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Verona, NJ
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34 reviews
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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... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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1 Thank Katie G
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! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

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2 Thank Olivia D
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 More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank keira c
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! More 

Kendall Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
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!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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... More 

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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! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank Susan C
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. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Minerva's by the Sea was the best way to do LBI. The accommodations were charming and very clean, and it is in a great location - right by the lighthouse and plenty of good food options. We really enjoyed Emma's hospitality and her ability to go above and beyond to make guests comfortable. Breakfast was a healthy yet filling option.... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca M
lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks, Rebecca, for taking the time to let us--and others--know that your time at Minerva's pleased you. We really appreciate your visit, and your support! Hope to see you soon again. More 

Yardley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stayed at Minerva's recently for family wedding. The owner, Emma, was absolutely amazing. She's warm, accommodating and takes great pride in her B&B. We've been going to LBI for over 40 years and have typically stayed south of the causeway...never again. Can't wait to go back to Minerva's and chat with Emma again.

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1 Thank Bob G
lbilady10, Owner at Minerva's by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks Bob, for your kind words of last Fall! Hope you had a great winter, and are ready to return to LBI and enjoy the warm summer and Fall 2016! More 

Alexandria, VA
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Our long weekend in Barnegat Light was our first visit to Long Beach Island, and we were looking for someplace to stay that could also accommodate our daughter and son-in-law. Of course, at the height of the summer season, all B&Bs require a minimum stay. Owner Emma Lapnasky cheerfully helped my husband work out reservations that met the requirements of... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Minerva's by the Sea

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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“Accessible to all ages and abilities as there is an elevator.”
  • My single.
 of 5 bubbles slc235, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The Mermaid Room is especially great!”
 of 5 bubbles rebeccamS6127BM, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“an elevator is available to reach all floors.”
 of 5 bubbles roadskippertrippper, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Emma will help you select a room that works for you!”
 of 5 bubbles dylenec, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good but Mermaid and Neptune have lovely front-facing decks. Mermaid is bigger but Neptune has the better bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles CoreyA618, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
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