About the property
- Condo1000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3bedrooms, 1.5baths, oceanfront, sleeps 7,air conditioned, wifi, outside shower
Oceanfront is what defines the experience. Listen to the sounds of the surf. Open the retractable awning. Have coffee on the deck with the sunrise and cocktails on the deck at sunset. Enjoy a lobster dinner on the deck. Read a book. Share the moment with a friend or family. Paint shells with the kids. Bike to town.Take a boat ride at sunset. Pack your vacation with summer memories. If you love the beach, you will experience it here - a nature lovers paradise. Both floors have new state of the art kitchens and baths. Each has 3 bedrooms, one full bath and one half bath.
The second floor has a panoramic view of the beach to the north, east and south from the new sunny deck. The view from the second floor deck includes beautiful sunrises. There is a retractable awning to control the amount of sun your want.
The first floor has an ocean side porch opens on to a quiet private beach area that provides an added sense of security for younger children. Little ones can play in the sand and build castles under the watchful eyes of their parents on the porch.
Some of our guests with multiple generations take both floors and have 6 bedrooms available to them. There are also a minimal number of stairs for the first floor, which makes it easy for little ones and those with a problem with stairs. Extended families and good friends have done this for an even bigger beach experience.
A guarded beach is just yards away. Four Beach Badges are provided for our guests. Young children and seniors do not require a beach badge. Beaches are cleaned daily in the morning. Dolphins can be seen regularly. There are enclosed outside showers on the west side.
There are at least two large off street parking spots provided for each unit. There is additional space depending on the size of the vehicles.
A full size washer and dryer are provided for convenience on both floors.
Wifi is provided.
Outdoor propane grills are provided on the west porches near the kitchen on both floors. There are new decks on the ocean and west side and new entry stairs and railings, all rebuilt since Sandy.
The kitchens have Keurig coffee makers, farmhouse sinks, and updated refrigerators with ice makers, garbage disposals, microwave ovens, electric ranges, toasters, and blenders. New bathroom have been updated. Hardwood flooring throughout. Comfortable bedding changes each year.
The attractions in Beach Haven are numerous. The property is within easy distance of many restaurants and activities. There is a children's park one block away. Bike, surrey, surfboards and beach equipment rental and ice cream is on the corner. For the children, The town sponsors Concerts in the Park for free. Beach Haven has an unhurried village atmosphere.
We personally inspect and attend to our property every Saturday during the rental season to insure cleanliness and a smooth changeover. We handle our own rentals. The neighborhood is residential.
Because of high demand in the high season it is recommended that you book early. We have many returning guests and look forward to seeing them each year. The shore is calling you. It's time to go down to the sea again. This is the best of the Jersey Shore and we would love to have you experience it at Merivale.
Please take the time to review our photos. They are the best description we can offer. We have many returning guests who bring their young children each year. The overall atmosphere of the street is residential. There is easy access by auto or bike to the town. Many of our guests order their food to be delivered on the day of their arrival to avoid crowded stores. The island does have a slovely new Acme. We do try to accomadate our guests with beach chairs and beach toys. We also provide a porta-crib. There is a laundry service available for bedding and towels. At the corner is a bike rental store. It also rents most of what you would want for your stay. We do advise that you check the local papers for the many events and coupons that make your stay more convenient. We provide comcast wifi and internet. We ask that you use the on demand service for movies. There is a complete listing of available channels in each living room. There are three tv's on each floor- 2 in bedrooms and one in the main floor. Each floor has its own outside shower/bathhouse. Last year was a banner year for rentals starting in May and going through October. Many of our guests prefer the cheaper rates and quieter island on the offseason. The high season is exciting with all of the activities and the peak whether. It is always a good idea to book early and avoid any disappointments with availability. From the 4th of July to Labor Day usually books first and is considered high season. We always look forward to welcoming new friends and welcomining back our old guests. We hope to hear from you and see you in 2017 which is another banner year at the Jersey Shore and on the island.
