2 Br +Dormer & Deck, 1 Ba, New Kitchen & Bath, High-Speed Wi-fi, Clean & Bright
About Daniel Gentile
Diana and I are a perfect match. Both of us grew up around the water and loving the outdoors. We met in 2000 and were married in 2009. We both love to travel and outdoor activities. Our favorite places are the country and the beach, especially Long Beach Island. It is only natural that one day we would have a place here. We love spending time with our 2 boys in the country and on the shoreline.
Daniel Gentile purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Daniel Gentile chose Ship Bottom
We have been visiting the NJ Shore and Long Beach Island since we were both kids. Living in NYC, it is easy for us to get here and enjoy the beach in about an hour's time. Every year we would rent a house, most of the time in Ship Bottom. Our family loves the beaches here in Ship Bottom more than anywhere else on Long Beach Island. We found this home in passing while looking for our rental for the summer of 2013. This house, like many others on Long Beach Island, was a victim of Hurricane Sandy. We are both very familiar with the area and were checking out rentals here. We had passed this lovely little house with the FOR SALE sign in front several times that day and never gave it a second thought until we decided to park and take a walk to the beach. We both immediately loved the house and were even more excited because it is located in such a fantastic area that we both love. We called the realtor and found out the house sustained minor damage and was in pretty good shape. An hour later we made an offer and the owner accepted. WOW! One of our dreams came true and we are actually homeowners on LBI! Since this home would be used for our own family, we decided to renovate the entire house to have everything fresh and new. 2014 is the first season that we will be enjoying our new home with our family.
What makes this Cottage unique
This home really is close to everything. And by close, we mean less than a 1 minute walk. Want an egg sandwich or a few bagels in the morning? Walk up to the Boulevard, make a left and you'll be at Bageleddie's. Feel like sitting down for a nice lunch? Make a left out the front door and in no time you'll be seated with a menu in hand at Surf Taco (Formerly Captain John's). How about some ice cream? Go up to the Boulevard and make a right. Within minutes you'll have a fresh and frosty ice cream cone in your hands from Joey's (By the way... they have great pizza, too!) Want to satisfy that seafood craving? No problem. Go up to the Boulevard and to the left and in 30 seconds you'll be knee deep in lobster tails and clam chowder at Ship Bottom Shellfish. Want to rent a surf board or a bicycle? Just walk across the street to Surf Unlimited and you'll be biking around town or hitting the waves in no time. C'mon... how about the beach? Out your front door to the left 250 steps away! Want some nightlife? Joe Pop's Shore Bar to the right on the Boulevard. You'll be dancing the night away in 1 minute! Feel like doing a little shopping with the family? Take your pick... there's just too many places to list here. And when you want to relax with a nice cup of coffee, go up to the Boulevard and make a left to Shore Good Donuts. We're sure that you're going to love our home like we do. It really is the perfect size in a quiet location that's close to everything. And enjoy the surrey for the length of your stay; it is the best way to get around a beach town in the summer.
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Nice clean house
House was very clean, close to the beach, stores, and restaraunts. Unfortunately, we had a lot of rain, but still enjoyed our week. Loved the grill and used it several times. Fresh seafood was available at several stores close by.
Danny was fantastic. Very responsive and helpful to all my questions.
Thank you for the great review! Unfortunately, we can't control the weather, but we make up for it with amenities. No one wants bad weather during their vacation. But when it hits we are prepared to help you make the best of it. There is a full complement of prime entertainment, barbecue, games and so much more. Still want to be outside? Mix yourself a cocktail and pull up a chair under the beach house. Kick back and watch the weather pass by. Not enough? Location, location, location. Grab an umbrella and visit any number of stores or restaurants all within a few minutes walk. There's never a shortage of stuff to do. Thank you again for the great review and kind words. You are welcome back any time!
