Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Steps to Beach..Ocean & Bay Views..Walk to Town..Quiet Street

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Families will find our home meets all their needs with warmth and cheer. Our home is a raised reverse living contemporary with excellent ocean and bay views from the living room, as well as from our upstairs and rooftop decks. The top floor has the master, main deck, living room, kitchen, dining area and 1/2 bath. The house comfortably sleeps 10 in its 4 bedrooms and family room for which we provide Aero beds. Bathrooms are never in short supply with 3 full baths, a half bath and an outdoor shower. The master bedroom on the top floor and junior master on the second floor each have their own TV, deck and bath. On the lower floor there are also two bedrooms that share a bath. The Sea Shell room has two twins and the Boat Room has a 'pyramid' bunk where the lower bed is a full sized mattress which works in a pinch for a third couple that is visiting or the big boys. Both the upstairs living room and downstairs family room have their own deck and TV.

The location is perfect for everything you want or need. The front door is just 100 feet to the beach where you have guarded sections both to the right and left. You can fish right at our beach where there are stripers, bluefish, fluke and kingfish. And you can take the kids crabbing at the end of the block on the bay. Our street is one of the last in Harvey Cedars before Loveladies. Our beaches are uncrowded, guarded and replenished nearly every season. You can easily walk into town to go to the market with its breakfast counter, a sub shop, liquor store, gourmet deli and restaurants. And a short bike ride away are Harvey Cedars Marina, where you can rent kayaks and sailboats, as well as Sunset Park where you have public tennis and basketball courts, a baseball/soccer field and a nice pier for bay side fishing and crabbing.

The house is loaded with amenities for a family. If you have little ones, you'll appreciate the crib, booster seat, bath seat, bouncy seat and that all the stairs have guards. All of this is hidden away if you don't want to remember when your children were that little. If it rains, there are numerous board games, card games and puzzles in the upstairs closet for your use. And finally, there is high speed internet access with a wireless home network for those of you that can't escape work and e-mail.

We also supply beach badges, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, tennis racquets, basketball and soccer ball. We want you to enjoy your vacation just as we do. If you are after pure relaxation, you can go to the house and not get into the car for the week. Enjoy everything the beach has to offer.

More Details

John Lopez-Ona
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About John Lopez-Ona

We are a Princeton, NJ family of five. We spend our annual vacation with extended family at the house as well as special holidays. The house is perfect for these cross generation, multiple family affairs. Young cousins have lots of room to play. Upstairs is a great place for evening cocktails with uncles, aunts and grandparents with its ocean and bay views from the decks and the living room. We have a large open kitchen so when you're fixing dinner you're in the middle of the party and the BBQ is just outside the door on the back deck. The counter and dinner table comfortably seat 12 so you all eat together. Grandparents and parents with little ones in strollers easily access the beach as a new access point with gradual ramps over the dune have been built. The kids run back and forth from the beach for lunch, bio-breaks and naps. Holidays are extraordinarily special here. Families don't dash in and out for just an afternoon. We spend real quiet time with each other as the island is all ours. My favorite times to visit are Columbus Day, Chowderfest, Thanksgiving and New Year's.

John Lopez-Ona purchased this house in 2002

Why John Lopez-Ona chose Long Beach Island

Harvey Cedars is the greatest family beach location. The kids always find others with whom to play on the beach. Sunset Park provides day camps, play ground, hoops court and tennis. There is easy access to the bay. Town is an easy walk. Tons to do from Surf City to Barnagat Light. Its an unbelievable throw back in time.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location. At our home, you have nearly everything you need for your vacation within walking distance. The entrance to the beach is 100 ft. from the front door. Immediately to the right and to the left are guarded beaches but if you want to stay away from the crowds, you just plop your chair right where you enter. You can go crabbing and catch a sunset at the other end of our street. Town is a pleasant four block walk. There you have a breakfast counter, two lunch shops, ice cream shop, liquor store, a casual seafood restaurant, a fine dining restaurant and a market with a butcher shop. If you get on a bike, you get to a marina to rent sailboats and kayaks or to a park with bay access, b-ball and tennis courts, playground, fishing/crabbing pier and ball fields which host soccer, lacrosse and baseball day camps. Location, location, location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your house was the perfect fit for us. It was welcoming, cozy and was stocked with everything we could possibly need! We were here for my daughter's wedding. It made our stay here extra special! A dose of sunshine, the sand and the ocean completed our memories in the making. Thank you!
Sep 2010
  • 1 of 44


Harvey Cedars House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath in Master which is on 3rd floor.
    Junior Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath in junior master which is on second floor.
    Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks. Shared b/w Boat & Sea Shell rooms on 2nd flr.
    3rd Flr Half Bath - toilet , Half bath next to living/dining area on 3rd floor.
    Outdoor Shower in Back - shower , Outdoor shower in back of house.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , On upper level with Master Bath & Deck
    Junior Master - 1 queen , On 2nd flr. At end of hall - private. Has own bath & deck.
    Boat Room - 1 bunk bed , Pyramid Bunk - twin over full. Shares a bath.
    Sea Shell Room - 2 twin/ single , Two twins. Shares a bath.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold out. Large enuff to sleep as is. Room for Aero's too.
  • We also provide a full size baby crib which is like what you'd find in a hotel. Folds and stores in junior master closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Badges are provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Steps to Beach..Ocean & Bay Views..Walk to Town..Quiet Street
average rating of 4.904762 based on 65 reviews

