Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What are your rental rules?
A: You can download a full copy of our rental agreement and house rules.

Q: Do you allow smoking in the rental?
A: No, our rental home is completely smoke-free. However you are permitted to smoke outside the premises and on the roof deck.

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Yes! With prior approval, we happily accommodate well-behaved and well-trained adult dogs under 90 lbs (additional fees apply). We are devoted pet owners ourselves and are happy to offer the service to our guests so that the whole family can enjoy the vacation!

Q: Are there any age restrictions?
A: Yes. We do not rent to groups with all guests under the age of 26. This means we do not accommodate prom, graduation or college parties.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept payment in the form of personal checks and online e-Checks.

Q: How does your billing schedule work?
A: If you are booking more than 2 months in advance your schedule is as follows:
+ Upon booking: $300 non-refundable booking deposit that goes toward your rental fee
+ Upon booking: $500 refundable damage deposit
+ 2 months prior: 1st payment of 50% of your remaining rental fee balance
+ 1 month prior: final payment of 50% of your remaining rental fee balance

If you are booking within 3 months of your stay, your 1st payment of 50% and security deposit is due immediately as your booking deposit, and your 2nd payment is due 1 month prior to your stay.

If you are booking within 2 months, full payment is required with your deposit upon booking.

Q: What should we bring with us to the beach house?
A: Renters are responsible for bringing the following:
+ Bed linens (sheets, pillowcases)
+ Towels (bath, hand and beach towels)
+ Paper products (bath tissue, Kleenex, paper towels)
+ Soaps (bath, hand, dish and laundry soap)
+ Garbage bags
+ Coffee, tea, coffee filters
+ All food items
+ Beach chairs

Q: Are beach badges included with the rental?
A: Beach badges are included for the stated occupancy of each level. The Upper Level has six (6) badges and the Lower Level has eight (8) badges. Note that each beach-goer is required to have a badge, so if your beach party exceeds the stated occupancy you will need to acquire additional badges.

Q: Who gets to use the Upper Level roof deck?

A: The roof deck is for the sole use of Upper Level tenants and sharing is at their discretion.

Q: Do we need a car to get to the beach house and around the island?
A: There is now a bus service that serves all sections of LBI coming from New York City and Newark Airport! You can view their route and schedule at LBIBus.com . You can reach Express Taxi at (609) 597-5106. Once you are here, you may also rent bicycles for getting around the island from Surf Buggy LBI in Surf City and Brant Beach. The good news is, our rental is conveniently located in the heart of Beach Haven and is walking distance to the ocean, Fantasy Island, Bay Village and many of the area's top restaurants.

Q: Where can we buy groceries for the beach house?
A: Murphy's Market is conveniently located only 1 mile south of Fishbone on Long Beach Blvd. There is also an ACME supermarket 2 1/2 miles north on Long Beach Blvd. We're an organic family so we make a pit stop at the amazing Pangaea Naturals Health Food Market in Manahawkin right on the way down!

Q: Where can we rent baby equipment like cribs, high chairs and strollers?
A: You can rent all sorts of baby equipment from Surf Buggy LBI .