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Steps to the Beach - HEATED POOL, Elevator, AMAZING Rooftop Views! NEW, Modern!

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


Ship Bottom House Rental Photos and Description

3rd from Beach with POOL, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, Elevator, Ocean & Beach Views!

**NOW BOOKING SUMMER OF 2017** Who says you can’t have it all? Ocean block (only 2 to the beach), in-ground HEATED pool, elevator, modern living!

FRONT AND BACK DUPLEX – This listing is for the front unit (A) of a reverse living, contemporary style duplex. It looks as good in person as it does in these pictures! Available weekly with a Saturday changeover. Price includes a changeover cleaning.

We are the third house from the beach, with Ocean & Beach Views, and consists of three stories. The ground floor has inside parking for one car as well as a dedicated stackable washer and dryer. Two additional cars can be parked outside, in front of the garage. Up to the second floor where you will find three bedrooms and two baths with beds to sleep 7 people comfortably. The master bedroom has a gas fireplace and its own bathroom with an extra-large shower that has two shower heads and an extra-large vanity/mirror with two sinks. ALL of the bedrooms contain high end Sealy Posturepedic mattresses with plenty of pillows for a restful sleep after a long day on the beach. Up the stairs to the third floor where you enter the living room with a gas fireplace and 50” Samsung SMART LED HD TV. Past the living room is the dining area with lots of windows and ocean views. The Kitchen is a modern kitchen with wood cabinets and granite counter tops with stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, range, dishwasher and microwave. It is well stocked with all you the equipment and utensils you need to cook and dine in. Want to take in the fresh air? Two sliding glass doors open up to a balcony with more ocean and beach views. Still want more views? Head up the spiral staircase to the Roof-Top and Sun decks and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, beach and island. YOU CAN NOT FIND A BETTER RENTAL VALUE IN SHIP BOTTOM!

You can also enjoy the spacious fenced in backyard with BBQ area and heated in ground pool! This shared space (with the back unit in this duplex) features a 4ft deep in-ground heated (to 85 degrees) pool with steps and a sitting wall. Two Weber gas grills and dining tables gives plenty of cooking/eating space for everyone to enjoy! To rinse off the salt and the sand from the beach, there are two outdoor showers, one in the back yard near the pool and one on the east side, both shared. In addition, we have two dedicated (one for each unit) enclosed outside showers on the west side of the house! That's 4 outside showers!

Need an elevator? This unit has that too and its available on request for an additional $200/week charge.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! – If you are going to vacation “down the shore” you have to stay near the beach! This house is JUST 43 STEPS from driveway to beach walkway. Stay Ocean block and walk to the beach without crossing any roads. In addition to being close to the beach, this house is close to the causeway so you don’t have to wait in “Island Traffic” when you want to come or go from LBI. Major chain store shopping, including Shop Right, Wal Mart, BJ’s, Costco, Kohls, and MANY others are just 10 minutes away (on mainland). Want to stay local? No problem! Within 3 blocks you have a CVS, 7 Eleven, Wawa, Seafood Market, Surf Shop, Arcade, Mini Golf, Ice Cream Pallor, Bike Rental, Shops and Restaurants including a Pancake House and the “Best Burgers” on LBI! Want to explore other parts of the Island? Barnegat light is just a 15 minute drive to the North and Beach Haven is just a 15 minute drive to the South. Don’t want to drive, take the FREE LBI Shuttle just a block away!

ENTERTAINMENT/TECHNOLOGY - For inside entertainment, this unit features Samsung SMART WiFi connected LED TV’s located in the living room and master bedroom. Logon to your favorite streaming entertainment providers including Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and more or cast video from your mobile devices to these smart TV’s. Not that tech savy? Don’t worry, we have xfinity cable TV by Comcast as well as high speed wireless internet so you can stay connected.

