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Minerva's by the Sea

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a relaxing stay at Minerva's for our 21st wedding anniversary! Emma and Paul are great hosts and made us feel like part of the family! We plan on going back at least once a year. The breakfast was great, room comfortable, television great for watching March Madness and home close to beach. We walked to lighthouse and enjoyed...

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

We're so glad we got to help make your anniversary special!! We'll look forward to seeing you soon again. (Check out the summer sale, going on right now--you could get a summer discount!)

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely place worked perfectly for me. I went to work on a manuscript, and it was quiet and calm, a perfect place to sit and think or head out for walks on the beach. Everyone was kind and welcoming, and there are all sorts of great places to walk to from there. A great place.

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

We're glad you've discovered this writers' paradise, so remote, yet so close to where you live! You've earned two days of the six you need to get a FREE night, too, so come back soon.

Reviewed 14 January 2017

Wonderful place to stay! The food was amazing! We were there for New Years and for a short surfing trip! This was one of the best weekends we have had in a long time! Perfect location, close to the beach and great food!

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks, Dana. We're really glad Minerva's by the Sea could help make your Barnegat Light stay memorable. Hope to see you soon again!

Verona, NJ
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here over Memorial Day weekend and it was such a lovely and welcoming place. Emma and Paul are attentive, inviting, and very gracious hosts. We appreciated the delicious breakfast and coffee, the stimulating conversation, and the book referrals too. Our children felt like they had things to contribute to the conversations too. I am already booked...

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words about Minerva's by the Sea. We enjoy hosting (and we like talking about books, too!) See you soon again!

Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Really awesome B & B that feels like home. Emma and Paul are exceptional hosts that have a warm and engaging demeanor. Very comfortable accommodations. Had my elderly Mom and she was very comfortable with a great library/sitting room and spacious deck. Lots to do within easy walk. Scrumptious breakfast, great coffee and good conversation with hosts and guests a...

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks, Katy for your kind comments. We're glad we could make your vacation with your family work well. LBI is a wonderful spot, and we're proud to be part of making it welcoming to visitors. Come back soon!

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

When you stay at Minerva's, you feel truly cared for! You will be greeted with a warm and cozy atmosphere to unwind after your trip to LBI. The manager, Emma, has a huge heart and loves to bring people together around a breakfast table where she will graciously make you a delicious hot meal! Overall, a wonderful place to hang...

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Hi Olivia D., it was great to host you, and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself enough to say so publicly! I built this place for folks like you, and will look forward to hosting you soon again! Thanks! Emma

Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Best most unique stay ever! Quaint, clean, quiet, and character filled Bed and breakfast!!! AMAZING breakfast and service. Emma is an exceptional hostess!!! Would definitely return :) it will be an experience you won't forget!! She ha the best coffee and makes the best waffles!! The rooms are so clean and beds are comfy! We were without morning!!!

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks, Keira, for the kind words. We work hard here to give our guests "you-centered" hospitality. Glad you felt rested and "amazed." Your family is pretty amazing, too. Hope to see you soon again!

Kendall Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Clean, quiet, run by easy-going, friendly people. Great breakfast food, cooked on the premises, often by the proprietor, who is an excellent chef and great company. This was our 2nd year at Minerva's. Really enjoyed it! Looking forward to a return visit.

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks Theoboereeder! Glad you felt like returning for a second year. See you soon!!

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I just stayed at Minerva's on a women's yoga retreat this past weekend with 9 other women. I was truly impressed with the proprietor, Emma and how she manages her bed and breakfast. It is clean, neat and tidy and WOW can she cook!! It's about a two block walk to the beach and a 1 block walk to a...

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Eileen, how nice of you to let others know that you were pleased with your stay here. All of us, from housekeepers, to reservation desk, to cooks work hard to make our guests comfortable and happy. It's great when we succeed enough that folks want to tell others about us! Thanks!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Near the Light House and the sea and wonderful restaurants, Minerva's has comfortable beds, spacious rooms, creative decor, fresh and luscious breakfasts and a great host. I went for a workshop, so had extra meals--gourmet cooking! I plan to stay here again.

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lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Susan, thanks for your encouragement and support. Pleasing guests, and making our workshops pleasant and useful, if what we strive for. Thanks for letting us know we helped you have a good weekend.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Minerva's is a year-round family-friendly bed and breakfast, with five units, all with private bath and comfortable distance/separation between each unit. One unit has a private entrance and a full kitchen. Free wi-fi, attractive library and lobby sitting areas. Two rooms have a private decks. Convenient to shops and restaurants, beaches and fishing. ... more   less 

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Address: 13 West 7th Street, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Barnegat Light
Number of rooms: 5
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