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Duane Watlington

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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

34 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

Overview

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.

HEATED POOL

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
Suitability:
  • 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
Call Owner
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!

Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

Steps to the Beach - HEATED POOL, Elevator, AMAZING Rooftop Views! NEW, Modern!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Easley, SC
5

Excellent Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

Our third year in a row staying here. The unit is has excellent accommodations. Three houses off the beach, around the corner from breakfast & lunch restaurants, a handful of blocks from dozens of food and service venues. The house is maintained in immaculate condition. The owners provide contact information for immediate concerns and post stay recommendations. We have already booked for next fall and added a week in the spring.

This is a property where the owner is intricately involved with the week to week rental of the property, interested in your experience and ready to address any issue. You can not ask for more at the Jersey Shore.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this house for the first time in August and had an amazing vacation. The location is perfect -steps to the beach. With a young child who hasn't quite warmed up to the ocean yet the pool was a wonderful feature to be able to utilize mid-day. The house itself is modern and comfortable, and the two outside decks including the rooftop crow's nest are amazing features with great views. We have already re-booked for next year and would highly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Shamrock by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this house in August..first time renters..and how nice to be pleasantly surprised by such a beautiful and clean home step from the ocean! Not one problem..and the owners were super nice and easy to work with!!

Such a great experience..will be renting this house again for sure!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Modern, Unique Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented here for the week after our wedding (also on LBI). We had a great time. This is one of the only modern homes (updated appliances and furniture) that you will find on the island. This place is within walking distance of a lot of restaurants and is mere steps from the beach. It was fun to cool off in the pool in the afternoon and the grill worked well and was clean. The owners provide beach chairs and umbrellas, which was a plus. Yes, you are sharing this house with another family, but we rarely saw the other family, and when we did, they were very pleasant. Duane was very responsive and helpful both while booking and during the week we were there. The house is next to a condo complex, and the first night we were there, the people in one of the condos were playing really vulgar and offensive music outside on their patio. This, of course, has nothing to do with the house and was out of anyone's control and certainly not the fault of the owner. Despite this, I highly recommend booking here. The rooftop space is a gem. The owners spared no expenses in furnishing and designing this place. We had a very relaxing week, which is just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LBI 2016

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for this years LBI vacation. We had seven people in the house and we all slept comfortably. The pool was a great plus to the beach. The kids were able to hangout there with all their friends. The feature that makes this house is the roof top area. Its furnished with comfy sofas, chairs and lounge chairs for sunning. The view is specatcular. The walk to the beach was feet away and the location for food and fun was in walking distance.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best vacation house in LBI

  • 5 of 5

This was our first year staying at Shamrock by the Sea and we have already re-booked for Summer 2017! This truly is the best rental on LBI. It is clean and completely updated, steps from the beach with amazing beach views and a private pool. We have young children so a pool was key in our rental search and there really aren't that many places that offer that option that are so nice. Also, the location was perfect. It's within walking distance to several restaurants, ice cream shops, mini golf and an arcade. It was so nice to not have to drive anywhere if we didn't want to! The owner, Duane, checked in to make sure our trip was going well and if there was anything we needed. He is friendly and accessible which is great. The house is well equipped and even has beach chairs, an umbrella and boogie boards. We are already looking forward to next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Greenhouse Cafe
"Only 1 block away, great food for breakfast lunch and dinner!"
Jayson's Pancake House
Flamingo Miniature Golf Course
"Just 3 blocks away...GREAT old school mini golf!"
Ron Jon Surf Shop
ScoJo's Restaurant
"Great local year round place for breakfast lunch and dinner."
Gateway Restaurant
LEX MEX
Our Endless Summer Arcade
Speakeasy Pizzeria
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Atlantic City
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Gateway
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?

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Rates & Availability

Ship Bottom House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
CHOWDERFEST Week 9 nights!
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 2 2016
9 night minimum stay
$2,150
Flat fee
 
 
LBI Kite fest Weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
2016-2017 Off Season
Oct 8 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Spring - POOL Open!
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
2017 Week 20
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
2017 Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
2017 Week 22
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
2017 Week 23
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,050
 
 
2017 Week 24
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
2017 Summer Weeks 25 - 27
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
2017 PEAK Weeks 28-31
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,700
 
 
2017 Summer Weeks 32-34
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
2017 Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
2017 Week 36
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
2017 Week 37
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
2017 CHOWDERFEST 9 night stay!
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
$2,200
Flat fee
 
 
2017 LBI Kite Fest Week
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$249
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Ship Bottom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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 ...
Attractions:
  • 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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