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Overview of Private Cottage at the Entrance of Island Beach State Park

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1 bedroom, Internet
1 bedroom, Internet
Private Kitchen

Private Cottage at the Entrance of Island Beach State Park

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationIsland Beach State Park Entrance6 min walk
    Popular LocationSeaside Park Beach6 min walk
    Popular LocationIsland Beach8 min walk
    AirportBelmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive)36 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Private Cottage at the Entrance of Island Beach State Park

Adults-only Seaside Park cottage in South Seaside Park with water park
Charming private cottage bordering Island Beach State Park and White Sands Beach, two gems of the Jersey Shore. Enjoy the privacy of your own cottage including one bedroom, one bathroom with shower and a kitchen with dining area. Property includes an outside shower as well as a patio with grill and chiminera . Steps away from the bay, IBSP and the beach complete with two beach badges provided for your use. Enjoy biking in Island Beach, fishing, crabbing or windsurfing in the bay. It's the perfect getaway to enjoy the adventures of the shore or just relaxing with a good book and the sunshine.
Guest accommodations at this cottage feature patios.
Recreational amenities at the cottage include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car not required


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Near a laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Basketball nearby


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

About this area

Seaside Park

Located in Seaside Park, this cottage is near theme parks and by the sea. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Seaside Heights Beach and Ortley Beach. Seaside Heights Boardwalk and Funtown Pier are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Island Beach State Park Entrance - 6 min walk
  • Seaside Park Beach - 6 min walk
  • Island Beach - 8 min walk
  • 5th Avenue Park - 2 min drive
  • Funtown Pier - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Belmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive) - 36 min drive


  • Chef Mike's ABG - 7 min walk
  • 3 C's - 18 min walk
  • PJ's - 4 min drive
  • Klee's Bar and Grill - 4 min drive
  • Maruca's Tomato Pies - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great place to enjoy the Jersey Shore!
We had the best time this week at Gail and Don’s rental cottage. The house was so clean and equipped with everything that we needed! We made it through the storm and thoroughly enjoyed each and every day! Thank you again Gail and Don! We hope to see you next year.

5/5 Excellent

Cozy cottage in a great location
We had a very pleasant 8 day stay at this cozy private cottage. Don and Gail cordially greeted us on our arrival and provided us with some check-in instructions along with a bag of juicy peaches which they collected from their orchard. What a great welcoming gift! The cottage is conveniently located very close to the entrance to Island Beach State Park (IBSP), our favorite park in the Jersey Shore. The beach by 24th Avenue is about 5-7 minutes walking distance, and Barnegat Bay is about a block away. This location allows for very pleasant walks or runs either along the bay or along the beach. My husband did early morning bike rides along IBSP with no car traffic, a real delight! The cottage is comfortable for two people and equipped with all the essentials (with the exception of towels). Don and Gail stocked the fridge with several bottles of water and orange juice, which was a pleasant surprise. They also provide a beach caddy and beach chairs, which proved to be very handy. We did not venture out for lunch or dinner outside during our stay, as a precaution to maintain social distancing and not take any chances with the coronavirus (we saw people gathering at some of the nearby restaurants not observing the required social distancing, or sitting a bit too close with no face masks, which was concerning to us). For this reason we did all our cooking at the  cottage. The kitchen is adequately equipped with utensils, pots and pans. If you plan to do some serious cooking during your stay, make sure to check with Don and Gail in advance for any items you might need. The features we liked the most of the cottage were the outdoor shower (which we used every day) and the private patio. There is a BBQ grill and a fire pit right on the patio, neither of which we used, But it can be very charming to light up the fire pit on a cool night while eating or just sitting at night. We highly recommend future guests to bring a good insect repellent, as mosquitos are most active at dusk in this location. Also, if the wind is blowing from the west or south west, the flies will be a pesky and irritating companion in this area and also at IBSP. We certainly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a clean, affordable, clean and conveniently located place to stay in South Seaside Park area. The owners are very responsive and take great care of their cottage and their guests. Thanks Don and Gail for your great hospitality!

5/5 Excellent

Hidden GEM!
We can’t say enough wonderful things about this property or it’s owners. We arranged to meet Gail and Don in person a few weeks before our trip was to begin and we are so glad that we did. We received the lay of the land and saw first hand the love and care they place into their cottage. We were shocked to learn that we had full use of the patio, BBQ and shed with chairs etc. Oh, the outdoor shower too! Need I say more, it was pure heaven! No detail was left out. The house was fresh and modern and meticulously clean. The bed was comfortable and fully supplied with sheets and blankets and the kitchen had everything you might need. We were so grateful to have a full kitchen as dining out during the COVID-19 was problematic. The owners kept in wonderful contact with us to advise that we could check in early, left cold drinks for us and made sure they were available to be reached should we need absolutely anything. This is a beautiful hidden gem on a quiet block (literally on the entrance block to Island Beach State Park—just 2 blocks down from the beach (the place comes with beach badges) and a few steps from the bay. We ABSOLUTELY LOVED this beach cottage and plan to be back soon. Thanks Gail and Don for your incredible hospitality.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing again
We love this place, the location, the amenities, and especially the patio and chimenea! It’s our second time staying here and hopefully no where near our last.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay at perfect beach cottage
We had a great time staying here! The property is ideally located -- just a short walk from the beach and half a block from the bay (which often had lovely sunsets during our stay). We enjoyed the patio, the outdoor shower, and the restaurants in the neighborhood, especially Ebby's for dinner and White Oak Market for breakfast sandwiches. We hope to return in the future!