SEA LA VIE: Location! Location! Location! This classic cedar-sided beach house is located five houses (200 feet) from the beach and is just as close to the bay. It sits on a short block with few other houses, giving you a completely private beach experience. The house is within walking distance to wonderful restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, markets, plus more and has been recently renovated both inside and out. It features a fully stocked new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and two new full baths. There's a bedroom with a queen bed and an adjoining full bathroom on the main floor; upstairs there are three more bedrooms (two with queen beds, one with two sets of bunk beds). High quality mattresses were recently purchased. The house has a charming front porch and a spacious (and completely private) backyard with a patio, gas grill and new outdoor shower. The yard is beautifully landscaped and features a dining table and patio furniture (with new custom cushions), new shed stocked with beach chairs, boogie boards, beach toys and towels. Owner writes for HGTV magazine and has strived to make this house feel like a home for tenants. If you want a vintage beach rental with modern amenities, this house is for you. To note: we do not rent to persons under 25 or for prom. Important: Please read the renter's agreement before booking. Once you have booked, you will be emailed a lease to sign. Thanks and here's to a fun and memory-filled summer vacation!
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 10
About owner/property manager
Our family purchased this classic beach house after having our eyes on it for years. We were so excited when it came on the market and now we enjoy sharing this incredibly special property with our tenants. Our primary residence is in northern New Jersey but we spend a good part of our summer on Long Beach Island in a fisherman's cottage in Surf City.
owner/property manager purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why owner/property manager chose Harvey Cedars
You can't beat the location—the house is on a private lot but walking distance to everything. It's located on one of the narrowest parts of the island (yes, we get white knuckles during hurricane season!).
What makes this Cottage unique
Builders and contractors have knocked down many of the historic homes on the island. Luckily, Sea La Vie has avoided their bulldozers and has been restored to all of its original glory. Sit on the porch, drink your morning coffee, and imagine all those before you who have done the same.
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Lovely home in Harvey Cedars!
Our family of five (plus Grandma) enjoyed a fabulous week at this picture perfect home in Harvey Cedars. The house was immaculate, well-stocked with both basic necessities as well as additional comfort items that made our stay even more pleasurable. We enjoyed cooking in the beautiful kitchen several nights, and also took advantage of the great restaurants within walking distance. The beach was sublime- never crowded and just steps away. Spent every morning drinking coffee on the front screened in porch and every evening playing cornhole in the backyard. The owners were incredibly welcoming and available. We can't wait to return!
Property was well equipped except for broiler pan. Major complaint was stove with only 2 working burners. Not what one would expect. Owner said would be repaired. Didn’t happen.
To clarify: Before this tenant checked in, I made him aware that two of the four burners (on a new stove) were not operable as I worked diligently with a local appliance repair shop—Anchor Appliance—to get the burners working. Parts had to be ordered which were out of our control. I was in contact with this tenant (and talking daily with Amy at Anchor Appliance) as to the situation. I apologized for the inconvenience and this tenant never once complained. The burners were repaired soon after he checked out, as soon as the parts came in. As for the broiler pan, as this tenant notes, it's an incredibly well stocked and well equipped beach house.
Great house and great location.
Family had an amazing week. Will be back next year.
Old Island Charm + Modern Amenities
My family and I have frequented Harvey Cedars for years, and I concur with the other reviewers of this property. You really couldn't ask for a nicer home that is merely a stone's throw to the beach, bay, shops and restaurants. You will feel at home from the moment you arrive, and appreciate the love and creativity the owner has infused into the thoughtful restoration of this property. Just love the front porch for a.m. coffee, and the back yard for gathering as a family in the evening and all the activities in between. As an aside, please note that if you head to Harvey Cedars many of the businesses do not accept credit cards.
Home away from home
Our family has vacationed in Harvey Cedars many times and we love it. It's everyone's favorite trip and we used to find ourselves wishing we had our own beach house - until we stayed here. We are repeat renters at Sea La Vie and we really feel like it is our beach house when we are there. It is unlike any other rental. It's beautifully decorated, charming and so comfortable and it has everything you could possibly need or want. The location is unbeatable, beach side and only one block from the bay with amazing sunsets, across the street from Black Eyed Susan's (best restaurant on the island) and a quick walk to the other restaurants and shops. The beach is quite and has life guards and is extra fun when you bring along the boogie boards and beach toys from the shed! My son has spent countless hours on their skim board. Even if it rains the day is not lost because there are puzzles and games to play on the big wood table, a comfy couch with pillows and blankets next to a table full of great books and a wonderful porch for just relaxing. This home is well cared for with attention to every detail. We can hardly wait to go back next summer!
A Dream Come True
My family and I stayed in the summer of 2016. To say it was the ideal vacation would be an understatement. The location is perfect with the beach only steps away and the bay across the street. From sunset to sunrise, every way you turn, it is beautiful. This is the quiet side of the island and a short drive to the lighthouse (worth seeing!). So many restaurants and shops are within walking distance. The walk to access the beach makes you feel like you're somewhere more exotic than NJ. The neighbors are friendly and the beach is uncrowded and clean. Everything needed has been thought of as far as accommodations at the house. You know how when you are nearly done with your vacation, you're ready to go home....? That will NOT happen during your stay here! My only regret writing this review.... is now the secret is out! A perfect vacation destination!