STATEN ISLAND, NY – While it may be too early to enjoy a day at the beach, it’s never too early to book a family vacation to Long Beach Island.
Located less than two hours (101 miles) from New York, the barrier island along the Atlantic Ocean, called LBI by the locals, has just about everything you need for a great shore vacation. .
Dining options, activities, water sports, boating and, of course, breathtaking beaches and views make the island, located at exit 63 on the Garden State Parkway, a family destination. ideal.
LBI generally attracts a family-oriented crowd, unlike more bar-oriented and frenetic Jersey Shore destinations like Belmar and Seaside Heights. There is no boardwalk, but visitors generally enjoy activities, shopping, and relaxing on the beach.
Aligned from north to south, the northern part of the island generally has more expensive low-density housing, while the southern part has smaller, high-density housing and many more shops, restaurants, and activities.
Municipalities on the island provide a shuttle service, making the entire island, from the southern tip of Beach Haven to the historic Barnegat Lighthouse in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park at the northern tip of the island, accessible to all.
To the south, Fantasy Island amusement park offers rides, games, food, shows, and a family-style casino with free admission and parking.
But as LBI’s popularity grows, it’s becoming more important to book your vacation early, according to the Long Beach Island Chamber of Commerce, which said most families and couples have already decided where they’ll be staying in March. .
VRBO, an American online vacation rental marketplace, makes it easy to find, compare prices, availability, and amenities of home rentals there.
So don’t wait until the last minute to plan this summer’s rental. Homes for rent on the island offer a variety of amenities. Many have pools, outdoor showers, fire pits, hot tubs, and rooftop terraces.
Since Long Beach Island is a narrow barrier island, many homes are within walking distance of Barnegat Bay beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. The island offers everything from a cozy Cape Cod home on the bay to large, elegant multi-level homes with rooftop decks, pools, and ocean-view patios.
From sprawling oceanfront estates to quaint and comfortable duplexes, the island has a home for every size group and every budget. There are quite a few VRBO rentals worth checking out on LBI for an easy summer getaway:
Ocean block house in Harvey Cedars
This home is perfectly located four houses from the beach on a tree-lined corner lot with ample parking, three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Weekly rental fees vary by week and season.
The roof terrace offers views of the ocean and the bay. The awesome location leaves you with no streets to cross to get to the beach. It is close to Sunset Park with the convenience of walking to everything Harvey Cedars has to offer: Black Eyed Susan’s Restaurant/Bar, Birdy’s Cafe, Foodies Catering, Harvey Cedars Shellfish, Ice Cream Parlor, Pizza, Neptune Market & Grill and a liquor store to name a few. Eight beach badges are included.
Bay View House
If you are numerous, this house offers eight bedrooms (seven suites), 10 bathrooms and five living rooms. If that’s not enough, there’s a $400,000 Joanne Hudson kitchen. The house rents for around $8,000 a night, but prices vary by season and week. It is spacious enough to be shared with extended family or friends.
The ground floor training room. Several sets of French doors lead to the 15,000 square foot property, located at The Dunes, located on one of the highest points on the island.
Cozy home feels welcoming
This cozy Brandt Beach Cape Cod sleeps six and is located just 10 houses from the beach. It’s a bargain at $251 per night, though rates vary by season and week. It has two bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The house is perfect for a small family and includes beach badges. It has an updated kitchen, deck, shared outdoor shower, and laundry room. Rent this house on VRBO.
Private Dune Walk, Rooftop Hot Tub & Deck
A great option for a large family is this six-bedroom beachfront home, featuring stunning ocean views from multiple decks and a rooftop hot tub.
The home is located in the sought-after Surf City neighborhood, steps from miniature golf, shopping, restaurants, and a great bayside park for the kids. It’s also a short drive to the bridge, so no heavy check-in and check-out traffic.
The six bedrooms and can accommodate 18 to 20 people. The house also has a new games room in the basement and an outdoor gas fireplace on the terrace.
This home rents for $1,667 a night and has received high reviews from VRBO renters.
Beach Haven Townhouse is in the middle of everything
This adorable contemporary Victorian townhouse in the heart of Beach Haven is steps away from beaches, shopping, restaurants, supermarket, fishing boats, seashell tiki bar, theater and entertainment .
Two-story home has new kitchen with updated appliances, spacious living room, cathedral ceilings, three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, second level washer/dryer, outdoor gas grill and garage for a car with plenty of storage for beach supplies and bikes. He sleeps eight. The house rents for around $175 per night and gets great reviews on VRBO.