DESTINATION WEDDING? – This would make a great place for your guests to stay! Bonnet Island Estate, Mallard Island Yacht Club, and the Stateroom are just minutes away. We are also convenient for events at other Banquet Halls including Sea Shell Resort, Daddy O, The Boat House, Yacht Clubs, and more.


We open the pool each year in April and have it heated and ready to use by May 1. It is serviced weekly and we maintain it at 85 degrees from May 1 through the beginning of October (through Chowderfest weekend). So come stay with us in May and September and enjoy great savings off in-season rates!

Are you vacationing with another family and need sleeping for up to 14 people? If so, consider renting both front and back units in the duplex. Our back unit also sleeps 7 and is comparably equipped. For a description of the front unit, please see listing VRBO 505901.

Have additional questions? Email or text them to me and if I don’t answer right away, I will try to respond within 24 hours.

Keywords: Long Beach Island beach House for rent, rent on lbi, oceanside, ocean block, heated swimming pool, vacation rentals, beach view, ocean front

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Duane Watlington (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Duane Watlington

My wife Kathy and I were born and raised right here in NJ and grew up vacationing 'down the shore' on Long Beach Island. We love Ship Bottom and hope you will enjoy staying in our home as much as we do!

Duane Watlington purchased this house in 2013

Why Duane Watlington chose Long Beach Island

This property is a dream come true for my wife. We spent the first 8 summers of my children's lives vacationing in a house just a stone throw away from this location. Some day we dreamed of owning a little piece of this relaxing island paradise and in 2013 our dream came true! We like this area for its beautiful wide beaches, quiet family friendly neighborhood, and convenient, central location. Easy access on and off the Island is also a big plus and now we have the FREE LBI Shuttle...what else could you ask for?

What makes this house unique

Once you step out on to the roof top decks, you will see why we chose this house. Watch the sun come up out of the ocean or go down into the bay. Panoramic views from one of the highest roof top decks in Ship Bottom. Then, when its time to go inside, relax with all of the comforts and conveniences of a modern home. Our guests tell us the nicest feature/benefit we have is having a pool in a ocean block rental. You have the best of both words...just steps to the beach or steps to the pool. Spend your mornings on the beach, afternoons by the pool, cocktail hour on the roof top deck to see the sun go down! Then walk to your favorite restaurant, mini golf, or ice cream. Park the car and enjoy your beach vacation down the Jersey Shore!


based on 28 traveler reviews

Steps to the Beach - HEATED POOL, Elevator, AMAZING Rooftop Views! NEW, Modern!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Central New Jersey

Best rental in LBI

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year in a row staying here and the only home on the island that we have rented more then once. I can't say enough good things about it. The house is equipped with everything you may need from kitchen ware to beach chairs and bikes. The owners have thought of everything to make your vacation as stress and hassle free as possible. The mattresses are super comfortable which is a rare find in a rental home. There is even an elevator available for anyone with mobility issues. The location is perfect. Steps to the beach and walking distance to many shops and restaurants. I prefer Ship Bottom because it's a quicker drive and you aren't dealing with any traffic on the main Blvd.

Duane, the owner, is always accessible and will respond immediately to your texts if there are any issues or concerns. The pool in the back is the perfect alternative to the beach on a hot day and younger kids love it. The rooftop deck has beautiful views of the water. I would recommend this home to anyone who wants to have a classy, stress free LBI getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Croton on Hudson, NY

Amazing Rental in Ship Bottom, LBI

  • 5 of 5

My family just came back from our second time staying at Shamrock by the Sea, and once again, it did not disappoint. A beautifully maintained, clean, modern home, Shamrock is just steps away from the beach and in walking distance to several Ship Bottom restaurants. Our family spent the mornings at the beach and enjoyed the backyard pool with our young children in the afternoon. The roof deck is the perfect spot to relax as the sun goes down - we spent several nights up there once the kids went to bed. The owners are very accessible and helpful during the stay. Shamrock is truly a home away from home...on the beach. And we've already booked for summer 2017.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorktown, NY

