BackyardLiving Room

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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A 45 minute ferry ride to Manhattan or a 10 minute drive ( 30 min bike ride) to the glorious beaches of Sandy Hook National Park. We walk to our local beach and community sailing club. The primary rental is the master bed w/ private BR + 2 add B/R

The space

Want to take in Manhattan but leave the noise and prices behind, stay with us and find an undiscovered Victorian little town with great bars and restaurants that you can walk to and stumble home if needs be!
Many of our guests take advantage of our two bikes to ride (flat) to Sandy Hook Gate way National Park which has the most beautiful of beaches in New Jersey. We have a lovely quiet back yard with a Gas BBQ available for guests use. We are a popular destination for New Yorkers and the boroughs especially Brooklyn , we can collect you and your luggage from the Seastreak ferry terminal in Atlantic Highlands or Highlands or you can walk or catch a local cab. You don't need a car rental, our town's bars and restaurants are a 12-15 minute walk , in a pedestrian friendly community.

Guest access

Access to all common areas including lovely back yard with BBQ gas grill and firepit. If you let me know ahead of time I can ensure firewood is purchased and available our local store sells small bundles for about $10 or bring your own.

Interaction with guests

We are both available to assist you with travel plans and if we are around pick up and drop off at the ferry terminal a 15 minute walk away. This is our everyday home ,we will be either in a bedroom on the second floor or in the lower level bedroom. We are a great fit for couples who want to take advantage of the beaches and night life. We need to discuss kitchen use for other than making coffee or a light breakfast etc.
Use of the BBQ is not a problem but coordinating groups using the kitchen for elaborate dinner meals is problematic as you might understand .

Other things to note

We have 2 bikes available for rental for $20 a day. There is an extensive bike path system to the beautiful beaches at Sandy Hook State Park as well as north to Keyport. We have a two man sit on kayak with life jackets on our beach,please coordinate with Don if you want to use. Yes there is a story behind that comment !

We have an elderly yellow labrador dog who likes attention. Allergy sufferers and non dog friendly guests please note.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 63
Security Deposit: 282
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 190 / night
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House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Quiet time from 10 PM to 6.00 AM , smoking OK outside.
Check out time 11.00 am



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

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29 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
July 2017
Don & Sheila (& Josie) were great hosts, as they made us feel very welcome in their home. Accommodations were as advertised, and the bed was quite comfy! They were very gracious in accommodating our late arrival & meal prep throughout the weekend. We particularly enjoyed drinks & great conversation with them on their back patio the last evening. Thank you both, and we hope to come again!

Jim User Profile
July 2017
Donald and Sheila were great hosts. They had lots of tips on where to go and what was around. Having the bikes available was really a bonus!

Larry & Maud User Profile
July 2017
Donald and Sheila are great hosts. We really enjoyed the time we spent with them. Their place is lovely and they are very warm and welcoming.

Luis User Profile
July 2017
Great stay, the hosts were very friendly, thoughtful and accommodating. Strongly recommend for those looking to visit Sandy Hook.

Nathaniel User Profile
June 2017
Donald and Silvia were fantastic hosts who made our stay very comfortable. We would totally do it again.

Sam User Profile
September 2016
Don and Sheila welcomed us into their home for a weeks stay while we were racing F18 Catamarans out of Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club. The convenience to the club, use of the house and hospitality of the hosts was all very much appreciated throughout the duration of our stay.

Michael User Profile
September 2016
Great hosts made us feel welcome.

Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, United StatesJoined in October 2013
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