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Peaceful Luxury, Awesome Ocean & Bay Views, Great w/Kids

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in South Beach Haven

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

“Your Retreat From The Rest Of The World”

This stunning contemporary home is located just a ½ block from the beach and features 4 spacious bedrooms, a 5th bedroom/family room, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, carpeted bedrooms, gas heat and central air. A large 48'’ LCD TV with a Bose surround sound system is provided in the living area along with a 32' LCD TV in family room. Also provide for your convenience are two DVD players and high speed wireless internet access.

Cozy up next to the fireplace in the living room, relax and enjoy the warm ocean breeze in the enclosed 3 season sun porch, enjoy a meal in the backyard patio area or just sit back and take in the spectacular views from the furnished rooftop deck. The choice is yours at this 2,000+ square-foot luxury rental, ideal for either one or two families.

Our home is located in a quiet, well maintained neighborhood towards the southern end of the Island. It is professionally cleaned after each visit. A marina is located just down the block. Local activities within walking distance include ocean swimming on a life-guarded beach, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, kayaking, deep sea fishing, crabbing and bird watching. Bike rentals are just a few blocks away.

The sleeping arrangements are as follows:

Master Bedroom w/ Queen Bed

Bedroom 2 w/ Queen Bed

Bedroom 3 w/ Bunk Beds and a single pull out Trundle

Bedroom 4 w/ Single Bed and a single pull out Trundle

Family Room w/ pull out Sofa Bed


We had a great 2015 season and are now accepting rentals for 2016.

Lounge and capture the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from the roof top deck; stargaze the endless universe and view Atlantic City. You can even stroll to the bird sanctuary just down the road. Your vacation rental getaway is waiting for you. Don't wait. Book your vacation now!

Keywords: Single Family Home, Beach Block, Ocean View

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Joe Donabauer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2016
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About Joe Donabauer

My wife, two daughters and I have lived in New Jersey our entire lives. With both girls now in high school, we find that each of us manages a very full and busy schedule with family time squeezed in between homework and activities. Ever since we bought our home at Holgate, we’ve found that all of us look forward to those weekends when we can all be together at the house – whether it is in the dead of winter or during the beautiful summer months!

Joe Donabauer purchased this house in 2011

Why Joe Donabauer chose Long Beach Island

There is something about waking up in the morning and being able to stare out over the ocean and walk along the sand for miles – we may only be a few hours from the hustle and bustle of the big city, but you’d never know it. We spent a lot of time looking for the perfect second home and we knew we’d found it when we first crossed over the causeway onto LBI – there is a kind of peacefulness that you feel that is second only to the incredible friendliness of the Holgate locals. Our location in Holgate is perfectly situated because it isn’t in the midst of the summer crowds, but it is the perfect distance for our girls to ride their bikes to the shops and to go and get ice cream.

What makes this house unique

Firstly, it is truly a home – we use it as ours and we have furnished it and decorated it as we would like to live when we are on vacation. With WiFi throughout the house, you can surf the net (and check your work email if you must!), flat screen TVs, and of course our favorite feature, the furnished rooftop deck - you’ll find staying home to be as relaxing as being on the beach. Second is its location – we are on a lovely quite street towards the less traveled southern end of the island. We are a stone’s throw from the beach and just a short drive to the shops and center of town. Because we have kids, we have made sure that our house is stocked with the things you’ll need on a beach vacation, from bikes to sand toys to Board games – you won’t find yourself wishing you’d packed more!


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Peaceful Luxury, Awesome Ocean & Bay Views, Great w/Kids
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This house was just beautiful! We had everything we needed to have a great week.The owners do everything possible to make sure your vacation stay is great. All you need is food and beverages and you were good to go. The roof deck was great and well furnished so you can enjoy coffee in the morning or a cocktail at sunset! Close to beach and they have beach badges along with beach chairs and cart to bring everything to the beach. You just need your bathing suit and towel! Will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Jersey

Fantastic beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming down to LBI for a few years now and has rented a different home every time, not quite finding the perfect home for us, that is until now. From the moment we arrived and walked in the door, we knew that this was "it". The owners take every opportunity to make you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible in their beautiful home. Everything from layout to decor to location on the island is just incredible. We go down with another family and between us have 5 kids under the age of 7. There was plenty of space to accommodate all of us. The bedrooms were a great size and the beds were super comfortable (an issue we've encountered in previous rental homes). The furniture throughout the home was of excellent quality and comfort, and decor was updated and very nice. The kitchen and dining area was extremely spacious and the views from the roof deck were amazing- you can clearly see from the ocean to the bay! Location is less than one short block away from direct beach access and a super short drive (literally a couple of minutes) from the center of Beach Haven including fantasy island and the waterpark. The outside shower was very clean and provided more than enough space to get all the sand off and the owners included a beach buggy in the garage to haul all of our beach gear to the beach, this was most appreciated! I'd highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a wonderfully accommodating beach house. An excellent time was had by all and we definitely plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

A Week We Will Always Remember!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want a vacation you will always remember, plan your getaway for here! My husband and I, together with our three children, and grandkids loved every minute. There was more than enough space for all of us, and we were located only a half block from the beach, with lots of room to spread out while there. We biked (they have four of them in the garage), climbed the Barnegat Lighthouse, shopped and rode the rides at Fantasy Island, took a boat out on the bay, and returned after each outing to this beautiful home, which felt like your own from the moment you stepped inside.

We grilled and lingered on the rooftop deck, which is set up like an outdoor living room with incredible views of the ocean and bay, and we were treated to breathtaking sunsets there as well. The owners of this rental thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and indeed memorable...we created family memories that will last our lifetimes!!! It was perfect and for a week the rest of the world went away! Priceless!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and loved every minute. The location is perfect, the house is beautiful and welcoming. This was my first time staying in Holegate LBI and look forward to another stay. Thank you for a wonderful vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Excellent Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been vacationing on LBI for nearly four decades, and this is the best rental I've ever had the pleasure of staying in. The home is pristine and so comfortable, and includes any amenities you could possibly need (including eight beach badges, beach chairs and beach carts). The owners couldn't have been nicer to work with, and go out of their way to make sure you're at home in their home. We were a fairly large group of six adults and six little kids/babies, and this worked very well with plenty of space for everyone of all ages. One of the highlights is the roof deck, which is done as an outdoor room and a grill. Simply wonderful all around!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fanwood, NJ

Two weeks away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and totally enjoyed your beautiful home. The location is perfect - walking distance to everything! Thank you for a wonderful family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Beach Haven, Long Beach Island

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End- of-Season
11 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Beach Haven in Jersey Shore

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully enclosed outdoor shower.

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