Danny & Diana
Wonderful Labor Day Weekend
Had a great family vacation over LDW. House was cute, clean and in a convenient location. Plenty of walkable bars and restaurants. Beach on 19th Street is also super long and spacious so plenty of spots to go set up shop. We also loved eating on the patio near the grill to get some shade on the hot days. Thanks again!
Thank you for the wonderful review, Lisa! We can't say it enough; this part of Ship Bottom is the best place to be on Long Beach Island. You really are walking distance to anything and everything. Now that the beach house is raised you can enjoy the shade underneath. It's great for dining or just to kick back and relax. You can still enjoy lunch in full sun or a sunset dinner out on the spacious roof deck whenever you like. Thanks again. You and your family are welcome back anytime.
Danny & Diana
great vacation cottage
nice place , clean , close to beach and Joe Pops , caught lots of fish off the surf , be back down next season for more fishing and R and R
Thank you for the great review, Thomas. It's definitely not a secret that fishing at the end of 19th is some of the best on the Island due to the natural structure that may be off-shore there. It's very well known among the locals and an inquiry in any of the bait and tackle stores on the island will confirm. We've never heard a complaint about fishing there and we've caught our fair share too. Crabbing on the bay side is just as good. You'll do best with a few crab pots but drop lines work just as well and might be a little more fun. Thanks again and you're welcome back any time!
A wonderful little shore house!
My daughter and I spent 2 fabulous weeks here and couldn't have been happier! The house was incredibly clean and well cared for. It's very close to the beach and we were near all our favorite places, like the Shellfish House, LBI Pancake House, Raimondo's, etc. The owner Danny was a very nice, helpful man and I would recommend this property to anyone looking to spend time on LBI.
Thank you for the wonderful review! Diana and I go the extra mile for all of our guests, for every stay. We've connected with the best cleaning crew in Ocean County. They're really worth their weight in gold. That's a function most owners of beach rentals can't find and their turn-around cleaning is mediocre at best. Our cleaning crew is supported by an inspection crew that checks for cleanliness, damage, and equipment during the turn-around period of each guest. Minor repairs are made immediately and defective or worn equipment is replaced before the next guest arrives. It's a system that costs a bit more but works for us. Our guests are happier and able to concentrate on what's really important.... a relaxing vacation! Thank you again for the review. You and your daughter are welcome back any time. :)
This property is really clean, is nicely kept and really good location to the beach.
This was a really good experience. The owner is super diligent and very responsive. We would book again with them in a minute. Our sincere thanks!
Thank you for the great review, Jaynene! Diana and I have stayed in rented beach houses on LBI since we were kids. The worst feeling was not being able to get in touch with an owner or realtor when you really need them. When we started this, we promised to always be available to guests no matter what. We give guests the means to contact us any time of day via phone, text or email. Thanks again for the review. You are welcome back any time!
Best week ever!
My husband and I grew up in New Jersey pretty much working on Long Beach Island from the time we were 14 until we left and moved to Kansas. This house made us feel like we never left. It had everything we could have wanted and more. Everything was there from beach badges to beach chairs and boogie boards for the kids. Ship Bottom Shellfish is so close and so amazing try everything!! Waking up and being able to walk to get bagels and then later being able to walk to the bar was so good. The location of this house is where it’s at. We have already started planning our next trip in this house. Danny could not have been more helpful, him and his wife have been so incredible to work with. If you are looking for an amazing spot to spend a week with your family this is it!
Thank you for the great review! Diana and I are so happy you enjoyed the beach house. We added the shed last season and filled it with everything you could possibly need at the beach. Beach cart, toys for the kids, boogie boards, beach chairs and lots more. There’s even a basketball if you want to shoot a few hoops at the park on the corner. But location and service are everything to us and that’s where we have other rentals beat. You’re truly within walking distance to everything. And when you need service for anything, we’re only a phone call or text away. That’s an ammenity you won’t find at any realtor.
Thank you again for the wonderful review. You’re welcome back anytime!
Danny & Diana