OPEN KITCHEN-LIVING ROOM, BALCONY VIEWS DOCK, SUNSET, BAY, BOATERS
Mary & Ken
About Mary & Ken
My husband and I live and work on LBI year round. Our children go to school here. We enjoy the water . We live nearby, so you can call if you need anything.
Mary & Ken purchased this House in 2012
Why Mary & Ken chose Ship Bottom
Hurricane Sandy forced us to re-build! The new construction is bigger and better than before. I look forward to meeting and becoming friends with our renters. Ship Bottom is perfect for walking or biking. You can play soccer or basketball at the nearby schools. There's tennis courts nearby. You don't have to drive anywhere. Just enjoy the location. There's restaurants, pubs, groceries, shops, mini-golf, ice cream, etc. within walking distance.
What makes this House unique
You can swim to a party, Walk to the Ocean, Skate to the park, Bike to the market. Or... You don't have to go anywhere. Just sit on the balcony or dock and breathe the salt air :) There is seasonal bus transportation on the island.
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Great location and beautiful house
The location of the house is amazing. We were able to enjoy the waterfront and the surrounding area.
We rented the house to celebrate our froends’ wedding on LBI. Wonderful and comfortable house with gorgeous views of the bay! Mary was great - welcoming us upon arrival with the info on the house. The weather was good for the wedding TG and okay for the rest of the weekend. We enjoyed the fireplace on the chilly evenings. We’d definitely recommend the home for families and friends!
Beautiful home, beautiful view, great for family gatherings, and nice owners!
This is our second time staying at this property, and it still is absolutely stunning and has a terrific view and location. The owners are very nice and are always quick to respond as far as questions or concerns go. They also live right next door so they are very accessible. The kitchen is wide open and has a huge island that can sit 10 people around it which makes it fun for family gatherings. They have lots of amenities in the house- tons of games for kids to play, the kitchen is fully loaded with dishes, pots/pans, etc. We only had 2 downsides during our stay. The first is that you need to bring your own linens, towels, shampoo, soap, etc. This was a real challenge for us since we were all coming from out of town and packing those belongings can be difficult. If you're local, it might not be as big of an issue, but we were coming here for vacation out of town and we had to bring those. If not, we would have had to pay $300 to use the linens provided. The other downside was that the pull out sofa was broken which was supposed to allow 2 extra spaces for people to sleep. As a result of it being broken, we had 2 adults that had to sleep on the mattress on the ground. Again, not the biggest issue but felt bad for people who were coming here for vacation and they ended up on the ground. Overall, we had a wonderful time and enjoy staying at the house. Just be sure to touch base with the owner to make sure you're aware of all of the policies and things you need to bring.
A lovely home right on the bay!
We loved our long weekend at Mary's beautiful house! The kitchen is large enough for many sous-chefs, and the amenities were lovely. The location is perfect too - we enjoyed swimming in the bay, and it's a short walk to food, bars, and beaches. We're very grateful to Mary for hosting and for her recommendations on enjoying LBI!
We're glad to help, Laura!
We want our guests to take advantage of all the Festivals, Concerts, Sidewalk Sales, Tournaments, Shows, etc... LBI offers much more than clean sugar-sand beaches and boating.
xo The Egans
Wonderfully clean, modern home on the bay
This was our 2nd time staying for a long weekend at Mary's home and we just love it there. The house is clean, modern, with everything you could possibly need. The backyard with dock is perfect for fishing and crabbing, playing games and relaxing. The large covered deck off the 2nd floor is perfect place to sit even on rainy days. The house is within a few minutes walking distance to restaurants and shops and even the beach. Mary is very helpful with recommendations for local happenings and lives right next door should you need anything. We cant wait to go back again next year!
Thank you Alison :)
I miss you already! Fall & Winter are also lovely here. The migrating birds are beautiful, and the choppy water is fun to watch when it's windy. Believe it or not... In February the swans enjoy sleeping on the icy bay. Say hi to the family for me. Till next time... xoxo Mary
Fabulous Location & Views
First timers at this property and the house is lovely. Kitchen is to die for, views are spectacular, and layout works well for big or multi-family use. Lots of nice extras the owner provides for 'playing' at beach or off the outside dock Lovely seating on outside deck off living room.... well thought out by owners.
We did however feel a bit deceived about the working condition of the promised and paid for 3 baths in the inside of the house. Owner greeted us, gave a tour as we arrived and waiting until we were upstairs to inform us the shower in the 2nd full bath upstairs was out of order. She explained she had plumbers there multiple times, they opened the wall and could not find the leak source. The shower tile work looked original and undisturbed to us, so it appeared this was not a last minute issue. We felt owners had a responsibility to make us aware at least 1-2 weeks before our arrival that there was an issue, so we could make other plans, if we decided to do so.
She also told us the living room sofa (sofa bed) was broken.... so she removed the mattress leaving the cushions on the sofa sinking into the frame making for a most uncomfortable place to sit..... again, should have been fixed.
House is offered as a four bedroom, but be aware the main floor 'bedroom' w/ a daybed has no closet to place suitcases or clothing and is quite small...
The 4th shower now has brand new glass doors. I'm sorry there were only three (3) showers for you to choose from when you arrived. We expect delivery of the new sofa very soon. I sure hope you are feeling better.
Close to the bridge, so you don't have to be stuck in traffic! Park your car, and walk or ride your bike to great restaurants, stores, beach, etc.