About Ofie Kataw
Kal and I live in New Jersey we have 2 other vacation homes in Hawaii and New York State . We love to choose areas that are quiet away from traffic and a place we can enjoy with out leaving but still close enough if we want some action. We love to make our homes comfortable and decor is very important to us. We used barn wood through out the whole house. Kal and I did all the work ourselves, We know you will appreciate it.
Ofie Kataw purchased this Bungalow in 2105
Why Ofie Kataw chose Mystic Islands
We chose this property because it was a large lot and was on the water. Our kids love to fish and they can fish and crab right off the dock. I love kayaking so it perfect for me. Great area for bike riding too.
What makes this Bungalow unique
Barn wood floors through out house. Doors vanity bar and all table we hand made by us. You can grill on the fire pit. We cook clams, steaks , fish right there while we are sharing family time.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We brought our boat and tied it up right out back. House was Beautiful, Clean and Convenient to everything! Thank you!
Really beautiful house and gorgeous garden area, thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Could use some changes
HomeAway which booked the site, never again will I use these 'services'. They did not inform us of information, even how to get into the house until the time we were to be in. BUT, they bug the crap out of us with constant e-mails and offers, now I can get rid of the App after deposit was returned
Homeowners were good and did help out where they could as we normally deal directly with property owners and not booking services.
The house, clean, nice but a few things to consider. We brought a lot of DVD's but there is no DVD player or a way to hook one up.
Had kayaks but no ladder to get off the dock into them and then back onto the dock. Thought there was a canoe but not sure.
Nice outside, plenty of parking but mosquitoes were awful and although the grill lit would not keep hot no matter how hard we tried.
Inside was pretty comfortable except the HVAC system. Thermostat would not hold temperature, walked in to 85 degrees and it was up and down no matter what temperature we choose. Worked for a short time then hours later it changed and getting up at 3:30 AM to find it set on 61 degrees, coming home in late afternoon to find it set to 86 degrees, something not right. The rear duct openings, living room and rear bedroom, we had to hang a beach towel over the vents because it blew down hard on the bed and on the back of your head in the living room, poor design.
Bathroom was nice but what's up with the toilet seat?
Overall we give it a 3 star as we have done the NJ shore for vacations for 40+ years and wanted to try something different, this was different but will never deal with this service or any other booking again.
Will look into future vacations dealing directly with the homeowners only, not booking sites.
Maybe this will get printed, maybe not but with so little available in the area for vacation rentals, we'll have to go further north next year.
First of all the on how to get in the house the information Is sent right after your second payment but you couldn't find it. Also we never said we have a DVD player it doesn't say it on the sight . We have Smart tv Netflix and satitlite. We never mentioned we have a canoe. We use the grill all the time and it's brand new it works perfect. The thermistat the is also working and your the first guest to complain about it . Whats up with the toilet well its new technology and its an electronic bidet an optional if you want to use it or not .Looks to me your not use to new technology and you did tell me you were old school when we talked on the phone. I did try to call you to see if you needed anything at all but you never answered you phone. So your rating for 3 stars is really not fair if you don't know how to use anything like an app,thermostat, bidet and grill it's really not our fault. It's very easy to get on the kayaks from the dock but since you said that we will put a ladderfor older people . About mosquitos we cannot control Mother Nature bug spray helps. We do have a fan in the gazebo that keeps them away. You did come to see the house before you booked . You all loved it and new what you were getting .
Awesome Weekend Getaway
Wish we rented for the week! We will next summer. Loved this house, enjoyed the canoes, dock, deck and fire pit. The house is even better than the pictures online. Crazy Gorgeous !!!
Not far from LBI on those days you want to lay on the beach. Would Rent this well kept CLEAN house again and again.
Thank you Angela on your reviews for both houses. We are so happy you got to enjoy both our farm house and
Perfect Family Stay!
This bungalow was exactly as advertised. Such a pleasant home not too far from NYC. Perfectly quiet and tranquil for our family of 6. Kitchen was new and well stocked with everything needed. Bedrooms. kitchen, bath and living area all unique to themselves and designed with perfect planning. Out back area was just what a bungalow should have and serene. We loved sitting out in early mornings for coffee. We will definitely return to this wonderful home in the future. Highly recommended.
Great house, warm and inviting
My family of four stayed here for 2 short nights for a quick little getaway. The house was clean and beautifully decorated making it warm and inviting.
The yard was the perfect place to relax with plenty of comfortable seating choices. We definitely recommend eating at Vesuvios, great pizza and food. Pine Cones was a really cute ice cream shop with just enough arcade games to satisfy our kids (7 and 3). We opted for the 25 minute drive to LBI for the ocean but did visit the bay beach in the evening to collect shells and colorful rocks. Ofie was extremely responsive with our questions and very nice. We would most definitely recommend this house for a nice low key vacation.
LBI is 20 minutes away
Atlantic city is 30 minutes
we do have a local bay beach which is 5 minutes by car if your not up to driving to LBI