Terrific house at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. The house is perfect for families with children and is just steps from the beach in a quiet residential area. The view from the top deck is beautiful, especially at sunrise over the ocean and sunset over the bay. Nearby parks for when the kids got a little bored and spectacular views of the ocean, bay, and the birds if you're inclined to photography. Owners were easy to work with and many extras are provided at the house such as beach chairs, toys, and numerous beach passes. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deb...Great having you. Come back. You should check out September!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Always Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This is out third consecutive year staying in this house for two weeks in the summer. We come back for a reason. Everything is exactly as advertised (if not better). The owners are great and easy to deal with. The house is just perfect for my family. We have three sons one of which is married with two young children. (The floors all have child gates on the stairwells which is a nice plus.) Everyone comes down as their schedule allows and when all are there with their significant others we have 9 people in the house. The house EASILY accommodates everyone and with three large decks, and a huge top floor dining/family area the house seems twice the stated size. The huge dining table makes for great family dinners and late night board game play. The roof deck has clear bay and ocean views and the sunsets are a nightly "must see" for all. You can see from the Lighthouse to the Causeway and beyond from the large seating area up top. Whether a Cigar and a Bourbon or just beautiful starry nights are your idea of relaxing, the roof deck is he place to be.

As far as the beach, it is literally a 60 second trip to the beach from the front door. The location beach wise is as ideal as any on the island. Beautiful dunes, deep beach, lifeguard station 50 yards from walkway onto beach and NEVER a crowd like the more central or southern located beaches are. The street is quiet and isn't invaded by anyone other than the residents of 85th street.

New couches upstairs this year added to the comfort level. Last year all decks were painted and resurfaced. every year the house is kept up and something added or freshened up. I honestly can't think of a negative. Neptune Market is a GREAT package store (TRY THEIR CRUMBCAKE!!!) that is one block away. If you want a great gourmet meal Black Eyed Susan's is our fave and its just two blocks away. The Harvey Cedars park is a great spot for bay sunsets, crabbing, and has an awesome playground for the kiddies.

I'd tell you more but I need to contact the owners and book our two weeks for next year before YOU DO!


  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Really enjoyable time for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure of staying at this beach house the last week in August 2016. My son and daughter in law with my two grand children (ages 3 and 5 years) joined my wife and I. Everything has been thought of and is provided here

with fantastic Balcony overlooking the ocean AND the Bay. Relax in the open floor plan Kitchen and Family room,

complete with TV or MP3 player OR just listen to the waves breaking on shore. Four bed rooms accommodate

large families with ease. During our stay we had the youngest refuse to go in the ocean (too rough for her). Take note for young ones there is a town beach on the bay at E 75 Street that is simply Heaven for tots.

Enjoy the Boogie boards and chairs provided, and choose from the best children movie Library. We are happy to have found this rental, and are returning next year for more of the same. Our Thanks to John and Family for

their help in making this a truly Family memory for years to come.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you. So happy you found the bay beach. Its a hidden gem. Its not only fantastic when the surf is too rough, its also key when a westerly winds bring green heads onto to the main beach. Going to the bay beach escapes them Lots of similar secrets all Harvey Cedars bay front. Next year make sure to go to Sunset Park with a picnic dinner for the weekly band at the gazebo or crabbing back by the old resort..
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Wonderful house steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Having sold our family home last summer in North Beach (we were on our 4th generation), I looked for a house to rent over Memorial Day week. What a pleasant surprise to find this great house. It is so comfortable, wonderful porches and the top floor layout is perfect with the open floor plan. It is tastefully decorated and very roomy. But the best part is that you are just steps from LBI's gorgeous beach and ocean. Harvey Cedars is a wonderful little town, fun to walk or bike around. I will definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Excellent family location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family plus my mother, sister and brother-in-law. The layout works perfectly for a combination of families, or even just separating kids from "grown up" time. No one ever felt crowded. The very large table in the kitchen/dining room was a great spot for family meals and board/card games. The location cannot be beat - the house is just a few in from an entrance to the beach, and there is a choice of guarded beaches either way from that entrance. The views from the decks are beautiful, and we never saw sunsets as gorgeous as we did from the decks, or from our quick nightly walk down to the ice cream shop. Everything was as represented in the listing. This was our first experience with VRBO, and I was a little nervous all the way until we were in the house, but everything was as represented and the landlord was responsive throughout the whole process. It was also our first experience going to LBI - the northern end, where this house is located, is a great location for families. The street was very quiet, and just perfect for a relaxing family get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
West Orange, New Jersey

Beach house for a great family vacation- without the aggravation of owning!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect beach vacation rental for up to 10 people of any ages. We had three generations and everyone had their space- plenty of room on the three decks and living areas. No problem sitting 10 people at the table for dinner inside or outside. The location is great- only 3 houses from the beach which has a lifeguard right there. Kids were able to go back and forth themselves. House has many games and puzzles which kept the kids busy. Aslo had beach chairs, boogie boards etc. Close to bay activities including kayaking, swimming and fishing.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 1


Local park (Sunset Park) is nearby with playground, baseball field, basketball court, tennis court, fishing/crabbing pier, picnic tables and bay access. Weekly concerts are very nice in the evenings.

There are marinas five minutes north and south of the house with sailboat, kayak and motor boat rentals for bay excursions.

Beaches at end of street have lifeguards

At the end fo the street, you have bay access for crabbing & kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
None $0

We suggest and offer a cleaning service which costs $150. We require it for nearly all first time renters.

Normally I ask for 1/2 upon booking and the balance 30 days prior to the rental date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties