Gail & Don Whiteman
Children not allowed
$100 refundable deposit for beach badges to be returned at end of stay. No overnight guests during your stay.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Lovely beach getaway
The Backhouse was perfect for our end of summer vacation at the shore. Fantastic location, perfectly appointed, and the chimenea and bbq were exactly what we had hoped for and made for some lovely relaxing evenings on the patio. Gail and Don are excellent hosts and they have a lovely place here.
Great cottage for a couple. Close to all beach activities and dining. We especially liked the location, being we take our truck onto the beach at Island Beach State Park and fish.
The house was charming and very clean. They take care of the property well. However the owner was constantly at the main house (5 out of the 7 days, doing work on the inside and outside) which is in front of the rental. I felt like we could not fully enjoy our time as we felt we were being watched. Also, they told us we were not allowed to have any outside guests which was not specified on the website, otherwise we would not have booked here.
Thank you so much for your input. As I told you when you asked if you could have an overnight guest, the website does clearly say "maximum occupancy--2." I did apologize for any inconvenience.
Regarding your comment about the 'owners were constantly there' -- please know that the main home is our residence and we pride ourselves in providing privacy for our guests. The entire back yard and patio were for your exclusive use. Our house, the main house as you describe, had a water pipe break and we repaired it, none of which interfered with your back house and patio area.
Gail and Don
Best vacation ever
I have been going to the Jersey shore for a few summers now. This was the best vacation so far. The unit is just as described and the owners Don and Gail are very responsive. The beach badges, chairs, bbq, outdoor shower and outdoor seating area were just a few of the highlights. The cottage is located at the southernmost end of South Seaside Park and is steps away from the bay. Access to the beach is about a 15 minute walk. We did not want to leave!
Quiet, private property and friendly, helpful hosts
Perfect property for our needs. One block from bay, where we enjoyed watching beautiful sunsets in the evening and had fun crabbing in the morning. Two blocks from beautiful clean ocean beach with rolling waves, perfect for boogy boarding. Nearby Island Beach State Park was a treasure. We brought our own bikes, but there were plenty to rent nearby. We didn’t take advantage of kayaking or paddle boarding, these were also available.
Gail and Don were excellent hosts. They were readily available when we needed them and also gave us all the privacy we wanted. The property was well maintained and well equipped, including beach badges, cold water and juice in the fridge, when you first arrive, a private off street parking spot and a pot of lovely fresh kitchen herbs growing on the patio for the exclusive use of the guests staying in this property.
Bring a bathing suit, sunscreen, and towels and you will be ready for a lovely beach retreat.
Fun times at the beach
We had an excellent experience! Extremely clean, beach badges provided for the stay as well as fully stocked kitchen and 2 beach chairs to use. Owners were always responsive, kind and helpful. Perfect location right between the bay and the beach! Would definitely recommend!