Great Rental--Shamrock by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week and it was a multigenerational group-grandparents, parents and young children. We have a daughter who uses a wheelchair and were able to use the elevator so she could come and enjoy the beach. The wheelchair is a standard size chair and it fit the elevator as did a travel chair that we brought in case her chair was too big. The house is well maintained, clean and has just about everything you need. It is close to restaurants (within walking distance) and the roof top deck is a huge feature enjoyed by all at all different times of the day and night. The owner is very accessible for any questions and very helpful. We had such good weather we were at the beach all the time and did not need the heated pool which is a nice feature to have especially for young children. Everyone remarked on how comfortable the beds are. We have been coming to LBI for over 30 years and this house is by far the best rental we have had.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Ship Bottom

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this house. Very close to beach and nice restaurants. We spent a lot of time in the backyard and the kids especially loved the pool. We also loved hanging out on the roof deck at night. All in all, great house and i would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True GEM!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Shamrock by the Sea and typically stayed in Harvey Cedars in the years prior. We have 2 children (ages 4 and 1/2 and 4 months old) and we were very comfortable. The home was so close to the beach and having the heated pool was perfect for the days we didn't want to go to the beach and cooking on the grill was a daily occurrence. The photo's are exactly what you get! The home was well maintained and perfect for us. The beds are super comfortable, and the kitchen was fully equipped with all of the modern luxuries you'd have at your own residence. We loved the master bathroom shower, large enough for 2 people with dual shower heads. (Just note that none of the bathrooms have a tub in case you need one). This wasn't a big deal for us as our toddler enjoys taking showers and we brought our infant tub for the baby). Being so close to EVERYTHING was a huge bonus. Harvey Cedars is nice but is out of the way to do any "quick" trips to a store or activities. Shamrock by the Sea is close to Woodies Drive In which we always frequent on our trip as well as everything else you could possibly need or do. We will most definitely be back and look forward to booking our next vacation at Shamrock by the Sea!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could Not Have Been Happier

  • 5 of 5

Shamrock by the Sea was a great experience on all levels! Originally from NJ, we were back for a family wedding and did not want to stay at the Holiday Inn :-) The owners were extremely responsive, very easy to deal with, and covered all bases with every detail to ensure a comfortable visit. The home was very well equipped (even though we didn't cook). Location is absolutely fantastic... just a few feet from the beach and only blocks from restaurants and conveniences. Patio off the kitchen and rooftop deck are incredible. Our stay was prior to high season so we did not take advantage of the pool but it was definitely inviting.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sea Oaks Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
State Rt 72
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Greenhouse Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
7th Street Beach
Car: recommended

Just 43 steps to the beach with shopping, restaurants, arcade, mini golf within 3 blocks! LBI shuttle also only 1 block away so who needs a car?


Rates & Availability

Ship Bottom House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Week 37
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Week 38
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
CHOWDERFEST Week 9 nights!
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 2 2016
9 night minimum stay
Flat fee
LBI Kite fest Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2016-2017 Off Season
Oct 8 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring - POOL Open!
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Week 20
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Week 22
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Week 23
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Week 24
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Weeks 25 - 27
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 PEAK Weeks 28-31
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Weeks 32-34
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Week 36
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Week 37
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 CHOWDERFEST 9 night stay!
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 LBI Kite Fest Week
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Ship Bottom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off Master bedroom with two shower heads and a double sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main Bath on bedroom level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1/2 bath located on upper living level
  • Four Outside Showers: 2 Enclosed outside hot water showers. (1 dedicated to each unit). 2 Non enclosed outside hot water showers available for rinsing off when you come back from the beach and before entering the pool. These are shared by both units.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk bed
  • ALL three bedrooms have all newer furniture. All have new Sealy Posturepedic mattresses for a good nights sleep after a long day on the beach.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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