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John Lopez-Ona

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Long Beach Island House Rental Photos and Description

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

Families will find our home to meet 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 thier 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 thier 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, since the rebuilding project, HUGE (see YouTube videos). 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. There is a bar, MP3/CD player, movie library and even an expresso machine. 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, the TVs in the upstairs living room and downstairs family room have both VCR and DVD players. And the movie library includes children's movies. There are numerous board games, card games and puzzles in the upstairs closet for your use. There is even an X-BOX game system. 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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Lopez-Ona (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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, liqour store, a casual seafood restuarant, a fine dining restuarant 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
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Steps to Beach..Ocean & Bay Views..Walk to Town..Quiet Street
average rating of 4.875 based on 60 reviews
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
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Berkeley, CA

Family Reunion and Anniversary at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 3 families of 6 adults (siblings and spouses, 5 cousins ages 5 to 14). We were all at the beach to celebrate our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. The house is literally steps from ocean without crossing any streets, just 1 block from the bay across LB Blvd. The upstairs living room / dining room / kitchen was huge and wide open, with a large counter and breakfast bar. Plenty room for everyone to help prepare family meals. The big dining room table was able to fit everyone in our group without cramping. The kitchen is well stocked. We had a regular flow of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends staying at other houses on LBI and coming to our house for the beach, dinner or drinks in the evening. Everyone kept saying "Wow what a great house!" as they walked up the steps into the living room. The upstairs front deck was perfect for an early morning coffee and watching the sunrise. The large picnic table out there was also perfect for the kids table when we had guests over for dinner. We also have lots of pictures of the sunset over the bay from the huge roof top deck.

John was very friendly and helpful in booking the house and responding to questions before our arrival.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia PA

Great location! Well Stocked! All you have to do is create memories

  • 5 of 5

It has been awhile since we were at this house but we are so happy to be back at Harvey Cedars. There was no doubt we were going to come back to this house. We loved it before and love it as much now.

I cannot image a better location. It is so easy to pop back to the house to get something I forgot, some snacks or lunch, or anything. The beach is spectacular..... not crowded and lots of space to dig and play. And the kids can boogie board without feeling like they will collide with anyone else. In the mornings, I like the run or walk toward the north end of the island where there is plenty of space along the Boulevard for runners and walkers. I make sure I put money in my pocket to swing by Neptune's Market on my way home to pick up a paper and breakfast. At night, the kids like to walk to the Ice Cream Parlor for dessert.

We usually rent the house with friends and it is really nice that each set of parents get their own Master Bedroom with its own bathroom. The kids' rooms have plenty of space to move around and even put an air mattress on the ground. The house is stocked with anything you can imagine. Board Games, TV Gaming System, Beach Stuff.

We use VRBO a lot (2x's in Florida, 1x Ocean City MD, 1x in Poconos in PA). The owners are great to work with and really helpful.

I can't recommend this house enough and we are already booking it for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgewood, NJ

Beach Bum

  • 4 of 5

The location of the house was perfect for us...just a few steps down the street to the beach entrance and the dune. A few more steps over the dune and you're at the beautiful. large, private beach! We loved doing fun activities in the morning - like mini golf, breakfast out, shopping or climbing the steps to the top of the lighthouse in Barnegat Light - then spending all afternoon at the beach. We'd usual stay until dinner time and some times even go back at night - because it is that close.

It was also awesome to watch the sunset from one of the many decks at the home.

Another great thing about the house is that it is only about four blocks to the heart of Harvey Cedars - which includes the market, restaurants, a liquor store, two ice cream places and a pizza place. You really could ditch the car and walk or ride your bike to anything you needed/wanted for the week.

The home can sleep a lot of people, too. We used the aero beds a few nights when my nephews were visiting and they were very comfortable. The 3.5 bathrooms were a great thing to have as well!

I'd recommend this house for any one with a large group who truly enjoys being in close proximity to the beach and enjoys walking or riding their bike for necessities and/or treats!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family vacation. So close to the beach, trips back were and forth are quick and easy. Walking distance to all restaurants and shops in Harvey Cedars. Perfect evening for us was walking to dinner, then ice cream and then down to the beach to let the kids run around at night. The large deck provides great bay and ocean views and plenty of seating for a big crowd to have dinner. The kids loved having their own space downstairs - and we loved it too! Lots of space and a very well stocked kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Chill Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been a better location for reunion with great friends. The beach is but steps away; sunrise in the morning, beach all day - with the house just minutes away for convenience, and after a great dinner with twelve on the spacious front deck, stroll back down to finish the day. Easily sleeps multiple families with ample room for the kids to safely run loose on the 1st level, while parents enjoy a fresh seafood feast on the main level. Open house plan is ideal for communal living. Ideal beach house for the reunion. Clean, well maintained, well provisioned. Very highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Local park (Sunset Park) is nearby with playground, baseball field, basketball court, tennis court, fishing/crabbing pier, picnic tables and bay access.

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

Harvey Cedars House Rental Rates

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Week of 8/13
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

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Long Beach Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • 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 cribs which is like what you'd find in a hotel. Folds and stores in junior master closet.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Badges are provided

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