Bonnie Todd Marino
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About Bonnie Todd Marino
Back in the day, we met on the beach. Mary and Daryl Todd have owned the Merivale property since 1985 when their 4 children were youngsters. They grew up on the beaches of Beach Haven and bought the property so their children could experience the same joy and rebirth they did as children. Now that they are grandparents of 13, they love to see their grandchildren picking up the torch for the Island and Beach Haven. There is a special joy that comes with knowing their grandchildren will get out of the car and immediately walk the few steps to the beach and just breath it in. It is the finest gift they can pass on. It is the knowing that they will always be able to return to the shore for healing, growth and revitatlization. Generations of Beach Haven summers go into the beach owners home at Merivale. The house has seen many a storm and stood strong dating back to the 1950's. The owners have a deep respect for the ocean and the beach. Most of all they want to share their love of the sound of the gulls and the surf. They want you to remember the sunrises and take them with you through the winter. The ocean, the beach and their beach house is something they want you to experience and enjoy. In the words of one of the matriarch's of the family. 'What could be nicer.'
Bonnie Todd Marino purchased this Condo in 1984
Why Bonnie Todd Marino chose Beach Haven
If you want to be on the beach, close to the ocean and away from the crowd this place is for you. Once you experience ocean front living you know what it means and why it is so special. Merivale Ave. is a lovely street in the southern part of Beach Haven. 220 Merivale is the end of the street, closest home to the beach and the ocean. Most of the owners have been on the street for decades and have become good friends. The owners grew up or summered on the Island and although they have traveled to other places, recognize and love its village atmosphere and consider it a most cherished and special place. The summer of 2016 has brought beach replenishment to the island. Large dunes have been placed by a Federal Project over the entire island. The purpose is to spare the island from the ravages of storms like Sandy and fall and spring North East wind storms. Entrances to the beaches are under construction and should be finished by high season. First floors all over the island have lost views and second floors are now enjoying water views and morning sunrises. Our first floor has a designated beach area between the dune and the house. This is particularly nice for families that want to enjoy the salt air, the sound of the ocean and a secure beach area.
What makes this Condo unique
There is a small private area in front of the decks.It allows for private beach parties and a secure area for little children to build their castles, play ball or just lie in the sun. A covered porch overlooks it for adults to read, work or use their tablets and know their kids are in sight. It is so easy to rise with the sun and go on a beach treasure walk or an early morning swim. It is so nice to have a dinner on the deck overlooking the ocean and listening to the surf. You can enjoy a beach party in front of the porch as the sun goes down. The second floor has a retractable awning to allow you to control the amount of sun you want to enjoy. The fishermen are a stones throw from the best fishing beaches. The surfers enjoy great waves in the blocks surrounding Merivale.
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Loved the quieter location yet only a 15 minute walk to bustling part of town. Place was clean and plenty of space for our family to enjoy the week. Will definitely consider this rental again!
Perfect place to unwind
Had a great week at LBI. The home was everything we hoped for. Bright open, living/kitchen area. Kitchen beautifully updated. Comfortable beds with great AC throughout. Best part---sitting on the covered porch on a rocking chair with my feet on the railing overlooking the dunes having a beer. Bonnie could not have been more attentive to us. We will be returning. Highly reccommend this rental home.
Very Comfortable House
My family and I have been coming to LBI for almost 30 years and have rented houses in many of the towns on the Island. This house is the best place we have stayed in. It is modern, clean, and sits "on the beach". I can sit on the deck and watch the ocean, or sit in the living room and see it from the comfort of the couch. Beds are very comfortable, appliances are new, and the washer and drier come in very handy. I have been dealing with Bonnie (landlord) for years and she and her father are very pleasant. I always look forward to getting to LBI a little early and having a conversation with Judge Todd. This house has been perfect for us. We're so glad we found it and plan to be here every year. I've also been here in the "off season" of late September and October. It's a great place to relax when the Island is less crowded. The restaurants are still open and the weather is still summer. If you're looking for a perfect place "on the beach", don't let this one get away. Just don't sign up for my week!
