELPHIA - We are 1 hour, 45 min east of Philadelphia. There is no bus service, but is easy to get to via RT 70.
FROM ATLANTIC CITY - We are 1 hour north of Atlantic City via the Garden State Parkway.
FROM LONG BEACH ISLAND - We are 40 minutes (30 miles) from Long Beach Island.