This was my first trip to Ocean Grove and surrounding area. I went with a friend who had visited this B&B last year and raved about it. Now I see why. The managers, George and Natasha, run a first rate house a block from a clean natural beach .
The entire neighborhood abounds with beautiful, interesting residential properties, some of which are Victorian painted lady houses, others simple and elegant and many more whimsical wooden homes. a few blocks Inland are some really cute shops and some terrific restaurants (it's a dry town so BYOB to restaurants, no problem to drive a short distance to buy alcohol if desired.).
The Inn itself has Wi-Fi, a fourth floor TV viewing room including netflix,etc., a private, two person jacuzzi, a large front porch, a balcony seating area and a roof deck with comfortable seating and a good view/sound of the ocean The house is old and in very nice shape with period decorating and a good bed, a small refrigerator/ a shower in the room. Tea and coffee are available all the time on the main floor. We found every aspect of the house to be immaculately clean and well maintained. This was off season so it was also quiet and very homey in both decor and atmosphere. Even in mid-season, I would guess that the atmosphere here is low key, perfect for a rest from stress.
...and the best part...George and Natasha are truly friendly, thoughtful hosts in every regard. George makes a wonderful 'stick to your ribs' breakfast of nearly anything you might desire in the down stairs dining area and he's a good cook who also offers fruit, bread, oatmeal, etc.along with eggs/ meat. It's impossible not to like these two considerate, kind who are, in their own right, quite interesting.It was like visiting loving friends.
Every morning we could easily walk to the beach or up to the shops or drive to other towns along the shore. This is a very walk-able area. i would say that to stay in this B&B and take full advantage of its amenities, you have to be willing to walk up of stairs-- no elevators.
I can't say enough about George, Natasha and the Inn...even a nice array of current magazines available. It's comfortable, it's safe, it's clean, it's private and it's like a tonic for the nerves! Call them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Wi-Fi in the entire Inn with a tv room w/ cable & Netflix. A year round romantic retreat with full gourmet breakfast an easy walk to beach, shopping and attractions. Designer decorated rooms with emphasis on style and comfort. Special rates for groups, weddings and retreats. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Ocean Grove New Jersey