Our vacation was perfect! We brought our 2 kids and stayed in the downstairs unit AGAIN!!! They loved the corner beds and kept their clothes in their own drawers. The listing and pictures are very precise in regards to the layout and amenities. The second bathroom and outdoor showers are immeasurable! We were as close to the beach as one could get! There's an ice cream shop with a mini convenience store a block away where we rented a beach umbrella for the week. It's only a short mile to the heart of beach haven. Everything was clean when we arrived and Bonnie was only a text away if you needed anything! The kitchen is stocked with anything you need to cook! Always a pleasure to come back here, knowing that we can expect cleanliness and superb accommodations.
Ps, we brought firewood this time and had a fantastic evening by the fire pit with the kids playing in the sand!
Beach Haven Vacation
This is was our second year. Can't beat the location, right on the beach. My 2 grandchildren ages 3 and 6 can go right off the deck and are able to play in the sand. The property is well cared for, very clean and nicely furnished, perfect for a beach vacation! I would highly recommend this home. Looking forward to our next visit.
Fantastic beachfront house
Great house right on the beach. Very clean, loved the open kitchen/family room area, extra powder room was key! Would definitely recommend this place, we had a fantastic, quiet and very relaxing week!
Long Beach Island LBI is a family friendly vacation destination, rated in the top 5 of a National Travel Magazine's Best Beaches in the United States. LBI is six miles from the mainland accessible by one bridge in the center of the island.
If you are looking for a great vacation home rental or off season week(end) to get away with your family and/or friends...this is it! Our high season weeks begin on Saturdays. Low season & off season week(end)s begin on Friday. We may even have off season midweeks available. This smoke free, air-conditioned, heated beachfront vacation home has its own private beach and is steps from the brilliant white beach that Long Beach Island is known for. The tides are known for the bevy of shells that come on shore.
Enjoy yourself in this beachy Beach Haven oceanfront duplex on one of the less crowded beaches on the island and enjoy all the amenities you would expect in a well equipped beach house. This bright and comfortable three bedroom 1.5 bath, duplex is decorated and furnished for beachfront enjoyment with lots of Island accessories. Each floor has a slightly different feel. The second floor has a retractable awning to control the amount of sun in the living room. The warmer parts of the day can be shaded with the stars in view over the deck in the evening. There is a comfortable sectional. A bank of windows on two sides enhance the ocean views. There is a large wall-mounted flat screen cable TV and secure wireless internet.
Both the first floor and second floor are updated. The exterior has a New England gray cedar siding. The kitchens have state of the art appliances and a coastal living appearance.
The pictures tell the story.
There are museums, guided walking tours of the old Victorian section, concerts in the park, live plays at the Surflight Theatre, a Water Slide and amusement park and many fine restaurants and casual eating establishments featuring a broad range of cuisine, all within easy car or bike-riding distance! Rent a kayak, jet-ski or sailboat! A short drive off the island features stock-car racing at New Egypt, several golf courses, a rifle range and go-cart amusements! Ship Bottom offers a spa. St. Francis Center offers a wide variety of aquatic, sports camps, physical exercise and interesting courses. One mile and a half to the south is the federal wildlife refuge. The Maritime Museum on Second St and Dock Rd. has a wide range of programs for young and adults during the summer season. All day fishing and musical entertainment sunet cruises are available on the bay. For those with a sense of history the Beach Haven Museum is well worth a look in the Beach Haven Public Library on Third Street and the Long Beach Island Museum on Engleside Avenue. On the north end of the island Barnegat Light State Park is open and the trek to the top of the lighthouse is worth the view in all directions. Beach Haven has had a history as a vacation destination long before bridges or railroads when it could be accessed only by boat.
Many families have passed on traditions from generation to generation. We encourage you to do the same and come along. Maybe 2016 will be your year to see a whale or make a memory with your family that brings you back again and again.